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MISTAKES OF A DAY.
A ?euslulo Loctitvo fur Young Womon Do
Itvrre'l by ISdltli Aidiinore.
I When you laid your head down on
j i your pillow at night you know that it
had boon a day of hlundorB. Tho tears
! oamo into your eyos and you wonderod
(What you had done that mado overy
i thing go wrong. My dear girl, you had
j mado littlo mistakes by thoughtlessness;
, you had mado tho music of life less
' sweet and dono your host to make that lit
! tlo rift within tho lutothat.aftor awhllo,
'' would mako all tho beautiful music of
;lifo quiot. You bogan the day by dis*
) R?ting at tho breakfast tablo with your
/ brother about nothing; and you ondod it
/ Ijy saying vory disagreeable things,
? making him fool unconifortablo and
causing him to loavo tho tablo mutter
X ing; whilo your mother wondered why
j lie should speak so to his sister. It was
/ his sister's fault, for she expected evory
\ body to givo in to her ideas and felt
< wronged when they didn't.
( Next, when you went to practice and
/ wore in the midst of a beautiful sonata,
( yen were reminded that tho dusting of
1 I tho parlor wan your duty; and you
kj grumbled and did it ungraciously, and |
I j oven now you can romomhor how hurt
il your mother looked as you banged
/ things around tho room and wondered
j why you couldn't have tho same time to
I practice that other girls had. Thon
/ when oho of your girl friends oamo in,
you made her unhappy by tolling her
v some disagrooahlo things that had been
said about her, and which you thought
Sho ought to know. There is no reason
( in the world why pooploshould tell each
'j other disagreeahlo things. You sent
your friend away hurt, and with a curl
' ous feoling 1 n her heart that you couldn't
really bo so fond of her as she thought,
or elso you wouldn't have mado her so
, unhappy. At tlio dinner table you con
I tradioted your falber, you complained
?i of your food, and you were as unploas
/ ant as only a bad-mannered girl can bo
at tho table. When somebody started
\ to tell a littlo story you stopped it in
tho middle by saying that it had been
told so often before you couldn't, stand
it again. After this, you'dressod to go
out, were ill-tempered, hroko strings,
sent buttons Hying and complained of
all your belongings. Then you went
to see a girl you know your moth?
er didn't liko you to visit. You
stayed thoro and hoard two or three
?.scandalous stories, nndcamo out feeling
as if you had eaten something that had
loft a bad taste in your mouth. You
j forgot a hook you had boon told to get;
you didn't care to go Into a grocery shop
and loavo an order that world save
ovorybody sit home a great deal of
troublo, and you carried your temper
hack with you, although (?od Almighty'3
sunshino rested on you and ought to
havo driven it out of your heart. You
sulked all evening; you played tho piano
?or read and managed to mako tliitnrs
disagreeable for ovorybody. Now, when
your heail is resting on the pillow, you
avo thinking of this and wondering why
it all went wrong.
My dear girl, you may have a hundred
admirers; you may count your lovers by
tho tens, and your friends by the thou?
sands, but you will never have but one
mother: and when you deliberately go
outof .your way to hurt or neglect her,
you arc committing an ahsoluto sin, ono
. that in years to come will risn up before
you and make you self or agonios. When
your own littlo chlldrt n are about your
knees you will wondor and four if jus?
tice is shown if they will not tread on
your heart as you did on hers. Try to
do better to-morrow. Tho mistakes of
to-day, it is possible resulted from your
getting out tho wrong side of tho bed;
but bo wise and see that it don't happen
again.?Ladies' Home Journal.
RAILROADS IN CHILI.
Operated hu in? to . i.nluce :\ Maximum
Degree or Discomfort.
Tho New York Tribune correspond?
ent, who is exploring South America,
writos as follows of railway traveling in
Chili: "The Chilian capital is approached
from either Valparaiso or Los Andes by
tho Quillota Valley opening bntween tho
Andes and the maritime range. Thoro
is a railway owned by tho Chilian Gov?
ernment and operatod on tho English
plan. Tho cars are square compartment
boxes, into which passengers are
crowded until no seats are reserved for j
tho late-comers, who aro compelled to \
sprawl ovor the baggago littering iho j
floor. There is an extra tariff of a dol?
