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k l>rtiiotoii? Coda That Jtulen tho Koln
, thum of Slaiiy Younj; Men and Woman.
' May Russell, aftor two or throo win*
tors of bollobood in bor nativo town,
went to visit her cousins in Rlankvillo.
S?bo was not twenty-ono yoars old, and
was a pretty, swuot-tomporod vivacious
Her friends soon saw that Doctor
Holmes, tho physician of tho village,
meant to win May for bis wife, and that
May was ready to bo won. For tho first
jtfmo in her lifo she had found a man
iwbo appealed to ' her highest nature,
and in whom she could find bor own
1 Doctor Holmes was an honorable man
of great depth and tenderness of fool
thg, who had been a faithful son and
loyal friend, and who would give his
tvboTo heart to his wifo.
"Ho is too good for May," said her
bonslo, Mrs. Uussoll, to bor husband.
"Thegirl began her flirtations at school,
wh' n she was ten years old. The doc?
tor has never before wished to marry
uny woman. Shb is skilled in tho con?
duct ol sham lovo alTairs."
"Tho fooling is real with her now,"
ropllod Mr. Russell.
1 Dujto.- Holme's was a grave, quiet
ynan. Tc< step be was going to take
v?aa Tor life; bo would not allow himself
}to bo rash. Vet snrely bo could make
mo mistake in taking this apparently in?
nocent, arth ss, swoot-naturod girl into
bis heart and home forever'.'
At last ho resolved to besitato no
longer, and one ovoning wont to the
hoaso determined to ask her to bo his
v.'ifo. A young girl, one of May's com?
panions, was in the room with her, and
both wem looking amusedly at a largo
eard. on which were fiistened six locks
bf hair, each labelled with a name and
"What bavo you there?" asked Doc?
May laugh'd saucily. "1 call them
my scalp3?tokens of my victories/' she
said. "They are locks of the hair or
then w ho shall 1 confoss it? have pro?
fessed to bo my admirers."
Doctor Holmes was silent, llorfriond
Boen aJ tor ward loft tho room. Then bo
said, "Aro you seriou-? l)o you mean
that these mon have boon .-o much in?
terested in you and have professed such
regard for you as to glvo yon locks of
their hair, possibly at your requost?"
"Yes, Indeed," she said laughing. "In
my part of the country a girl would feel
neglected if sho had not received some
feuch tokens of personal regards, per?
haps of lovo, from gentlemen who had
pffercd her special nttention. She never
hio..ns really to marry them."
"Rut she allows oacb man to loo': upon
her as possibly his future wife, probably
\*> kiss her?"
"Yes. There does not to me seem to
ho any t'vrm in it."
"1 think I can not, agron with you."
bo said, gravely. Ho left her and novor
Way Itnssoll's code rules tho social re?
lations ol imiuy young mon and women.
They held Familiar Intercourse or form
engagements which they knew are not
founded npon lovo or esteem, and which
they novor intend to fulfill. No young
jlri can pass through i no of theso ''ex
perieTuiea''as they are t ailed, without
pegrcdation and taint. She. goes to her
hnsband a battered, second-hand thing,
which no art can restore to its first, in
We speak plainly, because the evil
exists, and the .': tngor is great. Youth's
FECUND! TV OF FISH.
pVTtat Woul? tlappen II' All tho Ess* "r
tlio Coil Matured?
Fish that take much care of their
f>fTsp:ing naturally don't need to pro
ihico eggs in the same reckless abuu
ianoe as those dissipated kinds that
leave thoir spawn cxposod on (he hare
feandy hot torn at tho mercy of every
r.omer who chooses to take a bito at it..
