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flOANOKE THE MAGIC CITY.
The Story of Its Growth Boiled Down. What Koanokc Has Dono und What Six Is Still Doing*-Notwithstanding the Close Money Market 810,000,000 in Im? provement* Already 1" < Sight?The I'opulation, Industries ami Advant? ages of the Wonder of the Valley. Roanoko bas a population of over22, 000. Its citizens arc from nearly ovory State in tho Union. Eight years ago it had 000 people. Its growth at present Is on a more solid basis and more rapid fcha?n over before in its history. Roanoko is located at tho junction of the Shenandoah and Roanoko valleys. Its altitudo is 907 feet and it is sur? rounded by a rich agricultural and min? eral country. Roanoko is distant just eight hours' ride from Washington and Norfolk, nine ! from Baltimore, twelve from Fhiladcl- ' phi a, and foifrtocn from New York. It Is situated at the junction of tho Sben- | andoah Valley and Norfolk and West? ern railroads, bath trunk lines, and is easily reached from any section of tho country. Tho Roanoko and Southern railroad is now being built to this place from 1 Winston, N. C, and will open up the j trade of tho Carolinas to this section! next fall. Tho Valley branch of tho Baltimore and Ohio runs to Lexington, forty miles distant, and a road filling the connecting link will ho constructed j to Roanoko in a short timo. The growth of tho city dates from I 1S82, when the headquarters of the Nor- j folk and Western were removed hero i from Lynchburg, tho Shenandoah Val- ; ley road was completed, and tho Roan- j oko Machine Works, employing at pre? sent 1,700 hands, was established. Since then millions of dollars have llowed j into tho city in tho establishment of manufactures and other business e nter? prises. Coal and iron and tho rich agricultu? ral lands of the section have contribu? ted to the growth. Roanoko bas sixty-fivo miles of streets ftnd eight miles of street railway inside the corporate limits. A dummy lino extends to Vinton, a distauco of two miles east, and to Salem, six miles west. Throughout the city electricity, in a short time, will take tho place of horses as motive power. Tho water works are sufiicient to fur? nish a city of r.o,000 inhabitants. The supply comes from a pure, cold spring that gushes from the side of Mill Mouu- | tain, and is without equal in any city in tho country. It is undoubtedly a I opeciftc lor many forms of kidney dis? ease. Light is furnished by the Gas Com pany and the Electric Light and Motor i Power Company. Tho property valuation, according to tho assessment of this year, is nearly 80,000,000, be sides the railroad property and the Roanoko Machine Works. The increase in tho value of realty was about 85,000,000 over the previous assessment of four years ago: but pres? ent values are many millions In excess i of thoso given. There are fourHno hotrds?Hotel Roa? noko, the Ponce do Leon, the Continen? tal, and Hotel Felix?besides a number of smaller ones. All of them are crowded and constantly turning away guests. Roanoko is well supplied with BANKING FACILITIES. Tho First National Rank has a cap? ital of 8100,000, with a surplus . of | 9100,000; tho (National Exchange Bank a capital of 8100,000; the Citizens' National Hank a capital of 8100,000; the Commercial National Hank a capital of t ?100,000; the Roanoko Trust, Loan and j Safe Deposit Company a capital of ! 62.10,000; the Traders" Loan. Trust and1 Deposit Company a capital of SI00,000; I j ?iho Fidelity Loan and Trust Company a capital of 8200,000; and several private banking concerns transact a large finan? cial business The Roanoko Machine Works, with a capital of 85,000,000, pays out 805,000 per month in wages to employes. About &T>,000,000 a year is paid in the citv for ??vages. .Some of the important JUAN U PA L 11 KING I'I. A NTS wo as follows: Roanoko Machine Works.85,000,000 West End ^ron Co. 500,000 Crozor Steel and.Iron Co. 500,000 American Bridge Works. 300,000 Itiife's Hydraulic Engine Works. 50,000 Roanoko Canning Factory.... 50,000 Roanoko Rolling Mills. 300,000 Roanoko Spike Factory. 50,0Uu Roanoke Iron Co., (consisting of a 200-ton Furnace, Muck Bar Mill and Plato Mill_ 500,000 Roanoko Brewery. 75,000 Bridgewater Carriage Com? pany, of Roanoke. 75,000 Gainbill Flouring Mill Co. 50,000 Roanoko Milling Company. ... 