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wrong, and that nature is endeav?
oring to throw off the impurities.
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THE mm% T?WEli
A Curious Natfuxal Obelisk in East
j, ern Wyoming.
An Awe-Inspiring Monument or Xtttnro'
Unndlvrork?Ilovr an Enterprising En?
glish tiHily Intends to Make
Money Out of It.
The new State of Wyoming has be?
come famous already for its natural
scenery, writes a St. Louis Globo-Demo
crat correspondent from Deadwood, S.
D. Nowhere on the face of the globe
has naturo displayed her mysterious
power with a more lavish hand than she
has hero. The prent er portion of Wy?
oming is a rolling table-land, with hero
and there a short, abrupt range of
mountains, or group of hills rather, ris?
ing up out of an illimitable, arid and
treeless plain. The eastern portion
slopes awny to the .Black hills of South
Dakota, which form a black wall along
the south half of the eastern boundary
between Wyoming and South Dakota.
If you stand oa some one of the highest
peaks of the Black Dills, Mount Barney
for instance, you can see half way across
tho State of Wyoming, and the only ob?
struction which meets your vision as you
gaze to the north and westward is tho
Devirs Tower, or Bear Lodge, in the
direction of the Cello Fourcbe river.
The Devil's Tower is l'>i> miles north?
west from Mount Harney an 1 50 rail**
west of tho Dakota line, it iin Crook
County, Wyo.j 20 miles vvcstof Sundanco
and about half a mile from the Csllo
Fourche. Except tho remarkable
phenomena found in the Vi Uowslono
Park in Northwestern Wyoming, there
are none that will compare tor grandeur
with this awe-inspiring monument of
nature's handiwork in Eastern Wyom?
ing. The "Devil's Tower," or "Bear
Lodge," is said by geologi tato-bc with?
out a precedent in has:'.!.;.': crystalliza?
tion. It is a natural oboliskj rising
sheer 1.200 feet above the batiks' of tho
Belle Fourche. It is S00 teet indiamoter
atthebr.se, tapering in> graceful con?
vex to a diameter of 373 fect at the top.
It is compose.! of thousands of prisms
that extend unbroken from base to sum?
mit. This continuity of the crystals is
the remarkable feature of the mass; the
tendency of tho trappo rock bcling to
fracture transversely in crystallization,
and weather away to the appcarojnc ? of
stairs, as in the Giants' Causeway,
Ireland. Prof. Newton says: '~Bear
Lodge, or Devil's 'Lower, in itsshr.po
and structure appears nor to have
been repeated elsewhere by natttr ?. but
stands alone, unique and mysterious.
It occupies the place of a chimney
to sorao subterranean furnace, kvhich
overflowed with molten rock andt cool?
ing, crystallized downward. ThA sur?
rounding walls of the chimney eroded
and left this mighty monument to the
work of crystallization?that power
scarcely less mysterious than the fore ?
of life itself."
The land in the vicinity of Devil's
Tower is arid and ?t only for grazing.
Some wheat is grown in the neighbor
hood, oats.and timothy and other small
grain, but crops aro uncertain and
rarely ever amount to more than hall
a crop. In view of this fact, the peo?
ple of Crook County were surprised b
tho announcement a few days ago thai
an English lady, one Miss CariL-.J
Kent, had filed a pre-emption on tin
100 acres on which Devil's Tower stand
in tho land office at Douglas. Wy i
By tacit consent of the community it
was intended that this land should re
main public property. The filing was
kept a profound secret for som^ tune,
the citizens having no intimation that
an attempt was being made to mono; o
lizo their grand old tower, the pride of
Eastern 'Wyoming, and hence, as tho
fact has become generally known, an
indignant protest has ? t:n from
every part of the community-at the au?
dacity of this English woman. The
citizens are determined that this tower
shall become the privat:? property of no
one, much less of a foreigner; for it is
alleged that Miss Kent took cat her
naturalization papers only a short time
ago for the express purpose of filing on
Miss Kent's idea, it is alleged, ws
secure this ground and convert it ink) a
magnificent private park, rivalling the
Yellowstone, and charge visitors an ad?
mittance fco. Although the famo-of
Devil's Tower is chiefly local, visitors
come hundreds of miles to see it, and
tho number who -come is increasing
every year. It is becoir.ing'an object of
interest, also, to scientists, some of
whom have already visited the spot and
written about it. Tho advent of rail?
roads, making travel into this section
easier and speedier, will materially in?
crease the number' of visitors going
Now that this matter is before tho
public, it is probable that a strong effort
will bo made to have Congress nfct spart
a tract of land, including that on which
Devil's Tower stands, as a National park,
similar to that on tho Yellowstone. An
area two miles in width by five miles in
longhth would include LScar Lodge and
the Twin Buitcs, oh the Little Missouri
river, .and the intervening lnndgpapo,
which, combined, forms a naturarpark
without a rival for grandeur and beauty
on tho face of the earth.
