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The Pioneer Agents.
Bepresent tho largest foreign and
Twenty years' experience as agents and
adjusters; also Issue surety bouds.
Commercial National Hunk Building,
We have a nice lot
of Split Bamboo and
Lance Wood ....
That we wish to
close out at cost.
Our cost is as low as
cash can buy. See
our line and prices
NELSON & MYERS,
207 COMMERCE STREET.
Agents for Falrbank's Scales.
- Parties desiring to borrow money
-in small loans ranging from $200
-to -t?OO from the Lynchburg Per
-petual Building and Loan Com
-pany on improved Ronnoke city
-real estate will call and file appli
J. W. BOSWELL, Agent,
110; Jefferson Street.
GREECE DEFEATED AT LAST.
Greece has met with a great defeat and
can be literally wiped from the fi>ce of the
?aarth by the use ol Crystal Spring or
Magic City soap. Send twenty wrappers
to your grocer and get a cake of either
brand, free of charge.
CRYSTAL SPRING SOAP CO.
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.
Coming and Going.
N M. J. Coleman left yesterday on a pro?
fessional visit to Nelson county.
W. A. Glasgow left yesterday to spend
a few days In Lexington.'
Miss Mary Parkinson, of Richmond, is
visiting her sister Mrs. H. N. Gordon, on
Twelfth avenue s. w.
Ii. E. Lookahill returned yesterday
morning from at tending tho annual meet?
ing of the Virginia Press Association at
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Campbell left yes?
terday for Washington. They have been
spending some time at Hotel Roanoke.
Col. J. R. Smith, special insurance
agent, of Richmond, was among the visit?
ors to the city yesterday.
Superintendent J. C. Cassell, of Rad
ford, was in the city yesterday.
W. F. Bryant left 'yesterday on a visit
to Luray. He will return this afternoon.
E. J. 'Page and wife have returned
from a visit to ADeghnuy Springs.
Capt. B. N Hatcher.of Bedford county,
was in the city yesterday.
Charles I. Lunsford. of the insurance
firm of Chas. Lunsford & Sou,left yester?
day for Pulaskl to adjust fire losses for
Miss Willie Tilltr.an is quite ill at her
home, 434 Franklin road, with mnlarial
fever and is no better to-day.
Miss Jennie Sanders, of Rocky Mount,
who has been In the city for somo time
visiting [her cousin. Mrs. H. M. Darnall,
returned home yesterday.
M. C. Steffey, the irrepressible "Ban?
ner mau" passed through tho city yester?
day returning fr?ui the Press Association
meeting at Charlottf sville.
R. Mancher, the booKKeeper for tho
Virginia Brewing Company, returned
yesterday from an extended trip to his
home in the eastern part of the State.
THE CRYSTAL SPRINGS CONCERT.
One of the most thoroughly enjoyable
evenings that the people of Roanoke have
spent this season was at Crystal Springs
last night, where a large number hud
gathered to breathe the pure mountain
air, drink the cool and refreshing water
and listen to the sweet music, droll songs
and clever imitations given so ably by
the ccrps of artists especially engaged for
the entertainment given by the Dixie
Quartette and Roanoke Light Infantry.
Ihe Park Street Military Baud,under the
competent directorship of Prof. R. B.
Swartz, added no small item to tho en
jovment of those present and tho sound
at the music as it limited out from the
hand stand across the lake was move than
.?lit icing. The entertainment last night
jonsisttd of selections by the Dixie Quar?
tette, ncgio sketches by G. F. Butler,
solos by Fitzgerald and clever imitations
jy Prof. Corwino A large crowd was in
ittendance, which no doubt will bo
loubled in sl/.o to night and to-morrow
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,
md positively cures Piles, or no pay re
luired. It is guaranteed to give perfect
intisfactionor money refunded. Price 25
:ents per box. For sale at Massie's Phar
nacy, 109 Jefferson street, Roanoke.
The "Central Presbyterian" says: j
44THE KALEIDOSCOPE " for J897, pubUshed by the students of <
Hampden-Sidney College, is on our table, a handsomely bound $
annual, replete with photographs, sketches, and articles to interest <
the students and alumni of the institution. The mechanical work, <
which we are pleased to see is done in Virginia, is highly credit- *
able to The Stone Printing and Manufacturing Co., Roanoke, Va. |
We have not seen it excelled by the work of Northern firms."
The Stone Printing and Mfg. Co.
I JO, 112 and 114 North Jefferson Street 0? ROANOKE, VIRGINIA.
EDW. L. STONE) President.
CUT THIS OUT!
and brine it to my store on Jeffer?
son street and it will be accepted
as FIVE PER CENT, paymeuton
any bill you may make.
POPULIST FOR SECOND PLACE.
Many Virginia Democrats Seem to Favor
Such a Course.
