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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA NEWS.
Cnudtdntc Kpes Taken the Sl-amp?Com
Ing t<> Uoiuioke?Colony Pounders.
PETERSBURG, Va., Out. 1.?| Special|?
Idr. James F. Epos, the Domocrutio
nominee for Congress for this district,
ivill make his opening speech of the
campaign ut Sussex Court House to?
morrow (court day). Mr. Epes proposes
to make a vigorous canvass.
Mr. John Flowers, a well-known citi?
zen of Sussex county, had his leg broken
a few days ago by a kick from a horse.
Dr. It. M. Anderson & Son. dealers in
agricultural implements here, will short?
ly open a largo lumber yard in Roanoke.
This tirm is composed of wide-awake
The report of the port warden, sub?
mitted to the City Council at its meet?
ing this afternoon, shows that during
the past quaror HO vessels arrived in
this port, with a tonnage of 11,31)5.113.
The value of the freight of tin' port, in?
ward freight, for the quarter was 955,
The R. E. Leo Battery and the Peters?
burg Grays, two white military com?
panies of this city, were inspected last
night, by Assistant Inspector General
Col. Joe Lane Sterne, of Richmond.
The inspection of the Grays was fol?
lowed by a grand military ball.
Roy. T. W. Rosobro, pastor of the
Toth Street. Presbyterian Church in this
city, and Mr. O. B. Morgan loft this
morning for Hampton. Va., to at tend
the fall session of the East Hanover
Some months ago a party of Ohio
capitalists purchased several hundred
acres of land in Prince George county, a
.short distance from I Vtorsburg.on which
they propose to establish a colony.
Family residences, Eohool-housos and
mills are to be built and other improve?
ments made. To-morrow night a special
meeting of the chamber of commerce
und citizens is to be held to hear a state?
ment to be made by Rev. Mr. Hurl hart,
of Ohio, in reference to the proposed
Rev. Mr. Deggett. assistant rector of
Green Episcopal Church in this city, has
accepted*a call to a church in Missouri,
und will leave shortly for his future
The executive committee of the Arbi?
tral Lunatic Asylum will meef'iit the
asylum tomorrow for the transaction of
J-rof. CaracoHm IHsuppenrs ami Leaves
His Cfroditors in Iii?* Lurch.
Lyncuburo, Va.. Oct. l.?[Special]?
"Prof." Caracoflni, the Italian pugil?
ist, who has been running a training
school in the "manly art." has disap?
peared from the city much to the regret
Cf many of his confiding pupils and
tradesmen. The "Professor" had a fall
exhibition several days ago. after which
In1 borrowed all the money possible, and
departed. One of the victims says the
"Professor" had net progressed far with
him, but he'll bet that ho could whip
him out of bis boots if he reappears.
Our people are making every prepa?
ration to entertain the big crowd which
will be hero next week.
There Is considerable talk here now
about tho extension of the Baltimore
and Ohio railroad to Lynchburg. One
of our most prominent business men
yesterday said to TllR TlMKS correspon?
dent: "I am In favor of the City of
Lynchburg building the line to Lancas?
ter and presenting it to the Baltimore
and Ohio, if they will come to this city."
It is reported here that Mr. James \V.
Wright, a well-known Republican of
Campheij county, will be a candidate
for Congress, against Hon. Paul C. Ed?
herford Or v. Va..Oct. 1 . -[Special ]?
"Mrs. Annie Turner, who left this place
on Wodnssdayof last week-, after a visit
to friends, died at her home near Mont?
gomery White Monday evening.
Mr. John McVeigh, of Roanoke1, was
The real estate firm of Thomas. Nohns
A-. Co.. dissolved yesterday. Mr. Thomos
Mr. George. L. Colgate, of the firm of
G cor go L. Colgate iV.- Co., real estate
agents, contributed $1,000 to the Jeter
Pulled in Another lien of Thieves.
Charlie Hunter, colored, another one
of the numerous thieves which have in?
fested Roanoke recently, was arrested
yesterday at Charlie Morton's on Kail
road a*.enue, a popular resort for such
characters. He stole a watch at Blue
Held Friday and skipped. The chief of
police was notified to look out for him,
and Officer Browning pulled him. Ho
was a companion of Mose Sanders who
was arrested last week and escaped
when Mose was arrested.
The Hospital Committee.
The Hospital canvassing committee
?will meet, this evening at. the residence
of T. T. Fishburn, the chairman, to pre?
pare a prospectus, which will be for?
warded to many gentlemen outside of
the city, who are interested in Roanoke
enterprises. Apian of canvassing will
You art' in ;i Itad Pix.
