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TAZEWELL 60. DIRECTORY.
Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. BaneHar
man. clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday
,Ui April, 4th.Monday in August and 1st
Monday in December.
J. H. Stuart, judge; T. K. 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. Gillespie,.Treasurer.
H. P. Brittain and
H. g. McCall.Deputies.
R. S. Williams,.County Surveyor,
Address, Pounding Mill, Va.
P. U. Williams,.CountySupt.Schools,
Address, Snappe, Va.
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st ami
3rd Sundavs at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and
4th at 7:30 P. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30.
P. M. SabbathSchool at 9:30 A. M.
Meeting of Kpworth League each Sun?
day at 3 p. m., the third Monday
night of each month being devoted to
A most cordial welcome is extended to all.
J. S. French. Pastor.
^ Preaching 1st and 3rd Sundays at 7 p.
m. and 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11a. m.
Prayer meeting Saturday night; at 7
o'clock. Sunday school every Sunday at
9:30 a. m.
Philip Johnson, Pastor.
Services at the Lutheran church at North
Tazewell every 1st and 3d Sunday at 11a.
COMMANDERY, NO. 20,
Meets fourth Friday in each month.
JAM KS O* KEEFFE, E
W. G. YOUNG, Recorder.
Meets second Monday in each
O. G. EMPScnwiLl.KK, H. P.
W. G. YOUNG,
A TAZEWELL LODGE,
*JRy NO. 62, A. F. ? A. M.
Meets the third Monday in each
O. G. EMPSCHWLLLER, W. M.
W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
TAZEWELL TABERNACLE, PILGRIM
Meets 4th Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, Chief.
W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
BLUKGRASS LODGE, NO. 142,1.O.O.F.
Meets every Tuesday night. Lodge
room over Pobst & Wingo's store.
A. S. HlGdlXBOTIIAM, N. G.
II. R. Dom?. Sec'y.
.J. B. Crawford, S. P. G.
CAMPMENT, No. 17,
~ Jg?/l.O. O. F., meets ev
mJSSl ery Wednesday night
in hall of Bluegrass
Lodge, No. 142.
W. D. Bcckxkr, C P.
A. S. HlGCilN?OTIIAM,
A. W. Landon, P. 0. P. Scribe.
AJ. A 9. IX MAY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze?
well, Va. Practice in the courts of Tazewell
county and in the Court of Appeals at Wytheville,
Va. Particular attention paid to the collection of
BARNS A BARNS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze?
well, Va. Practice in the courts of Taxewell
county, Court of Appeals at Wytheville and the
Federal courts at Abingdon. C. J. Barns, John T.
CHAPMAN* A GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT
LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts
of Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at
Wytheville. J. W. Chapman A. P. Gillespic.
FULTON & COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze?
well county. S. M. B. Couling will continue his
?ractice in all the courts of Buchanan eountv. J.
'J'ulton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Co?liug,
Tale well, Va.
GRE EVER ? GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell
Va. PHtt?U?l n the courts of Tazewell and ad
? oining counties. Office?Stras building. Edgar
L. Greever. Barns Gillespic.
GEO. W. ST. CLAIR, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Tazewell. Va. Practices in the courts of Taze
wdII and adjoining counties and in the Supreme
Court of Appeals at Wytheville. Particula. at?
tention paid to th? collection 01 claims. Office?
HC. ALDERSON. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze
f well, Va. Will practice in the courts of Taze?
well county and the Court of Appeals at Wythe?
ville. Collecting a specialty.
VINCENT L. SEXTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Tazewell. Va. Will practice in the courts ol
Tazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at?
tention paid to the collection of claims. Office in
WB. SPRATT, ATTORX? AT LAW, Rich
? lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze?
well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention
paid to the collection of claims.
JH. STUART. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazuw
i Va. Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun?
ties, West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras
HENRY & GRAHAM, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va.
Office in building near Court House. R. R.
Henry- S. C Graham. B. W. Stras.
MRS. R. J. LEWIS,
Fashionable Millinerand Dress?
tVeat Main Street, - Tazewell, Va.
A full line of Millinery and Trimmings.
yr. C. BOWEN,
Office west end of Courthouse yard.
^TJEAVEX knows where he picked
J^J her up, with her fine clothes and
her line manners; n nice farmer's wifo,
"You think he's really married to her,
"Married!?of course he i?, Mrs. Bis
Bop. You don't suppose he'd bring any
lass about this place?his mother's old
home?with a lie upon his lips? My I
brother Joe's a boru fool, but he's no
liar," and the speaker panted.