Richmond. June 24.?All of the indica?
tions point to the fact that the Roanoke
convention will nominate a Populist for
Meutenant governor Senators Daniel and
Martin anil other prominent Democratic
managers favor this policy. It is under?
stood that a conference .of the Populist
leaders is to be held here Saturday, at
which tins and other phases of [the com?
ing campaign are to be discussed fully.
At a meeting of the Democrats in Char?
lotte county resolutions were adopted in?
dicating a desire that the Roanoke con?
vention shall select a Populist for the
second place on the State ticket. Mnj. R.
V. Gaines, of that county, was name'' as
Charlotte's preference for this honor.
Half a dozen other minus are also men?
tioned here in*the same connection.
The Democrats and Popul'sts in Meck?
lenburg have taken steps for a complete
fusion of their forces in this campaign.
This county is the home of Col. Thomas
Goode, who rau as a Populist candidate
for Congress four years ago, and who is
the leader of that party iu the Fourth
district. At a meeting of the Populist
nnd Democratic executive committees fu?
sion was determined upon. A call was
issued by these two committees fcr the
election in duly of delegates to a county
convention to select representatives to
-To CLOTHING BUYERS: HIGHEST
-QUALITIES, PERFECT FITS, LOWEST
BROTHERHOOD MERCANTILE CO.
"Dead Stuck" for bugs. Used by U.
S. Government. A liquid insect oowder.
LAWRENCE 8. DAVIS, Fire, Ufo and Acci?
dent I? suranca. Mo. 6 Campbell avenue w.,
North Urltlah and Mercantile, ot London.
Philadelphia Underwriters', ot Philadelphia.
Pboealx. ot London.
bcotitih Union and National, ot Bdlnbnrgh.
Norwich Union, ot England.'
common tal Union, ot London
New York Underwriters', ot New York.
Lion Fire, of London.
Mutual Lifo Insurance Co.. ot New York.
Standard Accident, ot Michigan.
List oC New Officers cf tho Association.
Charlottesville, Va., Juno 24.?The
Virginia Press Association met again
yesterday morning at Jefferson Park Ho?
tel, President Denit in the chair. D. S.
Lewis, of the Spirit of the Valley, read a
carofu'ly prepared paper on "Independ?
ence in Journalism." In the absence of
C. E. ThacKer, of the Newport News
Press, his paper on "Is the Newspaper a
Business Enterprise0" was read by Mr.
White, of Fredericksburg.
The following ollicers were elected for
the next year.
Presideut, W. S. White, Fredericks?
Vice-president, D. S. Lewis, of the
Harrison burg Spirit of the Valley. #
Treasurer, R. N. Robinson, Oramre Ob?
Executive committee: R. E. Freeman,
Danville Register: L. E. Lookabtll, Roa
noko Critic; .1. E. Booker, Suffolk Her?
ald; E. P. Rowe, Jr., Fredericksburg
Free Lance; C. D. Deult, Salem Times
Historian, Miss Bertha Robinson, Or?
Delegates to National Editorial Associ?
ation: C. D. Denit, Salem; R. E. Free?
man, Danville; J. H. Lindsay, Charlottes?
ville. Alternates: S. R. Donohuc, Fair?
fax; 11. W. Weiss, Emporia; W. M.
Judge R. W. Hughes was unnnimously
elected an honorary member of the asso?
A new departure was mads at this
meetinK by electing a lady to an Impor?
tant office in the associaticn.
Live Crabs, Soft Shell Crabs, Deviled
Crabs, Hard Crabs, Crab Meat, Clams,
Baking and Pan Fish, just receiMed at
A Fine Example of Cheek Mixed
The colored hoy who goes around the
streets with a banjo and a companion
with a guitar as accompanist, is really a
genius. He can play the mouth harp as
well as he can the*banjo; he plays it up
side Jdown, sideways, crossways, length?
ways and with hlj nose. He puts a light?
ed cigar stump in his mouth lire eud fore
most and plays the harmonica until there
Is nothing left of the stump but a small
piece of ashes and'a mouth full of smoke.
With the banjo he can do anything. And
as for check, It would be hard to find a
comparison, though he is polite and al?
ways respectful. He has a way of drop?
ping in with his banjo under his arm, his
hat In hi& hand and the inevitable "Good
mornin,' Cap'n.' Did you send for mo?"
Then he will sit down und begin to tune
up. If you run him out it is all right; he
iroeaaway with the"Good)mornin,'Cap'n,'
"and the same look on his face as if I
had let him piny .his play and had paid
him for it. The other evouing*ho whs
called into the Ponce de Leon by a phono?
graph man and requested to play unto
the instrument. He started off with "All
de coons look a like to me," and wound
up with "Hot Time in Old Town To?
night.''' The reproduction was perfect,
but it was a treat to see the negro's face.
