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* FOR THE ? NEXT FEW DAYS WE OFFER 20th Century Lamps at $2.30 Spot Cash. Ro?noke Cycle C<d? t5.iI.Fi. I pp,o;M*N*i.ii?. i s Moth Balls, r.c lb. \ Tur Camphor. Insect Powder, full strengtb. Fly Paper, sticky and poison. Bed ling Poison?large bottle with brush, 35c. MASSIE'S PHARMACY. 'Phone us if not convenient to call. Prompt delivery. The Month of June The Month of Weddings and Roses. - I have just received an en -tirelv new selection of the -finest designs in STERLING -SILVER and CUT GLASS, -and will continue to receive -from time to time during the -month the latest designs, -suitable for Weddiug Pres --ents, of Gotham and Whit -ing sterling Silver and Dor -(linger Cut Glass. - These goods will be sold at -the lowest" possible prices. t If You Never Saw One EDWARDS. GREEN J Manufiiet urlug Jeweler, ^ 6 SALEM AVE. f J Store closes at 7 p. m. except Sat turdays and paydays. * Vj % % "ft * i <*? i <i % <* <i * i i ? Drop in our place ft and examine the f "PNEUMATIC b BRAKE" for Bi .cycles. It is worth seeing. THE FISHBURN GO ?>f AcfuN for Spaldlng'a Tlicylct, tl.e * "Best \yiioel Built." TlieFniu 2 oils CUrlsty Saddle ou each ?y wheel, jjk J=*/,AA/OS Are Strictly High Grade. Call and examine our LARGE STOCK ibefore buying. Prices and terpis GUARANTEED. J. E. ROGERS & CO.. DEALERS, No. 11 S. Jcller.sou St. Belay Bicycles! Sec our $50 Wheel before buying elsewhere. Bi?* value! Little inoney! mmmJ bro. co. 52 ROA HER MISSION AMYSTERY. The Cruiser New York Suddenly Sails From Boston. HER COMMANDER GIVEN SEALED ORDERS?THE CRUISER MAY BE BOUND FOR CUBA?FULLY PRO? VISIONED AND COALED THE WARSHIP WEIGHED ANCHOR WHILE A. FURIOUS GALE WAS BLOWING AND STEAMED OUT OF THE HARBOR?MAY BE AF? TER FILIBUSTERS. Boston, Mass.,'June 11.?The United Statvs cruiser New York, the flagslilp of the North Atlantic squadron, with Rear Admiral Montgomery Sicard on hoard, steamed out of the harbor at 5 o'clock this afternoon, not a soul on hoard know? ing to what port she is hound, for it will only be when the big white cruiser is well outside of Boston Light, with her pilot over the side, that the sealed orders from Washington will be opened and her destination ascertained. It is gener? ally believed, however, thnt when she reaches Capo Cod. she will turn her nose to the southward, and that her twin screws will not stop until she is some? where in the Immediate neighborhood of Cuba; for when she started she was fully prov'sloned and coaled, and could, if nec? essary, go so far as Gibraltar or Rio Ja? neiro without laying in more supplies. The New York arrived here on May 2(5 to participate in the ceremonies attend? ing the unveiing of the Shaw monument. The battleship Massachusetts came with the f agship, while the battleship Texas had arrived same days previously. The Texas left a! few days ago, but the other two ships have been swinging at their moorings of! the navy yard until to-day. That Rear Admiral Sicard !must have had some.inkling of an important cruise seems probable from the fact that for the past few days th<? entire crew ol the Now York have been hard at work getting tho ship ready for sea, while her coal hunkers have been filled to overflowing. It was supposed, however, that the cruiser would run around to New York or perhaps Hampton Roads, nnd a local pilot was notified that the ship would probably proceed to sea in a day or two, and thnt his services would *bo required. Early this morning ?omethlng more than the usual activity was noticed on board, and soon the excitement extended to the navy yard. It was seen that all the steam launches were being hoisted aboard and secured as if for a lon? voyage, while extra precautions appeared to be taken to make everything snug. At noon an officer came ashore and no? tified the pilot to report on board at once, and shortly after II o'clock it became known that sealed orders had been re? ceived from the Navy Department by Ad? miral Sicard. Shortly^ fter 4 o'cleok the guns of the cruiser boomed a parting sa? lute to Commodore How'son, of the navy yard. The anchor was weighed, 'and the cruiser swung around In the stream, and started out *o