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AMONG THE EGYPTIANS.
W?iejr I.lre In Mud-IIouae* Together with
?lU)lt>u? of rnrnaltM.
( There is littio ornamentation about
those Eyptian houses. They aro all
fiat-roofed. Tho majority of thorn havo
?? glass in thoir windows, and tho
lower half of each window is covered
wl<h V7oodon lattico-vfork, through the
snoslros of which you may soo tho large,
d?rk eyes of tho ladios of tho harom
pooping out. I asked ono gray
boarded Mahometan as to what tho
. pooplo did in case of rain. Ho did not
?ppear to know what tho word rain
meant, and I was told that they havo
bo blizzards or rain storms in this pari
of ?h? Kilo valley. Ono of our spring
rains w'onld mr.ko this town of 40,009
inhabitants a vast mad pie. Tho
hoo&es kto rudo insido as well as out.
Most oi them uro moro hovels and
families liro hero in quarters in which
an Araorican farmer would not trust
Jris bosk donor cow. During my
?fay in Asyoot I bided to learn
?M I could about tho lifo of tho
people, and 1 found that several fam?
ilies of ton lived in one of theso littlo
znul huts, and that most of them slept
on tho ground, with only a blanket or a
cotton rag as covering. Tho poor Egyp?
tian* Kko tho poor Indian, Bleeps in the
tamo clothes that ho uses during tho
dayy-timo, and in theso huts chickons,
donkeys and cattle aro kept in the same
room with the family. Even theso by
no means make up tho inhabitants of
tho house. I'ho lice and iloas of the
hard-heartod Pharoah still stick to the
land, and bod-bugs nro everywhere;.
"You can havo no idea of tho lice of
? Ijcypt. and tho graybacks of army days
are mild in comparison. Tiio chief
bnsinoss of Egyptian leisure seems to
bo in picking over clothes for body-lice,
and everywhere 1 went about Asyoot l
saw a man. boy or woman sitting half
naked, and looking and catching and
?rncking theso insects. In many cases
two mm or two women combine forces
?nd work together, ono picking
from tho other, and vico versa.
IS very tirno I took a walk through
tho sbroots I trembled to think
of tho possibilities, and several times in
?oarohing my clothes on returning to
my room 1 found that 1 had carried
nway sonic other man's property. Theso I
lieo are very prolific, and one good fe?
male will in a week colonizo a whole
nan. I spent about an hour every day
in searching tho soains of my undor
clothing for eggs, and l did not wonder
that Pharaoh was ready, when Moses
sent this pi-^t upon him, to allow tho
Israelites to go. You enn have no idea
of fcho flies and fleas of Uppor Egypt, i
Thoy cover everything and everybody, j
"You sc? men sleeping by tho roadside ?
?with great handfuls of flies on their \
eyebrows. Babies have flics resting
lipon their mouths, and every child ir.
Topnso has a half dozen flies on his oyo
lidn. Egypt has more soro eyes to its
population than any other country in
*b? world, and oyo diseases aro causod by
theso flies. You find hundreds of blind
mon in every Egyptian city. They go
about with long sticks and are respected |
liy ifhe people.? 1?'. O. Carpenter, iu I
THE BUFFALO'S FATE.
Hon (lie Oreut Am it; ran Itnmlnnnt Was ?
In 3SOS the Union Pacific railroad and j
its branch in Kansas was com pi o ted I
across tho plains to tho foot-hills of the
Stocky Mountains?the western limit of |
the buffalo range?and that, year wit- !
messed tho inauguration of tho whole?
sale and wanton slaughter of the great
ruminants, ending only with their
practical extinction in 18S5, by regular
Konters for thoir bides, and by the
crowds of tourists who crossed the con?
tinent for mere pleasure and sport,
then made possible by the advent, of
tho "Iron-tail": these latter boartlossly i
killed for tbo excitement of tho novel j
experience, often never even touching '
a particle of tho flesh, or possessing \
tbomselves of a single robe as
they rodo along at a slow rate of
Kpaed. The former, numbering thou?
