HAVE YOU SEEN IT?
We refer to tho full and
comprohcusi vo troatiBO on the
'Blood and skip
fWhothor yon are sick or well,
every homo should have a copy.
If you are well,
It tells you how to keep so.;
n\If you are sick,
It tolls you how to regain your health.
TbiB valuablo pamphlet will bo mail'
ed frco to applicants,
f Thk Swift Specific Co.,
j ATI. AX TA, oa
Tkv. Judge of Hanover
Tim. Howard suffered for ihres years
with lung and Piroat troubles, and last
sprintj was thought his neighbors to
1)3 dying. 1 heard of his condition r.n?
1 o'-vc him A. B. C. Tonic. Its effect was
j magical. Iu a very short lime ho was
; ?bte to leave Iiis bed, and now regards
' himself a weil n:r.:j. Others in this ,
vicioity liayo takon tno "Tonlo" with \
S. C. REDO,
Beaver Dr>m Depot, Hanover Co., Va.
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
Treatlsa on Blood and Skin Diseases
'by mail free. Address
L K Q. eiEHOIL 60.,, 1
17 12th ST., RICHMOND, VA. f!
OK MONTHLY RICHNESS
\V Tpo\f.n OUVUUG CHMIGfc V.\?S.
Gf\t:Vf ^ttGtdV'o SUr ftRWSViiUBe kVXHQED
jbook TO" WOM A WMmleofrb
BSADFIELD REGULATOR CO. ATLANTAS
SOU Of.MJ. CJULiUSIS.
Theroason BADAM'S MICROBE KIL?
LER is tho most won
> dorful medicine, is bo
oausn it has novor
failed in any instance,
no matter what tho
disease, from Leprosy
to the simplest disease
j known to tho human
Tho scientific, mon
of to-day claim and
?rove that every disease is
Caused by Microbes,
Exterminates tho nicrobes and drives
thorn out of the sysiom, and when that
is dono you cannot have an ache or pain.
No matter what the disease, whether a
simple case of malaria fever or a combi?
nation of diseases, wo ouro them all at
fcho same time, as wo troat all diseases
Asthma, Consumption, < itariN, Bron?
chitis Rheumatism, Kidney bai Liver
Dlsont it Chills and Fever, Female
Troubles, in all its forms, ami in fact,
?very disease lairwr. to tho hUiAan /a
Beware of Frau lulenl Imitation'.
Soo that < iir Trado Mark (:ii ino as
above) appoa?.*s on aaoli lug.
JOHNSON' & JOHNSON,
Druggists, Sole agents or. Jefferson
anl First avo. s. w.
'Gents: I now
write to let you
know that I hnve
|been using your
IB unlock Blood
'Bitters, and al?o
to tell yon what
hey have done for me. I have been
rouhled with dyspepsia for yenrrf. I
commenced the use of your Bur.loek
Blood Mtters and they have brought
me out nil right. The use of three
bottles conferred the great beuellt,
for which I feel profoundly grateful.
I will never b* without it.
an 14 <\ lv WM. H DELKER.
J. R. HOCKADAY.
REAL ESTATE AGENT
Roanoke City, Va.
OFFICE: 103 First Ht., s. w. Firsc Na
i'.o Bank Bui d:r.g wyll-ft
A Negro Parson's Chri.itm>? Sermon.
NOTICE dat do wed
dah'ti ruthah chll
sonic-, mo' or less,
An' 1 notico dat de
back-log 60't cr
or a eld ob, Lo'r
Olo CrlUp Is on do
\ tulin-ptko nn' do
frost Is on do
An' Sant Clans Ml
soon lio hyuh, so
ohllun, bub soma
I seed 'tm on Olo
*fe Mas;a's ruff; tv.-ar
J ai a do odd ah
um dapplo gray
Dey war bitched up
to a monsus look
I n* a 111 g a t a h
An' QUed wld gifts to' de ohlluu. piled ebcry
wblob uu way.
Hab any ob yo' oliilun hin a slnnln'f.
Or a sassln' yo' suppoaryahs. or a grlnnln'f
Yo' bettah read yo' Hlblo 'bout olo Moses an'
Foh yo's undah obllgasbuns to Olo S^nta Claus.
