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THE ROANOKE TIMES,
(DAILY AND WEEKLY)
An independent Democratic paper
devoted to the material and political
interests of Roanoke and Southwest
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THE UOAXOKE TIMES.
WEDN ESiSTdEC^MBE ~R~2oTsSl).
OI K CONGRESSMAN"* YIEWS.
Representative Edmunds, of this
congressional district, writes a letter
to tin Halifax Record, telling, as he
says, "how things iu Washington
strike an old man who hasn't been
there but once in thirty years." He
speaks in his letter of his experience in
church-going in particular in the cap
Mr. Edmunds is hitnseil' an Episco?
palian, but as be had hoard so much of
the iniquity of Washington, he thought
ho would go fir6t. he said, to hear a
Methodist preach. He asked a police?
man todirect him, aud the old Methodist
church, where Grant attended worship,
was pointed out to him. Of this
church and the service Mr. Edmunds
'?I was showu lbs most maguificeut
church I have ever seen. All the win?
dows were stained, and a soft, mellow
light within, so shaded that though ths
sun was brightly shiniug without, the
gas was lit near the pulpit. Il had the
largest and finest organ and a magnifi?
cent choir?many parts of the service
were sung?a paalm was giveu out and
the preacher and congregation read
alternate verses. The preacher was a
tine-looking man, who preached from a
written manuscript, turning over page
after page as he went on with h;3 ser?
Bishop Newman aud General Grant
made this church, the Metropolitan
Methodist, famous, but it is not known
now as a fashionable one, St. John's
Episcopal and the Church of the Coven?
ant on Connecticut aveuue bciDg con?
sidered the most fashionable iu the city.
Mr. Edmunds was not pleased" with
the sermon he heard iu the morn?
ing, aud so ha went in the after?
noon to hear Rev. Dr. Bartlett preach.
This is the church that Hayes attended,
and is not far from the White House.
Dr. Bartlett, the pastor, looks more
l;ke a banker or a railroad president
than a minister of the nospel, although
he is quite an able mau, and after hear
iug them both. Congressman Edmunds
coueluded that he would have to look up
Congressman Leste-, and hear an old
time soul-stirriug sermou.
The sermon Dr. Bartlett preached
Mr. Edmuuds thinks was exceedingly
comforting to a Washington audience
and many an old sinner.
In speaking ot buying Christmas
presents, Mr. Edmunds says Silcott,
the defaulting cashier of the house, ran
away with all of his money. He thinks
Silcott ought to have a taste of the old
fashioned lake that burns with fire and
brimstone. There are several other
cougrcssmcu who think like him, no
The world has made great progress
iu art, in science, in literature and in
general knowledge since the custom of
celebrating the anniversary of the birth
of Christ began hundreds of years ago.
Much of that progress, too. has been
due to the teachings of Christianity,
and the people today who eujoy all
the privilege of enlightened govern?
ment, although they may lose sight of
the fact temporarily, cannot eutirely
There will be thousands of happy re?
unions of separated members of fami?
lies, and from thousands ef churches
pastors will preach of "peace and good
will toward all men."
The day brings many things that are
pleasant. It encourages the habit of
gift-making, relieves the monotony of
every-day life and lessens fcr a time the
strain of business pursuits, and bringe
joy and gladness alike to old and
DEFEW AND GBADT.
Chauncey Depew, president of the
New York Central railroad, and the
late Henry Grady formed the two mo?t
felicitous after-dinner speakers in
Two years ago Henry Grady made
his famous Bpeech before the New Eng?
land club in New York, and Monday
night Mr. Depew performed the eame
taBk, referring at length to Mr. Grady'e
brilliancy and ability.
Both were men of ideaB, and pos?
sessed the faculty of saying the right
thing in the right place, aud in a style
that could nbt fail to command atten?
THE HOUSE COMMITTEES.
As wae to have been expected in
forming tbe house committee?, Speaker
Reed has bseu governed almost entirely
by the consideration of who voted for
aud who agaiusl his election.
