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WHO IS TO BLAME?
The election in Virginia last ".Tuesday
resulted in a sweeping victory for De?
mocracy, both as to the State at large
and for members of the legislature. In
view of the divisions in the ranks of the
Republicans, and the almost utter ab?
sence of organization on the part of those
opposed to the errors and inequalities of
Democratic rule, this might have been
A result of uninterrupted .control in
State and local affairs, bossism and ring
rule flourished in the Democratic party
to a degree which [disgusted honest and
independent votjrs everywhere to such an
extent that only organized efforts and
determined opposition to 'existing meth?
ods seemed possible to overthrow such
unscrupulous combinations and bring
about a healthful chauce in the conduct
The injustice of the present election
machinery of the State hail aroused the
determined opposition of "a largo class of
intelligent and fair-minded men who saw
in the unfairness of such practices u se?
rious danger to the well-being of all
classes of the people.
In the'election just concluded the Dem?
ocratic party has triumphed both as to
the contest for State officers and members
of the legis'ature. The Republican vote
was particularly light, "both in regard to
the former and the latter, even where in?
dependent candidates were iuduced to
enter tho lieldlwitb the promise of Re?
publican support. In this district, espe?
cially, where all tho conditions were
favorable for the success of such candi?
dates, they were defeated, not so much
from superior organization on the part of
their opponents as from tho apathy of
their supposed friends. In other"jwords,
the men who by all the principles of grat?
itude should have gone to the polls and
voted for McClanahan and Hartwell, as'a
rule remained at home and allowed the
election to go by default, as the official
count will show.
HER LAST PRAYER.
Dramatic Death of a Salvation Army
Chicago, Nov. 3.?Capt. Pauline
Schearil, a slum officer of the Salvation
Army, died under most dramatic circum?
stances this morning at Dr. Dowie's
Zlon. For two hours before liar death
she w as unable to speak loud. She mo?
tioned for paper and peucil. and when
they were brought to her she began writ?
ing her last prayer. She wrote: "I hope
sou's may bo saved through my death.
Then the pencil fell from her fingers
and she lay back on her pillow and died.
Miss Schearil was a victim of lung trou?
ble. Her home was at Philadelphia.
N. AND \V. STATISTICS.
A Most Gratifying Showing for the P ist |
The monthly statement for the month
of September of the Norfolk and Western J
Railway Company has just been issued,
and shows the total earnings to lie $1,
023,302.74, against the sum of $804,
845.57 for Septemopr, 1800 The total
expenses teere $065,344.02, against $77*,
503.34, of Sentember last year, making
the net earnings for this September,$157,
858.72. against $86,282 28. The propor?
tion of expenses to ijrnss earnings is thus
seen to be 65 per cent , whilst last Sep?
tember it was 00 n?-r cent.
The earnings lor the three months
from Julv 1st to September 30. 1897,were
$2,1)27,282.81. against 12,027.647.82, for
the same period last year. The expenses
for these three months this vear were
$1,055,477.90, against. $2,131,050.67 for
last year, making the net earnings this
year $071.804.04, against $402.901 15 for
the last year, an increase of $478,813.79.
This is a most gratifying showing and at
this rate the road will soon lie paying
regular interest to the stockholders.
ALGEH'S QUIET VISIT.
Montreal, Nov 3.?Secretary of War
Alger came into town quietly yesterday
morning, and went to the Windsor Hotel
without registering. He came, it appears,
to have a quiet talk with Messrs." Van
Horn and Shaughnessv, the President,
and Vice-President respectively of the
Canadian Pachte railroad.for the purpose
of settling some details about his pulp
industry at Grande Mere, in which he
and Warner Miller are interested. This
afternoon the secretary visited the Uni?
te! States steamer Yantlc.
.Malaga Grapes, direct from Spain, at
When you take Hood's rills. The big, old-fash
ioned, sugar-coated pills, which tear you all tc
pieces, arc not in It with Hood s. Easy to lake
and easy to operate, Is truo
of flood's Pills, whirh are IWfr * 1 ?
up to date In every respect. Wr** IIB *S
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druggists. ?.?:,<-. C. I. Hood gf Co., Lowell, Mass.
