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TOLD BY ENVELOPES.
Character I)Hrln*ed I? t'io \V;?y You Write
Your Friend's Address.
Somo porsons elalm that character
discloses itself to tho observing from
the outside of an envolope, and al?
though tho assertion sooras docidodly
far fotched, thoro is moro than a grain
of truth in it after ali. It all depends,
howovor, on that little clause "to tho
obsorving." If ono stops an instant to
think, a blurred or blotted address sug?
gests that tho writer must have a good
deal of "don't caro" in his make; if tho
contrary wore the caso, and an acci?
dental blotting of tho onvelopo had oc?
curred, it would have been destroyed
and a clean ono taken its place" If let?
ters conto habitually from ono person
and are habitually blurred and slovenly
in their address, it argues a certain
slovenliness in character.
If tho penmanship is a quick, caro
less, dashy band, it suggests that tho
writer is of a quick, nervous tempera?
ment, while if the writing itself is hur?
ried to slovenliness it discloses lack of
system, an individual always in a hur?
ry. A running hand, small and con?
cise, bespeaks tho collegiate, accus?
tomed to taking notes at lectures; a
round, full hand, a public school educa?
tion with Spencerlan teaching in-writ?
ing; a very angular up-and-down hand
hints at tho writer's great imitative
powers, for that is never natural; a very
bold, dashing style argues individual?
ity, and a peculiar hand originality
with strength of character, especially
if the peculiarity in the chlrogrnpby is
If it is a labored hand it means ono
of two things, either lack of practice??
perhaps in early education?or a very
careful, painstaking individual. L* it
is, however, n particular careful, round,
even, beautiful hand, it argues vanity,
for the writer has evidently been
praisod for his penmanship and likes
praise. If it is a neat, pleasing ad?
dress, believe in the person's good opin?
ion of you. for he doos his best in writ?
ing you. If it only pleases you because
it is conventional, neat and good form,
believe in his general good breeding
and education, for bis writing is like
the smile on tho face of a society wom?
an. Again; if tho chirography bo al?
most illegible never ask tho writer to
do you a favor; ho would not bother j
himself to bo nice to any one.
As for the envelope itself, if a plain, i
ordinary affair, it means, not as might )
bo supposed, poverty of purse, but I
either poverty of cultivation or the fill- I
ing of so chance a need, and the letter j
itself will reveal that it is a borrowed
article and its use a ease of it or none
at all. If the envolope he pictured or
tinted you may doubt the owner's good
Uisto, while it it have a monogram or
crest you can be sure it indicates pride :
cr self-esteem. If it bo something i
unique and novel in design, as very |
long and slender, or very broad and
square, lot k < t for the gushing maid. \
Of coitrso the summer girl is ex- i
iromoly particular about her stationery j
and takes with her tho very latest fads i
or nothing at all; she is prone to fancy j
something a trifle newer than tho con?
ventional cream, white heavy or linen
papor. Perhaps the very latest thing
sho can got is the paper in deep helio- :
trope and blue tones stamped with a
clover leaf in one corner, with a finish
that gives to tho clovor the glisten of
satin. Accompanying this sho must
havo a sweet grass box to hold tho
papor, and n dear little pen-wiper in
the shape Of a clover leaf and made of
flannel; tho whole thing "made to sug- j
gest new-mown hay sort of innocence.
If one is simply sighing for tinted i
paper the shades of pale, gray and yel?
low with tho address stamped in silver
aro tho most dcsiralflo things to be
used, but a good sensible sticking to a
good sensible conventionality of paper I
is highly satisfactory. The address is
the only thing that is now stamped up
on ono's paper by those who study good
form in every thing, tho envelope ac- !
companying it being plain.
A woman who looks after her letter
papor and watches that her supply docs
not exhaust itself and her needs re; !
quire hor to take up with any thing pro
tern, adds one admirable quality to the
list of daintinesses which should make
up her individuality. Precise, dainty
ways aro acquired charms which should
not bo sneered at?-Chicago Herald.
WOULDN'T HAVE IT.
Widow (irmniely Dmwi the I.ino at H?ing
Culled Ota ami Decrepit.
Tho Widow Grangoly had an impor- I
taut caso in court. She knew that if she
.should win, her condition thereafter
would bo one of financial oaso, and she
had accordingly omployed the most ef
foctivo lawyer In the county. When
tho case came to trial, the shrewd law?
yer saw that bis road to success lay
through tho emotions of tho jurymen.
