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TAZEWELL GO. DIRECTORY
Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. Banellar
?nan-, clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday
inJ.pril, 4th Monday in August and 1st
AlCv. lay in December.
J. H. Stuart, judge; T. E. George, clerk.
Terms of court ?Tuesdav after :id Monday
in each month.
Jno. T. Barns.Com'th. Atty.
Jno. W. Crockett.Sheriff.
James Bandy.Deputy Sheriff.
R. K. GiUespie.Treasurer.
11. p. Brittain and
H. G. McCall.Deputies.
R. s. Williams.County Surveyor,
Address, Pounding Mill, Va.
P. II. Williams.County Supt. Schools,
Address, Snapps, Va.
MethodJsl Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 11 A. M.,on the 2nd and
4th at 7:::ti P. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30.
P. M. Sal. 1? at i i School at 9:S0 A.M.
Meeting of Epwortb League each Sun?
day at 3 p. in., the third Monday
night of e..ch month being devoted to
A most cordial welcome is extended to all.
J. S. French. Pastor.
aching 1st and 3rd Sundays at 7 p.
naj id 2nd and Ith Sundays at 11 a.m.
Prayer moi ling Saturday night at 7
o'clock. Sunday school everv Sundav-at
9:30 a. in.
Philip Johnson. Pastor.
Services at the Lutheran church at North
Tazewell every 1st and 3d Sunday at 11 a.
Vs/ CLINCH VALLEY
ACOMMANDERY, NOT 20,
KNIGHTS ILM PLAB.
Meets fourth Fridav in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C
W. <;. YOUNG, Recoider.
7Meets second Monday in each
Empschwiller, H. P.
V^&ya O. G. Empschwi
w- a ^OUNG,
i azevvell lodge,
NO. 62, A. F. & A. M.
VMeets the third .Monday in each
<>. g. empschwiller, W. M.
g. young, Sec'y.
TAZEWELL TABERNACLE, PU.GKIM
Meets Ith Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, Chief.
W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
BLUEGRASS LODGE, NO. 142,I.0.0.F
. ?% yc
Meets ev< ry Tuesday night. Lodge
room over Pok-t's store!
W. B. F. Win:.:. N. G.
C. A. Steele, V. C.
M. J. Hank ins, Sec'y.
v^'"r ' "i. u. o. P., meets ev
y' "; ' ' \'~ : ery Wednesday night
N^i^t?*.^/ in 1 all of Bluecrass
W, I>. BUCKNER, C. P.
A. S. HlOGINBOTUAM,
A. W. LaXDON, 1*. C. P. Scribe.
AJ. .v ?. D. MAY. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tose
well, Va. Practice in the <-v>::its of Tazewell
county and in the Court of Appeals at Wytheville,
Va. Particular, attention paid to the collection oi
BARNS & BARNS, ATTORNEYS at LAW, Taze
well, Vn. Practice in the conns of Taxewell
county, Court of Appeals at Wytheville and the
Fe.J'.TMi courts at Abingdon. ? J. Barns, John T.
Chapman' ,v GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT
LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the conns
of TazeweW county and Court of Appeals ai
Wytheville. J. W. Untpman a. P. GUlespie.
FrjLTON CO?LLING, ATTORNEYS AT I.AW.
Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Ta/.e
well cowry. S. M. 1'.. CouUng will continue his
practice In all the courts of Buchanan county. J.
II l ton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Couling,
T>- reH.Vo. '
GRBEVER ? GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell
Va. i'ru ii the courts of Tazewell ami ad
oiniiig counties. Office?Stias building. Edgar
l. (; reeve r. Barms GiUespie.
PK'). W. ST CLAIR, ATTORNEY AT-LAW
UTazewcll.Ya. Practices in the courts of Taze
w.ili and adjoining counties und in the Supreme
Court of Appeals ai Wytheville. Particuln. at?
tention paid u? the collection 01 claims. Oflice?
II C. a'.er::-:!.,. ATTORNEY AT law,Tazc
fi i well, Va. Will practice in ihe courts of Taze?
well county and the Court of Appeals at Wythe
vilie. Collecting a specialty.
i/incent L. sexton, attorney at law?
f Tazewell, Va. W?1 practice in the courts oi
razewelland adjoining counties. Particular at
tentionpaid to the collectioa of claims. Ollicein
WH. SPRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Rich
i lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze?
well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention
paid to ihe concction of claims.
JE. STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Taxe?
i Va. Land titles in Mebowell and Logan coun
tit-s. West Virginia, a specialty. Oilicc In Stras
HENRY .v GRAHAM, LAWYERS.Tazewell,Va!
Oflice in building near Court House. K. K.
Henry. S. I'. Graham. B. W. Stras. ?
Fashionable Milliner and Dress?
iVest Main Street, ? Tazewell, Va.