The only pins t0 take with Hood's SarsaparilU
When it was said to the woman: " In
sorrow shalt thou bring forth chil?
dren," that a perpetual curse was
Erenounced, but the thrill of joy felt
y every Mother when 6he clasps to
her heart her babe proves the con?
trary. True, dangers lurk in the
pathway of the Expectant Mother
and should be avoided.
So prepares the system for the change
taking place that the final hour is
robbed of all danger and pain. Its
use insures safety to the life of both
Mother and child, and makes child?
birth easy and recovery more rapid.
Beut by Matt, on receipt of price. *1JOO TEU BOTTLE.
Book. 'To Emoctnnt Mother*." mnileil fioe, con?
taining valuable information and voluntary testi?
Tho Bradficld Regulator Co., Atlanta, Ge.
SOLD BY ALL DHUGGIBTS.
WiltoD Lackaye in the "Royal Secret" at
costume effects "and with a lot of ro?
mance surrounding the hading charac?
ter. Such plays as "Under the Red
Robe," "Rosemary" and "The Prisoner
of Zenda" have been liked and apprecia?
ted as much by older theatre-goers as by
the younger generation, and to use a pop?
ular expression, "There is nothing new
under the sun," the stage world seems to
be revolving in its career to that point
which at one time was famous for what
is now known as the costume drama.
M". Lackaye thoroughly realizes and
fully appreciates this eviden' trend in
the public taste for a change from the
more modern society piny to that of the
romantic and costume period of the
drama. It is over these plays that our
grandfathers have dwelled upon in relat?
ing what they have remembered and liked
best in the drama. So it i& that the
younger generation is now falling into
their footsteps, and shows n stronger ap?
preciation of these plays than of any oth?
ers. Mr. Lackaye hopes'that in present?
ing "The Royal Secret" he will meet
with a cordial response on the part of the
theatre-goers. The period in French his?
tory in which Louis XIV figures conspic?
uously has been extensively drawn upon
by the authors of Mr. Lacknye's play,
and there will be found situations of
thrilling dramatic interest, as well as
those in which the romance of love plays,
perhaps, the most Important part. "The
Royal Secret" will be seen at Academy
Democratic Rosses Made a Sweep of
Greater New York.
New York, Nov. 3.?Tammany's vic?
tory In the first municipal election in
Greater New York is a sweeping one.
Vai Wyck has polled a vote which falls
possibly -lO.O'lO under the combined votes
of General Tracy, Republican, am? Seth
Low, Citizens' Union.
The latter was successful to the extent
ot polling an aggregate vote in excess of
the 140,000 pledges implied by the signa?
tures to the petlti in upon which he be?
came the candidate of an independent
movement, which at the outset offered
to join bauds with the Republican party
organisation in a concerted effort to ex?
clude TaniniHtiy~'rom power in the
greater city to come into being on Jan?
uary Ii, 180H, with a popu'ntiou the sec?
ond in magnitude of the great cities of the
The offer was declined on the ground
that In such a movement the Republican
organization would participate only coin
j chieutly with the other party to the com?
pact, and the Citizens' Union, on the
other hand, refused to recall Its nomina?
tion of Mr. Low in order that the form of
selecting ncandidnteVuigbt becairied out
conjointly with the Republican organiza?
The Democrats carried every countv in
the borough of Greater New York. Van
Wyck, the Tammany candidate, will be
the lirst mayor of tbi consolidated city,
lie is elected for a term of frnr years by
a plurality of 10,452 votes. The Demo?
cratic countv and iiorough tickets ivere
elected by a large plurality. The Demo?
crats will control the municipal assembly
by a majority of four-fifths on joint bal?
lot. The total vote is: Van Wyck, 250,
31)0; Low, 147,138; Tracy, 102,805.
Senator Platt says: "We have met the
enemy and we are theirs. We have been
b.'aten by the mendacity of our oppo?
nents, and by treachery and alleged
The Join mil claims the State legisla?
ture to he either Democratic, or the bal?
ance of power will bis held against Platt.
WILL VOTE NO.
Committee Will Say an Armor Plant is
Washington, Nov. 3?It is said on good
authority ttat the special naval board
which has b*en investigating the ques?
tion as to the advisability of establishing
a government armor plate factory has
reached the conclusion that such an idea
It is further stated that in the event
the government finds that It cimnot make
satisfactory terms with the great armor
plate concerns for the armor plate, the
board will recommend, if Congress seeks
their opinion, t hat the Government pur?
chase one of the factories outright.
