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STYLE'S THE THING. . . .
The style in our hats is what
makes them superior to all
others. Of course the quality
is there?our name tells you
that. What we want to im?
press on you is that our hats
?will top you off with the great?
est possible amount of style.
We have them in all prices,
from ?1 to ?5.
D. M. TAYLOR,
Slatler and Furnisher,
112 Jefferson street.
A Show on High Olympus.
"Why," exclaimed Jove angrily,
"are you letting that miserable shade
grizzle all that nectar? He'll have con?
vulsions in a minute."
"Ho said, your majesty," replied
Mercury eagerly, "that if I'd let him
in he'd show me a nectar lit for the
Perceiving that the spectacle bore tlio
earmarks of impromptu vaudeville, the
king of gods and men whooped loudly
for the other deities.?New York Press.
fS WANTED TO EXCHANGE for im?
proved Roanpke property, m line farm of
2-10 acres at Monfale, Bedford County,
or wi'l pell cheap. For full particulars
call on THE PEDIOO-BELLER REAL
FAMINE STALKS IN CUBA.
New York, Sept. 30 ?I. A. McLean,
who arrived by the steamer Vigilancia
from Havana to day, ileclares that there
is a famine in Cuba, "b'or eight days be?
fore I nailed,'' ?Kid he, "there was no
meat eaten in the Havana hospitals by
doctors, nurses or patients, and the poor
people were living on dog and cat ??eat ."
FRESH TAFFY, all kinds at CA
Coming and Going.
J. Ii. Crtrr, of Ilarrisonburg, is a guest
at the St. James.
C. E. Liaymau, of Troutvllle, was in
the city yesterday.
Rev. W. W. Hamilton and wife, of
Radford, aro in the city on t visit.
Li. G. Dick and C. C. Wynne, of Lynch?
burg, are guests of the St. Jamos.
?lohn .T. Nebns, of Petersburg, who
will engage in the bicycle races to-day, is
registered at tho Ponce do Leon.
Miss M. E. Baird, of Wayuesboro, is a
guest of the Ponce ile Leon.
Mrs. H. T. Davenport and Miss M.
Harold, of Americas, (in., are registered
at the Ponce de Leon.
J. B. Fishburu left yesterday to spend
a few weeks with relatives at Chatta?
Dr. J. D. Kirk left yesteiday on a visit
to his farm in Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Sites, wife of the junior mem be)
of the firm of Caldwell & Sites, left yes?
terday to visit friends In Staunten.
A. P. Johnson and wife, of Fctilth
avenue n. w., are visiting fri?mds in the
Mrs. Juniu.s B. Flshburn left yester
day to visit relatives In Chattanooga.
Mis? Beckenbaugb, a popular young
lady of Hagerstown, left yesterday for
her home, after spending some weeks
with friends In tho city.
The Misses Burwell and Dean, of Rich?
mond, who have been visiting friends
here, have returned to their home.
Mrs. Clara Hartigan, who hns been
spending the summer with her sister.
Mrs. R. B.* Moorman, has returned to
Lor home In Washington, I). C.
H. P. Kirk, traveling auditor of the
Norfolk and Western Railway Company,
and bis sister, Mis.s M. A. Kirk, arrived
home yesterday, after speuding some
time visiting friends in Philadelphia.
SOLDIERS QUIT THE FIELDS.
General tiobin and More of His Com?
mand Break Camp.
Ha/.leton, Pa., Sept, 30.?There being
no indication of further outbreak in ihe
coal fields for the present, Genend Gobln
and his staff left for home to day, and
most of the troops were withdrawn. The
departing soldiers were the Ninth Regi?
ment and one battalion of the Eighth.
General Gobln reviewed them just before
they took the cars, 'and complimented
them highly for their good behavior and
The govenror's troops and one battal?
ion of the Eighth Regiment have been or?
dere?1 to remain here, until notice of with?
drawal is received from headquarters.
Major Watts, of Carlisle, is in command.
It is probable that these men will not be
kept much longer on duty.
MRS. HANNA WuRRIED.
Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 80.?Mrs. Mark
Hauna Is sowewhat disturbed over the
rumor of the engagement of Miss Lillian
Hauna, the Senator's sister, to Prentiss
Bal twin, son of the late Judge Baldwin.
Mrs. llauna savs that the matter is un?
settled ?ed the report entirely junauthor
l/.ed. Miss Hanna is 40 years old, while
young Baldwiu is only HO years of nge.
OLD PAPERS for sale at Tho Times
office. Good for putting under carpets.
