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A GOOD TICKET TO VOTE.
J. BOGE TYLER.
For Lieutenant Governor:
For Attorney General:
A. J. MONTAGUE.
For House of Delegates:
W. B. MoCLANAHAN.
J. W. HARTWELL.
" The voters of this legislative district
should see to it not only that their own
ballots are fairly counted, but as far as
they are alilo that all the votes in the
State are counted as cast. The unfair?
ness In tho election methods which is
said to prevail in somo parts of the State
does not exist In the Southwest, and for
that reason the voters of this section
should elect as their representatives iu
the State legislature men.who believe In
honesty in all things, 'elections with the
Assistant Secretary of the Interior
Webster Davis has maile his annual re?
port to the Secretary ol the Interior. The
report states that during the past fiscal
year the pension office was sustained iu
3.0S4 appeal cases and reversed in 389
cases. There wero reconsidered by the
penslnu office pendlug'^appeal B27 cases;
474 appeal cases wero dismissed, 1,742
appeal cases wero filed as follows: July,
754: August, 489; September, 884.
Information has reached tho State De?
partment that irresponsible parties in
Spain have begun the adulteration of
saffron. This is done, It is said, by tho
use of a common pink flower, which is
colored with fustic, using glucose to
make the color fast. Large quantities of
saffron are exported from Spain to the
United States. The adulteration is said
to be so well done that experts find much
difficulty in distinguishing the spurious
from the genuine article. The Spnniards
will have revenge on Americans for their
sympathy with Cuba, even if in a stusll
A movement Is on foot in Richmond
and Newport News for the erection of a
beet sugar factory at each of those cities.
Mr. J. B. Pace, of Bichmond, is leading
the movement there and as ho is a busi?
ness man of expetiencii and energy he
will very probably make the undertaking
a success. There ought not oidy to be
beet sugar factories in both of the above
named cities but In other parts of Vir?
ginia. A soil that caunot be surpassed
anywhere for its watermelons and sweet
potatoes ought surely to be well satura?
ted with saccharine matter, and as that is
the case with the Old Dominion the sugar
beets raised in this State ought to be
equal to those of any country. Who
knows if the Industry be properly pushed
but that Virginia may become as famous
The People Believe
What They Read About Hood's
Their Faith in This Medicine is
Grounded on Merit
They Know It Absolutely Curos
When Other Medicines Fail
Hood's Sarsaparilln is not merely u sim?
ple preparation of finrsnparilln, Dock,
Stillingia and a little Iodide of Potassium.
Besides these excellent alteratives, it
also contains those great anti-bilious and
liver remedies, Mandrake and Dandelion.
It also contains those great kidney reme?
dies, Uva Ursi, Juniper Berries, and
Nor are these all. Other very vnluublo
curative agents are harmoniously com?
bined in Hood's Sarsaparilht, and it is
carefully prepared under the personal
supervision of a regularly educated phar?
Knowing these facts, is the abiding faith
the people have in Hood's Sarsaparilla a
matter of surprise? You can see why
Hood's Sarsaparilla cures, when other
medicines totally, absolutely fail.
"My little girl was afllicted with
eczema and suffered for seven years. She
was attended by physicians and tried
many different kinds of medicine with?
out relief. After taking a few bottles of
Hood's Sarsaparilla she was cured." Mrs.
Emma Franklin, Honcoye, New York.
Is tho Rest?In fact the One True niood Purifier.
?1; six for 86. C. I. Hooil & Co., Lowell. Mass.
Hnnrt's Pill?'*"r'',.',ver ni;?ea?totatffc
I flUVJtl ? trll IS May to operate. 2ft cuuU.
as a sugar producing State as she is for
the quality of tho tobacco raised within
Tho Stato Department has received a
cablegram from the United States consul
at Gi atemala City, stating that, owing
to the extension of the present revolu?
tionary movement in the eastern portion
of Guatemala, American interests in that
section, and American citizens, are en?
dangered, and that tho presence of a war
ship.is desirable. Accordingly, the Sec?
retary of tho Navy yesterday sentjorders to
tho U. S.'S. Detroit, now in Florida, to
proceed at once to Livingston,on the gulf
coast of Guutamnla, to protect American
interests. The Montgomery, now at
St at en Island, has been ordered to relievo
tho Detroit of the work of looking after
filibusters, in which she hns been en?
