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The Pioneer Agents, ,
Represent' the largest foreign and
American companies. /
Twenty years' experience as agents and
adjusters; also issue surety bonds.
Commercial National Hank Building,
\Ui are nearly always as busy
W? as we can be.
Somehow we seem to stay that
We are working on the plan that
people buy where they get the
For Their Money.
We find the plan works well;
probably because it's well
NELSON & MYERS,
207 Second street s. w., Boanokc, Va.
Real Estate and Rental Agent,
110.1 Jefferson St., Roanoke, Va.
-Foj the Lynchburg Perpetual
-Building and Loan Co.
0 CUT THIS OUT !
JI and brine it to my store on Jeffer
4 > sou street and it will he accepted
<? as FIVE PER CENT, payment on
1 J any bill you may make.
I. BACHRACH. I
A DOG CONQUERS A SHARK.
Exciting Battle in tho Surf at Atlantic
Atlantic City, Aug. 80.?Thousands of
bathers witnessed an exciting marine
battle this mornimr. The fight was* be?
tween a handsome setter dog and a shark
over four feet in length. Tho dog was
Bwimmtna in the ocean," just beyond the
breakers when* he * was attacker' by tho
shark. The canine was handicapped by
the fact that his opponent was lighting
in his natural element, but bo put up a
strong defence and soon became the ag
gressor. Tho water was lashed into foam
by the fierce struggle that ensued, and
for a time it was hard to tell which ol
tho gladiators had tho better chauco of
becomlug tho victor.
Little by litt'e the dogTgained tho as?
cendancy over his opponent and the
water was dyed with tho life blood of the
expiring man eater. The four-footed
champion 'was loudly applauded as he
drauged *the fish ashore aud thou he
trotted modestly away as If such things
were of every day occurrence.
STEAMERS FOR THE YUKON.
Will Make 1? Knots and Only Draw
Three Foot of Water.
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 80.?Private let?
ters bring information that a private
company formed at Junoau has shipped
lumber and will build a thousand foot
wharf at Skaguay, doing away with
lighters and a large portion of the exces?
sive freight now chagred minors coming
up from tho beach.
Harenson aud Chi.coot, who purchased
and sent the steamers Anderson and W.
K. Morwin to the Yukon,' are preparing
to build two boats for tho Yukon river
trade. They will have a speed of seven?
teen knots per hour, will draw but three
feet of water, and'wlll carry 200 passen?
gers aud. 200 tons of freight. It is ex?
pected the lirst ivilllierendy May 1. They
will operate In connection with the
freight barges towed ;from the sound to
the mouth of the Yukon.
EUROPE'S DEMAND FOR GRAIN.
The Old World's Harvest Exhaordiua
Budapest, Aug." 80.?The ministry of
agriculture has issued its annual esti?
mate, in which it describes the world'.;
harvest as extraordinarily light. The
total yield of'wheat is placed at 573,700,
IIIto metric hundred-weight, while the
present annual requirements are esti?
mated at 055,160,000 metric bundled
It is calculated that, for IS'.)? and 1808
there will be a shortage of 50,800,000
hundred weight. The stocks remaining
on baud from 1800 are'approximately es?
timated at somewhere between 38,000,000
and 45,000,000. The total supply for tho
year, reckoning both the presort stocks
and the harvest, is estimated at from
010,11011,(1110 to051,0C0,000 metric hund-od
RECEIVED TO-DAY one car load of
Western White Cats. L. N. FOSTER &
CO , the Food Men, 101 Commerce street
HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU.
I have hot weather shoes for everybody.
Keep your feet nice and cool and you can
stand the hot weather. I have complete
stock in two stores?Salem avenue and
Jefferson street. BACHRACH.
| JK five minutes' notice |
Wc can obtain from our Records a copy of any job Sk
W of printing wc have done for you in the past five years Vf
f.lS ?maybe the past ten years. Our customers find this \f/
0\ very convenient at times?so do we J* Jl Jt ?t^f
# Cbc Stone Printing and mfg. Co., *
/i\ Edw. L. Stone, President, A*
? Opposite Hotel Roanoke, ROANOKE, VA. ^jy
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DESTITUTION* IS GREAT.