lar for tho transportation of a small j
trunk in the baggago-car, and conso- '
quently every native travels with his j
effects in portable form to avoid
payment of those charges. I havo
counted as many as a dozen pieces of
small baggage belonging loom, traveler,
and tho avorngo certainly is not loss
than seven. All this baggage is heaped
up in tho compartment-car, so that it is
impracticable to change one's scat or
even to gain one's footing wbon the last
belated passenger, with his bundles,
BSChols and band-boxes, is in and the
tickets havo been examined by tho
guard. At the railway junction of
Llaillai, three trains are' emptied into a
largo refreshment room, where a break?
fast is served with something of tho
bustlo and confusion of an American
railway station. On roturning to the
compttrtmont-car, evory passonger has
to dar?ber over tho baggago mounds
and to regain, by gesticulation and ar
gumont, the seat which some other trav
olor, possibly one of the previous late?
comers, has seen lit to occupy in his
temporary absence. This is the English
railway sorvice adapted to this southern
latitude, and it is operated so as to pro?
duce a maximum degree of personal an?
noyance and discomfort. At tho end of
tho journey a passenger whoso baggago
has been carried behind the ongino,
whore it has not been in anybody's way,
is compellod to employ and fee a rail?
way porter to hunt it up, and possibiy
anothor ono to put it on a coach.
Tlu-y Could Never Kin?i it.
Husband?Say! you'd bettor take my
Wifo ? You surprise mel I don't un?
Husband?1 notlcod a sign just now to
"Look out for pickpockets," and I
thou Itbit would be safer in your pocket
than in mine. ? Lowell Citizen,
?The national lifo boat institution
last yearsavoJ 637 lives from shipwreck.
?Thoro are ovor 40,000 children at?
tending the schools in London who are
?Probably with tho intention of
starting a monagorio of his own, an au?
dacious thlof In St. Joseph, Mo., stole an
elephant, two camels and five horses.
?Whon a stoamor passes over the
Port Huron tunnel the nolso of the
wbool can readily bo heard in the hole,
which is at least forty feot undor the
?A tramp in Birmingham, Ala., whilo
suffering with dolirium tromons, saw
his big too protruding from his well
worn hoot. Imagining it to bo a snako
about to bite him, ho smashed it with a
?Michael Fitzgerald, Jr.,,whilo ber?
rying up Bates Ilun, near Tunesta,
killed a black snako that measured ton
feet and seven inches. This Is, no
doubt, the largest blncksnako that has
bcon killed in tho country this year.
?Whilo fishing off Fortune's Hocks at
Tliddcford a young lady lost a valuable
ring. I laving occasion a few days later
to visit the place sho was more than
surprised to find the identical ringlylng
in the sand near tho water.
?A.Tusoarora (Nov.) newspaper pro
pares tho young mind for tho coining of
a now school principal by tho remark
that "tho official's teaching weight is
about two hundred and twenty-tivo
pounds avoirdupois, which under cer?
tain conditions might bo made to ap?
proximate a ton."
? Hearing a tremendous noise In tho
ongine-room an Auburn, Me., ongincor
rushed below to Und the governor bolt
off, tho engine running wild and t o
room filled with steam. He immedi?
ately appreciated the situation and did
what few men would?groped about till
ho found the stop-valve and slowed tho
! ?A remarkable incident occurred in
Hartford recently. A mink trotted
right into tho heart of tho city, among
throngs of people on the streets, and
passed all kinds of dogs with impunity,
and finally made his way into the back
yard of a big storo on Asylum street.
In the yard men cornered him and tried
to capture him alive, but he fought so j
desperately that thoy had to kill him. I
--Says a business man. writing from j
I the City of Mexico: "Why do you Amor- .
j leans put five cents on a letter to Mex?
ico when two are enough? Is cash so
1 abundant in Northern houses Unit you j
ran so waste it'.' Pray tell your people
I that only a'phulo' will put any moro
j postage on a .Mexican letter or paper
j than on ono destined for tho United
i States?else why the postal treaty? One
half my correspondents thus foolishly
contribute to Undo Sam's oxchequor."
?Somo jokers at Schonloy Park, i
Pittsburgh, had a little fun with a Hun- |
garinn, who asked for work. They
j gravoly gave him a position as hostler j
I to a bear, and supplied bim with aeurry
comb and brush. The bear enjoyed he?
ilig scratched with the curry-comb, and
snowed it by rolling on the ground as
fast as ho was cleaned. Ho also evinced
his appreciation by playfully clawing 1
his valet, and by tho time tholatter had
' completed bin job he had no clothes on
; werth mentioning.
