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eradicates blood poi?
son and blood taint.
Cevhral bottlesof Swift's Specific (S.S. S.)
? entirely cleansed my system of contagious
blood poison of the very worst type.
Wm. S. Loomis, Shxeveport, La.
cures scrofula even
in its worst forms.
Ihad scrofula In 1881, and cleansed my
system entirety from it by taking seven
bottles of S. S. S. i have not had any symp?
Spartanburg, S. C.
has cured hundredsof
I cases of skin cancer.
Treatise on Wood and Skin Diseases mailed
'ree. Swift SPECIFIC Co.. Atlanta, U.i
The Judge of- Hanover
Tim. Howard suffered for three years
with lung ar.ti throat troubles, anil last
spring was thought by his neighbors to
he dying. I heard of his condition and
gave him A. B. C. Tonic. Its effect was
magical. In a very short time he was
able to leave his bed, and now regards
himself a well man. Others in this
vicinity have taken the "Tonic" with
S. C. REDD,
Beaver Dam Depot, Hanover Co., Va.
SOLD BY ALlTdRUGGISTS.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseases
by mall f reo. Address
a. Ba e, eraGM, S0c,
17 S. 12th ST., RICHWONr^WL J
The reason KA DA M S M ICRORE KIL?
LER is the most won?
derful medicine, is he
$ cause It has never
failed in any instance,
no matter what the
disease, from Leprosy
i to tho simplest disease
known to the human
The scientific men
~JH2-^^ of to-day claim and
prove that every disease is
Caused by .Microbes,
Baton's Microbe Killer
Exterminates the microbes and drives
them out, of tho system', and when that
is done you cannot have an ;?: he or pain.
No matter what the disease, whether a
simple ease of malaria rover or a combi?
nation of discuses, we eure them all at
the same time, as we treat all diseases
Asthma, Consumption, Catarrh, bron?
chitis, Rheumatism, Kidney and Liver
Disease. Chills and Fovor, female
Troubles, in all Its forms, and in fact,
??very disease known to the human sys?
Beware of Fraudulent Imitations.
See that our Trade Mark (same as
above) appears on oach jug.
Druggists, Sole agents. or. Jeliorson
and first, ave. s. w.
Gents.: I now
write to let you
know that I have
boon using your
Bitters, and also
to tell you what
hey have done for me. I have been
roubled with dyspepsia for years. I
commenced the use of your Burdock
Blood Bitters and they have brought
me out all right. The use of three
bottles conferred the great benefit,
Jor which I feel profoundly grateful.
I will never b*? without it.
an!4 d ly WM. H BELKER.
Dyeing, Cleaning, Repairing.
You will savo money by bringing
your dirty clothes to be cleaned or
dyed and repaired to me. .Charges
moderate. Work first-class.
Corner Campbell and Henry streets,
Roanoke. Va. tf
Salem Avenue, between JeiTcrson and
J. B. LEVY, President, late cashier
Commercial Hank, Roanoke. Va.
IL M. Dickinson.
Accounts banks, bankers, corpor?
ations, merchants, and individuals
solicited. Our facilities for doing a
general banking business are equal to
any banking house in Virginia. Col?
lections a specialty and prompt remit?
tances made. Interest allowed on time
Only a Few Chinamen Can Raieo
On one Tune's KIcht-Tnch Mustache?
"Winer Sing's Galiviiyn I.tc Kee'H Im?
perial?Hair tho Mongolian'.*
which will cause hair to prow on tho
human face can reap a substantial re
| ward in Mott street. Should tho lucky
I man choose to go to China be can re?
turn in a year the owner of fabulous
sums, to cay nothing of tho penis of
priceless value which will ho show
1 cred upon him by tho grateful China?
If there is any man in the world who
desires a mustache, a whisker, or a
goalee it is the almond-eyed Celestial.
Hair, from time immemorial, has been
the Mongolians' chief delight.