?"bey can alford to lay'asmallornumber,
fcnd tu make each individual egg much
larger and richer in proportion than
their rivals. This plan, of rourso, ena?
bles the young to begin lifo far better
provided with muscles and fins than tho
liny little fry which come out of tho
Bggfl ol Iba improvident species,
r i example, tho codfish lays (1,000,000
Odd. but anybody who has ever
eaten tri- I cod's roe must needs have
noticed -eat each individual ovum was
no j i v <-:;;a!l as (o bo almost indistin?
guishable to the nakod eyo. Thousands
of ose infinitesimal specks aro de?
voured tmioro '.hey batch out by pro
laceous liah; thousands more of tho
poiine, fry aro swallowed alive during
bin it b< Iploss infancy by tho enemies
of their spoolns. Imagmo tho very
Irt e Ionul amount of parental niTocUon
which each of tho 0,000,000 must needs
put up with.
< ijn the ithor hand there is a pater
boily-mindod group of cat-Ush known as
sh<> goiufl An'M, of Ceylon, Australia
aii t other tropical parts, Iho males of
pvbich carry about tho ova looso in their
nths, or rathor In an enlargement of
?ho pbaryi x. somnwhal resembling the
pelican's youoh; and tbo spoinos of
.boss *ory dovot'edsiros lay accordingly
*>'? ':> vorj few ova, all told, but each al?
most as biK as a hedgo-sparrow's egg?a
(wonderful contrast to the tiny mitos of
tlheeodfisb. To put, it briefly, thogroator
?ho amount of protection agorded the
?ggs, tbo smaller tho number and tho
larger the size. And conversely, tho
?arger tho size of the egg to start with,
ilm better fitted to be tri n the battlo of
Ilf? is tho young Huh when first turned
cut on a oold world upon his own ro
This 1b a general law, indeed, that
,?sins through all nature, from London
Blums *o tho doep sea. Wasteful species
produce, many young, and tako but littlo
gate of them when onco produced.
V.rr>nomteaI species produco vory fow
yonng, hot start each individual well
nqujpped for its place in lifo, and look
niUtr tritrn closoly till they can tako
?ft/o oJ themselves In tho strugglo for
e?lBtonee. And on tho average, how
?VO? many or however fow tho offspring
?e start with, just onough to attain
maturity in tho long run ropla:o
Ahoir parent* ia tho next genoratio i.
"W -: i it.othorwiso, the sea would soon
bcpfima ono solid mass of herring, cod
tfatj rr??.ek?.*.eh~CorulilU Magazine.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
?Exporimonts bvan Italian physician
Indicate- that tuberculosis of fowls is
ditferont from that of man, and is nol
transmitted to tho latter.
?Tbore are about 00,000,000 parts in
a single feather of an eagle. It is stated
?3,000 rami, 5,500,000 radii and I? 1,000,000
chilla and hookl?ite.
?It is stated on good authority that
tho factories of England, France. Ger?
many aud Holland nroduoo about 77,
000,000 pins daily, but whoro do thoy
all go to?
?Soven varioties of fishes oxaminod
by naturalists of tho Challenger expedi?
tion are found totally blind in tho deep
sea, but havo oyos when inhabiting
? Tho State goologlst of New Jersey
says tho coast of that Stato is sinking at
t.ho rale of at least two feet in a century.
Other observers hold that tho rato is
much moro rapid.
? More women in proportion to popu?
lation are employed in industrial occu?
pations in Kngland than in any other
European country. Twelve percent, of
tho industrial classes are females.
?A largo vein of pure whito sand,
suitable for making glass, has been
found near Pittsburgh, Pa. Tho dis?
covery will savo' tho glass manufact?
urers of that city thousands of dollars
annually, as th"y have hitherto been
obligod to send across tho Allegheny
Mountains for their sand.
-?An engineer of Manchester, En?
gland, is introducing a novelty in paper,
viz., paper file-hafts and tool-handles,
which are paid to be practically indo
structiblo and much cboaper than wood
or malleable iron hafts. Placed under
a steam-hammer, although thoy can ho
flattened, they ran not be split or
?A sample of oranges plucked from
treos grown on tho placo of Thomas E.
liaile, at Kanapha, Fla., are of the early
variety, just commenced to ripen, and
will weigh about one pound each. Mr. I
I Hallo's grovo covers several acres, and
' tho trees are so loaded with fruit that it
; has bocomo necessary to prop thorn up.
