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TA2EWELL GO. DIRECTORY.
Robort C. Jackson, judge; H. BaneHar
jpanjrterk. Terms of court?1st Monday
Vi *tn Monday in August and 1st
Monday in December.
J .11. Stuart, judge; T. K. George, clerk.
Terms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday
in each month.
Jno. T. Rams,.Com'th. Atty.
Jno. W. Crockett.Sheriff.
James Randv.Deputy Sheriff.
R. K. Gillespie,.Treasurer.
H. P. Brittain and
H. G. McCall.Deputies.
Ii. S. Williams,.County Surveyor,
Address, Bounding Mill, Va.
P. H. Williams,.County Supt. Schools,
Address, Snapps", Va.
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 11 a M., on the 2nd and
4th at 7:;;u P. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30.
P. M. Sabbath School at 9:30 a. M.
Meeting of Kpworth League each Sun?
day at 3 p. m., the third Monday
night of each montn being devoted to
a most cordial welcome is extended to all.
J. S. Fbbnch. 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
0:3i) a. m.
Philip Johnson, Pastor.
Services at the Lutheran church at North
Tazewell every 1st and 3d Sunday at 11 a.
COM MAN DER Y, NO. 20,
Meets first Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. c.
V G. YOUNG, Recoider.
Meets second Monday in each
O. G. Empschwiltjcb, H. P.
W. G. YOUNG,
NO. 02, A. F. & A. M.
0. G. EMPSCIiwILLER, wr. M.
W. G. Y'OUNG, Sec'y.
TAZEWELL TABERNACLE, PILGRIM
Meets 4th Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, Chief.
W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
gLUEGRASS LODGE, NO. 142,1.O.O.F.
Meets every Tuesday night. Lodge]
room over Pobst's store.i
W. B. F. White, n. G.
C. a. Steele, V. G.
II an kins, Sec'y.
^rol'v-'??>' cam Went, No. 17,
I. 0. 0. F., meets ev?
ery Wednesday night
in tall of Bluegrass
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? N\ \ ? Lodge, No. 142.
W. D. BrjCKNBR, C. P.
a. S. HlOGINBOTHAM,
A. W. Landon, P. C. P. Scribe.
TAZEWELL LODGE NO. 100 K. OF P.
Meets every Thursday night in Odd
H. F. pee BY, C. C.
J. P>. CRAWFORD, K. of R. &. S.
?J. & P. D. MAY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze?
well, Va. Practice in the courts of Tazewell
county and in the Court of Appealgat Wytheville,
Va. Particular attention paid to the collection ol
BARNS A BARNS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze
weil Va. Practice in the courts of Taxeweli
rounJ.i. Court of Appeals at Wytheville and the
Federal courts at Abingdon. C. J. Barns, John T.
CHAPMAN & GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT
LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts
of Tazewell ceunty and Court of Appeals at
Wytheville. J. W. Chapman, A. P. Gillespie.
FULTON & COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze?
well county. s. M. B. Couling wilt continue his
practice in all the court* of Buchanan county. J.
II Fulton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Codling,
GREEVER A GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell
Va. Prat?LCi n the courts of Tazewell and ad
.oininp counties. Office?Stras building. Edgar
L. Greevcr. Barns Gillespie.
Geo. w. ST. CLAIR, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Tazewell. Va. Practices In the courts of Taze
wall and adjoining counties and in the Supreme
Co'irt of Appeals at Wytheville. Particular at?
tention paid to the collection oi claims. Office?
HC. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze
i 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,
Ttizewell, Va. Will practice in the courts ol
Tazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at?
tention paid to the collection of claims. Office in
WB. SPRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Pich
i lands, Va. Practices In the courts of Taze?
well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention
naid to the collection of claims.
? h. STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taz well,
J i Va Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun?
ties, Wes^ Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras
HBJfBY .t ?RAHAM, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va.
Office in bftjlding near Court House. ?. R.
Uenr;. S. C. Graham. B. W. Stras.
MRS. R. J. LEWIS,
Fashionable Mil liner and Dress
\V wt Main Street, ? Tazewell, Va.
lull line of Mil'inery and Trimmings.
A J> j
TT'S going to be a regular scorcher,
|^ mother," said Cousin Tom, com?
ing In at- the kitchen door with two
brimming pails of foaming milk.
