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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA NEWS.
ttulldiag Active?An Order for Half n Mil?
lion Bricks?A Now Depot.
r?.\s:r City, Oct. S.?[Special]?Tho
Car Shops Company will at onoc begin
Jbo.Oi? otion of 810,000 worth of cottages
for tho use ot their employes.
A new postollice has been established
midway between Middlchrook and
Swoope, this county. It is known as
"Baylor" and .lames llaylor has been
commissioned as postmaster.
Tbe Basic City Hardware Company has
just given an order to a Harrisburg, Pa.,
firm for one-half million of brick to be
shipped to this place at once. Those
brick will be used in finishing tho walls
of the company's mammoth building,
and will begin to arrive in carload lots
to-morrow. It is the intention of tho
company to have the buildings com?
pleted, the machinery up and in run?
ning order and everything ready for
work by Dccembor 1.
Genera] Superintendent Geo. W.
Stevens, of the Chesapeake and Ohio
Railroad Company, has authoritively
announced thai a large and commodi?
ous passenger and freight depot will bo
built at Basic City sit once. The struc?
ture, which will be of tho very hand?
somest in all its appointments, belong?
ing to tho Chesapeake and Ohio people,
will be located at tbe point where Del?
phine ftvchuo crosses the company's
track in the eastern section of the city,
just a few yards from the present depot.
Fincasti.e, Oct. 2.?[Special]?Mr.
David Shaw, an aged citizen of Craig,
died at his son's, .lames Shaw, in
Spreading Spring Valley, yesterday,
while on a visit there. He was 70 years
of age und died of consumption;
Miss Urssie Foster, formerly of Boto
tourt. but now of Norfolk, is Stale or?
ganizer et" the W. C. T. I'. of Virginin.
Miss Foster is now at work on the
Kastein Shore, and is meeting with
Mr. R. I., ilousman, who has been en?
gaged in the mercant ile business in this
place, left yesterday for Clifton Forge,
where be will hereafter be connected
with the real estate firm of Messrs. Geo.
Swann & Co.
West Chkstkh Park. Oct. '.'.?[Soc?
ial J-- First race, three quarters of a mile?
Two Lips won. Kins ton second. Hood?
lum third, time 1:1.3. Second race, seven
eights of a mile, selling?Dr. Helmuth
won. Lady .lane second, Rancocas third:
time I:27J?. Third race, Woodburn
handicap, one mile?Tulla Blackburn
won, Madstone second, Pitz .lames third:
time 1:11. Fourth race, hunter stakes,
one and three-sixteenth miles?Sinaloa
won. Gloaming second, Eminence third:
time 2:04%. Fifth race, Rosemoad
handicap, live-eights of a mile?
Chatham won, Amulet second, fjpman
ithird; time 1. Sixth race, one and one
fourth miles, selling?Longshot won,
Sorrento second. Flood tide third; time
A German Spy.
Paris, Oct. 2.?[Special]?Madame
Bonnet, a woman arrested at Cannes on
Suspicion of being a German spy. and in
whose possession was found plans of the
defenses of that place, has confessed
that she was in the employ of the Ger?
man government at a monthly salary of
300 francs, besides which she received
fifteen francs daily for travelling ex?
Washington, Oct. 2.?[Special]?The
comptroller of a currency has declared
a seventh dividend of 5 per cent. in.
favor of the creditors of the Exchange
National Hank, of Norfolk, Va., making
in all 80 per cent, claims proved.amount?
ing to $2,802,210.
The extensive preparations of the
Shenandoah Land and Improvement
Company of Shenandoah, Pago county,
Va.. have now reached the point when
they are ready to place lots in t hat town
on the market, and they have announced
their first auction sale for the Sth of ,
This the town that has been selected by 1
the same gentlemen who have made
Roanoke what it is. compared to whom
there is no equal number who have had
so great sticces or are as prominent in
the present development of Virginia.
They are the saute, too. who have
made the .Norfolk and Western railroad
tho power for good that it is. At Shen?
andoah there is the most, comprehensive
.and extensive system of improvements
now actually under construction in tho
In addition to the present, large iron
furnace and railroad shops in operation
they are building an extensive rolling
mill, another furnace and will double
the present railroad shops.
Tbe plans of the hotel, water works,
water power, electric light plant and
the making of tbe streets are the equal
-of a large city.
