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HINTS FOR COLLECTORS.
Mom Particularly fur Thou* Who Do Not
Have Too Much Money.
A few hints of ?ronoral character may
bo useful to tho rcllnctor whoso knowl?
edge has not yet, boon bought In the
market of practical experience. Lot
him avoid, in tho first place, a servilo
following of the fashion. Lot him avoid
giving an extravagant prico for any
thing. Tho shortness of his purso is
ofton an actual protection to tho col?
lector. It makes him use his wits and
gain that knowledge which his woalthy
zompetitor never attains to. Tako
pictures, for ox ample; tho rich buy or
fills his gallory with what ho is pleased
to consider mastorpiecos of art. Ho bo
pins In ignorance, and tho dealers?tho
whole crowd of thoso whoso business it
is to minister to his vanity and extract
his gold?tako care that ho shall ncvor
learn more than they choose to teach
him. When ho dios bo leaves his col?
lection to tho nation, in tho firm confi?
dence that tho buldings in Trafalgar
Square will bo forthwith enlarged to ac?
commodate so priceless a treasure in its
entirety. Thoro would bo little rest for
his troubled spirit could be learn that
tbo trustees havo selected three or four
works out of many hundred as alone
worthy of a place in tbo national collec
Tho poorer collector, having devel?
oped a faculty which stands him in tho
stead of gold, builds up bis fabric in a
more humblo and tentative fashion.
Recognizing that great works of great
men aro not tor him, refusing to look at
Raphaels or Correggios at any price, ho j
secures good works by unknown men,
contenting himself with slight sketches
studies and unConsidorod trifles from
tho studios of artists whoso reputation
is established. Such works give him
nearly all the gratification that can bo
derived from pictures, and. viewed as
investments, havo a constant tendency,
as tho auctioneer says when he tries to
olicita bid for some atrocious daub, to
"grow into money."?Rlackwopd's Mag?
POSITION FOR SLEEP.
rrum a Lecture hjr ?'. II. Kollogt;, 51. !>..
or Ititttle Creek Sanitarium.
Tho brst position for sleep is as near j
a horizontal ono as possible. With per- j
sons who havo tendency to byperomia j
of tho brain, it is better to sleep with 1
tho head soi'.ewliat raised. On tbo othor |
hand, in anaemic conditions, where tho ;
blood supply is insufficient and tho
brain with tho rost of the body, suffers j
from lack of proper nutriment, it is tbo
host plan to sleep with tho head a little |
lower than th" foot. My attention was
first called to ;his some years since by
seeing half .starved Italian beggar boys
sleeping on tho hillsides nrouhd Naples
with their heads downward. Their in?
tuitions had led thorn to adopt tho posl- ,
lion for Sloop which tho low nu- !
tritivo tone of their systems made most,
desirable?a position which to 0:1c very
full of blood would ho almost sure to in?
duce congestion of tho brain. Over- '
taxed students or nursos who sometimes
fall asleep in theirchairs do not awaken
with normal feeling of refreshment, for j
the brain has not, had a fair chance to
recuperate. To sleep with tho head
high on a bolster is very porlncious, not
not only that it robs the brain, but it
tends to make the shoulders round anil
tho spino curved. It is hotter to sleep
without any pillow atall. As to further
position, assume that which is tbe most
comfortable individually. Probably a
littlo Inclination to tbe right side is tbo
most normal position, especially if ono
goes to bod before the stomach is en?
tirely empty since tho pylorio opening
in on that side.
As to sleeping with tho head to tho
north which some advocate in ordor to 1
bo in lino with tho magnetic currents,
thoro is nothing in i(. The magnetic 1
north pole is sevoral degrees away from '
tho geographical north pole, therefore 1
those who attempt to carry out this 1
theory fail in getting in lino with tho I
EL PASO'S FIRST CHURCH.
All the Gamblers in Town Suhxcriheil to
nulld the Sacred Rdlllce.
"The first church built in Kl Paso,
Tex., was put up by the gamblers," said
Harry Wicks, a frontier sporting man.
"In tho early days of that border town
everybody gambled. It. was a good-sized
town, and we had no church. You soo,
I'm counting myself in. Well, along
eamo a minister and said he would preach
for us if wo would build him a church.
