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VOL. VI.
Town and County News
Gathered in And Around Town By Our
Resident And County
Reporters.
STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Services.
-
. nn 1 rhird Sundays of the month
at 11 a. in- and 7:30 p. in.
Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11
a. m. I
Sin;,lay school every Sunday at 9:30
a. m.
A hearty welcome is extended to all.
Rsv. W. I). Buckner,
Pastor.
lion. W. G. Mustard was in town Mon?
day.
Mr. J. P.. Boyer is at home again for
a few days.
Mr. George Peery went to Graham on
Tuesday.
A number of drummers were in town
tiiis week.
Col. Joseph Harrisson is on a visit to
Washington City.
Rumor says that there will bea wedding
in town very soon.
The editor has gone to Marion, and will
be away for several days.
There is a new arrival at the home Mr.
C. T. Patton ?A fine boy.
Mr. T. .M Eatliff, who was quite ill las
week, lias gotten well again.
Mrs. Elizabeth Yost, who has been so
seriously 01, is now convalescent.
Mr. F. P. Edwards has been very ill
with pneumonia, but is now improving.
To save trouble and expense you had
better settle with Harrisson, Surface & Co
at once.
Mrs. Geo. W. GUlespie has been quite
sick, but we are glad to hear that she is
better.
Mr. Jao. D. Dailey went to the eastern
markets with a carload of cattle last Sat?
urday.
AO persons indebted to Baylor &
Herman are requested to make prompt
settlement.
Mr. E. 1>. Woodyard the popular sales?
man of Huff, Andrews & Thomas, was in
town Tuesday.
Messrs. Lewis Brittain, Jno. T. Barns
and K. M. Baldwin have gone towards the
Cove to hunt rabbits.
Dr. Hufford was eailed to Dick Creek
oa yesterday, to consult with Dr. Johnson
over a patient of the latter.
Mr. E. L. Wright, of the Clinch Valley
News, has gotten weD and is now attend?
ing to Lis newspaper duties.
The Hon. John Randolph Tucker is
again reported to be in a critical condi?
tion al Iiis home in Lexington.
T. M. Hawkins, Sr., who has been con
lined to the house since January Court, by
indisposition, id going about again.
Prevetn sickness and save doctors' bill
at this season by keeping your blood rich
and pure" with Hood's SarsaparOla.
Our friend Col. John G. Watts has sei.t
us a sack of splendid Irish potatoss, for
which we return our hearty thanks.
Muj. R R. Henry has been very much
indisposed with the grippe, and has been
confined to the house for nearly a week.
AO those parties who were reported sick
last week are better, some of them on the
Streets attending to their business affairs.
A new voter has arrived at the home of
Mr. M. L. Peery. If he follows the foot
steps of Ins father his polities will be all
right.
Messrs W. E. Durham and T. A. Mc
Guire, of Cedar Bluff, were in Tazewell last
Monday, and registered at the Central
Hotel. j
Rev.T. F. Suthera, who is stationed at
Coopers, West Va., was in town last Sun?
day and attended services at the Metho?
dist church.
Mr. Iversheim, foreman of the Bon
sack Machine Shops, at ?alem, Las been
granted a patent on a machine for mak?
ing buttons.
The Blueneld Lodge B. P. 0. Elks ap?
pointed the fo?owiug Committee to escort
the remains of John S. Young to this
place for burial:
If "'Money saved is money made you
will do well to call at Harrisson, Surface
& C'j.s and pay your account and thereby
save cost of collection.
Mr. Harvey George Peery, of the firm
of II. G. Peery & Son, has had the grippe
and for a time was "unable to attend to
Iiis duties at the store.
Baylor & Harman Present to our readers
a new advertisement this week which
should attract Lie" attention of buyers.
The y are now selling at cost.
Charles Pruitt, a lad thirteen years old,
son of Mr. Joshua Pruitt.died from typhoid
pneu monia, at his fathers home, at North
TaxeweH, on last Sunday morning.
A convention of the State Sunday school
society held at Lynch burg last week
ncluded its werk on Friday. The next
convention will be held at Staunton.
Found?On Main street, at this place
a gold ring. The owner proving property
and paying for this notice can have the
same by calling at the Republican office
THE
Harriseon, Surface & Co,, request us ?i
Bay that they are pressed for money to
meet their b'lls and are com polled to collec
what is due them at once?"A word to the
wise is su?bent."
