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The situation tit Honolulu is growing
more interesting dully. [It'is generally
believed that Japan has some scheme on
foot as to Hawaii, [but what it is has not
yet bepn ascertained.
The report that Senator Quay, of Penn?
sylvania,"contemplates retirement from
public life at the close of his term is one
of those rumors which, when started
eaily i n't he game, can be used as circum?
The report from Cuba that Captain
General Weyler had resigned is too good
to be true. Besides, Weyler, lue many
office-holders in this country, is not of
the resigning kind. Only deatt or the
command of the Spanish government is
likely to tret, him out of Cuba.
Reports from West Virginia indicate
that the coal miners along the line of the
Norfolk and Western railway are opposed
to joining the strike. Should they ad?
here to this resolution it would be a great
thing for this section as well [as for the
Norfolk and Western.
The failure of the wheat [crops in Eu?
rope, Asia and South America and the
pron: ise of a good j ield'.'of the cereal in
this country [has rapidly enhanced 'the
price and helped to improve tho prospeets
of the American proportionately. When
wheat gets to one dollar a bushel the far?
mer can afTord to raise it.
The navy department is about to un?
dertake to get more Western blood in tbe
navy, and to this end Lieutenant Com?
mander J. M. Hawley, now on duty in
the bureau of navigation, with a surgeon
and a boatswain, will start from Wash?
ington early next week on a tour of tho
larger Western cities with a view [to se?
curing naval recruits. These Westerners
arc such line fighters on land that it
would not take them long to show an
equal proficiency in that line upon the
THE GREATEST [OF THESE.
There is much said in this world about
charity, but it must not be inferred from
this that it is a virtue best understood by
those who discourse most upon it. uhrist
taught it by precept and example, and
St. Paul describes in beautiful language
the greatest of the Christian graces, but,
unfortunately, the practice of this virtue
in all its beauty anil simplicity is not as
general as it ought to be, even among
professed followers Ol the Saviour. Men i
are prone to overestimate their own pow- I
ersof self-control, and nre thus inclined
to be too severe in their condemnation of
those less fortunately constituted. If
thev won hi practice the golden rule more,
and look first'after the beam* in their
own eyes, they would be better qualified
to pass judgment on the sins anil follies
of others. 1!'sides, while the weaknesses
of some are open to the view of every?
body, we must not forget [that there are
many secret sins of much greater enor?
mity, which, though hidden for a time
from men. are known always to God. A
good rule of life is one that, admits the
frailty of humanity, but desire- ulwnvs
to lighten the burdens of others. If we
take our erring brothers by the hand in
this spirit, tin y may" yet be brought to a
knowledge of better and higher things;
if, however, we visit upon them only
blame and cont umely, we hot only drive
them deeper into sill, but prove at the
game time our own ignoiance of the true
precepts of Christianity. Practice char?
ity by word and example. Remember
that mercy is a divine qualit] . and that
J.6 what gives Hood's Sarsaparille its gnat
popularity, its constantly increasing
Bales, and enables it to accomplish its
wonderful and unequalled cures. Tho
combination, proportion and process
used in preparing Hood's Sarsaparille
nre unknown to other medicines, and
make Hood's Sarsnpurilla
Peculiar to Itself
It cures a wide range of disenses because
of its power as a blood purifier. It acts
directly and positively upon the blood,
and the blood reaches every nook and
corner of the Immun system. Thus all
the nerves, muscles, bones and tissues
come under tho beneficent influence of
The One True Wood Purifier. Si per bottle.
u i) rk'ii cure Liver Ills; easy to
JlOOCl S FlliS Uutc, *asy to operate. 25c.
while its recipients mny sometimes prove
unworthy, it is not for i s to question
the wUdoni of its bestowmeht, but to do
the will of Him who has douo so much
to elevate ami ennoble tho human race.
HOW TO GET TOGETHER.
