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Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. BaneHar
man, clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday
in April, 4th Monday in August and 1st
Monday in December.
J. H. Stuart, judge; T. E. George, clerk.
Terms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday
in each month.
Jno. T. Barn*.Com'th. Atty.
Jno. VV. Crockett,.Sheriff.
James Bandy.Deputy Sheriff.
R. K. (iillespie,.Treasurer.
II. 1*. Brittain and
H. G. MeCaU.Deputies.
R. S. Williams,.County Surveyor,
Address, Pounding Mill, Va.
P. II. Williams,......County Supt. Schools,
Address, Snapps, Va.
STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Divine Service?First and Third Sun
days of the month at 11 a. m. andSp. m.
Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30
A hearty welcome is extended to all.
Rev. W. D. Bcckxer,
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
3rd Sundavs at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and
4th at 7:3U P. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesdav at 7:30.
P. M. Sal .hath School at 9:30 P.M.
Meeting of Epworth League each Mon?
day night at 7:30., the third Monday
night of each month being devoted to
A most cordial welcome is extended to all.
Isaac P. Martix, Pastor.
Baptist Church Services.
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a.
m; preaching 1st and 4th Suiidaysat 11a.
m., and on 1st and 3d Sundavs at 7:30 p.
in.; B. Y. P. l\ every Monday a 7:30 p.
m.; prayer meeting every Thursday at 7:30
p. in.; Missionary Society 2d and 4th Sun?
days at 4 p. m. All are invited to attend.
Strangers welcome. W. C. Foster,
COMMAiNDERY. NO. 20,
Meets lirst Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C.
W. G. YOUNG, Recoider.
Meet? second Monday in each
H. W. O'KEEFFE, EL P.
W. G. YOUNG,
G NO. t>2, A. F. & A. M.
v M Meets the third Monday in each
EL W. O'KEEFFE, W. M.
W. G. YOUNG, Secy.
GOVERNMENT LIVE STOCK
Animals Kept by Uncle Sam for
The Collection Consist** Only of Sacli
Species uh Are Common Upon
the Farms of This
It is not generally known that the de?
partment of agriculture has a mena?
gerie in connection with it, but such is
the case. The menagerie is not a very
large one, nor does it contain any rare
or strange animals. Most of them are
of the domestic variety. It is a part of
the division of animal industry, and
the animals are used to develop interest?
ing cases of disease and to illustrate the
effects of an epidemic of a particular
kind, which the division may wish to
experiment on with a view to stamp?
ing it out and to test various kinds of
foods of which a trial is thought to be
Comprised in this collection of ani?
mals are rats and mice, gtiinea pigs, rab?
bits, different sorts of fowls, some cattle
and sheep, and a few others. The larger
of the animals are kept at the breeding
place of the department, on the Ben
ring road, while others are domiciled in
the basement of the division of animal
industry laboratory, near the bureau of
engraving and printing. The division
breeds its own smaller animals, as in
..this way, when it wishes to experiment,
it is assured of having them free from
Down in the basement, under the
laboratory, which was visited recently
by a Star reporter, were seen a number
of coops and cages, in which were
grouped guinea pigs, rabbits and chick?
ens. The animals seemed to be perfect?
ly at home and formed a seemingly
happy family, as some guinea pigs were
in the cage with rabbits. One of the lit?
tle white and black creatures was nib?
bling at the whiskers of a sleepy-look?
ing rabbit, which blinked contentedly,
as if it enjoyed the operation or was too
lazy to resist any trespass on the part of
the guinea pig.
' A dilapidated-looking chicken, which
had much the same appearance as has
a tramp who has been forced to saw
?wood for a meal at a "friendly inn,"
rested on top of a cage. The guinea
pigs seemed to be the life of the place,
and ran in and out with apparently lit?
tle or no concern whether "school kept
On some of the cages where the rab?
bits were confined, printed in large
black letters, was the word "Rabies."
Upon the cards also were the warnings
to the attendants and others not to put
their hands in the cages. This meant
that the animals had been inoculated
?with hydrophobia virus, and it was
therefore dangerous to handle the ani?
mals. A further precaution taken in
auch cases, it is said, is not to inoculate
nnimals carnivorous by nature, as they
become terribly ferocious, nor any ani?
mals whose chief means of defense is
by biting. A eat or dog. for instance,
?will strive to bite when afflicted with
the disease, while a rabbit, which is
purely a vegetarian, will simply mope
and die without making any resistance.
