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STORY OF .THE WAR 8KK<;KAXT JOHN' II. KOHINKON. i (Conclusion.) I struck the land and pulled my little skiff up on the bank and left it, and I have often wished I had this litfle skiff, that I might keep It and preserve U as long as I live in remembrance of Its kindly service ' in carrying me safely from the land of my enemies to the homo of my friends—to t*he land I love. After leaviug my little bark 1 , walked up into an old held to where there had recently stood a straw rick, and there I slept until day- ■ light, and from thence made my j way the next morning to a road which I followed about five miles 1 which led me fo a nice brick farm house, in which lived a doctor (name not recollected). Here I was treated very nicely, given a good breakfast and a lunch to cstrry with me, with directions to get to Howl- ; ing (Jreeu, about thirty miles away. I found, ui>on inquiry of this doc tor, that I had landed in King (leorgo county, Virginia. 1 told the doctor w’hefe I had left my skiff and ho said the would send his wagon down and get it as he needed one j about his mill pond. I was three clays making the trip i from where I landed to Howling Grepn in Caroline county, Virginia, and on my way met tip with several men belonging to Col. Mosby's com mand. On my arrival at Howling Oreen, I" made application to the provost marshal for transportation to Richmond, Va., which he gave me, stating that lie had two Yankee prisoners to send nml one passport would do for all. Wo arrived at Richmond t after dark, and I went immediately to the office of Ihe provost marshal and reported myself as an escaped prisoner. I was very closely inter- i •rogatcd as to who I was, where 1 was from, the command to which I belonged, and who I knew from the counties of Mercer, (tiles and Taze- | well and was requested to name some of the officers from these j counties, and my answers being sat isfactory, I was sent to the wayside hospital, and from thence transfer red to Chimborazo, which was the hospital for Virginia, Maryland and Tennessee soldiers. I there remained about ter. days. V*o tyard of phy sicians met every other day to ex amine sick and wounded, and see who were able for duty and who were entitled to furloughs. I at- j tended each meeting and insisted that I was entitled to a furlough and gave my reasons therefor. The doc tors were all agreed that a man that had escaped from prison and had made his way back to ihelp defend his country, should ’./ive a furlough* but they failed to recommend it and I became we&fV and told the officer In charge, to give me a hospital dis charge and report me for duty, at-infch he did. 1 then went over to the office of the provost marshal and secured from him a passport to niy command, then - near Saunton, Va. While at the office a general alarm was sounded throughout the city that the enemy in force were approaching and all able bodied men in the city were immediately press ed into service and rendezvoused in a large warehouse, called Confeder ate soldiers’ home, and were kept there until they would volunteer. | volunteered in the first company that catno out, which company con sisted of sixty men, a mixed lot. some from the infantry, some from the artillery and some from the cav alry, commanded by a general staff officer from Mississippi. We were soon fully equipped wltih arms and ammunition and marched to the outer line of the city defenses, where, we spent the night and the next day trainping in the ditches and In the mud, but no enemy ap peared. The second night drew nigh and we struck camp, thad a big log fire and were nil standing around trying to dry our clothes, for we had had a heavy down pour of rain that day and our clothes were wet through and through. Our company had lost very heav ily, not In any engagement with the enemy, but by being worn out, by being dragged around in the mud nnd rain until only seven remained, all belonging to the cavalry, which led our captain to say that the In fantry were always throwing up to the cavalry that they were not brave men like they were, and now we had only seven rnen left nnd these all belonged to the cavalry. | had but little to say In the mntter, but just thought on this wise, that as soon ns if gets a little darker, there will be but six brave cavalry men left, and so It turned out. I made my way to the Chimborazo hospital, where I sj>ent the night and left next morning for my com mand. which I found encamped near Brown's (lap. and shortly there after procuring a furlough, I came home and remained until the spring bf the year and then started back to my command and learned on the way that the army of Northern Vir ginia was no more. ' Hi* Scruples. She—Do you believe that kissing is dangerous? He—Can’t say that I do. You know I have conscientious scruples about kissing. She—Indeed! He—Yes. I feel that I should never allow an opportunity to go by de fault.