The board will not make any recom?
mendations as to the alto for the pro?
posed factory, if it finally bo decided to
Ricyclo given away free. Goods che aper
than ever. Gravatt's Fair, ? Salem n\e
A GIRL SCULPTOR.
Knld Yandell, of Kernt uoky. If as Won Kama
by Hi t Dc-sign*.
It is an lndlsputed fuct that nothing
has ever so developed the art. Indus?
tries and talents of American women
as have the woman's department of
the Chicago world's fair, the Cotton
States and International exposition
and the Nashville Centennial.
By having buildings exclusively de?
voted to woman's work, a dignity and
distinction hits been given it that en?
couraged the efforts of all ambitious
women, and in every line of work in
which they are associated there seems
to be a new life given. Especially to
the works of art among women has
impetus been given, and the woman s
department of the Tennessee Centen?
nial gives patriotic recognition to the
women of that State who are deserv?
ing in their developments of art and
MISS lA'in TAN'PF.t.t..
Among the most Interesting features
!n the woman's building is the ligur
een of the beautiful Mis. Van Leer
Klrkman, president of the woman's
department. It is the work of Miss
Euid Yandell, the sculptor, and among
the most talented of the young
artists in the country. The ar?
tistic beauty of the flgureen has at?
tracted enthusiastic criticism from
those capable of judging, and Miss
Yandell is meeting with the compli?
ments and attentions thaUare the just
tributes to genius.
Miss Yandell is a Kr-ntucky girl,
and at the Columbian exposition she
was first recognized as posse-sing ex?
ceptional talent, and her work dis?
played there in the sculptured figures j
was the admiration of the sightseers|
that made a study of the manifold
beauties of the woman's building
The figure of the East Indian at prayet
was pronounced by renowned att
critics to be one superb in conception.
A like mead of praise was given her
Daniel Hoone. Now it has lemalned
for Miss Yandell to accomplish some
thing wholly new in the line of Bculp
tare. She has lately unveiled the "fig
ureen," which represent.- in sculpture
what a miniature dors in portraiture.
The popularity of the "figureen" ha;
been wide and immediate.
Are you satisfied with a desire tc
"got on?" Is a woman's college the goal
of your ambitions? If you are, and U
it is, you probably have "Americani
tis," which is defined as the fever thai
prompts the fanner's daughter to ge*
a college education and make oapor
(unities for herself better than thost
her mother and father had before
her. Therefore, she goes to a smal
college in a small town with a prepar?
atory department attached, where she
often begins her education as a "junior
prep." She furnishes a single room
In which she, and often a room mato
study, sleep, eat. make their clothe;
and somotlme3 do their laundering
She keeps up in her studies, Jo ns a
choral class, a literary society and the
Young Women's Christian Association
goes to chapel once every day and|
twice on Sunday, and very often falls!
in love and "gets engaged" besides. At
the beginning of her senior year she
breaks down. That is the least she
could be expected to do under such
I.ir.nrri* TIumishikIh of Years Olil.
An expedition sent out on May 1st
last to Wyoming by the.American Mu?
seum of Natural History to search for
fossils of extinct reptiles has unearthed
specimens which will enrich the scien?
tific treasures of that institution. Dr.
Won man and Mr. Brown have found
two gigantic lisards, each about fifty
feel long. They lived many thou?
sand "Pt-IS t>~?.
THE GREATEST DISCOVERY YET.
W. M Repine, editor TNkilwn, 111.
'Chief,'1 says: "We won't keep house
without Dr. King's New Discovery lor
Consumption. Coughs and Colds. Ex?
perimented with, many others, but never
trot the true remejy until we used Dr.
Kirg's New Discovery. No other remedy
can take its place in our home, as in it
we have a certain and sure cure for
Coughs, Colds. *,Whooping Cough, etc."
It in idle to experiment with other reme?
dies, even if they are urged on you as
just as good as nr. Kiug's New Discovery.
They are not as good, because this rem?
edy has a recoord of cures and besides it
is guaranteed. It new-r fails to satisfy.
Trial bottles free nc Massie's Pharmacy.
HOW TO CURE BILIOUS COLIC.
