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Tim. Howard suffered for three years
with lung and throat troubles, and last
spring was thought by his neighbors to
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able to leave his bed, and now regards
himself a well man. Others in this
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THE ^STRONGEST FrNANClAD
Institution1 in Southwest YirginUv
S?&e Roanoks Tntet. Loan a?dSaf?
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They Were au Ducks.
The many thefts of poultry and pro?
duce from farmers in the small North
Atlantic seaport towns by the crew of
the inan-of-war Powhatan, somo years
ago, had at last caused the officers to
take action toward punishing the
offenders. Thonien were all notified
I that dire punishment would bo inflicted
upon them if they continued in their
nefarious practice, mid for a while a
chicken could stroll along tho beach
with the utmost impunity while the ves?
sel was in port This did not last long,
however, and one day whilo tho slnp
was anchored in a small seaport some
of the men asked to be allowed to go
ashore. When the officer of the deck
was importuned for permission he re?
*"Yes, you may go, but if I hear of
you robbing a hen roost 1 will put you
in double irons for twenty days."
"Pat"' Harvey, an Irishman, who
acted as spokesman, promised that no
hen roosts would be robbed and the
men left the ship.
Early next morning an irate farmer
came on board and swore that the men
had entered his barn and carried off
several hundred pounds of poultry.
All who went ashore were called up,
and the officer of ;he deck, who hap?
pened to be the same that let the men
off, pounced upon Harvey.
""Didn't you," he cried, "promisenot
to rob a hen house if 1 let you go
''Sure Oi did, sur," replied Harvey.
"Wo didn't take a hen. sur; they're idl
Harvey was right. There were eigh?
teen ducks found when tho mess chest
was searched, but there was not a sin?
gle chicken among them.?New York
No Man's I.nn<!.
Talking witii Governor Steele was a
man of middle age, medium height,
with dark whiskers tinged with gray,
and a look of determined self posses?
sion. He was-L. M. Huboard, formerly
of Ohio, who went down into No
Man's Land four years ago, and has
been prominent in pulling order out oi
chaos in that peculiar region. "We are
glad," said he, "to be at last under a
government. We have had to get along
tho best we could. We set up a pro?
visional government. The members
labored without pay. Wecould collect
no taxes, so the government got along
on general contributions from those
who felt able to give.
"A few days ag< > we were oppressed by
a rough and lawless element and by
cattlemen, who thought they owned
the country. But vigilance committees
were organized, who put a quietus on
the disorderly, and the cattlemen were
shown that 160 acres were as much as
one man could grab at one time. We
have not had the pre-emption and tim
berclaim laws to hamper us, and as a
result the land which is taken is occu?
pied by settlers and the speculators are
"At present we are separated from
the rest of Oklahoma by the Cherokee
strip, but in time we will bo together,
as we are already under the territorial
government No Man's Land is*36 by
160 miles, and the Texas panhandle,
which is now in dispute, will add as
much more to us. We have over 12,
000 population and a well watered and
fertile country."? New York Star.
There's Profit In the "V.x."
A number of ex-cabinet ministers arc
now practicing law here. Their high
standinggives them influence in the de?
partments, and they can get immense
fees for their work before the house
and senate committees. Ex Secretary
George Boutwell has been practicing
here for some years. Attorney General
Garland has an office here, ami Ex-Sec?
retary Belknap has a good practice.
Ex-congressmen as lawyers are as many
as the leaves of Valoinbrosa, and ex
senators are everywhere. Joseph E.
McDonald is a regular practitioner in
the Washington courts and at the Capi?
tol. Jeremiah Wilson, once a membei
from Indiana, makes $50,000 a year as
a Washington lawyer, and the fees oi
Judge Shellaharger, who was. a noted
Ohio congressman in the sixties, amount
to ten times a congressman's salary.
