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the week will he Red Letter Day And every woman within 40 miles should come. The price cutter has been at work all through our stock of Summer Goods, and everything has suf? fered. The price of some things have been cut in two in the middle, some have had one third lopped off, and some one fourth. Of course we lose money, but it pays to lose money when by losing it we. make more customers and please those we already have. The sale probably won't last long; the prices are so low. So come to-day, or as soon as you can. Here are a few facts and figures which, will open your eyes: Lotl. Every ynrrl of .summer dress stuffs which woie worth 10c, 12 l-2c und lHc, will he closed out thU week At 8 cents. Lot 2. Fine French Orirnndics thnt sold at 2?c and 35c will be offered this week At I 5 cents. Lot 3. French Ginghams in stripes and ch?ckf' latest thing for gentlemen's shirts, worth 12 l-2o, we only ask 8 cents Lot 1. A few more ladies' shi.-t waists, the $1.50 and ?1. 'i fi quality,with white coll'vra and cuffs attached, our closing price 75 cents. Lot 5. The 20c and "Sc ladies' Shirt Wnists, in dark and light colors, will close them out at i 5 cents. Lot 6. Remnants of Organdies, Lappet Mulls, Ginghams, Lawns, Calicoes, Check Mus llns.Table Linen. Bleached Cotton. Black and Colored Dress Goods, Black and Fancy Silks. We have gathered together all the remnants throughout our store and will offer them at less th*?nhalf their value. See center counter. Lot 7. We are this week closing out our entire stock of Flowers that were worth from 2?c, 00c to !"*l nor spray, will close out at 10c, l-r)c and 2?c. A few more this summer's shapes that sold at 50c, 7?c, and $1, your choice at 1 5 cents. e would earnestly re? quest you to attend this sale whether you need the goods or not?it will pay to* put them away, for you never will get them as cheap again. ROSENBAUM BROS 26 Salem Ave* Absolutely Pure. Cnlrhratrd tor Kb km-hi lraveituft ?trenpth and healthfalDfi". Afnoic? fe ti on ?if?lt:*t alum and all torina ol urnlurutluc common to cheap brands Royal. Uakinu I'owdih Co., New York. LOCAL NEWS Possibly you would like to chance YOUIt Bit and of CIGARS. WE HAVE late? ly added to Olin ALREADY LARGE stock of STANDARD BRANDS SEVERAL new MAKES OF IMPORTED, Key West and Domestic Cigars, which are proving takers with ouk customers. massier Pharmacy. ? SHAKER'S GUARANTEE. If you own a horse go to 007 Salem ave? nue and see what J. S. Shinier, the Ken? tucky horseshoer, will guarantee to do for your horse. His work stands on its merits, and bis nWees are right. MUS. K. KINN I ER, Teacher of Piano and Organ. FnU term commencing September list. 4U!) Campbell avenue s. w. RAILROAD TICKETS At cut rates. Save money by seeing S. B. Pnc<* <?? Co. Ticket Brokers. Members A. T. B. A., 10 Jefferson street. . MOCKIXG BIRDS FOR SALE. Mr. H. Urick, 128 Fifth avenue n. ( has young mocking birds for sale. NEXT WEEK ONLY. VanLear Bros, offor to have auy one's eyes tested for glasses free of charge,from August 20 to 28, inclusive. For further information call at their drug store. OX FRIDAY. August 27, at 8:10 p. m., Dr. O. F. l'lippo will deliver at the First Baptist Church one of his newest lectures, "The Best Men in Our Churches are the Women." Dr. Flippo needs no introduction to a Roauoke audience. Come one and all. Admittance silver offering at the door. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. The pastor will preach at this church to-morrow morning and night. At night be will speak of the charities of Xew York city and other Christian work. In the afternoon at 4 o'c'ock the monthly baptismal sei vice will be held. The pas? tor will administer baptism 'to the little children of members who may be present for that ordinance. A LARGE PEACH. Mrs. .1. V. Johnson, residing at 1112 Franklin road, sent to The Times oflicc ycsto~day afternoon a peucb which is a "peach" sure enough. It measures 10 inches in diameter and 10 14 inches in circumference. It weighs 0 on nee:: and was plucked from a tree in Mrs. John? son's yard. "The peach editor" will sample the fruit to-day. LUTHERAN PICXiC. The picnickers of St Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church were conveyed to Coy uer's Springs by way of vehicle yesterday morning, where they spent t he day in the usual picnic style. The young folks made the welkin ring upon their departure with shouts of joy. All who were so for? tunate as to go enjoyed the day greatly. THE BOYS II ULI) UP. Yesterday afternoon six youngster.