McClanahau and Ilartwell are not the
representatives of any political combina?
tions, but exponents of that, spirit ol in?
dependence which best qualifies men for
tho duties of good citizenship. The day
is rapidly passing away in this ^S:ate
when the crack of the party whip will
drive men into support of mi asures which
they at heart condemn. Tho voters', of
this State are just now doing much of
their own thinking in political matters,
and mauy^fully realize that honesty in
elections is the best policy, as in all
things, and that a wroug in any direction
is sure'to breed evils, from some'.of which
they will sufer. Tho old theory of
lighting the devil with his own fira may
be tortured in politics by some to tho
claim that the end justifies tho means:
but it means in the end that chickens are
sure to come to roost, and that where
practices are unfair tho broo'1 'will prove
a troublosome one to manage.
The roads in this State are badly 'n
need of Improvement. Nothing is more
indicative of a prosperous and progressive
community than good roads. Virginia
has all the material right at hand for'the
durable and permanent improvement of
her highways,and if tbe convict labor of
the State is utilized in this direction sub?
stantial benefits are sure to follow. With
the roads ready for travel at all seasons
of tho year trade will become brisk jand
every^branch of business will prosper.
We have'a^splendirl climate, a kindly soil
and a land rich in mineral ami agricul?
tural resources. Bad roads having been
the blight *of wtat with well tlirected en?
ergy would-be one of the greatest States
in the Union, the next legislature
should see that a proper system *of road
imurovement is inaugurated at once.
Convict labor so employed would notcon
llict with the', employment of the work?
ing men, but would help to hasten a
prosperity which would bring happiness
to all. Good reads will remain when pol?
itical ambitions 'have been scattered to
tho winds. Give us better roads and bet?
tor political methods and Virginia will
bo sure to prosper.
A NEGLECTED WAR)}
The complaint of citizens of the Fifth
ward that In the matter of Improvements
the ward has been neelected is certainly
borno out by the general appearance of
the streets, sidewalks and gutters In that
part of the city, as well as by the facts in
the case. In 1SS> 1 and '02 Moorman road
from the freight depot to Melrose addi?
tion was'macadamized, aud'sotne grading
has been done In other portions of the
ward. In the past live years about $700
bnvo been spent In boardwalks; but there
are no sewer connections in the ward
worth mentioning. As the.assessed value
of tho real estate In this ward amounts
to !j402,170,"and as.the city tax on this
ami persounl property Is about $0,000
per annum,while the citizens of the ward
comprise some of the most public-spirited
men in the municipality, it certainly seems
that as a matter of fairness and justice
the ward should receive its full share of
If. as is charged, the requests for im
proveaients have been ignored ?r neg?
lected, it is calculated to make the tax?
payers indignant and cause complaint on
their p;irt. It Is true, in the rapid
growth of this part of the city, that many
very desirable and even ^necessary im?
provements could not bo made, especially
in the general financial depression so
long prevailing; but this dues not excuse
a disregard]of requests In that line. It
Is hoped tho City Council will see mat?
ters in this lieht, anil in reinem tiering
that they are representatives of th?. whole
city, as woll ns'of pnrticunr wards, see
to ir. that the wants of this worthy class
of citizens are met as the equities of the
case demand. Wu are not complaining
particularly of the present Council, for It
seems that, several of its predecessors have
been equally as slow In regard to im?
provements In the Fifth ward. We hope
the present body will set about at once
to satisfy the just demands of the tax?
payers of tho ward, and thereby remove
all cause of complaint on .their part, as
far as possible.
AN IMPORTANT DECISION.
