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THE OLD HOMESTEAD FARM.
My grandfather's farm! yot how well 1 roinem bor Xl8 toll and its ploaBurcs, forgot ting each Bttng? tThO wiud whistling round tho old houso iu Do cumbcr, The jHJrfumo or lilacs and roses In spring, When long busy days brought hard work's richest blessing, j The night's dreamless sloop which ttrcd na ' two renews: And now lapped in ease, I cannot help confess \ iu;j, Such rest my soft ptUow doth often refuse. Through long months 'twas plowing and plant? ing and reapiug, Whon 1 wnsa lad growing up on the farm? Xn winter, chores, chopping and all things snug keeping. Made hands much too busy tor trifling or barm. But .evenings, when round tho bright flro wo wore sitting. How ooc-ct were our homely and innocent Joys, "Grandpa" tolling stories, "Grandma" with her knitting, Nice books, loo, or apples and nuts for us boys. Thon "Grandpa" would call for the worn llible, olden, And dear "Grandma's" needles would ?top their click, click, While there fell on the oar the Scripture words, golden, With brat of our hearts and the clock's sol? emn tick. Then followed the prayer thai wo might be de fomlfd ' All through tho long night from might of alarm; Petitions of pratso and thanksgiving so blended Drought sweet slumber and peace to the old homestead farm. ! ?E. A. r. ilenshaw. in Good Housekeeping. Btnont ni5Q?T. (Copyright, ixo.t, by the Author..! 1E were hot do? ing quite legit Ira atetra de ourselves i> n that Chi na cruise, there? fore we had to sail carefully a it (I k e e p a keen lookout for si rangers. In fact, the most profitable portion of our cargo was opium, which we had taken '.n nt Rangoon and intended to work off at some of the northern ports where we had safe customers, but as both onr captain and craft wen? well known to the trade, wc had to take ex? tra precautions so as to avoid the pro ?hihitivc people and keep clear of the ?pirates as well, who infested these wa? ters. Our ingenuity was taxed in order to outwit the government parly, and many pretty devices were hit upon, to conceal this dangerous portion of our cargo, "which I need not enumerate or describe just at present. Our captain, having u regular talent for mechanical con? trivances, spent most of bis spare time inventing covers for the precious drug; indeed 1 often wondered why he wasted Iiis splendid gifts in Ibis way when he might have made a fortune ashore by taking out patents for his inventions and serving a grateful government In? stead of cheating it. Hu I as he said himself, he hail once I riet I to pass through the circumlocutionolHees in an Qioncst fashion, and preferred ever after to devote his abilities lo steering clear ?of them as the most profitable and tbo mnnlicv game. The pirates were n different vonsid Cration, however, ami kept its all lively .anil unxionsabotit the wind: with a fair breeze wo were pretty safe, for our ves? sel v.'ns n good sailer, and in a running fighl we could hold our own with our <leulv-guns anil small arms, as well as other projectiles to keep oil' and ,w amp >lho cut-throat boarders, but when the jwind fell, then also did otir spirits, for small mercy would the savage hordes show to their captives once they got a footing on board a ship. Wc knew them of old, for many a tussle wc had had with them in the post, so that their infernal courage and i"i rocity were not a mat (er of mere r.rniisc on our part: and we did not re? quire to be kept to our duty of watch? ing, for each night we lay down with our weapons ready, and little inclina ti. :i IV r sleep, with the expectation of heilig called opto action at any mo inert. \ was acting as supercargo on board, and this hud been my third voyage to C'hefo, our furthest port of call, and having gone through one fight already 1 could listen with the greater interest to the laics told by I hose on board of more experience, for our men v. ere most? ly veterans in the illicit traffic, and could spin yarns gory enough i?- color a good-sized city. Shi-Hwang?the devil mandarin, and his gang?was the %-ague impersonation t?f :.!] the piratical vices; whom we had I: ?:? rd about, but as yet, no one on board h;:d>et. i ":? notorious name was a common enough theme and his qualities almost .supernatural in their vague atrocity, so that hi was properly regarded as the dreaded scourge of the sea. We had met natives at different places who had seen him and had C'flno upon his traces ashore?villages laid waste ami the In? habitants massacred almost to a man, after being tortured in the most diabol? ical way; but hitherto the ocean had covered tip his secrets, for it was said that no one, ever escaped his clutches when afloat, and thus we could only guess at his plan of action. We should know him when he came, they all said, at* we most know death; a single experience not to be repeated or spoken about afterward, for his com? ing was death and destruction. This was the mythical personage who occupied our thoughts morning, n ?