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WANTED.?A man to travel ami col?
lect on lustallmeut accounts. Must bo
single ami ?h o boml. Small salary for
tho first three months. Address with
references anil state past experience.
GATELY & K1T/.G ICR A L D.
9 2 Ut Uox 404, Roauoke. Va.
FINE Black Minorca Cockerels 'for
sale ::t a bargain It taken at once. 015
Seventh avenue s. w. 0 28 lw
FOR SALE?One grocer's wagon, just
from paintshcp and good as new. M.
HALEY, 2!) Luck aveuue s. w. 9 28 :}?
WANTED?A position as school
teacher either in private family or public
school by a young lady who is ag-aduato
of the Danville high school, also has
teacher's certificate from Superintendent
F. B. Watson, Chatham, Va.; can also
teach music. Address 15, 120 and ?22
Unlou street, Danville, Va. 9 2M 2-v
LOST.?A note of $100 drawn by J. W.
Stebbins, payable to M. L. Black and
dated 20th day of April. 1897, payable
live moaths after date. Parties arc here?
by warned not to negotiate Tor said note.
9 2? 4t M. L BLACK.
AO T.NTH WANTKI?.
WANTED?A good salesman to travel
in a specialty linu and canvass city and
cotiutry trade in this section. Party
with some experience preferred. Refer?
ence reu ui red. Address EMPLOYER,
this office. 0 28 It
WANTED?Salesman to sei' special bar?
gains iu blankes in tue Valley of Vir?
ginia by -ample. For particulars as to
agencies address STANDARD INSTALL?
MENT CO., 212 South .Jefferson street.
NOTIOK OK MKVITINU.
ROANOKE, Va., Sept. 28th, 1897.
There will be a meeting of the stockhold?
ers o' the Koanoke Electric Liuht and
Power Company on SATURDAY, OC?
TOBER 0th. 1S!)7, at 10:30 o'clock a. m.,
in the ollice of the secretary, Koanoke,
Va., for the election of a board of direc?
tors anil officers, and such other business
as may lie brought before the meeting.
GEO. C. MVA HAN,
KOANOKE, Va., Sept. 28th, 1807.?
There wl'l tie a meeting of the stockhold?
ers of the Koanoke Street Railway Com?
pany on SATURDAY, October 1 th, 1807,
at io o'clock a. m., in the ollice of the
secretary, at Koanoke, Va., lor the pur?
pose of the election of a board of direc?
tors and officers, and such other business
as may be brought la fore the meeting
(1KO. C. M'CAHAN,
NOTICE.?The annual stockholders'
meeting of the Virginia Industrial Acci?
dent Association will be held on Wednes?
day, October 18, 1807, at 2:80 p. m. at the
ollice of the secretary, Masonic Temple,
W. C. STEIMIEN'SOX, Secretary.
NORFOLK AND WESTERN KAIL
WAY COMPANY?Thr annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Norfolk and
Western Railway Company v.-ill. be held
at. the principle office of the comnauy in
the citv of Roanoke; Virginia, on
THURSDAY, THE 14TH DAY OK
OCTOBER, 1*07, at, 12 o'clock noon, tor
the consideration of the annual report,
bhe election of directors, and the transac?
tion of such ether business as may prop?
erly come before the meeting for action,
including tho election of independent
auditors to audit books and accounts of
the company at the close of the fiscal
year. The stock transfer books will be
closed at the. close of business on Satur?
day, September 25th, 1807. and reopened
at 10 o'clock a. IU., Monday, October
A. .1. HEMPIIILL,
Roanoko, Va., September 1, 1807.
Why lie without a gun, when FAIR?
FAX DUOS, anticipated your wants
ahead, aud had Imported a larue stock of
Guns, before the new tariff went into ef
feet, which are arriving daily.
Call and see them.
Sales for one day last week: 4 Double
Barrel Breech-Loaders. 2 Single-Barrel
Breech-Lenders. Wo have prices that
make business. Yours to please,
The Hardware Hustlers, Roanoke, Va.