sea, although a furious gale was blowing. Washington, June 11. ? The Navy De pnitment officials were singularly re? served about the movements of the New York, and showed a reluctance to answer any questions. Secretary 'Long in an? swer to a d'rect Interrogation, replied. "The New York is not going to Cuba; she will next be heard from at some point on the Atlantic coast well north cf Cuba." Tho secretary refused *o answer "further, standing on the short reply above given. The chief of tho navigation bureau,who usually is always ready to tell where a ship is hound, refused to say one word as to *he destination of the New York. It was learned, however, that tho cruiser is expected to report *at Hampton Roads, Va., and that she will be at sea about two days. It Is surmised that the Navy Department, which has been charged of late with the whole of the duty of looking after filibusters afloat, has "been advised of the Intention of some formidable expe? dition hound tor Cuba to put out from some Northern port, possibly out of Del? aware Bay; or perhaps there is to be a repetition of the Horsa expedition, nnd some steamer is to take on arms for the Cubans off one of the deserted sand : beaches of Jersey or Delaware. In such | case the department 'would send out a smaller cruiser usually.hut it is said that at this time It was a case of the choice of the vessel able to get under way first. SOAKED HIS HEAD. Oxford, Conn.., June 11.?Charles Lum, a wealthy retired farmer near here, aged 80 ypars, committed suicide tD-day by holdiug tils head in a barrel of water. No cause known for tne tct. STERILIZED MALT, > The Ideal Spring Tonic. 15c bottle. $1.50 dozen. Only at MASSIF'S PHARMACY. GILROY'S CONDITION FAVORABLE Norfolk, Juue 11.?Jack Gllroy, Nor? folk's crack pitcher, who underwent an operation [for appendicitis at St. Vin? cent's Hospital yesterday, is reported to? day as restiuor easily. The chances for recovery are in his favor. TWO STRIKES DECLARED OFF. Pittsburg, "lunoj 11.?The strike at Jones & 4jaughlin's was declared oil by the strikers' committee to-day. Paterson. N. .1., June 11.?The trouble in the William Strange silk mill at this place carte to an end"t..-day with a com? promise. About two hundred broad silk weavers have been on a strike for two weeks for an increase of wages. Breakfast 25 cents; dinner, 25 cents; supper, 25 cents. Meal tickets, $4. J. J. Catogul's restaurant *OANOKE r -NOKE. VA.. SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1 1 The Love of Pictures ttmtxntnttntxtztt -mid the desire to produce them in some form are prominent ?characteristics in the human mind. Formerly lovers of the -beautiful tried to garner up the choice bits of nature with -the aid of brush or pencil; but now how easy to save not -only outline, but detail as well, with the Camera. - Our stock of Cameras is complete, embracing the Pocket -Kodak at $5; Bull's-Eye at $8; Falcon at $5; No. 2 Bullet at -$10; also Bicycle Kodaks from $5 to$15. - Nothing so fits into the pleasures of cycling as photo -graphy. Get a Kodak and find out what pleasure you've -been missing. The '97 models can be loaded in daylight, -and a book of instructions comes with each Camera - We have a complete stock of dry plates, sollo paper, devel -oping powders, card mounts, trays?in fact all the necessary -materials for finishing pictures. Catalogues free. ROANOKE CYCLE CO., 108 Salem Ave. S.W. PASSED "THE SENATE. The Sugar Schedule, as Amended, Adopted by a Close Vote. ^Washington, Juno 11.?Tho sugar schedule in the tariff bill,as amended and offered by Mr. Allison, was carried in the Senate late this afternoon by a vote of 32 to 30. TwA of the silver Senators, Stewart, of I Nevada, and Jones, and McEnery.of Lou? isiana, a Democrat, voted with the Re? publicans. All the other affirmative votes were Republicans, who voted sol? idly. _ APPOMATTOX ;FOR TYLER. Resolutions Instructing for Him for Governor. Apponiattox, Va., June 11.?At a mnss meeting .of Democrats at Apponiattox Court House to-day delegates to the State conveutiou were elected. A strong reso? lution was adopted instructing the dele? gates for J. Iloge Tyler for governor, and Judge William H. Mann, for