>n and night, after we left Foochow and bore up toward the Yellow sea, und whom on this third voyage I wa fated to meet. We were twodays'sail from Nagasaki and at the most critical pari of our voy? age when what we had dreaded came to pass. Hitherto we had been favored with a steady wind and an ocean per? fectly clear of sails, which caused us some surprise, as this was unusual in these parts, where tho traffic was con? siderable* and detachments of . pirate prows und junks were by no means tu uncommon sight, aud it made us reflect uneasily that some more important cnomy than usual might be keeping tho lesser fry away, the siime as tho presence of the shark clears out thu shouts of smaller fish. All night through wo had to keep a close watch, the more particularly as there was no tnoon, while a white fog bung over us, allowing only our ears to warn us of the approach of the enemy. Morning dawned misty and white, and so dense that we could only see a foot or two in front of us; one of these chill dense fogs which come sometimes of an early morning in the China seas, and betoken a change of wind. At the present time the old breeze which had carried us along had left us, and we were now submerged in that fog with hanging sails, and rolling about in a dead calm. There were twenty-eight of us al? together, counting the captain and mates, and every mother's son was on deck fully armed, and frightened almost to breathe as wo listened, with our heads stretched forward, for the sound we dreaded?the splashing of oars, each man praying for a wind to eoine or the white curtain to lift, so that wo might know the best or the worst, for it was horrible to have to wait in that uncer? tainty and suspense. \ Wo should be able, perhaps, to hear them if they came on in force, for never yet was there hoat filled with rowers but. bad some careless strokes in it; but that would not help us much, for almost with the sound they would be swarm? ing over the sides before we could see them, while the unmistakable creaking of our yards and chains would have guided them to us. At last, after a long spell of anxious waiting, the dreaded sound came and from different directions?the soft hiss? ing of water pushed aside by swift and vigorous strokes, and then the pirates were upon us in hundreds while we were desperately fighting for our lives. I had glimpses of the yellow-fueed de? mons with their shavan heads aud their pigtails plaited and twined round in black coils, as they burst from the mist, all but naked, and hacked at us with their long, sharp knives while their snaky dark eyes gleamed with a sinister glitter. A silent host of re? morseless murderers, they went about their fell work like specters, while our side shouted anil shrieked as they took or gave the quietus. It was a rapid but furious struggle of ferocity ami numbers, ngaiiyd British courage but without method, therefore as might have been anticipated num? bers curried the day?if wc had only been able *o have sent u shot or two amongst them before they landed, we might have kept them at hay. and yet when I had seen the leader I had not even that consolation. I was wrestling with a slippery and naked savage, after emptying my re? volver into the crowd, when all ut once I saw a gigantic figure in full armor of chain and plate loom up through tho mist as he hewed his way along the deck, ami for one fatal instaut 1 paused, so fascinated at the apparition of fully seven feet of grim and silent ferocity towering above the hordes, with a ! grotesque visor of bronze covering the 81II-IIWANO, TIIK OKVII. M A NDAHIN*. features, that I forgot my own perii, gave my opponent Iiis chance, ami so received within my chest what he was satisfied was my coup de grace, carry? ing in my mind even as 1 sank back? wards the image of that nightmurc-likc monster, Shi-Hwang, the devil man? darin. It was a dark yet star-bespangled night overhead when I recovered con? sciousness, with the remains of that awful carnage still around me lighted up by a livid gleam. I was still lying where I had fallen, with the dead bodies of my friends and enemies on each side of me, stark and stiff, and tho congealed blood, which had long since ceased to flow from our gaping