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HOW TO DESTROY LICE.
tlcrolc Measure* Are Required to Ac compllnh Success, The management of fowls in Stim? mer, when the weather is excessively warn;, demands more care than is usually given. Liee will breed and multiply so rapidly as to completely ruin the Hock almost before the owner is aware of the fact. Farmers who do not give any attention to fowls in summer, permitting them <o roost in side or outside of the poultry house, sometimes lind their flocks in a con? dition in which many are sick or droopy without any apparent cause, i i ihoy pronounce the disease chol- j . proceeding to give remedies there-1 for when the cause is really lice. Not only will the poultry bops* be swarm- | ig vriih lice, but also the fences, wood les, n oes or wherever the hens may ost, and it is useless to attempt to -t rid of lice on the hens as long as te vermin have possession of every . ation where the hens roost at. night. .Not only during the day, but through . a entire night the hens are annoyed . the vermin, until tlu'3' become ex? isted and begin to droop, finally commencing to die off. The use of remedies should be with the view of j moving the difficulty at all cost. First the poultry houso should' be cleaned, and the fowls made to roost therein, and not outside. Then the in? terior and exterior should be thorough- j ? drenched with kerosene emulsion, adding a gill of crude carbolic acid to ! every quart of the emulsion before add i g the water. The point is to do the work so as to save labor afterward. To destroy some of the lice, and allow them to multiply, is to waste time jand labor, r.csides, there are eggs of lice hatching every hour, and it is es? sential to lull the young ones as fast ;;s they appear. To make the work sure, the house should be thoroughly drenched every day for a wetjk arid once a week thereafter. Every portion of the interior must be saturated? nests, roosts, walls and floors. During \ ery warm days lice will be in swarms in three or four days in a house that before showed no indication of their presence.?Farm and Fireside. FEEDING THE CHICKS. Bcvice to Protect Their Ration? from the Older Illvds. The cut below shows a simple con? trivance to cover a feed dish for young chickens. Simply attach a handle to an old box or basket and make en? trance holes of a diameter sufficient to ? Iii il %& FEEDER FOR YOUNG CHICKS, permit the young chickens to enter. First remove the bottom of the box or basket. The object of this feed cover is to protect the food of young chickens from the older ones. It costs but ;i trifie and will be found very use ful, espec ially when feedingtheyoung on food purposely prepared for thein. Place the food in a dish or trough and set the feeder over it.?Farm and Home. IMPROVING THE FLOCK. VVhy 5 .>r.ic Attempts Jn This Direc? tion !ifs.::i Disastrously: Quite often a farmer basing a flock of r >mm?n stock that is well acclimated a..d free from disease, but not very Stable, disposes of them and sc s pure-bred fowls, which be gives j betterie?re. Having been improved Sd made more profitable, partly byre c iving esci '.lent food and care, better a i .lie farmer is accustomed to give, the improved fowls do not ti:;ivc. Possibly they are from hi h scoring 'fancy stock that has been med by being over-shown and in ' red. Under his management they may be no more profitable thanbiscom mon stock, while they are* more sensi livc to exposure and susceptible to dis . sc. lie has about us much use for them as a man without a hot-house to j:ut them in has for hot-house plants. . his man may become prejudiced against pure-bred fowls. Had he se? cured suitable farm-reared pure-bred i irds from stock t hat had not been bred for exhibition poi::ts for several years, and at the same time had taken more pains to keep the hen house clean, free from liee, and to provide better food and enough of it, he would doubt BS have secured a greater profit and have been gratified with the results. Proper food, says Samuel Cushman, has much to do with improving a breed, and improved characteristics cannot be re? tained unless