"Think wo won't go to the village to?
day, and Parson Brown will preach to
"Very likely! It's so sultry I know
a severe storm is brewing," said Aunt
Jane, while deftly straining the milk
into the rows of shining pans.
The door of the living-room was ajar,
therefore this conversation had been
noted by Cousin Helen, Sister Kate and
myself. With a lazy stretch and yawn,
Helen said: "Oh, dear! this long, sul?
try Sunday will be very tiresome. What
can we girls do to relieve the monot?
on}*? To go to church is out of the
"Sister Ruth and I must write our
father a long letter?poor dear father!
I had a bad dream about him last night,
thought he was woun?"
"Hush, for pity sakes!" cried I ex?
citedly. "Don't you remember the
'Saturday night dreamed and Sunday
morning told, 'twill come to pass be?
fore a week old.' "
"0, fie, Ruthie, I wouldn't be so su?
"You wouldn't would you? Who
wore a stocking inside out all the way
from Ohio to Wisconsin, fearing to turn
her luck, and who regretted the night
before starting, that the moon was
visible over her left shoulder?" said I,
"Oh, well, a body can but think of
these nonsensical things, that they hear
from babyhood, though they may not
believe in them! Heigh-ho! I'm going
to begin a letter to our dear old captain
"All right, Kitty, you ure so good at
description, tell him all about our
journey last week to this western wild,
and I'll write particularly regarding j
uncle, aunt and cousins, though father
was here visiting his sister about five
years ago. It isn't nearly so isolated j
here in Wisconsin as I expected. Why, '
Milwaukee is really a prettier city than r
"Halloo, girls," cried Helen, rushing ]
In from the kitchen, "here's a splendid
idea for taking up time. See, the first i
page of yesterday's paper is completely j
filled with lists of poor soldiers who are 0
languishing in hospitals. Let each I
choose a name, and write just the best
letter of sympathy that we can frame;
surely we can do this much to cheer
the dear- boys who are risking their
lives for us."
"Capital ideal" said I, "but we had 1
better ask Aunt Jane if it is perfectly
"I can seo no harm, my dear," said
aunt who, being on the porch, over?
heard the plan.
"Now for our names;" said Helen,
"let's choose from different hospitals."
Quickly making a choice, the scratch
of our pens was the only sound heard
for some time on that muggy August
day. After reading aloud each sympa?
thizing missive, our eyes were suffused
with tears. Ah, we did not in the least
exaggerate our feelings, for in those
terrible times how we suffered from the .
horrors of the cruel war, and though
our sex exempted us from going to the
front, the months and days of agoniz?
ing suspense caused us great suffering. ,
Say not that woman had no part in the
terrible conflict; to part with all that
she held dear, to suffer through her af ?
fections caused as much pain as the
physical suffering of the soldier. ,
It was very hard for my sister Kate
ind me to part with our father, since
oeing bereft of a mother we were left
juite alone; hence our visit thr.t ter?
rible summer of '61 to Aunt Jane's farm
home in the fax weak
Nearly two weeks bad passed since
our letters had been sent away when
Uncle James brought home two letters
of reply. With nervous haste I tore
mine open and read the following in?
My deer miss Franklin
1 was orful glad tu git a line from sum
body sides my own folkses. 1 was In the
battle of Bull run an 1 run like a good
feller. Wall sence 1 been sick in this ere
hospital, 1 rlt potry bout the battle of Bull
run ef yew rite tu me agin, 1 will send yew
the bul 28 varses of my pome.
Yours trewly Jack Downs.
1 glv below the fust varse sost yew kin
sea its prime.
O 1 tell yew that we legged It
When like rane the bulets fel
Yes, It was a big skedaddle,
Sojers rushin hero and thar pel-mel.
An that battle of Bull run
Will go down In hlstrys pages,
Names of heroes on thet day
Will go thunderin' down the ages.
lve got a bulet thj\ doctors fished out of
my back, so im not .^cely to forglt It.
Yewer B.01 run.sojer. Jack.
The contents of my letter excited
much mirth, but Helen left the room in
tears telling me to read hers. It wbb a
most touching line from a hospital
nurse. She enclosed Helen's letter say?
ing she had just taken it from the dead
soldier's hands. "Send back her letter,
and tell her it helped and comforted a
"Poor fellow!" wrote the nurse. "He
was mortally wounded in the battle of
Laurel Hill. He leaves no wife or little
ones, since he entered the army short?
ly after coming to our shores, a mere
stripling, from Europe. According to
his dying wish, I return your letter
with his message, knowing that you
will rejoice that you sent it."
