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i. HONES, j fc,lltorlal HOOIM.Z"4
Uncle Sam's top-heavy r-ir vesselt "nail
a roach time between Hatteras and
Charleston, but as far asfcnown all "went
safely through rae storrx. It mrcst lie
rathev trying ot the nerves of these on.
board when these big t jilting machines!
begin to roll on the stormy ..waves of tin
Mark Hanra*s plan to use the patent lei
sides of conntry weeklies for the distribu?
tion of "grdtl" rending matter fot the next
four years has the merit of comprehen?
siveness, <rb least, Rind might become a
howling success but for the fact that'"Sil?
ver" reaiing matter can lie similarly dis?
pensed u t he general public.
The Boers of Scuth Africa 'Continue to
show great distrust of Engb&tid and'are
fortifying Pretoria, the cnpttul if their
republic, with to erish hast?. They are a
gnllana people, but alone am! 'unaided
would stand a slim chance If Great
Britain should decide, to annex ?8bis coiltl- :
try t? the colonies of the cftipe.
Postmaster General Witenc seems t?
be in demand v. ith the [educational insti?
tutions of the. < ountrv. It is understood
that<the presidency of Washington nod
Lee *Unirersitj has been tendered to hin-,
n ml be himself admits that die has bnen
ten&Sered the (presidency of ?everal editor.
t.iocal institutions recently. It is evident
fron; this tnai a classical e&utcatiou and
politics aro:i?ot wholly incompatible.
-Now that, trie Pennsylvania State eaj
itol has bean (destroyed tht enterprising
people of Philadelphia luv e started a
movement todiave it rebuilt, in that thy.
Tho Quaker City, ii is contended, is not
neev enough to the center ?3 the Stat/.- Lo
make this movement a sttooess and *\jc
s&dos it is reanonnbly objected that Lo a
eit; as large?8 Philadelphia looal icdflii
enees would bond to affect Ohe character
of .; he work (done by the Stixt1! legislators.
Philadelphia-last the biegest--- hing it. ewer
hat. when tiht national capitol was cte
moved to Washington.
I' r. Abbott, i astor of tiar Plymouth
Chi rib, in Bcooklyn, doubts,the Biblijil
story of Jonai and the whale. When n
too her of the .eputation and. iron ii neu -e
of! r. Abbott-Regius to riotl'it revealed
scripture he i- .getting far ou ?he road &->
wi'.n's atheianr and infidelity The.plea
that the story ? contrary to natural law.;
could be urgcnbitgainst munyu6herevemVi
recorded In Ibe+JJible with emutl force.' Ii
fact the very fnume work of tj e sac ret
booktis built upon the supernatural. We
now through a glass darkly, but then
we shall see facortoface. Takeaway from
mau ?be piomiaos of revealed .religion,
and yoi rob him of all that elevates anil
euuoblei him or t-i at. contributes to his
boj.es of.happiuosi in the life to come.
Senator Bacon, d: Georgia, who 's well
acquainted with (tie drift of Southern
political semtiment,. -ays,that'the people
of this section are 'c al hinictllllistK, be?
lieving in the coital r i^hts of gold and sil?
ver to ojinagv at the mints, They know
there is sit) otter perfect biemtallism, und
theirdetormi nation lo.eeure it indepeud
ently of other nations will be greatly
strengthened if the effort forau Interna?
tional agraemOnt fails. JThe gold Demo?
crats, he bolievex, will, Leithe mi in. drit'V
back to the regulars and will lie found
voting together al tin-end of font* years.
Even tin- Populists and" itemocrat**, will
coalesce, according to his faith, the result
being, of course, no material defection in
the. ranks of the part> of .lefferson at the
next Presidential election. This is a wry
optimistic view Jo take of the situation,
hut it is better always to look on t.'w
bright .sine of things than "ii the dark.