—Chicago News. ' Same Old Hold-Up. “And have you heard the latest?** •No. What is It?" “8hure. in Ireland they can’t hang a cnan with a wooden leg.” “Never! What do they do then?** “They just hang him with a rope.” C'OXtOKi) STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. Athenn, W. Va. The Concord State Normal Is now in a very prosperous condition. The general satisfaction on the part of the pupils and patrons Is evidence of thorough work lu school. The faculty is one of the strong est in the state. 'Pupils taking work under any one of the faculty know i that the work will be first class In every respect. T here will he review classes formed next term for all who w ish to take the teachers’ examination. All pupils graduating from this school will receive a number one certificate, when they receive their Normal course diploma. The music department Is strong Its management is first class. All pupils taking music will be fur nished a piano for practice free. Th<^ department of elocution will be under the management of one of the strongest teachers in the state and the instruction will he first class Spring term begins March 24. 1908. If you wish to know any thing about tlie school write to the principal. C. L. HEM IS, Principal. Birds Stopped the Clock. The town clock In Sarnia. OnL, stopped one morning not long ago, and ou Investigation the hands wore found securely tied down by strands of twine and grass. The mischief had been done by a pair of sparrows. De airing to build a nest in the angle of ♦ ho hands, the movement of which In terfered with their plans, they tied the bands to each other, and to the framework, in such a manner that it took considerable tlmo and labor to remove the obstructions. The engi neering skill displayed, and the amount of industry and perseverance exhibited, makes the feat quite phe nomenal In Itiml annals NOTICE OF TIU'HTEK’M KAI.E. By virtue of authority vested Jn me by deed of trust bearing date on the 12th day of March, 1907, exe cuted by Q. W. Ruble to the under signed, Wm. E. Ross, Trustee, to secure to Susan Harvey. Ailmx., the payment of certain negotiable notes therein described, and recorded In ihe clerks office of the County Court of Mercer County, West Vir ginia, in Trust Deed iiook No. 15, page 105, the undersigned will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder in front of the City Hall of Bluefleld, West Virginia, on the 25th day of March, 190X. at 4 o'clock p. m., the following proper ty: 1 Black Horse named "Nig," and 1 Grey Horee named “George.” Said sale will be made upon the following terms: Cash In baud on day of sale. WM. E. ROSS, Trustee THE LAUQHALOT BOY. The T.augh tlot boy has returned to town. Ills fcalur<<s are tanned and bis arm are brown; Bu» bis eyes are as bright as two ej el may le, And bis heart is still light and meiry is he, And the d<g In the yard and the bird on the llrnh Are happy again for the coming of him, And the breezes blow sweeter than ever they blew And the sky seems brighter than ever before. And the world is a place In which troubles are few. For the iaiughalot boy is at home once more. Tho I.aughnlot boy has been out on the lit lln And climbing the fences and wading the tills; He has rolled on the grass, he has played In the hay. Ills muscles are strong and his laughter Is gay; He has heard the wind passing through acres of corn. He has ptueked the sweet ears and is glad he was born; And the breezes blow sweeter than sver they Mew, And (he sky seems brighter than sver before. And the world Is a place In which troubles are few. For the I.riughalut boy Is at homa once more. — P E. Kiser, In Chicago Record-!*' WILLIAMS’ KIDNEY PILLS Have you neglected your Kidneys? Have you overlooked your nervous system and caused trouble with yonr kidneys and bladder? Have you pains In loins, side, back, groins and bladder? Have you a flabby appear ance of the face, especially under the eye*. Too requontly a desire to pass urine? If ao, William's Kid ney Pill will cure you. Price 60c. For sale by The White Pharmacy. Cor. TPand street and Princeton ave A little Lobster Sa.ad. Terrapin, and other things. And In a very little while A doctor’s phone bell rings. The terrapin is on his feet. The lobster’s found his claw, And Judging from the Inner man Thelr's Is the "Unwritten Law." Thf* case Is quickly diagnosed As Inside Information, On how a lobster and terrapin Can raise so much tarnation. The trouble found. It was the thing To furnish quick relief. And the way of Rydnle’s Stomach Was Simply beyond belief. FBAR