New York aud Pennsylvania which
states made him Mr. Carlisle's success?
or, have together received fifteen chair?
manships, while the South gets only
Many of tho congressmen appointed
to thsse positions are comparatively
obscure nod unknown men, the most
prominent ouc* having been shoved in
the background inpiy because they
'?. Kioiey or Cmi
happened tu pn
nun, or sonn- on i;
R-rd I- intcfci^i
thorough i' .<.i a .
either t-road, Hpcr ?
ab nl Ii'-? m'nd. 11
is his weuihi and - ?.
it irtisao und a
T ere is nothing
For two years I had
rheumatism so b.-.d thai
It disabled mo for *r? i?
aud confined mo to v ?
bed for o whole year,
during which tiir.c 1
could not even raise n-v
hands to my head. Butt
for 3 months could m
reduced in flesh from
! cd by best physicians,
only to grow worse.
Finally I took Swlft*s Specific, "and soon bepm to
Improve. Aftern while waaatmy work, and for the
Jost five months have been as well as I ever was?nil
rom the effects of Swift's Si>eciflc.
Jan. S, 1SS9. Ft. Warne, lud
Cook? on Blood r.ud Skin Diseases mailed free.
Swift Srrciric Co., Atlanta, G.i
la Favor of Uawkes* New Crystallzert
Lenses Over All Others.
FROM THE EX-GOVERNOR OK FLORIDA
Tallahassee, Fla., March 5, 188S.
Mr. A K. ilawkes, Atlauta, Ga.?
Dear Sir: I have thoroughly tested
the glasses you fitted to my eves some
time since, and have fouud them to |
possess a soituess of vision which sur
passess anything of the kind I have ]
ever used. Respectfully,
W. D. Bloxiiam.
HIS SICillT RESTORED.
Mr. A. K. Ilawkes: About a year
ago I procured mv first pair of glasses
from some dealer, but they straiued
my eyes and caused them to ache. 1
then "bought a pair of your Crystallized
Lenses, and the effect has beeu won-|
derful. as a proof of which I do not use
any glasses now and see as well as ever.
F. E. Daniel, M. D.,
Editor Texas Medical Record.
SoTMr. H. L. Casoo, practical
optician at the drug store of Charles
Lyle & Co. until December 22d.
Ulli mi i ii 11 ii 11 n 11 in mi mum i ii: i in :n ti t'
i3 Preparations: :
A SURE CURE FOR
: SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS, j
? Treatlso on Blood and Skin Diseases '
; by mail tree. Address :
\ A. B. C. CHEMICAL CO., I
: I7S. 12th ST., RICHMOND, VA. :
?um mi i iiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiilliiiniiii.I
A PfKITIVF For LOST or FA.ILIN s. .^SSO-OD:
ft rUQi IIIC General and XEBVOUS LABILITY;
f TTPT "Weakness ofBcdynnd Mind: ElTeeti
V *-? JCwJCl of Errors or Exiestesir. OldorYounj.
Robust. Sohl? SIAMIOO!! futw Kcunr-..'. l!n> io Ddant and
Strengthen WKAK.rxllKTF.Mll'kn ORGANS ? i'AtllSotBODY.
AtMDliKi.lT t>? Tallin? HOBK TRKATnEXT?HrneMa la a dar.
tiro tntitf rt>m 41 Stnlra, Tcrrltnrlo. ami Knrelirn CooDtrWa.
?oo eao write Ibcm. Sootc, full?tt>li.nn:lon, and p .to r? mailed I
InSnWil trat. Xiinu ER't MEOlCAl CO., BJFfAlO.il. Y.
WILBUR S.P0LE ^ CG
Collecting Agents aud Manu?
All claims placed iu our hands for
I collection will receive prompt atten
; tion. We are connected with most of
: the foreign collecting associations and
merchants uuions, which enables us to
collect accounts abroad as well as at
For further iuformatiou call upon or
Stewart; building, opposite
dec 8 6m
PRIDDY & D?NLAP
. ?dealers ijt?
Stores, Tinware m ImtiwMi
roofiing and Spouting and Plumbing
and Gas Fitting a specialty.
ft?miM sir;, ?tfAKbr?i Va
OVER A MILLION DISTRIBUTED.
Wmn State Lottery Cohlbeiiy.
Incorporated by the Legislature,
for educational and charitable pur?
poses, and its franchise made n part
of tha present state constitution in
1879 by an overwhelming popular
Its MAMMOTH DRAWINGS take
Blaee semi-annually, (June und
ecember), and Its Grand Single
Number Drawings take place in each
of the ?ther ten months of the year,
and are all drawn in public at the
Academy of Music, New Orleans, La.
