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In one of flic turret rooms of l.'eit/.en
berg castle a young girl arrayed in a
fciinple dress and white aprou s:t sew?
ing; industriously. At the sound of foot?
steps she paused in her work: at the
sight of a hussar officer in uniform she
reddened with vexation. Yet (herewan
uothing in Albrccht von I'eitzenberg'i
appearance to annoy her; on the con?
trary, ho was young, very good-looking,
tall and of dignified bearing
"Will you allow me to come in?" he
asked, standing on the threshold.
The girl took up her work again.
"You can come in if you wish." she said,
lie walked across the room. "I have
n proposal to make to you, Ikironcss
Irma. Will you give me your atten?
tion for a little while?"
She looked at him indignantly. She
had a sweet, oval face and deep gray
"I prefer not to listen to you. Count
"I thought that you would say so!"
(there was something like a ring of
triumph in his voice) "but indeed my
proposal is very harmless. I^ct us come
to nn understanding."
There was uncertainty, distrust, in
her pye3.
"Yes," continued the young officer, "1
know that you have every reason to be
offended. You have been most unfairly
"I have been invited to this house
under false pretenses. I came here be?
cause I thought that the visit would
give pleasure to Frau von Wolde, who
fills, or is supposed to fill, the place of
my mother. I am sorry to speak disre?
spectfully of your cousin, but?"
"Not at all. You are perfectly right,
and my relative. Frau von Wolde, is i:;
the plot and has been from the begin?
ning. I know nil about it new. My cid
uncle has just enlightened me. I.as the
heir of rieit^cnborpr castle?you w ill ex?
cuse my mentioning my name first
have received orders to offer my hand
and my debts in marriage to Barcncsr
Irma von Buchow, who. on rtttainin?
her majority, will become possessed of
so large a fortune that she could free
the Keitzenberg estate with a stroke
of her pen. Now. hear mc out; this
lady was to have been kept in ignorance
of the plan, but that her friend and
chaperon could not resist the tempta?
tion of giving her a hint as to how mat?
ters stand after she had become the
guest of the castle. Is this so?"
"Yes." She stood by his side now, ant'
the sunlight just touched the coils o1
her auburn hair. "I have been deceived:
cruelly deceived."
"Under the circumstances, nothing
remains for me but lo give you the op
portunity of expressing your opinion
as to this tyrannous family compact
even more decidedly than yon havedom
nlrecjv. L'araness h:-.2 cf Du?ur>w. will
g Read the article
$ headed "The Three j
? Great Bills in this
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will you consent tO" g.ve me ycUr liam
in marriage?"
"Count Albrccht of lie:t::or>berg. I
thank you for the honor w hich you have
shown me. I will not."
They stood facing each other, and ar
Irma looked at her strange wooer she
raw a faint smile in his eyes. Ilcrow
::rger was beginning to cvnperate; he
s rally was behaving well, considcr.n;
that the Kelzenbergs were renowned
fur their hasty tampers.
"You admit," she said, after a pause
"that I !:::?.:? la-en awkwardly placed."
^ "1 admit that you have been inhes
pilably, abominably treated! I blush
to think that a member of our family
< o..id have dreamed of such a scheme
I :i order to show you how penitent I am.
now that 1 have received my dismissal,
I v. ill immediately leave this house and
rid you of my presence"
"if you do that. Count Albrccht. I
s!::.ii be worse off than ever. You don'1
know your.cousin, Frau von Woide. She
w ill insist upon my remaining here for
1 hree months, as was arranged, she will
reproach me for your absence, she will
argue and make me dislike you more
than ever, if?"
? If possible?"
His goo.! humor was irresistible; she
hurst iuto a merry laugh.
For another half hour the rejected
suitor remained in con\ersation with
the heiress, ;-.::d at the end of that time
they. too. had made a plot. Albrccht
was to remain at the castle he and the
Jtaironess Irma were to pretend to be
on amicable lerras, and the two con?
spirators (the count and the chaperone)
were not to learn until the last day of
the visit expired that their hopes had
?'! will endeavor to make your visit as
lit!!c_:r!.some to you as possible," ex?
plainer! the heir cf Iteitzenberg; "and
we ran I ebave us if there were no en?
mity bet ween us."
"Yes." {and there was still a little
doubl in her voice and manner). "1
think I < an t rust you.*"
"Come." he said, gently, "Daroncss
Inna. is it a truce between us signed and
sealed ?"
He look her hand in his, and, bending
over it, raised her fingers to his lips.
The master of the castle was the first
lo begin hostilities. One day, toward"
the end of the three months* visit, Irma
came it.to the drawing-room to find the
Whole party awaiting her arrival, and in
an instant she perceived that something
was w rong. Frau von Wolde had been
shedding tears, the old count's brow
was clouded w ith anger, and Albrccht?