This the most thoroughly equipped,
honestly conducted young enterprise on
an absolutely sound basis now offering
in tho Valley.
Special rates will be arranged from
principal cities. 0ctl,3&fi
Yon are in a Had Fix.
But we will cure you if you will pay
its. 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 send for and read
tho "Book of Live." giving particulars
of a home cure. Sent (sealed) by ad?
dressing Dr. Parker's Medical and Sur?
gical Institute. R?] North Spruce street,
Nashville, Tonn. They guarantee a
-euro or no pay.?The Sunday Morning.
Mrs. Ella V. LoGrand desires her
Music Class and others wishing to join,
tO meet her at her room. No. i>. Rorbr
Park Hotel, today October 2nd, 18?0.
Indies Have Tried 11.
A number of my lady customers have
tried "Mother's Friend." and would not
be. with ?ut for many times its cost.
They recommend it to all who are to
become mothers. R. A. Payne, Drug?
gist, Greenville, Ala. Write Bradfield
Heg. Co., Atlanta, Ga., for particulars.
8pld by Budwell Christian & JJarbcc,
THE ABLE BLACKSNAKE.
He Is a Dad FicMer from Awbt Dack
und i Vir? Nobody.
Ask any of tho farmers or hunters In
this part of Monroo County whether
they aro afraid of rattlesnakes, says a
Canadonsis (Pa.) correspondent of tho
Now York Sun, and they will answer
promptly that thoy don't mind thorn
vory much. Ask them if they fear
blaoksnakes, and thev will say yes with?
out tho slightest hesitation. This fear
of hlacksnakes has come down to most
of them from their parents with a story
that none of them is over tirod of toll?
ing. They all declare that it is true,
and it is so well known and is told with
so much solemnity and evident fear by
tho natives that it is hard to disboliovo
it. Tho story runs like this:
Many years ago a well-to-do farmer
lived with his family near tho barren
land verging on Pike County. His wife
was city bred and unused to many of
tho hardships that are a part of tho
farming woman's lifo. Sho was strong
and hardy. h/>wevor, with plenty of
nerve and grit enough to mako tho best
of things. One day, while her husband
was working in a clearing a good dis?
tance from the house, sho went down *to
tho spring for a pail of water. As sho
stooped over to All tho pail a black
snake, that bad been lying coiled near
the spring, jumped at her. She screamed
and jumped back, but the snake bad
buried its fangs in her dress, and beforo
she could recover hcrsolf sufficiently to
shake him off ho bad wound himself
about her so tightly as to prevent her
from walking. Then ho began slowly
to crawl upward. The poor woman
struck at tho snake with her bands.
They were badly bitten, but she was
so overcome with fright that she did not ;
mind this, and kept on striking at him. I
The serpent kept crawling up until his
coils were about her breast. Sho tried
to tear him loose, but sho was not strong
enough. She became nearly paralyzed '
by terror. The snake tlnally coiled '
himself around her neck and chokod !
her. She started toward the house, but j
sho had only gone a short distance when 1
she fell. In the evening sho was found
by her husband lying dead, with tho
snake still coiled about her neck.
This story, with tho well-known fact
that a blacksnako is ever ready and will?
ing to light any thing that lives, makes
the native afraid of him, and the man
who kills a blacksnako is thought to j
havo won a greater battle than the slayer
of a dozen rattlesnakes.
"You can't frighten a blacksnako,"
said one old hunter, "and the moro you
try to tho more ho ain't frightened. A
rattlesnako is a coward, and will run if
you give him half a chance. If ho
doesn't get the chance ho will rattle in j
fear, and then strike in desperation. A i
rattlesnake's bite is not nearly so danger- '
ous as many people suppose. All that '
you havo to do to render the wound harm- '
loss is to cut it as deep as tho fangs went, \
and then go to tho nearest brook and wash I
it thoroughly. A common poultico will [
soon heal tho wound mado by your knife.
Hut if a big blacksnako tackles you, and
you give him the chanco to get ono coll
about your body, why, then, look out,
for it is your lifo or his."
HOW DID IT FEED?
Perhaps It Got Its Board Out or the r.oc
That Surrounded It.