sustained by it. Com? mon scrubs endure privation and ex? posure best, and it is not, therefore, al? ways wise to discard them. It may be difficult to secure really good birds for useful purposes.?Western Plowman. Shipping In Warm Weather. To put a lot of fowls into a box, or even into a well-made coop, on a warm day, and send1 them ton distant market, is to incur a risk of loss. There is noth j :;g saved by utilizing every square inch of the space, for when the coop is crowded the fowls must remain where they happen to be in the coop when the car is in motion, hence they can get no water, nor do they know that water is at the other end of the coop. A largo number of the live fowls that reach the market lose weight on the journey, xvhile with them are quite a number of dead ones.?Farm and Fireside. 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 eiiective remedy than Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy," writes Dr. R. E. llobey, 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 1} years, he should certainly know. For sale by J. E. JacKson, druggist. 5 C AT OUR STORE You suit yourseif in style. We puaranteefhe quality, ar.d the price take6 care of itself. IIARillSSON & G1LLESPIE BROS. Read our ad in this and j every other issue of this paper. a eceteoeecceec-ecc&ec&e&el WHEN HOGS ARE RIPE. How Jerry Raak Obtained Some Val? uable Information. Gov. Rusk happened to drive over the state line once in Minnesota, looking at the farms. Ue was particularly struck with one farm, on which he found everything in first-class order, and, riding up to the house, inquired the name of the owner, when a tall tier man came out and gave his name as Theodore Louis. "What do you regard as the greatest wealth-producing agency in agricul? ture?" the governor asked him. "The hog," was the sententious re? ply. "Upon what do you base this state? ment?" "He lifts more mortgages than any? thing else." The conversation which ensued de? veloped the fact that Louis had once been what is called nn all-wheat fanner, and kept constantly sinking into debt. Ho decided that something had to be done quickly or there would be very little left for Louis, so he decided to try the hog. The first year he made a little money, the second year he made more, and then he became thoroughly interested. The result was that lit: be? came recognized as a great authority on hogs. His neighbors took up his example, and mortgages began to be I'ftcd, until ('mal)y there was not one on record against that community. "How long would you keep a hog?" asked Gov. Rusk. "I would not keep him?I would kill him." "When?" "When he is ripe." "When is he ripe?" "When he is fat." "Wouldn't it pay to keep the heg for two or three years?" T tried that once," said Louis. "I took a heg in the fall and weighed him, and I took my corn nnd weighed it. When spring came the corn was all gene and the hog weighed about what he did in the fall. That made me say next year that I Svould kill my hogs in the fall and save nry corn." "How much does it cost to keep a hog through the winter?" "Three dollars." "How many hogs winter in Minne? sota?" "One million. I have just looked at the auditor's report." "Do you mean to 6ay that we lose $3,000,000 a vear in wintering our hogs?" "Yes; that's what you do. If you kill them all in the fall will you have left in your cribs $3,000,000 worth of corn to sell."?Atlanta Constitution. GOOD PIG TROUGHS. One Which, It Is Claimed, Comes Very Near Perfection; There are a great variety of devices for pig troughs. It is difficult to so con? struct one as to prevent his pig-ship from getting his feet into it and root? ing out a lot of his food onto the ground. The follow ing engraving represents one which, if properly constructed, comes very near perfection. A common flar ing trough is made, the end of which has been removed, as shown in the en? graving. The width o? bottom at A B, Fig. 1, is 12 inches, with sides six inches wide, which makes the trough nearly four inches deep. A strip five inches wide, C, is set up lengthwise centrally and toe-nailed to the bottom. A hop? per is constructed with a four-inch