A few uneventful days passed in
which life to me was rendered most
miserable by the merciless teasing of
.the whole family. 1
"How's you Bull Run Sojer ?" was the
constant inquiry morning, noon and
night. Fearing they would see how it
teased me I would flippantly reply that
I had written to ascertain. Y'es, I an?
swered the ignorant boy's letter, for
why should not my sympathies extend
to such as he?
One day, soon after the noontide
meal, Molly, the help, rushed headlong
into the sitting-room, her hands adrip
with soapy dishwater. She excitedly
exclaimed: "Oh, girls, just see
that splee-endid-looking so'jer a-tyin'
Smith's best livery to the post! He
must be a gineral or a captain; my
goodness, if he ain't a stunner! I'll?
I'll bet thet mustache of his'n can be
tied under hia chin!"
Indeed, he was a noble specimen of
manhood, which a captain's uniform
wonderfully became. Helen and Kitty
were bo disconcerted that I had to re?
ceive him. Fumbling in his pockets, be
produced a letter which he said was
his only introduction. Sister Kate
blushed a peony hue when she recog?
nized at a glance her letter sent so re?
cently to a languishing soldier,
"I was given a furlough for this flesh
wound in my hand to heal. Your kind
letter was forwarded to my home in
Milwaukee. It being but a few hours*
ride by rail, I resolved to answer the
letter In person," with a merry twinkle
in his deep gray eyes.
"Show Mr. Baldwin your 'Bull Run
Bojer's' letter," said Helen, with mis?
"Well, here it is in my pocket, thomrh'
;ull Run Soldier
rannie L. Fancher.
Dot very near my heart:" saw j, nunu
ing him the amusing missive.
A ringing laugh escaped him, and,
handing it back, he inquired if I had
"Certainly," I replied, with some ns
perity. "He is ns deserving of our sym?
pathy as an educated officer."
"Very true, madam, but Jack Downs
Is an educated officer. I can but know,
since our mothers are sisters. He wears
a first lieutenant's uniform. We-are in
the same regiment, though in different
?ompanies. Being a born humorist, I
dare say he wrote as he did for fun, nnd
as a test of your sympathizing ability.
For the present, say nothing about me.
The next time he will doubtless address
you in his real character."
Capt. Baldwin's visit proved extreme?
ly pleasant, as he and uncle's family
learned that they had many mutual ac?
quaintances in the city. Before depart?
ing he requested Kate to continue the
correspondence so auspiciously begun.
Why prolong this true tale? Ere a
year passed my "Bull Bun Sojer," Jack
Downs, and his handsome cousin, Capt.
Baldwin, came to Cleveland, where an
unceremonious double wedding took
Ah, then our all was "at the front I"
Clod was good to us, however, for our
three soldiers returned after the war,
unmaimed, save for slight scars, of
which we were justly proud. Poor
Cousin Helen's betrothed, a neighbor's
son, was killed in the battle of An
tietam. She is a dear "war old maid."
My veteran father, who is nearly on
Dctogenarian, lives with me, and my
children never tire of grandpa's "war
experiences," which he takes such de?
light in relnting. Dear Sister Kate has
long been a soldier's widow, but her
noble sons take good care of her. And
t still have my grny-halred "Bull Bun
Sojer" at my side.?The Banner of Gold.
Byron's Queer Punch Bowl.
The curse supposed to rest on New
stead abbey, which Byron Inherited?
that it can never descend from father
to eldest son?seems to remain un?
broken. The late owner, Mr. Webb,
ms recently died and the estate once
more passes out*, .of the direct line of
nhcrltance. Byron had a skull, sup?
posed to be the skull belonging to the
corporeal remains of the ghost which
s alleged to haunt Newstead abbey. It
was used by Byron as a punchbowl.
This skull went with the property nnd
vas possessed by Col. Wildman,
Byron's successor and a Waterloo vet
;ran, and eventually by Mr. Webb.
Vir. Wefcb burfed the skull, perhaps;
toping to ban the curse, but, notwith
itanding this, Newstead yet another
ime passes away from the direct heir.
GRADING UP A HERD.
