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"There's a Good
The busy days of Christmas
picking is here and the bother
some men come in for their
share. If you wish to make
the men folks happy Christmas
day visit us, as we can show
you the latest correct shades
And shapes in everything that
men wear. Here is a partial
Smoking J a c k e t s, I? a t li
Robes, Gloves, Handkerchiefs,
Canes, Umbrellas, and the
most select line of Ties ever
shown in Roanoke.
D. M. TAYLOR,
Hatter and Furnisher.
1112 Jefferson street.
CHICAGO PRODUCE MARKET.
Chiengo, Dec. 18.?The leading fu
tnres ranged as follows:
Wheat? Open. Close.
May .- 22 ? 22 i
May.. .S.liO S.GO
Alay. 4."iu 4..V>
Donner*s Restaurant, the leading res
tanranc of the city, needs no recommen
datiou, as everything served is first-class
in every respect. The oysters you see
there are the finest ever brought to Roa?
noke. You can get them served in every
conceivable manner. ? The lunch couuter,
run in connection with the restaurant, is
certainly up-to-date. Visit this place
and get something good to eat. You go
once aud you will go the second time.
breakfast 25 ceuts; dinner, 25 cents;
supper, :25 cents. Meal tickets, $-1. J.
J. Catogui's restaurant
Charley Blnnkenship, of Campbell
county, was in tho city yesterday.
s. S. Brook?*, .Jr., who lias heeu attend?
ing school in Washington, arrived iu tho
city yesterday to spend the holidays.
Mrs. Edward Rrsenbauiu returned yes?
terday from a trip to Bedford.
(). C. Sehoolllehl, of Danville, is in the
city visiting friends.
Edgar Ii. Miller, general manager of
the Interstate Telephone Exchange, is In
Miss Florence Fulton, of Newark.
Ohio, arrived in the city yesterday and
will speud the holidays with Miss Annie
J. R. Bryan left yesterday for Lynch
burg and Charlottesville and will spend
Xmas at the latter place.
Prof. Charles^L. Cocke, of Rollins, is
in the city.
Miss Allie Spindle returned yesterday
from a visit to relatives iu Christiaus
P. S. Fletcher and daughter, of Buch?
anan, weie in the city yesterday shop?
Mrs. R. W. Prince and son, of Rich?
mond, arrived in the city yesterday lo
spend Xmns w'th her father, Rev. W. II.
Mrs. J. F. Lee returned yesterday from
a trip to Lynchburg.
Kelgar Brooke, who has been attending
school at Orange, Va., returned home
Don't forget that a cut of $."i0 on each
piano above $800 is made by tho Hobbio
Piano Company lor the Xmas holidays.
MORE IMMIGRANTS EXPECTED.
E. F. Lnnenburger, of Otter Hill, Bed?
ford county, was In the city yesterday.
Mr. Lunenberger removed to this coun?
try from Switzerland about two years
ago, together with eight other families,
all of whom'settled in Bedford county,
and bought a farm of 800 acres from W.
L. Goggin, a former candidate for gov?
ernor. Ho has now on his farm 1,000 ap?
ple trees and is very much pleased with
his prospects and also with the climate
of Virginia. He will leave for Europe
about the first of tho year and goes to his
former home with a view to getting some
more of his countrymen to immigrate to
this country and incidentally to attend to
a little private business. It is understood
that about tea or fifteen more families
are expected to settle in this section some
time 'during the coming winter. ?< Dr.
Paul Slierer, the efficient immigration
agent of the Norfolk and Western Rail
road Company, deserves much credit for
bringing such desirable immigrants to
INAUGURATION OF MAJOR TYLER
Richmond. Den. 21.? Seuatoi Wick
ham reported yesterday that Governor
elect Tyler had accepted the Invitation of
the geueral assembly to take the oath of
otlice iu the lull of the house of delegates,
and that Judge R. IL Cardwell, of the
supieuje court, would administer the
Beautiful Baskets at low prices. Gra
vatt's Fair, 0 Salem avenue.