A full line of Millinery anil Trimmings.
fin, wiinin ? H ill ipii 11 iiiiii iiM?m^rmmnrrirTirr
V T. C. BOWEN,
1 AZEWELL, VIRGINIA.
Office west end of Coarthousj ya d .
Two Hundred Pounds
By R. E. Young.
I WO HUNDEED POUNDS
J[ w ard! Now, here's your chance,
Jimmy," rapped out my chief one
morning. "Camden Town?your own
neighborhood. The police up there
are making a confounded mystery of
it; it ought to be as simple as clock?
work. IIa, hai Twenty bales of pare
.-.ilk. worth thousands, consigned ail
the way from Lyons to Jowetts, the
biy West end drapers. Jowetts'agent
sashes oft' to the station to meet it?
and finds that some smart rogues have
got there one hour before him, pre?
sented forged credentials and driven
off with the stulf in a van in broad* twi?
light. Now! Soon alter midnight a
constable noted just such a van as de?
scribed-suspiciously rounding the cor?
ner of Windygate street. Camden Town,
and ut that very minute, mark you,
some one nut up and" led him oft' with a
bogus tale of murder going on at the
ether end of his bent. When he got
hack?van gone and nil beautifully
'"Here are two days gone and no de?
velopments. Jowetts. half mad because
the kind r.f rilk spoils fh no time un?
less kept very dry, have been here and
offered ?200 for immediate recovery.
There you are! Windygate street is a
cul de sac, with about 50 or 00 houses
In it. The silk may be stowed in any
one of them, and all the local police
have clone is to put an extra man on
?vatch at the open end. on the chance
that there will be an attempt to re?
move the bales. Off you go! I give you
I hurried out with a confident smile.
In less than an hour T had got to Win?
dygate street?a quiet double row of
houses of a featureless three-story
type?and was in time to see the "spe?
cial" man exchanging chaff with a serv?
ant girl at the opposite corner. He
said something, and she tripped off.
Another stare, and then he passed mo
with a confidential whisper.
"Thought I knew you. Mr. Girdlc
stone. It's all right?a bit of business.
That's the girl at a house half way
down?knows nearly everyone in the
street, and ready to talk all day. Oh.
I'm careful sir; we don't want 'cm to
;ake fright and destroy th*> silk. So.
not a ghost of a clew so far. sir. ex?
cept the van business. There's the rut
by the curb where it turned, and then
a much lighter one where it was turned
buck, unloaded, no doubt; tin-re's been
norainsir.ee. Saucy! But, bless you.
sir, it might be done every night?
there's not a soul stirring here after
"Humph! Shift your point a dozen
yards higher up, out of sight; and let
rue know anything that happens.
There'll be a rag-and-bottle man along
lore presently?you understand?"
I hurried home?it was barely a ten
minutes' walk. Half an hour later I
was leaving again by the back entrance,
sei dirty and disreputable that my own
wife had given a start. To hire a bar?
row and stack sonic rubbish on it was
simplicity itself: within the hour 1 was
l wheeling it into Windygate street,
shouting hoarsely a record price for
rags, and old bottles. At every ana
, door I hud the impudence to knock and
' reiterate the statement.; and at one
'?. likely-looking house even contrived to
j trip over the step, bring down some
glass with on unnerving crash and
sham a giddiness. No use; it merely
provoked the remark: "Served him
right'!' At the end of my arduous
round I was only richer b^s? barrow
load of unconsidered trifies. Until
nearly dusk I hung about the place,
and theu, with a few whispered instruc?
tions to the constable on watch,
trudged back home to think out a more
definite plan of action.
It must Law been about eight o'clock
when, as 1 sat studying the Camden
fown directory; the most curious, un
jreamcd-of coincidence occurred." The
bell rang hesitatingly; a pause, and
then my wife tapped to say that a
? young person, apparently in trouble,
fvished to see me upon privat? busi?
ness. Next moment a young lady in
widow's weeds had floated impressively
into the room and was raising her veil
from a white, worried face.
"Mr. Girdlcstone?the police inspect?
or?" she queried, quickly, in a voice
as singularly sweet as her expression,
sud I bowed?her description was near
enough for the nonce. "Then I hope
you won't think me silly, but, really, 1
felt I could put up with it no longer.
Oh, if my dear husband were only
here!" A touching pause, broken by
half a sob, then: "My name is Varney.
1 live at No. 9 Windygate street?if
yt?u know it, r-ir. It may sound strange,
but I go in fear of something happen?
ing?almost in fear of my life! You
know, when dear Harold died, I had tc.
let the ground and first floor?to a man
named Winston and his w ife.
"They seemed strange, from the first,
and kept all their doors locked; then
they began to have mysterious visitors
long after dark, and my servant kept
waking im at night to say she could
not sleep for the queer noises. I'm
positive there's something wrong, and
yet I daren't say anything, for there
are firearms about?the man deliber?
ately shot my cat one day because it
looked at his canary. But that's not
all; these lr.s.t two days there has been
a continual digging sound down in the
basement, espeeiatiy at night. I lie and
quake; it sounds just as if they nre bur?
rowing under the street?they might,
for all I know, be mixed up with those
?th?sc dreadful nihilist people! There,
I know there is a mystery behind!"