MILLIONS AT STAKE.
Prospcctivo light Over tt;e Vast J.'.uto
of Father Kapp's Society.
It is not improbable that a large por?
tion of the enormous wealth which the
followers of tho famous Father Kapp
have succeeded in accumulating during
the last three-quarters of a century will
be transferred from the sacred treasury
of the society into the unsanctified
pockets of some of the lawyers of this
State, writes a Now York World corre?
spondent. Poor Father Kapp, who left
Germany in tho opening years of the
century in obedience, as ho believed, to]
a call from Heaven, lias long since passed,
away, and of the original mttfcbers of
tho peculiar society which ho founded
only four survive.
Strict celibacy wag one of the princi?
ples of, the order, and by* and by tho
timo catno when tho Economitcs, as
they called themselves, woro too feeble
to work and were consequently com?
pelled to take outsiders into their em?
ployment. Those newcomers have man?
aged to obtain almost tho entire control
of tho affairs of tho order, with its
twenty or thirty millions of investments
in banks, farms and mortgages, together
with tho town lots and buildings of
Economy, which the followers of Kapp
exclusively own. Hardly any "one of
those men has been connected with tho
society more than ten years'. Tho man?
agement of the association is in tho
hands of a Qouncilnf tho "newcomers."
Tho council selects a trustee, and* every
election leaves a great deal of heart?
burning and dissatisfaction behind it.
Tho four surviving members of,iho
original society aro all women who aro
very old and feeble. Jacob Henrioi is
tho oldest male member of tho Econo?
mitcs, and is honored with tho name o'
Patriarch. If it were not for his eHorts
the probabilities aro that the order
would have been disrupted long ago.
Hois now-president of tho couruii, but
the actual control, it is said, rests in
tho young members of that body.
It is" tho intention of this body, it is
said, to arrange new articles of agree?
ment, as soon as Patriarch Heurici be?
come;, incapacitated or diets, ??qlish tho j
vow df oolihao7. and ihercl/y -Tjer'netuato
tlioir own power; Tbe heirs of,-the orig
inal members, wno are scattered all
over the country, do hot look with favor
on this project, and some of them aro
consulting lawyers with a view to se?
cure a dissolution of tho Economites
and a division of tho millions that havo
.Mr. Hcnrici si ill controls the finances*
and ho is almost the only man who
knows exactly tho full extent of tho
property. Among tho assets aro to bo
e <l almost tho entire stock of the
Economy Savings Institute, nearly
0,030 in amount; the wholo town of
Economy, which has a front on the
Ohio river of nearly two miles and con?
tains 2,000 a res of tilt) most valuable
land in Beaver County.; large blocks o.f
stock in the Pittsburgh A bake Brio
railroad and vast, tracts of land around
Zel ionppolc and Wabash. The society
owned a groat deal of land around Ti
tusvilhj, Oil City and Franklin: and
when the wells wore producing, har?
vested, i: is said, vast sum:-, of money.
Hundreds of eyes ato now turned on
the millions of the Economites, and the
battle for. their possession can not'in the
nature of things he long delayed
CRAZID GY CIGARETTES.
, Tho Sail F.Uo of ?il y Fitzgerald, a C o?
ra :<> Citrarctte Maniac.
Excessive smoking of cigarettes
drovo twenty-year-old William Fitz
goral. a Chicago boy, insane. He is one
of a score or more or young men who
yearly reach the Detention Hospi?
tal on the cigarrotto route, says
tiio Chicago Herald. Fitzgerald de?
veloped into a paper pipe fiend about a
year ago, and has since consumed from
three to a dozen boxes of cigarc ties per
day. When not engaged in smoking ho
was hard at work chewing tobacco. His
mind began to totter on its throne, and
when tho police took him to tho Deten?
tion Hospital ho was little better than
an idiot. Fitzgerald has acted badly
since his supply of cigarettes was cut
olf. Sunday afternoon, while walking
in the hospital corridor, ho violently
attacked another patient, inflicting in?
juries which will lay him up for a month
at least. The infuriated young man
then grappled with an attendant named
Mahoney. Cue of the attendant's lin?
gers was terribly mangled between Fitz?
gerald's tooth. The crazy youth was
locked up in a eell, hut managed to
I break out a .short time afterward. He
was again captured and this time put
in a stronger cell. Dr. Egbert, who lias
the case in charge.says that Fitzgerald's
syst m is so thoroughly saturated with
cigarette poison that ho smells as if he
had just escaped from an opium joint.
Fitzgerald's case is only one of about
twenty-five similar ones that come to
Dr. Egbert's attention every year. The
doctor says that insanity among cigar
otto smokers is growing to an alarming
extent, and that at the present time the
evil is responsible for nearly two per
cent, of all tho cases he handles. I'itz
gerti Id i-- still confined in a cell, and ho
will not l.e released until ho shows some
signs of improvement.
