F, A. L.O
PAYNE S POULTRYTENSr
Eggs for Sotting?Krom White Wyan
dottes, S2 lor 13; Barred Plymouth
Recks, S2 for 13 Socurely packed. Or?
dere filled promptly. I claim to have
tho best birds of theso broods in this
section.barring none. JOHN R. PAYNE,
Box 230, Salom, Va. 3 21 ltu
Having leased tho Crystal Ico Com?
pany's plant for a term of y?ars, I am
now ready to furnish the trade with ico
by tho carload or 100 pounds at the low?
est market price. Address
3 17 4m SALEM, VA.
ALBM MINORCA YARDS.
~Minorcas n specialty. Bggs from prize winning
birds. Black Minorca?, if 1 25 for 15-white Mi?
norca*, #1.50 for IS; securely packed. Address
J. B. FOLDEN, Salem, Vu. 2 2-1 lm.
^ INGLE COMB BROWN LEGHORNS.
Eggs from tbo winner? ot 3 prizes at Salem
Sonltrv show at $1 for 13; carefully packed. Ad
res?. MISS MARTHA JOHNSTON, box 51.
Salem, Va. _22-llm.
JfGGS FOR SETTING.
From prize -winning ttock. Including Mammoth
Bronze Turkeys, Mammoth White Tnraeyc.
Toulouse Geese, White Chinese Ueose. Imperial
1'ckln l)uckf>. Light Brahma?, Dark Brahma?,
Langshans, S. C. Brown Leghorn?; Houdans,
SilTcr-laced Wyandottes, Bnrr Cochin*. Partridge
Cochiu?. Barred Plymouth Kocks, White Ply
month Rock? and PH Game?. Write for descrip?
tive catalogue and prices to
R. REI? UARD1NG,
2 21 lm AUesrhatiy Springt, Va.
richardson "& phillips,
P. I). DRAWER 320, SALEM, VA
Mz.nufacturtrs of Hair, Fibre. Dot ton,
Husk, Straw and Wool Mattresses.
"lair Mattresses a specialty. Hair
n:attresses renovated Write for price
list. 1 0 3moB
.'. ,!.!.!, Kt-ul Estate and Collecting. Room
"i.t* .* Perpinror rmlldlnir, Collece avenue.
A LADY'S TOILET
Is not complete
vrithout au ideal
Combines every element of
beauty and purity. It is beauti?
fying, soothing, healing, health?
ful, and harmless, and when
rightly used is invisible. A most
delicate and desirable protection
to the face in this climate.
Insist upon having tbo genuine.
IT IS FOR SALE EVERYWHERE.
They are in the air, In the
water, In your blood nnd
system. They uro the rcul
canso of disease.
routs every germ of disease, purifies the
blood, renoviitcs the system, promotes
good health nt once. Price In 1 gallon
JuKs.Si.OO; in ioo/.. bottles, $1.00.
50-pnge explanatory book?telling what It lias
dune, und what It will du, free.
The Wm. Radam Microbe Killer Qk,
7 LalghtSt., New York City.
Agenl? for Itunuoke
.JOHNSON A JOHNSON.
CI either sex, any age, In any part of the country
it the employ merit which wc furnish. You nestf
UOt be awny lrom homo over night. You can gift
yoorwholc time to the work, oronly j ourspare mo?
menta. As capita. Is not required you run norMk.
We supply yon with ell that is needed. It wIC
cost you nothing to try the business. Any one
can do the work. Beginners make money from
the ?tftrt. Failure Is unknown with our workers.
Every hour yon labor you can easily makea dollar
No one who is willing to work rail- to make more
money every dny than can be made in three days
xt any ordinary employment. 8?...'. for free book
containing tbo fulled information.
H. HALLETT <& CO.,
and Whiskey Habits
cured at borne with?
out pain. Bo-jk of par?
ticulars sent FREE.
B.M. WOO LI TT \U>.
VKLiO?K, Acrent and Correspondent.
THE TIMES KODAK.
interesting News Items Gath?
ered Around Salem.
Salem Castle, No. 3, Knights of tho
Mystic Chain, has now ninety members,
composed in great part of tho staunch
yeomanry of tho county from the Mont?
gomery lino to the Bototourt lino.
Will Montgomery, tho attorney, nas
just received a "green goods" lottor
with tho usual enclosures of a confi?
dential anonymous circular and the so
called slip from a newspaper detailing
just how its done; but in addition to
these old fakes there is also a notioe
telling bkm to send the message found
on an enclosed Western Union Telegraph
Company's blank, which reads: "j.
Jordan, Box 10, 256 West Fourteenth
street. New York City. Aunt Mary
lives No. Ill East First street." He is
to send this and send the initials of
his name, and he will then he told at
what hotel to meet tho "green goods"
man. As Mr.' Montgomery does not
want to see his Aunt Mary, nor to pur?
chase sawdust or old newspapers, the
telegram will not be sent.
