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1BAAC CANNADAY, REPOKi'KR.
MomUy evening the forty second nn
llUHl celebration of the Oi^eronean Lit?
erary Society of Roattoke College was
held in the town hall with the following
programme: Prayer by [lev. F. H. Mar?
tin; address by the president, T. 11. Yeak
ley; tirst oratoi, II. P. Stemple, subject,
"The Reconstruction of the Senate."
Debate?Question, "Resolved, That the
old world has done more to perpetuate
than the new." Affirmative, T. C.
Darst; negative, Red ford Pond. Final
orator, W. R, Shnckelford: subject, the
"Cornerstone of Freedom," Benedic?
tion. The ushers were M. G. Deyerlr,
das. Frant/., C (i. Leatherman and W.
? 1. Weddiugton. Good music was fur?
nished by the Salem Orchestra. The cel?
ebration was one of the best that wo have
bad for some time, the debate being es?
F. P. Herman, of Olenvar, was in town
yesterday on business.
Yesterday moral im J. W. McCauley
and T. C. Darst, wtc are delegatPs to
the Y. M. C. A convention at Cleveland,
Ohio, left for the convention. They will
stop ov ?r at Bluefleld while en route to
Miss Daisy Myers, of Hollln", and
Miss Mat tie Frantz, from near Hollins,
are v'sttinu at Marshall P. Frant/.'s on
Mrs. Prof. Crabtree came Jhtro yester
day morning to visit he1* mother, Mrs.
Peter Shlrey, who Is very 111.
Miss Lester, of Christiansburg, who
ba? been visiting at Mr. K. H. Ligou's,
left for her home yesterday.
Mrs. Daingerfled, who lives'on Maple
street, is iiuite sick and also in destitute
circumstances. Her son lives with her,
but is sick also and unable to ?ender any
assistance. The attention of charitable
people is called to this case.
Some changes and repairs hftve been
made in the postoflice. Some of the
larger boxes were taken out and sent to
Roanoke, as there were more in the post?
oflice here than were needei).
Yesterdaymorning it was reported that
a large number of Virginia College girls
were coining up to visit Roanoke College,
in consequence of which visitti.estudents
were to have part/ of the legal holiday,
but as the girls decided not. to come on
account of the oold weather no holiday
was given by the college.
Washington's birthday was observed
ny the public school, postoflice and banks
Mrs. Frank Chalmers left Monday
night to spend a week in Washin, ton.
In the current number of Harper's
Magazine there* was published a post
humorous story by the late Mrs (Jeor
giauna Peel. The story is entitled
?One Man's Idol."
Isaac Cannaday left yesterday after?
noon for the Y. M. C. A. contention at
Carpenters were at work in the post
ollice yjsterday making some small
W. D. F. Duval went to Roanoke yes?
terday en business.
R. Loon, who has been confined to h's
room for several days with the grip, is
H. C. Hintan is confined to his room
by a severe cold.
W. T. Yancey, of Lynchburg, who has
been stopping here, left yesterday for
A. O. Brown, of West Salem, who has
been visiting friends at Luena vista, re?
Hugh Crltz came from Stuart yester?
day. JHe is on his way to Algoma.W. Va.,
where he has accepted a position with the
Algoma Coal and Coke Comptny.
Mrs. Brown, of We?t Salem, who has
been visiting relatives in the Valley of
Virginia for the cast month, returned
Henry Price, of Dillon's Will, Franklin
county, was in town yesterday.
Dr. Armstrong reports that Mrs. O T.
Campbell, whose husband is superintend?
ent of the Southern Express Company,
is much better. Mrs Campbell has beeu
ill for atiout a month. Also Miss .len
nie Barnitz, who has had an attack of
pneumonia, is convalescent.
The little child of Mr. Duncan, of
Broad st-eet, is much better.
.lames Green, the colored man who had
bis ribs broken recently, Is improving.
The doctors report a good many cases
of pnemtonla and capillary bronchitis,
especially among children.
M. Mails, an employe of the Salem
steam tannery, had a sudden attack of
vertigo yesterday and fell and remained
unconscious tor seme time. The doctor
in attendance fears an apoplectic condi?
tion of the brain
Walter Watson, of Broad street, who
has gone int r> the poultry business. 1ms
several hundred broilers on his poultry
farm just cant of Salem.
