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TAZEWELL CO. DIRECTORY.
Circuit Court. Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. Haue Har man, clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday in April, 4th Monday in August and 1st Monday in December. County Court. J. H. Stuart, judge; T. K. George, clerk. Terms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday in each month. Officers. Jno. T. bams.Cdm'th. Attv. Jno. W. Crockett.Sheriff, James Bandy, .Deputy Sheriff. R. K. Gillespie,.Treasurer. H. P. Brittain and H. U. McCall.Deputies. R. S. Williams,.County Surveyor, Address, Pounding Mill, Va. P. H. Williams,.County Supt. Schools, Address, Snapps, Va. THE CHURCHES. STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Divine Service?First and Third Sun days of the month at 11a. 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. Rkv. W. D. Bucknkk, Rector. Methodist Episcopal Church South. Public worship of Cod on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and 4?1 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 niitht at 7:30., the third Monday night of rich month being devoted to literary work. A most cordial welcome is extended to all. Isaac P. Maktin, Pastor. Baptist Church Services. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a. m; preaching 1st and 4th Sundaysat 11 a. in., and on 1st and 3d Sundavs at 7;:;<? p. ID.; B, Y. P. U. every Monday a 7:30 p. m.; prayer meeting every Thursday at 7:.;u p. m.; Missionary Society 2d and 4th Sun? days at 4 p. m. All are invited to attend. Strangers welcome. W. U. Foster, Pastor. SECRET ORDERS. XCLINCH VALLEY COMM?NDERT. NO. 20, KNRJH IS TEMPLAR. Meets first Monday in each month. U JAM KS O'KEEFFE, E. C. W. G. YOUNG, Recouler. O'KEEFFE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO. 26. Meets second Monday it; each month. II. W. O'KEEFFE, H. P. W. G. YOUNG, Secretarv. ? TARE WELL LODGE, <J&r NO. 62, A. F. & A. M. Meets the third Monday in each month. H. W. O'KEEFFE, W. M. W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y. LAWYERS. AJ. &?. D. MAY. ATTORNEYS AT I.AW. Tiizc 'well, Vv Practice in the courts of Tazewell county arj i in the Court of Appeals ut Wytheville, Va. Pars ular attention paiil to the collection ol claims. S _r i_ BARNS & BARNS. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazc well, Va. Practice in the courts of Taxcwcll county, Court of Appeals at Wytheville and the Federal courts at Abingdon. C. J. Rams, John T. Barns. CHAPMAX ?T GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT LA"SV, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts "of Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at Wytheville. J. W. Chapman A. P. Gillespie. FULTON & COULUNG, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze? well county. S. M. B. Cooling will continue his gractice in all the courts of Buchanan count v. J. [ Fulton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Couling, Tazewell, Va. 6REEVER St GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va. PraCtt'. n the courts of Tazewell and ad oining counties. Ollice?Stras building. Edgar L. Greever. Barns Glllespie. 6EO. W. ST. CLAIR, ATTOKNE1 AT LAW Tazewell, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze wall and adjolu.rj "ountles and in the Supreme J Court of Appeals at wytheville. Particula. at tenUon paid to tba collection oi claims. Office ttras building. HC. ALDERCON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze - ? 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 ol j Tazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at tenUon paid to the collection of claims. Office in Stras building. WB. SPRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Rich i lands, Va. Practices in the court* of Taze- j well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention paid to the collection of claims. I H. STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazew J i Va. Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun Ue?, West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras | DDudillJt HENRY & GRAHAM, LAWYERS. Tazewell, Va. Office in building near Conrt House. R- R. Henry. S. C. Graham. B. W. Stras. WNorfol^Weslem ' bo Sch lule in Effect DEC 5th, 1897. TRAINS LEAVE TAZEWELL EASTBOUND 4.47 p. m. daily and 3.20 p. m. daily ex? cept Sunday. WESTBOUND 11.25 a. m. daily and 8.40 a. m. daily ex? cept Sunday._ TICKETS ALLDP0INTS OHIO, INDIANA, ILLINOIS WISCONSIN, MISSOURI KANSAS, NEBRASKA, COLORADO, ARKANS AS, CALIFORNIA TEXAS, WEST, HORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST. FIRSTCLASS, SF OND CLASS AND EMIGRAn TICKETS. -THE BEST ROUTE TO THE North AiviD East. Pullman Yestibaled Coaches, Sleeping and Dining Cars. BJCK THAT YODB TICKETS READ OVER TnE NORFOLK & WESON RAILROAD CHEAPEST. BEST ANl> QUICKEST LINE. i Write for Rates, Maps, Time-Tabits Zfescriptive Pamphlets to any Station Agent, or to W. B. Bkvill, Allen Hull, M. F. Braco, Gen'lPa* ft Div. Pass. Agt -1 THE BEET SUGAR INDUSTRY. Hints to the Growers and Manufactu? rers. George Moss, in X. Y. Tribune ] The production of sugar from beets has grown in the last fifty years from small be? ginnings to enormous proportions, until now three-fifths of the world's supply comes from the sugar beet. A remarkable feature of the growth is the fact that until very recently the United States had not entered nj)on prosecution of the industry except by spasmodic and generally inef? fectual efforts. This country pays out more than $10(1,000,000 annually for. bu gar?an amount exceerHng the average re? ceipts for the wheat it sells abroad. Whether or not this shall any longer con? tinue, and whether or not our conditions of soil and climate are entirely favorable to the highest and most profitable form of beet sugar culture is a problem which ag? riculturists, publicists and other wise men happily promise to solve in the future. Within the last decade practical steps have been taken in the solution, and under the operations of the Dingley law new impetus has been given to these efforts. Already eight extensive beet sugar factories are in operation in the United States. Out of past failures have come successes in beet cultivation and beet sugar production; therefore, indeed, sweet have been the uses of adversity. As far back as 1879 the climate conditions most favorable to the growth of the useful plant were considered in, a paper read before the Association for the Advancement of tlie Science :it. Sara? toga by Dr. William McMurtie. The beet meteorological conditions sre a warm, dry spring and a temperate, moist summer, followed by a cool, dry autumn. An average temperature of 70 degrees for the mouths of June, July and August, the country level, soil warm and inclined to be sandy insure the best results. Eu? ropean beet sugar lands are worth $400 to ?<*>40 per acre. In California near the fac? tories lands sell at from $250 to $40U and rent annually for from $20 to $25 per acie. Coal there, from Seattle, costs fron $6 to $10 per ton, an item to be carefully con? sidered in the cost of making sugar. Cbiuo Valley, in California, is known far and wide as the paradise of farmers, ?rhu :uv there employed almost exclusively in rais? ing sugar beets. Here in the Eastern States arc believed to be equal advantages for cultivation of the same product, and <>| all home markets there i? n me so ste dy and expansive as that of <ugjr. A brief epitome of the history of the sn gar beet will prove interesting. About the middle of the last century a German chem? ist demonstrated that sugar could be made from beets. This discovery tested fifty years as a scientific curiosity. In ISIS Napoleon put the industry on its feet, and sixteen thousand acres were planted to beets in France. In 1830 some Philudel phhns tried to makeheet sugar and failed. Eight years later a similar fate waited upon a like effort in Massachusetts. About 1840 the Germans began their successful prose? cution of the industry. In 1803 it was vainly tried in Illinois and Wisconsin, al? though a smalfTactory at Fond du Lac, costing $12,000, scored a success. The manager of this factory was called to Al vaiudo, Cid., to superintend a large one costing $2*0,000. This enterprise went to the wall, as did a similar one in the same State shortly thereafter. One of the stock? holders in these California plants, E. H. Dyer, is the practical pioneer beet-sugar man in the United States. He spentsome years in reorganizing the companies and getting new capital. He started again in 1S79, and the venture this time was a suc? cess. In 188S Claus Spreckle.s built a large factory at Watsonville, Cal ; in 1S90 the Oxnarcls put one upatGiandIsland, Neb., later another at Norfolk, Neb., and also one at Chino, Cal. In 1890 Mr. Dyer was inyited to Utah to erect and equip a fac? tory for a stock company there. Last year Mr. Spreckles built another factory at 8a linos, Cal., while one was moved from Canada to New Mexico, and one was built at Menominee Falls. This year one was erected at Los Alamitos, Cal., and another at Korne, N. Y., the latter being moved from near Montreal. The growth of the industry in this country is shown by the acreage of beets in California. In 1893 there were 9,670 acres; in 1894,15,993,and in 1897, 00,000 acres. Five years ago the beet sugar produced in the United States amounted to S,000,000 pounds; in 1893, 21,000,000 pounds; 1894, 42 000,000; in 1896, 59,000,000. The estimated produc? tion this year in California is 65,000,000 pounds; Utah, 8,000,000; New Mexico, 4, 000,000; Nebraska. 