In the Bituminous District Over a Thou?
sand Persons Iluve Nothing to Ent.
Cincinnati O. Aug. 30.?A specinl from
Xelsonville, Ohio, says:
"Tho destitution among the minors
here is very great. Mayor Buckley gays
|,20U persons, the entire mining popula?
tion of this town, have absolutely noth?
ing to eat, and oue hundred of these are
sick. In this Immediate vicinity there
are 7,000 destitute people,a large number
of whom are children. .Local charity has
helped them until its moans bre gone.
Gardens supplied the wants of these peo?
ple until recently, hut that resource is
now exhausted. Relief committees have
been appointed for the entire district, hut
they are powerless to net on account of
hick of supplies. Nothing in cash or
supplies have been received bore this
week except $25 'u money. A citizens'
special committee is exerting itself to
secure temporary relief hy tomorrow.
If outside help 1*008 not come soon the
consequences will be appalling.
CUBANS NEED FOOD.
The Experiences of an Officer in the In?
Perry, Okla., Aug. 30. -Walter Youn?
ger, i. well-known Kansas and Oklahoma
newspaper man, has just returned from
a two years' stay in Cuba, whore ho was
an officer in the insurgent army. He says
the Cubans are suffering for food. Ho
was compelled to leave on this account.
For some time before ho left, he subsisted
on the buds of the royal palm tree.
Younger ' telts horrible tales of the
treatment of Cuban girls at the hands of
the Spanish soldiers. On many occa?
sions, bo says, uirls from 12 to 1? years
have been sold on the block for immoral
purposes. Several hundred were sold at
one time and purchased by agents of
Spanish odicers, who put them iu houses
Sandy P. Figsat & Co., suc?
cessors to Pitman and Evans,
Fancy Groceries, I 16 Salem
SHAXER'S G UA11ANTEE.
If you own a horse go to !J07 Salem ave?
nue and see what J. Shaner, the Ken?
tucky borseshoer, will guarantee to do
for your horse. His work stands on its
merits, and his pHces are right.
-y AWKKNOB S. DAVItt, Flto, Life and Accl
I l dent I: surance. No. 5 Campbell avenue W.,
North Urltleta and Mercantile), of London.
1'hlladelpbU Underwriters', of Philadelphia.
Phoenix, of London.
Scottish Union and National, of Kdlnbnrgh.
Norwich Union, of Knt;laud.
commor'lul Uulon. of London
New York Underwriters', of New York.
Lion l-'lre. of London.
Mutual Life losurance Co.. of New Y'orlr.
Standard Accident, of Michigan.
MISS OTSNEROS NOT IN PERIL.
No Severe Sentence to bo Imposed Upon
Havana, via Key West, Fin., Any. 80,
? It is asserteil here that it was the ill
teutlonlof Cartain General Weyler, as
the result of quiet and friendly influence
on the part of Consul General Lee, to is?
sue? an order dismissing the case of Evau
gelina Cossio Cisneros in a short time,
but in view of the publicity given to the
case and the many contradictory asser?
tions made in regard to it, the Captain
Geuernl has decided to postpone action for
The military commander of the Isle of
Pines recently stated'that many of the
statements made with reference to Se
norita CisnerosJwere without foundation,
and that as far as be could judge, no ex?
treme sentence would he imposed upon
Captain 'Genera! Weyler left Havana
this morniug with a small 'forco^ for the
purpose of carrying on military cperu
tions in the Province of Havana.
It is stated that Miss Cisneros is still
confined in the Cas,? Recojidas. occupy?
ing a .well-ventilated apartment in the
company of other ladies. It is denied
that she is ill. and she is allowed to re?
ceive visitors on three days of the week.
NO KICK COMING.
You walk in my store, put on a pair of
easy shoes and pay me just a .small price
for them ami you are one of the best sat?
isfied men In town. My shoes are eas\ to
wear and easy to buy. Come to either
store?Salem avenue or Jefferson street.
