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The Richmond, and Danville system
earned 8040,635 for tho fourth week In
September, against 8371,050 in 1880. Tho
earnings for the month of September
were 551,145,300, an increase of 800,400.
Up to October 1 3.783 miles of new
Tailroads had been built in this country
since the beginning of the year. The
States showing the largest amount of
new mileage are: Georgia. 333 miles:
Montana, 313; North Carolina. 220, and
Washington, 307. It is estimated that
tho tdtal construction in 1800 will be
from six thousand to sixty-five hundred
miles, against 5,300 reported in 1880.
Tho Pennsylvania Steel Company has
Increared its capital from 83,000,000 to
85,000,000. The last six months were
the most profitable on record. Actual
profits wero 30 per cent, for the year,
and dividends of IS per cent, in cash
and stock wore paid.
The Virginia. Tennessee and Caro?
lina Steel and Iron Company, that ow ns
the Pocahontas coal Heids* in Virginia
and the South Atlantic and Ohio rail?
road, constructed from Bristol. Tenn.,
to Dig Stone Gsp. are surveying a line
from Bristol to Dinville. N. C, where
connection will be made with the S. and
W. air line. Two parties of engineers
are now in the Held, and the officers of
the company say they will build the
road if they'can get a reasonably good I
line, of which there seems little doubt. |
The steel and iron company owns 50,- ;
O00 acres of land in Mitchell county, ad?
joining the lands of tho Linnvillo Im?
provement Company, on which they
have found magnetic ore.
The New York and Perry Coal and
Iron Company, at, Shawnee, Perry
county O.. has contracted for the erec?
tion of seventy-two coke ovens adjoin- :
ing the plant.' It is said for these ovens
that, while costing a little more, they
produce a high-class coke. Furnace
men in tho Hocking Valley have been
more or less handicapped by the high
price of coke, and if the experimental
plant now about to be ereotcd gives
satisfactory results, the erection of a
largo number of ovens may follow.
Some two or three years ago furnace
flag was a source of the greatest annoy?
ance to makers of pig iron, for. as nobody
would accept it as a gift, it occupied
most valuable ground, and at the same
time was a most unsightly heap. Since
then it has become an nrticle of value
and of considerable commercial impor?
tance. It has been used for the making
and repairing of roads, used as a build?
ing material instead of bricks and stone,
made into capital cement, and in its
molten state converted into bottles the
same as ordinary glass. It has also
been utilized for boiler coverings sind
similar purposes,by liist being by means
of spray blown so as to be quite like
flake cotton?indeed, it is known as
silicate of cotton.? Kuhlow's German
The American Manufacturer reports
the Edgar Thomson Steel Works again
broke the record on September 1st. Din?
ing the night turn 81 boats were made
in 13 hours, with a total outpout of raw
steel of 850 tons in the converting mill.
The blooming mill made 73 heats, and
the rail mill over 3.500 rails. Tuesday
occurred the highest run, 75 heats in the
blooming mill and 2,100 rails. The
highest previous record was 74 heats,
made last March. The same paper also
says that tho Allegheny Bessemer Steel
Works, at Duquense, made in July the
largest run in their history. They made
10,814 tons of rails, 30,000 tons of raw
steel in tho converting mill, and 17,000
tons of blooms. The output is to be in?
creased steadily to 30.000 tons of rails
A (Basgow engineer now in New York
says he finds an error prevalent in this
country to the effect that British skilled
workmen get far less remuneration than 1
their American brethren. "In actual i
money,*' he says, "we may pay only ;
about half the American rate of wages, j
but the expense of living with us is not '
more than half the expenses here. In
the first place, the rents in most of our ;
British cities are not half as high as the ?
rents in New York : and then, again,
the price of nearly all kinds of provis?
ions i3 far lower In Great Britain than'
the price here. Our meal, sugar, and ?
other supplies are very cheap in com?
parison with the ruling rates here.
