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Casioria is I>r. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use hy
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys Worms and allays
fevcrishness. Casioria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Cnstoria assimilates tho food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cas?
toria is the Children's Panacea?tho Mother's Friend.
"Cnstoria is on excellent medicine forchil
ren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children."
Dr. 0. C. Osgood.
"Cnstoria Is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the
real interest of their children, and use Cnstoria
instead of the various quack nostrums which
are destroying their loved ones, by forcing
opium, morphine, soothing syrutj and other
hurtful agents down their throats, thereby
sending them to premature graves."
Dn. J. F. KlXCUliLOB,
" Castoria Is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me."
It. A. ARCnnn, M. D., ,
iii So. Oxlord St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
" Our physicians ii\ the children's depart?
ment have spoken highly of their experi?
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among our
medical supplies what is known as regular
products, yet we arc free to confess that the
merit* of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon it."
United Hospital and Dispensary,
Allen C. Smith, Pres
Tho Centaur Company, 77 Murray Street, New York City.
SPORTS OF ALL SORTS.
E. C. Haid won 53 ?rst prlzoa on tho
national circuit during tho past season.
Two European qucons, Wllholmina and
Marghcrita of Italy, aro expert cyclists.
In Bolglum amateur and professional
cyclists uro permitted to rldo against each
Tho now Manhattan Athletic club will
probably Bond representatives to tho Ath?
Tlio boxing and wrestling championship
of tho Amateur Athletic, union will bo
held in Philadelphia in March.
Tom Eck is said to ho trying to form a
I ombinatton of Johnson, Titus and liar
i. <.t to tnko abroad next spring.
'barley Murphy hopes that tho L. A.
W. tssoiubly will pormnnoutly remove tho
disqualification that is now troubling him.
Waltor .Sauger says tli.it> lie will dovoto
his time to skating this winter so as to ho
in shape to begin training oarly next
Philadelphia will hnvo baseball nonrly
every day next season by tho Pennsylvania
.Stale league olubs and tho Philadelphia
National Lcnguo team.
Speaker Peed and Senator Clinndlor aro
among tlio more uotablo dovotecs of tho
liicyclo in Washington. Tho senator rldos i
to and from the capitol, and tho"* speaker
says that there is no exorcise that iio on
PARTNERSHIP CHESS PLAYING.
The Double Gnmo and IIoxv Four Men
^ May- Enjoy It. f
Doublo chess is a partnership game
adapted for four players. Tho board used
has 109 squares and is of n shapo similar
to that shown In tho accompanying dia?
gram. The players are grouped as in tho
game of whist, and each manipulates a
sot of men. In other words, two complete
sots of men?two black nnd two white?
aro used in conducting tho game. Tho
chessmen aro placed in position tho smno
as in single chess, with tlio exception that
all queens are placed to tho right of thulr
Pawns aro rcdocmablo, but must turn
cithor to tho right or left on reaching somo
ono of tlio eight center squares, and ro
THE BOARD USED IN DOUBLE CHESS,
doom on tho enemy's king lino. For ono
sido to ho vanquished both partners must
bo checkmated. In tho ovont of ono player
heing checked while his partner was freo,
tho latter would havo tlio privilogoof mov?
ing in his stand until such time as ho was
rolcasod from chock, but during tho peri?
od wdion a playor is in chock his mon can?
not bo t (inched or taken.
Usually whon tho playors aro of oqunl
strength a player confines himself to ono
npponont nnd plays oxactly as if hp woro
playing a singlo ganioof ohoss against ono
opponent, yet it is his duty to render his
pnrtnor any nssistanco in bis powor at a
oritical t ime, and ho is expected to bo on
tho lookout for oinorgoncios. Whon ono
playor is exceptionally strong, and his
^partner proportionately weak, it is cus?
tomary for their opponents to direct tho
Bull forco of their attack on tho bottor
Rayer, as hy rondoring him hors do com
fSft. they can tho moro easily secure a vlc
tnsflold Booked nt Sl.OOO a Night.
(oral writers havo found fault wfth
Ird Mansflold for his determination
I play next season unless guaranteed
?L performance. W. A. AieConnoll,
Hhral i:iana.':er, has alrl ,dy hookod
Mr. MansB?fS Iii noloss than to nights ror
1800-7, nnd tlio stur la guarantood $1,000
n performance ?nd Is to rocoivo Iiis usual
percentages. This inoludoa Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington, Chicago and other
CHECKERS AND CHESS.
