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OFFIC E: 100 First St., s. .v., Fir.,. Na
t.onalBankB tiding. myll-ft
I nm a very moitost man
IM have It uuderstood;
I sometimes think I'm too much
So, for my soil's own good.
I would not he a Vaiulcrhllt;
i I rout wealth I'll not possess.
Two millions well Invested
Would just suit inc, I kucss,
I would not want to travel much
Like soiuu folks on tin- roam;
Hut once or twice around the world
And then I'd stay at home.
I'd neither care for strength of Utah
Except In modest hounds;
I'd only ask John L, to down
Ju six or seven rounds.
I'd never ask for beauty rare,
b'or all such charms arc hollow;
I'd simply want my ruce and form
To look like an A-.udlo.
I would not strive for rank or fa mo
Nor high official station;
I'd rather live a humble life?
Say rutcr of a nation.
For mc 'twould not take much to do,
Had I my modest way;
I'd simply like to own the earth
Forever and a day.
?Evcrhard Up, in Light.
JACK BROWN'S BKASS.
It Enables Him to Thrivo During
tli3 Summer Time.
IT the summer wilts the collar*; and un?
curls the bangs of humanity, it also .
stimulates their brains in a most unpre?
cedented manner. There are some peo?
ple whose mental equipment hibernates i
all winter, but v. ho fairly coruscate with
wit and \yisdom in the dog-days.
There is a fellow here?you can ? all i
I him Jack llrown, but that is not his j
1 name?who has made himself by his J
stnniner campaigns. In winter, lie does
nothing hut tio up the ends of the sum- |
mor work. His brains lie perfectly fal?
low from September to May, but the
j work that they do from May !?> Septem
i her is worth a golden halo. Jack is one
of those young men who appear to bo j
not much of a person. Ho can dance
well, and his clothes lit him, and ho j
never falls in love. ??.Mothers love me,"
I he has been heard to modestly remark;
! "for though I am the ideal of the per?
fectly irresistible detrimental, I never
have been known to entertain sen Li- j
? ment's toward their daughters."' llo
t&lks rather well, knows everybody and j
i every thing in the way of gossip, is ;
pood-tempered, and leads gcrmuns eapi- )
With these modest social acquire?
ments, he is universally in demand. ;
Never was there a man more sought aft?
er, and?with due regard for .lack's
i charms?less worthy of it. The 11 nest
, follows in New York, with brains and ;
I pedigrees and incomes and futures, are
' overlooked by hostesses, who will have I
j .lack and no other. Nobody knows j
whore ho comes*from, very few who he
is. lie may have a record like .lack
Sheppard?he must have begun very
early, for he is only about twenty-six
I now?yet the most exclusive doors in
I town swing back to receive him, as
though he were Prince tieorge, or Ward
. McAllister, or King Cotowayo, or some
j other large-sized celebrity.
In the winter be leads gernians and
I organizes theater and toboggan parties
i ?he has some business some where
' down-town, bur, nobody knows any
! thing about that?and in the summer
ho goes and spends Sundays at country
houses and sea-side resorts. During
these excursions he is always some?
body's guest. Other men go to hotels
and inns and spend the hard-earned dol
; lar on four-by-six bedrooms under the
tin roof, where the water boils ill tho
pitcher ami you can fry eggs on the gut
'? tor outsido tho window. When they take
drives they pay at. summer-hotel rates
for two broken-winded steeds in a ram?
shackle buggy, and when they go for a
I row on the lake the boat, is so old that
they have to keen baling it out. with
! their new straw hats, which turn yel
lov; and curl up. All this time .lack
llrown, who "is tho guest of Mr. Mont?
gomery-Jcnks' family,'' is lying spread
in a w icker chair in his white, (lannols,
reading the Sunday papers, listening to
the swash of the waves down thereon
tho beach, feeling little cool breezes
play through his hair and sipping iced
liquid from a glass that fits into a hole
in tho chair-arm. Later on Miss Mont?
gomery Jonks comes out in a freshlnus
dress and a large crimped white
muslin bat with yellow poppies climb?
ing up the back of it and a mist of
whlto vail softening her enchanting
features?comes out, drawing on a pair
of loose tan gloves and asks him if ho
would like to go driving with her in her
new spider-phaeton that, papa gave her.
