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I Romance a the Golden Bass. I
THROUGHOUT the Thousand lakes
region o? northern Wisconsin Dave
Gallup is famous as a guide and angler.
The submerged secrets of ten scores of
tiny island seas have been wrested from
their pellucid depths by this remark?
able native of the great pine belt.
If there be a shaded pool in all this re?
gion where dwells the mighty muskel
lunge or the fighting bass, a hidden bar
where lurks the green-coatrd, wall?
eyed pike, or a bed of reeds from
whence the voracious pickerel darts at
spoon or minnow, to which Dave Gal
lup cannot pull his client, no man has
discovered it. In his day he has con?
ducted many famous men to such royal
fsport that falsehood fell into disgrace
and truthful yarns of rod and reel are
bitter fruit and held up their relators
to ccorn and contumely.
Men of well-known varacity like \V.
S. Forrest, Jacob Newman, .Moritz Ros*
enthal, A. II. Darrow and Tom Prior,
when telling of catches made in waters
to which Dave Uallup had led them
have been outrageously derided, and
friends of ancient standing have gazed
with stern reproach ere they tied from
the presence of the returned pilgrims
to the north woods. But the fame of
Dave Gallup did not rest entirely upon
his abilities as a guide. In the region
round about his prowess as a slayer
of mirskellunge or bass or as the suc?
cessful caster for speckled trout was a
. subject of familiar gossip, and over
the camp fire in the black depth of the
w ilderness or in the ruddy glow of the
barroom grate such tales of finny bat?
tles and victories were recounted that
would have driven the late -Mr. Walton
into retirement or a madhouse.
More than all, Dave Gallup was a
specialist in the art of angling. From
distant lakes frequently came stories
of "s' .kes," of "muskies" of prodigious
tdzc, or of mammoth bass that gave the
merry laugh to the cleverest of fisher
J?-n and swam away, carrying, in
their noses adornment* of pretty
spoons with triple hooks and
gaudy feathers. Well-authenticated
tttorjes of this character coming to
Dave Gullup's ears were but signals for
immediate preparation on his part for
a journey. Then his acquaintances
would lay bets, even to the extent of
nil their possessions, as to the size of
the fish Dave would bring back with
him. So great was the man's success
that the fortunate outcome of bis ven?
tures carried heavy odds.
It wug |n the spring of 1S90 that the
"golden bass" of Clear lake was first
heard of in the Tomahawk region. Ac?
cording to the story a Chicago man of
the name of Finnegan, while trolling
p.lpng the west bank of the southern
bay had reppived a strike that set his
sporting blood t>n firp. The whizzing
reel, the tremendous pull that n?fct his
attempt at snubbing, as well as the
mighty dashes made by the fish, told
him that he had a battle before bim en?
tirely beyond anything h? had ever ex?
perienced. Finnegan was a sportsman
(?t run* accomplishment. The fight was
Xtiagnifleenj:, Twice the great fish
leaped in the air, but the silken thread?
like line, reeled by a master band, re
Mafi'Cd taut and the battle went on.
A half hour passed. The great bass?
cight-pounder at least.?was the fresh?
er of the two. At last, while Finnegan
was reeling home his catch his tired
thumb momentarily relaxed its pres?
sure on the shining spool and in that
{nstanf the great bass leaped three feet
above the surface of the water, shook
himself clear of the spoon and darted
jnto the depths.
While the monster bass was jn the air
0- ribbon of sunlight-fell upon his shin-'
lug sides. Finnegan was astounded to
notice that his body back of the gills
for a{ least three inches and extending
jn a band across the belly was a bril?
liant gold color, while the middle and
fail gi the ?sh >vere of the dark green
which distinguishes thu full grown
black bass.
The story Of Finnegan's lost "strike"
was received by Dan Gallup with pou
.tcmpt. That part of it concerning the
golden band was what prejudiced him
In all his experience he had never met
with such a freak of nature. The fol?
lowing fall t^'0 men came to Gallup's
pa trip and told a story almost identical
V :th the one that concerned Finnegan's
experience. This set Dan to thinking,
but the band of gold caused doubt.