That was it, poured out in agitated
breaths. I think it was fully a minute
before I could turn my face and say,
"Indeed? And what made you come
to me, madam?"
"To you? Oh. of course! Why, J,
gave them notice to go six weeks back,
and they simply laughed. Since then
they have not offered a farthing rent.
I dread an upset of any kind; several
times 1 have thought of going to the
police for advice, and always hesitated.
But this evening my girl said there
was a homely constable at the corner;
the Winstons happened to have gone
oat, so I slipped on my things, ran up
and asked him if he -would mind com?
ing in to see what was going on, and
how I could get an ejectment notice.
He wrote this address on a piece of pa?
per and told me to come straight to
you. the inspector, as you would see to
it immediately. lie said somethlncr
about a search warrant, but how could
"He did quite right?and so did you!"
I was at the door in two strides. This
queer accident, brought about so
simply, showed the way as clear as day?
light. I had stumbled upon the nest
and should have the silk within a few
hours. I would wait for ho search war?
rant nor to ask further details. "This
way. madam! You ray they have gone
out?then 1"1 come back with you.- In
any case, you can admit ir.c as a
""le-es-." She had a huml to Ikt Tore
head. "But?but I'm sure they arc des?
perate people! Anything, rather than a
disturbance, or that neighbors should
"Leave that to me. Er?Katie!" I
called over the banisters. "Don't sit
up in case I'm late."
We went out. A moment later we
were hurrying towards Windygate
I looked round for our constable! Ilo
: tepped out from the shadow opposite
"Haven't seen anyone go in. sir." ho
whbjpered. "The lady asked me to wait
near, in case of anything. 1 think we've
got 'em easily?I tumbled a1 once. No,
I'm not relieved for two hours yet,
"Come inside with us. then." Up the
steps we went. The servant girl, very
pale, was standing- in the hail. Togeth?
er we all stood listening?not a sound
from below. Nothing more lucky could*,
have happened! "Now, keep cool,
madam," I said, "and we'll have n look
round downstairs. The girl can watch*
here. s x * By Jove, yes, every door
1 pulled out my bunch of keys to try
them. We were standing in the pns
sagc below, the candlestick shaking in
Mrs. Varney's hand. It was rather an
t xeiting moment.
"None of mine fit, I know," she
breathed, nervously. "But do make
haste, sir?couldn't they imprison us
for doing Ibis? . . . There, ihat key
looks exactly like the breakfast parlor
one?this door; let me try it. sir. Xo.
it doesn't quite turn. Oh, and there's
the door of the big cellar, where we
k. i p hearing the digging and knocking
J had forgotten that. Plingingopen
the door. I peered down into the black?
ness. "Hand me that lamp? we'll soon
know." I said, and the constable fol?
lowed me down the wooden -tops. At
the foot the ceiling was so low we had
to stoop. "Quick! we might find the
bales here," 1 whispered to him.
"Mind the coais!" came madam's
shaky voice down. "Oh. be quiek! The
eeliar runs out under the street. It
sounded as if they . . . Mercy, it's
'he Winstons. come back! (Jot with
the light, sir?don't move, for heaven's
We were half way across tb?! damp,
black space; her voice merged into a
half scream so thrillingly that on the
spur of the moment 1 blew the candle
out and gripped the constab'e's arm.
A mere nothing became tragedy of a
sudden. There was the sound of a door
clammed to. and then heavy footsteps
nr.d deep voices in the passage over?
head. It had happened so swiftly und
unexpectedly that we stood holding our
breath down there most foolishly.'
More banging and bumping and talk
overhead?then a comparative silence,
broken by the constable's uncomfort?
"Well, I never! What's (Mir next
move, sir? They've caught her spying,
and there's more than one ti> tackle.
"Pooh!?" I stopped there, because
it suddenly struck me that his word
whs unpleasantly apt. We had no
search warrant?and there m.ght be a
mistake, after all. Besides, to disclose
ourselves might mean a bad half hour
for Mrs. Varney?if not. for us. We
stood listening. The cellar door had
evidently been closed, as no light came
down, and the sounds were muffled.
Finally I concluded that the best thing
tr. the circumstances would be to find
some Incriminating evidence if possi?
ble, and get away without being seen?
if possible, again. I felt for my match
box, and relit the candle.
"Find out something v.hi'e we're
about it." I said, and we completed our
circuit of the damp wall. There were
no signs of any excavations whatever,
that We could discover. "Queer! What
about the door?" I went cautiously
back to the steps, and pushed. It gave
me quite a little thrill to find the door
immovable; cither some one held it, or
a hea\y w eig ht had been placed against
it, I tip-toed back. The constable
looked rather pale in the candle light.
