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TAZEWELL GO. DIRECTORY.
Robert 0. Jackson, judge; H. Bane Har
i man, clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday
Mi April, 4th Monday in August and 1st
- -J^londay in December.
J. H. Stuart, judge; T. E. George, clerk.
Terms of court?-Tuesday after 3d Monday
in each month.
Jno. T. Barns..-..Com'th. Atty.
Jno. W. Crockett.Sheriff.
James Bandy, .Deputy Sheriff.
R. K. GiUespie.Treasurer.
H. P. Brittain and
H. G. McCall.Deputies.
R. S. Williams,.County Surveyor,
Address, Pounding Mill, Va.
P. H. 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 Simday at 9:30
A hearty welcome is extended to all.
Rev. W. D. Buckxkr,
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
Sundays at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and
41. i at 7:31) P. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30.
P. M. Sabbath School at 9:30 P.M.
Meeting of Kpworth 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.
Baptist Church Services.
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a.
m; preaching 1st and 4th Sundaysat 11 a.
m., and on 1st and oil Sundays at 7:30 p.
in.; B. Y. P. U. every Monday a 7:30 p.
m.; prayer meeting every Thursday at 7:30
p. m.; Missionary Society 2d and 4th Sun?
days at 4 p. m. All are invited to attend.
Strangers welcome. W. C. Foster,
Services at the Lutheran church at North
Tazewell every 1st and 3d Sunday at 11 a.
COM MAN DE RY. NO. 20,
'fleets first Mondav in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C.
W. G. YOUNG, Recorder.
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BLUEGRASS LODGE, NO. 142,1.O.O.F.
Meets every Tuesday night. lx>dge
room ov?r,j'olist & Wingo'sstore.
|v- A. S. HlGGINBOrnAM, N. G.
H. R. Donn, Sec'y.
J. B. Crawford, S. P. G.
CAMPMENT, No. 17,
T. 0. 0. F., meets ev?
ery Wednesday night
in hall of Bluegrass
Ix)dge, No. 142.
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A. W. Laxdox, P. C. P. Scribe.
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county and In the Court of Appeals at Wytheville,
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wall and adjoining counties and in the Supreme
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Tetter, Salt-Kheum and Eczema.
The intense itching and smarting, inci?
dent to these diseases, is instantly allayed
by applying Chamberlain's Eye and
Skin Ointment. Many very bad cases
have been 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 box.
i Dr. Cady's Condition Powders, are
)^nst what a horse needs when in bad
condition. Tonic, blood purifier and
vermifuge. They are not food but
medicine and the best in use to put a
horse in prime condition. Price 25
cents per package.
For sale by J. E. Jack
THE BITER BIT.
Elnathan Batklns was a man as shrewd as
He alters said he was himself, and 1 sup?
pose he knowed.
He said his eye was allers peeled and wa'n't
by no means dim,
And fellers got up airly when they got
ahead er htm:
He guessed he'd got his eye-teeth cut?he
knowed a thing er two?
And, as ter shrewdness In a trade, I reckon
that wns true:
But. In his blzness dealln's, when Elnathan
drawed the line
'Tween shrewdness and rascality, he
drawed It mighty fine.
A lot er fellers' houses here was-mortgaged
up ter Nate,
And when the morttrages come due If they
was one hour late
Why, he foreclosed and grabbed the place,
and consequently he
Was worth a good sight more'n what I
think he'd ought ter be.
He'd leave a w.'dder homeless, but 't want
no consarn er his.
"I'm sorry fer yer, missis, but yer know
that 'biz la biz:' "
And out she'd go. and Nate would grin ter
think how much he'd made.
And tell the fellers at the store about his
Well, durn him! he pot ke-tched at last: two
fellers come ter town.
Real "bunco men" yer read about, and they
done Nathan brown;
One made out he'd been mlnln' and had two
big bricks er gold?
Er course you've read the papers and yer
know the trick is old?
But Nate, he "never took no stock In blame
And eo he give "five thousand" up fer them
two hunks er brass.
And, fer a month, when he'd go out, the
fellers that he saw
Would say: "Well, Batklns. how's yer
gold?" and then Jest "HawI Haw!
Up at the store, the other night, we talked
about the trick,
And how *t was one so cute as Nate got
gobbled up so slick,
But old Eb Small, he sez: "Why, boys. It's
Jest as plain as day,
Nate Batkins never dealt afore with folks
that worked his way.
Nate thought he had a sucker and he'd play
him mighty fine.
But he found out the sucker was on t'other
end the line.
An honest man don't stand no show with
folks of Nathan's kin.
It 'takes a thief ter ketch a thief,' that's
how Tie got took in."
-Joe Lincoln, in L. A. W. Bulletin.
By EMILY S. WINDSOR.
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THEY stood, one on each end of the
high, old-fashioned, wooden mantel
in Miss Maria Henshnw's sitting-room.
They were tall, massive, curiously
wrought, and shining. They gave an
air of dignity to the plain room with
its homespun carpet, aud meager furni?
ture. They were its dominant feature.