A message was sent to town on Tuesday
for Dr. Pierce to go to see Mr. Harold
Buchanan, who lives hi Thompson Valley,
and was supposed to have the pneumonia.
Mr. V. L. Sexton has made a contract
for the erection of a handsome residence
on a lot adjoining the Episcopal Church.
Mr. Jno. B. Crawford prepared the plan
and spcifications.
The Hon. S. C. Graham has gone to
Richmond to attend to some cases pending
in the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in
which Henry & Graham ^re counsel.
Rev. W. D. Buckner was sufficiently re?
covered from his recent illness to fill the
pulpit at Stras Memorial Church on last
Sunday, where he held services both
morning and night.
The highest salaried preacher in Rich?
mond, and in the State, is Rev. Dr. Hart?
ley Carmichael, rector of St. Pauls Epis?
copal Church. He is said to receive about
$4,500 per year.
Dr. R. D. HulFord was crossing Clinch
Mountain last Friday night near Mr. Ed
Buchanan's and when on top of the moun?
tain tiie wind was so violent that it blew
him oil his horse.
We are informed that Mr. J. B. Pierce
has purchased the interest of Mr. Charlton
Long in the Tazewell Hardware Company.
Mr. Long will continue to conduct the
the plumbing business.
Dr. R. B. Gillespie moved iuto his new
residence in the eas'. end of town on yes?
terday, and Dr. Hall moved from North
TazeweU to the house vacated on Main
Street by Dr. Gillespie.
James A. Cousins, a worthy colored
man of this place, received a telegram
yesterday morning announcing that his
mother bad died in Dinwiddie county.
She was eighty-six years old.
Dr. W. J. Painter, of Pennington Gap,
and Miss Ida Russell, of the same place,
were married at Bristol last week. Dr.
Painter is the son of Dr.'L. T. Painter, of
Liberty Hill, this County.
Last Friday was about the windiest day
ever known in this county by persons now
living. For over fifteen hours a regular
j gale l>lew, and fences and trees were laid
I low in many parts of the county.
Rev. W. D. Buckner will preach a ser?
mon to Odd Fellows at Stras Memorial
church, on Saturday night, the 21st inst.,
at 7:30 o'clock. Bluegrass Lodge, No.
142, will attend in a bodv.
!
I Mr. Lee Haynes, who has been filling
J the position of day clerk at Hotel Graham,
has been promoted by Mr. Sloane to the
place of manager of the Bramwell Inn
recently leased by Mr. Sloane.
Mr. A. C. Lilly, late foreman of the
Republican, went to Bramwell, W.Va.
on Monday afternoon and played in a
Concert at that place on Tuesday night.
Mr. Lilly played the slide trombone.
Messi-s. H. C. Alderson, Jno. T. Barns,
W. G. Young and Lewis Brittain went rab?
bit hunting Tuesday afternoon and suc?
ceeded in baggingfive rabbits, one and one
fourth for each sportsman of the party.
The Farm belonging to the estate of the
late Howe Savers, in Abbs Valley was
I rented last Saturday to W. T. Poole, of
I Pocahontas, for $400.00, the lease to ex?
pire the last of September. 1897.
On the 5th inst. Robert Lord Cave, of
Nashville.Tenn.,was married to MissSallie
Overton Bullock, at Lexington, Va. The
groom was very nervous, and fainted twice
while the ceremony was being performed.
Mrs, Sally Harnian, the venerable moth?
er of Mr. H. Bane Harman, whose serious
illness we anounced last week, is doing
quite well; and her friends and relatives
are hopeful that she will be fully restored
to health.
Mis. R.G. Campbell, mother of Mrs. W.
W. Euff,of this place, died at her home at
Oakdale, Rockbridge County ,Va., on last
Friday. The intelligence was received by
telegram too late for Mrs. Ruff to take the
train east for Rockbridge.
H. Bane Harman clerk of the Circuit
Counrt ha- completed the transcript of the
record in the case of J. P. Kroll vs, Jno.
G. Watts and the record and petetion will
be presented to the Court of appeals for a
writ of error by counsel of Mr. Watts.
Judge S. W. Williams, of Wytheville
i-nl J. W. Hicks, Esq., of Graham, have
formed a partnership for the practice of
law in the couuties of Tazewell, Bland,
Giles and Wythe, Virginia, and the
counties of Mercer and McDowell, West
Virginia.
Mr. H. P. Brittian'a little girl, Margue?
rite, two and a half yeais old, has beer
quite ill with pneumonia for a week. The
child was stayingat the home of its grand
father, Mr. Geo. W. Gillespie, and is sicfc
there. We hope it has passed the crisif
of the disease.