Next Monday April circuit court
Monday night an old building built
sixty odd years ago in tho rear of the
Stevens property on East Main street
collapsed from decay.
Dr. White, of Cave Spring, took tho
entered apprentice dogreo in Taylor
Lodge Monday night.
Ed. Jeter has just opened up a superb
lino of clothing samples from Wanna
maker & Brown in his father's ofilco on
Tho vestry of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church were on Monday re-eltcted for
another year. Tho members composing
it are ColonolB R H. Logan and D. C.
Shanks and Messrs. L C. Uansbrough,
R. L Campbell and Robert Logan.
A setter dog belonging to Mrs. T. C.
Wollender, which for several days has
been ai ing and was thought to show
signs of rabies, was shot by Deputy
SnerilT Lloyd yestorday morning. Only
a few days ago a mad dog was shot on
Virginia avenue by Mr. (annaday, a
resident of that Btreet.
Tne quarterly meeting of tho execu?
tive board of the Baptist Orphanago
meets at that institution on Friday, tho
0th of April at 10 a m.
The trustees of Roanoke College will
shortly have to seriously consider tho
co-education of tho soxob there, for a
number of applications have recently
been received, it is said, from young
ladies who desire to enter the college.
Mrs. Elizabeth Moses, a widow, resi?
dent, of the Baud neighborhood, died
there Monday afternoon aged 70, after a
long illness and was buried at Lafay?
Thomas Boono's home-made brooder
worked very woll for a day or two, and
the thirty or forty chicks grew and
thrived in it until a few night ago it
went up in smoke and fried five of
them- Mr. Boone has since ordered a
brooder from tho manufacturer. Home?
made incubators and brooders are un?
certain affairs at best.
Hugo Fishor, of Lynchburg, is hore
on a visit to his family.
Marriage licenses were issued in the
county clerk's ofllce to Presley Over?
man, of Montgomery county, and Nan
nie Ellis, of Roanoke county, also to
Ballard Preston Leslie, of Franklin
county, and Maggie Neff, of Roanoke
"Pkiihai'B you would not think so,
but a very large proportion of diseases
in New York comes from carelessness
about catching sold," says Dr. Cyrus I
Edeon. "It is such i simple thing and
so common that very fow pooplo, unless
it is a ease of pnoun mia, pay any at?
tention to a oold. Now York is one of
tho healthiost places on tho Atlantic
coast, and yet there are a great many
cases of catarrh and consumption which
have their origin in this neglect of
the simplest precau ion of ovory day
life. The most aom bio advico is, when
you have one get rid of it as soon as
possible. By all me; is do not neirlcc;
it." Dr. Edaon does ;iot toll you how to
euro a cold but wo will. Take Cham?
berlain's Cough Remedy. It will relieve
the lungs, aid oxpect'-ration, opon tho
secrotiona and aoon oiiect a permanont
cure 25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by
tho Chas. Lylo Drug Company.
The weil known Phillips Excursion
Company havo arranged to run week'y
excursions to all principal California
and other Pacific Coast cities from all
pointB on the Baltimore and Ohio rail?
The parties will loavo tho East on
Wednesday of each week, commencing
January 17th, and passongors will be
booked through to destination. There
arc no Pacific Coast tours offering as
good accommodations at less expense.
For full Information addres A. Phillips
& Co., No 111 S. 0th street, Philadel?
phia, or call on nearest ticket agent
B. & O. R B Co.
"Chamberlain's Cough Remedy gives
the best satisfaction of any cough medi?
cine I handle, and as a seller leadi all
other preparations in thiB markot. I
recommend It because it ia tho best
medicine I over handled for coughs,
coldB and croup. A. W. Bai.driuok,
Milleravllle, 111." For sale by the
Chas. Lylo Drug Company.
i n Urlppe.
During tho prevalence of tho Grlppo
tho past seasons it was a noticoablo
fact that those whodopondod upon Dr.
King's Now Discovery, not only had a
speedy recovery, but escaped all of the
trou dosomo after elfocts of tho malady.
This remedy sooms to have a poculiar
power in ofTooting rapid cures not only
in cases of La Grippe, but in all
Diseases of Throat, Chest and Lungs,
and has cured cases of Asthma and Hay
Fever of long standing. Try it and bo
convinced. It won't disappoint. Froo
trial bottles at Christian ?fc Barboo's.
Best Artificial Lko manufactured.
Ahtiihoial LlMB Mho. Co., 909 Penn
avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Writo for a do
-criptive oataloguo. Address all com?
munications to Dr. J. W. Thompson,
who has boen socrotary and general
manager for 24 years.
GRADING TILE DRAINS.
All tho Outtll N<mmIc<! Ih a Wuter Level, nn
Ax iiihI Some Slakes.