How many ob yo' chlluu' bin a tondbV to do
An' done made up yo' minds to leabo do dcbbll
in do lurch,
Hab yo' tended up to Sunday-school, an' Ustcn'd
to yo' toaohaht
Docs yo' always drap anlsUclln to try an' spots
Am you willful toyo' faddah or yo' muddah?
Docs yuh pQrtarvato yo' t.istah or yo' bruddahl
Yo' bettab chance yo' taotlclcs cause. WoU, jers
Yo's undab ob'.ixas'.ii:ii3 now to Olo Santo
Kin yo' ar.suah all deso questions dat yo" pas
tab lias porfcrd!
Ef yo' ltis'ut, yo' boltub bans yo' bald i en novah
say a wold;
Fob yo' poatali Borl <>b reckons dat do dobbil's
bin bi'n in yub
An' when Olc Santa Cans comes roun' he'll
surely b.- aglp' yub.
S". ef any oh yo' chlluh b'.". a alnnlu',
Or a Bassin' yo' suppecryab's, or n grinnth',
Yo" bottall road yo' bible, don't yo' hesitate or
K;iFc yo'a undab obli^asbuns now to o'o Bauta
A Christmas Night in Ttirlroy
h i in in '01.
Twenty years of
age, six foot
ono inch long,
and tho thin?
jo 1 n tod, bJg
of buiur.nity I
over did sec.
In our zouave
uniform ho waa
truly a "holy
show;'' the gau?
dy dress had at?
tracted him and,
being hard nnd sound as a pino-knot, ho
Color-Sergeant John Roach twico
shook "good-bye" with mo in '05. 11a
had hurried homo to Maine, after mus?
ter-out, was hardly mlssol until bo
was back again, moro quiet than ever?
lie 'llowed ho'd go West; and bo went.
Nearly thirty years later I learned
more of Johnny Roach's life and fort?
I'll try to toll it story-wlso.
It wa-s Christmas ovo, at Saw-Mill
Guloh. Johnny lived near thnro. IIo
had gono West to bo a sheep-raiser, so
be pre-empted a claim in Turkey crook
canyon, built a cabin, and settled hini
self to "hold down" throo hundred and
j Hero bo livpd with Tab as bis only
companion. Tab was a cat. Ho bad
! taken her in ono stormy night, a poor,
? starred creature; now 8ho was fat and
It was Christmas eve, and Johnny was
lonesome. Tab was asleop, so sbo was
no company to speak of.
"Tab," said John, at last, "it takes a
thunderin' lot of aleop to do-you?but I
don't know but as you'ro right."
Just then, abovo tho roaring of tho
storm, arose a foarful cry, as of ono call?
ing for halp. Once, twico, it rang out
with awful uloarnoss and then died
away, as if in an agony of despair. I
The cat waked, jumpod toward her
master and mowed as sbo looked up Into
John look down the old musket and
fingered the lock, listening intently all
Again that shrill, imperative yet im- j
ploring cry. It was a human voice
The man sworo as he thought how he
had been deceived into thinking that
call for help the shriek of a wild beast.
He drew on his fur cap und (Treatcoat,
lighted 'nis lantern and strode forth into
tho dreadful night. "You stay horo, j
Tab, and keep house," ho said, soothing- '
ly. to tho cat. as he shut the door of his ]
Down the mountain bo sprang, sure?
footed as a chamois. Tho storm in?
creased in intensity every moment, and
it was very cold. Ho kepi, on doggedly
?like himself- -until ho camo to a nar?
row point in the canyon, where tho wag?
on track was crowded into tho crock and
there was only room for a wagon to pass
by closest driving.
Ho looked upon a strange scene.
A "buck-board" was there, turned
over, tho horse attached to it lay, har
ness-tangled, in the water, and a woman
sat holt. upright on a bowlder near by,
afraid to move for fear of plunging into
tho crock; and (bung the only thing she
could?tiding her lungs.
Jobn put down bis lantern, waded to
the rock, lifted the woman In bis strong
arms and carried her back across the
torrent to the narrow path.
"I reckon 1 can walk now," sbo then
"Don't bo.too sure about that," John
answered, hut be put her down, for she
was tall, ar.d heavy, and besides It was
very embarrassing to havo a woman so
"Don't fear me," she said. "If I slip
I'll catch hold your coat Go on!"