wounds, gumming us together. The pirates had gone, after complet? ing (heir work, ns they bad come, silently, ami leaving the dead to burn with tin" ship which they hail tired. I could hear the crackling of the flames as they burst from the hold and cabin and shot onwards amongst the rigging, while the deck grew hot under me with Hie pitch melting in the joints, and yet I could mot move an inch to help myself. I bail recovered my senses only to suffer the tortures of the damned before being annihilated. I could not move my head even to look at the approach of death, while the smoke, rose straight up into the star-tilled sky. I could only listen to the crackling and roaring of the flames and look at the ruddy retortions and black shadows on t he yards above me, while my skin was blistering with the intense heat. Nearer those greedy flames came to me, while the pitch boiled under my back and I could smell the roasting flesh of my dead companions, when all at once I heard another sound, the lusty music, of an English shout, and then four pairs of sturdy arms lifted me hastily up and hauled me over into the boat, which find Cm ought them to the burning ship from their own steamer. I was saved. ?Tim? Out of Mind?Delirious iu I tervals.?Truth. A PECULIAR INDUSTRY. How Old Tin Oana Aro Utilized Nowadays. Moltnl to Uncover tho Solder Used In M?klnK ami Sealing Them?Other Com? mercial Commodities llescued from the Vtils. In tho suburbs of great cities on in? dustry has sprung up, having for its object the recovery of tho soldeV used in making and sealing tin cans. In consequence the formerly despised and useless tin can bos acquired sufficient commercial value to rescue it from the back lot dumping ground and garbage scow. Under the present system of street cleaning, New York city's refuse is loaded on scows from docks located at convenient intervals along the river front, and then taken to sea and dumped. These docks have double decks, the upper projecting sufficiently to allow the contents of a cart to fall upon the middle of the scow, and be distributed by the trimmers who keep the vessel on an even keel. The trini THE UTILIZATION OF OI.O TIM CANS. mers also select everything of value with the greatest, care; rags, fat, bone, metal, paper stock, etc., being stored on the lower deck of the dock. The silver and jewelry form no small item of the contractors' profit, and the total value of a scow load is estimated at an average of two hundred dollars. The space between the dock plat? forms is often closed in with odds and ends, and the interior converted into a miserable habitation by the trimmers, men and women, who thus herd to? gether, their supplies being drawn from the dump. These dumping docks are the princi? pal source of supply for the industry we illustrate, and a wagon load of tin cans can lie bought at such places for four or five dollars. The furnace is an old soap boiler, into whi?-h a few sticks are thrown; the bowl is then tilled with cans, u quart of kerosene poured over thein and ignited. The heat developed by the oil is not great enough to attack the tin, but melts the solder, which flows to the bottom of the bowl. Thesohler recov? ered from a load of cans averages for? ty pounds. After this process is com? pleted the tin plate scrap is sold to make what is called ??acid." Into a large open vat containing waste acid, acid ferric sulpate, sulphuric or hydrochloric acid, the scrap is thrown and allowed to remain until the tin is stripped from the iron underneath: more scrap and metallic iron is added until the so? lution is neutral. The. tin thus dis? solved Is. used as a basis for the preparation of atanhates or other tin compounds, and by dyers. The iron plate is rolled into balls for melting, the ferrous sulphate purified and sold as commercial copperas, and the remaining acid used in repetition of the process.?Scientific American. The Inventur of ItlllluriU. The English arc very fond of the game of billiards, and a letter has been discovered in the Britain museum which gives the origin of the national sport. It. was invented by a London pawnbroker, whose name was William Kcw. Kew not only lent money but be sold cloth, and. for the latter pur? pose had a yard measure with which he used to compute the amounts. One day. to distract himself he took the three round balls which are the em? blems of his trade they may still be seen in front of certain shops in Lon? don?and, placing them on bis counter, began to hit them about with a yard measure. He found it made a pretty game. He got a kind of skill in mak? ing one. ball glance off the other, and