"Why do you think him such a fool?"
'Ho asked mo to marry him, aud of
conrso I refused tho first time, und ho
didn't have sense enough to usk me
ogniu. "?Chicago Post.
"What became of that young follow
?who wus Bowing tho wind a fow years
" A cyclouo reaped him. "?
Tells Why 8ho Uses Dr. Miles' Rostoratlv?
HIE NAME of Mrs J. E. Mar v. ell, (nee
Julia Emma Eleminlng) Is afamlllnr
one in the Elate of Georgia. She
writes; "It is with pica--.ire that I express
my gratitude for tho wonderful licnofll ? I
have received from Dr Miles' Bo3.totT.Mvo
Remedies, especially tho Nervine, the Nervo
and Liver Pills, New llenrtOuro?ul Anti
Pain I'llls. Actual oxpertenca bag taught
mo their great worth. No family should bo
BWWKU?V^q wlthoul Ll .?>. They
x pp r''/?>>.;i have fully rc torcd
tVJIloa' %\ m? f;' ''?' mP,,ca
1*11108 ?/ , |0? ,,;',[;., r<i0rfl c|,l, f.
ISarlCUE^j ?y nlTecting the heart,
'Restores Jl n?fvous ?j8U! ?
ti i.l vff!-! Kidneys, when l trav
HealthJSm\( i 1 alv.-avsf.Ueon.-of
Bla?ilyour Antl-l'ata I'llls
bet?re eulering the curs and thus prevent
swimming of the head and nausea, to which
I have been subject for several years."
Dr. Miles' Remedies are sold by all drug?
gists under a positive guarantee, first bottle
benefits or money refunded. Rook on Heart
und Nerves sent free to all applicants.
UK. MILKS MEDICAL CO.. Elkhart. Ind.
Nothlnc but a lorn'
remedy or chane" of
? ?linear will cure It
Get n wall ku .wo
E'.v's Cream Balm
It la ipilcklv Ab?
sorbed. Gives Kellet
at ones. Opens *'id
clean-c? the Ni?id P*t
AllayE InlUuimntlnn. Meals and Protects the
Membrane. Restores the Senses of Tus'e and
Hmell. Full Si/.D 5JCj Trial Size lCc at Druggist!
or bv mull.
ELY BROTHERS, BO Warren Street. New York.
COLD 'n HEAD
One Gent a Word Each Insertion.
SITUATIONS W 1 NT BD.
WANTED.?Situation as book-keeper.
Reference given. "B," Times ollice.
U 4 lit
TO IF LOUR MII.LS.--An experienced
head miller will work on salary, rent, mill
or feed store. Address MILLER, No,
Center street.Caoandaigua, N. Y. 0 4 3t
FOB BIO N'T. ? Desirable rooms for
rent, furnished or unfurnished. Apply
80S Campbell street s. w. !) I lw
WANTED?Two large unfurnished
rooms with board for man and wift and
small child. Stute terms and location.
Address S. K. C, Times office.
BOOMS WANTED?Three rooms, with
bath on same floor; for'light housekeen
ing. State terms and. location. X. Y.
7.., Times'ofHce. 9 1 tf
WANTED?Two gentleman boarders at
No. 484 Church avenue s. w. !> 2 lw
BOARDERS WANTED?A young
lady boarder to occupy large room with
another young lady ?a teacher in the
public schools. Reference exchanged.
Terms moderate. Call or address ;; II!
Campbell street. 8 20 2w
FEMALE HELP WAN TRI?.
WANTED?Woman to cook and do
general house work for small family;
must he well recommended and willing
to work. Enquire at No. 445 Holiday
> street s. w. 8 "-?!> tf
ESTRAY?A red cow has taken up
with my cow at 10IB Norfolk avenue s. e.
Owner cnu uet same by moving property
and paying for this advertisement.
7 28 tf
FOR SALE.?A scholarship in the Na?
tional Business College of Boanoke. Ap?
ply at The Times oflice.
