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I witnessed a remarkable ploce of cool
hooded dnrlng at tho Exchange station,
Llvorpool, not long ago, writes a corre?
I was wnlklng along when my attention
wus attracted by criosof "Stop thief 1 Stop
thief I" Looking round I behold a orowd
Pursuing a mun some 20 yards in tho fore?
ground. With tho orowd I at onoo guvo
ehaso nnd hud almost run him down
when ho gave a sudden turn nnd holtud
down the street, but I lenvo you to judgo
of our surprise when upon turning tho
comer wo saw tho objoot of our pursuit
somo 800 ynrds along tho road.
"Springheul Jack!" shouted bohio. "Ho
has wings," declared othors, but our po?
liceman know bottor. "Hold on, mister,"
ho suld to mo. "I mny wont your assist?
ance. " And, turning to an archway whoro
two or three In borers woro aBleop, ho dox
torously slipped tho handcuffs upon asKnn
"I know," lie said aftcrwnrd, "that it
was im impossibility to jump 200 ynrds at
a stroke. Tho man tho crowd saw was
not our prisoner. It wns a olevor device
on the part of tho thief, who, seolng this
man running on in front and thoso labor?
ers asleep in the arohway, grasped tho sit?
uation, and, dropping in with tho laborors,
affected sleop. He's an old 'un, though.
Sco how hard it wus to rouso him."?
Trio now Canadian census shows that 17
In every 1,000 of tho Cnnadinn population
wero horn In tho United States. This Is 7
inoro In the l.ooo thun tho number report?
ed from all European countries outsldo of
A Sure and Safe Remedy in
every caso and every Wad
of Dowel Complaint lo
This is a true statement and
it can't bo made too strong
or too emphatic.
It is a simple, cafe and quick
Oramps, Cough, Rheumatism,
Oolio, Golds, Neuralgia,
Diarrhoea, Group, Toothache,
Two sizes, 25c. and iOc
Keep It by yon. Beware of
Imitations. Buy only the
WANTED?Three youtiK men boarders.
Good fare, comfortable rooms, first
class locality. Address "B," Times ollice.
TWO UNFURNISHED ROOMS, one
heated, t? parties without children. Ref?
erences exchanged. $.j..r)0. 5105 Sixth
avenue s. w. 10 0,10,10,17,18
FOR RENT?A small fruit and truck
farm, 41 acres, four miles from Koanoke.
A bargain to the right man. For in?
formation Inquire of S. K. * BITTER
MAN, corner Salem avenue and Com?
merce street. i()-9-2t.
WANTED?A position as school
teacher either in*private family or public
school by a young lady irho is a graduate
of bho Danville blah school, also has
teacher's eertilicat o from Superintendent
F. Li. Watson, Chatham, Va.;can also
teach music. Address B, 120 and 122
Union street, Danville, Vu. 0 28 2w
AGENTS WANT KD.
ACTIVE PERSONS to appoint agents
in nearby counties. ,?.r>0 a month and ex?
penses. ^Address SHEPP COMPANY,
1020 Chestnut street, Philadelphia, Pa.
10 10 It
WANTED?Agents to sell pictures,
ladies' coats, and a full line of household
specialties, trunks and furniture. Full
commissions paid weekly in advance.
GATELY Hi .FITZGERALD, Roanoke,
Va. 10 0-1 w.
WANTED?Salesman to sei' special bar?
gains in blankei.8 in tne Valley of Vir?
ginia, by sample. For particulars as to
acencies address STANDARD INSTALL?
MENT CO.. 213 South Jefferson street.
ndered by the Roanoke Ma?
ine Works Band will be
^en in our store between the
NOTICE.? Tho annual stockholders'
meetitnr of tho Virginia Industrial Acci?
dent Association will be held on Wednes?
day, October 18. 1897, at 2:30 p. m. at the
office of the secretary, Masonic Temple,
W. C. STEPHENSON, Secretary.
"NORFOLK AND WESTERN RAIL?
