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Tazewell, C. H., Va.
"Will practice In tho courts of Tazewoll
county, nnd (ho Court of Appeals at Wytho
ville. Collecting a spocdoUy, Lands for
k^fale aud land titles examined.
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ounty. Vn? nnd Mercor County, W. Vs.
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J. ft S. D. MAY,
TAZEWELL C. IT., VIRGINIA,
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Pliyrsioinii niici Snrgeon,
TAZEWELL C. ~ , VIRQINIA.
Ist-Office CouitT House SQUAnir.
Booms in resilience east end of town.
Office West Front Room, Stras building,
gHAVING AND HAIR CUTTING.
? T. "B. WA?TMEIN".
Tazewell, C. H? Va .
Saloon Evt front room. Stras building!
up etairA. Elegant Chairs, Plnte Glas* Mir
rorv, and all the modern converionces.
O.R SURFACE. JESSE F. WHITE
SURFACE & WHITE, Pnor's.
?fiy-IIouse entirely Kefurnised.
A well-supplied Table, a complete Bar
and good Stables.
TAZEWELL, O. H. VA,
L. R- DODD
This large Hotel is entirely refurnished
and fitted np to suit modem require?
Special arrangements for commercial
Table always supplied with the best.
Tho Bar supplied with the finest and
purest Liquors, Oigars, &o.
Good Stables, Sheds, &o.
VALLEY MUTUAL LIFE
D. B. BALDWIN.
TAZEWELL, 0. H., ViRGINtA,
? FOB TAZI?.wEr.Ii COUNTY.
Pedestrian (meeting deaf hunter)?
"Can you toll mo if this is tho road to
Enthusiastic Hunter?"Yes, yes; fino
day for sport." ...
Podestrinn (louder)?"Is tins tho road,
to Venice Centre?"
Hunter?"Yes, yes; fino brace of birds
Pedestrian (shouting)?"Aro you a
'sluntor?"Yes, yos; plenty jnore of
?f J(m over there l"~ TM-Bit*."
J. P. & J. H. Kelly, Publi
Tho "Respectable" Saloons.
In his address at Cumbridgeport, Fob
runry 28, ex-Governor St. John, of Kan?
sas, in referring to what are commonlj
called "respectable saloons," said:
"All saloons are bad, but none aro so
dangerous to society us those called 're?
spectable.' Tho man of wealth, influence,
and respectability never takes his first
drink iu the low groggery; it is always
the gilden den, the 'respectable' saloou,
that catches him. His self-respect would
not permit him to enter ono of tho 'low
down' placs. Nol Ho outers the
BChoal of dissipation through tho 'high
toned' pin o, where men of rank congre?
gate, and after manhood, money, charac?
ter, respectability and all are gone, and
he a poor, despised, helpl si wreck, he
graduates from the 'low-down' saloon in
the nl'.cy, without a friend or a penny.
Had it not been for tho infernal 'respect
able saloon,' ho would ba a Bobcr mau
"The 'respectable' dram UriiikCT, like
the 'respectable' saloon, is doing more fcc
destroy the young men of this country
than all the old topers and 'low-down'
saloons in tho land. The lower the
saloons the quicker wo will get rid ot
them, In Bloomington, 111., by tlic aid
of professed Christians, they have high
licensed saloons, which system, it was
claimed, would drive out the 'low-down'
places and make the traffic 'rospectable.'
A keeper in one of thess saloons in
Bloomington has represented his pnrty in
its State Convention, been a member of
the city council, and in local politics is a
'boss.' His saloun is claimed to be very
tony and in every way 'respectable.1 Yet,
the truth is, it has destroyed more home.)
and started more men on the road to per?
dition than nil the 'low-down' places in
tho town. Here is the opinion of a poor,
henrt-broken widow, expressed in a let?
ter she recently wrote to tho keeper of
" 'I was once as happy as any living
woman. To day myself and my dear
children arc starving, while ;o i have in
your possession not less than ?1,000 of
the money that justly belongs to me.
And that is not all, nor half. Out of the
man I loved dearer than life you made a
brute, and to day he is in hell; but the
great God will hold you responsible for
his soul and my life-long grief, shame
and misery. Your "respectable" saloon
did it nil.'