KCY'S CREAM UAT/SI is n potltlvrcure.
Apply into the nostrils. It is qntckly absorbed. oO
cents at DrnegistB or by mall; samples 10c, by mall.
ELY BROTHERS, 60 Warren St.. New York City.
"DEAD STUCK for BUGS
Kill* Uosches, I'lr.n, Moths and Bedbuns. Non
poisonous; won't ?t ?In. l.-rco bottles, at drug?
gists and crocci-*, Li cent*.
A YOUNG WOMAN IS MADE CAPTAIN
BY TWO STATES.
Women's Colleges ? Jeweled Belta For
Fall?The Iletnrn of Poplins?Women
as Kent Collectors?Women and the Pub?
lic Uealth?A Woman Under Fire.
Miss Mamie- Telford Combs, bettor
known now as Captain Combs, is tho
sensation of tho honr among military
people. Tho present ago is not wanting
in rutlo chivalry or in seuso of tho
gnyly dramatic. Mmo. Sans Clono lives
again, Americanized, and is added to-tho
personnel of a statu guard regiment in
Missouri in (ho person of Miss Combs.
When tho Fourth regiment of Mis?
souri national guards was camping iu
Carrollton last summer, Miss Combs,
whowaa visiting her sister with a num?
ber of girls from various states, went
daily into camp. Miss Combs took such
an unfeigned interest in military affairs
that sho soon found herself on n footing
of cninnrndario with all tho soldiers in
camp. Her favoritism, 'which wus un?
usual, culminated in a suggestion to
adopt her ns "daughter of tho regi?
ment." Fearful perhaps of a complica?
tion of relationships that might ensue
if tlioir daughter offered to bo a sister,
etc., tho boys begged that she bo given
a rank ou tho ground that only a resi?
dent of Missouri should bo accorded a
daughtorship. Accordingly Colonel Cor
by accepted her a.s a member of his
staff, sho was designated captain, nnd
upon camp breaking up sho was duly
< )f course, when sho returned last fall
to her homo iu Lexington accounts of
tho "honors thrust upon her" by Alis
souri wore heralded abroad. Infected
with tho fever of enthusiasm, Kentucky,
her adopted state, vested her with the
same titlo, nnd now sho is commission?
ed captain by both states
Captain Combs was a social lion ro
cently iu Moborly. Tho Fourth regi?
ment of Missouri was camping there,
nnd sho was conspicuously tho guest of
honor at all of its entertainments. Colo?
nel Corby gallantly accorded hor tho
prond distinction of tho day. Captain
Combs, with coquettish severity, exact?
ed tho military salute without except ion
from one and all of her subalterns. Sho
is a handsome woman of commanding
appearance, and in her dark blue uni?
form, which offsets to a nicety her ex?
ceptional blond beauty, sho could not |
fail to attract attention anywhere.
Doubtless Miss Combs inherits her mil?
itary instinct, as she is a granddaughter
of that character well remembered in
tho history of Kentucky', (leneral Combs.
Captain Combs is well known in
Kansas City, where on moro than one
occasion she has been tho guest of
friends and relatives. Sho may very em
phaticallyclaim tho priority of captain?
ship over any other woman in tho conn
try notwithstanding tho fact that Miss
Ely was tho iir.-^t to march into public
notice as captain, commissioned by Ten?
nessee's governor as a member of his
oflicial staff. Missouri is Miss Mamie
Combs' native state. Her family unites
tho bluest blood of Kentucky nnd Mis?
souri?tho Gilf ords and the Combsea At
present Captain Combs resides in Lex?
ington, Ky.?Chicago Times-Herald.
Women's colleges nro enduring moro
than their share of criticism lately. Not
long ago a hungry Daniol come to judg?
ment, only it was a woman this time,
and said girls were underfed at our re?
spective founts of learning. It was bold?
ly stated that wo needed more beefsteak
and roast beef and less Creek and sci?
ence, and now Miss Frances E. Willard
makes specific and lengthy charges
against these honored inst itutions. Tho
complaints did not originate with Miss
Willard, but sho has them "from a col
lego bred newspaper man," and she
thinks his words good enough to pro
servo in print. There aro eight indict?
ments in all, with lots of "a's" and
"b's" and "c's" under each heading.