Phil Thompson, of Kentucky, is prac?
ticing in Washington, and as for ex
bureau lawyers, you find them by the
dozens, i understand that Ben But
terworth will drop the unprofitable field
of politics to go into the more profita?
ble one of the law at tho close oi
his term, and he could, if he would,
have a bigger patent business than any
other man in the country.?Frank G.
Carpenter in Philadelphia Press.
Respect for Youth.
Boys, especially, shrink from any ap?
proach to ridicule on tho part of then
elders. A wise and amiable philosopher
confessed to me that his disapproval oi
a certain person of note arose from
nothing moro serious than an unlucky
question put to him in his boyhood by
the celebrity we were discussing. The
man, meaning to be pleasantly jocose,
in the presence of others had asked the
boy what he thought of matters and
things in general. The fitting repartee
is not apparent at once even to a ma?
ture mind, and the poor victim had re?
mained confused and silent, recalling
his painful position ever afterward at
sight of his tormentor?until displeas?
ure, thriving upon itself, grew into re?
"Scaggs," said Leak, "is a fool."
"But Leak," said some one, "hesays
you're a fool."
"Well," said Leak, triumphantly,
who minds what a fool says?"-?Phila?
It Bents TIn in All.
The Old Dominion Building and
Loan Association of Richmond, Ya.,
since February 22nd; has jgranted
loans in the city of Roanoke to the
amount of $00,000, being more than
all others combined. It is a home in?
stitution and has for its officers such
well known men of financial ability as
j. T. Ellyson, mavor of thp city of
Bichmond; N. V. Randolph, president
of the Virginia State Insurance Com?
pany; J. B. PurcelL president of the
Chamber of Commerce; John I. EUett,
president State Bank of Richmond;
Colonel J. A. Pattie, superintendent
of agents. For stock apply to W. M.
Chatham, agent, office with James S.
Simmons & Co., or E. E. Cole, secre?
tary and treasurer. my28 lm
' Mr. James. M. Marshall, of Hume,
Fauquier county has 310. ewes from
which he sold $1,760 worth of lambs
Dr. Acker's English PMs I
; Are active, effective and pure.- For
'sick headache, disordered stomach,
loss of appet ite, bad complexion and
billohstieB?, they have neve? been
edflftletlt fuhor m Ani&Hca or abroad;.
?Omm-BE?*ellvCh?Hft & BfifhSe,
Did you ever realize, beloved breth?
ren, how much depravity there is in a
pair of squeaky hoots? We went into
a conference the other day and you
were there with those squeaky hoots;
and you were very active and untiring
in your efforts to promote its interests,
and you would have been entirely suc?
cessful had it not been for those
squeaky boot.s. First, you went up to
tho pulpit with a notice, and every
step was emphasized by that squeak.
The eyes of the audience left the
speaker's face and sought your feet,
and vou almost broke the thread of
his discourse by treading on it, as it
were. Then you remembered that the
coffee for tho supper had not arrived,
and you must needs go and see about
it; the eyes of the whole audience fol?
lowed you as with conscientious, but
ineffectual efforts to step quietly you
left your seat, went the whole length
of the aisle, and clumped downstairs
to tho vestry in your laudable desire to
see about the cotFee. Then when you
came back tho same process was re?
You had not been in your seat ten
minutes when you noticea that Deacon
Drowsor was fast asleep, so close was
the atmosphere. So, what should you ;
do hut open tho windows on the north j
side, another very laudable task, had
it not been for the squeak in those bro
gans, which was a little more un- j
pleasant, to the preacher, at least, than
the closeness would have been. When
tho collection was taken you must!
needs pass tho box, and the squeak,
squeak, kept time to the clink, clink
of the coppers and silver. It is such a
little tiling that we ask of you, dear
brother; leave the squeaky boots at
home and wear the old ones. Wc do
not care if there is a patch on the toej
aud a break on the instep, or even if1
they are run down on the heel. On
the principle of the hoy's definition of
salt, that it is the thing which makes
meat taste had if you don't nut it on,
so your new boots left at noine will
add more than anything to the solem?
nity of the next conference.?Ex?