sands of old frontiersmen, all expert
. nhots, and as many novices?the pioneer
settlors on the ??public domain" just
opened under tbo various land lawn -
from beyond tho Platte to lar south of
tho Arkansas, within transporting dis
tnnoo of tho two roads, day after day
lor years made it a lucrative; business to
kill for robes only, a markot for which
bad suddenly sprung up all over tho
On bither side of tbo lines of the rall
roa'd, within close range fornoarly thoir
-prfiolo distance, the most conspicious
.^objects in (Ihm? days woro thn dosio
oatod carcasses of tho noble boasts that
bad been ruthlessly slaughtered by tho
thoughtless and oxcited passenger cu 1
Tovttt across the continent. On the open
prairie, too, niiios away fj'om the course
vf ] legitimate travel, ono could walk
?fat places nil day on the dead
bodies of <ho buffaloes, killed by
tho hido-hontors, without stopping
on the ground! Then was the oppor?
tunity for Congress to interpose, lie
StricHng the transportation of roboa by
""^tbo railroads and express companies
<co*i!d have saved the buffalo fron? ox
tinutioiu I believe there v.as some ab
card lav/ enacted in relation to prevent?
ing the torriblo slaughter, but It mado
it only a misdemeanor oa tho part of
:?'?/ the hunter to kill?about ss effective a
0 provision, so far as tbo average plains
; xnan was concerned, as to attempt to do
lleot a tornado with a palm-leaf fan.
Tbo price of roboa ranged all tho way
from fifty cents?the amount paid prb
fs marily?t-o two dollars and a halt as
tp.'iliey bocamo soaroor. I h.ivo bought
znany a finoly-tanned and ornamented
"*ailk robo" trom tho Indian" for half a
loaf of broad or a cupful of sugnr; but
tbat was twonty-flvo yearn ago. To-day
Oho same kind would easily bring one
bundled and fifty dollars, if proourablo
At all anywhere, which 1 very much
?aoubt.?Ilonry Ionian, in Harper's
?A Comoren (Mo.) woman omployed
? noighbor woman to do tho family
whipping for nor, and aftor tho job had
feeen dono in a thoroughly artistlo mam
?er she brought suit ugaln.it her eubitl
*cte for cruelty to unlmals.
For Bargains in Real Estate
Fine residence and business property, in any part of Roanoke,
call on or address
L. L. POWELL & COMPANY,
Roanoke, Va. Office Stewart Building, Third avenue, opposite city postoffice.
Real estate agents. Office: Room A, fsreor.d floor, Moomaw Building,
Jefferson street. Postoffice Box 124. Correspondence solicited.
Roanoke Trust, Loan and Safe Deposit Co,
Statement, October 31,1 S90.
T. Francis Barrett
Loans and discounts.8323,00
Furniture. 000 (to
Cash on band and in banks. . 115,563 ">?
Expenses and taxes. 8,887 02
323,265 00 I Undivided profits and gross
13,500 00 ! earnings. 127,985 15
Deposits on certificate. 05,684 73
Deposits on check. 107,450 02
Bills payable. 5,058 33
Rediscounts. 34,735 23
P. It. TERUY. Pres.
YV. .1A MI SON, See
Directors: II. S. Trout, Edw. Nlninger. S. \Y. Jamison, P. It. Terry,
J. a. Jamison.
R. B. Wobtuam,
Formerly with N. & W. R. R.
E. A. Bl.AEK,
Formerly with N. & YV. R- R.
Best grades Anthracite and other coal.
OFFICE 28 SALEM AVENUE.
Send orders ahead of time so as to be
sure to have it at the time needed.
_28 Salem avenue upstairs.
T. Francis Barrett & Co
Doors, sash, blinds, frames, transoms,
balusters, hand rail, sash weights, and all
kinds of rough and dressed
twyvn BZIJK3 cms era, yru
Real Estate and Insurance Agents, 13 Jeffer?
son street, Roanoke, Va.
Lock box 266.