Mr. sVdgwlck, an aunt of Mr Watson,
wdio has been suffering for lotno time
with a fractured shoulder, has improved
Bestor R. Walters, bookkeeper for ihe
Salem Loan and Trust Company, who
has been making an extended visit to
friends in Washington and New York,
returned yesterday afternoon.
Mr. Tyler, the manufacturer of domes?
tic carpets, is suffering considerably from
asthma and functional disease of . the
Fresh ovf.lers received dailv" at Cft?
's bound to have
e, this lady. The grocer has
her one of the many substi
:ead. You can't see the boy,
l his way back to exchange it.
women were only as careful
letermined, there would be: less
lbling, and Pearline sales
Id be multiplied,
obably no woman who uses
rline would take anything else,
ringly. But since' Pearline
become a household word, the
er. The ignorant think that
ing-powder ; the careless fail
an inferior article, instead ot
A DELIBERATE PLOT.
Says the Maine Was Destroyed By
a Submarine Mine.
Mr. George Kugene Bryson, in n copy
righted cable dispatch t.n ttie New York
Evening Journal gives the result of his
investigations at Havana. Mr. Bryson
is one of the most, careful and painstak?
ing correspondents in thecountry. His
dispntoh reads as follr.vs:
Havana, via Key West, Feb. 21. ?-I
have made a careful examination of the
wreck of the Maine; I have consulted
naval experts and experts on explosions,
and I am at length prepared to make a
statement ot facts before the great court
of the American people.
A trreat hole was blown in the bottom
of the Maine? inward?on iho port side.
The water rushed through this htii/e
gap and flooded the lower part of the
ship. Men were aroused where the slept.
The magazines were flooded by the in
This proves in the minds of naval ex?
perts that neither magazine could have
exploded. The concussion of the exter?
nal explosion loosened the doors and the
This conclusion is borne out by incon?
The blow was delivered on the port
sldp. about a third of the wsv aft.
Because the Maine canted from port
Besause the port, side near the forward
boilers is a mass of twisted steel.
Because the starboard is comparatively
uninjured. Even the incandesceut lamp
guards on the starboard side are intact.
The pa'nt is fresh?not. a blister.
The blow whs dealt on the bottom, up?
Beeanse the eenent used in tire bottom
of the ship was blown upward. Some of
this cement fell on the deck of the City
Because a great pillar of water shot up
in thoa'r from the port side of the Maine
Because the force of the explosion, as
describe.I by survivors and eye-witnesses,
The explosion was not inside the ship.
Because the nwn magazine aft did uot
explode. This is visible to the eye.
Because the forward magazine did not
; explode. This, also, inferentially, is
visible. The forward turret, over the
magazine, is intact. If the magazine
had exploded the cap of the turret would
have been blown off.
Two sailots were sleeping In a cutter
within twenty feet of the magazine. An?
other sailor was sleeptng within three
feet, of the magazine. These men are
B cause the gun cotton did not ex?
plode. It is intact.
Because there was nothing outside 'the
magazines to wreck the ship by their ex?
plosion?only a few small calibre shells,
saluting cattidiies and small ammuni?
Because, if the explosion had been in?
side the Maine, the ship would have been
split open. The armor plates would have
been torn apart. The main force of the
explosion would have been lateral, not
Because, if th" explosion had been in?
side tho ship, a great sheet of tlanie
would have followed. Tho bodies of the
sailors would have been burned. Few of
i those so far recovered have shown the
t ffect of fire.
Because not one of the officers or a
member of the orew believes tho explo?
sion was no accident inside the ship.
The officers, even from tee first, refused
to say that It might be an accident.
They maintained an ominous reticence.
Since then every discovery has strengt h?
ened their belief that a tremendous How
I was dealt to the Maine on the port side,
i from the bottom.
Don't bolt your food, P. irritates your
stomach. '.Choose digestible food and
chew It. Indigestion isndaagerons sick?
ness. Proper care prevents it. Shaker
Digestive Cordial cures it. That is the
I long and short of indigestion. Now. the
I question is: Have you got indigestion!1
. Yes, if you have paia or discomfort after
I eating, headache, dizziness, nausea, open
j sive breath, heartburn, htngour, weak
ness, fever, jaundice. Ilatulence,' loss of
! appetite, irritability, constipation, etc.
