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Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. BaneHar
? ^rt', Terms of court-lst Monday*
gApnl 4th Monday in August and 1st
ynday in December.
J. H. Stuart, judge; T. E. George, clerk.
} erms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday
in each month.
Jno.T. Barns.Com'th. Attv.
Jno. \V. Oockett.Sheriff.
James Handy.Deputy Sheriff.
R. K. GiUespie,.Treasurer.
% P. Brittain and
H. G. McOali.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
a. m. -
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30
A hearty welcome is extended to all.
REV. W. D. DlTCKNKK,
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and
4th at 7:30 I'. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30.
P. M. Sabbath School at 9:80 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. Martin, Pastor.
Kajitist Cbnrcfa Services.
Sunday ?cl>ool every Sunday at 9:30 a.
m; preacumg 1st end 4th Sundays at 11 a.
m., and on l?t and 3d Sundays at 7:30 p.
m.; B. Y. P. U. every Monday a 7:30 p.
m.; prayer meeling 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,
COMMANDERY, NO. 20,
Meets fust Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C.
G. YOUNG, Recoider.
Meets second Monday in each
IL W. O'KEEFFE, II. P.
W. o. YOUNG,
TAREW ELL LODGE,
y \< i. t,:'. A. F. & A. M.
i Mee ts tin' third Monday in each
II. W. O'KEEFFE, W. M.
W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
BLUEGRASS LODGE, SO. 142,1.O.O.F.
Meets every Tuesday ni<;ht. lx>dge |
room over Pobst S U'ingo's store.
A. S. Uig iiNuornAM, N. G.
H. R. Dodd, Sec'y.
J. B. Crawford, S. P. G.
CAMPMENT, No. 17,
. . O. O. F., meets ev?
ery Wednesday night
in hall of Bluegrass
Lodge, No. 112.
W. D. Buckner, C. P.
A. S. HlCKUNBOTHAttf,
A. W. Lax don. P. C. P. Scribe.
AJ. ,ts. I>. MAY. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Taze?
well, Va. Prat t ice in the courts of Tazew&U
county und i:i the Court of Appeals ut Wytheville,
Va. Particular attention paid to the coliectloa ol
BAKXs .<c BARNS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Taze
well, Va. Practice in the courts of Taxcwell
county, Court of Appeals at Wytheville nud the
Federal c ourts at AUiiigdon. C. J. Harns, John T.
CHAPMAN* ? QILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT
LAW. Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts
of Tazewell County and Court of Appeals at
Wytheville. J. W. ihapinan. A. P. GiUespie.
PLTON ,t COULLEfG, ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
raze well, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze?
well couzrty. S. M. B. Couling will continue his
practice in all the courts of Buchanan county. J.
H Fulton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Couling,
GREEYKR .t GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell
Va. Pr.u... C n the courts of Tazewell and ad
olning counties. Office?Strai building. Edgar
L. Greever. Rams ('illespie.
GEO. W. ST. CLAIR, ATTOUNEt AT LAW
Tazewell. Va. Practice* in the courts of Taze
woll and adjoining coon ties and in the Supreme
Court of Appeals at Wytheville. Particula: at?
tention paid to th? collection oi claims. Office?
HC. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze
? weil, Va. Will practice in the courts of Taze?
well county and the Court of Appeals at Wythe?
ville. Collecting a specialty.
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Tazewell, Va. Will practice in the courts oi
Tazewell ami adjoining comities. Particular at?
tention paid to ihe collection of claims. Office in
WB. S PR ATT. 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.
I EL STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazcw
J i Va. Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun?
ties, West Virginia, a specialty. Office in St ras
HENRY & GRAHAM, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va.
Office in building near Court House. R. R.
Uenrv. S. C. Graham. R. W. Stras.
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The intense itching and smarting, inci?
dent to i hose diseases, is instantly allayed
by applying Chamberlain's Eye and
Skin Ointment. Many veiy bad cases
have boon permanently cured by it. It
is equally efficient for itching piles and
a favorite remedy for sore nipples,
chapped hands, chilblains, frost bites
and chronic sore eyes. 25 cts. per bos.
Dr. Cadjft Condition Powders, are
just what a horse needs when in bad
condition. Tonic, blood purifier and
vermifuge. Thc-y arc not food but
medicine and the best in use to put a
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For sale by J. E. Jack
A PUBLIC EVIL.
Jou very often notice, as you're riding In
fhere'sone distressing feature all our peace
of mind to mar.
Ife the fellow right In front of us who holds
his paper so
We're forced to read the headlines; but
the villain seems to know
Just when we get an Inkling of a thrilling
bit of news.
For he turns the paper over and thereafter
To let us finish out the line, and so. with
We feel like smiting him because we can?
not read the rest.
There's nothing suits htm better than to
tantalize our view
With some bis headline till he's sure we've
caught a word or two;
But Just before we're quite aware of what
it's all about,
Me flops the paper upside down or yanks tt
And every time we seek to get a fact with?
in our grasp
Me upsets all our purposes and leaves us
with a gasp.
Until at last we swear K, In a low and rasp
' lng tone.
That If we had the price we'd buy a paper
of our own.
-Nixon Waterman. In L. A. W. Bulletin.
Taking the Fl?min Corfu.
*A Hitherto Unrecorded Assault on*
a Greek Fortress.