"Allow me to say right hero that,
when it eomc3 to the judgment bar of
God, the man who stood at the 'respecta?
ble' saloon counter and dealt out the
liquor that destroyed that homo
and that immoital soul, and
brought that poor heart-broken widow
and children to starvation, will he no
more guilty than the professed Ghristian
who, for the sake, not of Christ, but his
political party, stood lit the ballot-box
and gave sanction to the business by hia
Francis Murphy has made 8,000 tem?
perance advocates in Tiflin, Ohio.
The wine crop of Finnc? for 1885 was
012,000,000 gallons, or 1,203,000,000
gallons less than in 1S75 a .d 308,003,000
less than tin average fo.- llio last ten
years." How fortunate for wine-bibbers
that grapes ore not essential for making
their I. ?nr.:_
To strengthen the stomach, create an
appetite, and remove the horrible depres?
sion and despondency which result from
Indigestion, there is nothing so effective
as Aycr's Pills. These Pills contain no
calomel or other poisonous drug, net
directly on the digestive and assimilative
organs, and restore health and strength to
the entire system. T. P. Bonner, Chester,
I'm., writes: "I have used Aycr's Pills
for the past 30 years, and am satisfied
I should not have been nlivo to-dny, if It
had not been for them. They
nie of Dyspepsia when all other remedies
failed, and their occasional use has kept
jnc in a healthy condition ever since."
I.. N. Smith, Utica, N. Y., writes: "I
have used Aycr's Pills, for Liver troubles
and Indigestion, a good many years, and
have always found them prompt and
efficient in their action." Ittchard Xorris,
Lynn, Mass., writes: "After much suffer?
ing, I have been cured of Dyspepsia and
Aycr's Pills. They have done me moro
good than any other medicine I have ever
taken." John Burdett, Troy, lown,
writes: "For nearly two years my life
was rendered miserable by the horrors of
Dyspepsia. Medical treatment afforded
mo only temporary relief, nnd I became
reduced in llesli, and very much debili?
tated. A friend of mine, who had been
similarly afflicted, advised me to try
Aycr's Pills. I did so, and with tho
happiest results. My food soon ceased to
distress me, my nppetiio returned, and I
became as strong and well as ever."
DU. J. C. AY ER &. CO.. L?.cll, Mass,
For k\\W !>y all l>,'.;;,:,;isi9.
shers. ? Tl
ForoTor Tonnt;. 1
Tho wild world bostons on its way; 1
The gray-haired century nears it closo I
ItB sorrow dupous day by day;
Tho Summer blush forsakes tho rose.
But, darling, while your voice I hear.
And while your dark-brown eyes I soo,
Sad months and sunless, seasons drear,
Aro all tbo same, nil glad, to mo.
Despair can novor reach me
While your soft hand I bold,
While your eyes lovo and teach me.
I nover shall grow old I
Tboy say that lovo forsakes tho old:
That passion pnles and fndes away;
That oven loves bright locks of gold
Must loso their charm and change to gray. 1
But, darling, while your heart is miuo,
And while I feel that you nro true,
For mo tho skies will ovor shino
With Summer light and tendcrest blue.
Yes, letold-ago dorido niol
I scorn his mocking tonguo.
Dear love, with you besido mc,
I am forover young 1
ONLY A COMPANION.
> "It seems to mc I don't look as well as
usuol to-night,,: isid Mrs. Major Dart
She shook her jet-black curls in a ser?
pentine cataract about her face ns sho
spoke, and critically surveyed herself in
Mrs. Major Dortburg had been young?
er, ond she had been prettier, but she
was surprisingly well gotten-up for nil
that. Uy gaslight you could scarcely
have told that she was n day over thirty
years of nge. And, ns she invnribly took
the precaution to be accompanied into
'.'society" by her companion, Miss Orins
by, whose special duty it was to observe
and correct ?11 mistakes of costume, com?
plexion and curls before other eyes could
possibly take note of them, Mrs. Dart
burg felt tolerably safe.
Mrs. Dart burg was a widow in search
of n rich husband. The deceased major
hod been inconsiderate enough to die
ond leave her without tin income which
was decidedly incompatible with her
wants?and the only tiring left for her
wos to marry some one who could supply
the awkward deficiency.
?o Knie Orinsby was taken every year
to some goy watering place or brilliantly
thronged springs. .
Kate was very unlike her patroness, as
she sat there pale and quiet in her blue
dress. Her face was oval, with limpid,
hazel eyes; features pure pud straight,
and masses of raven bhtek hair coiled in
heavy braids at the back of her head.