?.uaris'i Female Physician
Pratt Rosa 10 rschbaumcr, Hie wife of
a physician, formerly assistant to Arlt,
in Vienna. ban obtained permission t o
bra tico medicine in Austria. This is
said to '?? the first instance in which
such a privilege has been granted to
irry woman in that benighted country,
t'hc lady w.:; graduated in medioino in
the University of Berne, and has for
i?mo time practiced in company with
her husband in Salzburg, her work,
however, being done secretly,.her bus
band being responsible for all that
;he ?11-1 as a physician.
Dcscrv u iln Fiite.
"Claris?Miss Simpkins," he mur
? reaebed for his hat after
:r declination, "when yon think of a
lile road whore wa used to wander in
o:happy month of July, beneath the
?anch rs of : i- green :.:?. is. 1 pray you
ink . : ras. For 1 am like. :J:?; ii;:j.
r.d?ailovrt' slain:" and :> ? na ?; -d
tt'bf ???yj'.i-. then s?o ?.-.-.> -rlid
a j roTcssor'a Snake-Story.
Prof. Brevrer ol Vale, tells a good
snake-si try. Vcars ago in California
one day he found that ho was standing
mi a four-and-a-half-foot rattlesnake?a
large, vicious and lighting fellow. But
the snake was so completely pinioned
that ho could not strike tho thick Loot
that held him fast Prof. Brewer held
tho rattler's head down with his tripod
and cut it on*. Then he cut o'f his rat?
tles. Stopping aside, he saw the body
of the snake partly coiled, lying very
Still. Taking out his rule to measure
its length, the professor took hold of
tho serpent to straighten him out.
"Quick as an electric shock," said Prof.
Brewer, headless snake brought
she bloody stump over and struck a hard
low upon the back of my hand." lie
Idcd: "I knew that his head was off
.nd* that he could cot poison me, but
lat quick and bard blow of the rattler
airly made my bair stand on end."
n?e? in ?TTaurcn sinr.-.
Three years ago a swarm of bees
entered the spire of the Congregational
Church at .Magnolia, la., writes a corre?
spondent of the American Beekeepers'
Journal. They havo passed threo wint?
ers there and appear to bo doing well
Tho church stands whore it is exposed
to our severe storms from all directions.
The .uro is covered with inch lumber,
which is mostly covered with tin. Tho
cavity occupied equals ton or more
otdinary hives. Tho large cavity does
not prevent swarming, as quite a num?
ber of swarms have been secured by per?
sons living near.
A Case ol Collusion.
A Pennsylvania man who weighs 121
pounds has just been refused a divorce
from his, wife?weight 21-1?whom ho
charged with cxtremo cruelty. lie
proved that tho woman knocked him
down, split bis lips, blackened his eyes
and loosened his teeth; but sho, while
admitting all this, testified that he had
voluntarily accompanied her into the
parlor to settle tho question of domestic
supremacy with bare knuckles and had
been knocked out in tho 'fourth round
Tho court awarded the woman tbo fight,
but refused to give the man his free?
jiu tue Way from Eugland.
A so-called American joko is circula?
ting through the London clubs. It tells
of a Vankeo whoso body, according to
ante-mortcm instructions, was givon
into tbe glowing chamber of- a crema?
tory. Half an hour had passed when
tbo sorrowing friends, impelled by a
morbid curiosity, slyly opened tbo door
and peeped in to see how Uie. an iancholy |
work of dissolution was progressing. |
To tho surprise of all, tho corpse sat up 1
stark, bluo and shivering, and cried out:
"Picase shut that door?you know very
well I never could stand a draught!"
Why tho Bad Was Hard.
On a recent trip north a party of men
stopped over night on a ranch at Elko.
Col., and when tho lady of tho house
showed one of them to a room sho re?
marked by way of apology: ''You will
find tho bed kind of hard. Wb took tho
hay out of tbo mattress last winter to
feed tbo starving cattle."
?ir. lively?What makes you such a
Mr. I )rowsy? Ob, I lived-a year in St. !
Lord-.-. By tho'way, may I ask .why yon
more go rapidly?
' Mr. Lively?Certainly. I'm a boodle*
aldjcrm'rt fi-omthicago ? Areola Jiccatt.
THE INSECT .RESIGNED.
A Mariner's Yarn of How Ho Lost
a Useful FrioncL
A Mosquito Which Supplied Iho Tlaro of
au AI irtn Clock Until tho Captain's
Hours DeCKtn? Too Irregular?
An Ocean Catastrophe,
It was near tho capes of tho Chesa?
peake Hay, writes a Cobb's Island (Va.)
correspondent of the New York Times.
