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THE ROANOKE NEWS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 524. 18i#l.
■NTCOKIAN WA« OAIil, BUT NOT
I]k«lleu drink more whiake;
o(k« u»o 00 Mith.”
ka spwkfr wm o faahily dressud
[ m« in m W«t Side nioon,
aoixv, imI mount that
wid • UH Kratookltn.
rfli 9100 d^'’
Tm, or twioa that." ^
Two hundred |>oei. Jimmy, let out
bottlw. Wbo'i going to drink
**I Mn,” utwered the Kentnokiu.
“Then here we go."
ffbn bnrkeeper put (wo beer glMMt
bifoN th^ ud took a quart boittle in
•neb bud. From one be poured fur the
, Kaatuekian and from the other for hii
Btagoniat Both drank the first two
I down without effort. Eaeh giaia
beUMTn-piat. In drinking third the
■rathemer gulped a little and
turned red, but the other drank hii dote
. .without Boving a muicie. At the fourth
the Kentuokj man'a hand ahook and he
■pilled aMne liqnor on the floor. The
other man downed bia ia a flaah and
“Cone on with another bottle, Jim
The tall man piiod at him a moment
ia ailoniahmeat and lurebed towtrd the
'door, Miying; “Fardner, the money ia
your*. Good-byl" Afker he had gone
the winner took the empty k>tt)e ont to
a reataurant and go it refilled. He had
been drinking oold tea agdnat the other
Among the rioheat oiliien* of the
Southern States to day are several color
ed mea who began active life under most
advent eiianawUnoea. Silveater, of Oal>
▼eaton, ia said to poneas real estate and
personal property valued ai more than
9350,000. Milton Sterrett, of Houston,
is one of the most successful men ia that
town. Ae owns a fine house surrounded
by beautifuil grounds, which are oared
for by • landscape gardener, and several
plantations in Texas. During the civil
war he was a waiter on the boata running
between Oalveoton and Houaton. His
fortune, estimated at 9400,000^;was made
in real estate apmulatiuns. SonstDr 0. N.
Burtda, of Fort Band Ouuoty, Tcza«,
was home a alave. Ho is tiow the en
viable owner of (he plaatatiun of his
former uiasier, uud three other farms in
the most fertile parts of his nativn State.
He cares tenderly fur his mistress, who,
like so many of her kind, has been le-
duoed to poverty. He sent the good wo
man back to her old home in Virgloia,
where she still lives. For fifteen years
she has received one hundred and fifty
dollara a month from (he man who was
once her slave. II is success, be declares,
is due to her aiouo. Senator Barton is
a good lawyer and is popular with the
member! of both political parties Henry
Black, thn riiochmao of Tom Oreeo and
Peoos coantiiis, is also worth $300,000.
A colored woman by the name of Harvy,
the wind >w of « muUta who died a few
years ago, is one of the richcdt women ia
KEW8 AliOtfT VOCRSELP.
The averaga number of teeth ia 32.
Tbe average weight of a skeleton is
about 14 pounds.
The brain of a man i'! twice as large
as that of any other uoimal;
A man breathes about 20 times a mio-
ntej or 1,200 time* an hour.
A man breathes about 18 pints of air
in a minute, or upwards of 1 hogsheads
in • day.
Tbe average of the pulse ia iofuncy is
120 beats per mioute; in manhood 80;
at 60 60.
Tbtt weight of an
is 150 pounds; of a Frenchman 136
pounds; a German 146 pounds.
A man gives oflF4.08 per cent, earbon-
io ftas of the air ho respires; respires
19,666 cubit fttet of eaibooioaoid gas ia
24 hours, equal to 125 cubio inches com
Wm. TimniDDs, Postmaster at Ida-
ville, Ind., write?: “Blectrio Bitters has
done more for me than all other modi-
9VMf oombiiiod, I'&r that Lad feeliag/aria
ing n»m Kidney anit Live# trnttble.”
John I«slio, fanner uur] stonkman, of
aame plao«,-aays: - “l^ind Electric Bitters
to b*Uielitj^^i^ey jipd liirer medi
cine* Mm Uef(M'lik«,a new Jm4D.” J.
W. Oardncr, hardware raerehant, saoie
thing for a man who is all run donru and
dan!! oaie w|iether he livea or dies; ho
found new Mrengfli, Rood appetite and
felt like be hail leasu »>n 'ife. . Only
fiOo, a bu(tie; at-W> M., Cuhen’a drag-
atote. I .. ..