WAY' COMPANYr-Thf annual meelinn
of the stockholders of the Norfolk and
Western Railway Company will be held
at the principle office of the company in
the citv of Rnanoko, Virginia, on
THURSDAY, THE 14TH DAY OF
OCTOBER, 1807, nt 18 o'clock noon, for
the consideration of the annual report,
che 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
tho company at the close of the fiscal
year. The stock transfer books will be
closed at the close of business on Satur?
day, SeDtemher 25th, 1897. and reopened
at 10 ?"'clock a. m.. Monday, Oatober
A. J. HEMPHILL,
Roanoke, Va., September 1, 1897.
There ?would never be on ounce of
lard used ki your hitchcu. Cotto
lcnc would take its place. As a re?
sult your food and your hcclth^,
would both be improved. Why*5
not become your owu doctor,
Tho fronut.no Cottolene is soldoverywh
pound yellow Huh, with our trade-mnrk
ntccr'3 head in eotton-plitnt wreath?on
guaranteed If sold In any other way. &
THE B. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, Chicago,
How Koto Chase Sprag-ue Saved Her Old
Home?A Parade That Caused tho
Mrs. Kato Chaso Spraguo, who is
said to havo succeeded finally in raising
tho money necessary to savo tho old
Chase Iioubo at Washington from sale
under a mortgage, spent several months
in New York two years ago trying to
accomplish this result. It was believed
then that certain members of tho Ohio
society might Huhscrilx) money enough
to scenro tho houso from sale, but for
ono reason or another that plan foil
through just when it looked most liko
coming to a successful ending. Mrs.
Spraguo was at that time indofatignhlo
in her efforts to secure the necessary
subscriptions and she spent tho greater
part of every day down in the business
portion of tho city going from ono office
to another in tho hopo of bringing tho
various schemes for her relief to a final
issue. Tho old Chaso country place is
situated on tho outskirts of Washington,
and it is said that tho property will bo
very valuablo within a fow years, as
Washington is growing rapidly in its
direction. Then Mrs. Spraguo believes
that it will not only malte aeomfortablo
estate for her and her daughters, but
will also repay whatever advances havo
been made to seenro tho property from
foreclosure. Mrs. Spraguo's means aro
at present very limited and sho has an
invalid daughter. One of her daughters,
who acted for awhile in Richard Mans?
field's compiuiy, soon gavo up tho stago
and is now married. Mrs. Spraguo, who,
by tho way, calls hessolf Mrs. Chaso
Spragno, is still slight and youthful in
Tho District Militia and the Monument.
"Not many know it, but tho District
militia is entitled to tho credit of hav?
ing tho Washington monument com?
pleted, " remarked mi old official at tho
capitol to a Star reporter. "As every
ouo knows, or should know, the monu?
ment was an unfinished shaft for nearly
80 years. Many prominent persons
thought that an arch would bo a hotter
work, and some urged that tho unfin?
ished structure should bo turned into
one leg of an arch and another erected.
Others wero strongly opposed to tho lo?
cation, and it was very seriously urged
that tho site should bo changed. Sen?
ator Morrill led tho movoment for tho
inch idea, and in it ho had tho support
of many who thought they were artis?
tically inclined, and who thought tho
day for shafts had passed away. In 1870,
tho centennial year, tho District militia
was stronger than it was ever before or
since. At that timo tho idea of soldiery
was parades, brass bands and the like.
Tho modern idea of organizing soldier
companies to spend their leisure timo
shooting rifles at a mark in tho rifle
ranges hnd not boon dreamed of. On
the 22d of February, 1870, there was a
parndo of soldiers. Tho parado that day
was a particularly good one, and as a
result there was enthusiasm all along
"Sunset" Cox's Prompt Action.
"Congress was in session, and ns sen?
ators and representatives were on their
way to tho capitol that morning they
could not escapo the enthusiasm caused
by tho militia parade. Samuel S. Cox
of Now York?'Sunset,' ns ho was fa?
miliarly called?and General B. F. But?
ler wero memhors of tho house of repre?
sentatives, and it was often said of
theru that if they wero joined in favor
of any measure, which was seldom, for
it was General Butler who christened
Cox 'Shoo Fly,' they could carry it
through regardless of whether the houso
wanted to pass it or not Soon after ar?
riving at the capitol Mr. Cox, who bad
?I witnessed tho parade, and joyfully, for
'| ho took a special delight in patriotic
i parados, was asked, in a general con
nversution, if ho did not think it was
1 time that there should be some movo
?I meut looking toward completing tho
i Washington monument. Ho replied,
'' 'Yes, and I think it should bo done to
. day.' In less than ten minutes ho had
drafted a resolution directing that tho
work should bo resumed.
