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MANY LI YES LOST
I BURNING HOTEL
Windsor Hotel in New York Totally
A SCENE OF HORROR.
A Large Number Were Injured. How
Many is Not Yet Definitely Known.
New York, March 17.?Flames, which
ori*" ted from the igniting of a lace cur
taitv. orst from the second floor of the
Windsor Hotel, at Forty-seventh and
Fifth avenue, shortly after 3 o'clock this
afternoon, and in a few minutes they had
leaped up to the roof and enveloped the
entire Fifth avenue and Forty-seventh
street front* of the hotel. Ten minutes
later the flames were roaring through the
interior of the hotel, and all means of
escape l>y way of stairways and elevators
were cut off, and there was the wildest
scene of excitement within and without
Hundreds of guests and employes were J
in the hotel when the tire broke out, and
for many of them escape to safety was j
many lives i.ost.
Probably from ten to fifteen lives were
lost within a half hour, and thirty or forty
Other persons were injured in jumping
from windows and in rushing through the
Haines in the corridors and on the stair?
ways. .Many who were injurieddied later
at near-!>y residences or at hospitals, and
others who made wild leaps to the stone
It may be twenty-four hours or more be?
fore the complete list of fatalities becomes
known, and it will be longer than that be?
fore it can be ascertained definitely how
many charred bodies are in the mass of
fallen masonry that marks the spot where
the hotel stood.
idewidfl vere so badly injured that they
.re sti I hovering between life and death.
The flames could not be checked, and in
two hours from the time that the tire
broke out the entire structure was in ruins
and the streets on three sides of the build?
ing were filled with debris from falling
walls and tall chimneys while the streams
of water beim: poured into the interior of
the ruins did nothing but rill the air with
clouds of scalding steam, making it impos?
sible for anyone to approach near enough
to search for missing bodies.
The fire was the most spectacular that
could be imagined. When it broke out
Fifth avenue was crowed with people
watching the St. Patrick's Day parade,
which was passing the building a- the tire
broke out, and every window in the front
of\b;' hotel facing Fifth avenue was filled
with spectators watching the marching |
men and lloats in the street.
An unusually large number of people
were on the streets and interfered not a
little with the movements of the firemen
an 1 police. ??
In addition to the regular guests of the
hotel the windows were crowded witli a
large number of spectators, residents of
this city, .vho had congregated there to
witness the parade.
man*. PANIC stricken.
Soon after the tire alarm was given peo?
ple in the lower floor of the hotel, those
who had easy access to the street and
stairway, commenced to pour out of the
budding in great numbers, but it very
soon became apparent that a great major?
ity of the occupants of the hotel were
either panic stricken or unable to make
their way to the ground floor,
Windows were thrown up on every side
of the building and guests, mostly women,
made frantic appeals for assistance to the
Finally some of them stood upon the
narrow window sills and beckoned to the
spectators that they were about to leap to
the streets. Men collected upon the side?
walks, ready to render any assistance they
could. Some of the women dropped to
the streets. Inmost cases the efforts to
catch them and break their fall were una?
vailing, and broken limbs were the result.
As soon as the firemen could get their
scaling ladders into position they climbed
the sides of the building and entered at
every window where there were any un?
fortunate guests appealing for assistance,
and many cases of heroic rescue were wit?
nessed by the throng in the streets.
John Connolly, employee of hotel; Kate
Fianagan, Mrs. Addie Gibson, Eleanor
Ix>uise Goodman, Miss Lasceiles Grandy,
of Elizabeth City, N. C. ; Mrg. J. S. Kirk,
72, widow of James S. Kirk, soap manu?
facturer, of No. 3?? Ridge Avenue, Chic?
ago ; Mrs. Warren Iceland, wife of the
proprietor of hotel; Miss Helen Leland,
daughter of hotel proprietor; Amelia
Paddock, Mrs. Mehitable Henry, widow
of Dr. Morris P. Henry.
In addition to the above forty-three per?
Eons are missing who were known to be in
the hotel when the fire began. They
were mostly women, and were from var?
ious sections of the county.
Zinc and Grinding
make Devoe lead and zinc wear twice as
long as lead and oil.?J. E. Jackson sells it.
All persons whomsoever are hereby no?
tified and warned not to hunt, 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. Hennincjer.
April 20,1898. 4-21-om
And Taking Extreme Measures to Sup?