Next year the "golden bass," as it had
now come to be known, was heard of
five times, always in the southern bay
of Clear lake. By this time the bass
yva* declared to weigh at least 12
pounds and to measure three feet. But
Gallup made no move, much to the w*n
derment of his friends. '
The ftutgrap tints gave way to winter
tind the spring came again ere Gallup
emerged from the logging camp to ac?
cept the position of head guide at Dar
rows, on Kevvauquesaga lake. And
here something happened that brought
disaster to the golden bass and wrought
a great change in the life of the famous
guide. With the opening of the resort
Lame on the last day of May a quar?
tette of Chicago men anxious to take
advantage of the first day?g legal fist?
ing. Gallup was busily engaged in
looking over the tackle to be used on
the morrow when the train from the
north rolled up to a littja station and
paused long enough to permit one pas?
senger to alight.
It was a woman?more, it was a cock.
Ar.d anybod}- who knows about those
tilings knows that a cook in the Wis?
consin woods is a mighty import&at
personage. The entiie population of
}>p.rrows turned out to welcome Ufa,
Gallup wjth the rest. The lady looksd
over the group and then, raising ber
hand as if to request?or command?
alienee, gave speech in these words;
j ? "My name is Matilda Jones. I oan
cc-ik anything and cook it well. I can
catch fish with any man that lives, can
lick my weight in panthers and conse?
quently am not to be trilled with.
(J'herc is no chip on my shoulder, nor
anything like that. I'll 'tend to my
business, treat everybody right, and e$:
j;ect the same from everybody. Now
let's all be good fellows and let it go at
This little speech, delivered with the
utmost good nature, as well as unem?
barrassed emphasis, created a profound
sensation with everybody in general
pnd Dr.vp Gallup in particular. He
fazed upon her with a spepies of awe.
n detailing to himself, later in ih?
evening, ber "points," he declared hey
to be probably 25 years old, features
regular, body supple and indicative of
great strength, lips thin and nose aqui?
line. On the whole, not bad looking.
On the whole, "well put up." On the
whole, "the right sort." Just one pos?
sible objection, Miss Jones had fiery red
hair, and she twisted it in a vicious knot
. qd the extreme top of her head,.
And that night Dave Gallup dreamed
ql a red-beaded woman. .Yes, gentle
reader, Cupid bad taken to?he woods.
The courtship-was unique, although
characteristic. Dave cut the dryest
cedar for kindling the kitchen tire and
Miss Jones was pleased to acknowledge
the courtesy. The finest fish that Dave
caught in early morning hours was "es?
pecially for you. Miss Tilly"?for Dan
progressed rapidly in the matter of ad?
dressing his lady love. At night they
would sit out on the porch and, be?
tween killing mosquitos and telling
fishy yarns, got along very comforta?
bly. Several times Dave and Miss
Jones went out for bass or "muskies"
together. Dove's love grew to adora?
tion when he found Miss Jones handled
a rod as well as any man he knew.
All this spring the stories of the
"golden bass" kept coming to Dave and
Miss Jones became deeply interested in
the mighty inhabitant of Clear lake.
She urged Dave to go, but he jealously
regarded her requests. Miss Jones was
not without admirers other than Dave.
The green-eyed demon whispered that
were he to pack oft* to Clear lake an?
other might capture the prize at home.
Red hair was more potent than the
gold band about the body of a 14-pound
bass. The fish had grown.
One day Miss Jones landed a 30-pound
"muskie." She did it in most approved
style. Dave's heart seemed to beat
within him. He threw himself on Ids
knees in the wet bottom of the boat
and, disregarding the struggles of Miss
Jones' catch?he being in great dan?
ger from the monster's fins?announced
his passion.
Miss Jones heard him calmly. Dave
demanded that she ask him to prove his
love. And Matilda "took him up" with
a promptness that made his head swim.
"Go bring me the golden bass and
I'm your'n," is what she said.
"Darn'd if I don't," replied Dave,
And this was the betrothal.
A blood red sun rose inajesticajly
from a dense mass of green. It-forced
through the gently waving pinetops,
bars of carmine light and glinted the
indigo ripples of Clear lake. On the
rare morning uir arose the song of the
marten and the hum of millions of in?
sects. Partridge, kissed by the morn?
ing light, drummed in the swamp or
with a whirr swept along the bank.