One thousand bushels of oats, flitedi
tons of middlingd und one cat of line tim?
othy hay. The quality is right, the prices
are rieht. Call on J* A. HOOVER, the
? Feed Man. 'Pho^e214,214 Salem avenue.
A REMARKABLE INVENTION.
Will be an Additional Safety to
Chicago, Aug. 80.?Georgs V.I.Trott, of
Chicago,? former teleginph operator, has
devised a system which will soon be put
in operation on the Pennsylvania rail?
road, and by which every train on tho
line, it is said, will be put in coustant
com-'unieation with the statiou next
ahead, or when desired, with the train
dispatcher or any public telegraph sta?
A traiu equipped with tho Trott system
would at all times be oa a "loop'" circuit,
extending to the next teiegrapn station
ahead. To send messages or receive thorn
from other stations tho operator at tho
proper station wotdd only have to ''cut
in'1 by moans of a jack Bprluif on one of
the regu'ar telegraph wires.
Mr. Trotts device involves no now or
untried principles. It is an adaptation
of the street railway tiolly or third rail
of tho elevated tail ways. Two insulated
metallic rails are laic between and par?
allel with tho usual rails. They are not
connected. At intervals equal in length
to tho Circuit i-t is desired to establish a
trolly mechanism, which, consisting of
throe pairs of wheels, connected in mul?
tiple by ''knuckle" joints and hinged to
the footboard of tLo locomotive, ruus UU
der'tho tender.on the inner rails. Tho
contact of tho metallic wheels with tho
metallic rails closes, the circuit, as tho
wheels are joined by a metallic frame?
work. Insulated wires conduct tho cir?
cuit into tho locomoitvo cab and by
menus of the bell cord into any part of
the train desired
(BURIED A DEAD PEDDLER.
A Confession Made in tho Hope of Saving
a [Fiend's Neck.
Charleston, W. Va., Aug. 30.?Chris?
topher Slack, now serving a term in the
penitentiary for burglary, confesses that
about two years ago he anil about Ja half
dozen others met a peddler, .lohn Wise?
man, on tho road and killed him for his
money,getting in all ?85 in cash and other
They burned the llesh off the hone? and
then buried them. Black made th<> con?
fession under the impression that the
murder was about to get out and ho
wonld bo hung. He turned State's evl
dtnc to save himself. Officers have gone
up the river to arrest the persons named
by Black as accomplices.
CUBA IS NEARLY 1* REE.
So are my shoes, as the price on them
is so lew that it makes them nearly free.
Shoes for big feet and shoes for little
feet?all kinds ol shoes in my two stores
?Salem avenue aud Jefferson street.
It Is always gratifying to receive testi?
monials for Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy, and when the in?
dorsement is from a pbytician it is espe?
cially so. "There Is no more, satisfactory
or effective remedy than Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera ami Diarrhi ca Remedy,"
writes Dr. H. E. Robey. physician and
pha-maclst, rf Olney, Ma.; and as he has
used the remedy in his own family for
i six years, he should certainly know. For
i Bale by H. C. Barnes, "Ho puts up pre?
WHAT DO YOU WANT
FOR YOUR MONEY?
Insurauco that insures, whether FIRE,
LIFE or ACCIDENT?
RO. M. KB NT, JR.
and you are curtain to get the heat. Of?
No. 107 Terry Uulld>ug.
-? AG B-:XTS.-?
7 Campbell Ave.? Roanoke, Va.
Will Begin Its Twelfth Annual Ses?
sion Wednesday Sept. 8,
With a larger number of teachers than
over before. This school now takes a
high rank among the educational institu?
tions of the state, because it has been
MARKEDLY SUCCESSFUL in the
training of boys, throwing around them
influences that will inspire' to better and
more useful lives and act as incentives to
continued progress and a successful ca?
Our boys tiro taught how to study and
their minds are cultivated so that they
may be prepared for any useful life the
future may open for them.