There is no doubt that there is a large
number of people in this legislative dis
trict, who would much prefer to support
the regular Democratic nominees than to
put out an independent ticket. They are
genuine Democrats and. are stich from
principle. They ask [lor and want no
oflice. To tell thorn that they will be os?
tracised by the party organization has no
terrors for them. They do not get their
Democracy from the party bosses.and they
do not hold to it.nor will they exerlse it. tor
the benchi of these bosses. Roanoke is a
Democratic city and only a very limited
number are Democratic for office. This
last element is,'.however, loud and active,
and in preliminary skirmishing count for
much more than they are worth on the
day of electlou.
It is easily possible ,for the Democrats
to nominate a ticket ot true ;blue Demo?
crats at the Salem convention that woulil
unite the Democracy of this dristrlct,
bring out a full vote and carry the elec?
tion by at least a thouasand majority. Is
the Salem convention called to tlo this,
to act for the best interests of the party
and the people, or is it called merely to
carry out the behests of the adherents ol
Mr. Hicks. Mr. Logan, Mr. Jones or Mr.
Smith? Let the convention assemble iu
the name of the people and act for the
best intersts of the people, regardless of
the schemes of any individual.
The Democrats of this city and section
who are opposed to rimr rule and bossism
have no friends to reward and no schemes
to carry into effect at the expense of tho
public. They want representatives that
represent the real sentiments of .the peo
j pie. Give them such and the Democracy
of Roanoke 'will become united' in one
solid body, working for the good of the
community and State. Let the Democrats
do this and lacer, when a new executive
committe is to be elected, see that it is
composed of men who will rebuild the
party on a truly Democratic foundation,
and who will not conduct a mere machine
for the heue?t of themselves and friends.
The executive committee of the
party should be composed of men
who are not office hunters, and
who will not allow themselves to be
used by the office-hunting class. The
Democratic executive committee ol this
city, as at present constituted, has all the
appearances of being merely a cabal or?
ganized for the purpose of putting cer?
tain Democrats Into oflice and preventing
certain Democrats from "getting office.
Let us have an executive committee of
Democrats who will labor intelligently
for the best interests of the party and
I people, whose members have no ambition
for oflice antl who hate no party friends
to reward and no party enemies to pun?
ish. Such n committee would soon lift
the party to a higher plane by cutting
loose from some of the millstones that
now threaten to sink it, and make it once
more the invincible party of the people.
TRUE DEMOCRACY NEEDED.
T*iere are many good men who believe
that one's first duty is unfaltering fealty
to bis party: who believe itMs man's duty
to align himself with some political party
and without reserve and. without asking
himself questions or listening to reiiaon,
I labor and vote lor the ticket that bears
I the label of his party. If the national
Democratic party should in 1900 adopt
verbatim et literatu m for its plat fornVnnd
creed the platform of the Republican
party of 1800, more than a million of vot
ers'in the Democratic party would en?
dorse the same, vigorously fight lor the
succ?? ol the candidates ami spi* fire at
1 the opposition for trying to throttle the
? government and override Democratic
principles i There ate more than a mill?
ion of Republican voters .who would tol
low a similar course if the national Re
, publican party should adopt .for its plat
form and creed in 1900 the Democratic
i platform of IS0?. To tell such people they
are either joli hunters or party slaves
j without any political principles or con
J victiohs would be considered insulting.
Men in Hoanoke possessing apparently
average intelligence have been heard to
remark that they would vote for tho devil
<m the Democratic ticket hefote they
would vote for nn angel on the Republi?
can ticket, while others have stated that
? they would eote for the devil on the Re
] publican ticket rather than vote for an
. angel on the Democratic ticket.
It is pain!ul to have to use such n com?
parison in this connection, but it is tor
the purpose of pointing our people to one
of the horrible and degrading results of
bitter parti-aiiry. It is humiliating to
know that in our daily walks wi must
elbow men of such depraved and slavish
i natures. It is. however, to some degree
alleviating to know that such utter depths
of depravity arc reached only by a com?
paratively small number. But we hare
such among us. Such men ;re, however,
nut more harmful than that more intelli?
gent and Pharisaical class who by their
wits and demagogy entrench themselves
In power and who will when the oppor?
tunity oilers and when the masses least
suspect them turn upon the people and
deliver them to an oligarchy. France
was a republic on Friday and u mon?
archy on Hut unlay.