"Insipid looking!" Mrs. Major Parlljur;? I
declared. Kate cared very little for the
verdict, as long as her "salary," as Mrs.
Dartburg preferred to phrase it, sutliccd
for the support of her two little orphan
"No," said Mrs. Dartburg, querulous?
ly, "I don't look as well ns usual, ond if
Mr. Truxton is to be there, I want to
look belter. Mr. Truxton has estates in
the Wcsl Indies, owns n yacht ond drives
a four-in-hand. I tell you what, Kate,
you must put on a little more rouge on
the left cheek I And, Kate?if you
would only leave off wearing those dow?
dy black dresses! I really am beginning
to be ashamed of you when we go into
the. boll-room. Do get something new
nnd stylish?a block iron-grcnadiuc, or a
."I have others to provide, for besides
myself," said Kate, quietly. "I cannot
i afford the new decorations of which you
speak, Mrs. Dartburg."
"But I'm not aware that I om called
upon to support nil the beggars ond or?
phans in creation!" said tho widow,
sharply. "Here?put this spray of pur?
ple paasics in your hair?they nro quite
mourning enough, I'm sure."
Mrs. Dortburg's scarlet-lipped smile
was unwontedly sweet that night, as she
courtcsicd low to Mr. Truxton, the rich
"He's handsome," thought tbo haa
band huntress. "Dear mc, he can't be
over forty, nnd ns straight as an arrow!"
And she chatted oway in her most fas?
cinating manner as sho walked through
the rooms, leaning on Mr. Truxton's arm.
"A very agreeable woman," thought
the millionaire, "though not as young ns
she has been 1 Knows everybody, ond
seems exceedingly amiable. If I should
marry again?ond, really, little Tom
needs a womnn's care when he is at homo
1 for the holidays?it certainly is worth
thinking about I"
These were the disjointed meditations
that passed through Mr. Truxton's mind
as he pol.tely listened to the widow's
chit-chat, and asked questions about the
various occupants of the crowded room.
"Who is that tall girl by the window?'
he asked, "with the black eyes and the
"How strange that you should notice
her I Why, she is my companion, Kate
Ormsby, n sort of poor relation, whom I
keep with mc out of pure charity."
"Very kind of you, 1 nm sure," said
Mr. Truxton, and he thought again that
with such on amiable personage as this
his motherless little boy would hardly
fail to be happy.
"It's a trial at times," went on Mrs.
Dartburg, who wos determined to n-t -
tralize the admiration which boomed in
Mr. Truxton's eyes, os he glanced bock
over bis shoulder toward Kate's queenly
form, "for her temper is exceedingly un?
Mr. Truxton felt himself moro and
VZEWELL C. H., VA,
more, attracted toward this angelic crea?
ture, and ho too'c the first opportunity to
isk : "Whether she was fond of childrent"
"I adore them," said the widow, clasp?
ing her hands.
"I nin glad of that," said Mr. Truxton.
"I havo a little hoy of my own!"
IIow transparent is man! Is it any
wonder that Mrs. Dartburg felt, as she
took off her curls and teeth, nt half past
twelve, that sho had done a good even?
ing's work 1
It happened Hint the next day Mr.
Truxton too,k it into his head to go to
St. Sebastian's Hall, a select boarding- |"
bouse "for boys under twelve," to see ? ..
Iiis little son. I .j
"Havo you been to Saratoga, pa?'1 i
loudly demanded Tommy Truxton. ^
"Jack and Hilly Onnsby havo got a sister '.
at Saratoga." I ^
And Jack and Hilly, two apple-check- ' y
cd urchins of nine and ton, chimed art- '
"Did you sec our Kate, sir?" I
"Who is your Kate?" asked Mr. Trux- ^
ton, amused at their boy-ways. I
"She's Miss Onnsby," suid Dill, "and '
she's companion to Old Cat Dartburg." ' ^
"To?whom, did you say?" asked tho '
widower, somewhat puzzled.
