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When the people begin to pay the new
tariff tax they will begin to get a better
idea of wbat McKinley prosperity means.
Corbett is making a bigger bit as a
baseball player than as a pugilist. It is
reported that he makes $000 every game
Perhaps the thousands who are rushing
away to the arctic gold fields aretrylng^to
get out of the way of the boom that has
suddenly struck this country.
The business outlook for the South is
promising, more so than at any time
within the past five years. But no
thanks to the Dingley tariff bill.
After the United States will have
picked up Hawaii, Samoa, Cuba, et als.,
it will be the United States Empire, and
no longer a picayune union of American
The Tooley street tailors have been out?
done by the Ohio gold Democrats. There
?were just five present at that Columbus
conference, which passed a long string of
resolutions and decided to place a ticket
in tho field.
Secretary Sherman is reported to have
said that the United States will not guar?
antee the carrying out of the terms of ar?
bitration between Hawaii and Japan.
According to this it is only our interests
that are paramount, not our responsibil?
It appears trom the returns of the inter?
nal revenue bureau for the last fiscal year
that the consumption of alcoholic liquors
in this country has undergone an enor?
mous decrease. No friend of law, ?rder
and the Bacred institutions of home will
shed any tears over this showing.
Judging from the declarations made
in their platform there is no doubt as to
how the Virginia Democrats stand on
the silver question. There is no sign .of
faltering in that pnrt of the country.
The same sentiment voiced by those Vir?
ginia Democrats should be ^expressed by
the Democracy everywhere. Loyalty to
tho party principles will insure party
The blockade at Dyea and the dangers
of the mountain passes are proving to be
very discouraging to prospectors en route
to the Klondike gold region, and many
are returning to their homes to await the
opening of another season before ventur?
ing upon the perils of the lonely land of
the north. It Is feared that much suffer?
ing will occur in tho new yold region
durine the coming winter.
PUKE MEDICINES AND FOOD.
The question of pure medicine and
pure drugs Is one of great importance to
the people, not only of Roanoke, but of
all .communities. During the recent
meeting of the Virginia Pharmaceutical
Association at Charlottesrille the ques?
tion of toed and drug adulteration was
discussed in all its phases, and many
facts elicited of importance to the public
The association has for several years
been endeavoring to get a law enacted
making it a misdemeanor to sell adul?
terated or impure food or drugs, but ow?
ing to the apparent Indifference of the
people, who ou^ht to be deeply interested
in the matter, they have SO far been un?
successful. .Many seem to think that
such a measure is in the nature of class
legislation, calculated only to foster tnd
promote the dealer, when quite the con
Peoplo often wonder why their nerves are
so weak; why they get tired so easily;
why '.hey start nt every slight but
sudden sound; why they do not sleep
naturally; why they have frequent
headaches, indigestion and nervous
The explanation Is simple. It is found in
that impure blood which is contin?
ually feeding tho nerves upon refuso
instead of the elements of strength and
vigor. In Buch condition opiate and
nerve compounds simply deaden and
do not cure. Hood's Hnrsaparilln feeds
the nerves pure, rich, red blood; glvcB
natural sleep, perfect digestion, is tho
true remedy for all nervous troubles.
Is tho One True Wood Purifier. 81 per bottle
Prepared only by C. I. Hood ft Co., Lowell, Mass.
u ,, rvij C1,r0 f-iv?r Ills; easy to
AlOOCl S I HIS take, easy to operate. 25c.
trary is true. The dealer makes more
money for a time at least in selling au
adulterated artiole than a pure one, as is
shown in tho fact that.so many adultera?
tions are attempted. Many dealers, of
course, will not sell adulterated articles
if they know it; but there being no law
to protect them from the greed of un?
scrupulous manufacturers, they are not
only imposed upon themselves, but often
unknowingly dispose of such adultera?
tions to their customers.
The druggists being better prepared by
their knowledge of chemistry and the
composition of medicines and other arti?
cles which they sell, nre not so easily im?
posed upon, hence there is no excuse for
them selling an impure or adulterated
article. This fact is not fully realized
by the general public, who oft^n wonder
why this clnss of dealers charge from 25
to 50 per cent, more for their cieam of
tartar, spices, baking powders, flavoring
extracts, etc., than the grocer.
