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EDWARD JETER, REPORTER.
Miss Mollie Lemon, one of the princi?
pals of Salem Graded School, has gone on
h visit to friends at Nace, Botctourt
Rev. W. L. Lemon and wife, of Col?
umbus, Ohio, have 'gone on a visit to
friends in Bedford county.
To-morrow is court day. A mass meet?
ing will be held at^ 12 o'clock to select
delegates to the legislative convention
which convenes in Salem September 3,
Wickham Renshnw, who has been vis?
iting the family of Rector E. W. Hub
bard, left yesterday for his home in
Clarke county, Va.
Mrs. V. I. Miller, of Buena Vista, is
visiting at Mrs.'Wm. McCauley's on East
Miss Belle Dillow, who has been visit?
ing the' family of J. A. Moore in West
Salem, returned yesterday to Roanoke
Jackson Beale, the popular Main street
merchant, left yesterday for his home in
Mrs Lula Bowers left yesterday for a
visit to her brother, the Her. Ceo. L.
Brown, at his home in Bridnewater,
Buckingham county. She was accompa
nied by her brother, J. R. C. Brown, Sr.
Miss Mary Booth returned from a
pleasnnt visit to her old home in Frank?
Dame Rumor is responsible for the re?
port that a certain young woman who
lives on Main street, will in a short"tinse
wed a former Salem young man,and that
they will later make their heme iu a dis?
The young men of the city gave another
delightful german on Friday night iu the
club room on College aveuue . These
dances are very pleasant and |entir?ly in?
Misses Oracle Grayhill, Hortense Bur?
ton and Butt ic Simmons, three charuiiug
ladies of Botetourt county, are visiting
at Mrs. B. W. Logan's in West Salem.
Win. H. Terry, formerly a merchant of
Salem, now a prosperous wholesale drug?
gist of Norfolk, Va.. was iu the city Fri?
day shaking bands with old friends.
Luther Huffman and A. C. 'Bear 'left
yesterday for the Bear Lithia Spriuirs,
where the former goes on a visit.
Isam Brown, colored, was tried yester?
day afternoon in Mayor Youngcr's court
charired with selling whiskey without n
license. His case was conducted by At
orney Simpson and he was acquitted of
Prof. Wm. B. Alwood, of the V. P. I.,
delivered an interesting address Friday
night at the courthouse on the origin and
lffe of San Jose scale. Ife explained its
discovery for the first timeout San Jose,
California, and said that it was first in?
troduced intoVirginia at Cburlottesville,
supposed to have been brought, there on
some nursery stock imported from New
Jersey. He also spoke of its wonderful
spread, iucludinc its deathly march in
many places in Virginia.
Jacob S. Baer was elected chairman of
the meeting and a committee composed
of the following well known gentlemen
were appointed to confer with and try to
iuterest the board of .supervisors of Roa?
noke county to the end that they appro?
priate some money with which to fight the
insect in this county: Col. A. M. Bow?
man, Robert Logan, Walter Watson, W.
H. RntbriuT and _W. R. Whitescarver.
A committee was appointed to confer
with the fruit farmers of this scetion in
reference to organizing an association for
the extermination of tbelpests. lohn H.
Palmer, John A. Francis, A. M. Bow?
man, aud Jas. G. Wertz were appointed
ou this committee. On motion of Cclonel
Bowman a vote of thanks was tendered
to Professor Alwood for this address.
Major Robert Page, of Lynchburg,
well-known here, was in the city Thurs?
day. He was much pleased with the
many substantial improvements in Salem
since be left here to live in the Hill Cl y
and intimated that he lnlaht one day tlx
np his property on East Main street and
leturn to his first love.
AT THE CHURCHES.
At the Methodist Church?Rev. J. A.
Armstrong will occupy his pulpit morn?
ing and evening.
At the Lutheran Churoh?Rev. Ar
mtmd Miller,of New York, will preach in
the forenoon and C. W. Hell at night.
At the Freshrterlnu?Rev. 'JSSt. Camp?
bell will preach in the foreno?on and nt
At the Baptist Church?Rev. R. E L.
Ay lor will preacU in the forenoon and at
night the Tyree Missionary Society will
hold their regular monthly meeting.
Rev. Mercer Logan, of Wythevlle, will
preach morning and night at the Episco?
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE.
At Washington?Washington, 7 runs,
13 bits,2 errors..Brooklyn, Mi uns, 1 1 bits,
0 errors. Batteries: Mercer and Farrell;
Daub and Smith.
At Pittsburg?Pittsburg, 0 runs, 13
hits, 3 errors. Louisville, 3 runs, 9 hits,
3^errors. Batteries: Killen and Sugdeu;
Hill and Wilson.
At Cincinati?ten inniugs, Cincinnati,
0 runs, 12 hits, 5 errors. Chicago, 10
runs,13 hlts,errors. Batteries: Ehret and
Peitz; Thorntou and Donohue.