bis friends who Raw him thus employed called the game Hill's yard. It was soon shortened into billiards. Hut tho yard was the instrument with Which the balls were knocked about and tho difficulty arose what to call it. They called it after the name; of the pawn? broker?a Kew. A Fragment of Hie Moon. A remarkably lino specimen of mete? oric iron (which, according to Prof. Tslicrmel's views, is simply a piece of ore projected through volcanic, agency from the face of the moon) has been sent from Kockiugham county;, South Carolina, to the state museum at Columbia. Its greatest length Is not. above Pi inches, and its thickness through the thickest part is about 2 inches. In general shape it is flat, though somewhat concaved on one side, and convexed on the other, a.s if broken ofT fr. >m the outer surface of a rounded nml larger innss. It is entirely coated with a thick ernst of dark brown rust and weighs ?>.?>",' pounds. A Trolley Italloon Line. Mr. Ophn Moore, of Columbus, O., has proposed a system of aerial navi? gation which doe* away with the ne? cessity of transporting a heavy motor. He proposes to use balloons to carry the passengers, and to provide each balloon with an electric motor. The balloon is to be driven from a trolley line. The. motor is to actuate a screw. Exactly where, this plan surpasses tho system of coble traction applied to balloons docs not appear. Tho trolley lines arc supposed to net also to hold the balloon on its course. The poles are to be about one hundred feet high. Tho air ship is to float 40 to 100 feet abovo them. Parachute descents arc proposed, if necessary. ?? . ... ^ OF GENERAL INTEREST. Thk Mlnot Ledge lighthouse Is of granite; height,' 88 feet, the lower 40 feet being solid. Tiik honeycomb presents a solution of tho greatest possible strength and space with the least possiblo material. A flea is provided with a genuine lancet, the knife Inclosed in a case in the head of tho insect, tho case opening sideways, like that of a razor. The family* of Jukes, including In all "TOD monsters of degradation," has bcen*traced with the utmost exactness through five generations to one woman, tho notorious "Margaret, tho mother of criminals." Thk grip seems to have no home, though It makes itself at home every? where; the Russians call it Chinese ca? tarrh, the Germaus call it the Russian pest, the Italians name it the German disease, the French call it the Italian fever. Henry Larouchere thinks that it ought to be the custom for women to make proposals of marriage. He con? tends that when a bachelor became ac? quainted with a very* charming woman, he would exert himself, by good con? duct, to win a proposal from her. WELL UP IN YEARS. MARY Burton, a coy maid of one hundred and one summers, was mar? ried in the Grimsby (England) parish church recently. Twins in Glen Ellyn, near Chicago, lately celebrated the ninety-first, anni? versary of their birth. Their names are Mrs. Aekerman aud Mrs. Christian. Charles Revere Curtis, who is still hale and hearty at eighty, lives at Rockland, N. Y., and is a great grand? son of the immortal Paul Revere of the famous ride. Victor Baim.OT, one of the few sur? viving veterans of the French army at Waterloo, recently celebrated his 0110 hundredth anniversary in his native village in the Yonne. Ax Irish woman named Mrs. Todd died recently at Donnghmore, N'ewry, at the ago of one hundred and ten years. She well remembered man)' of the stirring scenes of the rebellion o' 1798. _ MEN OF AMERICA. Gen*. Grant once declined to serve as president of the Panama Canal com? pany, with a salary of 528,000, because be thought its scheme impracticable. Julius Sterling Morton* is a grad? uate of the University of Michigan, class of 1S5S. He was private secre? tary to Lewis Coss before moving to Nebraska. Forney Melborn, of Smithfield township, Jefferson county, O., sixty five years old. has finished plowing thirty acres of land, using a team of horses, each of which is thirty years old. The man and horses finished fresh. David H. Smith, son of the Mormon prophet. Joseph Smith, 1ms been an in? mate of the asylum for the insane at Elgin, 111., for seventeen years. He was a brilliant man and has written a book of poems and one of psalms, the latter being now in use. IMPERSONAL BREVITIES. A cor.oKKn woman in Holly Springs. Miss., has hair eight feet six inches in length. A convict in the Vermont state prison received 81?.,000 forn piece of real estate a few days ago. A woman in Allentowu. Pa., is re? ported to have been shot at three times, and each time her life was saved by her corset. A mother at Pemiscot, Mp.. bus