Wo had caught a few fish and had
turned homeward. Tho boat tossed laz?
ily and the calm showed no signs of an
awakening. Various stories had boon
told?stories of sharks and shipwreck, of
queer fish and strange storms?stories so
wonderful as to rniso honest doubts and
provoke sarcastic comments. Tho cap?
tain, gruff, contemplative and taciturn,
was silent.. Presently ho spoke?spoko
with grave and serious deliberation that
disarmed suspicion and compelled atten?
"You said .something about mosqui?
toes," ho began. '?They're curious crit?
ters. Sometimes peoplo like 'cm and
sometimes they don't. Sometimes mos?
quitoes like peoplo and sometimes they
don't. 1 like mosquitoes, but they don't
like mo. They never bother mo at all.
It makes 110 difference how thick they
are they let me alone?all except one,
and J want to tell you about, him.
"Following the water, as 1 do, of
course makes mo get up oarly.a 'Most
always 1 can wako up right on tho
minute if I wish it done tho night beforo
and kind o' fix it on my mind* But to
make sure 1 got an alarm clock. I set
it at Ovo o'clock overy morning, and
regular as the sun I woke. Tho clock
lasted all right from March to tho 1st
of July, but something went wrong and
the alarm part of her busted. 1 couldn't
get her fixed, so 1 had to go back to tho
old plan of writing it down on paper.
"Well, gentlemen, the next morning
exactly al Uvo o'clock- a mosquito lit on
tho end of my nose and woke mo up.
lie did i; a rain tho next morning, and
the next and the next, and soon for two
weeks. He was always prompt. Then
I found that 1 had to get up at four
o'clock one morning. I put it down on
the paper and he woke mo on the dot.
During tho week I changed my hour for
getting up every morning.. and each
time tbo mosquito was on hand. Uut
tho next Monday, whe> I wroto three
o'clock on the paper something hap?
pened. I overslept myself. It was 5:30
when I awoke. I jumped out of bod
and there >m the table 1 saw something
added to what I had written. It was in
blood, and this is tho way it read: 'I
would like very much to servo you, but
as your hours are becoming too irregu?
lar for any self-respecting mosquito, I
am obliged to tender to you my resigna?
tion.' That was all."
"It was enough," said some one.
"But tell us, did you ever see your'friend
??One cold winter night, when tho
snow was coming down by wholesale,"
continued the captain, more deliberately
than ever; "I heard a curiously-familiar
noise and I went to the door. There in
the corner of tho yard I could see
through the blinding Hakes a huge
dfifr. growing larger each minute." The
??\\":>s your mosquito in tbo drift?"
asked a voice from the other end of the
"That's something' that I've never
been able to lind out," replied the cap?
tain, and with a grim smile hr? resumed
his usual' occupation of scanning tho
There was a silence for a moment as j
depressing as the calm, but tho Orst!
mate finally broke it.
"There used to be a great many mos?
quitoes down along the Chesapeake," ho
said: "millions and billions moro than
we have now. They went in swarms so
big as to seem like clouds and to shut
out the sunshine. Barly one summer
morning a good many years ago a fleet
of schooners decked in Hags and with
the blue uniforms of tho crews strung
out on the decks to dry sailed in tho
capes. Suddenly there came two-dense
swarms of mosquitoes. They made for
the vessels, completely-hiding them
from view. In a few minutes they flew
away, leaving tho fleet as hare as an
oak woods in December. Not a piece of
the sails, not a strand of tho uniforms,
not a shred of tho flags was left?all
"Nobody knew what became of them,"
he continued, "until two days after?
ward, when a crowd of Eastern Shoro
men were scared speechless by seeing a
lot of dudo mosquitoes dressed in blue
trousers and canvas coals."
"What became of tho Hags'.1" asked
the curious voice from the how.
"Oh. they divided them up and used
them for neckties," he said.
We asked flic captain what he thought
of this. He took his eye ofT the horizon
and responded, with his usual delibera?
tion: "As a man of truth, it strikes mo
as being a trifle exaggerated."
THE DOCTOR'S DOG.
He Ilnssc.s the Horst? and Amuses I'coplc
in Sundry Ways.
Dr. Gilo, an old-time doctor of rural
Windham village, rides a long medical
circuit up'and down hill through tho
country, and ho takes along his Scotch
collio to keep him company. The collie
is the most original dog in Connecticut,
says the New York Sun, and a better
companion than many men are. It
amuses both Dr. Gilo and the peoplo
along the routes to watch the collie's ec?
centric performances. To vary the
monotony of travel the dog has two ways
of faring on. For a part of tho time ho
travels under tho forward axlo of tho
carriage, and no matter how fast tho
steed pricks on the dog's noso is closo to
the horse's hinder heels. If tho horse
is disposed to be lazy, and does not re?
spond to the doctor's urging, the collio
has a never-failing remedy for the ani?
mal's cloth, llo makes just one snap at
one of tho steed's shod hoofs, and tho
horse steps in a mighty lively fashion
for tho next five minutes.