"And she's book learnt, too, I hear
say," put in Mrs. Bissop, mildly.
Juno, who was not "book learnt,"
turned crimson. "Aye; 'tis said so."
"She's well lookln' anyhow. My man
saw her Friday?and it's a week since?
coming home from market, and he says
there's never been a comelier seeu in the
parish for hundreds of years."
"Fine looks is as good as they goes.
She's my brother's wife, and I oughtn't
to speak against her. But she's so
sleek, and so composed, and so learna
ble, and so cann ing, that 1 take it she's
seen more of the world than she ought.
She never got that straight look, and
all that high and mightiness, in any
decent family. No; take my word for
it, she's seen the world."
"Lor*, Jauey! You don't mean to ?ay
ehe lords it over you?"
"Over me? What are you thinking
ubout? There's no one in the county
could do that. Oh, no; my lady is as
soft as wax, and asks to be shown that,
and to be told this; and is mighty civil
spoken. All put on. Even Joe seems
bewildered at her, though 'tis easy to
see he's ready to eat her. The great
"She ain't said anything about your
"Your leaving the farm? You know
she's missus now."
"Not a word. I'd like to see her turn
me out," Jane snorted; but, privately,
ohe wondered why the young woman,
"Don't 'ce really know where she
"No. I don't; and more than that,!
t'other night I made Joe so mad over j
one thing and another that he owned |
up and said he didn't know himself. It's
hard on us?decent farmer folk for nigh
on a hundred years?to have to put up
with some rubbish?"
"Enough of that talk, Jane Ileslop.
If you can't speak fair of our own?
don't speak foul. Go; work with your
hands, woman, and give your tongue a
rest. Martha Dissop, you know my sis?
ter, she wouldn't speak fair to her own
bairn. Let me tell you?my wife's as
honest a woman as any of you. You can
make that known about the place."
The two women went off in different
directions without another word. They
lived in a county where man still has
some little authority.
At the dairy door Joe Ileslop brought
himself up, looked down on his shapely
limbs, clothed in well-made cords;
seemed pleased; pulled his coat to
J gether?wiped his face, and smoothed
his hair down with his hand.
"Come in, Joseph; you're just in time
to help turn this lot of milk."
A tall, straight girl, with her back
towards him, stood at a churn.
"Go on with exactly the same move?
ment, or the butter will never come,"
she said, as if repeating a pleasing
lie went to her?slipped his hands
down to hers?imprisoning them on the
handle, and he looked at her with ador?
ing, breathless admiration.
"Joseph," she said with a curious in?
tonation, as though she were not quite
used to the name; "it will be utterly
ruined. You've quite stopped it."
lie made an awkward peck at her?
which she avoided; and leaving him
there, she went over to the tap and be?
gs r. to scrub some molds. She was beau?
tiful, and especially so with the glow
and gleam of genial work upon her. A
graceful figure, shapely hands and
arms, well-cut features, large, calm,
wide-apart, gray eyes, and glossy hair,
which hung in a big knob at the back of
her head. She had not been at the tap
for more than three minutes when she
left it, and came across to him, wiping
her hands, and kissed him tenderly on
He let the handle go, and made an?
other peck at her.
"Joseph." she said, solemnly, her eyes
laughing all the while, "this will be a
spoilt lot of butter. I do wish I could
get hold of some technical farming
terms. I really thiuk we had better
not 'butter make' together again
Don't, oh! don't; leave off! Wait amo'
meet," and she went and fetched the
wet molds, put them in a heap, jumped
upon Ihe table near him and began to
"Now, we'll talk!"
"Yes," he agreed; and smiled delight
"I'm sorry your sister doesn't like
me. 1 like her."
"Well, you see Jane isan odd woman
?a very odd woman."
"Not at all; Jane is a sensible crea?
ture. Why doesn't she like me?"
"She doesn't object to you personal?
"Then she dislikes me theoretically."
"If you mean it's?it's because she
didn't know you before we were mar?
ried, and because she doesn't know
your maiden name?may be you're
"Would that weigh with a woman
"Bless you, yes. Why we've lived here
nearly a hundred years, and we've al?
ways married decent wenches, all of
'tin well known in these parts, and I
suppose she thinks?"
"1 suppose she thinks you've not mar?
ried a decent wench?"
"Why, lass, they've only got to look
at you to sec you're something better
than the others. No disrespect to
"Joseph, have you ever?any?doubt
"Me? No, no; never;" and he left
the churn and went towards her.
"Go backl" she cried, waruingly; and
"Joseph, when you first met me?It
is not so very long ago, only a few
weeks?I was poor, friendless and
"I had always imagined that men be?
haved well to lonely, helpless women. -I
was wrong. Joseph. You are a man
apart?a superior being."