Then, through our co-operative building
system, vast numbers of our workmen
are the owners of Iheir domiciles:
while, through our co-operative shops,
wholesale and retail, they procure ad?
vantages unknown to their American
brethren. Wages in Britain of thirty
shillings a week, or six dollars, will go
further than wages of twice the amount
here. There has been a vast improve?
ment in the condition of British skilled
workmen during the present generation,
and the improvement is still in progress.
It is true that in the low? r grades of life
and labor we have plenty o? men and
women who cannot fin.I emnloyment,
and that we have a great surj luiof mis?
erables who lead lives if poverty and
want, but it is also true mat we are be?
ginning to look after them, and are
adopting means of ameliorating their
Colored men arc now working their
way into many of tin-skilled trades in
Me w York, and there are employers who
speak highly of their capacity, industry,
and faithfulness. "Wo can hold our
ground in this business, said a negro
carpet layer, though it. needs more
brains and harder work than some other
"There are black type-setters in some
of the large offices in New York." said
one of them, "and they can pick tip both
nonpareil and pica as well as other peo?
ple." "Wo have several dusky engineers
in our service." said the boss of an es
tablishment, ??and they are both expert
and trustworthy." There has been a
considerable, migration of colored men
from the Southern States to the North?
ern within the past few years, and those
of them who have taken quarters in
New York get along quite as well as the
newcomers of the white breed. This
view is sustained by representative men
of the Afric an race here who have been
interviewed on the. subject.
Females should use "A. B.C. Tonic."
It is a specific for their special diseases.
There is nothing like Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil to quickly cure a cold or
relieve, hoarseness. Written by .Mrs.
AI. J. Fellows, Burr Oak, St. Joseph Co.,
Virginia Green Bullding Stone.
Tnts raro and vuluablo building stone
Is located immediately on tb? Norfolk
and Western railroad, within one mile
Of Prospect depot.in tho county of Prince j
Edward and State of Virginia.
It has been used in the neighborhood
in which it is found for tho past fifty
years for building purposes, tombstones.
It stands the test of time, looking as
fresh, and lines as sharp and well de
lined as when first put up.
The color is a beautiful green and in j
certain lights has the appearance of
burnished silver, or of being studded
with diamonds, making a very attract?
ive building. This Is so rare as to make
It hSfchly valuable, and will be much I
sought after by those who wish to put j
up a handsome building for trimmings,
mantels, inlaid work. Ac. The prox- j
imity to the railroad makes the cost of j
transportation very low. costing to this
place seven cents per hundred pounds,
thereby placing it on the market in fair
competition with other and cheaper
grades of stone. It being soft.when tirst
quarried, makes it easily worked.which
cheapens it as compared to other stones.
When exposed, it hardens quickly, and
will stand the pressure of any required
weight without crushing or flaking off.
Tho tract of land on which this stone j
is found contains two hundred and i
ninety ('.".K)) acres, and is a beautiful |
town site. Lots enough can be sohl at
low prices, and on easy terms, to pay i
for the property, and leave tho quarries
and suflicicnt land in tho hands of tho
purchaser. In this event, and under a
good management, wo beliovo tho pur?
chaser will (if he desires it) have every
dollar he has paid in paid back to him,
and be absolute owner of a valuable
"quarry" simply for tho outlay of the
money for a short period.
It is further believed that it will be
adopted us tho building stone of the
country in the erection of all handsome
buildings, trimmings, Ac. It will be
almost a monopoly, as it is the only
stone of its kind in the South.
We have secured the whole boundary.
It is more valuable than marble, yet
much cheaper. It quarries and saws t
much easier than most stones.
Two exports,whom every tine has con?
fidence in, Mr. C. C. Wentworth and Mr.
G. K. Henderson, have made a thorough
test of it. and do not hesitate to state
??it is of the highest value.*' The latter
of these two gentlemen, who is assist?
ant superintendent of the Uoanoke Ma?
chine Works, has given his certificate
that it will stand a pressure of 12,000
pounds to a square inch. This is fully
equal to granite.