IT WAS a little bit queer that "rned?
icus" and the "major" had returned
aboard ship two days before their leave
had expired. Such things are not the
custom in the navy, and it set Tommy
Williams to thinking. Tommy was the
most inveterate leg-puller in the mess,
and on this occasion he determined to
get at the bottom of matters, have
whole mouths of fun for himself and
incidentally make the major andl the
rnedicus set up champagne to the mess.
The ship was cruising in the Mediter?
ranean, and the major, who was the
marine oilieer, and the rnedicus, who
was the doctor, had obtained two
weeks' leave and spent it, or rather all
except the two days, in the lovely little
island of Corfu, the largest of the
Ionia group. When asked if they
had a good time they answered "yes'
and changed the subject, which worked
very well at first, but later it was the
signal for both to dive below when the
word Corfu was mentioned.
Aboard s?hip no one is secure from a
joke on himself. Ir is like murder, and
will out, so the best way to get off
lightly is to turn state's evidence and
ease up in the telling as much as pos?
sible. Sot it was with these two offi?
cers; it was no fun to be continually
diving below hatchways, besides, the
industrious Williams had received sev?
eral answers to bis letters to Corfu,
and the caterer nt the wine mess had
announced the arrival of a new and
expensive brand of "fizz."
The dinner was over one Saturday
night?the night for yarn spinning?
and as the dinner was good and the mess
looked kindly spirited, the major looked
at the doctor and cleared his throat and
the doctor nodded affirmatively back to
"Corfu," sang cut Williams. "Corfu,"
chorused the mess, and "Ccrfu," weak?
ly replied the major, as he gulped down
his coffee and prepared himself for the
"As you fellows know, the rnedicus
and I went to Corfu strictly for the
purpose of art. he to put on canvas the
glorious tints of the mountains and the
bay. while my camera and 1 promised
ourselves no end of pleasure among*the
groves and landscapes. At the ontset
our trip came near being a failure, as
two infernal boatmen got into a row
as to which was to take us ashore, re
sulting in a collision which splashed
my camera thoroughly, while only
lucky grab of the doctor saved his
pain! box on the bottom of the sea.
"Arrived on the beach, we registered
at the hotel as plain Mr. Lewis and
Or. Benson, of New York, and imme
diaiely hurt the proprietor's feelings
because he thought that the United
Slates was such a small place that we
surely ought to know his friend, Mr.
Mavrochephnlo, who carried on a cur?
rant business In St. Louis. In iheafter?
noon we strolled around picking up
choice bits here and there, and by din?
ner time we had enlarged our circle of
acquaintances through talking some
execrable French ton young gentleman
from Rudn-Pest-h. fie was a nice fel?
low, and the chief charm about him
was that he had a mighty pretty sister,
who sat near us at the dinner table".
"Did yon meet the sister, major?"
"You think I'm n chump?" replied the
"Well, nfter dinner, we went to the
opera, and that over, we escorted the
young lady home, and the three of us
went out to n little cabaret 1o discuss
the wines of Corfu with a bit of caviar.
This manner of passing the evening was
so pleasant that we thought we would
continue it. but as in going about the
citadel the rnt/dieus had struck up o
friendship with a surgeon in the Greek
army, our party at the cabaret num?
bered four on the second day. On the
third day we' were still further in?
creased by the arrival of a retired cap
t.:in of Belgian cavalry, who, though
nearly 50, was ns lively as nny of us.
and a sport to his finger tips. Tn his
turn each member of the party would
be host for the evening, and finally it
came around to the turn of the Greek
doctor; his name is simply unpro
nounceable, so to distinguish him I
called him 'doctor.' while our mess
male across the table answered to'med
"The Greek doctor's supper was mag?
nificent; he had the advantage of know?
ing his ground, and there were tooth?
some dishes and wines without end.
I'he doctor was too zealous, however.
Tor just ns we were all getting warmed
up to our work, he laid his head back on |
iis chair and calmly slipped under the j
?able. To see him home was the de?
cision of a council of war, so we es?
corted him to the citadel, and support
' ed on one side by the rnedicus, on the
other by the Hungarian, the doctor was
delivered over at the portals of the
At this point the ship's doctor com?
menced to lidget uneasily in bis chair,
but it was hard to tell whether it was
because of what was coming or because
the wine boy was silently placing the
flat-bottomed, long-stemmed glasses
around the table. But the major went
"The moat around the fort is quite a
wide one, and while we were there, it
being Greek Faster, the bridge was
decorated with various Greek flags.
For some unknown reason it entered
tho rnedicus' head to capture one of
these flags, and on imparting his idea
to the young Hungarian the latter im?
proved on it by suggesting that the flag?
pole be placed in the middle of the
plaza or* esplanade, between the fort
and the St. George hotel, and where the
troops drilled every day. So these two
started to break off the light llagpole,
and as they were in the middle of it
there came the sharp challenge of the
sentry and the rattle of arms.
"Discretion was the better part of
.valor, and without asking questions the
iVeigtan captain and I joined in flic
100-yard tinsh for tfae St'. George hotel.