Joseph blushed with pride and pleas?
"In fact, you are a real, true man.
Now, you know life?at least you
know something of the world?and as
you chose to behave in an extraordi?
nary Quixotic way?"
uAnd marry me. Tell me?how do
you find me after ten weeks' acquaint?
"Perfect. You are a good, hard?
working woman. You learn more in a
day than the lasses about here could
learn in six months. You mannge well.
You don't chatter, you don't rove, you
don't fool, and?you love me.*'
She bent over and kissed him again.
"I believe I do. Now 1 will tell you
how I came to Im? in a destitute con?
dition ut the station that night."
"It doesn't mutter if you'd rather
"I will not, If you stop churning."
lie went on turning. She wiped care?
fully Into the Intricacies of the. compli?
cated cow-head pattern.
"I didn't like my life. It was dif?
ferent to this?very different; and I
didn't like what the future had instora
for me. it would have been all gaycty,
nil useicssness. I had schemes by which
to benefit mankind, and I thought I'd
begin with women. I left my home?
my people would only miss me from
one point of view; they would not
jrievc for me. 1 wunted very much to
jo some really good work, but 1 miscal?
culated everything; my strength, my
knowledge, my money. It was all a
miserable failure. I still want to work,
but 1 want to do it to please myself
ind my surrounding*. Mankind goes
right out of my calculations hereafter;
what I saw of It hurt me, robbed me,
nsulted me and landed me In the situ?
ation from which you extracted me,
Dc you, can you, understand?"
"No, no; I don't understand, but I
believe you. Do surroundings mean
me?this house?this life? Can you
put up with it?"
"Oh, yes!" she whispered, leaning her
cheek against his. "1 want peace. I
want to be taken care of. I wasn't
made to regenerate mankind, or revolu?
tionize the world. It didn't take me
long to find that out. It's only 12 weeka
to-day since I left ray home."
"I'm afraid I'm Interrupting," said
a loud voice, and a large woman
jounced In. "Ileslop, 1 want to talk
to you ubout the calves."
"Wife, this is Mrs. Norton?our near?
The girl bowed and came forward.
Tlie woman did not look at her, but
rushed immediately into prices. She
was evidently in an uncomfortable
frame of mind, and, though she point?
edly excluded Heslop's wife from the
conversation, she was not satisfied with
her pei ormauce. She presently went
off with Ilesiop to inspect something
In unother part of the farm.
"This must not go on. Joseph is un?
comfortable. 1 must manage to clear
up mutters soon. I really wish it wasn't
necessary. I shan't be half so happy,"
and she begun to sing.
Jane came in for some milk.
"You don't seem to miud, ma'am.'*
Jane couldn't for the life of .her help
calling her "ma'am," und that made her
"Mind what, Jane?"
"Why, that Mrs. Norton won't speak
"Oh! but 1 do mind, because?be?
cause of Joseph."
"Do you mean to say you care for
"Care for him. Jene? Why, of course
I do. I love him very much," and then
she turned crimson at having thus to
express her feelings aloud; yet she
knew it was not the moment for reti?
"Well, I don't understand how a
woman like you married him. You
didn't know much about him, did you?"
"Jane, there are some people you
knew all at or.ee. You find out more
of their real nature in half an hour
than you do of others In a lifetime. And
you know Joseph is good. Ah! I soon
found out he was good."
"D'ye mean to say you only knew
him for half an hour? Well, 1 can't
say that you behaved like a decent,
"Perhaps I didn't. Hut you know
there might be circumstances. Jane,
you don't really think I am a bad.
dread fid woman?"
"Well, I can't say. I'm sure. It Isn't
for the likes of me to say. You know
best"*?and, picking up her jug, Jane
went morosely oiT, feeling in her sou
that she might after all have said
something more civil in answer to the
poor thing's pathetic appeal.
The light died out of the young
woman's face as she watched Jane go.
She left her work, and sat quite still for
a time; then she went to the window
and looked out, and she sighed.
"Opinions pursue me everywhere.
Who could have imagined that Jane and
Mrs. Norton held any? If I had not
been so densely ignorant I should have
known they had some, I suppose. We
don't know half enough of useful
things; we should be taught the opin?
ions of other classes; they vary, of
course, but a rough idea should be
given. How was I to know the world
was so bad; that the ppople I wanted
most to help would rob me, and then
turn me from their doors; und that the
people I wished to elevnte would?
would ruthlessly insult me. If It hud
not been for Joseph! Dear, kind Jo?
seph i Have I made, in marrying him,
the worst of my mistakes, I wonder?