A Cleveland, o., dispatch says Infor?
mation ha- reached tbat'clt-y and Canton
that Lieut. Governor Jones will .be ap?
pointed United States Senator some time
this week. This means a fight between
11n- McKinley administration and the For
aker faction in Ohio ?omeu'hat similar to
tin- one bet ween Garfleld's administration
and Senators Conking and Platt, of New
York, and the chances are that the ad?
ministration will win in this ease as it
did in tin; oilier. If New York could no;
stand up against t he general government
it ii hardly probable that Ohio, as rcprc
Sentttd by Senator Forukor,will be able In
do SO. While the political situation ap?
pears to he a very serious one it is said in
Washington that Ohio Congressmen ol
the Republican faith affect to believe that
there is nothing wrong with tin- party in
their Statu. All are said to agree in the
statement that, "no political situat ion ex?
ists" in Ohio, except that Senator Sher
is fnr ahead nf any blood remedy on tbo
markot, for it. <1>h.-s Mi much more. He
stdes removing impurities, and toning up
llio rnitKinvn system, it cum any blood
disease, it matters not how deep-se'ated or
obstinate, whirli other soeullcd blood
remedies fall to reach. It is a real blood
remedy for real Mood diseases.
Mr. Asa Smith, of Orroncastle, Ind.,
writes: "I bad such a bad case of Bclatlc
Rheumatism that I became absolutely
helpless?unatrio t<> take my fnndnrhandlo
myself in any way. I took many patent
medicines, bat thev did not rewh my
trouble Ose dozen bottles or S. S. 8.
fared mo round and trail, and 1 now woigh
Boobs on btordand skii discaBos muled free
by 8?-if t 3pooi*c Compasj , Atlanta, (Ja.
nitro expects to retire on or alwcit the 4 th
of March, reaving a vacancy vrhich Gov?
ernor Rcrfhncll wfCI have to 'nil, and all
sny they confidently believe trite governor
will do the right tiling. While it- is so
vaguely hinted, they believe nothnng
of the kfind, but are in coas'taut fear lest,
he will do sometihlng whidi will harve a
disastrous effect on the'party in that
State. This is about, the >way that outsid?
ers lo ?k at it.
THE INDIAXA TV PK.
1> cause the battleship ludiauafcas been
ordored to ."Hampton Roads, instead of
wallowing through tlK heavy sett-; rolling
ti|ion Hatte as in the (ace of a gate sweep?
ing half across the Atlantic, ttiore will
be?Indeed, there alr eady are?excitable
stalls shot ting that one of cur crack
naval vessel.' Is "an Ignominious failure."
A certain slow ?nd ponderous roll in
these battleships isvto be expected. Un
'der certain conditions the movement
might (>c dangerous if the Teat turret
guns begi n to string from side to side.
Hut if thr device now used Cor locking
the turrrtls is not-satisfactory another one
that wll! be effeetiive wl'l -soon be sup?
Hatt.lv-'hips of the Indiana class are
superiot to nay other >i? ilar vessel
afloat, and they do not become "ignom?
inious failures" a er*dy beccttse of a t rif
tliug loecl defect.
There was nofanrui done bo the Indiana
on herrun to Os^to Hatteras and back to
Hampton Roads. Whether: there was
SUfllcieU' danger 4.f her turrets breaking
loose wild revolving uncontrolled while
she rolbd is a question that should he
immediately aasvrcred. Gnsttul'i Taylor *
reputat/i in is too well established to fear
the result of an investigation, and doubt?
less he v ill be Iht first toivi'.i thac II court
of inquiiy he ordered?-New Vork
REDBCIXG PENSION 4GEXCIKS.
The. an ion of President C leveland, ac?
cording fco the Washington Host, ou the
recommendation nf the Secretary of the
Interior > riincis, signing HQ order minc?
ing the lU'.raber oftpenslou-acenciestu the
country (Tom eighteen te nine causes
considerable ngitat? ?n in tlx Republican
camp. Ka-h of tb see oflloeii nnya$4,<fl0Q
per* annum to a minimum of'Cabor, and it
is said that several . ?I than: .had already
been promised party worker.-., is a reward
for their exertions ir. clectiiu McKinley.