Cheekcr Problem No. 354.?By JatoesP. Reed.
Black?IP, 30, 28, 24 (king).
? m "-tj
m m m m
m m m E;;
White?16 (king), 21, 28,
Wldto to ploy and win.
Chess Problem No. 254.
i -m m \:A m
?Wi 'zd. kM
? ? m m
1.. 7 to 23
2.. 1 to 0
8.. 0 to 1
4.. 1 to 6
5.. 0 to 10
0.24 to 15
7..10 to 0
8.. 6 to 10
?..10 to 0
10.. li to 1
White to piny and mate in two moves
Checker problem No. 853:
I. .1C to 19
2..18 to 27
8.. 8 to 11
4..11 to 16
5.14 to 18
6. .15 to l'.l
7..18 to 11
8..27 to 23
ii. .23 to 10
10..10 to 15
11.. 12 to 10, and wins
Chess problem No. 853:
Key move, P to R S
A iienlua Fop Fanning.
Miss Annie Dennis of Talhottom, Ga.
is a fine looking young woman of 2?,
?who .seems to liavo a genius for farm?
ing. According to a Georgia paper, sho
owns a handsome estate of 1,000 acres,
which sho cultivates with great skill
mid success. Upon it sho conducts a
dairy, a stock farm, n caunery, a pre?
serving establishment, a vineyard and
wine distillery and a piggery. Each of
these is prospcrons to a high degree.
Tho owner is public spirited and ex?
hibits her products at every fair and
exposition. She began this work in 1888
and in seven years has carried off nearly
100 prizes. Sho ascribes her success to a
good education and careful reading. She
makes a special study of tho application
of science, particularly chemistry, to
hor holds of industry and utilizes every
now idea which appears.
An Old Colonial Blockhouse.
Among tho attractions of tho town of
Bourne, Mass., are two historic collars.
Ono was dug by tho Plymouth colony
and tho other by the Dutch traders.
Theso cellars lio side by sido, and the
structures built over them were filled
with goods so necessary for the comfort
of tho early pilgrims as well aa the
Dutch. The pilgrims needed manufac?
tured goods such as tho Hollander had
for sale and the NDntch required prod?
ucts sncli as the colony could snpply.
Governor Bradford, in his diary, statos
that this block honso was built as early
as 1627, only seven years after tho land
I ing of tho Mayflower.?St. Louis Globo
, Democrat. ? - ? ? U
BILL NYE'S COMET.
HE BOUGHT IT IN GOOD FAITH, BUI
Ho Finds That Iuvestlue; In an TJnbrandod
Comet Is Extromely Hazardous* and Not
Always to Ilo Itolled Upon?lie Waiyti
to Kxcbantfo It.
[Copyright, 1800, by Edgar W. Nye.l
I sapposo tbat I hnvo douo a very fool?
ish thing. Bat my impulse was a good
ouo. Last year mi astronomer who wns
very hard pressed for money came to
mo and wanted tc dispose of u comet that
!be had just discovered. He needed the
? money so sndly that he won my young
heart after awhile in spite of my better
Common sense told me not to buy n
heavenly body on tbe hoof, but tender?
ness and a warm, sympathetic nature
overcame my cool business sense. We
looked over tho property through a tele?
scope, and whou my attention was called
to its speed and good condition and low
taxes I yielded.
Tho first jolt, as I might say, which
was given to my faith was when our
gentlemanly, genial and urbane regis
U10KIXG OVEIt THE PROPERTY.
trar of deeds refused to record tho trans?
fer. Ho said that nobody but a literary
man would ho such a wild, unfettered
ass. Ho is cynical to u degree. Ho told
mo that all I needed was a nursing bot?
tle connected with tho Milky Way to do
I consulted an nttornoy regarding tho
matter. Ho also is a loeal humorist.
Ho said that buying nnbrauded com?
ets on the rnngo was hazardous in tho
extreme, especially in tho winter sea?
son. Ho wroto out quite a long opinion
on tho case, for which he charged me
au outrageous price, and in which ho
stated that a man who wonld advanco
money on n high spirited comet, relying
on tho provisions of tho Mouroo doctrino
for tho confirmation and preservation of
title, did not know enough to carry vis?
cera lo n bear.