Of all tho dwellers in semi-tropical
climes the true Chinaman has been
cursed by the lack of ability to raise a
beard. Cruel' Dame Nature has placed
! the hair follicles too far apart in hi:;
I faoo for the cultivation of a thick
growth. If, perchance, he has. by care?
ful nurture and persistent caro coaxed
hair to jrrow on bis upper lip or chin,
the individual sprouts are further apart
than they are in tho face of a white
man, and much thicker. In fact, the
ordinary Chinaman's mustache resem?
bles, in regard to the area covered, the
growth of hair en an elephant's back,
where there is a barren waste between
The Chinaman covets hair on his faco
because it is regarded as a symbol of
authority and power. Tho gold foil
Joss in the orthodox templo in 'Mott.
street has a ugoldcn mustache which
droops, as large around as a lead pencil,
A BASE-BALI. 2JUSTACUB.
? upon his breast- The pod of war at bis
i side is also blessed with a most surpris
i ing board, which strays all over his
I face like si brush heap in distress.
Some four centuries agolivo hundred
i thousand Wanchoo Ter tars swept into
' China and conquered two million
I Chinamen. The Tartars, coming from
I a colder climate than that of China, had
! a greater capacity lor raising boards.
Tho Tartars were quickly assimilated
, by the swarming Chinese, and with the
assimilation came a slightly increased
capacity for raising hair,
j This tendency has been fostered
j through all the succeeding ages until,
i by assiduous cultivation, the big chiefs
are now able to raise a lead-pencil
mustache. This privilege, however, is
j only enjoyed by men of high caste.
It would be as impossible for an ordi?
nary Chinese laundryman to raise a
mustache like that of a Uowery dimo
museum woman as it would be for a
cow to handle a musket.
a MusTAcnrc nioiiT ixciirs loxo.
The most ornate upper-lip adornment
?vorn by a resident Chinaman of New
York is owned by a former priest in tho
orthodox temple. His namo is Quong
Tung. His mustache is eight inches
l&ng and just about the general propor?
tions of a rat's tail.
It is kept in splendid condition by its
proud proprietor. None but the costli?
est cosmetics and oils are ever allowed
to come in contact with this ornamental
appendage. Whenever bo goes out for
a promenade down Mott strcot this
QUOXO TOXO'S MUSTACHE.
fortunato Quong is tho admiration of
all tho opium caters in tho street.
With disdainful ge stures be strokes tho
rat-tail with a lover's touch, and a
smilo of conscious prido mantles his
mahogany face as bo spurns tho side?
The wicked little boys on tho llowery
say ironically, as be goes by:
"Ah, there, Chang! Whero'd yo git
I ibc shoe-laces?"
But among tho seven thousand China?
men in New York City Quong is the
only man who can ralsoa mustache over
half an inch in length. Indood tho ma?
jority of hairs in Mott street mustaches
are not moro than ono-quartor of an
inch in length. There is scarcely
enough length of hair to ticklo a lady's
cheek, provided that it wa3 necessary
for a laundryman to saluto a woman in
tho Amorican fashion. Tho hair grows
out just long enough to become por
ccptiblo to the naked eye and thon grim
fato stops tho growth. This is rather
rough on John, and ho can not become
reconciled to it, and is forever striving
to stimulato its growth. ]
A CHINAMAN WITH GAZ.WAT8.
There is one individual in Chinatown
who has succeeded in bringing out a
pair of Galways, or side-whiskers, in
front of his ears. Thcso black blocks
on his saddle-colored checks aro about
ono inch wido and two inches long.
These precious hairs aro brushed and
oiled carefully overy day, with scarcely
any wear upon tho brush.
Once a weok tho itinerant Chinese
barber, who goes around with his tools
under his arm in a little lacquered box,
is called in by AVing Sing, tho proprie?
tor of the whiskers, and carefully fixes
up what there is of the Galways. Wing
Sing is very proud of his whiskors, but
he does not obtain tho distinction en?
joyed by his forefathers, because his
whiskers arc not fierce looking and do
wino sing's SIDE WHISKERS.
not cover a largo enough area to bo a
prominent feature of bis face.
ONLY ONE CIIINESR IMPERIAL
TjPO Koe, of Now York City, wears an
imperial, ills can hardly bo called by
so dignified a name, becauso it is only
as large as a thimble.