"General Butler had his ears opened
when Mr. Cox scut the resolution to
the speaker's desk to bo read, mid on
bearing it ho indicated to his personal
followers that it was right and proper.
Tins was sufficient, and in less than
half an hour it was passed. Tho senate
soon concurred, and the work began
very shortly, thongh it took some years
to complete it It was tho Washington
birthday parade of tho District militia
that did tho business, and Mr. Cox told ;
several among them, myself included, 1
that be had no thought of the moiui- I
nient until ho had seen tho parado and
was enthused by its influence "
Future Marriages of Veterans.
Pension Commissioner Evans proposes
in the annual report which ho has just
mado that congress pass a law providing
that future- marriages to veterans of tho
civil war shall crcato no right to a pen?
sion. This leads a writer in the Phila?
delphia Press to state that the reform
urged Is wise, desirable and necessary.
Congress, ho says, ought at 'its coming
session to rnako its first duty tho vom
sage oi tno raw reconunondc'l by Com?
missioner Evans. Tho just (lobt which
tho country' owes tho soldiers of tho last
war will bo paid to tho last penny. It
has already cost $2,000,000,000, or a
third as much as tho cost of tho war it?
self, but it was worth it Every man
who has a ught to a pension under ex?
isting laws must have it.
Tho debt to tho widows of thoso who
wero cut down untitnoly during tho
war itself or as an immediate result of
its wounds and hardships is as sacred
an obligation. But thero tho claim on
tho nation stops. A innrringo to an old
soldier now, 32 years after tho close of
tho war, creates no obligation, tho
writer says. No pension should bo paid
to a soldier's widow under this condi?
tion. Tho pension list has already on it
228,522 widows, or ono-fourth of tho
wholo number of pensioners, which is
?S3.028. Caki, Sc.hofield.
MODERN CHICKEN COOPS.
Tho Onoo Familiar I.utlm Ilnvo Given Way
to Wire Netting.
Men whose memories go back, say,
40 years will remember that in thoso
days when a man wiuited to build a
chicken c<K>p ho bought a bundlo or two
of luths and built it. There are mighty
few lath chicken coops built nowadays.
Ehren tho smallest chicken raiser, who
keeps a few in his back yard, makes his
coop or runway of poultry netting. Tho
chicken house, or shelter, is mado of
boards, often of two tkicknesscB and
with tarred paper between, for better
protection from tho weather, and with
openings at tho liotrom and under tho
projecting roof for ventilation.
Laths wero cheap; poultry netting is
Ktill cheaper. It is made of stoel wire,
galvanized, in various widths nnd in
various sizes of mosh. Tho netting most
commonly used is six foot wide, with a
two inch mesh. The chicken raiser sets
up a framo and tacks tiro netting to it.
Narrow nettings of smaller mesh aro j
used in various ways to keep in little
chicks?sometimes a foot wido small
mesh netting to run around at tho base
of tho inolosuro, the regular netting
br ing set above it, thus increasing the
total height of tho netting. Sometimes
tho small mesh netting is run around
inside of the regular netting, thus mak?
ing tho lower part of tho netting double.
Sometimes it is used to make separate
small iuclosurca within tho largo run?
way mid pcrhups to make a number of
small mclosures to keep separate brrxxls
of chicks apart. Tho narrow, small
mesh netting is mado up to throo and a
half foot in width.
Thero is nowadays auso for wiro net?
ting in chicken house* A netting with
a Bquaro mesh is laid on tho floor of
chicken houses to keep out rats and
Thero aro now many largo establish?
ments in this country for tho raising of
chickens for commercial purposes, for
market and for breeding, and there aro
as many men as ever who raise chicken.;
at home, from tho many who keep a
few in tho back yard, with a simple
chicken houso and coop, to men who
ruiso many chickens and maintain an
elaborate phuit for their breeding nnd
keeping. But, under whatever conditions
they are raised, chickens uro rarely seen
nowadays in coops made of laths, such
as were familiar 40 years ago.?New
Tuylor'b Starting Spring.