One could not sK in it and be uncon?
scious of their presence. Miss Maria
counted them her greatest worldly pos?
Mrs. Antrim's gaze was longingly
fastened upon them.
"You see, Maria," she was saying; "I
am fixing up a colonial room. Every?
thing in it is to belong to the times be?
fore or just after the revolution. I
have some chairs that they say used to
belong to the Randolphs, and two
lables that were the Winthrops', and a
clock?it stands as high as the ceiling
--that belonged originaMy to a cousin
of the Waynes'. Then, I have a spin?
ning wheel, and a lot of things in pew?
ter and silver?I have those on the
dearc&t old sideboard. They have all
cost a lot of money, I assure you"?an
air of importance on her plump fea?
"No doubt," grimly assented Miss
"Yes," went on her visitor, compla?
cently; "but I don't mind that. I
want my room to be nicer than the one
the Hunts have just had arranged.
They have an armchair that they say
used to be in George Washington's
hall. They are so set up about it.
Now, if I had those candlesticks, I
could boast as much as they do. They
haven't any candlesticks. I've just set
my heart on them. There's not another
pair equal to them anywhere around."
Miss Maria smiled coldly. "You
know I've told you before that I would
Dot sell them."
"1 know, but I thought perhaps?"
Mrs. Autrim wanted to say: "Xow that
you seem so badly off, you might be
glad of the money," but she did not
dare with Miss Maria's severe gaze
bent upon her. So she ended her sen?
tence rather lamely with, "perhaps you
would change your mind."
"Why should I change my mind?"
asked Miss Maria, bluntly. Her visitor
hesitated and said with a little height?
ening of color: "Well, the money would
do you more good. I should think,
Miss Maria drew herself up stiffly.
"That's according to your way of think?
ing." she said, dryly. "I don't know
that I have said that I was in need of
"Xow, Maria, you needn't get huffy
about it, I suppose if you won't, you
won't," said Mrs. Antrim, rising
with an air of offended dignity, and a
rustle of her silk skirts.
"That's it?I won't," returned Miss
Maria, grimly, rising also. The two
women were strongly contrasted. Mrs.
Antrim, plump, fresh colored, and
brown hair, her rich furs and hand?
some gown giving evidence of worldly
prosperity; Miss Maria, thin, worn,
gray, a cotton gown faded and well
mended falling uround her in scanty
Mrs. Antrim stood a moment, when
she reached the door, her hand on the
knob. "Well, if you should change
your mind," she said, with a backward
glance at the mantel, "just let me
Miss Maria made no reply except to
bid here a cold "gocd-evening."
She stood at? the window, and
watched her departing visitor as she
passed down the path to the gate, and
to her carriage.
The early winter evening was closing
in. Miss Maria drew down the blinds,
stirred the logs that were smoldering
in the cavernous fireplace, and seated
herself in the cane rocker in front of it.
A blaze sprang up suddenly, brighten?
ing the homely room, and increasing
,the splendor of the brass candlesticks.
Miss Maria regarded them thought?
fully, as she roeked slowly back and
forth. She had a feeling of satisfac?
tion in seeing them there. They had not
gone to adorn Lucinda's fine house.
For a moment she had been tempted
?Heaven and herself alone knew how
much the $50 offered meant to her
?but it was only an instant that
she had wavered, and Lucinda should
never know it. The latter had spoken
truly; there was not another pair to
equal them. Well, Lucinda must have
some disappointments. Life had gone
very smoothly with her.
No; she would not sell those candle?
sticks, poor as she was. Her mind
went back to the long-past youth;
to the family gatherings, the merry
makings, and bow always the candle?
sticks bad been one of the important
features. They had been her grand
moiners. wno naci received tneni irom
her mother, ami she hail hat] them in
the old colouial days.
The room grew dim as the flame died
down. Miss Maria arose with a sigh,
and went out into the kitchen to pre?
pare her supper.
Meanwhile, at her tea table, Mrs.
Antrim was giving her husband an ac?
count of her call. "It's so provoking.
Those candlesticks are just lost in her
mean little house. And they would
make that room perfect. I have never
seen auy candlesticks to compare with
them. They used to say that old Mrs.
Heusbaw's grandmother brought them
over in the Mayflower.
"Well, her grandmother did live in
Plymouth. The family was always
very proud of them. I should think
Maria would be glad to sell them now
that she is so poor. Put she always
"I wonder if that nephew of hers is
out of the penitentiary, yet," said Mr.
An t rim.
"lie was sentenced to three years.
Poor Maria, she has had n hard life;
that boy that she had brought up from
a baby turned out so badly, and then
losing nearly all of her property! She
can't have more than a couple of hun?
dred dollars a year left. I don't see
how she lives! I wonder how 6hc man?
Frequently that winter did Miss
Maria wonder about the same thing.