Irma hardly dared- look at him, so
changed wo3 hi:; aspect. It was too
clear that the tcrmin.-;t.ion of the pleas?
ant companionship of the last few
weeks was to be war.
"My dear llaroness Irma," said the
count, advancing to meet his young
guest with ceremonious politeness, "1
am exceedingly pleased to see you. Your
visit here Las given me great satisfac?
tion. You honored this house with
your presence, with the full consent
of your guardian and my esteemed
cousin, Frau von Wolde. 1 had hoped,
fcbt without grounds, that the friend?
ship between you and my heir was
j-radually ripening into a deeper and
more lasting feeling. The alliance is
i nt w hich must give satisfaction to all
interested in our families. Imagine my
?Jistress on hearing to-day from my
nephew that you have refused his pro?
posal of marriage."
Irma looked) toward Count Albrecht;
something- that she read in his wrath?
ful mien made her hesitate as she an
1 wered: "It is quite true; we are
Jriends, and nothing more."
Tl cannot De, my dear young- way,
1 hat so young a maiden should have
given away her preference without the
consent or knowledge of ber guardian?
Answer me candidly: Arc your af?
fections already engaged?"
The color surged into lrma's cheeks
and left them pale again. She glanced
at Frau von Wolde. There was uo help
for her there. "This is a question which
vou have no right to ask. Count Keitzen
bcrg, and which i refuse to answer, i
must beg you to excuse me."
"Karoness Liuchow is right!" burst
in Albrecht. "She has suffered enough
at our hands already. She shall not be
thwarted in her will. If she honors me
with her friendship, I accept it grate?
fully. Listen to me, my uncle. 1 refuse
to be a party to your scheme."
The forest spread its wide wings even
as far as the castle garden. Irma loved
the green paths and quiet shades, and
here she came with her book the morn?
ing after her interview with the count,
and pretended to rend. But, though
she kept her eyes on the pages, she read
there only Count Albrceht's parting
words?he accepted ber offer of friend?
ship gratefully! Driven to bay, as it
were, in order to save her, that was
what he had said. During the last three
months she had come to understand
something of his uprightness, his high
sense of honor. He would never marry
a w oman?though she were a princes.;
to whom he could not give his love.
"It was my fortune," sighed Irma,
"that made him nearly hate me at first."
Did he hate her now?
She shut her book and wandered still
further into the woods, down a hillside
covered with fern and moss, toward the
stream that ran between high rocks,
chattering and foaming on its way. On
the further side of the stream was a
tract of open country, dotted with
clumps of trees and underwood and
bright with heather. The stepping
stone:; were half covered with water to?
day; the current was running fiercer
than its wont. She bethought herself
of a rustic bridge a few yards further
The bridge hung high in the air, sup?
ported by rough pine stems; it was a
picturesque but a fragile affair. Half
way across Irma put her hand on the
rail?how noisy the stream was!?it
snapped off at her touch, one wooden
plank tottered under her feet, another
fell with a splash into the water below.
She had plenty of courage; she was light
and active. She knew, moreover, that
she could easily leap that formidable
looking gap and gain the bank. She
was about to make the attempt, when
she was stopped by a peremptory shout:
"Gently, gently! Jump from that
projecting stem; it is f.afe!,'
She looked up; on the edge of the
heather-covered rock stood Albrecht
She paused uncertain, half inclined tn
retrace her steps. Tereciving her hesi?
tation, he raised his voice and should
still louder above the clamor of th
rushing water:
"Can you hear me. Baroness Irma?"
She nodded assent.
"Step there?to the left. Do not look
Involuntarily she obeyed. He held
out hisarms. The gulf yawned between
them. He could be of no help.
"The stem w ill bear your weight. Do
not be in too great a hurry."
"Why does he look so grave?" though:
Irma. "Is he still angry?"
"I had better return the way I came.
Count Albrecht. Do not trouble on my
"No; do as I direct you. Vou sec
which is the best place to stand? Drop
your book?it might be in your way?
and jump as far as you can. Now!"
One spring, and Irma was safe c::
the moss and heather, while the plan!
on which she had thought to stand
slipped slowly but sure!y into the foam
ing water. Albrecht held her band?
clasped in his.
"Thank Heaven that you are safe!"
he cried. "Oh, Irma, my Irma, I could
not stop you! I came just too late foi
that. I could only look on in agony
Arc you frightened ? Arc you hurt ?"
"I am not hurt. I did not know that
it was dangerous. I did not, indeed."
She saw him turn pale at the thought
cf her peril,and the tears which she had
not shed for herself fell fast for hisdis
t rcss.
"The bridge should have been de?
stroyed long ago: it .shall be done to?
day. I did not dare to join .you or to
speak to you until you had passed th<
worst. If you had'been killed?ah! 1
cannot bear to think of it?I should
never have known another day's happi?
ness, and it would have been my fault
mine! How could I let you wander
about alone when I was longing to b<
with you? My Irma, my best beloved!
