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TA2EWELL CO. DIRECTORY.
Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. BaneHar
nian^ lcrk. Terms of court?1st Monday
in April, 4ib .Monday in August and 1st
Monday in December.
J. H. Stuart, jm'ge; T. K. George, clerk.
Terms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday
in each month.
Jno. T. Barns.Com'th. Atty.
Jno. W. Crockett..Sheriff.
James Bandy,.Deputy Sheriff.
lt. K. Gillespie,.Treasurer.
H. P. Brittain and
H. G. McCall.Deputies.
K. S. Williams,.County Surveyor,
Address, rounding 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 7:30 P. M.
Meeting for pravcr. Wednesday at 7:30.
P. M. Sabbath School at 9:30 A. M.
Meeting of Epworth League each Sun?
day at 3 1?. m.i the third Monday
night of each tnontti bang devoted to
A most cordial welcome is extended to all.
J. S. French. Pastor.
^- Cbristtan Church.
Preaching 1st and 3rd Sundays at 7 p.
m. and 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a. in.
1'raver meeting Saturday night at 7
o'clock. Sunday school every Sunday at
9:30 a. m.
Pini.ie> Johnson, Pastor.
services at the Lutheran church at North
Tazewell every 1st and 3d Sunday at 11 a.
COMMANDERY, NO. 20,
.Meets first Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C.
V (i. YOUNG, Recorder.
Meets second Monday in each
o. G. EupscHWiLnxB, H. P.
W. G. YOUNG,
y NO. 62, A. F. & A. M.
* Meets the third Monday in each
O. G. EMPSCH WILLER, W. M.
W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
TAZEWELL TABERNACLE, PILGRIM
Meets 4th Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, Chief.
W. G. YOUNG, Se
aLUEGRASS LODGE, NO. 142,1.O.O.F.
Meets every Tuesday night. I/xlge I
room over 1'obst's store, i
W. B. F. White. N. G.
A^ C. A. Stkki.k, V. G.
. JV^IIankins, Sec'y.
^rvi-I O^ CAMPMENT, No. 17,
- ^^jgtS L 0. 0. F., meets ev
r I, *WM er? Wednesday night
---/ in tall of Bluegrass
\ .~ I/)dge, No. 142.
W. D. BUCKNBR, C. P.
A. S. HlGCINBOTHAM,
A. W. f.ANDOX, P. C. P. Scribe.
TAZEWELL LODGE NO. 100 K. OF P.
Meets every Thursday night in Odd
II. F. PEERY, C. C.
J. B. CRAWFORD, K. of R. &. S.
A.I. &9. P. HAY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze
qrell, Va. Practice in the courts of Tazewell
cannty and in the Court of Appeals at Wvthcvllle,
Va. t'articalar atteution paid to the collection ot
BARNS * BARNS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW', Taze?
well/ Fa. 1'raelice in the courts of Taxcwell
coaaty, Court of Appeals at Wytheville and the
Fe I ral conrla at Abingdon. C. J. Barns, John T.
CHAPMAN A GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT
LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts
t>f Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at
Wytheville. J. W. Chapman, A. P. Gillespie.
FULTON A COULUNG, ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze?
well county. s. If. B. Couling will continue his
practice In all the courts of Buchanan county. J.
II Kulton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Couling,
GREEVER .t GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell
Va. PtwuMC n the courts of Tazewell and ad
.oinlng counties. Office?Stras building. Edgar
L.. Greever, Barns Gillespie.
6E ). W. ST CLALB. ATTORNEY AT LAW
Tazewoil. Va. Practices in the courts of Taze
woll and ndjoinine counties and in the Supreme
Court of Appeals at Wytheville. Partieula, at?
tention paid to the collection 01 claims. Office?
btr.-ts brill ding
HC. ALOERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze
i well, Va. Will pnictice in the courts of Taze?
well county and the Court of Appeals at Wythe?
ville. Collecting a specialty.
VINCENT L. SEXTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW;
Tazewell, Va. Will practice In the courts ol
Tazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at?
tention paid to the collection of claims. Office in
WB. SPRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Rlch
? lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze?
well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention
paid to the collection of claims.
JIL STUART; ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ta>! welt,
? Va. Laud titles in McDowell and Logan coun?
ties West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras
HENRY A: GRAHAM, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va.
Dllice in building near Court House. B. B.
Hen.-;. S. C Graham. B. W. Stras.
MRS. R. J. LEWIS,
Fashionable Millinerand Dress?
vV-,t M tin Street, - Tazewell, Va
A full line of Millinery and Trirnining*,
I "La Bete" |
LBy Ethel Ramsey.
THIS is in no sense an uniraal story.
On the contrary, it has to do with
a small convent school for girls, situ?
ated in an eminently respectable but
cheerless quarter of Paris. Moreover,
the story is "founded on fact," as they
say, and is devoid of that lavish orna?
mentation which a bona fide animal
story permits for a teller, whether he
be a church member or not.