A writer who has tlono ;v great deal of
ditching for P3 years describes his plan
f(jr obtaining tlio grndo of tho bottom of
a tile ditch in the absence of it skilled
ditcher. Ho makes hie report aa follows
lu tho Ohio .dinner:
I take my ax and n stake and go to
where 1 want, the outlet of my ditch. I
drive'tho stake as near tho center of pro?
posed ditch its may be. I then take the
level, go to upper end of ditch and place
the level a foot or more above the ground
to clear nil obstructions from a perfect
view of stake at lower end of ditch,
then drive a stake down even with top
of level. Now I have the grade stake at
upper end of ditch fixed. I then sight
over my level to stake at lower end of
ditch and have a bov there to mark
FtXDIXO A tlRADE IN TILE DITCHES,
where the level line strikes the stake.
Now I can readily see tho amount of
fall obtainable in my proposed ditch. I
next drive another stake down so t lie top
will be as much lower than the level
mark on first stake as I have fall in
whole letlgthof ditch, provided it is to be
pill on tin1 one grade the whole length.
The two end stakes thus set tlx the grade
After this ia done I drive three or four
stakes, according to length of ditch, driv?
ing them down to a perfect grade ou i"p
with the two end stakes. Now I have
a perfect grade line on top of stakes,
which represents the grade in bottom "1
ditch, and to transfer it to the bottom I
make a grade stick?say I feet long, more
or less, as may be required, according to
depth of ditch or height of grade stakes
above the ground, und with this stick 1
dig down until the top of grade stick,
when set plumb in bottom <.f ditch,
conies on a perfect lino with topof grade
.-ta!<< s. The grade stakes must be all .-et
on a perfect line, as near on a line with
the center of the proposed ditch as may
be, and hence will have to lie removed
as you come to them in digging the
ditch Before disturbing the last stake
but one. set another stak;' beyond the
first in order that you may maintain
your grade to tho end. By using your
grade stick often the grade of your ditch
need not vary a quarter of an inch in 20
I usually lay and blind my tile about
as fast as I dig the ditch. At least when
I quit at night I have my tile placed and
blinded to within a rod of the'end of finish?
ed ditch. I leave some six or eight tile that
I do not blind. This gives all the Wittel
that may gather in the ditch a chance to
get into the tile, and by placing a thin
flat stone between the ends of the second
and third tile, so no dirt can run into the
tile below, your ditch remains perfectly
secure until finished, By laying the tile
as fast as the ditch is dug yon maintain
a much better grade than can possibly
be had after t lie ditch is allowed to Iny
until the water cuts out the bottom ?r
caves in the Bides ami with much less la?
New Horticultural Limn lleaiiH.
Among the novelties of last year none
perhaps enlisted more interest than this
supposed cross between the lima and
old horticultural pole beau. The cross,
THE NKW HOUTICL'LTLHAL LIMA BEAN,
it is claimed was made by insects. Here
is what a correspondent, who has grown
Ulis bean four seasons under many con?
ditions of soil, climate and culture, says
about it in a communication to Rural
Its foliago and habit of growth nre
more of the type of the Horticultural
Pole than the Lima, while the structuro
and shape of the pod and bean belong to
tho latter. It roots strongly, and its
rapidity of growth under favorable con?
ditions is something remarkable. It be?
gins to blossom early and sets its crop
close to the ground. I do not consider
it so strong a runner as either of its
parents and use poles six to eight feet
high in my field culture. While not so
productive as some of the large varieties
of Limas it is still a good yielder, and 1
have grown 30 bushels of hand picked
beans to the acre.
The quality is excellent green, shelled
or dry. Tin- color is dark only when
cooked in the dry state. Tho pod is
tough and leathery and protects the in?
closed bean from injury when they come
in contact with the soil. It is not an
easy bean to shell in tho green state, hut
will compare well with other Limas in
that respoct. I find it, at tho proper
stage of growth, an oxcellent snap short
bean. As tested last season, it is two
weeks earlier than the Horticultural
IN THE POULTRY YARD.
Vliltio of Systematic Methode In Itnirlnc
Chickens?A Finn For Houses ami Yards.
It is a beautiful theory that brings
chickens tip on the "free range" plan,
but it is a plan that entails no liitlo an?
guish of soul and body, and that results
in the loss of no small uuinber of chick?
ens. The placiug of individual broods
in boxes and barrels hero, there and ev?
erywhere about the premises may an
bwer when tho chicks are little, but as
they outgrow their small quarters and
an attempt is made to transfer them to
now quarters then the trouble begins,
and it chicken's obstinate nature is made
painfully apparent, for the broods will
persist in haunting tho region of the old
coop and will camp down for the night
on its exact location, if it has been re?
moved, or they will seek new quarters
under buildingB or in other out of the
way places, where it is almost impossi?
ble to get tit them and where they fre?
quently fall a prey to cats, skunks or
other animals. Moreover, running thus
together, big and little, tho feeding time
exhibits a constant contention and mas?
tery of the stronger over tho weaker,
which results in impaired growth.