WANTED. - We wish to engage agents
to sell house furnishing gootls, and
6ATELY ?fc FlTZGERALDj
Philadelphia, Pa , and Box KU, Boanoke.
8 18 tf
WANTED.?Salesman for Boanoke and
on the road to sell our fine line of house?
hold goods on monthly payments.
STANDARD INSTALLMENT CO., 212
South Jefferson street, building formerly
occupied by postofOce.
Tlio printers of tho latter part of tbe
sixteenth century began to rvcoguizo
tho fact that there was a sound iu
spoken English which was without n
representative iu tho siiapo of au alpha?
betical sign or charcacter, as tho first
sound iu the word "wet." Prior to
that time it had always been spelled as
"vet," tlio v having tho long sound of
u or of two u's together. Iu order to
convey tin idea of tlio now sound they
began to spoil such words us "wet,"
"weather," "wob" with two u's, aud
as the u of that dato hud tho form of v
tho throo words ubovo looked liko this,
"wet," "vvcuthor," "web." Aftor
awhile tho typefounders rocognized tho
fact that tho donblo u hud como to
stay, so thoy joined tho two u's to?
gether and inudo tho churnctor now so
well known us tho w. I have a book,
says tho writer, in which all three of
tho forms of tho w occur. Tho iirst is
the old doublo v (vv), tho uoxt is ono
iu which tho lust stroko of tlio first v
crosses tlio first stroko of tho second,
aud tlio third is tho commou w which
wo uso today.
Auotber modern letter is tho letter
j. This letter seems to havo first como
into common uso in tho tiiuo of tho
Coiniuouwoalth, though it is found oc?
casionally in hooks prhitod prior to
that timo. It scorns to havo originated
in a custom, which hud como into fash?
ion in tlio preceding century, of giving
a "tail" to the last i of the Roman nu?
merals, thus, viij for 8, xij for 12, it
fushion which still lingers iu physi?
cians:' prescriptions. The j, liko tho
doublo 0, was a needed letter, und
when it como it oamo to stay.?Self
Tho Tamo Fawn.
Although they do not appreciate con?
finement; in a puddock, it is easy to tamo
a fawn, and it. makes a delightful pot
until it attains to years of indiscretion.
A tamo roe used to follow tlio children
everywhere round tho old castlo of Dun
troou and even up tlio stairs and into
tho rooms. Ono of his littlo playfel?
lows had been obliged to givo up Iiis
room to a gentleman who had como to
stay there, and tho surprise of the guest
was nubounded when tho bond and neck
of a roo protruded through his half open
door. "Dear mc, " ho said, "gntuo must
bo extremely plentiful in those parts!"
Yet juBt as: a kitten would bo tho
most delightful of pets except for its
unfortunate habit of growing into a cut,
so a roe, and especially a buck, becomes
too much of n handful as a pet when
it grows up. Its beautiful littlo liorus
arc both sharp ami dangerous, and it
tamo roebuck very nearly put mi old
woman oil' the road and into tho Criuuu
canal by its obtrusive attentions. It
meant no harm. It really expected to
get. a lump of rock salt, with which it
had usually been rewarded for its ca?
resses, but the old damo did not appre?
ciate its uncanny approaches and nar?
rowly escaped with her life.?Badmin?
Why tho Sky Is Bluo.
Did it over striko you to inquire why
tlio cloudless depths of tlio sky ubovo
us aro so delicately blue? It isn't that
the gas wo call air is in itself blue.
As far as wo kuow, it is quito trans?
parent and absolutely colorless. No; tho
bint? comes from reflected light. Air is
never puro. You couldn't livo in it if it
were. Countless millions of tiny parti?
cles, ehielly of water, aro always sus?
pended in it, and thoso arrest the freo
passages of light. Each pnrtiolo has a
doublo reflection?ono internal, tho
other external?and so the reflected
rays sulTer tho usual result of what is
called "interference" and show color.