The following are the certificates of
experts who have examined, worked
and tested the stono. To-wit:
Ckktificatk of M. V. LOUSE. )
Roundke City. )
[Report of analysis of Ripidolite, sample j
furnished by Mr. J. W. Ncal, Roan
oke. Virginia, duly 7, 1800.]
Minerological name, Ripidolite.
Oxide of Iron.
Chromium (trace only).
M. 15. CORSE.
Ckktificatk of Wh. 1). ANGEL, >
Roanoke City. J
RoANOKK, Va., July 21st, 1890.
Having made a thorough examination
of tho tlreen Stone Quarry at Prospect
Depot, on the N. ?fc W. R. R., 1 hereby
certify that it is my belief that the
quarry is very extensive, and almost in?
exhaustible in stone, and by proper ma?
chinery believe it can be gotten out
very economically and easily.
Given under my hand this day and
year above written.
Wm. D. ANGEL.
Ckktificatk of Cait. R. V. DAVIS, ) i
Prospect Depot, f
PnosrKCT Dkpot, Va.. duly 10. 1800.
Having been requested by the "Vir?
ginia Creen Stone Ruilding Company11
to give my opinion as to the quality of
stone on the tract of land belonging to
l R. Fitzgerald and R. S. Pauler, at or
near Prospect Repot, in the County of
Prince ICdward, and Stale of Virginia.
1 hereby state that I have worked and
gotten out this stone for the past forty '
years or more, and therefore do not hesi
tate'to state that, in my opinion it is in
almost inexhaustible quantities, and is
eajiable of easy working, handling, Ac.
Given under my hand this tho 10th day
of July, 1800. ' .
R. V. DAVIS. '
Statk of Virginia, / ,,.
County of Pkinck Edward. \ lowlt
1. .1. II. Glenn, a Justice of the Pence
in and for the County of Prince Kdward.
in the Slate of Virginia, do certify that
It. V. Davis, whose name is signed to the
writing above, bearing date the 1 Uli day
Of July. IS'.io, has acknowledged the
same before me in the County and State
Given under my hand this 10th day of
J. H. GLENN, .1. P.
Ckktificatk of G. R. HENDERSON, j
Uoanoke City. \
MR. NBA I.:
1 have had 72,000 pounds on this piece
of stone, or about 12.000 pounds per
square inch. This is fully as high as
tables give for granite and limestone.
You see the stone has just com
inenced to crush, Yours Ac,
G. R. II ION DHU SOX.
Ckktificatk of J. McD. ROltlNSON, )
Uoanoke City \
To lt. Lnccy Roge, Secretary and Treas?
1 have just closed a two weeks" work
on the Creen Stone Quarry at or near
; Prospect Depot. Va.. N. & W. U. U..
and hereby certify that from tho de?
velopment made, that the quantity is
abundant, and the quality equal to the
testimonials at tending this certificate
J. McD. RODINSON.
For further information, address or
call on It. lacy IIoqK, Secretary and
Treasury, room Mootnaw Building.
Jefferson street, Uoanoke. Va.. or J. W.
Noal, J. R. Cunningham, Dr. II. V
Cray. Uoanoke, Va.. and W. !!. Itright
well. Salem, Va.
Ladle* Have Tried it.
A number of my lady customers have
tried "Mother s Friend." and would not
bo without for many times its cost.
They recommend it to all who nro to
become mothers. R. A. Payne, Drug?
gist, Oreenville. Ala. Write Riad field
Reg. Co., Atlanta. Ca.. for particulars.
Sold by Rlldwcll Christian & Itarbee.
The Machine Works Hand will be on
the grounds every day during the Mel
rose Park race meeting.* tf
Arc-already knocking at our door. Put
the dollar where it does the most
pood for you.