The Dome of St. 1'etcr's.
If we happen to be at church on
Thursday morning, when the public
is allowed to ascend to the roof and
dome, or, if we have a written permis?
sion, any day will do, we will make
the ascent. A long series of very easy
steps takes us to the roof, which is of
great extent, and has on it small
domes, and also houses in which work
men and other persons employed in
tin'church have their homes. Above
this roof the great dome rises to the
immense height of 808 feet Around
the outside of it we see strong iron
bands that were placed there 100 years
ago. when it was feared that the dome
might be cracked by its own enormous
There is an inner and an outer dome,
and between these winding galleries
and staircases, very hard on the legs,
lead to the top, which is called the
lantern, where we can go out on the
gallery and have a tine view of the
country all around. Those who choose
Can go up some narrow iron steps and
enter tho hollow copper ball at the
very top of everything. When wo
look at this ball from the ground it
seems about the size of a foot bali, but
it is large enough to hold sixteen per
sons at once. On our way down, be?
fore wc reach the roof, we will step
upon an inside gallery and look down
into the church, and as we see the lit?
tle mites of people walking about on
the marble floor so far beneath us we
may begin to wonder?that is. some of
us ?if those iron bands around the out?
side of the dome are really very strong,
for if they should give way while we
are up there?but no matter; we will
go down soon.?Catholic Youth.
How Bo Returned Her Rubber.
One evening hist week when the
street was flowing in mud a lady in
leaving the car dropped one of her
overshoes. The conductor rang the
bell for starting, then he stooped and
picked up the overshoe.
" Say. lady,"' he bawled, ''didn't you
lose your rubber?'"
The lady turned on the edge of the
sidewalk, to which she had picked her
muddy way, and seeing that she had
lost her siioe started toward the re?
treating car to regain it But the po?
lite conductor, to spare her the trouble
of recrossing the mud and himself the
trouble of stopping the car, threw the
overshoe to the lady. His aim was
good aud the result was that she re
c< ived the muddy shoe directly in the
breast. The conductor grinned the
pleasant grin of one who is conscious
of not only having done his duty but
of having done it nobly, the car rolled
on its way and the lady was left in a
stale of mind which ma}- be imagined.
Easter novelties were never more at?
tractive than now. Ostrich eggs are
mounted in silver, lined with silk or
painted, and in gold lacquer. There
arc many small porcelain eggs that
range from five cents up to fcl. The
quaintest eggs are of silver bronze
chased with the figure in relief of the
Japanese "god of plenty and pottery,"
tho two terms seeming to mean the
same. Theso eggs open with a hinge
and are dainty enough to be used as
jewel cases or bonbon holders for the
toilet table. There is the usual supply
of papier-mache chickens and hares
and bisque hares and chickens emerg?
ing from eggs. There are also sets or
nests of ivory "papier-mache" eggs
painted with flowers. The largest is
the size of a goose's egg, inclosing in
succession six smaller eggs, the small?
est the size of a wren's egg.?New York
An English cartman, after a good
record of fourteen years, has been sent
to prison for a month for stealing two
oranges, worth one penny, from some
goods he was carting for a large firm
of. jam makers. The court solemnly
announced that the gravity of the of?
fense did not lie in the value of the
goods, but in the breach of trust to?
ward an employer.?Philadelphia Led?
Is Consumption Incurable.
Read the following: Mr. C H.
Morris. Newark, Ark., says: "Was
down with abscess of lungs, and
friends and physicians pronounced
me an Incurable Consumptive. Began
taking Dr. King'6 New Discovery for
Consumption, am now on my third
bottle, and able to oversee the work
on my farm. It is the finest medicine
Jessie Middlewart, Decntur, Ohio,
says: "Had it not been or !'r. King's
New Discovery for Consumption I
?would have died of lung troubles.