Thank Heaven that I have yon safe at
last. Surely we have played at betas
friends and enemies long enough! Look
at me and say that you love me!"
When he had made her an offer oi
marriage three long months ago k!k
had been ready with her refusal. Now.
w hen her whole heart was his, she could
find no words amid ber tears except:
"I love you! I love you!"
It was enough for him. "My bride,
my wife!" he said, and held her in his
m ins.
The green ferlis rustled and whis?
pered, the beeches tossed their bougln
in the sunlight, the red squirrels played
in the oak trees, the whole wood was
fu'l of life and joy at that moment
when the lovers plighted their troth.
W'iman at Home.
Some Simple Remedies to Ward O.T
the Disease?
Outbreaks of this dread disease arc
becoming so common that it might be
well to sound a note of warning to t hose
, careful persons who are willing to take
the risk of death rather than destroy ar?
ticles which have been used in the sick?
A few weeks ago, a woman living in
the suburbs of New York had occasion
ito take from her store closet a comfort?
able that had been used upon the bed
when one of her children had an attack
cf diphtheria last year. It was a mild
case, and when the child recovered the
mother seemed not to realize that there
was need of very thorough fumigation
and clearing out. She put the comfort?
able out on the clothesline, and after
it had been out for a week she brought
it in and put it away, saying that she
thought it would be all right after a
week's airing. When the cold weather
made the use of the comfortable neces?
sary, she put it upon the bed of one of
the children, and a week later there
was a well-developed case of diphtheria
in the house.
Another case was traceable to the rise
of a piece of red flannel which had been
used about a diphtlierial patient. The
flnanel had been thoroughly washed
and put away. The following season
I one of the members of the household
found the flannel, and, having need for
some strips, tore it up and used a por?
tion as a wrapping. A most malignant
case of this dread disease, followed by
the death of the sufferer, was the re?
A lad died of the same malady. He
was JJjeson ^tajaxaihiin.mo derate cir
cumsTahces, a fid lind just''^Vome f.ho
proud possessor of a vnry handsome
overcoat. It was late in the winter when
he died, and the. coat was packed away
with his other belongings. In the fall
the mother decided to present the coat
to the son of a neighbor who had been
one of the lad's favorite playmates. Ten
days after the first wearing of the coat
the boy was dead from diphtheria. In?
stances of this sort might be related by
scores to show the danger of putting
away garments that have been worn by
the victims of this disease. However
much one may dislike to do it. there is
no alternative other than to destroy all
garments that may carry contagion,
and more than likely cause an outbreak
of the trouble long after nil fears have
been allayed.
It has been suggested that upon the
first appearance of diphtheria in a com?
munity the children be allowed to in?
dulge freely in pineapple. This fruit
is said to contain an acid that is fatal
to the germs of the disease, and fre?
quent partaking of it may ward off
trouble or cure light attacks without
other treatment. Indeed, pineapple has
been employed with most beneficial re?
sults iu cases where all ordinary rente
dies had proved unavailing.
At any stage of the illness give tin
patient all of the juice that cart be taken
with a relish. If fresh fruit cannot be
obtained, the best quality of canned
pineapple may l>e used. Tt is nr?:
thought to be quite OS good as the .raw
fresh pineapple, but answers the pur
l>ose very well, and has cured a nurobci
c f cases that refused to yield to regula:
remedies.?X. Y. Ledger.
.V Tnllor explains How Clothes Mast
l!<* Unit( t:> Dc In Style.
The taiior stood the man up on tin
block and then stood off across tin
loom to study tho coat from a litih
distance. After two or three minute;
of reflective observation he shook hi:
la ad and took a look at it fiom anotht i
direction. Then he came closer, pulhv
it down a little here, puffed it upa lit13?
there, and shook his head again.
"What idiot made that coat?" hi
asked, at length.
"Don'tyou like it?" returned the mat
on the block, very naturally offended ?'
the question. *
The tailor shrugged his shoulders ex
"Oh, if the man makes no pretence o'
doing fashionable work," he .'aid, "it
will pass.
"Hut what's the matter with it ?" de
manded the man on the block.
"Everything," replied the tailor
"There is the collar, for instance."
"Collar!" roared the man on the block
"Why, that lies around my neck as snug
and even as anyone could wish."
"Xo doubt," answered the tailor
'"Then if you will turn to the glass yot
can see the. absurdity of the back."
After a careful inspection the man on
the block announced tiho4 it looked tc
him as smooth as a board.
"There isn't a wrinkle in it," he said.
"Very likely," responded the tailor
"And then," lie added, "there is the
crowning absurdity of the body of the
coat and the way it hangs when but?