four daughters who bear these, euphonious names: Beulah May. Ivy Rose, Reoda Alwilda and Greta Altleta. "It will cost you fifteen cents just the same,'' arc the reported words of a New York druggist when he was told that the use of his telephone was de? sired iu a case of life or death. Of course the fifteen cents was paid. LIGHT ARTILLERY. All small boys advocate felt slippers. Thk eye is the thermometer of the soul. A cynic is a man who must be un? happy to be happy. A man* is judged by the cigars ho gives to his friends. A critic isn't always right, but the critics are never wrong. The easiest tiling in the world is not to become a millionaire. Kl'ocls.s, like charity and a silk bat, covers a multitude of sins. A.wnoDY can write poetry. Only a great man can criticise it. Thk astronomer knows almost as much about space as the reporter.? J udge. _ CHICAGO'S GREAT FAIR. By all odds tho finest attraction at the world's fair will be the American girl.?Baltimore American. Chicago will welcome its visitors with an open hand; but let it not be expected that tho hand will remain open all the time.?Sioux Citv Journal. Chicaoo has done her work well and there is no doubt that at Jackson park will be gathered the grandest exhibit the world has ever seen.?Duluth Trib? une. Thk chances nre that the most of us will yield to the pressure of public opinion and when we see our neighbors going to Chicago will go too.?Buffalo Express._ SCHOOL AND COLLEGE. Northwestf.hn university has 2..".00 students, and has added eight new pro? fessors this year. The University of Michigan has 500 women students, two Japanese girls being among the number. Of the 00,000 students in the Ameri? can universities and colleges, Ohio has one-tenth, New York ranks next, then Pennsylvania, fourth Illinois. Russell Sage of New York has ap? proved plans for a dormitory which he proposes to erect for the Troy female seminary. It will cost ?100,000. _ FBOFOSAX8. Wl* Or* koanoKET orrice or Tub Board or Public Wornse. u , .. V' V*J A*irl1 **,h Sealed proposals will be received at tbls otllce until la o'clock noon 'J liursjay. Way 25th, 180.1, tor rurnlsbing all the labor and materials neces? sary, except the terra cotta pipe, iron inau-liolc frames, covers soil Iron inlets, (which ma? terial will bo furnished by the city of Hoanoke at a pniut within the city limits), for the con? struction and completion of the following lines of sowers,'tn the city of Roanoke, Va., as shown on plans on file in this ofllco: Section 0. On both sides of Jefferson street from Campbell nvonne to Tnzewoll avenuo. Section in. Between Campbell and Luck avenues and Henry and Commerce streets. Section 11. From Tasowell avenuo to Kim avenue on Jefferson Btreet and tributary terri? tory. Section 13 On May avenue from Jefferson street to Commerce street and tributary terri? tory. Section 13. On film avenue from Jefferson street to Commerce street and tributary terrltcrv. Section 14. On the east side of Iloury street from Campbell avenue to Franklin road and Commerce street, thence along Franklin road to Highland avenue and the district or territory ttibutary thereto. Suction 15. On the wst side of Kr?nkln road from Luck and Commerce to film avenuo and all the territory tributary thereto. Section 1?. Hot ween Church and Luck avenues and between Second and Fourth streets and the district tributary thereto. Section 17. From Wheat and south along Albe marie avenno to Hoanoke street and the dint riet trlbutnrj thereto. Section 18. On Walnut stroet from Hoanoke river westward and tho district tributary thereto. Section 18. A single ring egg-shape brick sewer, maximum diameters 32la. by 48ln. on inBlde, and minimum diameter* lGln. by 24in. on Inside, about 3,000 feet in length from Hoanoke river to Jefferson struct, with tho necessary sewers of terra cotta pipe for the territory tributary there? to. The said brick sewer to enter the Roanoke river in the vicinity of the old baseball grounds. Bids must be submitted upon forms finnlshcd by this office, for both terra eitta sowers and the brick sewer. Bach bidder must snbrntt with hie bid or bids a certified check for the mm of 9260. All work to be done In accordance with plans, drawings and specifications on file at this office. Tho right being reserved by the city to Tary, modify, extend or diminish tho said plans. Tho City Council reserves the right to reject any or all bids or any part of a bid, and to commence or to complete the work upon any of the sections enumerated or any part of any section named. The City Council reserves the right to waive any defect or informality