"He means Mrs. Major DArtburg;", ex- 'j
plained Jack; "but he calls her Old Cat,?',
because she's so cross to Kate. Kate j
wouldn't stay there, only she needs th6- (
money to keep us at school. But when |
me and Bill get big enough to work, we |
won't let the Old Cnt torment her any |
more." ! |
"She boxes Kate's ears sometimes," ,
snid Bill, resentfully, "and once she puii- '|
cd her hnir. Kate cried awfully. Wo ,
went there last holiday to spend n day ' |
with Kale, and the Old Cat banged us i
round awful?she said s)ie hated boysl" |
"That was 'cause Bill found her falso ',
teeth in a glass of water," said Jack, I,
"and I painted myself up out of her |
dressing box, with rouge and lily-white, ' i
to look like nil Indian on the war-path! '
And she took her curls off when she lay J
down for a nap, and we played they was
a scalp! And Bill asked her wdiy her'
hair didn't grow on her head like Kate's '
Mr. Truxton burst out laughing.
"You must have rendered yourself '
generally obnoxious!" ho exclaimed.
He went back to Saratoga on the even- '
ing train?and the first person he saw, as |
he ascended tho steps of the Clarendon
Hotel, was Mrs. Major Dartburg, iu a j
fresh toilette of white muslin and blue
ribbons. While Kate Onnsby sat just '
behind herewith a book in her hand, on
whicli'Itcr^dark melancholy eyes were!
"She is'boahtif?ir fchbtght tho mill- 1
ionnirc, but it was not tLc widow that ho 1
was looking at.
The days sped by?the widow believed
that every one was installing her moro 1
firmly in Mr. Truxton's heart. Whilo 1
Kate?but Kate had such a quiet way I
that nobody could really have told how <
she was passing her time.
One evening Mrs. Major Dartburg came '
up to her room, rnther "put out" because 1
Mr. Truxton had just driven his mngnifi- 1
cent four-in-hand nway from the door '
without nsking her to occupy the vncant 1
sent beside him. I
"Kate!" she said, sharply. "Kato
Onnsby, what arc you doing? Poring
over n book of poetry, ngain, as I live; '
and thnt lnce shawl not draped over the
white silk dress for the evening!"
"I think there is still time enough!"
said Kate, quietly.
"Don't contradict, me 1" said the widow
in a passion, "or I'll discharge you on
the spot. I've borne with your temper
quite long enough."
"In that 0080," said Kate, calmly, "wo ]
6hnll both be suited, for I was just about
to notify you of my intention to leava
"And starve in the gutters?" cried
Mrs. Major Dartburg, spitefully.
"I think not," said Kntc, with a half
smilc hovering about her lips.
"What arc you going to do, then?"
"I believe I shall be married soon,'}
snid Kntc, flushing scarlet in the friendly
"My goodness gracious!" said Mrs.
Dartburg. "And what poor fool would
be crazy enough to marry you?"
"Mr. Truxton!" Kate answered, goad?
ed to frankness by the widow's insulting
tone. "We have been engaged for d
Mrs. Major Dartburg sank feebly down
innn arm-chair; as she afterward express?
ed it, "all the strength went out of her
nt tho thought of that .girl's malicious
But it was all tnte, nevertheless?and
Kate Onnsby looked radiantly beautiful,
a mouth afterward, in orange blossoms
and white muslin, as she stood at the
altar by Mr. Truxton's side!
And if anyone wants to know "what
became of them nil," we can only say
that Knt<; and her husband nre scarcely
less happy at Tnixton Place than, arc Bill,
Jack and little tow-hcaded Tommy?and
Mrs. Major Dartburg is still haunting th#
centers of fashion, with a complexion a#
brilliant and manners as juvenile as ever'
A missionary reports that the. river Eu<
phrates bids fair to disappear altogcthcl
in the spreading marshes just below Baby.
Ion, which have ruined the steamboat
channel and nre now obliterating naylgr.i
tion for rowbeat* ,
PROFIT IN DRUGS.
ome Facts About Uro
ho Extensive Use of Patent Mcdioinos,
Quinine, and Opium.
Every member of tho human family is
lore or less interested in the drug trade,
hieb is one of the moat important ear?
ed on ill tho world. It employes huu
rcds of millions of dollars in capital,
ad affords thousands upon thousands of
coplo a means of making an honest live
hood. With tho view of learning sonie
:iing of tho insido mysteries oi ? trade
f such importance, a reporter for the
few York Mail awl Express visited a
irgo drug store. The man of drugs was
usily engaged in filling a prescription.
Chen ho was at leisuro he said in nil
wer to the reporter's query:
"Now there is a compound that is
omposcd of exactly four ingredients.