Across the southern bay a little craft
cut the blue waters. The sun lit up the
features of Tilly Jones and 'T-vGal
lup. The former rowed, 'i ? ^iter
held a bending rod.
The west bank was readied and the
woman slowly and noiselessly held the
craft in a parallel ?ourse along the
shore. The morning passed. Exciting
sport at other times, Dave hauled in a
score of fighting bass and muskellunge,
and cursed each strike. The one strike
dear to his ambitious, hopes came not.
For three days the couple patroled
the home of the "golden bass."
On the morning of the fourth day it
happened. Tilly at the oars saw some?
thing leap at the whirling spoon 20
yards behind in the. wake of the craft.
She saw Dave Gallup's face turn white,
saw the slender split bamboo beud in a
graceful curve and then, w ith eyes glis?
tening, sat quiet to witness a battle
such as never even she dreamed possi?
ble. The "golden bass" was a reality.
The "golden bass' had been hooked.
Standing jn the stern of the boat Dave
Gallup, his coolness all returned, played
that bass in a way that sent Tilly's heart
to thumping. With the point of the
supple rod high above the water so that
the line played well upon the jeweled
bearings of the reel Dave gave the bass
its head. The flimsy silk cut the water
with a razor-like slaih a^ the fish darted
for midjake. The reel seemed propelled
by electricity. itga-veu whirringsound
that denoted tremendous speed. Held
tight against the punctured mouth of
the great bass was the cruel spoon.
Xot a thousandth pari, of an inch was
given slack. The line was almost run
out ere Gallup pressed his thumb to
turn the bass' course. The fish kept fly?
ing toward the main waters. Tilly saw
her lover's danger. She grasped the
oars and with all her strength began to
back water. It saved the dny. Just as
the last yard of line was leaving the
reel the bass turned suddenly. Then
eame the fastest reel work she had ever
,een. Whs bus* frwam Ukfl a devil. It
Laine sp fast that Dave veiled for her to
pull. She gave way and what with the
momentum of the boat and the work of
Dave's nngerj they kept che line taut.
Twice ou that inward run the bass
leaped in the air, once at least four
feet above the water's surface.
For more than one hour the flght
wenton. The fish was still wary. Thrice
he was brought within ten feet of the
boat and then he was off again. At last
Dave cried: "I am most beat." To this
?he repljed: "Land thiA bass and I'm
"Do you. David Gallup, take this
woman to be your wife?"
"Do you, Matilda Jones, take thio
man to be your husband?*''
And both answered: *Td*."?Chica?
go Chronicle.
Potato and Tomato Salad.
Boil }h the'ic jackets fyur pedium
sized potatoes.' 'While they ar'p boiling
make a French dressing'and slice jnt'g
it one good-sized onion; as sopn as the
potatoes arp dgne, drain, salt and dry
"them. Remove the skins and cut the
potatoes while hot into the dressing;
toss them carefully until every piece is
well covered. Put the mixture on a cold
dish and stand aside until serving hour.
Then garnish the dish thickly with pars?
ley ; sprinkle over the dish a tablespoon
ful of finely-chopped parsley or celery
typs; a small pickled beet may be
chopped line and placed diagonally
across the dish, Sardines or pickled
herring may also be used as a garnish
and to give variety, and one may also
stir into the dressing a tablespoonf ul of
Anchovy paste. Scald, peel and cool
small, sound, well-shaped tomatoes.
Dish them neatly on lettuce leaves, and
put over each a teaspoonful of mayon?
naise dressing. Keep in a cold place
until it is time to serve.?Mrs. S. T.
Rorer, in Ladies' Home Journal.
' Complexion is all a matter of diges?
tion. Wbere there is good digestion a
beautiful complexion is bound to fol?
low. A well-regulated stomach invarin
bly proclaims itself in a good-looking
face, and) to maintain this well-regu?
lated condition attention to a fruit diet
is recommended. Prims, blackberries,
white and red grapes, oranges and
peaches are among the table fruits, and
it is dUfilcult to say which is the best for.
a pretty complexion. If the skin is kept
fresh and the diet is lajcativp the face
will be good lo look upon. People eat
too much breadstuffs. A mud-colored
skin is usually an indication of bad)
blood. v\ good thing for a sallow skin
is a trip to the nearest mountains?
walk up. rest and climb down again.?