C'Centlomon," said ho, "look at this
poor woman. Is sho net enough to ex
cito the pity of any beholder? Decrepi?
tude has nol spared her. and ago is fast,
spreading its blight upon her onco lair
"You stop right v.hcro you are!" ex?
claimed tho widow. "I need the money
that might come out of this case, bnt !
I'll iho hanged if you shall stand up
there and call me old."
The lawyer hastened to her and said:
"Why, madam, 1 must talk that way
or loso tho case."
"I don't care if you do havo to talk
that way, you sha'n't I'd rather lose
tho whole thing than to bo called old.
I am as good-looding as I ever was, and
I want you to understand that fact.
Decrepit, indeed. Pll bet I could gather
you up and throw you ovor a ten-rail
fence right now. If you want to talk
about the law there is in the caso, go
ahead, but if you call mo old again,
we'll light,that's all."?Arkansaw Trav?
I.o-is of A ni?-< Ito.
Principal of Girls' Hoarding-School
(to her biitcher)?-From to-morrow you
oan send mo three pound* of meat less
lb in tba usual quantity.
"Have you lost somo of your hoard
, but four of tllO g'?i'ls have fallo:.
?Easterner (in far Wcstorn store-)?
"Got any neckties?" Proprietor (mysti?
fied)? "Urn?or?what sort?silk, calico
or lu mp?"?Good Nows.
?Wo know what tho girl who nover
thinks talks about. Now wo would like
to Und out what tho girl whonovor talks
thinks about?Atchison Globe.
?Flora?"Who Is that fat, awkward
woman who doosn't seom to know what
to do with her bands and foot?" Nora?
"O, that's Mrs. Hustler, tho eminent
toachor of 'Dolsarto.'"?America.
? "I haven't had an outing for two
years," complained Mrs. Jaysmith.
"That's too bad!" ropliod hor husband,
sympathetically. "I'll look at tbo ad?
vertisements and soo if there isn't a
free excursion to a salo of lots you can
go to to-day."?Harper's lia/ar.
?Tho velocity of light has been meas?
ured and recorded, but tbo rapidity with
which a woman can scatter bad news
over a neighborhood is still a matter of
guesswork. ? Ham's Horn.
? Lady Guost?"1 leave this bouse in
an hour." Clerk?"Is there any thing
wrong, madam." Lady Guest? "Wrong!
Well, I should say so. Why, tho next
room and mine are connected by a door,
and you have actually Stopood up tho
keyhole." N. Y. Son.
?A Laudable Desire.?Wife?"Dear,
dear! What can von bo dropping oil on
your best coat for?" Husband?"I
bought a bottle of stuff to-day to take
out grease stains with, and 1 wanted to
see if it was any good."?Clothier and
?"Isn't .loues a Christian Scientist?
a beliovor in the faith euro?" "lie is."
"Is it true that bo wouldn't have a doc?
tor for his wife tho other day when she
wits sick?" "It is (|tiito true." "Well,
1 saw a doctor go into his house just
now." <)li' that's all right, lie's sick
now himself."? Capo Cod Item.
?An erratic old gentleman in New
York recently went bonce and left a
largo fort tine to bo expended in teach?
ing people to eat with their forks. Had
he left one-half the sum to provide
something for them to practice on, hi3
memory as a benefactor would have
lasted longer.?Ram's Horn.
?Cousin Tom (to Li/./.ie. who, with
the rest of tho family, has just roturned
from the country) ? "Aren't you glad to
got back to tho city? I should think
you would be all lonosono in that sleepy
town." Lizzie?"O, no, We got ac?
quainted raj I lly, and I had several
lovers, to boot" Cousin Tom?"I should
think your father would havo attended
to that."?Losten Herald.
?Travcrs?"Say, old man, great
scheme! Am going to London. You
order what clothes you want. Same
height, same breadth. I buy them.
Dring 'em back. Good lit. Cheap. Eh?"
Dashaway?"Splondid. 'Til make out
my order at once. When you got back,
I'll pay you." Travcrs?"You will, oh?
Woll, I'd like to know bow you expect
mo to get over there?"?Clothier and
? Mr. Mushroom?"I wish you would
send one o' those invites to old Skeo
sicks and his wife." Mrs. Mushroom?
"What! Them vulgar Skeosicks? I
won't do it." Mr. Mushroom ? "Of
course, they ain't so blamed cultured;
but they can study up a little." Mrs.
Mushroom?"For heaven's sake, JOro*
miah! You'll be wanting mo to ask our
fathers and mothers here next."
? Dollio (snuggling quite oloso to his '
watch chain)?"What have you in that
locket?" Chollio?"A postage stamp." i
Dollio?"Goosie! What postage stamp?"