! Tho crop is simply wonderful,
j ??'Sometimes," writes a correspond- i
j ent of a trade paper, "I havo had to |
: make holes in steel that was too hard to j
cut or file easily. Then I make a mix- I
tore that will cut a hole. I mix one I
ounco of sulphate of copper, quarter of
an ounce of alum, half a toaspoonful of
powdered Bait, a gill of vinegar and
; twonty drops of nitric, arid. This will
make a hole."
? Victor Moyor, an eminent Gorman
chemist, believes "wo may reasonably
hone that chemistry will yet. teach us to
make tho til.er of wood a source of
human food." This liber, as well as
that of grass and straw, is chemically
closoly allied to starch, but Is not al
? t?rod liko starch, in boiling w ater, yot
I both tbo wood Tiber and the starch can
?be transformed into clucoso. In short,
we may some day bo breakfasting on
I sawdust porridge.
: ?For some time post efforts havo boon
I made to consolidate, and virtually place
I under one management, tho Amorlcan
' glass factories manufacturing tableware,
j It is announced that arrangements are
in progress by which at least thirty-one
tho factoriesongagod in this line will
I be united. Tho accredited agents of
j tho movement, while thoy givo but lit?
tle information, stale that tho capital
i does not come from distinctively foreign
sources.- American Manufacturer.
?Aluminum and alloys aro now pro
lucod in considerable quantities by
thrno distinct methods from certain
slays, corundum, etc. In one enso tho
metallic sodium retorting process is om
omployed, in anothor tho electrical
smolting furnace process, and in a third
tho diroct smelting substitution process
is resortod to. Tho last-named method,
which has proved very successful, con?
sists in producing a chemical alloy
within a water-jacketed furnaco and a
metal fume condenser?without any
metallic sodium or electricity ? tho
product being equaled by only ono
other, which may bo da-sod as tho
solidified solution of ono metal into
i ?A Itolgian chemist is said to havo
devised a method of rendering fabrics
proof against tho. ravages of decay for
an indefinite period. Noting tho fact
that resin played an important part in
the wonderful preservation of Egyptian
! mummies, ho mado numerous experi?
ments with substances extracted from
, birch bark, to which tho peculiar aroma
J of Russian leather Is due. Ho found
i that tho green tar which is left over
j after tho oil used in tanning has been
Bxtraotod from tho whito bark of the
j birch treo yiolds neither acid nor alka
I 'oid, and that In solution with alcohol it
j forms ? liquid of remarkable fluidity,
i which has tho power of resisting when
Jry the action of even alcohol. It is
Slaimdd that this preservation possesses
tho property of uniting with the most
iolicato and brilliant colors and render
I ing them apparently imperishable.
nolre6*6i in Mexico.
I It is considered a disgraco for a Mox
J [can lady to earn hor own living. Tho
Qioft do tho cooking and male servants
lo tbo housework. If a young lady
I should learn stenography and typowrit
1 ?ng or should try in any manner to oarn
her own livlftg slio would bo ostracized
socially. Thcfe aro many heiresses'
there, and thorn >ro many Mexican ad?
venturers who make their living marry?
ing thcin. Thoy aro handsome, indolont
spondthrlfts, and tho ladies fall in lovo
with them. A Moxlcan woman's beauty
fades early, and when a wealthy beiross
marries one of these mom she novor
lives long, I don't know why. When
sho dien her husband invariably marrios
another wealthy girl. I call to mind
aim man in the City of Mexico who
married three heiresses in quick suc?