In spite of the fact that the sentence
of death, and an awful one at that, was
affixed to their cages, the rabbits did not
appear to be otherwise than cheerful
nnd lively, and hopped nimbly about
their little quarters, and conducted
themselves in all respects after the man?
ner of their kind. All of the animals in?
spected the visitors carefully, as if they
formed the most select and exclusive
commucitv in the world, instead of one
Made and Merit Maintains the confidence
of the people in Hood's Sarsaparilla. If a
medicine cures you when sick; if it makes
wonderful cures everywhere, then beyond
all question that medicine possesses merit.
That is just the truth about Hood's Sar?
saparilla. We know it possesses merit
because it cures, not once or tw ice or a
hundred times, but in thousands and
thousands of cases. We know it cures,
absolutely, permanently, when all others
fail to do any good whatever. We repeat
Is the best?in fact the One True Blood PurifiVr.
u_i? n*ii cure nausea, Indigestion,
flOOd S FlllS biliousucssv25cents
which had been allotted to yield up
life for the benefit of science.
It was stated that one steer, which
had the "blackleg," remained at one of
the experiment stations for about eight
years, and the persons there really be?
came, attached to it. It is also a tradi?
tion of tho division of animal industry
that two goats were once used for- the
purpose of scientific experiment. The
trial was deemed to be most successful
in every particular, and wonderful re?
sults were expected, when, unfortun?
ately, the goats butted up against the
wall of deith; and left yearning hopes
He \Va? Plensed to He Injured by
Such a Wheel.
Ting-a-ling, ting-a-ling. "Hi, there!
Get out of the way!"
But the warning came too late. The
bicycle struck the pedestrian, a crusty
looking old gentleman, full amidships,
and he was thrown to the ground, with
the wheel and its rider on top of him.
The old man was furious. When they
had extricated themselves from the
tangle he proceeded to give vent to his
"You chuckle-headed idiot!" he ex?
claimed. "Can't you see where you are
going? What do you mean by trying
to assassinate a peaceable citizen on the
public highway? You infernal chump!
You ought not to he allowed to ride a
wheel. You haven't got sense enough.
By George! I've a great mind to smash
your bicycle before you kill somebody
With it." And before the rider could,
prevent him he grabbed the wheel and
prepared to carry out his intention.
But suddenly his expression changed.
"What!"hecried. "TheCyclone! Why.
it's the same make that I ride myself.
Young man, I beg your pardon. I have
no doubt that the accident was quite un?
avoidable, [am very glad that 1 have mel
you, and I sincerely hope that 1 have
not been the cause of any injury to
yourself or that beautiful wheel of
jours. Good morning, sir!"?N. Y.
An Agent Flags a Train Juxt to IIa-. ?
Not lot?g ago a new station agent was
appointed at one of the small suburban
towns. The said town has tolerably fair
street car accommodations. Hence the
local trains on the railroad do net stop
except upon signal. The agent, who is
pot very bright, was fully instructed
in his duties and given to understand
that whenever he had a passenger he
was to llag the train.
He attended to the duties of his office
in a proper way, but he seemed to have
an impression that everything was not
right, inasmuch as he was doing no pas?
senger business for the road. He had
been in office three days and not a pas?
senger showed up to gladden his weary
On the evening of the third day he
came to the conclusion that something
must, be done to make his job secure.
In his opinion, it would not do to have
trains whistling by and he standing all
the day idle.* He would break the
monotony of the situation at ail costs.
As a local drew near, about the hour
of dusk, he took his position on the plat?
form with a red lar.tcrn in his hand.
He waved it vigorously, and the train
came to a standstill. The conductor
alighted and looked up and down the
platform, but no passenger was in sight.
There was no one but the agent, and
he looked supremely happy, as the pas?
senger train had stopped.
"Where's your passengers?" asked
"There ain't none," said the agent.
"What did you signal for?"
"I just thought maybe you had some
one to get off. Anyhow, it's so dem
lonesome here that if this corporation
don't stop all trains at this station reg?
ularly I'm goin' to throw up the job.
