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The President is snid to favor the
* scheme for establishing a currency com?
mission; but will probably decide to post?
pone for the present the operation of the
bait which is to cntch all the gold and
silver fish of the country possible.
Dun's and Dradstreet's weekly reviews
of fade continue to give a bright picture
of improving conditions; but it is just as
well for merchants r.nl business men of
the country to wait awhile before going
into ecstacies over the situation
Arthur S. Knrdy, of New Hampshire,
is to succeed Mr. McDonald of Virginia
as minister to Persia,but he will not suc?
ceed in making himself more popular at
the court of Teheran than the Virglninn
Japan threatens to retaliate if the
United States imposes high duties on
teas, silks, sugars and carpets coming
frcm that country into this; but Uncle
Sam is not much disturbed thereat. In
fact the Hawaiian mntter seems to be at
the bottom of it nil.
The Postollice Department has allowed
the free delivery service of tho "Washing?
ton city nostollice $0,000 for horse hire and
$2,258.50 for car fare for the coming fis?
cal year. This is one of the advantages
of having the national government
godfather of the city.
The penchant which Virginia politi?
cians have shown for parting their names
in.the middle almost amounts to mania,
to say the least. J. H?ge Tyier, J. Tay?
lor Ellvson and R. Taylor Scott sounds a
little too dudish to carry with theni the
weight of first-class statesmanship: but
if the gentlemen are satisfied theli con?
stituents ought to be.
The contest for lieutenant governor
grows in interest as the day for the meet?
ing of the Roanoke convention draws
nearer. At first it was J. Taylor Elly
?son against the field. Then for gover?
nor J. H?ge Tyler seemed to be a winner,
and now it is said that Mr. Ellyson will
gladly take second place if it be given to
The State central committee of the ?'old
Democrats has called a conference at
Columbus. Ohio, on July S to determine
what shall be the course ot the Organiza?
tion in the coming State . campaign.
While some of the more radical members
are anxious to act independently, the
great majority do not think the coinage
issue is involved to any great degree in
the campaign, and will act with their old
party. However, it is lik-ly that they
will keep up the organization.
The President and Ca blue t have acte'1
adversely on the proposition made by
Secretary Alger that the executive depart?
ments close at noon Saturdays during
July. August and September. The ques?
tion was put to a vote at a recent meet?
ing and a majority of the members voted
against making any reduction in the
hours of labor iu the departments,for the 1
present, at least.
Secretary Gage has written a letter to
Senator Pritehnrd, chairman of the Sen?
ate civil service reform committee, rec
?mmending that the outside deputies and i
cashiers of the internal revenue and ens- |
turns service be taken out of the civil ser- <
vice classification. This reepmmenda- '
tiun is made on the irrounds that those I
outside deputies and cashiers are 'he per- j
sonal representatives of the collectors
Hint should be acceptable to them. This ?
Blood is absolutely essential to heaith.
It is secured easily and naturally by '
taking Hood's Snrsaparilln, but is im
possible to get it from so-called " nerve j
tonics," and opiate compounds, nb- 1
surdly advertised as " blood puri
Hers." They have temporary, sleeping
effect, but do not CURE. To have pure
And good health, take Hood'sSarsoparilla,
which has first, last, and all the time,
been advertised as just what it is?the
best medicine for the blood ever pro?
duced. Its success in curing Scrofula,
Salt Rheum, Rheumatism, Catarrh,
Dyspepsia, Nervous Prostration and
That Tired Feeling, have made
The One True Wood Purifier. All druggists. Si.
77" j* are purely vegetable, re
IIOOCl S PlllS liable and bcucfl
How to Attain It"
A Wonderful Now
Medical Book, written
for Men Only. One
copy may bo had free,
seulod, In plain envoi
ope, on application.
ERIE MEDICAL CO.,
I 64 Niagara St.,
' BUFFALO. N. Y.
would release hetween $200,000 and
$2n0,000 of patronage.
It is authoritively stated that John D.
Rockfeller will be held to his offer of
$2'J0)000 to the American Baptist Home
Mission Society and the American Bap?
tist Missionary Union. The sum of
$23G,000,upon the raising of which by the
two societies by July 1 his gift 'was con?
tingent, has been secured, and there will
bo n comfortable margin. The exact fig?
ures are. not yet obtained, but the amount
wdll run several thousand dollers over
THE ROOSEVELT CONSTERNATION
A Washington correspondent wdiose
descriptive powers may possibly be under
some obligation to his imagination,draws
an amuslna picture of the disturbance
which the iuvasiou of the Navy Depart?
ment by Theodore Roosevelt has created.