It Unit Be Done Systematically or the
Profits ot the Dairy Farm
The average farmer may think he
cannot afford to buy blooded stock, and
there are plenty who confess this, but
where is the farmer who cannot afford
to grade up his stock by introducing a
fine bull occasionally? The cost of a
fine bull is not so great to-day that the
average farmer cannot afford to pur?
chase one whenever the herd needs new
blood. But the man who is opposed to
fancy stock is usually on general prin?
ciples opposed to grading up?that is,
kx grading up where it will cost a lit?
tle, either in time or money.
There is no better investment in
this age than in a blooded bull which
will bring new life and power into a
herd of cows that has been gradually
run down. Most farmers hate to admit
that their herd is running down. But
it is so easy for the animals to degen?
erate that most of us are caught nap?
ping. The degeneration is not the re?
sult of sudden change. It comes on
gradually and before we know it we
wake up fo the fact that our animals
are not what they ought to be. To
avoid such degeneration one must be on
The herd needs a tonic, so to speak,
or will go down hill, and before we
know it the damage is done,.nnd it will
require some hard work to recover the
lost ground. The beginning of all the
work must be with the bull. A herd
headed by a first-class bull can be made
to do wonders. But the process of se?
lection and weeding out must also be
observed. There will appear in every
herd now and then nnimals that have no
place there. They need to be killed off
or sold. Too much rigldness in this
respect cannot be observed. The lack
of it is usually the crying need of our
dairymen. The cash sales of young
bulls from herds that have been proper?
ly graded will often more than pay for
the cost of a new bull occasionally.?
Xcrvonsum in Cowl,
To most people, the cow is the most
placid and least exaitable animal in the
world. When well fed, and not dis?
turbed about her calf, she will lie and
chew the cud of contentment for hours,
and while thus undisturbed will se?
crete all the milk possible from tho food
she has eaten. Yet the domestic cow, if
she be a good milker, has a capacity for
becoming nervous and excitable such
as the ox or spayed cow cannot rival.
At all times the first-class milch cow
must be a hearty feeder. So long as she
is given all she wants, she may be quiet
enough. But if placed in a pasture
where the food is Insufficient or too
poor in quality, the cow will soon devel?
op roving instincts, and will break
through fences in order to get what sht
likes. The cow that will not do this in
case of necessity is of little use for the
A Waiite Prodnct No Longer.
W Sklm-mllk Las heretofore been almost
a waste product in many creameries. It
has not been utilized to the advantage
of either the creameryman or patron.
Its value for feeding purposes has been
almost entirely destroyed, and the
farmer who offered it to his calves or
pigs felt almost ashamed of himself to
think he would provide such unwhole?
some, miserable rations for their use.
But with better enlightenment on this
subject and facilities for doing it in bet?
ter shape, they are beginning to utilize
skim-milk in such a way that many of
the farmers now consider it worth from
15 to 20 cents per hundred for feeding
purposes alone.?Elgin Dairy Report.
Typhoid Fever from M11U.
It has been proven that cases of ty?
phoid fever originated from germs
transmitted from a well (where the
dairyman simply rinsed his cans),
through the milk to the customer. Milk
is almost entirely free from germs
while it is in the healthy udder of the
cow, but as soon as dirt and dust are al?
lowed to get into the milk while milk?
ing and handling the milk, if the tem?
perature is right, these microscopic
plants will grow as fast as toadstools'
on a moist, warm summer night, and
will sour the milk In a very few hours.?
The Chinese detective force is a Be
eret body, and tho best organized in the
world. They have an eye upon every
man, woman or child, foreign or na?
tive, in China, and, in addition, watch
" THE OLD WOMAN'S
By Sidibrd F. Hainp.
WHEN the hair blows loose from
the Old Woman's head?tuke
jare!" So say the Mexicans of San
Pedro valley?not without reason.
The "Old Woman" is the most north?
erly, the highest and the roughest point
of the long serrated range which shuts
off the vnlley from the en?tern world.
On rare occasions, usually in the late
fall, one may sec a streamer of mist
drifting away like a thin cloud of smoke
from the summit of the mountain. Is?
suing, apparently, out of "the mountain
Itself, its motion athwart the glittering
blue sky is clearly visible; nnd yet,
though it may thus steadily drift away
for 12 hours at a stretch, its volume
neither increuses nor diminishes. The
cloud ends in midair, vanishing from
sight. Nothing comes of it. Its appear?
ance, In short, though interesting, is
without significance?to the uniniti?