Times were hard, and she found it
difficult to procure the sewing with
which for several years she had eked
out her slender income. Often, as her
glance fell on the candlesticks, did the
temptation to accept Mrs. Antrim's
offer assail her. But she would set
her lips firmly, and think, "Xo, never."
One evening in March she had just
cleared away her supper table and was
resting before her sitting-room fire. It
was later than her usual hour for that
meal, for she had been finishing some
sewing, the first she had had in several
A faint and hesitating knock came to
the door. Miss Maria arose and opened
it. It was dark and rainy. She could
see no one.
"Who is there?" she asked, sharply.
A figure moved iuto the light stream?
ing from the door. Miss Maria repeat?
ed her question.
"It's me?Aunt Maria," said a husky
voice, aud the ligurc came nearer. Miss
Maria retreated a step.
"You, Martin! What do you want?"
she demanded, sternlj\
"I've no place to go. I just got out
last week, ond I've been tramping ever
"And you dare come here?"
""I'm tired out?I'm hungry."
"Aud you come to me! You have the
assurance to come to me!" Miss
Maria's voice grew harder with each
word that she uttered.
"Just let me stay to-night, Aunt
"Don't call me that," she interrupted,
"You are nothing to me, go!"
"Let me stay, to-night, just,to-night!
I'm hungry, and it's so wet!"
"Go!" repeated Miss Maria, roughly,
closing the door. A sudden and violent
gust of w ind dashed up against it. She
opened it again. The figure was moving
"Martin!" she called. "You may stay
to-night. Come iu," moving back from
the door that he might enter.
He was a youth of some 20 years, thin,
haggard, his hair unkept, and his
clothes disordered and weather worn.
He took off his battered old hat, and
stood trembling before Miss Maria's
"You're a fine sight!" she said, slow?
ly and contemptuously, as her eyes
scaffned him from bead to foot.
The water was dripping off from Iiis
wet clothes and formed little pools on
her spotless floor. She stood a few
moments regarding the wretched fig?
ure, then moved quickly over to the
"Sit down and dr3- yourself," she
commanded, pushing a chair in front
of the flame.
The young fellow obeyed, shivering
He bent over the blazing logs while
Miss Maria went out into ihe kitchen.
She stirred up the fire in the stove.
It was almost out, but revived s-ufli
eiently to heat some tea left from sup?
per. She poured out a cup and carried
it to her unexpected and most unwel?
"Drink it!" she said, curtly. He
drank it eagerly, and a second cup
which Miss'Maria brought him with
some slices of bread and butter.
"New," she said, when he could eat
no more, "you can stay here to-night.
Then what?" She was sitting opposite
him, stern and unbending.
The food and warmth had given him
courage, and he met her glance without
snnnKing. uis expression was not baa,
"The wurden was always good to me,
and when I was coming away he gave
me a letter to his brother in New York
that he said would help me to get work,
und to make a new start."
He took a letter from his breast pock?
et and handed it to his aunt.
Miss Maria's face relaxed a little
after reading it, and her voice was a
degree less frigid, as she said: "And
you are going to New York?"
"I started trying to earn enough
money to take me there, bot I've
tramped and tramped, and could only
find a few odd jobs here and there. I
didii't intend to come through the town
here at all?I did not want to meet any?
one that knew me. I stayed all day
in that old cottage on the Ferris place.
I intended to skirt alr/g by the river
road as soon as it was dark, but it
tained so hard and I haven't had any?
thing to eat since yesterday morning,
so I came here."
There was a silence, broken only by
the crackling of the fire and dashing of
the rain against the windows. "Well?"
said Miss Maria, at last, interrogatively.
Her companion moved uneasily in his
lhair, cleared bis throat, and said, hes?
"If you will help me to get there,
Aunt Maria, I'll pay you back, honest
I will, as soon as I get work. I'll be
sure to get it "in New York. I am go?
ing to try to make something of myself
?I know I've not given you cause to be?
lieve me?I've given you lots of trouble
?it was the bad company?you said it
would all end badly?I?I've thought
about it all often when I couldn't sleep.
But I am going to keep straight now,
Aunt Maria, I?I?" His voice broke
and he dashed his hand across his eyes.
Miss Maria rose hastily. "Your
clothes are dry now," she said, grimly,
"I'll fix you up a bed in the hall room!"
Her nephew looked pleadingly at her,
but her glance was not responsive, and
be followed her silently from the room.
After Miss Maria returned to the sit-,
ting-room a half hour later, she sat for
a long time in deep thought. Then
rising quickly went to the door and
looked out. It had stopped raining.
She took her bonnet and shawl from a
closet, and put them on with almost
The lamp was burning dimly, but the
dancing light from the fireplace shim?
mered on the brass candlesticks. She
reached out her hand to take one down.
"1 can't." she whispered and burst iptr.
a passion or weeping. How could she'.
They had been her great-grand moth
er's. But lie was her dead brother'
son?and there was no other way.
She resolutely brushed her tears
away, put the candlesticks under her
shawl, and went out into the night,
locking the door behind her.