Curiously enough, while tho owner of
tho thimble imperial is a comparatively
young man, tho hair is gray. A cyni?
cal observer says that tho hairs aro
slowly dying of loneliness and grief,
l.ee Koe would like to raise a mustache,
but Joss has declared otherwise.
To show his passionate desiro for hair
on his upper, it is said that not long
since an Amorican with a long silken
mustache called upon him. Poor Lee
Koo's eyes were fastened upon tho mus
tacho with unalterablo longing.
After they had becomo slightly ac?
quainted Lee approached the American,
and placing his hands upon his shoul?
ders dro.V his lips over tho mustache of
his new friend. AARON WlLEY.
A STRANGE CASE.
A Man Who, Arrordlns to t tin ffur
ISrcord. Han I'uo:i I)pad fur I'nrt v Years,
Hut Who Is Still Al.vo ami Wi ll.
There is a man living in Alta Vista,
Kan., who is officially dead, and has
been dead ever since 1^4(5-7. lie en?
listed in an Illinois roglmonU,and went
] to Mexico during tho war with that
country. lie was killed, and bis death
j properly and officially recorded by tho
officers of his regiment. The War Do
: partmeut record shows the day, date
! and'circumstances .of his death. After
the war he was mustered out of service,
went to New York, lived there several
years and then traveled from State to
: State until he finally located in an Illi?
nois town about a hundred miles from
his former homo.
Ueing dead, his dependent mother se?
cured a land warrant for one hundred
and sixty acres of land, on his account,
lived upon it and there died.
During tho civil war the dead soldier
enlisted in another Illinois regiment,
fought all through the war, made an ex?
cellent record as a soldier, became a
Captain, and was mustered out of the
service with that rank. Tho records of
the War Department show that bo was
killed during the Mexican war, and that
he served gallantly through tho war of
! tho rebellion.
Recently tho soldier applied for pen
I sion on account of his Mexican warserv
j ice and was informed that be was dead.
Ho undertook to prove to the War De?
partment that ho was alive; but that
could not bo done, because ho was dead
sure enough, and his mother had long
since secured ono hundred and sixty
acres of land over his dead body. Heing
dead, ho can not get a Mexican war pen?
sion, nor can bo sccuro tho land grant
which was given to his mother.
lie can not get a pension for his serv?
ices during the civil war, for be was neith?
er sick nor wounded during that war. lie
is too old to tako up a land claim as a
j soldier and work it; henco he gets noth
: ing for his long and commendable serv?
ice, not even tho thanks of Congress.
; Tho Congressman who told mo this
story is trying to get a bill through Con?
gress for tho Mexican veteran who is
lead, and would not givo ino tho name
Df the soldier. Hut it is a truo story, 1
know, for I saw a portion of a letter ex?
plaining how becomes tobe on earth, in
spite of the official fact that ho has been
.lead nearly fifty years. S. D. F.
"My dorg can lick your dorg, Tommy
"lie can't do no sech thing, Tat9y
Mclntyrc; I ain't got no dorg."
"Well, my pa can lick yourn."
"Can't, neither; ain't got no pa."
"Well, my ma can lick yourn."
"Jh t she can't; ain't got no ma."
"What hev yer got, anyhow?"
"Well, jes' yer come over hero an' I'll
tako that out o' yor."?Ilarpei' - llazar.
and npuvtJIiy curt*
catarrh. Why do
you miltor? Oswl Is
an Infallible cute.
RATT'S UAT ILLER
' Vor n?-?l HUNK Blwp In j>?v\
nnva. snro Hpli mi<K-*i>io win k
dpnth.Coi.UUna IT y\ elkviually.
.no poKuu Q Vn.
Sold by Budwell, Christian ? Barbeo,
and all druggists. jyio-tf
.Sold by Budwell, Christian & Barbeo,
and all druggists. jylO-tf
SHENANDOAH VALLEY RAI Ii
S. F. TYf.GR, Receiver.
Schedule in effect Juno 2. IS90.
ARRtVK AT UOAXOKK.