So she drives him out, sitting up high
on her dark-green cushions, her whip
and reins held to perfection. The new
. phaeton runs as smoothly as a stage.
I ghost, a coolness has come up with the
' sinking of the sun, and the air smells
of the sea and the pines. When they
drive home through the gloaming they
have to put on their coats, and Miss
Jenks just touches her team of chest?
nuts into a hammering trot that whirls
them past tin; spectral woods and Heids
and brings them up in a whirl of dust
before the gray stone Hornau arches of
? old Montgomery-Jenks'sea-side cottage.
Thon there is dinner, and music, and
I talking; all so cool and pleasant and
luxurious. In the morning he has to go
back to town, but all goes well even
j now?the boy has not blacked his pat
I ent-lcathcrs, the servants do not demand
j money of him, Father Jenks' commuta
l tion-ticket is good for any number of
j guests, and the daughter blushes pen?
sively as sho bids them good-bye. Who
would not be .Jade Drown'.'
Tho most maddening thing about him
is that ho always is so sure, so confident
that every one will be deliriously en?
raptured to sen him.
"Going up to old Mulligan's at New?
port over next Sunday," he says on
Thursday afternoon, in response to an
inquiry as to his movements.
'?You don't say so'.' Old Mulligan or
thi- girls ask you?"
"Both?all of them?fairly dote on
me, that crowd. Stuck on my style,
dear boy. Can't do without me."
"When did ho ask youV '
"Oh, ho hasn't douo it iu black and
whito yet Tho lettorTl como to-mor*
"You mean to say you haven't been
asked yet, and you're going?"
"Oh, don't fret yourself about that?
1*11 be asked. Yesterday thought I'd
like a little change? getting quite dusty
and wilted hero in town. Decided New?
port would about suit,and that Mulligan's
blue-room--one on the corner looking
toward I Iron ton's Reef?was the niest
comfortable spare-room I knew tip there.
So?says 1. to myself?says I: 'Jack,
you'll spend next Sunday at Newport in
old man Mulligan's blue-room, looking
toward llrcnton's Reef.' And then 1
wrote a letter to Ma Mulligan, said 1
was coming up to Newport next Sunday,
and had no place to stay. Hoped 1
would see her ami her beauteous and
accomplished daughters. Dashed in a
salient, bit about tbo view of the sea
from the bitte spare-room, s.iid some?
thing about dropping In to see them?
and next Saturday 1 will do tho drop
act chcz Mulligan, and not drop out again j
till Monday morning."
"And suppose they e xpect you to do j
the dropping-outact an hour after you'vo
done the dropplng-ln act?"
"Ob, they won't! 1 know my Mullt- j
gans?bless their hearts and their bluo
spare bedrooms! Haven't I brought
them up ill the way they should go? 1
engineered two germans last year for
them and arranged one toboggan party
and four dinners. Do you think my no?
ble-hearted Mulligans take me for a
Ilolot? /' faul tirre. I work for them;
they've got to pay me. My proud spirit
: forbids that i should take that filthy
dross for which I am now and always
j will be in such sore need. Hut 1 will
j take their invitations, and that one will
be waiting for me when I get homo this
evening 1 know as well as that there's
not a Mulligan horn on to this earth
who can arrange a dance or a dinner
I without me."'
"And that's the way you manage it?''
