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A Washington Story That Gor? with the
j Tal? or William Toll.
I would not bo umlorstood as bcliov
ing the Natural Hrldgo not worth see?
ing. It is a magnificent sight and more
?than pays for tho pains it costs to got
ithoro to soo it. A natural blue limo
etono aroh in height from tho bed of
Cedar Crook to tho surface of tho arch
315% foot, with an avorago breadth at
(the top of eighty feet, is a wonder which
Is not seon in any other part of tho
known world. It is worth the while to go
there and see this wondor and it is also
worth tho while to go there and have tho
mind disabusod of somo of the impres?
sions which were made of this placo whon
tho present maturo goneration was en?
gaged in drinking wisdom from tho old
Town's Fourth Koador. I romombor
that my own mind was onco powerfully
improssod with the ingenious story told
in that roader about a boy, or rather a
?young man, being seized with an am?
bition tocarvo his own name abovo tho
"G. W.," which Colonel Parsons, tho
owner of tho bridge, tolls everybody
6tands for Gooriro Washington.
? Tho atory goes on to say that tho
young man climbed up tho giddy height
by cutting niches for his hands and foot,
and at last, with the same knife, carved
bis own name abovo tho initials of tho
name of tbo Father of His Country.
Tho namo carved the aspirant, to fame
lookod about, him, preparatory to do- 1
scending when ho discovered that tho
rock to which ho clung overhung tho
.wator and rocks below, and that he
could not go down the way he had
climbed. There was nothing left for '
?him to do but to cut niches for bis hands
and feet and climb to the top as ho had
climbod to his present dangerous place.
'And the rock above him overhung as
?did tho rocks to which he clung. The
story then wont on to graphically por- j
'tray tho painful r.nii laborious work ho '
Ihad in roaching the top, how, at last,
whon within a few feet of tho surface 1
of tho bridge, friends who had gathered
about with bated breath reached down
with rope:; and in some way adjusting
thom to him, succeeded in hauling him
io tho top.
Of course, to give a rounding finish to
the story, tho young man bad to fall
fainting into their arms as soon as he
[had reached the top. Now. anybody who
has road this thrilling story, and thoro '
a.o fow who have not, will go to the !
bridgo with the confident expectation
of seeing that young man's namo and
seeing tuo niches so laboriously cut
in tho rock. Ho will be disappointed.
There aro no niches there. There never
was any young man to perform this
task, thero nover was a young, or old,
or middlo-aged man who could do it, for
t ho bluo limestone at tho Natural bridge
is almost as hard as granite. A knife
would make no more impression in that
rock than would a rat's teeth on a file. |
Tho initials %'Q. \V.." whoso over they
aro, wero chisoled in the rock with a
cold chisel. Thero are fow admirers of
tho jrrcat G. W. who believo that ho
ever had the time or disposition to get
a ladder and climb up twenty or thirty
foot for tho purpose of chiseling his
namo in thoso hard rocks. G. W. al?
ways bad moro important business in
band. The "G. W." aro thero fast
onough, and a rectangular framo has
boon chisolod around them, but there is
a very prominont suspicion lurking in
my mind that G. W. himself nover saw
them.?Cor. Cincinnati Times-Star.
A RAINBOW TOWN.
Tho Quaint and IMcturecqne Italian VII- ;
lttge ot .Sanlgallia.
Describing tho littlo Italian town af
Senigallia, a writer in a London paper
If we leavo tho sands and walk along
the white, dusty road into tho town wo
?shall sco novelties at overy turn. Hero
is a woman carrying a curiously-shaped
pitcher of wator on her hond, thoro a
cart drawn by a yoko of hugo whito
oxen, with, among othor designs, a
picturo of tho Madonna painted on ono
of its panols.
Tho streets are all covered over with
awninps. stretched on strings, and tho
tradospeoplo sit by stalls in front of
their shops and fan themselves. Groon
umbrellas, baskots full of bright kor
chiofs, straw hats with enormous brims,
shooting galleries, and open-air drink?
ing shops aro tho things that strike ono
most, as well as tho Italian names over
all tho shops, and tho loud shouts of "A
buon prorro." Then tho nativos are
many of them vory pood-looking, have
beautiful tooth, and dress brightly, but
in becoming colors.