That tho ra'Irosd companies cannot
get. all they want from the judges, the
late decision of tho United Stats supremo
court against the Southern Pacific Rail
road Company in Its suit against the
United States would seem to show; but
as tho general government was one of the
parties it does not materially affect the
Tho case involved about 7110,000 acres
oClnnd in Southern California and grew
out of tho fact that the forfeited land
grant of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad
Company was overlapped to some extent
by lands claimed under government graut
by the Southern Pacific.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Com?
pany originally claimed the lands In con
troversy,aud Its original maps of location
along the lino of these lands were accept?
ed by the land office, but Congress de?
clared the lands forfeited, and thereupon
the Southern Pacific, whoso grant over?
lapped that of the Atlautlc and Pacific,
set up title to the lands.
Tho circuit court, however, decided
against the Bout hem Pacific, and the su?
preme court last Monday affirmed that
decision so far as concerns *the railroad
company, but remanded to tho lower
court for decision tho case of about 200
persons who bad purchased part of the
lauds from the ra'lroad company.
As this ought to open^700,000 acres'of
public lands to settlement It only re?
mains to be seen what tho general gov?
ernment will do in the matter.
THE MONETARY COMMISSIONERS.
British Cabiuet Has Dealt a Death Blow
to Their Mission.
London, Oct. 19.?The .United States
monetary commissioners have received
no official information regarding the ac?
tion taken by the British calinet on Sat?
urday last. Private advices, however,
convince tlicm that the cabinet has dealt
the death-blow to their mission. It is
exjiected the commissioners will shortly
bo Informed that her majesty's govru
Dient regrets being unable to accede their
proposals, but is willing to glisten to any
other plan I hey may suggest . But both
parties to the conference know that no
other practical scheme can be. advanced.
In the event of the expected reply being
received the United States commissioners
will return to the United States.
The commissioners believe their faiiur?
means thrtt no further effort in behalf of
international bimetallism will .be made
for many years to come, 'they attribute
their failure to the opposition of the
bankers and of the London Times. Uutll
these forces were aroused all signs point?
ed to tho co-operation ot the British gov?
FEARFUL MASSACRE .IN CHINA.
Fourteen Thousand Persons Killed and
Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 19.?The city of
Kuang Yang, in Hunan province, has
been captured and its inhabitants massa?
cred by a band of rebels forming a part
of a rebel army which is devastating Hu?
nan and Kuang province iu Southern
China. August 27, the bandits scaled
the walls of Kuan Yang with the intui?
tion of capturing the provincial prison
and releasing three of their members con?
fined therein. One band tore down tiie
prison, setting free several hundred mur?
derers and thitves and imprlsoued debt?
ors. Another gang attacked the central
jyirt of the city, first murdering the mag?
istrate who had sent the three bandits to
prison. His entire family, numbering
thirty-two. including servauts, were
killed. The night was spent In slaying
ami plundering all mandarins, nnd every
civilian and military otlicer in the city
was beaten. The number killed and In?
jured exceeded K,000. The insurgents
numbered lS.OCO.men, half of them armed.
Thelr^avowed purpose is tc destroy the
existing government in Southern China.
The government is greatly alarmed, but
has adequate means of suppressing
AGAINST SOUTHERN PACIFIC.
Suit Involving 710,000 Acres of Land in
Southern California Decided.
Vwishinyton.D. C, Oct. 19.- -The Uni?
ted States supreme court to-day rendered
an opinion against the.railroad company
In the case of tho'Southern"Pacific Rail?
road Company against the|I*nited Stotes,
brought here from the circuit court for
the ninth circuit.
The case involved about 700,000 acres
of land in Southern California, and grew
out of tho fact that the forfeited land
grant of the Atlantic and Pacific Rail?
road Company was overlapped to some
extent by lands claimed under govern?
ment grant by the Southern Pacific.
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Com?
pany originally claimed the lands in con?
troversy, and its original maps of loca?
tion along the line of these lauds were
accepted by the land oOice, but Oongmss
declared the lands . forfeited, and there
upon the Southern Pacific, whuso grant
overlapped that of Atlantic ami Pacific
thereupon ?et up title to the lands. The
circuit court, however, decided against
the Southern Pacific, and the sup-eme
court to-day affirmed the decision so far
as concerns the railroad company, but re?
manded to the lower court for decision
the case of about 200 persons who pur?
chased part of tho lands'from tho railroad
GENERAL LEES MISSION.