"That's my little way. They can't
any of them get atyther man in town to
! take the trouble and* the time that I do
to make their entertainments go off
j well. And then I uiA a personable
! youth, and they like mo. it's my style,
as I've said before. When I'm up there
with them 1 make myself sweeter than
honey. I lay lliu train for the winter's
work then. 1 just dash in a few htgh
I colored remarks about entertaining as
I an art, and casually allude to a german
or two led by me, and the great?
ness begins to beam from my
1 brow. Next week I'm divided be?
tween another visit, to the Mont?
gomery-.) cuks at Squidneck or the Van
Spooncrs at New London. I'll indite
one of my artlessly persuasive billets to
one or other of thorn, and get an answer
on Irish-linen paper with a gold crest,
I and every other word interlined: 'Dear
Mr. Drown: If yon are coming to Squid
I neck next Saturday can not ire have the
i pleasure ot your company until you aro
! obliged to return'.''etc."
\ ""What colossal brassf
"That's it?you've said it. Your Unite
j mind has soared up to it. It's my brass
that does it My brass is my fortune.
Other men's fortunes have lain in their
j brains, their beauty, their biceps, their
blarney; mine lies in my brass. And I
may say that I've done more with my
brass than many other men have done
with a skullful of genius. Without it
I'd he a cipher, an office-boy in a West?
ern shoe factory; with it?just look at
me! And it doesn't entirely come nat?
ural to me. I was inclined to be brazen
in tho beginning, of course; but when 1
came to this metropolis I realized that
what a fellow?who hadn't money, good
looks nor brilliancy -needed to get on
) was brass. So 1 worked mine up, and
hero 1 am?off on Saturday for three
i day-; in Newport in old Mulligan's bluo
! spare-bedroom. You go here? Well, so
t long?bye-bye!"?Tho Argonaut.
HE WORKED DILIGENTLY.
A Negro Who simply "Kept On White
ivKKhhig I ho Chicken Coop."
For cool self-possession or u rcmarka
, hie display of indifference in trying and
( exciting times Hie descendant of Ham
; when he wants tobe is hard to discount,
says the St. Louis Republic. The fact
? was forcibly illustrated in an incident
connected with tho recent, trial of tho
Chambers case at Iron ton. It will be
remembered that one of the principal
? witnesses for tho defense was Frank
Jenkins, u ncgroand eye-witness of the
? tragedy. Frank was whitewashing a
chicken-coop only a few feet away when
the .shooting occurred. On tho direct
examination he told his story in a
plain, straightforward way, and his evi?
dence was very material. The. c.ross
cxamincr propounded the usual ques?
tions and made a strenuous attempt to
tangle the witness in giving his testi?
mony. Concerning the facts immediate?
ly preceding and at the time of the
. shooting a question would bo asked
' Frank, to which he would give a prompt
' reply, and then the attorney would ask:
"What did you do then?"
"I just went on whitewashing tho
"Hut when tho defendant appeared
with the gun and it appeared as if some
one was going tobe hurt, what did you
"I kept on whitewashing the chicken
I coo]). It. was none of my business, and
where 1 came from in Woodward Coun?
ty, Ivy., 1 long a?o learned not to inter?
fere with two whito gentlemen engaged
in sett ling a question of honor. 1 turned
up one end of the coop and kept right
on with toy whitewashing."
"When t he shot was 11 rod what did you
"Kept right on whitewashing."
"Did yon do any thing when they ro
moved the body?''
I "Yes: kept right on whitewashing."
Tho judge smiled, tho spectators tit?
tered And i he wl do court-room appre?
ciated this wonderful display of dispo?
sition to attend strictly to his own af?
rolitcnrt* oi Women.
The women arc. awfully polite. Meet
a woman and toll her she is looking well
and she will say: "Yes: 1 have boon feel?
ing very well lately." Lot the next
person who moots her tell her that sho
is looltin ? bn ly and nho will a free that
sue is sick, and lias not felt well all
DIDN'T LIKE RAILROADS.
Confldeoro? Imparted t<> n New Yorker
by II New .Irr^rvm.in.
It was on a railroad train in tho heart
of Now Jersey, says tho New York Sun.