Wo place on sale tho first installment
of new fall stock of extra, well-made,
fashionable, business and dress suits for
men. Capital and labor combined en?
ables us to name priees for thoroughly
good clothes that you will find it impos?
sible to duplicate anywhere else. We
have the stock that meets the expecta?
tion and gratifies the taste. You want
the best. This is your chance. Wo lire
able to sell cheap, and we do. Wo
name the following special prices for
$ V . 5 O .
At this juice we offer nearly 400
single and double-breasted sack and
cutaway suits. New goods, neat, dark
patterns, fashionable and well made, of
the quality usually sold at Slo and ?12.
$ 1 o _ oo.
A handsome variety of new. bright,
fashionable all-wool suits: handsome
black cheviots; tasteful checks and
plaids In cassimcre and worsteds.
Twenty-live different patterns to select
from: quality equal to any 815 suit sold
$12 _ O O _
At this price wo excel any offer we
have ever before made. We place on
our tables to-day nearly 500 suits, which
were made to sell at 81*1 and -SIS. Your
choice of all 812.
The lots above mentioned are sold at
a close margin as an opening advertise?
ment for our first special sale.
Hoys' school suits, short pants, two
p'ecc. 8t.Hl, 81.87,82.12.
Hoys1 suits, long pants, lit to 18 years,
82.75, 83.75, 84.30.
dents' furnishings and shoes, haber?
dashery at all-right prices.
CAPITAL AND LAHOR CLOTHING
And Smashers of High Prices.
No. 0 First avenue, s. w.. three doors
from Jefferson street. (Kirk Building).
ROANOKE, VA. tf
lly virtue of a deed of trust executed
to me as trustee by H. Hasmau and I.
Sachs, dated May 15, 1800. and of
record in the clerk's ollice of the II us
ting Court.for the city of Roanoke. Va.,
deed book 30, page 181, to secure to C.
C. Hawley the payment of the sum of
8075.00, payable in monthly install?
ments of 850.00 each, as evidenced
by thirteen negotiable notes of
850.00 each, and one. being the last
one, of 825.00, and whereas de?
fault having been made in payment of
two of the above mentioned notes, and
at the request of the beneficiary there?
in, the undersigned, as trustee,
will sell to the highest bidder, tit
public auction, in front of the premises,
on Monday, the 3rd day of November.
IsOn.at. ULaiti 51'<>f those five certain lots
or parcels of Ya'Tid-lyiugjind being in the
city of Roanoke, Va., l7oun(l?l(-juuldi5
scribed as follows, to wit: ^^*"**^?,
Beginning at the 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,
jhoncc_w.it h said alley in a westerly di?
rection 250' feet to First street, thence
with First street in a northerly direc?
tion 130 feet to the place of beginning,
and knou t) as lots Nos. I. 2, .'!.._? and 5,
in section 21, as shown by the map of
tho p'fooorty of thcRogcrs, Fairfax &
Houston addition to the city of Roanoke,
Tr.it.vs?(1) Cash enough to pay oil
three notes of 850 each and to pay the
cost or t his sale; (2) the purchaser to as?
sume all outstanding indebtedm ss.
amounting to 81,550, as follows: 81,125
payable in two equal annual payments
from the Ist day of February, 1800:
8425 payable in nine payments, 850
on the 15th day of November, 1800; 850
on the 15th day of December, 1800; 850
on the I5fh -day of January. 1801: 850
payable on the 15th day of February,
I801j >.")0 payable on the 15th day of
: March/lSOl;' 85? payable on the 15th
day of April, 1801; 850 payable on the
15th day of May, 1801; X*?o payable on
the 15th day of June. 1801. and 825 pay
abb-on the' 15th day of July. 1801: (it)
t tie residue, if any, payable in ono and
two years from day of sale.
j. W. P.OSWELL.
I sep24 2tawk-lmj Trustee.