I had been left in the convent to com?
plete my education. A slight illness
had excused me from the routine of tbe
schoolroom, and as 1 stood in the re?
fectory one morning, struggling with
the demon of homesickness, an uncon?
trollable desire to look out of tbe win?
dow seized me. Not the window which
overlooked the garden, where 1 knew
there was nothing' of interest to be seen
except a few rowdy sparrows, or per?
haps a sister scurrying across the
walled court to the other wing of the
building, but toward the opposite
house, where one of the girls declared
there dwelt a handsome young man,
who had looked out of the window
when we were playing in tbe yard and
hud twice tried to attract her attention.
Had I been less homesick it might have
been a temptation to investigate, and,
if fortune favored me, to establish a
rival claim, but I thirsted for a 6ight of
the street, a forbidden pleasure.
Soeur Marie, a lay sister, had taken
me to task when I first arrived for de?
liberately standing at the front win?
dow, where I could see and be seen.
"It looked so bad," said she, "for a
demoiselle to appear before the* pub?
Presently a man carrying a box of
tools came out of the house. Instead
of turning to the right or left, he
crossed the street. The door-bell
jangled and a moment later Seour
Marie led the man into the refectory.
"What are you doing,mademoiselle?"
"Looking out of the window." Soeur
Marie rolled her eyes.
"Imagines vous," she said to the car?
penter, "the demoiselle likes to look out
of ?ie window. She says that in her
country every young girl can look out
into the street all she wants to."
He shrugged his shoulders politely,
ne was much younger than she, and
possibly had broader views. I decided
to cultivate him as far as possible, so
as to rout utterly the girl whose ad?
mirer lived across the court. There had
never been any doubt in my mind but
that he was a valet, and it seemed that
a present carpenter promised more ex?
citement than a distant valet.
Soeur Mario bustled around nervous?
ly. From time to time she eyed mo
curiously as though deliberating. She
finally beckoned me to follow her into
"I have to go down to the kitchen for
a few moments," said she, "and I don't
like to leave him in there alone. ATI
the silver mugs are out in full view, and
who knows when the hour of tempta?
tion approaches? Blessed is he who is
prepared to resist it. Now you are nn
American, and it will be proper for
you to remain in the room while I am
downstairs, so just stay and watch the
mugs, but don't go to the window."
"Very well, ma soeur," I answered
There was evidently a struggle in her
mind as to the- propriety of this, and
to betray interest would have settled
any doubt at once.
The carpenter by this time had
opened the door of what I had supposed
was a closet. When I returned to the
room, he was kneeling by a hole in
the floor cut in the bottom of the closet,
"What are you doing?" I asked.
ne stopped in his calculations.
"Les bonnes scours," he said, '"have
given me a job. I wanted to put the
dumb-waiter out in the room, but no,
it would look untidy, so they have made
me use the closet for it, which Is con?
trary to the laws of carpentering!"
"Are there laws of carpentering?" I
"Oh, mademoiselle! There are laws
to everything, but carpentering is one
of the most difficult and complicated
of arts!" Having found already that
every Frenchman considered his trade
an art, I proceeded to converse amiably,
plying him with questions, and really
having almost as much fun as the day
the charbonnier came and brought my
liile dog and made him perform tricks
until a, sister came up from behind and
sent me on an errand.
The dumb waiter was a concession to
the march of time. Who shnll say how
many years the patient sisters had
toiled up two flights of stairs, carrying
every mouthful eaten by the 15 or 20
boarding scholars, and carrying down
every utensil used in the service?
The meals and the service were of the
simplest. The refectory was a large,
well-lighted room, with whitewashed
walls and n bare floor. The only or?
nament was a large ebony crucifix at
one end of the room. When the-glrls
went to a meal they walked in "two
by two," not dressed in the traditional
"yellow, pink and blue," but clad in
black mohair aprons, which complete?
ly covered every vestige of the dress.
Each girl halted nt her place at the
long black marble table, and, fixing
her eyes on the crucifix, hurried the
sing-song grace to a close. There was
iio cloth on the table, only bottles of
wine nt regular Intervals, and a silver
mug nt each place. The monotony of
this urrangement was never varied ex?
cept by an occasional medicine bottle.
When the meal was over a girl passed
around a sloppy dish rag and a bowl of
tepid water, in which each washed her
cutlery. After this dainty operation,
the girls filed out, leaving the sisters to
toil up and down with the soiled dishes
Who had ever put the idea of a dum'r
waiter In the superior's head will re?
main a mystery, but it had been done,
and it was with no small pride that the j
carpenter had been sent for and con?
None of the girls had been told about
this move, of course, and as the car?
penter had been at work while they
were out of the room, and the door of
the closet hid all traces of his work,
I really thought I had captured a sen?
sation which would confound the girl
whose valet had waved his hand twice.
I worked her to the verge of frenzy
during the study hour by mocking the
elegant gestures of the valet, and indi?
cating delicately that my heart also bad
beeD touched. At the play hour I
waBced across to her.