Mr. Chapman Alderson, who has been
in New York for some time engaged ir
literary, work returned to Tazewell las)
Saturday, where he will remain by the ad?
vice of his physicians for the recuperation
of his health.
TAZEWE
i Dr. Waterhouse, President of Emory
j and Henry College, preached in the
Methodist church at this place, last Sun?
day, in the morning and at night. There
were good congregations present , and both
of the able sermons preached by the Doc?
tor were greatly enjoyed.
Mr. J. B.Crawford, archi tect, has just
completed plans for the new business
house which is to be erected by Moss &
Greever, on the site of the Dodd hotel.
From the i plans and specifications the
building will be one of the handsomest in
the town. Work will commence as soon
as the weather will permit.
P. J. Kelly,W. R. Noble,J. D. Harrisson,
R. M. Baldwin, J. S. Burnett, W. E. Bur
ket, L. J. Spangler, C. W. Akers, E. M.
Lyons, E. L. Bailey, J. M. Anderson, Dr.
Easly, Jim II. Mover, Allen Brown, I. B.
Drinkard. J. B. Baylor, C. J. Barns, Jno.
T. Barns |and E. S. White, and a number
of these gentleman performed their duty as
requested.
Mrs. Long, the wife of Rev. S. D. Long,
Presiding Elder of the Radford district,
died at Radford on last Saturday. The edi?
tor and his family were under the pastor?
ate of Rev. Long, at Marion, for two year?,
and during that time became intimately
acquainted with and deeply attached to
Mrs. Long. She was a woman of a splen?
did Christian character, and in her death
the church and her friends have sustained
a heavy loss.
One of the freaks of the wind storm last
Friday was blowing off one of the chim?
neys on the West side of the courthouse
building. Mr. T. E. George had his mare
hitched to a maple tree on that side
of the building and a large pile of the bricks
fell where she was standing. Fortunately
the mare saw or heard the mass of falling
brick in' time to break her bridle and get
out of the way without being injured,
otherwise our good county court clerk
would have been mhius a horse.
Epworth League Conference.
The District Conference of the Epworth
League for Tazewell district will be held at
Graham next week, commencing Monday
morning. The following delegates from
the League at this place will probably at?
tend: Misses Nellie Huflord and Narcissa
Pendleton and Mr. John Bottimore. The
alternates are Miss Nellie Cooley and
Messrs R. G. Baylor and Wm. St. Clair
Stuart.
A Young Woman Kicked to Death by
a Male.
A young girl, about sixteen years old,
daughter of Mrs. Robt. Smith, who lives
on Red Root Ridge, near Doran, in this
county, was killed about two weeks ago bv
a mule. The animal had not been broken,
but it was caught and saddled and the
young woman tried to ride it to water.
The mule ran off and threw her and her
foot hung in the stirrup. She was dragged
a short distance, the saddle turned and
she got under the feet of the mule, when
she was kicked to deatli by the animal.
Sudden Death of John S. Young.
On last Friday, the 5th inst, after be?
ing ill a few hours, Mr. Jno. S. Young died
at Johnnycake, West Virginia. He was for
many years a resident of this town and
vicinity, and was highly esteemed by all
who knew him. He was thirty-two years
old at the time of his death, was the
youngest child of the late Major A. M.
Young, and was born in Grayson county,
Virginia. Major Young moved to this
county nearly thirty years ago, bringing
with him his wife, daughter, Mary M.,
(wife of the late Dr. Thomas Ritchie
Peery,) and two sons, William G. and
John S. Young. Of the family the mother
and W. G. Young, Esq., are the only sur?
viving members. John S. Young was a
member of the Lodge of Elks, at Blue
field, VV. V., and that Lodge sent a com?
mittee immediately after hig death to his
homo, which committee took charge of
the remains, brought them to Tazewell on
Sunday and turned them over to Tazewell
Lodge, No. G2, A. F. and A. Masons,
of which Lodge he was a member. He
was also a member of O'Keeffe Chapter,
No. 26, R. A. Masons and Clinch Valley
Commandery, No. 20, Knights Templar.
The remains were taken in charge by
Tazewell Lodge, No. G2, and buried with
appropriate masonic ceremonies at the
Peery cemetery, two miles east of town,
where the father and other relatives of the
deceased are buried, on Sunday afternoon,
at 4 o'clock. The burial was largely at?
tended by friends and acquaintances of
the deceased.