I'd sooner be in a lighthouse. That
would be lively. Ye kin go on now."?
In mack nn?l White.
Black and white combinations are
immensely fashionable, and all black
toilets have a distinction that makes the
fact that they are smart more than ever
acceptable. One that I remember as be?
ing worn one afternoon on the golf
links was of black crepe de chine, the
whole gown covered with broad bands
of rich black guipufe lace, set in both
directions, leaving, in this way, but
small squares of the original crepe
foundation. The black lace was en?
hanced by wonderfully interwoven
threads of silver, the underskirt being
of black crepe on a soft silk foundation,
so that the frock was mysteriously
cringing and noiseless. The 6kirt
trailed a bit over the grass, and the
pouchy bodice was brightened by a
slender vest of heavy silver and jet em?
broidery on white satin, a black lisse
bow flaring out under the chin, and
guipure epaulets broadening the shoul?
ders, which, with the arms, were loosely
defined by the smooth sleeves of unlined
black lace, silver embroidered. A bit of
black satin encircled the waist, and a
hat of black satin straw was heavy with
drooping black plumes.?St. Louis Re?
The Son-tn-Liiw'ii Contribution. J
A certain young man had a mother-1
in-law who was always nagging at him,;
and everything he did was always'
One day he was told by his wife that'
she had. died suddenly, and that they'
should have a tombstone erected-. I
Accordingly the father-in-law, wifei
nnd husband went to the mason.
They were at a loss to know what to j
liave written on the stone, but finally
the father-in-law said:
'Tut 'Gone before!'"
"And," said his wife, "you can put
'Xot dead, but sleeping,'forme."
"What?" said the young man, "sleep?
ing? Well, put on for me: 'For Heaven's |
Eake don't wake her up!'"?Spare Mo?
Tyties Bros.' Announcement.
We have opened a Grocery Store on Tazewell Avenue and are showing a complete line of Staple and
Fancy Groceries. Our goods have been bought for CASH, and we intend to sell
strictly for cash. This will give our customers two discounts and goods
All goods sold by us will be promptly delivered at the home of our customers. We have exclusive
control for the town, of the ORANGE BLOSSOM Flour made at the 0. A. Fudge Koller Mills. This is a
straight Flour and universally popular. Price $5.50 per bbl.
In a few days we will have a phone in our store and one at J. E. Jackson's drug store. So our uptown
friends can send us their orders by 'phone. The patronage of Tazewell citizens respectfully solicited.
As Cheap As They Can Be Soldi
? a fr-1 *
"LISTENIN' TO THE WIND.
I ain't afraid to sleep alone, no, not a singlt
And 1 ain't frightened of the dark when ma
puts out the light;
It's kinder fun on summer nights, when
you're tucked up In bed,
To watch the moonlight shinin' on the sky?
And lo have the winder open so's to heat
the crickets sing,
And the bullfrogs in the medder tunln' up
But. say! I hate to go to bed when winter's
Cause then a feller has to lay and listen tc
In daytime 'tisn't half so bad?I don't care
how It blows
When everything Is lighted up, 'cause then
a feller knows
it's only wind: but when It's dark and yot
can't get to sleep,
It ain't no fun to stay awake and then heat
Around the corners of the house, and sortet
wall ar.d moan.
Ar.d rattle at the shutters, like it knowed
you's all alone
And wanted to get at you?Gee! I'd 'bout as
lives be skinned
As lay up In our attic there and listen to the
I ain't no 'fraid cat?not a bit; I'm brave as
But. my! that's just the worstest. sorry,
lonesome kinder noise.
And makes me think of ghosts and thing?
that come a-mopln''round
When folks hain't buried 'em and they'd
feel better under ground;
And then there'll come an awful screecn
and all the house'll shake.
And 'course I'll think what Bridget told
'bout "banshees" at a wake
She knowed of, and a goblin thing that
howled and laughed and grinned?
Well, then I cover up my head so's I won't
hear the wind.
But 'tain't no use, 'twill holler so's I heat
it all the more.
And then I'll s'picion somethin's hicj be?
hind the closet door,
And then the branches on the trees '11 rub
and groan and sigh,
And, take it all together, so a feller 'II near?