The sentry turned out the guard, and
the sergeant, under the impression that
an 4isaassriuation or some other little
pastime of that sort had been commit?
ted, commanded the guard to load iheir
rilles and take a pot shot at us. The
darkness was in our favor, and the bul?
lets went wild, so then the guard, with
bayonets fixed, came after us in full
pursuit. We sprinted for our lines, and
thundered on the hotel door. The sleepy
porter drew 'the bolts, and throwing
him aside in three bounds we were up
the flight of stairs and making for our
rooms. A moment later the hold was
surrounded by soldiers. The serge ant
was for searching the hotel at once,
but a gendarme, stepping up, said that
such a thing could only be done by a
'proces du roi,' and his counsel pre?
vailed, though the sergeant swore thai
he would have his sentinels about the
hotel all night long and examine every
one who went in or came out. We went
to our rooms and. not lighting Ihe can?
dles, looked through the blinds at the
soldiers and nearly split our sides with
"Then we paid a visit to our Belgian
friend, and knocking on his door, he de?
manded who was there. M.es police.'
answered we, and there was a quick
shuffling of feet ns he hastened to obey
the summons. When he saw us be swore
in several different languages?when
wc saw him we gave a shout and went
into sort of convulsions.
" 'You diables of garcons,* said he, in
explanation, 'when 1 have you in the
race, it ecz because my toe I strike on
one stone, and 1, how you call It, skate
along on my face for ten yard.'and he
wiped ofT seme more blood from a face
that was simply in latters.
"The next morning there was (he
deuce to pay, and the rnedicus and I
trembled in our boots, thanked our
stars that we had not registered 'U.S.
X.,' and hoped ?t he Greek doctor would
not g'ive us away. By breakfast the
story was over the hotel, and as the
?rnedicus entered the dining-room there
was a titter and all eyes were turned
on him. dashingly he took his honors,
while 1, well, I nearly sneezed my bead
off when I caught sight of the 1'clgian's
"Thai day Ihe commandant of police
started in on his investigation. First
be called the porter, but we had attend?
ed to bis case as well as that of the pro?
prietor, so the porter replied (hat he
was bo dead with sleep when nrom.rd
that it would be absolutely impossible
for him to identify the persons who
had entered the hotel so unceremoni?
ously. M. Ie rroprietairc regretted ex?
tremely to inform the M. le Command?
ant of Police that it was a party of
French gentlemen, who had sailed on
the steamer that morning. About our
friend the Greek doctor we were wor?
ried, because it was known that he was
indirectly connected with the affair,
and the colonel at the fort was after
blood, for v\hat he termed 'the indig?
nity* to the Greek nation. Luck was
with bfm, however, for the colonel*.';
wife was taken very ill, ami Ihe doctor
was so assiduous in his attentions, sr.
kind and thoughtful, that as soon as she
recovered she would hear of nothing
else except his coming to dine as ;:
guest of honor, whereat the colonel
growled and the incident was closed."
The major paused here, and it was a
little suspicious, so Williams kicked tin
senior watch under the table, and the
latter, in a foghorn voice, said:
"ITeave away, major; you're not at
the end of your course yet."
The major said: "Well, there's noth?
ing more to say, except that there was
a Greek man-of-war in the harbor, and
the next morning we were honored
with the tender of the services of her
boat to our passenger steamer?an un?
usual compliment. I assure you."
"Major," said Williams, and his tone
was most sarcastic, "is it usually com?
plimentary to insist on your accepting
l boat to leave a place two days before
you arc ready to go?"
The major grew wrathy and splut?
tered. The answer might not have been
profanity?it was lost in the explosion
of an overcharged bottle of champagne.
?X. Y. Sun.
?"Speaking of the somnambulist,"
snid the Cheerful Idiot, "he at least is
no idle dreamer."?Indianapolis Jour?
?She?"Mr. Footelightly doesn't
lock like an actor, docs he?" He?"No;
nud he doesn't act like one, either."?
?Little Clarence?"Pa, is there realty
*bonor among thieves?' " Mr. Callipers
?"No, my son; thieves are just as bad
as other people."?Puck.
?"Those new neighbors seem to be
great borrowers." "Borrowers? One
night when they gave a dinner they
.borrowed our family album."?Chicago
?"There's a burglar in the house!"
she gasped. "I have never yet uncov?
ered my bead for an}' man," her hus?
band rejoined, with an ailectation of
?He Wouldn't Do. ? Friend?
"Wouldn't you like to have me sit here
and shoot at the poets when they come
in?" Editor?"No. You are too poor a
?Had Squared Up.?"Sir, there are
certain duties we all owe to our coun?
try." "I don't. They soaked me for
$14 on three suits of English clothes,
and I paid it, sir; I paid it."?Cleveland
?Judge?"Witness, j'ou are 40 years
of age?" Female Witness?"Yes, alas!
One gets older every day. And yet I
was young once (heaving a sigh). Ah,
your lordship would hardly believe how
young 1 was."?Tit-Bits.
?1 mmediate Assistance.?"Mr. Grum?
py," said the chronic borrower, "I'm
financially embarrassed to-day. Can
you help me out?" "Cheerful]}-." Then
Grumpy kicked his caller through two
ofliees and a long hallway. ? Detroit
?Attic Wit.?"I don't think that new
prima donna will do," said the boarder
who has the attic room. "She is too
much like the furnace here?at least
her voice is." "How is that?" asked
Mrs. Ilashcroft. "Yery weak in the
upper register."?Indianapolis Journal.