opening at E, flaring to ten inches at P. To hold all the parts securely in place, boards are cut to fit between th;; sides of the hopper, and with suitable slot to embrace the dividing board C. The shape of this board is shown in sPLUNDin pic; trough. Fig. 2. These may be inserted every two or three feet. Slots are securely mstencd as shown at S S S, and may be about .eight inches apart. By this means the pigs are precluded from get? ting into the. trough. They can only poke their noses into it, and this is all that is needed. This trough giver, feeding space on both sides. The slops are easily dis? tributed through the hopper. The con? struction may be cheapened by using only one board for each side of hopper instead of two, as shown.?G. Waters, in St. Louis Journal of Agriculture. Sheep Iuu>rt>-ve the .Soil. The sheep is unli2<c the hog in its choice of food. It will not take up feed out of filth or live on animal flesh. It will eat weeds of alnfest any kind, and will peel an apple tree if given an op port untity. The excuse for not keep? ing a few sheep that it costs so much for fencing, is, to say the least, a flimsy one. Barb win; or woven fence can be had for a very reasonable amount. Four wires will, restrain sheep if the fence be put up in the proper manner, al? though five wires are better, and this number is all that is required to make a good fence. Sheep bite somewhat closer than cattle, but they improve the land.?Western Plowman. Can?e? of Swine Diseases. As the hog is the most difficult of all farm stock to give medicine to, pre ventioni will be found to be the best remedy dn most eases. Almost all dis? eases of swine may be traced to neg? lect, insufficient and unwholesome food, poor shelter, filthy, nauseous pens, ly? ing in dung heaps, inhaling large quan? tities of deleterious gases-, lying in cold, wet beds and exposure to the inclem? encies of the weather, permitting too many to sleep together andlbree'ding to animals that have been diseased, or in and-in breeddng, the feeding of smutty corn, not providing clean, pure water ?tih'ese are undiobuted'y the principal causes of disease in swine. Elmer E. Struble, cashier of the Far? mers' National Bank, of Shepherd, Mich., was shot and killed by masked robbers iast Saturday night, and was relieved of SGooo of the bank's cash. "Let me give you a pointer," said M. F. Gregg.a popular conductor on the Missouri Pacific railroad. "Do you know that Cham? berlain's Colic.Cholei a and 1 h'arrhoea Rem? edy cures you when you have the stomach a^he? 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 50cent bot? tles for sale by J. E. Jackson, Druggist. Everybody Says So. Cascarets Caudv Cathartic, the most won? derful medical discovery of the age, plcas aut aud refreshing to the taste, act gently and positively on kidneys, liver and bowels cleansing the entire system, dispel colds, cine headache, fever, habitual constipation and biliousness. Please buy and try h box of C. C. C. to-day; 10, 25. 50 cents. Sold and guaranteed to cure by all druggists. A. GOODMAN, THE ONLY. Wholesale Liquor Dealer IN POCAHONTAS, VA. WHISKIES. Quart Gallon Gibson's Pure live .A.$125 15.00 Finch Golden Wedding. 1.25 5.00 GiH'kenheimer Old Rye.J-25 5.00 Goodman's Private Stock (1860). 1.15 4.50 Helle of Nelson. 1.00 4.00 Springdale Pure Rye. 1.00 3.75 Baker's Pure Rye.. 1.00 3.50 Duffels Malt Whisky. 1.00 - Old Time Kentucky Rye. 80 3.20 White Mills Old Bourbon. 75 2.70 Old Virginia Glades Pure Rye. 75 2.50 Honeymoon Pino Kentucky Rye. 6G 2.20 Imperial Cabinet. 50 2.00 Commercial Rye. l-5o White Rye (4 years old). 2.70 White Rye. North Carolina Corn Whisky. Purest Alcohol for Druggists.. Ter Gallon. .51.50 and 2.00 . 1.50 and 2.20 3.00 Any of the above brands in cases of any size. IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC B rcr not. Slivovitz.?1.50 Apple (old country-made)v. 50 Peach (Virginia-made). 75 California Peach. 1.00 Blackberry Brandy. 50 Distilled Blackberry Brandy.1.25 Ginger Brandy. 50 SWEET BRANDIES. Ktunmel. 75 Peach and Honey. 50 Rock and Rye. 50 GINS. Anchor. Old Tom. Booth & Co.'s Old Tom. 1.00 Holland. CHAMPAGNES. Quart. G. EL Mumm & Co.'s Extra Dry.53.20 Piper Heidsiek, Grand Sec. :;.25 Gold Seal.2.00 Werners. 