"HelloI" I said.
"Ello, vous-meme," she replied,
"what is the matter with you? Have
you seen him?"
"Have I seen him I" I answered scorn?
fully. "Nol I have not, but?" and so
on and so on, with the artful ingenuity
of 10. Of course, the news spread very
soon in spite of the sworn secrecy, and
at meal time the girls' eyes were fixed
on the closet door. Those whose homes
r,f modern imnrovements ex
plained the dumb-waiter Bystem to the
While this was considered exciting,
the chief interest centered around the
chnrpentier, and as some unfeeling
man named Charpentier had edited a
text book, there was a certain daring
in referring to "Mon Charpentier
d'Edtclle," even before the head mis?
The excitement was at its height on
Thursday, when we all filed in to the
refectory and saw the superior and the
matron standing by the closet, the door
opened wide, and the charpentier in his
Sunday clothes, buttonhole bouquet
and all, gently toying with the rope. I
nodded to him with an easy familiarity
which impressed the girls, and led the
superior, who disliked my manners, to
point down the flue, where, of course,
he was obliged to look with respectful
It seems that he was to teach the
matron and the cook how to work the
machine, and he stayed during the
meal. It was pathetic to see the wonder
with which the lay sisters regarded
the contrivance. They nodded and
whispered together, and rolled their
eyes. When called to use it they han?
dled the rope as if it had been made 01
spun glass, they clung to it as to a life
preserver when sending down a heavy
load of plates, and unanimously dubbed
it "La Bete."
I have always attributed it to the
conscious embarrassment of the car?
penter in having so many girls staring
at him that he omitted to explain the
use of the speaking tube and whistle
beside the door.
At the evening meal the superior in
person superintended the use of la
Bete. It wont pretty well, but I could
see that she was nervous. In the morn?
ing the head mistress and the matron
officiated. Also at dejeuner and dinner.
In fact, for several days la Bete was
used and commended with discretion.
The jolly little sister who used to bring
up the plat an jour came up the first
day empty handed and looking anxious.
The next day she sent the potntoes,
but appeared with the principal dish, as
of yore, and beamed upon our hungry
"Surely, ma soenr," said the matron,
politely, "you might have saved your
"Obi" she answered, "It is so unstyl?
ish. It must take away the appetite to
huve a dish sent flying up through two
stories, and the sauce all spilled in tak?
ing it from the shelf." The matron did
not reply, but when the time came to
send the dish down, behold, la Bete
would not workl A few timid tugs at
the rope only seemed to make it more
stationary. I volunteered to help, but
found that the rope was caught In the
?wheel, so that none but the carpenter
could remedy it. He was accordingly
sent for. lie did not arrive until we
had assembled for the eveningmeal. He
worked over it for a few minutes, ex?
plaining with the greatest condescen?
sion the theory and the art of it. At
last he went down to the kitchen to see
that the dinner was sent up in safety.
A timid little lay sister, who had just
been promoted to the refectory service,
stood by the waiter, with her hand on
the rope. The matron kept her eye on
her while she cut the long loaf into
thick slices. The girls, who had revived
for a moment in the presence of the car?
penter, had settled down to a gloomy
silence. We were all hungry and tired.
We could hear a slight murmur of voice?
coming up the flue. The ropes creaked
and we all rejoiced in the prospect of
having our dinner, when n loud shriil
whistle from the speaking-tube fright?
ened the sister so that she let go of tin
rope and screamed. It is needless to
say that there followed a loud crash of
china falling two stories. In a mo?
ment, the" carpenter, followed by the
cook, rushed into the refectory. He be?
gan to expostulate with the sister. The
cook explained that the dinner was so
mixed with broken china that there was
not a mouthful fit to eat. The girls be?
gan to complain and disorder reigned
The poor little sister flatly refused to
go near the waiter to have the tube am!
whistle explained to her. The matron,
with the presence of mind which char?
acterizes good people, sent us to the
playroom and gave us permission To
dance for half an hour, sending for the
music teacher to play for us, while a
new dinner was being prepared.
And now comes the only part of this
story which makes it akin to an animal
story, and yet Is strictly true; that is,
that after this experience, the sisters
took every occasion to avoid using the
waiter, unless the superior demanded
it, and while It was shown to visitors
with great pride, as a sign of progress,
the sisters themselves never approved
of it, spoke of it with awe, and never
called If anything but "la Bete."?N. V
ITALY'S INCREASING FLEET?
Two Hundred Million Dollarn Large?
ly Wasted Darlnjr the Past
The board of admirals, presided over
by his royal highness the duke of Ge?
noa, has decided upon the construction
of a first-class battleship, the designs
for which are already in course of
preparation. Four new armored iron?
clads will also be placed on the blocks
shortly, three in private yards and one
in the government yard at Tnranto.