It is ouly by a constant mental 'effort,
according to this 'authority, that the ad?
mirals, commodores and lesser magnates
of the sea can reeounize the necessity for
obeying the orders and respecting the
opinions of a civilian worm of the hour
like the secretary, but when it comes to
dealing with an assistant secretary who
takes his own importance for granted
and rushes about with impious disregard
for naval traditions, customs "and illu?
sions, their astonishment and grief are
really pathetic. Mr. Roosevelt, says the
correspondent. hiiH assumed and exercises
a power which nobody knows how to dis?
pute, though all ol the officers yearn to
do so. He is not subject to flattery, ho
cannot be patronized, and he has no ap?
preciation of the condescension of those
who give him reluctant recognition
without fully confessing his right to it.
The heads of the several bureaus, who
are admirals, look at each other in con?
sternation. Their subordinates, K-ho are
commodores, captains, commanders, and
lieutenants, ask each other under their
breatli what is to come of it, whether their
prestige is gone forever, and if a civilian
may outrank an officer <n the navy. They
crowd back and hold their breath as he
passes down the corridor, and then turn
to each other and say, "He has gone by.':
There must be a good deal of exaggera?
tion in all this, but somehow its founda?
tion on fact is a'most self-evident.?New
Important action was taken by the Sen?
ate finance committee Friday on one of
the internal revenue items of the tariff
bill. The committee agreed to recede
from its proposed increase of the internal
revenue tax upon manufactured tobacco
from 0 cents a pound to 8 cents a po'iud.
There has been a great deal of opposi?
tion to this proposed increase It was
lead principally by Senator IMtchard,
the Republican Senator from North Car?
olina. He fought the Increase persist?
ently since the bill was reported from
the commit tee. Senator Pritchard told
his Republican colleague that the increase
would work great barm to the farmers of
North Carolina. Virginia, Tennessee and
Kentucky, as it would seriously nflect
the demand for tobacco.
Semuor Pritchnrd's opposition to the
amendment was urged upon every occa?
sion, and be did a great deal of hard
work to defeat It. He has never taken
the tight into the Senate, however, but
has conducted it earnestly with the com?
mittee and his brother Senators. A de?
cision was reached to make the rate on
cignrettes $2 per thousand on those ]
weighing less than three pounds per
thousand, and increasing the rate for
those of larger size.
EXCHANGE WEATHER REPORTS.
An important arrangement has been
concluded between the United States and
Mexico lor an exchange of weather
bureau reports. This Is an exceedingly
Important matter, and to both countries.
The United States is interested in secur
inn information cd' storms that come into
this country through Mexico, and Mexico
is especially anxious to get. advance in?
formation of low temperatures working
toward Mexican territory.
This question has long been the sub?
ject for correspondence between the two
conntries. and Is an exceedingly impor?
tant advance in the facilities afforded the
weather bureau for predicting storms
fro n the South. An effort will now be
made to secure some like arrangement l y
which information of storms in the West
IndiesYan be secured. The bureau now
has reports at irregular times from the
West Indies, where there are nine mete?
orological stations. But it is desired to
have a dally telegraphic report, such as
is received from stations in this country.
The West India service would cost about
$10,0110 per annum. The Mexican ser?
vice is secured with a cost of not over
$500, and possibly not more then$300 per
The Mexican system embraces stations
over the wdiole region of the country cov?
ered by the Mexican telegraphic service,
?vjth at least one station in lower Califor?
nia.six or the Mexican gulf coast and ppa
sibly six on the Pacific [coast. ^Those re?
ports will be delivered by "Mexico free to
this country, In exchange for which tho
United States service will twice a day de?
liver to Mexico the reports received from
stations in the southern half of Califor?
nia, Arizona, Now Mexico and tho gulf
States. The co operation arranged with
Mexico is similar to that now in opera?
tion between Canada and the United
States. The daily receipt of these addi?
tional reports will render less liable tho
unexpected approach of a destrucctivo
storm to our southern ports.
MISS BALDWIN'S FUNERAL.
Laid to Rest In Thorurose Cemetery at
Tho Staunton News yestei day printed
All that is mortal of Miss Mary Julia
Baldwin was yesterday teuderly laid to
rest in Thornrose Cemetery under the
simple shaft erected some years ago by
her to perpetuate the names of her father,
her mother and herself.
The luneral took place from the Firs*
Prosbj terian Church at 5 o'clock . in tho
afternoon, and tho church was filled to
overflowing, many finding It necessary to
remain on the outside. The remains,
followed by a large body of relatives,
alumnae and friends, were borne by tho
pall bearers from the parlors of tho semi?
nary to the space In front of the pulpit,
and the casket was covered with rich
Moral offerings. Seated on the right and
left of the pulpit were the alumnae, and
a number of the ministers of the city and
In the pulpit, besides the pastor, Rev.
A. M. Fraspr, D. D., sat Rev. W. Q.'Hul
llhen, Rev. J. E. Booker, Rev. G. W.