cession. Ho bocamo ono of tho richest
mon in that part of the country, but
what a spendthrift he was'. Onco ho
visited the United States, and at every
5ity ho stopped, instead of writing
home, he would tolegraph long mes?
sages. Hundreds of words. Atone placo
his telegraph bill wasSOOO. This is but
i sample of his extravagance. Ho would
lose fortunes at the gambling table. Ho
was finally killed in a q.iatrol.~-Cor. N.
or IC v.l
il" ?'.h. Contains
Sold by Hudwi 11, Christian & llarbeo,
and all druggists. jylO-tf
llls'a y ivi i;Viv
un.i i <?? ,1 ly viire
eaturrlt \Vhy "??
you Miner? i i -wl is
un iufiiilible tun'.
Sold by lindwell, Christian & liarboe,
and all druggists. jyl?-tf
GRAND OPENING SALE OP THE
Wythovillo Development Company.
Sale will begin September 30, at l
"THE CRM OP TUR AJ.t.KOUANIKS"?"T1IK
SARATOGA <>K rilH BOUTU."
The county seat of Wythe county,
which was awarded the diploma witb
8500 premium at tho Virginia Exposi?
tion at Richmond, in 1888, in Minerals
ami Woods. Population 4,000. Altitude
Wythe County has two blast and fif?
teen charcoal iron furnaces, and sev?
eral zino and lead turncos. Wythovllle
offers free the best, sites and greatest
inducements to manufacturing indus?
tries of any city In tho South. The
Wythovillo Development Company's
i" BOrvu rund for new industries alone
amounts toSlSO.OOO. Wythovllle is the
centre of the richest mineral region in
tho South. Wythovillo exempts all
manufacturing industries from munlc
i ipal taxation for ten years. Wytho?
villo has beautiful and well-paved
streets 00, 70 and 07 feet in width. Two
electric light plants and three water
systems. Wythovillo has the best pub?
lic schools and the handsomest school
building in Virginia: has three female"
colleges ami two male acadamies. Ow?
ing to its mineral waters, free to visit?
ors, which are highly curative for many
diseases, and its great altitude. It has
grown into a great and fashionable
The W vt heville Development Com?
pany will place on the market. Septet
ber 30. Mio residence and busine
lots of its property in the new West
End Extension, lying between the |
Wythcylllo Cotton Mills and the ".lack
son Park Hotel,*' on both of which work ,
has just begun. This property to 1k? of- j
fered for sale for the first time, Septem?
ber .'to. Is the most beautiful property in
Wythovillo, and will he priced at very
reasonable figures in order to encour?
age investments. Investments in
Wythovillo real estate within the lasl
ninety days have bourne from 10U to 500
pbrcent. to investors.
The Norfolk and - Western railroad,
running from Norfolk to tho West and
Northwest, will have on sale at sTations
on line and agencies in Now England
special excursion round-trip tickets to
Wythovillo, good until October 31.
I For further particulars, apply to W.
; L. YOST, president of the Wvt heville
; Development Company, Wythevllle, Vu..
I The East Tennessee
Virginia & Georgia
IS THE ONLY SHORT AND DIRECT
LINE TO THE
South, Southwest & West,
The finest Pullman Vestibule slocp
i ing car service in tho South? Pullman
Sleepers without change, Roanoko to
! Knoxvillo, Chattanooga, Home. Annls
j ton, Soltna, Montgomery, Mobile and
' Now Orleans.
; Direct connection made at Homo and
i Chattanooga with through sleepers for
! ATLA?TJ, FACW A JACKSONVILLE
Fo. any further informati in, address
E. A. WARREN,
Trav. Pass. Agt Bristol, Tonn.
I C. A. RENSCOTER,
Ass. Oen'l Pass. Agt.
H. W. WBENN,
jy25tf (Ion. Pass. Agt. Knoxvillo,Tonn.
A. L. GORLEY, President,
i S. P. GorIjEV, Vice President.