COMINO OF PROHIBITION. Blbulcus Washingtonians Said to Be Alarmed at Outlook. A large |>ari of Washington actually Is worried over the tear that the pro hibition wave from the south. In creased in strength and in volume by the smaller prohibition wave from tha west, may engulf the District of Co lombia. Total abstinence of the f»n forced kind is bavin* <tc day In the laud. and it may be that its day will coniiiuc. Washington without a drink would be a sad place for some of the officials and for many of the visitors, hut as a matter of fact congress itself would reel the absence of liquor less than the eochtry seems to thluk. It is only fair to (ho senators and representatives to say that they are not a bibulous lot. \\ ashington on Sunday ns far ns the places of busiuess are concerned resembles the city of the day b'fore the inilux of Europeans brought their Sunday ideas to this country and changed the whole nature of things ^ ou can't get shaved tn Washington on Sunday unless you shave yourself, and as ordinary language runs this Isn’t "getting shaved." Every saloon In Washington is closed on the first day of tlu* week, and closed tighter than the proverbial drum, but never* 1 the less It is easy to go; g drink In the city. 1 here are clubs In Washington whose sole business It Is to sell drinks. Membership in them costs a .'iollar or two a year. The clubs fill their tills on Sunday. Already ths liquor interests are pooling to light prohibition In tho capital. JUST ABOUT GIRL9. Marriage Is an eye-openor; nt least It enables a mail to see his wife us others see her. Some girls cultivate the urt of pout ing because they Imagine it makes them look cute. Fortunate is the woman w ho is able : to mend both lior husband's clothes and his ways. The happiest period in a gill's life ( is when she gets her first skirl that vwiabes when she walks. A girl thinks It wrong for a man to attempt to kiss her, and a young widow thinks It wrong if he doesn’t succeed The average girl baby Is so fond of her father that she sleeps during the day while he is busy so she * an stay awake all night and enjoy bis society. ACCEPTED H16 FATHER'S ADVICE. "Johnny, doesn’t your conscience tel! you that you are doin^ wrong?" "Yes, mother, but father said I wasn’t to believe everything I heard." —Punch. Corrected. Mary had a little man. He took her out to dine. Hut Mary had no little lamb; Said she: “No lamb for mlno!*' Hhc- ordered all from soup to nuts, And finished up with wine. —Puck. If Odors Only Were Nourishing. ‘If one could live on odors alone,* #ald Mr. Flatdweller, “It wouldn't cost much to live in a flat. “For there’s no odor of cooking known that you can’t smell here. The dumb-waiter shufts and the various holes through floors and ceilings for steam and water plp^-s seem to make the whole building u sort of universal smell conductor In which no cooking odor Is lost, in which all odors corm to all. “And go If anybody In the building has roast turkey wo know that, but •o, alas! do we know It full well If anybody hns corned beef and cabhagt or onions or fish. There Is, indeed, a surfeit of odors, and as f said, If one could live on odors what a placo this would he *o board -such a rjulstjr autf how cheap1” Harry s Barber Shop Sf'Xt il(Kir to \V. I'. THrgrnpIi Co. JAS. JOHNSON. JAKE HARTWELL 810 PERKINS HARY HOLT “THE BIG FOUR” First class service at all times BATHS ATTACHED. CLASSIFIED COLUMN ADS IN rms COLUMN ONK CENT A WORD. FOU RENT Four office rooms, centrally located. Apply to C. J. Kluxer or II. R. Kitts. 1-28-tf WANTED—Competent and exjterl vnce salesladies for lad It's’ de partments. Reference required. Mall application to The tlrand Leader, Ilox 616. llluelleld, K. Va. 3-9-2t # LOST Poclcetbook codtatalni fir In cash, check for $25 and palters valuable to owner only. Retain money and send pocketbook and contents by mall to F. O. F. llar baeon. 1*. O. Ilex 706. FOR RKNT—Four rooms on Car roll street, near shops. Five room house South Hluefleld. Apply to I. K. Morgan, Mall Carrier No. 2. 3-9-2t FOR RKNT Three store-rooms on Raleigh street. C. O’Leary & Son. 2 • G-tf FOR RKNT— Some good ~offlo« rooms on l’rlnceton avenue. C. O’Leary & Son. 2-6-tf FOR RENT - Four rooms with porches and pantry, No. 222 Rlue fleld avenue. T. H. It. Christie. Fresh egg*. 24c. per dozen. THE STKPTOK CASH SUPPLY CO. 3-1 0-3t GO Hluefleld Ave. BELTON K- JOHNSON, first door west of Presbyterian Church, manufacture to order tables of all kinds and sizes, build store fix tures, and do general repair work. Terms reasonable. 3-9-2t DR. WM. T. JENKINS OCULAR RKFRACTIONI8T. Spectacles anil artificial eyoa fitted. Lenses Matched, Frames Hops' 'cd. C'ONSrliTATlON FltKK. 4 27 Princeton Ave. Rluefleld, W. Va. JANVARY 12, 1008. 