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TYPHOID AND DUST.
Water is Not the Ouly Means cf Couvey
Ing the Disease.
The relationship of typhoid fever and
dust is referred to at some lengtli in a ro
ueut communication to [tho Paris Acad?
emy. ^ It, was shown that in the summer
of lbOO there were eighteen cases of ty?
phoid fever in ceitaln small barracks. On
examination the watei supply proved to
he pure, but it wus found thu't In tl e an
tv.rnn of 18D? three cases of typhoid had
occurred in the room where the epidemic
heiran nine months later. Those furthest
from the beds nud the room suffered least.
The flooring vrat tike up, the roou s tlis
ifected and i o mere typhoid appeared. A
f<?w months later twenty-two eases oc?
curred in a barracks in another town.
The building was small and the rest ot
the town free from the dim-as*. Thin
time some dust was collected ironi the
lloor of the barracks, and on extmiatiou
It was found to be infected with the spe?
cific typhoid bacillus. The water proved
to bo pure. From these cases It is eou
eluded that tyuhoid fever is spread bv
other means than the commonly accepted
belief of by we.ter alone.
London, Dec. 11.?Tho coroner's jury
in tho case of Walter Croot, tho London
bautam weight, who died from a kuock
out with Jimmy Harry, of Chicago, on
December (5, returned a verdict to day
that Croot's death was accidental. This
exonerates Harry and the ollicers of the
Natioual Sporting Club.
Raleigh, N. C , Dec. 11.?At tho Hap
tist convention here to-day a resolution
calling upon Dr. Whltsett, president of
the Haptist Southeru Theological College
to resign, was defeated by a vote of SS
Largest package?greatest ccononty. Made only by
THE N, K. FAIRBANK COMPANY,
Chicago. SL J.uuis. Now York. JJoslou. Philadelphia.
I CQIiQiTlGiJ OF THE NATIONAL EXCHANGE BANK OF RGAN?KE,
I October 5,1397.
Loans and discounts.$341,215.40
OvercUecks. _ 48
United States bonds (to secure circulation) and premium. . 25,107.60
Heal estate, furniture, fixtures, ?cc. 18,010.23
Redemption fund with Upited States Treasurer. 1.125.00
Cash and exchange (goUl coin $20,000'. 138,235.78
Capital, sin plus and profits.$122,101.1)0
National bank notes outstanding. 22,500,00
Deposits .individual, $355,254.38; banks. $l'J,80-1.14). 375,088.52
Santa Glaus Providing
a Yuletide Feast.
for Iii? friends will find lots of good
things on our shelves to make merry with
for the holiday season. .We will have
Heinz high guide mince meat for your
pies, the Itnest quality plum pudding,
just like home made, new Lenkern citron,
fancy Smvrna dates, cocoanut macaroons,
Java coffee, highest grade table butter,
Queen olives, and everything in staple
go?ds. We beg to call attention to our
chocol *.es, plain candies and Teuney's
good-' !,i bulk and boxes.
SANDY P FIGGAT & GO.
YOU EXPECT FULL WEIGHT
When you buy COAL, jusl
as you do when you purchase
a pound of! tea or sugar.
YOU ALWAYS (MOT
FULL WEIGHT when you
W. K. ANDREWS & GO.
The Helled Team Coal Dealers.
If you are we can help you.
11' you want to buy we nave
some choice properties at very
low prices on very easy terms.
Splendid 8-room residence, Jefferson
.street, $2,500; $500 cash, $20 per*mouth.
Property renting for $18 per month.
7- room residence, Eighth avenue,
Terry's Hill, near Jefferson street,
$2,300; $600 cash, $25 per mouth.
8- room house, Sixth avenue s. w.,
$1,000; $50 cash, $15 per month.
Ono of the Lest houses in the southeast,
on Wheat street, near Dale avenue.
$1,200. Terms to suit purchasers.
S-room residence, best location, Ta/e
well avenue, only $000; $70 eash, $12 per
(i-room house, Dale avenue s. p., near
school building, $750; $50 cash, $10 per
fi-room residence, Seventh avenue n. e.,
$300; $8 cash,'$6 per month. Nothiug
more than rent.
A cosy cottage, Northeast Roanoke,
?I rooms, large lot, nice shade, good
stahle. newly papered, only $000; $25
cash, $5 per month. Now renting for
4-room cottaire, Rorer avenue s. w.,
large lot, beautiful shade, will make any
small tu mil f a desirable home. Worth
$800. We now offer it for only $525; $40
cash, balauce about rent per month.
Vac ant tots In all parts of the city at
your own price.