Parents cannot afford to neglect the
opportunity Alleghany offers for the best
for Catalogue Address
SIDNEY SPEIDEN HANDY,
Head Master, Roanoke, Va
Invested at an opportune time makes a saving of thousands of dollars for Roanokers.
Big Importations of Fine Dress Goods, in Blacks and Novelties, Fine Silks, &c., now
ready. introduction to a big Fall business begins Monday, August 30th. Buy
Early and Get The Very Choicest.
BIG SALE OF FINE LINENS.
A rare opportunity tu get the finest
linens at a saving of 25 per cent.
Fine Fringed Table Sets?cloth 2 1-2
yards hum, 1 do/.. Doylies to match?reg?
ular value $5?only $'-5.75.
Fine Fringed Table Sets?cloth S yards
long, 1 do/.. Doylies to match?only $4.50
Fine Hemstitched Table Sets, washed
German Damask?cloth 2 1-2 yards long,
I doz. napkins to match?only $7.
Fioe Hemstitched Sets?cloth -i yards
long, 1 doz. napkins to match, $7.5(1
Fine Knotted Fringe Table Sets in fine
!I:i>?:t satin Damask, in nile green, light
blue, pink ami dark blue?the newest, in
line linens is colored sets?2 1-2 yard
cloth and 1 do/.. Doilies to match, $0.
Fringed Linen Table (Moths with red
borders. 2 1 I yards long?onlv 02 l-2c,
Fringed Linen '''able Cloths with red
liorders,2 1-2 yards long? onlv 80c; worth
72-inch line bleached Damask, worth
$1.25 yard, for onlv $1.
Napkins, large size, to match linen, $1
72-Inch bleached Damask in beautiful
designs at 75c. yard.
72 inch plain Satin Damask, with
? inch satin border; never less than $1.25,
here for $1.
Special big values in IInest linen Table
Cloths 2, 2 12 and '! yards long,$2.50, $3,
s i 50 and $5 each.
50 dozen Napkins, dinner size, good
$1.25?only $1.12 12 per doz.
25 dozen 3-4 Napkins at $1.00?actual
every day value $1.75.
20 d'-zen 8-4 Napkins, very line grade
linen, a good representation of the $U.50
sort?special at $2.75 dozen.
Special in line grade of IMcached Doi?
lies?always $1 dozen hefore?only 75c;
only about 15 dozen left.
20 dozen very due Doilies?the $1.50
sort; a bargain at $1.25 dozen.
100 dozen heavy all linen Doilies. Spe?
cial value at 60c dozen.
45-inch Art. Embroidery Linens for
drawn work and embroidery purposes,
50c and 75c.. These two arc great favor?
ites with artists.
30-inch line Irish Linen?really wi rtli
157 l-2c for 25c yard.
25 dozen extra large Damask To?v?ls,
25x52 inches; knotted fringe, only 25c.
pne lot line grade Damask Towels
Worth !;7 1-2, 30c ami 50c each?only 2Uc
25-dozen lot very fine Satin Damask
Towels, worth 50c to 75c each. Any of
them for 50c each.
Extra fine towels tit 02 l-2c, 75. SDc ami
$1 each. See them.
NOVELTY DR SS GOODS Fi)R
FALL AND WINTER.
These are the very newest and nobbiest.
GET FIRST PICK.
36-inch pretty "Granite" suitings in
blue, green ami brown with any tlay
"shots"' of black--really worth ;I7 l-2c?
86 Inch novelty Dress Goods, baring
pretty ''capering" designs in black play?
ing on grounds of green, blue,brown rind
red; to be a 50c goods; here now for
II7 1 -2c.
!!!)-inch "seedy" cheviots in carelessly
woven designing culminating in a strik?
ing resemblance to three-leaf clover.black
on tcrounds of red, green, blue and brown
?only 50c: rich and rare.
46-inch "Two-toned" Cheviots, in the
Princess of Wales diagonal weave, black
and brown, black and red,black an?1 pur?
ple, the si sort; a lucky hit for buyers,
50-inch Cheviot Serges,the foreign sort,
blue, brewn, green, black; only 75c.