GENERAL LAGARDO BEHEADED.
Because He Advised the Insurgent Chief |
to Stop Fighting?Twelve Residents
of Manila. Friendly to His Cause.
Also Condemned for Advising a
.Manila, March 20.?Aguinaldo is tak?
ing extreme measures to suppress all
signs calculated to cause a cessation of
hostilities. Twelve adherents of the plan
of independence, all residents of Manila,
have been condemned to deatli because
they wrote advising a surrender, and all
loyal Filipinos have been railed upon to
perform a national service in despatching
On Friday last General Lagarda visited
Malolos for the purpose of advising Agui?
naldo to quit, lie argued with the insur?
gent leader, and attempted to convince
him of the folly of his persistence in the
face of overwhelming odds. Aguinaldo
became furious at his advice, and ordered
Lagarda to lie executed immediately,
whereupon the unfortunate general was
INSURGENTS ATTACK ILOILO.
lloilo, March 20.?At 5 o'clock this
afternoon General Miller reports that the
insurgents attacked lioilo and the outly?
ing village of Jaro, but were repulsed with
a loss of two hundred killed and wounded.
Colonel Duboce, with a battalion of the
First California Infantry, will go to Xegros
Island tomorrow to join Colonel Smith.
Insurgent emissaries of the island of
Pan ay are reported agitating among the
inhabitants or Negros. Members of the
United States Philippine commission, with
the exception of Colonel Denby, who has
not yet arrived, held their first meeting
today. Wheaton's brigade, which de?
feated and drove the enemy fifteen miles
on yesterday has returned to its position
near Pasig. The lines are quiet.
SHE SANG FOR DEATH.
The Pathos and Tragedy of Emma Ab?
bott's Passing Away.
One night in the city of Denver, located
at the foot and in plain view of the Rocky
mountains. Emma Abbott was billed to
appear in"Faust." In the same citv a mo-t
attractive and beautifui 18-year-old girl,
belonging to one of the wealthiest families,
lay in the last stages of that fell enemy of
the human race?consumption. Some
weeks before the arrival of the company
she said to those around her: "Oh, I hope
the sun will shine and the weather will be
warm and genial, so I can hear Miss Ab?
bott sing once more. I think I could then
pass away peacefully and without one sin?
gle regret." .Mut there came with the
queen of the lyric stage a northern hurri?
cane?with the very air charged with
icicles, which penetrated the lungs. Some
one told Miss Abbott of the grevious dis?
appointment of the dying girl. She went
to the opera house and never sang more
sweetly, and as soon as it was over and
the audience dismissed called her carriage
and directed it to drive to the home ol the
The scene which followed was wortiiy of
the finest brush ever wielded by the grand
old in aste s. There lay the dying earth
angel, with pallid lips, hectic cheeks and
lustrous eyes and the light of immortal
beauty shining upon her face. Standing
beside her, in one of her richest robes (the
one she had worn that night,) sparkling
With pearls, rubies and diamonds, stood
the almost divine mistress of earthly
The first piece rendered was "The Old
Folks at Home," and then followed "I
Know My Redeemer Livetb." The finale
of this weird scene was "Rock of Ages
Cleft For Me, Let Me Hide Myself In
Thee." And then Miss Abbott bent over
the frail form and kissed her an eternal
farewell. Soon after the spirit passed into
the wild winds which rang througn the
wild mountains near by?set sail for that
haven from which the first homeward
bound bark is yet to be seen?the stainless
soul wafted to the stainless heavens by the
sweetest music ever beard on earth?into
the melodies of paradise birds.
Miss Abbott returned to her room at
the hotel and retired. Some time dining
the night she awoke with a pain in the
left lung. It rapidly grew worse. A phy?
sician was summoned. Then another.and
another, who applied every remedy they
could command. All to no purpose. It
was typhoid pneumonia in its worst form.
The black camel was kneeiing at her door.
Angels of the heavenly choir had that
night listened to her voice in the sickroom
and sent for her to come home to them.
In three days that voice which had so
often raised the souls of men and women
to the noblest, the grandest heights in
holy ecstasy, was forever stilled in deatli?
gone forth into?the night.
So fades the summer cloud away,
So sinks the gale when storms are o'er,
So gently shuts the eye of day,
So dies the wave along the shore.
?H. C. Stevenson, in Atlanta Constitu?