The State Pharmaceutical Association
has a chemist employed whose duty it is
to analyze drugs and food exposed for
sale throughout the State. According
to his report the. adulteration of some of
the medicines ' and food preparations
offered for sale in grocery stores were
more general than would be supposed.
Cream of tartar, oaking powders, soda,
laudanum, tincture of camphor, pare
gcric, etc., were all, he claims, more or
less'impure, or not up to tho required
strength. Many samples of cream of
tartar, baking powder and soda were
adulterated with Hour, earth, etc., more
than ?U per cent., while much of the
laudanum, tincture of camphor, pare?
goric, etc., was not more than 'half
strength. Buch articles, however, when
obtained from the druggists were, he rc
poited, fully up to the requirements, the
cream of tartar, soda and baking powder
being in nearly every instance pure.
It is plain tliAt the remedy for this evil
would be the enactment of a pure food
and drug law, which the druggists and
reputable merchants have been striving
for, and since there is as yet no law; for
the inspection of food preparations and
drugs, the snfest way for health and com?
fort is to purchase all important chemical
combinations aud rr edicines needed for
use io the family of the druggists, who
have to stand an examination before they
can engage in the compounding and sale
THE LESSON OF LIFE.
Any man who studies the New Testa?
ment carefully can see that the doctrines
there laid down are divin?. Human
wisdom coulel not conceive such a com?
plete formula for the guidance of human
conduct, because man's knowledge is
limited by his surroundings: whereas the
teachings propounded by tho Savior of
mankind in scope and simplicity are
thorough and complete.
Christ camo into the worH to save men,
and knowing all the wants and aspira
tions of the weak and erring beings for
whom He was to suffer, it was not diffi?
cult for Him to condense all the truths
essential to human salvation and the mor?
al elevation of the human race. Many
of the requirements enunciated by Him
seem absolutely impossible of a full per?
formance in the present state of the hu?
man heart aud in the narrow scope of the
human understanding, and yet the ideals
which He established have tendetl con?
stantly to the elevation of mankind and
towards the uplifting of the tace for the
higher destiny to which the Savior
He knew the temptations to which the
flesh was subjected; but by writing in
plain anil unmistakable language what
should he man's rule of action in this
life, He at the same time left a guide for
human conduct, and pointed out a dan?
ger line which men should never pass.
No man is perfect?no, not one; 'but tho
individual who is always striving for
better things, though be may often fail
in the. object of his endeavors, stands
a better chance for final redemption than
tho oue who is so filled with the measure
of his own importance that he is satisfied
to let things remain as they are, secure
in the belief of bis owu salvation with?
out further elTort on hill part.
A just man may fail many times; but
he will not be utterly cast down, says
the Bible, while the wicked will bo los*
Progress is a' law of human life in
moral as well as material things, and
while the pathways of existence are dotted
everywhere with mounds of buried hopes
and departed ambitions, these monu?
ments of failure only serve to intensify
the oll'orts of those who are coming on
behind, and will yet enable the race to
reach the mark of higher calling which
has been placed before it by the Redeeiner
In the stern arena of battle many brave
and gallant men perish at the beginning
Ol the conflict, while tho way forward is
strewn with the dead bodies of others
equally as courageous who perished in
the efl'u t to reach the aoal; but when vic?
tory crowns the eiforts of the remainder,
their success is no more the result of
their owu efforts than of tho sufferings
and sacrifices of those who fell upon the
bloody field. So io the battle of life, tho
weaknesses of those unable to stand the
strain of an unequal stiuggle will serve
as, a warning to others, and while an
All-Wise and All-Pitying Father will
deal with tho former, their example may
be the means of saving millions from the
pitfalls into which they had fallen
It is foliy supreme for any one to arro?
gate perfection to himself; it is the part
of wisdom to admit an error and repent
a Bin, and in the final summing up those
who are truly repentant have the assur
ance of that happlaess which will come
to all who truly seek forgiveness. ^.
VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND.
The action of the Virginia Democracy
has been accurately forecast, but, never
theless, the energy anil unanimity with
which it was taken are instructive.
There is no mistaking where the Demo?
crats of the Old Dominion are. They
reanuounce their adherence to the Chi?
cago platform in terms the most explicit.
They still favor a revenue as against a
protective tariff, are still In favor of the
income tax, still opposed to trusts, still
in favor of the free and unlimited coin?
age of silver at 16 to 1 without waiting
for the consent or co-operation of any
other nation. This is at once business,
fonsisteucy and courage. Where it does
not invite support it will command re?
spect, aud the campaign will not bo bur?
dened with either hugger-mugger or con?
tradictious. No speaker will be travel
iuu about the State Oub fall eating his
wcrds of last fall, or trying to evade In?
quiries as to the platform upon which he
is now standing.
It may be said, too, without any sort of
endorsement, of his principles, that Major
Tyler fully deserves the leadership he
has won. The record shows him to he
a very direct aud straightforward man
in politics as iu private affairs. He is
especially worthy to lead in tho silver
movement, because he has always been
an advocate of free coinage, and has
never for personal ends attempted to hide
or shift his position. He was one of the
first of the Virginia leaders to declare
against Mr. Cleveland's adherence to the
Republican sound money policy. He
came out promptly in a letter over his
signature in favor ot free coinage. He
was at that time a candidate for the gu?
bernatorial nomination of his party, and
the fear was expressed that his letter
would defeat him. His reply was as
prompt as his letter had been, and as
courageous. "I wonld rather," he said,
"go to defeat with a priuciple than be
successful without one." He has not
waiteil iu vain therefore for his reward.
He is now his party's nominee for gover?
nor and his election is assured.
What a contrast is here to tho Mary?
land Democrats, and especially of their
leader! In the oue State the Democracy
exhibits the full courage of its convic?
tions. It believes in something aud de
lines that something. Friends aud foes
alike can distinguish Us standard. In
tho other State the party's platform is a
deftly executed piece of insincerity. It
means anything or uothiug 119 ono
pleases. The Bryan men are asked to ac?
cept it because it mentions silver, aud
gold Democrats are asked to accept it lie
cause it mentions gold. It is n trick
which ought to cost the Democrncy the
Tn the oue lender are found candor and
thorough conviction, who wants no office
for himself or success for his party ex?
cept upon a clear statement, of purpose.
Ip the other leader are found evasion and
shiftiness of almost unmatched quality,
who can give a led fox pointers about
doubling on a trail, and who has never
pursued a straight course in his political
lil'.*. ? Washington Star.
WAGES OF MINERS.
Chicago Chronicle: It is probable that,
the average rate of wages paid to coal
mine's in Ohio fairly represents the rate
paid throughout tho bituminous coal re?
gions. It is higher than the Pittsburg
rates, bat not higher than other local
rates. The last ollicial report of the nine
Inspector of that State Is a record of
facts as to wages.
About 22,000 men were employed last
year in the Ohio coal mines. Of this
number 17,220 were "pick" miners, 570
were employed in operating digging ma?
chine.;, and 4,840 were machine followers,
blastlnu and loading machine mined coal.
Of 151,000,000 tons of coal mined in tho
State about three-fourths was dug out
with picks. ,
The following was the rate of wages
per day for the various classes of miners:
For pick miners, per day. if I. -17.
For machine followers, per day, $1.80.
For machine operators, per day, $3.45.
But none ot the miners had work more
than part of the time, lhese wages were
earned only when the men were fully em?
ployed. Bast year the "pick" miners
were idle fully ?ix months and tho ma?
chine m'ners were idle seven months. So
the daily rate of wages does not indi?
cate the actual amount of money
that was earned The total amounts re?
ceived by tho various classes of miners
for tho year were as follows:
Yearly amount paid pick miners, euch,
Yearly amount paid machine followers,
Yearly amount paid machine operators,
Deducting the machine operators, who
are less than one in forty of the miners
of all classes, the average weekly wages
of t lie Ohio miners is $4.84. This sum
expended on the system of the "pluck
me" stores constituted the means of sup?
port for each m.uer and his family.