THE STONE PRINTING- A
110-112-114 N. Jefferson
DEAR SIRS: Please a
jj Calendar. It is exquisite in
3 very conveniently arrangec
% East Radford, Va., Jai
B I B
AWRENCE ?i DAVIS.
X<>. 5 Campbell avenue s w
PROMPT PAYMENT OF LOSSES.
PUT (JOLD TO AN EQUAL TEST.
The world's stuck on hand of gold ia
estimated at about 14,500,000,000 (four
billions, five hundred millions of dollars);
the world's annual product of gold is
$225,000,000 (two hundred and twenty -
five millions of dollars). This supply is
met by an unlimited demand for it as
Suppose, however, this unlimited
money demand for gold should be stoppe;!
(as it would be by the d monitization of
gold), what would be the remaining de?
mand for it? The director of the mint of
the United States estimates the annual
consumption of gold by the whole world
in arts iind manufactures at only $52,
is;l,7:i(>. That is the yearly demand for
gobl left it after the money demand for it
be destroyed: and this remtiiuing demand
does not amount to one-fourth cf tho
world's annual production of gold, with
a surplus stock on hand, to begin with,
of four billions live hundred millions of
dollars ($4,500,000,000) of gold to be dis
posed ot. Supposing the production and
supply to continue at the present rate,
this vast surplus of gold would be aug?
mented annually by tho sun. of one hun?
dred and seventy two millions, eight hun?
dred sixteen thousand, two hundred and
sixty-four dollars ($172,810,20-1). Add
only one year's surplus of supply over
demand to the amount now ou hand, and
we have an aggregate surplus of four
billions, six hundred and seventy-two
millions, eight hundred and sixteen
thousand, two hundred and sixty four
Now, if .with a full or unlimited de?
mand, gold now is worth one dollar for
every 2;i.S grains, what would it be worth
with the annual demand at only a little
over one eighty-ninth of the gold on hand,
and less thau one-fourth of .he annual
ND MFG. GO.,
ccept my thanks for 1897
design and execution, and
J. H?GE TYLER. ' |
tuary 2d, 1897. 2
supply? Tt would certainly ho worth
mueb less than oue-fourth of what it is
uow,?or less than tweuty-fivo (25) conts
for every 23.8?a much greater deprecia?
tion than has befallen silver. With
about 80 years' supply on hand, and with
an annual new yield more than four times
the demand wo may be sure that gold
would Vardly, under any management,
be rated at more than 10 'cents in the
dollar, it that.
Let honest nnd intelligent men ponder
these Ibjures, nnd deal justly with silver.
The truth is better than either silver or
gold, or both combined; nnd he. who
seeks the very riuht and truth of this
great problem of money and the cuirency
cannot be satisfied with fraudulent, or
forced, or purchased results.?Norfolk
TO BE HANGF.I) FOR RAPE.
Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 30.?ludge An?
derson, of the criminal court, to-day
overruled the motion for a new trial in
the case of Fred Moore, colored,convicted
of criminally assaulting Emma May Wil
ley, five years of at;e, and sentenced him
to be bdnged on November
FEED YOUR STOCK.
I tako pleasure In announcing that I
coutinue to carry the largest and most
complete line of feed in the city. You
are invited :o inspect my goods and get
prices. .1. A. HOOVER,
"Tue Feed Man." :Phono 214.
OYSTERS by the measure at J. J. Ca
DYEING AND CLEANSING ES?
Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Winter Clothes cleaned and
dyed to perfection. Good
1 10 Campbell avenue.
J. DKVO\. Proprietor.
Eight Mills of the California Powder
Company Blown Up.
Santa Cruz, Caf., Sept. 80.? An explo?
sion, which wrecked sovaral buildings,
but fortunately was unattended by loss
of life, occurred at the wor^s of
the California Powder Company, Santa
Cruz, probably from spontaneous com?
Eight mills, Including the coiniug,
sizing, glr./.iag and packing houses and
their contents, consisting of valuable ma?
chinery and 200 tons of powder, were de?
stroyed. Tlio loss aggregates about
FRESH CHOCOLATE and conserved
pineapple. SANDY V. FIGGATT & CO.
New York, Sept. 30.?Governor Pln
gree, of Michigan, is in Caracas, Venezu?
ela. M?\ Plngreo left'Michlgnn on Sop
tember 14. He did not tell anyone where
ho was going, and there was a lot of mys?
tery about his disappearance. Ho sailed
for Caracas on the ?steamship Venezuela
under *ho name of L M. Gay lord i He
was accompanied by his secretary. Ho
has gone to Venezuela on private busi?
ness, it is said.