35 000 Roanoko Gas and Water Co... 350,000 .Roanoko Electric Light Co... 50,000 P. L. Terry Milling Co. 35,000 Diamond lco Co. 55,000 Roanoko Ice Co. 35,000 West End Brick and Tilo Works. 20,000 Adams Bros. & Payne Brick Co. 25,000 Five planing mills. 100,000 'Two tobacco factories. 50,000 Two cigar factories. 5,(Kb Ono mattress factory. 25 000 Cold storago company. 50,000 ; Norwich Lock Manufactur? ing Co. 350,000 JDuvall Engine Works. 00,000 Virginia Blanket Mills Co. 50,000 JRoanoke Glass Factory,. 40,000 DEVELOPM ENT COM PA NIKS. "Somoof tho most important com panics <drnanized for the development of Kuan oko and this section arc: Roanoko Development Co.81,100,000 Virginia Development Co. 5,000,000 Buona Vista Land Co. 300,000 [ 112 Land Companies,. 7,000,000 This list is in no Ben.se a complete i l ine. It is given to show tho diversity ' yiit Industries in Rqanoke. Scores of ] Enterprises, employing capital of from 85,000 to 5f2.V"?(>, arc omitted for lack- of >spaco. Numerous enterprises, with hundreds of employes and capital n ck oncd by tho hundred thousand, are ?negotiating for a foothold in this South* western Golconaa. ana aro coming monthly, weekly, almo.-t daily. companies organized ix 1890. During 1S90 132 companies wcro or? ganized in Roanoke, with an agirregato minimum capital of 810,240,300. Thoso companies aro briolly summarized ho low: Soventy-fivo land and real estato in? vestment companies, with an aggregate capital of 85,804,300. Two cigaretto machino companies, aggregate capital of 8400,000. One grocery and milling company, capital 875,000. Ono coupling company, capital 8100, 000. Ono slicor manufacturing company, $30,000. Ono paper hag manufacturing com? pany, 5100.000. Fivo marhlo companies with an ag? gregate capital of S220.000. Ono bridge and iron company, author? ized capital, 8500.000. Two power companies, aggregate capital, 825,000. Two paving companies, 820,000. One street railway company, S15.000. One engine company, 8150,000. One cold storage company, ?50.000. Two banking companies, S150.ti00. Four loan, trust and finance compa? nies, 8200.000. Academy of Music Company. S150.000. One steam emerator company. 5250, 0C0. One drug company, 84,500. Three oil companies, S92.000. One browing company, 875,000. Five coal, coke and iron companies, 8740,000. Ten building companies, with capital aggregating 81,330,000. For the year 1890 tho charter books show that forty-nino charters were granted, with an aggregate minimum capital of SI,721.250. The increaso in the number of char? ters in 1800 over 18S9 will be seen to bo eighty-three, and tho increaso in tho minimum capita 188,525,050. real ESTATE transfers. The real estato transactions last year amounted to 817.C07,900 from 5,103 transfers. For 18S9 the real estato transactions amounted to about S7,000,000 from about 3,000. real estato transfers, so that the increaso in Roanokc's real es? tate transfers during 1890 over 1889 was approximately 810,000,000, and the increaso in tho number of deeds, 2,000. The building operations in Roanoke in 1S90 amounted to over 82,000.000. The progress of Roanoke in 1890 may bo summarized as follows: In buildings.5 2,000.000 Real estato transactions.... 17,000,000 Companies organized . 11,000,000 Increase in realty values ac? cording to assessment on taxation. 5,000,000 Total. 835.000,000 The population increased 0,000. The improvements in sight for 1S91 are summarized as follows: New buildings.8 3,000,000 New industries secured. 1,000,000 Improvement of industries established and construc? tion of industries formerly secured.'. 300.000 City improvements. 500,oo0 Railroad improvements. 3,000,0( 0 Land companies organized... 