Ho told mo that it would havo shown
more mental acumen if I had exchanged
my North Minneapolis building lots and
Hudson's bay addition to Arctic park
for tho Dig Dipper and gone into tho
.shelf and heavy hardware business, but
to put cold cash, or ready John, as ho
phrased it, into a luminous holo in tho
sky showed more possibilities as an in?
tellectual disaster than anything he had
seen during six years' experience ns civil
service examiner for vacancies in idiot
Ho wont so far as to nsk mo why I
didn't catch my own comets by putting
salt on their tails. I submitted to al?
most every indignity from this man, in?
cluding a bill for $18. Ho has been told
by friends that ho is humorous, and it
has destroyed his usefulness. His busi?
ness suffers, and his clients become of?
fended and go elsewhere. Among other
things bo asked me why I did not organ?
ize nn International Lighting aud
Heating company and pipo tho surplus
heat from tho burned district of a future
Tho astronomer told mo that my
comet would cotno up every night, and
then be rolled up tho money I gave him
and went abroad for much needed rest
and change of scene. Ho told mo that
ho would have tho astronomical record
changed so that it would hereafter be
referred to as Nyo's comet, but ho did
not do so. Thero has been nothing pub?
lished connecting my name with tho
affair, and a week after I bought it I
mislaid it ouo night and have not seen
I am told also that these comets have
n way of changing their appearance and
then retiring to their former haunts.
The astronomer to whom I allude and
who chiseled mo out of my means had
a long brass telescope on Droadway, and
ho not only cracked up this comet to tlio
very top notch, bnt ho assured me on
his honor as a gentleman that it would
liecomo a parent in the spring. Of
course, he said, I ought to reap sonio
dividend after a long, hard winter with
a comet eating its head off, but Juno
would find me away ahead of tho game.
Sometimes these comets havo twins, he
said, aud there you uro, maybe with a
whole sky fnll of heavenly bodies at tho
' cast of ono only.
I am almost ashamed to toll this now,
for it shows how my faith in my follow
worm of tiie dust causes mo to bo re?
viled by practical and cynical business
men in this commercial age.
Dut this has been a lesson to me.
Somo havo been coarse and rudo to me
when I havo tried to sell, while other:
have treated mo with well bred con?
tempt. One man, who is said to literally
have "money to burn," refused mycomet
becanso tho astronomer who sold it to
mo had not secured tlio acknowledg?
ment of his wife. I regard that as a
mero technicality, and so informed
him ; but, no, ho would not put his mon?
ey in a comet, he said, and then in fu?
ture years, after I had passed beyond,
fiud himself confronted by heirs claim?
ing a dower interest in his comet be
canso my conveyance did not show tbnt I
tho wife of tho eouvoyor liad beou taken
apart and examined by tbo notary as
required by law.
This proves that wo livo in n cold,
selfish world, and also that most liter?
ary men are not practical. I am not.
Neither was Milton. Still I am a littlo
more businesslike than Miltou. He got
$45 for "Paradise Lost," bowovcr, and
that ehows that ho was pretty keen on a
trade, I think, for I had to aualy/.o it
iu my Ecboul days, aud when I heard
that John got $45 for it tho idea caruo
to my childish mind that literaturo was
a ciucli. Of conrso I do not nso slang
now nor oven think slang, but that was
tho way tho matter struck mo in my
callow days. But tho practical poet of
today is careful to writo in snch a way
as to fill ont columns that need ouo or
two stanzas only. Milton today would
be unpopular, and if he sent "Paradise
Lost" to ouo of our old season cracked
editors he would send the poem down
the dumb waiter to tho room of a palo
girlish youth, with orders to boil it down
to 10 lines to "justify" with the Holmes
But since my real estate deal in tho
comet lino I have been reading up moro
in regnrd to these errntic bodies. I am
Eurprised to find that they are irregular
in their habits aud inovo in a parabola,
liko a presidential candidate
I hail made some calculations covering
both sides of tho barn and was suro that
I was coming at tho date of my comet's
return when I ran across this caution :
"It lias been remarked that when an
ephcnieris of geocentric positions (right
ascension aud declination) for any length 1
of timo is required it is convouiout to I
calculato with rectangular equitorial co?
ordinates instead of by tho process wo
have followed iu comparing tho ovbit
with tho middle observation."
So then I had to buy a new barn aud
begin all over again.
At ouo timo I had tho wholo back
yard full of logarithms, aud a person
going out after coal in tho gloaming
would fall over and skin his nose on au
equation almost invariably.