THE BEAUTY OF IT.
A dress washed with "Crystal Spring"
was shown us the other any?a delicate
fahre splashed with tiny llowers. The
flowers looked as if grown afresh?forget
JOHNSTON ? GO,
FIRE, i INSURANCE
ACCIDENT J AGENTS,
104 South Jefferson street.
HUSBANDS AND FATHERS?Don't
throw your good money away on assess?
ment life insurance. Get a good article.
The Travellers stands at the top. Will
write a man aged 30 SI,000 life insurance
for $38.02 yearly for ten years only, poli?
cy being paid-up after that period. Cut?
ting off a cigar or beer daily will buy
such a policy. Investigate freely, buy
one, and set your mind at rest.
A. J. EVANS. F. M. UUTT. C. U. PltlCIE.
(Successors to Evans Bred.)
Keep Full and Complete Line of
Every Article Known to tho
Hardware Trade. Wo Invite
an Iii8pect.on of Our Stock and
22 Campbell Avenue.
"Rome Was Not
Built in a Day,"
Bin, Chicago was burned in a night.
The Liverpool and London and
Globe Insurance Company paid on
account of this "loss alone $.1,231?,
290. This compnny aud other
strong companies represented by
RO. M. KENT. JR.
No. 107 Terry Building.
Frank t. glasuow,
Attorn k y- at-L a w.
LEXINGTON, VA., July 27, 1800.
Mr. E. A. Quisonborry, Lexington, V?.:
My Dear Sir?I have recently Investi?
gated the Old Lino Insurance Companies,
with n view of determining what I would
do with regard to taking n new policy.
Tho result of my Inquiries aud examina?
tion has heeu to convince mo that tho
Northwestern Mutual Is the most eco?
nomically administered, and can and
will give tho best results of all of these
companies; and 1 have determined to let
a policy which 1 h-ivo in tho Now York
Mutual lapse, ami have taken iu its
place a policy ill tho Northwestern Mu?
tual. 1 have also a policy In the Now
York Equitable, hut mv judgement, af?
ter as careful', examination as 1 could
make, is that the Northwestern Is the
best company, both as to solvency and
results, of the fcur lending companies
which now offer Insurance. Yours very
truly, FRANK T. GLASGOW.
W. P. McCLANAHAN ,\, Co.,
Eire, Life and Accident Insurance,
No. 7 Campbell avenue.
Real Estate and Rental Agent,
110$ Jefferson St., Hoauokc, Va.
-Eoi the Lynchburg Perpetual
-Building and Loan Co.
CIIA M PI ON M A UK SM AN.
Chicago. Sept. SO.?First Bergt. John
Ouellette, of Jeff er sou ??arracks, is now
champion cavalry marksman of the
United States army, be having attained
tlltit distinction yesterday at the Kort
Sheridan competition. Onelletra bcored
a total of 201 points. Ouellette also
stands first In skirmish llrin.L;, with the
high record of 128.
OYSTERS served in every style at .1.
J. Catogni's restaurant.
AT THE BIG STORE CANNOT PAIL TO ATTRACT THOUSANDS OP BUYERS.
OUR CLQSK .DEPARTMENT.
This department will 1?; of intensest
interest to Cloak buyers tins season.
We made nil our Cloak contracts last,
spring when mater la's were at their low?
est prices. We will sell Cloaks this sea?
son at prices before unknown to this sec?
tion. Note a few:
Ladies Flue Seal Plush Capes, silk
lined, fur trimmed collar, length 20
inches, ouly $3.50?actually worth $5.
Fine Seal Plush Capes, Silk Lined,
beautifully braided with Soutache, length
20 inches, only *5.
V. ire Seal Plush Capes, length 20
inches, elegantly braided with Soutache
and Jet, only $5.50? worth $7.
Fine Seal Plush Capes, silk lined,
plain, fit- trimmed, length 27 inches,
ouly $6.50?worth $8.
Very Flue Seal Plush Capes, 27 inches,
plain with fur trimming?the regular
$10 sort -only $8.
Same, beautifully braided with Jet and
Soutache, only $8.50 -cheap at $11.
Some very nobby things in the now
Jackets in greens, browns and naws, $10,
$13.50, $15 and $20 See them.
New line of Cloaks for small children,
made of Kideidown, Lamb's Wool, Bou?
cle and Merino, $1.25, $3, $3, TJU,$4.50.
UNDERWEAR FOH MEN.