The cause of this phenomenon is, I
believe, that a warm breeze, striking
the Blope of the mountain nnd being
thus deflected upward, comes In con?
tact with a cold stratum of uir above,
wlfcn the moisture in the former is con?
verted Into vapor. Then, as I suppos
the mist, settling down again into the
lower stratum, is restored by the
warmth to its original state and is no
Whatever may be the cause, however
it is certain that the "hair" docs some
times blow loose from the Old Worn
an's bend, and that when it does so it
behooves one to "take care."
Francis Allen, my uncle, had pur
chased a ranch near the head of the Sun
Pedro valley,, ajul. there. I had l>een
spending the autumn months, when
tarly in November, my ouusin, Francis
the younger, after much brooding,
hatched out an alluring plan for our
joint entertainment, namely, that
should go off together and try for some
mountain sheep, which were known to
haunt the fastnesses of the great peak
Accordingly, with full permission from
the household authorities, away we
drove one brilliant morning, expecting
to be gone four days?one day going
two days hunting and one day coming
As we traversed the valley we ob?
served that a stream of mist was blow
ing away from the summit of the peak
but, knowing nothing of the local
adage, we paid no attention to it until
having arrived near the foot of the
range, we met an old Mexican sheep
herder tending one of Uncle Francis
flocks, who, w hen he saw the rifles and
guessed our object, began to talk Mexi
can to us with great eagerness; points
ing to the summit of the peak, slinking
his head and motioning with his hands
as though he would prevent us from
For myself, 1 could not understand a
word he said, and Frank, though he
did know a few Spanish words, was not
much more enlightened; so, ns we could
not make out what the old man was
talking about, we passed laughingly on,
leaving the herder still waving hii
hands and calling after us some seem
ingly senseless remark about the hair
blowing loose from the Old Woman's
Having driven that day as high as
we could possibly attain with a wheeled
vehicle, we went into camp near a creek
of ice-cold water, whose source was one
of the great permanent snow-beds far?
ther up the mountain, and very early
next morning, even before "the sentinel
stars" had gone off duty, we set out over
the ridges of rock and the fields of old
snow which still intervened between
ns and the distant peak.
We had been sitting for some time
upon one of these ridges, Spying about
the country through the field glass, and,
incidentally, getting our breath again,
wkeu Frank laid his hand upon my
urra and whispered:
"Where?" I asked, lowering the glass
and guying about in all directions.
"That's more than I can tell you," he
replied", "but I can smell 'em."
I had been vaguely conscious myself
that there was a familiar odor in the
air, but as soon as Frank made that re?
mark I recognized that it was the smell
of sheep, strong and unmistakable.
We quickly arose, and, turning our
faces to the wind, walked cautiously
along the ridge, picking our way with
great care over-the loose stones and
peering round the projecting corners
of the rocks as we advanced, until we
arrived at a point where a little preci?
pice barred our way. From this coign
of vantage we descried, about 200 yards
nway, a band of ten "big-horns" walk?
ing one behind the other across th?
snow, making for the pine woods.
"Ted," whispered Frank, excitedly,
"let us try a shot from here. It's no usr
following them over the snow; they
can't help seeing us. Let us both shoot
at the first one. As soon as you urn
ready I'll count three nnd we'll fire to?
The two rifles went off like one; the
wind blew the smoke aside, and we had
the satisfaction of seeing the sheep we
had aimed at fall forward upon its head.
It was up again directly, however, nnd
the whole band, whirling about, fled for
the almost unscalable heights of the
Old Woman mountain. As they passed
below us we saw that the wounded one,
which was rapidly being left behind by
the others, was going upon three legs;
Frank and I, therefore, scrambling
down hastily from the ridge, set off as
fast as we could run over the hard,
slippery snow to try to intercept it ere
it should reach the rocks.
The main flock was by this time far
ahead, running up the mountain. But
the wounded animal, instead of at?
tempting to follow the others, kept or
its course,up the hollow for some tlis
tance, and then, turning to the right, it
ran up a little gully, climbed over t
ledge of rocks and was soon lost to view
for the moment. Frank and I were a
hundred yards or so behind at the time,
but as soon as we had surmounted the
ledge we again caught sight of our
sheep making its way across the bot?
tom of a great snow basin some 400 feet
deep and a mile wide.