I Buttered for weeks with colic and
pains in my stomach caused by bilious?
ness and had to take medicine all the
while until I used Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, which
cured me. I have since recommended it
to a great many people. Mrs. F. Butler,
Fatrhaven, Conn. Persons who are sub?
ject to bilious colic can ward oil" the at?
tack by taking this remedy as soon ns
the first symptoms appear. Sohl by II.
C. Raines. "Ho puts up prescriptions."
Doll Rabies and Toys, new and cheap
Gravatt's Fair, 9 Salem avenue.
and nil VOWEI4 COMPLAINTS.+1r
A Suro, Bate, Quick Cure for these
(rxiuiT davtb'.) ?j ??
Caerl Internally and Externully. 1
Two Elzes, 23c. and riOe. bottles. "* ~
If you want to see a real
happy child put him in our
Shoes. The quality of the
Shoes will keep him there.
They are tough and service?
able, not easily kicked out.
Almost invulnerable at the
$1.00 Gets a Pair.
Spot Cash Money Savers, '
FURNISHED or unfurnished rooms
for rent nt No ? Third avenue n. W.,
two doors west of Jefferson street.
To RENT.?Furnished or unfurnished
rooms, hatu and close'. "14 Gilmer ave?
nue n. w. 11 2 1?
FOR RENT?Rooms suitable for
housekeeping. Apply at 538 Sixth ave
nue s. w. 10 23 tf
i'.< t \ n l > I: I:s WANTED.
?"?'BOARDERS WANTED ?Apply to
Mrs. M. A. Moseley, OttO Frnuklin Head
s. w. 11-4-tf
BOARDERS^ WANTED?Two large
light ronui? witli closets, hath and suit?
able lor man and wife or single man.
Apply at 130 Seventh avenue s. w.
10 81 tf
BOARDERS wanted at 1235 Chapman
avenue s. w. 10 22 tf
WANTED?Salesman to sell special bar?
gains in blankets in toe Valley of Vir?
ginia by sample. For particulars as to
agencies address STAN D A RD 1NSTA LL
MENT CO., 212 South Jefferson street.
NOTICE OF Od 11HT I NO.
A GENERAL MEETING of the stock
holders of the Traders' Loan, Trust and
Safe Deposit Compsny of Roanoke city,
Va., is hereby called under and pursuant
to section 1114, code of Virginia, of 1S87,
to meet nt the office of said company in
the city of Roanoke, Va., on the 6th day
of November, 18U7, at 5 o'clock p. m.
LYNCHBURG NATIONAL BANK, by
TOWHOM ITfflAY CONGEBN
OlUcc Southern Kxpress Company,
Itoanokc, Va., October 27, 1807.
All shipments on hand six
months or more will be sold
for charges at No. 207 JeJFer
son street. Roanoke, Va., on
SATURDAY, November 27,1897,
at 10 o'clock a. m. See posters.
R. A. BUCKNER,
W. S. Gkeenway, Auction?
THE BEAUTY OF IT.
A dress washed with ?'Crystal Spring"
was shown us the other nay?a delicate
fahre splashed with tiny flowers. The
(lowers looked as if grown nfresh?forget
"The worst cold I ever had in my lile
was cured by Chamberlain's Cough Rem?
edy," writes W. II. Norton, of Sutter
Creek, Cal. "This cold left nte with a
cough and I was expectorating all the
time. The remedy cured me, and I want
all of my friends when troubled with a
cough or cobl to use it, for it will do
them good." Sold by II. C. Barnes "He
purs up prescriptions."
Fresh supply Velvet Candv in packages
?10c, l?c and 25cboxes, at CATC.XI'"
TRE HELLED TEAMS ARE STILL
RUNNING W. K. ANDREWS & CO..
tho OLDEST FIRM OF COAL AND
WOOD DEALERS in tho city, are AT
THE OLD STAND, 21? ,?alem avenue,
ready to serve you on short notice.
If you own a horse go to 307 Salem ave?
nue and see what J. S. Shatter, the Ken?
tucky horsoshoer, will guarantee to do
for your horse. His work stands on its
merits, and his prices are right.
THURSDAY, Nov. 18th,
Under Auspices and for Benefit of the Young Men's Christian
Association of Roanoke.
rj> HE management have err?nge?! for a
* grunil concert which will doubtless
provo to bo oue of tho loadinc musical
events of the season. The members of
the Roanoke Choral Society, who created
so favorable an Impression lust Vtnr, are
hard at work under Iho direction of Mr.