Most painters know that zinc prolong*
the life of lead; but they do not know how
much, unless they have used Devoe leai
and zinc. For they only mix; and Devot
is ground. Lead and zinc requires ma
Tornado Which Sweeps over the South
States Causes Many Deaths.
PROPERTY LOSS YERY HEAVY.
Many Buildings Blown Down. While
Heavy Rains That Follow in Tor?
nado's Wake Swell the Rivers,
Which Overflow, Doing Much Dam?
Memphis, Tena., March 19.?Reports
from different point* in Arkansas, Missis?
sippi and Alabama indicate that in the
storms which swept over those States yes?
terday eighteen persons were killed out?
right and twenty-one injured, as follows: ?
Alabama, 16 killed, 4 injured.
Arkansas, 1 killed, 7 injured.
Mississippi, 1 killed, 10 injured.
The property loss will run into the hun?
dreds of thousands.
Cyclone's Harvest of Death,
Birmingham, Ala., March 19.?A cyclone
struck the belt of country lying between
H el fin and Edwardsville, Oieburne county,
yesterday afternoon and wrought terrific
damage, seven persons were killed, live of
them in one house.
It took railroad trains until 10 o'clock
last night to get through on account of the
trees and telegraph poles that bad fallen
across the track. Cattle were drowned,
aud dozens of grain mills were destroyed.
The house of the Coffee family was ab?
solutely torn to pieces. There were eleven
inmates of the house, seven of whom were
killed outright and three badly injured.
The storm swept a path of twenty miles
long and leveled everything in its way.
Altogether twenty-five persons were in
jored. The havoc wrought was teirilic,
and the scenes of suffering terrible in the
Damage From High Water.
tlumsville, Ala , March 10.?A tornado
passed through 11 a zeig re en, a small tow n
in the northern part of Madison county, at
6 o'clock last night and destroyed many
homes. It is not known whether there
was loss of life.
Heavy rains all day swelled the creeks
and small rivers of Madison county to un?
usual proportions, and many bridges were
swept away. People in the lowlands of
the southern part of the county will lose
much property. The water covered por?
tions of several streets in Huntsvilie.
Trains at the Southern Railway Depot
plowed through water fifteen inches deep.
Small houses on Spring branch, Pinhook
Creek, had to be abandoned.
Heavy Wind in Arkansas.
Little Rock, Ark., March 10.?A de?
structive windstorm swept over the south?
ern portion of Clarke and a part of Pike
county yesterday. At Ukolohoma several
houses were blown down, three buildings
Two men were caught in the ruins and
sustained sei ious injuries. Tin? storm was
followed by a ueavy rain, which extended
all over the southwestern portion of the
QUARRELLED WITH AGUINALDO.
Gen. Antonio Luna Deposed From the
Command of the Filipino Army
Manilla, March 11.?The despcrate con?
dition of Filipinos is shown in the fact that
their commanding gene:al,Antonio Limas,
has been deposed, which became known
today, following closely the beheading of
General Lagarda for arguing that it was
impossible to resist the advance of the
General Limas' dismissal was the result
of quarrels with the Filipino leader since
the war and the issuance of a manifesto
req'Jring all foreigners to aid the native
co ;fe under penalty of death.
'General Pantaleon Garcia was appointed
successor to Luna, who lias retired to
Pampagnia where he is editing a news?
It is reported that the railroad-is in
operation between the Polo and Daguapan
and that the Filipino government is re?
ceiving ten per cent, receipts and the right
of the free transportation of troops.
A meeting of the citizens of the town of
i Tazewell, is hereby called to meet at the
, court house, on Saturday, March 25th,
11899, at three o'clock p. m., foi the pur?
pose of nominating a Municipal ticket
for the ensuing year. By order of the
G. W. Doak,
Time-^ried and Fire-Tested
are the companies represented by the J.
F. Hurt Insurance Agency. In the great
Chicago fire, in 1871,where over two thou?
sand acres of solid city were swept away,
or an area of nearly four square miles, the
companies in this agency paid their losses,
in full, while eighty other companies were
bankrupted. Seven companies in this
agency alone paid ninteen millions of dol?
lars. Thirteen months later the great Bos?
ton fire swept away seven hundred and
eighty brick and stone buildings in
the heart of the city, and these same
eeven companies were called on to con?
tribute eight millions more; and again
they paid their losses in full, while some
forty companies that escaped the Chicago
fire were bankrupted by the Boston fire.