attorney general. The delegates are: Joe Burton, Hon. S. C. Stratton, John W. Davidson, S. Ii. Ferguson, F. W. McKinuey, ny. H. Llgon, J. B. Abbitt, S. J. Lee. Hon. H. D. Flood was elected delegate at large, and Col. R. B. Poore, alternate at large. SHERMAN PRAISES LEE. Says That He is a Man of Great Grit? President McKinley:s Plans. Richmond, June 11.?A special this evening from Hot Springs, where Presi? dent .McKlnley's party was stopping, says: "I had a"long talk w|th Secretary of State Sherman. He was naturally reti? cent, but be spoke in high praise of Gen. Fit/.hugli Lee, and said ;ho was a man of great tint. "The secretary said General Lee was ready to come home at any time, but in? timated that he would be requested not I to give up the consul-generalship In the near future. It seems to be pretty well understood that ox Congressman Frank Aldrich, of Chicago, has been promised General Lee's place, but that the Presi? dent did not encourage that gentleman to think the appointment would be made this summer. Aldrich is a close partisan of Reed and desires to succeed General Lee "Presl?ent McKinley told the corre? spondent that he thought Congress would adjourn not later than the loth of July. He and Mrs. McKinley would not leave the White House for the summer, he said, until after the adjournment. They have not decided where they would spend the.healed term. ( "After visiting Utah, for which the President has accepted an ollicinl 'invita? tion, Mr. and Mrs. McKinley expect to settle down quietly '.for tho remninder of the summer somewheie on the Eastern shore of Virginia. A PHYSICIAN WAYLAID. Tied His Hands and ?'Beut Him Into In? sensibility. Culpeper, Va.,".Tune 11 ?Dr. W. A. Smith, of Hay wood, Madison county, was waylaid last night within two miles of his home by three masked men. who robbed him and when ho resisted, tied his hands and heat him ;so unmercifully that it is probable he will dio. Dr. Smith was returning home from Culpeper. where ho bad been to attend to some baukiug business and It is thought bad a large sum of money with him. Dr. Smith i? a practicing physician and a man of wealth and ono of Madison's most worthy and beloved eigens... Public sentiment is intensely wrought up over the shameful affair, and if caught the criminals will have to be closely j guarded or^Virginla will have another lynching. ! It is said that Dr. Smith identified one 1 of his assailants ? big Failure in trenton. Trenton, n. J., June 11.?Hard times are made responsible for the failure of one of Trenton's oldest business bouses. The sheriff has taken charge of the estab? lishment ol Dunuit Baker, shoe aud rub? ber goods jobbers, who began business In 1846, aud were supposed to bo doing an extensive and profitable trnde. STRAW HATS 1n' abujjdaxce Kor. Tili: hot Summer days. Every style axi> shape worth it.vvixo. From 25c up. GILKESON & TAYLOR. We manufacture our own buggies and sell direct to the user. Our prices ranae from $40 to $100. Virginia Carriage Ca A LONG PILGRIMAGE. Silver Senators Going to China, Japan and India. SENATORS CANNON. MANTLE, PETTIGREW AND EX-SEN A TOR DUBOIS WILL SAIL NEXT MONTH OR IN 'AUGUST IN SEARCH OF FACTS WHICH MAY BE lOF SER? VICE TO THE CAUSE OF FREE SILVER COINAGE ? ANXIOUS ABOUT THE FARMER. Washinirton, June 11.?The defeat of Senntor Ciiunon'a amendment to the tariff bill providing for an export bounty upon agricultural products was not a disappointment to its author because he had anticipated exactly this result. The amendment was, in fact, merely the first step in the campaign of the silver Repub? licans, and was used as a basis for argu? ment against tho rcirular Republican party. The silver Republican* of tho Kennte believe it will bo very effective. The second 'step in the preliminary campaign work was taken to*day In the appointment, by the provisional commit? tee of the silver Republican organization, of commissioners to investigate the com? petition of the silver using countries with American agricultural products in the leading markets of the world. The commissioners appointed are Sena? tors Cannon, Mantle, Pettigrow, and ex Seuator Dubols. '.They will leave as early as possible