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TAZEWELL CO. DIRECTORY.
Circuit Court. Kobert C. Jackson, judge; H. BaneHar man, clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday in April, 4tb Monday in August and 1st Monday in December. County Court. J. H. Stuart, judsre; T. E. George, clerk. Terms of court?Tuesday after od Monday in each month. Officers. Jno. T. Barns.Com'th. Atty. Jno. W. Crockett.Sheriff. James Bandy,.Deputy Sheriff. K. K. Gillespie,.Treasurer. II. P. Brittain and H. G. McCall.Deputies. lt. S. Williams,.County Surveyor, Address, Pounding Mill, Va. P. II. Williams,.County Supt. Schools, Address, Snapps, Va. THE CHURCHES. STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL OIL KC11. Divine Service?First and Third Sun days of the month at 11 a. m. andSp. m. Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11 a. m. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 p m. A hearty welcome is extended to all. Rev. W. D. Buckneb, Rector. Methodist Episcopal Church South. Public worship of God on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11 A. ML., on the 2nd and 4th at 7:30 P. M. Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30. P. M. Sabbath School at 9:30 P. M. Meeting of Epworth League each Mon? day night at 7:30., the third Monday night of each month being devoted to literary work. A most cordial welcome is extended to all. Isaac P. Martin, Pastor. Baptist Church Services. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a. m; preaching 1st and 4th Sundaysat 11a. m., and on 1st and 3d Sundays at 7:30 p. ni.; B. Y. P. U. every Monday a 7:30 p. m.; prayer meeting every Thursday at 7:30 p. in.; Missionary Society 2d and 4th Sun? days at 4 p. m. All are invited to attend. Strangers welcome. W. C. Poster, Pastor. SECRET ORDERS. XCLINCH VALLEY COMMANDERY. NO. 20, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. Meets first Monday in each month. JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. O. W. G. YOUNG, Recoider. O'KEEFFE ROYAL AUCH CHAPTER NO. 26. Meet? second Monday in each month. H. W. O'KEEFFE, H. P. W. G. YOUNG, Secretary. TARE WELL LODGE, NO. 02, A. F. & A. M. Meets the third Monday in each ' month. H. W. O'KEEFFE, W. M. W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y. LAWYERS. AJ. .t S. D. MAY. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze well, Va. Practice in ihc courts of Tazewell county anil in the Court of Appeals at Wytheville, Va. Particular attention paid to the collection ol j claims. BARN'S & BAUN.*, ATTOKNKYS 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. Barns. CHAPMAN .t GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, TaxeweU, Va. Practice in all the courts of Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at Wytheville. J. W. lhapman A. P. Gillespie. FULTON A: COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taxewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze? well county. S. >L B. Couling will continue hit practice in all the courts of Buchanan county. J. H Fulton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Couiing, Tazewell, Va. GREEVER & GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va. PrawcCi n the courts of Tazewell and ad oinihg counties. Office?Stras building. Edgai L. Greever. Barns Gillespie. GKO. W. ST. CLAIR.. ATTOHNEi AT LAW Tazewell. Va. Practices in the courts of Taze wall and adjoining counties and in the Supreme Court of Appeal! at Wytheville. Particular at? tention paid to the collection 01 claims. Office? stras building. HC. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze i well, Va. Will practice in the courts of Taze? well county and the Court of Appeals at Wythe? ville. Collecting a specialty. VINCENT L. SEXTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Tazewell, Va. Will practice in the courts ot Tazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at? tention paid to the collection of claims. Office in stras building. WB. SPRATT. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Rich i lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze? well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention paid to the collection of claims. I II. STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Tazcw J i Va. Laud titles In McDowell and Logan coun? ties, West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras ouilding. HENRY & GRAHAM. LAWYERS. Tazewell, Va. Office in building near Court House. R. R. Henry. S. C. Graham. B. W. Stras. Nfy-WNani? ^Western 'na Sch lule in Effect dec 5th, 1897. TRAINS LEAVE TAZE\YELL eastbound 4.47 p.