I can't recollect his polities?I mean his
"Tho boys wanted mo to raise tho pot
for tho building. I did all of that char?
ity work, and a few days beforo had
takon up a collodion for the widow of a
fellow we had hanged for shooting a
man without giving him a show for his
lifo. Thoro were several gambling
houses and-the population of tho town
was about ono thousand, not counting
the several "Hundred cowboys that camo
in from the plains at night. So I took
'round tho hat. and all tho boys chipped
in from ??"> to 820 Oach, and 1 soon had a I
"I wanted to give something and did
not havo a rod cent So whon I was
passing tho hat round at ono of tho
faro tables I saw that tho jack had lost
through two deals and chopped. Well,
that means that on the third deal tho
jack won. I always play system and just
know the jack would win out, and as I
wanted to give something to tho church
I just took ?20 out of tbo hat and played
it opon on tho jack for me and tho
church. It won on the turn, and 1
played tho deal out, winning 9340, which,
with the 1JS00raised from the boys, made
a good stake for tho church, it is a custom
among tho profession that when a man
stakes a player to give him half of tho
winnings, i di i not Claim what I was
entitled to. but gave it all to tho church."
An Amu t?-m- Detective Agency.
Swoot Girl--Va. tho houso next door
was robbed last night.
Pa?Mercy! Next door'.'
Swoot Girl? Yes, ami the burglars
havo boon in two or throe housoson this
block within a week.
Pa?I know it. 1 know it. It's ter?
rible! lint, what can we doV
Swoot Iii; !?1 was thinking it might
bo a good plan for Mr. Nicofoilow and
me to sit up a few nights and watch for
thom.-5N. Y. Weekly.
? A ypuntr ;-.irl rodo her horse In
through a storo doorway at Lynohburg,
Vn.. made her purchases, said gootTrbyo
?To brighten tbo insido of a tea or
rolToo pot, till with wator, add a pleco of
soap, and boil for about forty-flvo min
?Always serve oystora in hot dishos.
Cook tho oyatora only until thoy curL If
Booked too long thoy aro indigestible.
?Quail on Toast: Pluck, draw and
6ingo tho quail, wrap it with a slico of
bacon in vino leaves, and afterwards
In buttored papor. Roast until well
browned. Snrvo on buttered toast.?N.
?In damping clothes for ironing, use
warm wator as hot as you can boar tho j
hands in; sprinkle fine, fold smooth,
roll up tight, and thoy will iron much j
oasier; the hot wator ponetrates moro j
readily and you do not need to dampen
so much as with cold water.
? Lomon Jumbles: Uso one egg, ono
teacupful of sugar, one-half of a tea
cupful of "nutter, three tablospoon
fuls of milk, one-half of a teaspoonful
of soda, one teaspoonful of cream of
tartar, two small lemons, grated rind of
one and juice of both. Flour enough
for rather stilf dough.?N. Y. World.
?Excellent Uingorsnaps: Bring to a
boil one cup molasses and stir in ono
tablespoon fill of soda, and while foam?
ing pour it ever one cup of brown sugar;
beat one egg and one tablespoon!ul gin?
ger and Hour enough to roll; bake care- |
? Potato Scallops: Boil some potatoes, |
slice thorn fine and heat as above; put
them into scallop shells which have
been previously buttered and dusted
with bread crumbs; fill tho scallop
shells only half full of potatoes: then
add some egg and cream beaten up to?
gether; sprinkle tho top with broad
crumbs and bake in a quick oven. ?Chi?
cago inter Ocean.
?Coffeo Cream: Dissolve two ounces
gelatine in just enough water to cover
it; put to a pint and a half of cream
a teacupful and a half of very strong,
clear coifoe, with powdered sugar. Add
the dissolved gelatine, let it just boil,
leave it standing until nearly cold, then
pour into a mold and when quite firm
turn it out ?Housekeeper.
?Orange Cake: Take two even tea
Mtpfnls each of sugar and flour, half ,
supful of water, the yelks of livo eggs
boa ton very light, also the whites of
four, the juice and grated rind of one
orange, and two teaspoon fills of baking
powder sifted with the Hour. Bake in
for.r layers. Take the juice and grated
rind of one large or two small oranges,
three-fourths of a teacupful of sugar,
und the white of one egg beaten stiff.