Tho most attractive sight in the town
Ir tho fruit market early in the morning;
tho country people bring in their prod?
uce in donkoy carts, mulo carts and all
orts of conveyances, and deposit them,
Bin tho square. Then tboy all .sit round
undor tho pillars, dressed in gay colors,
and wearing on thoir beads kerchiefs of
every hue and pattern. In front of
them aro ramrod largo round baskets
piled up with llgs, rod tomatoes, melons,
peachos, pears, grapes, plums and overy
kind of vegotablos. Sitting thoro with
a background of gray walls and pillars,
in the full light of tho early summer
morning, tiioy make a gorgeous picturo,
?and form the prettiest scone in a town
full of strange corners and bright, ani?
i Tno lively spirits of tho poople, their!
coniitant cbattor and gesticulations, aro
n remarkable foaturo, as well as thoir
fr* 0, opon-air lifo. Rut thon thoy novor'
have to consider tho chance of rain
within twenty-four hours at this time of
the year, and that, by itself, accounts
?for a great many differoncos.
Tho .study of f'ookory.
Tho study of cookery was introduced
into the schools of Now York City throo
years ago, and now about ono thousand
girbi are learning how to boil eggs, bako
bread, niako coffee, broil steak, and
ahun the frying pan. If tho movemont
grows in strongth a groat improvemontj
in tho morals and tempor of tho commu?
nity may bo lookod for. A formidable
amount of ill-naturo and wrong-hoaded-,
new is directly tracoablo, not to tho
bead ortho heart, but to tho stomach.
Oliver Wendell Holmos, having oaton
fpi ;ly of plo, wroto an essay in which;
bo took a sovoro and gloomy view of,
K anklnd. When tho tono of bis stomach
b rd rocoverOd ho labeled tho ossay
??Pio-CrusU" aDd put it carefully away
?N, Y. Tgjlcgraiu. , - .'
?It is said that tho onion is a groat
sloop lnduoor, and about equal to qui?
nine for malaria. ? _
?In ranking stoamod custards, con?
stant stirring is nocossary after putting
in tlto thickening ingrodionts, to got a
smooth, creamy rosult.
?Prune Pie: Throe cups prunes, ono
cup sugar, ono teaspoonful oxtract
lemon, two tablospoonfuls vinogar.
Stow, soed and mash prunos; add sugar,
lemon, and vinegar, llavo mixturo
rather juicy and bake with two crusts.
? If you wish your floor mattings to
look as fresh and bright at tho close of
the summer as when they wero laid in
tho spring, soe that they are carefully
wipod oil aftor each swooping with a
soft cloth, wrung out of salt and wator.
?Corn Souffle: Ono pint each of
grated corn and sweet milk, two oggs
beaten very light, a small toaspoonful
salt and one and one-half tablospoonfuls
sugar. Mix well and hake in a buttered
pudding dish forty minutes. Hat as soon
as done.?Drange ?ludd Farmer.
?Creole Pudding: Beat eight eggs
with half a pound of sugar, half a pound
of but tor and the juice of ono lemon,
bine a deep dish with pulT paste, cover
with quince preserves, pour overalittlo
of tho mixture, lay on moro preserves,
then more of the mixturo and preserves.
Hake and eat with sauce.?Doston bud- |
?Cream Pie: Four tablospoonfuls of |
rich cream, one tablespoon fill of (lour, ;
ono cupful of sugar, one cupful of cold
water, yolks of two oggs, flavor with
lemon, line a pie plate with pastry, pour
in the mixture and bake at once, make
a meringue of the whites of the eggs,
spread smoothly on tho top and brown
delicately. ? Boston Herald.
?Thoro is no artistic reason why you
should not have a wood-engraving hung
in an unpretentious frame in your par?
lor, if it is a good wood-engraving. If i
you have two crayon pictures, or two
pictures in black-and-white of any kind,
a wood-engraving is easily bought, at
small expense, which is roally a master?
piece in its line. This you can make
the top of your pyramid of the black
and-white group. Bo sure to select a
ivood-ongraving which will show across
the room what it means. ? Dctnorcst's I
? Marble discolored by smoke can bo
cleaned by benzine liberally applied,
and rubbed off with a clean flannel. If
not then quite clean, apply a second i
time. Soap takes tho polish from mar?
ble. Polish with linen cloths. To take
iron stains from marble, use an equal
quantity of fresh spirits of vitriol and
lemon jui:"0 shaken together in a bottle, i
Wot the spots, and in a few minutes rub
with soft linen, and the spots will dis?