If you desiro to own n home in '.RoaD
ofce call nr.d talk with us, as we can tell
you anything that is for sale in the city.
ELLIS BIS, 104 Mm Street.
101 JEFFEItSON STREET.
It is the lull before the storm. People
nie not going to entertain much now.
Christmas is too nenr. Mince pies have
to be made, fru.t cake laid away to mil?
dew ami clean clothes saved up for the
occasion. When the time comes and the
neighbors have burnt meir tongues with
the pie and .-cciched their pahttes'deelar
iug the cako the best they navo ever
taste'1, and feel securo in the best their
wardrobes tan afford, then and then only
will they he in shape to enjoy tho season
to its fullest. And there are degrees of
fullness, grammariuus to the contrary
notwithstanding. There is comfort' io
the thought that the day after Christmas
iti one of rest?rest for tho weary aud the
sick at heart and other places. Work?
ing days following holidays are never
welcome To some they uro not welcome
at all. But wo diverge. Woik and
Christmas do not go together. We will
hatig up our stockings in hope. We
Lave hung up other things in certainty.
Some of us have pareuts?others uncles?
to see them through.
? * *
The germnn given at the dancing
school rooms on Wednesday evening was
as pleasant as the one given thero a few
weeks age. These gerinttas are small
and last uutil 12 o'clock, which arrange?
ment will enable the management to
have them more often. Thoso present un
Wednesday wert: Mts. Hubert Watts,
of Lyncbburg, with Mr. Warren Well
ford: Miss Hut'.or, of Lyncbburg, with i
Mr. Pritchard; Miss Kent with Mr.
Wocd; Miss Medlicott, of Connecticut, I
with Mr. Denison; Miss Terry with Mr.
Sauuders; Miss Drewry, of Riohmond,
with Air. Heid; Miss Watson, of Char
lottesville, with Mr. Homer; Miss Rog?
ers with Mr. Thomas; Miss Rorcr with j
Mr. Van Lear; Miss Blanche Rorer with
Mr. Fteeman; Miss Davant with Mr. I
Withers; Miss Quarles, of Bedfort, ""itt
Mr. Hawkins. Stags: Messrs. Law?
rence Davis, Williams, Fitzgerald, Lee,
Hippey, Penn, Wiugdeld. Davant, aud
Jack Denison. Chaperons: Mrs. Robert
s-cot t, and Mrs. Samuel B. Cary. Devon's
orchestra furnished the music and War?
ren Wellford led.
Tho Misses Trout entertained a few
friends with a musical evening on Thurs?
day in honor of their guest, Miss Fry, of
Kentucky. Those present were Miss
Bloomfleld Qambill, Miss Miller, Miss
Mary Miller, Mi?s Peuu. Miss Palmer,
M:ss Cray, Miss Hatcher, .Mrs. John
Trout, Miss Deaton, Miss Pearson, Miss
Frv and Messrs. Stevenson, Dr. Lewis,
Harding, Johu Trout, Lacy, Kent, Saun
Oers, Wallet, Penn, Lawrence S. Davis,
Cra> and Swindle.
The coming entertainment by the Al
leghany Dramatic Association at the
Academy ol Music promises 10 be of un?
usual interest. The cast of "Off to Klon?
dike'' numbers about lifty persons and
the hugeness of the play's jokes will be
in proportion to its size. It is said that
the hits will not be bunched, and tho
home runs will bo made at the expense of
every one with'n range, from the two
poor persecuted society editors of the
Roanoke papers to the general manager
of the Norfolk and Western Railway.
The regular meeting of tho Dei-thick
Society was held at the home of the so?
ciety's president, Mrs. J. Allen Watts,
Friday evening. The evening was de
voted to the study of Hubenstein, the
composer. Mr. W. Wal ley Davis led.
At thesB meetings a programme arranged
by the Derthick people In Chicago is
usually carried out. The programme is
I made up of selections of the character be?
ing studied and an analysis of them is
j read, alter which they are rendered.
The peculiar interest lies not in the story
j of the composer's life, but in the por?
trayal of their characteristics, tempern
j men! and all those things to which they
have given expression iu their produc?
Mrs. Hilbert Watts and her sister,
Miss HUtter, who have been visiting
Mrs. Robert E. Scott for the past week,
have returned to Lyncbburg.
Mr. Frank Stras is at home for a short
Mrs. David Dunlap, ol Petersburg,
who has been visiting her brother on
Eleventh avenue s. w., has retirrned
Miss Medlicott has returned to her
home in Middletown, Conn., after a stay
of some weeks with her father in Roan?