2,200,000 Total.81O.OOO.0C0 There are four public schools in the city?three for whites, with eighteen teachers, and one colored school, with Bvo teachers. Public school buildings to cost?75,000 will be erected this year. Congress lias appropriated 875,000 for the erection of a public postotlicc build? ing. Roanoke will soon be a city of churches. The Southern Methodists, Presbyterians and Catholics all have handsome brick houses of worship. The Methodist Episcopal and Christians have neat churches. The Baptists aro erecting two fine brick churches, one to cost 818,000 and tho other 825.OtO. The Lutherans are erecting a magnificent stone church to cost not less than 850,000. The Episcopalians arc erecting a 840,000 stone church ami rectory. The South? ern Methodists will erect this year ono 800,000 church, ono to cost 810,000, and one neat frame structure. The Gorman Reformed Church will erect a house of worship, and tho Presbytorlans will build a SI0,000 church. Roanoke has a well organized fire do partment of 160 members. The ci:y has recently awarded the contract for the Game well firo alarm telegraph. The department now has ono line building and another is soon to be erected. All of tho three cam panics are supplied with modern equipments. Employes for tho Hardware riant. The Shelf Hardware Company is actively pushing toward an early erec? tion of its plant in Roanoke. As an earnest of this Tin: Times is authorized to receive applications for employment from brass molders, bench molders, polishers; buffers, machinists and lock fitters. These applications should give references and state previous experi? ence. In some branches of the industry raw employes may become experts in a few weeks or months, and earn largo wages as piece workmen.' Address all applications to "Hardware," care The Roakokk Times Specimen Chsch. S. H. Clifford, New Cassoll, Wis., was troubled with neuralgia and rheu inatism, his stomach was disordered, his liver was a (Tec ted to an alarming degreo, appetite fell away, and he was terribly n duced in tlesh and strength. Three bottles of Electric Bitters cured him. Edward Shepherd, llarrisburg, 111., had a running sore on his leg of eight years' standing. Used three bot? tles of Electric Ritters and seven boxes of Bucklen's Arnica Salve, and his leg is sound and well. John Speaker, Ca tawba, O., had live largo fever sores on his leg, doctors said he was incurable. Ono bottle of Electric Hitters and one box Bucklen's Arnica Salvo cured him entirely. Sold by Rudwell, Christian & Barbeo's drug store. liiicklen'h Arn ten Salve. The best salvo in tho world for cuts, bruise?, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, chapped hands, ohilbalns, corns, and all skin eruptions, and posi? tively cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfac? tion, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by I lud weil, Christian A: Harboe] tu.tb.sat In order that the public mnv navo l\t!l opportunity to luddro ol tin. r'.ls of'j'i-.o Tun? s' '<peclul telcirruph'.c .?( rvice. and en The Times na a newspr.por, It will be sent free to any ?iddwss not ulreadyonour bookaforono wecic. SUICIDE BROUGHT FAME. A London Taper Tolls How Tom Thumb Made III* lilt. The beginning of Tom Thumb's ca? reer of almost unexampled prospcrity was not without vicissitudes, says tho London Telegraph, in its Itanium obit? uary. He made his first bow some five and-forty years ago at tho Princess' theater, in Oxford street, but the pa? trons of a houso then dedicated to tho performance of English and foreign opera could see nothing worthy of ap? plause in the clumsy antics of a diminu? tive brat dressed up as a caricature of the great Napoleon. The '?general" was a complcto fiasco on tho stage of tho Princess. The show was transferred to tho Egyptian hall, aud there, by what appeared to be a stroke of ill luck, but which practically turned out tobe an extremely fortunate contingency for the dwarf, ho unwit? tingly came in collision with the bravo but hapless English paiutor llaydon. The huge picturos of this ill-under? stood artist were being exhibited in one section of the hall, and attracting only a few shillings, while the "gener? al" in another part of the building was drawing a hundred pounds a day. Short? ly afterward llaydon, in a phroxysm of insanity, engendered by sheer despair, destroyed himself. According to tho fitness of things, this lamentable catastrophe should have been the ruin of Humum aud his exhi? bition. In the newspapers of the time be was held up to execration as a "Yan? kee showman" witli "yawning pock? ets," and the diminutive urchin whoso popularity had maddened the poor painter was denounced as "a disgusting dwarf." The takings at tho turnstiles, nevertheless, increased daily, and Tom Thumb only suspended his crowded se? ances in Piccadilly to make a trium? phant tour in the provinces, and an equally remunerative Continental round. GOLD-INCASED