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We've pat a fine addition on the good old chnrch at home, It's just the latest killer, with gallery and dome; It seats a thousand people?finest church in all the town. And when 'twas dedicated, why we planked ten thousand down. That is, we paid five thonsjnd?every deacon did his best? And the Ladies' Aid Society, it promised all the rest. We've got an organ in the church?very finest in the land, It's got a thousand pipes or more, its melody is grand; And when we sit on cushioned pews and hear the master play It carries us to realms of bliss unnumbered miles away. It cost a cool three thousand, and i's stood the hardest test? We'll pay a thousand on it?the Ladie'a Aid the rest. They'll give a hundred sociables, cantatas, too, and teas; They'll bake a thousand angel cakes, and tons of cream they'll freeze; They'll beg and scrape and toil and sweat for seven years or more, And then they'll start all o'er again, for a carpet for the floor. So, it isn't just like digging out the money from your vest? When the Ladies' Aid gets busy and says: "We'll pay the rest." Of course we're proud of our big church from pulpit up to spire, It is the darling of our hearts, the crown of our desire. But when I see the sisters work to raise the cash that lacks, I somehow feel the church is bnilt on women's tired backs, And sometimes I can't help thiuking when we reach the regions blessed That men will get the toil and sweat, and "The Ladies' Aid the rest." Exchahoe. A PIOUS FRAUD. Or the Cow With a Short Ta U. Some years ago over in the Williamsburg Valley, in Green brier county, this state, the fol lowing deal was made by parties which will characterize as Jack and Jimmie: Well, Jack wanted to buy a cow, aud some one bad told him that his friend Jinimie, who lived over in the country about six miles distant, had a cow for sale lie recalled the fact that Jemmie had long been noted for his ac tive part in church matters. I|e had heard him talk in class meeting and in prayer he was truly wonderful. He could bring tears to the eyes of the most har dened sinner in the country. He decided that what Jimmie would te 1 bim about the cow could be relied upon as tacts indisputable. Bo he -rode over to look at the cow and he found Jimmie read ing the Bible as usual. However the sacred volume was soon laid away and they went out to look at the cow. She was a dandy, a salt and pepper mixed brindle, but had one deformity. She had a very short tail, perhaps only about ten inches long. Jemmie said she had come into this world with a short tail, and he did not t link the doing of Providence should be criticized by us poor mortals here on earth and he would take $30 cash for her as she stood. Jack offered $25 and said he would have freely given the oth er $5 if she had a long tail. Jim m e declare that $*0 was the clos et price he could name. But said that a friend of his had a cow that looked exactly like his cow, that she had a long tail, and with the exception of the difference in length of the tail an expert could not tell them apart, and that he was sure she could be bought for $30 and said as he and Jack had always been good friends, he would see his neighbor and buy this cow and would make no charge for his trouble. So Jack promised to return upon advice m Jimmie that he had got the cow. Two or three days later he received word from Jimmie to come on, he had made the deal. Jo Jack responded promptly and found the cow just exactly as .iimmie had described her. She had a long bushy tail and looked for all the world like Jimmie's short tailed cow. Jimmie said his short tailed cow was over iu the back field in pasture, a mile or two distant, but he would lov ed to have had her at home to show Jack bow much they look ed alike. Jack said this would not be necessary at all, so he paid Jemmie the $30 and departed for his home with the cow. About the time Jack got the follow field with the cow she began to show signs of wanting to back track herself and made a break for lib erty. Jack grabbed her by the tail in order to retard her speed but lo and behold the tail pulled' off?leaving a stump about ten inches long. He examined the piece that he had palled oft and food that it had been sewed on [with No. 8 Clark's O. N.T. Spool Cotton. lie had been duped. He otvn e 1 Jiriimie's short tail cow. Jack says be does not wish to cast