Latest Kinks-in Dress Gnrnitnre.
The very newest trimming, and the
one that will lead another season, is the
narrow fringe which carries our moth?
ers back to the days when our grand?
mother's best gown had rows of fringe
as the fashionable trimming. The truly
fashionable woman this season looks,
indeed, a veritable princess, decked out
in real and imitation jewels for which
fashion has found so many uses. The}'
sparkle at every movement, from the
crown of her head to the tee of her
pointed slipper, and appear at the most
unlooked-for places in her'garments.
It Is, indeed, preeminently a season of
jeweled effects in fashionable costumes.
Ligbt-colored velvet gowns are trimmed,
with fine cut-steel or silver passemen?
terie, ribbons, chiffon, gimps, jeweled
nets and laces, with the addition of
bright flowers on the low-cut bodice.
Panels of lace and beaded effects are
also seen on the skirts of both black
and colored velvet sowns.-^^
PEOPLE WITH "WHEELS."
A Source of Graat Annoyance- to
The VUlta of (he Cranks Arc Kept
from the Xewapupera to I*re
vent Further Viaitnttona.
A well-dressed woman of imposing
stature and impressive dignity entered
the anteroom of the oflice of one of
the most noted men in New York a few
days ago, and demanded that the at?
tendant take her card to his chief with?
out delay. The card was passed on to
the private secretary, and, as it bore an
unfamiliar name, he stepped into the
anteroom to sec who the caller might
be. "1 do not wish to see you," she ex?
claimed, "let mc see Dr. - at once.
This company has possession of 40
trains of cars that belong to mc, and I
want them. You have had them for 3t
[years, and that is Jong enough?"
[ "Wheels!" muttered the private sec?
retary. Then aloud he said: "Certain?
ly, madam, you nre entitled to your
property. The president would be glad
to talk the matter over with you, but
he has an engagement In the western
part of the state to-day. and will not re?
turn here for some time. Perhaps it
would be better for you to put your
claim in writing."
"Very well," replied the woman,
calmly. "But could you not personally
give me one or two trains for my imme?
"It would afford me pleasure to do so,
madam," replied the secretary, "but 1
have no authority. The president alone
can act In such matters."
"That is unfortunate, for I really need
a train to-day," said the woman. In a
tone of regret. "However, 1 will write
a letter to Dr.-. Please see that my
property is well cared for."
The woman made her exit with grace?
ful dignity, and left the private secre?
tary and attendants wondering who she
was. Her manner was that of a person
of good social station, and aside from
her extraordinary demand*she did not
"She is the fourth crank that has been
in here this month," said the private
secretary. "Some of the newspapers
published an account of the first vis?
itation just after New Year's, and since
then the freaks have been coming along
every few days. It is a singular fact
that whenever a story is published
about a crank calling on a noted man,
that man is sure to be besieged by
cranks for several days afterward.
Such invariably is the case with Dr. !
-. We try to keep all mention of j
these crank visitations out of the news- I
papers, but once in awhile a story gets
into print, and then we have 'wheels'
by the dozen?both callers and letters, j
It seems to mc that all the crazy people I
who nrc at large read the newspapers.
When they learn that one of their kind
has been calling on any particular per?
son, they all become seized with a burn?
ing desire to do likewise. Of course, not
one of them gets into Dr.-'s room,
but those of us who guard the ap?
proach have to be on the alert constant?
ly. Twenty cranks, with ridiculous er?
rands, have been turned away from here
in one month's time. Nineteen of them
were the natural result of the publica?
tion of a story about the first visit.
While most of these mentally unbal?
anced visitors are harmless, oeeasioiml
I3" one comes along with a homicidal
mania. Aftern big railway accident, for
instance, a self-appointed avenger is
certain to turn up with an inspired mis?
sion to remove the president of the road
from the earth."?N. Y.Times.
MACAULAY IN K IS GH AMC ZRS.
There Wna Little in His Appearance
to Indicate Cic::!::.1!.
His chambers are comfortably fur?
nished, and overflow with books. The
hall, the two sitting-rooms and the
bedroom are all walled with volumes.
On this January morningMacaulay sits
breakfasting- among his books. The
room has few ornaments beyond some
line Italian engravings, bronze statu?
ettes of Voltaire and iionsseau, and on
the mantelpiece a handsome chiming
French clock given to the essayist by
his publisher, Mr. Thomas Longman.
Macaulay Is seldom without a book,
either in his hand or in his pocket, and
this morning as he breakfasts he turns
over the pages of a volume of Addison
and Ktcelc's "Spectator," reading a sen?
tence or two here, glancing over old
favorite passages w ith a smile of friend?
ly recognition, and more rarely reading
rapidly a whole essay.
Presently he arises from the table
and goes to his desk-. As he crosses
t he floor the shortness of his figure sud?
denly becomes apparent. There is lit?
tle, indeed, in Macaulay's whole appear?
ance to indicate the genius and learn?
ing which are enshrined within his
brain. He is short, robust and plain
looking. His head is massive and Iiis
features arc rugged and homely. When
in repose his face has little animation,
but w hen he talks it is lit by the emo?
tions of the. moment, and the deep-blue
eyes sparkle with vivacity. A solid,
robust individuality, of untiring ener?
gy and unwearying kindness and
courtesy?such is Thomas Babinglon
The Mlml as n Disease PrcMtuoe".