-m. daily and 3.20 p. ra. daily ex? cept Sundav. westbound 11.25 a. m. daily and S.40 a. m. daily ex? cept Sunday._ TIOKFT^ S0LD TO I IOr\C I ? all points ohio, indiana, illinois wisconsin, missouri kansas, nebraska, colorado, arkansas, california texas. WEST, NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST. FIRST CLASS, SF 'OND CLASS AND EMIGRAN TICKETS. -THE BEST~R?l/TE~TO THE North ai\jd East. PnHman Yestibuled Coaches, Sleeping and Dining Cars. bee that your tickets read over the NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILROAD CHEAPEST, BEST ANn QUICKEST LINE. Write for Rates, Maps, Time-Tab.es Descriptive Pamphlets to any Stuion Agent, or to W. B. Bevill, Alles Hull, M. F. Ebacg, Gen'l Pas* gt Div. Pass. Agt. I "IN HIS NAME" I BY ANNIE E. OONNELL yy weddin'journey. Ain't it most too good to be true?" Judith Crockett settled her skirts and folded tog-ether her wrinkled hands with a long sigh of peace. The train was getting under way again. Eli's weathered old face beamed and nodded at her. "It's so, Judith?it's livin', breathin' truth! Look out the winder at them fences. See 'cm shootin' past. We're goin'! 1 feel's df 1 wanted to sing the loxology." Like little children they leaned toward the window and watched the moving picture outside. Eli's hand found its way to Judith's and openly patted its black silk mitt, "We're on our weddin' journey,moth? er, jest as true as we're alive. Our hon? eymoon's jest ris\" The words drifted back to the trio of breezy, sweet-faced girls behind. The whole car seemed to be full of girls. U iris across the aisle, girls in front, girls behind, and all of them twittering and laughing in subdued little gales, after the world-over fashion of girls. "Did you hear. Joyce Darrah? They're on their wedding trip!" whis? pered Elvah Crane in delight. "The dear little old lady's a bride!" "Truly, do you s'pose," whispered back Joyce. "She's so old?she must be most a hundred. Look at her dear lit? tle corkscrew curls behind her cars!" "Girls, girls, quick!" murmured Mir? iam Nye, nudging them in turn, "1 do believe he's going to kiss her!" Dut the kiss, if it had started, never reached its destination. Judith Crock? ett saw it coming, and held up her linger to wai n it off. "Land, Eli, don't!" she cried. "Right where folks'll see you! What'll they think?" "Well." the old man declared, reck? lessly, "1 ain't sure 1 care what folks'll think! It ain't every day 1 go on my weddin' journey, an' I can't see when would be a suitabler time to do what liissin' I've got on hand to do." He laughed delightedly, in little un dulatory chuckles. Joyce said she could, see the twinkles in his eyes through the back of his head! "I think he's lovely," she answered softly, "and so is the little old bride. They make the dearest little love-story, right here before our eyes! It's bet? ter than a story book; my, yes!" Judith Crockett looked over her shoul? der and got a. pleasant glimpse of the vista of girls' faces behind her. "My, ain't there a heap of 'em!" she exclaimed. "An' oh. Eli, look quick! There's one jest exactly behind that looks like little Emmelinc that died. I've got to speak to that one, Eli?I've got to. I couldn't no more help it than nothin' at all." She leaned back and beckoned to Mariam Nye* "Deary," she called, "do you mind comin' an' settiu' beside me jest lor a few minutes'? I want to speak to you." Miriam's tune stopped short. She glauced at the other girls in amused wonder, and then up into the sweet wrinkled face. She saw the eagerness in it, and answered it instantly. "Yes, indeed," she said, "and the gen? tleman can have my seat here." They made the exchange, and Eli sat down opposite Joyce and Elvah, with a nod of gentie friendliness. He leaned forward to them, pointing backward with his thumb at Judith. "Emmeline died, you see," he said confidentially, "an' she wanted to talk to the young lady because she looked like Emmeline. She always wants to talk to folks that put her in mind of Emmy. I don't suppose the young lady'Il mind, now, do you? I couldn't bear to set up against mother on our weddin' journej'. I thought we'd ought to humor her." Behind him "mother's" earnest voice was running on. .j "We've been married 41 years?Eli an' me. It was 20 years ago Emmy died. You lock so much like her, deary, that's why I couldn't help caliin'you. You've got Emmy's eyes an' her little round chin. Emmy had such a beautiful chin!" Her own chin quivered a little, but still she smiled at Miriam. "You don't mind roe caliin' you, deary, do you?" she asked. "1 told Eli I couldn't help it, noway at all, the min? ute I set eyes on you." "Xo, indeed, I'm glad to come. I'm glad to look like?Emmy." Miriam*? sweet voice and the dead name rever? ently. There was a little pause, and to break it she said: , "Is Eli your new husband's name? You said?that is, I couldn't help hear? ing, truly?that this was your wedding trip." Then Judith Crockett threw back her head and laughed with such hearty en? joyment that Miriam joined in from rery sympathy. Eli and the girls be? hind laughed, too. "L.Thd!" puffed Judith in a breathless gasp, "I hope 1 ain't hurt your feelin's,' deary. 1 had to laugh?I couldn't a' ielpcd it, not if I'd bc'n goin' to suffer for it. It struck me all in a heap when you asked me if Eli was my new hus? band?Oh, my land! There, I'm goin' to stop now." She put out her hand and smoothed Miriam's gently, haif apologizingly. "Ye*;, deary, he is my new husband? new ev'ry ruornin', an' fresh ev'ry even in'. Eut the good Lord's let me have him 40 years. An' I hope He'll let me keep him always till it's time to go home, au' then Eli an'me'll go together. 