Was given up by doctors:" Am now
in best of health." Try sample
bottles free at Bud well, Christian &
Barbee's drug store.
Mr. Jobn-Moiffett, perhaps the oldest
man in'FauquTercounty, aged ninety
six, died at the residence of his son,
Robert. MoffetJ^ near Grlean, Tuesday
The Burdock Plant is one xOf -the
best-diuretics or kidney regulators in
-the vegetable world, and ibe com?
pound known tss Baf??rik'-iBloo?Srtf
t'sTB is nniargsgsea' in all .dig??B?s of
the kid^eys^lyer ??dbl?od.
THE MAGIC BOTTLE.
How Dauiel Slnttory ami tho YOlhce ?>f
Lackitlit'c Wore f ;.-.<? t by It.
"Tho ignorance of the average pea?
sant in Ireland in regard to simple
remedies to alleviate pain is dense as a
Newfoundland fog," said a resident of
this city, who has recently returned
from a trip through the southern and
western portions of the Emerald isle. I
"The common ills of humanity," he I
continued, "such as slight fevers, !
colds, rheumatic twinges and head- I
aches arc borne with the stoicism of the !
North American Indian. In sonic j
cases a physician has never entered
tho thatched cottage, even in times of!
direst stress. I had been suffering se?
verely- from cntarrhal headache. To re?
lieve it I bought a small heart shaped ;
bottle of green glass, with a plated sil
ver top, containing concentrated am- |
monia. I used it very carefully, for
the preparation was strong, while
seated in my hotel before a turf lire
taking a sniff now and then of the am?
monia and experiencing the usual re?
lief, a brawny peasant named Daniel
Slattery, from the hamlet of Lacka?
beg, camo in. At sight, erf the bottle
his curiosity was aroused. Said he:
" That's a quare little bottle ye hav\
" 'Oh, it is common in America,' I
" 'And do ye tell mcso,' exclaimed
Daniel with an accent of surprise.
'Fwhat good is it?'
" 'It will alleviate headache.'
" 'Usha, isthat thrue? Shureand if
ye were alin' me, sir, I hav' the head?
ache meself ?
"'What kind of a headache is it?
" 'Divil's the wan o'me knows fwhat
kind of a headache is it, sir; but shurc
as nails is nails I hav'it right under
"The truth was in all probability
Daniel had never had the headachejn
his life. His object was to get hold of
the little bottle. All the time the con?
versation was going on lie had been
looking longingly at it, and his lingers
were itching to get possession of it.
To prolong his suspense, and also to
give him an exaggerated idea of the
curative powers of the contents of the
bottle, I took a dainty sniff at it, and
then showed signs of lively satisfac?
tion. Daniel sat on nettles. He squirm?
ed with ardent desire to handle, the
bottle, and yet his sense of politeness
restrained him from making a direct
request for it. It was as good as a play
to watch him. At last he became
roused to such a pitch of desire that
his scruples melted like butter in the
tropics. He blushed like a school girl,
stammered, and then, with an apolo?
getic smile, blurted out:
" 'Axin' ycerparrdon, sir; but w'u'd
ye giv me a thnlle of a schmell o1 tho
weeny bottle, till I sec w'u'd it malic
mo feel any bcltherl"
"I handed him the bottle and he re?
ceived it with dainty touch, as if it had
been a fragile flower. He held it up
to the light, and looked through the
green gloss at its contents.
" 'Faix,'he exclaimed, "the stbuff
in the bottle is grand'
"He unscrewed the silvered top aud
twirled it around on the end of one of
his calloused lingers. When he had
amused himself for a few minutes like
a child with a new toy, he seized the
bottle between his thumb and fore
finger, raised it to his nostrils, and
drew in a long breath. There was al?
most a vacuum in the room after that
inhalation. He was seated when bo
made it. The effect was electrical. He
gasped like a dying codfish, and rose
to a standing posture. The tears ran
from his eves. The shock was so se?
vere that Ins hairalmost stood on end.