CORNUCOPIAS in thundance at.I. J.
a// right in their proper piacos.
One of the emincnt/g proper piacos is a
Come in and soo the ivhoois go 'round.
The STONE Printing and Mfg. Co.
^ Jf> Jfi \ J0-U2-J J4 N. Jefferson St., Roanoke, Va.
Edw. L. Stone, President.
Attend to home duties first, und pto
tect what you already have by insuring
your dwelling house and furniture or
your stocK of merchandise in one of our
strong companies. Also, the best Life
and Accident Insurance at lowest cost.
Will promptly serve you
with Milk, Cream, Buttermilk, Sour
Milk, Ice Cream of all flavors, ices aud
Sherbets. Bull 'phone, 88.
.1I1SOX ?V IIICO..
12 10 ly MuiiitgerH.
No. 7 Campbell Ave.
RUDINI FORMS A CABINET.
Rome.Dec. 21 - -In the chamber of dep?
uties to-day the Marquis di Rudln' an?
nounced the formation of a new cabinet
and the debate on the subject was opened.
A vote will bo takeu to-morrow. After
criticisms upon the composition of the
ministry, Signor Colombo, former minis?
ter of the treasury,submitted a resolution
of want of cocfideuce in the now gov?
ernment, but the chamber rejected it by
a vote of 20O against 184.
NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.
Tho firm of Evans, Butt & Price is this
day dissolved by mutual consent. A. J.
Evans retiring from tho firm. The busi?
ness will in future oe conducted under
the firm name of Butt, Price & Co.. who
will pay all bills -lue by the firm of
Evans, Butt &: Price and collect all ac?
counts due to same.
A J. EVANS.
V. M. BUTT.
C. B. PRICE.
December IS, ISO?.
As successors to the firm of Evans,
Butt & Price we desire to thank our
friends and the public generally for past
favors, and by courteous [treatment and
careful attention to your wants hope to
have a liberal shnre of vuur future pat?
ronage. BUTT, PRICE CO..
No. 22 Campbell avenue, Roanoke, Va.
London, Dec. 21.?Jimmy Barry, the
Chicago boxer, and a number of the at
taches of the National Sporting Club,
cbntged with manslaughter because of
the death of Walter Croot, wt re formally
discharged at How street police conn this
SEXTON'S 75c'load of wood contains
as much as the ?1 loads you tret from
country wagons. He's measured them
und knows. 'Phoue 31 or 105 for a load
and you'll see.
CONFESSED THE MURDER.
Norristown, Pa., Dec. 21.?Miss Eliza?
beth DeBalb, charged with complicity in
the murder of Mrs. Kaiser, has made a
confession to her attorney, which will be
rapeated on the witness stand to-day.
BUCKLEN'B ARNICA SALVE.
1 he best salve in the world for Cuts,
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum,
Fever fores. Tetter. Chapped Hands,
Chilblains, Corns, aud al' Skin Erup?
tions, and positively cures Piles or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfect satisfaction or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
After hearing some friends continually
praising Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy, Curtis Fleck, of
Anaheim, Cul., purchased a bot tic of it
for his own use ami is now as enthusi?
astic over its wonderful work as anyone
can be. The 25 and 50 c< nt Bl7.es for sale
by H. (.'. Barnes, "He puts up prescrip?
ALL PERSONS troubled with coughs,
colds, hoarseness, sore throat, etc., will
lind 'mmediate relief by using Smith
Bros. Cough Drops. Public speakers and
singers are invited to try them. One of
these drops put inco the mouth before
going to bed loosens the phlegm and
causes/be patieut to enjoy a comfortable
night's sleep. For sale by J. J. CA
A GREAT INVENTION
The accompanying cut ropresents'our Perfection Mattress, one of the
greatest inventions of the age. Made of a single solid bat of cotton down,
and warranted not to shrink, lump or break up. Soft as a feather bed and
will last a life-time. Buy your wife one for a XMAS GIFT. Don't miss
seeing our collection of Rocking Chilrs. Chlldren's'Rockers a specialty.