for China, Japan and India to make investigations in those countries. Regarding the purposes and plans of the commissioners Senator Cannon said to? day: ?'The appointment of commissioners from the silver Republican ranks by the national provisional committee on the party to visit the Orient and to examine iu*o aud report upon the industrial and financial conditions there prevailing is directly in liue with the assertion mane constantly by the bimetal1 ic speakers aud writers of this country concerning the threat of invasion of our industrial aud agricultural markets by the low-paid la? bor products ot China, Japan and India. The jouruey has long, been i nder consid? eration by members of the silver Repub? lican party. "We hold that at the present rate of progress in ten years China and ?lapau will have so utterly demoralized the world's market prices 'on all Industrial and agricultural products7sent out from these countries that the American farmer and manufacturer in those particular lines will have been ruined past any re? demption possible within this generation. It is in the hope of being nble to submit facts and; deductions which shall he of help in the conductor an aggressive cam? paign before the American people that the commissioners were appointed, and that we shall make the journey. I "We shall go first to Victoria, thence to Yokohonia and thence to China. We expect to go 2,000 miles inland in the Chiuese empire. It ir? probable that com? munications will be sent by some one of our number descriptive of conditions as they appear to our eyes. Upon our re turn we expect to submit our findings in such form as will expedite tho Issue as to whether Internaticnal bimetallism can be secured or not. "If international bimetallism cannot be. secured we believe that the situation of the world will justify immediate inde? pendent action by the United States un? der the doctrine of self-preservation as the llrst law of a nation. Personally, we have resolved if we go to take with aa no predeterminations, and to remove so far as possible from our minds all prejudice and preconceptions, bo that we may be? come fully informed in detail as to the status of Oriental countries and tho char? acter of the threat against our civiliza? tion "The'adjournment of Congress will necessarily govern our movement. 'We had hoped to sail in July and may yet do so if Conuress shall adjourn early enough to permit of our taking ship next month. But if the session shall last any consider? able time after July 1 it will not bo pos ?ibltt for us to sail until August 2. Tho time of our return cannot be decided." SUMMER WEARING APPAREL of all kind can be found at R. SCHIL? LER'?, tbo (Jloth'er, Furnisher ami Hat? ter, such as serge 3oats In round aud Mmare cut, $2.70 and up; sateen and alpacas coats and \ost, forty cents and up: thin underwear in balbrlggan. fancy random and fancy tuck shirts and draw? ers, twenty-three cents ami up, at 28 Sa? lem avenue. Strawbeiry Ice Cream made of fresh strawberries at J. J. Catognl's. THE GAIN CONTINUES. Dun's Review of Trade Holds Out Further Encouragement. . New York, June Ml.?Dim's Review of Trade to-morrow will say; The Kalo in business continues, though not without fluctuation, and is at the best but moderat?, though it is distinct in its tone throughout the costutry. The number of hands employed', the volume of new orders and the amount of work done show a steady increase. 'Pros? pects for good crops of wheat and cotton help the situntion somewhat. There i? a growing demand from dealers whoM stock have been depleted by tho policy of non-buying during the lon? depression, and these orders are all helping to relievo the depressed condition of tne wholesale trade. In tho money and exchange marketsthe largo buying of American securities-on foreign orders has had a stimulating effect. The outgo of gold "only menus that a price is paid sufficient to cover loss by shipment. There is a slackened call for commer? cial loans this week, but there are evi? dences that preparations have been made by many manufacturers to carry extraor? dinary stocks of raw materials against future operations. 