?A stoned olive Btuffcd with a woll- j
flavored chicken forco-meat is ndolicious
t iil-bit at a picnic, or for any cold lunch- 1
eon. Select the largo queen olives for |
this purpose, cut with a ponknife a i
slanting longthwise cut in each olive,
and continue to hold the knife next to
tho stono and thus romove it It will
come out easily. Stono a number, fill
tho oponing with chicken force-moat
and if you wish to keep them perfectly
in shapo tio each ono up and remove the
string after a few hours and just before
?Pot Roast Ducklings: Put intoa shal- |
low crock a thin strip of bacon and a j
tablespoonful of mixed spices (whole); i
clean or tru3s two ducklings and add
hot water or sonp stock enough to cover
up half way on tho birds. Add parsley
and a fow celery sood. Place a narrow
strip of bacon over each bird. Put on
the lid and sot tho crock in a moderate
oven, where tho birds will cook slowly
two hours. Removo tho ducks, strain
tho sauce, reduce it one-third by boiling,
add a gill of cider or clarot, thicken with !
brownod flour, simmer fifteen minutes, !
adding then a tablespoonful of loinon 1
juice and servo with tho ducks.
HOPS AND INSECTS.
Why English Farmern Hull the Advent nf
the Ladybird with DollKht.
It is woll known that hops aro an un?
certain crop: they aro like ools and ;
like slippery sort of people, you nover
know when you havo got them. Hops '
may look to bo thriving, and .
really ho thriving, but that may
bo their ruin. Tho mold comes, and i
thoy are noxt to worthless. Thoreisa i
certain little fly, too, which is very in?
jurious; it preys upon tho vino and
young shoots, and blasts tho farmor's
hopos. 1 havo seon ono of these flics
caught, put into a box. and posted to
London to somo merchant or factor;
and soon the report went tho round of
tho papors and the local markets?"Fly
in tho bop! Ply in tho hop!"
But tho IIy has an onomy, boforo
which he is made to fly, or olso
is preyed on to his destruction. That
onomy is tho rathor pretty insect, called
in Kent tho ladycow, and in most, other
places tho ladybird. It is well known
ovorywhore; but I nevor saw bo many as
1 havo seen in Kent.
The farmers hall thoir advent with
dolight, for thero is then an end of tho
fly, if it has made its appearance, and
physical certainty that tho ladycow w ill
hold the garden against him. Where
these ladycows, or rathor ladybirds,
come from I can not. say, but I once wit?
nessed a strange phenomenon when on
the Admiralty l'ier at Dover, for tho
ladybirds wero literally rained down
upon tho floor of the pier, so that you
?ould not stop without crushing them.
There were legions upon legions of
them. Wherever theycamo from, they
wero doubtless bound for tho hop dis?
tricts, whore thoy would bo hailed as a
godsend, as doubtless they were. ? All
the Year Round.
The French <:oo!(.
Young Mrs. Henley (to visitor)?"I
have just engaged a very efficient and
high prict d Preach cook. She is a por
foet jewel. Mr. Henley says ho couldn't
j ;rot along without hor."
The visitor- "llow nico!"
The French cool: (looking in Lb rough
j Iho door- --"SI.uro. missus, an' shall I
j pa.O tho praties or bile 'ein \.ld their
jacket** on?"-?Munsoy'a Weekly.
A FAIR PHILANTHROPIST.
An KnclUh Girl Who Wttrkort In Factories
tu l.i'iim What to Koform.