"It's perfectly comfortable, not too
loose and doesn't wrinkle," protested
the man on the block.
"That is apparent to anyone," ad
mit ted the tailor.
"Then what's the matter with it?"
"Why, principally just.the points that
I have enumerated," said Ike tailor. "Tc
put it more briefly and in a little plainer
language. I might say that, from the
standpoint of the present fashions, the
fault lies in the fact that it fits. What
you need if you are going into society
Is a coat that has been fitted to an open
umbrella and that won't touch you any?
where except on the shoulders. If it
looks well on you. you may put it down
ut once as decidedly out of date."?Chi
cago Post.
Some Sluirt) Shots tit Weak Si>otn of
Everybody has some signs that never
A man never gets too old to cnjr.y a
love story.
Some people are proud because they
have some rich relations.
It is astonishing iiow much some men
talk to impart just a little information.
A fellow can't help having a little
respect for a man who beats him play?
ing cards.
A man for whom everybody should
feel sorry, is the man who can never
see a joke.
It flatters a man to tell him he made
a shrewd bargain, even if it was a little
A widower can't even look at an un?
married woman without the whole
town talking- about it.
The man who runs upstairs two steps
nt a time, is not necessarily the one who
has the most to do.
We have never been able to under?
stand why some people want to wear
.??pectacles and always look over the ton
of them.
People talk about "combinations of
colors" in pictures, when they don't
know an oil painting from a blotch of
kerosene.?A. P. Miller, in Washington
(la.) Democrat....
~rne C!:a::jcc.
Inquiring Tourist (in Oklahoma)?I
suppose that, with the coming of east?
ern people, the manners and customs
of this region are gradually growing
more like those of older and more con?
servative communities?
Alkali Ike?Yes; f'rinstance, it has
already got so that it haint no longer
considered good form to propose to a
widow at her husband's funeral, no
matter how pretty she is.?X. Y. Jour?
The Cnmmlnsvillc Snare.
It was rather surprising' to hear one
of his age asking a question about
women instead of making an assertion,
but the youngest neophyte inquired:
"Why is it a beautiful woman never is
"In all probability," replied the Cum
minsville sage, "she is; but when a
man gets in the presence of a beauti?
ful woman he never has sense enough
left to know whether she is intellectual
or not."?Cincinnati Enquirer.
They Impressed Iflic.
Mr. XT. Thoozer (soliloquizing)?
Blinks, blues, derks, shallums, ploeks,
zuzzies, freems, joojoos, rupti?
Mrs. Thoozer?What on earth are you
talking abont, Edward?
Thoozer?Oh, nothing. I was yust
trying to remember some words I saw
In a bicycle catalogue to-day that I had
never met with before.?X. Y. Journal.
She?Tf you were to find that I had
lost all my fortune?every penny of it?
would j'ou hesitate to carry out our en?
He--I would hesitate at nothing.?
-Iridiauupolls Journal.
Dyeing and Cleaning
Alice Johnson is prepared for cleaniug
and dyeing all kinds of ladies and gentle?
men's garments. You will find her shop
in the Belew property, Main Street, Taze
well, Va. Satisfaction guaranteed.
well, Va. Practice In the courts of Tazewell
county und in the Court of Appeals at Wytlieville,
Vu. Particular attention paid to the collection oi
well. Va. Practice in the courts of Taxcwell
county, Court of Appeals tit Wythevillc mid the
federal courts at Abingdon. C. J. Harns, John T.
LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the court*
of Tazewell county and Court of Aj>[>eals at
Wytlieville. J. W. Chapman, A. P. Qillespie.
i Tazewell. Va. Practice in the courts ol Taze?
well county. P. M. it. Coaling will continue his
practice In-all the courts of Buchanan county. J.
il Pulton, Wytlieville, Va. s. If. B. Couling,
Tazewell, Ya.
Ya Prr?.?.;.?.'. n Hie courts of Tazewell ami ad
oinihi; counties. (Ulice-Stras huilding. Edgar
L. Gieever. Jtarns Glllespie.
Tazewell, Ya. Practices in the courtsJ>f Tase
trail and adjoining counties and in the Supreme
Court of Appeals at WytbevUle. Partieula, at?
tention paid to the collection oi claims. Dllicc
tras building
i well. Va. Will practice in the courts of Tazc
>\ell county and the Court of Appeals at W ytlie?
ville. Collecting a specialty.
Oftlce in building near Court House. R. R.
Deary, s. C Graham, lt. \V. Stau.
Ji Ya. Land lilies in McDowell and Logan coun?
ties, West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Statt
Tazewell, Ya. Will practice lu the courts ol
razewell and adjoining counties. Particular at?
tention paid to the collection of claims. Office in
-tras building,
i lands. Ya. Practices in the courts of Tazc
acII and adjoining counties. Prompt attention
paid to tile collection of claims.