BODIES. How Dr. Variot V.lectroplates tho Hon? ored Dead. Dr. Variot, one of the most distin? guished physicians of the Paris hospi? tals, makes a striking propostion for the transformation of human bodies into indestructible mummies by means of a process of electroplating. l!y this means the entire form is surrounded by an en? velope of metal which preserves each feature in tho semblance of life, says the Scientific American. The process is somewhat complicated in practice although simple in princi? ple. Tho. skin of the cadaver is first painted or sprayed with a solution of nitrate of silver, which turns the skin an opaque black. The body is then placed under a bell receiver in a partial vacuum, into which vapor of white phosphorus dissolved in blsulphatc of carbon is allowed to enter. This re? duces the nitrate of silver and leaves the skin a grayish white, like a plaster east. The next step is the application of the metallic coating. The frame sup? porting the body is immersed in a bath of .sulphato of uppper, electrical con? nection having been made with the top of the skull, the bottoms of the feet, tho hands and several other portions of tho body and limbs. Dr. Variot uses three small Chaudron thermo-electric batteries to supply tho necessary current, the passage of which causes the uninterrupted deposition of the metal. A continuous layer is soon formed over the body, and the metallic skin may be matte of any thickness de? sired, but a coating of one-twenty-fifth to one-fiftieth of an inch is sufficient to resist blows and shocks and still pre? serve the features in every delicate de? tail. REDUCED ROYALTY. Ills <^ruco Kinds tho ('curt Not Insensible to the Claims of Nobility, lie was not exactly a fashion plate. His coat was apparently a creation dating back to the early thirties. It was gracefully fringed, says the Chica? go News, about the cults and bottom, and, as to patch.es, outshone that of the historical Sam Patch. His trousers were sadly abbreviated, and his shoes were a dilapidated memory. His hat was the original of a popular song, and his hair and beard were ubuormally de? veloped. "This is an outrage. These here Americans ain't got no respect for roy? alty," be was saying, as a burly police officer led him into the central station. "He was drunk an' disorderly, ser? geant," said the oilicer. "I found him sleeping behind a dry goods box in an alley. When I pinched him he cussed me awful, and raid he owned the alley. So I lining him in." "Is that true?" asked the sergeant. "No, sir. It is a prevarication. A long chain of < ircumstnnces has brought me to my present condition. Now that fate has tbrowod me here, I shall be compelled to reveal the secret of my birth. Do you foiler me?" "Reveal ahead." "I am n lloosinn noble?a dooko. I wr.z warned by nihilists to leave my ancestors' acres and bio ine hence. So I hied. I am at present expecting a re? mittance from Roo&iu. When it comes, if you want a thousand or so, captain, jest come around. Now, sir, I demand to be released." "All right. We've got apartments for royalty downstairs. Good-by, duke. We'll watch for your remittance." A Long Silence. Tho spire of St. Helen's church, in i the Isle of Wight, which was built in ? tho beginning of the last century and shortly afterward struck by lightning, | had, as was supposed, the large bell of its chime cracked, as the tone was very much inn filed. The. other day a church warden happened to be in the belfry, and through curiosity examined the boll. Ho found that there was not a .?rack in it, but n piece of wood broken from tho wheel wns pressing against j tho edge and stopping the vibration. ; ; This being tvni >VC(1, the bell, after : being mufllod for one hundred and < seventy years, rang out inarrHy to the I astonisbrnont of tho inhabitants o? the ' I town. i AMONG THE LODGES. Tho feast of St. John, tho Baptist, tho great Masonic Jay throughout the coun? try, was duly celebrated in Roanoko last Wednesday night. Tho ofllcors of both Lakoland and Ploasants Lodges were installed, after which refreshments worn served in tho elegant dining room adjoining tho lodge. Nearly a hundred Masons were present on tho occasion. Tho ceremonies were condusted by Worshipful II. N. Claxton, district deputy grand master. *** Tho Phytbians elected a good team of officers