Besides ?ihe$4-,Q0(i salary in each <>f
these ofliees n largent nib -rof clerks were
employed, ;.i I nt fairly gooc! salaries,
suflicient as least t.? have the berths
eageily .sotigt. t after It;- a swarm of locttj
politicians with each change of adminis?
tration. The salaries ol the.s* clerks iti
the native agencies are in the nggregatc
If 1(15,111.5, and the tbo igln of Che bowl
that would go \'p from those who hoped
to L'et -?'tnotion* in these nine ckles was
ciiiough to cniiwa consternation in the
.ininils of those Congressmen directly in
Leres ted, The unt er, however, is -meat
v hieb it is not likely vthat any great
amount of public complaint will lie made,
list, the order will ell'ect a lt?-ge savkig to
thi Government without iueouveuicncitig
the pensioners. TL-- Secretary demon <
st rites that .by this feil notion of the pen
slou ageuciei the con*, of dispensing pen
siciiii 'an be.ceiluccd ?iy at lei st sl?u.tj.iu
per at num. The ulutAige was made pos?
sible by an iioieudmeiii to.tin law gov?
erning the disbursing .-if the pension*,
which amendment was approved March
IHlili. It required thtJt all pensioners
. hotild, W 'er iliac date, Iv- paid by chec k-,
remitted toy until. Report? from bin? |ien
sSan agencies in reply tojnquirie* as to
tht operation of the new laiv were t.< the
effeet that under it the pensioner* are
paid much more prokiptly.: that the bok
sihility of error is txinimi/ed, and that,
upon the whole, it is nincli more sntisfs/;
tory to the pensioners than the former
law. The agentti also advise that the
pensioners receive their pension* when
remitted by mail at their borne.-, where,
?>eiiig surrounded by family influences,
the pensioner is much more likely in
make n judicious disposition of hM pen?
sion money. I'mler the previous law
ninny pensioner* collected their quarterly
payments in person, and.under the Influ?
ence ol had associations, were often in
dttceil to apply those payments unwisely
and deprive their families of the lasni his
This executive order will go Into efl'e -t
September l next. Its execution having
been postponed until that [date in order
that no pensioner should su:Tar incouvun
ienco in conseqiiehce of delay in receiving
his pension, and to give ample time for
the removal of the rolls mid records li(Ml
the agencies discontinued.
Secretary Francis docs not think any
valid objection can be offered to this
change, and believes that the saving will
bo even greater than estimated. Under
the new law the agents report that about
twice as many pensioner- are paid dur?
ing the llrst two days of each quarterly
payment as under the old law. This sav?
ing can he effected without any inconven?
ience to the pensioners, and will reduce
the annual expenses of the Government
to just that extent, and may tend to
allay in some degree the opposition that
has been manifested hitherto to the great
pern ion disbursements of the Govern?
ment. The total cost lor pensions and
the disbursement thereof (or the fiscal
year ended June 30, 1800, was $142,000,
5S0.50, made up us follows:
Payment to pensioners, $138,315,17-1 !*$;
Tee to examining surgeons, $672,?S7. 17:
maintaining pension bureau at Washing?
ton. $2,753,760.20; cost of maintaining
pension agencies, $505,037.85. It is on
this last it-cm that the new order is in?
tended to save between $150,000 ami
$100,003 jtet annum.
T.SC AI ?E FRUST R A TED.
Two Ormvicts Subdued by the Use ol u
I.jTBchburg, Va., Fob. 0.?Yesterday in
the city jail Deputy Sergeant Gouldman
west to the door of the coll in which
Chris. Watkins and .lohn Andrews, re
ceavly sentenced to four years each in the
penitentiary, and Sam Vaughan, watting
to 'lie tried for murder, are conlinvd. As
soon as Mr. Gouldman had opened the
del r to hand Cheni their dinner Watkins
aid Andrews tub lied by him, and, carry?
ing each n broken slat from a fence, made
for the door of the prison, which was
b::itiL: guarded by Oity Sergeant Johnson.
The Sergeant promptly drew his .-e
r.dver and the depute, who promptly fol?
lowed the convicts, called to him to shunt,
hut as the chain-gang prisoners were in
danger of feeing bit.'the sergeant waited *
second oi--+o until they were out, of the
way, and then, as'the two convicts kept
?coming, In- fired,-hitting Chris. Watkbr?
ill the nook, causing a slight wound. Tire
^convicts flroppe I their pieces of slut,
which wave stout-enough to have Inflicted
a fatal blow, and retired to their cell.
', where ti-ey were chained by Deputy
SENSIBLE OVim&K S.
; Mr. lllll Thinks [Democrat* Should V'ot
t Cavry Out Republican Pledges.