In any bid it it be deemed in the interests of ttio city to do so. Within ten dayj after tho award of tho con? tract the successful bidder or bidders must fur? nish bond with approved sureties, resident In Virginia, in a penalty of 40 per cent, of the con? tract price, for the faithful performance of the work. All bids received after the time stated will be returned to the bidders. Proposals must bo enclosed InBcaled envelopes, marked "Proposals for the Construction of Sew? ers In the City of Hoanoke," with the numbers of the sections designated tor which the enclosed "Proposal" Is made, and addressed to tho "Hoard of Public Works, Hoanoke, Va. J. D. BIHK, CLARENCE COLKMAN, J.J fcHKEIlAN, 4 25 .Wds Board of Public Works. SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE RECEIVED at tho office of the clerk of the school board, corner Court and Eleventh streets, until June ?'id, at 12 o'clock noon, for building an clgbt room brick school house according to plane and specifications to be on ll'u in the oflloe of Archi? tect E. ?i. Frye. law building, after !< o'clock Monday next. Bids will bo received on the house complete, and also separately on tho house, best? ing aud plumbing. The right Is reserved to re? ject all bids. H. L. MILLER, Chnlrnian committee on supplies and build lugs, Lyncbbiirg, Va., May 19, 1898. 5 23 If. CHANCERY NOTICES. IN Till: CLERK'S OFFICE OF TUB I1UST loga Court Tor the city of Roanoke, Va , May Ii. 1S93. Ii. H. Ullkcson, B. M. (illkeson 1 ,?. and C. C. Harrison, \ ' against D. V. Reed. F. L. Huffman, W."| W. Berkeley, trustee: Margit- I ret O. Reed. Silas w. Hurt, 1 Defendants, trustee; and the Bankers' Lonu [ and Investment Company, a I corporation, J In Chancery. The object of this suit is to'subject the follow? ing real estate In the city of Roanoke, Va., to wit: Lot Ko 2. section 54, according to the map of the Rogers, Fairfax aud Houston's addition, to the payment of a certain debt evidenced by an instrument drawn by said D. V. Reed, Ir. favor of the plaintiffs for the sum of #200,dated Juno 13, IHKl, payable two years after date, with Interest trom date, subject to a credit of $110, as of July 15, 1883, and secured by deed of trust of same date from said D. V. Reed to A. P. Staples, recorded in the afo eeald clerk's office July IV, 1890, In deed book f.0, page 26-1; and to declare null and void, and have the same delivered np to be cancelled, a certain deed of release, executed January 85,1889 by A. P. Staples, trustee; H. B. Ollkeeon, B. M. Ullkcson and C. C. Hnrrlson, re? leasing the above lot from the lien ol the deed of trust aforesaid; also to declare null and void, in so far as they relate to the above described prop? erty, the following deeds: A certain deed of conveyance from u. V. Reed and wife to F. L. Huffman, dated November 2??, 1S80; u deed of trust from said F. L. Huffman to W. W. Berkely of even date, recorded In the aforesaid clerk's office in deed book 55, page lii?; a deed of con vsyance from said W. w. Berkeley, trustee, to Margaret O. Hied, dated September lb., 1801. and four deeds ot !ru?t from said Margaret O. Reed, and D. V. Reed, her husband, to Silas W. Hurt, to secure various loans, u stated In said deeds, made by Bankeis Loan and Investment Com? pany, three ol said deeds being dated December j.isil.auu recorded In deed book 71, pages 10:1. lUti and 110 respectively, and one of tiie said deeds dated December ft. 1801, and recorded In deed hook 71, page 08. And an affidavit having been made and tiled that Silas W. Hurt, trustee, one ot the defendants in said city, is not a resi? dent of Virginia, it is ordered that he do appear ntre within tiltecu days after due publlcition hereof, and do what may be necessary to protect his interest in this suit; end it is further or? dered that a copy hereof be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Roanoke Times, a newspaper published in the city of Roanoke. Va.. and that a copy hereof he posted at the front door of the courthouse of this city on the first dav of the next term of the Hustings court. Acopyteste- S. S. BROOKE, Clerk ~ W, p. q.| D. S. GOOD, p. *i.- 5 7 11 21 28 SPECIAL NOTICES. B ODY & KBNNBHLY AGENTS FOR the ci Iebrated Lincoln Block coal and dealeieln Pocahontas gas coals and wood. Office: Norwich Lock Works. Orders promptlyltllled. 