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That snake is dead. She was restless hut in cheerful hope awaited his return. Mr. J. H. Kirby attended the Confer? ence on Sunday in the Cove. Misses Carper and Brown, who have l?een visiting Miss Maria Laird returned to Graham on Sunday. Rev Mac Williams preached for us on Sunday at 11 o'clock and at night. Mr. Williams is consecrated to his work. May God be with you brother The Sunday School at Wingets Chapel is still thriving, and we hope those who are active in the work wi 11 continue to serve the Master in that way. The meeting at brother Shawvers last Saturday night was conducted by Rev.D.A. Gaines. Rev. L. O. Adams has returned from District Conference, where he had been for the past week. Capt. P. Browning was in our town to? day with a load of the golden grain to be ground. Where is "Charley Ross?" Our sport, Mr. W. H. White left thiB evening, and has not been heard from. He was last seen going toward the depot. That's right, keep her in good heart old boy. Mr. Anthony Christian was in. town to? day on business. Appointments for preaching by Kev. W. A. Gaines, of I>ebanon, Va., was announced some day ago as follows: Wingets Chapel. Friday at noon and at this place at night, August 6th- Bro Gain es arrived by Thurs? day's east bound train, attended the cot? tage prayer meeting at the home of brother Repass and spent the night with Joseph White. On Friday morning your corres? pondent accompanied him to the Chapel. In spite of the constant rain a good con? gregation assembled. The minister gave us an earnest sermon from Mark, 10:30. Returned to the Bluffin the afternoon. We went at the hour for night serv ice to the Methodist church where a good congre? gation met in spite of the rain and mud. Sro Gaines selected his text from Titus, 2:11. The sermon made a profound im? pression. Rei-okter. August 10th 1897. What Tommy Said. Uncle John?Well, what do you mean to be when you get to be a man? Little Tommy (promptly)?A doctor.like pa Uncle John (quizically)?Indeed; and which do you intend to be, an allopath or a homieopath? Little Tommy?I don't know- what them awful big words mean, Uncle John; but that don't make no difference.'cause I ain't goin' to be either of'em. I'm ju?t goin' to be a family doctor an' give all my patient* Hood's Harsaparilla, 'cause my pa says that if he is a doctor, he's 'bliged to own up that Hood's Sarsaparilla is the best fam? ily medicine he ever saw in his life. Senator McEnery at Home. Senator McKnery delivered a speech before the Choctaw Club of New Orleans Wednesday night, explaining his poeition on the tariff question and his vote on the Dingley bill. Mr. McEnery was the only Democratic Senator who voted for the Dingley bill, and his course, he told his constituents, was dictated by two reasons: (1) The bill carried substantial protection to the inter? ests of the whole country, the South's in UreBts along with others. He considered that the South's present interests needed protection. The South as a huge plantation had no stake in protection. But that day had passed, and now when ner manufac? turing and mineral interests were to be considered, their development could only be secured by the means that had proved successfull elsewhere. (2) What he was asking and assisting in obtaining for his section he was willing to vote to bestow upon other sections. The sugar interesL of Louisiana had no greater claim upon the consideration of the protection senti? ment of Congress than had the different interests of other States represented in that body. Mr. McEnery's reference to the Sugar Trust was that the fight that the Trust made in the Senate and the defeat to which, in the end, the Trust was obliged to go. He praised the sugar schedule prepared by the House, and declared that it eliminated all trusts inilueuces, which had been so potent in the previous Con? gress and had been able to dictate the the sugar schedule of the Wilson bill. Of the amendments offered by the Democrats, to restore the ad valorem duties of the Wilson bill, Mr. McEnery pointed out that "it received the support of the opponents of the bill and the Sugar Trust, for no bet? ter schedule could have been asked by the Trust. It was the schedule which it dic? tated, and the one under which it so rapidly progressed to power and influence. ?Wash. (D. C.) Star. The Change the People Got in 1894. Boston Journal, Rep]. The people voted for change. They got it. Even before