Spread this between layers, adding more
sugar to that used for the top.?Boston
?Scalloped Meat: Cut thin slices of
underdone roast or ladled beef or mitt
ton; lay them in a baking tin: stow over
them sonn chopped capers, onion and a
little parsley; add pepper and salt, and
pour in at the side as much stock or
water with pieces of butter added, as
will come up to the crust; drew well
with bread or cracker crumbs, and put
tho pan in the oven for half an hour, or
until nearly all the moisture is dried up. :
? Boston Herald.
? Fish Coquettes: Chop a pound of
sold or canned fish line, add a teaspoon- :
ful of salt, a tablespoon fill of chopped
parsley, the juice of half a lemon, and a
pinch of cayenne; mix thoroughly. Bub
a tablespoonful of butter and threo of
Hour together, and stir in tho boiling !
milk; let cook two or threo minutes and
add the fish; stir altogether; turn out on
a dish to cool. When cold form into co
rjuetles; roll first in beaten egg then in
bread crumbs, and fry in boiling lard.
Garnish with parsley anil servo hot.?
Louisville Courier Journal.
TEXAS' NATURAL WALL.
(V 1'roitk of Natura Thitt Han l'ocn the
Subject <>f Much Speculation.
There is in tho northern part of
Texas, noar the Boisd'Aro, or East Fork
nf tho Trinity, a freak of naturo that !
has been the subject of much specula?
tion over since its discovery, over forty
roars ago. Extending in a northwest :
and southeasterly direction for several j
miles is a perpendicular seam or wall of
;barso limestone, composed of frag- '
ments, irregular in size, yet vory simi?
lar in shape. Tho seam (or wall, as it '
is called) is about two feet in width
?very where it Is seen, and tho stones of i
which it is composed aro distributed on
top of ono another, almost with tho
regularity of masonry?at least as well
as many ancient builders constructed
their walls. It is for tho most part
under tho earth, but appears in hillsides
and ravines, where* tho external forces
if naturo have worn away tho soil, leav?
ing tho natural wall exposed. Old set?
tlers say that sotno sections sovoral ,
aundred feet in length appeared as ,
mich as three foot in height when they j
Iirst went there, and hence they
tamed their Iirst town Bockwall, which !
name isalso borne by t ho county in which
vho wall is found. From the fact that 1
no other stone was found In the im medi?
ae vicinity, these pioneers unanimous?
ly agreed that the wall was the work of
some pro-historic pooplo who inhabited
die country; but as its more rosomblanco
:o the work of man is all thitt supports
ibis theory, it has long since been given
jp for the scientific explanation of its
origin. The presence of quart/, lava and
Hhor conglomerate rocks of igneaus
origin, betrays tho action of volcanic
farces in its formation. Some mighty
intorrial convulsion rent tbo earth's stir
faco and left a long straight fissure,
which was tilled by tho same agency
ivlth fragments of underlying strata of
limestone. In some portions where tho
.vail was sufficiently compact, it has
itood alone, while air anil water have
?vorn away the surrounding oart h. Thus
it is found at intervals, keeping one
llrcotlon, straight as a surveyor's
inn for about six miles, uniform in
width, and always composed of stones
rosombllng an elongated brick, some
arger and others smaller.
Years ago an inquiring well-diggor
Mink his spado bosid? tbo wall, lb- fob
owed it down thirty feet and four..I
ibundant water, but not the base of the
vail. So we may concede the work to
tie a freak of tho lire gods, who, in some
past ago, remote and dim, pushed up
die wall from beneath to serve as a
nodol for future man. -St. Louis O.obo
JOHN B. l'KNN. LUC1AN K. COCKK.
j)ENN & COCKE,
COURTS.?Roanoko and adjoining
OFFICE.?Corner Commerce street
and Salem ovenue. novl-lm
"Yyr S* c'?OCH.
Room 5,over Commercial National Hank,
Courts: All the courts of Roanoke
City and County.
oct20-tf 'Telephone 99.
QI.A R EN(i B CO I,EM A N,
Room 12, Moomaw Building,
JEFFERSON ST. ROANOKE, VA.
Prompt attention to work in any part
of tin* State. Correspondence Bolicted.
O.?V. llAXSllltOUOII. ! SAM. ?i. WILLIAMS.
ANSBROUGU & WILLIAMS,
Room Xo. 11, ? - - Moomaw Building,
Jefferson Street, Roanoke, Va.