Beatrico Pottor is at present one of
tbo most famous and talked-of tvumoc
In England. Sho is superbly handsome,
tall and vigorous, of a decided Spanish
typo, with brilliant olive skin, big brown
eyos. blue-black hair, and wonderful
scarlot lips that givo color to tho warm
pallor of hor charming face. Miss Pot
tor is of aristocratic connections and
awns a largo fortune in her own right,
but it is noithcr hor boauty, birth, nor
wealth that ontitlos hor to tho distinc?
tion sho enjoys just now. For soveral
years past sho has boon a devoted pupil
and disciple of tho groat sociologist,
Herbert Spencer. Studying his mothods,
imbibing his doctrines, and striving to
put into practice some of the tbcorios
lie preached, sho soon found hersolf cut j
idrift from conventionalities and pre?
pared to go out in tho world to servo
hor fellow-creatures. Then did sho un- I
lortako her recent startling feat, tho ]
success of which has put her namo in
every one's mouth. Having read and
heard all manner of growsomo stories
of tho horrors endured by womon in
sweaters' shops, she dressed herself in
tho odious rags wo n by that class,
went down into tho city, found
work, and for two months lived
and labored sido by sido with
those miserable white slaves of tho
needlo. Few knew her secret, and so
cleverly were her plans carried out that
neither employers nor employosever sus?
pected her identity. When Miss Potter
had thoroughly informed hersolf on all
minu tiro relating to the criminal tyranny
exercised by the sweaters, and on tho
hideous lives led by their fe'nialo vic?
tims, she threw off her disguise, re?
turned to the West End of town, gavo
exhaustive newspaper interviews, and
appealed for legislative interference.
So strong and unanswerable wore her
arguments, seconded by her own experi?
ence, that Parliament is at present dis?
cussing ways and means for righting
this great wrong. Miss Potter is as un?
compromising a Socialist as is compati?
ble with her broad intellect and warm
sympathies. Although not of them by
birth or condition, her heart is with tho
people. She has been deeply touched
by tho manifold miseries of the London
poor, and is ready to devote her ardent
young life, with all it3 possibilities of
selfish pleasuro, to alleviating tho
wretchedness of the pauper population.
In all of those signs of the times ono
seems to see tho slow but snro prepara?
tion women are making to lit themselves
for self-government. Every day chron?
icles tho story of some woman who, find?
ing hor life untrammoled by the more
socred dutios of home, has slipped be?
yond the hounds of narrow conservatism
to lend a hand ill raising the fallen or I
strengthening feeble knoos. ? lliustratod
ENGLAND'S ROYAL WOMEN,
Their Hrnulittimi for flood l.onkfi In said
to Ho Undeserved.
What a fiction it is to talk about the
beauty of any rncmbor of tho English
royal family. There could not bo a
moro conimonplaeo lot of women. The
Princess of Wales is slender almost to
otnaciation; her eyes would ho dull, but
for tho make-up which surrounds them;
her checks are rougod and a wig always
covers her head, which, I am given to
understand, is completely bald. She
has llttlo if any bust, sho limps as sho
walks, and she is almost stone doaf: so,
ono way and another, it is rather sick?
ening to read tho mass of gush that is
to be read daily in tho British news?
papers about this boauty, etc., of Eng?
land's future Queen. She is, no doubt,
an accomplished, amiablo, virtuous
woman, but in appearance she is an ab?
solutely commonplaco and altogethor
All rmreo of tbo Princesses of Wales
have indiirerent tooth and complexions
and wretched figures. Nobociy would
look at them twico but for their exalted
position. The daughters of tho Princess
Christian are equally plain looking, and
there is no promise of boauty in tbo
young daughters of tho Duchess of
Edinburgh. As for Princess May, of
Teck, who has so often boon described
as a beauty, all sho can claim to possess
is a passable Ilguro and good eyes. Her
face, however, is spoiled by the way in
which her upper lip protrudes, and by a
nose which suggosts an Hebraic strain
aomowhero or other in tho family.
Of the many vaunted beauties of Lon?
don 6ocioty only tho Duchess of Leinster
would perhaps pass as a lovely woman
all over tho earth. Lady Londonderry
also comes under that bead, and so does
Miss Wolseley, tho young daughtor of
General Wolseley, who made her debut
this year. Lady Dudloy is now com
plotoly passoo and is as much made up
ns an opera bouffo prinia donna. All tho
Duchosses aro plain-looking women;
i ovon tho two American Duchosses,
j Marlhorough and Manchester, aro too
! far bohind thoir youth to claim atlilia
tion with Venus.