After I bad worked my multiplier till
I bad to build ou a lean to for my mul?
tiplicand I ran upon this littlo para?
graph of instructions:
"Wo may now refer to tho calculation
of ephemerides of the gepceutric places
of a comet from tho parabolic elements
which are required during its visibility
to facilitate observations."
Now, what sort of reading matter is
that to place before a family?
The general respect and esteem shown
by comets toward tho sun have endeared
them to the thinking mind. I havo read
of every comet siuco tho savant was en?
abled first, to nimble through the sky,
and no comet has ever been known to
turn its tail toward tho sun during that
time. Comets for many years wero re?
garded with disfavor and were unpopu?
lar among the masses, tho general opin?
ion beiug that they preceded pestilence
and congressional legislation. In tho
fifteenth century to the "Avc Maria"
was addod "Lord, save us from tho
devil, tho Turk and tho comot."
Tho chemical construction of comets
has for many years occupied the atten?
tion of our greatest scholars and atmos?
pheric explorers. Generally they are
thought to contain nothing but carbon?
iferous gases and scenery. As one may
comfortably observe tho stars through
tho tail of a comot, says tho astronomer,
wo aro led to boliovo that thowlulo
6nbstanco of the comet is merely it neb?
ulous gas illuminated by other bodies,
such as tho sun or moon.
If I had known that in April, it wonld
have been worth something to me, but I
am too apt to purchase things and then
read about them afterward.
Donati's comet, I think, gavo the most
general satisfaction. It was here in 1858
and returns regularly every 1,950 years,
rain or shine. It would come offener,
but has an ?Jpboliou of 15,000,000,000
of miles and therefore has to bo vory ac?
tive in order tovmako tho trip.
Donati was vary proud of his comet,
but it lias never' piiid him at all. Since
getting mixed ug iu tho matter I have
had n good deal otvcorrcspoiidence with
other discoverers, trWiers or assignees
of comets, and many (?thein are actual?
ly suffering from v. aiW.
A general iimvoiiicft toward the re?
lief of these pcoplo is Sow on foot, and a
Christmas tree is talkMl of at least for
next year. |
Any one visiting tholllolv Land this
year who may unlice Jim unscrupulous
astronomer over tho? carrying a good
gold watch with Mar initials ou it and
inclosed iu a (.hsuKiis hag will do well
to comrMU!!ii,.afo?::rii<,ukirrt to mo at oil
early date. I wll drop everything and
go at once. ?
I would excBttuge my comet with n
steady, ind?strl;.is man for a revolving
bookcaso wit lift much smaller orbit, if
in good cotiditioV
the world over?she should economize
her time and strength.
helps her do just this and yet do all
her work as it should be done. It lets
the sunshine of leisure enter the house
hold and drives away the
gloom of drudgery. All
grocers sell GOLD DUST
in large pkgs. Price 25c.
THE N.K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, Boston, Philadelphia.
Brick residence In center of town, S room';prIce
$2,000; H400 cnsh. halauco $10 per month.
Jflcgant s room house In gcod location, all con?
veniences, bath, hot and cold water, ga?, stable
and servants' house.lot SOxiSO feet, l'rlce $1,801;
J?to cash, balance #33 per month.
Nico 0 room house, In rood condition, conve?
nient to the shops. Price $3j0; $30 cash, balance
fit) per month.
Convenient residence with trn rooms on .Torfcr
eon street. Prlco $i,3-0; f:t*) cash, balance
Nico 7-rooca house with bath, hot and cold
water, on corner lot in southwest part of the
town. Trioe $1,s00. Terras to putt.
G-room house on Bast ''ampbell street near the
shops. Trice $000; j:?) cash, balaucc $S per
Very nlofl 6-room cottago on Londou avenue
near tho Weet Knd round honse. l'rlce $9C0.
i Cottage, 8 rooms, on Horer avenue, l'rlce $000.
Terms to suit.
Special bargain In an elegant 13-room reildence
on Kim avenue s w.
6 room house Patton avenue n. e., f500 cash.
We h*vo lots for saloon JetTirson s'roet, In
south Uoiuoko, In the Lewis addition and In the
West Knd at very low ?gurcs.
Several Good Dwellings for Rent
We Write Fire, Life and Accident
J. F. WINGFIELD,
Keul Estate, lnsuranco and Rental Agont,
210 GOMMGRCE ST.
Little ^Doctor's ^Baok tells abcut
AndToNic Pellets, s
> Only Modern Cure %
for Constipation. Riliour.r.cKs cad \
1 Liver Troubles. Frco at uuy storo. 0
For sale by Charles Lyle Drug Co.