60 John rescued tho horso and, lead?
ing tho animal, with the woman close
behind him, wont on until tho light of
his window streamed out upon thorn.
"La, mo! that looksconifortablo," sho
Ho flung tho door open and sho en?
tered and stood before tho fire. Sho
was a wholesome healthy, tall woman,
with a round, rosy face, and sparkling,
shrewd, yet kindly black eyes, and her
dress, when outer wrappings wore re?
moved, was neat almost to primness.
John was speechless with admiration.
He stood like a school-boy. blushing and
Tbo woman turned and smiled.
"if I was you," sho said, "I'd sit
Soon, nTter tbo horso was provided for,
they had tea; it put moro lifo into tho
woman, and sho told John that sho bad
como to Turkey creek canyon to take up
a claim. Sho had not boon afraid to
travel alone, hut tho storm had caught
her, and, thanks to him, sho was safo.
Sho said sho was a Now Engl?nder, but
not from Maine. Sho was rather roti
cent about borsolf.
When tbo clock struck twolvo both
started and blushed. It was "spark?
ing time" in New England, and Christ?
mas morning at that.
At tlrst both looked grave. Then they
laughed. "It's no uso talking of bed?
time," said she, "so wo may as well
prepare to sit hero all night and talk.
DOWN TUB MOUNTAIN UK SPItAXO.
I'm F.orry to rob you of your rest,
hut you look strong, and I guess it
won't hurt yon."
Christmas morning broke. Tbo storm
bad passed. The sun laughed in tho
heavens and the sky was blue as if i-.,
were June. They stood on tbo door?
step and viewed tbo splendid panorama.
Then they went into the bouse. John
sat on tho bed and whittled: the woman
bad insisted on getting breakfast. Tho
cxereiso flushed her oheoks, and John
stole furtive and admiring glances at
her. Sho was vaguely liko somobody
be had seen before.
They sat down, ono on each sido of
the table. Sho heaped hia plato. and
then sho leaned her head on her hand,
and her face paled and hor voico
"John Roach." sho said (ho had not
told her his name), "What aro you doing
here? Why ara you not at home with
[ The man started as if shot. His faco
turned white, through all tbo brown
"Who are you?" he said hoarsoly,
"that you know rao? Who aro you, I
Tho woman leaned forward, shading
her eyes with her hand.
"John, don't you know mo?"
"Dotty Waters!" he said. "Oh! my
Then ho orossod quickly to hor and .
lifted her up in his arms, trembling the
while as if palsy-stricken.
"Why, Dorothy! Dotty!" ho said,
"they told mo you had died of a favor in
tho marshes?that was long ago?more
than twenty years. Havo you como
back to lifo again, Dotty, liko them
folks in tbo Bible, and was it true that
you said you'd never marry me?"
His eyes wore misty; sho freed her?
self from his ourbruco, drew hor chair
IT WAS SPAJIKJ.N'O TIME.
near bis and took both his bands in
hers. Her eyes wore wet, too.
"No, John," sho sabl, softly, "1 did
not die. of fever, and 1 novor loved any
ono but you, and ?"
Then Dorothy Waters broko down,
and was comforted like a child, and
these two old lovers sobbed out their
hearts' joy in that lonely cabin on Christ?
It is needless to relate bow John and
Dotty had been lovers from childhood;
how evil tongues had lied to him on bis
return from war, and his simple heart
believed thorn. Why toll of tho long
anguish these two had sufforod in that
score of years. Tho world knows theso
stories too well.
It needed no explanation to mako
John understand that Dorothy bad corao
on purpose to seek him. The story of
the night before vanished into thin air,
and was forgotton.
He took her as the best Christmas-gift
Cod ever gavn to man, and when ho
raise I her face and kissed her, he regis?
tered a vow in his heart which ho will
keep until the breath leavs him. It
was bis marriage vow. Dcue Bailik.
Only a few days more before this year closes. Our
sales larger than ever, thanks to our
2nT O ?TXr LISTE ?T.