-, ranging in age from 10 to 17 years, started for a stroll on Mill Mountain, ami when about half way up were accosted by three men who jumped from ambush and pointed their guns at bhera With the order to throw up their hands. The boys complied with their request and were .tl most frightened to death. After having some fun at tha expense of the boys the men told the buys to leave at once and not say anything irbout the occurrence. BETHANY PRESBYTERIAN. Rev. A. S. Racliall will preach to mor? row at 11 a. m. and at. Woodside at 0:00 p. m. A PRISONER ESCAPED. Yesterdav afternoon about 4:00 o'clock a white prisoner in the city jail by the name of Will Bondurant, who was brought hero from Bristol for safe keep? ing and who is chatged with highway robbery, made, good his escape by sawing the lock of his cell und then clear? ing out in short order. This is the fifth time this man has escaped from prison by the same method. The blood hounds were at once brought in from the park, but so many people bad been in the cell since the prisoner left it that they could not take up the scent, and it is safe to say that the culprit is many miles away fiom Roanoke by this time. . He had been in the jail here about two weeks and was about 21 years of age. with any? thing but an enviable ehuiactei foi one of bis years. He was wanted at Bristol on tbo charge named and was captured after u long and weary search in North Carolina by the Bristol authorities. FOR SALE PRIVATELY. A frame residence of 8 ro.ims with larve basement, hot and cola water kitchen and bath room. Terms to suit purchaser. Apply at No. 5 Wells [ave? nue w. The best 'cycling months of the year are yet before you. (Jet a bicycle and erjoy life 'during this month. We are selling the 'DG$?5 "Crescent, new and fully guaranteed, at :*:i">. We sell on easy terms. KOAXOKE CYCLE CO., 108 Salem avenue s. w. MAY APPLE PILLS Will cure headache,malaria and all dis? eases arising from a disordered condition of the liver. For sale by Sam Stone,the Salem avenue druggist. Fresh Pineapples in to-day, sweet and luscious. Direct from the Florida pine grjvcs. J. J.CATOGXI. JUDGE STAPLES DEAD. The Notable Lawyer Died at Chris tiansburg Yesterday. x Judge Waller R. Staples, of Chris tiausburg, died "at his home "yesterday morning at 1 o'clock. Judge Staples bad beeu In declining health for several months, but his friends and relatives ap? prehended no immediato danger and the sad news of his death received in this city yesterday moruing was a great shock to his many friends and admirers here. Judge Staples wns born at Patrick Gpurt House in the old family homestead built by his grandfather in the year 1820, and spent his boyhood days in his native county. He graduate'' with h\aa honors at the University of North Carolinn, at Chappel Hill and at William and Mary College in Virginia. The deceased studied law under Judge Taliaferro, of Rocky Mount, and when quite a young man formed a copartner? ship with Wru. Ballard Preston, of Chris? tiansburg, who was afterwards secretary of the navy under President Tyler's ad? ministration. Judge Staples was elected and served several terms in the State legislature from Montgomery county be? fore the wai and served four yenrs in the Confederate congress. After the war un? der the new constitution he was elected one of tbt judges of the first court of ap? peals under the present constitution and served in that capacity from 1871 to 1883. When he retired from the bench he went to Richmond and farmed a copartnership with B. R. Munind, which continued until his death."Judge Staples, with the assistance of Judges E. C. Burke and W. Rlley. revised the code in 1887. The deceased was a grandson of Mnj. Samuel Staples, an officer In the Revolu? tionary war, who was promoted for gal? lantry on the field of battle ami who af? terwards married Miss Lncimla Penn, a daughter'of Aoram Penn, who was a col? onel iu the same war. Shortly after the war ended Major Staples moved to Pet rick county, when it was first formed. Col. Samuel Staples was '..he first clerk of the court of Patrick county and held the position until his death, and was suc? ceeded by bis son, Col. Abrain Staples, the father of the deceased, who held the posi? tion until his>death. Judge Staples had one brother, the late Samuel G. Staples, aud several sisters Miss Nannie Stap'es who married Cyrus G. Mundenball, of Greensboro, NC; Miss Kizio Redd Staples, who married Nicho? las Ilairston, of Mississippi, and Mary Staples, who