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to let your family do without a Pianojanother Winter? Remember, you premised your wife and daughters they should have a piano thia fall. Do not dis? appoint them. Think of the many Ionia* dreary days and nights they will have to stay in doors this win? ter, and how a STIEFF Piano will not only halp them to pass the time pleasantly, but will enliven your evenings and make your home the most pleasant place on earth. Buy one now. Write us today for prices and terms. Chas. M. Stieff Factory Branch Wa?*erooms 716 Maia Street Lynchburg, Va. C. W. Whitmore, Manager I Specially Represent The Review of Reviews 53.00 The Woman's tl. .mc Companion $1.50 The American .Magazine $1.50 The Christian Herald . $1.50 an.l \.tll send you all. or each to a separate ad ilr.s. i.t oas* vii for XaSo. Voil will note the cmhint-.t price a* .r-*' . thorcfore I save you S3.70. Il" vou wish any of the al.ovc m.u;aziues with any other maicuriNe 1 ran s.ivn you money. Address M M. MINN Studi-m Law Depart as?t. Washuagtoaa and Lea- University W. B. HARRISON W. B. HUTTON HARRISON ls HUTTON (Successors to Mooned afc Harrison) Weare now recelvln a tull lint* ..f New Fall Goads EuibraeluK Bed Room Suites, Parlor Furniture, Rockers, Odd Chairs, Rugs and Druggets, Pictures, etc., and All Kinds of Furniture. . Ss9* Undertaking department ocntloueai under ro^Uternd embalmer, at loweM prlcea. ...SAMS STAND,.. Cor. Nelson and Jefferson Streets LEXINGTON, VA. NiKht and Sundav Phoue 2*.*?i and 77. Store Phone. 229. PATENTS THADC-MARKS and ropTrln-ht*ol,t?inc<1 nano tr* K. ml model. Hlrt.h. . ol ),h,.lo? am) brief daarri|.ii..n. tor FRC* SEARCH and rt-pnrt oo patrtitatiihtr. 2S year* fsp.-ii.-no... Henel t-evnt atamp f'T NKW BOOKLET. Tull af iatlr.it lnr..n?ali.'n ll will lu lp you to fortune. READ PAGES ? and LS before applying for a i*t. ni. w rile to-4*y. D. SWIFT & CO. PATENT LAWYERS, .303 Seventh St., Washington, D. C. The Gazette Only $1.00 Ten Per Cent Off lu onler to avoitl Christmas rush I will give 10 PER CENT OFF ON ALL CASH SALES UNTIL DEC. 1ST 1 have a large stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Stiver ware,Cut Glass. Novelties 0JOT' Remciuiier you save fl.Ol) on every $10.00. You can? not afford to miss this,as 1 have au unusually large variety of goods this \i*:ir. ...SEE ME FOR REPAIRS... A. Bassist Here Is The Home of ?^iii? The Famous?"i""i"" FORD AUTOMOBILES FOR ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY 5 Passenger Car C/a^A Ftally Equipped *PUa4rV 2 ls 3 Passenger $545 RUNABOUTS Fully Equipped ^Y^mf^Snf At these prices sold by JAMES E. HECK Nelson Street Opposite Baptist Church LEXINGTON. VIRGINIA OUR BIGMORS In Weight and Spread of Wing They Surpass All Other Birds. MYSTERY IN THEIR FLIGHTS. With Fixed Outspread Winga Theae Wonderful Birds Will Sweep Upward ? nd Onward Through tha Air With? out tha Movement of a Feather. lt ls not commonly known that we have a condor lu tbe United states. yet there ls one on the I'sci tlc coast that lu weight und spread of Wing sur? passes ull other birds. From tip to tip of winn lt measures more than ten feet, i-ouslderably more thou the con? dor of the Auden nnd about a yard more than the tautest eagle or swan. This condor Ir blink, tinged wltb browu. except under the wings, where there ls a lons, narrow strip of almost pure white running the whole length of the wine mid widening near tbe body It has no ruff round tbe neck, but a fringe of long, narrow black feathers on the back of the ueck gives lt a savage appearance. lt nests among thc rocks In lofty cliffs, laying several white eggs much larger than those of the turkey or goose. From 1875 to IM condors were so abun? dant In southern California that I used to see them almost every day. but now they are found only In the wilder moun? tains Their eggs bring $100 each In tbe larger museums of the country. If nn animal ls sick or disabled the condor rarely hesitates to attack lt. snd Its fnte ls soon sa-uled If it ls not strong enough to defend Itself or es? cape Its enemy. I.Ike the condor of the Andes, that of California will so gorge Itself wltb food nt times that lt can be lassoed In the ipilck dash of a good horse. A friend of mine at San Jacinto had one that had baree ranght In that way But. although be had thousands of sheep and cuttle, he had to give the bird nwny because he could not afford to feed lt ll would eat a whole sheep st a meal and then look hungry snd sad. ns If lt were badly treated. Once clear of the ground, with wings outspread, the condor has no trouble In boa ring away hate the clouds a din? ner that will last n week or two. Standing on the ground nt n distance this great bird looks much like a big black Newfoundland dog sitting