At the closing of a successful year, and handling such a large
stock of clothing, we naturally have many small lots left, consisting
of from one to four suits of a kind, amounting altogether to about
200 suits. Quite an assortment you will say, and you are correct,
and all this se'ason's goods too, and of every proper style. But we
haven't a full assortment of sizes, and we do not propose to keep
them. We propose to put them on our job counters and divide
into two grades: First counter?Your choice suit, $11; some of
these suits are worth $18. Second counter?Choice suits $7.50;
some of these suits are worth $14. Ask for these counters and
select your own suit,
The Salem avenue clothier, tailor and hatter, No. 44 Salem
avenue, Roanoke, Va. E. M. Dawson, Manager.
^ o. pitcher, M. i).,
UOMEfF.OPATIlIC PHYSICIAN AND
Residence, No. :?> Seventh ave. s. w.,
Oftico, 28 Salem avenue.
Office hears: H to 11 u. m.. 2 to :. and
7 to U p. m.
FREDERICK J. AM WEG, C. E.
M. Am. Soc. C. E. it Engr's Club of
j Engineer, Contractor & Builder,
?vor Commercial National Hank,
Courts: Ail the courts of Roanoke
City and County.
OCtSG-tf Telephone "J!>.
LARENCE COLE MAN,
Room 12, Moomaw Building,
JEFFERSON ST. ROANOKE, VA,
Commercial Rank Building, Uoa
JOHN K. I'K.N.V. 1.1.t1an V.. COCKE.
OENN & COCKE, '
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
COURTS.?Roanoke and adjoining
OFFICE. ?Corner Commerce street
and Salem ovenue. novl-lm
Southwest Virginia Mineral,
Timber, Farm and City Property
Principal Office, Roanoke, WrolBia.
Prompt attention to work in any part j
of tho State. Correspondence solioted. '
a. w. uANsnnouon. [ sam. o. wii.i.iams.
ANSBROUGH & WILLIAMS,
ATTORN E YS-AT-L AW.
Room No. 11, - - - - Moomaw Building,
Jefforson Street, Roanoke, Va.
Will practice in the 11 listings Court of
the city of Roanoke, Court of Appeals
of Virginia and United States district
Room No. 14, New Kirk Dulling, op?
posite Lenny's tea st?r?!. octl-lyr
[7* D WARD W. ROBERTSON,
No. 1 Thomas Building Oourt-Houso
HHARLES A. McllUGU,
ATTORN EY-AT-L AW,
110 Jefferson street.
First floor to rear of Cray & Boswoll.
rpilOMAS W. MILLER,
ATTOR N E Y-AT- LAW.
Office: Ni>. 10 Kirk Building, over John?
son and Johnson's Drug Store.
C. It. MOOMAW, i jno. w. woods,
Bo to tou rt county, j Roanoke county.
TUTOOMAW & WOODS,
ATTORN E Y S- AT- LAW.
Will practice in tho courts of Roanoko
city and county and counties adjoining
Will attend*tho courts of Roanoko and
Botetourt regularly, Roanoke, Va.
Oillce: Salem avenue, opposite Stewart's
furniture store. tf
DR. ROBERTSON, US N. Liberty
street, Baltimore, Md., tho oldost
reliable Specialist (regular graluato)
in Baltimore, with 25 yoars'experience
in hospital and special practice, guar?
antees a euro (without mercury or
caustic) in all acute and chronic dis?
eases of the urinary organs, Nervous
and Organic Weakness, Strictures, etc.
Urethral diseases recently contracted
positively cured in four to six days.
Consultation confidential. Write or
call. Medicines sent to .any address.
Special treatment to Ladies. Board
and nursing if desired.
Tho undersigned have opened an of?
fice for the Bale of mineral, timber ano\
farm land, and city property on commiu
sion. They will develop mineral lands,
analyze ores, givo instructions for do?
ve loping on a reasonable charge, soIY
farm and timber lands. All nilnoral.
farm and timber lands listed with ikon*,
for Bale will be extensively ndvertlaod
through agencies in tho Northern State?
and Europe. A record of all ores, their
' analyses and location will bo kept im
- our oillce for inspection of buyers.
MINERALS A SPECIALTY.
8. GH1FFIN. J. ALLRN WAITS.
QRIFFIN & WATTS,
ATTORN LYS-AT-L AW,
Office: Room No. 5, Kirk Building, cor
ner Salem avenue and Jefferson st.
Office: Corner Salem avenue and Corn
morOO streets, over Wer!/.'s grocery.