FAMED FOR TWENTY ST EARS,
For Integrity of its drawings, and
prompt payment of prizes,
Attested as follows:
" IF<; do hereby certify that we super?
vise the arrangement for nil the
monthly and semi-annual drawings
of the Louisiana Slate Lottery Ccm
puny, and inperson manageandcon
trol the drawings thetnselves,and that
the same are conducted with hunts?;/,
fairness, and in good faith toward all
parties,and we authorize the company
\ to use this certificate, with far similes
of our signatures attached, in its ad?
We the undersigned Ban!;* and
Bankers will pay all prizes druum
in the Louisiana State Lotteries which
may be presented at our counters.
R. M.Walmsley,President Louisiana
Pierre Lanaux, President state Na?
A. Baldwin, President New Orleans
Carl Kohn,President Union National
GRAND MONTHLY DRAWING.
At the Academy of Music, New Or?
leans, Tuesday," January 14th, LbilO.
Capital Prize, $o00,000.
100,000 Tickets at $20 each; Halve-,
$10; Quarters, $5; Tenths, $2; Twen?
ust of rntzKs.
1 prize of $300,000 is.$3
1 prize of 100,000 is. 10?.0o0
1 prize of 50,000 is. 011.11(111
1 prize of 25,000 is . 25,000
2 prizes of 10,000 are. 20.000
5 prizes of 6,000 are. 25,OuO
25 prizes of 1,000 are. 25,000
100 prizes of 500 are. 50,000
200 prizes of 300 are. co.ooi,
500 prizes of 200 are. 100,1 '
100 prizes of $500 are. $50, fl
100 " of 800 are. 30,000
100 " of 200 are. 20,000
999 prizes of $100 are. 90,91 0
999 prizes of 100 are.99,900
3,131 prizes, amounting to....$l,054,S00
note?Tickers drawing capital
prizes are not entitled to terminal
35F~ For club rates or any further
information desired, write legibly to
the undersigned, clearly stating your
residence, with state, county, street
and number. More rapid return mail
delivery will be assured by your en?
closing an envelope bearing your full
Address M. A. DA EPH IN
New Orleans, La.,
or M. A. DAUPHIN,
Washington, D. C.
By ordinary letter containing money
order issued by all express companies.
New York exchange, draft or postal
Address REGISTERED UTTERS COOTIIWC CURRE.ffjT
to New Orleans National Bank, New
Remember that the payment of
prizes is guaranteed by tour Na?
tional Banks of New Orleans, aud the
tickets are signed by the president of
an institution whose chartered rights
are recognized in the highest court;
therefore, beware of all imitations or
One dollar is the price of the small?
est part or fraction of a ticket issned
by us in any drawing. Anything in
our name offered for less than a dollar
is a swindle. dec2."5 wed th ffi&sun.
r. XL. okay, j. w. eosweli?,
Real estateaud insurance agents.
Improved and unimproved properly in
all parts of the city for sale.
BEFMG A SPECIALTY
Your patronage respectfully solicited.
No. 7 Firstaveuue, S. W. Roanoke, Va.
Agents for the Exchange Building
aod Improvement Company.
Gray & Bos well
CLEANING and REPAIRING
You will save money by bring n
your dirty clothes to be cleaned 0
dyed and repaired to me. Char c
moderate. Work first clasB.
Corner Campbell and Henry street3
RAM HAY! WHEAT! WHEAT!
Fifty thousand bushels prime wheat.
Five thousand tons No. 1 aud No. 2
timothy hay for sale.
; iP*. B? STJBLETT & SON,
Mb* '18-dV Sttmntimi Vi.
DRY GOODS, nnnn BOOKS,
GBOftfiKlKS, K M PAPERS, S.
HARDWARE, Dl IUI NOVELTIE
A POSTAL CARD TO
W. E. KIR WAN'S
Corner Trait and Concord Streets, Baltimore, Md.,
und lie will furnish';>ou the Exact Cost of any article you may need and you
will nave money. docl7-enw-Gm
Cornsr Jefferson and Campbell Streets.
dec. 10, tf.
SALEM REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE
C. B. STROUSE & CO..
Ag ents for the Salem Improvement Co.,
FOR TH EMOSTDESIRABLE LOTS IN THE OLD TOWN.