Why doesn't tho horso tu: ^ revenge
for tho practice by kicking the collio
into kingdom come? A great many peo?
plo have put that query to Dr. Gile, and
the doctor, smiling, dryly says: "Can't
bo done. Tho horso does not live that
is quick enough to get in a counter on
Dick. He isn't there, you see, when tho
hoof gets where ho is. Of course, the :
horse tried it several times at the start, j
but it was no use; besides, he has got ]
used to being spurred up by Dick, un- !
demands that he is Driver No. 2, and,
on the whole, rather admires it now; I
But pinching lazy heels isn't the col?
lie's smartest trick, byanymeans. After'
going afoot as long as ho pleases, tho
collie slips out from beneath the vehicle
and, with head cocked to one side, makes
a sign to tho doctor that very likely ho,
would bo agrecablo to an urgent ro quest
to get in and ride. So tho doctor pulls
up short, and wi th a single bb und Dick
is in the carriage, laughing broadly and
surveying tho 'surrounding landscape
with outstretched neck and twinkling
eyes. Thus ho rides for a milo or so,
and then tires of getting over ground in
that humdrum 3tyle.
?His next act is an extraordinary one. ;
Placing his forefeet firrajy on the rail of j
tho dashboard, ho sudden ly vaults over
the'board and lands squarely on the'
horse's haunches. There ho sits up
straight and tall and very cool, in the
CTistoiaazy cauino attitude vi reneoilcn*
j and. whether tho horso goes ?low or fast
maintains his perch unshaken. That
posture ancLrole pleasos Dick immensely,
and it appears to amuso the Doctor, as
! woll as tho whole countryside, which
grins broadly to seo tho Doctor's big
road horso loping along tho highway
with tho big collio rocking on its back,
and bowing and beaming on tho world.
As for tho horse, it offers no objection
to tho act, but with ono car cocked for?
ward and tho other backward It has a
curious expression, as if wondering what
that dog will, do next.
A Telegrapher'* lilunder That Startled
mid MystlUed n Station Agent.
Last year a party of twenty Dunkards
was en routo to tho general conference,
via St. Louis, says the Nashville Ameri?
can. No agent accompanied thorn, and
a telegram was sent to Union Depot
Passenger Agent Bonner to "meet
Tho roligious education of tho tele?
graph operator who received the mes?
sage had boon neglected. He had nover
heard of tho Dunkards, and, supposing a
mistake had boon made, ho just inserted
tbo letter "r," and when Bonner ro
ceived the message it read: '"Meet No. 4.
Twenty drunkards aboard. Look after
bonner was somewhat taken aback.
IIo did not know but that an inehreiato
asylum had broken loose, but any way
prompt action was necessary. Hho
twenty drunkards must bo desperato
men or tho dispatch would not hare
been sent, and murder might liavo boon
committed on the road.
Bonner posted off to police bead
quarters, and his story did not lose in
tho telling. Tho chief of police, alivo
to the exigencies of the situation, mado
a special detail of ten policemen and a
The policemen were drawn up in a
line at tue depot, and intense excite?
ment prevailed among tho numerous
depot loungers, a rumor having gained
currency that a desperate band of train
robbers was on the incoming train.
In due time tho train arrived, but no
party of roystering drunkards alighted.
The party on the train was composed of
several pious-looking gentlemen with
broad-brimmed hats* who stood around
as though expecting somo one.
Bonnor approached one of them and
"Had any trouble on the road?"
"No, brother," said tho gentleman,
"none that I know of. And now I'll
ask you a question: Do you know a
gentleman named Bonner?"
"Yes, I am Mr. Honncr," was tho
"Well, these brethren and myself aro
Dunkards, and you were to meet us and
put us on the right train. Didn't you
get a telegram?"
Bonner was completely done for. IIo
excused himself, and, calling the ser?
geant of police aside, ho told him that
it was all a mistake and ho and his men
could go back to headquarters. Then
ho disposed of his religious frionds,
went around and cussed out tho tele?
graph operator, after which ho had to
"set 'em up" for the whole polico force
on the promise to keep mum.
Hard Talc of a Snake's Tail.
A. C. Caplingcr and Heffcrson Scott,
two farmers of Georgetown, \T. Va.,
killed a snake in Caplingar's barn-yard
which measured four feet thrco inches
in length. Tho snake's body was tho
color of an ordinary home snake, bat it
was different from any ever seen in that
section. The snake's tail consisted of
a born four inches long, of about tho
same color as tho body, except half an
inch of the extreme end, which was
pure white. Tho horn was hard as
steel and as sharp as a knife-blade. Mr.