up for a cracker, but In tho air lt surpasses in grace and variety of nctlon every other wanderer of the skies The whooping crane, that floats like a s|hs-U of down In the remotest blue: Hie frigate bird, whoso wing seems never nindi- to fold, even thc albatross, are all clumsy and monotonous compared with the condor It travels In fl series of winding lines, in which symmetry mid grace alway* govern the boldest sweeps or the high est bursts of speed. Dozens of times I have laid among the rocks and had the condor como so near that 1 could plainly see the spar? kle of the brown eye In the vivid rei) of the hare head, nnd willi the strong glass that I always carried la hunting deer I have brought the bird mud1 nearer. Vet never could I detect the slightest motion of wing or feathers beyond n lazy lap or two at intervals of several minute.-, or n simple lnbend lng of the tips of the wings, as If feel lng the breeze to be sure lt was tbere And the hird often floats an hour or more without even this slight motion. lt is quite wondai mi when the con dor sets its wings and slides sidewise across a strong brees* without a:iy de scent, yet without falling backward and still more so to see the great bird return with fl swing ot tia If n mile el? more, arriving hundreds of feet above the point of spirting and perhaps hun dreds of yards ahead of lt When I have been well hidden among the rooks I have seen n eoudor within a few yards hanging on the air for many seconds at ii time?not like the hawk lui lancing Itself to fall upon sonic bird below, but seeming to sleep there as peacefully nnd tpiletly as a summer cloud. Then suddenly the bird bas turned half over mid cleft the air with a sharp hiss of wing feathers, for which there was not the slightest mo? tion of a wing to account. And all this time the condor has been rising instead of falling, and I have vnlnly watched the frin.red tips of the great wings for the slightest sign of motion.? T. S. Van Dyke in Youth's Comptinion. A Definition. "Pa." said Willie, 'what is a genius?" "A genius, my son," snid Mr. Know Itali, "ls a man -who can't collect enough of what the world owes him to pay what he owes to the community In which he lives."?Harper's Weekly. State of Ohio, City of Toledo,* Lucas, County. j " Frank J. Cheney make* oath that he ls senior partner of the Dim of F. J. Cheney 4 Co., doing buttners in the City of Toledo, County and State afore said, and that said Arm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of Catari h that cannot, be cured bv the use of HALL'S CATARRH CURE. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my preseuce, this Otb. day of December. A. D. 1886. (Seal) A. W. GLEASON. Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter? nally and acts directly upop. the blood aud raucous surfaces of tho system. Send for testimonials, free. P. J. CHENEY' & CO., Toledo, tittle Sold by all diuggists, 750. Take Hairs Family Pill for cocstipa tlen. nev. IB THAT LITTLE PONGEE GOWN An Appeal for Help for the Cause of Missions Look ye Christians! Look at the hundreds of little brown hands stretched out! See the wealth of misery and despair written upon these little brown faces! Gaze deep into these dark almond eyes and read the pleading, heart-breaking appeal foi- aid' Behold these little undeveloped bodies, beot with care and poverty and shame! Do not tura away. Stop and investigate ibe wretched life of these little out? cast girls in Japan. Cinnot we, here in our beautiful America, in ourSute, in our city, in our own home, do something toward alleviat? ing the misery of their condition? Cannot we do our part, if only a mite, toward assisting that most oonsecruted, courageous, self-sacri? ficing, noble woman. Miss Annie Dowd, our missionary in Japan, to realizj lier "Heart's Desire" in building a home for these girls? A borne where they can be protected and taught to live clean, pure lives. A home where they can learn of the New Life and be fitted to go out and work for Him who gave Himself that we might live Miss Dowd does not ask for an elaborate building, but a homo of substantial structure of purely Jap anese style. She herself has taken into her own home and cared and Iprovided foranumber of the-egirls. Mr. David Patrick MacMillan has written the story of a little pongee dress owned by Miss Dowd aoi the wonders it accomplished in such a captivating manner that you will have missed a great deal if you fail to read it. Gentlemen, do not pay so much for that new overcoat or handsome automobile you are contemplating purchasing. Ladies, take a lesson from the lit? tle missionary and expend less upon beaver hats, velvet coats and silken gowns and send your money to the missionaries and see if you do not reap a great harvest of