We know that a congested liver pro?
duces gloom, perhaps leading to sui?
cide. Another kind of gloom is per?
haps due to a congested spleen. A dis?
orderly heart produces apprehension of
coming danger. Certain intestinal con?
ditions produce fear. Morbid condi?
tions of other organs mar the sense of
strength and manhood or womanliness.
We know also a few converse truths:
That gloom of despair may induce
jaundice; that good news will make the
heart beat vigorously: that cheerful?
ness "will calm and regulate its beat:
that fear and anxiety may paralyze di?
gestion.?Dr. Herbert Coryn. in Na?
Able to Walk a Long Distance Sines
Taking Wood's Sarc:.>ari'ia-That
Tirod Fee'ins Overcome.
MI was very weak and could not gain
strength. I determined to try Hood's Sar
saparilla. After I had taken a few bottles
I could get around in the bouse and walk
a block or two. I kept on taking Ilood'a
and now I am able to walk quite a dis?
tance and can do many other things about
the house, which I could not do for a long
time before taking Hood's Sarsaparilla.
This medicine has strengthened mc won?
derfully, and done me good in many
ways." Mas. J. J. Garni:;;, ?10 West Cory
Street, Richmond, Virginia.
"T am subject to that tired feeling, and
hearing Hood's Carsapnrilla so often
spoken of a3 a strengthening medicine I
purchased a bottle. It gave mc relief at
once, nnd I hnve not been troubled with
that tired feeling since I began its use."
William A. Bar?ltt, 110 North West
Street, Alexandria, Virginia.
Is the best?in fact. tl>e One True Blood Purifier.
Hnnri'c Pille cnre avn ,ns; casy t0
KiUUU & irilia take, easy to operate. 25c.
On? of the Trlcka Used to Kool tbe
The Boston lawyers have many inter?
esting' cases in which pnwnbrokcrage
plays an important part. The follow
i ing incident, told by a lawyer, Rlus
j trntes a trick that is practiced fre?
"It must not be taken as an axiom
I that the pawnbroker himself is a stran
1 per to guile and to ways that are dark.
There are many instances of dishon?
est}'. Whoever reads the Sunday jour?
nals will see numerous announcements
like this: 'Diamond necklace; cost,
$1,500; circumstances compelled me to
pawn it at-'s for $500; ticket sacri?
ficed. Address -, New fork.' If
you address accordingly, and if the ad?
vertiser considers you a (it subject for
an artful game, he will wait on you with
a tale of woe and the ticket. The price
or the ticket should be $250, for the bril
lianls uro most valuable; but (he final
price will be partly left to you; only
please examine the gems at once, be?
cause the owner is in desperate straits.
You examine the pledge at the pawn?
broker's, paying 50 cents for (he priv?
ilege. The diamonds are cer(ninly dia?
monds (although of it shape and qual?
ity known (o (he (rade as rose dia?
monds), and, rather than spend five or
(en dollars to compensate an expert for
gcing for you to examine them, you
conclude to advance (en per cent, upon
the ticket and make it your own.
"The holder refuses at first, but final?
ly yields, and departs with $50 of your
wealth, and leaves you the owner of the
property, subject to the pawnbroker's
lien thereon. You then redeem (hem,
which costs you $550 more, and, on tak?
ing your prize ton dealer in diamonds
you learn that the entire piece of jew?
elry is really worth, and would be sala?
ble at, the sum of $250.
"Did the skillful and well-informed
pawnbroker (hen really lend $500 on a
collection of stones worth only $250?
Not at all. He probably advanced $150,
possibly $200, and made out a (icke( for
$500, agreeing with (he borrower to di?
vide the prolUs on the redemption of
the ticket by a third person. But you
could not hope io prove this, either
from (he books or from fhc admissions
of tbe parties. The person with whom
you dealt belongs ton fugitive class of
citizens; he at once disappears. Tbe
pawnbroker exhibits entries to corre?
spond with the tickets."?Boston I'ost.
Of the Tennessee Iii vor lloitoms? .tlnr
YclttoM Penta of skill.
There is nothing about Tennessee
river longshoremen to startle any city
raised man, but turn one of them loose
in his native wilds and give him a hand?
ful of smooth pebbles or rounded bowl?
ders, and he'll astonish you.
Folks who have sojourned in the Ten?
nessee river bottoms up above Paducah
tcB wondrous tales of the rock throw?
ers, but the natives themselves look on
these strange accomplishments as a
matter of course.
The last, issue of (he Big Sandy
(Tcnn.) Visitor says in a very matter-of
fact, offhand sort of way:
"W.U. Pierce killed a large hawk with
a rock one day last week while sitting
on (op of one of (he tallest gum trees
in Big Sandy bottom."
Thus the Big Sandy visitor, being fa?
miliar with such performances, -dis?
misses what in any other part of (he
world would be a wonderful ft at. Yet
W. II. Pierce i.s but one among many.
It is told as a matter-of-fact that the
sturdy young fellows Often go hunting
with no other weapon than a pocketful
of "good throwing rocks." All is game
that comes within eye's reach of these
youthful Nimrods. Rabbits they bowl
over with ease r.s bunny sits in bis bed
or hops blithely along in the frosty
cover. Squirrels, killed by a flying lump
of grave!, tumble from the forks of the
tallest trees, and wild turkeys occasion?
ally meet a similar fate. Even wild
decks are slain by the rock-throwers.