--Ooorgo W. Kenne, of South Boston,
: deserves to live until he is ninoty-nino
years old in order to complete his re?
gard of nines. His father died in IS")!)
at the ago of sixty-nine, and was buried
on January Mr. Keeno himself was j
married May 20, enlisted in tbe civil j
war July 10, ISO",; was mustered out
Juno 20, 1805, and wan discharged July
0, His son was married October 20. On
tho 0th of August he received an Injury
which necessitated his removal to tlio
city hospital, but ho was discharged on
tho 10th. Ho is fifty-nine years old.
?Tho English Industries states that
a novel industry, resting strictly on
chemical princlplosand needing nothing
but a little capital and a dash of dis?
honesty to develop it, is said to bo prac?
ticed in Florida. It consists in avoid?
ing dependenco upon the slow and im?
perfect ripening of lomons by tho sun's
rays, by picking the fruit whilo green
and exposing it to tho fumes of burning
Bulphur, whereby its color is changed
to a rich golden yellow, infinitely moro
attractive than tho natural hue. "It is
truo that tho interior of tho lomon is
practically free from juice, a fact which
tho hyporciitical might reckon a slight
drawback; but this is, aftor all, a trivial
matter, affecting only the consume.- " is
tho salvo applied to tho conscience
AN OPTIMIST'S BLOW.
Tho Fearful Extent to Which HIh Heart
Was Bowed Down.
This is about a young man who lives
in tho Pine Tree State. This Is a young
man of very deep feelings. When ho
gets his mind set on a thing it takes a
strong hold on him. Iiis is ono of thoso
intense natures that can brook no oppo?
sition. Yet up to tho time of which I
write he had always beon noted for
looking upon tho bright side of things?
ono of your real bright optimists, who
conaidor that every cloud has at least a
German-silver lining. Well, this young
man had centered his affections upon a
young lady in tho villago, and on nu?
merous occasion4 offered his escort^
ridos and to parties. These were so uni?
formly and tlrmiy refused that he at
length brought matters to a head by
asking tho young lady, point blank,
why sho refused his attentions.
"Because," said she, "I am engaged
to anothor man, and do not think it
would bo right to go about with you."
Tho young man sat stupefied for a
moment, too absolutely stunned for
words. Then his former bright nature
forsook him, as ho looked, shuddering,
down the long black vista of tho yours
mat confronted him. Not ono ray of
light gleamed athwart tho sad vista.
N~i a glim. Tho clouds all seemed to
bo lined with black alapacn. Turning
his mournful gazo upon tho object of his
soul's worship, this one-time light
hearted but how desolate man brou hi
a groan from his inmost h -t g, and sa.o
in a voice that tremblingly told of hie
coop feeling in the mutter:
"Abigail, I would rather havo given
five dollars than havo had tin, thus."
Luwiston (,Mo.) Journal.
Fine residence and business property, in any part of Roanoke,
call on or address
L. L. POWELL & COMPANY,
Roanoke, Va. Office Stewart Building, Third avenue, opposite city postoffice. ?
Great Sale of Lots, Dec. 11 and 12,
TERMS: One-third cash; balance in one and two years.
Those lots lie on principal business and residence streets. Tho
property adjoins the old town, und is surrounded by the lauds of other strong
companies, it is the most valuable property in Salem. The Norfolk
and Western and tho Dummy line to Roanoko run through it and have their
Dassenger stations on't. Streets, have been graded and macadamized,
and tho town wator system extended through them.
Salem has made more rapid and substantial progress in one
year than any other city in Viruinia; 318 houses have boon built; about
Si,COO.000 spout in buildings and Improvements; the population has
doubled, and the business of the postolHco and telegraph ofilce incn used
500 per cent.
The iron furnace, tho factories in operation, in uourso of erection, and
actually secured, will employ several thousand hands, and the present
population W?I be doubled ?? another year. Negotiations are in prog?
ress to secure other large plants.
The Baltimore and Ohio and Roanoke and Southern will soon be built to
S:;ieu>. making it an important railway center.
Salem is bound soon u> bo a gn at iron and steel and general manu?
facturing and commercial city; und Salem and Roanoke, now
rapidly growing together, will be the industrial center of Virginia, '-]w
gateway to the great iron and coal region of Southwest Virginia.
For large, sure and quick profits, now is the time to invest in Salem, tho
"Quoen City of tho Southwest."
ENORMOUS FROFTTS ARE BEING MADE IN REAL ESTATE.