We to longer have a truly Democrat!a
government, a government of and for
a'l of the people alike, a government for
the common good alone, t inly t be small?
est number of people in either of the lend
ing political parlies concern themselves
about the common good.
Among politicians .especially it bus be- 1
come a contest for Individual power'and
for money. Factional fights and disgrace
till scrambling within tbe parties show
this to be true. The recent disgusting
eltort en the part of a few place hunters
in Koanoke to induce the future governor
of this State to pledge himself to deliver
to them, as opposed [to another combina?
tion of men within [the same party, all
the patronage wlthln^hiB power* as gov?
ernor that might fall to this city and sec?
tion, is still another evidence that true
Democracy is something '^that gives the
politician little concern.
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,
aud the ouly hope for the people is a
speedy return to a truly Democratic gov?
ernment, a genuine Democracy* of tho
people. The ind'vidual voter should dil
ltgently aud intelligently tnquire into tho
antecedents of every man who oilers for
public office and not blindly follow where
those in search of jobs[ may lead. The
Times believes in true and genuine De
mocracy of the people. [It belie /es there
is am pie' intelligence and patriotism in
the body of the people to guide the nation
to a happy issue out of the troubles that
have come upon us through tho
treachery and avarice of some and
the blindness o( others. But to ac?
complish this the people must arouse
themselves and take an aggressive posi?
tion,a stand for themselves,their families
and their country,and set their faces as of
Hint against the wiles of the political
j Bryan is an ideal leader of the com?
mon pecp.e. His heart and mind beat
nnd think in unison with the ellorts of
the masses to free themselves from II nan
clal slavery and restore the government
and laws of the fathers. He is noble in
all his acts, and his speeches are replete
with truth and logic. His trip across
the continent to California was a trium?
phal march, anil the generous reception
afforded him by the people along the line
and in California attest with what high
regard he is held by them.?Silver
HORRORS OF THE HEAT.
Terrible Effects in the City of
Chicago, July Id.?Of all tho hot days
that have made life a burden since the
hot weather of 180? began, this was the
worst. There were more deaths of
human beings and of animals and the
number of prostrations was greater than
upon any other day of the long, hot spell
that has bung over Chicago. Sixteen
people are dead from the bent, two are in
sane, aud out. of a largo number of pros?
trations, ten cases are criticnl. The dead
Charles Benson, committed suicide
while insane, by reason of the extreme
John Eaton, shot himself "".while suffer?
ing from the.heat.
Rev. Father Otto Groenebaum, priest
of St. Nicholas Church, in Evansville,
died of heart disease aggravated by .the
Dora Johnston, Frederick Kaizer,
Thomas Lynch and Annie O'Donnell.com
mitted suicide by taking I'carnolic acid,
driven to the act by the heat.
Frederick Schlomann, died nt the
county hospital from heat prostration,
stricken last Saturday.
Kev. Father August Tolton, priest in
(?barge of St. Monica's College, Kornau
Unidentified man, found in Washing?
! August Vandcrsleeve, hanged himself
1 while insaue from the heat.
Out in the Bridewell, where seven
I prisoners went insane yesterday from tbe
j heat, other-; suffered the same tutu to
day. Three men. either strong in tbe be?
bet that a life of rectitude insured eter
! mil abode in some \ lace less hot than
I this, or determined to be packed in ice at
] any co?t, took their lives.
The heat was a six/.ing ho-ror; there
was comfort to be found nowhere. East.
: night, was the hottest night that Chicago
has ever known. The mercury was 87
last midnight, and although near the
lake,it[sank '.oS'2 atO a.in.,the decrease in
I temperature was more than offset by an
'? increase in the humidity, which through
the night aud day made the discomfort,
far greater than is implied bv the record
of the thermometer. At 7 a. m. the
mercury in the weather ollice hud clim?
bed to ST, and there was a steady over
! powering bull movement until '.i p. m.,
when lit) was reached. This was up in the
auditorium tower, where the wind had
a chance at the thermometer. On the
streets, where the heat radiated from
baking pavements and sun-soaked brick
walls, it. was from live to eight degrees
higher than in the tower, and no breeze
was to L-e had.