1 shouldn't know how to go without Eli went, too." She spoke quietly, but the love in her plain old face transfigured it, to Mir? iam. "Oh," the girl said, softly, "I see now. I didn't understand." In the seat behind them, Eli was lean? ing forward with his elbows on his knees, explaining things to the girls. "Most folks don't take their weddin' journey 40 years afterwards," he said, cheerfully, "but I do' know but they would if tbey knew how good it felt. Judith an'me could tell'em 1" - He rubbed his finger-tips together and beamed across at Joyce. "It seems good, I tell you!" he went on. "Maybe it's partly because we've ha? to wait so long, an* there's been so many put-backs. It was so long ago the put-backs begun, an' there's be'n such a sight of 'cm, that we can't scarce? ly remember all of 'em. "There was the farm to pay for first off?we thought we'd ought to put the weddin'-journey money into that, an' then the babies come along, one to a time, an' it went to bringin' them up. An' when they were up, John wanted to go to college, an' we wanted to kind of set the others a-goin'?so we waited for our weddin' journey, but we never give it up. "Wc had to put a mortgage on our place to help the children along, an'it's &.9&iiRL3?j^eJM; ff?* IbatBD^- Then Oudlt? iur me got packed up an' come. We'd planned jest where to go. you know, setiin' in fr?nt of the tire winter evenin's for 40 years. You get your plans pretty nigh fixed up in all that time!" He leaned back in the seat and laughed over at them. "Land, ain't it good to boar Eli laugh?" Judith said. "We ain't either of us had much time to laugh till npw. We'vt be'n pretty busy always, but new we've got a fair start laughi*,' 1 feel as if we should keep it up the rest of the time. Hut, land, deary, I guess you'll get all tuckered out hearin' me go on so. Oh, no, don't go yet!" as Miriam half rose, smiling. "Stay an* tell me about you. There's a dreadful lot of you in the car, ain't there? 1 don't s'pose you all belong to the same family." Miriam's sweet face brightened. "Why, y?s," she said, "we're ull of us King's Daughters." She touched the little silver cross she wore, gently sway? ing it back and forih. "We're going to Quimby to the convention." "Quimby!" cried Judith, in delight. "Why, that's where me an' Eli's goin' to! Eli went there once when he wasn't but a boy. an* we always said that's where we'd go to on our weddin'jour? ney. Eli wants to show me some of the places he went to. 1 ain't ever be'n away* from home, except over to the P'int, shoppin*." Eli went back to his seat and touched Miriam's arm. "I've wore them all out, yarnin', an' I guess likely mother's wore you out. I guess you'd like -to go back to your friends about now, wouldn't you?" Judith reached out her hand. "Good by, deary," she said. "I'm much obliged to you. It's be'n a little like bavin' a visit from Emmy; an' oh, Eli, she's goin' to Quimby, too! Ain't that nice? They're all goin'." "I declare! To Quimby, be you7 That's good! Maybe you're goin' to put up to the same place, too? I'm goin' to take Judith to the same place 1 stopped at?it's round two corners from Main street, turnin' f o your left both times. 1 could walk to it with my eyes shut." "We're going to the Palace," Meriam said, "on Axminster street. But per? haps we may see you sometime. Oh, I hope so!" She put her other hand over tne one Judith still held, and looking down into the old woman's face. It seemed like taking Emmy away from her to go away. It was such a little thing to do? to stay patiently?if it comforted Em? my's mother! "In His Xame," the letters on the lit? tle silver cross read. If there were only something worth while she could do be? cause of those letters! It was getting late; a station ortwc more and they would be at Quimby. Eli and Judith Crockett had settled down together again and were dozing a little, their heads jogging to the low monotony of the wheels'tune. Judith woke up and nudged Eli. "EH, wake %p jest a minute! I won't keep } ou long. Ain't it like goin' abroad on our weddin' journey, where there's kings an' palaces an' things? She said they was the king's daughters, an' they're goin' to stop at a palace." Eli nodded vaguely, in dozy indiffer? ence to her words. "Well," Judith said to herself, "he might's well go to sleep again. I'm go in' to make believe?same as little Emmy used to do?that Eli an' me's jourueyin' abroad. It won't do a mite of harm, an' it's about as nigh to pal? aces an' kings as Eli an' me will ever get, till we enter into the Blessed King? dom over acrost." She was still smiling over her harm? less little play, when the train, with a jolt and wheeze, drew into Quimby. There was a good deal of confusion, as usual, in the station of a big city. Hackmen beckoned and coaKed, and their strident voices increased the hub? bub indefinitely. Hacks clattered in and out, trucks threaded the crowds and threatened men's bones. And outiuto the cry and rush Eli-and Judith went in timid astouishment. This Quimby? Eli's old face was full |f unbelief. Where was his Quimby that he had brought Judith to?the quiet, peaceful Quimby, with its pleas? ant, uncrowded streets? Quimby had grown up. Forty years make men of cities as well as boys, Eli Crockett?poor, old bewildered soul! Joyce and Miriam and Elvah kept to? gether. They were all going to tbe same hotel. "1 don't see tl.