)no of these ingredients costs at whole
nie exactly two cents, the .second one
cut, tho third two cents and the fourth
hrco cents, makiug a total of eight
"How much will you ehnrge your cus
omfff'for that prescription?"
"A eVnttSOmo prulit--just 000 per
vnt," ' ? i
"Oh, yes^" oat then you see, the eus
omcr pays forty-seven cents of the fifty
lvo for my experience as an apothecary.
Men in other professions do the same us
ive in this respect. For instance, u phy
llcian will look at your tongue and feel
(?our pulse, demand a fee of from $2 to
r?t, according to the length of your purso
lud his standing in society. If he is a
high-toned or fashionable, doctor you
may think yourself fortunate if you es?
cape without being charged more than $5.
[t is the same with a lawyer. You visit
his ollice, obtain bis ndvico in a simple
matter, and occupy his time for about
fifteen minutes, lie wants you to pay
(25 or $50. Now I have performed as
much real service as cither the doctor or
the lawyer, und all the compensation 1
ask is the small pittance of fifty-live
cents. We prefer the prescription busi
Qcss to selling patent medicines, because
the former is the most profitable of the
two branches of our trade."
"Is the sale of patent medicines in?
creasing or declining?"
"I can reply to that question both in
the nflirmative and the negative. Patent
medicines are like garments, they become
fashionable and may go out of fashion.
It is not always the best medicines that
hnve the largest sale. A great deal de?
pends upon the manner in which they nro
advertised and placed before the public.
A few years ago a man prepared a pain
nnnihilutor. It was a sort of wash that
dcadc led pain temporarily, but it was
not a permanent cure. It was, In fact,
injurious for it tended to produce paraly?
sis. The proprietor ntlvu.-'ised it far anil
wide. Tho name of tho so-Cn.W'l reme?
dy appeared in the advertising colum.:"
of all the newspapers. It was seen upon
buildings, fences, and bill-boards, in the
city and in the country. Turn which?
ever way you would it stated you in tho
face. Tho proprietor made a fortune in a
very short time. His pain nnnihilutor
wn.i known and used in almost every
family. Like the Roman Empire it had
its rise and fall. Now noboby thinks of
using it. In fact it is not even manu?
factured or to be found in the market."
"What drugs have the largest snlc?"
"Well, I mny include in the list quin?
ine, the various preparations of opium,
calomel, nrscnic, valerian, lavender and
? well I don't think you wish mo fo gn
through the cntiro catalogue."
"Tell me something about quinine?"
"Pills containing two grains of quinine
sell at $1.50 to $2.00 per bottle of one
I hundred pills. The prcvnlcnco of niala
' ria in almost all sections of the country
during the past few years has caused an
immense consumption of this drug. It
has also afforded speculators ? chance to
make money by forcing the price up, and
they have not been slow in availing them?
selves of the opportunity."
"Hy whom is opium mainly bought?"
"By people of all classes. You would
be gieatly surprised if I should show yot
a list of my customers wdio are in tin
habit of purchasing this drug. I do no
mean those for whom it is prescribed bj
physicians, but those who use it as rcgu
larly as they would tobacco. Thesi
slaves of the opium habit comprise law
ycrs, artists, preachers, merchants, ant
nil kinds of mechanics, tradesmen ant
laborers. Women as well as men nr
slaves to opium."
"Do druggists as a rule becom
"No. There arc too many in the busi
ness. If the number of drugstores conk
be reduced one-half those who rcmainei
in tho trade would stnnd a chance o
making fortunes. As it is, the most o
us have a hard task to keep our head
"What is the troublo between you am
Johnny Grocn, Jamie?"
"He struck me in tho face and calic
me a baby."
"Well, I hope you dlo'n't retaliate, di
"No, sir; I didn't, I just hit hil
Price, $1.50 Per Year.
peahls of thought.
Remember this: However small you
consider your possessions, there is soino
one who envies you them.
Lot us begin our heaven on oarth, and
being ourselves tempted, let us be pitiful
and considerate und generous iu judging
There is no luck, but there is su ih a
thing us hard work and tho knowing
how to nuke it answer for what others
Tho only talent that man under nil cir?
cumstances has succeeded in handing
down to his sou is the ability to judge
Look not mournfully into the past?it
comes not back ngahi; wisely improve
the .present?it is thine; go forth to meet
the future without fear mid with a manly
When the iiiiin listening to his con?
science wills and docs the right, irrespec?
tive of inclination as of consequence,
then is the man free, the universe open
before Ulm, lie is born from above.