All Kinds of Fine^
We Guarantee All
Our Work To Be
Strictly First-Class.
Up S-uirs in Stras Buildine
HAVINC; moved our shop from the old
stand to Main street, we are better
spared than ever to do all kinds oi
IJLACKSMITHING in the best style and
:it short notice. We make our own shoes
and put them on for 80 cents per round.
Other work equally low.
Wason ami Bnggy Repairing a Specialty.
We do work on time for responsible
parties. Good country produce taken at
market prices. Tlianking you for past
favors, and soliciting a share of your future
patronage, we remain
Yours for business.
(dsc?-ly) Cedar Bluff, Va.
"mrs jennie" lewis,"
(Keeidence?West End)
Milliner and
Perfect lit guaranteed in every case and
terms very reasonable.
i ^Western
Scb 'vule in Effect
NOVEMBER !3th, 1896.
Lot) p. m. daily and 4.13 p. m. daily ex
cept Sunday.
11.40 a. m. daily and S.51 a. m. daily ex
i-ept Sunday.
North ai\d East.
Pullman Vestibuled Coaches,
Sleeping and Dining Cars.
see that vorn TicKirrs i:ead over the
Write for Kates, Maps, Time-Tables
Descriptive Pamphlets to any Station
Agent, or to
w. b. Bsvnx, Allen Holl, m. f. Br.Acc,
(icn'l Pass. Agt. Div. Pass. Agt.
Will resj)ond to all calls, day or night?
[ by telegram or otherwise. (aug27
E. H. Witten. J. H. HiHurrrs.
Tazewell, Virginia.
Practices in the Courts of Tazewell and adjoia
ng counties. Office in the M ay Building,
Physician and Surgeon
Has located at Liberty Hill (Knob), Va
at which place he can be found at ad
times except when absent cn professional
Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Quart 0*11011
Gibson's Pure Bye.$1.25 $5.00
Finch Golden Wedding. 1.25 5.00
Guckenbeimer Old Rye. 1.25 5.00
Goodman's Private Stock (1800). 1.15 4.60
Belle of Nelson. 1.00 4.00
Springdale Pure Rye. 1.00 3.75
Baker's Pure Pye. 1.00 3.50
Duilbvs Malt Whisky. 1.00 -
Old Time Kentucky Rye. 80 3.20
White Mills Old Bombon. 75 2.70
Old Virginia Glades Pure Rye. 75 2.50
Honeymoon Pure Kentucky Pye. 6C 2.20
Imperial Cabinet. 50 2.00
Commercial Rye. 1.5b
White Pye (4 years old). 2.70
Per Gallon.
White Pye.$1.50 and 2.00
North Carolina Corn Whisky. 1.50 and 2.20
Purest Alcohol for Druggists. 3.00
Per Bot
Apple (old country-made). 50
Peach (Virginia-made). 75
California Peach. POO
Blackberry Brandy. 50
Distilled Blackberry Brandy. 1.25
(linger Brandy. 50
K?mmel. 75
Peach and Honey. 50
Pock and Pye. 50
Old Tom.
Booth & Co.'s Old Tom. 1.00
G. H. Mumm & Co.'s Extra Dry.$3.20
Piper Heidsiek, Grand Sec. 3.25
Gold Seal.
Any of the above brands in cases of any size.
Strict attention paid to mail orders.
Per Gallon.
$1.50 to 3.50
1.50 to 2.25
1.50 to 2.00
2.50 to.3.85
1.50 to 2.00
1.50 to 2.00
2.00 to 3.00
Mrs. K. Davis, of Tonstalls Station, Va.,
writes: "I suffered greatly for two months
with pain in my back, and was annoyed
with headache and neuralgia; in fact, I
thought I would never get well. I saw
Lightning II<>t Drop? advertised, tried it,
and was cured by one bottle. I recom?
mend it to all.?For sale by Tazewell
Drug Co.
Mr. William Grose, of Lush, Ky., Bays:
"My wife had suffered for about 40 years
with a severe cough and had been given
up to die several times by the best doc?
tors, lately, I resorted to-lightning
Cough Drops, and this medicine affected
a complete cure. She in now again able to
do her daily work and enjoy health."?
F ?? sale by Tazewell Drug Co.
By virtue of a deed of trust executed by
W. A Wbitlcy and Cosby Whitley, his
wife, to .1. Taylor EUyson and Geo. W. St.
Ulair, trustees of Old Dominion Building
and Loan Association, on the 17th day of
September, 1895, of record in the clerk's
office of the County Court of Tazewell
County, in deed book 38, pages 174-5; de?
fault having been made by said Win.