5:00 p. in. Daily?Memphis Express.
from H?gers town and tho
North. Through Pullman
sleeping cars from New
York and Philadelphia to
Chattanooga and Memphis
via Harrisburg. Hagers
town and Roanoke.
10 a. m. Daily?New Orleans Ex?
press from New York, I'hil
adolphia and Baltimore,
making connection through
to ;tho South. Carries
through Pullman palace
buffet sleeping oar from
Philadelphia to New Or?
leans, without change, via
11 arrisburg, Ilagerstown,
Roanoke, Cleveland, Calera
and L. A: N. R. R.
:45 a. in. Daily?Baltiiiioro Express
from all points south for
Washington, 1 Bnltlmoro,
and New York. Carries
Pullman palace h?lfet
sleeping ear from Roanoke
to Philadelphia without
change, via Ilagerstown
f:20 p. in. Daily?New York and Phil?
adelphia Express, from
Memphis, Chattanooga and
all points south. For Phil?
adelphia and New York.
Carries Pullman palace
h?lfet sleeping cars through |
to Philadelphia and New
York via Roanoke, H?gers- I
town and llarrisburg.
Ticket agents will furnish all infor?
mation and through schedules upon ap?
(>. HOWARD ROYER.
(!. 1'. T. Agent, Roanoke, Va.
VTORFOLK & WESTERN RAI L
Schedule in effect Sept. 3rd, 1800.
I0:??i a.m. Daily: arrive Bristol 4:00
j). m. Stopsal all stations,
connecting at Bad ford with
trains on Now River Branch;
arriving at Pocahontas at
8:35 p. m.
.->:!.*. p. m. Daily, arrives Rad ford T
p. in., connecting with New
Rivor Branch ;ii 7::t."> p. in.,
for Bluellcld and Pocahon?
tas; arrives Pocahontas10:55
p.m. Arrivos Bristol 11:20
p. in., connecting with 10.
T. V. & G. 11. 11. for all
points south and west. Has
Pullman Palace Sleeper.
Roanoke to Memphis, with?
7:55 a. tu. Daily, arrive Rad ford !?:l">
a. in., connecting with New
River Branch, leaving- Rud
ford 12:10 p. in. Arrives
Bristol 12:40 p. in., connects
with B. T. V. & (I. R. R.
for all points south and
west: has Pullman Palace
Sleeper from Roanoke to
N e w O r 1 e a n s w i t h o u i
a. in. Daily: for Lyiicbhurg, Pe?
tersburg, Richmond, (vh;
Petersburg and R. ? 1'. It.
It..,) Norfolk and interme?
diate points; Connects at
Lynchburg with V. M. II.
IJ. for Washington and tho
East, leaving Lynchburg
r,':lu a. in. dally. Arrives
Norfolk 2.00 p. m.. connect?
ing with steamer lines to
Baltimore and New York.
10:10 a. in. Daily: arrives Lynchburg
11:50 a. in., connecting with
V. M. 11. R. for all points
north, arriving Washing?
ton 7:05 p. in.: arrives Pe?
tersburg 4:20 p. in.: arrives
Richmond, via I!. & 1'. R.
R.. 5:05 p. in.: arrives Nor?
folk 7.0U p. m.
3:45 p. ni. Daily: for Lynchburg and
intermediate stations; ar?
rives Lynchburg f?:4o p. m.
7:\!0 p. m. Daily; for Lynchburg and
intermediate stations; ar?
rives Lynchburg 0:20 p. in.
Cripple Creek Extension?Leaves
I'ulaski 8:15 a. m. Daily, except Sun?
day, and :i:t)(l p. m. Daily, arrive Ivan
hoe 0:45 a. m.. and 4:30 p. m.
Clinch Valley Extension (in operation
Aug. :t. to St. Paul. 81 miles)?Leave
Itluefiold 8:10 a. in., daily; arrive St.
Paul 12:55 p. in.
All Inquiries as to rates, routes, etc.,
W. B. P.EVILL.
Qcn'l Pass, and Ticket Agent.
( HAS. (I. EDDY, vice-president.
General Offices, Roanoke.
ray & Boswell,
REAL ESTATE BROKERS.