Why should you take a policy in a com?
pany that has not been tested, when a
policy in one of these old, reliable compa?
nies will cost you no more?
5EWELL, VA., THTJ1
WHAT HAS RECENTLY TRANSPIRED
IM THE COUNTIES OK THIS
Rev. J. H. Rawles, of Louisville, hap ar?
rived, and will assume charge uf the Bap?
tist church at Radford.
Captain Stockton 1 let Ii has so far re?
covered from ins recent illness as to go to
Washington, where he has joined bis
Mrs. Ella Kent, an excellent and popu?
lar lady, died at her home near Dublin, in
Pulaski county, on Monday last, at the
age of lity-nine years.
The town of Wytheville has placed nn
order with the Glamorgan Iron Works, of
Lynchburg, for one mile of new cast iron
pipe. The pipe will be used in repairing
the mountain line of the new water system
of the town.
Tiie Bristol News of the 18th inst.said that
up to that date thirteen witnesses had been
examined by the counsel of Judge Rhea at
Bristol, in taking depositions in his behalf,
and that of the 13 witnesses II were not
legal voters at Bristol.
The chemical works of the Matheison
Alkali Works, at Saltville, Va.,is being re?
built, and a cooperage plant has just been
completed with modern cooperage ma?
chinery that turns out barrels and kegs
The Wytheville telephone system has
changed hands, a new company becoming
the purchasers. The system will at once
be improved and extended. The new or?
ganization consists of Mr. J. A. Brown,
president; Mr. Frank Owens, vice-presi?
dent; Mr. L. D. Calfee. secretary, etc., and
Messrs. W. B. Kegly, J. A. Brown, Frank
Owens, M. C. Brown and L, D. Calfee,
A Southwest Virginia Press Club was or?
ganized at lioanoke on the 17th inst. A
number of representatives of the papers of
this section attended the meeting. The
visitors were very courteously treated
while in lioanoke. Carter Glass, of the
Lynchburg News, was elected president of
the club. A committee of five was ap?
pointed to draft by-laws, and the meeting
adjourned, subject to the call of the presi?
On last Friday the former employes of
the late South Atlantic and Ohio railroad
presented a testimonial of their esteem to
Col. John C. Haskell, late president and
general manager of the railroad.
The articles presented were a pair of stir?
rups, spurs and gauntlet. The stirrups
and spurs ate of solid silver and beautifully
engraved. The presents were accompanied
by an appropriate address, signed with the
names of ?S? employes, including all the
JSDAY, MARCH 23,
I A correspondent writing from Roanoke
to the Lynchburg Advance says that tlie
Salem furnace, recently purchased by the
Carter syndicate, will not be operated, but
will be torn down and the material used in
repairing other furnaces. It is thought
that sonic of the other furnaces bought by
the syndicate will share the same fate as
the one at Salem.
Ever since the attempt to assassinate
(ien. Walker on Saturday night, the 1 Ith
inst., lie has been deluged with messages
of sympathy from all over the United
States. Many of these messages are from
his old comrades in arms, Congressman
with whom he faithfully served, lawyers,
jurists, and those in humbler walks of life.
It is gratifying to Know that many of
these do not agree with him politically, but
have arisen to a full understanding of the
The Bertha Mineral Company, at
Pulaski, has notified its employes in its i
furnaces that the company will on the 1st
of April next, advance their wages to the
old basis, in the notice given by Geo. M.
Holstein, vice-president, lie says: "The
company was compelled to reduce the
scale because of low prices and dull busi?
ness, and, as you uncomplainingly accepted
the cut, it now becomes a matter of justice
and pleasure, in view of better prices and
more business, to increase the scale."
The contractors of the new line of ttie
Norfolk and Western railway, at Radford,
Messrs. Walton it Luck, are rapidly mak?
ing preparations to put on a large foice of
men. Lumber is being delivered to erect
the cabins and axmen are clearing out
the way. It is the intention, so it is
learned, to push the contract, and the
agreement for a part of the line calls for
continuous work night and day, with the
exception of Sundays, the force to be
divided into three eight-hour shifts. When
the work is fully started about 800 men
will be employed. Dr. J. S. Smith, of
Radford, will be the physician, and Capt.
John Osborne, formerly superintendent
of the Pulaski Division of the Norfolk and
Western, has been appointed engineer-in
chief of construction. Captain Osborne
was chief engineer of the New River road,
and is considered one of the best railroad
men in the State.