married Henry Kellogg, of Greensboro, N. C. The. deceased was never married. .lodge Staples was an old lime Whig and an ardent union man until President Lincoln called lor Virginia's quota of volunteers. It was then that he decided to cast his sympathies with bis State. After the war he allied himself with the Democratic party and ever .since has been loyal to bio convietious and his party.' Since his retirement from the bench Judge Staples has made a valliant fight in every State and national campaign since, until his health failed him. He was well kuown thromrhoiit the State, and upon his advent as a la syer he at once arose to prominence aud was considered second to none in the State. As a debater he had few equals and as an orator he was the peer of almost any man in the South. His nearest Ijvi'ng relatives are those mentioned above and the children of the 'ate Judge Samuel G Staples, as follows: Hon. a. P. Staples, Daniel De.T. Staples, the. late Mrs. E. L. Moir, Dr. Samuel G. Staples, who is in Washington, Waller R. Staples Jr., who is in the West, and Mrs. Joel W. Daniel, of Martinsville. The funeral will take place this morn? ing at 11 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church in Christiausharg, after which the remains will be brought to this city on the 1:30 n. m. train. The funeial pro? cession will form at the Union depot and the remains will be conveyed at once to Fait view Cemet- ry and laid to rest in the Staples burial section. Forty-Nine Cents Gkt8 the Choice op any Sthaw Hat in the store. It's clear1xo out time. bo.mk $1.00, $1.50 and !?2.()0 ones in the lot. The new Uerrys and a limn ks are beginn ?cg to arrh k. D. M. TAYLOR. Hatter, Successor to Giliceson & Taylor. DIED LAST NIGHT. W. L. Gilbert, of 001 Second avenue s. w., died last.night at ]0:.r)5 o'clock, of typhoid lever. MRS. COMPERT'S FUNERAL. The funeral of Mrs. Sarah A. Compert took place from St. James Church yester? day afternoon at !? o'clock and the re? mains were interred in Fairview Ceme? tery. Rev. G. T. 1)."Collins conducted the services in an impressive manner in the presence of a large congregation. TllK BEST DOUllLE-distilleu extract of Witch Hazel at a reasonable price at Massim's Pharmacy. CREOLE UM VS. KLONDIKE GOLD. Better than Klondike gold is that which gives health. Creoleum will do it. Samples free. See Harnes, the druggist, as ho has the exclusive agency for Roa noke. ANNOUNCEMENT. We take this method of telling the good people of Roanoke that we have purchased the't rocery buslnes? of Messrs. Pitman Ss Evans, and we respectfully iu vite all the people of this city ti# call on in at their old stand, where we shall ne ready ?>nd happy to sell them the very best goods at right prices. SANDY P. F1GGAT & CO. THE PLACE TO GO. Don't fail to inspect our large and well selected stock of furniture, carpets, cur? tains, china and glassware before making yo.ir purchase. THE E. H. STEWART FURNITURE CO. PROPOSALS. Sealed bids marked "Proposals'for fur? nishing sewer pipe" and addressed to W. E Thomas, clerk of the City Council of the city of Roanoke, will be received until noon, September 2d, 1S07, lor fur? nishing and delivering f. o. h. cars at Roanoke 1,050 linear feet of 24 inch drain pipe.and 200 linear feet of 1? inch stand ard terra cotta sewer pipe. The right to reject ftn'y and all bids is reserved. Jt H. WING ATE, City Engineer. AN OLD GRAVEYARD. A geutlemnn who wns hunting recently in the mountains near Hotline found a graveyard over which trees had grown that were evidently more~than si ceutury old. Some of them measured nearly two feet iu diameter and two of the grave stones, which were in a perfect ptate of preservation, bore dates respectively of 1715 and 1722. LABOR DAY PICNIC. The Trades and Labor Council held a meeting last night with a crowded hall, practica,ly every uuiou in tho c'ty being represented. The ^object of the meeting was to complete the final airangements for labor day picnic on September 6. A .fine programme is being printed and everything is expected to go off like clock work. Amusements of various kinds trill bo the order of the day. Addiesses will be delivered by Major Daniel and Mr. McCulloch, of Manchester. An invitation has also been sent Judge Rhea.of Bristol, to be present and deliver au address. A large pavilion will bo built at Crystal Springs and everybody is expected to turn out and enjoy the day to the fullest extent. Three bands of music will help to enliven the occasion. CAR BUILDERS ORGANIZE. The car builders