"Queer's the word, 6i'r!" lie whis?
pered. "I don't half like it. I just
thought of the coal shoot, and there's
something on it?the plate won't shift.
They know we're down here, mark my
?'sh! that's a cart stopping outside!
Mr. Girdlestcne, they're clearing off!"
Beyond a doubt! Heavy footsteps
were passing along the passage, and
out on the pavement. For a time we
stood, in u sort of stupefaction; then,
in a spasm of rage, I made a dash at j
that door, determined to chance any?
thing. Useless?it resisted our united
strain; clearly, we were pushing
ugainst some weighty object. We
pounded and shouted, but to no pur?
pose; we were caught in a maddening
trap, und had only ourselves vo blame.
But?the mortification of it!
"Let them go!" I panted, at inst. "We
must have them sooner or Inte r?she'll
come down and let us out the moment
they turn their backs."
"Unless they've done for her!" he
whisperefl. "It took something to
frighten that woman, sir!"
And almost simultaneously?shall I
ever forget it??there came a lull in the
scurrying overhead, and then o voice,
thick with nervous laughter', just out
tide that door;
"Er?mind the coals!"
It was Mrs. Varney's voice. The hall
door banged, there Was the sound of a
cart rumbling away, and then?utter,
"Great heavens!" I could just- gasp
out. For how long wo stood staring at
c-n^h other, taking in the full realiza?
tion. I should not like to say. Trap?
Yes. indeed! . . . That sweet young
"widow" was one of the gang?perhaps
Mrs. Winston herself. Possibly by ac?
cident, more probably through the
servant's cunning chatter with the eon
stable, they had discovered that Detec?
tive Girdlestone was on their heels,
and had concocted this grotesquely sim?
ple trick to inveigle the pair of us into
the house while they removed the plun?
der to a place of safety. It wns their
one chance?and we had played clean
into their hands. Maddening? Not the
word! That it should have succeeded
so merited a far stronger expression?
raid doubtless would get it.I
flew to the coal shoot. Still immovable.
"Your truncheon!" I gasped. "You
haven't one? Up with some of this
coal; aim high, and splinter tout door.
I'll have them yetl"
Bang! crash! sounded through the
house. The top hinge gave?a panel
shattered; in two mimitcs we were
clambering across a heavy wringing
machine that had been wedged between
the door and a projection of the wall.
A pause for breath, nod ther. a hasty
search of the house. Five minutes suf?
ficed to prove how incredibly we hrtd
been fooled. The place was. save for
one or two rooms, practically destitute
of furniture?clearly enough, it had
been rented more for nefarious than
for domestic purposes. Signs of the
sjlk there were none. Now we were out
at the door, all but coming to grief
again over a stone slab placed across
I the coal shoot. Ten minutes later we
j panted into the police station, and had
sent all the available men. with descriu
Mens oi the young "widow,"flying"over
Camden Town. Then I started hack for
home. 1 would pet rid of the grime nnd
coal dust, and then take n cab straight
1o Scotland Ynrd.
I got to the door and pulled out my
hoys. My keys! They were not mine?
with a gasp I stood nnd realized that
that clever crenture, asking to try
them, had handed me back her own
bunch in exchange. Why, what?.
Twice I knocked loudly before the door
opened and showed me my wife's face
as white as a sheet.
"You, Jimmy? Oh. thank heaven!
We haven't dared to move!"
"W-what do yon mean?"?In the
"Oh, we've had such a scare. Jane nnd
I! We were sitting in the kitchen, not
half mi hour ago. and we thought we
heard some one moving about up her
?creeping up any down the stairs. I
screamed out something, and Jane says
the heard this door click. We couldn't
stir hand or foot till 1 heard you
knock! I knew it couldn't be you."
"You knew!" With a groan. 1 strode
Into the parlor. I knew what I >hould
find; my handsome bronze timepiece,
my choice vases, and a score of other
small valuables?nil gone. Upstairs 1
sprang like a madman. On the bed?
room table had lain my presentation
gold watch and chain, that I would not
have lost for a fortune. One look?and
1 stnggered back, fairly crushed. . . .
(lone! A daring1 double stroke of vil?
lainy; they had walked in with my own
key wdiile 1 was fooling at the station.
And as if this second humiliating
blow was not enough to permanently
kill any man's good opinion of himself,
on the looking glass frame was> pinned
r, scrap of paper, bearing this master?
stroke of irony:
"Mind the coals!"
That was a year ago, and Messrs.
Jowetts. the big drapers, still mourn
the loss of their rich consignment of
t.ilk. They seem likely to go on mourn?
ing. And J?well, my deepest ambition
:s to come face to face for jus: one mo?
ment with that sweet young woman
who went by the name of Yarney. 1
may not?and I may-?Tit-Hits.