Whitley to comply with the terms of con?
tract with said association and terms of
deed of trust, by direction of board of di?
rectors to us, we will sell on Saturday,
APRIL 24, 1S'J7,
at front door of court house of said county,
at 1 o'clock p. m , all that certain house
and lot situate in the town of Pocabontas,
Tazewell County, Virginia, being the north?
east corner of a portion of lot No. 1, East
St. Clair Street, fronting 25 feet on Church
Street and bounded on south by said street,
and fronting on Center Street 50 feet and
bounded <_.n wesl by said street, and on
north by property of Tompkins, and on
east by property of D. Prince.
Terms: Cash sufficient to pay expenses
of executing trust, and amount due from
said Whitley to said association, (at this
date being $1,410.50), balance on a credit
of G, 12 and IS months.
Geo. W. Sr. Clair,
J. Taylob Ellyson,
March 23, 1S97. Trustees.
Sale ot above mentioned property con?
tinued until 22d May, LSS7, and tobe sold
on the premises at Pocabontas, Va.
Geo. W. St. Clair.
J. Taylob Eli.vson.
"TVlSSOLl'TION?Notice is hereby given
-'-'that the partnership heretofore existing
between W. J. Higginbotham and T. A.
GiHespie in the milling business carried
on nt (Jeilar Bluff, Tarewell County, Ya.,
is this day dissolved by mutual consent,
T.A.Gillespie retiring.and will be succeeded
by J. II. Kirby an experience.d and prac?
tical miller. The style of the linn will here?
after be known as that of Higginbotham &
Kirby,who respectfully solicit the patron?
age of the public. All accounts due the old
firm will be collected by W. J. Higgin?
botham. Very Truly
Higginbotham & Gillespie.
We, the undersigned, successors to the
firm of Higginbotham & Gillespie in the
milling business,at Cedar Bluff.in Tazewell
County, Ya., having first class facilities for
manufacturing the liest quality of Roller
Flour of all grades, Corn Meal, Chop and
mill feed, respectfully solicit the pat?
ronage of the public, believing that we
can give as good satisfaction and do as
goad work as any mill in the State as to
quality and quantity. (.Jive us a call.
Very Respectfully
W. j. Higginbotham.
J. IL Kirby.
I have for sale three
Poland-China boar pigs;
farrowed Oct. 29, '96.
These pigs arc thorough?
bred, and pedigree fur?
nished with each sale.
Write for prices.
Ttizuwc-ll, Va.
Central ?}iotel,
(Near Courthouse Square)
SURFACE & WHITE, - - Proprietors.
Livery Stable attached. Good Sample
Rooms. Table fare the best. Nice Bed?
rooms, etc.
Sip and Carriage tainting a Specialty.
Perfect fit guaranteed in every instance.
Prices reasonable.
Wanted-An Idea SSS \
Protect vour Ideas; they may bring you wealth.
Write J?HN WEDDERBUIlN & CO., Patent Attor?
neys, Washington, D. C, for tbelr $1.800 prize offer
and sew list ol one thousand Inventions wanted.
Represent the following old reliable Fire Companies :
Liverpool endL ondon ami Globe,
Royal Insurance Company of Liverpool,
Hartford Fire Insurance Company,
New Vorl: Underwriters' Agency,
Home Insurance Company of New York, United States Insurance Co. of N. Y.
North British and Mercantile.
Aetna Insurance Co. of Hartford.
Georgia Home Ins. Co. of Columbus, Ga.
Virginia Kite and Marine Insurance Co.
Virginia State Insurance Company,
Petersburg Savings and Insurance Co.
Mutual Life of New York,
Travelers' Ins. Co. of Hartford Conn.
American Security Company of N. Y.
Lloyd's Plate Glass Company of N. Y.
Policies written by them insure protection, indemnity and security
to their holders. Losses paid in Southwest Virginia over $.'>5,000.00,
every dollar of which was paid without law-suit or controversy. octl
Ifycu^ant SNAKES
If you desire sweet repose ;uid delightful Blomberg try mine. 1 have TEX THOU?
SAND GALLON'S in stock and will guarant e every gallon to be strictly pure.
. . . Newport (Giles Co.), Virginia.
Distiller and dealer in liest homemade pu e copper-distilled
SOUR MASH?This ????tebrated whisky is distilled only by me and will be deliv?
ered at Railroad .Station ; t $2.00 per gallo l. Pure Corn Sour Mash Whisky at $1.30
per gallon by the barrel, 100 proof. Wa ranted pure goods. All orders promptly
(Residence - West Main Street.)
Tlianking her numerous patrons for their past support,
she hopes to merit a continuance of the same by good work at
reasonable prices. Prompters my motto.
in the Quality and the amount of light produced -%
by an old fashioned TALLOW DIP =^7*'
is not more marked than is the difference in appear
^ance, in .style and quality of the Wearing- f
r?j Apparel made by Jff
5VS. BORN & CO.,
and the work of the mass of Tailors. ???? '^nV^>
The Suits and Overcoats of the former are ' ' ' ' -
fine productions of Tailoring Art.