But we will cure you if you will pay
us. Nervous and Debilitated, suffering
from Nervous Debility, Seminal Weak?
ness, and all the effects of early evil
habits, or later indiscretions, 'which
lead to Premature Decay. Consumption
or insanity, should semi for and read
the "Book of Live," giving particulars
Of a home Clirc. Sent (sealed) by ad?
dressing Dr. Parker's Medical and Sur
' gleal Institute, 151 .North Spruce street.
Nashville, Tonn. They guarantee a
cure or no pay.- Th" Sunday Morning.
Mrs. Ella V. Let band desires her
Music Class and others wishing to join,
to meet her at her room. Xo. 0. Rorer
Park Hotel, today October 2nd, 1800.
Ladies Have Tried It.
A number of my lady customers have
tried "Mother's I'rionit." and would not
be without for many times its cost.
They recommend it to all who are to
become mothers. R. A. Payne, Drug?
gist, Greenville, Ala. Write Bradtteld
Reg. Co., Atlanta, <?a., for particulars.
Sold by Budwell Christian & Barbee.
Hu CRIED "RATS.'
Atxl Thereby Benauio the Orljrlnutor of o
niont I'opill?r Slurring l'hrune.
Whoro do slang phrases originate?
Thousands of peoplo habitually indulge
in the uso of slang without a thought or
a bare as to tho source from which tho
vulgar phraso came, and often without
the slightest idea of its original mean?
ing. Doubtless many of thorn are coined
by minstrels and burlesque actors, but
often some simplo incident is responsi?
ble for expressions whi?h sweep ovor
tho country and have their uso in tho
mouths of gamin and the careless of
speech, until superseded by somo word
A few years ago, says tho Iloston
Globe, a celebrated polo team was play?
ing a match gamo in one of our Massa?
chusetts cities with a team from a
neighboring city. Tho visiting team,
called tho Star, woro its namo conspicu?
ously embroidered on tho breast of tho
As the gamo progressed it became evl
dent to tho spectators that the referee,
who was in sympathy with the visiting
team, was unfair in his decisions. This
caused great ill-feeling, especially as tho
members of tho team were rough and
rowdyish in their behavior. Suddenly,
as their conduct became more exasper?
ating, some one in the audience shout?
ed: "Rats!" The cry was instantly
taken up, and throughout tbo remainder
of the gaum the audience continued to i
apply it to the turbulent players.
Finally one of them, unable to endure
the slurring appellation any longer, !
went to the man who bad originated the
cry, and said: *
"Why do you call us rats?''
"You ought not to take any exception
to the name,'' replied the gentleman ad- j
dressed: "you behave worse than rats, \
and besides you wear tho word on vour i
breasts. Spell tho name of your team |
backwards." Sure enough. Star spelt j
backwards could make no other word i
A large number of people from other
States were in the rink at the time,
including several visiting teams, and i
thenceforth tho word "rats" was taken
up as an expression of contempt.
THE BABY CYCLONE.
Mow It DnlUod with captain Jack nmt
Spoiled IIIh ttenuty.
A baby cyclone is what Amos R. Acton,
of Butto City, called the storm which
swept over his place a few days ago.
Here is the way he described it to a j
: Denver News man:
I "It was just about five o'clock in tho
afternoon, and my wifo and 1 were talk?
ing of cyclones. All at once I beard a
rushing' sound, and I saw my little
woman turn pale with fright. I rushed
to the door which opened upon the ver?
anda, and there was the fearful funnel
shaped cloud which has so often been
described by the newspapers; but it was
small. Its dimensions did not exceed
those of a big country ash-hopper.
Thousands of small articles of house
bold furniture, tin pans, bits of chairs
and towels and tablo linen, books and
music, gyrating around in tho air.
I These things wcro not taken over thirty
feet high, but were carried right along
with the whirling wind.
"Whilo this dlminutivo tornado was
approaching I got the chickens and the
children all in the house. I also had a
nice dog, Captain Jack. I tied him to I
the leg of tho table, but ho got looso j
and ran into the front yard just as tho j
atmospheric revolver toro down tho |
fence and walked into my grounds.
"As soon as the injudicious dog got
Bight of the cyclone he made a dash for
it. He was faithful to his trust. I j
made up my mind there and then to !
erect a tablet over his tomb wit h that
! inscription. However, he was not !
killed, but he was made idiotic by tho
terrible twirling and tho fact of his
having boon thrown through a straw
' stack. His long hair was cork-screwed
j in all directions and it was stiffened '
' with fright. It has ovor since remained
, as it was when the little eye let loose
I of him. Captain .lack is now no longer
handsome. His disposition is soured,
loo, and our baby yells murder when?
ever the poor pup's blasted beauty
meets his gaze."