He tried to speak, but for nearly 3
minute could only utter broken sen?
tences. As he slowly recovered he
raised his right hand as if about to
strike me. Then he resumed his seal
with a bewildered look and exclaimed:
" 'BcgoiTu, sir, it cured me iatoire
"By the time he had fully recovered
an idea occurred to him, for his face
brightened perceptibly. Suddenly he
jumped to his feet anil ran out of the
door, with the bottle in his hand. He
started for his home in Lackabeg,
three miles away, as fast as his three
mile-an-hour donkey could pull the
cart. The subsequent proceedings were
related by a neighbor of Slattery's a
few days later thus:
" 'That's a quare bottle ye areafther
givin' Daniel Slattery, sir. He's afther
filayin' thricks wid it all over Laclca
>eg. Divil's the stroike o' work ded
he do these three days, sir, but go
around curia' headaches wid it. There
is ne'er a house, sir, but Dan wint in.
"I have a cure," says he, "for ivery
mortal pain in yeer body," says he,
sober like a praist "All ye hav' to do
is to sniff the little quare bottle and
the pain is gone from ye like steam
from the keltic." Well, sir, he had
thim fallin' down wid the fright he
gev them, 'til he came to Michael
O'Brien. Michael was that jarred and
frckened by the shmell he got that he
let the bottle fall on the hearthstone
and it bruk intil a thousand pieces.
And such mournin' as there was in
Lackabeg bekase the bottle was bruk
ye niver Iieerd before, sir. Faixivery
wan of O'Brien's family was on their
two knees on the flure pickin' up little
bits o' tho broken glass. Ye haven't
another wan o' the little bottles, hav'
ye, sir?' "?New York Sun.
Mud'm Flattery of Woman.
I would also advise young women
not to depend for happiness on tho
flatteries of men. It is a poor compli?
ment to your sex that so many men
feel obliged in your presence to offer
unmeaning compliments. Men capa?
ble of elegant and elaborate conversa
sation elsewhere sometimes feel called
upon at the door of the drawing room
to drop their common sense and to
dole out sickening flatteries.?T. De
Witt Talmage in Ladies' Home Jour?
Whenever William E. Gladstone
catches cold he at once goes to bed.
This has been his rule for fifteen years.
It is an interesting fact not generally
known that he wrote his election ad?
dress announcing the dissolution of
oarliament in 1874 in bed.
DO NOT SUFFKlt ANY IONGER.
Knowing that a eongh can be
checked in a day, and the first stages
of consumption broken in a week, we
hereby guarantee Dr. Acker's English
Cough Remedy, and will refund the
money to all who buy, take it as per
directions, and do not find our state?
ment correct. Budwell, Christian &
Mr. Charles Baldwin Dickinson, of
New York. ? nephew of ex-Postmaster
(ieucral Don Dickinson, and son of
a Rev. George F. Dickinson, of
Newark, N. J., and Miss Marie Green,
daughter of Mr. John Green, of
"Sunny View," Stafford county, were
The First Symptoms of Death.
Tired feeling, dull headache, pains
in various parts of the body, sinking
at the pit of the stomach, loss of appe?
tite, feverishness, pimpjes: or sores,
are alLpositive evidence of poisoned
blood. No matter how it became
poisoned it mnstbe purified to avoid
death. Dr. Acker's English Blood
elixir has never failed to remove scrof?
ulous of . syphilitic poisons. Sold
tinder positlys Aifirtlftteb' by Badwel),
Chrisliafi & Barbed. nmy?s-ti.
STOPPED HIS TRAIN. -
A Well Known Police ORIcor'H Clever
Scheme to Get Off an Exprcaa Train.