Scott cue the born off and is saving it
is a curiosity
Eastern Capitalist (as the cyclone gets
by)?W-W-What was it th-th-that?struck
Kansas Man?Why, friend, don't you
know? That was our real estate boom!
"It's an 111 Wind," Etc.
"Those pesky flics!" was the silent
ojaculation of the bald-kcr.dcd members
Df the congregation.
"IJless those flics," said tho ministor
to himself. ??There will bo no ono
islccp during tho sermon."?Boston
The I.OTcly Pests.
Angry Farmer?See here! don't yon
know I can't afford to have my grass
trampled down for tho sake of a few
berries? You'll havo to move out of
Lady from tue City?Wo are not pick?
ing berries: we arc gathering a handful
of those lovely, charming, golden
hearted, snow-tipped, ox-cyo daisies.
Farmer?Oh, I beg pardon. Go right
ahead, and como again to-morrow and
bring your relatives.?Judge.
Very Good Reasons.
"No, Mr. Waverly; I respect and es?
teem you above all men. In timo I am
confident I might learn to love you, but
I can never, never be your wife."
"Maudie?Miss Artclub-what aro
your reasons? Is it on personal grounds,
"No, Mr. Waverly. You wear cork?
screw pattern pan?er?trousers, and
you know I am a member of the W. C.
T. U."?The Jury.
Ned Bunco (accosting Timothy Clover
on street)?How-dy, sir; you seem to he
quite familiar with the city. Will you
bo good enough to inform me where I
can find- the McGinty statue? I am a
Timothy Clover?Kain't allus go by
th' looks, friend. I be a stranger in town
Ned Bunco?You don't say so.
Timothy Clover?Yep. For a fac'.?
It Would. . .
Mr3. Boneyman (off for the summer
and persistent in keeping her serving
maid)?Now, John, if Mary becomes
dissatisfied, try to pacify her. Treat
her nicely and mako her some littlo
Mr. Ilone.yman?All right, my dear,
I'll do my best. If I kiss her every
morning and give her some diamonds,
tbat will be sufficient, don't you think?
Aunt Dinah (to caller}?Yo' don' tell
mo dat Brer Holdy done tuk down wid
ae measles at dis lato day? Why, he
war s'posed to have 'em more'n fo' weeks
Caller?Well, yo' know, Dinah, Brer
Holdy am ?a"fr slow, I 'spect it gwine
take him a munf to cptch do rafitolcs
after ho SJfcUi dT '(HnVB\rr#!r-'s'
A DUTT TO IO?KSKLF.
I It is surprising that people will use
acouimou, ordinary pill when tliev
can Heciire a valuable English on*
lot in? same money. Dr. Acker's
English pills are a positive cure tor
siek-b*?adache and all liver troubles.
They are small, sweet, easily taken,
aud do not gripe.
WE CA.N AM) HO
Guarantee Dr. Acker's Blood E ixir,
lor it has been fully demonstrat id to
the people of this country that it is su?
perior to a'l other preparations for
blood Diseases. It is a positive eure
for syphilitic poisoning, Ulcers, Erup?
tions and Pimples, it purities the
whole system aud thoroughly bnilds
up the constitution. Sold by Bud
well Christian & Barbee.
Desirable office or storo room inj
TJMES building, comer Third avsnufl*
and First street, s. w. The best ,oea
tion in the city. For terms and par?
ticulars, apply at this office.
Oia> excharges for sale at I'iik
times office; 20 cents per 100.
Thy Paul dories famous old Baker
wuinkey. J. F. Marshall & Co.,
augl5-2tu Sole agents for Roanoke:
Old exchanges for sale at TlTE
Timks office; 20 cents per lO'i.
Old exchanges tor sale at 1'hk
TlMKS office; 20 cents per 100.
A CHILD KILLED.
Another child killed by the use
of opiates given in the form* of seoth
inu syrup. Why mothers give f.heir
children such deadly poison is sur?
prising when they can relieve the
child of its peculiar troubles bv rsing
Dr. Acker's Baby Soother, it con
tains no opiuni or morphine. Sold by
bud well, (Jhristian & Barbee.
THK TIMES ollice has been removed
to tbe new building corner Third
avenue and First street, south-west.
I.ndieN llnve 'fried It.
A number of my lady customers
have tried "Mother's Friend,-' and
would not be without for many times
its cost. They recommend it ?.oall
who are to become mothers. P.. A.
Payne, Druggist, Greenville. Ala.
Write Braoiield Beg. Co., Atlanta,
Ga., for particulars. By Bud well,
Christian and Barbee. .
IS LIFE iVORTII LIVING ?