Hero uro tho objections classed ns
"faults of commission:"
Too great emphasis of literary nnd
scientific lifo as tho lifo really worthy
of a woman.
Imitation of man.
Women's education a fad.
And these as "faults of omission:"
Lack of physical training.
Lack of social training.
Lack of refining influences and tend?
Failure to hold up tho ideal of wife1
hood and motherhood.
Lack of preparation for continuity of
intellectual lifo after leaving college.
Adding tho sins of omission to those
of commission, there is not a shred of
tho girls' college left. It is all don't*
Young women must not "strive to make
their capacity and quality identical
with man's," because that would bo un?
worthy of womanhood. College educa?
tion is not meant for all women and
should bo avoided by many. Tho "col
lego bred newspaper man" puts it gen?
tly, but ho means feeble minded girls
jArge package of tho world's best rtssnfor
lot ? nickel, still greater economy in 4-pound
package. All grocers. Mnde only by
THK N. It. FAIRBANK COMPANY,
Chicago, st. Loatai New York, Iloston, Phlladelpb1
mm gins not strong physically. Stu?
dents must not becomo bookworms imd
grow to think loss of humanity because
of their lovo of books. Tho claims of
tho social lifo must bo recognized, ontf
in this connection it is said tho teach?
ers, many of them, have no social ca?
pacity. This gentleman also bemoans
tho fact that the faculties of women's
colleges are composed of unmarried
women mid widows, and altogether
Miss Willard's informer takes a dismal
view of his subject Having demolished
the wholo structure, ho offers some hazy
suggestions as improvements. Faults
our colleges have in plenty, but there
art- too many wise men and women
directing those schools for them to lie
as worthless as this impetuous critic
st ems to think.?Chicago Post
Jeweled Holts For the Fall.
Jeweled belts will bo the particular
fad of tho fall girl this year. Those
which tho shops arc now displaying arc
They are made of a great variety of
semiprecious gems and arc mounted ar?
tistically with cast steel, old silver or
Some of tho belts are made of a series
of clasps, each clasp mounted with a
single largo gem. The clasps are con?
nected with line chains and have for
their foundation a band of ribbon vel?
vet. Those belts are specially desirable,
as they may be used nu many occasions
with a different effect by merely chang?
ing the velvet ribbon. An exquisite belt
of this description was mado of open?
work clasps of old silver. Each clasp
was set with a changing green mala?
chite and the wholo bolt mounted on
faint roso pink velvet.
Another belt was made of cut stool
clasps set with turquoise and having
black velvet riblsin as the foundation.
Many of the new belts are formed of
n variety of stones and bits of enamel
wrought into one design. These belts
are most effective when worn with a
gown of the new novelty goods.
In selecting one of theso belts to wear
with a special gown it should bo re
mo.mlx'rod that to protluco the. best effect
tho predominating tint of tho dress
goods must be carried out in tho jewels
of tho belt. For example, in n dress
where prune is tho most prominent col?
or, no matter what other stones are used
to form the belt, amethysts must bo
tho most in evidence.
Topaz forms magnificent belts and
oliviues and tourmalines arc also effect?
ive. Tho jeweled belts vary in width
from 11? to !1J.< inches.
Buckles gleaming with jewels will
also bo very much worn. The most
striking aro largo jeweled butterflies.
Either silver or gilt is used for the
frame work of the butterfly. Then ono i
large stone forms tho body. Tho wings
are studded with tiny stones.
Besides clasping a belt theso buckles
are used to hold tho drapery of tho skirt
in place. They can bo bought in a va?
riety of sizes.
Buckles, old fashioned in shapo mid
mado of French gilt wrought witli out
steel, aro another of tho novelties shown.
Enameled buckles uro in favor, and
buckles of old coins aro ono of tho sea?
son's fads.?New York Journal.