Beginning .this rock practice in child?
hood the average boy of the Tennessee
river bottoms has an arm like steel, an
eye like an eagle and an aim like a
(rained sharp-shooter when he reaches
the long pants and chewing tobacco
stage. It is said that some of the rock
throwers can hit a bull's eye with a
bowlder two cut of three times at a
distance of GO feet.?Paducah (Ky.) Vis?
School CondM in ('<;]<;;:ir(! Days.
The logs for the great fireplace, fur?
nished by (he parents of the scholars,
were a part of the school expenses; and
in many a school when a parent was
tartly in the delivery of his winter's
load of wood the child suffered by ban?
ishment to the farthest and coldest cor?
ner of the schoolroom. The teacher's
pay was in any of (he inconvenient and
uncertain exchanges of the day: wam?
pum, beaver skins, Indian corn, wheat,
peas, beans or any country product
known as truck. Whale oil and fish
were paid (o (he teachers on Cape Cod.
It is told of n Salem school that one
scholar was always placed in the win?
dow to study and also to bail occasional
passers-by and endeavor to sell them
the accumulation of vegetables, etc.,
Which had been paid to the teacher.?
Alice Morse Karle, in Chautauquan.
Brothers in tlie I.cpris'Mtnro.
A modern instance has come to light
where two brothers sat in the same leg?
islature in Wisconsin. In the winter of
1S91, Assemblyman Louis Rcssman, of
Price count}', represented the extensive
district including Ashland, Price, Onei
da. Forest and Florence counties* His
brother, Assemblyman Philip Rcssman,
represented Clark county. Both were
republicans. Apparently (here have
been a number of instances in which
brothers have sat sida by side in the
same legislature. It seems to be true,
nevertheless, that Paul nod Narcisse
M. Junrau, in tho legislature of 1S58.
furnished the only instance In Wiscon?
sin's 50 years of history of brothers na?
tive in Milwaukee being elected to the
same legislature.?Milwaukee Sentinel.
THE ETIQUETTE Or COUPcx
Important 1'oints fop flic Cnrefal
When tho question of the greatest nu?
trition at the smallest physical cost
comes up for consideration, it. is just
here that ihe soup subject claims at?
tention, its range of merits embracing
all the possibilities between a mild
stimulant (merely) and a very con?
densed form of nourishment. Soup is
your table diplomat. It can excite the
r.ppctitc for good things to come, or
by quite satisfying all inward cravings
make diners indifferent as to what fol?
Never make the mistake, dear house?
keeper, of serving either to your family
or guests a nourishing soup when you
have a good dinner. If you do, be mire
that all that follows will fall short of
appreciation. No matter what delight-*
ful surprises are in reserve, they will
bring you no glory; the praise accord?
ed you will 'be perfunctory. Even at
dinner, however, there will be oppor?
tunities for serving your best soups;
but keep the secret to yourself?it will
be when the dinner itself is slim or
Never, if you value your character as
u nouseiteeper, unow a greasy soup to
appear on your table. The regular
"soup-digester" has a faucet near the
bottom where the clear soup, without
any fat, may be drawn off. But the
vessel universally used is a large gran?
ite or porcelain-lined pot or kettle, and
with these the grease must be different?
ly managed. The best way is to strain
the soup and let it stand over night,
when all the fat may be lifted in a
hardened cake from the top. But if
stock is required for use the day it is
made the required quantity must be
taken out, chilled and skimmed. In an
emergency, when there Is no time for
cooling, take out twice the quantity
needed .and skim, and skim, and skim
?till no more fat is to be seen?then
draw blotting or wrapping paper over
the surface to take up the last chance
particles left.?Ella MorrisKretschmar,
in Woman's Home Companion.
FOGGY BOTTOM PHILOLOGY.
A Unique lint I.oKTlenl Definition of
tin- Term I'arnehnte.
"Dey's habbin' er greddeal o* talk
'bout dishere norf pole," remarked Miss
Miami Urown, in an effort to make con?
versation at a parlor social.
" 'Deed dey is," replied Mr. Erastus
"I wonduhs what keeps folks goin'
"Oh, day likes ler keep movclin' along.
Seems like folks ain' pleased '.er stay
in no one place onless dey's behin' in
de rent; an' den dey hoi's on like grim
"I reckon a good many goes up dar
foh de sake o' de game."
"Nope. Dey doesn't go froo all dot
trabbls jes' fob de plaisure o' goin'
hnntin',*' was the positive reply.
" 'Sense me, Mistuh Pinkley, but dey
"How kin you tell?"
"By de news."
"I ain* byubd o' nobody goin' dar
huntin' anyfing 'ceptin' trouble an'ice
"Which shows dat while you may hab
er grot gif o' eonversationality, when
it comes right down ter perusin'you ain'
Mr. Pinkley looked at her admiring
P/ for a moment, and then exclaimed:
"Yas, sub. Dc way I knows dey's
gone bun tin* is case one gemman dat
went in a balloon took along a para?