12,000,000; Wisconsin, 1,000,000; New York, 2,000,000. Total 98,000,000 pounds-46,000 tons, or about one-fiftieth of the amount consumed in the United States. Germany produced in 1896 1,475,000,000 pounds; France, l,4oo,ooo, ooo?more than six times as much as in 1800, or about all she consumed. In the United States the consumption per capita is sixty-six pounds annually. We import four million pounds. The world's pro? duction of beet sugar is about five million tons; cane eugar, three million tons. There is a State bounty on beet sugar in New York, which guarantees the farmer $5 a ton for his beets of a certain standard of excellence. The State has also made appropriations to the Agricultural Depart? ment of Cornell University for the purpose of testing beet culture. The University sent out seed free, and beets were grown in thirty-one different counties. The av? erage tonnage per acre shows over 23, and the average percentage of sugar content 13], or about twenty barrels of sugar per acre. Thoughtful men predict that in the near future production of beet sugar in the United States is destined to become an important agricultural as well as manufact? uring industry, which is aptly referred to as the "new source of wealth." Germany, France and Austria have added millions of dollars to the incomes of their people through sugar beets. In a recent Govern? ment publication it is forcefully stated that cultivation of tiie sugar beet is a style of agriculture so strange to American far? mers as to require specific instruction and experience to accomplish it successfully. Factories would be quickly erected if the supply of beets were forthcoming. Fields should be plouged in the late autumn to the depth of ten inches. The plough in each furrow should be followed by a sub soiler to loosen the earth to a depth of six or seven inches more. The land, being exposed during winter, becomes quite mellowed, and in the spring can be pre? pared for planting by a simple treatment of the surface, as by ploughing and thorough cultivation, until the surface of the soil is reduced to perfect tilth. Mr. Wiley says that in planting by drill fifteen or twenty pounds of seed should be used per acre; in hand planting, ten to fifteen pounds. The beets should be dis? tributed singly and at equal distances apart, and covered to the depth of one half to one and a half inches, according to the soil. Detailed information on this point may be had by applying to 11. W. Wiley, as above. In France the so-called French rich sugar beet is the favorite. It grows en? tirely under the soil, and yields largely. It seems to be important not only that a sugar beet should be of proper size and shape, but also, says Mr. Wiley, that it be grown in such a manner as to secure the protection of the soil for all the parts except the neck and foilage. This position can only be secured for the beet by glowing it in a soil sufficiently pervious to permit of the penetration of the top root to a great depth. It is for ihis reason that subsoiling is of import? ance. The content of sugar is largely below the soil. Information as to seed may be had on application to the Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. A brief description of the method of making sugar from the beet is appended, although to the farmer or beet raiser it is of interest only from secondary considera? tions. In the factory the beets are con? veyed to washing tanks provided with suitable apparatus for keeping the n in motion and transferring them toward the end from which the fresh water enters, in order that the whole of the adhering soil, together with any sand and pebbles, may be completely removed. By a suitable elevator the beets are next taken to a point above the centre of the diffusion battery, whence they are dropped into a slicing apparatus, by which they are cut