Washington, Foil. 0.?Tis-.! House e.mi
in it tee or. coinage, weights'and meaxti res
[? to-day fi rther considered -the .Senate bill
j providing for the appointment of dele?
gates'toaui'inter national monetary con
. ferencc, to be held at some later day.
I Mr. Hill, of Connecticut, a mem Ik* r of
the committee on banking and cum ncy,
1 nddresse'l the committee it. opposition to
' the bill. He was opposed to it>u:ider
1 the circumstances, especially at this
i'time. I e denied that any responsibility
j laid on inemliers of this Geugresa on this
' subject. If the bit' was a pledge of the St.
1 Louis platform it did no:, need the en
?dorsemeat of Senators .bine- and-others
? if the silver party. Further, it die not
i behoovec Democratic administration to
icarry Olli a pledge of a Republican cote
? etition. Tliis should be ..lone by Eiem
Hiers of C ingress chosen at tin- last ?elec?
tion, and we shoifld wait until r-he'Presi
dent eletv, was insrSnlled in ofllce before a
crusade of this kind was begun.
ALL SHIPS IN COMMISSION!
London, Feb. U).?A dwpttch droin
.1 thens u the Exdhange Telegrnph'Coin
pany-sayr that the oflicial gazette (pub?
lishes ii reyal decree order lag all nvalla
We Greek warshipu to be pur into com?
mission at once, and requiring several of
them to I?-soiit to Crete with the hast
DIED FKOM A KITTEX'S BITE.
William? port, Pa , Feb. 0.- -Mrs. Sarah
Ho iker, of this city, died to-day as Che
result of a (lite of n kitten sunn- monShs
ago Sin- Kiw the k'tten in ti.e yard and.
on account, of its sic&ty condition, picked
it up to carry it Into the home, when ? I
bit feer on tke index linger ef the left
band P.loovl poison set. in ami mithin*:
availed to save her lite.
XEf.VSPAPER MEW COXVliCTED.
Pittnburg, Pa.. Feb. !>.?Tina jury in
the Ii!? -l suit i f Senatars Win. F lyim and
c. 1.. Met!bee against the Commercial
GuzctU retired at 11:.4.1 o'clock. The
morning was occupied in attorney's ad?
dresses and Ju?ge White's charge to the
jury. .? t 1:5I0 o'clock tt is afternoon the
jury returned .i verdict' fimling Albert
(Reed, peoprietm*, ii.nd -Walter t iliristy,
political ??eporter for the (pil|rer, giuilty as
Ocinrged. City editor E. "A". Iturtlett
v.as aoqui ted.
Washington, Feb. ? t'aval oniers
were issue*, to-day ?as follow*: Comosan
det C. c. Tedd will be transferred feom
Wachingtou to the XorfoUt navy yard
Mnvch I. I&asign 1. T. Ca?emiui is 4a
tach'il as steel inspector at f.Iarrishitrg,
and ordered to the Cast! lie ia'plnce-cf
Ensign M. H. Signor, transfeij-ed to the
Am ph.'trite, it place of Lieiiteeinnt .1. L.
I'lirceu, ordered home for three mouth*''
DOES NOT THIS ATTRACT YOU?
Those who are sick, suffering <t/r out of
kftillth, lit?2 always anxiously seeking a
ctanco to gel well. To such ibis i-. wel?
come news. You can consul! free, hy let?
ter. Dr. Greene, 85 West 14th St., New
Yuri city, the most famous mid success*
ful physician in the core of disease, whose
wonderful cures nave made his fame
world wide. Write to hint about your caw.
He will send bin opinion, advii .- and fully
explain your ? 1 iseaso free. Write to bint
now- tin not delay. Follow Iii? advice
I and be cured.
REBEKAII SAMT AKIM.
A Private Hospital for the Sick and for
Surcery, 121 Eighth Ave. S. w.
Trained nurses and hospital advan?
tages, Accommodations lor both male
and female patients. Consultation hours
for patients and visitors from 12 to '-'
o'clock p. m.
?I have given Chnmlierlaln's Cough
Itemed) a Of air test ami consider it
one ot the very best remedies for croup
that I have ever found, line dose ha- al?
ways been sufficient, although I use it
freely. Any cold my children contract
yields verv readily to this med lei no. I
(.in conscientiously recommend it for
croups and colds in children.
Vours respectfully. GEO. R. WOLFF.