"I reckon dat's sumpin* what I
" 'Deed. 'tisn'. You docsn' rcco'nize
de language?dat's all. Lemmc 'splain
to }?v. A -pair o' anyfing is two of
'em, ain't it?"
"Yon know what n shoot is, doesn'
"Well, puttin* 'em tergewuh, a para
chute cain'1 be nuifin* else dan adouble
bar'led ?hotgun."?Washington Star.
CATCHING THE TRAIN.
One Case in Which There Wan Sonic
Mrs .Entertaner had a guest that was
to take the nine o'clock train. So mine
hostess called up the only 'bus in the
village, whose function it was to carry
mail, express and small freight.
"WitI you call at my house for the
morning train?" she asked.
The proprietor said he would. There?
upon he forgot all about it, and his wife
sent him after meat for dinner. Just
as he w as going-out of the meat market
with the pound and a half of pork, his
man came rattling down thestrcet with
tiie bus, mail, etc. Then it struck the
mind of (he forgetful proprietor that he
had neglected to tell his driver to go
after Mrs. Entertanor's guest. lie
rushed into the street, hastily explained
that the driver must take the mail to
the train a-shouldcr, while he turned
the 'bus about and went back after the
There was a great rumble and scatter?
ing of dust up the street that made the
single feminine passenger inside the
coach catch hold of the seat and scowl
in reproach that was utterly lost upon
the reckless driver without. With a
graceful, but not altogether safe turn,
he pulled up at Mrs. Entertaucr's,
jumped hastily to the ground, and ran
to the door. His hasty knock brought
Mrs. Entertaner to the door instanter.
"Where is the passenger?" demand?
ed the 'bus man, with some excitement.
"Where is she?" repeated Mrs. En?
tertaner, with surprise. "Why. your
man got her 15 minutes ago. There she
is now, out in the 'bus."
"Out in the 'bus? Well, I'd like to
know how she got there?"
And the nonplused proprietor began
to wonder if he had lost his mind.
"We got worried, you know," ex?
plained Mrs. Entertaner, "because the
'bus did not come, and called you up
again. The man came at once and got
my friend. I guess she's getting wor?
ried for fear you'll miss the train.
You'd better go."
lie went. He is now figuring on some
check system that will prevent the du
n'.ieation of crdcrs fornasscne-ers.
Many Trials of nil F.iiRlixhic.an with
An Englishman who drops his h's and
aspirates hisa'sand a stenographer and
typewriter who spells phonetically from
dictation make a combination from
which trouble is sure to result unless
the "copy" is carefully revised. The
manager of one of the most important
manufacturing plants in Cleveland is
an Englishman. Not long ago he em?
ployed a young man to act as his ste?
nographer, and one of the first things
that the latter was called upon to do
was the "taking down" of a letter to the
manager's wife, who was away at a sum?
mer resort. Being a busy man the man?
ager didn't take the trouble '.o look at
the letter after it had been typewrit?
ten, but when his wife answered it
there was a (hot time for the stenogra?
pher. "My dear Henry," she wrote,
"what on earth do you mean by calling
mc 'Hannah' and our little Horace
'Orris?' I will admit that this sounds
like you, but why do you make a joke of
it before your employes?"
Of course the fond husband and
father didn't know what it all meant,
and so he wrote for an explanation,
when his first letter was sent.back to
One glance at it and he rushed over
to (his stenographer, excitedly threw
the sheet down before him and de?
manded: 'There, what do you mean,
sir, by writing my wife's name down
"Anna?" replied the young man; "let
me sec. No, I've got it HannaOi, aH
"But," said the manager, who was
furious,"it's not' 'Annah.' it's'nanna!"'
"Well, there it is, Hannah?H-a-n
"'Anna be dashed!" exclaimed the
manager. "A-n-n-a. nauna! Can't
you understand English, you blanked
By this time the stenographer began
to see tbrougfa the trouble, so he begged
off upon the plea that having hail a
swelling in one of his ears he had not
been able to hear very well. T5u t i t cost
him nearly a week's salary to square
things with the other boys in the office,
and he always deems it best to hide
when he (hears the manager's wife in
ike hall.?Cleveland Leader.
but extremely good for the sufferer
from that harassing disease is Dr.
Ayer'3 Cherry Pectoral. No medi?
cine can compare with this great
remedy in the prompt and perma?
nent aid it gives in all bronchial
affections. It stops the cough,
soothes tho irritated throat, and in?
duces refreshing sleep.
" I had a bronchial trouble of such a per?
sistent and stubborn character that the doc?
tor pronounced it incurable with ordinary
remedies, but recommended me to try Ayer'a
Cherry Pectoral. One bottle cured me."
J. C. WOODSON, P. M,
Forest Hill, W. Va.
"A short time ago I was taken with a
severe attack of bronchitis, and neither phy?
sicians nor ordinary remedies gave me relief.
In despair of finding anything to cure me, I
bought a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
Less than one bottle entirely cured me.''
GEO. B. HUNTER, Altoona, Pa.
now put up in half-size bottles at
half price?50 cents.
BELIEVED IN PHRENOLOGY.
Editor Man lias His Head Examined
and Is Proud Now.