No rider on the cyclo racing track
hits a greater spring in starting his
races than Major Taylor, tho negro
rider. Taylor contracts Iiis body on his
wheel, forcing himself back over the
saddle. When the gun goes off, be is
away with a pnutberlike* spring. At no
time does become down to a scat on his
Buddie until settled down in the race.
Taylor uses his head as well us his legs
and always tales a chance.?Exchange.
BUCKLEN'S ARNICA SALVE
The Best Salve In the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum,
Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chil?
blains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions,
and positively cures Piles, or no pay re?
quired. It is guaranteed to give perfect
satisfactionor money refunded. Price 25
cents per box. For sale at Massie's Phar?
macy, 109 Jefferson street, Roanoke.
Besides selling school books at lowest
prices, we give a ticket rvith each 10 cent
purchase. The customer returning us
largest number of tickets before January
1 will Ket that $7.1 Crescent. Bicycle, in
our window. The Crescent wheel is
guaranteed by the Roanoke Cycle Com?
pany. GRAY ATT'S FAIR.
No !) Salem avenue.
Those who believe chronic diarrhoea to
be incurable should read what Mr. P. E.
Grisham, of Oa-irs Mills. La., has to say
on the subject, viz: "I have been a suffer
er from catonic diarrhoea ever since the
war and have tried all kinds of medicine-,
for It. At last I found a remedy that
affected a cure and that was Chamber
I dn:s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rome
dy " This medicine can iiIwhvs be de?
pended upon for colic, cholera morbus,
dysentery and diarrhoea. It Is pleasant to
take and never fails to effect a cure. 2S
nnd 50 cent si.:e? for sale by H. C.Barnes.
"He puts up prescrlpt'ons."
Fresh oysters by the gallon, quart or
pint at Catogni's restaurant.
AN ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.
Somber und Terrlblo Wu tho Seen? at
tho Moment of Totality.
Mrs. Mubel Loomis Todd, writing in
Tho Atlantic of an eclipse socu in Ja?
pan, says: "Just beforo totality, to oc?
cur at 2 minutes after 3 o'clock, I went
over to tho little lighthouse, taking
tip my appointed station on tho snm
init, an ideal vantage ground for a spec?
tacle beyond anything else I ever wit?
nessed. Grayor and grayer grow tho
day, narrower and narrower tho cres
cont of shining sunlight. Tho sea faded
to leaden nothingness. Armies of crows,
which had protended entire indiffer?
ence, fighting and flapping as usual on
gables mid flagpoles with unabated fer?
vor, finally succumbed, and flew off
with heavy haste to tho pino forest on
tho mountain side. Tho French mau-of
war disappeared in tho gloom, tho
junks blended iu colorlossness, but
grass and verdure suddenly turned
strangely, vividly yellow groen.
"It was a moment of appalling sus?
pense. Something was being waited for.
Tho very air was portentous. Tho flocks
of circling sea gulls disappeared with
strange cries. Ouo white buttorfiy flut?
tered by vaguely.
"Then an instantaneous darkness
leaped upon the world. Unearthly night
enveloped all things. With an inde?
scribable outfiashiug at tho same sec?
ond, the corona burst forth in wonder?
ful radiance But dimly .seen through
thinly drifting cloud, it was neverthe?
less beautiful, a celestial flume boyoud
description. Simultaneously tho wholo
northwestern sky was instantly flooded
?with a lurid and startlingly brilliant
orange, across -which floated clouds
slightly darker, like flocks of liquid
flame, while the west and southwest
gloainiMl in shining lemon yellow. It
was not like a sunset; it was too Bom?
ber and terrible.''
Simo Advlco to Young Artists.