A stock of Underwear for men of such
variety and proportions has never before
'???en shown in this section. All these
troods were contracted for hist season
niid'will he sold at and, in some cases,
below last season's prices.
50 dozen Men's Fancy Fleeced Stocki?
net Shirts and Drawers, Chamois finish,
very soft?never hefcrj offered for less
than 50a?now only -12c each.
50 dozen White Fleeced Stockinet Shirts
and Drawers - a bargain?50c each.
Men's Natural Wool Shirts and Draw?
ers, 00 per cent, wool, only 50c each.
Men's All-Wool Searlet Shirts and
Drawers, only 5io each.
B g value in Natural Wool n'nnble
hreastcd Shirts (drawers to match), at
natural grey, silk finish, Shirts and
drawers, sizes 30 to 50, only $1 50 each.
Ladies' & Children's Underwear
We carry the most complete line in this
department in this section. We do not
say this without knowledge, but it is a
matter of fact.
As our underwear contracts were made
for thin season nearly a year ago you may
come with perfect insurance ^of getting
Ladies' Jersey Ribbed Vests and Pants,
soft fleeced?great value at 25c.
Ladies' Ribbed Fleeced Vests and
Pants?about the average 50c sort?big
gallic at 37 L2c.
In'ants' Fine Australian Lamb's Woo'
Vests, vtry fine and soft, No. 2, 10c; No.
?1, 50c; No. "">, 55c; Vo. <i. 00c.
Infant's Fine Cashmere Vests, very'soft,
Nos. 2 and :i, 25c; No. 4, 28c; No. 5,' 80c;
No. 0, 33c.
Ladies' While I'ure Wool Vests and
Pants, beautiful quality--the best of the.
SI sort?here for *!lc.
Big lioe Children's Merino Vests. Illo
Ladies' Finn Wool and Non-Shrinking
Vests and Pants, ribbed, $1.
Ladies' Fine All-Wool Scarlet Medica?
ted Vests and Pants, 75c.
It always pays to come hero for your
Ca'icoes.Cottbus, Sheetings, Ginghams,
Canton Flannels ami the like.
Fine '.Hi-inch Percales in the new and
stylish Ronmn stripes, only 10c yard.
Genuine American I ridl.io Blue Calicoes
?they are the best?5c.
Best Silver Gr'y Calicoes lor second
Lancaster M:l!s Gingham, only 5c.
40 new styles Pretty Russian Fleece,
the finest quality of it. 10c.
Gootl (prallt] Outing Cloth, at 5c.
Fine Emp-ess Outings, only 8a?
Genuine Tfazle Dawns, onlv 10c.
Case 10-4 'Unbleached Sheeting, good
quality, only 12 l-2c.
0-4 Bleaohed Sheet.-, standard quality,
hemmed and ready for use, only 15c each.
10 I Bleached Sheets, hemmed und
ready for use. standard, only 5'lc each.
30x45 lnch|Bloachetl Pillow Cases, ready
for use. good quality, only 10c each.
30x45 inch Bleaohed Pillow Cases, war?
ranted New York Mills, ;.uly 12 l-2ccach.
BLANKETS AND COMFORTS.
The greatest line of these goods aver
show a in this section now ready. The
finest of the Comforts are selling rapidly.
Ynu don't often get a chance at such an
elegant stock of these goods.
Comforts coveretl with finest Silkoline,
filled with white downy cotton and tacked
by hand, $1.50.
Comforts covered with finest: French
Saline, tacked by ham' and tilled with
carded cotton, as soft|as down, $2.50.
Comforts covered with fine saline and
filled w|th nice white carded cotton,
fancy stitch.ng, $1.50 and $1.70.
Comforts filled with finest, white curded
cotton, covered with Driest French Satine,
$2,t$2 ?O and $3.
Comforts filled with clean nice cotton,
at 80c, $1 and $1.25.
Good Comforts, tilled with Shoddy, at
50c, 02 I 2c, 75a and $1.
(looil 10-1 Grev Blankets, 50c pair.
Nice FU-eced White BlnnKetS, 75c pair
Large, heavy, fleecy White Blankets,
Henry 10 4 Grey Blankets, $1 pair.
Heavy 11-4 and 12-4 Grey Blankets,
About 15 pairs 11-4 White Blankets,
slightly soiled, worth $2.50 to $4 a pair
regular price?these will go very cheap,
ask for them.
Fine All Wool Blankets, $4, $5 and $7
BIG LOT OF RUGS.
The Rtrg season is here. It you expect
to ouy Rugs and want to save a dollar or
so. come and get your* from the lot.