This basin was surrounded by per?
pendicular walls of rock, against which
the snow rested, extending almost to
the top of the walls and lying at an ex?
ceedingly steep angle. Without consid?
ering how he was to get back again,
Frank, the instant he reached the Hm j
of the basin, sat down, and in the snap?
ping of a finger and thumb, almost,
found himself at the bottom?at least
it seemed to me to consume about that
space of time, when I followed his ex?
ample and slid down after him. In the
bottom of the basin the snow lay in
great billows, like a frozen ocean, and
over these we ran as best we could, toil?
ing up one 6ide of the hummocks and
sliding down the other, until we arrived
at the foot of the opposite slope, when
we saw our sheep?or, rather, the sheep
that we wished were ours?walking
along the rim of the basin close against
the rocky wall directly above us.
Our elevation was probably 12,000 feet
above sea level, antl no one knows, un
Why; let your neighbors
And why give them a
chance to guess you are even
five or ten years more?
Better give them good
reasons for guessing the
other way. It Ts ve?y easy;
[ for nothing tells of age so
quickly as gray hair.
is a youth-renewer
It hides the age under a
luxuriant growth of hair the
color of youth.
It never fails to restore
color to grav hair. It will
stop the bair from coming
It feeds the hair bulbs.
Tliin hair becomes thick hair,
and short hair becomes long
It cleanses the scalp; re?
moves all dandruff, and
prevents its formation.
We have a book on the
Hair which we will gladly
It you do not obtain nil tho beno.
fits you expected from tho use of tho
Vljror. wriiu the doctor about it.
Probably there la somo difficulty
with your general system which
w.iy be eaaily removed. Address.
Dr. J. C. Ayer, Lowell, Mass
less ne has tried It, how exhausting It
Is to run for any considerable distance
at such an altitude. Frank and I were
so perfectly breathless by the time we
had arrived at the foot of the slope that
we were compelled to go down on our
hands and knees for a minute or two to j
recover; seeing which, the sheep, either
from curiosity or because he was some?
what exhausted himself, stood still and
looked down nt us.
Frank was the first to revive. Rising
to his knees, he took aim at the sheep
and fired. Down it came, rolling over
and over, straight for us. It was in vuin
we tried to get out of the way?every?
body knows how difficult it is to start
In a hurry on the ice?and before we
had moved an inch, bang! came the
sheep against us, knocking our feet
from under us and carrying us, all
three, jumbled up together, far out into
the bottom of the basin. Fortunately
there were no rocks in our path, and
the snow itself being perfectly smooth,
no harm resulted from our involuntary
"Hurrah!" cried my gasping leader,
as he sat on the snow, pulling down his
trouscr legs and disentangling his head
from the skirts of his coat. "Hurrah for
usl We've got him, sure enough. Qucci
looking sheep, though, isn't it? It has
the body and hair of a deer and the head
ind legs of a sheep. Come on;' let us
take its hide off, Ted."
The process was slow, as we were not
very skillful, but by keeping at it we
at length skinned our sheep, and, hav?
ing cut off as much as we thought we
could carry, we were ready to return to
camp. It was then about an hour after |
We had been so busily employed that
we had not observed the great fall in
the temperature that had taken place,
but, having leisure now to lo.^ about
us, we saw that the sun was obscured
and that over the shoulders of the "Old
Woman" a heavy cloud was creeping
down. The sight alarmed me.
"Frank," I said, "do you notice how
cold It has grown? And look at that
great cloud up there, how fast it is roll?
ing down. I'm afraid it is going to snow.
Hurry up! We must get out of this |
place as fast as we can."
"You are right," replied Frank, "ft
won't do to be caught in a snowstorm
up in this barren region, where there
Isn't a bit of firewood as big as your
finger. Come on. Y'ou carry my rifle
and I'll take the meat."
So saying, he shouldered the mutton
and away we hurried across the bottom
of the basin. After nn exhausting
scramble we reached again the gap in
the cliff through which we had come in,
and there we turned to look back. The
cloud had already reached the farther
side of the basin nnd was pouring soft?
ly into it, filling up all the cracks and
crevices and burying everything in its |
heavy folds as it came:
"That cloud is going to catch us,
Frank," I cried. "We must drop the
meat and run."
"It docs look bad," said my compan?
ion, as he let his lead fall to the ground.
"One moment, Ted; we'll take a little
With that he whipped out his knife,
cut off about two pounds of the mut?
ton and crammed the piece into his
"Xow," said he, "give mc my rifle and
let us hook it."