*e bride and groom," Joyce said, anxiously. "I don't either," chimed in Miriam, "and I'm worried about them. We ought to have kept near them, girls. The poor old creatures will get lost in this crush." "Well," philosophic Elvah remarked, "it's too late to mend our wa3-s now. Come on, hurry! there's my grand fatherly hackman waiting for us." Elvah was acquainted with Quimby. She had lived ther* part of her life, and she and her grandfatherly hackman were old friends. Her married sister boarded at the "Palace," and it was un? der that matronly little woman's chap rronage the three girls ^ ere to be dur? ing their short visit. Two days for the convention, and one for fun, was their programme. Early the next morning, on their way to one of the meetings of the conven? tion, they dropped into the big, bustling depot again. "Of course I don't expect to lind it," Joyce was saying. "1 should say not! Who ever heard of finding an umbrella?" Elvah laughed. Miriam gave a quick little start. "Oh," she said, "I've found the bride and bridegroom! Look, over there in the corner!" Over there in the corner, surety enough, were Eli and Judith. They sat up primly, but their weary old faces had a patient, disappointed look that broke into pale sunshine when they saw the girls coming to them. Judith caught Miriam's hand. "Land, deary, if it ain't you!" she cried, softly. "Eli, don't you see who 'tis? Who'd have thought, now?" She drew Miriam down beside her on the seat. "We're waitin' to go home," she explained, quietly. "Going home, to-day? Why, you've only just got here!" cried Miriam, aston? ished. "Yes, I know, deary, but we're goin' home. We've be'n waitin' all night to. The train don't go till ten o'clock." Then, at the sight of the girl's won? dering face, she added the rest of the story. "We didn't know Quimby'd grown up so. Eli thought it was goin' to be like it was when he was here before. There was a little, nice hotel then, where you didn't have to pay but 50 cents a day. We'd ought to waited till we got more money." It was all there?'the story?Miriam read it at once, and there was no need of the sequel to it, Eli was telling the other girls, but she listened uncon? sciously. "Yes, we're goin'," the old man's voice qua1- ered dejectedly. "I'm sort of sorry onmother'saccount?sheset a good deal of store on comin'. . "She aia^t said a word?bless 3-00, that ain't mother's way! But she's feelin-* bad inside. An bein* so tuckered out makes it worse. You see, you can't get much good sleep on these little naTrow 6eats." "Sleep! You haven't been here all night?" the girlisb voices chorused. "Yes," Eli said, gently, "right here's where we've set all night. There's a hotel over across the track. I went there to sec about stoppin*. That's why we're goin' home. They said they was the cheapest costin' hotel there was in Quimby, so I knew 'twarn'tany use try in' any others. "Judith said she guessed the best thing we could do was to go right home again an' wait. 'We ain't giveu up our weddin' journey, but we'll have to wait a spell longer." The girls staid a little longer and then went away. It was half-past nine o'clock. They looked at the clock in? voluntarily, all of them, on their wa}' ant. When they pot out into the open air Jovee drew a long breath and stood still. The three sweet faces, unwontcdlj' moved, had the same thought in them. The same letters on three tiny silver crosses spelt it out. Then Miriam, with a little jolt into a brisk, businesslike tone, said: "We've got to hurry. There's the day for fun, you know." "Yes, I was thinking of that." "So was I." "We could give that one up." Miriam cent on. "Three 'days for fun' almost make two days for?them." "And we oould make up the rest," put in Joyce, quiekl}'. "1 was going to get a new?oh, never mind what," she fin? ished. "I don't need it, after all." "And I don't need miue, cither!" laughed Elvah, softly. "Xor I," cried Miriam. They fingered the little crosses, inter? preting each other's thoughts instinct? ively. But it was Miriam who put it into low, shy words. "In Iiis name," she murmured. Two days of overflowing, unexpected bliss Eli and Judith had, after all. The girls took them back to the beau? tiful Palace hotel and made them their guests. In all the spare minutes they could find they took the happy old couple around the city and showed them its wonders. And when they could not go themselves they planned the little trips and started Eli and Judith out on Ihcm. There was not a moment that did not have something in. it to enjoy ind wonder at and lay up for long win? ter nights at home. When it was