At Cleveland?Cleveland, 5 runs, 11
hits, 1 error. Bt Louis, 10 runs,ll hits, 0
errors. Batteries, Brown and Zlaimer;
Colemaa and Douglass.
At New York?New York, G runs, 8
hits, G errors Boston, 4 runs, G hits,) 3
errors. Batteries: Husie and Warner:
Lewis and Bergeu.
At Philadelphia?teniunings?Phi la
delphia, 10 runs, 14 hits, 3 errors" Balti?
more, 11 runs, 20 h'ts. 4 errors Batter?
ies: Orth and McFarland: Hotter and
Standing of the Cluus. i\v L P Ct
Boston. 04 30 082
Baltimore. GO 30 ?72
Cincinnati. 68288 ?48
New York. .r>4 3G G00
Cleveland. 40 44 525
Chicago. 47 50 485
Pittsburg. 4; 51 453
Louisville. 43 54 445
Philadelphia. 42 53 441
Brooklyn. 38 54 412
Washington. 3(5 55 400
St. Louis.2G 71 2C9
standing ok tiik clubs. W L PCt
Newark. 04 37 034
Lancaster. GO ^1 591
Richmond. 72 40 505
Hartford. 5" 44 551
Norfolk. 47 47 504
Patersou. 4G 5G 451
Athletics.4e 57 418
Reading.29 72 287
WILL END THE NVAR.
New York, August 14.?The Cuban
leaders here "claim that the killing of
Cunovas wi'l end the Cuban war. They
say that no matter who tue new leader
may be he cannot overcome the errors of
Weyler, who must resigu. The .Cubans1
loss so f >r is 30,C00, while that of the
Spaniards is over 40,000. They are hold?
ing a quiet jollification.
A CHEMISE INJURED.
Madison, Wis., August 14.?Professor
Lincoln, of the State University, was
terribly disflimred by an explosion of
chemicals while working in his labora?
WILL BE PERPLEXING.
Washington, August 14.?The Presi?
dent will have the perplexing question of
Oklahoma politics to confront htm wdien
he'returus to Washington. It is charged,
and with considerable evidence to back
it up, that George D. Orput and B. T.
Nainer, candidates for marshal, 'deliber?
ately paid rt oney for positions to which
they were about to he appointed.
VIRGINIA GOLD FIELDS.
Gold Mining P-operty in Louisia County
From "Which Thousands of Dollars in
Gold Have Been Taken?R.M.Kent,
Louisa, Va., Present Owner.
The mine referrod to in this article is
situated about bix miles from Miueral,
on tlu. Chesapeake and Ohio railroad, and
thirtceu miles from Louisa Courthouse
and about one mile from the Sulphur
Mines, terminus of brauch of said road.
This mine as far as developed is exclu?
sively a gold mine and in the immediate
section of the famous "Arminius," "Sul
phur"and "Teu?'er||Flat" pyrites mines,
which are being .worked so profitably
This mine was partially worked and
developed more than sixty years ago and
large quantities of gold have beeu trotten
from it It has, however, never been
workedjunder any improved conditions of
machinery or with any requisite amount
At times before "the late civil war it
was worked by the 'owners, simply dig?
ging tip the earth and washing with sim?
ple home-made hand washers, with slave
labor, iu thls'crude way getting out a
great denl of gold, which was to .thein a
very profitable business. ? These owners
(three in number) died and for a long
time nothing was done, as it was then
owned by the minor children. In the
year 1837, Prof. B. Silliraan, Jr., A. M.,
of Massachusetts, visited and examined
the mines of this region and made the
following report ou this conuty (Louisa):
"The gold being generally disseminated
iu the quartz of this gold region it is ob?
vious that it must have been laid by in
its stony bed at the same time the quartz
and the slaty rock in which it is contain?
ed were deposited. This fact increases
the probability that the gold will not be
exhausted. $7,000 value of gold was
found in the Tinders mine *in Louisa i.i
the course of one week. .'Jenkins, now
R. M. Kent's tract, one hundred and
nlue acres, adjoining on the uortheast,
$2,000 to $3,000 per annum. The famous
Walton mine is three miles southwest."
Other mines are spoken of iu this
county by Prof. Silliman.
Edward S. Mansfield, a resident of this
section, makes the following statement:
"Wheu quite ayoungmau, say abnnt the
year 1838 ;to 1841, I superintended the
working of the McGehee or Jenkins gold
mine (as it was then called), then owned
by my father and othjrs. We*worked our
slaves and for surface cold only, with no
reference to a vein. We had only the
most simple machinery, "made"at home,
merely hand washers. We generally
worked six hours, obtaining rarely less
than live dollars per day and sometimes
striking iv rich deposit out of which we
would get several hundred dollars,
always making a fine average each day.