The next evening, in new clothes
and with money in his pockets, Martin
llenshaw was on his way to Xew York
to begin life anew, and Miss Maria's
brass candlesticks were embellishing
Mrs. Antrim's colonial room.
"I wonder what made her change
her mind!" Mrs. Antrim was saying to
her husband, as they stood admiring
the room. "I had given up all hope of
ever getting them. I think that she is
poorer than ever this winter; she
looked so pale last night, and as if she
had been crying. I wanted to give her
ten dollars more than I first offered
her, but she would not hear of it.
Maria always was queer. I am glad
that I have them. Xow the Hunts
can't boast so much of that armchair.
They haven't anything that came over
in the Mayflower."
Explanation of Hie SeiiHe of Feeling
in Member* That Have Heen
We refer a sensation at once to its
Bource in the finger tips or the car or
the nose, or wherever it may be, and -so
expert have we become in recognizing
the source that we localize the sensa?
tion itself there, thinking of the sensa?
tion of touch as being in the skin of the
finger instead of the brain, where it
actually is. Hence he who has lost
a finger refers directly to the absent
member any irritation of the nerve that
formerly connected with it, and can
scarcely believe that it is not in its old
place. This phenomenon is familiar
enough and many are the superstitions
to which it has given rise, but it is only
of late that it has received serious sci?
entific study. A recent work on the
subject is that of M. Abbatucci, pub?
lished in Paris, which has called forth a
paper by Prof. Pitres, contributed to
the Annales Medico-Psychologiques of
that city. We quote below part of an
abstract from the Xational Druggist.
Says that paper:
"M. Pitres shows that the illusion of
the existence of a limb (in place of one
which had been amputated) may go so
far as to cause many accidents. In the
majority of cases the illusion is so per?
fect and vivacious that it constantly de?
ceives the intelligence of the individual,
bo imperfectly docs it force itself upon
him. Some of those who had lost a
limb, questioned by M. Pitres, declared
that they felt the amputated limb fre?
quently more really and substantially
than they did the one still attached to
the body. Sometimes they got to be?
lieving more firmly upon the existence
of the phantom limb than upon those
members that remain, as in the case of a
patient of Dr. S. Weir Mitchell, who de?
clared* 'I state only the truth when I
say that I am more conscious of the ex?
istence in place of the limb that I lost
than of the one that I saved.'
"Many of Prof. Pitres' patients made
analogous declarations. 'Parolen!' said
one, I know mighty well that I have no
right leg?yet, when I try to analyze
my sensations, I feel that leg there.
Why, I feel the foot this minute more
distinctly than I do the left one, which
is there before my eyes. It (the phan?
tom) hurts me, while the otlier docs not.
If Icould not assure myself by the touch
and sight of the stump, nothing could
convince me that the right leg was gone.
I am having constantly to reason.with
myself in order to convince myself of
the unrealness of my sensations.'
"When the illusion is as clear as-In
these cases, the person is constantly un?
consciously inclined to attempt to use
the phantom limb. Dr. WIerMitchell
tells of a horseman who had lost an arm.
and. thinking to take the reins in the
amputated hand, dropped them on the
neck of the horse, which was high-spir?
ited, and, leaping to one side, threw the
rider, badly injuring him. Another
party who had lost his right hand al?
ways tried to pick up his work with that
hnnd, which invariably caused him a fit
"As might be imagined, such unfor?
tunates are constantly meeting with
accidents which might have easily been
avoided but for the unconscious confi?
dence had in the existence of the phan?
tom limb. Dr. Pitres tells of a heavy
man who had lost an arm, and who, in
dressing one morning, lost his equili?
brium, and, starting to fall, put out the
phantom arm to steady himself, and, as
a consequence, had a severe fall.
"We remember an old soldier who had
lost half of both feet, and the injury had
been partially repaired by a maker of
artificial limbs. This man would sit
for a half hour at a time rubbing the
ends of his shoes, where his corns
formerly were, and swearing at the pain
the phantom corns were giving him.
He would frequently declare: 'There's
going to be a change of the weather?
my corns are hurting me.' On being
reminded that he had no corns he would
say: 'Never mind! I fee!'cm all the
"Xow that the results of the investi?
gations have proven the realncss of the.
sensations caused by these hallucina?
tions, and the suffering produced by
them, we may hope that science will
discover some means of preventing
About this time one of the most fa?
mous of sea robbers was harassing the
Atlantic coast of Xorth,America, and
from Xew England to the West Indies
he was- known as the great pirate
"Blackboard." This man, whose real
name was Teach, was a terrible fellow
in appearance as well as nets. lie were
a. long, heavy black beard, which it was
his fancy to separate into tails, each
one tied with a colored ribbon, and
often tucked behind his ears. Some of
the writers of that day declared that
the sight of this beard would create
more terror In any port of the American
seaboard than would the sudden ap?
pearance of a fiery comet. Across his
brawny breast he carried a sort of
sling, in which hung not less than thres
pairs of pistols in leathern holsters,
aud these, in addition to his cutlass and
a knife or two In his belt, made him
a most formidable-looking fellow. In
the early part of the eighteenth century
Blackbeard made his headquarters in
one of the inlets on the Xorth Carolina
coast, and there be ruled as absolute
king, for the settlers In the vicinity
seemed to be as anxious to oblige him
as. the captains of the merchantmen
were anxious to keen out of his wax.