A passing shower had left two rain
hows in ttho sky and a huge hank of
clouds tn the northwest that attracted ;
nearly everybody's attention. All else,
thd trees, the red Jersey earth, the j
thistle-covered meadows, tho farm- ,
houses, bad taken oil a brightness that ?
was refreshing to the New Yorker, who j
had seen nothing but. stone pavements
and crowded streets lor a month.
One passenger failed to approve the i
scenery and much more that was pleas- '
ant and convenient for city folks. Ilo
was an elderly man, with an old-fash?
ioned carpet hag that ho kept bis band
on continually. Ilo sat opposito tho
peaceful New Yorker, but after a time
lio moved over to sit beside him, and
brought the carpet bag along and held it
on his knees.
"Ooin" fur?" he asked, with a traoo of
; anxiety in his voice.
Tho New Yorker named his destina?
j "(Join' there?" exclaimed tho stran
! gor in astonishment. "Why, so bo I,
and I stop at the station this side. I
live there, alwavs did live there, always
will live there. Travel much on this
"A good deal in the course of n year."
\ "So? Well, don't you think (leaning
over and speaking confidentially) this I
is tho darndost, meanest, road to ride on
you ever seen?"
"No," replied the New Yorker, "the
road has a pretty good reputat ion, and
I've seen many a worse one."
"Yon don't say! Well, by thunder.
I'd rather ride on my hayrick. Miser
ablest, poorest land I ever see around
here. Corn ain't knee high."
"Is that the reason you don't like tho
"That's part of it, but tain't all. ('.it
shooken up wuss'n corn in a popper, lly
gum. I wouldn't, ask one of my bogs to
travel on this road!"
"Yon don't travel on it much yourself,
"No, sir roe! Other people can do tho
traveling. I'll stay at home. Jttstbo'n
to New York second time in my life, "n"
1 won't go agin if 1 can help it. Darn?
dost old railroad in Now .Jersey!"
and he looked savagely out of tho win?
dow, and nursed his wrath in silenco
for many minutes. At last tho train
drew up at a lonesome station, and tho
old man said:
"I git out here, mister, and I'm darned
sorry for you that you've got to go any
further. My horse and wagon will bo [
?yvaitin' for mo a littlo ways out from
here, and, if it'll be any pleasanter for |
you, I'll drive you as far as I go your
way. No? All right, you won't meet
me on another train long's I live," and
' ho grumbled his way to the platform.
OLD DREAD SWAIN.
A Statesman of Mm T.niiR Ac? Who Und
a Funny Kxperlencc.
Away out in tho pino woods of Mont?
gomery County, says the Amcricus (<?a.)
Times, there lives an old man that ia as
full of stories of tho olden time as any
lover of ancient loro could wish. Here
i is one of his best:
There is a big differenco nowaday:; in
the way things are done, and I want to
tell you of a very eccentric character
who lived in the long ago and who was
quite a celebrity in his day. 1 allude to
old man Dread Swain, of Immanuel Coun?
ty. For twenty-eight years he repre?
sented his county in the State Legis?
lature and many amusing things are
told of him. There were tow railroads
in his time and the only way for him to
get to Millcdgovlllo was to go on horse?
back or wall,, and then, of course, if h<
wont on horseback ho would bo put to
; the expense of keeping his hor whilo
there; so he usually walked, taking his
rifle and killing game and campin ; our
on the trip, and it is said of hin: that
instead of boarding in tho city like I ho
i other members, he used to camp out in
the suburbs and go into town every*
day. Ilo was a very penuri >tis obi
gentleman and hated to sp ad his
money for any thing. 1 roe .1 ono
amusing tale that they used to
tell of him, and it, has the moril of be?
ing literally true. The story, with
some variations, lias been told ol sever?
al old-timers, hut is true only Win ri ap?
plied to old man Swain. As I lol 1 you.