We pass through this world but once.
Any good Illing, therefore, Hint wo enn
do, or any kindness we can show to any
human being, let U1 do it now. Let us
not defer or neglect it, for we shall not
pass this way again.
Su h nre the vicissitudes of tho
world, through all its parts, that day
and nlglit, labor and rest, hurry nnd re?
tirement endear each other. Such nre
the changes that keep the mind in action ;
we desire, we purtvue, WO obtain, wo are
satisfied; we desire something else, and
begin a new pursuit.
The "Children's Chitchat" inthoJVStu
Moon contains some amusing sayings by
the little ones. A faw samples arc given:
"Well, my young gentleman, and how
would you like your haircut?" "Oh,
like papa's please?with a little round
hole at the top."
Grandpa: "Tell mo, lithe), why do
yon have six buttons Oll your gloves?"
Ethel: "Yes, grandpa, dear, I will toll
you. The reason is if I had seven but?
tons, or live, they would not match tllti
He was a persistent little boy who told
bis mother, who thought he was tun young
to wear trousers, that "he would be will?
ing to go without pockets if he only could
wear something that bad legs."
A small boy, the son of a gifted clergy?
man ill this state, was heard one night
addressing tho following petition to bis
Maker: "O (Jod, please bless mnmmn,
and please bless papa; but the less you
havo to do with Aunt Marie the better.
"Matninn, what does it menu when it
says, 'The shades of night were falling
fust' ?" "You should try and figure out
those tilings for yourself, Johnny." I
know now. It means when sister Juno
pulls down tho parlor blinds, then Gus
Smith comes in to spend the evenings,
Mrs. Jones ? "Did you take Johnny to
schob., Jeroillhiii?'1 Mi. Jones?"I did.
An excellent school it is, Matilda. Tho
scholars are modeln of deportment; tho
curriculum is first-class, and Um professor
a man ofabiliiy. At least, that is the
way he struck mo." Job .ny (with a
groan)?"You ought to have stayed'
about mi hour, mid seen how he struck
Dickons' Genius for Dlllirenro.
A friend /if the great novelist, a man
who bad given promise of a noble career
on an author, but who through indolence
had failed in doing any permanent work,
called upon him one morning and after
bewoilii g his ill success, ended by sigh?
ing: "Ah, if only I were gifted with gen?
ius 1" Dickens, who hod listened patiei.t
ly to the complant, exclaimed nt once in
answer: "Genius, sir! I do not know
what you mean. I had no genius save
the genius f- r hard work I" However
his enthusiastic admirers may dispute
this,%ccrtain it is that Dickens trusted to
no such uncertain light as (be (ire of gen?
ius. Day in and day out, by hard work,
he elaborated Hie plot, character and dia?
logue of his imperishable storios. Whole
days he would spend to discover suitable
localities, and then be uble ho give vivid?
ness to his description of them, while,
sentence by sentence his work, after ap?
parent completion, was re-touched and
revised. Die great law of labor makes
no exception of the gifted or ignorant.
Whatever the work may be, there can be
no success in it without diligent, unceas?
ing, persevering labor.?lltptiti Weekly.
Extracting Teeth Wllh a Pistol.
Old Dr. Mousey extracted teeth by
fastening a strong piece of catgut sccurO'
ly to the tooth, to the opposite end ol
which he affixed a bullet. With thii
bullet und a full measure of powder, i
pistol was charged, nnd when the triggci
was pulled, the operation was performer!
eflectunlly and speedily. Once a gentle
man wdio had agreed to try the novelty
nnd had even allowed the apparatus t<
be adjusted, at tho last moment ex
claimed, "S op, stop, I've changed in;
mind I" "lint I haven't, and you're a foo
and a coward for your pains," iinswcrct
the Doctor, pulling the trigger. In an
oilier instant the tooth was extracted
much to the thni.l patient's delight inn
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Jf lighting up a cloudy day.
Miss I'nnny't IMctnre,
Ruthiu was utmost four years, old and
lor mamma thought it would bo such n
pleasant surprise to papa if tho postman
ihould happen to bring him n picture of
his dear little girl on her birthday.
Papa's business called him away from
home a great deal. It had been five long
months since he bud Been his little daugh?
