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Constructed on Simple and at the
Saute Time Correct Principles.
The incubator has come to stay in the
poultry world, and many farmers are
also availing themselves of its advan?
tages. Where incubators are used, one
must have brooders, and unless these
can be made at home, the expense of
a batching "plant" is very materially
Increased. Fortunately, brooders can
be constructed that will do very good
work, though of course they must be
watched a little more closely than
would be necessary with the self-regu?
lating brooders that one can buy.
A plan is shown herewith that gives
a brooder constructed on simple and
at the same time correct principles.
The diagram. Fig. 1, is very nearly self
explanatory. A box three feet square,
or thereabouts, has in the bottom a
brooder lamp or stove. Above this is
a sheet of iron as large as the inside
of the box, and supported at the four
sides, and by an iron prop near the
lamp, if it is inclined to sap. Make the
edges air-tight with cement, so that no
CROSS SECTION OF BROODER.
fumes from the lamp can get up above
the sheet iron. Have a sheet iron
drum made as indicated in Fig. 3 and
set this into the brooder floor. Idling
In the rest of the floor about the drum
with cement, that there may be m>
danger from fire. The drum need not
be over six inches in height. It has
a half do/cn openings under the top. as
shown in thesketch. When the lamp is
lighted, air enters at one side above
the sheet iron, is heated and rises in
the drum, passes out through the open?
ings into the chick chamber and is
diffused about it. Three or four venti?
lating holes are in the wall near the
floor, for the exit of cold air. This gives
a constant movement of warm air into
the brooder. These openings can be
CORNER AND DRUM.
partly closed when desired. An open?
ing in the side near the bottom of the
lamp chamber, and one near the top
un the opposite sides, give fresh air for
the lamp and an exit for its fumes. The
lamp is inserted through a small door
in the side, of the box. One whole side
of the brooder chamber is a drop door,
for the easy sweeping out of the floor
The top (in door) c;in have a pane o!
glass in it. so one may see the chick.-,
and the thermometer hanging against
one side. Glass on two sides glvei
JjMvt. The top must fit very tight!
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headed 'Tlie Three
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If this brocuei i:, io Le used out ?
doors, a roof must be added, as indi
rated by dotted Hues. The corners oi
the brooders are cut ofF. as seen in Tig
2, so that the chicks may net crowd
into them and the weak be trampled
upon and smothered by the stronger,
should the chamber ever become cold.
This is on important matter and should
not be overlooked. ? Orange Judd
BEES BY EXPRESS.
Some Valuable Ulnta Regarding;
Packing; and Shipping.
An exchange gives the following di?
rections for packing and shipping bees:
The manner of packing depends some?
what upon the kind of hive, and tosome
extent on the season of the year. They
can be shipj>ed any time of the year
when bees are flying. If the weather is
comparatively cool, as in the spring and
fail, they do not need so much ventila?
tion as through the warm months.
There is little danger, however, of giv?
ing too much ventilation at any time.
Just how the ventilation can best be
given depends upon the hive, but with
almost any hive you can have the en?
tire top covered with wire cloth, and
that makes the colony safe against
smothering. If the weather is hot the
bees need a supply of water on their
journey, which may be given by means
of a sponge or a roll of rags saturated
v ith water and placed on the top of the
frames. If the hive contains loose
hanging frames, these m-ust in some
way be made fast. This may be done
by driving nails through the ends of
the top bars down into the ends of the
hive, but the nails should not be
driven in their entire depth, leaving
their ends projecting so they can be
drawn with a claw hammer. When
placed on the cars, let the frames run
parallel with the track; on a wagon
they should run crosswise.
FOR SITTING HENS.
A Device Thai In Busily Made and
Saves Lots of Trouble.
A labor-saving device for use in set?
ting hens is shown herewith. A shoe
or grocery box of sufficient size is taken.
LABOR SAVING DEVICE.
and a nest is made in one end, as shown
in the engraving, the top and front hav?
ing been removed to show the interior.
The bottom of the box is covered with
road dust, or coal ashes and a shelf fox
setting in water and cracked corn?
the best feed for sitting hens. Open?
ings for air are mado in each end. A
hen can be placed on the nest, the cover
of the box put on, and biddy left to her
own devices until she brings off her
bropdv This plan, fakes, a wax muchjpf 1
tne care usually experienced Insetting'
hens in springt?Orange Jmld Farmer.
EGGS OF COMMERCE.
Bis UuslncsH Done In the Interna?
tional Tradlns ?? Them.