You will notice that tho sky appears
much bluer if you look straight up
than if you look across toward tho hori?
zon. Tho reason is that in tlio lirst in
stanco you aro naturally looking
through a much thinner layer of air
than in tho second.
If thcro worn uo air and cousequcntly
uo watery vapor and nothing to inter?
fere with tlio freo passago of light, even
tit. midday tho sky ubovo would look
perfectly black and all tho stars plainer
than at present they do at midnight.?
The Indomitable Gull.
You can uo more disconnect thoughts
of tlio open son from tlio flight and cry
of a gull than from the masts und cord
ago of a ship or tho brown and gold
brnnchos of u seaweed and tho long,
purple Anted ribbons of Bcawrack. Rest?
less explorers of all sous, found upon
every island, inlet and reach of coast,
always enterprising, energetic, fearless
and full cf cagor vitality, this amphibi?
ous and indomitable bird might well be
chosen for the heraldic symbol of Great
Britaiu if wo hud not already appropri?
ated tho lion. The heart of u sea gull,
which is not so largo as an Orleans
plum, must have in it all tlio heroism
of Vasco da Gama, all tho curiosity of
Columbus, all the joyous buccaneering
Bpirit of Raleigh aud of Drake.?Lou
Money In Letters.
An old postoffico inspector snys:
"Money never should bo inclosed iu
letters for transmission through tho
mails. In the first placo, it is ujuocos
snry to do bo, becanso money orders nro
so cheap, aud, in tho secoud place,
money in a letter offers a oonstant
temptation to thoso who bandle mail.
It is practically impossible to pluco
money in a letter no that tho postal clerk
into whoso hands tho letter falls will
not instantly detect it. Paper moucy
lias n peculiar odor unlike anything olso
on earth, aud tho clerk who is dishonest
uses his sense of smell in spotting vain
ablo lotters rather than the sense of
A Binning hum WOrkingmau mado
nso of tho parcel post recently to send
Iiis 3-year-old boy home by mail. Tho
pr.stoflioe, under the rulo regulating tlio
conveyance of livo animals, was obliged
to accept tho child aud charged nine
pence for tho service.
?j| Lard at its liest is unwholesome, indigestible. It makes food shortened
gl with it soft aud greasy. At its worst, it i s unhcalthful and tilled with
p dangerous bacteria. It ij coudcuiucd by every medical cud culi
g3 nary authority.
Every food scientist ngrccs that vegetable oil is nutritive, digest
|g iblc, and free from disease germs.
? is composed mainly of refined vegetable oil. Itisnu
K tritious aud palatable. Food shortened with or fried
|3 in it can be eaten by anyone without harmful results.
13 Tli? eonulna I? wild everywhere la o:iot" Ion ponml yellow ti:m,with
li* ??<? ,"?u?e" nml it.tr'i A^j.l fn r..!f..M-;./anf lereiif*?
Not uunrnnLid if ?i.l? la any othurwny. Mailo only by
THE IM. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY,
>nr trade i
jix every tii
TRAVELERS ABROAD AND REMITTERS AT HOME .'.
ARE MINISTERING TO THEIR OWN COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
WHEN THEY 11UY
CHEQUE BANK CHEQUES. f
Those have been issued for over twenty-three years by 2
THE CHEQUE BANK, LIMITED, OF LONDON. |
(CAPITAL, $3,000,000??500,000.) ?
TlIEY auk ISSUED singly OK ik HOOKS. THEY AllK OUAWN IX amounts of ?1 $
up. the owneh DHAW8 and signs HIS own cheques. HE uses them in *
?shops, hotels, railroads, steamships, as well As with f.anks AND agents. ?
They aim: available in every counthy in the would. They save him J
?> time ami money and annoyance. Si:ni> foh CIItCULAII WHICH tells all a
? AltOUT it. remit TO the old counthy with these chec'ES. v
X JUN1?SB. ElSHBURNE, AliKNT, Exchange Building, Ronnoke, Va. T
n?Y? PILI S ?s
_ Ii ? fj Httn U ?&s&a^B cd to murriod Ladies.