on Thursday night. Tho business was soon over in order to allow all members to attond tho lawn party given by tho Uniformed Rank. **-* Hiawatha Tribe, No. 00, Improved Or? der of Red Men, will elect olllcers on Monday night. Thoro aro a host of can? didates in nomination, and tho contest will doubtless bo pretty warm. *** Tho Knights of tho Golden Eaglo will elect officers on Tuesday night. *** The Masons will not turn out on the Fourth of July. Tho invitation from the committco was received Wednesday night. Mr. Clarton decided that no 6uch invitations ould be accopted, as it was contrary to laws and ancient usages of Masonry. It is probable, kov\ tver, that tho Knights Templar will turn out, as they aro not restricted. If they decide to do so they will mako an elegant show, and. being mounted, will lend an air of brilliant pageantry to the occasion. ? ? ?** August Bening, R. II. Wright, Henry Neal, R. A. Camper and O. W. Chenault, all members of tho Magic City Encamp? ment, No. 33 Odd, Fellows, visited Salem on Friday night and assisted the members of the new encampment at that place to confer the degrees. The encampment is of the higher degrees of Odd Fellowship and is growing with re? markable activivity throughtout the State. An activo effort is being made to establish a council of the Junjor Order of American Mechanics at Vinton. A public meeting was recently hold there, and the principles of the order were ex? pounded by the Roanoke brethren. ?<* A "list is being circulated in East Roanoko to secure charter members with which to start a new Knights of Pythias lodge in that section. Already a large number of names havo been secured. St. Alban's Hall in Richmond is a great Masonic center. For years it has lien the headquarters cf Masonry, and among the archives of the order in tho building maybe found relics of Masonry used when it was first established in this country. The Richmond Dispatch briefly described tho mot-ting there on St. .John's Day as follows: "There were five Masonic lodges in session at St. Al? ban's Hall last night. These were Nos. '.), 10, 11,30 and 81. Tho third and fourth in this list installed olllcers and tho others held informal St John's Day meetings. After tho business of tho evening all of the members of the craft adjourned to the banquet hall on the second floor, where covers were laid for 300 and a splendid supper was served. Mr. C. A. Rawson, of Richmond, State councillor, and George E. Howard, of Washington, State vice-counocllor of the Junior Order United American Mechanics, have been paying official visits to Richmond and Manchester councils. *?* The Grand Mastor Mason of Virginia can make a Mason at sight. An inquisi? tive uninitiato having seen this prero? gative laid down in the by-laws wanted to know from a prominent Mason the other day how this could bo done. Tho ceremony was described as being very unique and startling, and the gentle? man now says he would rather take his chances in the lodge. #*# Henry Neal has again been re-elected noble grand of Mountain Dale Lodge, No. lit, Odd Fellows. Mr. Neal is a stirring Odd Fellow and attends the lod^e regular. The uniformed rank. Knights of Pythias, will carry their now banner on the Fourth of July. It cost them about 8150. ?>** The Red Men of Hiawatha Tribe will be presented with a beautiful new ban? ner on the morning of July Fouth be? fore the parade. It is a presentation of tho ladies, and will bo carried in tho parade on that day. ADVERT!8KI) LETTERS. GEXTLEMEX S LIST. Annewigen, Mr. Kellogg, D. R. Brann, J. A. Knight. B. B. Baylor. W. Glenn Lankford, O. R. Both, James Lovy, Ned Boswell, R. H. Laner, U. B. Brigg, Ohas. O. Leo, II. W. Corkc. A. it. McCormack, D. Cailahan, A. K. McBce, T. E. Cabcll, C. I). Miller, F. L. Davis, .lohn Moore, E. W. Dean, M. L. Pearson, John R. Floyd, Ed. Padgett, J. W. Gamble, R. N. Posky. W. II. Granbery, Clay Reydolds, W. H. II. Gunter, IL H. Reed, Douglass Gillard, S. G. Shaw, Albert Guild, Willio Sanderson, W. W. Glenn, T. G. Staples, W. iL Huntloy, .lames Venable, Elick Harris, W. C. Washington, Jeff llensbard, Chas. M. West, Reuben Haas, II. II. Wiley, B. E. Irvin, .loo (2) Walton, Henry Johnson. C. G. White, W. B. LA PIKS1 IJST. Addison, Mrs. W. King, Mrs. Alice Banks, Annie Kail, Mrs. L. B. Crawford, Mandy Saundors, Ada Daser, Miss.l. Moss, Mrs. II. E. Davis, Bertio Smith, Miss dano Easter, Mrs. Guy Turner, Caroline Fowkor, Mary T. Fowker, Phasont Hondorson, Mary Thompson. Mary Harper, Armanda Wllkorson, Lizzie Halscy, Mary Wilkerson, Emma lA'.TTKItS RETURNED FROM HOTEL ItOAXOKE. Brooks, W. E. Fritz, Win, Cocl rah, T. .1. Mullownoy, A. R. CorupO, R. ?'