I ain't a-scared of tempests when the light
nln's all a flash.
And the thunder's rumblin', tumblln", like
the sky had gone to smash;
I like to hear the rain come down where out
shed roof Is tinned?
But, say! I wish there wa'n't no night, 01
else there wa'n't no wind.
?Joe Lincoln, in L. A. W. Bulletin.
I DOIiltY HRDflOR'S GRIT. |
XT THEN oung Jack Stuart threw up
VY his government job and left
Washington last spring without telling
where he was going everybody natural?
ly concluded that he had "gone to the
dogs." People are always eager to say
that any man, especially if he is young
and handsome and hasn't a penny in
the world, has gone to the dogs. In
fact, it is the one way people have for
accounting for o. fellow who turns up
missing; and then regarding each ether
in a greedily eurious way, they inquire:
"Who's the woman?"
The fact that a fellow can go to "the
dogs" without the help of some woman
never enters the human mind, although
be it noticed that when a man reaches
a high degree of prosperity, when he
makes fame and name, people never
turn upon one another and ask: "Who's
Now, as nobody could prove by which
route Jack Stuart had gone, there the
matter rested; and if a newspaper re?
porter had followed his career where
it is now he would throw down his pen?
cil with a "pshaw," or something
stronger, adding in tones of disap-|
pointmcnt: "It was a woman, but she 1
didn't send him to the dogs; the story's j
no good." The result would be that the
newspaper wouldn't give it a para?
graph; whereas, had she caused him to
kill her, himself ?r the other man, we
would have had an illustrated ipage.
The story as it stands has, however,
something besides virtue to recom?
mend it, and 'maybe it is worth the tell?
ing even if ttie several people con?
cerned will not like to see-it in print.
It began, or at least the winter of its
discontent culminated, one evening
last March in the cozy little living
room of a great, impressive house on
Dupout circle. Jack Stuart was sitting
in one.of those corners which invoke
flirtation at the beginning and more
serious intentions after close intimacy.
His hands were stuffed deep down in
his pockets and his handsome brow
bore a deep, dismal frown. The girl
sitting on the little stool in front of
him and resting an elbow familiarly on
his knee, looked upon him with tender,
anxious sympathy in her eyes. They
bad evidently been discussing some
grave subject and the youth broke
forth after his moody silence:
"Hang it all, little girl, I can't much
blame your m6ther for not likiDg sns
"She wouldn't like you around if
you had cords and cords of money,
Jack. You know mamma. She's de?
termined I shall marry a foreign title,
and I'm just as determined I shan't."
The girl closed her pretty lips in a
way that showed that she had not had
a father who had plowed through
poverty and obscurity and dreadful
hardships to a fortune for nothing. !
That fortune intact he had foolishly
left to his foolish widow. She was .1 ]
"character"?a term which means one
tif two things, either that a woman has
none of any sort or that she has too
much of an objectionable description.
This particular woman belonged to the
"Well, I tell you, Dolly, I do get low
in spirits. You see, my prospects aren't
1 .lack took her hand and caressed it, \
smiling that hopeless, bitter smile that
means so little and looks so much on the
I face of a boy of 23.
"The name of Stuart," he went on,
"can't carry a chap through life; it can't
make him rich or famous; it can't give
him the girl he wants, and he's not go?
ing to steal her when she'ft a rich g:rl?
that would look like highway robbery,
grand larceny or something of the sort.
Of course that's what your mother
"And it's what the rest of the world
would say, too. Here I have been on a
government salary of less than $101 a
month for two years. I came here and
found lots of old friends and I went into
society. I tell you I'm sick of it. It's
a sawdust life?this thing of a fellow's
taking a room and living on sandwiches
Rt afternoon teas and counting on the
dinners he's asked to for his square
meals. I wanted to stop, and then I
met you ami I couldn't; and here I am,
worse off than ever. If 1 go away, I
will lose you; if I stay here and try to
study a profession, it will take years
and years, and I couldn't ask you to
wait for me."
She patted his hand tenderly. "Oh,
Jack," she said, "it would be dreadful
for you to go?awful for you to leave
me with mamma and the count; thin'k
of it! Why. it would be brutal!" Tears
welled In her eyes. "I could be true; I
wouldn't forget, and I would be brave;
but think cf mamma and the count."