into pieces of small thickness and of euch shape as when placed in the cells of the battery tbey will not lie so close together as to prevent the circulation of the diffu? sion liquors. When the cell is full of the sliced beets it is closed and the hot juices from the cell last filled are admitted and allowed to remain in contact with the cuttings for a few minutes. Several cell? are thus kept in use?one filling, another emptying. From the last cell the juice is drawn off and sent to the clarifiers. The cuttings are used for cattle food. The cost of building a first-class factory, with a capacity of four hundred tons of beets per day, is estimated at ?500,000. The ma? chinery must be a'l uf the latest pattern and improvement. Mr. Wiley wisely say.-: It is best to recognize at the very first the gimt expense which attends the erect ion of a sugar factory and the necssity fur its meeting overy modern requirement. Keel-growing and beet-sugar manufacture are two distinct industries, but with com? mon aims and interests." The one reason why the beet-sugar in? dustry has not already been established is that to secure profitable results a sugar factory must be erected, costing not less than $200,0U0 and a permanent annual Biipply of thirty thousand tons of beets must be secured. Without co-operation of farmers and capitalists the enterprise would fail. The beets must be raised near the factory, and the factory must insure a pertain market for beets. The Mormon Church has bought a large tract of land in Mexico and is going to found a colony there. Now the Chicago "Tribune" says that with the Mormons' the Indians and Bryan all removed to Mexico the United States will be rid of a large share of its troubles, KEEP ON AGITATING. ICH the Only Way tu Arouse Interest In Good Koads. The difficulty in arousing interest in the cause of improved highways hat often surprised those who were con vinced of their importance, and bat sometimes discouraged them. It us ten year6, now, since the league instituted its active and aggressive good roads campaign. Great results have been achieved, but there is yet much to be done. There are still extensive rurai districts in which the people are apathetic, in spite of the efforts of the press and of organized clubs all over the country. In the more sparsely settled districts, and especially in many parts of the west, it is claimed that activity In rail? road construction has prevented ex? penditure of much energy and capital in building good roads. The people and the state legislatures are Interested in the railway problem; they are agitat? ing for railroad facilities?working to secure them?and until this Is accom? plished the question of better wngon roads is in abeyance. In the older states, such as Massachusetts and New Jersey, where bo much has been done, the growth of railroad building has nearly reached its maximum, so that wit!) their denser population they are in a position to take hold of their common roads. But even allowing for all this, It is provingaslow task to awaken ull classes of the population to the positive values to them of better roads. In comment? ing on the conditions that exist in Kan? sas, the Topeka Capitol says that "the farmers of such states as Kansas, where the roads are as bad as they possibly can be, and where the loss is heaviest to the producers who are obliged to stay out of the market during an important part of the year because of Impassable roads, apparently pay no attention to this all-important subject. It is the conservative and careful estimate of the government at Washington that the people of the United States lose every year no less than $600,000,000 by reason of impassable or defective roads, the loss being mainly borne by the farmers. It requires the entire wheat crop every year to pay the loss to farmers occa? sioned by bad roads. This Is no fanci? ful estimate, hut ia below rather thun above the truth. Students of road mak? ing who are familiar with the results of the excellent roads of old world coun? tries estimate that bad roads cost the western farmers 25 per cent, of every? thing he buys. There is In reality no subject of more importance to the farm? ers than road improvement, and there is none In which the average farm? er takes less apparent interest. No state In the union has more to gain by active road reform, beginning with the adoption of wide tires, than Kansas. It has been profitable elsewhere to remit the road tax of all farmers