Does his fine, true nature measure me
by what his friends think of me?"
At this moment a young fellow en?
tered the door, sucking a cane. He
leaned against a bench, and sniggered,
and seemed quite at his case?and sure
of his welcome.
He scrutinized the girl from head to
foot, and amiably commenced to
soliloquize in a loudish whisper. He
did not seem to desire conversation
He went over her points admirably?
in florid, blatant, offensive terms. It
was his "killing" method, and was In?
tended to allure and attract. At length
he mentioned?"My name's Norton.
You don't seem to know who I am."
"This is surely a lunatic asylum,"
the young woman said, softly, and
lunched herself to see if she were
awake. Then she looked across at him;
she saw his clumsiness, his attempts
at smartness, his general imbecility;
but slie didn't speak to him?she ?went
on cleaning up.
Unable to differentiate, he thought
the lock meant admiral ion; and he
went up to her, and said: "You may
kiss me, missus?tw ice, if you like."
She came and stood right in front of
"My good boy, go home. Do you
hear??find jour mother, and go
Iiis little eyes blazed.
"Ah! I see the sort you are. You're
on the lookout for the swells. You're
used to 'em. I've heard all about you.
Poor old Ileslop! All the village's talk?
ing of his madness."
Jane came bustling in.
"Ah, Mr. Norton, it's you!"
The girl looked dangerous, and she
said, haughtily: "Take your friend
away, please, and find the key of the
dairy door. I want no more visitors."
"noity-toity. Let me tell you, this
door was always kept unlocked in my
"Bah! Don't you see, Jnuey Heelop,
the wench wants to lock her visitors in
Ileslop and Mrs. Norton passed the
dairy door just then. The girl called
them lu. She was so erect and scornful
Joe scarcely knew her. "Mrs. Norton,"
5hfi said, coldly, "you will take your
aon away, and you, Joseph, win tOTf.z
his ever coming here again."
"My?my?son turned off this farm
by you, madam, a woman such as you}
a creature no one knows anything
"Mrs. Norton, stop before you go too
for. There is some misapprehension
here, I should much like to know who
put those rumors afloat about this lady
?my wifel" and he looked at Jana,
and he got affectionately close to tho
young girl and put his hand on her
shoulder. "But, In spite of It, she's a
good woman?and your superior, and
you can see it?and that's why yon all
dislike her?and I have every confi?
dence In her?and if she says young
Norton's to go, he goes."
There had beej a rush of dogs, horses
and pink coati past the farm, but it
had not been aoticed in the storm. And
now an elderly man stood In the door
way. He was also In "pink."
"He-slop, something's happened to
my saddle?by Jove?ft stage picture I
What's up? 1 beg your pardon?Lady
Scllnn?Is it really your
The girl went forward! she was a
little sulky, but she decided that, after
all, It was Just as welL
"Ye6; Sir Archibald. C'est moll"
"God bless my soul, child! To think
that I should have discovered you!
How did you get here? How's your
plan for the 'Sublimation of tho Lowex
Working Claw*?' Ah! ah! They've
bowled you over, I expect. There, you
needn't explain. Never mind. What
are you doing here?"
"I'm living here, and I'm godng to
"Well; I know Ileslop. I knew his
father. Good people. Very solid peo?
ple?but I say. What about your peo?
"Please say nothing to them yet. I
wait my time."
"Of course. I obey. Lady Sellna;
though I don't know that you're right.
Are you pretty comfortable here?"
"I assure you 1 am, indeed;" and
somehow she got hold of Joseph's trem?
bling hand and held it tight, and fixed
herself right up against tho young
farmer, so that he had to put hi* arm
"And, more than that, I am quite
perfectly happy?because, you see, I'm
Where It Failed.
"I used to have a terrible time finding
the things I put away," said Mrs.
Smythe. "Till recently I have over?
come the difhculty by keeping a note?
book, in which I enter the place when?
ever an article was laid away."
"Wby. that seems just perfect," twit?
tered Mrs. Tompkius; "but what'8 tho
"Why, I've put nway the horrid note?
book, too."?Illustrated American.
THE BRIGHTER SIDE,
TMI In the cities and till the groundi
The world Is green and wide,
And some o* these days?when the worW
We'll get on tho brighter sldel
Sow and reap, and work and weep
For the blessings which are denied,
And some o' these days?in the morning*!
We'll get on tho brighter sldel
Borne o' these days, In the thorny ways
Wilt the lilies of Joy abide,
The birds will sing, and the bells wlH
And we'll get on the brighter sldel
Then, toll In the cities, and till tho groond.