There is a standard joke in the variety
theaters, so often told that it has come
to have a familiar sound to the ears of
patrons, concerning a remark made by a
city man who heard that eggs had gone
Sown to a cent aptect* "I don't see how
tho hens can do itfof the price." Not?
withstanding the reduction in the price
of eggs, and the almost unlimited sup?
ply of them in almost all countries that
have developed their agricultural re?
sources, it is a fact that the trade in
rggs, their exportation from one coun?
try to another, has become a large item
of international commerce, as some
recent figures show. The case of Den?
mark is in point. Denmark's trade in
eggs with foreign countries, chiefly
with England and Scotland, has grown
enormously. Twenty years ago the an?
nual Danish export of eggs was G00,
C00: now itis reckoned at 110,000,000. In
the same period the importation of egtrs
into England has increased tenfold, but
only a part of the whole number came
from Denmark, the two other egg ex?
porting countries from which England
draws its supplies being Holland and
France. France exports to other coun?
tries G00.000.000 eggs in a year, and Italy
exports 500,000,000 eggs in ayear,chiefly
to Austria and Germany.
The dairymen of the United States
depend chiefly on the enormous home
market, aud they have rivals in the ex?
port of American eggs in the Canadians,
Canada ranking next to France and
Italy and ahead of Denmark and Hol?
land as an egg-exporting country.
Canada exports to other countries :-!00,
000,000 eggs in a year. For the fiscal
year of 1S95 the treasury figures give
the total exports of American eggs to
foreign countries 151.000 dozen, which
is equivalent to LS12.000 eggs. In the
fiscal year 1S9G, however, the total ex?
portation of American eggs increased to
32S.OO0 dozen, or 3,936,000 eggs, a little
more than twice as much. The export
figures for this year indicate a still fur
! ther increase, and a market for Amcr
[ ican eggs is likely, therefore, to be se?
cured in what the political campaign
I orators are accustomed to calk some?
what vaguely, the near future.
It is a.somewhat curious fact that the
weight of eggs is materially larger in
northern than in southern climates.
Canadian eggs, for instance, are heavier
than those shipped from the United
States, and eggs in the northern states
of this country are heavier than those
from the south.?N. Y. Sun.
AMONG THE POULTRY.
Save all the feathers.
Wheat is one of the best egg produc?
Sunflower seed promote laying and
Keep the tail and wing feathers sep?
arate from the others.
Chaff is a good material for the nests
of the early sitting hens.
The secret of raising goslings is to
keep them dry and warm.
Young fowls need bone meal to sup?
ply strength and vigor to the growing
It will require an average of one
pound of grain per week for ten weeks
to feed a chick.
If chicks are allowed a free run on
light warm days it will add consider?
able to their vigor.
The use of cross-bred cocks ofien
prevents uniformity in the color and
characteristics of the chicks.
New blood in poultry is the basis of
beautj, vigor, prolilicalness. Introduce
it at least every two years.
If the large white breed of ducks are
kept the feathers will be nearly as valu?
able as those from the geese.
Winter layers depend upon early pul?
lets. Early pullets depend upon early
setters and early setters upon winter
Keep the yard and poultry-house
floors sprinkled with air-slaked lime
and there will be fewer cases of roup.?
St. Louis Republic.
Feeding the Laying Hens.
It is a mistake to keep the laying hens
with those which do not produce eggs,
for the reason that the layers require
more food than the others, and do not
receive it. Usually when hens do not
lay they are too fat, and should be fod
on foods containing but little grain, and
also fed sparingly; consequently, when
all the hens are together, the non-pro?
ducing hens may become fatter while
the layers do not receive enough. It
does not pay to feed hens that do not
irive a return for the food consumed.?
Farm and Fireside.
Treatment 6? "Urooay nens.
When it is desired to break up a per- !
stetent sitter it is often a hard matter
to succeed, but if the hen is given a
new location she often concludes not to
sit at all. When a hen becomes broody
she should be removed after dark to
some place away from the layers. If
this location is very near like the old
one it is possible the l.en will become
contented and proceed to sit. At first
she may be given two or three wooden
eggs, and if she shows an inclination to
sit after a day or two she may have the
eggs for incubation. Glass or porce?
lain eggs are cold and may cause the
hen to refuse to sit, rather than be .in
inducement to her.?Dakota Field and
?Glass bricks with a hollow center
ire found quite desirable in Germany
for the construction of conservatories.