London Family Doctor.
An Example.
"What's kleptomania, daddy?" asked
little Rastus.
"Kleptomania," the old man ex?
plained by illustration, "is a disease
dat might make a nigger steal punkins
tvhen dey was n watermelon patch in
de same lot."?Indianapolis Journal.
A Itlind Mathematician.
Didymus, the Alexandrian, was born
blind, but, notwithstanding this defects
attained such great skill in matbemqtr
ics, geometry and logic that he was
reckoned one of the wonders of his age.
?Ph'IfldplnhTn Pw>??
The title of "The Greatest Show on Earth" has been
claimed by many aggregations which annually visit this vi?
cinity, but it is certain there are none greater than the Great
Wallace Shows * * < Not a feature as advertised was
omitted, and all who attended the performances were loud in
their praises of the production and the honest way in which
the management conducts the gigantic affair.?Pittsburg (Pa.)
Chronicle-Telegraph, May 20, 1897.
honorably conducted
splendid in
capital 3 000.000^
3 Ring Circus
royal romah
^ANY/SHOW on E?RTttv,
I9r i
Regal in
and best of Americas
big ^s8Ss^SE^.SHOWS.
Omnipotent in Strength, Idea] in character,
Splendid in Organization, Magniflcint in Presentation.
The Purest, Cleanest, Mightiest and Most Magnifi?
cent Amusement Institution of the ]9th Century.
Half Mile Race Track, 1,000 Features, 100 Phenomenal Acts,
25 Clowns, 20 Hurricane Races, 1,500 Employes, 0 Bands,
50 Cages, A Drove of Camels, 15 Open Dens, A Herd of I
Elephants. $4,000.00 Dailv Expense?,.
"The Best keen here in a Decide."?Cin. Commercial Gazette,
"High toned in Every Way?,n Magnitude of First Hank."?it. Lends Hejuiblic.
"Bewilders the Senses, Dazzles the l?yes."?Denver Times,
"The Cleanest, most satisfactory Circus yet eeen here."?New Orleans Picayune.
"Gives more than it promises."?San Francisco Examiner.
The Greatest Performers in the World are with the Great]
Wallace Shows this Season, Including the
1dv 33n311vh3 ??000 01 $
The Werntz Family Aerealists, The 4 Martells, Bicyck; and Skating Experts, The
10 Dellameads, Statuary Artists, The Smsoni Sisters.,^'! ale Samsons, 10 Principal
Equestrians, The 3 Petjts Aerial Bars-Extraordinary. -'-- Gaza, the Magnetic Girl.
Rdwena, the Ilead Balancer, and Ljrand Spectacular Ballet, 19 Coryphees, (Led by 3
Sister? Maccarj, Premier Dansueses.)
ft..,, OA*,-, Alt n.MAJn At 10 a. m. daily is the finest ever put on the
Blllr \TfP?T rSlPli? streets. A Sunburst of Splendor, a Triumph
Ulli IIIIUUI I QIUIIU of Art, Money and Good Taste, with Lavish
Luxury of Spectacular Effect, with Greatest Professional Features Conceivable.
No Gambling Devices Tolerated..
Never Divides, Never Disappoints.
2SH ?? I
Money Spent for Good Roada Draws
an Immense Interest.
The strongest argument which can be
made for good roads Is to show the re?
sults which have come with their con?
struction. Mecklenburg county, in
North Carolina, offers an illustration,
which contains an eloquent plea for
good roads. That county has built ma?
cadamized roads during the past few
years. Before they were built, two
bales of cotton were considered
a good load on the old dirt road,
for a team of mules to draw.
That was during fairly good weath?
er. When the weather was bad,
no one undertook to haul cotton. Since
the construction of macadamized roads,
the ordinary load has been regularly in?
creased from two bales of cotton to ten,
and the same single pair of mules con?
tinue to draw it. The weather, too, is
left entirely out of consideration. The
roads nre just as good after a rain as at
any other time. Whenever the load can
be properly protected, farmers rather
prefer to do their haubng in rainy
weather, because they are then unable
to work in their fields. Col. J. C. Tipton,
of North Carolina, is authority for these
stutomcnts, as made before the National
Road conference.