lie usually took his rilb with . ini to
Millodgevillo, ami along towai 1 the
close of his many terms of service hi'
started from his homo to the capll ;1 on
foot, as usual, and reaching hi olu
camping ground in the suburbs Into in
the afternoon ho pitched his camp for
tho night, or for tho term, for that
matter. Early next morning his ever
vigilant hunter's eye lighted upon the
dome of the capitol, built during his
absence. Of course old man Swain had
never heard of nor seen such things,
and he at, once took it to bo a sure
enough live caglo, sitting there in tho
morning sunlight. '"Ill-pi," said old
i Dread. "You nasty shocp-Stcalcr, 1 11
lix you in a jiffy." The old man took
his rille and began "stalking" tho
counterfeit eagle. (letting within long
range he drew a bead on the "bird of
freedom" and pulled down, ami, of
course, thought, he had missed. Think?
ing possibly he was too far from his
game for a sure shot, ho started to get
nearer, when bo met some parties who
had boon attracted by liia First shot.
"Hist," says old man Swain, "keep
low; don't, you see that eagle up on tho
eapitid yoursolf?" When their laughter
has subsided sufficiently they ex?
plained to him his mistake, and many a
laugh did the members have at hit ex?
SmoU %!?? und CllOWillg
A Chicago doctor, who has been study*
ing tho question closoly, is responsible
for this statement: "Smoking and chow
Ing, or either, is injurious aa you have
heard alt your lifo, if indulged in too
much. Lut there are some who can
smoko and chew more than others,
Now, if a man smoko or chew without
expectorating 1 make bold to say that
such a one con indulge either habit., or
both, to his heart's content, and ho will
WYTHE COUNTY, VA.
Distinctly the Rictiest Mining Town ii MM Virginia,
Tho largest mines, the richest lands, the finest timber surrounds Ivanhoo.
Tho So. 1 furnaco of tho New River Mineral Company now in successful
Large Foundry, Machine Shops
and Stove Works
Under construction. Freo sites and liberal inducements to manufacturers;
immenso limestone und iron and zinc mines are being worked or developed
within the town. Important industries secured, and negotiations pending
A railroad junction in the heart of the greatest
iron region in the United States. The only
town on this great Southern connec?
tion of the Norfolk and Western
The world famous limohito and mountain ores of tho Cripple. Crock Val?
ley and tin' celebrated Gossan and magnetic ores of Carroll county are within
minimum haul of Ivanhoo. In direct communication with the I'oeahontas
coal and coke Heids. Being 3,000 feet above the sea the climate is unsur?
passed by the celebrated mountain resorts of the world. Vast tracts of Virgin
forests close to hand that can he floated down to Ivanhoo.
Magnificent hotel, stores and dwellings under
contract. The cheapest and best lots
in the South.
The Ivanhoo Land and Improvement Company are now receiving applica?
tions for lots. Only those lots that have two or more applicants will be
offered at auction.
GREAT SALE OCTOBER 15, 1890.
A grand chance for investment. Maps, price lists, plans, plats, etc., sent
llailroad fares from points within the State to Ivanhoo will be refunded
J to : hose buying lots.
Ivanhoe Land and Improvement Co.
.\ .1. DAVIS. I. A. PA OB. AUGUST MINING
ZvE^ikiie] is/zoisr^rsr fast.
1 f you want to make
Safe and Profitable Investments,
Call on or write to
t3^t7"X3, :tp^GKE3 c5c CO.,
Keal Kstate Agents, 2- Salem Avenue, Koanoke, Va.
We have a corps of salesmen that will always be ready to show our customers
uboul the city. Parties desiring information in the muter of in\esttnents,
irreat or small, will do well to consult us. out3-tui
W. s. tiOOCII, C. E. HOOK, II. L. CHILLS
1'resident. Vice President. Sco'y .t Tr .
Old Dominion Investment Co.
OFFICE IN CITIZENS' BANK BUILDING.
Makesand Negotiates First-Class Investments,
111 First st. s. w., Roanoke, Va.
R. I. B0SMAN, E. D. TUCKER,
Agents for improved and unimproved city
and suburban property. Have some special
bargains that can be resold quickly at a good