?It is said that baked bananas will
unfailingly build up and strengthen
thin and weak bodies and enrich the
blood. They should be baked about 20
?Shipbuilders assert that an iron
ship has a carrying capacity of 110 tons
for every 300 tons carried by a wooden
vessel of the same dimensions, while
the weight of the iron ship is 27 per
?Up to the age of 20 a youth needs
nine hours' sleep, and after that age
a j>er?on needs eight. Neglect of this
rule causes exhaustion and irritability
and retards intellectual and physical
?In Santa Rosa, Oak, there is a
Baptist church built entirely of the
I wood of a single redwood tree. Even
the roof was made of the same tree,
and there were 00,000 shingles left. The
eh urch seats 200 people.
?Vegetables in the mountains of
Sweden, Norway aud Lapland suffer
greatly from the Norway rats. Farm?
ing in these districts would be very
unprofitable were it not for the white
foxes, which prey largely upon the
?In Sacramento is a schoolboy who
wit h ease commits to memory long and
difficult lessons, sometimes learning
passages of history fully 500 words in
length. But the next day he loses all
recollection of the previous da}r's ac?
?A church in Cleveland needing a
minister agreed to listen to a trial ser?
mon from a visiting clergyman. The
chairman of the trustees fell asleep dur?
ing ?ta delivPTW jiTid anh^niientlr. n,br
We Are Mag to ?m\
And fmM Up Our Store
.As soon ;ip we get some carpen
.ter work done, when we will add
.some new lines and a lot of new
.goods to the same old lines.
.There are some good values we
.want to close out
In Stationery ^>
Box Paper 12c, 18c, 23c,
.worth much more. Tablets same
.))rice, good ^nods. We have
.the best ?c and 10c Toilet Soaps
.in the State. We have other
.better, and some not so good,
.for less money. Soda Fountain
.is open, try a
Ix)ok for Soda Water notice soon,
and remember that Prescriptions
are our specialty.
Successor to A. F. HARGRAVE.
Peach Pu\p or
jecled't d "ifihf7>e<-'aiisel riSTIe suiu, "ITe
doesn't make noise enough."
?The friends of a man in Kansas City
who had been declared mentally un?
sound secured the proper committal pa?
pers and put them in the hands of a
policeman, who was to take him to an
asylum. The officer discovered him
serving on a jury in the circuit court.
?Willis Wan-en, who died recently in
Georgia, was the most influential negro
preacher in the south. When a member
of his congregation was very bad and
could not be improved by moral suasion
Mr. Warren threw off his coat and with
his fists thrashed him into submission.
VICTORY FOR THE LITTLE ONE.
A Scientific IlnntuTii Coclt Will?)? a Biff
Plymouth Hook Itooster.
A cock fight, ludicrous because of the
disparity of size in the two rooster com?
batants, attracted a crowd one recent
afternoon to the corner of Third and
Vine streets. One of the birds was a
tiny bantam weighing at the outside
not more than 1% pounds, while its an?
tagonist, a huge Plymouth Kock, was
credited by the man who owned both
with weighing 1G pounds. Yet, despite
this advantage in weight and conse?
quent "reach," the big rooster was
made to squawk.
The fight started, it appears, through
the Plymouth Kock intruding-his pres?
ence among the bantam's flock of liens,
they, as fancy fowls, being released
from their coop during certain hours
of the day and allowed the freedom of
the street. Mr. Bantam resented this
intrusion, and with a crow of defiance
valiantly flew at the big rooster's head.
The Plymouth seemed to have no re?
spect for the chivalric law: "Don't hit
a fellow smaller than yourself," but
lunged back fiercely at the bantam. Tor
fully ten minutes the battle went on,
to the edificaticii of a crowd every min?
ute growing thicker. Then the supe?
rior science of the bantam began to tell
on his weightier opponent. With the
little fellow it was hit and get away,
but the Plymouth was in the air all the
time, striking blindly when the bantam
was a yard removeel.
This effort of throwing 16 pounds ot
flesh and feathers skyward and then
lighting out with both feet at last be?
gan to tell on the big rooster, and he
squatted for a moment to catch his
wind. Evidently this was what the
bantam had been waiting for, for, giv?
ing a derisive crow, he flew at the wind?
ed Plymouth, whacking the big bird
right and left about the head, until,
with a squawk, the IG-pour.elcr picked
himself up from the sidewalk and
sought security behind an adjacent
coop. That the crowd's sympathies were
entirely with the bantam was shown in
the applauding rewards that followed
the Plymouth's retreat. It is not prob?
able that the gallant little bantam un?
derstood the applause, but at least he
seemed to show his appreciation by
facing the audience and giving vent to
a shrill crow, emphasized by a lusty
slapping of wings.?PortlandTelegTam.