For sale by. 11. c. Barnes, "He puts up
r.Vota <h< i
?: <: man > > Atncrii i w ?.
i. 1 est tiuu!iti?tl i ? u. it
dfocates el the stomach
f Deane's \ 3'?*',D*
s ? Pills nave a greater
i.it leuadvertising,w hum
\- best known, lii.ui any
Pills. J in
hat good roodland lake
one of l'r. Deane's |iil!s
after cadi m*al. Yoiir Momach, liver, and bowel
troubles wii disappear. While wrapper il consti?
tuted, yellow it bowels ate loose.
DR. .1. A. I)KAN t CO.. Kingston, N- Y.
?ly au.l ;ir..,ti. 1 V ti.i
f Dr. \
CRITICISING A GRAND JURY.
Judge Werner Tells'Thorn They Are n
"Stench in the Nostrils."
Gonesee, N. Y., Feb. D.?The February
grunt] jury of Livingstone county, which
completed its work to-day, returned no
inilictinents in the case of .lames B. Hamp?
ton, county treasurer, who was alleged to
be short about ^"i,Hi>l) in his accounts.
Judge Werner, in discharging them,
toltl them they were a "stench to the nos?
trils of the people of the county."
He ordered the district attorney to pie
sent the Hampton case to the next grand
jury. The judge also took a list '^of the
members of the present jury.
MI HKAVS l'l.AN ABANDONED.
He Will Not. Challenge the Recording of
South Carolina's Vote.
Washington. Kol?, f).? Representative
George Washington Murray, of South
Carolina, the only colored memhe'- of the
House, who, iL was reported, would ob?
ject on Wednesday, during the counting
of the electoral vote, to the recording of
South Carolina's vote on the ground that
the election laws of that State were un?
constitutional, to da;- announced that he
had abandoned all idea of interrupting
l be proceedings on Wednesday.
Mr Murrav, after looking into the pre?
cedents acid consulting with bis party
leaders, decided that nothing could he
'effected hy such a dramatic action and,
as he said,"some harm might result.*' lie
has, therefore, simply bled the memorials
from the Republicans of his State in the
usual way, ami says thai Isifore the ses?
sion closes he hopes to have an opportu
nity to discuss on the floor the questions
which they involve.
WAITING FOR A .TOR.
Ex Governor Long Has Not Been Invited,
Hut. is Willing.
Bor.ton, Mass., Feb. H.?This statement
was written by ex-Governor .lohn D.
Long to-day in reply to a question re?
garding t lie announcement from Canton,
published in a morning paper, that Mr.
Loiu: had accepted t he navy^portfolio: ?
"No correspondence has passed lie
tween Mr. McKinley and me for the last
ten days. He then wrote me that be
had me in mind for -"he navy, hut added
tlutt something might happen to change
it, though not likely. 1 replied that 1
understood by that tie desired the matter
to remain at a standstill, and that 1
t should continue t? say to the press that
it was still under his consideration.
SI nee then no wnr" has passet! between
us. He knows tin t. 1 am at bis service,
but'I expressly toil him that at. Canton
tlucC if any complio.itions should arise by
which he might ichauue hi- mind, he
might regard it a* entirely satisfactory
to me. For that reason there has not
yet .-onie to me nil] formal tender of the
THE MATE FOUXI) ?.VII.TY.
bunion. Feb. I).?Today's proceedings
in t.u-trial of the Rest nun second mates
of'trite British ship George T. Hay. who,
wirl. Iifteen ot the crew of the vessel.
we? brought, here oil .bit.nary 8, charged
with causing the death ot a seaman
named Brostrotn by ill-treatment during
the s'oyage of the ship from Mobile,
August 18IM1, to Bio Janeiro, where
.-he arrived November ~'2 lust, resulted in
the>uonviction of First Mate Frazer, who
was found guilty by tin; jury of having
! inllioted unlawful ptinlsl ment upon
! Brostrom. The coxirt p<-rponcd sen
] tei.ee upon l*'ra/.er uiiti the ' tunnletion of
the trial of the second mate and the Mf
teen oeainon, which will take place to?
XON I'M EXT COMPLETED.