They will be 370 feet in length, with dis?
placement varying from 10,000 to 14,000
tons. In the beginning of June two
sixth-class cruisers, the Coalit and the
Agordat, will be launched at Custel
lammarc. They are 270 feet in length,
1,313 tons displacement,1 7,500 horse
power and 23 knots speed, and have
cost $500,000 each. The torpedo catch?
er Condor is also a new addition to the
Italian fleet, but I learn that her en?
gines broke down during the first trial,
which took place the other day, and
they will have to be extensively re?
paired and partially modified. Signor
Kandaceio's report on the actual state
of the Italian navy, submitted the other
day to the chamber of deputies, could
hardly be more pessimistic and has
given public opinion something in the
nature of an electric shock. It de?
scribes the fleet as existing only in the
past and future, as there are at present
only seven battleships which could be
of any use and severely stigmatizes the
reckless waste of $200,000,000 on the
naval budget during the last 20 years,
stating that that sum would have been
amply sufficient, if judiciously em?
ployed, to furnish Italy with an efficient
navy. In spite of a few grumbling
voices from the clerical party, the pop?
ular cry to-day throughout the country
is for "more ships."?London Lender.
Lease of Six Inches or Lnuo.
A lease of six inches of ground at 117
Franklin street, Chicago, for 91 years
and one month, from May 1, 1899, was
recorded the other day. It runs from
George L. Barber to Hiram B. Peabody,
and is for an annual rental of $45. The
property has a depth of isi fect, and
comprises the party wall between 157
and IIS Franklin street.?Chicago
ARMY OF PENSIONERS
The Rolls Are Lengthening as the
Years Roll By.
Aa a IlcKtilt of the War with SpnDi
ll.ixio Applications Have Uecn
the Civil War.
It is not probable that a thorough
idea of the cost to the government in
dollars nnd cents growing out of the
recent war with Spain and the present
struggle in the Philippines will fasten
itself upon the people of the country
for some time to come. When the Unit?
ed States was drawing upon its every
resource more than a year ago, get?
ting ready for the anticipated strug?
gle with Spain, the expense of war waa
discussed, but there were but few who
viewed the subject in all its phases.
Little or no attention was paid to the
kftermath. The question of pensioning
the men who in the ordinary course of
war would be disabled either by sick?
ness or wounds, or the widows of sol- j
diers who would be killed in battle or
die as the result of disease contracted ;
while in the service, was scarcely
touched upon. Yet in the years to
come this particular phase of the short
but sharp contest will present itself
with force to the statesmen whose duty
it will be to provide for the current ex?
penses of the government. The experi?
ence of the pension bureau has taught
that the great majority of men who
have served in the various wars of the
country since the foundation of the gov?
ernment have not filed their claims for
pensions until years nfter the war in
which they were engaged had been
brought to a close.
As a result of the war with Spain
there have been about 11,000 applica?
tions for pensions, either from the men
who were incapacitated in the service,
or by the widows of men who died while
with their commands in camp or in field.
Seventy-five pensions have been ar
lowed, the greater number of them be?
ing to widows, who are granted $12 a
Already the amount paid out In pen?
sions as a result of the Spanish war
amounts to more than $11,000 a year,
and when favorable action is taken on
I he claims now pending this amount
will without doubt be increased into
the millions. There can be no doubt
that claims will continue to be received
at the pension bureau. Indeed, if past
experience counts for anything they
have scarcely commenced. The num?
ber of men killed in battle during the
war with Spain was 270, while 1,405
were wounded. These numbers repre?
sent but a very small portion of the
ones who are entitled to pensions. The
vast amount of sickness in the various
military camps in different parts of the
country has made many invalids for
life, who have a just claim for support
by the government. There are thou?
sands of others who contracted diseases
hi the service, which, while they do not
have the immediate effect of disabling
the victim will in a few years result in
permanent disability and uiford good
grounds for-epplication for a pension.
There is no way of determining the ex
?ot number of these cases, but it is
thought that they will number many
The war in the Philippines promises
to add thousands of names to the list
of tiiose eligible to receive government
aid. The number of deaths in action
?3 already considerable, and n greater
number have died of wounds received.
The unhealthful conditions under
which the troops in the Philippines
have existed have been responsible for
many deaths from sickness and for a
still greater number of partial or total
disabilities. Prom present indications
many more will be killed or wounded
before the insurrection is crushed.
The advent of the summer season in the
Philippines will no doubt prove some?
what disastrous to the American sol?
diers, who are accustomed to the north?
ern and more temperate climate of the
The records of the pension ofliee
show that more than $2,250,000,000
have been paid out in pensions result?
ing from the civil war. The cost of the
active operations of that war?that is,
the cost of maintaining the various
armies in the field?wns somewhat
more thun $1,000,000,000. Thus far the
pension money for the civil war has
been more than twice that paid out for
the cost of actual operations. Nor is
the end in eight. The amount of pen?
sion money paid out during the fiscal
year 1SDS was $4,000,000 more than that
of the previous year. There is every
reason to believe that it will be fully
15 years before the amount of money
needed for the payment of pensions of
the civil war will bo materially de?
creased and fully 50 years before the
last claimant has passed away.?Wash?