1 Money coming hither from the "West, even as late as June 10, with great crops near at hand, indicates a healthy condi? tion in that region. 1 ndications'of the volume of business can bo clearly seen in the clearing house exchanges for the past week, which exceed those of the same week last year by 8.7 per cent. Wheat looks well now. The best trade authority estimates the coming crop at 515,000,000 bush-Is, anil "there are many ,State and^railroad returns to back the ' est'mnte. Neither cotton nor woolen mills enn expect other than waiting business with changes impt tiding in those schedules of the tariff bill, but the demand is steady, though moderate, with prices unchanged. The boot and shoo industries have taken lurye orders, with prices averaging slightly lower. Leather remains un? changed in price, with hides at au ad? vance. Prica's of iron In Chicago have ad vauced. Failure of the wire rod trust has caused lialls to yield live cents In price. The dull season approaches for most wholesale trades, but a safe indication for tho future is sought in ^tbo retail dis? tribution. Failures for tho week were 202. against 210 last year. COURT OF APPEALS. Many Roanoke Cases Before "the Court for Argument. Wytheville, Va., Juue 11.?(Special.)? In the court of appeals to-day the case of Evans Bros. vs. the Roanoke Savings Bank was argued and submitted. The cases of the Masonic Temple Asso? ciation vs. Hanks, Smith vs. Smith and Packard, trustee, etc., and Glsh's execu? tor vs. Neal, Featherstono & Co., were submitted on briefs. Tho cases of Keatherstone anil wife vs. Eastern Building and Loan Association, and McCarthy vs. Southern Home Build- ' ing and Loan Association were dismissed The case of Gravatt et. al. vs. the East? ern Building and^Loan Association was continued. The^ease of Slothower vs. the Oak Ridge Land Company was argued and submitted. In the case of Buford et. als. vs. the North Roanoke Land aud Investment Company et. als. there was a motion made to dismiss for failure to execute a bond tin time, and the court took the matter under ad vi cement. All of the above cases were from tho corporation court of Roanoke city. FOR A COURT-MARTIAL. Washington. June 11.?Prof. Fnnciulll, the director of the Marine 'Band, was ou trla1 here to day before a court-martial, which convened at the'marine barracks. The charge is refusing to play music on Decoration Day as directed by his supe? rior officer. SUED FOR DIVOKCE. St. Louis, June 11.?Mrs. Walter S. Marder, wife of the general manager of the Central type foundry, llled a suit for divorce to-day on statutory grounds. Both moved in society, which Is much In? terested in tho case. ADMITTED TO BAIL. South Bend, Ind., Juno 11.? James Mullaney, the Luke Shore railroad de? tective, who shot and killed Policeman Christen sen, was to-dav released ou bail of $:),0oi>. A FRUITLESS TRIP. Chicago, June 11.?The interstate com? merce commission, who have b<?en here investigating Into the Union Stock Yard Company's affairs, left for the East to? day without accomplishing anything. They failed to get important witnesses. TWO TELEGRAMS. The first over sent by the Nikola Tesla method, and from two very different spheres. The one from "Mi. Mars," for a pair of those Tau Calf Bals at $1.08 aud another from "Mrs. Venus" for a pair of those $1 Oxfords, both directed to the headquarters of "Shoedoin," the Roanoke Shoe Company. These orders were both duly accepted and could lie filled to the letter?but the facilities for transporta? tion are wanting. Tho firm awaits ship? ping directions. In the meantime this "up to date" lirm stands ready to fit any foot upon this mundane spheie at rock bottom prices. Better get in and get fitted before they b?gln active business with these aerial climes, where McKinley prosperity, tariff and reciprocity cut n figure. Never a better time than now, while thev overload a dollar with value. Even tho Saturday night meeting don't make them forget the children ami they offer the nicest child's shoe ever seen for 50 cents per pair. THE ROANOKE SHOE COMPANY always do business. Bread,Rolls.Cinnamon Buus, hot every evening. J. J. Catogni. PRICE 3 CENTS PROFITS OF THEJRUST. Does the Bill Give More Than