The Keturu of Poplins.
Poplins are "coming in," and both I
plain and figured patterns aro to bo I
seen. Bright plaids, cheeks and stripes
are exceedingly offcotivo and look as
though they might be very durable. All
the Scotch plaids aro fashionable, and I
many now plaids have been recently de- |
signed. On n dark brown, blue, or black I
background tho bright colors stand out ,
clear and sharp They will be made up
in skirts to wear with plain short coats
for school frocks and will bo greatly
used for combiuing with other materi?
als for vests, sleeves and trimmings.
Tho plniu colors in tho poplins aro
much smarter and will bo worn with
velvet waists and jackets. A dark
brown trimmed around tho skirt with
black mid gold braid has a short blouse
of brown velvet with vest of yellow
satin. At the belt and fastening the. col?
lar aro gold buckles, which show to great
advantage against the dark brown. For
children's frocks poplin is a capital
material, as it wears well and always
looks smart. It is not, however, suitablo
for school frocks, aud under all circttm- |
stances should bo simply made. Dark
brown, blue and scarlet aro the liest ,
Thero aro many different kinds of
poplin. Some, classed under the. head
of novelties, have dots of wliito or
black silk, and aro suitable for recep?
tion costumes. Ono in gray flecked with
white has recently been made up, tho
skirt plain and with littlo or no Hare,
the waist a lace blouse over yellow sat
in, with a bertha of tho poplin cut in
squares and edged with a band of gui?
pure lace. This bartha is quite long,
and there aro points which fall over tin*
sleeves. Collar and belt aro of yellow
velvet finished with long pointed bows.
Women sia Kent Collector*.
Rout collecting is a business at which
women in England havo beeu working
quietly for n number or years, it was
Miss Uctavia Hill who first employed
?women to inspect tenements for tho
poor and collect the rout Iu this sho
was aided and abetted by Ruskin. There
is u fitness on the part of women for
this work that may appeal to landlords
in this country as well a.s in England.
Women an* tho principal occupants of
tho tenement bouses, and tho woman
collector is able to understand their
needs hotter than a man. Site is also, in
nine cases out of ten, aide to locate cup?
boards, shelves and other needed im?
provements to hotter advantage for tho
desirability of a flat than a male in?
spector. There- are no eyes sharper than
a woman's to ferret out dirt and dis?
All tliis, of courso, presupposes that
the owner of rentable property wishes
to do tho fair thing by bis tenants and
to keep a decent class of people in his
tenements The testimony of a woman
collector in England who "learned her
trado" under Miss Hill is of valne in
this connection. Site says: "At tho end
of my timo with Miss Octavia Hill I
was recommended to the management
of a private property; and I have now
thrco different properties under my
charge. Ono was in a terrible state
when I took it over and in a hopelessly
unsanitary condition?in fact, it was on
the point of being condemned. Well,
I took the houses iu hand, and they
were thoroughly set in order und made
fit for human beings. Beforo they had
been but little better than animals'
lairs. I got rid of tho worst of tho ten
tints and took tho greatest cnxoin exam?
ining tho antecedents of tho new lot,
mid now wo aro not only pitying off tho
mortgages, but tho rental of tho prop?
erty has increased ?20 a week. "?Now
Women und tin- 1'abllo Health.
A noteworthy achievement of tho La?
dies' Health Protective association of
New York was tho investigation, in
18S5, of a district botweon East Eighty
ninth and East Ninety-third streets, call?
ed "Little Italy," where ono lady re?
ported eight families living hi a singlo
room, with their eight beds?such us
they were?ranged against tho walls.
Three hundred cows, ill fed and filthy,
wero confined in tho vicinity, to pro
vido "pure country milk" for tho city.
In two years this wholo neighborhood
Sonto timo ago tho association under?
took tho work of exposing tho shocking
condition of stable refuse in tho city.