Finley, D. D., Rev. James Murray, I).
1) , and Rev. J. p. Smith, I). D. After
the singing by the choir of "How Firm a
Foundation," the pastor recited impres?
sively many beautiful passage* of scrip?
ture illustrative of the life und character
of the deceased, and expressive of the
rewards of the saints and giving consola?
tion to the living. The passages were so
selected as to picture a well-spent, well
rounded life, blessed anil blessing here,
and ripening for eternal happiness here?
after. Rev. W. Q Hullihen, rector of
Trinity Episcopal Church, of this city,
gave out the hymn, "I Would Not Live
Always," which was sung by the choir
and congregation. A feeling prayer was
delivered by Rev. G. W. Finley, D. D.,
pastor of Tinkling Spring Church. Rev.
James Murray, D. D., read "Asleep in
Jesus," the singing of which closed at
the church the simple but Impressive
funeral service over the l>ody of this
A large concourse followed tho body
to the grave. Here a prayer was offered
by Rev. J. P. Smith. D. D., of Rich?
mond, anil Rev. J. E. Booker, of Hebron
Church, pronounced the benediction.
The pall bearers were as follows:
Charles Grattan, James H. Blackley,
Henry A. Walker, William A. Burke,
Davis A. Kayser, Arista H?ge, H. St.
George Tucker, G. G. Child, William
11. Landes, .lames N. McFarland. George
M. Cochran, J. M. Quartes, H. D. Peck
and S. F. Pilsen.
Out of respect to Miss Baldwin busi?
ness was suspended, and all the business
houses of the city were closed during the
funeral, the whole city desiring to bear
testimony to the pre-eminent virtues and
rare Christian loveliness exemplified in
the life that has just closed.
DR. GIBSON WILL ACCEPT.
He Informally Gives the Richmond Com?
mittee. This Assurance.
Richmond, July o.?A special to tne
Dispatch from Cincinnati last night says:
"Rev. Dr. Robert Gibson to-day received
the committee from Richmond appointed
to notify him of his election as Bishop
Coadjutor. He gave no definite answer,
simply through courtesy, it being incum?
bent upon him to first notify the vestry
of his present congregation of the elec?
tion. It can be stated authorittvely that
he will accept the honor. The commit?
tee has informally received this assur?
j ANOTHEK HNDEAVORER ACCIDENT
1 Massachusetts Delegates "Wrecked in the
(iardeu of the (rods.
' Colorado Springs, Col.. July 3?A
'coach lo.id of people, who were being
taken through the Garden of the Gods to
j da v. were upset at tho Balanced Uotk
and Fred W. Evanston, of Boston, was
Evanston was taken to a Mauitou
hotel, where a physician attended to his
injuries. His face was badly cut and his
hips were Beverly bruised and wrenched.
Evanston is a member of the Massttchu
seets Endeavorers. and was compelled to
remain behind his comoanlons, who left
at noon for San Francisco. Six ladies in
tho coach were somewhat bruised, but
resumed their journey.
DEATH OF COLONEL OYLEH.
Bedford City, Va., July 3.?At his
home on College street. Col. John Oy lor
died last night about 2 o'clock He was
I a native of Franklin county, and 7* years
! of age. For a number of years Colonel
I Oy ?er resided iu Lynchbnrg, engaged in
I the tobacco business, and was also a
member of the city council. From
I Lynchbnrg he removed to Bristol, where
; he remained several years. About three
! years ago he came here to live, and had
made many friends among our people.
The remains were carried to Lynchbnrg
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
mi whiskey nor other intoxicant, but acts
as n tonic and alterative. It acts mildly
on the stomach and bowels, lidding
strength and giving tune to the organs,
thereby aiding Nature in the perform?
ance of the function. Fleet ric bitters is
an excellent appetizer and aids digestion.
Old people find it just exactly what they
need. Price fifty cents and $1 per bottle
at Massie's Pharmacy.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Dec. Ill, IS'lll.
Messrs. Ely Bros.:?I have used Ely's
Cream Balm a number of [years and find
It works like a charm. It has cured n o
of the most obstinate case of cold in tho
head In less than Is hours from the time
I felt the cold coming on. I Would not be
without it. llespectfully yours,
FHED'K. FBI ES.
288 Hart M.
Cream Balm is kept by all druggists.
Full size oOe. Trial si/e 1(1 cents. We
ELY BROS , 50 Warren St , N. Y. City.
If you once use it you will never again
be without it. Pond's Extract is nature's
own remedy for aches and nains.
The use of the surgeon's knife is be?
coming so general, resulting fatally
in sucli a large number of cases, as to
occasion general alarm.
Mr. William Walpole, of Walshtown,
South Dakota, writes; "About
three years ago, there came under
my left eye a little blotch about the
size of a small pea.
It grew rapidly,and
shooting pains ran
in every direction.