We have always been a firm believer
in phrenology. We believe that a man's
character is determined by the bumps
on his cranium. There has been a
great deal said pro and eon about phre?
nology. Phrenology is a .science which
shows man's character by the crags
and chasms, tho depressions and the
crevices, the crevasses and the fissures
in his head. It is claimed that by this
means it can be ascertained if your
father was ever in jail for stealing sheep
or if any of your ancestry were hanged,
and what for, and if you would be a
murderer if not too much of a coward,
and if you pay your debts, and if you
patronize home trade or send to the
city for your groceries, and if you pay
for your whisky or sponge it off your
We went to a phrenologist once. It
was when we were young and innocent,
before our heart had been hardened by
coming in contact with newspapermen
and learning to lie and dodge our cred?
itors. Well, he ran his fingers, which
were none of the cleanest, through our
flowing locks and fingered cur bumps.
The bumps are there yet, but the flow?
ing locks have departed. Before he be?
gan we asked him his price for examin?
ation. He said it depended on the size
of a man's brain. If it was a good, big,
healthy brain the charge was $1, but
where the brain was prominent by its
absence the charge would be only 25
cents. He told us some things that
were very true. He said we were fond
of work. Now that was correct. We
always liked work so well that we al- j
lowed it to pile up around us just for j
com pa ny. We ne ver d i d a ny for fear we
wotild bo without it. He also said we
were generous. True again. We never
gave our wife a dime and then Hung it
up to her, and we never took a penny
out of the contribution basket at
church when it was taken up for the
benefit of the needy.
He said lie could tell us about our an?
cestry and would do so for an extra
quarter, but we refused, as the least
said about our ancestry the better for
all concerned. True, some of cur an?
cestry had a family tree, but it was not
the kind of a tree that a man would be
proud of or, with tears, ask the wood?
man to spare. We know a good many
people whose ancestors had just that
kind of a tree, but if they had their
just deserts they would be up tho same
tree. There is not the least doubt in
our mind that the phrenologist is a ben?
efactor to bis race and fills a niche in
life as well as the bearded woman, the
living skeleton, the fat man or the tat?
tooed man.?Irwin Standard.
All Others Descended from Officer*.
Miss Wellwood?Y'es, I belong to the
Daughters of the Revolution, and pride
myself upon being the most distin?
guished member of the society.
Mr. Ilargrcaves?Indeed! I suppose
you trace your lineage back to so:ue
man who was a lion in his day, eh?
"No, my great-great-grandfather was
only a private, but from all that I can
team be seems to have been the only
one in the whole army."
Consliternte Arab Wiiiow.
When an Arab woman is tired of wid?
owhood and desires to marry again, she
goes the night before the wedding to
her husband's tomb and prays him not
to be offended. To make quite sure of
his forgiveness, she brings with her fwo
large goatskins, filled with water, and
with these she waters the grave, that
the refreshing liquid may soak down
to the defunct husband's bones. Hav?
ing thus done all she can to propitiate
his spirit, she goes off with a good cr.ur
a.cre to start life rur.tin ns a wife.
DIRECT FROM Ml
t-k Which Saves yoi
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Our Great Bargains
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* wilb ?xtra pair of pants, $2.98
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Vi IK JIM A: 1 n the clerk 'a office of the
circuit court for Tazewell county,
March 24, 1898.
Hemy lVery Vandyke, an infant who sues
by hia next friend, and Guardian,.!. w.
vs. \ In chancery.
II. H. Lockhart, ami Jennie Lockhart, his
wife, K. L. Yost and Rebecca Yoat, hia
wife, ReesT. Vandvke, George M. Van?
dyke, Arthur G. Ratlin*',Willie II. Ratlilf,
Chapman II. I'eery, e. L. Greever,
trustee, Lena e. Reed,.Jo?. A. McGuire,
I.ula Maud McGuire, Mayo McGuire,
Carrie 10. McGuire, Marion McGuire,
.James W. McGuire, .John McGuire and
Sarah McGuire, the last seven of whom
are infants, defendants.
The object of this suit is to have the will
of Rees Vandyke construed, and to i set
aside as clouds upon the title of the com?
plainant certain decrees of the circuit
court of Tazewell county entered in the
chancery cause of H. II. Lockhart and
wife et als vs. Polly Vandyke and others,
directing a partition of the lands of which
Rees Vandyke died seized, and also to set
aside deed from IL H. Lockhart and wife
to Jas. M. McGuire and deed of R. L.
Yost and wife to Arthur G. Ratlilf, and
Willie II. Ratlilf.and deed from Rees Van?
dyke to e. L. Greever, trustee, and to
recover the lands in the bill mentioned.
And it appearing from atlidavit on tile
in said office that Lena E. Reed is a non?
resident of the State of Virginia, it is
ordered that she appear here within lifteen
days after due publication of this order
and do what is necessary to protect her
interest in this suit, ami that copies hereof
he posted as prescrilied by law. A Copy.
Teste : IL Rank Hash an, Clerk.
J. W. Chapman, p. o,. 3-31-5t
All persons, whomsoever, are hereby no
tiiied and warned not to ride, haul or walk
across or otherwise trespass on my prem?
ises, especially those leased to John and
Cosby Bowman; for the law against all
such will be rigidly enforced.
W.u. G. W. Lveger,
SEMINARY FOR SALE.
The valuable property known as the
Tazewell Female Seminary is for sale. It
is a new and large building and located on
one of the principal streets of the town. It
can be used for school or other purposes.
For terms apply to
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