Dniuty Shirt Waist*.
Various are the manifestations of
the protein shirt waist, that hss turned
up once more, with detachable collars
and cuffs made in the shape of linen
bands, over which fall full, finely plait?
ed linen frills. The frills arc white
edged, with one or two narrow lines of
color, and to these special shirts are at?
tached belts of white duck, linen or
pique, very narrow, and caught in front
by small, perfectly plain steel buckles.
Here and there one finds the tails of
these ornamental little bodices cut in
scallops, edged with embroidery or
corded, while a great deal of attention
Is given to the decoration with lace of
shirts. But to so elaborate a point has
the malting of these bodices been car?
ried that they are selling in the shops
plain ones, in taffetas, of all colors,
to wear under those which are embel?
lished with lace, and of too fine linen
gauze or silk grenadine to be worn
without a silk foundation.?St. Louis
The Great Roman Roads.
The great Roman roads, the Via Ap
pia and the Via Aurelia, the roads to the
Rhine anid the Danube, were made by
removing the soil to the full width of
the road till a solid foundation wa?
reached. This soil was replaced by
more solid material tlioroughly well
packed and every precaution was taken
m order to have the body of the ro-a?
hard ond strong.
Me" Was "Safe.
Nobbs?You seemed very cool, when
Gochim pulled that pistol on you.
Hobbs?Well, I knew he wouldn't
"How did you know?"
"Because we belong to the seme lodge,
and if I died he'd get assessed a dollar
to help bury me."?Twinkles.
"That singer has made great strides
In the profession, hasn't she?"
"Yes, indeed. Formerly, when she re?
ceived an encore, she sang: now she
usually smiles."?Brooklyn Life.
7 ? Tne_KeTtlJ?'H; "??(
"I will be remembered," said the poet,'
"when you are forgotten."
"Very likely," said the plutocrat "I
always pay cash." ? Cincinnati En
gg^ ? :-: **s>Mhmil
A.I. ,t S. 1). MAY, ATTORNEY8 AT LAW, Tazc
well, Ya. Practice in the courts of TaxeweU
county and in the Conrt of Appeals at Wythevllle,
Va, Particular attention paid to the collection ot
BARNS* BARKS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazc
well, Va. Practice in the courts of Taxewell
county. Court of Appeals at Wythcville and the
Federal courts nt Abingdon. C.'j. Barns, John T.
CHAPMAN & GILLE8PDS, ATTORNEYS AT
LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts
of Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at
Wythevllle. J. W. Chapman, a. P. Gillespic.
FULTON & COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze?
well county. S. M. B. Oonling will continue his
practice in all the courts of Buchanan county. J.
11 Fulton, Wytbevillc, Va. S. M. B. Couling,
GRKEVER St GILLESPLE, LAWYERS, Tazewell,
Va I'm,...; t'. n the courts of Tazewell and ad
bining coonUo. Office? stras building. Edgar
L. Crecver Rams Gillespic.
GBO. W. ST. CLA1R, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Tazewell. Va. Practices in the courts of Taze
wall and adjoining counties and in the Supreme
Court of Appeals at Wyihcville. Particula: at?
tention paid to tb? collection 01 claims. Office?
' I tras building.
HC. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze
i well, Va. Will practice in the courts of Taze?
well county and the Court of Appeals at Wythc?
ville. Collecting a specialty.
HENRY & GRAHAM. LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va.
Otlicc in building near Court House. R. R.
Henry. S. C. Graham. B. W. Stras.
I II. STCART. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazewell,
JiVa. Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun?
ties. West Virginia, a specialty. Otlice in Stras
VINCENT L. SEXTON, ATi'OHNEY AT LAW,
Tazewell, Ya. Will practice In the courts ol
Tazewell and Adjoining counties. Particular at?
tention paid to ibe collection of claims. Oflicc in
WB. SPRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Rich
i lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze?
well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention
paid to the collection of claims.
Sch hie in Effect
may 2nd, 1897.
TRAIN'S LEAVE TAZEWELL
4.30 p. in. daily and 3.01 p. m. daily ex?
1.56 p. ni. daily and 11.00 a. rn. daily ex?
TIOI/PTQ sold to
I lUrXC I O all points
ohio, indiana, illinoiw
WEST, NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST.
FIRST CLASS, SF "OND CLASS
AND EMIGRAN TICKETS.
-THE BEST ROliTE TO THE
North ainiD East.