Tim day was especially severe on
hotses, over 100 dying on the st reets.
Sixteen hundred men and hoys were
temporarily thrown out of employment in
Pullman to-day. Owing to the.intense
heat the managers found it necessary to
close the works at noon and send the
workmen home. The shops will remain
closed if tho hot weather con?
tinues, and until the temperature de?
creases a little,
The temperature took n quick decline
in Illinois and Iowa this evening. At
Dccatur, 111., the mercury, which had
reached 10(1 during the day, foil 18 de?
grees in two hours. One death and a
dozen prostrations were recorded. At
Blooiningtoh, III., the mercury reached
105. Three deaths and a number of pros?
PERMANENTLY CUR ED.
"For about two years I suffered with
I diarrhoea. I used a number of remedies
and was treated by physicians, but re?
ceived no peimauent re'ief. After tak?
ing a few doses of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, I believe
tba* J am now permanently cured.''
Joab ('rites, Tanner, Gilmer county, W.
Va. This remedy is sold by II. C. Barnes,
"He puts up prescriptions."
If your horses nre lame and you find
that, no one else is able to make them go
s'.raigbt. take them around to J. S.
SHANER, 1107 Salem avenue, and he
GUARANTEES to make them no all
right. No doubt about this, he is the man
to fix your horses up 0. K. This "old
reputation'' i- played out. Work tells
1 the tale.
0! the Knife.
Mr. Lincoln Nelson, of Marshfield, Mo.,
writes: "For six years I have been a
sufferer from a scrofulous affection of
the glands of my neck, and oil efforts
of physicians in Washiugton, D. C,
SpriugGeld, 111., and St. Louis failed to
reduce the enlargement. After six
months' constaut treatment here, my
physician urged mc to submit to a re?
moval of the gland. At this critical mo?
ment a friend recommended S.S.S.,
and layiug aside a deep-rooted preju?
dice against all patent medicines, I be
gau its use. Before I had used one bot?
tle the enlargement began to disappear,
and now it is entirely gone, though I am
not through with my second bottle yet.
Had I ouly used your S.S.S. long ago,
I would have escaped years of misery
and saved over ?150."
This experience is like that of all who
suffer with deep-seated blood troubles.
The doctors can do no good, and even
their resorts to the knife prove either
fruitless or fatal. S.S.S. is the only
real blood remedy; it gets at the root of
the disease and forces it out perma?
S.S.S. (guaranteed purely vegetable)
A Real Blood Remedy*
is a blood remedy for real blood troubles;
it cures the most obstinate cases of
Scrofula. Eczema, Cancer, Rheumatism,
etc., which other so-called blood reme?
dies fail to touch. S.S.S. gets at the
root of the disease and forces it out per?
manently. Valuable books will
be sent free
to any address
by the Swift
Specific Co., At?
A DEMAND FOR BUTTER.
Roanoke Can Supply the Demand at
Reasonable Rates. fS
Those of our merchants who depend
on the surrounding country for their
supply of butter, have been to a great in?
convenience of late to supply their cus?
tomers. It seems that the farmers \\ ho
supply this market, have no system or
regularity in bringing their produce to
town, except that Saturday Is always
their big ''ay. This is a great mistake
and one that is a detriment to the .pro?
ducer and the merchant, as it soon over?
stocks the latter with perishable stulT,
which must lay over until Monday, and
often spoils before it can be sold.
When this risk must lie run the farmer
is compelled to share in the loss, by ac?
cepting low pi ices for their products.
With a little effort and system this trou?
ble can by easily avoided.
Such a market as l'ocaboiilas has for
country produce cau be supplied at least
three times every week with fresh goods.
This will also increase the sale, as it
will keep an abundance of fresh produce
for customers. We believe that at least
500 pounds more butter could be sold
here this week if a fresh supply had been
ktpt with our merchants.