SiAsk for DE. rJOTT'S FHHITYBOYAL PILI.? and take no other.
? %ST Sond for circular. Vrico $1.00 per box, ? buiestor$.r,.OC.
mR. MOTT'H CHEMICAL CO, - Olevelund, Ohio,
For sale by Crf/ia. LJ. /"OA, boamoek, va j
IN NEWGATE PRISON.
Tho Prison Wiis it Noisome I'lnco In Ouecu
In St. Nicholas thero is an interest
ing story, "Master Skylark," a narra?
tive of Shakespoaro's tinio, writtun by
John Bennett. Oiiu of tho leading char?
acters, Qastou Cnrcw, a ruffling player,
lias been out in Nowgnto for killing a
conipauh . at cards. Tho hero, Nick
Atwood, tho Skylark, visits him thcro.
It was a foul, dark placo and full of
evil smells. Drops of water stood on
tho cold Rtono walls, and a green mold
crept along tho floor. The air was
heavy and dank, and it began to ho
hard for Nick to breathe.
"Up with then," said tho turnkey
griifiiy, unlocking tho door to tho stairs.
Tho common room abovo was packed
with miserable wretches. Tho strongest
kept the window ledges near light and
air by sheer main forco and were dicing
cm the dirty sill. Tho turnkey pushed
und bunged his way through them,
Nick clinging desperately to his jcrkiu.
In tho cell at tho end of tho corridor
thcro was n Spanish renegade who rail?
ed at tho light when tho dour was open?
ed and railed at tho darkness when it
closed. "Casare el Moro, Cesaro el Mo
ro," ho Vr'us saying over and over again
to himself, as if he feared ho might for?
get his own name.
Cnrew was in the middlo cell, ironed
band and foot. Iln had torn his sleeves
and tucked tho lace under tho rough
edges of tho metal to keep them from
chafing tho skin. Ho sat on a pile of
dirty straw, with his faco in his folded
arms upon his knees. By his side wore a
broken biscuit and au empty stone jug.
Ho hnd his lingers iu his cars to shut
out tbo tolling of tho knell for tho men
who had gone to be hnnged.
Tho turnkey shook tho bnrs. "Hero,
wako up!" ho said.
Carew looked up. His eyes worn
swollen, and his faco was covered with
21 two days' beard. Ho had slept in his
clothes, and thoy wero full of brokou
straw and creases. But his haggard faco
lit up when he saw tbo hoy, and ho
caiuo to tbo grating With an eager ex?
clamation: "And thou hast truly come
to tho man thou dost hate so bitterly,
but will not hato any more? Come,
Nick, thou will not hato mo any iiioro.
'Twill not bo worth thy while, Nick.
Tho night is coming fast. "
"Why, sir," said Nick, "it is not so
dark outside?'tis scarcely noon, and
thou wilt coon be out."
"Out? Ay, on Tyburn hill," said tho
master player quietly. "I've spent my
whole lifo for a bit of hempen cord.
I'vo takon my last cue. Lnst night, at
12 o'clock, I hoard tho bellman under
tho prison walls call my name with
thoso of tho already condemned. Tho
play is nearly ont, Nick, and tho people
will be going home. It has been t, w?ld
play, Nick, and ill played."
i . inpi i.
Temper itself is not a bad quality. It
is not to bo destroyed, as wo sometimes
say. Without temper a bar of steel be?
comes like lead. A man without temp: r
is weak and worthless. We ore to learn
self control. A strong person isonowbo
has a strong temper under perfect mas?
tery. There is a deep truth here?that
our mistakes and < nr sins, if we repent
of them, will help in tho growth and
upbuilding of our character.?House?
One of tho mcst productive sections
of tho world i-! the Russinu province of
Bessarabia, taken from Turkey in intn
Its vineyards often yield 800 gallons of
wine per acre. The average yield rf
wheat is 05 bushels, and of muizo CO
A Fashion Note.