Pullman Yestibuled Coaches,
Sleeping and Dining Cars.
see that your tickets read over the
NORFOLK & WESTiRN RAILROAD
CHEAPEST, BEST AN:> QUICKEST LINE.
Write for Rates, Maps, Time-Tab'.es
Descriptive Pamphlets to any Station
Agent, or to
W. B. Bevill, Alles Hcll, M. F. Bracq,
Ccn'l Pass. Agt. Dir. Fass. Agt.
MRS, JENNIE LEWIS,
Perfect fit guaranteed in every case and
terms very reasonable.
ROBERT D. HUFFORD, m. D.,
P^ySiCiar^ & Sur?6or^|
Will respond to all calls, day or night? j
by telegram or otherwise. (aug27
E. II. Witten. J. H. Hibbitts.
witten & hibbitts,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
J. W. WALL,
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTER
Sip and Carriage ?i a Specialty,
Perfect fit guaranteed in every instance.
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
IN POCAHONTAS, VA.
Gibson's Pure Rye.S1-25
Finch Golden Wedding. 1-25
Guckenheimer Old Rye. L25
Goodman's Private Stock (1800). 1.16
Belle of Nelson. 1.00
Springdale Pure Rye. 1.00
Baker's Pure Rye. 1.00
Duflej s Malt Whisky. 1.00
Old Time Kentucky Rye. 80
White Mills Old Bourbon. 75
Old Virginia Glades Pure Rye. 75
Honeymoon Pure Kentucky Rye. 00
Imperial Cabinet. 50
White Rye (4 years old).
White Rye.$1.50 and 2.00
North Carolina Corn Whisky. 1.50 and 2.20
Purest Alcohol for Druggists. 3.00
Any of the above brands in cases of any size.
IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC BRANDIES
Per Kot. Per Gallon.
Apple (old country-made). 50 $1.50 to 3.50
Peach (Virginia-made). 75 2.75
California Peach. 1.00 3.50
Blackberry Brandy. 50 1.50 to 2.25
Distilled Blackberry Brandy. 1.25 4.50
Ginger Brandy. 50 1.50 to 2.00
Kummel. 75 2.50 to>85
Peach and Honey. 50 1.50 to 2.00
Rock and Rye. 50 1.50 to 2.00
Old Tom. 1.00
Booth & Co.'sOld Tom. 1.00 , 4.00
Holland. 2.00 to 3.00
G. H. Mumm & Co.'s Extra Dry.$3.20 1.75
Piper Heidsick, Grand Sec. 3.25 1.75
Gold Seal. 2.00 1.25
Werners. 1.25 75
Strict attention paid to mail orders.
Mrs. K. Davis, of Tonstalls Station, Va.,
writes: "I suffered (greatly for two months
with pain in my hack, and was annoyed
with headache and neuralgia; in fact, I
thought I would never get well. I saw
Lightning Hot Drops advertised, tried it,
and was cured by one bottle. I recom?
mend it to all.?For sale by Tazewell
Mr. William Gross, of Bosh, Ky., says:
"My wife had suffered for about 40 years
with a severe cough and had been given
up to die several times by the best doc?
tors. Lately, I resorted to Lightning
Cough Drops, and this medicine affected
a complete cure. She is now again able to
do her daily work and enjoy health."?
F c sale by Tazewell Drug Co.
VALUABLE REAL PROPERTY
AT POCAHONTAS, VA.
By virtue of a deed of trust executed by
W. A Whitley and Cosby Whitley, his
wife, to .1. Taylor Ellyson ami Geo. W. St.
Clair, trustees of Ohl Dominion Building
and Loan Association, on the 17th day of
September, 1895, of record in the clerk's
office of the County Court of Tazewell
County, in deed book 3S, pages 174-5; de?
fault having been made by said Win.
Whitley to comply with the terms of con?
tract with said association and terms of
deed of trust, by direction of board of di?
rectors to us, we will sell on Saturday,
at front door of court house of said county,
at 1 o'clock p. m., all that certain house
and lot situate in the town of Pocahontas,
Tazewell County, Virginia, being the north?
east corner of a portion of lot No. 1, Fast
St. Clair Street, fronting 25 feet on Church
Street and bounded on south by said street,
and fronting on Center Street 50 feet and
bounded on west by said street, and on
north by property of Tompkins, and on
east by property of 13. Prince.
Terms: Cash sufficient to pay expenses
of executing trust, and amount due from
said Whitley to said association, (at this
date being $1,410.50), balance on a credit
of G, 12 and IS months.