4 I^*avo 8:15 a. in. for Roanoke. Norfolk and all points on tho Shen andoah division. rulimnn Sleeper Roanoke to New York, via Ilagerg town, Pullman Parlor Car Roanoke to Norfolk. & ■ 4 5 a. m. for Roanoke, Rich mond, Norfolk. Pullman Sleeper. Dining Car to Roanoke. Parlor Cat Roanoke to Norfolk. 2:65 p. m. for Roanoke and Lynch burg and intermediate stations and the Shenandoah Valley. Philadelphia and New York. Sleeper to Philadel phia. Cafe Car Gary and Roanoke. It:38 p. in. for Roanoke, Lynch burg, Richmond, Norfolk. Pullman Sleeper to Roanoko and Pullman Sleeper Roanoke to Norfolk. Leave Blueeld 8:20 p. m. for Ken ova, Columbus and all potntB West and Northwest. Pullman Sleeper Tor Columbus and Cincinnati. Cafe Cars. 8:55 a. m. Pullman Sleeper for Columbus. Toledo. Cafe Dining Car. I>-ae 9:03 a. in. and 2:25 p. in. daily for Tazewell, Norton nnd nil stations on Clinch Valley division. Arrive from Norton and points on the Clinch Valley division at 2:40 p. m. and 8:26 p. in. Leave 0:45 a. m. for Kenovn and intermediate station? via Wayne. Leave 5:10 a. m. and 2:40 p. m. 1 for Welch and Intermediate stations, i Call on agent Norfolk and West- j ern Railway for tickets, maps and ! additional information. W. P. RRVILL, G. P. A., ^pevmtere For SALE and for RENT Wo have on hand the following second-hand and rebuilt machines: '? No. 3 Olivers, with long and short carriages, $75 and $85. 3 No. 3 Olivers, Regular, very little used, $55 to $75. 1 No. ft ITnderwood. 7ft,000 serial, $85 cash, $75 time, i Rllckcnsderfer, No. 7, almost new, $25. I Manhattan, "B,” almost new, $25. I Commercial Visible, $10. ft Brand New No. ft Oliver#. The No. ft Oliver Is the king of the typewriter world today. More OMVI ICS have been sold In West Virginia in Ifie past two years than all other writing machines combined. Williams & Stewart Room ftO, State Bank Bldg. Itl.l KfTFJ/H. W. VA. TIIOMAH K. PKKKY, M. !»•, Specialist, Kjre, Bar, Nose and Tlirnnf. lUucfleld, tV. Va. Ocmllst for V A W. Railway. Do Yo Know We Have Just Completed Our Modern Woodworking Plant? Our plant la 75x140. 4-story with u two-story l„ 50x100. Hallway cars run along aide of the L and direct through the center of main building. From this track In center of building la a large elevator, 7x1 K, connecting the Tour floors and making them about the same uh ground floor ns far as the railway track Is concerned. For wagon and street conveniences, wagon can enter the ground floor and drive all over It. then as the street grade raises It enables us to drive to each floor at two or more places, making all floors the same as ground floors as far as the street Is concerned. This Complete mill was erected on ground not heretofore used by us In our large building material bus iness. Combining these two you can readily s«*e It places us In posi tion to supply anyone with everything necessary lu house-building. Wo nlso Invito any orders for special work of any kind made of wood. We would appreciate any Inquiries and extend to you a special In vltatlon to make us a personal visit. Saxon Lime and Lumber Co. Bluefield, West Virginia MI I.I.W, OM'ICK AND VADIKS, DOAN OHIO NTDDICT. HOX 102. IMlONi: 78. KDW1N MANN, I»rc«ld.«nt. WAliTKR O. POLLOCK,. Cnnhlor. li. A. llOOl'KH, Asst. Cashier. TKe First Na^tiorvaJ Ba^nk BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA CAPITAL, $100,000. SURPLUS, $200,000. UNI>IVII>F.I> ritOl’ITH, $40,000. TOTAL RESOURCES ONE AND ONE-TIIIRD MILLIONS THREE PER CENT. PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS DO YOUR RANKING BUSINESS WITH THE OLDEST AND STRONGEST RANK IN TOWN 7 o the Patrons and Friends of Kitts Printing Company We beg to announce that on January ist we consolidated with the Bluestone Publishing^Company and removed our plant to No. 55 Bland street. By this consolidation we increased our facilities at least three fold, and with the same force of workmen, added to the force of the bluestone Publishing Company, we are well prepared to take care of orders. Mr. Kitts will continue to make estimates and look after oflice details and Mr. Poland will superintend printing as heretofore. Any order heretofore given Kitts Printing Company may be duplicated by giving the date and name of the job, with the quantity wanted, either by phone ($03), letter or personal call. An exact duplicate as to style and quality may be had if desired l hanking you one and all for past favors we solicit a continu ance of same in our new home. Very truly, KBITS PR INTI NO CO Bluestone Publishing Co., Successor* 1 HE PENN MIJ'I UAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. Assets Over . . . $90,000,000 Surplus Over .. 5,000,000 THE BEST COMPANY FOR THE POLICY HOLDER . . . E. H. EASLEY, General Agent, Bluefield, West Va.