Doctor (to female, patient)?You've
got a slight touch of fever. Your tongue
ha? a thick coat?
Patient (excitedly)?Oh, doctor, d<
tell mo how it fits!?Facts and Fictiou.
The invariable Rule,
Brown?Don't marry her, mo hoy.
She's ul) riyht just now, but she'll grow
op just .is ugly us her mother.
Brown Junior?Great Scott! Guv'nor,
rtoiH the same rule npply to meV?Judy.
Tlio heaviest bell in tho world is that
at Moscow, which weight! 432,000
pounds. That in city hall, New York,
weighs 'J2,;t00 pounds.
SOMETHING TO KNOW.
It may he worth something to know
that the very best medicine for restoring
the tired-out nervous system to a healthy
vigor is Electric Hitters. This medicine
is purely vegetable, acts by giving tone
to the nerve centres in the stomach,
gently stimulates the liver and Kidneys
und aids these orirans in' throwing oil*
impurities in the blood. Electric bitters
Im proves the appetite, aids digestion and
is pronounced by those who have tried it
as the veiy best blood purifier and nerve
tonic. Try it. Sohl lor 30c or !?1 per
bottle at Massie's I'harniacy, 10b Jefferson
Sealed bids, marked "Proposals io Con?
struct Bridge Superstructure at Rich?
mond Ford.' and addressed to W. E.
Thomas, clerk of Counci' of the city of
Roanoke,Va., will be received until noon,
September 21. 1807, for the construction
and erection of a highway bridge cf one
span over Tinker creek and Richmond
Ford on the line between Rnanoke city
and Koanoko county; said bridge to be I
of steel, ixcept. the lloor, which is to be
of wood, and to be of the following di?
mensions: Length of span, center to cen?
ter, IK* feet; width of roadway In the
clear, 10 feot. Plaus and specifications
can be seen at the office of the city engi?
neer of the eity of Uoanoko, on and after
September 7, 1807. Each bid must bo
accompanied with a certified check of five
hundred ($500) dollars. The right to re?
ject any and all bids Is reserved.
Also bids for the construction of the
masonry abutments upon the conditions
as above prescribed, except that a bid?
ders' bond of $1(10 will bo required in
[dat e of certified check.
W. P. MOOMAW,
JAS. W. JOHNSTON,
W. W. BALL ARD,
Commissioners for ltoanoke County.
W. R. COULBOURN,
Chairman Street Coicmitttee, for ltoan?
Sealed bids marked ''Proposals for lay
Inir drain pipe, on Franklin road" and
addressed to W. E. Thomas, elerk of
Council of the city of Roanoke, will 1>b
I received until noon, September 'JO, 1807,
for layin? 1,050 linear feetof 24" and200
I linear feet of 15" terra eotta pipe on
Franklin road west of Second street s. w.
Specifications can be obtained at the
office of the city engineer.
The rii^ht tj reject any and all bids is
reserved .1. II. WING ATE,
Sealed bids marked "Proposals for fur?
nishing sewer pipe" and addressed to W.
E. Thomas, clerk of the City Council of
the eity of Roanoke, will be received
until noon, September 20, 1807, for fur
nishios and delivering f- o. b. (Mrs at
Roanoke 1.010 linear feet of 24 inch drain
pipe,and 200 linear feet of 15 inch stand
ard terra cotta sewer pipe.
The right to reject anv and all bids i*
reserved, g?. . * J. H. W INGATE,
~ . lZAl I^U^i.' City Englneei.
-MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN
ROUGH AND FINISHED PINE LUMBER,
Mouldings, Brackets, Shingles, Laths, Lime, Cement, Plaster,
- Hair, Bricks, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Etc., Etc.
Office 1 10 Campbell St. 'Phone 174.
Will Begin Its Twelfth Annual Session Wednesday September 8,
With n larger number of teachers than ever before. This school now takes a
high rank among the educational institutions 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 career.