A man and his wife quarre! and agree
to part. The man walks eastward, his
wife walks westward. After going
Dearly 100 miles, they are less than 100
yards apart. The explanation is that
they are traveling on shipboard, and
that the man goes to one end of the 1
ship, and his wife to the other. ? St.
Louis Globe-Democrat. '
i'noiimatir T:i!ie Service In Tokio.
The Japanese government is nego-" i
Mating for the installation of a com
pic: ? pneumatic mail delivery service
in Tokio under American direction. i
RUGS FOR THE BATHROOM.
These Very Useful Articles May Ec
Made by the Restless
Mothers very often sigh for some- (
thing wherewith to occupy the resth ss ,
fingers Of their little girls on rainy .lays
when play out of doors cannot be
thought of and in the evenings when \
the little ones crave for something to j
do before bedtime comes.
Why not set them to rugmaking?
Little six-year-olds in elementary
schools love this occupation, which is
worthy of an introduction into the
home circle, with its pleasant volun?
The materials needed are knitting
cotton und two knitting needles. The. (
cotrim is to be cut into uniform lengths ?
of about three inches. To cut it an ex?
cellent plan is to wind the cotton upon :
a round ruler, then with a sharp pair ?
of scissors to cut the thread along the
whole length of the ruler.
To begin the knitting, an uiievcn
number of stitches is cast on and four
or five rows knitted plainly; then on
the second stitch of the row tc be
fringed one of the lengths of cut cot?
ton is knitted in. The length is simply
doubled, and, being placed end to end, 1
the loop so formed in the center is
taken along with the stitch in knitting.
All the even stitches take u piece of ;
cotton fringe on this row. The next 1
row is knitted plainly; then comes '
another fringed row. Thus the lows '
continue, one fringed, one plain, until
the strip is long enough. If this strip
is knitted in white cotton the next strip
may be in red cotton, the colors alter- 1
nating until the requisite number of
strips are knitted, when they are '
sewed together to make a very hand?
some striped cotton mat.
This method of knitting the fringe on
every alternate row, makes a heavily
fringed, pretty and durable rug. very
warm and comfortable for the feet on
stepping out of the bath. As it is ab?
sorbent it becomes of great service, espe?
cially in a house where there are many
children to bathe. ]f the rug is desired
lighter than this, so making it easier to
wash when soiled, the rows of cotton
fringe may be placed on every fourth
row instead of upon even- second one.
To vary the patterns in diiTerent rng3
the white strips may be knitted wide
and the red ones narrow and vice versa.
Again the alternate rows of cctton
lengths may be knitted red and white,
this plan making an excellent mat, or
perhaps a white rug with a red border
may be liked.
Little fingers grow expert at this
work, and little heads get very inter?
ested in it. The knitting not only gives
finger practice and profitable employ?
ment of time, but cultivates the facul?
ties of patience and attention no less
than it teaches the duty of using up all
scraps of time.?L'oston Post.
CAPS AND APRONS.
The Housemaid Should Always Looli
Clean and Trim When
There is nothing more important, so
far ns the elegance of a house is con?
cerned, than to have the maids neatly
It is fatal to lot domestics wash their
clothes, or part of them, nt home. If
this is the ease, there will bo a dreadful
hick of clean aprons and the cotton
dresses will be made to do duty for o
forlnight. All laundries will take serv?
ants' washing at a certain sum per
week. In the country one can often
get this done cheaply, especially if the
maids will wash their Own collars and
cuffs and caps. In a town it costs more,
but it is money well spent.
It is imperative that u maid should
have a clean print dress every week,
and that it be well starched, or it will
not keep clean for any length of time.
The cook, especially in a town, should
Wear a somewhat dark print, a deep
blue galatea being the best. This looks
very nice with a largo holland apron
nnd white collar and cap.
For morning wear large holland
aprons are the best, with bibs and
straps over the shoulders. A black
stuff gown should be worn in the aft?
ernoon, with turnover collar and cuffs
nnd a very large white apron. If there
in any demur about the caps, It will bo
worth the mistress' while to provide
them herself. The best caos are made
It was only health, we
ight let it cling.
But it is a cough. One cold
no sooner passes off bet?re
another comes. But it's the
same old cough all the time.
And it's the same; old story,
too. There is first the cold,
then the cough, then pneu?
monia or consumption with the
long sickness, and life tremb?
ling in the balance.
loosens the grasp of your cough.
The congestion cf the throat
and Inn^s is removed; all in?
flammation is subdued; the
parts ere put perfectly at rest
and the cough drops away. It
has no diseased tissues on
which to hang.
craws out inflammation of the
Remember we Iiare n Medical Prpnrt
meat If you nave any complaint what?
ever and desire the best medical ndvlco
yon can pottlbly obtain, writ'' the
flor-tor freely. Yen will receive a
?Torapi n i h. without cost.
AddxcM, OB. J. C. AT EU.