We extend our sympathy to the grief
stricken mother and brother.
Catarrh In The Head.
Is a dangerous disease. It may lead to
consumption. Catarrh is caused by im?
pure blood, and the true way to cure it is
by purifying the blood. Hood's Sarsapa
rilla cures catarrh because it removes the
cause of it by purifying the blood. Thou?
sands testify that they have been cured
by Hood's Sareaparilla.
Hood's Pills are purely vegetable and do
not purge, p.iin or gripe. All druggists. 25.
ILL, VA., THURSE
CEDAR BLUFF ITEMS.
February 8th. 1879.
Mr. Joseph White made a flying trip to
Tazewell a few days ago.
Messrs. W. P. Cecil and JWm. Nelson
went to North Carolina last week, and on
their return reported having a good time.
Mr. Win. Nelson was married about a
month ago in Kussell county, and he
is about twelve years older than his father
in-law.
Prof. Joseph McGuire is a fine teacher.
All the boys think there is no one like
him.
Mr. J. 13, Ilankins was in our town last
Friday. He is a nice boy.
OKev. D. A. Glenn,j?f Tazewell,preached
a fine sermon at Richlands last Sunday.
Rev. J. P. Gaincs has organized a church
at Richlands. We think he will do good
work at that place.
Rev J. P. Hypes, of Salem, Va.,has been
conducting a series of meetings at this place
and his work has resulted in about seven?
ty five conversions. About fifty persons
have professed sanctification. Mr. Hypes
preached two fine sermons on Sunday
morning and night. The meetings have
caused many of the old men to throw away
their tobacco. Hr/CK.
editorTalTaragraphs.
Mercedes, the Cuban insurgent guerilla
leader, made an attack on Rebarcedo,
near Santa Clara. Bya Budden charge he
drove a portion of the Spanish soldiers
into a blockhouse and set fire to the block?
house where the powder was stored. The
magazine exploded and 150 Spaniards
were killed by the explosion.
The fight between Corbett and Fitzsim
mons, which is to come off at some place
in the State of Nevada on the 15th of next
month, is now exciting more interest
among the sporting men of the world than
any event of a like character that has
transpired for years.
A dispatch from Athens says 1,509
Christians, constituting the entire popula?
tion of a village, the name of which is not
given, have been massacred by the Turks.
The Turks murdering Christians because
of their religion and the Spaniards butch
erirg Cubans because they desire to be 1
free, are very dark blols upon modern
civilization.
Since the destruction of the capitol of 1
Pennsylvania by fire, plans arc being laid
to move the capitol to some other city in '
the State. The elfort may be successful
as Harrisburg is not a central point.
President-elect McKinley has made <
known his purpose to improve the cousu- .
lar service, so that markets abroad will be
opened more widely for American prod?
ucts. 1
Gen. Gomez, the Cuban insurgent gen?
eral, has refused to accept the proposition
of Gen. Weyler for a secret conference, in
which to talk-over the proposed Cuban re?
forms of the Spanish Government. Gomez
is right, lie would run the risk of being
assassinated, as was Maceo.
General Weyler had a horse shot and
killed under him last week by a daring
Cuban sharpshooter. The sharpshooter
hit the wrong beast, unfortunately.
Sylvester Scovel, Cuban correspondent
of the New York World, was arrested on
the 8th inst. by the Spanish authorities,'at
Tunas, Santa Clara province. Consul
General Lee has telegraphed the State De?
partment at Washington of the arrest.
?AY, FEBRUARY 1
The joint session of the two Horses o
Congress met yesterday in the hall of th
House of Representatives, counted the
electoral vote, and the formal announce
meut of the election of McKinley and Ho
bart was made by the Vice-President.
The Mormon church not only runs the
religion but also the politics of Utah.
STATE NEWS.
A Call has been issued far a conference
of the Populist Leaders of the State to be
held a Lynchburg on the 14th of March.
The object of the conference is understood
to be for the purpose of outlining plans
for the campaign next fall.
We learn from the Pulaski News-Re?
view that the sheds and pump-house of
the Boom Furnace in Pulaski Co., were
burned on tho 31st inst. The loss was
about S3.000.
EVENTS OF INTEREST.
The oysters on Swan Point Bar, Md.,
are being destroyed by the "borer," a
shell fish that attaches itself to the oyster
and make3 a hole through the shell.
The tuberculosis law has been suspended
in Connecticut.