nearly over and they were saying good-by to the girls it was Judith who laid her plain old hands on Miriam's and Elvah's heads like a loving little benediction and said: "Put your hand on the other head, Eli, for me. The Lord only gave me two hands. There, dearies, God bless you. The King had ought to be proud of JIIs :1a ughters." And when they were at- home again and sitting in front of the fire together it was Judith who said, with a long, se? rene sigh, and Eli who nodded his white head in answer: "We've bc'n on our weddin' journey, Eli. It's livin', breathin' truth, but don't 't seem like we'd dreamed a pleasant dream, sittin* here do/.in'?" The firelight danced up to meet the light in "mother's" face. "An' don't it seem as if we'd had be;>u tifulness enough an' lovin' kindness"? did the shifting glow of the coals, in sudden sympathy, picture three girls' bright faces??"an' lovin' kindness enough, Eli, to last 40 years more?"? Household. POPE LEO XI11.'S BIRTHDAY. Cnrnlneto In the Apennines, the Pcc? ci Palace aixl the Pope's Hedrooiu. Count Ludovieo Peeci, nephew of Leo Xin., and his wife, Donna Yittoria, have given, in honor of the pope's name day, a gTeat reception at Carpineto, the birthplace of the Pontiff, where they live. Carpineto is a mountain village with about 5,000 inhabitants, and is pic? turesquely situated on the top of a peak of the Lepini mountains. Being surrounded by points much higher, and snow-capped at some seasons, it is real? ly very beautiful. It is far from rail? ways. One has to drive five hours hi the diligence in order to reach it, and it has thus kept much of its primitive character. The inhabitants arc very poor, mostly shepherds. The women, starting early in the morning, some? times go 15 miles to gather wood. When they are employed in cultivating the land they do not earn more tha.n four or five pence a day. The present vilkige was, in the middle ages, a rather important town. It was, with its surroundings, a duchy, first un? der the Caetani, to which family be? longed Boniface VTIL, who hadhisenrs boxed by a Sciarra-Colonna at Anagnl, and later under the Aldobrandini, to which belonged Clement VITT. For two centuries, however, the most important family there has been that of the Pccci, although they originally came from Siena. The Peeci own the only building which can be called a palace, and half of the environs. From their palace, which is built on the highest ground the out? look is grand toward the mountains and picturesque looking down over the roofs of the medieval town. The in? terior is much more sumptuous than one would expect in that half-wild dis? trict. There are vast anterooms and magnificent halls, hung with tapestry and large family portraits. The portrait of the pope's mother rep? resents her as handsome and dignified, and that of his father, in his uniform of colonel (he served under Xapolcon I.) as a good-looking man, in whose fea? tures can be found traces resembling his celebrated son. Leo is also there. The likeness is an exceedingly good one ?more than can be said of his brother, Cardinal Giuseppe Pccci, who died in 1S90 at- the age cf S3, a rigid Jesuit, who had a rooted objection to posing in any form for his picture. Among the por? traits there of persons not belonging to the family, is one of Duke Loubat, an American ennobled by Leo XIII., who has erected three or four statues of the pope in different churches. The room occupied bj' the present Pontiff when he resided in Carpineto is still called "Camera di Monsignore," and has not been disturbed. It is very modestly furnished, having a little iron bed with curtains, a small writing desk near a window, a picture of the Madon aa, a portrait of the Blessed Margaret Peeci, an ancestress of his, and a few chairs.?Pall Mall Gazette., Where Mnatnehcs Are Uarred. Time was in England when the em? ployes of banks might not wear beards or mustaches. This restriction has in almost every instance long been re? moved. One exception still remains. The historic house of Coutts, where royalty keeps its private accounts, de? clines to alter the rule of a bygone age, and visitors to its ancient walls will note that its employes present a re markablj' trim and smart appearance. The younger clerks yearning for those hirsute adornments so dear to budding adolescence have recently memorialized the partners on this subject, but, alas! without success.?Detroit Free Press. Make it a rule to sell as little feed as possible and to buy as little as pos ?iamiawiaiai?:?i?iaiai?iai?iniMii*iiMaiaieii*ii*iiiMij i i ?iiaiiui?iKi?iMiMi?i?iaiMi(i?iMi*Hii*ii*miwiMiaii*ini?i? NEW HITCHING POST. It Kcepi the Horse from Destroying the Grasny Sod. When one places a hitching post be? side a driveway' on the lawn, the grass ull about the post is quite sure to be ut? terly destroyed by the feet of the horses, since horses will move all about a post to which they are hitched, even when harnessed to a carriage. This makes an unsightly spot, and one where, very quickly, a pool of water will stand after every rain. The cut