Washington, Feb. -The Secretary ,>f
War to- lay report et! to Congress the com?
pletion ol the monument marking the
birthplace of Washington at Wakefield,
Vu. It, is a granite shaft, erected on the
exact site of the house in which Washing?
ton was born, ami is ."il (Vet high. The
entire t:o?;t was !*';'.',u??.
California Pears, Washington Naval
Oranges, sweet ami juicy, at Cutogni's
Craufcctiouery. 'Phone II,
l-XECTRh ' HITTKHS.
I.'.le.ctric Hitters is u medicine suited for
any season, but. perhaps more generally
needed wheu the languid, exhausted feel?
ing prevails, v hen the liver is torpid and
sluggish and the need of a tonic and
alterative Is feit Aprompt use of this
medicine lias often averted long ami per?
haps fatal bilious fevers. No medicine
will iu ( more tuirely in counteracting
and freeing the system from malarial
|Miisou. Ifendliche, Indigestion, Consti?
pation, Di/.'/.iness yield to Kleef ric Bit ters.
.rrOcand tlll.OO per bottle at Mussie's Phar?
macy, 101) Jefferson si reel. Roanokc.
THAT CATARRH is a LOCAL AF?
of the nasal pas?ages is a fact established
by physicians, and this authority should
carry more weight t han assertions of in?
competent parties, that catarrh is a blood
affection. Ely's Cream Halm is a local
remedy , composed ol harmless medlcants
and frei? of mercury or any injurious
drug It will cure catarrh. Applied
dlrci tly t" the inflamed iiiembrane, it re?
stores it to its healthy condition.
The People's Friend.
Cures Cough, Cold, Cr<
Grippe, Bronchitis, Astht
DR. BULL'S COUGH SY
lor only 25 cents. Refu
Ohes LANGE'S l'LU?S. The Great Tobacco Antidot
For etile by JOHNSON .1011
To Get Some Good Values for
a Small Amount of tVfoney.
(toils' Shirt* and Drawers, wcro 50c, this week
8Jc. I? ercy or white.
Of nte' PI ecellned, wer? 50c, tills weck :t!lc.
Gents' Wool Shir's and Drawers, wore 75c; this
week Mlc. In red, white or grey.
(.fills' Kino Wool Shirts und Drawers, former
prices fl und fl.15; this week aiTJc,
A few Camel's Iialr Uoode lett, was f 1.51'; to
cose nt *t 111.
Lndies' Wool Vffts and Pants, wcro 50c; this
Ladles' Wool Vests and Pants, former price
73c; t?in wsek Mlc.
Luuies' Fine Wool Vests and PanU, red only,
were $1; tills week ?t 79c.
All wool Skirts, ready to make, were r in; thlB
We luve very few left, not to close l linn out
look m ti e nrlces.
?l.Otl ii pair, worth $2.95
?2 in All wool, worth f 185.
J2.?S, bis bargain, former price $1.
Wo have Just received car new and fresh line
of White ?oods. Wo have some epienftid values
for 7c, 9c, U'c and 12Xc per yard.
Check NnlusooUe, also new SC-lnch wide, at
9c, ltlc, wxc und 10Sc per yard.
. Oar Kmhroidorles Iistc Jnst arrived. All wo
ask Is for you to look at them and the v>:tcee
6c, lie, 7c, He, arid up.
Sic the yHrd, All-wool Suitings, worth 8Cc.
?ll>4C goods for 3i>ji- the yard.
Somo All-wool novelties, worth DOc and vie,
now "3c and WSc.
62-lnch All-wool Suitings, worth 50c, Low SJXc
2tie the yard Eiderdowns, sold elsew-':ere ut SJ8c.
Pliildsat He, lue, W\c mid MJtfc.
ll*4t- Salem .^^ervcLe.
F.DWARD JETER, REPORTER,
Mrs. J. W. Mood >as returned from I
Kooky Mount, where she went "> visit n
Miss Annie Price, of Floyd Court
House, is visitinu at Dr. Lemon's on
Judge Henry K. IJlair and wife left yes?
terday for a visit to the clty\>( Richmond.
W. B. Dillard, after a severe and pain?
ful spell of sickness of a week's duration,
is again aide to he out.
Miss Berta Martin, sister of D. T.
Martin, and very popular In Salem, is
stopping in the city after ;i visit to St..