any reflections on the wonderful repu tation of Clark's spool cotton, but that it will not do to sew cow tails on with, and as to Jimmir, h j has decided to tarn him over to the Great Ruler of the Uni verse with the hope that he will assign him to the hot ward where he properly belongs.?Independ eat Herald. Fast Traveling. There was a strong man in Kansas who was picked up in a cyclone and carricd away over into Iowa and landdd in a grave yard. He was a little dazed when he picked himself up and brush ed oft his dads. A minister visi ting the cemetery addressed him and asked him where be bad come from. The man said: "I have just come from Kansas." "When didyoa leave Kansas?" inquired the minister, "About four minutes ago." "Four minntesago! Why, my good raau, you cannot have trav eled these three hund/ed miles in four minutes. "Yes, but I did,?I came in a cyclone." "Oh! That might be. But, of course, youi Heavenly Father was with you." "Mebby?I dunno. I was too busy to see if auybody was with me; bat if there was they was go in' some, I tell you." An Irishaman and a tSwede were caught red-banded in the act of cattle Btealing out West, a id the usual court of Judge Lynch had arrived at the usual verdict. Whereupon the court adjourned to the bridge across the Niobrara and prepared to ex ecute its unanimous sentence. The Swede was given the honor ot being thrown oft the bridge? with a rope around his neck? first. But by some mistake the knot united just as the Swede bit the water and he swam to the batik and hit the trail. When they started to put the nooee around the Irishman's neck he said to the master of ceremonies "Now look hijre, me bye, I want yez to be a dom sight more care ful wid that rope than ye was on the Swade?I can't swim a stroke." The Methodists of Weston who objected to a 12-foot fence being erected on property adjacent to their fine new church, have lost their case in the Supreme Court. ?' udge Cox banded down the opinion of the court, which was that the defendant is allowed to build a twelve-foot fence on her own property if she so dehirep, and the bill was dismissed from the docket. Most of the trouble with hav ing money is that you haven't more. The average girl would rather marry in haste aiul repent at leis ure than to never have a chance at all. A small man dodges when he meets a great opportunity. Adsent Minded lllinoiran (Milwaukee Sentinel.) "We have the prize absent mind ed man in Streator, III," said Henry Oswald of that city. "Not long ago bis wife took him to J task for his absolute helplessness w! on it came to remembering! things and he promised to do! much better. j "Less than an hour afterward he started down town, when she handed him a letter which she wished dropped in the postoffice. He promised not to forget it and to make good earned it in his hand throngh the streets. Just as he reached the letter slot in the postoffice a friend asked him the time. He drew his watch from his pocket, answered the question, dropped the watch through the slot and started oft with the letter still tightly held in his other hand. 'iThe friend knew of his peculi arity and went after him. When the watch had been secured the absent minded man went on and it was not until late that night that his wife discovered the letter he bad started to mail reposing in his overcoat pocket In the excitement he had placed it there instead of. in the box. Mi6S Lillian M. Small has been installed as marine observer at an isolated promontory of the Cape Cod Highlands. She watch es the ocean constantly and tele graphs her record to the Boston Chamber of Commerce. Holy Origin of Valentine Day. j A DAT nr HONOR OF A MARTYR ED PRIEST. It Eu Degraded Into a Day on Which Evilly Disposed Get Even. From a day of honor to a martyr ed Soman prieat, through a day on whioh yonng men and maida chosen eaoh ether aa companions fcr a'year, to a day on whioh some people eeek a ohaooeto "get even," is the oonrse St. Valentine's day has run. In the windows of the atationery stores and some others will be fonnd on display the com modity known as valentines. Some are of a pretty type, the token cf affeotion whioh is approprfeteto the day, others are of the oomio type better dtswibed as the "penny dreadful." In the last few years there has been a decrease in the demand for thislatter sort, whioh was used mostly by the ignorant or mali oi n* The were devoid of