No wonder they strike
It. Is always gratifying to receive testi?
monials for Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy, and when the en?
dorsement is from a physician it is espe?
cially so. ? ''There is no more satisfactory
or effective remedy than Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhcea Remedy,'1
writes Dr. R. E. Rohey, physician and
pharmacist, of Olney, Mo.; and as he has
used the remedy in his own family for
six years, he ihonld certainly know. For
sale by H. C. Barnes, "Ho puts up pre?
USE CRYSTAL SPRING SOAP.
Everybody uses soap, but few think
about the kind that would be best to
use. We think about soap, and put
thought into it. You 'do the using, aud
we'll do the thinking.
THE WHITLOW SIGN PAINTING
All wishing to have their fronts deco?
rated or grained aud new signs, give us
a call. We do all kinds of sign painting;
third Moor over Wm. F. Baker's, No 11 1
Salem jtvenuo. H. R. Whitlow, Manager.
Read) to Jump Right Into
And take all sorts of chances for success.
Such is the pluck of the einbyro politi?
cian with little judgment aud rough
shod he taxes "pot luck." So with all
people who display little judgment; they
go "Rough Shod" all their lives, while
painstaking, careful, frugal, prosperous
pgjpple go to headquarters, The Roanoke
Shoe Co., the spot cash money savers,
where they find latest styles, best qual?
ity, and go WELL SHOD through life.
These men are einbyro statesmen. The
eyes of the people are on these men while
the feet of the people come to
Roanoke Shoe Co.,
Spot Gash Money Savers.
A SERIES OF WAILS.
The Desertion of Hadford by the Norfolk
The Advance i? still here. The Norfolk
an 1 Western has no striug tied to it.
And now it is reported that the divis?
ion offices are to be moved.
The country, especially this section,
don't want any railroad men iu the leg
Hadford people don't want to mak* any
mis'ake iu the candidate for the legisla?
Two weeks ago the railroad was com?
pelled to run two engines into the shops
at this place for repairs.
Mr. Moffett's small mule is still left to
us, but the railrcad may confiscate that
before they are through.
As soon as the Norfolk and We?tern
railway gets through doing up Radford
will it please turn its attention to Vick
For some cause or other the Norfolk
aud Western railway ilon't love Radford
much. Now, mind, when we get another
railroad things will be different.
We can't get out of Hadford without
riding on the Norfolk and Western rail?
way, consequently we have made up our
minds to remain bete.
When the Norfolk and Western shall
have played her last card, then Had'ord
will wake up with a full hand aud do
Wonder if the Norfolk and Western
railway will allow the people to sit at the
depot and watch the trains go hyf
Don't build up othe ? towns by pulling
doirn your own. If your merchants
haven't what you want, do without.
Let's go back to the good old days of
'?1!) and haul our freight from the nearest
point on the Chesapeake anil Ohio witti
The steel bridge is still on top of the
Norfolk and Western, anil she can't help
herselt. That's cue thing they uin't
If there is any town on the Norfolk and
Western railway that is prospering it is
one where that corporation owns lots of
property, and they are doing the "boom"
act for their benefit?to unload.
A number of years ago the Norfolk and
Western railway did the very saino thing
they are doing now, and it proved a fail?
ure. How it will now pan out remains
to be seen.
The Norfolk and Western is playing its
last card with Hadford, and Radford will
be here with the same name when the
Noifolk and Wes'ern will have new let?
terings on her cars. It is not the only
bean in the basket
There will be no railroad shops, no
yards, no division offices, no nothing
when the railroad moguls get through
cutting: but Kadford will still be here.
She may figure as a wide place in the road
for a while, but it won't bo long. We
are bound to get out of our uresent rut.
There is too much good property here.
It won't be sacrificed.?Ha<'ford Advance.
TO RULE VIRGINIA ELKS.
Cnrter I). Neal, of Richmond, Hundred by
the Grand Lodge.