Not if you go through tin; world a
dyspeptic. Dr. Acker's Dyspepsia
Tablets are a positive cure for the
worst forms of dyspepsia, indigestiqn,
llatulencv and constipation, l unw?
anted aud sold by Budwell, Christian
There will be a general meeting
of stockholders ot the River nout
Company, held in the city of Lyuch
barg, Virginia, at Calistbenic Hall,
on Thursday, September 25th, at 1
o'clock p. m. All stockholders are
expected to be present in person or
Bv order of tbe Board ol' Directors.
a. m. Doyle,
au23&sep24 Acting Secretary.
The Times office has been removi d
to the new building corder Third
avenue and First street, southwest.
The Times office has been removi d
to the new building corner Third
avenue and First street, southwest,
The Clergy, the Medical Facility!
and the people all endorse Burdoc's
Blood Bitters as the best system reno?
vating, blood purifying tonic in the
world. Send for testimonials.
The Times offie? has been removed i
to the new building corner Third
avenue and First street southwest i
IN THE CLERK'S OFFICE OF
1 the Hustings Court, of the city of
Roanoke, on the 13th day of August,
P. C. Kelley and 1). M. Richardson, |
contractors, doing business under tie
tlrm name of ? Kelley & Richardson, j
plaintiffs, against Hugh Keogh and
the Norfolk ami Western Railroad
Companv, defendants, in chancerj
Tbe object of this suit is to attach
any money owing to the said Hugh
Keo^b by the Norfolk and Western
Railroad Company, and to subject
the same, or so much thereof as is
sufficient to the payment of the debl
due by the said Hugh Keogh to the
complainant. A.id an affidavit hav
iDg been made and bled that tbe de?
fendant, Hugh Keogh, is not a resi?
dent of tbe Stute of Virginia, it is
ordered th?t he do appear here, with
in fifteen days after due publication
hereof, and do what may be uecessan
to protect his inte.est in this ?tut.
And it is further ordered that a copj
hereof be published once a week tor
four week in the Ro: noke Daily Times
and that a copy be posted at tbe
front door of the court house of this
city on the first day of the next term
S. S. BROOKE.
Roy B. Smith, P. q. augl5th4t
J. E. it?ulcare & Co,
TIN AND SilEET-1 RON w a11E,
And dealers in all kinds of Cookiim
and Heating Stoves. Plumbing, and
Gas and Steam fitting done. Tin
rooting a specialty. Satisfaction guar?
anteed. _iO. 115 First avenue, Roan
oke, Va. ap5-tf
C A. HEATH,
The well-known Jefferson Street
Has opened a Barber Shop in Hotel
Room in ba??m*nr.. mvil
Tie Citizens Bank of Hamb
Salem Avenue, between. Jefferson
and Henry Streets,
J. B. Levy, President. Late cashier
Commercial Bank, Roanoke, Va.
John Ott, Cashier. Late cashier
City Bank, Richmond, Va.
Accounts of brnks, bankers, corpor?
ations, merchants, and individuals
solicited. Our facilities for doing a
general banking business are equal to
to any banking house in V irginia.
Collections a specialty and prompt
remittances made. Interest .allowed
on time deposit* mlS-tf
Steam Botii Ms,
GEO^P. CARR, Propr.
Sole Wholesa'e Dealer and Bottler
of The Celebrated Fass Schneider's
Beer, The Bergncr & Engle PIila.
Export Beer, India Pale Ale, Por'er
and Brown Stout, also manufacturer
of Soda Wavefv Sarrapariila, Ginger
Ate and fifi?tOT und Vfbhy W-ar?^.
ftcVj etc. ?nvflHJf?
IF YOLf WAIT TO IKE ill INVEST IN
FOIi EXAMPLE :
Three lot; .tbught'for 17,000 f,ve months ago, sold for
$35,000 last weeK
Similar Instances Numerous,
ea! Estate Agents,
Agents for nil kinds of property, improved and unimproved, city and 'nrburban
SEPH LAWSON SCO
Impo ters and Wholesale
ft U L ? L JL ft S,
No. 3 Jefferson Street, Gale Block,
Have in store and for sale 50 barrels Chester whiskev our own d?nn,-.*;? m
?arre,s celebrated Gh ... 0 I v biskey of which we w^^?SS^alS
Lawson's choice old velvei and, Wilson, and other brandl otPwhSSSytS
numerous to mention. Importland domestic brandies, gins, wines *J aH
of the celebrated brands in wood andgJassSO. eases Mun,...s cKfiX??
jnstreceiyed. Can famish anything in our line at lowest ii-mres
Special Attention Paid to Orders from Dry Districts. Come
and See Us.
GRAY'S SPECIFIC JIEDIC'IXE.
RADE MARK The < i reatTRAS* blAlt!
yr^. English Rem
I edy. An un
Ml <Zp failing cure
Jk for Sehiin d
i A SffkV rhea, Impo
3?f2S?TA8!HS.,, ''' ?' ? : PdAftEB TAKIHB. I
?ill diseases that follow as a sequence
of Self-Abuse; as loss of memory, Uni-j
wrsal Laseit?de.pain in the back,dim
uess of vision, premature old age, and I .