humor, vr v't iuy drawn, had alleged poetry on t r-i that was insulting, and smack J altogether (of cheapness and vulgarity. A few of tbcm are still seen in some of the shops, but the dealers showing fewer and fewer of them eaoh season. They have given plaoe to a postal oard about whioh there is something funny in bnrleeqaeing certain types, bnt whioh, to a person with a sense of humor, will not prove insulting. The valentines designed to be sent as a message of affection are put i! properties, which when preserved by the use of e glycerine, have proven D making weak women . women well. It contains not a 'patent medicine," e either. ur with nervous headache. :k and dizziness. ao that at lie down (or hoar* before I head." writes Mn M.ry M. S&T^t of Dr. Pierce's he preparation >r the time of * when a*WW One farmer states that be can "keep a stove going" during six months with the sunflower stalks produced on an acre of grouud. The seeds produced aud fed to fowls pays for all work of culti vation. He burns the smaller beads with the stalks which are cut in the fall to the required length. rCAK wwntn STKUNU WOMEN WGLL. rery woman should know these things before she really needs to know them. There are many things in Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Ad viser, that every woman ought to know. This celebrated work reached a sale of 680,000 copies at $1.50 each. The expense of production having thus been covered, it is now being given away. A copy will be sent to any address on receipt of 21 one-cent stamps to cover cost of mailing onlu, or, in cloth binding for 31 stamps Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Don't Be Hoodwinked, ^S?St52i or over-persuaded Into ftcceptlnr a substitute for the Original Little Liver Pills, first put UPJ" ?JfLP rh?? Et^S.ei5L51if"pL2K: and called Doctor Pierce a rietMBt pciieta. They've been Bach Imitated but never equaled. One or two are laxative, three or tour cathartic. County Correspondents; FLAT ROCK. (To late f >r last week ) Correspondence, 6. Having seen do items from this place, I tbongt I wool! drop io a j few Holly Blessing, of Letart, was the guest of Miss G n la Sterm Sun day. 5 Old Mr. Ground hog having seen his shadow we are preparing for six weeks more winter. Mrs. Roy Daugherty was the gnest of Ora Love Sunday. A very enjoyable affair ooourred at the home of Miss Hazel Eokard last Saturday evening. Her many friends from Flat' Rook oame down and spent the evening in playing later on refreshments were served Tl o e present were: Misses N?l Ite Pollin, Gnsta Sterne, Hazel Eokard, Rasa Raybnrn, Lola Ray buro, Beatrice Eokard Mrs Pearl Kent, Ora Love and Ora G. Eok ard. Messrs Everett Green, George Ddwgherty, Harry Sterne, Morgan Love, Gay Pallin, Clayton PuUin, John Ake, Harry Love, Willie Love, Rupert Eokard, Holly Bless ing, of Letart. Miss Nellie Pallin was the gnest of Miss Rosa Riyburn Sand ly. Rjbert Riybara, wife and fam ily atteaded the faaeral of his sis ter, Mrs. Gibbs, Saturday. Miss Riobel Smith returaad ho ma last week from L start. L mnie Gray is visiting his un ole Henry L jve, near Lelart. Miss Hazil Eikard was the guest of Gasta Stern Sunday. Diiey and Pansy. 1 .',1' 1?-m Y. . ?? \ 1 ! 1 ? ,riMI 1 "i ?i?fiTiir -r r i ilMBih.l 1'HIbiI I II11111' i^P^W A sp'endid view of The Kanawha Dock Co., when the big towboat Jack Frost was undergoing extensive repairs in February 1903. The Kanawha river at a good stage. Mr. J. F. E5urdett is General M^n^ger of the Company. An Editor* Toast. At an editorial convention one of the country editors ottered the following toast: "To save an editor from star vation, take his newspaper and pay for it promptly. To save him from bankruptcy, advertise in bis paper liberally. To save biro from despair, send bim every item of news of which you oau get hold. To save him from pro fanity, write your correspondence plainly on one side of the sheet and send it in an early as possir ble, To save hira from mistakes bury him. Dead people are the only ones that never make mis takes. Newspaper readers would do well to remember that there are no perfect people, editors or readers-" Tbe Old Apple Tree In the shade of the old apple tree, I've waited so long, love, for thee, that the voice that I heard grows faint with each word, till it's barely a whisper to me. There is no more buzz left in the bee, tbe "blossoms are withered, ah mel?the tree