Peril on Board Worship*.
The danger that besets a warship
even In time of peace Is Illustrated by
the recent narrow escape of the first
class cruiser Australia, of the British
navy. While the ship was lying off
Southampton a green reserve man
snapped a pistol at a box of fuses close
to the door of an open shellroom. The
fuses began to spit fire like rockets,
pointed directly at a rack of filled shells.
Nothing saved a dire catastrophe but
the presence of mind of an able sea?
man, who dashed into the fuses and
pulled out the burning fuses at the im?
minent risk of evesierht or life--^--**
SPAIN'S CUBAN FOECE?
What Uncle Sam's Troops Will
Have to Contend With.
Mnuy Itcnrille?* V.oyn Sent from Spain
Who Never Ileturn to Their
Spain's forces in Cuba are classified
First?Regular infantry. This force
is composed exclusively of men born in
Spain. One can have only feedings of
pit}- for these poor boys, for most of
them are barely 20 years of age. As
regiment after regiment goes march
I ing past, one will look at Thousands of
I youthful faces before seeing a grizzled
veteran. These boys are clean-'ooking,
neat and well-behaved. "Toughs" and
rowdies among them arc almost wholly
unknown. They care nothing nbout
Cuba. The island might sink into the
sea, and they would merely roll a frcs.li
cigarette and dream of the blue hills of
old Spain, so very, very faraway. They
are dragged from their peaceful, quiet
homes to fight for Spain. That is all
they know about it, and it is all they
care. Poor boys! One could onl\- pity
them, as they kept always coming, com?
ing to Havana, and never going back.
It would be a pity to mow down these
inoffensive lads with machine guns and
Second?Regular cavalry. This is
practically little more than mounted
infantry. The men are of Spanish birth.
If one did not know that their horr.es
came chiefly from Texas, the inference
would be irresistible that the cavalry
mounts were the direct descendants of
Rosinante of blessed memory. The av?
erage cavalry horse of the Spanish
forces in Cuba recalls the old story of
the man who was driving along a vil?
lage street somewhere in Connecticut
with a horse that was apparently saved
from total disintegration only by the
"Hello!" said a friend on the side?
walk. "Going to have a new horse V"
"What d'ye mean?" demanded the
"Why, I thought you were going to
have a new horse. I see you have the
When the Spanish cavalry horse be?
comes too weak and decrepit for active
service he is sold to the bull fighters,
who prop him up w hile the bulls gore
him to death. -
Third?Guardia Civil?infantry. This
is really an admirable body of men. It
is the pick of the Spanish troops in
Cuba. To be eligible for service injhis
corps a man must be of good character
and seme education. As the name im?
plies, it is a civil guard, detailed chiefly
for service in cities and other places
where on intelligent, well-behaved
force is required. The men are not
mounted. The}' are of Spanish birth,
and they take pride in the good name
of their corps.
Fou r t h?G u e rri 11 as?ca va i ry. From
the name, this force is supposed by
most Americans to be composed of law?
less bands of ruffians roaming about,
without method or discipline, in search
of throats to cut and hen roosts to rob.
This is an error. The guerrillas are reg?
ularly enlisted men, properly officered,
and subjected to army discipline. The
detestation in which they are. held
arises from two cireumslanecs: First,
they are mostly native-born Cubans,
fighting for pay against the freedom of
their own country; second, in their ca?
pacity of scouts and rural patrol they
come in contact with the insurgents
more frequently than any other Span?
ish force. When captured by insurgents
a guerrilla receives no quarter. He Is
either hacked to death with a machete
or hanged to the nearest tree. Ry rea?
son of his intimate knowledge of the
country the guerrilla is more feared and
haled than all the rest of the Spanish
troops combined. When captured by
insurgents, the Spanish-born soldier is
treated humanely, aud put to work rais?
ing vegetables for the use of his cap?
tors. The captured guerrilla, however,
is killed like a wild beast.
Fifth?Volunteers ? infantry. This
was Weyler's pet force. It is composed
chiefly of Spanish residents of Cuba
who hold themselves in readiness for
active service when called upon in times
of emergency. Its lighting ability is
supposed to be confined to volleys of
selected epithets delivered at long
Sixth?Mobilizatlos?infantry. This is
an irregular force for defensive pur?
poses only. It is composed of both
Spaniards and native-born Cubans. It
is to all intents and purposes a force of
night watchmen serving without pay
or with pay, as circumstances provide.