The Oldest Name
in paint is Devoe. The Devoe paint busi?
ness began in 1754.
SCHLEY GOES UP.
He Passes a Successful Physical Exami?
nation for His Promotion.
Washington, March 20. ?Winfield S.
Schley has successfully passed the physi?
cal examination for promotion to the rank
of rear-admiral in the navy, before a med?
ical board convened at the Washington
Navy Yard. To CO uplete the legal test,
he must also pass a moral, mental and
professional examination, and his papers
are now before a board of rear-admirals,
which convened at the Navy Department
to-day. It is said to be an unprecedented
thing for an officer to fail in this profes?
sional examination for promotion to the
rank of rear-admiral.
? The following is a list of g
g the names of the new ar- g
? rivals at this store ? all g
g White New, Clean and g
^*9>. g Spring-like-looking: g
^ Lace Jacquard, ?
< Store Arrivals >
Glass Checks, g
Fronting Linen, g
Butchers Linen, g
Dimity Stripes, g
Hindoo Cloth, g
Egyptian Mull, i
Fig. Swiss, g
Pique, Etc., Etc. g
g The following is a list of jj
? g the names of the new goods $
g to arrive this week : ?
All of the Ladies' 1
Shoes Are Here. | @ j
Some oftheOxford | ? |
Ties and Slippers, | |
g laces, G
g hamburg edgings, |
g ribbons, I
g duchess J
g insertings, J
g tulleing laces,
g beading, I
g jet trimming,
g emb. m. de soie, \
g black net, g
We believe the news we Will 1 silks' satins,
Publish in this column
col. satines, \
Each week will be more 8 swiss novelty edg., j
Interesting to you than g ^e curtains,
ja etc., etc.
Formerly. a \
In?ited to inspect
Glllespie Bros. j
The name is sufficient guar?
antee of quality to everyone that
has grown vegetables from
The Descriptive Catalogue,
with general directions for cul?
tivation, can be had at our store
USTON & SONS.
Leading Retailers of
The JL3o^t Flou
-\. nd (.lie- Cl iefj jj>o<-* t
It-* tilt: <_;?_-1 <_-1 > i-r i t <_-( 1
It is pure, straight Flour. "Why eat impure flour
when yon ca i get the best so cheap?
GOOD FOR BABY.
Use the Pure Kind of Toilet Soap in its morning
bath. Soap that contains much alkali and im?
purities irritate the little fellow's tender skin, and
many a time mother thinks he is sick when the
trouble really is the soap was not good.
I've a Great Big Line of Toilet Soaps
For the Baby's Bath
and for grown-ups,, too; prices just as Jow as anyone
can sell good Toilet Soaps. I've some cheap soaps
for kitchen and laundry use. You can know of my
soaps easy enough?for the asking.
JNO. E. JACKSON,
Time to begin thinking about your Easter Hats. We've
been thinking about them a long time?planning, studying
fashion's tendency. Our Miss Hankins is in Cincinnati now
learning all about the pretty fads and "fixings" for Ladies'
You want your hat to be as stylish and becoming to you
as the city folk's hats, don't you? ' Provided the cost is no
more. They'll be here in time for Easter, so come early and
Mr. Bryan was invited io attend a ban*
quet given by the Democratic Club of New
York on Jefferson's birthday, April 13th,
and tiie invitation was pent by Perry Bel
niont, president of the club. Mr. Bryan,
in a curt telegiam, declined the invitation,
reminding Mr. Behnont that lie had re?
pudiated the Chicago platform in 18% and
had not since manifested his conversion to
the doctrines of that platform. Mr. Bryan
was criticised very much for Iiis rudeness,
and in an effort to give an excuse for his
conduct has published the correspondence
between himself and Mr. Behnont. In a
letter of some length Mr. Bryan under?
takes to show the impropriety of Mr. Bel
mont and himself meeting "at the same
festive board to honor the memory of Jef?
ferson, in the letter lie says: "The an
tagoni-m between our opinions is so great
that we cannot, with propriety, join in a
political banquet given in honor of Demo?
cracy's patron saint. * * * * You
may be right and I may be wrong, but I
take it for granted that we are equally con?
scientious and I trust I may not show my?
self less co irageoue than you." Then Mr.
Bryan proceeds to show that he is neither
as courageous nor conscientious as Mr.