W. S. QOOC1I,
C. B. H?GE,
11. I.. CHILES
Sec'y & Tr.,
Builders' supplies in general.
28 SALEM AVENUE UPSTAIRS.
OFFICE IN CITIZENS' BANK BUILDING.
Makes and Negotiates First-Class Investments.
rpRUSTEK'S SALE OF VALUABLE i
1 REAL ESTATE IN THE CITY OF !
By virtue of a deed of trust executed j
to mo by Florence V. Moffott, dated j
October 17th, IS8S. and recorded in the ,
Clerk's otllce of tlie 11 listing's Court of
tbo city of Roanoke, doed book 17. page j
02, to secure tho West End Land Com- :
pany tbo sum o( forty-six hunlred and |
lifty dollars, evidenced by three certain
negotiable notes of 1,550 dollars each,
with interest from date, and payable in
<>n<\ two and three years from October
17th, IHSrt; and, whereas, the said Flor- I
??ne.o V. Moffott being in dofaultas to tbo |
l'.rst and second payments, and being i
requested by the beneficiary so to do,
I will sell at public auction oh the
premises, at 13 o'olook, <>n MONDAY
THB12TII DAY OF JANUARY, 1891,
the following described property, to-wit,
situated in that beautiful partof Roan?
oke known as VVost Und. and bounded
and described a< follows, to-wit:
No. I. Beginning at tho northwest cor
nor of Washington a/ouiio and D street,
thenoo with Washington avenue north
74 degress, 419 foot to E street: thence
with E street north !.*> degrees, 133 foot
loan alloy; thenco with thosamo south
71 degrocs, 102 Toot to 1> street; thenco
with same south 9 dogros, 133 feet to
the bogining, known as lots 9 to 1G,
both inclusive, block ; I.
No. :i. Boginning at the northwest
comer of Washington avenuo and E
streots, thonoo with Washington avenuo
north 7-1 degrees, 250 feet to a point;
thenco north 15 degrees east, 133 feet
to an alloy; thonoo with same south 74
degree*, 250 foot to E street; thenco
with 10 street south 15 degrees, 133 to
the beginning, known as lots 0 to 13,
both inclusive, block 12.
No. 3. Beginning at tbo southwest
<? irner of Washington avenue and D
streets, thenco with Washington ave?
nue north 74 degrees, 171 feet to a
point.; Ibonce south l"> degree's, I I>
foot to a point; thonoo south 08 de?
grees, 139 foot to 3 point; thence south
70 degrees, 53 foot to 1) street; I hence
with 1) street north 9 degrees, 100 feet
to the boglnnlng.
Term-.: (ash enough to COVOr costs
of sab? and to pay the past duo notes
and Interest, amounting to 83,187.12
at this date, and the sum of 81,550,paya?
ble on tho 1,'th day of October, 1801,
with interest from 17th day of October,
!>;ss. Balance in ono and two years
from day of sain, in equal Installments,
I with interest. This is some of tho raosi
desirablo property that baa boon offered
tor sale in the city of Roanoke. Invest
n , are especially Invited.
11. S. TROUT, Trustee.
ENGLEBY & BROS.
TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE,
AKT) ?RALKRS IN ALL KINDS OV
COOKING AND HEATING STOY'ES.
Plumbing and Gas-Fitting, Roofing,
Spouting and .lobbing
10 Salem av<-nun. ROANOK VA
1*AVTQITAnI w- ??"an?? NJtors are
4/Z.Yu JtlvW iviirruuted, und every pair
Iich Iii? nniiici end pvlcr Mluniiied on bottom.
$3 SHOE GENTLEMEN.
\ i;io Calf nml Laced Waterproof (Jrnlu.
Tlio rxrcllrnro nnd wearing ?irnlltlosof tlilJ tlioo
rannot bo better shown than l>y Ilm eCr^tiK ?liilur:.o
n SPtSOf Us thousands of rouatonl wearers.
$Ei.co Genuine. llnnd-*cvrrd. nn rlc?nnt and
,VB itylisli ?iroTH Shoo which ootnmomls itself.