Geo. W. St. Clair,
J. Taylor Ellysov,
March 23, 1897. Trustees.
Sale of nbove mentioned property con?
tinued until 22d May, 1S87, and to be sold
on the premises at Pocahontas, Va.
Geo. W. St. Clair.
J. Taylor Ellyson.
DISSOLUTION?Notice is hereby given
that the partnership heretofore existing
between W. J. llitrginbotham and T. A.
GiUespie in the milling business carried
on at Cedar Bluff, Tazewell County, Va.,
is this day dissolved by mutual consent,
T.A.Gillespieretiring.and will be succeeded
by J. H. Kirby an experienced and prac?
tical miller. The style of the firm will here?
after be known as that of Higginbothami &
Kirby.who respectfully solicit the patron?
age of the public. All accounts due the old
firm will be collected by W. J. Higgin
botham. Very Truly
IllGGINBOTIIAM & GlLLESPIE.
We, the undersigned, successors to the
firm of Higginbotham & GiUespie in the
milling business,at Cedar Bluff.in Tazewell
County, Va., having first class facilities for
manufacturing the best quality of Holler
Flour of all grades, Corn Meal, Chop and
mill feed, respectfully solicit the pat?
ronage of the public, "believing that we
can give as good satisfaction and do as
good work as any mill in the State as to
quality and quantity. Give us a call.
W. J. Higginbotuam.
j. H. Kirby.
p q a) ? ?
All Kinds of Fine=
:: MADE AT OUR GALLERY::
We Guarantee All
Our Work To Be
CALL AND SEE US
Up Stairs in Straa Building
TO OUR PATRONS,
HAVING moved our shop from the old
stand to Main street, we are better
prepared than ever to do all kinds of
3L ACKSM IT HING in the best style and
at short notice. We make our own shoes
and put them on for 80 cents per round.
Other work equally low.
Wagon and Baggy Repairing a Specialty.
We do work on time for responsible
parties. Good country produce taken at I
market prices. Thanking you for past j
favors, and soliciting a share of your future ?
patronage, we remain
Yours for business,
JOS. MULKEY & SON,
(deco-ly) Cedar Bluff, Va.
CHAPMAN & HURT,
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENTS,
Represent the following old reliable Eire Companies:
Liverpool undL ondon and Globe, Aetna Insurance Co. of Hartford.
Hamburg-Bremen, Georgia Home Ins. Co. of Colnmbus, Ga.
Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool, Virginia Fite and Marine Insurance Co.
Hartford Fire Insurance Company, Virginia State Insurance Company,
New York Underwriters' Agency, Petersburg Savings and Insurance Co.
Home Insurance Company of New York, United States Insurance Co. of N. Y.
North British and .Mercantile.
LIFE AND ACCIDENT.
Mutual Life of New York, American Security Company of N. Y.
Travelers' Ins. Co. of Hartford Conn. Lloyd's Plate Glass Company of N. Y.
Policies written by them insure protection, indemnity and security
to their holders. Losses paid in Southwest Virginia over $35,000.00,
every dollar of which was paid without law-suit or controversy. octl
If you want SNAKES
If you desire sweet repose and delight ful slumbers try mine. 1 have TEN THOU?
SAND GALLONS in stock and will guarantee every gallon to be strictly pure.
JOHN M. SMITH_
. . . Newport (Giles Co.), Virginia.
Distiller and dealer in I eft homemade pure copper-distilled
j RYU] WHISKY.
SOUR MASH?This celebrated whisky is distilled only by me and will be deliv
j ered at Railroad Station ut $2.00 per gallon. Pure Corn Sour Mash Whisky at $1.30
per gallon by the barrel, J00 proof. Warranted pure goods. All orders promptly
MISS MAG. LITZ,
(Residence - West Main Street.)
Thanking her numerous patrons for their past support,
she hopes to merit a continuance of the same by good work at
reasonable prices. Promptess my motto.
HARDWARE AND FURNITURE.
/ All kinds of Hard- j
k ware, Cooking and J
r Heating Stoves, Fur-*
4niture, House Furn-^
(f ishing Goods, Lamps 1
I and Lamp Fixtures /
SADDLES, WAGON AND BUGGY HARNESS,
COLLARS, PADS, BLIND and RIDING BRIDLES.
??Tffii SYRACUSE PLOW.
We guarantee they will please you better than any plow on the market.
We will sell you a first-class Sewing Machine for $20.00 and the best in the
world for $30.00, Guaranteed.
MOSS & GREEVER,
Central ? Hotel,
(Near Courthouse Square)
TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA.