1 Yes, you have indigestion. To cure It,
, take Shaker Digestive Cordial. The
I medioinil herbs and plants of which
! Shaker Digestive Cordial is composed,
I help to digest tho food In your stomach;
help tc strengthen your stomach. When
your stomach is strong, care will keep U
so. Shaker Digestive Cordial is for sale
by druggists, price* 10 cents to $1 per
Save The Children.
When children are attacked with
cough, cold and croup. Dr. Hull's
Cough Syrup will prove a quick and
.sure cure. Mr. Elmer E. Baker,
Blandem. Pa., writes: **Wc have
used Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup for cough,
cold and croup, and found it the best
cough medicine and cure for these
affections. Wc never run out of it,
but always keep it on hand.'* Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup is sohl everywhere
for 25 cents. Insist on having it.
Dr. Cady's Condition Powders aio just
what a hors* needs when In bad condi?
tion. Tonic, blood purifier and vermi?
fuge. They are not. food but medicine
and the best in use to put. a horse in prime
HOW WAR IS DECLARED.
America Has Resorted to Formality
Hut once in the history of the United
States has there been a formal declara?
tion of war. Congress alone has the
power to declare war under the Constitu?
tion, and that act is performed by statu?
A limited declaration was made in 17i'8,
when France whs operating against our
commerce ami levying unjust duesj
against our vessels in her ports. This,
was during the days of the height of the
power of Napoleou. Congress then
passed an act authorizing the President
to raise a ptovisional army and navy, it
being the intention to use it against
France unless that nation ceased its op?
pression. The grievances complained of
were stopped and the trouble was settled
through a treaty that was then negoti?
The war with Great Britain in 1812
affords the only instance of a direct dec?
laration. The aggressions of Great Bri?
tain became unendurable and after a
protracted and bitter debate in both
houses, and after the most violent oppo
silion. Congress on the 18th of Jane,
1812, passed the following act, which was
on the sntne day approved by President
"Be it enacted, etc., That war be. and
the same is hereby declared to exist hc
tween the United Kingdom of Gieat Bri?
tain and Ireland and the dependencies
thereof, and the United States of Ameri?
ca and their territories, and that the
President of the United States is hereby
i uthorl/.ed to use the whole land and na?
val force of the United States to carry
the same into effect, ami to issue to pri?
vate armed vessels of ihe United States
commissions or letters of marque and
general reprisal, in such form as he shall
think proper, and under the seal of the
United Sta;ts, against the vessels, goods
and effects of the government of the said
United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland and the subjects thereof."
President Madison the very next day,
Junt> i'.!, io'~', issued a proclamation iu
which, after citing the act of Congress,
'?Now, therefore, f, James Madison,
Presideut of United States of America,
do hereby proclaim the tame to all whom
it may coucern; and I do specially enjoin
on all persons holding ollices, civil or mil?
itary . under the authority of the United
States, that tbey be vigilant and zealous in
discharging the d.ities respectively incident
thereto; and 1 do moreover exhort all the
good people of the United States, as they
love their country, as they value the pre?
cious heritage derived from the virtue
and valor of their fathers, as they feel
tbe wrongs which have been forced on
them, the last resort of injured nations,
and as they consult the Tiest means un?
der the blessing of Divine Providence of
abridging its calamities; that they exert
themselves in preserving order, in pro?
moting concord, in maintaining the au
tlioiity and efficiency of the laws, and in
snpporting and Invigorating all the meas?
ures which may be adopted by the consti?
tuted authorities for obtaiuiug a speedy,
a just and honorable pence."
A MESSAGE OF HELP FOR SICK
I; is a fnet tlint our people have here?
tofore not had the opportunity for basing
their children who suffer from chronic or
lingering complaint treated and cured
by eminent specialists in .children's dis?
eases as do the residents of the great cit
ies where such skilled physicians reside.
l)r Greene of 85 West 14th St., New
York City, who is beyond doubt the
most successful specialist in curing dis?
eases of children, offers to give free con?
sultation by mail in all cases of chil?
dren's complaints. Write Dr. Greene
immediately about your child. It cer?
tainly can be cured.
Pi is not often that a physician recom?
mends a patent medicine; when he does,
you may know that it is a good one. Dr.
J. P. Cleveland, Glasgow,Va., writes: "'I
have used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy in my practice
and It has*proven to be an excellent rem?
edy, where a thorough course of medicine
had felled with rue. 1 recommend it to
my patients every time for colic and diar?
rhoea." Many other progressive physi
clans recommend and use t his remedy be?
cause it always cures and cures quickly.