The following, says the Chattanooga
News, is related by Frank Wyatt, of
Homo, Ga.. who has been visiting rela?
tives at Martindalc, on tho Chattanooga,
Homo & Columbus railroad, about thir?
ty miles south of Chattanooga. Frank
used to attend Sunday-school regularly i
and is considered a truthful boy, with- \
out much mulhattonlsm flowing in bis
veins. Ho says:
"My cousin owns a watermill, r.nd in :
removing some obstructions found an
immense log imbedded in the stream, \
which must have been submerged for a !
nuniber of years. The log bad to be cut
in two to remove it, and much to our
surprise we found it hollow, although it
had every appearance of being solid, i
Ono of tho negroes while examining tho
log looked into the hollow and thought ?
ho saw something moving. He began
using bis axo and soon had tho log cut
into in another place.
"Imagine our amazement when wo ',
discovered a live catfish which had
grown to an enormous size and length, !
?and was so completely wedged in tho j
hollow as to bo unable to move except
to open its mouth and wiggle its tail.
Tho fish was very lively and apparently
in tho enjoyment of excellent health.
"Tho question is how did the fish get
into tho log, as tho only means of in?
gress or egress we could diseovor was a
small, round bolo not moro than two
inches in diameter. Wo surmised that
ho must havo entored tho little opening
when no larger than a minnow nnd
grown great in his solitary confine?
A Tali Man Settles Down.
J. W. Patterson, tho tallest man
known in tho world excepting the
Chinoso giant Chang, will mako Okla?
homa City his home. Mr. Patterson
stands 7 foot 7 inches in his stocking
feet and is twonty-sovon years old. Ho
has traveled with a number of tho best
shows in tho country for the last eight
or ton years and is well fixed in this
world's goods. About a year ago ho
married and has decided to settlo down
and take lifo easy. Ho owns consider?
able property in thiscity, says the Okla?
homa Chief, and as soon as ho returns
from tho East, will begin tho erection
of a flno residence. A couploof months
ago his wifo presented him with a pair
of strapping boys, of whioh Mr. Patter?
son is immensely boastful. Mrs. Pat?
terson is larger than the avorago
woman, being nearly six feet high and
weighing over 200 pounds.
Tarring and Feathering.
Tho custom of tarring and feathering
did not, as is gcnorally supposed, havo
its origin in America, but in ono of "tho
stately homes of England." A gentle?
man, who had drunk not wisely but too
well, was attired by his friends in that
manner, when in an insensiblo condi?
tion; on waking in tho morning and
surveying himself in tho pier glass, he
imagined himself to havo undorgono a
metamorphosis. "As L live," ho said,
Tho leading houso In Southwest
Wo uro now sorvlng the celebrated
LYNN HAVEN BAY OYSTERS.
In every style?Fried, Stewed, Broiled,
etc., and wo muke a specialty of
In addition, we have the finest
Pool and Billiard Parlor
in the State.
Ladies' and Gents' Dining
?Rooms up stairs.
OPEN ALL NIGHT.
Chas. J. Orrnsby,
By vir tin* of a deed of trust executed
to ino as trustee by II. Busman and I.
Sachs, dated May 15, I81H), and of
record in the clerk's office of the Ilus
ting Court, for the city of Roanoke, Va.,
deed book .'ii*>. page LSI. to secure to C.
C. Hawley the payment of the sum of
?075.00, payable in monthly install?
ments of $50.00 each, as evidenced
by thirteen negotiable notes of
$50.00 each, and one. being the last
one. of $25.00, and whereas de?
fault having been made in payment of
two of the above mentioned notes, and
at tho request of the benctiidary there?
in, the undersigned, as trustee,
will Bell to the highest bidder, at
public, auction, in front of the premises,
on Monday, the 3rd day of November.
ISOO.at 12 in., all of those five certain lots
or parcols of land lying and being in the
city of Itoanoko, Va., bounde d and de?
scribed as follows, to wit:
Beginning at tho southeast corner of
London and First streets, thence in an
easterly direction with London street
250 feet, to a point, thence In a south?
erly direction 130 feet to an alley,
thence with said alley in a westerly di?
rection 250 foot to First street, thence
with First street in a northerly direc?
tion 130 feet to the place of beginning,
and known as lots Nos. 1. 3, 1 and .">.
in section 21, its shown by the map of
the property of the Rogers. Fairfax &
Houston addition to the city of Roanoke,
Tkii.ms?(1) Cash enough to pay off
three notes of $50 each and to pay the
cost of this sale: (2) the purchaser to as?