Riehmond, Va., Aug. 14. -The. Grand
Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent Order of
Elks has appointed Mr. Carter D. Neal,
of Richmond, District Deputy Grand Ex?
alted Ruler of the State of Virginia.
This appointment puts an end to a very
vigorous contest for this honor between
the Richmond, Norfolk and Portsmouth
lodges. Mr Neal, who succeeds Mr. H.
B. Watkins, of Danville, is a past, exalted
ruler of the Richmond 'odge, and was
the last delegate from No. <5 to the grand
lodge. The order has eleveu branches iu
Tetter, Salt-Rheum nnd Eczema.
The intense itching and smarting, inci?
dent to these diseases, is instantly allayed
by applying Chamberlain's Eye and
Skin Ointment. Many very bad c?es
have been permanently Ci:red by it. It
is equally efficient for itching piles and
a favorite remedy for sore nipples,
chapped hands, chilblains, frost biteB
and chronic sore eyes. 25 cts. per box.
Dr. Cntly's Condition Powders, nie
just what a horse needs when in bad
condition. Tonic, blood purifier nnd
vermifuge. They are not food but
medicine and the best in uso to put a
horse in prime condition. Price 25
cents per package.
Strawbeiry lee Cream made of fresh
strawberries at J. J. Catognl'a.
Gall ana See Kb For
HARD WOOD MANTELS,
TILES and GRATES,
J. H. MARSTELLER,
No. 21 E. Campbell Ave.
Opens Sept. Qtlh-.
One of the Leading Schools of the South.
Superior advantages in all departments. A full corps of European and American
?eachers specially prepared for their respective positions. Magnificent moun?
tain scenery. College located iu the Valley of Virginia, famed for health. The
Sciences and Ancient Languages taught by an A. B. of Princeton and Harvard
Universities; English by an Honor graduate of Vassar: French and German by
a teacher of European advantages; Instrumental Music by skilled pianists.
The Director ol this department is a graduate of one of tho lending German* Con?
servatories. Instructor of Vocal Music educated in the Boston Conservatory and
the School" of Italy. Art Department in charge of a Iudy educated at the Art
League and Schools of Paris. All branches of Art are taught, including
pen and ink drawing, water colors, charcoal, crayon, pnstel, tapestry, etc. A
thorough Business Course given when desired. Teacher of this department has
been educated iu the Schools of New York. Day patronage solicited.
For catalogue and other information address the President,
MATTIE P. HARRIS, Roanoke, Virginia.
LIKE THE BEE, BE WISE.
Make provision while yqu
may for the winter <>i' life. (i<>
to the ant, and sei- how she
builds her habitation. Arc you
not worth much more than such
little creatures? They all own
a home. Do you?
The chances we offer now
are better by far than any
^ J^R^ti* clearing-out sale
Residence on Campbell avenue, near
Park street, I) rooms, can be purchased
for half the real value.
Two lots on Henry street s. w., $'200
each, terms any way.
'Owo lots on Lewis Addition. 50 by BIO
feet, $150 each. Payments to suit mir
Best lot. best locaiir.n in Southeast
Roanoke, or Seventh avenue, in 'front of
Mr. JnninsMcGebee's residence, 50x130,
Two lots on Eleventh street car line n.
w.. 50x1110 feet, $150 each.
Two lots on Dale avenue s. c, 40x180
leet, $100, $5 cash $*i pet month.
Lot on Second avenue n. w.. 50x130
feet, just west of Park street, $170.
A great sacrifice of one of the most val?
uable residences of Franklin road; for sale
on reasonable, terms.
A bargain iu a lot on Tazewell avenue.
Two houses and lots on Park street n.
w., in good' repair Price and terms
strictly In keeping with the times. ,
Hcuse on Centre avenue n. w., weli lo?
cated, 0 rooms, big lot, good '.stable, only
Three-room cottage Southeast, conve?
nient to Roanoke Machine Werks, only
$350, $."( cash, $") per month.
One of the cosiest cottages iu the city
can be found in Hast Roanoke, which we
are offering at $000. Very easy terms.