shows an improve? ment on an "improved" hitching post. NEW HITCHING POST. I first conceived the idea of locating the post just outside the roadway, in the grass, using the double swinging iron arm, with its snafflf , to hold the horse off from the grass. This works well with most horses, but some will throw the arm completely up over the top of the post, and so get on to the grass with all four feet. This is ob? viated by using the chain, as shown in the cut. This permits the arm to rise just far enough to reach the bridle of the horse, with play enough so that he can move his head freely, but does not permit him to throw it over upon the other side of the post. This device of using an arm to keep the horse away from the post accom? plishes more than the preservation of tiic grassy sod. It keeps the horse from gnawing and disfiguring the post, and from rubbing his bridle and other parts of his harness against it?often to the serious injury of the harness.?Country Gentleman. COMFORT ON THE FARM. It Fnrninhes Encournsrement for Snc ceKHful Effort. The lack of comfort in the home of a farmer is not, as a general rule, so much the result of necessity as of neg? lect; nor is it true that man or beast is better off without it, A lot of chink holes in the barn may be all right for ventilation in summer, but they bring discomfort to the animals and cost a deal of grain when winter's blasts are on. Discomfort is a source of weakness and a hindrance to development. The word comfort means to strengthen much, to encourage, to invigorate. These- certanly are great aids to bet? ter life and furnish encouragement for successful effort. The cow will yield mare and better milk if she-finds com? fort in her stall and pasture. Thesteer will lav on more pounds if made com? fortable. Carried to its fullest meaning com? fort is not to be associated with ef? feminacy or the weakening of body or mind. So essentinl is this factor to all life that neither man nor beast can ac eompiish the full quota of labor with? out it. Securing comfort then in our homes and barnyards does not mean extravagance or an investment that will not give gcod returns. If a wind? mill is a luxury then a pump is one also, for the water might be lifted with a rope. Perhaps the cynic may call the well an extravagance for the water might be carried several miles from some creek or spring. The farmer who can afford it and does not have a com? fortable home is not a lirst-class citi? zen.?Unral World. BETTER TIMES AHEAD. Live Stork nml l-'arin Prixlncc Shotv nn Increase in Value. Owners of live stock have been dis? couraged, as a rule, during the past live years. Horses anil sheep have been fur immediate returns very poor property. Cattle and hogs have at times been valu? able, but they too often have afforded no encouraging returns. The signs of the times are changing, and there is now outlook for at least a moderate im? provement in all classes of live stock. There is steady improvement in man? ufacturing business, and with the in? crease in such work there will be a greatly improved demand for good horses. As the income of salaried peo? ple and wage-workers is'advanced, the grocers and other retail merchants will be obliged to have more of the average sized horses for use on delivery wagons. This will afford a market to many farm? ers for their average horses, and there will be a tendency continually among breeders, with advancing values, to pro? duce a better grade of stock for the fu? ture. As values of all the different grades of equine stock improve there will be a much better feeling among the general farmers which will cause them to invest in much-needed new im? plements and machinery. It is usually necessary on the aver? age farm to depend upon such products as the meats, butter, eggs, wool, etc., for the current expenses and living of the family. Permanent improvements must be made, as a rule, from the re? turns of the occasional sale of a team or a single horse. With the increasing value of all kinds of grain there is every reason to expect an advance in the prices offered for all grades of live stock. There has been a greatly diminished condition of the flocks of the country, so that the fleeces will not glut the near future. The dis? position of so many people to economize in clothing during later years will necessarily, of course, force the masses to buy more freely in the near future. This urgent demand will advance val? ues materially. With the masses of working people employed also, there will be a steady advance in the demand for meats and the greater variety of provisions. When families increase their expenditures for the table there will be a sure and steady call for more of the farmers' products. It is generally claimed that the sup? ply of hogs throughout the country is less than for some years hitherto. The markets at the yards indicate an up? ward tendency, so that producers of pork may take courage to give much better care to the swine than they were disposed to do of late because of low values. It must be remembered that