the Gorman-Wilson mon? strosity went into effect prices began to go j down. The cost of living was cheapened. Nobody has denied that?no body will deny it. But?and here is the vital fact which very soon made the people j excediDgly weary of their "change" ?wages began to drop even before j prices did. Tbey fell faster and they fell [ farther. Of what advantage is the re? duction in price of, say, foreign woolens from $2 to $1.75 per yard to the machanic whose daily pay has been sliced down from $2 to $1.50?or, may be, cutoff altogether? What gain is it to the working woman if 12} cents is snipped off the cost of foreign eillu, when at the same time her wages are | reduced 25 per cent., or she is dismissed because of a "falling off in business?" AT OUR STORE You suit yourself in style. We guarantee the quality, and the price takes care of HARRISSON & GILLESPIE BROS. Read our ad in this and every other issue of this paper. To Care Constipation Forever. Take Cascarets CandyCathartlc. 10cor?5c. If C. C C. fall to care, druggists refund money. Florida Wants to Be in the Swim. There is no doubt of decided improve? ment in business ami an increase of capital seeking investment. In Florida we must do our best to get our share. No State in the Union offers advantages to capital superior to those offered by Florida; but capital is sought?it rarely seeks?and the success of our State depends much more on the energy of its people than (?x the advantages that nature has eo generously bestowed.?Jacksonville Times-Union. Ex-Senator Sanders.of Montana,who has reached Washington, repeats the general testimony that there are signs of business revival throughout the West, and that, while the active improvement is not great as yet, the stronger hopefullness is very manifest. Mr. Sanders' view of the sit? uation is conservative. In fact, he might have made it 8tiil more sanguine without risk of getting himself classed with the ad? vance agents of Prosperity; but Iiis words lose nothing in value from their mod? eration, and they will add to the tonic eflect now being imparted to the bueines system by the favorable reports of business better? ment from so many different quarters? Philadelphia Record, (Dem). GENERAL NEWS. The British Government has informed the American bimetallic commission that it will probably reply to the proposals of the commission on behalf of the United Slates in October. Senator Wolcott has received a reply from Sir Michael Hicks Beach, chancellor of the exchequer, in which he expressed a fear that the British government was not yet in a position to reply to the proposals of the envoys of the United States and the French ambassador cn the question of an inter? national agreeuient. Secretary of the Interior Cornelius N. Bliss is spoken of as the Republican can? didate for Mayor of Greater New York. When he entered the Cabinet he told the President he would serve throughout the Administration. His candidacy,therefore, depends upon President McKinley. Dr. Otto Nordenskiold, the Artie explorer, in an interview at Vienna, ex? pressed the opinion that Her Andrec has landed on the North Asiatic corner of the American coast. PERSONAL NOTES. J. L. Johnson, of Chicago, recently bought at auction for #3750, the bed upon which "Bonnie Prince Charlie" used to sleep. The old relic is now on its way to Chicago. Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, who is one of the best athletes in public life, recently made a record of 82 fish and 67 woodcock in one day's sport near Skanee Station, Mich. Rev. Dwight L. Moody has denied the report recently circulated throughout New England to the effect that he intended to give up evangelical work to be succeeded by Rev. William Patterson, of Toronto. Mrs. Ballington Booth recently addressed the convicts at Joliet, III., and told of the work of the Salvation Army. At the con? clusion of her address nearly 300 convicts rose and signified a wish to be enrolled as members of the army. The Rev. Dr. Brewster will be consecra? ted as bishop coadjutor in Trinity church, New Haven, on the same day that the centenary of the consecration of Dr. Jarvis, second bishop of Connecticut, is celebrated. The date has not yet been decided upon. Senator Hawley, who was instrumental in securing for the city of Hartford the fig? urehead of the old battleship Hartford, suggests placing the old trophy in the State House, near the ancient Charter, the old flags and the statuesof Buckingham, Hale, Knowlton