Stale Cake ivltb Unnanns.
Slice broken cake into small pieces,
and put it in a glass dish with alter?
nate layers of banana sliced. Make the
following sauce: Cook in a double
boiler a mixture of half a cup of sailk,
half a cup of water, one even teospoon
ful of sugar, half a teaspoonful of salt,
and a heaping teaspoonful of corn
starch diluted in cold water. When
done, pour it over the cake and bananas,
nnd when it is cool, cover the top with
whipped cream, or the beaten white of
nn egg sweetened a little.?Housewife,
One heaping cupful of flour, one tea?
spoonful of baking powder, one pinch
of salt, one piece of lord the size of an
egg; stir the above ingredients with
milk to make a dough. Put one-fourth
or more of a cupful of fruit, either
plums, cherries or berries, nnd plenty
of juice, in each teacup, and nearly fill
with the dough described above. Steam
an hour in these cups, without lifting
the cover. Then put in saucers and
serve with the follow ing dressing. The
juice of the fruit ought to run over the
pudding when it is turned out: Dress?
ing.?One-half teacupful of sugar, one
teaspoonful of flour, butter the size of
an egg, salt. Beat sugar and flour, then
stir in the butter and pour over it boil?
ing water. Flavor with vanilla or lem?
A Capricious Infant.
Mrs. Ncwlywed?So baby cried while
I was out, and you didn't know what he
Uncle Bourbon (from Kentucky)?
Exactly, niece; and 1 don't believe he
knows himself. I tried him on ten
year-old whisky, three-star brandy and
r.ome applejack that I put up myself,
but I'm darned if he seemed to know
just what he did want.?Judge.
Self-Precluded from Disparagement.
The attorney for the plaintiff in an
action for killing a dog said: "Gentle?
men of the jury, he was a good dog, a
fine-appearing dog, a valuable dog, and
It does not lie in the mouth of the de?
fendant to say he was a worthless cur,
because it is in evldenee.before you that
on one occasion he offered five dollars
tor one of his pups."?Case and Com?
How is this?
Perhaps sleepless nights
caused it, or grief, or sick?
ness, or perhaps it was care.
No matter what the cause,
you cannot wish to look old
Gray hair is starved hair.
The hair bulbs have been
deprived of proper food or
proper nerve force.
increases the circulation In
the scalp, gives more power
to the nerves, supplies miss?
ing elements to the hair
Used according to direc?
tions, gray hair begins to
show color in a few days.
Soon it has all the softness
and richness of yotfth and
the color of early life returns.
Would you like our book
on the Hair? We will gladly
send it to you.
Write us I
If you do not obtain all the
benefits you expected from
the Vigor, write the doctor
about it. He may be able to
suggest something of value
to you. Address, Dr. J. C.
Ayer Co., Lowell, Mass.
CONCERNING CLOTHES MOTHS.
Some Valuable information ma t
Protecting; Kur? anil Woolens
from Their ItuviiRci.
The month of June is that In which
the depredations of the clothes moth,
that most destructive of household
pests, are chiefly to be dreaded. Never
safe from it, in the steam heated atmos?
phere of our city houses, the warm,
damp evenings of the early summer,
when furs and woolens, though little
used, arc still kept out in ease of pos?
sible need, are those in which it finds
itb greatest opportunities and works its
most appalling mischief, mischief of ten
not discovered until months later, when
the cherished garment is found to be a
Entomologists tell us that this luno
cent looking little silver gray insect,
smaller than the ordinary house fly,
lays *>00 eggs; therefore it is no wonder
that the progeny of a single moth
miller is sufficient to destroy 0 whole
garment and a large one at that. Your
costly fur capo is lying on your lap in
the carriage, as you take your drive, or
tossed down on a chair as you come in.
In amongst its silky hairs creeps Mmc.
Tinea Microlepidoptera and deposits
her eggs where her offspring will find
comfortable quarters and abundant
focd. Nature has provided her with
the means of fastening the infinitesimal
eggs secured}' at the very root of the
hairs. Therefore when you give your
furs a cursory examination and lay
them away until fall, alas and a-laek-a
day, when the fall comes the fur fiies,
and Ichabod is written above your beau?
tiful wrap. So if you wish to escape
such a catastrophe, be careful. Pounds
of tar and camphor will not preserve
jour garment if the moth eggs have al?
ready been deposited when they are
laid away. Practical experience proves
that while the moth miller objects to
strong odors of any sort, the worm
which does the mischief has apparently
no olfactory organs, and will do its
deadly work in the midst of tar and
camphor galore. If there are no moths
in the garments when laid away, and
you wrap them securely in newspapers
?moths, like other evil doers, object to
printer's ink?you may feel reasonably
secure that they are safe. The thing is
to make sure that no moths are in them,
and that none can get at them.