. Rogers, Win. Deocrnam, M. F. Snoad, P. W. D. rflingcr, J. M. Tilford, R. L. Persons calling for tho above will I lease say they were advertised- J _SUMMER RESORTS. -tTe elkton, ELKTON, VIRGINIA. Healthiest Place In the World. Mountains, Valley, Rathing, Fishing and Sailing. Tho celebrated "ELK LITHIA WATER" used at tho Hotol for all purposos. Sond for rate book to tho managr-r. P. O. Rox 20. C. P. WALTERMIRE, hinogl-lm_ELKTON, VA. blue ridge SPRINGS71?. The Popular Summer Resort. Only 11 Miles East of Roanoke On mountain summit, Norfolk and Western railroad. Free use of 3L.ao:gre LHIeill, Remote from noise and confusion, for societies wishing to asscmblo in the mountains of Virginia. PHIL F. BROWN. may22-tf FOR FAMILY USE. Tho purest and oldest liquors in Roanoke, CLOVER CLUB AND Baltimore Club Whiskeys, Analyzed by Frof. Aiken, of Maryland University, and pronounced pure. Oppenheim's Choice and Gib? son Whiskeys, and Ilennessy's French Hrandy, Im? ported Fort Wino and Holland Gin, solely for medical use. No Adulteration, all puro and as represented. Domestic Whiskeys, Brandies and Wines. The celebrated Adelina Patti Cigars, 10, 15, 20 and 25 cents. OPPENHEIM'S EXCHANGE, Corner Third Avenue and Com me reo St. junolO-lm SPECIAL N?TIGE. Iii the future we will be found at 107 First street, Times building, office formally occu? pied by J. W. Neal, where we will gladly welcome our many patrons and friends. NININGER & WIN FREE, Real Estate Agents. The Roanoke Development Com? pany. The Rridge water Carriage Works,with an enlarged plant and increased capital, will go at once upon tho property of the Roanoko Development Company. No section of tho United States of tho same population is buying as many line car? riages as Southwest Virginia. It is pre? pared to furnish all kinds of vehicles. Manufacturers of spokes, hubs and wheels, springs, tires, axles and other parts of carriages and wagons, will find at Roanoke a center for their industries for which a market of hundreds of miles in extent is ready and active. The tim? ber supply is inexhaustablo and of tho best qualities. In tho same line har? ness and leather manufacturers will find markets which need no drumming. Tho Roanoke Development Company desires to negotiate with such industries. For further particulars address ARTHINGTON GILPIN, General Manager Roanoko Develop? ment Company, Roanoke, Va. TOURNAMENT. GRAND HANDICAP Billiard Tournament rice's billiard parlors Commences April 27. I A. EICE & CO., Proprietors. mar22-ly BARGAINS IN WALL PAPER. Tho largest and best selected stock of Wall Papers in Philadelphia, which wo sell to the consumer at wholesale prico. Samples sont to all parts of tho United States free ! Send for samples and com? pare our goods and prices with others. ( HAS. M. N. KILLEN, 014 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, Pa. aor30?3m J. D. McNAMEU. TOM. HAYSLIP. McNAMEE & HAYSLIP,' HOUSE, SIGH A8D FRESCO PAINTERS GRAINERS VNI) PAPElt IIAMOEHS. Shops, Radford, Va. Richlands, Va., Ruena Vista Va. Head quarters, Roa? noke, Va. 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IF YOUR SUBSCRIPTION IS ABOUT OUT SEND 82 TO RENEW AND GET THE BOOKS. TERM!-' INVARIABLY CASH IN ADVANCE. All Remittances Should ue Made l'a vahle to THE ROANOKE TIMES PUB. CO. THIS SPACE IS RESERVED FOR ELLIS RROS., REAL ES? TATE AGENTS, 112 JEFFER? SON STREET. THE ROANOKE DEVELOPMENT COM? PANY. Ono of tho valuable industries sec ired by tho Roanoke Development Company is tho Norwich Lock Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of all fcbolf Hard ware.for Ruilders' purposes. Their goods aro known throughout tho entiro country to ho first-class. It is Iho.'eforo important that all industrial CO acorns using this class of goods should know that they can locate in Roanoko t > gri at advantage. This is particularly appli? cable to Door, .Sash and Blind Manu? facturers, as woll as to many others. I For particulars, address ARTHIWGTON GILPIN, General Manager Roanoke Develop.