B. Lacy lloge, of Uoanoke/and ex-Con?
gressman .las. W. Marshall, of Craig,
Mere in the city yesterday.
Mrs. .Ino. Shields, of Koanoke, ate I
Mrs. Annie Pritchiird. of Salem, were
summoned Tuesday flight to attend the
hedside of their mother, Mrs. l-'.liza
Vaughn, in Norfolk, who is critically ill.
The Misses Somerville, of Roanokc,and
Miss Briggs, of Wushington, after n
plea-ant stay Ol .1 few days at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Lee. returned
yesterday to Koanoke.
T. 'I'. Fishhurne, of Koanoke, delivered
a lecture on '?The Holy Laud," on Tues?
day night at the Methodist Church. A
small admission fee was charged, the pro?
ceeds to lie devoted to the wants and
necessities of the Kpworth League.
There is a dangerous hole cn College
avenue diagonally across from Hotel Sa?
lem, wheh was the .basement of the B.
W. Logan huilding, recently torn down.
It is prohahly eight feel deep ami extends,
to the western edge of the sidewalk. In
this age of dim and uncertain arc lights
it. might he well foe the authorities to
either lill the place up or put it guard
next to the sidewalk, in order to insure
the safety of the public.
S.D. McCouimon has gone to Bluelield
[ Miss Ruth Pepper, of Rural Betreut, is
I visiting Mr. and Mrs. .1. A. Baumgard
tier at their home on (he Boulevard,
j Attorney L. C. Hansbrough and W.
I I.ec'Brand left Monday night fur AlgOUUt,
j W. \"., where they went on business.
L.Ott, of Lexington, who recently
rented the JIarlowe house on Broad
? street and the Dillard & Persingerstore
j house on College avenue, with a view of
i I'ving and doing business in Salem, ar
I rived yesterday, and will in a few flays
j lay in a stock of dry goods and notions.
Miss Mary Carper, of Rocky Mount, a
niece of Mr- St. .lohn, is visiting the lat?
ter at her home on Union street.
The Salem Choral Society, mention of
which has been made in i: former issue of
The Times, met. Tuesday night at. the home
of E. B. Wilson for Organization, with
: thirty member.* present. The member?
ship of the organization numbers forty.
; E. B. Wison was elected president: Mrs.
J. E. Allemong, vice-president: F. C.
Chalmers, treasurer: Miss Anna K?ster,
secretary: .lames Wiley, v usicnl dlrec
' tor: accompanist, Mrs. Coates; assistant
j accompanist, J. E. Allemong. The
? name chosen by '..the members was the
' Salem Choral Club, and it was decided to
: meet every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.
, The next regular meeting will take place
j next Monday evening, the 15th instant,
j at the home of K. B. Wilson. The club
is composed of the best [musical talent in
j the city, which is a guarantee of its suo
; To CONSIDER THE PLAGUE.
. Rome, Feb. !>.?It is announced that
W S. Jones, United States consul gen?
eral here, will represent the United
I States at the international conference,
which is to be held at Venice to consider
means id' preventing the spread to Europe
' of the bubonic plague, now raging in
1.1 IST II Kit BOATS.
London, Feh.'P. - The Austrian steamer
'IVrgestc, Captain Sutton, at Algiers,
from New Orleans, lost, her port boats
t and ti part of her deck load of wood on
i l he passage.
sup, Whooping - Cough,
na and Lung Affections.
'RUP is sold everywhere
se cheap substitutes.
e.tCc. Coaler, or mail.A.C.Meier 4 Co.. Balte.Aid
N'SOX, Druggists, Koanoke, Va.
NAVAL MOVEMENTS. V?
Washington, Feb. ?The Raleigh has
arrived at Fort Montoe and will go to
the Norfolk navy yard, and the dolphin
has left Charleston for Si. John's river.
The Navy Department is informed thai
the battleship Indiana sailed fr<:::> Hamp?
ton Roads for Charleston, S. C, early
this morning. The battleship Massa?
chusetts sailed from New York this
morning for the sann- place, and Texas
Hailed from New York at S p. in. for
Giilveston. 'She proposes to make no
-.tops en rollte, and may in.:. In- heard
from until her arrival in the <;?'.'.: unless
spoken by passing vessels.
ORDER BEING RESTORED.