He stood for about three minutes w ith
mouth open and uot a muscle moving,
gathering up his belongings he departed
with "Good oveuin.' Cap'n:' lemmu do
dat over three times an she'll run
An observer has remarked that there is
enoueh old wire laying around loose on
the streets of Hoanoke to build a fence
around tho city or to make coops for all
the chickens whose wont it is to spend
what spare time they may have in some?
body else's yards reaping where they have
not sown and gathering of that which
they put not down. This may probably
be a little exaggerated, but it is true that
there is a great deal of old wire about the
streets. It trips you.tip and cuts your
feet when you walk and gets wrapped
arouud the carringe wheels when you
ride. To bicyclists it is as much a nuis?
ance as broken bottles, tacks and rough
crossings. It gets rusty and so much the
color of the roadway that it cannot read?
ily be seen, and what it does for a wheel
and often for the rider 'may be said, ex
cusing slang, "to be a plenty." There uro
all sorts of wire. Little,keen sharp, rusty
dirty wire, large vicious, snake-like,
mean wire, barb wire and lust of all tel?
ephone wire. The last mentioned is
mostly the clipping from the new tele?
phone wires, and should be removed. It
is dangerous to horses' feet and to bicy?
cles. There have been lots of wire null?
ing in our city?why [not attach sDine of
the best pullers to this branch of nuis?
ance abatement and see what they can do
We do not know whether we should
take unto ourse'f credit therefor or not,
but notwithstanding Franklin rqad is be?
ing fixed. Wo certa'idy had the honor of
cal'lng attention to Its very bad condition
and we wish to disclaim having had any
foreknowledge of these improvements.
This is said in self-defense,as certain evil
minded persons whose spleen and charity
do not balance, might say*tha* we found
out that the werk was going to abe done
and then recommended it in order to gain
credit for being of groat weight *in the
The band concert aud entertainment at
Crystal Spring last evening furuiahed us
with an example ol how pleasant it
would be if we could have some such
placo to go on almost every hot, sultry
night. Crystal Spring is a beautiful
place for such things aud people would
appreciate having something out there to
amuse them lu the eveuings. The Roan
oke Light Tnfautry 'Band is a new organ?
ization, made up of mostly "young men
around the town. It is under the leader?
ship of Mr. K. B. Swortz, the cornetlst,
and to him is due the great improvement
aud progress the baud has made In the
short time he has had charge of It. The
music was very good, Indeed, ns was In
fact the rest of the programme.
Mr. Isaac Horuer, proprietor of the
Burton House, Burton, VY. Va,, and one
of the most widely known men in the
State was cured of rheumatism after
three years ol suffering. Ho says: "I have
not sufficient command of language to
convey any idea of what I suffered; my
physicians told me that nothing could be
doue for me and my friends were fully
convinced that nothing hut death would,
relieve me of my suffering. In .June,
1894, Mr. Evans, then salesman for the
Wheeling Drug Company, recommended
Chamberlain's Pain Balm. At this time
my foot and limb were swollen to more
than double their normal size and It
seemed to me my leg would burst, but
soon after I began using the Pain Balm
the swelling began to decrease, the paiu
to leave, aud now I consider that I am
entirely cured." For sale by H..C. Barnes,
"He puts up prescriptions."
WH Y JACK AND JILL FELL DOWN.
Jack and Jill went up the hill
To fetch a pail of ivnter
To quench a lire in papa's stor'j?
A thing they hadn't oughter.
For papa was so well insured
He didn't want the water?
He knocked poor Jack and Jill right
And collected shortly arter.
Jack and Jill's father carried iusurnnce
in companies represented by 'LANIER
GRAY, Real Estate, Rental and Insui-.
ance agent, No. 114 Campbell avenue w.j
therefore he knew ho would get his
Fire, Life and Accident insurance
Written at Lowest Rates.
PROMPT SETTLEMENT OF LOSSES.
Seo Us Before Insuring. *
7 Campbell Ave., Roanoke, Va.
Summer Law Lectures
UNIVKIISITY OP VlllHINIA.
July I to Aug. SI. 18W7 Course Includes :w li.-cturoa hji
Mr justice Iturluii, of U SJ. Supreme Court. Fol
atluluKUO. address 11. C. MINOR. Secretary.
Stop complaining of the weather. It's hot. It's going to continue hot.
THE REMEDY:?Buy such things as will keep you cool and comfortable.
Monday ushers in a "Red Letter" week for BARGAIN HUNTERS.
Stop only at the " Big Store"?the only cool and comfortable Dry Goods Store in Roanoke.
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Do You Need a Trunk?
We are selling them at less than
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Ladies' Suitings for Hot Weather
Thnt woolen skirt you've been wearing
is too heavy and warm for the midsum?
mer?buy a cooler one, it costs but a trifle.
One ease of Scotch covert cloth for sep?
arate skirts, seven colors, excellent, only
12 1-2 cents.