>i' frills of embroidered cambric, which
Iran- up with a tape and can be pulled
Mit flat to be washed and ironed. These
tre easily made, and all fear of the
naids appearing with a dirty piece if
ace gathered up on their heads is
ITOided. It must be understood that
vhen the housemaid is out and the
:ook has to answer the door she also
vears the same sort of costume.?Phil
idt lphia Press.
A hnt AlaakaOTvoa to the Candle Plan.
When the Alaskan Is snowed in and
s without a light he Inserts the tail
)f n candle fish into a crack in the
able and torches :i match to its nose.
It gives a clear three-candle power
Ight. The backbone Is largely formed
)f phosphorus, which fully accounts
or the strength of the flame and the
icat developed. The substitute for cod
iver oil retards ran'd burning, as tal
ow acts in an ordinary candle. The
Ish is valuable as tood. It may also
>e used as a substitute for cod-liver
)il, which, n'ding the natural heat of
Tie body, selves a*?a protection from
ihe severe cold. It is lo be Loped that
icien'ists w iil discover a way by which
die skin of this fish may be made into
Nothing and its backbone sharpened
nto miners' picks. ? Philadelphia Sat
lrday Evening Tost.
This In au Inexpensive Deaaert That
Im Good Any Season of the
This is a delicious and inexpensive
k-ssert. .Simmer until tender six firm,
art apples which have been cored and
peeled. Put them in a porcelain-lined
if.ueepan with a sirup made of half a
rupful of water and half a cupful of
sugar. Cover them closely and let them
:ook on the top of the stove or in the
)ven. fiemove the cover in either case
v,o or three times to baste the top of
the apples with the sirup in which they
ire cooking. They should be tender
L'uough to be easily pierced with a
straw. Lift them up one by one on a
plate and set them away to cool. While
:hey are cooking boil down the peelings
ind cores of the apples in water with
linlf a dozen other apples cut in bits
vi thout reraovingthe peeling and cores.
Strain the juice of the apples after they
nre boiled tender, pressiug it through
i bag. Boil it down 20 minutes, add a
:i:pful of sugar for every cupful of
juice, and boil it to a jelly. After tilling
the cores of the apples with this jelly
ind glazing- them with it let them cool
igain, when the jelly should be firm.
They are verj* nice for supper, as thej
ire served with whipped cream. They
may be made into meringue by covering
them with a meringue made of the
whites of three eggs beaten to a stiif
troth with three tablespoonfuU of pow?
dered sugar. Let the meringue that
covers the apples also cover the edge of
the p'.atc they rest on. Set the plate
also on a block of wood. Dredge the
meringue over the apples thickly with
powdered sugar, and let it brown deli
.?ately for ten minutes. If this work is
properly done the jelly in the apples
will not be melted. The plate s'hculd be
eery thoroughly covered with the
rneringue.?N. V. Tribune.
Crusade Against Cradles.
"The hand that rocks the cradle is the
hand that rules the world" was n very
pretty sentiment in its day. Even now
orators who are not quite up to date on
the ethics of "chiid culture" do a little
soaring along this line. They don't
know that well-regulated mot hers have
started a crusade against cradle rock?
ing, and that there is a stigma on the
hand which persists in j??fT'no the
baby. Apparently the electricians did
not know this, either, for they have in?
vented a cradle which can "be rocked by
electricity. All the fond mother has to
do is to put the pug in the switchboard,
and the cradle will rock until the baby
grows up and pulls the plug out him?
self, if some one doesn't do it before
that. Consequently, the prospects are
that if the cradles of the world do goon
swinging the hand that rocks them will
be that of the electrician. In that case,
maybe-the hand that rocks the cradle
will continue to be the one that rules
the world, but there will scarcely beso
much sentiment about it.?X. Y. Sun.
JOKE BRINGS TROUBLE.
ftlneiciuti Herrmann I* Sued lorTrae*
ticins Slelorht of Hand on
The Ilerrinunns, the magicians, have
always been noted as practical jokers,
und the stories that have been related
of their adventures would fill volumes
of space in the newspapers. That it
does not always pay to perform prac?
tical jokes on persons one may meet.
Leou Herrinuu, the present urince^of
oiagicluus, is likely to find Out to bis
sorrow. It Seems thai last season,
while the company was touring the
western states, Leon had some fun with
a Pullman ear porter on one of the
trips the Company made over the North?
ern Pacific railroad.
The sequel to last season's joke is
just coming to light now, and it is
not funny at all ?at least, not from the
Herrmann standpoint. Leon had been
asleep ull night iu the Pullman, and
just at dawn upon awakening he saw
the porter getting ready to leave the
ear. It was a lunch station, and un?
doubtedly the darky was headed for a
cup of coffee. As he neared the door
Herrmann called to him. und hastily
leaving his berth followed the darky
to the door.
"W here are you going?" he asked.
