And continuing during
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
Here are a few facts and
figures which, will open your
Every ynrrl of .summer dress stuffs
which woie worth 10c, 12 l-2c und lHc,
will he closed out thU week
At 8 cents.
Fine French Orirnndics thnt sold at 2?c
and 35c will be offered this week
At I 5 cents.
French Ginghams in stripes and
ch?ckf' latest thing for gentlemen's
shirts, worth 12 l-2o, we only ask
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
The 20c and "Sc ladies' Shirt Wnists,
in dark and light colors, will close them
i 5 cents.
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.
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.
26 Salem Ave*
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
Royal. Uakinu I'owdih Co., New York.
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
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.
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.
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.
Rev. A. S. Racliall will preach to mor?
row at 11 a. m. and at. Woodside at 0:00
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?
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
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
.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.
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.
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
'Twas sarsaparilla, as made, you know
liy Ayer, some 50 yeurs ago.
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!
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.
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
Clothier and Furnisher,
SUCCESSOR TO JOS. COHN. -
^ Campbell Avenue ami JellerHou Street. ^
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.
? 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.
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.
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.
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,
ACADEMY OF MUSIC
ONE NIGHT ONLY.
THURSDAY EVENING, August 26.
of a Century.
At? A dem y
of mi's 10
ENORMOUS STAG E PICTURES
CROWDED WITH REALISM.
A SPLENDID COMPANY.
20 FOX HOUNDS.
Management oi WILLIAM .v I1KALY.
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