1.25 RANDIES Pet Gallon. ?5.oe |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 Tint 1.75 1.7* 1.25 75 Strict attention paid to mail orders. HANDY ARRANGEMENT. iVsuron nox for Farmers Who Their Own Produce. The accompanying illustration shows n box for a farm wagon excellently adapted to the requirements of those who practice selling their farm prod? ucts from house to house in village or city. There are four large compart? ments, easily accessible, one in front* whose cover forms the seat of the driv? er; one on each side, and one in the rear. Different sorts of bulky articles can be carried in these, while in hot weather one compartment can be fitted to contain ice, for the well being of tho butter and dressed poultry that is be? ing marketed. In fact, there are many products of the farm that are benefited by going to market iced in the hottest of summer weather, such as early vege 8 25* so ? SR?Or TliPSTV PTISfllFWPn toenro anrworfrnnrtipRtfoii. CMcanb are (Ii* Mral Laxa 0 A??UllUirjUl UUaMhltiDU t;,,., ?mrsrlp ?<?? ffripo.t.iii ciukc ras, is?tnral ri-MiltS. Sam. 7 pie and booklet free. Ait. KTEBLINO RRMKHY fSQ..(^tr?ro. MrormiL Cub.. orKew Tork. BR?G6!STS OOOOOOOOOOO?OO ?OOQ tables, strawberries, cream, ete. The drawers at the bottom of the box will be found convenient for eggs in two or three tiers of pasteboard egg fillers, or in the patent wire fillers, while the railed space on top will hold any articles that may be carried in bags or boxes. J Many farmers have a strong prejudice j against "peddling" their produce, as they call the house-to-house sale of it. | This is an unfortunate prejudice, for j selling directly to the consumer is one j of the most profitable methods of dis- j posing of farm crops. Nor need it be at all disagreeable, if rightly managed. Have nothing but the best upon your cart; have regular routes and regular customers, and they will watch for | your coming and make your trading agreeable. Selling at first hand means a steady cash income, and prices much j higher than would be received from j dealers. Then, too, it often means the j sale of produce when the dealers are j overstocked, and not willing to pur? chase at any price. A valuable point to be borne in mind by these who thus sell their farm wares is not only to have choice articles for sale, but to carry them to the customers in attractive shape. Let the wagon look neat, being well painted and having the name of the farm painted in bright let? ters upon the sides. Then let the driver be neatly dressed, pleasant and gentle? man^' in his address, and the work will prosper. These lit t le matters are of far more importance in the successful sell- | ing of farm products than many would i believe. Attractive appearance from j beginning to end sells goods. Don't try j to build up such a trade by using an old ramshackle wagon, with the articles for sale dumped indiscriminately on the . bottom; such a plan doesn't attract pur- . chasers.?N. V. Tribune. TEA SET I THIS MONTH IS ? BEAUTY. Look at it in our window. A 25 cent purchase gives you a ticket. "NAME ON EVERY PIECE." LOWNEY'S Chocolate Bonbons* Try our Domestic Ammonia, Only 15 cents for a quart bottle and it is good. JACKSO S PHARMACY, TAZEWELL, VA, LAWYERS. On last Saturday night an eastLcund freight on the Lake Erie and Western railroad Clashed into an excursion train on the Detroit and Lima Northern at the AJ. ,<:S. D. MAY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Tazc well, Va. Practice in the courts of Tazewell county and in the Court of Appeals at Wytheville, Va. Particular, attention paid to the collectioii oi claims. f?A R.N8 ft BAUNS. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tiuc Dwell, Ya. Practice in the conns or TaxeweU county. Court of Appeals at Wytheville and the Federal courts at Abingdon. C. J. Barns, John T. Barns. (11 CHAPMAN & GILLESPItC, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazewell, Ya. Practica in all the courts ! of Tazewell county and Court, of Appeals at junction of the roads, two miles northeast ? Wytheville. J. w. Chapman, A. P. Gillespie. of Lima, Ohio. The freight engine, three ruLTON & coubling, attoi tNEYS at law, freight cars and two passenger cars were rTaiewell, Va. Practice in the. courts of Taze , ? , ,_, \ " . . . | well county. B. M. B. Cooling will Continus his practice in all the courts of Buc^ lanan countv. J. It Fulton, Wytheville, Ya. M. B. Couling, Tazewell, Va. badly wrecked, and 4o excursionists in jured, some fatally. Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar? rhoea Remedy always affords prompt re? lief. For sale by J. E. Jackson, druggist. Voidable to Wonicn. E-pceir.ily valuable to women is Browns' lion Bitters. Backache vauishes, headache disappears, strength takes the place of wc?k ness. and the glow o<" health comes to tlie pallid cheek when this wonderful remedy is taken. For sickly children or overworked men it has no equal. No home should he witho"* Browns' Iron Bitters. For sale by Tazewell Drug Co., Sole Agents. No-To-Bac for Fifty Cents. Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak men strong, blood pure. 60c, 81. All druggists. GREEVER ft GILLESPIE, LA WYER3, Tazewell, Ya. Prac;.(.ei n the courts oi" Tazewell and ad oining counties. Office?Stras. building. Edgar L. Grcever. Barns Gillespie. GEO. W. ST. CLAIR, ATTORNEY AT LAW Tazewell, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze woll and adjoining counti&s an? in the Supreme Court of Appeals at Wy'.hcvill?: Panicula: at? tention paid to the coll?c'.ion at'claims. Office? stras building. U C. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze ni well, Va. Will pvactice in the courts of Taze? well county and th-j Court of A ppeals at Wythe? ville. Collecting a specialty. HENRY & GRAHAM, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va. Office in braiding near Court House. R. R. Henry. S. C. Gruham. B. W. Stras. Don't Neglect Your Liver. Liver troubles quickly result ill ECriona complications-, and the man who neglects hid liver has little regard for health. A botllo of Browns' Iron Hitters now and then will keep the liver hi perfect order. !f the dis? ease has developed, Browns' Iron Bitte;^ v. ill cure it permanently. Strength an Is vitnli'v always follow its use. For salf. by Tazdwell 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 anr"l a favorito remedy for sore nipples, chapped hands, chilblains, frorst bites and chronic sore eyes. 25 cts. per bos. Dr. Cady's Condition Powers, a re ju3t what a horse needs wlten in Lad condition. Tonic, blood purifier And vermifuge. They are not food but medicine and the best in use to p nt a horse in prime condition. Pri;a 25 tents per package. For sale by J. E. Jackson, drugget. I H. STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazewell, J ? Va. Lp.nd titles in McDowell and Logan coun? ties, West Virginia, a specialty. Oiuce in Stras Duudlnjt, VINCENT L. SEXTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Will practice in the courts of .Tazewell and adjoining counties. Paiticular at? tention paid 'to the collection of claims. Office in Stres bulldirjg 0 0 a k a a a a I a a a a S All kinds of stone and brick work and plastering done. Bids g and estimates made on all kinds gjjj of work in my line. Inspection b) of my work in Tazewell invited. V Also lime kiln builder. j9 Call on or address || J.H. FARMER, ? TAZEWELL, VA. S WB. SI'KATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Rieh i lanr'js, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze? well ar.d adjoining counties. Prompt attention paid V j the collection of claims. Found?One bunch of keys on Kailroad Avenue between the Methodist Parsonage and town. Any one proving property and paying for this advertisement caa recover them by calling at this office. Educato Your ISowelg With CascaretB. Candy Cathartic, euro constipation forcve!