"Just to get a cup <>f coffee, boss." was
the answer. "That is all right." re?
marked Herrmann. "I don't object to
your getting a cup of coffee, but 1 do
object to your leaving this car with
my wafeb in your pocket," and suiting
tin- action to the word, be reached in
tiie darky's vest pocket and pulled out
his gold watch.
"That reminds me," he said; "my
rings are missing- also," and again he
made a grab for the darky's 'pocket,
urn! brought forth a number of diamond
rings. The darky was astounded, and
his surprise was so great he could only
stammer forth: "l or the Lord's sake,
boss, how <iid those things come in my
J poekcts; honor bright, I never seed
"That will do," answered Hermann;
"I have bad my eye on you for some time,
and now I have caught you. 1 will see
you don't rob anyone else. I think 1
will take my money, too, which is
missing," ho continued, and again the
trip to the darky's pocket brought
forth a roll of bills.
The darky, now thoroughly fright?
ened, gave one yell and dashed off th?
car. When the train pulled out no
darky appeared, and the company was
short a Pullman porter. Hermann
laughingly explained the joke to the
conductor, who greatly enjoyed it. A
telegram was sent back to the station
at. which the darky had left the train,
but he had disappeared. For over a
year no tidings had been received of
Last week at Denver, Col., the sequel
to the joke came to light, when Leon
Herrmann received a letter from an at?
torney at Seattle saying he had been
retained by the wife of flic aforesaid
darky to beg-in a suit at law against
him for defamation of character, and
for the loss of this darky's services to
the wife. The present time is the time
that Leon Herrmann is frightened, as
the joke promises to have a serious end?
ing for him.?Kansas City Times.
Short of Space.?"Is your flat crowd?
ed?" "Crowded? We can't yawn with?
out opening a window."?Chicago Rec?
"What do you suppose causes night?
mares?" "I think it must be the un
6tabled thoughts that go teeming
through the bruiu."?Philadelphia Bul?
She?"Ada has married one man out
of u thousand." He?-"Well, how
many did you expect her to marry,
two or three?"?Philadelphia North
Mildred?"What's the 'poetic lire' one
reads so much about?" Charley?"It's
generally the fire in the editor's grate,
if he can afford to have a grate in his
olTiee."?Chicago Daily News.
Mme. Theosophia?"Tell me, have
you never seen a vision ? Never wel?
comed some strange spirit from the
unseen world?" Mrs. Sinclair?"Never.
But then I entertain so rfttle."?Punch.
Wife?"What would you do if you
had no wife to look after your mend?
ing, I'd like to know?" Husband?
j "Do? Why, in that case I could nf
[ ford to buy new clothes."?London
Dramatic Note.?Wright?"I believe
a good deal of human interest could be
put into a play with the scenes laid
in a pawnshop." Feed?"My dear boy,
the interest in a pawnshop is something
absolutely inhuman."?Cincinnati En?
At a Disadvantage.?"I wonder what
made that Indian chief give up and
run. It's something unusual with
him." "I-suppose." answered the man
who never acknowledges that he
doesn't know, "ha has been so used
to sneering at the 'pule faces' that he
got rattled when they sent a detach?
ment of colored troops after him."?
TEE RELIC FIEND.
Spanish Soldiers Sold Their JJcIong
Insrs Very Cheap und Onr Boys
Among the war curios which were
brought here by Capt. Atkinson, of the
wrecked news yacht Kunapaha, and
which afteward formed the bone of
contention in a very lively row with
the customhouse officials, was the
complete uniform of a Spanish colonel
and several beautiful Spanish can?
teens which had never seen service.
In that connection one of the petty of?
ficers of the yacht spun an interest?
"It was ustonishing," he said, "how
re adily the Spaniards parted with their
equipment for good American dollars,
and this spirit was by no means con?
fined to the rank and file. 1 had a lieu?
tenant offer me his revolver and swdrd
belt for $3.50 in gold, and another
wanted to trade a pair of very gor?
geous epaulettes for a few tins of del?
icacies. Five dollars was the stand?
ard price for Mausers, and 1 honest?
ly believe that a good, shrewd fellow
with a valise full of five-dollar bills
would have effected the disarming of
Toral's whole crowd in much quicker
time than was done by the urmy."
A gentleman who is now a natural?
ized citizen, but who was formerly a
resident of Austria, and a soldier in
the army of that country, happened
to hear the story, and remarked that
great trouble was experienced by Eu?
ropean commanders in preventing
their men from disposing of aeeouter
"The privates are always in need of
money," he said, "and will sell small
articles, such as buttons and corps
badges, whenever they get a chance,
to souvenir hunters. During the
Turko-Kussian war I was abroad, and
I remember distinctly that a number
of subordinate Russian officers were
court-martialed and shot for a very pe?
culiar offense. It was discovered that
?ihey had sold their revolvers, and in
order to conceal their absence during
inspection they had made dummies
out of wood and carried them in their
holsters. The handles w ere blackened
with Ink, aud the barrels were cov?
ered with tinfoil. Some traitor be?
trayed the poor fellows, and a whole?
sale exposure was the result. The
affair reminds one strongly of the
captain in Shaw's comedy of 'Arms
and the Man,' who, 83 you will recall,
filled his holster with chocolate
creams."?N. 0. Times-Democrat.