"Yes," said Jack, touching the soft
love locks about her forehead; "but
think of the hole I'm in. You see, that
plantation of mine?"
"Oh, Jack, do ycu own a plantation?
Why, of course you do; all southerners
"Yes, and mine is the worst of the lot,
and that's saying a great deal. I never
told you about it because 1 get hot.
Whenever 1 think of it I want to light.
I want to fight a woman, and that's tin
The scarlet mounted to his brow and
and his voice was low and tense with
"Well, I will tell you," he went on.
"It's a fine Virginia plantation and it's
all I have in the world. It was my moth?
er's property, and when she died my
father married again?an old maid, his
housekeeper?and when he died my
stepmother, being a shrewd woman and
as mean as the mischief, employed
some tricky lawyers, who got her a
widow's dower out cf the rent of my
mother's plantation?a widow's dower
of $2,000 a year out of mymother'sprop
erty. That's all the income the planta?
tion affords. You wouldn't think I'd
stay there and work it, would you?"
"I should think not."
"It's my property, and every cent of
the income goes to that old harpy."
"But, dear, she will die some day."
"Die!" with . bitter incredulity.
"Never! Never! The knotty variety of
parasites like mistletoe live forever."
"And so you have nothing?absolute?
ly nothing?cut of what is rightfully
yours through your mother? Shame?
ful! Shameful!" said the girl.
"I'm a big coward to tell you all this,"
he went on, "but I felt so down in my
luck that I had to talk. Now, I might
have made money out of the plantation
if I had staid and worked it instead of
leaving it to tenants. I might have
made five hundred, perhaps a thousand
: dollars extra for myself out of it, but
I I couldn't do it, Dolly; I just couldn't
; stay there and clothe and feed that old
woman with my own hands. She lives
in the house, and?oh, well?"
"Yes, dear, I have mamma."
"Yes, but j'our mother is?excuse me, '
Dclly, but 3'our mother is fat?plump, I
mean to say?and portly women must
be more endurable than thin ones with
claws and beaks."
"I'm thinking of that plantation.
I'm so glad you've got it."
"Well, I'm not."
"Oh, but you will be. You see I didn't
know you had property, and that was
making it hard for me. I thought of
that collection of old family miniatures
of yours.you showed me, and I thought
that might do." I
"Do? Do for what?" he ejaculated, j
"Never mind. It really wouldn't any- j
way. What I want you to ? me now
is a mortgage?a i nuine mortgage for
$5.CQ0 on that Virs^oia oronertv."
? - -Li. '. '
"How much is the property worth?"
I "Oh, perhaps $15,000 I should say.
But what on earth?"
! "Well, it's just this," said the girl, ex?
citedly. "I am to give you $5,000. It is
the income I have saved from some prop?
erty left me. I am to give you $5,000
and you are to borrow it from me by
fixing up a mortgage on your planta?
tion for that amount. My lawyer will
attend to it in regular form. Papa didn't
leave me his business head for nothing.
"And what am I to do with the mon?
ey?" asked the youth, aghast.
".Now, I've been thinking cut all that
for months. I thought it out when I
was dancing and 1 had long, restful, de?
licious thinks over it while men were
twaddling their nonsense at me. Papa
made his pile mining, you know, and
what have you studied mining and en?
gineering for, if you can't make yours
that way. too. Von remembertalkingto
me about gold possibilities in Alaska?
Well. 1 want you to take thismoneyand
try your luck there. And?oh, Jack,
don't be so rude, aad don't kiss me
while I'm talking, and don't look at me
as if you'd cry with feeling if you
weren't .six feet inyourstockings?your
seeks, I mean. You are to go to Alaska
and make a fortune?a great big for?
tune. Jack, big enough to make mamma
quail before you and to convert the
count into t poor, little, black trickling
grease spot at your mighty feet."
Dolly TJadnor was a little body, and
she was almost breathless and decided?
ly tumbled and out of order when she
emerged from her enthusiastic recog?
nition of her devotion. The big fel?
low stood up and held her at arm's
length and looked at her?oh, I can't be?
gin to tell you how he looked at her.
and then he gathered her up in his arms
again, and presently they both sat
down, and he said: "Oh, Dolly," in a
voice hushed with tender emotion. "Oh,
Dolly I can't accept."