A cedar chest is a nice thing to have,
more especially if you live in a lint and
it takes the shape of a box lounge, but
a good packing trunk, lined with two
thicknesses of newspapers laid between
the clothing at every layer, is just as
cilieacious for the preservation of the
goods. Indeed, if you like, you may
keep your rugs on the floor all summer
and your wraps in the wardrobe, nnd-ii
you beat and brush them regularly
twice a week they are as safe as though
I once asked a well-known furrier
what moth preventive he preferred.
His answer was: "A'man with a stick."
Then he went on to explain that all the
garments in his shop were kept hang?
ing in cedar-lined closets, and once a
week, all the year round, were taken
out and well beaten and examined.
This proceeding rendered them per?
fectly safe. Nowadays the large houses
use cold storage, and your costly furs
which they insure for the summer are
kept in rooms where the air is as dry
as a bone and many degrees below
freezing. Any venturous moth who
should gain access to the safety deposit
chamber would be at once frozen stiff.
This is also good for the furs, since
warm weather is injurious to their
beauty. A month's wear in warm
weather is harder on fine furs than
years of use with the mercury at freez?
As the moth miller has a supersensl
tive nose, it rarely attacks any fur with
a scent, however faint. Sealskin is com?
paratively safe from their ravages, and
the beautiful skunk fur, which, how?
ever carefully deodorized, still retains
a slight scent, is never molested. Put
in laying away your" sealskins be care?
ful to see that every hair is in its correct
position. Carelessness in this regard
is certain to produce a rough and
rubbed effect which can only be rem?
edied by a visit to the furrier and ex?
pensive treatment at his hands.?Chi?
A Qneer Coincidence.
The Stillwater (Minn.) Prison Mirror
tells of nn Irishman at McCook, Neb.,
who went out to celebrate the other
night and returned at three in the
morning only to find that his family
had also been enlarged by three in the
meantime. He looked at the clock ano
then at the kids, and remarked: "It's
a (jiiare coincidence. llowiver, I'm
aom'd glad 0: didn't return at eight!"
ROADS TO TRUE HAPPINESS.
We Should Not tu de rest I mate Small
OccdH anil Should Korket Ute
Happiness conies through the quiet
acceptance of the talent, temperament
and task that God hath appointed. Un?
able to add one eubit to the stature, or
make one hair white or black, man is
also impotent to alter his birth-gifts.
Through heredity our fathers chose the
life-work for us. und try as we may we
cannot alter their choice, though we
can break our hearts. To-day one part
of society is making itself miserable
through an overestimate of great deeds
und uu agonizing desire to do strik?
ing things. Yet struggling and agoniz?
ing never did anything worth while.
The first sign of a great piece of work
is the ease and swiftness with which it
was done by him appointed for the task.
Another part of society destroys happi?
ness by underestimating small deeds
God's mountains are not made out of
huge chunks of granite, but out ol
ininitto (lakes of mica. .Size has noth?
ing to do with the valued work, and
man cannot be happy until he surren?
ders his will and cheerfully accepts
t he one talent or two, or ten, counting it
honor enough to do his appointed work
more perfectly than any other can pos?
sibly do it. We do not need great and
splendid things, but that common
things shall be lifted up and illuminat?
ed by a quiet and beautiful spirit.
One of the secrets of happiness is
found in the habitual emphasisof pleas?
ant things and the persistent casting
aside of nil malign elements. We have
read of a scientist who could not walk
through a flower garden nnd see a bush
covered with roses without carefully
selecting the one blighted blossom.
Thus many pass through life, selecting
the one unfortunate event of the day,
and, lifting it up, they cast a gloom
over all our hours. Experts tell us a
watch is not impaired by running, nor
0 man by working, but rust will spoil
the watch, and worry will consume
man's faculties. The medical schools
of to-morrow must reckon with the
mental causes of disease as truly as
with microbes and germs.
The street-sweepers fill their wag?
ons with dirtwlitter, old paper, broken
boxes and tin cans, and cast all this
rubbish into the soil. But Nature re?
members only the good. She searches
out the single grain of wheat: she
nourishes it to a golden sheaf; she asks
the rags and iron-rust to lend a rich
gold to the yellow grain. No man can
a ITord to remember the fears, the wor?
ries and the misfortunes of his career.
Strange that the soul should rehearse
its sorrows instead of its joys.?Rev.
Newell Dwight Hillis, in Ladies' Home
MARDI GRAS OF NINETY-NINE.
How the Old Settler of the Future
Will lie Fortltted for Future
In the year of grace 1945, or there?
abouts, the Old Settler, seated In his
favorite corner in the biggest hotel of
the period, will proceed to call down
the incautious stranger who ventures
to advert upon the inclemency of the
weather. "Cold this Mardi Gras!" he
will exclaim, scornfully. "Why, young
man, you dunno what you're talkin'
about. You ought of been here in '09!