I have for sale three
Poland-China boar pigs; <
farrowed Oct. 29, '96. | SURFACE & WHITE, - - Fnpfc
These pigs are thorough
Livery Stable attached. Good Sample
Rooms. Table fare the best. Nice Bed?
bred, and pedigree fur?
nished with each sale.
Write lor prices.
A . JT. MAY, JR.,
DR. M, B. CROCKETT,
Physician and Surgeon
Has located at Liberty Hill (Knob), Va
a t which place he can be found at ail j yoar ,dnM. thoy may bring Tonw^ith.
times except when absent on professional i Write joh.v weddehbokn & co.. Patent Attpr
I,.,;? r neys. Washington, D.C., for thetr ?1.800 prUeoBae
UUUeB. andDewllrtofon8taous?nillav?BUotiaw?at?<l. _
JJOUGLAS H. SMITH,
Practices in the Courts of Tazevrrfl azid adjoi*
ag counties. Office in the MayBmldintf,
Who can think
of tome slmplo
thing to pitent?
To All Whom it May Concern:
All persona are hereby notified and
warned not to trespass upon nor cut nor
cause to be cut or removed, nor dispose of
any timber or mineral, from within the
survey or boundary line of a certain tract
of land, containing ione hundred and fifty
thousand (150,ooo) acres, lying principally
in the county of McPowell, state of West
Virginia and portions thereof in Tazewell
and Buchanan counties, Virginia, and
Wyoming county, West Virginia, and
known as Robert Pollard Grant and Pat?
ent of March 20th, 1795, and otherwise
known as "The laeger Tract," and D. H.
Harman resurvey of 1871-72, and late sur?
vey made by A. P. Sinnett, U. S. Survey?
or, in 1891-92, by order of the U. S. Court
at Charleston, West Virginia, and de?
scribed in said patent and resurvey as
Beginning at "a locust and chestnuts,
on the top of a ridge, between Abbs Val?
ley and Laurel, creek, a branch of the
Bluestone, "in sight of Jonathan Smith's,
Esq.," Tazewell comity Virginia; thence
north 2o degrees, west 530 poles to"three
red oaks," crossing Laurel creek at 230
poles, the Tazewell and Wyoming road at
at 36o poles the state line into McDowell
county, West Virginia, at 38o poles thence
to comer at 53o poles, thence north 15 de?
grees, and 28o poles to "three white oaks
and a maple," along the Henry Milain
ridge, crossing the road to said Milim's
several times, to the coi ner at 28o poles. O
Thence north 34 degrees, west 38o poles
to "two maples, Spanish oak and hickory
by a path;" along the north side of the
Jump SpuiT, crossing the Jump branch at
3G0 poles, to the corner, "by a path," at
Thence north lo degrees, east 2,000 poles
to "three whiteoaks and poplar." crossing
the dividing ridge the North Fork of Tug
at 1,050; Mill Creek, at l,16o, the South
Fork of Elkhorn at 2,142 poles, crossing
the Ohio river extension of the Norfolk
and Western Railroad near the upper end
of the Huston coal and coke works, just
below the "Elkhorn," station crossing the
ridge between the South and North Forks
of Elkhorn at 2,820, and the North Fork
of Elkhorn at 2,900 poles, to the corner,
"on the northeast side of the same." (04
poles above the mouth of Buzzard creek
Thence north lo degrees, west S8o poles
to a "poplar and maple," crossing a branch
at 220, another at 34o poles Buzzard creek
and mouth of Big Branch at 584 poles (377
poles above the mouth of Buzzard creek
(on Elkhorn. 1 And several branches to the
corner at 880 poles.
Thence north So degrees, west 1,840
poles to "a white oak and maple, crossing
the ridge between Elkhorn and Guy
andotte waters (being the county line
between Wyoming and McDowell,) and
the head of Burke's Creek at 2oo poles
(980 poles above the mouth of Burke's
creek on the Elkhorn,) along the northeast
side of said ridge, in the county of Wy?
oming, to top of same, and county line,
crossing into McDowell county again at
800 polea crossing a fork of Bottom creek
at l,o3o, another 1,432 poles, crossing the
ridge between Laurel and Brown's creeks
at 1,08o poles, thence to the corner, Lead
of Brown's creek at 1.840.