Whatever may be denied,
I'or some o' these days?when tho world
We'll get on the brighter side!
-Frank L. Stnnton, in Atlanta Constitu?
CURE FOR SKUNK PEST.
A I'cculiurlty of the Malodorona An?
im als Shown When Caught
In Box Trap*.
"Having read with much interest in
the Sun two urtlcleaconcerning skunks,
without finding in either of them any
intimation of the merits of one excel?
lent method of cupturiug and dispos?
ing of these offensive animals, I think
I may perhaps render a useful service
1c some of your readers in briefly set?
ting forth the details of my recent ex?
perience in this line of operations,"
writes a correspondent.
"During the past summer the neigh?
borhood in which I live In Massachu?
setts was infested with skunks. Almost
every day they became a nlusance.
They invaded the cellar ana wooddhed
of my house, and one, on an otherwise
pleasant evening, joined the family on
the piazza, suddenly stampeding all the
company who had been sitting there.
Their frequent visits and intimate re?
lations became at last intolerable, and
we began to devise measures for get?
ting rid of them. Two ordinary box
trups were set, one in the woodshed
and one just outside the kitchen door.
Early in the evening the outside trap
was sprung, and investigation showed
immediately that an animal of consid?
erable size was iu It. The captive, how?
ever, mode no sound, and there wus
absolutely no perceptible smell indicate
Ing the presence of a skunk.
"I raised suddenly first one and then
the other end of the box, tilting it up
and down, so that the animal within
fell violently from one end to the other;
but the creature remained perfectly
6ilent and Inodorous, evidently seek?
ing, I think, to conceul its presence.
I had read and have been told that
skunks thus trapped are usually dis?
posed of by shooting. We adopted a
much simpler process. Having at hand
a tank of water large enough to con?
tain the trap, we simply submerged the
trap and its contents, piling bricks on
the top of the trap to insure its instant
end complete submersion. Not a sound
proceeded from the trap, und only a
faint odor became perceptible for a
moment, as the bubbling water quickly
filled the box, which we left submerged
till next morning, when our expecta?
tions were fully realized by finding a
Iurge skunk inside.
"The traps were set again the next
evening as before, and on the following
morning both were occupied by cap?
tured skunks. The same experiences
were again repeated in both instances,
without any odor or unpleasantness of
any sort. A few nights later, about
two a. m., I heard the closing of the
trup near my window, and, shortly aft?
er, a violent scratching and gnawing
could be heard within. T went out to
place some bricks on the trap to keep
it closed till morning. The moment I
touched the box the animal within be?
came perfectly quiet, and it was impos?
sible to perceive any odor whatever.
The next morning the box wus sub?
merged in the immersion tank, and on
being opened a little later was found
to contain, as before, a fine specimen.
Altogether we have caught five or six,
and have laid them 'where the violets
blow,' out in the garden. We have not
since perceived the smell of a skunk
in the neighborhood. They seem, at
least for the present, to have disap?
peared entirely. This experience goes,
to show that skunks cannot only be
trapped by this simple method, but
may also be most easily disposed of in
it tub of water on the 'hardshell' plemof
total immersion."?N. Y, Sun. '
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Cap*. SiK?bcc TcIIn of the DenionNtra
tlono Agaiiint the Vessel In
Six bulls were killed during the day.
Our party arrived as the first one waa
being hauled away dead. After the
fifth bull had been dispatched, It was
decided, as a considerate measure in
favor of Gen. Parfudo, that we should
leave the building and return to Ha
vuna early, so as to avoid the crowd.
We therefore left very quietly, just be?
fore the sixth bull entered the ring.
We tried to reach the ferry promptly,
60 that we might return to Havana on
a steamer having but few passengers.
Three members of our party were suc?
cessful in this uttempt, but Gen. Lee,
Lieut. Iiolman, and I failed. On our ur
rival a steamer had just left the land?
ing. We then hailed a small passen?
ger boat, and were pulled to the Maine.
While Gen. Lee and I were conversing
on the quarter deck of the Maine, fi
ferryboat came across the bay, carrying
bock to Havana a large number of peo?
ple from the audience. There was no
demonstration of any kind. The pas?
sengers were doubtless those who had
left early, hoping, like ourselves, to
avoid the crowd.
The next ferryboat was densely
crowded. Among the pussengers were
a number of officers of the Spanish
army and of the volunteers. As the
ferryboat passed the Maine there were
derisive calls and whistles. Apparent?
ly not more than 50 people participated
in the demonstration. It was not gen?
eral, and might have occurred any?
where. I have never believed that the
fipanish officers or soldiers took part.