I s'pose you've heard tell of the bliz?
zard that year. She hit us on Sunday,
day before the carnival. Gee whiz!
I'll never forget that morning. When
I yot up I couldn't see nothing1 at all
but snow?just solid white, every which
way I looked. Pretty soon along came
a man, plowing through the middle of
the street, holding a kind of a stick in
his hand. 'Hello!' says I, 'what's that
you've got?a broom V 'Broom nothin','
says he; 'that's a trolley pole. I'm
rid in' on top of the car.' When I heard
that I shut the window and told my
wife it looked kinder blue for the pa?
rade. But, say, it took more than u
little snow to stop us them days. Did
Rex come? - Well, you bet your life he
came. The river was froze solid, of
course, but the cruiser Dec-troit was
here, and she just turned loose a pair
of them eight-inch guns and blew a
channel all the way up from the jetties.
Yes, sir, that's exactly what she did.
When Rex landed, the chief committee
man says, says he: 'Rex, your majesty,
what'll y' have?' meaning a hot Scotch,
or something like that. But Rex
straightens up haughtily und says:
'Gimme a seltzer lemonade and a couple
of 'electric fans.' Ah! my boy, that's
the kind of men we had back in '99.
Next day some of the strangers in town
said there wouldn't bo any parade.
Bless your heart! they didn't know us!
I never did know just how cold it was
when Rex turned out, 'cause I had only
one thermometer up at my house, hut 1
remember the steam froze solid at the
hotels, so they had to carry it around to
the rooms in baskets 'stead of blow ing
it through the pipes. Yes, sir, that's a
fact. But Rex paraded all the same, and
so did Comus.and, say, thej- were great!
The horses wore snow-shoes and the
men had skates. No, sir, I don't mean
the kind of skates you're thinking
about, but sure-enough ones. It w as a
magnificent success, sir! Whv, the?
how's that? Will I join you? WeU, I
don't care if I do."?X. 0. Times-Demo?
CENTENARIANS IN SPAIN.
The Percentage Is Very Large lu
the Soathern Provinces and
Would you like to live to the age of
Methuselah? Then, according to the
latest authority on the subject of
longevity, you should spend the re?
mainder of your days in the south of
According to statistics which have
just been published in Madrid, Spain is
wonderfully rich in centenarians. The
compiler, indeed, estimates that there
are 25 centenarians to every 1,0C0,0G0
inhabitants. .Moreover, this proportion
has been constantly increasing during
the last half century. In 1857 there
were 12 centenarians to every 1,000,000;
in 1807 there were 13.97, and in 1S77 the
number rose as high as 29.81. For a
few ,years after 1877 the proportion
was not as great as usual, but since 1SS9
it has recovered almost all of its lost
Centenarians thrive better in some
parts of the coutnry than in others. In
Andalusia there are more than any?
where else. In Malaga the proportion
is something like 100 to every l,000,00.j
of inhabitants. On the other hand,
there is not a single centenarian in the
provinces of Soria, Alava and Tuntel.
Broadly speaking. It may be said that
centenarians flourish best in the coun?
try south of the Sierra Morena, the pro?
portion there being approximately
from 50 to CO to every 1,000,000 of in?
habitants. In the north, on the con?
trary, it is very rare, nay, almost impos?
sible, to find a single centenarian.
Interment In London.
Careful estimates show that each
year there are Interred within the limits
of Greater London about 130,000 human
Beware of the Doctors'
Patchwork; You Can
Cure Yourself at Home.
There is not the slightest doubt that the
doctors do more harm than good in treating
Contagious Blood Poison; many victims of
this loathsome disease would be much better
off to-day if they had never allowed them?
selves to be dosed on mercury and potash, the
only remedies which the doctors ever give for
The doctors are wholly unable to get rid of
this vile poison, and only-?ttempt to heal up the outward appearance of the
disease?the sores and eruptions. This they do by driving the poison into the
system, and endeavor to keep it shut in with their constant doses of potash
and mercury. The mouth and throat and other delicate parts then break out
into sores, and the fight is continued indefinitely, the drugs doing thesystem
more damage than the disease itself.
Mr. H. L. Myere, 100 Mulberry St., Newark, tf. J., says: "I had spent a
hundred dollars with the doctors, when I realized that
they could do me no good. I had large spots all over my
bcdy, and these soon broke out into running sores, and I
endured all the suffering which thia vile disease pro?
duces. I decided to try S. S. S. as a last resort, and was
soon greatly improved. I followed closely your 'Direc?
tions for Self-Treatment,' and the large splotches on my
chest began to grow paler and smaller, and before long
disappeared entirely. I was soon cured perfectly and my
skin has been as clear as glass ever since. I cured my?
self at home, after the doctors had failed completely."
It is valuable time thrown away to expect the doctors
to cure ContagiouB Blood Poison, for the disease is be?
yond their skill. Swifts Specific?