Ap? pears on the Surface? CRITICISM OF SCHEDULE?DEMO? CRATS MAINTAIN THAT THE RATES ARK TOO FAVORABLE* SENATORS JONES A3fD VEST* AP? PEAR TO> BE. WELL FORTnTSED> WITH FACTS AND THIS CHARGES THEY WILL, MAKE WILL PUT ~ REPUBLICANS* ON THI& . DEFEN? SIVE. Washington, Juno 11.?The S??ate yes terday plunged into a- discussion of the sugar schedule, and; the fiercest* opposi? tion to the measure which the D'wnocrats ?can, make will now be rnanifestech There is no hope on the Democratic aide of changing, a single line oC the schedule, as it has been agreed 00,011 by the Republi? can caucus, tint they will not permit a vow until satisfied the 'country 'vnder staud? thoroughly the-ewact character of the legislation proposer!) In tliein speeches to day Senators Jones and. Vest) made some assertions regarding the manufacture of suganan'' the benefit the trust will derive from the pending schedule that show the profits to the trust to be even greater than many Democrats had suspected. There is so littleknown.generally about the mann biet are of sugar: and the basis upon which its value and' strength are estimated.that all assertions which are made the subject of controversy are taken with some grains/of allowance by the public. Senator Caffery admitted this afternoon, that while ho- represents- a sugar-prod ucing St ate,a ml. has been in? terested In the production of sugar al? most all his life, he dees not: understand the intricacies of the po'arlscoplc test and the different standards which are enu? merated in the bill. The Republicans take advantage of this general ignorance of tin* subject, and will, probably content themselves with a' sweeping denial of the statements made by Senators Jones and Vest. Wnile this course may in a measure relieve the odium there cau be no doubt the inves? tigations of these two Democratic Sena? tors have opeued a new liue of inquiry, and have thrown more light) upon the subject than, all previous e Hosts have. Senators Vest and Jones ;seem to go to the very basis of the whole contention, the actual process of refining,, for their Information concerning the- probable effects ot the proposed schedul?. Seuator Jones has just supplied himself with samples of the vnrious grades of refined, sugar to show the injustice of tho '.classi? fication made by the peuding bill, nud has thoroughly informed himselt regard ing the methods and cost of refining. As a result there was to day a presenta? tion of facts and figures which, if uot re? futed, will phice the Republicans in the position of having prepared a schemo of legislation, according to their own state? ments, the effect of which they have cal? culated erroneously. Without giving to the discussion a par? tisan character, they have forced the Re? publicans Into a position where they must either acknowledge the intent to give the trust all it will receive under tho proposed blll.'or admit thetr igno? rance of tho subject with which they are dealing. The latter admission would probably be the easier were It not for the fact it might necessitate a'further revis? ion of rates. It is, therefore, probable a general and sweeping denial of the Dem? ocratic contention will he made, but the resultsof the. Democratic investigation, susceptible as they are of analysis ami substantiation by facts, may eventually reveal the real character of the schedule. TO TAX INHERITANCES. Washington,June 11.?The Democratic Senators to-day agreed to offer an amend? ment to the tariff bill embracing a tax ou inheritances. ON A REQUISITION. Alexandria, Va., Juno 11.-?Dodge, the forger, under arrest here, was removed to Baltimore to clay on7a requisition issued by the governor of Maryland. FOUND. The largest meal in the city for 25 cents. A complete white force employed nt the Gilt [Edge Dining Ro run. Come early and avoid a rush, 10;? Campbell avenue s. w. THE WKATHKK. Forecast for Virginia: Fi.lr; warmer: variable wind?, becoming Houtheily. ? THE OLD RELIABLE | I COLBY I I PIANOS I <* _ * | ESTABLISHED IN 1859. | *_ * 2 27,000 A KK NOW IM USB. !* * KNDOKSF.I? 11Y THE * ^ HIGHEST AUTHORITIES. *, Robbie $iano Co. SOLE DEALERS. ~-1 Factory Frlr??! En>y l'uyiuoiit*t A * Mo Interest! '*