Mr. Lawrence S. Davis will leave in a
few days to visit friends and relatives in
* * *
The Cotillion Club will hold a meeting
on Monday evening, December 13, to de?
cide upon the date of the Christmas ger
man and for the election of new mem
? * *?
The Semi-Monthly Club had another
omi of its delightful germansat the danc?
ing school rooms on Thursday e\euing.
?* ? *
The Wednesday Club was entertained
at its last, meetiug at the hoiro of the
Miss Annie Drewry, of Richmond, is
the guest of Mrs. Samuel B. Carey.
Miss Drewry will spend Christmas iu
It is with pleasure that we note the es
tahllshment of rooms for violin instruc?
tion in Roanoke. Would it not be well
to add also instruction in mandolin and
guitar music. Such a school his long
been needed here and thjro are doubtless
many who would be glad to avail them
selves of the opportunity for instruction
by reliable aud competent musicians.
With no intent to uetract at all from
what wo have always said with regard to
the very excellent, work being done by
the Cb >ral Society, but rather with the
idea of adding our small protest to that
already set forth in behalf of the society
that was in existence hero some years
ago, we feel hound to agitate tho subject
still further. The art isle that recently
appeared iu The Times in this connection
was misleading and we were glad t-> not*
that someone wishing to s>a? justice done
to everyone was bold enough to come
forward. The Choral Society of to-da>
numbers about thirty five members.
There *ro in Roanoke about twenty
thousand peonle. The pieseut society
has no orchestra. It has been gotten up
and kept going under difficulties aud
through a lack of interest that has called
forth nothing but praise for tho society's
leader ??ml originator, We can say no
moro than to refer to tho recent enttr
taionient at the Academy of Music. But
the old "Beethoven" Society, wLlch was
not "ephemeral" or worked up for es?
pecial occasions, as has been salt), wan in
existence about three years. It num?
bered seventy-five members, owned its
own piano and was supported by an or?
chestra of fifteen pieces. Its musical se?
lections were always classical, and its
two-nights May festivals wore notable
events, und it must be temembered that
the Beethoven Society begun, continued
aud ended in the 'fcOs, when our city's
population presented few more than ten
thousand people to draw from. . Classic
music cannot be sung by bad voices.
There are many hero to substantiate the
above. How many of us do not remem?
ber the Deeenuial chorus of t,vo huudred
aud fifty voices anil an orchestra of
Mrs. S. M. Woodward celebrated her
china wedding yesterday atteruoou from
11 to (i. Mrs. Wootlward was assisted by
Mrs. Hunter and Miss Harman. Mrs. A.
B. Hair.moud served the punch. Mrs.
D. H. Matson and Mrs. Sites presided in
tho dining room. Misses Dunlap, Mil?
ler, Wingtield and Woodward were tit
tho tables. Tho following were among
the guests: Mrs. Thomas Spratt, Mrs.
P. D. Hohart, Mrs. S. E. Erwin, Mrs.
W. H. H. Horney, Miss Borer, Miss
lllancho Borer, Miss McClanahan, Mrs.
Leigh Buckner, Miss Miller, Miss Mary
Miller, Mrs. J. F. Snyder, .diss Saun
ders, Mrs. Samuel Claggett, Mts. E. S.
Koetiler, Miss Dorney, Mrs. Sarvay,
MissJanetto HBleary, Sirs. o. S. Mars
ton, Mrs. J. T. Trout, MtssMattieTrout,
Mrs. H. S. Trout, Miss 'I rout, Miss B.
M. Fry, Miss Hawkins, Mrs. J. B. Kelso,
Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Gale, Mrs Lacy, Miss
Beile Crawford, Mrs.Boy B. Smith, Mrs.
A. Paul. Mrs. K. A. Buckner, Miss Ott,
Mrs. A. M Nelson, Mrs. S. H. H?ge,
Mr?, W. s. Gregory, Mrs. E. S. Green,
Miss'Sue Figgat, Mrs. N. (5. Figgat,
Miss Jane Holiday, Mrs. J. F. West,
Miss Ritter, Mrs. W. N. Wellford, Jr.,
Mrs. J. O. Hobh?, Miss J. R. Figgat.
Mrs. Ceo. Gravatt, Mrs. G. A. Loug,
Mrs. Shields. Mrs. Day, Mrs. A. L.
Treniaine, Mrs. E. P. Lance, Mrs. J. G.
Brlngman, Miss Fannie Mnhood, miss
Grace Mahood, Miss L. E. Mahood, JMrs.
J. I). Kirk, Mrs. L. J. M. Miller, Mrs.
C. D. Fox, Mrs. .7. 1). Hobble, Miss Hip
pey, Miss J. M. Hippey, Airs. TL C.