Boonville, Mo., has a company of twenty
three stiilwart fighters ready for a call from
the Cuban junta.
A red-eared rabbit weighing seven
pounds was killed in a Boone Coutny, Mo.,
graveyard the other day, and the left hind
foot was at once forwarded to William J.
Bryan, at Lincoln, Neb.
The Main Commissioners of Pharmacy
are anxious for some change in the law,
so that they may be better ablo to cope
with the rum drug stores which have
sprung up in the different sections of the
State.
Coal mining is promising to become an
important industry in Arizona. In the
northern part of the territory extensive
bodies of bituminious coal are encountered
north and east of the Painted desert region.
This coal crops out in many places and at
one point has a thickness of twenty-three
feet.
A novel issue lias come up in conuection
with the Allen murder case in Georgia.
The owner of the house where the tragedy
occurred has attached the property of
of Edward Flanagan, the murderer, in a
suit to recover for fie damage alleged to
have been done to her property by the
crime. No tenant can be found to occupy
the cottage.
About 10,000 bales of tobacco are now
stored in the various bonded warehouses
at Tampa.
Or.C.ll.Bulson,of Stockton Gal., is gath?
ering a company of men to go to Cuba to
aid:the insurgents.
It is eaid that the only wooden sailing
vessel now on the stocks in^ this country is
building at Bath, Mc.
There is a Waldoboro(Mc) woman car?
rying on a farm of 100 acres and making
money when most men are complaining of
hard times.
The relative values are such now in Wee
ton, Mo., that the traders swap halte? and
throw in the horses to which they happen
to be attached.
Naming and numbering the streets of
Eugene, Ore., a work undertaken by the
school children of the city, was completed
at a cost of 51.50.
I
That you may know whore to buy at
AT RIGHT PRICES
Until Further notice we will
offer our entire stock of
LOTHING
BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND
GENTS' FUNISHINGS.
At Cost for Cash. There is no reserve. Everything must go.
Men's Suits which have been cheap at
3.50 ARE NOW 2.25. 4.50 ARE NOW 3.00
6.00 ARE NOW 3.75. 7.50 ARE NOW 5.50
8.50 ARE NOW 6.50. 10.00 ARE NOW 7.00
15.00 ARE NOW 12.00.
Youths' 3-piece Suits which were 2.00 to 10.00 are now 1.50
to 7.00 ; Children's Suits?3 to 16 years?whhh were
1.00 to 6.00 are now 50 cents to 4.00 ; Men's Solid
Leather Boots 1.00 ; Men's Oil Grain Kip
Shoes. 1.00.
Heavy Diagonal Double Texture Mclntosh, 2,50; All Wool
Tricot Mclntosh, 3.75.
In fact everything in our line at and below cost. This
sale will continue for a short time only, No trouble to show
Goods. Come and see us.
. BAYLOR & HARMAN.
2-184t.
:publican
1, 1897.
Oapm?!) & Thompson,
JANUARY is the great bargair
month and when yon read oni
offerings you can rely upon them be?
ing bargains in the broadest sense
of the word.^,B*^^
Extraordinary Cloak Selling
Better look into this Cloak matter a little.
It is money saved to buy now.
For this month, till sold?any of our
?2.50 Ladies Jacket for ?1.75
3.00 " " ?? 1.98
5.00 " " " 2.98
13.50 " " " 8.87
4,00 Misses and Children for 2.87
4.50 " ? 2.98
6.00 " " 3.9S
A Dress Goods Slaughter,
We have placed a counter in the center of
our store to show them.
Down they go into the valley of plebian
priced products?where all may get a pick
at them..
?1.00 goods for GSc.
GO " " 39c.
50 " " 25c.
35 " ? 19c.
Blankets, Go, Too.
No finer fleece ever grew on a sheep's back
and that same sheep would hang his head in
shame if it could know the profitless price
of its own product
$5.00 ones for S3.9S the pair.
4.00 " ? 3.00
3.75 " " 2.00
1.50 " " 1.10
The knife has been upon our entire stock. They must be moved, in order to make,
room for our Spring Stock This famous trading opportunity is not confided to anyone
department. Every stock in the store lends a hand to make this the selling event o
the season.
LISTEN:?We'll give you as long as they last a solid leather boot for $1.25. Less]
than a good shoe will cost you. If you are a prudent buyer this is your opportunity.
BUS
Leading Grocers,
& T?ZEWELL, VIRGINIA. *e~
Evaporated Fruits.