We Guarantee to fit and pleaso you and save you money.
300 CHOICE NEW PATTERNS to select from.
Z*9*? Which Saves you 4 Birr Profits.
The Commission Houss, The Wholesaler. The Jobber and Store Keeper.
1 r Great Bor^ini
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Bay's ?denis Suits, Sizes 3 to 15,
* i: -.: :i t\ tra pair of pants, ?2.9S *
'I here S ae GUAKAN1 EKD to be nude from imported
? ? . .?:. ia ::U?.k. Blue, Orey, and Brown, in sizes from
* . , yvMs of ?Je. Made tp double-breasted, with S.iilor
>? ir fancy embroidered?lined with f ist Black Abort
* I! ?'.-.??? ? ^ <j i atent Waist Bands. Trimming arid Werk*
> ;r.e very best Same btSizes for tges u to 15 year*,
ilhoJ Sail, r Collar. See Pattern's Bolow.
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p a y?i ;3ACK SUIT; fi ;
Guaranteed to oe made from A!! V*
fancy Brown. Cray. Li.;.x. . r Clue
Worsted Corded Cheviot, male >> >..?i
Style, lined with Imported b'arrc.-r SaMi,
tnnmied and limsheJ in the L-c? . ittlOPi
Tailor manner. You caonot d : ? e in
you.' town (or Sift 00. bi?:. j; i J
The same goods made for Yotflh"!
to i3, in I .in? I'ants. Coat ar..t %
To All Whom it Maij Concern:
All persona are hereby notified and
warned not to trespass upon nor cut nor
cause to he cut or removed, nor dispose of
any timber or mineral, from within the
survey or boundary line of a certain tract
of land, containing one hundred and fifty
thousand (150,ooo) acres, lying principally
in the county of McDowell, state of West
Virginia and" portions thereof in Tazewell
and Buchanan counties, Virginia, and
Wyoming county, West Virginia, and
known as Robert Pollard Grant and lat?
ent of M uch 20th, 1705, and otherwise
known as "The laeger Tract," and D. H.
Barman resurvey of 1871-72, and late sur?
vey made by A. P. Sinnett, U. S. Survey?
or, in 1891-92, by order of the U. S. Court
at Charleston, West Virginia, and de?
scribed in said patent and resurvey as
I follows:
Beginning at "a locust and chestnuts,
on the top of a ridge, between Abbs Val?
ley and Laurel, creek, a branch of the
31uestone, "in sight of Jonathan Smith's,
Esq.," Tazewell county Virginia; thence
north 2o degrees, west 530 poles to"three
red oaks," crossing Laurel cresk at 280
poles, the Tazewell and Wyoming road at
at 36o poles the state line into McDowell
county, West Virginia, at 38o pole? thence
to corner at 53o poles, thence north 15 de?
grees, and 28o poles to "three white oaks
and a maple," along the Henry Milani
ridge, crossing the road to said Milim's
several times, to the corner at 2So poles. }
Thence north Z4 degrees, west 380 poles
to "two maples, Spanish oak and hickory
by a path;" along the north side of the
Jump Spurr, crossing the Jump branch at
360 poles, to the corner, "by a path," at
380 poles.
Thence north lo degrees, east2,960 poles
to "three white oaks and poplar." crossing
the dividing ridge the North Fork of Tug
at 1,050; Mill Creek, at 1,100. the South
Fork of Elkhorn at 2,142 poles, crossing
the Ohio river extension of the Norfolk
and Western Railroad near the upper end
of the Huston coal and coke works, just
below the "Elkhorn," station crossing the
ridge between the South and North Forks
of Elkhorn at 2,820, and the North Fork
of Elkhorn at 2,960 poles, to the corner,
"on the northeast side of the same." (04
poles above the mouth of Buzzard creek
on Elkhorn).
Thence north lo degrees, west SSo poles
to a "poplar and maple," crossing a branch
at 220, another al 34o poles Buzzard creek
and mouth of Big Branch at 584 poles 077
poles above the mouth of Buzzard creek
ton Elkhorn.) And several branches to the
corner at .SSO poles.
Thence north So degrees, west 1,840
poles to "a white oak and maple, crossing
the ridge between Elkhorn and Guy
andotte waters (being the county line
between Wyoming and McDowell,) and
the bead oi Burke s Creek at 2oo poles
^JSli poles above the mouth of Burke's
creek on the Elkhorn,) along the northeast
side of said ridge, in the county of Wy?
oming, to top of same, and county line,
crossing into McDowell county again at
860 poles crossing a fork of Bottom creek
at l,o3o, another 1,432 poles, crossing the
ridge between Laurel and Brown's creeks
at 1,68o poles, thence to the corner, head
of Brown's creek at 1.840.