Pocahontas merchants prefer to buy
from the surrounding country, but it is
a great disadvantage for them to do so
unless the country peopie bring in their
produce ofteaer than heretofore. ?-Poca?
Some interesting statistics have recent?
ly been gathered concerning the 1.310
convicts in the Illinois State penitentiary
at .foliet. Of these S'-i? have bad a com?
mon school etlcucatlon. Only 80 could
be classified as illiterates. But 271 were
intemperate, while 286 were total ab?
stainers. It would therefore appear that
neither illiteracy nor intemperance was
even an indirect cause in the downfall of
a large number of these men. Nor is the
cause to be nought In"the lack of some
sort of religious bsllef. More than four
lifths had definite religious preferences
or convictions Five hundred claimed to
be Romanists. 200 Methodists, 74 Presby?
terians and Episcopalians.
"j .\ lynching bee.
""Union, Mo., duly 10.?The town is
great ly excited over a lynching here early
this morning. An infuriated mob of
in asked men took Erastus Brown, with
lighted lanterns, to the outskirts of the.
town and with a "strong piece of [hemp
rope strung him to a tree. The victim
cringed and begged for mercy, but the
crowd only jeered.
TDK DURRANT CASK.
San Kraucisco, July 10.?The reprieve
granted Theodore Durranc by Governor
Budd expired yesterday, out the mur?
derer ol Blanche Lamont and Minnie
Williams is in no danger of hanging, as
the granting of an appeal by the United
States circuit court to the snore ma court
takes all power out of the State official.
DR. KING'S NEW DISCOVERY FOR
This is the best medicine in the world
for all forms of Couahs and Colds nntl
for Consumption. Every bottle is guar?
anteed. It will cure and not disappoint.
It has no equal for Whooping Cough,
Asthma, Hay Fever, Pneumoni j, Bron?
chitis, La Grippe, Cold in the Head and
for Consumption. It is safe for all ages,
pleasant to take, and, nbove'all, a sure
cure. It is always well to take Dr. King's
New Life Pills In connect ion with Dr.
King's New Discovery, as they regulate
and tone the stomach and bowels. We
guarantee perfect satisfaction' or return
money. Free trial bottles at Massie's
Pharmacy, 100 Jefferson street. Regu?
lar size, 00 cents and $1,
NO KICK COMING.
You walk in my store, put on a puir'of
easy shoes und pay me just a small price
for them and you are due of the best sat?
isfied men in town. My shoes are easy to
wear and easy to buy. Come to either
store?Salem avenue or Jefferson street.
' Inly Is. 1808, our store,foui dwelling
houses and three barns were washed
away by a llood. Soon after the comii u
nUy was visited by an epidemic of bloody
flux. In a short time we sold ten do/.en
of Chainber.aiu'sColic,Cholera and Diar?
rhoea Remedy and in every case where it
was used the results were all that could
be. desired: in lact our physicians ad?
mitted that it would do more toward
bringing about a cure of tlux than they
could do."?BUSH A KINSLEY,
Auburn, w. Va.. oet 1806. For sale
bv H. C. Barnes, "He puts of prcscip
T<i Care ('on-ttlputtftti 1'orever.
? 1 . is CuinlvCathartic IOc or35c
C, C. iiul to eure, druh'tflsts refund money.
Begins Monday, July 12.
T MISS IT!
Counters Loaded With Un?
Other Timely Bargains!
For This Entire Week!
Choice cf Our Waists,
500 Yards Fancy Silks,
400 Yards Fancy Striped
200 Yards Fancy and
Checked Dress Goods,
The 8c Quality.
300 Yards Black Fancy
Choice of Our 15c, !2Kc
Organdies and Lawns,
Worth 25c iiimI :iOe.
Choice of Lot Wo. I, Finest
Triir med Hats,
lot No. 2, 98c.
00 Dozen ladies' Fast
The 15c Quality.
500 Yards 36-inch Percales
7c the yard.
The IOC Qualify.
34 Salem Avenue.
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