JONAH AND THE WHALE.
! A Salt Lake Minister (Uvrs an Explana?
tion of Its-.; Story.
"Doctor," said a Salt Lake Tribune re
i porter to a cit y minister, "is there not a
I natural explanation of tho whale's
! swallowing of Jonah'.'"
"Yes. In the first place there is noth?
ing in tho Hebrew to show that it was
what we call a whalo. The. word trans?
lated into both tho Septuagint and tho
New Testament by the Greek 'Kalos'
means simply a sea monster; and this
word was the one used by our Lord in
his reference to this account of Jonah
(Matthew xii.,5)0-41). So far, therefore,
as the Hebrew or Greek words are con?
cerned the fish may have been a whale,
a shark, a sea serpent or any other large,
monster of the deep. Hence, there is
nothing incredible in the statement that
Jonah, upon being thrown into the sea,
was quickly overtaken by a sea
monster and swallowed without suffer?
ing any mutilation, providing tho
monster was largo enough. It is well
known that the waters through which a
vessel in sailing from Joppa to any
Spanish port must pass were frequented,
in early times, by a species of shark
called sea-dog, having a throat large
enough to swallow a man whole. The
French naturalist, Laocpode, in his
'Illstoiro des Poissons,' states that sea
dogs have a lower jaw of nearly six feet
in semi-circular extent; which enables us
to understand how they can swallow en?
tire animals as largo or larger than our?
selves. lUumonbnch, the German zoolo?
gist, in his 'Manual of Natural History,'
is authority for tho additional facts that
sea-dogs have been taken weighing live
tons, and that a horse has been found
whole in tho .stomach of a sea-dog. And
Pliny, 60 A. I)., gives an account of
the skfdeton of a .sea monster forty feet
long, whoso ribs wcro higher than those
of an Indian elephant. This skeleton,
Pliny says, 'was brought from Joppa, a
city of Judea, and exhibited in Rome by
M. Scaurus.' "
OLD ?JUDGE MORRIS
The First Woman Kver Appointed Jucilc?
OT tho I'CUVC.
Tho admission of Wyoming to State
ihood recalls tho pioneer days of woman
julticc-holding in that unique eivlliza
[tlom Hester Morris was tho llrst wom?
an appointed a justice of tho peaco in
tho United States. In those rough
pioneer times tho howle-knifo and pis?
tol oftener sottled disputes than did 3
'court of justice Mrs. Morris was a tall,
?Elizabethan typo of woman, with as rug?
ged features and as brusquo a method ol
expression as has been ascribed to the
English Queen. Her first caso in a
"Wyoming court concerned a quarrel bo
tween two young men, who wero brought
before her armed with bowie-knives and
pistols. Sho had known them since
their boyhood, and in spito of tho fact
that a scene had been expected on hot
first appearance, a few words of mother?
ly advice to those who had known hei I
kindness, and a little nativo mother-wlI
carried the day. After that there was
no more trouble Sho was a particulai
"terror" to a certain class of evil-doer ;.
Men who had been arrested for beating
their wives or for general drunken dis?
turbances of tho peace invariably plead?
ed not to ho brought up before "Old
Judge Morris." They wanted to bo tried
How Aluerica Im pressed Ulm,
I heard last night n good story ol j
William 1). Uowells and the early days i
of bis service as United States Consul at j
Venice says a New York Star reporter. |
Through an unlucky accident he reached ,
that city with a rip in his trousers, r.nd )
almost his Hrst duty was to vi>it i tailot j
and order a suit of clothes. Tho tailor j
was obsequiousness itself, and Mr. I
IIowolls, then a very young man, was I
much struck w.ltu the distinguished con- j
Bidcratiou with which bis custom was I
received. On leaving tho shop, how- i
ever, he casually said to the cringing
tailor that ho was tho United States Con- j
sul, when the man's manner instantly ,
changed, and bo promptly said: "In .
that caso, sir, you will kindly pay in ad
Chappio (surprised)?Did you wcally
kiss that little dog just now?
Maud (fondling her pet)?Yes, but
don't be alarmed. I'm not going to kiss
A rtor.T.TXO stono is about ar? success?
ful In gathering moss as a street fight is
in pat boring policemen.?Puck.
The leading-bouse in Southwest
"We are now serving- tho celebrated
LH H?VEN BAY OMRS.
In every style?Fried, Stewed, Broiled, !
etc., and we make a specialty of
STEAMED OYSTERS, j
In addition, we have the finest j
Pool and Billiard Parlor ;
in the State.