It Is but fnir to Bay that this was the
only demonstration of any kind made
against the Maine or her officers, cither
collectively or individually, so far as
was made known to me, during our
rlsit Adverse feeling- toward us' was
Bhown by the apathetic bearing of sol?
diers when they saluted, or of trades?
men when they supplied our needs.
After the Maine had been sunk, and
when the Montgomery and the Fern
were in Huvana, Spanish passenger
boatment exhibited bad temper by
withholding or delaying answers to our
hails at night. The failure of the Span?
ish authorities to compel tlie boatmen
to answer our hails impressed me as be?
ing very closely akin to active unfriend?
liness. It was nt the time when the
Vlzcaya and the Oquendo were in Ha?
vana, using picket boats and occasional?
ly searchlights at night, apparently to
safeguard themselves. Hails were made
sharply and answered promptly Jje
tween the Spanish men-of-war and the
boats constantly plying about the har?
bor at night. It must have been plain
on board the Spanish men-of-war that
the boatmen were trifling with us. This
was after the Yizcaya had visited New
York.? Capt. Charles D. Sigsbee, in
nesistlnff Terrine ooia.
That wonderful new substance, ]lq
nld air, has recently been employed
at the Kew gardens in London for test?
ing the ability of seeds to endure very
low temperatures. Seeds of various
plants were inclosed in thin glass
tubes, which were kept immersed in
liquid air. For 110 hours consecutive?
ly they were submitted to a tempera?
ture varying from 207 degrees to 313
degrees Fahrenheit below zero. Then
they were slowly thawed, the opera?
tion lasting 50 hours. On being plant?
ed, It was found that "their germlna
tive power had not been appreciably
affected. The experimenters conclude
that seeds, when in a dormant condi?
tion, have their vital machinery ab?
solutely stopped, and not merely
slowed down to an indefinite extent*?
IS'ortli Tole and South Pole.
It has been shown that while Nan
sen's observations prove that the north
polar region Is a great ocean cavity,
nearly two miles deep, the south polar
region, on the contrary, is, apparently,
a vast solid mass of land, surrounded by
a belt of water about two miles In
depth. The area of the south polar
continent is estimated to be about
4,000,000 square miles. 1,000,000 more
than that of the United States, exclud?
ing Alaska.?Youth's Companion,
Obituary notices seldom touch on the
shortcomings of deceased persons, and
for this reason the item from the Pleas
anton (Kan.) Observer, of which the
following Is an extract, is unique: His
greatest fault was the extravagant use
of profanity. It was almost impossible
for him to engage in any sort of conver?
sation with man, woman or child with?
out using It. He no doubt often Ewora
ENLARGING A BARN.
Hot? a Change for the Better In Size
and Arrangement Can, Be ttf
Owing to the scarcity of lumber for
building purposes, no one but a rich
man can afford always to tear down
fairly good structures and replace
them with up-to-date ones. There is
many a cow barn which fails to give
anything like'satisfaction to its owner,
In that It is too old-fashioned. The
main driving floor, perhaps, runs from
THE ENLARGED BARN.
side to side instead of from end to end,
for which reason the stock have to be
kept in one end (In narrow quarters,
too), while the other end Is used for a
Now, In case such a barn Is not too
badly racked and decayed. It cnn eas?
ily be remodeled, new-sided, shingled,
and provided with new sills if necessary,
and an addition its whole length erect?
ed at the back, as suggested by the per
spective view in the Illustration. In thl9
way a long "tie-up" Is furnished for the
stock as well as a place for calves, thus
leaving that place where the cowsstood
under the main roof to bt ut?iy.t-d for
a silo, feeding bins and such like, as
can be seen in the plan, while the hay
bay remains' as before. This gives an
arrangement that- is highly convenient
for feeding and caring for stock, and,
best of all. the entire change can be ef?
fected nt very small expense.?Freder?
ick 0. Sibley, In N. Y. Tribune,
HINTS FOR STOCKMEN.
Furnish the swine pleuty of good
Don't send di&eused hog5? to market.
It Is of no use.
Feeding ground grain is more eco?
nomical than feeding whole grain.
Remember that If hogs bunch to?
gether they should be routed out.
Don't let the horses stand in hot ma?
nure, unless you expect scratches.
Ice cold water taken Into the stomach
of any animal retards Its digestion.
When a colt- Is well brolu n It Is worth
twice as much as one that Is not well
When the hog. Is fat, sell it. Don't
waste good grain In waiting for a bet?
Shred your corn fodder. Itiseconom
Ical as the animal will eat the whole
stock and save hay.