No family table is now complete unless sup?
plied with fruit. We have for our customers a full
line of Evaporated Fruits.
Peaches, Apric&ts, Primes and Apples.
Our Evaporated Apples, when cooked, are
EQUAL TO GREEN FRUIT.
Pickles and Condiments.
At this season of the year many persons need
something to give them a relish for their food, as
well as to gratify the taste. We have a stand?
ard line of Pickles, Sauces, Catsups, and
Mustards. We wish to call especial at?
tention to our
-o: SWEET PICKLE PEACHES :o
in bulk. They are Unequaled in Quality and Resonable in ]
Price. Don't fail to Try Them.
?VI
A Special Price on Cranberries for the re?
mainder of the season. They are not only used for a
healthful and appetizing sauce, but make a most
delicious tart, and with proper recipes can be
used in may ways.
^Corner^
Marion Avenue and Main Street,
T?ZEWELL, - VIRGINIA.
5,Gal,
This famous brand is beyond all
doubt the finest Uye produced at
the price. We guarantee same.
6 full Qts. 4.50 per case.
L. Lazarus_&jCo.
CAlUNUOli
A two year old whiskey made
in the State that bears is name.
Made by old copper still open tire
process.
L. Lazarus & Co.
OLD VaTgLADEZSo
This is a elegant three year old
Maryland Rye pronounced by ex?
perts to be A 1.
L Lazarus & Co.
EOROiAGORN l5o
Two years old, copper stilled by
open fire process.
L Lazarus m Go,
U WHITE RYE S2.
Made in mountains of Virginia.
A pleasant, soft and elegant drink.
, Lazarus and Co.?
APPLE BRANDIES
AT
$1.50, $2, $2.50, $3. & $4.
Beware of Imitated Brands
By other dealer a at supposed '
cut prices.
Your Money lack/
our goods guaranteed.
mm
WRITE FOR RRICES
Lazarus&C'
ihanfas, Va.
i Prompt Attention to Mail Orders.
Thieves threw a hoof and line through
an opeu window of a house at Monterey.
Mexico, and stole the bedclothes under
which the owner of the house was sleeping,
Governor Uooke,of Comiecticut.is being
highly praised by the State press for his re
appointment of six Supreme and Superior
Court Judges whose terms were about to
expire.
Enormous purchases for the pulp mills
will make this year's lumber cut in Maine
larger than ever. The Kennebec"Journal"
says that two mills will buy 1500,000,0 feet
of spruce to grind up.
The recently terribly cold weather has
I closed down almost altogether the work in
the oil fields near Parkersburg, W. Va.,
I throwing thousands of men out of employ?
ment. Every water line in the Hender
shot field, nearly all in the Waverly and
other fields have frozen solid.
FOR RENT.
Several dwelling rooms. Apply to.
C. M. Kijlbv.
2-ll-3t.
Agents Wanted.
The Imperial Publishing Co. want to
secure good agents to work on salary ro
commission. For information call on M.
Johnson Tazewell, Va. t.f.
A PRESCRIPTION NECESSARY.
The Doctor Couldn't Satisfy the Mothu
Without It.
"Whllo It Is true that a physician sees
much of the sadness -which is the lot of
the human race," said. ar^M. D. of this
city, "he also at times aas professional
experiences which are very amusing, J
am reminded of this by a, call I recently
had to the home oi e- <ady who was ej*
joying the society of her first born,
aged four months. I was sent for hur?
riedly and went prepared io treat
any malady incident to childhood. The
mother on my arrival was almost in
hysterics, but striving- to remain calm.
She took mo to the bed, pointed to the
sleeping child, bat said nothing. The
baby appeared to be in excellent health
and resting comfortably. I looked up
to inquire the cause of her alarm and
she whispered: 'Doat you sea it?it's
bead?'
"The child's head appeared to be all
right.
44 4Itfa throbbing," ehe said.
"I could scarcely refrain from smil?
ing', for she evidently felt alarm be?
cause there was a gentle pulse on top of
the child's head, a thing common and
necessary to infant life, I endeavored
to explain that an infant's skull is not
hajd and composed entirely of bone like
that of an adult, but that a portion of it
remains soft to allow for growth and
expansion. She would have none of it.
The child, she imagined, had fid an ac?
cident or was suffering f]f>m some
dreadful disease, I saw that it was use?
less to remonstrate, and said I would
givo her a prescription. It was aqua
puro, one teaspoonful ewxy three
hours, and -I prcsumo she is still giving
it to the child."?Washington Star.

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