Inspector Williams, of the New York
police force, who has clubbed many
men hi his time, told me the other day
of an incident that occurred last sum?
mer, in connection with which ho ac?
knowledged that he himself should
have been the clubbce. The inspector
has a summer cottage at a place called
Cos Cob, on tho New Haven road,
where he spends his holidays. He was
going^ up thero one afternoon, and at
New xork, by mistake, got aboard tho
express instead of the local train that
.stops at Cos Cob. The express does
not stop until it reaches Stamford,
which is some distance bevond tho in?
spector's destination. Williams did
not know the conductor and could
think of no way to get safely off from
an express train going ut tue rate of
forty miles an hour, so he made use of
his philosophy, a large quantity of
which he always carries with him
when he travels, and he settled down
in his scat intending to take a much
needed rest; hut the fates were against
his getting the bite of sleep that his
system craved. An inquisitive conn-;
tryinau, who knew little of railroad
traveling, dropped into the seat beside
him, and asked him questions about
the danger of running oil'tho track,
what he reckoned ttie speed was,
whether he had ever seen a cow "mus?
sed up by the engine." Williams gave
the man monosyllabic and fretful an?
swers, hut Mr Hayseed kept on talk?
ing. "Forgot tobring a lunch," he
said, "never needed a snack as had.
W isher had a chunk of pie, or even a
ham sandwich. 'Sposc no chance to
get it on this train I
As the old fellow said this Williams
was gazing out of the window at his
beloved Cos Cob. which the train was
rapidly approaching, and which he
knew they would swoop past in about
a minute. Suddenly he gave a start.
His massive sixty-two ounce brain
humped against the roof his skull and
an idea was horn.
"Mister," he said, turning to the
countryman, "I think you said you
wanted something to eat. 1 can tell
you how you can get a good square
chicken sandwich. Step right up to
the middle of the car and pull that
clothes line near the roof?yank it
hard a couple of times?and the train
boy will bringyou the stuff."
The old fellow started for the hell
rope, and Williams stepped out on the
platform. He said the train stopped
with such an extemporaneous jerk that
he was fired head first into a pile of
sand about a hundred yards from his
"And how fared it with the old
man?" I inquired, "and what did the
"Dou'l know."said the inspector, "I
am like the old nigger who said,
'When I see a mad nigger whettiu' he
razar on he shoe 1 ain't gwine to stay
arouu' dar to see if he git it sharp
'nougb to cut a liar."'?.1. Annoy
Kuox in Philadelphia Press.
Tiie experience of the fire marshal
with the Polish Jews who have plied
their trade in Boston has often been
quite amusing. The Boston Courier
says that their first refuge when being
examined is to feign an ignorance of
any language in which they may fie
addressed, and The (Jourier illustrates
it by telling the following story:
One man brought his wife to the
office in answer to the summons of the
marshal, hut assured tho officer that
she could not - peak English, nor yet
1'olish nor Hebrew.
Being forced to own that she did
speak something, she admitted with
reluctance that she knew a little Ger?
man, and in this tongue the marshal
began his examination. Presently,
when the woman was off her guard,
he had recourse to an old and simple
hut effective ruse.
"Is that a mouse under your chair?"
he asked, suddenly.
The woman jumped from her seat
with a shriek, proving that she was
still a woman where mice were con?
"Then you do understand English?"
the marshal said, blandly.
"Sometimes vhen 1 am mooch fright?
ened 1 knows it a veery little," she an?
Money in Brazil.
The basis of the currency is an im?
aginary unit, the reis, ljOOO of which
make a mil reis, worth, apart from ex?
change, about 50 cents. The lowest
nickel coin is 100reis, worth 5 cents.
Below these are copper coins, 20 reis
being the lowest I have, seen?equiva?
lent to a cent. If one dines witli a
friend at a restaurant the score will
amount to7,500 reis?a result startling
to the uninitiated. When real estate
transactions arc conducted the figures
rise into the millions, and when trade
statistics are computed billions and
trillions are brought in. Reversing
the process one pays 2,000 reis to a
hoatman to go ashore from a steamer,
1,000 reis, or a milreis, for a bottle of
hcer and some cheese, 500 reis to a
guide for pilotage through a public
building, 200 for a ride on a streetcar,
100 reis for a turn ou tho lift from the
upper to the lower turn, and another
100 reis for having his boots blacked.