that once grew where I waited for you, has changed to an old chestuut tree, where you hear the blamed buzz of tbe. bee, with a big carving knife, that I swiped from my wife; I waiting and watching? by gefel 'Of daggers 1 have two or three, an ax and a cutlass, yon see, aud I'll stick all these tninga in the next guy who sings, "fn ? the Shade of the Old Apple 1 Tree." ou iu seme novel shapes, and some aru on a more elaborate to tie than ever before. L:ke so many other of oar holi days it is handed down from the Romans, although named after a priest who was mnrdered. The feaat of I^uperoalia was held in ancient Rome about the middle of February and the love eignifioanoe was given day by the faot that it is at about this time of year that the birds begin to mate, in anoient Rome it was the onstom tor all the baobelors to to throw into repepta. ole slips bearing the name aome unmarried girl, while the maidens did the same with the names of those of the other sex. Lots were drawn, and the ownera of the names ooming out together were more or less luoky "valentines'' for the reat of the year, From this son of ob- rvanoe the da' Moame one on v?uioh sweet 11 .r? exihnnp d letters, and theQ one on whioh lover* arrote anony mously to the lady with heart ten der missives houeyed with a few compliments to her various perfec tions. It was a superstition of the day that when a single perec u went out of the house on St. Val entine's morning the first unmarri ed person be, or she met, wonld become that person's husband or wife within the year. From such a day it had oome down to ua observed in the form as we know it, iq a great many oases a day of j fcing, exoept for the em ployee of the poetoffjoe. IN MEMORY OF MRS. ELSIE GIBBS. ' One more friend has gone and left up. In this wide, wide world to roam; But we know that she is happy, In her bright and heavenly hqiqe. Fargwell Elsie 'till we meet you, In that land so bright and fair; Qh how h^ppy we will be. With our Saviour over there. She has left us here to weep. For she's gone away to stay; And we Blta'l ne'er more see her, 'Till the resurrection day. It is hard to part with those, That we love so vtry dear; But when the Saviour calls them. We can no longer keep tbem here. And when he comes and calls them, Oh how sweet it is to know! That those beloved of him, Are ready and trilling to go. Oh the tears that were shed. As they carried her away; For tier face to be hidden, 'Neath the cold and Bi ent clay. Her pain is now qll oyer, And 'he's resting in sweet repose; Why then should we worry, And wish her in this world of woes. Then mourn not for her dear friends, Tbink of all she had to bear^ And liow she's *weetiy ratting. And the itftrry crown will wear. Safe in the arms of Jesus, Si.e shall know no care; For there will be no sin, Nor sorrow over there. Letart, W. Va. B. B, Borrowing your neighbor's pmptr may sbt be on* of the m"n >r branches on the tree of graft, bat it ie about the meanest thing a pe-, son oan be gqilty of. By the way* | is it yo^r of The Weekly Register yoa are reading today. A curious thing about China is that there a man's word i5 bet ter than his bond. That is, a Chinaman had bo iquch rather pay his dehta thau not, that as Ions as he has resources he will do so, and obviously if he has nothing his paper is worthless. In many cases foreign houses do not require Chinese merchants to sign orders for goods at all, a practice which probably does not prevail with any other country in the world. There are four pieces of Mar tha Washington's china in the White House collection. ? The bett and purest firat-olasa whiskies, wines and beer always in stook to serve you by the drink or in quantities, at J. W. Hoover's plaoe? Cole's old stand. Cull and be convinced. The Tims is Near When you shonld think of plaoing your order for Spring Clothing. C. G. TIPPETT, j THE TAILOR, is waiting to supply your wants with all the latest styles. CALL AND SEE SAMPLES. Parents Day Prof. D W. Brown, of your oity, who hu been tbe teaobir cf the Hickory Ohapel school for tbe put three years, and who always tikte great pride in having hie school room perfeotly clean and home-like, eet aside Friday even, ing, the 2Ha't ,aa "Parents" day at the ?0)1901, and an inriUtion was given to the parents to be preceut on that day Q lite a number came oat to visit hia soho< 1. where they found the school grounds oleaned