Don't permit the horse to st uff Itself
with hay all day. It injures the horse
and wastes the hay.
Rush the fattening process as rapidly
as possible for a fattening animal is al?
ways In danger of disease.
If you are near a town It Is probably
the better plan to tuke the hogs to the
town butcher for slaughter.
Soft coal in small quantities will not
do a hog any harm, or any good so far
as we know, we would say to an in?
Whatever anybody may say thecook
lng of food means the saving of food
and the more rapid fattening of the
If any animal I9 fed dry, fattening
feed all winter It will be luck if It does
not become sick. Feed some roots, en?
silage, or the bone, and muscle form?
ing foods, A little oil meal Is good.?
CUTTING UP HOGS.
Not Mnny Farmer? Know How to Do
This .\cntly, Expedition*!? nnd to
the Best Advantage.
For cutting up, the carcass of a hog
should be laid on the back, upon a
strong table. The head should then
be cut off close by the ears, and the
hinder feet so far below the houghs as
not to disfigure the hams, and leave
room sufficient for hanging them up;
after which the carcass is divided into
equal hulves, up the middle of the back?
bone, with a cleaving knife, and, if
necessary, a hand-mallet. Then cut the
ham from the side by the second joint
of the backbone, which will appear on
dividing the carcass, and dress the
ham by paring a little off the flank, or
skinny part, so as 1c shape It with a
half round point, clearing off any top
fat which may appear. Next cut off the
sharp edge along the backbone with a
knife and mallet, and slice off the first
rib next the shoulder, where there is
n bloody vein, which must be taken out,
since, if It Is left In. that part is apt
to spoil. The corners should be
squared off when the ham is cut. The
ordinary practice is to cut- out the
spine or backbone. Some take out the
chine nnd upper parts of the ribs In
the first place; indeed, almost every lo?
cality has its peculiar mode of proceed?
PASSING OF THE OX.
One of the Sad Bat Inevitable Result*
of the Quickened Life of
Notwithstanding the ubiquity of the
bicycle and the tardy development of
the automobile, there is no evidence
that the horse is losing ground in our
poc.'al and domestic economy, says the
Boston Transcript. On the contrary,
there has been an increase of about 40
per cent, in horseflesh since 1S12. and of
about 12 per cent, in the number of
mules, while that dear, quaint and
faithful servant of man, the patientox,
has barely held his own in the last 16
years. This is perhaps one of the in?
evitable results of the quickened life
of the country. His star Is in the de?
scendant. While the country may be
congratulated upon the increased push
which demands greater speed and
power In our modern activities, a sigh
of regret will nevertheless follow the
vanishing ox just as it did the old stage
coach when the locomotive forced ii
off the road. The gradual passing
away of the ox as a beast of burden has
the pathos that attaches to the extinc- I
lion of one of the earlv families. Thev
The Right Remedy Will
Banish it Forever.
If yon would forever be rid of
the aches and pains, and some?
times the tortures produced by
Rheumatism, you must take the
right remedy. Those who con?
tinue to suffer are relying upon
remedies which do not reach thoir
trouble. The doctor's treatment
always consists of potash and
mercury, which only intensify the
disease, causing the joints to stiff?
en and the bones to ache, besides
seriously impairing the digestive
Rheumatism is a disordered state of
the blood, and the only cure for it is a
real blood remedy. Swift's Specific (S.
S. 8.) goes down to the very bottom of
all diseases of the blood, and promptly
?ares cases that other remedies can not
Mr. E. K. S. Clinkenbeard, a promi?
nent attorney of Mt. Sterling, Ky.,
"Two years ago I was a great sufferer
from Rheumatism. I hna tried every
remedy I could hear of except S. S. S.
I had been to Hot Springs, Ark., where
I remained for twelve weeks under
treatment, but I experienced no perma?
nent relief, and returned home, be?
lieving that I would be a sufferer *?
long es I lived. At a time when my
pains were almost unbearable, I
chanced to read your -advertisement
and was impressed with it so much
that I decided to try S. S. S. I took
eleven bottles and was entirely relieved
of ail pain and cured permanently.
When T began to take S. S. S. I was
unable to sit or stand with any ease,
and could not sleep. Since taking the
Inst dose I have had no return of the
Rheumatism, and I take great pleas?
ure in recommending S. S. 8 to any
one who has the misfortune to suffer
with this disabling disease."
S.S.S. is the only cure for Rheu?
matism, which is
the most stubborn
?f blood diseases.