I The Duchess of Portland looks liko a
well-fed dairy maid, and the Duchess of
Newcastle hears a marked resemhlanco
to a younger edition of Mrs. Cleveland.
Tho Dowager Duchess of Monlroso is a
sight for tho gods, with her flaxen wig
and canary-colored garments, not to
montion hor enormous proportions. Sho
certainly would not bo pertuittod to
entor a fashionable Now York hotel
until her rank had boon explained,
j Tho Duchosses of Rutland, Leeds,
i Cloveland and Richmond are old women.
' while the Duchosses of Ahercorn, llam
j ilton, Argyil ami Westminster are abso?
lutely plain and undistinguished.?Phil
j adolphia Times.
Hadn't Any of tho Bjrmptoraa.
Fair Entertainer (to young operator)
?What side of tho market?is that tho
way to put it??aro you on this week,
Voting Operator (at tho oilier ond of
tho sofa) ?I am what thoy call a 'boar,'
Fair Entertainer?Indeed! Yon?you
ion't aco tho least bit in tho world liko
\ boar, Mr. Brokaw.?Chicago Tribune
?Tourist (In Oklahoma)-*"Do you
find It a hard matter to make collections
here?" Collector?"Nope! You soo,
SVOrybody knows I can hit the bull's*
, eyo aiuo shots out o' ton."?Puck.
Ladies, Isses ami CliMren of Roanoke and Vicinity.
For the next ten days we will make a bold attempt to close out female shoe stock. So
in order to do this we will allow 25 per cent, off on Ladies', Misses' and Children's shoes.
The balance of our stock, consisting of clothing, hats and gents' furnishing goods, which
we will sell at prime cost till entire stock is sold. Call at once to get first choice.
112 Commerce Street.
Youman's hats, known to all, at Cohn's; Stetsons' soft and stiff, at Conn's; Silverman's
stiff and silk, at Cohn's; Melville soft and stiff, at Cohn's, and others too numerous
Double-breasted sack suits at Cohn's; double-breasted frock suits at Cohn's; single
breasted cutaway sacks at Cohn's; single-breasted cutaway frocks at Cohn's; Prince
Alberts and full-dress at Cohn's; short and stout suits for short men at Cohn's; extra
length suits for long men at Cohn's; extra large suits at Cohn's.
OVERCOATS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Separate pants all sizes and fabrics. Our fall underwear is now on sale. We carry
the American Hosiery Company underwear, besides many other makes. Our neckwear,
hose, handkerchiefs, suspenders, etc., are far ahead of all, as usual. Our tailoring depart?
ment is on a boom. Don't wait too long to place 3'our order. Save 3'our time and money
by visiting our mammoth clothing establishment. You can find anything you want, any
price you want, and will certainly have no farther to go.
The Salem avenue clothier, tailor and furnisher, No. 44 Salem
avenue, Roanoke, Va. E. M. Dawson, Manager.
The leading house In Southwest
We are now serving1 the celebrated
LYNN HUVEN BUY OYSTERS,
In every style?Frifd, Stewed, Broiled,
etc., and wo make a specialty of
Iii addition, we have the finest
Pool and Billiard Parlor
in the State.
Ladies' and Gents' Dining
Rooms up stairs.
OPEN ALL" NIGHT.
Chas. J. Ormsby,
Ii. It. Worth a m.
Formerly with N. & W. It. II.
E. A. lil.AKK,
Formerly with X. <fc W. R. R.
WORTHAM & BLAKE,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents, 13 Jeffer?
son street, Roanoke, Va.
Lock box 266.
111 First st. s. w., Roanoke, Va.
R. !. BOSNIAN, E. D. TUCKER,
Agents for improved and unimproved city
and suburban property. Have some special
bargains that can be resold quickly at a good
Iloating by Steam, Hot Water or Hot
UOOKIXO, GUTTKUINO, 8POBTINO.
401 JEFFERSON ST.,
Estimates cheerfully givor 011 this lino
of work. Jet urn
ROANOKE REAL ESTATE.
For example: Three lots bought for $17,000 five
months ago sold for $35,000 last week.
Similar instances numerous.
FRANCIS B. KEMP & CO.,
!?3ea,l DB statte -^g^en-ts
Agents or all kinds of property, improved and unimproved, city and suburban,