\T OR FoLR. WESTE UN RA IL
! i/% KOaD COMPANY.
PtIII.jp>KItl>IIIA, Sept, 'M. 1800.
Notice is hereby given that the Hoard
: of IMreetorsfhaa declared on the pre
, ferred stock of this Company a dividend
of one and One-half dollars per share
out of the surplus income of the Com?
pany, payable at the ollice of the Treas?
urer on and after October :.'!!. 1800. to
j the stockholders as registered at 3
j o'clock p. in., on October II. 1800.
Tho transfer books will be closed
! from October 11. lsoo, until 0 o'clock
. a. m. October 1800.
A. J. II EM PHI LL,
1 tills for use of water for quarter be?
ginning October 1st. are now duo and
payable at the office of the Roanoke Gas
and Water Company. If bills remain un?
paid twenty days after due. the water
I will be shut tiff w ithout, further notice.
I OCt7tOOOt20 Manager.
Tbo loading house in Southwest
We are now serving the celebrated
LYNN HAVEN BAY OYSTERS,
In every stylo?Fried, Stowed, Broiled,
etc., and we make a specialty of
In addition, wc have the finest
Pool and Billiard Parlor
in the State.
Ladies' and Gents' Dining
Rooms np stairs.
OPEN AL? NIGHT.
Clias. J. Ormsby,
142 First avenue s. w.
Wo wish to cull your attention to the
fact that the
Is still going on at F. G. May's, and
we can save you big money if you w ill
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. aug-7tf
ENGLEBY & BROS.,
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE,
a no dkai.kks in a i.i. kinds of
COOKING AND HEATING STOVES.
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting, Roofing,
Spouting and Jobbing.
10 Salem avenue, ROANOKE, VA.
J. D. McNAMEE. TOM. I1AV8LIP.
'McNAMEE & HAYSLIP,
HOUSE, SIGN AND FRESCO PAINTERS,
QRAIXEKS AND PAPER HAXGEI18.
Shops, Radford, Va. Rich lands, V?.,
i Ruert'a--Vista. Va. Headquarter^, Roa
noke. Va. Lock Hox '.?. Roanoke. Va. '
PR ACTK.'A L
Heating by Steam, Hot Water or Hot
KOOFIXO, OUTTKItlNO, SPOUTING.
toi JEFFERSON ST..
Estimates cheerfully given on this line
of work. joli-um.
A. L. Gori.f.y, President.
S. 1". Gori.ky, Vice President.
J. S. Simmons. Sec'y. and Treas.
Brick and Tile Works,
Manufacturers of first-class Hrick of
all kinds, including No. I Press Hrick,
Draining Tile. &c. Works on West
Campbell street, Roanoke, Va. Hox
ITNI VERSAL WORKSHOP. Hit
Commerce street. We make to
order rubber stamps, stencils, corporate
seals, wax seals, steel and iron dies,
keys of all kinds, key tags, name plates,
badges. branding boards. burning
brands, baggage cheeks, stamping tools,
etc. We repair sewing macoines,
watches, clocks, music boxes, writing
desks, fans, lawn mowers, typewriters,
canes, scissors, table cutlery, toys of all
kinds, glassware, earthenware, trunks,
valises, and everything generally. If
you have anything broken do not throw
it away before consulting us: if we can?
not mend it we will toll you where you
can have it done. We will lit your
house with electric bells, burglar alarms,
i annunciators, gas lighters, door openers,
etc. Special attention given to fitting
- hotels with electric, call-bolls, and Pat?
rick & Carter return call and tire alarm
system combined. SHARP X ADDICKS,
115 Commerce street sep'.'T-lm
Rockingham County, Virginia, in
the famous Shenandoah Valley.
Great sale of I
Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24.