This financial system must tend to im?
part elasticity to poverty, for even a
beggar niust nave some consciousness
of j affluence when a 100 reis nickel is
dropped into his cap. ?Cor. New York
Families with Children.
The inquiry made by the adminis?
tration in order to cany out the new
law giving certain advantages to fa?
thers of more than seven children,
has shown that in France at present
there are2,000,000 households in which
there has been no child; 2,500.000 in
which there was one: 2.300,000, two
children; 1,500,000. three; about l.i
000,-000 four; .550,000, five; 330,000,
six, and 200,000 scvemor more.?Lyon
A silk handkerchief, so ofteu rec?
ommended for wiping spectacles or
eyeglasses, is not good for this pur?
pose, as it makes the glasses electrical,,
and causes the dust to adhere to them.
?UK VERY BEST PEOPLE.
Confirm our statement -when we
say that Dr. Acker's English remedy
is In every way superior to any and
all other preparations for the throat
and lungs. In whooping cough and
croup, it is magic and relieves at once.
We offer you a sample bottle free.
Remember, this remedy is sold on a
positive guarantee by Bud well, Cbris
andBarbee. my 25, tf.
The wiU of Senator Henry Heaton
was admitted to probate in the Lou
doun County Court on Monday. He
leaveBhis entire estate, real and per?
sonal, to be divided equally between
his brother, Nathaniel R. Heaton,
and his sister, Harriet ,M. Pursell.
The estate was valued at $50,000.
THAT TERRIBLE COUGH.
In the morning, hurried or difficult
breathing, raising phlegm, tightness
in the ehest, quickened pulse, chilli?
ness in the evening or sweat at night,
all or any of these things are the first
stages of- consumption. Dr. Acker's
English Cough Remedy wiU cure
these fearful symptoms, a?d is sold
under a positive guarantee by- Bud
?W-Ml, Christian & Barbee, druggists.
A Safe Investment
Is one which is guaranteed to bring
you satisfactory results, or in ease of
fiiilure a return of purchase price. On ,
this safe plan vou can buy from our,
advertised Druggist a bottle of Dr. I
King's New Discovery for Consump-!
tion. It is guaranteed to bring relief'
in every case, when used for any affec?
tion Of the throat, lungs or chest;
such as consumption, inflammation
of lungs, bronchitis, asthma, whoop?
ing couch, cronp, etc., ect. It is!
pleasant and agreeable to t.-i^te. per-'
fectly safe, and can always lie de-J
pended open. Trial bottles free at
Budwell & Christian's drug store. I
J. F. WingfieldI
AGENT, ROANOKE, VA.,
Merchandise, Wood, Lumber, i
Farms, Town Lots,
Stores, Mineral a no !
TIMBER LANDS j
HTM:i SALIiM AVK. P.O. Boxf-Oi
L. F. BURKS,
OAS ,-md STEAM FT TT EH.
And dealer in all kinds of Plumber,
Gas and Steam Fit ters' Supplies.
Prompt Attention to Orders, and
715 Main Street,
115 Commerce Street.
Jel2-3mo ROANOKE, VA.
BUILDING ? COMPANY.
E. IL STUART, President.
J. .1. EOHOLS, Sec. ami Treas.
J F. BARBOUR, Gen'J Manager.
CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS.
OflicC with Okay & BOSWEL?, Jef
Large Brick Building? a
Boons built on easy paymeats, l'.o
r ninge solicited. Estimates cheer?
fully furnished on Replication
J. F. BARBOUR,
W. T. Sutherlin, President.
Geo. S. Sartiu, Gen'l Manager.