Has no Instruction to Ascertain Senti?
ment on Autonomy.
Washington, I). C, Oct. 19.? H Is de?
nied at the State department that Consul
General Lee is going back to Cuba with
a special mission to obtain the views of
the insurgents on autonomy. The depart?
ment officials say that General Lee goes
back as consul general for the United
States to perform the duties of that
office, any he has no instructions in re?
gard to autonomy oi obtaining the views
of the Cubans on the promised Spanish
Consul Goncral Lee Is now busy in Yir
glnln with politics.for he ha* entered tho
race for United States Senator, and hi
trip back to Cuba in ay be delayed. Cer
tainly the president will not instruct him
lor any special mission. The matter of
offering autonomy to the insurgents is re?
garded one for the Spanish authorities
alone, and not for the United States con?
The Spanish 'minister, Senor de Lome,
and his family have returned to Wash?
ington, and will remain here to receive
Senor Sagasta's answer to the president's
note transmitted by General Woodford,
which is promised for next Monday, Oc?
tober 25,and tissaid Inoiucial^circles that
no action in regard to Cuba will be taken
by tho president or tho cabinet until that
London, Oct. 19.?"Pedlar" Palmer,
the bautam-weightchampion of England,
and "Dave" Sullivan, of Boston, met this
evening at the National Sporting Club,
at 116 pounds, to compete for the bantam
championship of the world, a purse of
?1,500, and a side bet of $1,000. The con?
test was won by Palmer In twenty
Breakfast, 25 cents; dinner, 25 cents;
supper 25 cents. Meal tickets) (4. J.
J. Catogul's restaurant.
Is what we always have in out Shoes.
For full dress, for men or women, we
have n new line of the finest, latest, most
up-to-daie fashionable footwear, and the
prices are just ns remarkable.
These shoes are not made to phovel
snow or to play football in; but for
"Dress Up Shoes" that are way up In
style. New York nnd Boston's newest
#2.."SO the price?
Doesn't need correcting, does, it?
oanoke Shoe Co.,
Spot Gash Money Savers,
LOSS OF THE TRITON.
Estimated That Not Less Thau 150 Were
I) row net].
Havana, Cuba,?Oct. 19.?With the re?
turn of the gun boat Maria Christina
and a tug, bringing forty-two survivors
?f the wreck of the coasting steamer Tri?
ton, which sank on Saturday morning
between Dominica anil Marie),the follow?
ing details of the disaster are made
Tho Titon struck the rock during n
heavy rain storm. Her cargo shifted,
and fifteen minutes later she sank in 120
fathoms of water. The tirst boat that
was lowered was overturned immedi?
ately.and all Its occupants were drowned.
Tho next was struck by a wave and
turned over, drowning twenty, but the
craft rightd again, and eight, who had
been thrown out, rgained it.
It is Impossible to give the exact num?
ber of those who were lost, but. it is esti?
mated that they were net less than 150.
No passenger list has been tound.
Philadelphia Times: Ihe late confer?
ence of the Southern Methdlst Episcopal
Church In Bristol, Tenn., was one of the
most fervent, enthusiastic and successful
ever held in that jurisdiction,and showed
conclusively that Methodism is making
no hack stop iu the South. On the con?
trary It is advancing nnd taking a higher
and more advanced position all the time.
The laymen (.for the Southern Methodists
are ahca'' of their Northern brethren lu
having lay representatives, which they
consider one of the greatest, elements of
strength) included judges,merchants and
the moHt prominent men of different sec?
tions. Education under religious aus?
pices received a great deal of attention.
The Southern Methodists are much
stronger in educational institutions that
are under denominational [auspices than
lu the Northern branch of the church,
and it was determined to place as many
of the colleges tb possible upou the high
est possible plane of excellence. It hap?
pened that (ptite a number of Phlladel
phians were visiting or at country places
In Tennessee'and Virginia near Bristol,
which is half In ouo State and half in the
other, when the conference was in session,
and they were surprised at the strength,
culture and ability displayed by tho
Methodists of the South.