And then she put her little soft, white
hand across his lips, and said hi fha
decisive way belonging to small wom?
en: "You are accepting nothing. I
am making you a loan, fir. If a girl
can't help a chap she loves before sho
gets him, she shouldn't ever have the
right to do it afterward, that's all.
And?well, if you don't let me I'll?I'll
marry the count or that beastly old offi?
cer with the wooden leg or a Chinese at?
tache or something like a jnck-in-thc
Lox from Corea."
They both laughed, and there was
much personal talk and argument, and
Inany caresses that need not be record?
ed here. Suffice it to say that two
weeks after this conversation Jack
Stuart threw up his job and went to
Alaska, instead of to the dogs, as every?
body thought. His companions dur?
ing his stay there being not the devil's
servants?women, wine, cigarettes and
cards?but instead, a miniature of a
very beautiful girl smiling from a frame
of turquoise, a face all Washington so
ciety would recognize and keep its mem?
ory bright in the heart of its owner;
there were letters?long, delicious,
crosxed and recrossed letters?scented
with vioiets and ornamented with a
modest monogram. Doliy Radnor did not
use her mother's crest.
The last one of these letters was a
hit curt and impatient. It read:
"Dearest Jack?You have got gold
enough to startle even a Vanderbilt
with, much less mamma and the count.
Mrs. Hetty Green would?I started to
say, would be green with envy. I
am miserable, and you must come home.
I. can't stand them any longer. Mam?
ma's bad grammar increases with her
anger, and the count's broken English
and oriental perfume becomes more
unendurable as his love intensifies. I'm
getting low and vulgar; you would not
know me. I've tried everything to cure
the count. I frequently come down
when he calls on me with my b.-.ir done
up in curling kids, ar.d I chew gum in
his presence constantly. Nothingsecras
to work with him. though. He is'one
gran tie loafer' out here at our country
place. He counts all my eccentricities
as 'ze caprice of one petite filie?char?
mante?gentile'?all the French epithets
of approval. Come home or I will run
away with him, just for the pleasure of
murdering him neatly on our wedding
journey. Your own for eternity, Dolly."
She didn't add that she was Wearing
all her last summer's frocks, that sho
hadn't a new gown or a new hat to her
name; that everything had been cut oil
from the first of the year?at leant, nil
the spending money her mother gave
her?on account of her disobedience
about the count, and as for her own in?
come, she had taken'the whole of that
for a year in advance to lend to a cer?
tain young fellow who bad recently
dug a fortune out of an Alaska gold
field. The young fellow had no idea
of how mean even a fat mother can be
when she is stupid and vain and am?
bitious, nor will he ever know from
Dolly's lips the extent of her sacri fice,
so. I am determined he shall read it
I lie came home ten days ago, and there
was the happiest girl in the world to
greet him in a certain big country
house near Washington. The count
.was not happy, and Mrs. Badnor is as
yet barely reconciled to the situation,
for she felt that he had enough money
for the count as well as for the girl,
who may be named ns one woman who
did not send a missing man to the dogs.
? Atlanta Constitution.
TRAVFLING RAILROAD SCHOOL.
Its PerpoHC Is to Teach Engineers to
i'roncrly Ise the Air Brake.
A traveling schoolhouse is oue of the
furiosities of modern railroading. It is
n queer schoolhouse, and it cost $10,000
to build. It is filled with levers, air
rhambers, cylinders, whistles, gauges,
ralves, cords and pipes, and at one end
Is an upright steam boiler and air
pump, used in compressing the air with
which the apparatus is operated.
; No children attend this school. Many
)f the pupils are grizzled, grimy veter
uns, who have been railroading for
rears. Others arc younger men, and
there is a sprinkling of boys from 1G
years old up. They are taught by a reg?
ular professor, a graduate of a me
:hanical college. His pupils have no
books. They listen while he talks and
watch while he demonstrates the work?
ings of the air brake. His classes are
usually held from nine till eleven o'clock
in the morning and from seven till nine
o'clock at night, so that he can have for
pupils the railroad men who have rc
rently come in oil their runs.