and Putnam. ODDS AND ENDS. There are 25G railway stations within a six-mile radius of St. Paul's Cathedral, Ixmdon, while within a twenty-mile radius there are nearly 400. The British can now send a closed letter to any part of the British Isles for 1 penny, provided it does not weigh more than one quarter ounce. The surviving members of the Virginia secession convention, are to write out their recollections of its sessions at the request of the Virginia Historical Society. A naturalist fays he has seen in New York on the hats of women the feathers of 173 different kinds of wild birds, including forty species, of which thirty-two are pro? tected by law under a fine of $25. An advertisement in an English paper reads: "Wanted, place as house parlor maid, 24; good waiting and needlework; neat; no fringe; abstainer." The "no fringe" means that the maid is not a wearer of curled bangs. The snuff used by the Pope is made in America. This particular snuff goes direct from Baltimore to the Vatican. It is the highest priced snuff in the world, and its value is increased several times above the original cost after the customs duties have been paid to the Italiau government. "Let me give you a pointer," said M. F. I Gregg.a popular conductor on the Missouri j Pacific railroad. "Doyouknow that Cham? berlain's Colic.Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem? edy cures you when you have the stomach ache? Well, it does." And after giving this friendly bit of advice, the jolly conductor passed on down the aisle. It is a fact that thousands of railroad and traveling men never take a trip without a bottle of this remedy, which is the best cure for bowel disorders in the world. 25 and 50 cent bot? tles for sale by J. E. Jackson, Druggist. Everybody Says So. Cascarets Candy Cathartic, the most won? derful medical discovery of the age, pleas? ant and refreshing to the taste, act gently and positively on kidneys, liver and bowels cleansing the entire system, dispel colds, cure headache, fever, habitual ccustipatioD and biliousness. Please buy and try a box of C. C. C. to-day; 10,25, 50 cents. Sold and guaranteed to cure by all druggists. Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Tour life An?y. To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag netlc. full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To Bac, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men strong. Ail druggists, 60c or 11. Cure guaran? teed. Booklet and sample free. Address Sterling Remedy Ca, Chicago or New York Educate Yonr Bowel? With Cascarets. Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forevel. 10c, 25.-. It C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money. To Core Constipation Forever. Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10c or 25c, If C. C C. fall to cure, druggists refund monev. A. GOODMAN, THE ONLY. Wholesale Liquor Dealer IN POCAHONTAS, VA. WHISKIES. Quart Gibson's Pure Rye.?1.25 Finch Golden Wedding. 1.25 Guckenheiiner Old Rye. 1.25 Goodman's Private Stock (1S60). 1.15 Belle of Nelson. 1.00 Spring<lale Pure Rye. 1.00 Baker's Pure Rye.~ 1.00 Buffers Malt Whisky. 1.00 Old Time Kentucky Rye. 80 White Mills Old Bourbon. 75 Old Virginia Glades Pure Rye. 75 Honeymoon Pure Kentucky Rye. CO Imperial Cabinet. CO Commercial Rye. White Rye (4 years old)..... Gallon $5.00 5.00 5.00 4.50 4.00 3.75 3.50 3.20 2.70 2.50 2.20 2.00 1.5o 2.70 Per Gallon. White Rye.$1.50 and 2.00 North Carolina Corn Whisky. 1.50 and 2.20 Purest Alcohol for Druggists. 3.00 Any of the above brands in cases of any size. IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC BRANDIES Per Bot. Slivovitz.?.$1.50 Apple (old country-made). 50 Peach (Virginia-made). 75 California Peach. 1.00 Blackberry Brandy. 50 Distilled Blackberry Brandy. 1.25 Ginger Brandy. 50 SWEET BRANDIES. Kummel. 75 Peach and Honey. 50 Rock and Rye. 50 GINS. Anchor. Old Tom. Booth & Co.'s Old Tom. 1.00 Holland. CHAMPAGNES. Quart. G. H. Mumm & Co.'s Extra Dry.$3.20 Piper Heidsiek, Grand Sec. 3.25 Gold Seal.2.00 Werners. 