In our explorations we sank a small shaft
cf about twenty feet deep uear the creek,
and we struck what is supposed to be
the vein and a very rich deposit of gold,
aud took out in two days between two
and three thousand dollars. Having no
engine nor pump we could not keep the
water out and had to abandon it. It is
now filled with water to within n few
feet of the surface. Soon after this the
owners all die'1, leaving children and
grandchildren, who cou'd not carry du the
miuing, and for a long time nothing was
done with this property. Recently the
present owner (R. IM, Kent) has made
several shafts (fiveiu all) on the vein aud
has found the same (mart/, at all of them,
some carrying very much gold and others
but little. From one shaft four or five
pounds of quartz were "recently sent to
Professor Potter, of St. Louis, Mo., for
assay. He reports that to be worth $47.00
per ton. It may be "proper to "say that
while the foregoing is'mainly about the
McUoheo (now Kent) mine there are other
mines in Louisa county which are known
to be of great value.
This district may not be as rich as the
Klondyke district, but the finds iu the
past years as well as of recent date show
beyond question that, this county abound
in the yellow metal. Besides the fine
gold some very nice nuggets have been
recently found, some weighing as much
as forty-four grains. We all look with
confidence to the near future when the
wonderful resources of Old Virginia shrtll
become developed nud gold will by no
means play a small part in the minerals
of the State.
The Fidelity Wall Paper Company, of
this city, which begau business a few
years ago in a small way, furnishes evi?
dence that even in the dullest times well
directed energy bringt* its rewards. C.
A. Woolford. the manager c f the com?
pany, ban by strict attention to every
detail of his business and by diligent and
intelligent study of the wants of the peo?
ple, been able to build up the largest and
most successful wall paper nud house
decorating business in Southwest Vir?
ginia, if not the most extensive in the
State. The office and warerooms of the
company are located in the Exchnnge
building, where in addition to carrying
n large stock of every article known to
the house decorating trade, opportunities
are offered the house owner to select, by
saaiple, from the*largest manufacturing
companies in America. Notwithstand?
ing the hard times the Fidelity Wall Pa?
per Company, by "keeping everlastingly
ar- it." lias pulled its way to the solid
shore of prosperity, and now that there
are signs of improvement lb general the
company is fully prepared to fill the
wants of the people ia its line. Mummer
Woolford gives emnloyment to only the
best mechanical skill in his line, and all
work turned out by bis company may be
depended upon to be first class in every
particular. The Fidelity Company has
recently done some of the handsomest
decorating work ever done in this city or
the South. The company gaurantees its
work to he of the tirst grade, and.'it fur?
ther guarantees to do the finest grade cf
work known to the wall paper and decora?
ting trade. Those contemr luting build?
ing or renovating should give the Fidel?
ity Company a call.
Old people who require medicine to re?
gulate the bowels and kidneys will And
the true remedy in Electric Bitters. This
medicine does not stimulate and contains
no whiskey nor other intoxicant, but acts
as a tonic and alterative. It acts mildly
on the stomach and bowels, adding
strength and giving tone to the organs,
thereby sliding Nature in the perform?
ance of the function. Electric bitters is
an excellent appetizer aud aids digestion.
Old people And it just exactly what they
need. Price fifty cents and $1 per bottle
at Massie's Pharmacy.
ELEGANT LINE OF CARPETS.
We have just received one of the largest
and finest lines of carpets ever displayed
In Roanoke and of great variety. We in?
vite the public to inspect them. Out
stock of furniture embraces every article
for household and otlice use.
OVERSTRBET & THURM AX,
18 and 20 Campbell avenue.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it fails
to Cure. <!?c. For sale by Chas. Lyle.
I keep on hand a complete line of dry
goods and notion samples for Guggen?
heimer & Co., and invite all merchants
to call, rooms No 1 and 2, over the old
postoflice ou Jefferson street.
W. H. PAULLING.
IRS, 1, C, M?SSIE,
On Sept. 13th, will reopen her English
and Classical School for Girls?also a
Preparatory Department for Young Chil?
dren?taught by the best of late meth
ode. Successful experience, a high stan?
dard, love for the pupil and the work, a
firm, kind discipline, commend this
school to the attention of parents. Mrs.
Mnsste will gladly give any information
124 Day or Seventh Avenue S, W.
8 10 1 in
BANNER MM IN SELLING CLOTHES.
In the regular way it's clearing sale for Summer
Clothes. It will be doubly interesting because of
necessity. We must have room for new goods con?
tracted for before the new tariff bill went into effect.
The present stock is in the way. Room is what we
LOWER AND LOWER GO PRICES!
All-Wool Suits, 84.50?actual value. 80.50.
All-Wool Suits, $6.50?actual value, 88.50.
All-Woo! Suits, 87. 50?actual value. 810.00.