^ 10c, 25c. If C. C. C. fail, druggists refund money. I'ropcr Handling: of Grapes. Grapes, like other fruits, need to be crarefully handled to bring the best Virices. The vines need to be gone over frequently during tho ri<penLng season, gathering only those -with full color, because grapes do not, like other tfruits, color after being gathered. The bunch? es should be cut off with a pair of scis? sors, and so handled as not to distutfo the bloom. Ordinary) varieties may be at once packed from the vines into the basket that is intended for sale. Choice varieties should be gathered into shal? low; trays or baskets, in which they j ishculd stand a day or two on shelves in the fruit house, and then repacked. By this treatment the stems will wilt, and the bunches will then keep without molding and pack more closely than when gTttem_ NfeWM Western * m Sch Uile in Effect JULY 4th, 1897. TRAINS LEAVE TAZEWELL EASTBOUIMD 4.30 p. m. daily and 3.23 p. m. daily ex? cept Sunday. WESTBOUND 1.5G 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. SST, NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST. FIRST CLASS, SE :OND CLASS AND ElYllGRAi-- RICKETS. To Cure Constipation Forever. Take Cascarets Candy Cathartic. 10c or 23j. j If C. C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund mone*. i c W?or?s of a Wise Man, H I Good roads throughout this common- jj .wealth are absolutely necessary. I am !! .for the good roads bill and all that it ?means, and will be until it becomes a law.?Representative Ebenezer Adams, of Pennsylvania.' It is much .more economical to stone canned cherries, or fresh ones, before using them in, pics than it is to buy arti? ficial teeth.?-JWestern Plowman. -THE BEST ROUTE TO THE North amd East. f.Mman Yestibuled Coaches, Sleeping and Dining Cars. ? SHE THAT YOCB TICKETS BEAD OVER TUE INORFOlK & WESTERN RAILROAD CHEAPEST. BEST ANO QUICKEST LINE. Write for Rates, Maps, Time-Tab:es Descriptive Pamphlets to any SU-tiort Ag ent, or to W. B.BEVILL. iu,? H01X, M. F.BUACO, MJen'l Pai? ^gt - Div. ^>aas- A?t SCHOOL AND CHURCH. ?The duchess of Teck spends over $5,000 a year in religious and philan? thropic works. This sum is just one fifth the annual amount granted her by parliament. ?llenry Marion Howe, of Boston, the son of Julia Ward Howe, who has been appointed professor of metallurgy in Columbia college, is a cousin of P. Marion Crawford, the popular novelist. ?Mrs. Mary Clement Leavitt, who has acquired an international reputa? tion as a traveler, lecturer and organ? izer for the W. C. T. TJ., has visited 43 countries and has organized 130 tem? perance societies. ?Prince Max of Saxony, who became a Roman Catholic priest, has been ap? pointed a curate in the Whitechapel dis? trict in London. The queen recently received him, which gives rise to the extraordinary surmise of a German Protestant paper*that the prince has been commissioned by the church' of Rome to convert her majesty and Prin? cess Beatrice. ?Requiem masses were celebrated in Rome and at Genoa on the fiftieth anni? versary of Daniel O'Connell's death. In the latter city a procession marched from the church to the house in which the liberator died, where a bronze me? dallion was unveiled. The $100,000 me? morial church at Cahirciveen, county Kerry, his birthplace, will be completed this year. ?Oxford celebrated a recent visit by the prince of Wales by an old-fashioned town and gown row of unusual pro? portions. The students) undertook to clear sidewalks and streets by march? ing in compact bodies with arms inter- ? locked and ran against the metropoli? tan policemen, sent up to protect the prince. After being severely clubbed 14 students and a fellow and lecturer of one of the colleges were arrested and fined for drunkenness and disorder? ly conduct. OLDEST OF BRITISH FAMILIES. Some of Them Date Back to the Tenth Century. As a result of recent investigations it has been shown that the foundation of the families of about a dozen of the 400 barons of the British house of lords dates back to 1400, the earliest being 12G4. The oldest family in the British isles is the Mars family of Scotland, 1193. The Campbells of Argyll began in 1190, Talleyrand dates from 1199, Bis? marck from 1270, the Grosvenor family, the dukes of Westminster, 1066; the Austrian house of Hapsburg goes back to 952 and the house of Bourbon to 864. The descendants of Mahommed, born 570, are all registered carefully and