with im? proving times and values in their products the farmers themselves will be disposed to use more freely better foods for their tables and more of their best products generally, because of the fact that an increase in their Incomes will permit more liberal living. In too many cases during panic times some farmers felt themselves compelled to use for their own provisions largely the rvroducts.which were nerishable and to j i Cures Talk ?'Cures talk " in favor of Hood's Sarsaparilla, as for no other medi? cine. Its great cures recorded in truthful, convincing language of grateful men and women, constitute its most effective ad? vertising. Many of these cures ore mar? velous. They have won the confidence of the people; have given Hood's Sarsapa? rilla the largest sales in the world, and have made necessary for its manufacture the greatest laboratory on earth. Hood's Sarsaparillais known by the cures it has made?cures of scrofula, salt rheum and eczema, cures of rheumatism, neuralgia and weak nerves, cures of dyspepsia, liver troubles, catarrh?cures which prove Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the best?in fact the One True Blood Purifier. 5j ii n>i< curo llver His; easy to riOOU S FlIlS take, easy to operate.'ilc. some extent unsaiaDle. A sugnt im? provement all along the line should give courage for rencweH effort. Everything produced on the farm has now enoufl 1 worth to warrant the own? ers in giving it the best care and atten? tion.?Farm and Fireside. WIRE-FENCE POSTS. Nothing In Quite ntt Good and Durable as Live Trees. There is no post as good as a solid tree for the end of a wive fence. The objec? tion to using the tree for such a pur? pose is that it is bad for the tree to cut GOOD SYSTEM OF WIRE FENCING. away the bark, and if ratchetsare need? ed, as they are on most smooth wire fences, they cannot well be put on the live tree without either destroj'ing the tree or the usefulness of the ratchet as the tree grows out over it. By putting up a four by four, or larger, post at the side of the tree and close to it and pin? ning it to the tree by means of iron pins at least one inch thick, the trouble is overcome. Such pins cost but a trifle, and may generally be gotten out of the scr?p pile for nothing. In the cut R repesents the ratchets. ? Joseph E. Wing, in Ohio Farmer. FACTS FOR FARMERS. Every farm has a place for sheep that no other stock can fill. For want of sufficient moisture a tree may Starre with its roots in the midst of plenty. Teach the young horses to walk well and a good foundation is laid for the faster gaits. Thorough grubbing is the surest way of getting rid of elder, sassafras and persimmon. Always keep the plow sharp, it makes better work and is easier for both the team and plowman. One advantage in using- the drill or %eed sower is that the seed will be dis? tributed more evenl}\ A light daily feed cf oats can nearly always be given to the weaning colts at this time with benefit. When the tools and implements are stored away be sure that they are properly cleaned and painted. The best systems of cropping are in? variably those which call for the most thorough preparation of the soil. Feeding, watering and grooming regularly will aid materially in keep? ing the horses in a good, thrifty con? dition.?Farmers' Union. Cost of Shipping Grain. It costs about 13 cents to send a bush-; el of wheat to Liverpool from Chicago.. Fifty years ago the cost of sending a bushel of wheat from sections near Philadelphia now reached in an hour by rail was much more. With improved modes and facilities of transportation distance has been obliterated and the market extended until shipments de? pend on time and not the number of miles. Grain, is cheaper because it can be produced at less cost with machines and is more easily shipped. Th& solu? tion of the problem is to grow larger crops per acre. WUNDtRFUL COW THIS. South Carolina Ilovine Uns Two Calves in Three Months. Mr. W. McC. Venning, of Mount Pleas? ant, is the proud owner of a cow that has given' birth to two calves within the past three months. In June she be? came the mother of a healthy calf. Since then she has been a steady milker, and a few nights ago astonished the little village by having another off? spring. The second calf is a stout, well built young- animal, and is sporting around to the amusement of the vil? lagers. The first one is almost large enough to eat hay, and is disposed to fight its younger brother for the moth? er's affection. The cow is still furnish? ing milk to her people, and does not seem to think her feat near so strange as the people of Mount Pleasant do. For a time Alhambra hall is forgot? ten, and from all sides of the town the children have swarmed to sec "de cow wot have two calfs in free months." But there is no fake about this cow. If the story is dloubted itwill be an easy matter to get bundles of proof and af? fidavits from Mr. Yenning and others. The oldest Charlestonian cannot recall an instance of a cow having made such a record. It is true there have been cows that