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EDWARD JETER, REPORTER.
A short tinio ago when the Reil Tele
phono Company were putting their sys?
tem in Salem the correspondent of The
Times took occasion to refer to the fact
that the Interstate Telephone Company
would soon put their instruments in most
of the business houses of Roanoke city
and asked the pertinent question?with
the Interstate 'phones in Roanoke and
the Dell 'phcnes iu Salem, how about
connection? This question seems equally
as pertinent now as then. The Reil
Company when they put in their 'phones
here told the merchants that they would
have connection with the wholesale and
retail merchants of Roanoke, and it was
with that understanding thar. the oue
year coutrncts were signed. It new turns
out that, nearly'atl of the Roanoke busi?
ness houses will in a few days have Inter?
state 'phones, and If the "Hell 'phones are
taken out,cn account of the five year con?
tracts with the Interstate, then tho
takers of the Bell 'phones in Salem will
only nave connections with a few other
people in this city. This makes the hello
system in Salem of very precarious exist?
ence, as the merchants, some of whom
have only taken the Bell 'phones on trial
for from one to three months, say that
they cannot keep the 'phones without
Roanoke connections. Besides all of
this, the Bell Company will not even
allow takers "of their 'phones [in Salem
tho privilege/)! extending the courtesy of
a chat with any oue in Roanoke, whether
in business or otherwise, without the
payment of ten cents, thus defeating one
of the very ends, that of courtesy^to cus?
tomers, supposed to be accomplished by
the renting of the 'phones. If this be the
true state of affairs (and we'have gather?
ed the above facts from the subscribers
themselves)then It will be safe to say that
the teuure of the Bell Telephone Company
in Salem will be short-lived.
Mrs. Bernard Pit/.er, of Washington,
D.'O, is stoppiug for the summer at Dr.
S. C. Wells','on High strest, at irhicli
place she wi'l be. glad to see her friends.
Miss Etta Cabell, of Variety Mills.who
has been the guest of the Misses Logan
on Broad street, returned home yester
Mrs. R. W. ' Kime. who has been ia
Hagerstown, Md., returned home yester?
Jacksou' Taylor, colored, who HveB
about six miles east of Salem, was in
town yesterday consulting physicians
concerning the Pasteur Institute of Xew
York. On Sunday last his little girl
was bitten on the arm by a rabid dog,but
as the skin on the arm was not broken,
it was the oni'don of Dr. Buckner that
no harm would result.
In the account given '.in yesterday's
Times of the proceedings of the city
council, in which it was stated 'that the
sergeant was instructed to advertise all
property upon which se?-er assessments
had been made,we bet; leave to state that
such was an error. A motion to that
?effect was made, but as it was not voted
on, was lost.
The chairmen of the Democratic execu?
tive committees of Roanoke city, Craig
and Roanoke counties, will in a lew days
name the day for the meeting of the leg?
islative convention of this district, which
will be held at Salem. In this convention
Roauoke city will be entitled to 20 dele?
gates, Roanoke county 11 and Craig
couuty ti. In looking at these figures It
at once becomes apparent that Roadoke
city holds within her grasp the destinies
of all legislative aspirants'in this district.
We wish to sound a timely note of fram?
ing to the Roanoke delegates, whoever
they may be, that, as Roanoke city's
candidate two years ago captured the
senatorial nomination and also the legis
ative nomination in the person of Captain
W. W. Berkeley, who to all intents anil
purposes is a Roanoke city man, aud that
Craig county at this time secured the
nomination of Major Andrew McCartney,
it will readily be observed that Roanoke.
county was totally ignored in the last
convention. The result of those nomina?
tions and the subsequent election are too
well Known to be commented upon. It
is plain to all fair-mimic 1 men that Roa
hoke county is jnst'y entitled to a place
on the cominit ticket. It behooves the
Roanoke city delegates to sec that the
mistake made two years ago is not re?
peated. A hint to the wise ought to be
Luther Huffman, of Klkton, Va., has
been engaged as stave cutter at the Buer
& Seraones barrel factory, in the place
of 25. II. Short.who was recently drowued
in Hoanoke river. Mr. Huffman has
already arrived and will in a few days
move his family to Salem.