Our course led us across a wide
stretch of snow, which lay against the
foot of a long, bare, "bog-backed"
mountain, on the other side of which
wc knew must be the pine woods. On
the level wc found that we could travel
ns fast as the cloud, but as soon as wc
began to ascend the slope, where, for j
want of breath, we were obfiged to come
down to a walk, the pursuing vapor
overhauled us hand over hand.
"Look, Ted!" Frank exclaimed; "it
will be upon us in a minute! We must
get our bearings while wc can. Our
eamp is some way off to the left, I
think, but we had better turn our backs
square to the cloud and go straight up?
hill with it, turning to the left after
we get into the woods. Don't you think
"Yes," I assented, "that will be the
best way. It doesn't so much matter
about being lost in the woods, because
we can make a fire there; but here?**
Before I had finished speaking the
mist enveloped us. All the features of
the landscape were blotted out in a mo?
ment; we could not see two steps in any
Our expectation that the motion of
the cloud would help to direct oui
course proved to be baseless; the bil?
lowy mass seemed to have no motion
at all. Our only resource, therefore,
was to keep on going uphill as nearly
in a straight line as possible. Uphill we
went accordingly, and soon we had the
satisfaction of finding that we bad left
tho. snow bed and were walking on tho
bare rocks. Over these, we blinc'}
sttiml.lcd for a long distance, some*
I times Inclining uphill uud sometimes
down, until, presently, we made a dis?
covery which too*k the heart out of ua
entirely. We came upon an extensive
field (.:' old snow; a thing we had not ex?
pected '.o find on the camp side of the
mountain. The momentous question at
once arose: Was this one of the fields
we had already traversed, or were we
still going in the right direction? Up
to this time we had felt some confidence
that the course we were pursuingyvould
eventually bring ua to the woods, but
now all confidence seemed to slip away
from us, and the feeling that we were
lost took its place.
There are few things more distressing
?to the novice, at least?than that sud?
den sense of being lost. It is a terrify?
ing sensation. Like so many others in
similar case, 1 was seized with an in?
sane desire, to run from the spot, no
matter in which direction, and T.nd I
been alone I should perhaps lrfive given
way to it?and that, I expect, would
have been the end of my story. My
stout-hearted companion, however,
brought mc to my senses again by lay?
ing his hand upon my arm ami saying,
in his ordinary sober tones:
"Brace up, old man. We mustn't lose
our heads if we can help it. Let us sit
down and think."
To sit on a cokFstonc In that chill at?
mosphere and try to think connectedly
between the shivers was not a cheerful
proceeding, but it had the desired ef?
fect of steadying our nerves, even
though our discussion of the situation
did bring us to the deliberate conclu?
sion that neither of us had the least
idea as to which war, our proper direc?
If, as the presence of the snow bed be?
fore us led us to fear, we had turned
round in our wanderings und were
facing the wrong way, we were lost.
Should we be compelled to pass the
night up there without a fire, we should
stand a very fair chance of freezing to
death; for, even down at the camp, 2,000
feet lower, there had been a rim of ice
nlong the edge of the creek that morn?
ing. Besides this, it might Snow, and,
moreover, it might keep on snowing
for two or three days, for all we could
tell, in which case the prospect of our
ever getting home again would be poor,
We had hardly reached this conclu
si?n when the last straw was added to
our burden; that which we had espe?
cially feared came about; it began to
snow, steadily and thickly.
This new misfortune seemed to de?
prive us of any little hope that re?
mained, and for some time we sat still,
saying nothing and hardly daring to
look at each other. Presently, how?
ever, I glanced at my companion, when,
instantly, hope sprang up afresh.
"We are right, Trunk; we are right,
uftcr all!" 1 almost shouted. "Your
back is covered with snow, and there is
none on the front of your coat. Unless
the wind has changed siucc we started
our proper course is straight forward."
"Ted, you're a genius!" cried Frank,
springing to his feet. "Come on. We'll
try it, unyhow."
It was no easy matter to steer by
the wind, for its motion was bo very
slight that our own forward movement
made it appear to be blowing in our
faces, and in consequence we had to
stop every now and then to make sure
we had not turned round. Then, too,
as soon as we had crossed the snow bed
nnd had come among the loose rocks
ngain it was necessary to move with
great caution, for, the rocks being now
covered with a coating of fresh snow,
there was danger of twisting one's
ankle by setting his foot in some con?