Good roads will always raise the value
of real estate. Beady access to market
is considered a most valuable feature of
farm property. This is why a farm near
to a market town brings a much higher
price than one situated several miles
away. Where a farm is connected with
a good market by a first-class road, its
distance becomes of little importance.
This has been strikingly shown in New
Jersey. Farmers in that state have en
joj ed the benefits of good roads to a
greater degree, perhaps, than any
neal estate has risen in value wher?
ever macadamized roads have been built.
H. H. Brown, a farmer residing at Old
(Forest Hill Road, Near Chicago.)
Ridge, N. J:, declares that since his town
has built a few miles of macadam
roads, property has almost doubled in
value. New Jersey farmers are enthu?
siastic for the further extension of the
state aid system, under which the im?
proved roads of that state have been
Good roads have paid for themselves
in New Jersey. They have paid for
themselves in North Cnrolina, in Maasa?
chusetts and in Connecticut, the states
in which the greatest progress has so
far been made In their construction.
France, German}-, Holland and Belgium
have found macadam roads profitable.
Is there any reason why they should
prove unprofitable in any state in the
union, with our vast agricultural inter?
ests? pur gjfpurtti oi grain ure growing
steadily from year to year. Machinery
is used at every step. Large amounts
are spent for this machinery each year,
because of the saving it effectg, Ji OUV
agriculture, is \g continue to eompete
IM the markets of the world, those who
are engaged in it must practice economy
at every step. The loss due to bad reads
is one of the greatest wastes of energy
counectcd with farming a a carried on'lh
this country, Why not, then, invest in
good roads, which will save fnrmers
more than any other investment they
can make? ? Otto Dorner, in Cycling
Gazette, ?? ? i
Former Y'ce. President Steyenson In?
terested In the -Movement.
Agitation for good roads is meeting
the cordial indorsement of public men
who stop to give it more than a passing
thought. Ex-Vice President Adlai E.
Stevenson is now among those who
strongly commend the movement of
the League of Ameriean Wheelmen for
better highways. In a recent letter, he
"I am in full sympathy with the eir
forts now being made to secure gppd
roads throughout pur country. This
|s a living question. There is little dif
fipulty in getting from one large city
to another, or even in crossing the con?
tinent, but the Important question is
how to get from the country home to
the schoolhouse, to the church, to the
market. It is a gratifying fact that
this subject is now undergoing thor?
ough discussion In many of pur. states.
The result will <be beneficial. Like
other important questions, it will work
out its own solution. I agree with Gpv,
Markham that 'good roads moan ad?
vanced civilization.'"
When people like Mr. Stevenson be?
gin to emphasize the need of better
country highways, surely there must
be a great public interest to be sub?
served. And what are the facts? Mr.
Stevenson lives at Bloomington, 111.,
in the center of a district whose roada,
arc notoriously bad. It is npt the only
district of its kjnd. There are dozens
of such districts in every state in the
union. The Bloomington distriot ia
only a sample, and should not be sin?
gled out as an illustration, but for co?
incidence. A prominent paper in Illi?
nois recently published this interest?
ing dispatch from its Bloomington cor?
"The embargo of mud is complete in
central Illinois. Farmers who have
lived in McLean county more than half
n century declare that they have never
seen the roads sp utterly impassable
as they are now. General stagnation
in retail trade Is the result. Farmers
find it impossible to come to town in
a light vehicle drawn by four horses.
Much of the corn stored in cribs has
rotted on the cob and crumbles in the
sbeller. The condition of grain is giv?
ing the farmers serious trouble."
Another interesting piece pf newfl
comes from Massachusetts. In a town
of about 5,000 Inhabitants in that state
o dwelling house was burned to the
ground because the roads were too
muddy for the fire department to reach
it. Insurance men claim that the town
can be held responsible for the loss.
Some Flffnreg Collected |,y the De?
pnrtment of Aarrlonltnre,
According to statistics collected by
the office of road inquiry of the depart?
ment of agriculture, tho amount of
loss each year by bad roads of the
country is almost berond belief. Some
10,000 letters of inquiry were sent to
intelligent and reliable farmers
throughout the country, and returns
were obtained from about 1,200 coun?
ties, giving the average length of haul
In miles from farms to markets and
shipping points, the average weight of
load hauled and the average length per
ton for the whole length of haul. Sum?
marized, it appears that the general
average length of haul is 12 miles, the
weight of load for two horses. 2,000
pounds, and the average cost per ton
per mile 25 cents, or three dollars for
the entire load.