Improved and unimproved property in
all parts of the city.
RENTING A SPECIALTY,
AGENTS FOR THE
Exchange Building and Investment Co.
Parties wishing to purchase Real Es?
tate desirably located and on easy terms
can be accommodated by calling on us.
otllce No. 110 .lofforson street.
Gray & Boswell.
OSCAR D. DIR & CO., AGENTS, ROANOIE, i|
First Great Sale
AT TU F.
October 8, 9 and ! (X
(During the Fair) at 1 o'clock p. m.,
Of good size and well located, will bo sohl at pricey within the reach of
everybody. They adjoin the beautiful Asylum grounds, the fair grounds and
tin1 park, and aro being connected with tie1 city by
An ELECTRIC STREET RAILWAY Al BELT ROAD.
The Norfolk and Western also passes through the property. Tho kinds,
of the company are traversed by many streams, furnishing an abundance of
water for all purposes, engineers say. for a city of 100,000 Inhabitants.
Manufacturers will not have to depend upon an artitlcial supply of water.
Quarries of splendid building stone are now being operated on the property to
supply stone for various building enterprises. Among tho HOW industrial
enterprises established by the company are
Automatic Engine ai llaclime forks,
$100,000 paid-up capital, the only establishment of its kind in the South;
an extensive furniture factory, paid-up capital ?150,000 (the buildings for.
these plants, constructed of brick and stone, art' now in course of erection),
the principal ono of tho machine works being three stories and 350x150 in
size, and that of the furniture company live stories and 380x80 feet: tho
Washington Zinc Works, the buildings of which are substantially constructed
and cover an acre of ground: a brick works of 30,000 to 40,000 daily capacity,
now in operation: a magnificent
Poing erected: many comfortable residence buildings for operatives ar\ ^ ^
being built, and other extensive improvements are in course of construction.
Miles of streets have been graded, bridges built, and sewers constructed. Tho
weekly pay-roll of the company, for its hundreds of employes, will be very
large, and will, of Itself, bo a good basis for prolltahlo business in
all its branches.
lest Lynchburg Contains Over 900 Acres,
Located ad jacent to the prosperous city of Lyuchburg, with 25,000 inhabi?
tants, ami in the direction of Its natural growth. Lynchburg is at the interr
section of tho three great trunk railway.-, of tho South, with lines radiating in
several different, directions, ami reaching the sources of cheap Iron. con',,
coke, lumber, wool and other raw materials. The city bar; ample banking
facilities through seven prosperous hanks, and has a larger HsLoT established
industries of various kind -, than any other city in Virginia! with ono oxcep
tioii, including a mammoth how cotton factory that competes successfully
with tho New England factories. Its future is assured. Investors can find
no better place in the South to place their money to go.id advantage, or with
a surer guaranty of quick and prolltahlo returns than in
Remember the place and date of sale -Fair 13rounds, October s, it and'lO,.
J. C. FEATHERSTONE, Manager of Sales.
'forms?One-fourth cash, balance in ('?. p.' and IS months, on mortgage,
t ?>'"First and third deferred payments payable in paid-up stock of the
company at$75 per share.
VV. YV. FLAN.NIGAN,
Aii persons attending the West Lynch burg lot stile, and purchasing a lot,
will have their car faro both ways refunded by us. Maps and prices can bo
obtained atourofllce, 0 First street. OSCAR D. HERR & CO., lioanoko. Va.^
Special Agents. SCpt30 7k
J.R GREENE & CO.,
Duffev & Greene,
Arc now scllins out Ihoir imroonso stock of
-A_ T COST,
Preparatory to removing in their new and elegant storo rooms on Jefferson,
street next to the Times building. Go and see them; they
will treat, you right.
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MRS. GILMER'S SCHOOL
FOB "3TOTJ2^TO- LADIES?
120 FOURTH AVENUE, S. W., ROANOKE, VIRGINIA.
Thorough instruction in all departments. Primary, intermediate ami
senior in English. Mathematics and languages. Advantages also in music,
drawing, painting and elocution. Address for catalogue,
jylCwed&sun-tf MRS. PATTY L. GILMER.