For maps, pamphlet of 32 pages, etc., address
J. W. F. ALLEP/IONG, President, Salem, Virginia.
NO PLACE in the South offers
superior advantages to those
seeking Manufacturing Sites
than Buchanan. It has all tho conditions for Successful Manufacturing.
Ohcap fuel, cheap and most excellent irons, abundant timber in easy reach,
and other raw material at hand. Pipe works, paper mills, furniture and
I other wood-working establishments, boot and shoe factories, iron and steel
rolling mills, stove foundries, woolen and cotton mills, machine shops, will
lind this the best location in the South.
The facilities for shipment of products are unsurpassed.
It is on two lines of railroads, the Chesapeake and Ohio and the Norfolk
and Western, (S. V. R. 11.) and the building of two others, the Baltimore and
Ohio and Virginia Western seems well assured. It. has competing coal: is
within easy distance of tho New River and Flat Top Cokes : is at the gateway
to the magnificent deposits of iron ores of tho Upper James; the limestone
for tho Roanoke furnace is mined here ; it has giass sand, and sand for silica
brick and foundry purposes at its very door; in a word, is an ideal manufac?
A level tract of four hundred acres of land, lying on both sides of the rail?
roads, and on tho .lames River as well, with just fall enough (twenty-live
feet) to give good drainage, has been reserved for manufacturing purposes.
Not only aro selected sites from this reservation offered free to responsible
parties locating manufacturing establishments at Buchanan, but tho CEN?
TRAL LAND COMPANY OF BUCHANAN is desirous or investing in such
establishments as give promise of success.
JOS. D. WEEKS,
Vi;e-Presidont C int:a' Land Company
Pulaski City, Va.
Bluefield, W. Va.
The above houses offer superior accommodations to tlie travel?
ling public. Sample rooms for commercial men.
VIRGINIA BREWING COMPANY
Brewers and Bottlers of Pure Lager Reer.
"Eissport Seer a, Speci?tlt37\.
Telephone, No. 104, Roanoke, Virginia.
R. Ii. WottTllAM,
Formerly with N. & \V. R. R.
E. A. Hi.aki;,
Formerly with N. & VV. R. R,
'RTHAM & BLAKE,
Real Estate and Insurance Agents, 13 Jeffer-?
son street, Roanoke, Va.
Lock box 266.
W. s. HOOCH,
C. 10. HO?E,
II. L. CHILES
Sco'y & Tr.,
Old Dominion Investment Go.
OFFICE IN CITIZENS' BANK BUILDING.
Makesand Negotiates First-Class Investments.
WYTHE COUNTY, VA.
Distinctly tie Eitel Mil Town ii Solltest Virginia.
The largest mines, the richest lands, the finest timber surrounds Ivanhoe.
The No. 1 furnace of the New River Mineral Company now in successful
Large Foundry, Machine Shops
and Stove Works
Under construction. Free sites and liberal inducements to manufacturers.
Immonso limestone and iron and zinc mines aro being worked or developed
within the town. Important industries secured, aud negotiations pending
A railroad junction in the heart of the greatest
iron region in the United States. The only
town on this great Southern connec?
tion of the Norfolk and Western
The world famous limonito and mountain ores of the Cripple Creok V?l
ley and the celebrated Gossan and magnetic ores of Carroll county aro within
minimum haul of Ivanhoe. in direct communication with the Pocahontas
coal and coke fields. Being 2,000 feet above the sea the climato is unsur?
passed by the celebrated mountain resorts of the world. Vast tracts of Virgin
forests close to hand that can be floated down to Ivanhoe.
Magnificent hotel, stores and dwellings under
contract. The cheapest and best lots
in the South.
Ivanhoe Land and Improvement Co*
Y"l'lc r.,- A,l person, having j UpilH B1VKHMONT COMPANY.
Li lives and friends bin led in the Cit \ i , ?T
Cemetery are not tiled that if tm v will LtNCHBUBO, Va., Nov. 13, 1890.
purchase a lot in Fairview Comoterj ' A general meeting of the stockholders
their dead will bo removed free ol I of tho Rlvormont Company is hereby
charge. This privilero is only oxt< uled j called to meet in this city, at tho Calos
January I, 1801. toll n C. \\ C ' thenic Hall, on Thursday, tho 10th day
Woohvine. W. P. HUFF, of December, at 4 o'olook p.m. liy
C. \V. C. WOOL WINE, j order of the board of directors,
novj-lra Uoai.uittca 1 novl5-Hu A. M. DOYLE, Sco'y