Allowing conservative estimates for
tonnage of all kinds carried over pub?
lic roads, the aggregate expense of
this transportation is figured at $940,
414,600 per annum. Those in a position
to judge calculate that two-thirds, or
nearly $031,000,000, could be saved if
the roads were in reasonably good con?
dition. At $4.00 per mile a very good
road can be constructed, and if an
amount equaling the savings of one
year were applied to improving high?
ways, 157,000 miles of road in this coun?
try could be put in condition. The
! effect of this would be a permanent im?
provement, and not only would the
farmer be astonished in the sudden re?
duction in his road tax, but he would
also wonder at the remarkable fall?
ing off in the cost of transportation,
lie would also find that he required
fewer horses and less feed for them.
He could make two trips to market a
day instead of one, when ability to
gel his goods there at a time when high
prices are ruling is a matter of great
consequence. Farmers are beginning
to apply a little simple arithmetic to
some of these matters, and it is not
too much to expect that in the near fu?
ture we shall see a decided revolution
in the condition of our rural highways.
The New Orchard Pest Investigated
by Prof. Sllugcrland.
Frof. M. V. Slingerland, of the Cor?
nell university agricultural experiment
station, has made a study of the new
orchard pest, and says that the "pistol
case bearer*' is more destructive than
any of the "case bearers" ever know n.
He believes it to be an American insect.
In Pennslyvania it has already de?
stroyed 8,000 trees, and has now made
its appearance in New York. Its range
of food plants includes orchard fruits,
and probably the chestnut. It occurs
from Canada southward, through New
York and Pennsylvania, where only
it has been destructive, and westward
through Nebraska into> New Mexico.
It is very small, nnd would hardly be
noticed except for the "cases" which
the little caterpilla-rs wear, and which
reveal them to the casual observer.
Their form is pistol-shaped. They are
tough, leathery texture, apparently
made from silken threads, interwoven
with pubescence from leaves. These
little cases are odd-looking objects, and
are seen projecting from flower buds,
leaves or twigs. It is doubted if any
spray will reach the insect in its win?
ter quarters.?Chicago Inter Ocean.
It Shonld Be Done on a $riaht, Snn
nMny Day.
Blankets have, to a large extent, taken
the place of the heavy and unwholesome
comforts for bed covering. An excel?
lent article of pure wool is now sold at
a price so low that they are within reach
of modcrute purses. They are lighter
than comforts, and when soiled, can be
thoroughly cleaned while the comforts
Spring is the best season for wash?
ing blankets. \i the binding across the
cmls is worn, remove it and rebind, or
finish the edges with a border done in
blanket stitch with Uermantown yarn.
Cut double blankets apart? as they are
easier to handle tftau when they areto
fevhert Any spots that are greasy or
adly soiled should be removed with
benzine before putting in water, and
the work is greatly lessened If the
blankets are thoroughly shaken tore
move the loose, dirt and dust.
Choose a bright, sunshiny day to
wash and if a gentle breeze is blowing,
eo much the better. Fill your tubs half
full of soft, hot water in which half a
bar of good white soap baa been dis?
solved, then put the blankets in and
wash gently. Vellow, resinous soap and
hard rubbing ruins blankets; tho form?
er hardens the fibers, of the wool, and
the latter shrinks and draws it up. A
gopd washing machino and wringerare
great aids in this work and blankets
should never be twisted and wrung be?
tween the hands. Put through two, ?rj
if necessary, three suds, prepared just
as the first was, and when clean, rinse
through several waters that have been
heated the same temperature as the
waters in which they were washed.