White Angora Fur Rugs, large size,
only $2.50 ?usual van e $.1.75.
Finest Moquet Rugs, in exquisite de?
signings, 3x0 feet,only $3.50 ?others are
asking $5 for this sort.
Finest Moquet Rugs,27xo4 inches, only
finest Moquet Rugs, 18x30 inches,
Best Grade Smyrna Rugs, 18x30 inches,
lh-st Gnu?'1 Smyrna Rugs, 21x45 inches,
liest Grade Smyrna Bugs, 27x54 inches,
ILisrncks worth 75c. anil 8l)c each ?
Choice here fcr 30c.
FOH THE TABLE.
Your table may be loaded with choicest
viands, but there's a serious lackine if
the Linens are not in keeping.
There's something about a table daint?
ily set with snow-white Linens that gives
one real relish.
How are you fixed in the Linea line?
Some especially (ine Table Lirtens, 2
yards wide?our former $1.25 sort --big
value at $1 yard. Seethe pretty Flour
d' Lls. Snow-drop, Lily of the Valley,
Buucb.of Pansies and Clover Leaf de?
There are some pretty ones now in, 2
yards wide, bleached Irish Linen Da
madc, at 75c.
Real good grade All-Pure Linen Da?
mask, at 39c.
Bargain in Cream Linen Damask, ex?
tra heavy, just the thing for everyday
Good heavy Cream Linen Damask, full
50 inches wide, at 25c.
Fine Turkey Re-' Damask, made in
Scotland, warranted oil boiled and fade?
less, (10 inches wide, only 50c.
See the pretty new things in red and
whitoai.d blue and whi*e Table Damask
in block and plaid designs, new and
choice, 37 l-2c.
Best Table Felt or "Silence Cloth."
extra heavy, 54 inches wide, only 42c,
Patent Knitted Table Matting is the
choices', thing you can put under your
nico linens. It prefects the linen, the
table and the clilnaj it will wash?50
inch, 75c yard.
See the beautiful Table Linen Sits, at
$3.75, $4.50, $6.50, $7 and 7.50.
Great array of Fine Silks, 75 styles,
lovely Novelty Silks for waists, at 75c
and $1 yard.
Roman stripes, only 75c yard.
Rich Plaids, at 75c and 80c.
Greatest value of the day in handsome
Black Brocades?the best of the $1 sort
Great Big Values in Fine B'nck Dress
Silks, at 75c, 80c, $1 and $1.25.
feLW GRESS GOODS.
Every n?;v and desirable fabric Is rep?
resented in our metropolitan stock. No
unreasonable prices to make an extrava?
gant sound?prices always economical.
Royal Bengal Plaids aro the latest, 5
styles, 38 inch, 80c.
Roval Scotch Plaids, rich and rare, 10
choice styles, 38 inch, 75c.
Pretty Plaid French Serges, 40 inch,
Scotch Plaids, choice styles,30 inches ?
the regular 3!lc sort?only 25e.
"Grndiette" is ouo of the latest inater
iids, one side looks like Henrietta, tli3
other side Merino?all colors, 4(5 Inch. 75c.
Rich two-toned Cheviots are strictly
stylish.?both diagonal and granite weaves
?lt> inch, 75a.
The pranky Tufted weaves aro great
favorites?25 pieces to pick from?42
inch, only 50c.
Two-toned Bengal Stripes in silk and
wool are rare and up to date, 48 Inch, $1.
Ladies' Cloth in the now Satin Chamois
fini.-h, a popular leader this season, all
shades, f.2 inch, 75c.
35 pieces lovely Novelties representing
the leading Foreign Ideas?great value
here?only 37 l-2c, well worth 50c.
CHOICE BLACK GOODS.
No such Black Goods stock has ever
before been shown In this part of Vir?
ginia. A feast for buyers.
Novelt ies i-i Camel's Hair, woven in
foliage designs, is one of the choicest of
the new things, 43 inch, $1.25.
Fancy weave Diagonal Cheviots?de?
cidedly nobby ?50 inch, $1.
Cheviot Serges, durable as well as fash?
ionable, 50 Inch, 75c.
Cheviot Serge, excellent, 42 Inch, only
Priestley's Cheviot Serge, 50 inch,
Very fine tfenrietta,?positively worth
02c?38 inch, only 51c.
Fine Henrietta, the 87 l-2c sort, 45
inch, a bargain at 05c.
Prlestle's Fine Poplin, Tegular price
$1 a yard, 44 Inch, here only 75c.
WATT, RETTEW & CLAY'S 4&