?Hi inch "Seedy" Granite in the "two
toned"* effects?black ami red, hlack and
bine, black and green, 75c a yard.
42-inch "two toned" silk ami wod
Bengallnes?nobbv and "up-to-date"?
black anil apple green, black ami hun?
ter's green, black and red, black and
blue; Sl yard.
Ladies' White Handkerchiefs, hem?
stitched am' embroidered?only 5c.
Ladies' H. S. Mourning Handkerchiefs,
Ladies1 line embroidered Handker?
chiefs?white witn black embroidery?
something new?only 12 l-2c.
50-dozen Ladies' lino Swis? Embroid?
ered Handkerchiefs at 10c and 12 l-2c.
Of the recent things we mention the
beautiful things in tine Irish Point Table
('overs. Pillow Shams ami Bureau and
Boufet Scarfs. These aie "up-to date."
Bureau anil Hotifet Scarfs 5|lo to $1.25
Table Covers and Pillow Shams 611c to
It ? ill make you feel uuod tc see them.
(Jet your fall dresses antl waists now.
Don't, wait. Herejare bargains you won't
see for many a day:
211-inch Black "Seedy" Armure, a
beauty, $1 a yard.
23-inch black "Luxer" for people who
want to dress elegantly?a first-class
$1.50 silk, $1.25 a yard.
215-inch Black Peau do Stun, extra
weight and finish: you never s;t\v better
for $1.25?this only it $1 a yard.
21-inch Black Brocaded Duchesse, both
rich ami rare?exquisite designings In
scrolls, rosebuds and crysanthem urns?
this sort don't go for less than $1-- hap?
pily it's here lor 75o a yard.
151 inch Black Pnro t>ilk Taffeta, 50c.
2-1 inch Black Pure Silk Taffeta, 75c.
27-inch Black Pure Silk Taffeta, $1.
20-lnch rich Brocaded Silks and ratios
in the newest designs and color" for
waists for fall wear?see them, only 75c.
This department is teeming with fall
fabrics?the newest and best.
New Russian Fleeces for fall wrappers
and waists?beautiful, 10c.
SO styles beautiful outings at 8c and
30-inch Percales in the new fall styles,
"\V. R. and 0, Special" tine Sea
Island unbleached Cotton only 5c.
?10 pieces Ioftige Blue Denim?specially
large value at i)c, 10c. antl 12 l -2c.
!) ounce indigo Blue Denim?the 15c
sort, only 12 1-2.
30-inch Canton Flannel, special value
at () l-4c.
ICxtrn grade Canton Flannel at 8c.
FINE BLACK DRESS GOODS.
Greatest line of fine black Dress Goods
ever shown in Virginia this ?lde Rich?
mond. Come ami see. Big values with?
out end. The newest ones are here.
42 inch "Cheviot" Serge- from over
the waters?only 50o.
-IS-iuch "Cheviot" Kerge, 75c.
50- inch "Cheviot" Serge, made by B.
Priestly & Co.the $1.25 sort?here only $1
51- lach Novelty Cheviots are the pret?
tiest you ever sn\v,$l a yard.
Black Henriettas?famous bargains at
50c, 05c, 7r>cand$l a yard.
Silk Warp Uc-ji'ietta?the $1 25 sort.
See it, only Sl a. yard.
'?'he hosiery counter is always "in it"
when you want big values.
Case Ladies' "Dermsdorf" hlack Hose,
fine gauue. "extra elastic tops" unusual
value at 17c.
Ladles1 line Tan Hose?4-thread maco
?great bargain at 25c.
Ladies' fine Black Hose, best "Com>ed
Maco"?you won't get such again for
60-dozen Misses' and Boys' Ribbed
Black Hose, sizes 6 to !) 1-2?the best
value we have offered at 12 l-2c.
Infants' tine ribbed Black Hose, real
maco?a very superlor'hose 3?r 12 l-2c.