30 inch 'inen homespun crash for sep?
arate skirts, only 15 cents.
Fine Sheer Linen Gauze?warranted
pure linen, having prettv colored stripes,
just the coolest thing imaginable fcr a
summer waist or diess, worth 30c, now
only 22 cents.
Lace Striped Linen Batiste, to be made
over colors, a great favorite, three cases
sold already, balance of stock reduced to
12 1 2 cents to closo. Come at once.
Beauty ninl big values are the promi?
nent features of this department
One case pretty corded Dimity?the
prettiest designings of the season for
waists, dresses or wrappers?only 5 ceuts,
worth 8 cent*.
One case corded Dimity, in special
dark styles, black, navy anil electric-blue
grounds, with white printing?the
12 l-2e sort.?here only 8 cents.
Special styles for fashionable w*lsts in
purples, reds and greens: up-to-date,
12 1-2 cents.
250 pieces beautiful lawns, dimities,
batiste and organdie?bigaest values ever
put before Itonnoko trade?0 l-4c, 8c, 10c
and 12 1 2 cents.
The biggest White Goods business in the
State outside of Richmond is done at our
White Goods ? Counters?the reason is
found i? the big values.
Open Monday, one case new sheer
white plaid muslin for aprons, wrappers,
etc., actua' value, 8c, for 5 cents.
Sheer jliulia l,ineu, 32 inches wide, such
as yon find at other stores for l!)c?spec?
ial at 7 1 2 cents.
Special in Fi ae White French Organdie,
2 yards wide, our regular 02 1 2c grade,
now 50 cents, (only 10 pieces at this price )
English Nainsook, soft finish, 3G inches
wide, put up in 12 yards lengths, only
$1.85 a piece.
Finest grade celebrated Imperial Long
Cloth, Chamois finish, in 12 yard lengths,
only $1.50 a piece.
Imperial Long Cloth like our neigh?
bors are asking $ 1.35 for, here only $1.15
for 12 yard piece.
White Goods for Separate Skirts
Never has there been a time when white
separate skirts were more popular. We
have made special preparation to meet
the great demand.
Fine French Welt Pique, in the large
cords, two excellent values at 25c and 30c
Fine French Pique in the special large
welt, actually worth 50c, for 39c?it's a
gem, see it.
Case of heavy French Marsielles for sep?
arate skirts?our regular 25c sort?large
buying brings price down, now 20 cents.
20 pieces White Trench Pi<|ue. In the
pretty fine cords at 10c and 12 l-2c.
Extra weight White Duck for separate
skirts, linen finish. 12 1-2 cents.
One case White Duck "Basket-weave,"
White Duck, flr.e thread, 31 inches,
onl y 10 cents.
Twelve dozen Ladies' Sheer Lawn
waists, beautiful printing*, laundered
attachable collars and cuffs?the equal of
any 75c waist of the oresent season?
Special price 50 cents. See them at once.
If you want n nice thing and at the in?
side price, we'll get you every time. Here
Largo white Counterpancs,hcmmed and
ready for use, fully up to the average
dollar goods, 75 cents each.
100 big counterpanes, already hemmed,
the biggest value you ever saw, 98 cents.
Toilet Soap Special.
On Monday we start the sale of 5 gross
fine Toilet Soap from Dulnurier, Paris.
It is a large cake, richly perfumed with
violet, each cake nicely wrapped rtnd
packed?3 cakes in a handsome box?big
value at 5c a cake?here it goes only 10
cents! a box.
Only the 5 gross will be sold at this
If you want to make luxury of necessitj
stock your bath room with our Turkisl
Bath Tort els?there's economy too, it
getting them here.
Four big values In bleached Turkisl
Towels, 10c. 12 l-2c, 22c and 37 1-2 cent;
Best grade Turkish wash rags, fringed:
5c each, (5 for 25 cents.
Excellent values in unbleached Turkisl
Towels at 10c aud 12 l-2c each.
It pays to buy all your little thing!
here. There's always a saving of a fev
pennies on ench little item?penniej
Baronial Envelopes, 5 inches squar<
(liook stores got 10c pack); here 3 pack
for 10 cents.
Excellent quality full government en]
velopes, white, 0 1-4 inches, 2 packs for
Crow ley's celebrated "Gold-eyed" nee}
dies, best in the world, 5c paper.
Good big palm facs, 10c per dozen.
12 inch Satin Palm "^aus, 3 for 5 cents
18 inch S?tin Palm Fans, 2 for 5 ceuts
500 beautiful fans, representing all th'
novelties, 5c, 8c, 10c 12 l-2c and 17 cents
Sweet Maiden Soap, only 12 1-2 cent
Pear's Soap, 12 1-2 cents.
Cuticura Soap. 17 ccntsf
Brown's French Shoe Dressing, 8 cent
W & CLAYS