11 266m FREDBRICK J. AMWK?, C. B., If. Am. Hoc. C. B. A Engr's Club ot ?hlladelpbla;englneer, contractor and bnildor, Commercial Bank Building, Roanoke, Va. apraa-tt Why do yon read this when yon know It is an advertise? ment? Yon have begun, now finish your reading. What we want von to know la: That we do printing. LOOKABILL'B PRINTING HOUSJ5, ROANOKB, VA. TUB OLD RELIABLE AND POP nlar Dye Works la the only place to have your clothes perfectly dyed, cleaned and repaired. Prices very moderate. Goods sent by express will receive prompt atten? tion. B. WALSAK, proprietor, cor? ner Commerce and Oampbell street*. Roanoke, Va. m?y39-?ro. IS "T EW CONCERN.-B. W. SYKES has opened a first-class carriage shop next to bis grocery store, be? tween Patterson avenue and Horer avenue, on Ninth street s.w.. where he t* prepared at all times to do any and all kinds of repairing, manufacture buggies and all kinds ot wagons at sh?tt notice. K. W. Syke- Is a.first class carriage maker. No. :!0S, 310. HI Nti.-th street, telephone a.8. 1 Into CO MMIS3IONBR8" SALE. COMMISSIONER'S SALE OF IMPROVED ReaKl state ?In pursuance ot a decree en? tered the Uth djy of March, 1801, by the corpor? ation court for the city of l.'oau' ko In the chau cory cause therein pending, stvlcd Home Loan and BulldlDg Association vs. 'ihomas W. Mil? ler, trustee etjals , the undersigned coinmlsalotler In said deer, o named ubd tie trustee In the deeds of trust mcutloucd in -<-ikI csuee, will ON WEDNESDAY, THE 21UI DAY OK MAY, 18H3, AT 12:82 O'CLOCK. P. M? In front of the courthouse in said city offer for sale and sell to the highest bidder by public auction, all that certain parcel of land lvirjr In the city of Roan? oke, Virginia, and described aa follows: Begin? ning at a point on the north s de of Elm street 101 ft et of Henry street, thcucc with Elm street south 88 uegrces west 4U.o feet to a point, thence north so degrees west 149 feet to an alley, thence ".i1 *5 ?eK'ces esst 40.5 feet to a point, thence south 80 degrees east 1 19 feet to place of be? ginning. * Upon this land is erected a desirable and cou TaS!?SSi ?rraiuted dwelling house. TERMS OF SALE: Cnsh. THOMAS. W. MILLER, i a o n i .commissioner and Trustee LS S. Brooke, clerk or the corporation court ??lb?SU* of Koal'oke, do certify that Tnoruaa W Miller, commissioner In tho above styled cause, has executed bond In the Bum of f i 500 with approved security ns required In the decreo ?bovereclted;_S. S.JJROOKE, clerk. COMMISSIONER'S SALE?BY VIRT?EUP a decree entered In the chancery cause of BiiBh ft earner vs. J. H. Cutchlu trustee, and others at the April term, 189S, of tho circuit court for the city of Roanokc, tho undersigned trustee and special commissioner named In said decree, will pioceed to sell the following described property, or so much thereof ns may oe necessary, to tho highest bidder at public auction in front of the court house ON THE 27T1I DAY OF MAY, 1893, AT 12 O'CLOCK NOON, described ns follows: First. Beginning at the northeast corner of Salem and Lynchburg pike and nu alley, theace with said alloy north 5 degrees t) minutes east SH.3 ret t to Lick street, thence with eame south 115 degrees 39 minutes east 63 feet to n point, thonce south 5 degrees 9 minutes west 08.8 feet to Salem pike, thence with the same north 88 de grces 13 minutes west 50 feet to the place of beginning, and known as lot No. 30, of tho Clyde 's land. Second. Beginning at the northeast corner of Salem pike and Wail street, thence north 5 de? grees 0 minutes east 40 feet to a point, thenco south !-'.'degrees 15 minutes cast 100 feet to nn alley, thence with the same south & degrees '?' min? utes wext 40 feet to Salem pike, thence with same north 65 degrees 13 mlnntes west 1(10 feet to the placo of beginning and known as lot No. ??*of tho Clyde Lund Company's land. The above property has been divided Into six lots and upon euch of which there Ib a house. A map of the said division will be shown at the sale,showing the various subdivisions and sixes of lots. Bach lot will be first offered for sale separately and then the entire properly as a whole, and whichever brings the highest price wl'l be declared sold to the highest bidder as the case may be. TERMS OF SALE: CaBhlsnfHcicnt to pay tho costs of this suit and the expenses of sale and of executing the trnst and the earn of $503.80, and the balance In flfty-nlne monthly payments of ?$12.77 each, except the three last maturing which shall be for the Bum of $23.52 each, and all of which shall bo scoured by notes of tlie purchaser or purchasers secured by a deed or deeds of trust upon the property containing the usnal provisions, and the residue, If any, upon a credit of twelvu months and secured as above set out. J. H. CUTCDIN. Trustee and Special Commissioner. In the clerk's ofllce of the Circuit Court of the i it y of Roanoke: Bush ,V earner,plaintiff, against J. 11. CutciUn, trustee, and als. defendant, chan? cery. I, S. S. Brooke, clerk of the said court, do certify that the bond required of the special commissioner by the decree rendered In said cause on the 29th day of April, 1KW3, has bee: duly given, (ilven under my hand, as clerk of the said court, this 3rd day of May, 1HW). 