and in tbe best order, a -.d the schoolroom filled with nioe.oleac. faoed enthaeiastio workers, bqt rounded ' by walls decorated in beautiful instructive | a nioe school library of i and gave reoitationa which showed he understood his business -and how progressive wu a school oon ducted under tbe above circum stances, after whioh he delivered a lecture upon the subjaot "Create a Love for the Beautiful Things of Life," in wh?ci he ably set forth great importance of beautifying life, thf home, and fie country. Tuose present were led to see how tbe rough rugged paths of tbe stu dent's life oan be smoothed and beautified in his ifforts to obta'n a high standing in this progressive world. Parent. SOUTH WIDE, Correspond tnoe Feb. G. James Sommer, Elbert Coffman, and Sherman Qearhart were visi tors t j Oolumbua, Ohio. Ia?t week and report tn enjoyable time. Miss Evelyn Maup;n, of thia place, spent Sunday and Monday with Miss Edith Dunn. Mr. Thomts Wheeler and wife of Kansas, are tbe g jests of John 8 j mere" and family. Marvin Dunn, Miss Edith Dunn and Miss Evelyn Maupiu attended oburoh at Beeob Hill Sunday n'gbt. We here that Marvin Dunn of this plaoe. has aooepted a position with tbe Marotook Tobaooo Oo., of Danville, Va, and will work (be Kanawha Valley. Wa wiah bin the suooeee he deserves. The Smoky Bottom School uu der tbe management of James O Sommer, is progrewiug r .^ely, and will olose Feb. 16. Mr. Dunn is a sdtendisd instiuoio., as the result c" the school will j>rove Bint Hells. ECK\RD CHAPEL Correspondence Fel .12 , Mrs Ora Eakard w-a q ,:ite siokj I ant week. ' A.lva, little daughter of Jeff Eokard, is siok at this writing | io"ert and Louis MeOullooh spmt several daya laat week with th'iir sister, M'?- Djn Clendenin. 14r. Mathew Wbittington bas m< ved his family onto Mrd Meek's m Mrs W. T. W ley has been on the siok list the pa t week. Mr. Reuben MoDaniel who has been qaite siok, we are glad to say is improving. Guy and Claton Pullin were visiting Rapert Eikard one even, ing last week. Mr. James Smith, of Flat Rook, was called to Letart ou aooouut of tbe illness and death of bis brother Mr. Isaac Smith Blue Bell. BOARD. (To lata for last fW?k.) Corres\ >ondence, 5. Misses Maad and L;irie Bleeaitlg | were the guests of Miss Emma Som erville Sunday. Ben Ronsh. Sherman and Robf. Blessing wet the gueets of Taylor ? Fisher Sunday. Mrs. Henry R;ckard ia on the siok list. Mr anl Mrs. T. Z. Bleaaiug en* tertained a number of their friends ' 'm Wedneaday with Plinob and P.rohessi Muaio was furnished by Jasper Roushrnd A. S. Pioken. Foe evening was pleasantly spent md thoee present were Mr. and W. R Riusb. A S Pi Rotish and John Gal tin. FLAXTON. (To late for last week ) Correspondence, S. Mr. and Mta. Hiram Rimes were ] visiting friends on Sixteen Sunday Wm. Myers gavj au extortain ?nent at hta at his home Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Oox, of Up* land, were visiting his parents, Mr. snd Mrs. A. Oc x, Saturday and Sundft/. Mr. Oox has been sta 1 tioned at Bluefield for the past fe* months. . Mr. tni Mrs. Robert Dowell. of Beech Hill, were oalling on Mrs. Dot ell's sieter, Mrs. Lawrence Oox last week. Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Maddy, of Nine mile, were visiting at the home of Mrs. A. Oox" Sunday, who is very siok with la grippe and not aLla to leave her bed at this writ, ing. When in town stop and see J. W. Hoover, at Coles old stand, and try some of bis leading brands of whiskies: Montreal Malt Rye, Qjeen Bee Rye, Old Puritan Rye and a good many more leading brands. You will always bowel* oome and treated right. Nothing but the beat to serve you, Charlotte Forrell, a young wo man of 20, living in Roane oounty, near the border of Kanawha oounty, hanged hereelf b.-oause her family ol jsoted to her marringe with the young man ahe loved The tragedy oooorred in her room at her father's home. The Ferrell family is one of the most prominent and pros* perons of the oounty. The Tv haling Register. Circulates in every county In the st&ta and all of the count!"* in the .idjoining states. Ha< a larger paid pircnlaHon than any oth?r two papers in Weot Virginia. Contains all the New*. Controls the full Associated Press Reports, and liaH a staff of correspon dents in every town in the ?tate whose sole aim is to Keep the KEG 1STER posted about everything. 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