London. Feb. ?In the house of com?
mons to-day George N. Curzon, under
foreign secretary, said that nothing hail
been heard by the government of the
formation of a provisional government in
I'rete. It. is reported here that the Creek
j Hag has been hoisted at Rctimo, Crete,
and that order at that place is rapidly
HELD A CONFERENI M
New York. Feb. ?A conference ol
! Kastern stockholders of the Southern
i Building and Loan Association, ??;' Knox
I ville, Teno., was held in the law oilices of
Kussel, Knslow .v Krumberg, Mr. Rus
: set submitted a plan of voluntary liquida
j tion designed to prevent a permanent re?
ceivership. The general meeting of the
stockholders will be held March I, at
"ILLEGITIMATE CH EA i'XI>S.-'
Here are samples of the prices paid for
the making of some of the ready-math
clothing sold in many of the New York
department stores: Cambric drtsses,
with lined waists and some trimming,
$1.20 a dozen; silk waists, IH cents a
dozen; women's wrappers, -ID cents a
dozen; shirts, 30 cents a doze:.; neckties,
I $1.2.1 a gross. In answer to the question:
j "What can purchasers of melt articles do
to insure the payment of fairer wanes to
the makers of such article's!'" the New
York Social Reform Club replies: 'The
working people advocate the use of the
union label, the working man'.-, trade
, mark, placed upon goods by maker.*
themselves. This mark assure- the buy?
ing public that, the goods wit - made for
fair wages and under healthful condi?
tions This de\ice. invented by Ameri?
can labor, is still new, but it promises a
quiet adjustment, through business
methods, of these ethical dillictllties
j which an- now troubltug the minds of con
l.sttmcr.t. Those, who are anxious to help
j in mending matters can do so bj asking
j for tie- union label on the g iotb thci'
Don't think that your liver needs treat.
J ing if yon are bilious. It don't. It's
I your stomach. That is, your stomach is
I really what causes the biliousness. It
has put your liver out of order.
Sec what's the matter with your
Sick stomach poisons liver and then
there's trouble. Shaker Digestive Cor?
dial is no secret. Formula's on every
bottle. Hut it's the simple honest'way
it's made, the honest Shaker herbs anil
other ingredients of which it'.-. < 0 111 posed,
that makes it so efficacious.
Any real case of indigestion and bil?
iousness can he cured with a few bottles
of Shaker Digestive Cordial. Try it.
Sold by druggists, price in cents to
$1.00 per bottle.
Beautiful lamps, latest style, lowes!
I prices. Gravatt's Fair, Salem avenue.
One Imcrtinn. Ii coots per line
I Subsequent Innurtlour . :i ceotl per line
[ (Inn week. 20 cents per line
Two week*. :i? cent* per line
One month.... 00 cents per line
ItOARDKItS WAN I KD.
DO&KDKR8 WANTBD-OALI. AT 8W)
JD Campbell nvcnuo b. w. 2 7-1 w.
-XrOCMiGBNTI.KMAN \VOl I D I.! KK KOOM
X and tumid In lirst elsfs hnu?c -.vnere there
arc only a few nonrders. Address ? rare The
Times. 2 0 It
-llfANTKO CANVASSKKS ALL OVBlt VII;
>V clnla to sell hoiisehola necessities on tnr
credit system. Lnco Curtains, Cheniilo Good-.
Clocks, Silverware, Hugs. etc. etc. Aadrtu
OA I KI.Y .v. K1TZGBHALD, KoanoUc, Va.
13 9it r.m
YOU CAN .MARK l''lt()M f?n Tu f.ll) PErt
nioutli and expenses easily during HiIb si
son with us. Why will you be Idle when such
an opportunity i" offered yon. Good terrltorj
and a line llneof goods. STANDARD ISSTAhl,
MKvl CO., 84 Campbell street, Uoanoke. Vu.
NOTIl.K--TIIU.SK HAYING UKSt'K A Nil.
?tone work or vitrified brick pavemt nts io lie
laid WOQld do well to rail OH or address .). T.
Palls, me practical contractor sod builder Abo
a'l klndl of carpenter work, p altering, palntlne,
kalsoialiiliig and paper hnnv.cg (tone 01
notice. All wotk pnarantetxT.). T. f.%'.;..-,
lib fcTfth avenno n, e? Koanoke, Ya.