Macklin, Mrs. B. Bust, Mrs. F. L.
Wood, Miss Wortham, Mrs. II. E. Jones,
Mrs. K. L. Flippe, Mrs. J. C. Rawn,
Mrs. Fry, Mrs. W. W. S. Butler, Mrs.
Miss Nellie Harman, of Stauton, Is
visiting Mrs. Woodward on Seventh ave?
Will you kindly give us a remedy for
sore feet resulting trotn protracted iner?
tia at germansf?"Patleut."
My dear friend, you have touched mo
in a teuder spot. A remedy better than
most others is to stop going ''stag.'* In
this way the sudden awakening of your
feet and consequent soreness will be
avoided. Men taking ladies to a german
are danced with occasionally?others de?
serve their bad treatment, and it does
seem that they ought to have pride enough
I to keep them from kicking. You should
keep your sore feet to yourself and under
a smiling demeanor prevent the world
from seeing that they have gone to your
head. Next time come anil "bring a
BIG MAIL ROBBERY.
Oue Hundred Thousand Dollars Taken
From Registered Letters
New York, Dec. 11.?It was learned
yesterday that one of the biggest robber?
ies in the history of the New York post
ollice occurred on; November 1). The
amount involved is said to he in tho
neignborl'ood of $100,1)00, and was taken
from registered letters in the railway
n ail service on that section of the Cen?
tral Railroad of New Jersey known as
the New York, Somervillo ami Kaston
Branch. On November 'J, it is stated,
two bags containing $30,000 were taken
How long the defalcations had gone on
before that date, has not yet been' ascer?
Major Char I ss F. Lewis, of the Phila
delphia branch of the Government secret,
srevice, was in this city yesterday [inves?
tigating the robbery, which has been
kept in seciet until now by the. postal
Washington, Dec. 11.?The postal offi?
cials here lr.st night ad mittel that there
has been a number of losses of registered
mail matter reported on the railroad re
ferre to, but said that- up to date no defi?
nite advices had been received as to t>e
amount. It would probably, however,
not reach as much as $100,000.
CATARRH CANNOT BE CURED
with local applications, as they cannot
reach the seat of the disease. Catarrh is
a blood or constitutional disease, aud in
order to cure it you must take internal
remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken
internally, and acts directly on the blood
and mucous surfaces. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is not a quack medicine. It was
prescribed by one of the best, physicians
iu this country for years, and is a regu?
lar prescription. It is somoo?ed of the
best tonics known, combined with the
best blood puriflets, acting directly on
tlu mucous surfaces. The perfect com?
bination of the two Ingredients is what
produces such wonderful results in cur?
ing Catarrh. Send for testimonials,free.
1-1.7. CHENEY Ss CO . Props.,Toledo, O.
Sold by druggists, price 75o.
New goods daily, a little of everything.
WOOD! WOOD!! WOOD!!!
For PINK or OAK wootl?by the CORD
or by the LOAD?prepared for COOKING
STOVES or in BLOCKS FOR HEAT?
ING STOVES, go to W. K. ANDREWS
& CO., 219 S alem avenue. Their helled
teams aro always ready to deliver it.
THE Fidelity and Deposit Company of
Maryland is the largest Southern bond
company. Assets. $3,801,200.12. Bonds
can he given In ten minutes. Rates very
low. The largest fire companies in the
world represented. CHARLES LUNS
FORD SB SONS, Agents, oflice corner
Campbell aud Jefferson.
We pride ourselves on keeping the
BEST of everything in our line and in
niukiug prompt dellveiy. Look out for
the belled teams. W.. K. ANDREWS
& CO.. COAL AND WOOD DEAL
F.RS, 210 Salem avenue.
Dr. Cady's Condition Powders mo just
what it horse needs when in bad condi?
tion. Tonic, blood purifier and vermi?
fuge. They are not food but. medicine
and the liest in use to put a hors< in prime
condition. Price 25c per packaue.
Doll Babies and Toys, new and cheap
Gravatt's Fair, 1) Salem avenue.
Oysters by the pint, qn?rt or gallon at
1 Bouner's restaurant.
9 the better,
o all over the world to rise
used to be an occasion of dreai
terror and pain. To-day it is i
event which women no long
0 look forward to with apprehensioi
? has worked this great change ft
It has caused womc
call it blessed.
MOTHERS' FRIEND is to I
used externally. If used six <
seven months before confincmen
it takes the expectant motln
through it all without sickness <
discomfort. At the critical hoi
there is little pain, and the ordc
is of short duration.
Don't take medicines internal.