1.25 Per Gallon. $5.08 $1.50 to 3.50 2.75 3.50 1.50 to 2.25 4.50 1.50 to 2.00 2.50 to'3.85 1.50 to*2.00 1.50 to 2.00 3.50 1.00 4.00 2.00 to 3.00 Pint 1.75 1.75 1.25 75 Strict attention paid to mail orders. TEACHING BY PHONOGRAPH. Novel Scheme of n Jiew York Profes? sor of Languages to Save Labor. The phonograph, which has passed through many commercial vicissitudes, has proved itself a most practical and valuable device in a field originally unthought of. For the last five years a New York professor of languages has taught various tongues by phonograph in all parts of the world, but especially in South America and Mexico. He fur? nishes a text book, say for Spaniards to learn English, arranged in 20 lessons. These lessons are also given in his own voice on 20 cylinders. Accompanying these transcribed cylinders are 20 blank ones. The graphophonc, which is a variation of the phonograph, is found a convenient instrument to send to the pupil. There is also sent a cylinder containing a lesson in any language, with a chapter or scene from a comedy or a novel, or with a song or a ballad. Blank cylinders for the return mes? sages or recitations cost 20 cents apiece. The pupil, thus equipped, opens the book at the first lesson, puts the tubes into his ears and starts the machine slowly. He repeats this practice on any passage, again and again, more and more rapidly, until he is thoroughly familiar with every intonation and ac? cent. Having in this way mastered the first lesson he puts one of the blank cylinders in the machine and answers the questions of the lesson. This cylin? der, inclosed in a little box, goes back to the teacher, who, with a stenog? rapher by his side, listens to the recita? tion and dictates his corrections and criticism. The letter and cylinder go back to the pupil, who compares his own utterances with the original cyl? inder at the points indicated in the teacher's letter and is enabled to tell wherein his defect Bes and how to cure It. Over 1,000 phonographs have been Eold for this purpose. Its immense value as a teacher lies in the fact that it uever wearies and will go on repeating the same passages either with the same or varied intonation for thou? sands of times, if necessary, so that the pupil can learn by assiduous practice to reproduce the finest shades of in? flection and thus acquire a purity of accent that could only be otherwise attained by long residence in the coun? try where the language is spoken. An extension of this idea, which has al? ready taken shape, is the giving of vo? cal lessons by phonograph. This, how? ever, is a much more complex matter, and It is doubtful whether it can be made more than a qualified success. One of the most vital things in singing Is color, and this is just what most phonographs fail to reproduce. If an instrument can be made that can be re? lied upon to do this the burden of vocal teaching can be greatly lightened, and American students of singing can en joy a European course of tuition with out needing to cross the ocean for it.? Pittsburgh Dispatch. Lemonade. Put one cup of sugar into a bowl, and grate over it the rind of two large lemons. (Be careful only to grate off the yellow part.) Then press out the lemons, strain the juice and pour it over the sugar, add half cup cold water, stir for a few minutes. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes, then stir until the sugar is dissolved; strain the sirup through a sieve, put it in a quart pitch er, fill with ice water and serve. Tea? spoons are not necessary.?Brooklyn Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Dial rhoea Remedy always affords prompt re lief. For sale by J. E. Jackson, druggist An Old Idea. Every day strengthens the belief of emi? nent physicians that impure blood is the cause of most of our diseases. Twenty-five years ago this theory was used as a basis for the formula of Browns' Iron Bitters. The remarkable cures effected by this famous remedy are sufficient to prove the theory correct. Browns' Iron Bitters are sold by Tazewell Drug Co., Sole Agents. ANDY CATHARTIC 10 * 25* 50* ALL druggists TTTCT V PTT?BHUTFCn to cure any caseof fm ntlpation. facearets are the Ideal Lain HUOUbulrjbl uUAnAn lLuy tire, new ?rip or rripe.hut came eaur liatoral remits. Sam? ple and booklet free. Ad. STKUI.lNfi llEMFPY CO.. Cliirusi. Montreal. Can.. wrXewTortf. _ Jl7.j >OOC<><X><XXXX>OC>C>C<>0<X^ Look at What You Get A Beautiful, Decorated, China ? Tea Set Free, Free to one of our custo? mers every month. Ev? ery cash purchase of twen? ty-five cents or more gives you a chance. You get credit on your ticket for every five ceBt purchase. We will give one of these sets every month. Come and look at it. 11/ft have the best CLARET ICE, PEACH JIB PULP and CHOCOLATE SYRUP in town, at our fountain. JACKSON'S 8 ?<xxxxx>o<x> PHARMACY, TAZEWELL, VA, <> oooooo oooooooo LAWYERS. No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents. Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak men strong, blood pure. 50c, tl. All druggists. A Wonderful Discovery. The last quarter of a century records many wonderful discoveries in medicine, but none that have accomplished more for humanity than that sterling old remedy, Browns' Iron Bitters. It seems to contain the very demente of good health, and neithet man, woman or child can take it without deriving the greatest benefit. For sale by Tazdwei.l Drug Co., Sole Agents. Tetter, Salt-Rheum and Eczema. The intense itching and smarting, inci? dent to these diseases, is instantly allayed by applying Chamberlain's Eye and Skin Ointment. Many very bad cases have been permanently cured by it. It is equally efficient for itching piles and a favorite remedy for sore nipples, chapped hands, chilblains, frost bites and chronic sore eyes. 25 cts. per box. Dr. Cady's Condition Powders, are just what a horse needs when in bad condition. Tonic, blood purifier and vermifuge. They are- not food but medicine and the best in use to put a horse in prime condition. Price 25 cents per package. For sale by J. E. JackBon, druggist. AJ. & S. D. MAY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze? well, Va. Practice in the courts of Tazewell county and in the Court of Appeals at Wytheville, Va. Particular attention paid to the collection ot claims. BARNS & BARNS. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze? well, Va. Practice in the courts of Taxewell county, Court of Appeals at Wytheville and the Federal courts at Abingdon. C. J. Barns, John T. Barn?. CHAPMAN & GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts of Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at Wytheville. J. W. Chapman, A. P. GUlespie. FULTON & COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze? well county. S. M. B. Coaling will continue his Bractiee in all the courts of Buchanan county. J. [ Fulton, Wytheville, Va. 8. M. B. Couling, Tazewell, Va. GREEVER & GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va. Prawcti n the courts of Tazewell and ad oining counties. Offlce?Stras building. Edgar L. Greever. Barns Gillespie. GEO. W. ST. CLAIR, ATTORNEY AT LAW Tazewell, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze wall and adjoining counties and in the Supreme Court of Appeals at Wytheville. Particular at? tention paid to tha collection oi claims. Office? ttras building. II C. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW Taze III well, Va, Will practice in the courts of Taze? well county and the Court of Appeals at Wythe? ville. Collecting a specialty. HENRY &. GRAHAM, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va. Office in building near Court House. R. R. Hear}-. S. C. Graham. B. W. Stras. I H. STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazewell, J i Va. Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun? ties, West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras ouildinR. VINCENT L. SEXTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Will practice In the courts of Pazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at? tention paid to the collection of Offlce in Stras building. J. H. FARMER, STONE MASON. All kinds of stone and brick work and plastering done. Bids and estimates made on all kinds of work in my line. Inspection of my work in Tazewell invited. Also lime kiln builder. Call on or address J.H.FARMER, TAZEWELL, VA. WB. 8PRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Rich ? lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze? well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention paid to the collection of claims. Dyeing and Cleaning Alice Johnson is prepared for cleaning 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. Notice! DR. M. B. CROCKETT, Physician and Surgeon Has located at Liberty Hill (Knob), Va at which place he can be found at ad times except when absent on professional duties. I have for sale three Poland-China boar pigs; farrowed Oct. 29, '96. These pigs are thorough? bred, and pedigree fur? nished with each sale. Write for prices. A. J. MAY, JR., Tazewell, "Vex. N&WM ^Western ?samani Sen luJe HI Effect JULY 4th, 1897. TRAINS LEAVE TAZEWELL EASTBOUND 4.30 p. m. daily and 3.23 p. m. daily ex? cept Sunday. WESTBOUND 1.56 p. m. daily and 11.12 a. m. daily ex? cept Sunday._ TICKETS aLl'pOINTS OHIO, INDIANA, ILLINOIS WISCONSIN, MISSOURI KANSAS, NEBRASKA, COLORADO. ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA TEXAS. WEST, HORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST. FIRST CLASS, SE 'OND CLASS AND EMIGRAN TICKETS. Who can think Of tomo simple tains; to patent? Wanted?An idea l__ Protect your ideas; they may bring yea wealth. Write JOHN WEDDERBtTRN * CO., Patent Attor? neys. Washington, D. C, for their 11,800 prise offer and aew U*t ot one thousand lSYenuout wanted. _ -THE BEST ROUTE TO THE-] North and East. Pnllman Yestibuled Coaches, Sleeping and Dining Cars. SEE THAT YOUR TICKETS BEAD over THE NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILROAD j CHEAPEST. BEST AND QUICKE8T LINE. Write for Rates, Maps, Time-Table* Descriptive Pamphlets to any Station J Agent, or to W. B. Bkvill, allen H?ll, M. F. Bbaco, Gen'l Pass. Agt Dlv. Pass. Agt HAY AND HOG RACK. A Combination Structure Which 8eem? Hard to Beat. A lote number of the Canadian Farmers' Advocate contained the ac? companying description and' illustra? tions of a combined* hay or sheep and cattle rack by one of its correspond? ents: "The accompanying figures represent a combined hay and Bheep rock which is easily detachable and convenient to store away under cover. Any ordinary strong wagon box will answer if elects are pot on to hold' the double end and center-boards. Fig. 1 repre:ients the side of the box, iya inches thick and any desired wid/th and length, with cleats on each end and in the center, nailed on with 3-inch wire nails to receive the cross pieces of the sides of the rack. Fig. 2 represens the front board, which is double. The lower portion of the figure is removed from its proper po? sition to show how the sides are held in place. A is of 2x4-inch scantling. B Is of 2xC-Inch hard wood. The stake COMBINED HAT AND HOG RACK is to build the front of the load* against and hold the lines while loading. These double boards are bolted or nailed with heavy wire nails, well clinched. C is of l%x4-inch hard wood. The center ind hind boards are made the same as Fig. 2 except that no s*take is needed. Fig. 3 shows one of the sides held to? gether with bolts or wire nails. A 7-foot rack requires side pieces 3 feet 7 inches long. Fig. 4 represents the hay rack complete. It ii necessary to have a good, strong bottom. It is also well to have wagon rods having thumb nuts pass through the box across the center and ends to hold it firmly. A long rack should have four cross pieces. Fig. 5 shows how the sides are lifted) off or placed In position. A boy can readily do thds. The box is shown 13 inches deep, but 11 or 12 will answer. Fig. 6 represents the end boards for the sheep rack. Standards A are 2x4-inch scant? ling 3 feet 7 inches long. D is the double backboard 12 Inches wide which holds the hind shelving or hurdle in place. B B are nailed to standards A on the outside. Fig. 7 shows1 the sheep rack. The end boards are placed in position, and the right-hand1 shelving is put on the left side of the box and the left on the right. The end uprights of the sides slip clown between stand? ards A of the end and the sides of the box. This holds the shelvings upright. The end boards slap up and' dbwn on C, Fig. 7. The rack is my own con? trivance. I gave it a good trial last year and am well satisfied with it." HINTS FOR STOCKMEN. It is claimed that there are not enough heavy draft horses to supply the market. Make that plain and the supply vWll be coming. There is complaint against the work done by dehorning clippers and prefer? ence expressed for the savj? The clip? pers are all right if used according to directions. The balky horse and the swearing driver are two nuisances where the horse should have the monopoly. Keep your temper and) in some way get the horse to think of something else. As soon as you do he will go. Hard roads bang up the feet of the horse, and it is a question if hard roads j are not as wearing on the horse as soft I roads are. But independent of that hard roads are desirable when they can be had without too much burden to the farmer. The 1,200-pound hog?and one man claims to have one?is not desirable or profitable. Wo once saw a pen of ten hogs where aggregate weight was 10, 000 pounds. Hogs to weigh must be kept until the second year, and that of itself is not advisable. Secretary Wilson thinks that hog cholera can be "abolished" and will study the thdng from A to Z. It has been studied already, but the more it I Is studied the worse it is. Feed less corn, breed from more mature stock and keep the