Hang them on astrou^clothesline with
an abundance of clothespins, allowing
them to lap over just enough to fasten
them securely. Shake them to remove
the wrinkles and let t".em hang until
thoroughly dry. When they are
brought In, fold evenly and place under
heavy weights for a day or two. They
are then ready to put away for the sum?
mer, and don't forget to put plenty of
This is the complaint of EBB
thousands at this season. BB
They have no appetite; food WkW'
does not relish. They need the toning up of
the stomach and digestive organs, which
a course of Hood's Sarsaparllla will give
them. It also, purities and enriches the
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Her Good Looks and
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Why will a woman drag out a sickly, half-hearted existence and
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Do you know that these are signs
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What a woman needs
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rthey will keep her organs
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The following letter from Mrs.
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not know what was the matter with me. My husband went to our
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You Need
Another Hat,
Something difierent from what you bought earlier?something for a change that
is chic, stylish and just suits the season. We have just the thing?not too ele?
gant, but just dressy enough, and it doesn't cost much. If you need a hot
weather hat, a dainty finish for your summer suit, we have it. An examination
of our stock shows we have too many hats on hand, and to reduce these and
also to give our customers a bargain Unexcelled in Tazewcll.
We Shall Cut the Prices on Them
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Then a $3 hat will cost you only $2.25 and a $2 hat will cost you only $1.50 and
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Tazewell, - - Virginia.
E. D. BROWN, Proprietor.
Board and Lodging by day, week or month. Meals at all
hours at 25c. Table first class.
moin' ha us, camphor, or other moth
preventives in the chest or shelves
containing them.?Washington Home
Oddltlea Which Count For And
Against Good Horseflesh.
A certain resident of one of the bet?
ter known New York hotels has ac?
quired the habit of feeding lumps of
sugar to the cab horses that regularly
stand in front of the house while their
drivers wait i or fares, says an exchange.
So long has he practiced this that he
is personally known and loved by
every one of the cab horses in the ho?
tel stables. One day he forgot to feed
a certain horse, but incautiously
showed himself in the Ibilliard room,
near the door, whereat the horee calm?
ly started to walk in among the cue
handlers for the sugar and was pre?
vented from making a complete en?
trance only by the fact that the cab
wheels were too wide to pass the door.
Buyers of horses for cavalry purposes
dways look to see if the animals of?
fered have hoofs "toeing in" or "toe?
ing out." Both are rejected in favor of
horses with toes pointing straight
Horse flesh is said to have been prized
for food long before horses were used
is man's assistants in war, the chase
md the industries. It was one of the
Pharaohs of ancient Egypt, according
to tradition, who taught man to train
and make use of horses.
The first "rest home" and hospital
for broken down horses was founded
i>y an Englishwoman, at Sudbury, near
Harrow. There poor men who earn
their living largely by the use of their
liorses can leave the animals when they
become broken from overwork, re?
claiming them when their health has
seen restored by rest and proper treat?
ment. So successful was this estab?
lishment from the date of its found?
ing (in 1886 or 1887) that early in 1888
mother was put into operation by the
jame woman, near Willisden, and it
3 as also proved prosperous and use?
ful.?N. Y. Herald.
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Two eggs, one cupful granulated)
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Flavor to taste. The cream tartar is
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!s po variable. Bake In cups or gem
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Lock box io. Graham, Ya,
VIRGINIA: In the clerk's office of
Tazewell county court, Aug. 5,1S97.
Application:?To the clerk of the county
court for Tazewell county, Virginia.
I, the undersigned C. B. Neel, hereby
file with you this, my application, as pro?
vided by Statute, to purchase three (3)cer
tain parcels of land in the town of Rich
lands, in 6aid county, designated as lots
Nos. 31, 32 and 33 in section No. seventeen
(17,) od a plat with certificate by theClinch
Valley Coal and Iron Co., known as plan
"A," filed in the office of the clerk of the
county court of said county and being the
same lots sold by the treasurer of said
county for taxes due thereon for the year
1892, by and in the name of Geo. A. J.
Scott and bought at said sale by the audi?
tor of public accounts of Virginia for said
State and county, and I hereby agree to
pay the amounts for which said real estate
was sold as aforesaid, together with such
additional sums as may, or would have ac?
crued from taxes and levies with all inter?
est, as provided by law, had such real es-'
t?te not been eold and purchased by the
commonwealth. C. B. Neel.
Copy filed June 26th, 1897.
Teste: T. E. Gkokge, Clerk.
A copy. Testa: T. K. GaoBGX, Clerk.

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