,00 liond-flOWOd Welt. A llr.o calf hhoo
unequalled fors'tIo amiI durability.
-a"*.50 Uoodyoar Welt Ii Iba ?tnndcrJ dress
-~ Shoo, nt n popular prk-e. ,
.BO Pollcnin??'? Hli(?e Is especially adopted
$3&$2 SHOES ufflls,
for railroad men, farmora, etc.
AH made. In Connresi, Kutten nnd Ijic?.
.. .boon most favorably received alnce Introduced
ind tho rccenl [mprovemonta make them superior
to any shoes wMd nl th< !>" prices.
A.-.k your Dealer, nr.d If tin r.innot aupply you e?nrt
alroct to factorr r>nrlo?lr.i; adverllaod vnec,
yoital lor onK r Mank?.
\\\ if DOUOliAB, liroclttaa, ala&a.
E HAVE made a reduction of 10 per
cent, on all winter suits and over?
coats for the holidays. Mens', youths' and
boys' suits. Overcoats in meltons, kersey,
chinchilla, cheviot and satin lined.
F?LL DRESS SUITS ? SPECIALTY.
Neckwear and underwear department
Old Established Clothiers, Jefferson Street, Wright Block.
Pulaski City, Va.
Bluefield, W. Va.
The above houses offer superior accommodations to the travel?
ling public. Sample rooms for commercial men.
Ik^recL 3=3. Foster, ^x^IIa.n.a.^or.
Brewers and Bottlers of Pure Lager Beer.
Telephone, No. 104, Roanoke, Virginia.
^irst st. s. w. 9 Roanoke,
R. i. BOSSflAN, E. D. TUCKER,
Agents for improved and unimproved city
and suburban property. Have some special
bargains that can be resold quickly at a good
SHENANDOAll VALLEY BAIL
S. F. Tyler, Recolvor.
Schedule in effect Juno 2, 1890.
AimiVK at uoanokk.
5:00 p. m. Daily?Memphis Express,
from Hagoratown and the
North. Through PuUtuaa
sleeping oars from New
York and Philadelphia to
Chattanooga and Memphis
via Ilarrisburg, llagers
town and Roanoke.
7.40 a. m. Daily?New Orleans Ex?
press from New York, Phil?
adelphia and Baltimore,
making connection through
to .the South. Carrie*
through Pullman palace
buffet sleeping car from
Philadelphia to Now Or?
leans, without change, via
Ilarrisburg, lingers town,
Roanoke, Cleveland, Cmwra
and L. & N. R. It.
i.eavk I50A nokk.
5:45 a.m. Dally?Baltimore Uxpiess
from all points south for
and Now York. Carries
Pullman palace h?lfet
Bleeping car froju Roanoke
to Philadelphia without
change, via llagoratow?
7:20 p. m. Dally?Now York and Phil
adelpbia Express, from
Memphis, Chattanooga an
all points south. Kor Phil?
adelphia and New York.
Carries Pullman palace
buffet Bleep! ng cai s through
to Philadelphia and New
York viaRoanoko, llagers
town and Ilarrisburg.
Ticket agents will furnish all infor?
mation and through schedules upon ap?
O. HOWARD ROYRR.
tf (i. P. & T. Agent, Roanoke, Va.
Schedule in effect Sept. 3rd, 1S00.
0:05 a. m. Daily; arrive Bristol 4:0?
p. m. Stops at all stations,
connecting at Radtord with
trains on New River Branch;
arriving at Pooahontos at
3:35 p. m.
5:45 p. in. Daily, arrives Rad ford 7:2*
p. in., connecting with New
River Branch at 7::i5 p. m.,
for Bluelield and Pouahon
tas: arrives PoCaltOlltaS 10:5i
p.m. Arrives Bristol 11:29
p. in., connecting with E.
T. V. & ci. R. It. for all
points sou th and west. I las
Pullman Palaoc Sleeper,
Roanoke to Momphls, with?