The Mount Lebanon jShakers recently
performed a great deed of charity, al?
though It was, not designed as a charity,
being nothing nore nor less than an ad?
vertisement scheme. It however resulted
in great good 'ust tho same. They gave
away^ 1.000 bottles of their Digestive
Cordial to thoso suffering from stomach
It was so effective in curing those who
used the remedy that they wero loud in
their praises o* it 'and in conse<|iierce a
large demand for the Cordial was at once
The druggists of this town have little
books that tell jail about it. Digestive
Cordial creates an appetite, aids digestion
and brings about a rapid increase in ilesh
LAXOL is the name of a palatable
Castor Oil. Just tho thing for children.
FOR SALE.?Extension top phaeton,
gootl condition, and full set of buggy har?
ness, #35. Address, BUGGY, care Times
office. 10 20 :tt
WANTED?To sell a young fresh cow.
W. A. MORGAN, West Salem. It) 20 It
TWO UNFURNISHED ROOMS, one
heated, to parties without children. Ref?
erences exchanged. $5.50. 865 Sixth
avenue s. w. 10 ?,10,10,17,13
WANTED?Salesman to sei' special bar?
gains In bliinkcus in tne Valley of Vir?
ginia by sample. For particulars ns to
agencies address STANDARD INSTALL?
MENT CO., 212 South JotTcrson streot.
NOT ILK OF MEBTINll,
A GENERAL MEETING of the stock?
holders of the Traders: Loan, Trust nnd
Safe Deposit Company of Roanoke city,
Va., is hereby called Untier ami pursuant
to M otion 1114, code of Virginia, of 1887,
to meet at the ofllco of said company in
the city of Roanoke, Va., on the 5th d?y
of November, 18?7, at 5 o'clock p. m.
LYNCHBURG NATIONAL BANK, by
That's n remark heard quite often. If
you have not been a depositor of combus?
tibles in one of these Inflammable con
corns, ywu don't know the forlorn Reeling
it gives oue to see the savings of haid
work and years swept away, and nothing
to show for it.
One of the most "desirable homes in
Roanoke, on Roanoke street s. w., lovely
grove, cont $6,000; will sell at ?1,51)0.
9-room residence, [best location, West
End, cost if0,000; we are dow offering it
A beautiful new 0-room residence, Sixth
avenue s. w., [all "modern 'conveniences,
only $1,000, $10 cash, $15 per month.
Now property, West Knd, l-'l acre land,
lovely view; ?1,(100; $30 cash, $80 per
Reautiful home,'northeast Roanoke, 7
rooms, large lot, near market house;
small cash payment, balance monthly.
If you wim t b splendid house tn north?
east- don't fuil to soe It.
8-room dwelling, Ceutro avenue n. w.,
lust west b'ovonth street; $1,100, insy
Uood house, Fourth avenuo n. w., re
tweeu Kleventh nud Twelfth sleets;
$750, $70 cash, $12 per month.
Comfortable tl-room house. Dale avenue
8. e., near school building; $150, $00
cash, $10 per mouth.
0 room home, best location, Fourth
avenue a. w.j $750, $50 cash, $10 per
8-room residence. Ninth avenue s. w.;
$1,600, $100 cash, $15 per month. Very
Business lot,Campbell avenue near mar?
8 room residence, Sixth avenue s. w.;
$1,500, $100 cash, $15 per month.
This one may bo just what you want.
0-room bouse, Fourth street n. e., near
Fifth avenue, good house, uood lot,
newly painted, and only $800, and we
can make the terms all right. Come and
see it to-day.
Desirable house, Belmont Boulevard,
near school building, corner lot, shade,
stable; in fact one of t*?e best homes in
Belmont; $1,450, $250 cash, $18 per
6-room residence, Fourth avetiue n. w.,
near Jefferson street; $7C0, $75 cash,
$12.50 per month.
Co/.y lit tie cot tage. Borer avenue south?
west, shade, lhrge lot, only $525. Very
easy to pay for.
Vacant lots lower than the lowest.
Farms to exchange for citv property.
Houses for rent in all parts of the city.
Remember it is not the bargains that,
wait until you have consulted all of your
friends and relatives, but ..those that are
not so desirable.