Will prncticu in the HustingsCouriof
the city of Roanoke, Court of Appeals
of Virginia and United Stales district
Room No. 14, New Kirk Bailing, op?
posite Kenny's tea store. oct4-lyr
TgDWARD W. ROBERTSON,
No. ?1 ? Thomas Building Court-1 louse
QHARLES A. McllUGH,
no Jefferson street.
First floor to rear of Gray & Boswell.
s. OltliTlX. J. AI.LKX WATTS.
/ i RIFI'TN i!fe WATTS. *
Office: Room No. 5, Kirk Building, cor
nur Salem avenue and JoJforson st.
Y I'. STAPLES,
ATTORN B Y-AT-LA W,
Ofllce: Corner Salem avenue and Com
mcrco streets, over Wi rtz's grocery.
my 1 t-'tf
RfllFR L. PAYNE,
oiV.ce on Commerce street, near Court
Special attention given to examina?
tion of titles to and matters connected
with real estate. if
J yil. LEWIS G. PEBIGO.
Consultation and oilice practice.
Office hours.t.p 11 a. m.
1'.' to 1 p iii.
2:30 to G p. m.
Evening hours. Saturday
only.7 to 9 p. in.
Terms strict]y cash.
Ofllce 2nd floor front, Pos to flicc huilding.
\\f O. 1IARDAWAY,
>V o ATTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Courts: Roanoke and adjoining coun?
ties. Office, .Moomaw Building. Jelfer- I
son street S. Looms 3 and 4. ianlfltf j
J A.NCASTER & LANCASTER,
CIVIL. MI NINO AND MECHANICAL
JKFFEU80N Sr., - - RoAKOKK, Va.
Correspondence Solicited. Box 293.
FREDERICK J. AMY/EG, C. E.
M. Am. Soc. C. E. & Engr's Club of
Engineer, Contractor & Builder.
Commercial Bank Building. Roa?
J IC1NNEY, M. I).
Prncl ice Limited to
BYE, BAR, THROAT, AND NOSE.
0fllc<?Over O'Leary, Campbell street.
rjMlOMAS W. MILLER,
Oilice: No. to Kirk Building, over John?
son anil Johnson's Drug Store
C. It. MOOMAW, I -im). W. WOODS,
Bolotourt county. | Roanoke county.
jt/TOOMAW >v WOODS,
ATTORN E YS-AT-LAW.
Will practice in the courts of Roanoke
city and county and counties adjoining
Will attend the courts of Roanoke and
Bototourt regularly, Roanoke, Va,
Oilice: Salem avenue, opposite Stewart's
furniture store. ! f
DM. ROBERTSON, 118 N. Liberty
Stroot, Baltimore. Md.. the oldest
Kpliablo Specialist (regular gratuate)
In Baltimore, with :.'.'> years' experience
Imhospltal and special practice, guar?
antees a cure (without mercury or
cauVtic) In all acute and chronio dis?
eases of the urinary organs. Nervous
and Qrgnnic Weakness, Strictures, oto.
I'rethVal diseases recently contracted
positively cured in four t?? six days.
Consultation confidential. Write or
cull. Mwdicinos sent to any address.
Special treatment to Ladies. Hoard
and nursing if desired.
AT SALE OF LOTS
WytheviSle Development Co
7 and !
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 which a
half-mile branch road is being built from the Norfolk and Western road. Along this
branch road there arc 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 otic, to cost the same amount, will be erected in the
spring to accommodate the increasing influx of summer visitors.
llfVTyriSIS I r *S '*lc couuty seat?f Wythe county, which was awarded the
Ulf I I US" Mil 8 r diploma, w*tn $5?? premium, at the Virginia exposition iii
IS I iSSLaiLLL iSSS 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 months, without a reasonable doubt, puts it within easy
distance of the rich coal fields of Taxewell county.
The rapidity 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, are 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.
HEW ENGLAND SHOE AND CLOTHING COM
112 Commerce Street,
Are determined to sell their entire stock of latiios', 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.
New England Shoe and Clothing Co.,
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
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.
Separate pants all sizes and fabrics. Our fall underwear is now on sale. Wc 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, any
price you want, and will certainly have no farther to go.
The Salem avenue clothier, tailor and furnisher, No. 44
Va. J^JM- Dawson, Manai