All-Wool Suits, 810.00?actual value, 815.00.
All-Wool Suits, 812.50?actual value, 820.00.
Trousers, broken in price as much as 80.00 and
85.00, fine worsteds, for 82.50 and $3.50; 82.50 for
84.50 and 84.00 Cassimeres. Excellent sorts for 81.50.
BOYS' CLOTHES?$2.00 to 85.00 pays for the
choicest you'd desire for little and big boys.
Wonderful selling tin- past week in our Shirt De?
partment. Many lots, broken in sizes, reduced to
half of former prices.
Yon will lind interesting values in our Hat and Cap
Department. All Straws at less than cost.
Many things in Fur Goods?few of a kind to go at
in Furnishing Goods Department you will find cut
prices in Underwear, Hosiery. Neckwear, ifcc.
'Pake advantage of this Clearance Sale.
THE OLD RELIABLE
Philadelphia One-Price Clothing House.
NO KICK COMING.
You walk in my store, put on a pair of
easy shoos and pay me just a small price
for them and you are one of the liest sat
isfied men in town. My shoes are easj to
wear and easy to buy. Come to either
store?Salem avenue or Jefferson street.
WE AUK 'I'HI-. PEOPLE.
At least, we are the people's friend, for
we enable them to buy GOOD shoes
CHKAV. Come to either store?Malern
avenue or Jefferson street?and get a
square deal and a good pair of shoes.
A REAL CATARRH CURE.
The II) cent trial size of Ely's Cream
Balm can be bad of the druggist is suffi?
cient ' to demonstrate its great merit.
Send 10 cents, we will mail it. Full size
ELY BROS., ',(> Warrei: St.. N. Y. city.
Catarrh caused difficulty in speaking
and to a great extent loss of hearing. By
the use of Ely's Cream Balm droLplng of
mucus has ceased, voice and hearing have
greatly improved.?.1. W. Davidson,
Att'y at Law, Monmouth, 111.
Fresh Pineapples in to-day, sweet, and
luscious. Direct from the Florida pine
groves J. J.CATOGXI.
In the face of higher prices bound to come in view of the passage of the Dingley Tariff
Bill, we will offer a big collection of IMPORTED BLACK SERGES, Henriettas and
Figured Black Dress Stuffs at the Lowest Prices Ever Named for the Qualities.
Buy Your Black Dress Goods Now for the Fall.
Here's the List,
At 20c the yard, lo pieces of hi ami new
figured Black Goods, full 30 inch wide,
very stylish in appearance. Always the
40c quality. See them.
10 pieces very fine all wool imported
Serge.perfect shades of black, at 20c; the
future price will be 30c.
10 pieces very handsome quality all
?worsted Storm Serge in black at 2!)c.
Future price will be 45:s.
10 pieces very handsome quality full 40
inch wiile all wool French Serge at only
U0c, futire price will be 50c.
5 pieces 16 inch wide very fine twilled,
good heavy quality, all wool, French
Serge, at 40o the yaid, future price will
5 pieces 50 inch wide all wool French
Serges, very fine twill, handsome quality,
at only 60c the yard. Future price will
10 pieces fine black all wool Oer man
Henrietta, the sort you have paid 75c for.
tvill he that again in the near future;
these go this week at 4!)c.
10 pieces 40 inch wide very handsome
silky quality German Henrietta, worth
every cent of H5c, now to go at only GOc
Buy now and save money.
Lot of figured Mohairs und other fig?
ured black dress stuffs .at decidedly cut
prices to close them.
About 200 Counterpanes of all grades
from 5!>c to $2, will be offeted this week.
Special values among these.
Our Umbrella Sale
A great chance to get a good, fine qual?
ity Umbrella at the lowest posssiblc price.
Take advantage 3f this ofTering.
Every one of them of superior style and
50 Fine Twilled Gloria UmhreliRg, very
stylish handle, close ?Hing, and only $1.
25 very fine Taffeta Silk Umbrellas,
steel rods, nobbiest sort of handles; worth
$2.25, at $1.75.
25 Finer Grade Taffeta Silk Umbrellas,
the usual $3 sort, at $2.25.
50 very fine Taped Edged, Floe Quality
Black Taffeta Silk Umbrellas, with steel
rods, finest handles, at $2.SS and $3.50,
worth $3.50 and $4.60.
See this line of Umbrellas.
GREAT SPORT FOR
BARGAIN HUNTERS IN
WASH GOODS TO-MORROW.
All the remaining stock of desirable
wash stuffs yet>emaining on our counters
will be offered to-morrow atG 3-4c,regard-.
less of former prices. Lay 'em away irtrrii~
next spring if you don't need them now.
No such price will evei again be made
on such desirable stuffs in a long time.
iargalns Tlb.roij.g'ln.o-u.t t3b.e Store.