One sunny day Mrs. Kingmou put on
Ruth's brocaded cloak and wide lace col?
lar. She tied on hiT bonnet Tory core
fully and oil they started for tho photo?
grapher's Ruth said that Fanny needed
an airing, so the dolly had to go too.
Mamma thought it would bo an easy
thing to get a pretty picture of such a
sweet little face as that under tho big
frilled bonnet. Hut when Ruth found
herself behind the screen, all olono with
a strange man, the sweet little faco be?
came a very funny little face. Bho be^n^
to cry. Sueh a nlrangn machine, i
the big glass eye, that looked right]
Mamma ran in to comfort her, andun?&'
photographer i bowed her his bird (HflB
his kitty. Sim wouldn't Maud ngl
unless innuinia would hold her htul"; ?
Tlu'j were afraid they couldn't got ' jg
picture at ill. Hut after a while the in! jjE
thought of her dolly out in tho utltWi
room und went and w'heeici'i V.vr in. I Mg?S
"Is this your child, iiindnm," he ask*
Ruth. Ruth looked shy, but uoddci
"Well, madam," said he "that is ujbi
looking child, and I should really like
take her picture."
"Well, yon can," iiaid the proud lilt .
mother; "bill I'm afraid she will cry 1(1^
don't take hold of her hand."
The photographer told her she migltfjjj
do so, if she would set her child a very
good example, mid stand very still.
"There, that will do," said hu in a min?
ute; "I think wo have a very good
picture of Miss fanny."
Miss Fanny's photograph reached pnpn
on Ruth's birthday, and pupa was very
glad to see her. Rut it was to thu other
dear little face looking right at him out
of the picture that he gave nil his kisses.
? Our LittUOnet.
I'svo Amnteiir Mountaineers.
Never was there, a mountain so well
adapted to boys and girls as the Rigi.
One day, as I was walking toward a
place from which there was a good view,
I I heard a stop behind me, and directly I
I was passed by a regular mountain
climber. He was a tall young man, with
I o mighty stride. Ho wore a flannel
i shir!, with no coot or vest, but theso
bung at his back from a strap around his
waist. On his powerful legs were knick
I crbockors and a pair of long red stock
! ings, and in his hand he held a long
oointed alpenstock. Up tho mountain,
, straight toward the highest point of Iho
! Kulm, ho went, oicadily und swiftly as ?
, two-legged steftm-cr.gifio. JIo was tuituj
a man as wo would probably meet on the. ?
! snowy peaks of tbn Higher Alps, It we
should happen to be wandering there. ?
Shortly after this young athlete hndP
passed, I saw, coming down tho mount?
ain, a lady and her littlo boy. Tho
youngster, about six years old, who
marched behind his mother, was equipped
in true mountaineer style. His littlo
coat bung nt his little back; on bis littlo
legs bo wore knickerbockers and long
stockings, and on his feet a pair of littlo
1 hob-nailed shoes; in his hand he carried
a little alpenstock. His mother was a
good walker, but she did not leave her
boy behind. With strides its long as bis
| little legi could make, hu followed her
bravely down the hill, punching bis
sharp slick into the ground nt every step,
' as if he wished to make (ho mountain
1 feel that he was there. Ho wns just as
I full of the spirit of the Alpine climber,
and enjoyed his tram]) quite as much, as
I the practiced mountaineer who was strid?
ing away toward the Kuhn.?St. Nicholas.
Tho Dopest Ron-hole.
The deepest bore-hole believed to have
i yet been made is one nt the village of
I Schladebach, near tho railway between
Leipzig and C'qrbcth.1. It was pierced
with diamond drills for the purpose of
, I ascertaining if there, was coal below.
? The depth is 4,500 feet, and somo three
I' and n half years have been occupied in
,, boiing it. The cost of tho work, which
'; was instituted by the Prussian govern
t ment, bos been ?5,000. Tho tomporn
I' turc at tho bo! torn of the bore is 48 dc
j grccs C, a fact which tends to confirm
i the observation that tho temperature
j rises as we descend into ihc earth. ? Cat
fj Standing Oil".
1 [ "Ain't it timo you paid me that $5?"
I nsked o farmer of bis neighbor.
"Tnin't dn ," was the reply.
, "Rut you promised lo pay i 0 w icn
J you got back from New York."
?'Well, 1 hain't been there," Lueplicd,