A VIGOROUS PROTEST.
Humanitarian Reasons Why Drug Stores
Should be Open on Sunday.
To the Editor of The Times: As a re?
sult of great pressure brought to bear
upon the druggists of this city by the ad?
vocates of Sabbath observance, it appears
from The Times of this date that the
druggists have formulated a contract
among themselves to keep their respective
stores opeu on Sunday only from 1) ^to
11 a. tu. and 3 to 7 p. m.
Of course this is a free country und if
the druggists so wished they could keep
their stores closed all of Sunday. But I
happen to know that it is not the volun?
tary wish of the druggists that caused
the formulating of this contract, but
rather that they respouded to the pres
sure exerted upon them by the so-called
reformers, who are evidently reformiug
There is not a sensible father in this
town who wil1 not vigorously protest
against this species of reform. There is
an old saying that when a man really
needs a pisto1 he needs it mighty bad. So
It is with the druo store. It is the most
necessary institution of any community,
and when one's child is ill,as so many chil?
dren are at this season of the year. I for
one certainly do not wish the right dele?
gated to a reformer to say that my child
shall not have medicine when it is need?
It may be that the reformers expect me
to "regulate" my child's illness so that St
will ouly occur between the hours fixed
by ??he reformers. They apparently are
willing for the poor little morsels of
humanity to suffer just so they carry
their point in the controversy now being
The ministers of the gospsl who are
waging this war should remember the in?
junction of their Divine Master as re?
gards the little ones.
This is especially the season of the year
when our children are subject~to sudden
and sometimes fatal attacks, and it will
but add another burden to the anxious
hearts of mothers of little children to
learn that what is sometimes their only
hope in sudden attacks is barred to them.
Keep the drug stores open and let the
reformers turn tiieir attention tu some?
thing more worthy of their exertions.
Let them turn their attention to the tin
grant and open violations of the'law with
which Roanoke has long been afflicted.
It would be just as sensible to prohibit
one calling in a doctor as to close the
drug stores even for one hour on Sunday.
Everyone with children knows what an
anguish it is to have an ill child. Thj
whole scheme of closing the. drug stores
is nu ill-advised one. and I hope one
druggist at least will have humanity
enough in him to keep his place of busi?
ness open to supply the needs of suffer?
There is enough vice and crime in Roa
uoke to keep the reformers actively en?
gaged for manv mouths without starting
at the drug stores. If the druguists do
not conduct their business legally revoke
Picture the misery and anguish of 'a
mother with her darling child in the
throes of croup and every drug store in
town closed This would be practicing
Christianity backwards, for that grief
stricken mother, bereft of her : child
through the me.liutn'of modern reform?
ers, would never to her dying dav forgive
them. *A FATHER.
Roanoke, July 7.
j Diarrhoea, J
a Dysentery, I
? Bowel Complaints. |
? A Sure, Safe, Quick Cure for ?
these troubles is *
i It is the trusted friend of the 1
ii? Mechanic, Farmer, Planter, &
? Sailor, and in fact all classes, m
9 Used Internally or externally, y
$ Beware of imitations. Take 5
? none but the genuine " Pijrry J
^ Davis." Sold everywhere. &
^ 25c. and 50c. bottles, f
WANTS MEN AND MONEY.
A Spanish General's Surprising .View of
Havana, July 7. ?(Jeneral Arohis, the
former military commander of the Jucuro
Moron trocha, and now on General Wey
ler's staff, In conversation with other
Spanish generals recently had this to say
ou the situation:
'?To conquer the revolution in Elast
Cuba General Wcyler will require 200,100
soldiers more, and it will cost $200,300,
000. If Spain can afford all .this, then
we may make the campaign regardless of
the yellow fever and the heat. If not wt
will have to* wait until next winter."
The 20,000 men that Canovas offers to
Wcyler are little better than no men at
all under the present circumstances.