COLLEGE STREET, OPPOSITE COURTHOUSE,
oci 22 3m
.1.1; Fuj EU, U.M.WEBBER, CUAS. I). DENIT,
Citi Sergeant. Sheriff Roanoke County. Editor Times-Register.
FRIER, WEBBER & DENIT,
REAL ESTATE AGENTS,
Salem, - Virginia.
Sell and buy bouses, lots and farms on commission. Houses tented and
cent* collected Retr.rnfi promptly made. Office: Basempni Duvnl House.
Real Estate Agents,
[lave just placed on the market the Beautiful Lots of the
HYDE PARK LAND COMPANY,
FOR FROM $250 TO $300 PER LOT.
At lerms to suit all purchasers?$30 cash, balance iu monthly installments
at $10 per month. These ure the most beautiful and conveniently located lots
the city. We also have
1:; ::: parts of the city on monthly papmeuts. Slop paying rent and come at
mcc aud ^ct a bargain.
Very Desirable Houses
mthly papments. Slop paying reu
Francis B. Kemp <&, Co.
IN FRONT OF PASSENGER DEPOT
ROAN O^g, - - -_VI RC
< Commercial Tourists Home,
~ and Headquarters for those desiring Fir^t-Class Accommodations.
o Lane SrMDle Rooms Fine Bar Aitactics
? S. A. VICK, Proprietor, Member A. T. B. A.
ONE TOFI VE DO LLARS.
CUT RATES ON "AILROAD TICKET BOUGHT OF ME TO AL
j. B. Levy, Henry M. Daniel
President. Sec'y. & Treas.
N Partre, J. F. Barbour,
Gcn'l M'g'r. Superintendent.
?fnco in Citizen's Bank.
The construction of stores, ware?
houses, holds and public buildings a
specialty for cash or on time when
Persons desiring to buy homes at
low prices on monthly payments will
find it to their advantage to see us be
Still keep the largest
In Southwest Virginia.
They have just received a large supply |
Lap Robes, Horse Covers,
Breech Loading Guns,
Miner's and Railroad Supplies |
17 and 19 Second Street. Southwest
h. griffin. j j. allen watts.
pRIFFFN & WATTS; .
itoanoke, - - - - Virginia.
Office: Room No. 5, Kirk's building,
comer' SaTsm aVBn'trc and JclIterVbn 5?
dec 15-t jan 1
? DRUG STORE.
NO. 129 SALEM AV SUE.
T E. M. HENCKEL,
J, CIVIL ENGINEER,
Surveys, Estimates and Plans made
in all parts of the State.
WHERE TO STOP.
THE CITY HOTEL.
The Most Conveniently located.
Booms Well Ventilated.
TABLE SET WITH THE BEST THE
J. 0. 1 ???
- - Proprietor.
10 HONET f^
?DO YOL' WANT
A CHEAP HOME?
Then Buy a lot of the Ktna Land Company, located jus:
east of Glade Spring, in five minutes ride of the city, on the
The cheapest land to be bought. Prices ranging from
$75 to $2co. Sole agents.
W. M. YAGER & CO.
nov 24 Gn)
Pulaski City, Va.
Bluefield, W. Va.
The above houses offer superior accommodations to the
'ravelling Public. Sample Rooms for Commercial Men.
AN OBJECT LESSON.
- 5 *
Teacher (who is a billiard enthusiast)?"Now, then, -what is a
Smart Boy?"A 'straight tip' is when
GRINBERG & MORRIS,.
proprietors of the 'Young Atneric i" Gl ? iI > t; > 1 r c'.i) ir
(Mini, Hats aM FnmliiE Goods, and Boots, Sioas,
Trunks and Vaiices is larger and their prices lower than ever."
In clothing we hive really a tin* selection for men, youths and
boys. In hats the very latest styles, and as to our furnishing goods,
they need only to be seen to be appreciated. We hav? some specially
fine"underwear selling at remarkably low figures. Ko trouble t*> show
your mm worth
Bather than so called ?'chea ness" is our rale,
and we ask that you cull and we will prove this
to you by showing yofi our line of Flannels in
I Plaids, Stripes and Plain.
We would especially call your attention to
our lino of uew shades in
'1 he best line of Blankets and comforts to be
found in the city. Yours respectfully,
J. M. HARRIS,
NO. 17 SALEM AVENUE.
H. C H I P M A N
REAL ESTATE AGENT,
NO. 4, JEFFERSON STREET