Ladies' and Gents' Diniug'
Rooms up stairs.
OPEN ALL NIGHT.!
Clias. J. Orrnsby, \
/~1 RAND OPENING SAUE OF TUE
V* Wytheville Development Company.
Sale will begin September 30, at I
"TIIK OK.M OK Till: AI.LKOILVXIKS"?"Tili: J
BAILYTOOA OF TIIK SOUTH."
The county seat of Wytho county,
which was awarded tho diploma with
.-.".00 premium at the Virginia Exposi?
tion at Richmond, in isss. in Minerals .
and Woods. Population 4,000. Altitude
Wythe County has two blast and 11 f- |
teen charcoal iron furnaces, and sev- j
oral zinc and lead furnc.es. Wytheville
offers free the best silos and greatest
inducements to manufacturing indus?
tries of any city In the South. The
Wytheville Development Company's
reserve fund for new industries alone
amounts to?180,000. Wytheville is the
centre of the richest mineral region in
the South. Wytheville exempts all
manufacturing Industries from munic?
ipal taxation for ten years. Wythe?
ville has beautiful and well-paved
streets (10, 70 and tiT feet in width. Two
electric light plants and three water
systems. Wytheville has the best pub
lie schools and the handsomest school
building in Virginia: has three female
colleges and two male acadamies. Ow?
ing to its mineral waters, free to visit?
ors, which are highly curative for many
diseases, and its great altitude, it has
grown into a great and fashionable [
The Wytheville Development Com?
pany will place on tho market. Septem?
ber 30, f?00 residence and business
lots of its property in the new West
End Extension, lying between the
Wytheville Cotton Mills and the "Jack?
son Dark Hotel.'' on both of which work
has just begun. This property to be of?
fered for sale for the first time, Septem?
ber 30, is the most beautiful property in
Wytheville. and will be priced at very
reasonable figures in order to encour?
age Investments; Investments in
Wytheville real estate within tho last
ninety days have bourne from 100 to .">()(>
percent, to investors.
The Norfolk and Western railroad,
running from Norfolk to the West and
Northwest, will have on sale at. stations
on line and agencies in New England
special excursion round-trip tickets to
Wytheville. good until October 31,
For further particulars, apply to W.
[j, YOST, president of the Wytheville
Development Company, Wytheville, Va
Ten per cent, discount on all goods, Friday
and Saturday, September 19th and 20th,
the first two days of our
The clothier, tailor and hatter, No. 44 Salem avenue, Roanoke, Va.
E. M. Dawson, Manager.
Collars and cuffs not included in this sale as they are contract
i^oods, and we have not the power to reduce them. jani
Has been in Roanoke since May 15, 1S90, and are still in the ring selling boots and
shoes, hats and caps and clothing for all mankind.
Of every description. "We sell our goods for the cash and at
With the plain English figures marked on the goods, so all can see we do not hide the
faults of the majority of clothing houses. This is plain talk, and we want all to under?
stand we mean it. Call at our store and convince vourself.
142 First avenue s. w.
We wish to rail your attention to the
fact that the
Is still going on at F-. G. May's, and
we can save you big money II you will
call ami examine our lino of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOES, ETC.
Shoes at prices lower than the lowest,
in fact almost at your own figures. An
examination will pay you. aug-7tf
"W". iFDEZDIO-O & CO.
Real Estate Agentsj
W. S. GOOCII,
C. B. HOG E,
11. Li. chiles;
Sec y & Tr.,
OFFICE IX CITIZENS' BANK BUILDING.
Makesand Negotiates First-Class Investments
Heating by Steam. Hot Water or Hot
J. E. Mulcare & Co
ROOPIXG, OUTTKIIINO, BPOUTIXO.
101 JEFFERSON ST..
nO A NOK K,.VIUOIXIA.
Estimates cheerfully given on this line
of worl;. joO-tim.
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WAR]
And dealers in all kinds of cooking and heating stoves. I
Plumbing and gas and steamfitting done. Tin roofing a
specialt}-. Satisfaction guaranteed. No. 115 First avenue,
Roanoke, Ya. ap.vtf
Wm. F. ILvkki:.
Wm. II. Mauki.rv.'
BAKER & MARKLEY.
Real Estate Agents,
Have removed to 160 Salem avenue
s. w.. Roanoke. Virginia.
City property, farms and mineral lands
sold. Correspondence solicited.
ROANOKE REAL ESTATE.|
For example: Three lots bought for $17,000 five
months ago sold for $35,000 last week.
Similar instances numerous.
FRANCIS B. KEMP & C0|
lESea,! Estate ?gents.
Agents for all kinds of property, improved and unimproved, city and suburl