authoritatively in a book kept in Mecca by the chief of the family. Little or no doubt exists of the absolute authen? ticity of the long line of Mahommed's descendants. In China there are many old families; also among the Hebrews. "But," says an authority, "when it comes to pedi? grees, there is one gentleman to whom the world must take off his hat, not as a facile princeps or primus inter pares, but as the great and only nonesuch. This is the mikado of Japan." His place has been filled by members of his fam? ily for more than 2,500 years. The pres? ent mikado is the one hundred and twenty-second of the line. Th? first one was contemporary with Nebuchad? nezzar, 60U years before Christ. Of the seven great religions enumerated by Max Midler as possessing Bibles, the mikado family is older than five. Since all of us have 1 he consolation of knowing that we are descended from the first family, it makes no difference if some of the early records are lost, ex eept so far as they relate to recent prop? erty titles.?Pittsburgh Dispatch. Flood and Poker Sufferer. "I wish you would send us a poker table," said a resident of a little town in the north Louisiana overflow to?a visitor whom he supposed to be in some Way connected with the distribution of government rations to the flood suffer? ers. "Here we are playing around this darned old dry goods box, and I'm los? ing right along; but if I could sit at a table and get my legs under it you ought to sec me win." "What good would that do you?" "Well, I don't exactly know; I never held out a card in all my life, and I'd fiooner go broke a thousand times than raise a hand from under the table; but somehow I never can hold good cards when I've got to sit twisted around like this with my knees rubbing up against the side of this blamed old box. You see, the long and short of it is, we're :!ood sufferers, and we're suffering for i poker table. Just you send it, and don't ask offensive personal questions that might reflect on a gentleman's play."?N. O. Times-Democrat. Two Long Rclfim*. This year Queen Victoria celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of her acces? sion to the throne of Great Britain and [reland. Nest year Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria-Hungary is to cele? brate the fiftieth anniversary of his ac? cession to imperial authority. It is an? nounced that one feature of the Aus? trian celebration will be the formal ?oronation of the emperor as king of llohemia. lids course is contemplated mil of deference to the feeling of the ucople of that important province, who lave long desired that it be given the ?iignlty of separate recognition.? Vouth'3 Companion. The Evasive Fly. Qus De Smith?Why doesn't some? body write a song on the first fly of ummer? Hostettev McGinnis?I am not sure, nit I think the real reason is that the ly won't sit long enough for anyone 0 write a song on it.?Tammany Times. flow to Get Rid of Cat*. "I don't hear you complain any more tbout the ':ats in your neighborhood?" "No; I've rented my best room to 1 theological student who is studj-ing vivisection."?-Cleveland Plain Dealer. Don't Tobacco Spit and Smoke Your Life Avrr.y. To quit tobacco easily and forever, be mag netic, Juli of life, nervo and vigor, take Xo-To Bao, the wonder-worker, that makes weak men strong. All druggists, 30c or SI. Cure guaran? teed. Booklet aiid sample free. Address Sterling Remedy Ca, Chicago or New York. Shropshire Bucks FOR SALE Thoroughbred Shropshire Back Lambs, Price $10.00. These lambs are gilt edge in breeding and style. Pedigrees can be seen by applying to GEO. W. GILLESPIE, at Tazewell, Va., or to R. K. GILLESPIE, Pounding Mill, Va. CURES THE CHILDREN. Nsrvura is the Best Medicine and Surest Cure For the Little Ones. Dr. Greene's Nervura is the Household Rem? edy For Children. Give Your Child This . Wonderul Remedy. A Cure Is Certain. Ccue or Mas. Woxdeuibi a.nd Hen Cwldbsx by De. Geeexe's Nebvura. The health of the children should lw the first consideration of every parent. Too many children are allowed to drift into fatal decline by neglect. 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