The air brake is the one subject
laugbt. From 15 to 25 pupils will
crowd into the small space on the side
of the middle of the room not occupied
by apparatus. The professor is usually
In his shirt sleeves and bareheaded, for
the atmosphere in the room is always
from 90.to 110 degrees, made sc by the
Bteam boiler. The professor has only
one book, and while he is delivering his
lectures and talkingabout the possibili?
ties ns well ns the troubles of the air
brake he keeps this book in the hip
pocket of his trousers. After his lec?
ture is over he takes it out. and it is then
found to be only a small blank book.
In this he writes the names of the mem?
bers of the class before him. He will
then question the pupils, and jots down
npporite each name the percentage of
eorrect answers given. Any who fall
below a certain mark have to come
hack to school for another lesson. Some?
times it takes three or four lessons
to teach a man the principles of the
air brake; sometimes a man will thor?
oughly understand the intricacies of
the system at one lesson.
The apparatus represents a locomo?
tive and a train of 17 cars. Each car
is represented by an air cylinder. The
professor shows how easy it is by the
proper manipulation of the engineer's
lever to put all the brakes on at once
and to release them nil at once. He
then shows how unskilled engineers
can and often do release one or two
brakes at a time, thus affecting the ef?
ficiency of the service. He illustrates
the emergency application, in which the
entire 17 cars have their brakes set in
one second by the watch.
"This was what was done oy the
Brunken legislator," he said, "at the
famous Tarrytown disaster. Unfor?
tunately the legislator was on the for?
ward section of the train, and when he
pulled the emergency rope it stopped
the train, and before the brakes could
be released the train following it
crashed into the rear coach." i
The professor does not charge nis
pupils tuition, ne is paid by the road
to teach the employes the use and abuse
of the air brake. The instruction car,
ns this traveling schoolhouse is called,,
belongs to the Chesapeake & Ohio rail?
road and has been in Lexington for the
past week, and rts schoolmaster, Prof.
iTuntlev, has instructed here full 100
nf the road's employes. He travels over
the road the year round, stopping at.
the ends of divisions for a week or more,
as becomes necessary.?N. Y.Sun.
Shades That Will Be Fashionable for'
No longer is it required of the fash?
ionable woman that she look like an an-]
I mated kaleidoscope. The coloring of ?
the new fall gowns is, on the whole, sub-1
ducd. There are pjaids in plenty, to be'
sure, but the colors have lost much of
their vividness, and the plaids most in'
favor are those in softened tones. ',
j . All the shades of ca-stor are to be the
rogue among the best dressed women, i
These shades vary from a deep cream j
lint to a color which the uninitiated;
might call brown. They are very ef-1
fective when three or four of the shades!
'pre used in one gown. But for the:
woman who would regard such a cos-i
tome too quiet in rts coloring there will
be a variety of castor gowns this fall,;
iclieved by a gay touch of color.
I All the vivid startling greens are not:
ns much in favor as they were last)
spring. . There are many dull ffreens. i
DOCTORS HAD GIVEN HER UP
A Convincing Letter From One of Mrs.
No woman can look fresh and fair who is suffering from displace?
ment of the womb. It is ridiculous to suppose that such a difficulty
can be cured by an artificial support like a pessary.
Artificial supports make matters worse, for they take away all the
chance of the ligaments recovering their
vigor and tone. Use strengthens; the
ligaments have a work to do.
If they grow flabby and refuse to
hold the womb in place, there is but
one remedy, and that is to strengthen
their fibres and draw the cords back
into their normal condition, thus
righting the position of the womb.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound is designed especially for
this purpose, and, taken in connec?
tion with her Sanative Wash, applied
locally, will tone up the uterine sys?
tem, strengthening the cords or liga?
ments which hold up the womb.
Any woman who suspects that she
has this trouble?and she will know
it by a dragging weight in the lower
abdomen, irritability of the bladder
and rectum, great fatigue in walking,
and leucorrhcea?should promptly
commence the use of Lydia E. Pink?
ham's Vegetable Com?
pound. .If the case is
stubborn, write to Mrs.