From the Jiuaro-Moron trocha to the
east end of Cuba ,10,000 Spnnish soldiers
are dying In the hospitals of ye'low fever.
The heat is intense. This is considered
to be the hottest, summer Cuba has bad
in 20 years. Moreover, the Cubans in
the Orient are very well provided with
ammunition and are 'prepared '.to stand
against a larger force than General Wey?
ler is bringing against them.
The resuit of the situation" is that
/mother year of war in the island la abso?
lutely certain if Spain can raise the
money for the maintenance of her army
during that period.
A VERY COSTLY BRICK.
New York, July 7.?An agent of the
Hank of Mont nil in this city to-day re?
ceived by express a gold brick weighing
4,100 ounces, valued at yflS.OOO. The
brick was sent to the assay office for re?
duction. It came from the Caribou
mines, in British Columbia.
WF, ARK THE PEOPLE.
At least, wc are the people's friend, for
we enable them to buy GOOD shoes
CHEAP. Come to either store?Balem
avenue or JelTerson street?and get a
square deal and a good pair of shoes.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If it fails
to cure. 25c.For sale by Johnsou & John?
If your horses are lame and you find
that no one else is able to make them go
straight, take them around to .T. S.
SHAKER, !507 Salem avenue, and he
GUARANTEES to make them go all
right. No doubt about this, he is the man
to Iin your horses up O. K. This "old
reputation" is played out. Work tell,
& Clearance Sale. &
(We to-day inaugurate a clearance sale.'that eclipses all previous
ales by offering about 300 Men's Suits that sold from $7.50 to $10,
not many of any style, ami to close these lots quickly we give you
your choice for $5. Sizes will soon be missing; hurry!
Men's Fine Worsteds that were $10 to $20 are now reduced at
least one-third from former prices.
A Great Trouser Sale.
We mean to close out our stoek-of Trousers if low prices talk.
All wool Trousers that were $2.50 now $1.50. Other lots $2 now $1.
Other lots $3.50 now $2. Other lots $5 now ?3.50. If you are
I seeking Trousers at a low price you want to see us.
Boys' and Children's Suits.
Lively selling in these goods the past few weeks; still ^a good
assortment to select from. $'J Suits now $1. Other lots $3 now
$1\ Other lots $4 now $3. Other lots $5 now $3.50.
Children's Wash Suits 50 rents up.
Yort can keep cool in Crash Suits, Serge Suits and Alpaca
Coats and Vests.
Men and boys will find plenty to choose from and our price,
as usual, low.
To be comfortable wear our Shirts?a great stock to select
from; our prices will be found right?50c up for ? good fitting
Bicycle Suits and Pants, Golf Hose, Belts and Caps.
the square: dealing
VIOLET FOOT LOTION.
Cures dampness and perspiring of the
feet. Sold by Sam Stone. Price ?de per
Breakfast, 25 cents; dinner, 2.1 cents;
snpper 25 cents. Meal tickets, $4- J.
J. Catogni's restaurant.
Bf*' Subscribe for The Times.
XO LYE ABOUT CRYSTAL SPRING.
The trouble with most cheap laundry
soaps Is that they contain free lye?this
ruins clothes and hands, too. Crystal
Spring contains co free lye. No lye, nor
lie either, about it.
-MANLFA'JTUHBKB AND DJBALKKS IN
Mouldings, Brackets, Shingles, Laths, Lime, Cement, Plaster,
Hair, Bricks, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Etc., Etc.
Office 1 10 Campbell St. 'Phone 174
BALANCE OF THIS WEEK.
There are lots of choice lengths here in Lawns, Dimities, Organdies, White Goods, Black
Goods, Black and Colored Woolens, Prints, Dress Linings, etc., etc , etc. About half price the
The next few days will wind up the Shirt Waists and Ladies* Wrappers- Shirtwaists
$ 1 to S2 each are going at 58c.
House Wrappers worth $ 1 and $ 1 50 are going for a choice at 69c.
COME IN EVERY DAY AND SEE THE NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LINES.