joy. Remember "That Little Pongee Gown." The proceeds of the sale of this hook goes toward building this borne. $3,500 has been secured; here you will learn by reading the book, and we are earnestly endeav? oring to secure the remaining uount needed in as short a period ul time as possible. Copies may be secured by send? ing fifty-three cents to Mrs. Addi? son Hogue, Miss Lu tie Irwin or to me, or to Mrs. P. H. Eagan, Box 73, Clinton, Miss. Two cents should be added for postage. Everybody help. Katf. C. Grinstkad. Roman Masons' Tools. The excavations nt Pompeii and Her? culaneum lune unearthed masons' tools much re wann blt ag those in use to day nnd demonstrated tlie freer use of large tiles, the employ meat of iron tn tie together brick mid stone work snil the use of n kimi of concrete of which lime w.-is the binding, median and fluely broken brick a favorite ma? terial. The dome of the Pantheon, built in the first century of the Chris? tian era. still testifies to the enduring Suture of the concrete superstructure, albeit bound with lime and not with cement.?National Magazine. Artistic Ability. ** 'By the Sea" ls a very pretty title for your picture." said the Interested onlooker. "Hut the sen ls too green, ind the waves are too fluffy." "That's so." replied the artist "I'll paint some branches and twigs lato lt and call lt 'The Woodland Way.* "? Washington Star. Entirely Too Emphatic. "Then you won't murry me?" "No; a thousand times no!" "You don't need to say no a thousand times." retorted the rejected suitor re? sentfully. "1 only asked you once."? Pittsburgh Tost. Catty. Maliel?George gave nie such ti lovely diamond engagement ring. Gladys? I But be'll want you to give lt back to j aim. Ile always does.?Baltimore ! American. Injuries we do nnd those we suffer are seldom weighed in the name bal i ince.?Simmons. Tutt'sPills This popular remedy never falls to effectually cure Dyspepsia. Constipations Sick Headache, Biliousness And ALL DISEASES arising from a Torpid Liver acd Bad Digestion The natural result ls good appetite anti solid flesh. Dose small; elegant? ly su gar coat cal and easy to swallow. Take No Substitute. STRAIN & PATTON Clothiers and Gents' Furnishers? LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA r Class tells in CLOTH I NT, as in everything else, ('ood material and good workmanship are the things that count. Unless tbe fabric is good tbe Clothing won't wear. Du less the workmanship is expert and painstaking the clothing won't hold its shape. It's economy to buy good Clothing and Furnishings and. not meaning to brag about it; we are prepared to furnish the goods at PRICES that are sure to PLEASE. J."ha?"" If it's clothing you need come to see us. STRAIN & PATTON LEXINGTON VIRGINIA Miller's Bargain Stores THE NEW STORE WITH NEW PRICES WITH NEW O.OODS irnS. Main St.-eet LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA (S doors from Lyric) JO SPECIALS 45 Cents 35 Cents Ladle*' Waists worth 70 cent*. SjMK-ial Mao's Heavy Fleece-lin-d Shirt* ?>! I'rl.-e. 40i-. Dra*?Vatn>, worth JO ceuts. Special . Price CO cents or U'or. tl.00 Men's extra liena-v (Jordon y Pant", worth JW.OO, Special Price. fl*$JM 7* Cents (?(xxl Dbtm OlnmasB. worth 12 cent" s yard, S|K-cial Pi ice. ~\e. $1.10 M- ii - Heavy Shoes, worth ll.-VJ, Spec iuI Price. $1 IU $1.18 l'ov's So'id Leather shoes, worth $l.'50 Spacial Pi iee. Jl.ls 5* Cents $1.18 Go xl Apron (lingham, woith 8 cents n Ladle-' Kine Dre^s ctioes. worth $1.60, raid. Special Price. ojc. *tpa?etal Pries. Ji.ix 19 Cents 48 Cents Matting Kuu-s, worth S5 cents. Sperial Hov'. Knee Panta, worth 86 seats. Pries. tin. spc-iai Price. 4 t. HILLER'S BARGAIN STORES Harrisonburg Charlottesville Lexington origil Hot Blast Heaters and Ranges ...FOR... Soft Coal, Slack. Siftings, Hard Coal, Crushed Coke, vVoo.i rind Cobs Prices $\2.00 to $20.00 ... A FULL LINK OF. . Blankets and Comfoi tables PtiT Fasy terms. Discount for cash. A FULL LINK OF HOUSE FURNISHINGS REAHS, JONES & GRAHAH BUENA VISTA, VA. NEW CLOTHING STORE B. C. TOLLEY & CO. It iel timi* to tliink about new fall Clothing. Wo eau tit you in READY-MADE SUITS. Come in ami inspect our line of Samples for Merchant Tailoring We eau give good lits in nobby maile*to-measure baits Full line of Trunks, Suit Cases and Hand Hags. Nice line nf Hats, Shoes, Shirts aud Underwear. f,y Good goods, well made, at light prices and sat-isf.u-tion guaranteed. "The Han's Shop" B. C. TOLLEY & CO. Oppo. 1st National Bank (Mainstreet) Lexington, Ya. Hog Killing Time Will soon be here and you will wanta GOOD Butcher Knife and Meat Cutter WE HAVE... Warranted Shear Steel Botcher Knives, Enterprise Meat Cotters and Enterprise Lard Presses. JW* Repairs for Meat Cutters carriedjin stock flyers Hardware Co. Inc. LEXmeTON. VA.