?nany other diseases that lead to in- n
uity or consumption and a preenia
are grave. , .
12 "Full particulars in our pamphlet, I
which we desire to si nd free by mail]
to every one. ?2T*The Specific Medi?
cine is sold by all druggiets at *1 per
package, or six packages for $5, or j
will be sent free by mail on the receipt
of the money, by addressing !lue befjt
BE GRAY MEDICINE CO.,
"J*YPPWT5 1 j : :
A strictly nrttt-ciaxe macuine. Fa.ly
warranted. Mad'- trom ry ' ? -t ma?
terial, by skilled workmen, ar.ii with
tools that have ever .ecu
devised for the purpose. Warranted
On account of counterfeits, we have pected of the very best typewriter
adopted the Yellow Wrapper; the only extant. Capable of writing" 150
genuine. ,-?-,,,-,? words per minate^-or more?according
So d in Roanoke, \ a., by Hud well, i ,? t. ? S ?,;.? nf ,!.??_ .
Christian & Barbee. - " janUdly to tbo ability oi the opera or.
! If there is no a_'cr;: rn. v'owr n
E, m tt' ? ? n n ? . a.ldress the manufacturers,
ast Mmu Virginia & Geoipi the parish mfg. co..
I Agents wanted. Parish, N. Y
i qo 9tf
REAL EST AT E brokers.
?;.;???:''.'??'.! Improved and uciniprov<-ii property m
;.3 j all parts of the 1 >
IfeliREXTIXG A SPECIAL! V
Is the only Short and
SOUTH. SGUTRWESTi WEST
I ?. AGENTS FO'< THE
- ' v : Parties wishing to purch ise Reu
? " I estate desirably located and on < -y
. r- . ' ; terms can be accommodated by call'mg
A *| 011 us. Ofhcc No. 110 Jefferson street.;
Direct Line GRAY ? BOSW
The finest Pullman Vestibule sleep?
ing car service in the Sonth? Pullman
Sleepers without change. Roanoke to
Knoxvi.'ie, Chattanooga, Rome, An
niston, Selina, Montgomery. Mobile,
and New Orleans.
Direct connection made at Rome j
and Chattanooga with through sleep
lite M i
Are now prepared to furnish meals ar*
JACKSONVILLE |POPULAR PRICKS,
For any further information address:
E. A. WARREN,
Trav. Pass. Agt. Bristol, Tenn.
C. A. Best scoter,
Ass. Gen. Pass. Agt.
B. W. Wrenn,
Gen. Pass. Agt.
a. l. gorley, President.
S. p. gorley, VTice President,
j. s. simmons, Sec'y and Treas.
irickand Tile Works,
Manufacturers Of first-class Brick of
all kinds, including No. 1 Press Brick,
Draining Tile, &c. Works on West
Campbell street, Roanoke, Ya. Box
One of the most 'nutritious, largest
yielding atid satisfactory crops, for
hav or gteen feed. Also makes excel?
lent winter ard spring grazing, or a
first rate crop for green soiling. Write
for prices and fall circular g ving fur
tlier information, also contu n n" de?
scriptive lists of Seed Wheat, Oats,
Rve Barley. Grass. Clo^e Seeds. Etc.,
mailed free. T. W. W< OD & SONS,
H and 10 *outh 14th St., Richmond, Va.
All the new and best yietdu'g varie
ties. Our fall circular conta ns full
de-eripnoiis, priese, .-re also valuable
information about 6 raises and Clovers
and full lists of Dutch bulbs, and all
.-eedsfor Pall f-o >i,. ed free,
-end for it. T. W. WOOD.* SOUS,
Seedemeu. 8 and 10 aouij? 14th 8t>t
RrchmOhd, Vn, awg?,?-w*ir-?w)?
Table boarders can be accommodated
and will receive prompt and
STEAKS, CHOI'S. AND ALL
' DISHES TO ORDER
SERVED !N PI RSI
<"old Lunch Counter attached,
where cold lunches are served from
5 a: m. to 12 p. m.
Fish, Clams and Game in
season a specialty.
i SALEM VA.
Choice of courses; commercial de?
partment; library 1*7,000 volumes
good morals; healthful eil mare; *ery
moderate expenses. Students fl/refO
States, Ind. Ter., Mexico, and Japan.
t?th year, begins Sept. 7th. li us
rated catalogue free. Address
JULIUS. D. DREHER, President,
mm 1 bro
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARB
and dealers in all kiads of
COOKINGako HEATING STOVES,
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting, Roofing
, Spouting and Jobbing. .
19 Safom Arno?, RQASOKB.