"Don't give iu" was about tho gist
of what ?Sir Wyko Baylisa said to tho
English art students in a lecture at tho
South Kensington museum. He told
thorn what ought ?S bo their watchword:
"Do not believe, ho said, in tho in?
sidious lie that tho devil is always
whispering to tho soul of tho artist
that tho golden ago of art is past turd
that what was done yesterday cannot be
done today, for art is in its decadence.
Such an assertion was tho danger of tho
time, and ho would huvo them track It
to its source imd kill it there. It had
two forms?despondency and tempta?
tion?but he urged them not to bo in?
fluenced by either. Let their study bo
bused upon knowledge, tho knowledge
that had accumulated during tho ages
and was formulated in what was known
ns academic training, and let their
know-lodge in turn be based upon their
own study. "
Certainly that is tho best of advice,
f.?r what has been dono beforo can bo
Flrebonts and Homing VosaoIh.
Mr. Charles T. Hill contributes nn nrti
ole on "Floating Flro Engines" to St.
Nicholas. The article dosuribus Now York's
throe flroboats. Mr. Hill snys:
ThcBu bouts servo n douhlo purpose for
they aro not only effootivo wntcr throwing
engines, but powerful tugs as well. When
n flro is discovered on a ship lying among
other vessels, a lino is fastened to hor, and
sho is towed out Into midstream, where
slio cannot spread destruction nbout her.
A few dashes from tho powerful monitor
nosxle soon put out any flro in tho rigging
and upper works. If tho tiro has spread to
tho hold or has eaten in among the cargo,
film is towed down to tho mud flats near
Liberty island or to tho sand bars south
of Governors island und beached. Thon
the big lengths of hoso aro passed aboard,
largo metal connections arc fastened to the
ends, and these aro thrust into tho hold or
into any compartment where thcro is Uro,
and she. is soon pumped full of wntor and
tho flro drowned out. If a boat liko tho
New Yorker has chargo of this work, it. is
This wives tho bull of tho vessel and less?
ens the damage considerably, for tho own?
ers can have hor pumped out afterward,
and, tho hull remaining intaot, there is
nothing but tho burned Interior to repair.
If she wero sent tied in midstream, tho hull
would lntorfcro with navigation, and it
would cost a largo amount to raise tho
vessel, so It can bo seen that these, boats
can render other scrviuos than that of ex?
In flros on vessels loaded with cotton
(they make ugly fires to handlo) n lighter
is usually brought alongside, and after
tho worst of tho flro has been subdued tho
hales aro hoisted mit ono by one- and extin?
guished as thoy nro brought out. By this
means part of the cargo la saved, for only
the surfaces of the bales aro on fire, and
thoy can be picked over and rcbalod and
sold again, whlln to 1111 tho vessel full of
wntor nnd drown out tho lire would de?
stroy the wholo cargo, and a cotton lire
might burn fur months if fought in any
The Discoverer of the Gladstone Collar.
I boltov- I mil generally supposed to
havo invonted Mr. Gladstone's collars, but
as a matter of fact I merely discovered
them. Many men wear collars qulto ns
large ns, and even larger than, his, but
thoy nro not so prominent in appearance,
for tho simple reason that when Mr. Qlad
stono But down it was his custom to sit
well forward. His body collapsed, so to
speak, and his hend sank into his coat.
Tho inevitable result was that his collar
rose, and, owing to this circumstance, I
havo frequently seen it looking qultu ns
conspicuous as it Is depleted In my carica?
When Mr. Gladstone upon one occasion
met.tho artist of Punch at dinner, I was
chagrined to find, when ho walked into
tho dining room, tlint he had discarded hU
usual largo collnr for one of tho "masher"
typo. I folt that my reputation for ac?
curacy wan blighted nnd sought consola?
tion from tho editor of a Oladstouian or?
gan, who happened to l>o present.
"Yes," he snid, "ho Is evidently dressed
up to meet tho Punch nrtists. Ho is the
pink of fashion and neatness now, but last
night, wlicn I mot him at dinner, his shirt
was frayed tit the edges and his collnr was
pinned down behind, hut the pin gave way
during the evening and tho collar nearly
enmo over bis head. "?Harry Furnlss in
A Ilanb of Paint.