J. S. Simmons, Sec'y. and Treas.
I Brick and Tile Works,
I Manufacturers of first-class Hrick of
all kinds, including No. 1 Press Hric.'t,
' Draining Tile, &c. Works on West
Campbell street, Roanoko, Va. Uox
f1 ftVfiPIiTM u ? ?nueinn Sliori are
?Ux&tU A Av'tie vrnrruutcd. unit every pnir
hr.s UIh tinnio nod pvlco Htumneil ou bottom.
. L. DOUGLAS
$3 SHOE gentlemen.
t'iuo Calf an<I I,nced Wtucrvraof Grain.
TUo oxcolloticr and wearing ?TaHtlosof this shoo
onnnot ho hotter shown thnn by fcho Rlrowj andorso
mcrtnof Us thousands of constant?fewer*.
t?r.00 Connlno ftnnd-nrwert* an tlcgant anil
Btyllsli circs* Shoo which ooninntuilii Itself.
7/1.00 lliinil.we\?c,1 Welt. A Ann calf hhoo
*? unequalled for irtylo nad durability.
'iO.50 tJoodyenr Welt I? tho aUrwlArd dreas
%9 Shoe, nt a popular price.
$ *>.GO 1'ollcoinnn'a Hhoo Is CHpoeSiilly adnjUod
for rallro.nl men, farmer*, etc;
All niado In Congress, Itutton and Lace.
33 & $2 SHOES lafd???s,
nav been most favornhly recnlved slneo Introduced
uid tho reeont Improvements make them superior
in any shoes ?old nt these prices.
-Ink your Dealer, nt.it ir ho cannot supply you Dead
utrect to factory enclosing advertised price, or a
postal for order blanka.
W. 1j. muiCLAS, UrocUton, Maas.
rzLiw nrA-OT-w-J Vooor-^ ujObm kk&u tarsia ?'?i?j adornisj Kaz^o? acica (JLh Vera*'' bb&exkmI
Laflies, Hisses an! Cliilta of Eoanote 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.
ENGLAND SHOE AID GLOTHIKG C0MPA9Y,
112 Commerce Street.
I\ HP <C3
Younian's hats, known to all, at Colm's; Stetsons' soft and stiff, at Colm's; Silvermon's
stiff and silk, at Colm's; Melville soft and stiff, at Colm's, and others too numerous
Double-breasted sack suits at Colm's; double-breasted frock suits at Colm's; single
breasted cutaway sucks at Colm's; single-breasted cutaway frocks at Colm's; Prince
Alberts and full-dress at Colm's; short and stout suits for short men at Colm's; extra
length suits for long men at Colm's; extra large suits at Colm'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 your order. Save your time and money
by visiting our mammoth clothing establishment. Von call 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.
H. It. WollTIIAM,
Formerly with N. & W. R. 11.
E. A. It L. A KB,
Formerly with N. it VT. K. K.
Tho loading houso In Southwest
Virginia for |
We are now serving the celebrated
In overy style-Fried, Stowed, Broiled,
etc., und we make a specialty of
In addition, we have the finest
Pool and Billiard Parlor
in the State.
Ladies' and Gents' Dining
Rooms up stairs.
OPEN ?LJL NIGHT.
Real Estate and Insurance Agents, 13 Jeffer?
son street, Roanoke, Va.
Lock bo* 266.
111 First st. s. w., Roanoke, Va.
R. I. 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
FUQUA & BOAZ
St4 >am fitters
n 1 , m t Water or Hot
floating by Steam, Tfo pH
401 JEFFERSON Si *'
Estimates cheerfully p.vor on U <jm
of work. )e<V
ROANOKE REAL ESTATE.
For example: Three lots bought for $17,000 five
months ago sold for $35???? last week
Similar instances numerous.
FRANCIS B. KEMP & CO.,
Heal Estate Agents.
] Agents or all kinds of property, improved and unimproved, sijy and s- tarhaa