^RcTlER L. PAYNE,
Office on Commerce street, near Court
Special attention given to examina?
tion of titles to and matters connected
with real estate. tf
ft First-Class Investment,
Wo offer the best security in tho city
and pay semi-annual dividends. As a
savings bank this institution otters
special inducements. Raid up shares
S.'O each. Installment shares ?1 per
month. Shares may be subscribed for
at any time. For further information
address The i'ooplo's Perpetual Loan
and Building Association
WM. F WINCH,
See'v and Treas.
Room * Tetn i \J
All persons having xutnnral, farm or^
timber lands are requested to list thrum
with us for sale. Tho lonj? experience*
of our senior, Mr. J. A. Dalby, in minings
and sale of real estate warrant us In en?
suring our patrons that their interosto*
will bo properly guarded in tho ualo of
thoir property, and all money eoming
into their bands will be promptly paid,
over. Owners may, if preferred, employ
their special ugont or attorneys.
Persons, in Bending descriptive Rat of
property, are specially cautioned against
giving overdrawn descriptions, aa ffc
lessens chances of Bale. Wo al?o ad visu
against giving options on mineral
properties, they often interfere witi*
sab s und load to litigation.
Wo shall do a legitimate eommlaeiota
Active, reliable agents wanted txt
every county in Southwest Virginia.
All city property listed with as w*T
have prompt attention, and sold tobest
Wo have booked for bhIo a list ot Im?
proved and unimproved proporty, boi?
noss and dwelling houses in ulfferanfc
sections of tho city.
Persons wishing to buy or soll Art?.
I rospcctfully invited to call on us.
j Ofllco, Room 3, Moomaw IluildJtag,
i Jofforson street.
Refer to First National Bank of
MIE ROANOKE HOSPITAL.
R. LEWIS O. PED1GO.
Consultation and otlice practice.
Otllce hours.tt to 11 a. m.
12 to 1 p in.
2:30 toC p. m.
Evening hours, Saturday
only.7 to 9 p. m.
Terms strictly cash.
Oillce 2nd floor front,Postoflice building
\ V o. HA EDA WAY,
>V ? ATTORN KY-AT-LAW.
Courts: Roanoke and adjoining conn
th *. Office, Moomaw Building, Joffer
son street S. Rooms .1 and 4. Ian Hit f
A meeting of the subscribers to the
hospital fund, and of all citizens of
Roanoke feeling an Interest in the
enterprise, will be held at the Opera
House at I p. in. on Friday, December
ThO ladies are cordially invited and a
large attendance of our people is
11 iu desired that a board of trustees
shall be elected and definite action
taken towards organization and con?
Committee on subscription,
T. T. P1SHBURNE.
J. E. iVIulcare & Co.,
KINNEY, M. D.
- TIN AND SHEET-IRON WARE
Practice Limited to
DYE, EAR, THROAT, AND NOSE.
And dealers in all kinds of cooking
] and hcatinf stoves. Plumbing and gas
j and Steamfittlng dime. Tin rooting a
; specialty. Satisfaction guaranteed. No.
115 First avenue, Roanoke, Ya. novl-tf
J. A. DALBY, SONS & CO..
ROANOKE STREET R?ILWM- "
On and after Sunday. November to,
1S0O, thin Salem extension of tho Roa?
noko Street Railway will bo opon for
Until further uotico regular tripe will
bo made from Roanoke (corner Sbenan
doah avenue and Com me reo street) to
Salem icorner Fourth street and II?.*
noke lloulevard) by the following suhotl
r.KAVK ROANOK?. | I.KAVK FAI.im
7 a. in. 2 p. m. j H a. m. 3:00 p! m*. .
P a. in. 4 p. m, I to a. in. f>:0O p. m.
11 a. in. f? p. m. ! 12 a. m. 0:45 p. w.
The regular rat.- * of tho company ur*
tho .-.mounts changed by the conductors.
Tickets jan bo purchased at redueotl
rates by applying at tho office of thu
company, the drur stores of Chariot*.
Lylo&Co., Hudweil, Christian ?fc |Ur
bte, Roanoke, Va., and W. T. Yeung?r,
Sab vi. Va. j. F. t URISIIaN.
uov?o-tf General Mauagor
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