have given birth to twins. The case is remarkable, and adds a new phase to cow culture, whatever that may be". Many persons who heard of the Mount Pleasant prodigy^ said it was all bosh. But it isn't. Good) men and hon? orable men, and men who know how to vouch for its truth, are prepared to prove it. This cow will go down in history. In years to come she will rival the one in Chicago that kicked over the kerosene lamp, or even the famous Ibull of the crockery store. Mount Pleasant feels a local pride in the animal, and it isprobable that some official recognition will be taken of her patriotic service. It has been suggest? ed that a jollification meeting be held and souvenirs in the shape of milk shakes be presented to the guests.? Charleston News and Courier. If you want to see SNAKES DRINK IMPURE WHISKY If you desire sweet repose and delightful slumbers try mine. 1 have TEN THOU? SAND GALLONS in stock and will guarantee every gallon to be strictly pure. JOHN M. SMITH .... . . . Newport (Giles Co.), rgnia. Distiller and dealer in best homemade pure copper-distilled RYE WHISKY. SOUR MASH?This celebrated whisky is distilled only by me and will be deliv? ered at Railroad Station at $2.00 per gallon. Pure Corn S^ijr Mash Whisky at $1.30 per gallon by the ban-el, 100 proof. Warranted pure goods. All orders promptly filled. BROWN'S RESTAURANT, <ca_-_kelly building,_ ?c Tazewell, - - Virginia. E. D. BROWN, Proprietor. Board and Lodging by day, week or month. Meals at all hours at 25c. Table first class. HARDWARE AND FURNITURE. f All kinds of Hard? ware, Cooking and ^Heating Stoves, Fur-^ niture, House Furn? ishing Goods, Lamps and Lamp Fixtures SADDLES, WAGON AND BUGGY HARNESS, COLLARS, PADS, BLIND and RIDING BRIDLES. a,---the syracuse plow. We guarantee they will please you better than any plow on the market. We will sell yon a first-class Sewing Machine for $20.00 and the best in tbo world for $30.00,. Guaranteed. MOSS & GREEVER, TAZEWELL, VA. Turnips Among the Corn. There is no crop grown so easily and with so little cost as late-sown turnips In a field of well-cultivated corn. The shade of the corn will keep the turnips from growing much until the corn is cut. Possibly also their growth will be checked by the demand of the corn roots for plant food. Cut in. the Indian summer that follows the first frost the turnips will make rapid growth, as they will then have all the land for their own use. The turnip will endure a pretty heavy frost, and grow again if warm weather follows it. But in our climate turnips cannot be left in the ground all winter as they are in England. Solid!? In Pare 3111k. Many people are surprised to learn that milk which is liquid has a larger proportion of solid contents than have many articles of food. Milk averages S3 per cent, of solid matter, of which n considerable part is albumen. It is this which coagulates with heat, and still more when rennet is used. Potatoes are SO per cents moisture, though wbetfYhe potato is cooked the starch in it ex? pands, making it seem much heartier food than it is. The solid of the potato is maiuly starch. That of milk is di? vided between easelne, butter fats and sugar, the last of which is found in whey, which, even though it be soured, shows by that fact that it has had some sugar In it. Conclusive Proof. Percy?I wonder why we say that love < blind? Gerald?Because we so often see a petty girl fall in love with some other an.?Brooklyn Life. GEN R.E.LEE soldier, Citizen and Christian Patriot. A GREAT NEW BOOK FOR THE PEOPLE. live agents wanted Everywhere to show sample pages and get up clubs. Extraordinarily liberal terms. Money can be made rapidly, and a vast amount of good done in circulating one of tli2 noblest historical works published during the past quarter of a century. Active agents are now reaping a rich harvest. Some of our best workers aie selling Over 100 Books a Week. Mr. A. G. Williams, Jackson county, Mo., worked four days and a half and se? cured 51 orders. He sells the book to al? most every man he meets. Dr. J. J. 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Yost lot, and has a store and residence upon it. It was purchased by the Southern Building and Loan Association under foreclosure proceedings. (2.). The C. W. Schaffer residence. T property adjoins C. M. Brown, Q. Morgan and John Lilly, as per map of R. L. Gil lespie. It was purchased by the Southern Building and Loan Association under fore? closure proceedings. TERMSOFSALE?Cash as to one-fourth of the purchase price and for the residue thereof the purchaser shall execute his bonds in three equal installments at six, twelve and eighteen months, with interest from date, the title to the property to retained as ultimate security until all purchase money is paid, and the purcl to have the privilege of anticipating the payment of the whole or any part of the purchase money, or of any or ah of the bonds given for the deferred payments. J. R. Miller, . LI. Peyton Giuy,' Nov. 13, 1897. Commissioners. I, I. C. 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