Chollio?"The ono on your last lovo-lot
tor. I dptachod it carefully. It touched
your moist rod lips. It often touches
mine." Dollio ? "You dreadful follow!
I'm so sorry!" Chollio?"Sorry! Why!"
Dollio?"llecause I moistened that
stamp by pressing it on Fido's dear,
lamp nose." --Pittsburgh Bulletin.
SHE WAS TOO FRANK.
Indiscreet t'nmlnr I njiirioimlr Affects a
A charming romance has come to light
ovOr in tbo unrotnantic city of Brooklyn.
11appears that not long ago a teacher
in one of tho schools for children set
thorn to writing compositions, of which
she herself was to bo the subject; that
is, tho scholars were told they might
write out their impressions of tboir
teacher. One of those essays, of pecu?
liar literary excellence for a child,
drifted in somo way into ono of tbo
Brooklyn papers, which in its turn foil
into tho hands of a young dentist in
ono of tho growing towns in Montana.
Tho description of tho teacher's charms
so captured his fancy and fired his
imagination that he was moved to write
a letter, addressed to her in care of tho
paper which published tho composition.
In duo time the letter reached her
hands. S'i.o answered it and a
brisk correspondence soon sprang
up. with an exchange of photographs
and confidoncos, which resulted in
tho formation of an engagement.
Tho marriage date was set, and
shortly before the month containing
the wedding day arrived the young den?
tist received a letter from his fiancee in
which she said that she bad one more
important fact to reveal to him, name?
ly, that, while hor picture represented
hor as being a young woman of some
personal sharms, she considered it only
frank to tell him that her beauty was
marred by very defective tooth, which,
sho naively added, could easily bo re?
paired after their marriage without any
Whether the young woman's physical
defect or lo r business enterprise de?
stroyed tho young man's ideal is not
do finitely known, nor is it really known
at prosont that tbo marriage is positive?
ly declared o!T, but it certainly does
look as if it woro, for three times since
tho receipt of that letter has the skit?
tish young dontist written to postpone
tbo ceremony, and tbo young woman is
consequently obligod to keop altering
the fashion of her welding gown;:, Ip
order that her trousseau may very prop?
erly represent the latest moles -a priV'
ilogo which every bride is certainly en
This fable teaches, or should teach,
that a young woman should manago her
matrimonial arrangements with discre?
tion 08 well a i with >rra:.'U::c!.j. --N. Y.
JOUN K. l'BNK. I.UC1AN K. COCKK.
I )ENN & COCKE,
ATTO R N E Y S-AT- LAW,
COURTS.?Roanoko and adjoining
OFFICE.?Corner Coratnerco street
and Salem ovenue. novl-lm
'^yy s- Qoocii.
ATTORN EY-AT-LA W,
Room 5,over Commercial National Bank,
. Courts: AU the courts of Roanoke
City and County.
oot26-tf Telephone 00._
Room 12, Moomaw Building*,
JEFFERSON ST. ROANOKE, VA.
Prompt attention to work in any part
I of the State. Correspondence solieted.
<;. W. HANSUUOUOH. i 8AM. O. WILHAMS.
\NSBROUGll & WILLIAMS,
Room No. 11,---- Moomaw Building,
?lelforson Street. Roanoke, Va.
W i 11 practice in the 11 listings Court of
the city of Roanoke. Court of Appeals
of Virginia and United States district
courts. ? mar'.'.vtf
ATTORN EY-AT-LA W,
Room No. 14, New Kirk Bulling, op
posite Kenny's tea store. oet4-lyr
UDWARD \V. ROBERTSON,
No. 1 Thomas Building Court-Fiouso
jn?ARLES A. M? HiCil,
1 lit .leir- rson street.
First floor to rear of Gray Boswell.
S. Ollll-'FIN. I J. AI.'I.KN WA ITS.
^ RIFFIN ? WATTS,
Ollice: Room No. Kirk Building, cor
nor Sah in avenue and Jefferson st.
\ P. STAPLES,
Ofiloc: Corner Salem avenue and Com
inorco streets, over Werte's grocery.
RC11ER L. PAYNE,
, Oillce on Commerce street, near Court
Special attention given to exatnina
I tion of titles to and matters connected
! with real estate. tf
I yi. LEWIS Gs PEU1GO.
Consultation and olfico practice.
Ollice hours.0 to 11 a. m.
12 to 1 p. m.
\.'::><i to?> p. in.
Evening hours. Saturday
only.7 t? 0 p. Ill;
Terms strictly cash.