S. S. S. FOR THE BLOOD
?acts in an entirely different way from potash and mercury?it forces the
Soison out of the system and gets rid of it entirely. Hence it cures the
isease, while other remodies only shut the poison in where it lurks forever,
constantly undermining the constitution. Our system of private home treat?
ment places a cure within the reach of all. We give all necessary medical ad?
vice, free of charge, and save the patient tho embarrassment of publicity.
Write for full information to Swift Specific Co., Atlanta, Ga.
MANY MILES OF' CARS.
0 - 0
The Lnlted States Unlld* tn Six
Mouth* SS.oss Car* for the Um?
of Freight Alone.
The past six months have seen an?
other record broken. More freight ears
have been ordered than ever before in
a like period; the number, SS.0S8.
If these cars were placed end to end
they would cover more than half the
distance from New York to Chicago; to
be accurate, 567 miles?127 miles be?
yond Buffalo. An average car is 34 feet
Their length doubled would reach
from New York to Havana, from Lon?
don to Rome. It would be twice the dis?
tance from Paris to London. Multiplied
by eight it would reach the center of the
These cars are nine feet two inches
wide. Side by side they would reach
from New York to Baltimore; or if an
arc of this radius (182 miles) were in?
scribed, with New York as a center, it
would include Harrisburg, Pa., and
Providence, R. I.
If the $65,065,000 expended in build?
ing them were distributed in London,
Paris, Berlin, Canton and New York?
the five biggest cities in the world?
each man, woman and child would have
a little over four dollars.
Freight cars are not all wooden.
Some are steel throughout. Some are
part 6teel and part wood. Some are
wholly wooden. If they were all 34
foot freight cars, taking 2,400 lineal feet
of lumber to build one, it would require
4,228,224 trees 50 feet tall to supply the
lumber needed for this industry alone
for six months. The 211,411,200 feet of
lumber would reach in a straight lino
almost once and a half around the
Loaded trains average for all grades
about 25 cars each. It would take 3,523
locomotives, to haul these cars, the
actual horse power required being 242,
The cars are about 12 feet in height.
Combined one on top of another they
would reach 211 miles into the ether?
one-fortieth of the diameter of the
There are 1.2 cubic feet in a bushel of
grain. These cars will carry 107,669,472
cubic feet of merchandise.
Each car will average a carrying ca?
pacity of 60,000 pounds. Wheat weighs
00 pounds per bushel. Each car, there?
fore, could carry 1,000 bushels. And the
total amount they could all carry would
be'83,038,000 bushels, the yield of be?
tween 8,000 and 9,000 square miles.
Although some of the cars are far
more expensive than others, the mean
cost is about $750. This is conservative.
Taking the price of $750 per car, the
cost of this construction has been $65,
065,000.?N. Y. World.
Asparagus on Toast.
The asparagus should be left tied and
boiled in a kettle large enough to keep
the tender heads from breaking off.
Then it should be quickly drained and
the colander covered and set in the
oven. Make a sauce by stirring into
the asparagus water?half a pint to
each bunch?a tablespoonful of butter
and one of flour, rubbed smooth with u
little of the water; season with salt and
L-ayenne pepper. Keep this sauce very
hot, while you slip the asparagus across
pieces of toast laid crosswise on the
platter. The toast should only be two
fingers wide and made the whole length
jf the loaf, in oblong pieces. Tour the
hot sauce over and quickly cut up a
hard-boiled egg over the asparagus.
This makes a dainty-looking dish.
"I suppose you want a piece of pie?"
said the young housekeeper.
"No, lady, I don't," replied the tramp,
"but I'd be t'ankful fur a ole suit of
jlnck clo'es, if yer got 'em. De poor
feller wot yer gev a piece o' pie ter yes
tid'y wuz a brudder o' mine."?Catholic
A Faithful Dob.
The Paris Figaro relates a touch?
ing souvenir of the poet de Musset, as
mentioned by the poet's governess,
Mine. Adele Colin Martellet, who has
just published her memoirs. The poet
had a small dog named Marzo. After
the poet died, the dog, supposing him
absent, continued to await his return
nt the sanre hour every evening for a pe?
riod of seven years, when it also died.
Mme. Martellet's husband took the dog
to Autcuil to be buried, and found some
workmen engaged in digging out a new
street. The faithful dog was buried by
the men, and the street in which tie
animal's remain* were laid is called the
Rue de M?sset.
What's the Use of Bathing.
"Cleanliness is an exceUent habit. It
Is not, however, an absolute essential,
nor an essential at all to good health
and mental activity," says Dr. Thomas
J. Hills in the Medical Record. "The
healthiest man I ever saw is alive and
well to-day at 94, and he took a bath
only occasionally?once in the Mersey
at Liverpool In 1838 and again in the
North river in 1878, both of which were
accidental, the gentleman being slight?
ly Intoxicated when he fell. Almost all
people who live to an extreme old age
are found to be those who are not over
fond of ablutions, but who otherwise
arc careful in their manner of living."
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