Thence South 75 degrees, westl,92o poles
to "a walnut, hicory and poplar." crossing
a Branch at 156, another at 440 poles,
crossing Brown's creek at 703 poles,
to top of the Indian Ridge, crossing the
Tazewell and Wyoming road at 989,
Fletcher Branch 1.128 and 1.19o poles,
Lower Shannon Branch 1,6S0 poles, thence
l,92o poles, to the corner, on Tug River,
below "Peter Rock" four miles below,
Welsh, the county seat of of McDowei*
Thence south 25 degrees, west l,30o
poles to "two poplars, a walnut and sugar
tree," crossing Tug river, and Lick creek at
94, a branch of Tug at 24o and 420, anoth?
er 500 poles, a branch of Spice creek at
620, and path on same at 890, and Spice
creek at 898 poles, Bad way branch at 1,080
and Mudhole l,2oo poles, down
Mudhole branch, to the corner on Clear
Fork (below the old "Bartley Rose
place,") at l,36o poles
Thence south 53 degrees, west 2
poles to "three white oaks," crossing
Bear branch at 120, Big branch at 410,
the ridge and head spring of Bartley creek
at 7oo poles, Mulev Fork of Bartley at
l,21o the road Fork at 1,430, Bartley
creek, l,4oo, drv Fork at 1.5S0, (2 miles
below Perryville,) Slate creek at 2,120,
Yates branch at 2,2oo, Little Mountain
and Paddle Fork at 2,3So, John Hagea
man's at 2,4oo poles, thence to the cor?
ner, on a branch of Bradshaw, at 2,500,
Thence south 37 drgrees, east 3,6oopoles
to station and pointer (near the head of
the Beach Fork) crossing Laurel Fork of
Slate at 46o. Mudlick at 60 poles and the
north side of the ridge between Slate and
Dismal creeks, waters of Louisa Fork of
Sandy, crossing the county, and State
line into Buchanan county Va., at 480
poles, through Buchanan to the county
line at 92o poles, thence along the ridge
touching the county line again at 1,340
poles along the edge" of Tazewell county,
Virginia, to county line at 2,o44 poles
thence along through Tazewell county,
Virginia, crossing Forks of Indian, waters
of Clinch river at 2.4G0, and 2,560, a branch
of said Forks at 2,74o and 2,84o polts,
Belcher's Ridge at 2,88o poles, and crossing
Beech Fork at 3,440, the left handfork or
Beech Fork and road at 3.5S5 poles, to
station and pointers at 3,6oo poles, near
the head of Beech Fork in Tazewell
Thence north 64 degrees, east 4,000
poles to the beginning, crossing the Dry
Fork at 582 (one mile below Captain David
G. Savers,) Dick's creek at "94, Dalton
Branch at 1,546, head of Jacobs Fork at
1,856 state line at 1,942, Horsepen creek at
1,952, right hand fork ef Horsepen at
2,576, Old Camp brancli at 2,800, head of
Horsepen at 3,324 poles, the county line
and ridge between the waters of Tug river
and Horsepen at 3,418, Tazewell C. H. anc
Wyoming road at 3,840 poles, thence tc
to "the beginning corner at 4,OoO poles.
The following are the principal streams
and branches embraced within the boun?
dary lines of said tract.
The Dry Fork, Tug river (and head
spring of same) and the Elkhorn, with
their tributaries for over 20 odd miles. The
Clear Fork of Tug river for over three
miles, Laurel Creek, Indian Creek, Buz?
zard, Bottom, Sand lick, Mill, Spice,
Brown's and Little Indian creek; Keewe,
Volls Big War, Farrenshe, Rockhouse,
Horsepen, Cucumber and Big creeks, with
their numerous tributaries; Clark's branch,
Burk's, Dain's, Sugar Cam}), Upper and
Lower Shannon branches, Fletcher Jeds,
Grape, Rocknarrow, Atkin. Turnhole,
Harman's Leslie's Dock, Huncs, Laurel,
Kiah's Dalton, Uld Camp, Cold, Lick, Mile
and Jump branches, Beech Fork and
Jacob's Fork, with their tributaries, beinJJ
all embraced within the lines of said patent
And any person or persons, so tresspass
ing, cutting or removing timber or
minerals, from any portion, not sjiec
ially by the undersigned wholly re?
leased and accepted, within said survey
will be prosecuted to the full extent of the
Speculators in walnut and other valuable
trees, and in coal and timber land options
jn same within my survey and patents
ivill avoid loss trouble and expence by being
Wm. G. W. Iakgkb,
file Hearths and Facings
Vrtibtically Arranged n Complimentary
Perfect satisfaction guaranteed. Write
or samplea and references.
E. C. JONES,
jckBoiio, Gralaffl, Va,