It is not intended
to give relief only,
but by completely
acid condition of
tbe blood it forces
out every trace of
the disease and
rids the system of it forever. Itia
and one thousand dollars reward
is offered to any chemist who can
prove that it contains a particle of
mercury, potash, or any other
mineral ingredient. S. S. S. i?
tlie only blood remedy guaranteed
to be absolutely free '.roni mineral
Books sent free by Swift Spe?
cific Company, Atlanta, Qa.
came into tne country'toge'ther, a^?
together they took a pioneer part In its
development. They felled and drew off j
the trees, they tore up the stumps, they
seamed and mellowed the rooty soil,
making It richly responsive to the 1
needs of man. They pulled out the
great stones that fretted the faces of I
nature and made garden spots of the
rugged hillside and plain. The ox was J
a factor of every enterprise. He was
on the farm, at the wharf and the mill,
and when in those early days of ex?
pensive and adventurous ideas the old
places seemed too contracted for the
settler he bundled his family into a
prairie schooner, while his faithful
oxen dragged the ponderous wain a
six months' journey toward the setting
sun, accomplishing a distance which we
may now be whirled between the twi?
light and dawn, browsing cheerily as
they wended their toilsome way along,
and boarding themselves when the
time for nightlv camping arrived. But
the old fellow has had his day except
where the conditions are still primi?
tive. Once he was the steady reliance
of every farmer, but now one hardly
sees a yoke in the harvest field or the
plow lot His pace cannot be read?
justed to the quick step of modernideas
and inventions, and utilitarianism has
no use for the poetic or the pictur?
esque. More and more his destination
Is coming to be the shambles. This
makes life shorter and we might say
merrier, but merriment in an ox is in?
add.? GENERAL W.R.SMITH,
For circular of bia famous and responsible
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LOADING DRESSED HOGS,
A.Devlce by Means of Which tbe Car
cass I? Handled with Almost
One of the chief outdoor dlfficultlee
at butchering time is the loading of
heavy dressed hogs intended for mar?
ket. Frequently this is done by one
man, aided by the women of the house?
hold, and It le usually productive of
much nervousness and ?ome irrita?
bility. All this may be remedied in the
Make and keep from one season to an
other a large tripod by joining at the
top three stout poles, c, 13 feet long.
Keep the upper ende of the poles frotn^
splitting: by means of iron bands. The
lower ends are sharpened to a point.
Job Work. ..
Is complete. All kinds
of work done neatly and promptly,
and Special Jobs.
Our prices will be as low as those
of any first-class oflrce.'
TRIPOD FOR HANGING HOGS.
The upper ends of the poles toform the
tripod are joined by a strong iron rod
or bolt, a. An iron, b, formed like the
letter U Is fastened to the outsdde end9
of the rod which joins the poles by run?
ning the rod through eyes formed in
the iron. Thds loop of iron is to sup?
port the chain which holds the hog.
When, ready to hang the hog, lower
one leg of the tripod, fastenou the hog,
then raise the leg until the hog hangs
sufficiently clear of the ground. In
loading back the horses, placirg the
wagon under the tripod close to the
hog. Then raise one leg of tripod until
the hog will swing into the wagon, then
lower it. The hog is loaded in this way
with almost no lifting. This tripod is
equally as valuable for hanging hogs to
be dressed. They may be ieft hanging
upon it unt? loaded.?Orange Judd
Ioe in Watering Troughs.
Wherever stock is watered from
troughs In cold weather there should
be a plug fixed at the lower end of the
trough so that with its removal allthe
water can be drawn off every night.
It is far better, however, to water stock
In winter in ponds where the ice will re?
main frozen all winter, only cutting the
fresh lee that has formed over night
at the wateringplaces. The water under
the ice in a deep pond is kept warmer
by the icy covering, and is generally
at the surface under the Ice several de?
grees below freezing. If the watering
trough is allowed to fiQ with ice it will
keep the water very near the freezing
lempcrature. A running brook where
the ice may not freeze at all has water
much colder than it is under the ice
In n pond.?American'Cultivator.
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
'OEO. W. ST. CLAIR.
L.27-tf. Tazewell, Va.
bbb Sch 'ale in Effect
DEC. 18, 1898.
TRAINS LEAVE TAZEWELL
4.52 p. m. and 3.30 p. m. daily ex?
11.18 a. m. and 10.U0 a. m. daily ex?
OHIO, INDIANA, ILLINOIS
All persons whomsoever are hereby no?
tified and warned not to nunt, fish, ride,
walk, drive stock across or otherwise tres?
pass on my premises, for the law against all
such will be rigidly enforced.
Samuel T. Henninger.
April 20,1898. 4-21-6m
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