Elkton is situated in the groat, ami fertile Slicnandoali Valley, midway
lictween Roanoke and Washington City, und immcdintely on tho Shenandoah
Valley railroad, which, under the liberal and sagacious management of the
Norfolk and Western, promises a tremendous impetus to industrial points
along its line. Among these points none possesses the
GREAT NATURAL ADVANTAGES
Presented by the town of Elk ton, which is not only lavishly equipped by
nature as u site for a rapidly growing and thrifty business and industrial
center, but which has behind it. ami in it. and for it. an improv* ment com?
pany amply provided with means and every other necessary facility to put,
Elkton in the van of the industrial cities of the South. The lamb are unsur?
passed in natural advantages, being located in the richest agricultural,
mineral and timber region of the Old Dominion. It, is watered by the Shenan?
doah River and several remarkably bold springs, the latter of which afford an
ample supply of the finest water which can be introduced by natural gravita?
tion. The largest of these springs is the famous Elk Lithlu, w ith its source
a mile from thi'center of the town and seventy-five feet elevation. Its flow ?
is 1,0(10,()()(? gallons every twenty-four hours.
Among tin Enterprises already established at Elkton are nn extensive
tannery, employing too hands, which has been in successful operation for
years, and which consumes three to five thousand tons of bark per annum;
.i large planing mill: flouring mills, carpenter shops, brick yards, wheel?
wright shops, harness and suddje manufactory. ?<:c. There is already an
admirably conducted hotel at Elkton, and the Elkton Improvement Company
is now having constructed, on si commanding location, an elegant hotel, to
cost about $50,000, to be tlrst-class in all of its appointments. It will be sur?
rounded by a splendid park and grounds, sloping down to a beautiful stretch
of the Shenandoah river, which will be utilized for boating, fishing, etc.
Three building Companies have been organised, with a paid-up capital of
$50,000 each, which guarantee to expend SI2,500 each In tho construction of
buildings every six months, thus insuring the expenditure of 3150,000 upon
the town site in two years. The company has also authorized the use of
$250,000 Of the company's assets in aiding the location of industrial and manu?
facturing enterprises upon the company's property.
The officers of the company are s. P. II. Miller, of Elkton, president;
Thomas K. ilarnsbcrger, of Elkton. secretary and treasurer: James Hancock,
.lames 1. Leo, Lynchburg; I). l*\ Kagoy, Luray: I). W. Klick wir. Roanoke;
.I.W.Childs. Ituena Vista: II. It. Tn'llafcrro, Richmond: S. P. II. Miller,
J. G. II. Miller. Elkton, directors.
Railroad fares will be returned to all purchasers on day of sale who buy
S500 worth of property. Paid-up stock of tho company will bo received in
payment for lots at the rate of 8150 per share, but no fractional part of a
share will be received.
S. P. II. MILLER. JAMES HANCOCK. S. C. SPENCER,
President. Vice-President. General Manager
W. S. GOOCH, C. E. HOCE. II. L. CHILES,
President. Vice President. Sec'y ?fc Tr.,
Old Dominion Investment
OFFICE IN CITIZENS' BANK BUILDING. Q-a
Makes and Negotiates First-Class I nvestmer
J. E. Mulcare & CoiK
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARf'
And dealers in all kinds of cooking and heating stoves.]
Plumbing and gas and steamfitting done. Tin roofing
specialty. Satisfaction guaranteed. No. 115 First avenue||^
Roanoke, Ya. _ _ap5-tf
ROANOKE REAL ESTATE.
For example: Three lots bought for $17,000 five
months ago sold for $35,000 last week.
Simila'r instances numerous.
FRANCIS B. KEMP & CO.,
Beal Estate ^.g^eiits.
Agents for all kinds of property, improved and unimproved, city and suburban.
Geyer's Tailoring Parlors.
Our stock having been destroyed by fire, we have just
received an entire new line of goods which \vc should be
glad to have our patrons and the people of Roanoke,
generally, call and examine. No trouble to show goods.
"W- IPZEIDIGrO & CO.
eal Estate Asrents