ELLIS BEOS., 104 MUM SUHL
KM jEFFEKTON STREET.
NATION"Ali EXCHANGE BANK BUILDING.
I CONDITION OF THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK OF ROANOKE,
; October 5,1897.
> ItCNOIl !*<?<'*.
J Loans anil discounts.9341,215.40
, Overchecks. 48
? United States bouds (to secure circulation) and premium.. 25,107 50
Kcal estate, furniture, fixtures, &C. 13,9111.23
> ) Redemption fund with United States Treasurer. 1,125.00
? Cash mid exchange (gohl coin $20,000.). 138,235.78
> t'apital, surplus ami profits.$122,104.00
I National hank notes outstanding. 22,500,00
r Deposits (Individual, $355,264.38; banks. $10,804.14). 375,088 52
I $510,003 18
We pride ourselves on keeping the
BEST of everything in our Mine and in
making prompt dell vet y. Look "out for
the belled team*.. W. K. ANDREWS
CO., COAL AND WOOD DEAL?
ERS, 219 Salem avenue.
wancy Baskets of fruits fixed up in
style at .T. J. Catogni's.
? C0B1BCTED LIST
SES FOR RENT
AS OF OCTOBER 12, 1897,
BY J. W. B?SWELL,
Real Estate and Rental Agent,
110$ Jefferson street, Roancke, Va.
No. 555 Harrison ave. n w.$ 7 00
No. 710 Fifth street no. !l 00
Oxford avenue, Norwich . 8 00
No. 201 Wells avenue n w. II) 00
No. 14 Wells avenue n w. 20 00
No. 928 Loudon avanuo n w. 7 00
No. 400 Henry street s w. 4 75
No. 113 Rallr'd ave. (se) up stairs. 0 00
No. 822 Ta/.ewell avi?. (? e) Hp-Stairs II 00
Up stair" over Davis Hotel. 8 00
No. 3GJ Twelfth avenue s w. iy 00
No. 20 Salem aveuuo s e. 20 00
No. 22 Salem avenue s e. IS 00
No. 1405 Center avenue n w. 5 00
Corner Uaiusboro and Harrison nw 8 00
No. 203 Commerce street s w. 50 00
No. 310 Ninth street s w. 5 00
No. 20 Church ave. s w, warehouse 25 00
No. 22 Church avenue. 7 00
No. 210 Commerce street.25 Of)
No. 212 Commerce street. 25 00
No. 127 Salem avenue s w. 25 00
No. 118 Railroad aveuus a c. 10 0C
No. 110 Salem avenue so"". 10 00
Office rooms in Moomaw Building, on
Jefferson street, for rent. Cull on
j. nr. i5??swi:r.i?
llo.\ JEFFERSON STREET.
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IAIE are nearly always as busy
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.
Wefifld the plan works well;
probably because it's well
NELSON & MYERS,
207 Second street s. w., Boanoke, Va.
A BARGAIN !
The Walnut Cove Lumber Manu?
HAVING DECIDED TO
SELL THEIR PLANT,
offer at a yreat sacifice the whole
property as it now stands. Located at
the intersection of the C. P. and Y. V.
and thi Norfolk and Western railroad in
the fine pine section of North Carolina,
equipped with new and modern machin?
ery, presents the finest opportunity that
has been offered for a long time to pur?
chase a good paying business. Teims
easy. Apply to,
W. A. LASH, Soeretary,
Walnut Cove, N. C.
Why be without a gun, when FAIR?
FAX BROS, anticipated your want*
ahead, and had Imported a large stock of
(inns, before the new tariff went into ef?
fect, which are arriving daily.
Call and see them.
Sales for one day last week: 1 Double
Barrel Breech-Loaders, 2 Single-Barrel
Breech-Loaders. We have prices that
make business. Yours to please,
F AI R FA X~ BROS.,
The Hardware Hustlers, Roanoke, Va.
DYEING AND CLEANSING ES?
Ladies1 and Gentlemen's
Winter Clothes cleaned and
dyed to perfection. (Jooot
1 1 O Campbell avenue.
J. 11KVOS. Proprietor.