We are prepared to furnish any and
all kinds of truif, shade and ornamen?
tal trees, plants, vines, etc., iiv any
quantity. Fine lot of roses and bed
cling plants, and anything in the the
nursery line. Write us before buying.
Catalogue sent free. Goood agents
Mr II. K. Younger, our agent, is
now in the city, and orders can be
left with him'at Nuchols, Abbin A
Brown's, 24 Gale Building. Jefferson
street. GEO. S. SARTIN,
apll-3iu Secretary and Manager.
Clear Kam*.. r
UC.-.T.;, ?. .i
Oldest and rrcst roSa! !s '
'hau C?cifo :>;>) o'.! :-r efflj r ?
Bales since 1QV7
Sr.le? averEif? : -
R.-vlo.-j T.\i;- ? ?? ?
BEWZT' Or "?? ?;
Thin lir itiit mi Itrii i : >
rtusivcly by JISS 1
For sale by all leading delalers in
Roanoke. janlC law sum .
For this Quarter and
for month of May are now due
and payable ^COMPANY'S office.
Gas buis, if paid before the 10th
instant, a discount of 124 per cent,
NO DISCOUNT on bills paid after
the 10th instant:
Failure to receive a bill does not en
title consumer to the discount.
L?ne for Fert?izing and Disinfect?
ing, also Gas Tar for sale.
Applications for extensions, im-,
provements, taps, purchases and all
other matters relating to Gas or
Water should be made to
J. G. Rawn,
ROANOKE GAS AND WATER CO
No. 1 Third Avenne, Southwest
OARR THE SIGN WRITER, COR
ner Third avenue and First! street
N. W. tri?r?-tf
typewriting free? First-class facil?
ities aud best of teachers. Address
with stamp for return postage.
- THE PARISH MEG. CO.,
noOtf ' WrTsh, H. Y. ..
D?EFEY & GREENE,
?HAVE OPENED UP THEIR IUMENSE?
And win be pleased to have the public
come and examine it.
If 8QTPHI0ES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA.-?8
ESTABLISHED IN ROANOKE 1882.
-CARRIES THE LARGEST, FINEST AND
MOST ARTISTIC STOCK UN THE CITY,
Our repairing department is up ic the highest mark and all
kinds of fine Work in
Watches and Jewelry, Also Artistic
-ENGRAVING DONE ON THE PREMISES!_
ARTISTS* MATERIAL SOLD.
if 29 SALEM AVENUE. IiOANOKE. VIRGINIA.
'S SUITS FROM 15 TO $25.
BOYS' teUITS FK(jM-$3 TO $
CHILDREN'S SUITS FROM $2 TO $10
MKN'S, BOYS', YOUTH'S,
IN ALL STYLES
Furnishing :Departinent Complete
Wrlirht Block Jelfersoi? stnwi.
M. A. RIFE, Prest.
B. L. GRE1DER. Sec ?? Trea
Hire's Hyiraolic Engine Hannfactrai Company
RIFE S HYDRAULIC ENGINE, OF RAM
6M \LL TOWNS.
CORRESPONDENT E SOLICITED; GOOD AGENTS WANTED
Office No. 3 Second avenue, S. W. Opposite Masonic Temple
y?y . .. . . V
H?aski City, Va
fhe above houses ofier superior accommodations U ihe'
Travelling'Public. Sample Rooms for Compiercial Men*
FRED. IE3. FOSTER,
T. G. MASSIE.
ipman, Massie & Co.
REAL .'. ESTATE.'. AGENTS,
109 Salem Avenue, Roanoke, Va,
Citv'and Country property, Mineral aud Coal Lands sold. Houses ai;d S;orcs
rented and Collections made.
IMPORTER AND RERAIRER OF
OUR BEPAIRDNG DEPARTMENT
s in charce of the very finest workmen that can be had, und we .guarantee,
ot do work which cannot be duplicated in the city. Send your Avatche? to
_AND GET FIRST CLASS WORE