sume all outstanding indebtedness,
amounting to $1,550, as follows: $1,125
payable in two equal animal payments
from the 1st day of February. 1800;
$425 payable in nine payments. $50
on the 15th day of November. 18!K); ?."><)
on the 15th day of December, 1800; $50
on the 15th day of January, lS'.U: $50 |
payable on the 15th day of February. I
1801; $50 payable on tile 15th day of
March. 1801; $50 payable on the 15th
dav of April. 1801; $50 payable on the
1 .".ill day of May, 1801; $50 payable on
the 15th day of .Inno, 1801, and $25 pay?
able on tho 15th day of July. 1801; (3)
the residue, if any, payable in one and
two years from dav of sale.
J. W. ROSWELL,
sep2-l 2tawk-lm Trustee.
Gl RAND OPENING SALE OF THE
If Wytheville Development Company.
Sale will begin September 30, at 1
"THE GE>i OF Tine Al.l.KOIIAXneS"?"THE
SARATOGA Of THE SOUTH."
The county seat of Wythe county,
which was awarded the diploma with
$500 premium at the Vhginia Exposi?
tion at Richmond, in isss, in Minerals
and Woods. Copulation 1,000. Altitude
Wythe County has two blast and fif?
teen charcoal iron furnaces, and sev?
eral zinc and lead furnces. Wytheville
offers free tbe best, sites and greatest
inducements to manufacturing indus?
tries of any city in the South. The
Wytheville Development Company's
reserve fund for now 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 CD. 70 and '.?7 feet in width. Two
electric light plants and three water
systems. Wytheville hits tho best pub?
lic schools and the handsomest school
1 building in Virginia: has three female
j colleges and two male acadamies. Ow?
ing to its mineral waters, free to visit
I 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 the market, Septem?
ber :t(). 500 residence and business
lots of its property in the new West
End Extension, lying between the
Wytheville Cotton Mills and tho "Jack?
son Park 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 the last
ninety days have bourne from 100 to 500
per (tent, to investors.
The Norfolk and Western railroad,
running from Norfolk to the West and
Northwest, will have on sale at stations
on 1 iin* and agencies in New England
special excursion round-trip tickets to
Wytheville. good until October 31.
For further particulars, apply to W.
L. YOST, president of the Wytheville
Development Company, Wytheville, Va
1^LOWERING BULBS ? Hyacinths,
tulips, etc. .I ust received, imported
direct from Holland, our fall stock of
these beautiful winter and spring flower?
ing bulbs. Descriptive circular contain?
ing cultural directions free. Send for
it. T. W. WOOD & SONS. Seedsmen,
is and 10 S. Fourteenth street. Rich
kiiond, Va. sop'.'l-.'.'wks.
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 arc contract
goods, and we have not the power to reduce them. jimi
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 yourself.
112 First avenue s. w.
Wo wish to call your attention to tho
fact that the
Is still going on at P. G. May's, and
wo can save you big money if you will
call and examine our line 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. a\?g-7tf
~V\T_ _A^_ PEDIG-O <Sc CO.
Real Estate Agents
W. S. G00CI1,
('. B. H?GE,
II. L. CHILES,
Sec'y .v. Tr.,
Old Dominion Investment Co.
' OFFICE IN CITIZENS' BANK BUILDING.
Makesand Negotiates First-Class Investments.
FUQUA&BOAZ j. E. Mulcare & Co.,
Heating by Steam, Hot Water or Hot
booking, guttering, b pouting.
401 JEFFERSON ST.,
roanoke, ----- virginia.
Estimates cheerfully given on this line
of work. jeii-Gm.
Wm. F. Maker. Wm. H. Marki.ev.
BAKER & MARKLEY,
Real Estate Agents,
Have removed to 160 Salem avenue,
s. w., Uoanoke, Virginia.
City property, farms and mineral lands
sold. Correspondence solicited.
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE,
And dealers in all kinds of cooking and heating stoves.
Plumbing and gas and steamfitting done. Tin roofing a
specialt}'. Satisfaction guaranteed. No. 115 First avenue,
Roanoke, Va. apr>-tf
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 & CO.,
ZSea-l IE! statte -j&.gfen.ts..
Agents lor all kinds of property, improved and unimproved, city and suburban.