have organized their forces under the style of Old Illckovy Brotherhool of Car Men, with 150 mem? bers. Officers were elected and a charter has been applied for. They elected dele? gates to the Trades and Labor Council at that meetit.g. They will doubtless cut a considerable figure when it comes to the support or non-snpport of any measure in which they might become interested. MAKING IMPROVEMENTS. C. A. Berry has commenced to repaint anil kabtomine the courthouse. This improvement has been needed for a long time and the money used for this purpose will be well spent. x A FISHING TRIP. S. K. Bitterman returned yesterday from a fishing expedition on the "Jeems." He brought with him a string of tho finest specimen of black buss ever caught in Virginia waters. Mr. Bitter man bad good luck and no mistake. He came back jubilant over the fact that bo was able to sh?w to bis friends the larg? est and best specimens of tue finny tribe caught this season. THE ELKS' GAME. From present indications there will bo a large crowd this afternoon at the Asso? ciation Park to witness the ball game be? tween the Roannke Lodge No. 107, B. P. O. E., and the Bluefleld Lodge. The pro? ceeds of the game will be used at Christ? inas for charitable purposes and tho game should be even more la-gely at? tended than that of last year. The Elks will leave tl eir ball promptly at 0 o'clock and headed by the Machine Works Band will parade through the principal streets of the city, as follows: On leaving ball up Campbell to Commerce, down Com? merce to Sul?m avenue, down Salem ave? nue to Jefferson, out Jeffetson street north to Third avenue, thence a counter march down Jefferson to the park. Joe Frank will olliciate in the capacity of umpire, and he has intimated that there will be a "Hot. time in old town" if any of his decisions nre'ipiest ioued. "Doc" Fry. chief of surgeons, will be on hand with hu- corps. People will unquestion? ably net their money's worth und will speud a couple of hours in pleasure and enjoyment. All Elks are requested to be at their ball at 2.110 sharp. The Honnoko team will play as follows: Welsh, ss.; Doernberger, b.; (Jeisen, c.: Mitchell, lb.; Dulaney, 31.; Bryan, cf.; Bitterman, p.; Scholz, rf.; Devon, If. EVERYTHING GOING UP. Washington, Aug. 80.?Consul Geneial Dudley, at Nuevo Laredo, communicates to tho State Department regarding the reports of the recent marked rise in prices on all commodities in Mexico as a result of tiie fall in the price of silver. This is true alone of domestic products anil rents. lie says there lias been no corre? sponding advance in wages or salaries. Labor remains on a silver basis. EXPORT DUTY SUSPENDED. ! Washington, Aug. 20. ? United States Consul Bid bike, at Barrauguilln, informs the State Department that the export Out, on co(feu from tho United States of Colombia lias been suspended, beginning August 1. WEFERS BREAKS A RECORD. Worcester, Mass., Aug. 20.?In the Memorial Hospital athletic games at the Worcester Oval this afternoon B. J. Wefers broke the 120-yard dash record by two-fifths cf a second. Time, .11 2 5. The Whitlow Sig l Co., third floor over Xo. 11-1 Salem avenue. 7^ Fifty Years Ago. This is the cradle in which there prew That thought of a philanthropic brains A remedy that would make life new I'or the multitudes that were racked with pain. 'Twas sarsaparilla, as made, you know liy Ayer, some 50 yeurs ago. Ayer's Sarsaparilla was in its infancy half a cen? tury ago. To-day it doth "be? stride the narrow world liko a colossus." What is the secret of its power? Its cures ! The number of them ! The wonder of them! Imitators have fol? lowed it from tho beginning of its success. They ure still be? hind it. Wearing the only medal granted to sarsaparilla in tho World's Fair of 1893, it points proudly to its record. Others imitate tho remedy; tiuy can't imitate tho record: 5o Years of Cures. THE CLIMAX REACHED IN LOW PRICES AT THE UTTER? MOST POINT YET ATTAINED! HONEST VALUES! I spoke to you last week about Fine Clothing at a low price. I speak to you again to-day. I must close these two lots before 1 bring my fall line in. Time is money. I must have room. I place before you 200 Men's Spring and Summer Suits at prices that will compel you to stop and think when you see the quali? ty. Don't confound them with the kind the chronic bargain sale houses are offering. These are high-class clothes, and fit to perfection. THESE RICH and rare bargains have been chosen from the mass of characteristic values now on hand. They are not so loud-spoken as some quota? tions that are printed, but their reality has a ^ more abiding reason which commends them to ^ those who believe in the best. Cr ONE-PRICE Clothier and Furnisher, SUCCESSOR TO JOS. COHN. - ^ Campbell Avenue ami JellerHou Street. ^ e T. T. Flshbnrne. Pre*1dcnt. J, 11 Andrew?, Vice Pres. J. B. Fiahhnrue, Cashier. W. It. Mr.Whorter. Bookkeeper. N W. Phelu?, Bookkeeper. K. W. 