Each fortified tow n is gnppVied to pro?
vide a certain number of mobilizados
to do guard duty at the blockhouse forts
guarding the place. The citizens usual?
ly take turns at this duty. By obtain?
ing a special permit from the authori?
ties the owner of a plantation may arm
his workmen or may hire men as guards
to protect his property against ban?
Seventh?Orden Publico ? infantry.
This is a city guard similar to the Ouar
dia Civil. It was with men from this
force that the United States consulate
general in Havana was guarded.
The Spanish troops are armed with j
the .Mauser rifle, which is a small-bore
weapon of high power, flat trajectory
and great penetration. It will kill at a
distance of a mile and a half. The
Springfield rifle, with which the New
York natiamal guard is armed, is no
match fur the Mauser, Many of the in?
surgents have Remingtons of the same
caliber and length of chamber as th<
Mauser, so that captured Spanish a::i
mur.ltion mav be used in rebel cuns.
|Sarlle?t Japanese Scalptarc.
By the year COO of our era not only
had the Japanese empress Suiko become
the devoted patrou of Buddhism, but
Shotoku, the imperial prince, himself a
priest, was expounding the new religion
at court, and sending to Corea for archi?
tects, bronze-casters, weavers, and
scholars, with whose help he designed
to erect and main ta in .Tapan's first great
monastery, Iloriuji. Still in existence,
it Is her finest art museum to-dny,
though few parts of its architecture date
further back than the end of the seventh
century. Japanese artists were associ?
ated with their Corean teachers in this
work of years, and the temple's bronze
altar-piece, a trinity of small statues
on the Corean model, is said to have
been designed and cast by Japan's first
professional sculptor, Tori. But the
first great original Japanese statue was
carved, nearly life-size, out of hard,
dark wood, by the Prince Shotoku him?
self. It represented the Spirit of Provi?
dence, seated in thoughtful attitude.
Severe and unornamented, without los?
ing Chinese dignity, it adds to Corean
spirituality a more human proportion
and a more human charm of naive
sweetness. Nude from the waist up, its
abstract beauty disdains, without of?
fense, nil suggestion of muscular de?
tail; and, though it is almost clumsy in
parts, Its presence at the nunnery
Chuguji is so powerful as.almost to com
p_el theobeisaricejof the beholder.?
POULTRY HOUSE PLAN.
A Strncturc Larure Bnoaffh for Forty
Hen*, Conveniently Arranged
Uut Not Citrnrattunt,
A substantial and convenient house
lor 40 hens can be built a? follows:
It should be 12 feet wide by 24 feet
long, and six feet rear by eight feet
front, inside measure. The sills should
be four by si.vus, resting cn wooden,
brick or stone piers. The frames
should consist of, sides, two by four
scantling placed ior lathing, a 12-foot
stick for rear and a lC-foot stick for
front, which cut in two exactly without
waste. Roof rafters two by sixes 14 feet
long, allowing for overhang roof, front
and rear. The siding should be?first,
hemlock boards nailed on studding,
then builders' paper on them, then sec?
ond-quality novelty siding outside of
all. The entire inside should be cither
SUBSTANTIAL HEN* HOUSE.
lath and plaster or ceiled, the former
the cheaper. This will give a dead-air
space of four inches in sides and six
inches on roof. As for roofing, the
standard roofing will be found the best.
It is more durable and more weather
tight than shingles, and decidedly
Nail hemlock boards closely* together
on roof rafters and cover with three-ply
felt. Coat this with two coats of roof
tar. On the last coat sprinkle well with
coarse, black sand. This will set the tar
and keep it from running In warm
The internal nrrnngements may con?
sist of two coops. 12 by 12 feet, each to
house 20 hens. They may be divided by
a hemlock board partition three feet
high, and then poultry wire to roof.
The floor, natural earth, which is
warm, and is covered with plenty of lit?
ter, will keep dry.
Windows should be five feet high by
three feet six inches wide, and hung to
open in like a door. If wide stops are
placed on the outside, these windows
will be found very tight, and weather?
proof. A small slide door should be
placed in each coop eight inches wide
by ten inches high, to let the hens out.
The roosts should be placed at rear of
building, and mav bo the full width of
each coop, say 12 feet. There should be
two in each compartment, three feet
six inches from floor and six inches
from drop-board, which should be at
least four feet wide. Tfnrd pine two by
four, planed smooth and edges round?
ed off, makes the best roosts. A small
door, two feet six inches wide, should
divido the two coops. The door of en?
trance placed on the east side of build?
ing, will be found the warmest.
The location of a hen house is always
a very Important consideration. It
should be on a slight rise of ground to
insure dryness. It should face south,
and, if possible, a site should bo chosen
in a sheltered spot, having a hill, grove
or buildings on north and northwest
side to protect it fronvwinter storms
from these points.
It Is lmost impossible to estimate
cost of this building, because of the dif?
ference in price, hi different localities,
of labor and material.?Country Oentle
ST0UT POST ANCHOR.
Just the Thing for Country piece*
Where Temporary Wire Fence*
Are Died from Time to Time.