Pinkham, Lynn, Mass.,
stating freely all symp?
toms. You will receive a prompt
letter of advice free of charge. ^
All letters are read and answered by women *
only. The following letter relates to an un?
usually severe case of displacement of the womb, which was cured
by the Pinkham remedies. Surely it is convincing:
" Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and Blood Purifier
cured me when the doctors had given me up. I had spent hundreds
of dollars searching for a cure, but found little or no relief until I
began the Pinkham remedies. I had falling and displacement of
the womb so badly that for two years I could not w alk across the floor.
I also had profuse menstruation, kidney, liver and stomach trouble.
The doctors said my case was hopeless. I had taken only four bot?
tles of the Vegetable Compound and one of the Blood Purifier when
I felt like a new person. I am now cured, much to the surprise of
my friends, for they all gave me up to die. Now many of my lady
friends are using Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound through
my recommendation, and are regaining health. It has also cured my
little son of kidney trouble. I would advise every suffering woman
in the land to write to Mrs. Pinkham for aid."?Mrs. Ehma Pang
born, Alanson, Mich.
some of which show a grayish tint, and
for certain gowns sage green will be
fashionable, combined with black. ,
A deep, rich red will be much worn
for coats and tailor-made costumes,
but the cloth will be invariably braided ,
in black. ;
Omy, which not long ago belonged ex-^
clusively to the spring and summer col?
ors, has this year made itself known as
a popular fall shade. For calling and'
evening gowns a shimmering silver
jary will be much used, while a new
ihade of gray, called London smoke,
?vhich is an effective deep gray, will
in high favor. All the intermediate
tints of gray will also be worn. '.
A blye with a purplish shadow is an- -
tther popular color as well as a gray-'
bh blue.?N. Y. Journal.
Stuffed tomatoes are excel'Scnt. Se?
lect as many large, firm, ripe tomatoes as
there are persons to be served, and cut
them in halves. ITeat a little butter in
a porcelaiu-linc saucepan and lay the
tomatoes in it with the flesh side down.
Let them fry two or three minutes.
Make a stuffing of one email shallot,
chopped fine \a small white onion will
do); one clove of garlic?no more?also
minced; the yolks of two hard-boiled
eggs, a tablespoonful of equal parts
of chopped chives, parsley and two salt
anchovies, freshened and chopped fine.
Mix all these ingredients thoroughly to?
gether, stirring in a tablcspoonful of
butter; season with a little pepper and
Bait if necessary. Lay the halves of
fried tomato on a buttered tin, flesh or
cooked side up, and cover each one of
tL"; n with one-sixth of the amount of
stuffing prepared. Dredge a few fine
bread crumbs and sprinkle a few dTop<3
pf melted butter o^,d:-;'ach, and put them
in a hot oven to bake ten or fifteen min?
utes. Place them cn a dry, hot platter
?" " ?N.. Y. Tribune,
?In nine years the Indian population
of Tama county, la,, has increased by
13. The red people there now number
?Mortgages are being paid off. by
reason of the good times, in Cowlitz
sounty, Wash., the interest on which
had been left unpaid for two or threo
?A couple of dozen onions seem a
few for a bushol, but J. R. Douglas, of
Albany, Ore., has exhibited 27 onions
which together weigh G5 pounds, or 15
pounds more than a bushel.
?By wiping perspiration from his
face with the back of his hand whilo
counting' coin F. J. Eighmey, of Water?
loo, la., poisoned his eyes badly, ap?
parently with dust from the foreign
accretions on the metaL
?There may be a deadly monotony in
the handwriting of the next generation
in this country, for the "vertical sys?
tem" fad has spread to the furthest
confines. It has been adopted recently
in the public schools of Tacoma, Wash.,
and at Portland, Ore., where the schools
already use it and classes are being
formed to learn it by people in various
walks of life.
?A cutting rebuke was given to his
congregation by a preacher in Pleasan
ton, Kan. Just after the prayer which
succeeded his sermon, he said: "Those
of the congregation that did not get
their things on during the prayer can
do so while I pronounce the benedic?
?A lunatic in a private asylum at.
Atchison is harmless, and is permitted
to roam abroad at will.. He possesses
mesmeric power over snakes, and often
returns with five or six of them in his
pockets. He ia always searched, and
the sup.kes removed, before he is per?
mitted to rcenter the asylum.