Tho facts which Mrs. Pendler, as chair?
man of the committee concerned,
brought to light seem almost too revolt?
ing to believe possible in a land which
holds that "cleanliness is next to godli?
ness." The women met such fierco op?
position from the stablemen that tin ir
bill was not admitted to the legislature,
but an ordiuauco secured from the board
of health marks one step in advance. A
story told by Mayor Strong at the con?
vention of the Ladies' Health Protective
association hold last spring amusingly
illustrates some further results of their
efforts. The mayor saw a man standing
at the door of a livery stable, complain?
ing of tho dirty condition of tho place.
"If you don't have this cleaned right
away," said tho man, "I'll report you
to tho Ladies' Health Protective asso?
ciation." "Oh, for (lod's sake, don't!"
exclaimed tho stable keeper, "t'omo
again next week and seo if it isn't
clean. "?Edith Parker Thomson in Fo?
A Woman t'ntler Fire.
A woman who carries tho scar of a
gunshot wound received whiloonduty
on tho field of battle is certainly not
often hoard of or even read about, says
the Cinciunal i (!c?umercinl Tribune, but
there is ti woman of Cincinnati with
such a noble, antl remarkable record, and
her wound was received during tho war
of the rebellion.
In lKtil Second Lieutenant Dick, her
husband, left for the war, and soon
afterward sho followed him to tho front
for tho purpose of succoring tho sick
and wounded soldiers a.s well as to bo
at the side of her husband.
Sho was a few yards only from her
husband at Chancollorsvillo when ho
fell, his side crushed by a flying piece
of shell. He was unconscious from the
first, but sho thinks he recognized her
once. While removing her husband
from the field, assisted by tender, will?
ing hands of comrades, Mrs. Dick was
wounded. A spent musket ball struck
her just above the ankle of the left leg,
burying itself in tho flesh und between
Mrs. Dick would not step to have tho
: wound examined, but assisted in tho re?
moval of her husband across tho pontoon
britlgo. Indeed, she says, so great was
her distress of mind over tho condition
of her husband that she scarcely felt tbo
pain. Twelve hours after receiving the
j wound Captain Dick died in her anna
Woman nnd Lahor.
"Womtin, " says Tho Southern Econo?
mist, "must either be a help or a hin?
drance in tbo great labor movement for
tho uplifting and betterment of tbo con?
dition yf men who work for wages.
woman nas boon an important ractor
in every reform movement of tho world.
Her sweet, persuasive voice, her refin?
ing influence and her spirit of heroic
sacrifice have given forco and dignity to
every movement that sprang from tho
uoblo impulses of men which had for
its purpose tho botteimcnt of tho race.
Woman has gilded tho horrors of tho
battlefield and tho lonely hospital with
gleams of sunshine, and now, in this
last supremo effort on the part of tho
rightful protectors of tho homo to savo
themselves from European conditions
and savo woman from tho degradation
which necessarily follows tho degrada?
tion of labor, woman must lend them
An occasional open iiro during tho
rainy or cool days iu early full is a
great luxury. It takes away tho gloom
ono is apt to feel iu cloudy weather aud
all tho unpleasant effects of moisture
about a house. Lcavo open all tho doors
and windows and kiudlo an opou fire,
and the sanitary condition is bettered
without raising tho temperature.
The Electrical Worker says that if
tho women employed in shops and fac?
tories would quit work three-fourths of
them would bo married in two years.
Men would Ihj needed for their places,
wages would advance and an epidemic
of marriage would follow.
Clurvt stains upon damask will yield
to sherry, gently applied. Fruit stains
fhould bo treated with salt and water.
Varnish and paint spots should first bo
sovered with butter and then be rubbed
Tho dramatic critic of the Boston
Journal is a woman, and tho New York
Sun's reviewer of musical productions
is a member of the same sex.
Gobang?Have you noticed any res?
toration of confidence yet?
Ukerdcck?Not much. When I turned
up lato the other ofteruoon and said I
had been to iv funeral, my employer sar?
castically asked me, "What was tho
RoreV"?New York Journal.
Women of orcry rank go bareheaded Id
Thcro vrero 800 applications for a single
chaplaincy In tho United States army re?