We kept steadily, if slowly, on, how?
ever, first one leading and then the oth?
er, until presently we came upon an
obect, the sight of which filled us with
joy?a little, old, twisted tree trunk.
We had reached timber line at last.
In the course of another hour or so
we were in the long-desired pine woods,
where, as it was now quite dark, we re?
solved to camp ut once. Building a
great fire, we sat down under the shel?
ter of a ledge of rock, and, cutting
Frank's piece of mutton into strips, we
managed to make a very fair supper.
Then, thoroughly tired out by our long
and anxious day,we leaned back against
the rock and fell asleep.
The snow was still falling, nnd it was
still quite dark when I awoke to find
that the fire had died down and that we
were covered with a white blanket
which, though it was an inch thick, im?
parted but little warmth to one's body;
in fact, it seemed to me to have rather a
contrary effect, and I therefore arose,
shook off the snow, and, heaping more
logs on the fire, soon had a grand blaze
going. This stirred up Frank, who also
broke through his snow blanket and
joined me by the fire, where we stood,
heating ourselves through and through,
until daybreak, when we set off at once
to look for our camp. In the course of
time we found it, and, harnessing up
without delay, we started for home
without waiting to feed ourselves or our
horses, being only too thankful to have
come thus safely out of our predica?
Though we carried back with us no
trophies of the chase, our expedition
had not been altogether profitless. We
had demonstrated by practical experi?
ence that it is well to nttend to the
warning "when the hair blows loose
from the Old Woman's head."?Golden
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When Nature is overtaxed, she has
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To neglect to purify the blood at this
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Mrs. L. Gentile, 20?4 Second Avenue, Saattle, Wash.,
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After using many other remedies in vain S S. S. promptly
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Capt. W. H. Dunlap, of the A. O. S.
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S. 8. S. FOR THE BLOOD
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It Is Handy and Easily .Made and
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An excellent and handy stanchion
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The feed rack is made of vertical bars
iy3 or 2 inches thick, bolted both at
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W. W. tYen'-h, Trustee,
M. Gibbon, Trustee, et als.
M. Gibbon, Trustee, et als.,
W. W. Frem h, Tiurtee, et als
The Cleveland Provision Co.
Gibbon, Poindexter & Co.
V. C. Smith,
M Gibbon, et als.
Po lt. R. Henry substituted trustee for
?I. Bloch and Lena Baach, late merchants
ind partners under the firm name and
style of M. Bloch & Co,, N. H Carter, I.
IL Gentry, Cheshire Froe, Horace M.
Smith, John A. Brown. W. E. Mitchell,
J. H. Burks, trustees for the Pocahontas
supplv Company and in their own right;
Nelson Barksdale, .1. H. Bratton, Wm.
Branson, Congo Danridge, Isaac Allen,
Cheshire Froei U. S. Grant Froe, Horace
M. Smith, Mac Iver and Lewis Manns,
survivors of themselves and R. R. Barrett,
J. W. B'ack and Nelson Holmes, late
merchants and partners under the firm
name and stvle of the Pocahontas Supply
Company; S. T. Litz, the Southwest Vir?
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and style of M. Bloch & Company; C. C.
Woolwine, J. L. Baber and W. J. Turpin,
late merchants and partners in trade un?
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Turpin; K. K. Henry in his own right and
receiver, H. M. Hudson, A.' M. Graham,
C. E. Cox, Chris McClaugherty, Henry
Lvbrook and John W. Crockett, deputy
for James Handy, Sheriff of Tazewell
county,theCleveland Provision Company a
corporation chartered under the laws of
the state of Ohio, M. Gibbon in his own
right an ! as trustee for the Pocahontas
upply Company, M. Gibbon, R. Lee
Poindexter and V. C. Smith, late mer?
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firmname of Gibbon, Poindexter & Co.,
andR. R. Henry substituted trustee for
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Take notice that pursuant to decree en?
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Tazewell, va-> proceed to take the ac?
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and if for any reaeon said accounts be not
commenced on that day, or if commenced
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The said decree requires me to report
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the said M. Gibbon, Gibbon,Poindexter &
Co., or against nny member of that firm,
and to report all the real estate owned by
the said M. Gibbon, Gibbon, Poindexter
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ay 22nd. 1S99. -
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