using wide tires, and no doubt the same policy would work to advantage in this state." The present time is a good one to In? crease the agitation for highway Im? provement. If the matter is brought forcibly to the attention of tb? farmers, they may be made to realize its direct Importance to them. Crops are abun? dant and find ready sale. With the coming wet weather ard deteriorating roads will come an object lesson which should be used by the press and all good roads advocates to srengtheu their arguments. The farmer can then ccunt in dollars and cents the loss en? tailed on him from inability to get to market easily and cheaply. Sa is In a better position now than he has been for some time to undertake the work. No other investment will pay him bo well. In some sections these facts are ap? preciated und every effort is being made to secure road improvements. County Commissioner Clark, in Pennsylvania, says: "I have never seen in Allegheny county such enthusiasm as there is over this movement. Everybody is interest? ed. The law is well received every? where, nnd people go out of their way to get the facts before us. The office is crowded daily with delegations, and the people meet us when they know we are coming nnd furnish all the information they can, even, as in the case of the Windgnp road, getting- up plansat their own expense." Such conditions offer great encouragement to further work, nnd should prove a strong incentive.? Good Roads. FOR PRAIRIE ROADS. An Illinois Man Advocnte? the Laying of Iron Hull*. Having given the subject of iron roadways some study I venture to give my opinion. I am satisfied that iron roadways arc the thing for this prairie country. On the praries ballast of any kind must in most cases be hauled long distances, making the cost of the irou roadway, even with double truck, the cheapest. Any kind of ballast needs an amount of repair equaling the cost of n new road almost once in from six toten years. The iron roadway would prob? ably last two or three times as long, the repairs being almost nothing. There need be no flange or elevation on the inner side of the rail. M:tke them perfectly flat; the wagons will not run off. In common country roads the wheels do not make ruts more than twice the width of the tire, no matter whether the ground is hard or soft. Teams traveling on ice for miles leave a regular wheel trail not wider than the rut on the country road. I would make a mil after this fashion: Let the rails be perfectly flat, eight inches wide at top and ten inches at bottom, with a bevel of an inch on each edge. Then wagons and bicycles can drive over them in any direction without incon? venience. The beveled edge will throw Hie horse's foot away from the edge of the rail should he chance to step on It, thus preventing the shoe from catching under the edg'e of the rail. Lay the rails so that the wagons will track near the inner edge. Then when the inner edges become worn change sides with the rails and get another season of wear. Let the bolts be countersunk with a long slope clear through the rail so that they will not come through by wear. Drain roads with tile In the center, not on the sides. It takes only one tile instead of two; lowers the water level in the road center, and is much less liable to be filled by tree roots.?M. \V. Ciunn, in Farm and Fireside. EXPENSIVE NEGLECT. An Incident Which Doom Not Speak Well for Yankee Enterprise. A writer in the Yarmouth (Mass.) Register complnins that the road built by the state between Yarmouth und Dennis is not being properly taken care of. He says: 'The recent heavy rains washed the road bare of dust in many places, nnd in one place the sand from the hills was washed on to the depth of over a foot, and though several daya have elapsed, at the time of writing, since the flood no attempt is being made to repair the damage, and in the mean? time the rond is being worn and the stone still further being loosened, nnd the str?nget part of it nil Is the total indifference which seems to exist by the townspeople for this new rond, which they should puard ns the apple of their eye. If a proper supervision is not to be kept of these state roads, the towns will be better off with their old clay ones. Whether thf dust is blown off by the wind or washed off by the rain. It should be immediately replaced by more, never allowing the bare stones even to show. The road will go to ruin rapidly under the present system, nnd the expense later, on