hogs under healthful con? ditions are all the science there is to the subject.?Western Plowman. Small Hosts Pay Bent. Immense size is no longer sought as In former times. Smaller animals are made ready for the shambles more economically, the meat is more pala? table and maturity is gained in a short? er time. It has been the constant aim of intelligent breeders to produce an animal that will fatten at any age and s great measure of success in that di? rection has been attained. Formerly the farmer believed it to be necessary for his pigs to be farrowed in August or early September for his pork supply in the autumn of the next year. Thus they would be several months more than a year old when slaughtered, while now, by the aid of Improved breeds and a better system of feeding, a 200-pound hog can be produced in less than half time, better, more salable and of course at less outlay.?Rural World. It is always gratifying to receive testimo? nials for Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, and when the endorse? ment is from a physician it is especially so. "There is no more satisfactory or effective remedy than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy," writes Dr. R. E. Robey, physician and pharmacist,of Olney, Mo.; and as he has used the remedy in his own family and sold it in his drug store for 0 years, be should certainly know. For sale by J. E. Jackson, druggist. Fane; Mantels, Tile Hearths and Facings Artistically Arranged n Complimentary Colors. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed. Write for samples and references. E. C. JONES, EMEDY. Dr. Greene's Nervura is the True King Of Medicines. More Powerful Than the Most Absolute Mon? arch, for It Creates Health and Strength. Dr. Greene's Nervura the Greatest Cure Known to Man. At this season of the year yon need a spring j Dr. Grecne'3 Cathartic Pills should be kept medicine for your blood and nerves, for your (in the house, for they are the 6ure cure for nerves ate weak, your blood impure and yonr biliousness and constipation. Sugar coated, system is run down in vitality and vigor. You cajv to take, certain and pleasant to act. - ._. . .. , ........ 1 Dr. Greene, 80 West 14th 8t.,New York City, need toning up, strengthening, vitalizing.; wLf) has J? |ar(fest gnd mo6t ,ucceggrui pn& w bile not exactly sick, you are out of order, tlM m tue wor[jt cftn be consulted free, per feel languid, tire easily, do not cat or sleep well, have headache, stomach trouble, neu? ralgia, rheumatism or liver and kidney c ? v V i_ complaint. Yon are feeling nervous, out . . of sorts, and without your usual " strength, vim, energy and vigor, and you need Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy, which is exactly what will set you right again?the best spring medicine you can possibly take. The only sure way to en? rich and purify your bloody is by taking Dr. Greene's Nervura, the greatest blood and nerve remedy in the world. There is nothing equals this sovereign reme? dy. It is simply infallible, sweeps out all impurities, vitali? zes the blood, enriches the life giving stream, strengthens the nerves, regulates all the organs, invigorates the entire system, in fact, eliminates every vestige of weakness and disease and makes yon strong and well. Get Dr. Greene's Nervura blood and nerve remedy to-day. You need it now, and now is the best and easiest time of year to be cured. Don'tsitandfretover your weakness, troubles and pain, bnt get this sov? ereign remedy and be cured. Dr. Greene's Nervura /< blood and nerve remedy is unlike any other remedy in the world. Don't, there? fore, l<e persuaded to take something else claimed to be "just as good." I sonally or by letter. There is nothing to pay There is nothing else as good and as sure to I for consultation, examination and advice, and cure as Dr. Greene's Nervura. Call for it and 1 the low price of his wonderfully curative med? see that you get lt. i icines places them within reach of everybody. DR. GREENE'S CATHARTIC PILLS THE PERFECT T~TT T ? _ for constipation, torpid liver and biliousness. Small, supar-coated, easy to take, certain and pleaiant to act. The prescription of Dr. Urccne, who is the most successful specialist In curing all forms of chronic or llDftritM complaints. This pill has heen perfected by the Doctor's ionp year* oi investigation, L!i enormous practice among the sick, au? his v.-ut experience in curing disease. 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