Tho blood of Kizzlo, Mary Stunrt's fa?
vorite, cannot be seen on tho floor whom
beAvns murdered by Dnrnley and the othor
conspirators. What Is soon thorc Is a daub
of red paint, annually renewed fur tho
benefit of gaping tourists.
Helgoland will oontlnuo to be too Gret
nn Green of Germany till 1013, when tho
special privilege of tbo island expires. Pas?
tor Schroder, tho minister, however, re?
quires certificates of birth, of tho consont
of tho parents if tho parties are under uge,
on nfUdavlt thnt nolthcr Is already mar?
ried nor divorced and a statcmont of the
reasons for their oomlng so far to got ranr
rlcd. Thon ho chnrgos n fee of $68. It is
so difficult to get married in Gcrmnny un?
less oyorything is in porfectly formal order
thut fit) couplos a your prefer to uiako the
journey to Helgoland.- * "
impairment Stores and Undertaking-.
Soon tho "department storo" will have
Its oreiuntion annex. Already there are
some In London which furnish coffins and
other funeral supplies, hearses, carriages
and funorul directors upon application.
It Would Bo Worse.
"I feel considerably cut up," began tho
missionary, "at this treatment"
"Cut up?" queried tho cannlhal king.
"Just wait umll you are served as a ra?
gout Then you will have an excuse for
complaining."?Now York Journal.
atska Gold Dust
is hard to get. Fairbank's
It Cleans Everything
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We are expert judges of teas and colTees,
and our canned goods, table delicacies
and cereals we procure from the most re?
liable and best manufacturers.
Tenny's Peauut Ilrittle just received.
SANDY P. FIGGAT & CO.,
116 Salem avenue.
"ThereIs a Tide
In the Affairs of Men
which, taken at its Hood, leads on to
There is a time iu buying FUEL when
you can lay In your winter supply to the
Now is the time. Catch It while
it Hies, and go to 219 Salem ave?
nue, where you will Und the helled teams
of W. K. ANDREWS & CO. ready to
supply you with the best of coal and
wood nice and dry.
^Etna Lithia Water!
See iviiai lit Docs. We Guarantee at. or Itel'unu the Itlouey
Paid For It.
VIRGINIA MINERAL SPRINGS COMPANY:
Since tne age of three mouths my little ?irl suffered with a skin dis?
ease all over its head and face. After trying numerous reinedles I could
not relievo it. I commenced bathing tho child's head and lace In /Etna
Lithia Water and giving her some to drink, and in two or three weeks
the child was entirely cured. MKS. K. M CKADDOCK.
Vinton, Va., October 4, 1897.
We deliver Aetna Lithia Water at 10c a gallon. tATOGXI lit IS ON.
Furniture, Carpets, Mattings,
Rugs, Dinner Sets, Glass?
Cook Stoves, Eg^r Stoves,
Open Franklin and the'famous
Wilson Wood Heaters, from
$8.50 to $8, the best wood
stove on the market. (Jive ns
a call and save money. We
can tit you out from cellar to
garret with all new and first
class goods. So come along.
YVo will treat you the liest we
know how. Don't forget the
place, Nos. 20 Salem avenue
and Campbell avenue s. w.
H J. HARTBERGER,
Receiver for W. W. Workman & Co..
SO Salem avenue .... 11? C'auipneil street.
ThoijrorU remedy for norvousprostration and all nerTOUndlscasesof
theKonernttvo orfiniisof either sex. such us Nervous Prostration. V'ull
ItiR or Lost Manhood. InrpOterer. Nightly Krulsslons. Youthful Krrore.
Mental Worry, oxccssIto uso of Tobaeeo or Opium, which lend U>Con
11 LI- OKU mND AbTER UaiKQ. ant
Mental Worry. oxcchMto usoof XOba
sumption and insanity. With every 9S order no (rive a written toinr
For sale by OHAS. D. FOX.
to cure or refund tho money. Sold at It 1.6?? per box, a boxes
XorSA.OO. lilt. UOl^'SCUkUICALCO., Cleveland.Obio.
?Oft COMMKIO'i: M'KKKr
"A HAND SAW IS A GOOD THING, BUT NOT TO
IS THE PROPER THING FOR HOUSE-CLEAN INQ?