Tho better plan, as explained by a cor?
respondent of Country Greutlomun, ia to
raise no more chickens than can bo ac?
commodated in yards of ample size?a
yard for each brood of 18 or 20 chicks?
and let each brood have a houso to itself
of a size to itccommodate tho chicks un?
til they are well grown and ready to be
Bold or transferred to the regular poultry
house. Thus one always knows whore
his chickens are and that the work need?
ed to euro for them bus been reduced to
a minimum. The illustration, repro?
duced from the authority quoted, shows
a plan for stu b chicken yards aud houses.
Tlu? view given shows the backs of the
The yards are side by side and the
houses in u row of any length desired.
?... ? . ?_w ???? ? ; : c
UNIFORM I IOCS ICS AND YARDS.
These bouses are arranged to afford tho
greatest convenience. They are some
2* feet square and about :$ feet in height,
with a single roof, all the boards being
tongued and grooved. The entire back
is a door, which gives convenient nccess
to the interior, and within this i.; a slat
door for use when the weather is wann.
Such coops can be thoroughly and readi?
ly cleaned out with a shovel and dry
loatn thrown in, a person with a shovel
and wheelbarrow being able to go the
rounds of a large number of coops in a
very few moments. Shade, either nat?
ural or artificial, should be provided for
these chicken yards. It is often feasible
to locate them in an orchard, with bene?
fit both to the chickens and to the trees.
In any event do not make tho mistake
of having the yards too small. Make
them us large as possible.
OriinireH In Louisiana.
In n special bulletin from the Louisi?
ana station on tho culture of citrus fruits
in Louisiana views and cultural meth?
ods of orange glowers in Louisiana and
Floiida are given at length.
As a stock the sweet, Bour and bitter
BWCCt types :nay be used, also the rough
lemon or wild lemon of Florida, the
grape fruit, < litrns trifoliatn, and others.
Citrus trifoliatn is especially recom?
mended as a hardy dwarf and as a suit?
able stock for the Satsuma, the hardiest
variety of orange.
From the answers received to a cir?
cular sent to orange growers in Florida
and Louisiana it appeals that soils of
several types are suited to tho orange,
and that thorough preparation aud
drainagoof tho land are necessary. The
majority advocated shallow planting
sour stock budded in spring and culti?
vation when tho orchard is not sown to
some green crop. (1 rowers budded at
all distances from two to twelve inches
abovo the ground. It appeared that
very few growers had practical experi?
ence as to tho advantages of wind
The station has begun experiments in
tho caro of orange ?orchards, planting
hoed crops, cow peas, alfalfa and crim?
son clover between the rows of trees and
using these crops as hay, plowing them
under or permitting them to rot on tho
surface. Up to date the trees i-iiow no
difference fioin the several methods of
cultivation, but tho most profitable
treatment has been that with alfalfa,
since this plant has furnished a largo
amount of hay.
Insect leid? For Cotton Worms.
Tho Southern Cultivator says:
"Royall's patent iB perhaps the mixture
most commonly used as an insecticide
for cotton worms, with tho exception of
a mixture of paris green and Hour in
tho proportion of 80 of flour and 1 of
paris greon. The formula of tho Roynll
mixture, is 170 pounds of flour, 9 pounds
paris green, 10 pounds dextrin and 12
pounds of rosin. Tho paris greon is
worth 10 cents per pound, dextrin (1
cents, rosin 8 cents. Frequently 50
pounds of flour are used to 1 of paris
green, and unless tho worms are unusu?
ally abundant has been found effective,
Tobacco In Tex us.
Tobacco can be success!nlly grown
almost anywhere in Texas. The north?
ern and especially the southeastern
portion of the state is especially adapt?
ed to tho growth of both cigiu leaf and
tho heavy and strong article so well
adapted for export to Enropo. An ex?
cellent qunlity of tho former has been
raised in Montgomery county for many
years, and the product has largely in?
creased in the last three or four yoars.
This Texas raised cigar leaf from Cuban
soed is used by manufacturers to fill
their best "Havana cignrs."
Thousands of People
Have Been to the
NEW YORK BAZAAR,
NO. 34 SALEM AVENUE,
Hundreds have bought
their Easter Hats and
Everybody who at?
tended said it was the
grandest opening of Mil?
linery, Dress Goods, etc.,
that they had ever before
seen in Roanoke. They
were certainly right.
In order to give all an
opportunity of seeing it,
we have determined to
Our Millinery 1
Is Simply Grand
Our Dress Goods,
Silks. Etc., Are
Unequaled as to
We know we can please every?
body, and request all the ladies to
call and inspect our goods before
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