repairs, wir? be immense." GOV. MOUNT TALKS. Snj? Farmer? Arc Entitled to Good Ronrf* and Dally Mnlln. In n speech delivered recently nt Rome City, Ind., Cov. Mount said: "The farmers have a right to demand that the government at least cooperate with them in securing hotter mail facilities for the country. The farmer of the twentieth century mutt be a man of the broadest mind, of the highest develop? ment. The farmer's home must be sup? plied with books, papers and mag? azines. He must keep in touch with the intellectual, social and business world. To secure the advantages of daily mall, good roads will be a necessity. With good thoroughfares to secure speedy transit, then, by the cooperation of the farmers nnd the government, arrange? ments can be made for the deposit by the postman of the farmer's mail In n box opposite his home. Good roads and daily mails to the farmer of the coining years will be indispensable to the highest success, socially, financially and intellectually." Ronds in Prairie States. In some sections of the country stone and gravel cannot be obtained for road building purposes. Under such circum? stances it is necessary to resort to grading nnd tile drainage, if there is a season of heavy rainfall, so that ample outlet may be provided for the surplus water. This is all that can be done in some prairie districts. In such locali? ties the grade of the roadbed must be raised above the surrounding level, properly crowned^ and with due regard to the contour of the adjoining ground. Road-grading machines are of great value in accomplishing the work.?L. A W. Bulletin. Cheaper Tlmi: Stable Mnnnre. Prof. II. E. Van Deman says in the Philadelphia Record that a crop of clover or cow peas plowed under every two or three years in the orchard will stimulate growth sufficiently, and as it would take 20 loads of stable manure per acre to do the same the former is the cheaper. He thinks also that COO pounds each of muriate of potash and dissolved bone or phosphate rock per acre should be applied. But this will not be necessary every year until an or rhardlis bearing heavy crops and shows signs of impoverishment. Progress In Alabama. Road improvement in Alabama was etarted several years ago, some of the pioneer work being done about Birm? ingham. The News of that place now reports that "the county commission? ers of Colbert county will let contracts for the building of $100,000 worth of roads in that county, the money hav? ing been placed in the county treasury for that purpose. The last legislature authorized the county to sell bonds to the above amount for the above pur? pose. The bonds were sold and the money is in bang\ Ja cash." "** EARLY AUTUMN COSTUMES. Pretty Dress oi Light Woolen PAfj - rlcs. When the first suggestion of autumn is fn. tiheiair, and while itis yet too warm to do much more with, wraps than mere? ly carry tfofem about, the etySish woman gets a great deal of su/tisfuction out of pretty dresses made of the lighter woolen fabrics and her autumn halts made of chip or stlraw in the same color as her costume. Very elaborate dresses made of crejpe de chine with ruehings and ruffles, puffs, insertions and edg? ings are shown in. the newest invoices ami are sometimes seen at dressy out of-door entertainments. There is a mania for white and the old-time swiss muslin or organdie made up over while or color in a favorite dress. Very light gray, blue, green or pink crepe de chine witih white silk lining is a momentbry fancy. A specially stylish costume is of lemon yellow over white satin and with trimming of white lace. It is a cirrious fact that some colors are so much more dressy "Uhan Others, and she is the artistic woman who discrimi? nates and makes hex colors and combi? nations fit the times and seasons v:h?u they are worn. A dress of large figured India silk 3s made up with skirt perfectly plain and with sleeves full at the shoulders and fitting the arras below. The neck is cut out in shield shape nnd filled iD with folds and ruchings of organdie am d lace. Anoth er pretty dress is m a d c of embroidered muslin. It has three bands of wide trimming and between these narrow lines of embroidery. The waist is plain at the sides and back, while the front is elaboraitely wrought with vest, shoulder straps and wide bands of embroidery set in at the shoul? der seams and outlining the vest on elthrr side. A girdle belt) is of velvet, and over this end far down on the skirt these side bands of embroidery