They are dangerous. Mother
Friend is the only thing in tl
world that is safe and sure.
Sold at drug stores for $1.00
bottle. A free book, full of pii
tures, will be sent to any manic
woman on request.
THE BRADFJELD REG
ATLANTA, i GA..
Don't lie persuaded Into buying lini?
ments without a reputation or merit -
Chamberlain's Pain Halm costs no more,
and its merits have been proven bv a test
of many years. Such letters as tho fol*
lowing, rrom L. G.Bagley,Hneueiue,Cat.,
are constantly being received: "The best
remedy for pain I have ever used Is
Chambeilaiu's Pain Halm, and I say so
after having used it in my family for se?*.
eral years.1. It eures rheumatism, lame
hack, sprains and swellings. For sale by
H. C. Barnes, "He pets up prescrip?
WANTED.?Iron safe, weiging 1,200
1,50U pounds. Address with description
and price, "S," care Times 12 11 !'t
HELP WANT KU
SOLICITOUS WANTED.?Two good
men for fraternal insurance. Situation
permanent. Well known society. Apply
Ho-.el Ponce de Leon, A. N. W., Boom 68.
12 11 2t
VALUABLE Roanoke county land for
sale. Ninety acres on the west side of
Frnnklin road between Leslie's Store ami
Hack Creek,;four miles south of Roanoko
city. Sixty acres in original heavy tim?
ber. A rare chance to secure a farm.
Terms liberal. Apply to H. H. and C.
L. CARTER, Blackbtone, Vn 12 8 Im
WANTED.?A few more boarders: my
new residence, 11 II South JefTersou
street (Stewart huildiug); accommauutiou
first class, heated by steam throughout,
hot and cold'batbs. Elegant stable for
rent cheap M RS. IL C. HOPKINS.
12 1 I m
BOARDERS wanted at 1285 Chapman
avenue s. w. 10 22 tf
AGISNTS Vf A NT I5 1>.
WANTED?Sidesmen for every town be?
tween Roanoke and Bristol to handle our
tine all wool blankets and other house?
hold goods, sold on easy monthly pay?
STANDARD INSTALLMENT CO.,
Call up 'phone 14tt and Kin, both new
Where they keep the best WOOD and
A little of our COAL
Makes lots of heat,
Their COAL is hot
It can't be beat,
It bo?a'.your pot
It fries your meat,
It heats your room
It helps you sleep.
NF.LMS COAL CO.
for balance, lb I Jefferson 3?reet, Ex?
f?| Ask for DR. MOTT'3 JPSI
Send for circular, i'
Dli. MOTrJ?'&J CHEl
For sal* bv OHAS. D. ,
"IT IS I G N O R A N (
ULATOR CO., g
First Time in Roanoke,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC,
Wednesday, Dec. 15.
The ''Greatest Ever" and one
of the Real Attractions.
Ghas. H. Yale's Mighty, Massive,
Marvelous and Magnificent
In Three Acts nnd Eleven Full Stage
''lie liL.tli.lt i li ,
A Huge Dramatic, Pantomimio,
Hallet nnd Specialty Combi
60 REORLE GO
1st Temptation *Vi?H?^2r
2d Temptation 1
4th Temptation ^^:i^r
6th Temptation 1
9th Temptation ?^SSSffiSr
10th Temptation Tbo ?,,K,,,lU
The Wi>ii<l?iful Trick
The Gram* mut
11k- BIarv?loiia ste
Tim Orvaiottt Aitrac
tlull yet OITercil :1m
Every Kequiaite for a Grand Perform?
ance Carried in Special H. H. Cars.
Tho Curtain will rise Promptly at S
Nothing bat a local
remedy er manne ot
climate will euro it.
(let :i well known
Ely's Cream Balm
It Is quickly Ab
sorbrd. Gives Kelief
ill illH'O. Oliril* !>tllt
clc!ii.?es the N'lisal I'as
Allay!1 Inflammation, lleils uml I'roter.tu tho
Membrane. Restores the Seniea ot Tssto aud
Smell. Full Size 5Jc; Trial Size lCc at DruggUtfl
nr by mat I.
KI.Y ?HO l'U HKS, 33 Warr eu Street. Now Vork
COLD 'N HEAD
DYEING AND CLEANSING ES?
Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Winter Clothes cleaned and
tlyed to perfection. Good
1 1 O Campbell avenue.
J. DEVON. Proprietor.
The only safo, euro axiS
reliable Female PILL
over offered to Ladies,
. ?'0 ed to married Ladies.
fNYKOYAL PILLS and take no other,
'rtco fll.uo per box? ii boxes for $5.00.
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:d servants use