In a dainty little parlor on an uptown
In a dim little cnnw on • very narrow
Yon know tha icat.
In bookaand arta the maid waa vened.
In law and politics ttie lad waa lintt.
“Of «Mirte I’ll tail to yon tha trieka."
HesaU, “Of what we call dry politiss.”
Tbia la ‘‘protaction’’ aaU ba ia haata,
PlaaiBg bia arm aronad her waiat.
“Fraa trada, yon kaow, is more like thla.”
He gave and took from tbe maiden a kiaa.
Than a rattling aoiae around them ran.
At tha shaking of abot tn an old tin can.
And Johnny came ftom beneath withagrin,
''And tbis,” ba cried "ia American tin.”
Yon know tbe real
PaACTIOl 18 WORTH 8OUETHIN0 IN
8UCU HATTBR8, YOU KNOW.
“Tha nawapapan bava a great d«al to
aay about the oonqueata of tha typewriter
girl," taid a young woman of that dam
in a big down town botal; “but they do
act kaow what thqr ara talking about,
that's all. I've been here nearly three
ycaia now, and I have had ju« one loli-
tary bit of aentiment to break the monot
ony of busineaa.
“About a year ago a good natured
Irithman who ia employed at the hotel
here came to me and aaid that be eould
not read ar writa, bat wanted mato write
a letter for him inviting one of tbe oham-
bermaidsto attend n danea op the Weit
Side. It was done in a abort order, and
tbe poor fellow waa so pleated with it
that I raAiaed Co aoaept aay pay for tbe
work, and offered to read tbe answer just
ataoonaaba ahould biing it to me.
The Belt day one of tbe cbambermaida
came to me and aaked me to write a
letter accepting an invitation to a danoe.
She had been able to spell out the pre-
aioua meaaaga that thepoatman had unex
pectedly brought her, and wanted to send
an equally neat and polite reply. So I
answered my own letter by proxy.
After that an enuigetic epistolary bom
bardment was begun and I furnished the
ammunition for both sides. I will con-
fesa that I grew greatly inlerrsted in
tbe contest. Both of my patrons were
desperately in love with each other, and
as th^management of their amours de
volved upon mu I handled the matter as
doiiuati'l)' and.dipli>n)aiically a:i I could.
Can you idunie me if I ovcasiunuily gave
them a chanea to team from cxperient'c
that‘the course of true love never runs
smoothly'? Well, right or wrong, I did
it; and after mixing into the case about as
many iDvers' quarrels as I thought would
add ze^t to the wooing and untangling all
the snarls I bad purposely made, I
brought the play to an end by writing a
proposal aud its acoeptanee, and was re
warded fur my work as matchmaker by
an invitation to the wedding. It was
all the pay I deserved—practice is worth
something in such matters, you know.—
l^a Grippe Again.
During tbe epidemic of La G«ippe last
season Ur. King'b New Discovery for
Consumption, Coughs and Colds, proved
to be the best remedy. Reports from
the many who used it confirm tbis state
ment. They were not only quiokly re
lieved, but tbe diseases left no bad results.
We ask you lo give this remedy a trial
and we guarantee thac you will be satis-
tied with results or tbe purchase price
will be reftindod. It has no equal in La
Grippe, or any Throat, ^heat or Lung
Trouble. Trial bottlea free at W. M.
Cohen's drugstore. Largo bottles 50c.,
WOHBN AMO THE !«TBAM ENGINB
It takes sand to run an engine; ao it
does to run a Woman.
Thera is usually a great bustle about
an engine; so there is about a woman.
It makea a faHq^mad to get left by
ao engine; so it'does by a woman.
An engine is an object of much won
der and admiratifin to men and of fear
to horses; so is a woman.
When an engine goes off the track it
usually takes a man' or more along with
ii; NO duos a woman.
An engine is known by its company;
so is a woman.
,An QPKino if ill sometimes blow a fel
low up if he puts on too mueb pressure
so will some women.
W I^li4s WOIItH lITI^t
if yan po through tb^iforl^ a dys-
peptic. Dr. Actter's iJysfie^ia Tablets
are a pokiiive cnre for the woret forms of
Dyspeptiia, I^dii'estidp, FUtulcucy and
Coii»ti[)»io*'. Qu^grantced ami
Fiir fuie by W. M. Cohen, Druggist,
Woldon, N. C.