A large variety of choice fruit,good stable
OD lot, just what, you want.
Big bargain, ?k lot 50x130, Eighth avenue
Several lots West End, well located, at
We will not only furnish you with va?
cant lots and houses ready built at hard
times prices iu any patt of the city, but
will furnish you a lot and build you a
house or will build on your ow:j lot and
make the payments about the same as
rent. Call and let us lalk the matter over.
ELLIS BROS,, 104 Jeirson Street.
Attempt ii Perilous Trip Through the
Grand Canyon of the Colorado.
Glenwood Springs. Col., Aug. 14. ?Drs.
Miller and Babcock started in a iow boat
to day on a voyage down the Grand river
to the Grand Canyon ?f Colorado in
Utah, A crowd watched their depart?
ure. Tho doctors are expert oarsmen and
are confident of success iu their under?
taking in spite of the failure of many
similar attempts, SC me of which resulted
in the death of the boatmen.
BRHIDKNTH AL RESIGNS.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 14.? The Popudst
Central committee has aeeepted the resig?
nation of John \V. Breidenthnl, leader of
the Kaunas Populists, and chairman of
their State committee, since the organi?
zation of their party. Taylcr Riddle, a
Fusionist Populist, was named as his
successor. Mr. Breidenthnl announces
that his duties as State Bank commis?
sioner prevent him from giving sufficient
attention to party matters, but it is
stated on the other hand, that he has
not been altogether in harmony with the
adrniui?tration of Governor Leedy.
$100 REWARD, $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased
to learn that there is at least one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages aud tlu>t is Catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive
cure now known to the medical frater?
nity. Catarrh being n constitutional ills
ease requires a constitutional treatment.
Hnll's Catarrh Cure is taken internally,,
icting directly upon the blood and nat?
ions surfaces of the system, thereby de?
stroying the foundation of tho disease,
\ai givlug the patient strength by bu'ld
ing up the constitution and assisting na?
ture in doing its work. Tho proprietors
liave so much faith in its curative powers
that they oiler One Hundred Dollars for
iny case that it fails to cute. Send for
list of testimonials.
Address, F. J. CHENEY & CO., To
Sold by druggist?, Toe.
FINE MILITARY BAND.
AI. G. Field has always devoteda great
deal of his attention to the instrumental
aud musical features of his minstrel
companies, and this season that portion
of the orgnnir.ation is stronger than ever
before. His*military*brass~hand, Sunder
the effective leadership of Band Master
Chester Nims, is the most coinplece ever
seen upon the roal, and the concert ren?
dered Oy Mr. Nims aud his superb band
d uritig the noonday parade is replete
with selections of the 3tanilard and pop?
ular order, ami is one of the pleasing in?
cidents attending a visit of the Field
Company. The orchestra is composed of
picked soloists and is directed by the su?
perior of all minstrel leaders, Eddie
Fox, and they to a large degree send the
performance alone with the dash, vim
and vigor for which it is noted. The AI.
G. Field Big While Minstrels open the
season at the Academy of Music Au?
A DIPLOMAT DEAD.
Washington, August 14.?Pom Kwaog
Soh, president of the privy council of
Korea, and ex-minister to this c-untry,
died at his residence here at 8:80 o'clock,
this afternoon of acute consumption, ag?
gravated by over exercise. He was 48
SOMETHING TO DEPEND ON.
Mr. James Jones, of the drug firm of
Jones Son, Cowden, 111., in speaking
of Dr. King's New Discovery, says that
last winter his wife was attacked with
La Grippe, and her case ?rew so serious
that physicians at Cowdim and Puna
could do nothing for her. It seemed to
develop into hasty consumption. Having
Dr. King's New Discovery in store, nnd
selling lots of it, he took a bottle home,
and to the surprise of all she began to get
better from first dose, and half dozen
dollar bottles cured her sound and well.
Dr. King's New Discovery for Consump?
tion, Coughs and Colds is guaranteed to
do tliis good work. Try it. Free trial,
bottles at Massie's Pharmacy, 100 Jeffer?