Get a bottle and you will have an excel?
lent doctor in the bouse lor ail bowel
complaints, both for children and adults.
For sale bv H. C. Barnes, "He puts up
Breakfast, 25 cents; dinner, 25 cents,
supper 25 cents. Meal tickets, $4. J.
J. Catogni's restaurant.
Contagious Blood Poison is cutting
down human beings by the thousand.
! It is nn awful affliction. Doctors
I have all sorts of theories about it
I that they learned at college, but they
I fail miserably when they try to cure
\ it. Every sufferer should know, be
i fore he seeks professional help, that
! he will be given mercury and other
is his only hope. It will go to the root
of the trouble and purify the blood
make it rich, red and healthy?stop
the eating sores forever?stop the
hair from falling out?drive the ter
riblc disease completely away.
Free books on the
disease and its treat?
ment can be had by
writing to the Swift
g|..< in.-. I'.,-A1/- "
ZOLA HURLS DEFIANCE.
A Fearless Effort in Face of Hos?
Pari?, Feb. 2'J - Zola faced bis enraged
ami deluded countrymen in ihe assize
court to-day ami addressed to them >i
speech which was >H>th an appeal aud a
deftauce. As an appeal, it waalaopeless,
and he knew It. Asa deflauce, it was
intrepid, prophetic, magnificent. It was
received with jeers of intolerant rage,
which lie allow d to pass unheeded
On Wednesday lie will he punished tor
warning France that if tthe'scws.the wind
the will reap the whirlwind. Hut it
needs no prt phet to foresee that th* an?
gry crowd which to day reviled him will
one day a pot aud him as one of the de?
fenders of his country's honor.
The third week of the trial la-ran to?
day without particular. Incident. Tne
advocate general,as soon as court opened,
began his closing plea. He entirely ig
tmred the rule imposed at tho outset of
the trial forbidding references to the
Dreyfus ease. This rule has been en?
forced from the outset against the de?
fense, but it has been entirely inopera?
tive against the prosecution and its wit?
nesses. The advocate general made an
elaborate argument upon the origin of
the bordereau, Insisting that the opiuions
of the eftlclal experts had not been Im?
peached, whereas the testimony of the
defendant't experts was worthless be?
cause it was bised upon a fac -imilic and
not t: pon t he original. Hei argued that
it was impassible for Esterhazv to secure
access to the document*,OHnnd in tho[b>r
dereau and therefore impossi hie that he
The advocate general spoke almost two i
hours. His address on the whole was !
astonishingly weak, and especially in his
peroration, when he descended to the
puetile suggestion that Zola was merely
seeking self advertisement, and making
a market for a new oook, which he is
soon to write
The strongest, point, of his plea was his
insistence that the whole question for
the jury was whether X.ols was justified
in his allegation that the military court
of loquiry in the Ksterha/.y case bad ren
dered judgment according to the ? orders
ot the chief officers of the army.
A recess was taken at 2 o'clock, after
which >l. /.ola read a statement f? the
jury. He began by asserting that it was
Premier Meiine himself who ordered his
prosecution, against which assertion the
audience protested. His reading fre?
quently provoked an angry uproar which
sometimes drowned his voice. His only
motive, he said, had been to compel the
illumination of an affair which involved
the honor of France. He had never out?
raged the bravo.soldiers of France tor
the chiefs of the army.
"Condemn mo if yen will," he said,
"but it will be another fault to add to
the mistakes which have gone before. I
swear to you that Dreyfus la innocent.
(Wild cries of "Proof: Proof'.") Hut this
Is no longer a question of Dreyfus. The
sole issue is whether France is still a
country of bun an rtuhts and human lib?
"You may strike me down to-day, but
the day will come when France will
thank me for saving her honor."
At these utterances angry howls and
shrieks came from all parts of the audi?
ence, which was beside Itself with rage,
the uproar continuing for some time af
ter M. /.ola took his seat.
M. Labordi began his (dosing argu?
ment, speaking an liour and a half. His
address was not finished when the court
rose at -1 :33 p. in.
M. Labordi handled Zola's case in a
plea not only remarkable for its elo?
quence, and so thrilling at times that it
wen unwilling applause from his hearers,
but of great logical stlength.