0fllcc2nd floor front.Postofllce building.
WO. 11 AR DA WAY,
? ATTORN EY-AT-LA W.
Courts: Roanoke and adjoining coun?
ties. Ofllco, Moomaw Building, deffer
Bon street S. Rooms 3 and 4. ianlfltf
f uNCASTER & LANCASTER,
CIVIL, MINING AND MECHANICAL
Jkfff.rson St., - - Roa.vokk, Va.
Correspondence Solicited. Box202.
FREDERICK J. AMY/EC, C. E.
M. Am. Soc. C. E. & Engr's Club of
Enginser, Contractor & Builder,
Commercial Bank Building, Roa?
KINNEY, M. D.
Practice Limited to
EVE. EAR. THROAT, ANT) NOSE.
(Ullce?Oaor <>'Loiiry, Campbell street.
' rriUOMAS W. MILLEK,
Ofllce: No. in Kirk Building, over John?
son and Johnson's Drug Store
C. f.. Moomaw. I ,IMO. w. WOODS,
Itototourt county. | Roanoko county.
ooMAW & WOODS,
Will practice In the courts of Roanoko
city and county and counties adjoining
Will attend the courts of Roanoke and
Botctotirt regularly. Roanoke, Va.
Ollice: Salem avenue, opposite Stewart's
furniture store. tf
OR. ROBERTSON, Ms N. Liberty
street. Baltimore. Md., the oldest
reliable Specialist (regular grnluato)
in Baltimore, with 2."> years'experience
in bo .pital and special practice, guar?
antees a cure (without mercury or
caustic) in all acut?' and chronic dis?
eases of the urinary organs. Nervous
and Organic Weakness, Strictures, etc.
Urethral diseases recently contracted
positively cured in four to six days.
Consultation confidential. Write or
call. Medicines sent, to any address,
i Sjlfcial treatment to Ladies. Hoard
at/A nursing if desired.
? *(/ -..>? .1 ft. \V '
WythevilSe Development Co.
desirable business and residence lots will be
offered for sale, adjoining the present town and
lying along the main line of the Norfolk and
Western railroad, and around the company's reserve for manufactories, through w hich a
half-mile branch road is being built from the Norfolk and Western road. Along this
branch road there are now in course of construction
A woolen and knitting factory, capital $50,000; steam brick plant;
planing mill, sash, door and blind factory; the Virginia stove
and steel range foundry, capital $ 1 25,000.
With these factories under way, and others reasonably sure in sight, a large and
rapid increase of population is assured, and, to meet the present demand for houses, the
company is now erecting a number of residences in this locality. A $50,000 hotel
is now being built, and a second one, to cost the same amount, will be erected in the
spring to accommodate the increasing influx of summer visitors.
is the county scat of Wythe county, which was awarded the
diploma, with $500 premium, at the Virginia exposition in
:f*?l? l8SS in "Minerals and Woods." Its location at the point of
intersection of Norfolk and Western and Virginia and Kentucky railroad, work on which
latter will begin within a few mouths, without a reasonable doubt, puts it within easy
distance of the rich coal fields of Tazewell county.
IYIA N U FACT URING SI'
The vapidity with which all lots put on the market at the company's last sale were
taken, and the satisfaction expressed and handsome profits realized to purchasers, arc the
best guarantee that can be offered of the safe and remunerative character of investments
in the above lots. For maps, price lists and information apply to
W. L. YOST, PRESIDENT, WYTHEVILLE, VA,
IEI ENGLAND SHOE AND CLOTHING COMPANY,
112 Commerce Street,
Are determined to sell their entire stock of ladies', misses',
children's and men's shoes, hats, clothing and
gents' furnishing goods at
Commencing Wednesday, December 10, in the morning from 10
to 1 o'clock, and in the afternoon from 2:30 to 5:30 o'clock for
ladies, misses and children; at nights from 7:30 to 1 0:30 for men's
goods only. For bargains attend this sale. No goods, ex?
changed that is bought during the sale.
112 COMMERCE STREET.
Youman's hats, known to all, at Cohn's; Stetsons' soft and stiff, at Cohn's; Silverman's
stiff and silk, at Cohn's; Melville soft and stiff, at Cohn's, and others too numerous
rJLm cJa? tcLi 5_, KtsBJV N?ce?' Vo?>/ >i*si/ usla *ju&SW>' 0L3
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 Conn'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., arc 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. You can find anything you want, auy
? price you want, and will certainly have no farther to go.
The Salem avenue clothier, tailor
and furnisher, No. 44 Salerri
M. Dawson, Manager.