Cured at Last!
Do Not Give Up in De=
spair?There is Hope!
je so ttnfo
lias beet) thought
ij iucnrablo, and
stimmte us to have
riil?cLion have con
ielvea beyond hope of
no doctors are ab
lately unable to afford any ro
f, and tho psior sufferer might
11 c ;i-?ulor himself on tho way
an oai iy grave.
it t^ i:ow onsy to see why the
stnrd liav?;failed tocnmCaucer.
eir theories liave boon all wrong,
i !:;;:..:? ;!;<:!? treatment mis
"They have made the
:Jal-:o-nf thinking that by cui
;; i ttl tho soro or nicer, known
Cancer, the disease would bo
ten rid of, and tho patient r<i
??'! to-health. But 11n- cruel
knife accomplishes nothing, ru?
th" Cancer promptly returns,and is
always more virulent than before.
it l?H be
were unable to du her any good, and
finally pronounced it Cancer of a most
malignant type. We were greatly
alarmed and gave her every remedy
recommended, but they did not seem
to reach the disease, and it continued
to spread and grow. Upon the advice
of a friend she began to take S. 8. 8.
and after n few bottles had been used
a decided improvement was noticed
and continuing the remedy she was
cured completely and the permanence
of the cure has been proved, as no sign
of the disease has
returned, though ten
years have elapsed,
II. L, MmULEUROOKS.
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v C'ltect principle oi
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Seaward, tho waves with hollow sound
Against the worn cliffs moan and toss.
Landward, the vine-clad hills surround
The city cf tho Holy Cross.
O'orhead tho skies cerulean bend,
The balruy air each life renews;
Ar.d flowers their hues and perfume blend.
To charm euch sense at Santa Cruz.
Elcst Santa Cruz! A hundred years
Have passed since first that name was
'Midst ringing bells, while savage ears
Listened as prayers arose to Heaven
From those;, who?counting gain nor loss
Raised on thy heights the sacred Cross.
A mouldering stone 'nild tangled vines
Dimly preserves their memory.
A noble pile their work enshrines.
The fano, the cross, beside- the sea.
Point?symbols of a Redeemer's love-^
From heaven below to Heaven above.
?P. L. Clarke, In Overland.
Caterpillar* That Perforate the Ant?
lers of Living Animals In
Africa and India.
A curious fact which for many years
has proved a bone of contention among
scientific men has just been decided. |
Sportsmen and naturalists when hunt?
ing in India and Africa have from time
to time had brought under their notice
the horns of various species of deer and
buffalo which have been more or less
perforated by insects. On careful ex?
amination it was found that the little
creatures which tunneled and made
their home in the hard liber of the horn
were the caterpillars or larvae of a
moth belonging to the same family as
the common and all too familiar
From their diminutive size the moths
belonging to this family have received
the name o? tineidae; and it has been
observed that they are all more or less
given to making their homes in strange j
places duriug the lurval stage of their J
existence. The little larvae of our old
enemy the clothes moth, for instance,
make for themselves .protective cyl- !
Inders out of the cloth they so greedily
Sometimes these tubes present a very
curious appearance, owing to their hav?
ing been enlarged as the insect has
grown and different colored materials
used for the new portions of the old
case. The larvae of another branch of
this family deck themselves out with
lie nil garments, the calyx of the flower
of the common marjoram being a very
popular dress,' while others ure of a
mining disposition, and love to exca?
vate elaborate tunnels in the leaves of
the honeysuckle. .
Strang-e as these habits appear, it Is
yet more wonderful that a species of
these soft-bodied insects should be ca?
pable of boring into so hard a substance
as the antlers of a deer. During the 43
or 50 years that these horn-elevouring
larvae have been under observation the
various stages of their existence have
been carefully noted, from the laying
of the egg upon the horn by the mother
moth to the liual appearance of her off?
spring as perfect male uud femalo in?
The larvae, on emerging from the
egg, bore down into the horn, and when
they have eaten their fill and are ready
for their chrysalis sleep they tunnel
up to the surface, so that they may
iiave a convenient exit by which to
make their escape when the pupal sleep
is, over and they have become perfect
But, although so much of their life
history was known, there still remained
one problem unsolved. This knotty
question was that no one knew forcer
tain whether these larvae attacked the
horns and antlers of the buffalo and
ceer while the animals were alive or
only after death. After many years of
speculation and conflicting opinions, it
has at last been conclusively proved
that these insects do infest the horns
cf living- quadrupeds, for both the lar?
vae and chrysalis have been taken from
'.he horns within an hour of the death
of the animal to which they belonged.
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