Thence South 75 degrees, westl,92o poles
to "a walnut, bicory and poplar." crossing
a Branch at 156, another at 4-10 poles,
crossing Brown's creek at 703 poles,
to top of the Indian Ridge, crossing the
Tazewell and Wyoming road at 989,
Fletcher Branch 1.128 and LlOo poles,
Lower Shannon Branch 1,086 poles, thence
l,92o poles, to the corner, on Tug River,
below "Peter Rock" four miles below,
Welsh, the county seat of of McDoweh
Thence south 25 degrees, west 1,360
poles to "two poplars, a walnut and sugar
tree," crossing Tug river, and Lick creek at
04, a branch of Tug at 24o and 420, anoth?
er 500 poles, a branch of Spice creek at
020, and path on same at 800. and Spice
creek at S98 poles, Badway branch at 1,080
ami Mudhole i,2oo poles, down
Mudbole branch, to the corner on Clear
Fork (below the old "Bartley Rose
place,"; at l,36o poles
Thence south 53 degrees, west 2
poles to "three white oaks," crossing
Bear branch at 120, Big branch at 410,
the ridge and head spring of Bartley creek
at 7oo poles, Muley Fork of Bartley at
l,21o the road Fork at 1,430, Bartley
creek, l,4oo, dry Fork at 1,580, (2 miles
below Perryville,) Slate creek at 2,120,
Yates branch at 2,2oo, Little Mountain
and Paddle Fork at 2,3So, John Hagea
man's at 2,4oo poles, thence to the cor?
ner, on a brancli of Bradshaw, at 2,500,
Thence south 37 irgrees, east 3,Goopoles
to station and pointer (near the head of
the Beach Fork) crossing Laurel Fork of
Slate at 46o. Mudlick at 00 poles and the
north side of the ridge between Slate and
Dismal creeks, waters of Louisa Fork ot
Sandy, crossing the county, and State
line into Buchanan county Va., at 480
poles, through Buchanan to the county
line at 92o poles, thence along the ridge
touching the county line again at 1,340
poles along the edge' of Tazewell county,
Virginia, to county line at 2,o44 poles
thence along through Tazewell county,
Virginia, crossing Forks of Indian, waters
of Clinch river at 2.400, and 2,560, a branch
of said Forks at 2,74o and 2,S4o poles,
Belcher's Ridge at 2,SSo poles, and crossing
Beech Fork at 3,410, the left handfork or
Beech Fork and road at 3,585 poles, to
station and pointers at 3,0oo poles, near
the head of Beech Fork in Tazewell
county Virginia.
The'nce north 64 degrees, east 4,000
poles to the beginning, crossing the Dry
Fork at 582 (one mile below Captain David
G. Savers,) Dick's creek at "94, Dalton
Branch at 1,540, head of Jacobs Fork at
1,850 state line at 1,942, Horsepen creek at
1,952, right hand fork of Horsepen at
2,570. Old Camp branch at 2,800, head of
Horsepe-n at 3,324 poles, the county line
and ridge between the waters of Tug river
and Horsepen at3,418,TazewellC. IL ane
Wyoming road at 3.S40 poles, thence tc
to the beginning corner at 4,000 poles.
The following are the principal streams
and branches embraced within the boun?
dary lines of said tract.
The Dry Fork, Tug river (and head
spring of.-'ame) and the Elkhorn, with
their tributaries for over 20 odd miles. The
Clear Fork of 'J ug river for over three
miles, Laurel Creek, Indian Creek, Buz?
zard, Bottom, Sand Lick, Mill, Spice,
Brown's and Little Indian creek; Keewe,
Volls Big War, Farrenshe, Rockhouse,
Horsepen, Cucumber ami Big creeks, with
their numerous tributaries; Clark's branch.
Bulk's, Dam's, Sugar Camp, Upper and
Lower Shannon branches, Fletcher Jeds,
Grape, Rocknarrow, Atkin. Turnhole,
Harman's Leslie's Dock, Huncs, Laurel,
Kiah's Dalton, Old Camp, Cold, Lick, Mile
and Jump branches, Beech Fork and
Jacob's Fork, with their tributaries, beinij
all embraced within the lines of said patent
and survey.
And any person or persons, so tresspass
ing, cutting or removing timber or
minerals, from any portion, not spec
ially by the undersigned wholly re?
leased and accepted, within said survey
will be prosecuted to the full extent of the
Speculators in walnut and other valuable
trees, and in coal and timber land options
on same within my survey and patents
will avoid loss trouble and expenee by being
governed accordingly.
Wm. G. W. Iaegeb.
Fancy Mantels,
Tile Hearths and Facings
Artistically Arrangea n Complimentary
Perfect satisfaction guaranteed. Write
for samples and references.
La* isox io. Graham, ?a,

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