The author of a book entitled "How to
Got Rich" wns imprlsonod for debt In tho
Lud low Street Jail, New York, hist week.
Tho latest thing In tho wny of sochtl en?
tertainment Is reported from tho lllaok
Hills, whore ladles In tho llrst circles pro?
vide their guests to 5 o'clock tea with a
gold pan and Invlto them down to tho run?
ning brook to prospect. At n recent func?
tion of this sort ono lady took out (1.40
worth of gold, It being n bargain day.
Tho Hoyden premium of tho Franklin
institute, Philadelphia, is to bo awarded
at tho beginning of next year. Tho pre?
mium Is $1,000, and It will bo given to "any
resident of North America who shall de?
ter mino by experiment whether all rays of
light antl other physical rays aro or nre>
not transmitted with the sumo vcloolty."
The gohlflelds will easily keep until
spring. They're on ico.?Snn Francisco
Tho greatest need of the Klondike is a
means of making icicles edible and nour?
There are many "cool millions" in tho
Klondike nnd ninny cooler miners waiting
for a chance to get them.?New York Her?
This want of food at Klondike is pretty
serious. It's no particular satisfaction for
tt hungry man to have his tcoth tilled with
She Kan it Trolley Car.
Miss Constanco Ingalls, daughter of
ox-Senator John J. Ingalls, always has
had a notion that a woman could oper?
ate an olectria car ns well ns a man,
and to demonstrate it sho secured a per?
mit from Superintendent Benduro tho
other night and for a short timo op
' oratod an clcptrio car oh Main street,
I Atchisou, Kan. The Main street run is
over a mile long, and, although tho
street is tilled with carriages in tho
evening, Bays the Boston Journal, Miss
Ingalls ran tho ear without a mishap.
Her successful work as motorman is
liberally complimented by ber friends.
Lord at its liest is unwholesome, indigestible. It makes food shortened
with it soft and greasy. At its worst, it is unhcalthful and fdlcd with
dangerous bacteria. It is condemued by every medical and culi?
Every food scientist ngrccs that vegetable oil is nutritive, digest?
ible, and free from disease germs.
is composed mainly of refined vegetable oil. It is nu?
tritious and palatable. Pood shortened with or fried
in it can be eaten by anvonc without harmful results.
Th? Rcnuim* in unM ovcrywborn in nnnto ten p
our trnilv mftrkn -"<7nffo!*N*" ami ?t?rry* Atari in *-.,ff,?i
ou ovury tin. Not guaranti-rd if tiolil in any ollivt way
Mmlu only by
THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY.
Clilca&o. St. Lou Ik. Kew York. Montreal.
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We hav? been doing business in Roanoke all the time, through
booms and panics, and are still here giving our customers perfect
satisfaction. We handle only the best, and after a full trial and a
full investigation we believe /ETNAL<THIa WATtrt isthebest
water offered tothe public. We therefore sell and deliver it at ?0
c -nts par gallon, and guarantee relief in c*ses of Dyspepsia, Kid?
ney, Liverand Stoma.h TroubUs, Uric Acid in Blood, tfheuma
tism and Menstrual Irregularities in any form, or refund the mon?
ey. We mean what we say. To any one who has not tried the wa?
ter, we ill send one gallon frea. Call and read testirn- nials.
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? JUN1US Ii. P1SHBURNE, Agent, Exchange Building, RonnoVe, Ya
Opens Sept. 3tl--.
One of the Leading Schools of the South.
Superior advantages In all departments. A full corps of European and American
?eacbers specially prepared for their respective positions. Magnificent moun?
tain scenery. College located in the Valley of Virginia, famed for health. The
Sciences and Ancient Languages taught by an A. H of Princeton and Harvard
Universities; English bv 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 leading German Con?
servatories. Instructor of Vocal Music educated in the lloston Conservatory and
the School"" or 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 New York Day patronage solicited.
For catalogue and Other information address the President,
MATTIE P. HARRIS, Roanoke, Virginia.
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