Where temporary wire fences are
used to any considerable extent, the
corner or end. pests may be anchored as
shown In the illustration. The large
rock, a, is sunk into the ground as deep
as the post is placed and the earth is
solidly trampled above it. Place the
wire around the stcne beforc-it is put
into the ground, then pass it around
HOW TO ANCHOR A POST.
the top of the post. By using a stick,
b, the wire can be tightened if there is
any tendency to become loose. To move
the fence, loosen the lower strand from
the posts. Begin at one end and make a
coil about two feet across. Roll this on
the ground, crossing and recrossing the
strand of wire with the roll, about
every foot of length on the strand.
The barbs will hold it and keep the roll
together. When the roll is as large as is
convenient to handle, cut the wire and
begin again. When replacing fasten
one end to the post where the top wire
is to stay and roll along the ground
close to the posts. Follow with the sec?
ond one a little further off and then the
third. Experience has proved to me
that this is the easiest, quickest and
best plan to remove wire fence, as after
some practice it can be done quickly.?
E. D. Smith, in Orange Judd Farmer.
Good Seed Is Necessary.
Unless good seeds are planted good
crops cannot be grown. Farmers can?
not compute the amount of loss in?
curred by planting imperfect seeds. A
great many formers overlook the Tact
that it takes just as much plowing, har?
rowing, planting and cultivating to
grow a half stand of corn, or, In fact,
any crop, as a full stand. A full stand
probably means 70 bushels an acre; a
half stand about 30. So it will be seen
that the man who grows the latter
works for half pay. Another important
item of care and labor to be considered
is the thorough preparation of the soil.
Ti, is is as necessary as the thorough cul?
tivation of the crop after the seeds are
Rape tor Cireen * ooa.
Rape should be given a trial by every
farmer who desires to increase his sup?
ply of green food. It is gaining favor
wherever introduced, and Is solving the
problem of sheep raising. It should be
sown as early as possible, and is ready
for use in seven or eight weeks, provid?
ing several cuttincs until frost orfreey.
When the yellow flag of quarantine
is hoisted over a dwelling it means disease
and danger. So when the yellow flag
flies in the face?when the cheek is sallow
and the clear white of the eye is dyed
saffron ? there is danger. It is liver
trouble. The liver is one of the most im?
portant organs of the body. On the
proper discharge of its functions depend
human health and happiness. When the
liver fails of its duty, poisons at once be?
gin to generate, and other organs of the
body become involved. Never neglect
the liver if you value health. If you are
suffering from liver trouble, begin at
once the use of Ayer's Pills and you will
find prompt relief and permanent cure.
"/ was m weakened by liver trouble that
I could scarcely lift my head. While in
this condition I began the use of Ayer's
Pill?, and Jitiding almost immediate benefit,
continued their use until I was cured of
II. R. 17. BENTLEY,
Towncr, N. D.
With Your Liver
fng weather comes in the lall, or it may?
be sown in succession until July. Sow
five pounds of seed broadcast on one
acre, first having- the ground in good
condition. If the seed is drilled into
the soil then only or*-half the quantity
may be used. Rape is also excellent for
cattle, swine and poultry, but for sheep
it is considered superior, the sheep be?
ing turned on the plot, or hurdled or.
portions,as preferred.?Prairie Farmer
Lime In Poultry UotMM.
Lime may it:jure the droppings by
permitting of the escape of ammonia,
which has deterred poultrymcn from
its use, but if the poultry house is
cleaned daily, and the droppings re?
moved to the manure heap, or mixed
with twice their bulk of earth and kept
moist (not wet), there will be no loss.
Lime is one of the best substances that
can be used in the poultry house. It
destroys the germs of roup, prevents
gapes, and dries the floor, a lump of
stone lime being the best thing for
absorbing dampness in the house.?
Farm aud Fireside.
Population of Corcn.
Corea has 8,000,000 inhabitant.
though it is no larger than Minnesoir.
At POCAHONTAS, VA.
Store room 25x75, best lo?
cation in city. Address for in?
Gentrai ? j4otel,
(Near Courthouse Square)
TAZEWELL, - VIRGINIA.
surface & WHKEr ? Proprietors.
Livery Stable attached. Good Sample
llootus.' Table fare the best. Nice Bed
All persons whomsoever are hereby no?
tified and warned not to bunt, fish, ride,
walk, drive stock across or otherwise tres?
pass on my premises, lor the law against all
such will be rigidly enforced.
Samckl T. Henxixueb.
April 20, 1S9S. 4-21-?m
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
GEO. W. ST. GLAIR,
L27-tf. Tazewell, Va.
Job Work. . .
Is complete. All kinds
of work done neatly and promptly.
and Special Jobs.
Our prices will he as low as those
of any first-class olTce.
Have You Property
You Want to Sell ?
Place it with
Clinch Valley Real Estate Agency.
It will cost you nothing unless sales are
irade. We give below a desciiption of
some of the properties now in our hands:
120 acres of line land in the corporation
of Richiands, south of Clinch Hiver, all in
a high state of cultivation, nearly one-half
in river bottoms, a splendid, new, 8-room
house and all necessary out-buildings.