5 4 Ids S. S. BROOKE, Clerk COMMISSIONER'S SALBT^BY~VlTf'TUE Of B decree entered in tne chancery cause of George Washington vs. J. II Cntohln.trustce, an '. others at tho April tcrm,lH9:i,of the circul' court tor the city of Roanoke, the nude ralgiicd trustee and special commissioner named In (? aid decree will proceed to sell the following described property, or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the highest bidder at public auction in front of the courthouse ON TIIB29TH DAY OF MAY. lb'.?:i. , AT 19 O'CLOCK NOON, descrihed as follows:1 Beginning', at the north end corner of Chestnut and Short street and fronting 50 feet on Chestnut street rum ing back on Short st-cct between parallel line 100 feet to an alley and known as, lot No. 12, section 0, of the Trout und Jnmleorj addition to the city of Iloanokc. The above property has been divided into the following parcels, nainelv: fonr lots 26x5'? feet each, 9 ot which front or. Chestnut streetand nia. buck between parallel lines 50 fott and 2 front -"i feet on Short street running back between iiuinllcl lines 50 feet and upon raoh lot there Is a dwclllug hou-e, and they will be flr?t offered for sale separately and then the i entire properly as a whole and whichever brlugs the highest price will be declared sold to the. highest bidder ns the caso mnv be. TERMS OF SALE: Cash suQlclenl to pay the costs of this suit and the expenses of executing the trust and expenses of sale and the sum of $ 01.48, the amount then due, and the balance, if any, in in monthly payments of $14.10 each, ex? cept the three last maturing, which shall be for ?7 50 euch, and all of which shall be secured by1 notes of the purchaser or purchaecm, secured by a deed or deeds of trust upon the property con? taining the usual provisions aud the residue. If any. In c ash. 3. II.CUTCIIIN. 'I rustee and Special Commissioner. ' In the clerk's cftli-e of the circuit eonrt of the city of Roanoke: George Washington and plaintiff, ngaiust J. II. C'utchin. trustee and als., defendant, chancery. I, S. S. Brooke, clerk of said court, do certify' that the bond required of the special commis? sioner by tbe decree rendered in said cause on the 39th day of April, 1808, has been duly given. Given under my hand as clerk or t lie said court, this 3d day of Mnv, lrW:. S. S. BROOKE. 5 tds Clerk. NOTICE TO ti'KEbn^uO TENANTS. TO Jl UA A. MURRAY AND J. F. MURRAY, her husband; O. G. Deaton, B. W. Denton, Samuel M. Deaton, Mollle Deator, Virginia A. Deaton, Joele A. Dcatou, Bernard G. Deaton und Mary K. Deaton, J. 11. Moses mid .lulla A. Mcses.' his wife: Wheeler C. Deaton, Walter P. Deaton, Reginn Hlankenshlp und 11. C. Blankenshlp. her husband; Jas. .Mo?es, \V. K. Glllesple and Mary J. Gillesple, his wife; Lucio L. Deatou and Jonu W. Deaton. 1 Take notice that on the first day of the June term, 1893, ot tho county court for Roanoke county, the Norfolk ft Western Railroad Com? pany will move said court to appoint live disin? terested freeholders of Kcanoke county (any thref of whom to uct) to go upon the lauds of which the late Elijah Deaton died seized In said county to ascertain and report what will he a Just com? pensation for so much of said laud as is pronoted to be taken by said Norfolk .V. Western Railroacf Company for its purposes, of which said land you arc tenants of the freehold, the portions required being three certain itrlps: No. 1, beginning at a point 2,:?iJ feet west from mile post 273 from Nor? folk and 40 feet from the center line of said rail? road and containing rt-llOacres more or less. No. 2, beginning at a point Sjitii feot west from mile post 273 irom Norfolk and 10 feet from the center line of said railroad and containing 9-10 acres more or less. No. 3, beginning at a point -i.9i.-5 feet west fiom mile post 273 from Norfolk and 40 feet from the center line of said railroad and con? taining 17-1C0 acres more or less. NORFOLK ft WESTERN RAILROAD CO. By Watts, Robertson A Robertson, Its AttoJ: neys 5 3 law-It? CEMENT, LIME ?AND? CALM) PLASTE Wo carry the largest stock in ths i State. We sell cheap. Send ui orders or ask for quotations. Adams Bros. & Paynes, Lynohburg, 7a. and Roanoke, Va.. m 3 11 It 134 Kirk ave. s. w., Roanoke, Va. Es? timates given on all kinds electrical work. Repair work promptly attended to, ?20 lj.