I became alarmed
and consulted a
good doctor, who
pronounced it can
.tor, and said that it
"must be cut out.
This I would not
consent to, having
little faith in the
indiscriminate use of the knife. Read?
ing of the many cures made by S. S.
S., I determined to give that medicine
a trial, and after I had taken it a few
days, the cancer became irritated and
began to discharge. This after awhile
ceased, leaving a small scab, which
finally dropped off, and only a healthy
little scar remained to mark the place
where the destroyer had held full sway.
A Real Blood Remedy.
Cancer is in the blood and it is folly
toexpect an operation to cure it. S.S.S.
(guaranteed purely -vegetable) is a real
remedy for every
disease of the blood. ,
Books mailed free;
address Swift Spe?
cific Co., Atlanta, |
Cour?es for Degrees, with F.lectives:
high standard. Also Commercial and
Preparatory Courses. Library 20.000
volumes. Working Laboratory. Good
morals and discipline. Six churches?
no har-rooilis. Healthful mountain
climate: Very moderate expenses: may
be reduced below $150 for nine months
(fees, board. &c.) 4?th year begins Sept.
lfith. Catalogue free. Address
JULIUS D. DREHER,
11 27 2m President;.
A.J.EVANS. F. M. BUTT. C. B. PRIOXi
[VANS, B?T? PRICE,
(Hucccer-oif to Evans Broj.)
Keep a Full and Complete Line of
Every Articlo Known to the
Hardware Trade. We Invite
an iuspeci.OQ of Our Stock and
22 Campbell Avenue.
Summer Law Lectures
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA.
July I to A in;. HI. Ittfl Course Includes :itl lecture* by
Mr Justice Harlan, of V s>. supreme Court. Fol
analogue, uiMreta K. C. MINOK. SccrrUirv,
LOST. ?Negotiable note of !j-'S:i.O.") pay?
able to SAM STONE. Suitable reward if
returned to Sam Stone's Drug Store.
7 3 lit
FOB RENT.?One furnished room,
with gas and bath, or three unfurnished
rooms suitable for light housekeeping.
South tv?st comer Eighth avenue and
Ronunke street (i 27 tf
FOB SALE AT A BARGAIN?A
Yellow Fellow Btearnes bicycle?good
as new. Apply at Times office.
FOR SALE?Scholarship in the Roa
noke National Business College. For
particulars apply to The Times office.
AGENTS WANTED.?s? a day. New
invention. Letters patent 577388. Sam?
ple $1. County and state rights for sale.
For particulars address with stamp L.
L ADKERSON, Lynchburg.Vn. 080T?t
WANTED.?Salesman for Ronnoke and
on the roail to sell our line line of house?
hold goods on n onthly payments.
STANDARD INSTALLMENT CO., 212
South Jefferson street, building formerly
occupied by postoflice.
'?July 18,"1808,!our store,foni dwelling
bouses and three barns were washed
away by a Hood. Soon after the conni u
nPy was visited by an epidemic of bloody
Mux. In a short time we sold ten dozen
of Chain ber.aiu's Colic,Cholera and Diar?
rhoea Remedy and in every case where it
was used the results were all that could
be desired; in fact our physicians ad?
mitted that it would do more toward
bringing about a cure of llux than they
could do."?BUSH .t KINSLEY,
Auburn, VV. Va., Oct. 8, 1800. For sale
bv H- C. Barnes. "He puts of prescip
If your horses are lame and you find
that no one else is able to make them go
straight, take them around to J. S.
SHANER, :107 Salem avenue, and he
GUARANTEES to make them go all
right. No doubt about this, he is the man
to fix your horses up'O. K. This "old
reputation" is played out. Work tells
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druttglstfl refund the money if it fails
to cure. 35c. Vor sale by Johnson & John
WE BELIEVE IN ADVERTISING THE TRUTH,
FOURTH OF JULY
During this entire week we
offer hourly BARGAINS.
The prices hold good for
each hour of each day of
this week as given below:
From 9 to 10 O'clock.
Fruit of the Loom Muslin, 36-inch.wide,
From 10 to 11 O'clock.
500 yards Black Figured Mohair, new?
est patterns for Skirts,
_Regular price 1 9c._
From 11 to 12 O'clock.
Fifty dozen Linen Damask Towels, 21x
Twenty-five dozen Linen Huck Towels,
18x 32 inches, /Oc each.
From 3 to 4 O'clock.
Your choice of any of our $1, $1.25,
$ 1,50, $1.75 and $2 Waists at
From 4 to 5 O'clock.
Your choice of any of our \ 2%c. and 1 5c
Lawns and Organdies at
?c the yard.
From 5 to 6 O'clock.
Your choice of any of our 25c Checked
and Fancy Dress Goods at
34 Salem Avenue.