Price $3U00, one-third cash, residue 1, 2
and years. Title | e feet.
214 acres of tine blue grass land, all
cleared but about .'10 acres, 4-room house,
two barns with other outside buildings,
tine spring of never-failing water, school
houses and churches nearby, good fences,
about one milesontb of Doran, N. & W.
R. R. Would sell in two parts. Price $25
per acre, one-third cash, residue 1, 2 and
20,000 acres of the.finest coal lands in
Virginia, in the counties of Tazewell and
Buchanan. Price given upon examination
A good dwelling with 8 rooms, at Rich
lands, $3")0, half cash, one and two years.
This is a bargain.
214 acres of land in Baptist Valley, 120
acres cleared, rest in good timber, 6-room
house, 1 good barn and other necessary
put-buildings, water in the yard and a fine
white sulphur spring 200 vards from the
house, which is NOTED FOR ITS ME?
DICINAL QUALITIES, $3200, half cash,
residue 1 and 2 years.
170 acres of tine land within two miles of
Cedar Bluff and Pounding Mill, 15U acres
cleared and 20 acres of splendid white oak
timber, excellent water in yard, fine, large
orchard, good 0-room dwelling, new barn
60x34 feet, good stables and convenient to
house, fences and all buildings in excellent
repair. Price $4,500, $2,000 cash, balance
in 1, 2 and 3 years.
A farm of 76J acres in Thompson Valley,
all cleared except two acres, new six room
dwelling outside work completed, good
barn, ?table, t.vo new corn cribs, granary,
apple house, splendid spring, good fences,
250 fruit trees selected fruit. Price ?1,450,
one-half cash balance on time. This is a
Farm of 118 acres at Graham, 50 to GO
acres cleared, 3 gjod gardens, five room
dwelling, good stable, ice house, coal house,
corn crib, etc About 50 acres in grass.
This land can be bought at a bargain.
Terms given on application.
275 acres of fine grass and grain lands
between Cedar Bluff and Pounding Mill,
200 acres cleared in a hkrh^jtiite of culti?
vation, balance in tine tirr?ei, good six
room house, all necessary out buildings,
good barn 75 x 50 feet, good never-failimi
spring within 40 yards of barn, farm and
buildings in gooa repair, 5 acres in orch?
ard. Price ?25 per acre, one half cash,
balance on easy terms. This land is adopt?
ed to all kinds of grain and jirass, and is a
250 acres of the choicest blue grass and
grain lands in Tazewell County. 3 miles
south of" Cedar Blulf, all cleared but about
40.acres of line timber. Well watered
with 21 springs of limestone water. 40
acres bottom balance rolling, and in a high
state of cultivation, can all lie cultivated.
Two story frame building, all necessary
out buildings, a tine apple orchard, one
acre in grapes. Price $0000. Terms $2000
cash, residue from one to ten years time,
party old and does not need the money.
This is a bargain that can be seen only
once in a life time. If you dont believe it
come and see.
For particulars call on
WM. C. PEN I)I.ETON,
Or W. B. S PRATT,
Sch tule in Effect
MAY 1st, 1898.
TRAINS LEAVE TAZEWELL
4.36 p. m. daily and 2.30 p. m. daily ex?
1.30 a. m. daily and 10.65 a. m. daily ex?
OHIO, INDIANA, ILLINOIS
WEST, NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST.
FIRSTCLASS, SF 'OND CLASS
AND EMIGRAn TICKETS.
-THE BEST ^iTtE TO THE?
North and East.
Pullman Yestibuled Coaches,
Sleeping and Dining Cars.
see that your ticket's read ovek the
NORFOLK & WESON RAILROAD
CHEAPEST, BEST AN!< QUICKEST LINE.
Write for Rates, Maps, Time-Tables
Descriptive Pamphlets to any St&tion
Agent, or to
W. B. Bevill, Allen IIcll, M. F. Braco, -
Gen'l Pass gt. Div. Puss. Agt.
TAZEWELL DYE HOUSE,
MAIN ST., TAZEWELL, VA.
We the undersigned cheerfully recom?
mend to the public the above firm to clean
or dye all soiled or old clothing in a satis?
factory manner. Stuart Bowkn.
Geo. R. Sikkace.
W. G. Habrisson.
W. D. buckneb.
E. W. Dodo.
W. G. Yockg.
Sho. T. Basks.
T. E. Gkobgk.
T. A. Lynch.
J. F. Id crt.
YVhv run die risk of eating adulterated
Hour when you can get perfectly pur e Hour
by buying that manufactured at borne?
We guarantee our Hour to be made from
and as good as the best.
Our mDlara are skilled in their business.
Try any of our brands of flour and you will be satis?ed.
Our meal and chop are up to the standard.
HIGGIflBOTHAM & KIRBY,
Cedar Bluff, Va., June 23, 1898.