Stores, Dwellings and other buildings insured in the best companies
against loss by fire.
LOSSES BY FIRE PROMPTLY PAID.
LOSSES BY FIRE PROMPTLY PAID.
mm A SPECIALTY.
Low rates in the Standard Companies given on STEAM, WATER and
HORSE POWER GINS. For further Particulars Apply to
■iail th« DeMircd EITveU ii
Gabbollton, (Sreen Co.. 111., Not., '68.
t highly reoominttiid Pautor Kouuig’s Nerve
Tuulo to ftoybody thftt b»f 8uff«r»d from bMkl-
ube M my tott did for 5 yeftrt. because twu bot
tUi of bhe m»dioine cured him. &1. MoTlUUC.
WAdHINOTOK, D. C.. Mavob 0,
For 8 years I b(ul feelings that I oau kftnily
duBcribe. 1 would feel at (iuies that I wm sure>
ly Uyiug, or b\ve presoatlmentft tbnt souietblug
dreadful about to haijpeo; HiQce taking
Paitor Kotttilg'tf >'vrye Tonic I have felt Kko 9.
dlfferelkt perMm. It it a wouderlul utedicitie.
MKei. AQSZ6 bBKA.
Losbtto, Ky., Marob 9, IWl.
I baT«tak«n Pastor Ktteuig’e Tonio forepi-
lopiy of 9 jimn' ftfiaudlng. »tul it workoA like a
cHarm on lue, aftet several dootom did uu uo
food. Yoor madifittte ts perfeotiou.
L. O. VAN OLSAVfi.
Book on Karroa.
fro* to a&rsddreaa
aud poor patieata can also obtalB
this rao^etno of ohBnto.
KOBNIO MED. CO.. Chleago, III.
aug 20 ly
CHA9. VriLLER TirALSH,
OCKADE Marble YY obks,
SOUTH SYCAMORE STREEl,
Lowest cash prices guaranteed. All
work warranted satisfactory.
tSTA beautiful ciilendar for 1839
sent to any address on receipt of stamp
not 11 ly.
WELDON, N, 0.
HOSE desiring to purchase or
sell property in the town of Weldon, will
do well to see or correspond with me.
I have been surveying the lands in and
around Weldon at various times for the
past ten years and hence I know some
thing of tbe value of these lots.
SEE ms LIQUORS,
SEE HIS CIGARS,
DRINK IN SEASON.
•^C. Smith, Brirk Bailding, on
Kqrp Qornei of Railroad Shed, Weldon,
B.O.BUBTON, JR., —O— KWP. L. TRAVIB.
BURTON a TRAVIS,
mORNEYS «ND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
HAl-IFAX, N. C.
Practice in the eouDties of Halifax and
Northampton, and in tbe Supreme and
Federal courts- Claims collected in all
parts of North Carolina,
ang 14 Ijr.
CLARK AND DANIEL,
WELDON II AND 1| LITTLETON.
Practices wherever their services are
needed. One ot the firm will attend at
Halifax every Monday. 1-22-ly.
A TTORNEYS AT LAW,
WELDON, N. C.
tonaBd in the Supreme and Fedend courts. Col
lections made In allparts of North Carolina.
BraBch oflce at Halifltx, M. C„ open every Von
day. Jan 7 ly
HOMAB N. HILL,
Attorney at I.aw,
EAUrAX, N. C.
Pmctlcea In Htlibz and adjoining oonuttee and
federal and Supreme coarti.
J^R. E. L.
Can be fonud at his offico in EnQeld.
Pure Nitrous Oxi')e Gas for the Painless
Extractiiig of Teeth always on band.
ft. W. HARRIS. D. D. 8.
Lrti'LKTov V. 0.
Tefetn K';tractCiI n..uuut pain.
[ 4 30 6m.
I have a comple stock of Family Gro
ceries of all kinds which I will sell ehMp
I have also on hand and am constaa^
ly receiving a large variety of
Such as whisky, brandy, wine, beer,
ale, porter, carbonated waters, &c.
Call and see me on Washington Ave
nue 8t the Kbffold stand of B. W.
Daniel. W. D. SMITH.
oot 18 ly
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