O VERSTREBT & TH?R MAN.
'Phone 403. 18 and 20 Campbell Avenue.
INSURANCE . . .
No. 5 Campbell avenue s w
PROMPT PAYMENT OF LOSSES.
RO. M. KENT, JR.,
Corner Salem ave. lad Jefferson street.
Breakfast, '2~> (rents; dinner, 25 cents:
supper 25 cents. Meal tickets, $4. J.
J. Catogui's restaurant. .
THE BEDDED TEAMS ARE STILL
RINNING. W.K. ANDREWS ?Sj CO.,
bbe OLDEST FIRM OF COAL AND
WOOD DEALERS in the citv, are AT
THE OLD STAND, 210 Salem avenue,
ready to serve you on short notice.
A scholarship in the National Business
College of Koanoke. Apply at the
INSURANCE . . .
IE there is anything in the
insurance line, that yon want?
Fire, Life, Accident, Boiler
Explosion, Plate Glass or Em?
ployers' Liability?AVK HAVE
IT, AND THE VERY BEST
OF JT. _
JOHNSTON ? CO,
104 South JeiVerson street,
CHILDREN'S DAY FOR XMAS
Monday will be a good time to buy
shoes for the children.
We now have on sale as good and at?
tractive a lino or CHILDREN'S SHOES
as has ever been shown in this city.
They are PERFECTION. Ladles' land
Misses' FINE SHOES, perfect shape,
good quality, with prices right.
Satisfaction or vour money backl.
Come Before Christmas.
M. G. RIELEY, 36 Salem Ave.
l>. A. c.;.* ntns-:it. Manager.
Go to the Rndford Steam Laundry for
BRUSH MOUNTAIN COAL will
please you. Let us send von a ton.
'Phono 810. J. IL WILKINSON & CO.
Begin your shopping MONDAY, for if you wait till late in the week you may not get waited on.
The eager thousands that come to us test our Big Store to its utmost capacity. On MONDAY
we will be opening up NEW TOYS, NEW BOOKS, Games, Leather and Celluloid Goods, Silver
Novelties and Many Other Choice Things for Christmas Presents.
Everything to gladden the
hearts and brighten the little
lives of children. Don't let
Christmas pass without giving
them toys of some kind. A
real live horse is nol so valu?
able to the child as a toy horse
thai costs LOc.
Upright Pianos i h.-ii piny,22c
Uprighl Pianos, larger size,
Large Upright Pianos, two
full octaves, with music and" in- j
Noah's Arks, wood. 5, LO
Building Blocks in wooden
Wagon Building Blocks, 22c j
Toy Kitchens, with all uten?
sils, 10, IT and 22c.
Tin Kitchen Sets. 25 pieces,
Footballs, 6 inches in diam?
eter, 35c; Footballs, 9 inches
in diameter, 45c.
Cornets that play, 22c.
Violins, 16 inches long,with
bow and box, 25c; Violins,
18 inches long, with how and
box, 47c; Violins, 20 inches
lone?,with b?*v and box, 89c.
Toy Morses, L0, L5 and 25c.
Zithers, L0 string, only 25c.
Turkish Tubephone, 15
tubes, wonderfully musical,
Phonoharps, 15 string, a
very sweet-toned instrument,
with music and instructions, $]
Toy Manges, nickel finish,
Toy China Dinner and Tea
Sets; Furniture?bureaus, wash
stands, sideboards, chiffoniers,
New Iron Toys.
NICE PRESENTS.?Useful and
Five-o'clock Teas, fine bur?
nished brass kettle on high arm
bracket holder, with heater,
$2.25, $2.75 and $3.50.
Onyx Tables, fine burnished
brass stand with pretty real
onyx toj), ornamental and use?
ful. $3.25, $3.75 and $4.50.
Blacking Cases, carpel tops,
Have you played CaiTOllis?
If you are fond of a Fine Par?
lor Game yen ought to have
(Jarroms. it is the up-to-date
game. Birds Lye Maple, *.'5;
Ash, highly polished, $2.50.