7:.*>? a. in. Daily, arrive Rad ford 9:15
a. m., connecting with New
River Brandl, leaving Rod
ford 12:10 p. m. Arrive!
Bristol 12:10 p. m.,connect*
with E. T. v. & (1. R. R.
for all points south and
west; has Pullman Palace
Sleeper from Roanoke to
New Orleans without
leave ro a nokk.
5:25 a. m. Daily: for Lynchburg, Pe?
tersburg, Richmond, (via
Petersburg and R. A. P. R.
R.,) Norfolk and interme?
diate points; Connect/* at
Lynchburg with V. M. R.
R. for Washington and the
East, having Lynchburg
7:40 a. m. daily. Arrive*
Norfolk 2.00 j). iu., connect
ing with steamer line? tw
Baltimore and New York.
10:10 a. m. Daily; arrives Lyuohburg
11:59 a. m.. connecting with
V. M. R. R. for all points
north, arriving Washing?
ton 7:95 p. in.; arrive? Pe?
tersburg I i'-'O p. in.; arrives
Richmond, via R. <fc P. R.
R., 5:05 p. in.; arrive* Nor
folk 7.00 p. in.
3:45 p. m. Daily; for Lynchburg and
intermediate stations; ar?
rives Lynchburg 5:40 p. m.
7:20 p. m. Daily: for Lynchburg and
intermediate stations; ar?
rives Lynchburg 9:20 p. m.
Cripple Creel; Extension?Loaves
Pulaski 8:15 a. m. Daily, except Sun?
day, and 3:00 p. in. Daily, arrivo Ivan
hoe 9:45 a. in., and 4:30 p. in.
Clinch Valley Extension (in operation
Aug. 3, to St. Paul, 81 miles)?r^eave
Blueflold 8:10 a. iu., daily; arrive St.
Paul 12:.*55 p. m.
All inquiries as to rates, routos. etc.,
W. B. BEVILL,
Gcn'l Pass, and Ticket Agent.
CnAS i. EDDY, vice-president,
jan". General Otlices. Rouuoko
A. & O. R. R.
THE NATURAL TUNNEL ROUTE
IN EFFECT AUG. 3. 1S90.
Trains West. Trains East.
Pass. Mixed. Mixed. Pass.
No. 1. No. 3. No. t. No. 4.
a. m. p. m Stations. a. m. p. m.
8 15 3 35 Lv. Bristol.'1 Ar. 11 40 6 0?
0 32 2 58 ?Walkor'sMt. 112-5 6 42
8 40 3 00 Banhum's. 11 lfi 5 35
0 00 3 20 ?Abram's Ealls. ll 00 5 15
0 05 3 25 Mendota. 10 05 5 10
9 25 3 41 Mace. Spring. 10 32 4 50
9 35 3 55 Union's. 10 21 4 40
945 4 05 ?Nottingham. 10 13 4 30
9 51 4 11 "Moccasin Gap. 10 00 4 2?
10 00 4 17 Ilallilville. 10 00 4 17
10 08 1 27 *Marblo Quarry. U 50 4 08
10 15 4 35 ?Big Cut. 9 41 4 00
10 25 4 45 Spear's Kerry. 9 30 3 50
10 32 4 50 Clinchport. 9 23 3 45
10 40 5 00 Natural Tunnel. 9 1* 3 35
10 50 5 10 ?Horton Summit. 9 00 3 25
11 00 5 17 Dll?leld. 9 00 3 IG
11 05 5 25 *Wi-( ley's. 8 58 3 10
11 11 5 31. Ward's Mills. 8 46 3 0?
11 ':."? 5 42 'Wildcat Summit. 8 31 3 50
11 38 5 55*East Big Stone Gap. 8 17 9 37
11 45 6 05 Ar. B. S. Cap. Lv. 8 10 8 ?0
a. m p. m. a. m p. m.
? Trains do not stop, except to leave
passengers, or on signal.
II. W. BATES.
Vioe-prerddent, and Genoral Manager
GEO. U. GRAVES,