Herbert Scatcbard, preparing for their
?ecoud appearance, under the auspices of
tho Y. M. C. A. They will be assisted
by two of Philadelphia's chtictftt artists.
Miss KATE C. MCGUCKIN, Contralto. and Mr Davis, of Roanoke.
Si?iior P. Glaniilna, Tenor, ami Minn Kale C. MX? a ok in.
Contralto, and Mr. W. Wakley Davis. Violinist.
Sienor F. GIANNINI,
The Celebrated Tenor, who is to sing ar. the CoucertNovember IS
Splendid 7-rootr residence, best locu?
tion. Ta/.owcll avenue s. <?., worth $1,400;
we are now offering the property at oalv
$000, $75 cash, balance shout 'the same
as rent. If you desire a good house don't,
fidl to see this at once.
Good 6-room home, Dale avenue s. e.,
near school; for $750, $50 cash, $10 per
Rest pressed brick residence on Church
avenue for sale; 12 rooms, heated by
steam, also grates, uns, hot and cold wa?
ter, cabinet mantles that, cost from $50 to
$150 each, in fact'lt^lias everything to
make It desirable as a home. If sold at
once can be purchased at a great bargain.
8-room brick residence, Campbell ave?
nue, between Fourth und Ftflta streets,
ouiy $l,95o, $150 cash, balance $20 pet
month. Property is in good repair.
0-room bouse, Fourth avenue n. w..
near Jefferson street; $750, $50 cash, $12
Beautiful W-re.om residence. Twelfth
avenue s. w., near Franklin road, about
new, and all modern conveniences, large
lot, uood stable, and worth $3.500: wi<
are now offering for only $3,350, $100
cash, $20 per mouth.
Splendid 4-room cottage, Rorer avenue,
best location, large lot, tine shade, and
only $525, $50 cash, aud balnce &e me as
4 room cottage, southeast. $350, $5
cash, $5 per mouth.
4-rootn cottage, northeast, convenient
to Roanoke shops; $(>00, $25.ca.?h, $5 per
month; now renting for $0 per mouth.
Now, here is a bargain for you. Fight
3 room cottages now renting for $25 per
month, will sell tho entire lot for $1.500.
ELLIS BROS., 104 Jefferson smut.
101 .IEFFEUSON STREET.
NATIONAL EXCHANGE RANK BUILDING.
Hw 9 Pie!
You'll never be able to get
any for less money ? you'il
never be able to get property
which will increase more in
I have used
for Consumption, and can
recommend it above all others
for Coughs and Colds.
It is selling' like hot cakes.
TF^gftSfff^ Jfrrff* GUSTAV FALK> Druggist,
ACU?E n?t CbfiSV?Pr/OK- r2Z5?S August 31, 1897.
Tetter, Salt-Ithoiim nnd Eczema.
The intense itching and sinartinn, inci?
dent to these diseases, isinstantly allayed
by applying Chamberlain's Eye and
Skin Ointment. Many very bad cases
have been permanently cured by it. It
is equally efficient for itching piles nnd
a favorite remedy for sore nipples,
chapped hands, chilblains, frost bites
and chronic sore eyes. 25 cts. per box.
Dr. Cody's Condition Powders, are
jnst what a horse needs when in bad
condition. Tonic, blood purifier and
vorinifnge. They are not food but
medicine and the best in use to put a
horse in prime coudition. Price 25
cents per package.
New poods daily, a little of everything.
Elizabeth, N. J., Oct. lit. 1S0O.
Ely Rros. Dear Sirs:?Please accept
my thanks for your favor in the gift of a
bottle .A Cream Balm. Let mo sny I have
used it for years and can'thoroughly rec?
ommend it for what it claims, if direc?
tions are followed. Yours truly.
(REV.) H. W. HATHAWAY.
No clerirymnn should, bo without, it.
Cream Balm is kept by all druggists.
Full size 50c. Trial size 10'cents. We
ELY BROS., 5G Warren St., X. Y. City.
A scholarship in the National Business
College of Koanoke. Apply at the
Breakfast 25 cent.;; dinner. 25 cents;
supper, 25 cents. Meal tickets, $4. J.
J. Catognl's restaurant