Crokinole only $2.50, worth
Beautiful Gold Plated Lamps
for banquet and parlor; only a
few of them left; don't get such
a chance often.
Large Writing Desks for
Boys 10 to L5 years old, clos?
ing top, with lot ';, $2.75;large
Writing Desks, rolling tops,
Big lot Celluloid Handker?
chief and Glove Cases at 25c
Lovely (Comforts made of
finest French Satine and filled
with real Eiderdown, at $5
and $0. 50.
Beautiful Tapestry Table
Covers, at $1, $1.25 and $2.
Beautiful Chenile Table Cov?
ers, at $1 and $1.25.
Beautiful Pugs in the larger
sizes, at $2.50 and $3.50.
Fine All-Wool Druggets, at
$5.25, $6.25, $7.25 and $8.50.
First-Class Bicycles formen,
Pretty Christmas linens.
Mere we name a few choice
things and extra \ nines.
64-inch Pleach Linen Da?
mask, at f>()c, yard; 72-inch
Bleach Linen Damask, at 75c
yard; 72-inch Bleach Linen
Dam \sK. at $1.
Dinner Napkins, a great line
for the Christmas trade,
$1.12A, $1.50, $2, $2.75, $3,
50, *4 and $5 dozen.
Knotted Fringe Damask
Towels, biggest values yet of?
fered, at 25c, 33c, 39c, 50c
and 89c each.
Great Christmas line of 1 lein?
st itched Damask Towels, at
L5c, 33c, 39c, 50c, 62?c, 75c
and $ 1, each.
Beautiful Satin Damask Ta?
ble Sets (cloth and 1 dozen
Napkins to match), at $3.75,
worth $4.50?al $4.50, worth
Don't fail to see the beauti?
ful things in Table Sets for
Fashionable Teas, in PinK,
Blue, Nile and Navy, $6 set.
Extremely choice things in
Satin Damask Table Cloth, all
lengths, $2, $2.50, $3, $3.50
and $5 each.
Many other choice things for
Don't miss the Handker?
chiefs. Biggest values to be
found in the land.
(rents" Fine Hemstitched
Linen Handkerchiefs, at 10c,
L2?c 19c, 25c, 37?c and Hoc,
Initial Silk Handkerchiefs
for gentlemen, 50 dozen, at
25c each, worth regularly 39c.
Finer grades Initial Silk
Handkerchiefs, at .">7.U- and
Gents' Fine Silk Handker?
chiefs, with pretty striped bor?
ders, something quite recent,
500 dozen Ladies1 Beautiful
Embroidered Hand Kerchiefs,
at 10c, L2-?c, 19c, 25c and 50c
Fine Silk Handkerchiefs,
large size, only 2fk, usually
Last week of the wonderful
half-price BOOK SALE.
We have sold a greater num?
ber of volumes than any retail
booK concern in Virginia ever
sold in the same period. Prices
and quality do the work! Big
lot of New Titles in the famous
lace Curtains and Portieres.
Come and see our Christmas
line of these goods and let us
fix you up and get your home
on a Christinas "dike."
Beautiful Lace Curtains any
price you want; Tapestry Cur?
tains and Portieres, just the
sort you want and always a lit?
tle cheaper than other people's.
Curtain poles?all kinds, all
lengths. Extra l ings, ends and
Handy Volume Classics at 15c.
will be opened on Monday.
Come early and get a "grab."
Another lot of beautiful
"Dresden" Books in whiteand
gold, .Monday only 25c?usu?
Beautiful Pocket Bibles, at
< >xford Teachers' Bibles,
Oxford Teachers'Bibles, Pat?
ent Index, $1.25
All the Poets 22c, 50c and
Fur Neck Scarfs.
Fur Collarettes, round and
Fur Collarettes, 10 inch
lleal Ostrich Collarettes.
Real (?strich, Persian Lamb
and Thibet Boas.
Come to the People's Big Store, and Enjoy Shopping With Metropolitan Proportions.