'llusley. Toller. Charlis Fare, Knnncr. The National Exchange Bank Ol' RUANOKG, VIRGINIA. CAPITAL, $100,000. SURPLUS, $20.000. mv DEPOSITORY. ? DIRECTORS: $ & T. T. Fifhbnrnc, President. Vice-President 1 he Stone Printing and MfR Co. 4> ?> J. 11 Andrew!?. Unff, Andrew? Jb Tnomaa, wholieata grocers. ? ? lt. II. Kl-libnrne. .Pr**ld?ut K. II. Flfhbntne *?1 n , tobacc nlsts. ? ? s. i). i-oreneou.Prcaldcut People's Perpetual Uabdlng end Loan Association. ? x.j s.s. Drool;,'. . Clerk llnt'tlDss Conit. ? <f> .1 It Fiahbnrne, Cash'cr. I'tethttnt The Flfhbnrn Company. ? O \V*. O stephenson,.Secretary and treasurer Buckeye Coal and.Cnlto Co. ? ? \V K. Avdrewj.Mayor of Kosneke City. ? & F. b. Tnomai.Wholesale untloos, nte, * O it. Armstrong.President 01l!se?<'a National Btt.k, Krostbmg, Md v ? J. P Hell.J. P. Bell Company, I.y.icubnrKiVa. Dn.MOTTo NERYERINK PILLS Tho grout remedy for nervous prostration and all nervous diseases of theKonerntlvoOrgana Of either ?ex. ?urhn? Nervous Proalratlun. Full? ing or Losl Manhood, impcilerry,Nightly Bmlulona, Youthful Krrorc, Mental Worry. eXCOBSlTO nso of Tobacco or Opium, which lead to Con? sumption ami insanity. With every && order wu gl ve a. written guar BHFOUB^NDAFriiUUSINU. unteo to euro or refund tho innnr-y. Sold at ?1.0? per box, 6 boxes lor ?5.00. MOTT'SCMKMICA.l.CO..C'loveli?nd,Ohlo. 205 coihmkkhe btkekt hdinokk, va ; For sale by OHAS. D. FOX. ENTERPRISING COMPANY. The Fidelity Wall Paper Company, of this city, which began business a few years ago in a small way. furnishes evi? dence that even in the dullest times well directed energy brings its rewards. C. A. Woolford. the manager cf the com? pany, has by strict attention to every detail of his business and by diligent and intelligent study of the wants of the peo? ple, been able to build up the largest an.1 most successful wall paper and house decorating business in Southwest Vir? ginia, if not the most extensive in the State. The ollice and warerooms of the company are located in the Exchange building, wherein addition to carrying n large stock of every article known to the house decorating trade, opportunities are offered the house owner to select, by sample, from the largest manufacturing COUipanies in America. Notwithstand? ing the hard times the Fidelity Wall Pa? per Company, hy "keeping everlastingly a* it."' has pulled its way to the solid shore of prosperity, and now that there are signs of Improvement in general the company is fully prepared to fill the wants of the people iu Its line. Manager Woolford gives employment to only the best mechanical skill in his line, and all work turned out by his company may bo depended upon to he first class in e\ery particular. Tho Fidelity Company has recently done seme of tho handsomest decorating work ever done in this city or the South. The company ganrantees its work to be of the first grade, and it fur? ther guarantees to do the Anett grade cf work known to the wall paper and decora? ting trade. Those conti inj lating build? ing or renovating should give the Fidel? ity Company a call. Have your rooms papered now. Make your own selection. We do just what wo Advertise, Rooms I2> 12 feet Fidelity Wall 1'aper Co., No. 5 K. Salem avenue. ONE LOT OF COTS, Mattresses; hoi stets ami pillows :it private sale or at auction im Market square, Saturday, August 21. Apply at St. dames Hotel. PROPOSALS. Sealed bids marked ''Proposals for lay? ing drain pipe on Franklin road" and addressed to W. E. Thomas, clerk of Council of the city of Roanoke, will be received until noon, September 20, 1S117, for layiiiL' 1,C5U linear feet of 24" ami 200 linear feet of l.V terra cottA pipe on Franklin road west of Second street s. w. Specifications can be obtained at tho oilice of the city engineer. The right tj reject any and all bids is reserved. .1. H. W.INGATB, City Engineer. ACADEMY OF MUSIC ONE NIGHT ONLY. THURSDAY EVENING, August 26. Grandest Success of a Century. from thk At? A dem y of mi's 10 new york. "HUMANITY. ENORMOUS STAG E PICTURES CROWDED WITH REALISM. A SPLENDID COMPANY. 20 PEOPLE, 10 HORSES, 20 FOX HOUNDS. Management oi WILLIAM .v I1KALY.