A scholarship in the National Business
College of Roanoke. Apply at the
Vienna and Cream Bread, Bolls. Buns,
Pies, Macearoous, Lady Fingers, Ki?ses,
Pound Cake, Angel Food, Lsdy Cake,
Current Cake, Cream Puffs, Chocolate
Puffs, etc., at J. .1. CATOGNI'S.
always have a strong predilection, for
our choice confections. They know that
they are pure, fresh and delicious, and
that they and the babies can eat them
with impunity. For freshness, purity
and excellence our confectionery is un?
rivalled. Tiy a lox of our evqnisite
marshmallows, caramels and French
bon bous, and you will say the same.
J. J. CATOGNI,
HAL KM AVENUE.
IS NOW ON.
FOR I BEST
at the lowest prices see
Nelson & Myers,
Xo IT Campbell avenue E, near Market
To the Illustrious Washington at Phila?
Philadelphia, Feb. 22 ?President Mc?
Kinley, iu concluding bis brief yet mas?
terly remarks to ihecflicers, students mid
gue>ts at the University of Fennyslvania
to-day at. the celebration in honor of
George Washington's birthday, said:
"To-day, nearly a century ficm Wash?
ington's death, we turn reverently to
study the. lending principles of that com
preheosire chart for the guidance of the
people. Following the precept s of Wash?
ington we cannot, err i He seems to have
grasped all possible conditions and point
ed the way safely to meet them. He has
established danger signals nil alo?g the
pathway of the nation's march. He has
warned us against false lights. He has
taught us the true pnllosophy of a 'per?
fect union.1 and has shown us the grave
dangers from sectionalism aud unreason?
able party spirit. lid has emphasized
the necessity at all . lutes for the exel
eise of sober and dispsasionate judgment.
The future of the country depends upon
ourselves, and that the future will bring,
still greater Hessings I (,Hi>notMoobt."
NOTICE TO COAL, dealers.
Seiiled bids, marked "Proposals for
fornisnlng Coal," and addrcsed to W.
E. Thomas, clerk, will he received until
noon. February 28th, 1898. for fnrntshtog
and delivering all coal ttiat may be used
by the City of Roanoke for a. period oZ
one yeai from April 1. 181)8 The bids
shall state price per ion ol 2240 pounds,
to be delivered at any point within the
city limits ?nd at ?he City Almsnouse, in
such quantities as may be required from
time to time.
A bond in the penalty of *.r>00 will bo
required for ti e faithful performance of
the contract when executed.
The city reserves the right to reject any
and all bids
.1 h. wing ATE, City Engineer.
Feb. 12, 1898.
AN OPEN LETTER
WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE
EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD " CASTORIA," AND
*' PITCHER'S CASTORIA,"' AS OUR TRADE MARK.
7, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA." the same
that has borne and docs now y/J2"/7^-^z~~ 0,1 evenJ
bear thefac-similt ? signature of O^^/zT-cc^^^ wrapper.
This is the original " PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been
used in the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty
years. LOOK CAREFULLY at ihc wrapper and see that it is
the hind you have always bought s/em* -t^** on the
and has the signature of w^>^^v%c^W wrap?
per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex?
cept The Centaur Company of which Chas. H. Fletcher is
President. /> ^, j
March S, 1S97. Q&>.~< <? .*>.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in?
gredients of which even lie docs not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed Yon.
IHC CLNTAUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY LTIII.CT, IV CW YOBIN CITY.
George and Martha Washington
no doubt celebrated the 22d of February
with due formality befitting that impor?
tant day. Our patrons should dn the
same by having their food high grade and
above par. Try some of our California
Fruits or early dune peas as a change tor
the day, and you will realize that, it is a
holiday. We are matting a specialty of
Bar tie tt Pears just now at a special pr'ce.
Sandy P. Figgat & Co.
?j3 FROM ^
pj *J ST and p I RT\]
W. K. ANDREWS & CO.,
The Belled Team Coal Dealers,
Keep their Coal and Wood under im?
mense sheds. They keep all grades of
coal, and have it WELL SCREENED be?
They keep Kindling Wood, Block
Wood, S e Wood and Cord Wood.
Call at 219 alem avenue.
of Roanoke, Va
Deposits Jan. 2, 1896.? 99,792.52
Deposits July 1, 1896. 145,287.33
Deposits Jan. 2, . 169,981.81
Deposits .Inly 1, 1897. 261,549.31
Deposits Jan. 1898. 3S5,950.66
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