Our boys are 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.
Parenis cannot afford to neglect the opportunity Alleghany offers for the best
educational advantage*. For Catalogue Address
SIDNEY SPEIDEN HANDY, Head Master, Roanoke, Va.
HOLLINS 7 INSTITUTE.
BOTETOURT SPRINGS, VA.
FOR 175 YOUNG LADY BOARDERS
The largest mid most extensively equipped in Virginia.
Eclectic courses in Ancient and Modern Languages, Literature, Sci?
ence, MUSiC, Art and ElOCUtion. 30 officers and teachers. Situated
in Valley of Ya., near Roanoke. Mountain Scenery. 1)200 feet
above sea level. Mineral waters. 55tli session opens Sept. 8th,
18U7. For illustrated catalogue address
CHAS. L GOGKE, Supt., Hollins, Va.
Opens Sept. Qtlb..
One of the Leading Schools of the South.
Superior advantages In all departments. A full corps of European and American
teachers specially prepared for their respective positions. Magnificent moun?
tain scenery. College located in the Valley uf 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 the lendin? German] Con?
servatories. Instructor of Vocal Music educated in the Boston Conservatory and
the School" of Italy. Art Department in charge of a lady educated at the Art
League and Schools of Paris. All branches of Art are taught, including
pen and ink drawing, water colors, charcoal, crayon, pastel, tapestry, etc. A
thorough Business Course given when desired. Teacher of this department has
been educated in the Schools of Now York. Day patronage solicited.
For catalogue and other information address the President, i
MATTIE P. HARRIS, Roanoke, Virginia.
MRS. NELLIE LORETTQ BROPHY,
214 Church Street,
Teacher of Art of Piano Playing,
is Authorized by n certificate from Dr.
Wlllam Mason, of New York, to in?
struct in Iiis method?mason's TOUCH
Theory taught without extra charge.
Classes open September Oth. Pupils
desiring instruction will please make ap?
plication at an early date.
MRS, GILMER'S SCHOOL
Twelfth Annual Semlnn Open*
WEDNESDAY, Sept, 8, 1897,
At lOU Seventh avenue H w.
Musical Department in charge of Miss
For terms, etc., apply to
MRS. P. L. GILMER,
corner Henry St. and Seventh Ave. s. w.
MRS, F, B. LUDWIG,
a graduate of the New England Conser?
vatory of Music,
DESIRES PUPILS IN PIANOFORTE
To begin Instruction after September
1st. For terms apply to 320 Tenth ave?
nue s. w.
BMOL1SH, CLASSICAL. MATHE?
MATICAL. I'HKl'AKATOItY, IN?
The undersigned, having now no con?
nection wi>h Virginia College, will open
a School Fur Cirls in Roanoke. Number
of pupils limited; early enrollment de?
sirable. THOS. 1). DAVIDSON.
BREVITY IS TH1
MISS WHITEHURST'S SCHOOL
KOR GIRLS AND SMALL BOYS
Re-Opens September 13, 1897.
For terms, &o., apply at ??3 Campbell
avenue s w. 0 2 2w
i-rimary, Academic, an?1 Ad?
vanced Depart ments.
Oi'Exs L5tii Septem her.
Hoys Received in Primary Classes. 7"-2(j
South Jefferson Street.
KOK YOUNG CHILDREN
Will Open September 15, 1897,
at 408 Tenth avenue s \v.
0 2 2w
William and Mary College,
Hoard from $12.00 to $15.00 per month;
tuition fee for'half session,*1?.."H>; medical
lee, ?>; contingent fee, $8. Students will?
ing to teach two years in the public
schools pay only medical and contingent
fee, ami are charged ?10 a month for
hoard, fuel, lights and .washing. Full col?
lege course, next session, begin-. October
7th, 1807. Send for catalogue.
LYON G. TAYLOR, M. A., LL. H.,
! 7 IS sun 2ni Principal.
E SOUL OF WIT.
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