Belmont, by giving expression to these
sentiments: "I believe tin harmonizing
personal difi 'fences, but ditferences in
principle cannot bo harmonized, and in
my judgment no party advantage is to be
derived from political communion between
Jeff rsoi.h.n Democrat* who stand upon
the Cid a_'o pi it form and the Ilepublican
allies who masquerade as Democia's 1 e
tween ca n; a:gn- in order to give more
potency i i liiL'ir betrayal of Democratic
princitleson election da}." Mr. Bryan
calls the Palmer or gold Democrats tnas
queraders and tr..hon af er telling Mr.
Behnont tb.it he believed that lie was as
conscientious as was the writer. Mr.
Bryan talks and writes too much for his
own go .d.
The terrible disaster at the Windsor
Hotel, in New York, will make guests of
such establishments very nervous here?
after. The^Board of Aldermen, of New
York, hau already met and passed resolu?
tions fuvoiing legislation which will give to
the commissioner of buildings^in that city
"full power and authority to investigate,
and, if necessary, demolish all hotel build?
ings insaid city not absolutely fireproof.-'
Aguinaldo is proving himself a cruel
brute, and the wisdom of not turning the
Philippines over to his control is fully
demonstrated. His conduct in having one
of his generals executed, without a trial,
because that ofiicer advised against further
hostilities, demonstrates the cruelty and
unworthiness of the Philippine chief. What
will Mr. Hoar now think of this Washing?
ton or Boliver of the Orient?
The difference of $10 to $1 is the differ?
ence in the cost of the plates at the ban?
quets which Mr. Belmont and Mr. Bryan
will attend, respectively, on the 13th of
pril, in honor of Thomas Jefferson. If Mr.
Bryan wanted to be truly Democratic and
cheap, why didn't he insist on celebrating
the Jefferson birthday anniversary at a 25
The successful trip of the bajtleship
Oregon to Manila lias added to its already
great reputation. It is beyond a doubt
the greatest war vessel now atloat, and one
of which Americans may well be proud.
The two Bs., Bryan and Belmont, are
making things pretty lively in the Demo?
.Miss Viola Allen, the "star," of Hall
Caine's dramatization of bis popular
novel, "The Christian," has always as?
pired to be an author. She has said that
there are two things which she would
rather do than act; write a book or be a
trained nursed. She will now make her
literary debut in an article which she has
written for the Ladie's Home Journal, re?
citing and explaining fully "What the
Life of an Actress Means."
Ian Maclaren, who is now ou a lectur?
ing tour in this country, begins in an early
issue of the Ladies' Home Journal his
latest piece of literary work. It is a series
of popular articles in which he defines the
relation that a minister holds to bis con?
gregation, how a preacher is helped by
his people, how a congregation can make
the most of a minister, and other phases
of the most satisfactory attitude of a con?
gregation to a pastor.
Mr. W. A. Fraser is a new writer of
fiction, whose first book, "The Eye of a
God, and other Tales of East and West,"
will be published this spring by the Doub
leday & MeClure Company. These
stones deal with life in India and Burma,
in Canada and our own far West, and
have a striking vividness and reality in
spite of their wide range, for the author
has himself had strange adventures in all
of these widely separated lands.
"The-Maid he Married," which Her?
bert S. Stone & Co. are about to publish,
is one of the most cnarming little novels
which Mrs. Harriett Prescott Spoflbrd
has ever written. There is no motive be?
hind it to spoil one's enjoyment of the de?
velopment of the graceful story. The
characters are well individualized, and the
plot, light as it is, holds one's interest
from the start. The book is one of a
series of Blue Cloth Books, which is most
dainty and effective in make-up and
Henry Seton Merriman's latest book is
"Dross," Herbert S. Stone & Co., New
York and Chicago, publishers. Mr. Mer?
riman's success has been steadily growing
since the publication of "The Sowers."
This new novel has not been published
serially in this country, and will, therefore,
come to the public with absolute freshness.
Except for "Dross" the proofs cf which he
has just finished reading?there will be no
new book by Mr. Merriman.this year.
Desirable Farm for Sale.
Five hundred and ten (510) acres of blue
grass land, on Clinch River, in Tazewell
county,Va., part of the old Watkins place.
J. F. Gorh.
For information and terms apply to
H. C Alderson,
March 14, '99. Tazewell.Va.