Roanoke Shoe Manufacturing Co.
-?5 SALEM AVENUE
I"?/"Ail Kinds of Hoots and Shoes Made and
Repaired. All orders Punctually Attended to.
l>. IIOKGAN Manager.
Factory Over Carr'8 Mottling Works.
ry sole agontsjfor the sale of Oennlne Ollvor
i\if iii.u Reapers.
E. L BELL, TKE?KB EVANS BROS.
Don't forget, wo havo moved to 22 Campbell
The Tide lu the Affalra of Roanok? Has
Turned?Prosperity is at Haad-Reil
Estate Can Mow be llonght at Prices
That Will .Urins the Judicious In?
vestor Splendid Returns Within the
Next Two Years?The Opportunity
May Not Last Long?Embrace it
While You Can.
THIS I.IST or
No. 1?Two-story solid brick business house oq
Palem avenue, botweon JelTersou street and tho
markot; elao ot lot, HKxBVX feet; upper portion
ot tbe building nicely Utied up with 6 rooms tor
residence; cood oellars under the store. Prlceot
house and lot, 50,000. This Is the best business
portion ot the city and will pay a handsome por
coot, on the Investment In tho tuture.
No. 3? Corner lot in West Bnd Boulevard,
50x160 te< v to an alley; $11,000 rosldenco in front
?ifthielot: ec Id for $3,5iA) in 185)0. Price ot lot
??7h?. all cash.
No. 4?FUe-room twe-story biA*o on Holll
day street *.. e.;t ot 60xlS0 feet; fronts on both
Uolllduy street aud Koanoke and Southern rail?
road. ThiB property sold tor $5,000 In liJDO. Price
of honso and lot now $800; $100 cash and f 13 per
month, with Interest.
No. 6?Four-story brick residence, with 96
room?, on .Veils aveiiuu n. e.; lot 00x100 foot, to
an alloy; stable In rear of lot with eight malls;
cost of building, residence and stable about
$1,100. Price of whole property, ?3,880; $500
cash, balance on time.
No. 0?Nine-room Oueon Anne bouseon lltook
street n. o.; corner lot, 60x100 feet; house In
food condition; coutract price ot house $1,600,
'rico of house and lot now $1,3GU; $160 cAau and
fin per month, with interest.
No. 7?Eight-room brick residence on Camp?
bell avenue s. w., near Uoanoke street; lot SOtlSO
foot. Prlco $3,100: flftO cash, $36 ner mouto.
? , No. 8?Fonr room houso ou Moorman Hoad:
ftt 40x00. frier $100; $50 cash and $10 per month
No. 0?Five-room ootttge on Second avenue
e. \v.; lot 50x03 teet. Trice $7u0; $50 cash aud $10
No. 10.?Lot 60x05 feet to alley southeast corner
Henry and Kobeneon streets with three nalMlDea A
on tho lot ronting at $3) per month. Tins \< qj
ert v Is otactlv in trout ot the Public Build1-'
Price $:..l"K': $l.*o> oash; balance on time. /
No li?Eight-room houro on Seven,''*'
i?.w., noar Hxth street; lot 50x130 feeVfe ., ..yrt?
$3.'00 to build tho honeo. -Vr^^Sntt/SwVM
lot $3,250; $500 cash aud $21.50 por month or $3,150
No IS? Large 10-rooni house on Tbird aronue
n. w., near Jerrerson street, known as the Par
eons property; lot 60x160 feat, all modern con?
veniences In the house: house cost about ft,500<
to build It. Prtca of homo and lot $3,600;$500
cash, balance on time.
No. 13?Eight-room house corner of Centre and
Seventh streets n. w ; lot 60r 180 feet to an alloy,
l'rlco $i,3C0; $1611 cash and $t3 per mouth.
No. 1??Large 10 room residence on lot 50x160
feet to an alloy. No. BUS oamnbell avenue i. w.,
all rouTeiilences on toe property. Trice $J,fiSC;
$050 c?sh, balance $32 por month.
No. 15?Five desirable lots on Wise street (on
the street car line). lart;o size. Price SltOcosh
for tee choice ot them.
J. W. B?SWELL?
Real Estate and Rental Agent.
Hoonian Building, Jefferson St., j
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