exltend, making a pretty and effective trim? ming; the sleeves are made of alternate rows of embroidery and plain material. Fiite tucks area foJvorite deooraition for these materials, organdies, veilings, in dee*] all light-weight wool, cct'ton or silk, fabrics may be tucked In ailmost sol'd masses. A novelty is a skirt trimmed with tucked ruffles. These ruffles are set on so as to outline an over skiirb design. The ruffles are about four inches wide and each one has three tucks above a narrow hem. There are five of tjhese ruffles, and as each one ?s about five yards in length, the amount of sewing uieceffsary to produce them is by no means trifling. NeveT were thin goods amd laces in such enormous de? mand. Entire dresses ore made of lace insertion and edging, and capes, waisfs, blouses and draperies representing scores of yards of material are net un? common.?N. Y. Ledger. NEWS FROM THE NORTH. Reported by Our Esteemed Contem? porary, the Klondike Klarion. Mr. Bill Muggins, that prince of good fellows, residing on Yaller av, is put? ting a handsome 18k gold leaf roof on his new barn. We are pleased to announce that the First Presbyterian church will give a boiled dog supper at its parlors Thurs? day evening at 7 o'clock. Admission. $4. Children half fare. Col. Frankfort, of the Bang Up res? taurant, meals served at all hours, has the editor's thanks for a juicy joint of roast mule as flue as he ever stuck a tooth into. Come again, colonel. Now is the time to subscribe to the Klarion?$24 per annum. Invariably in advance. Good, clean nuggets taken on subscription. Our leading dentist, Dr. Jim Mofntt. believes in fostering home Industries. Jle uses only Klondike gold in plugging teeth. Dr. Jim is also a jolly jerker. Call on him when In town. Little Johnnie, the bright and intelli? gent three-year-old 6on 6f our esteemed fellow townsman, C. II. Jinkins. whp was so seriously choked on a nugget of gold the hired girl carelessly left lying on the kitchen floor, where the child was playing, is, we are glad to 6ay, im? proving. Mr. K. J. Herman's spirited team of reindeers ran away yesterday after? noon on Yukon av, extended, while bringing a load of gold dust to town, nnd scattered the yellow sediment around the landscape to such an extent that several usidents from the states living out thf I way grew quite home? sick, it was so remindful to them of the golden-rod, which Is their national flower. At a recent reception In this city of our eiltest set, the lion of the evening was Mr. G. Washington Wellington, of the United States, and he was thus hon? ored nnd lionized becausfe he was the only man present who was not n mil? lionaire. Society always delights In novelties. At the bridal breakfast after the Bing-Bang wedding on Dollar boule? vard yesterday, a full report of which was a Klarion exclusive, the piece de resistance was a fillet of boy horse served on plates of solid gold half an inch thick. A washtubful of gold dust was showered on the happy pair as they walked down the front steps of the bride's home to their reindeer sledge. We have the nugget some bad boy threw through our window last night, breaking a pane of glass, and we shall be glad to give It to him for n new pane. The nugget weighs four ounces, and the size of the pnne was eight by ten. Any person wishing to exchange a pane of glass that size for the nugget will please call at this office before the arrival of the cold wave.?N. Y. Sun. ETrQUETTE OF FUNERALS. Kew Yorkers Who Are Carefnl to At? tend Olisciiales of Old Friends. Some men are as conscientious and is scrupulously exact in "paying their respects to the dead" as they arc in any other mattcrof etiquette. Amongtheir liumber are men conspicuous in public life. Their frequent presence at fu? nerals is indicative of a strong sense of duty as well as of loyal friendship for those to whose death they pay the tribute. For a busy man of affairs to lake an hour or two out of the middle of the day to attend a church funeral Is often more of a sacrifice than a casual observer might think. Yet there are a score or more of well-known and in? fluential New Yorkers who invariably make it a point to attend the funeral t>f an old friend, no matter how incon? venient it may be. John D. Crlmmlns Is most punctilious In this respect, as also Is Gen. Stewart L. Woodford, now United States min? ister to Spain. They believe that loy? alty to a friend entails the duty of be? fog present at that friend's funeral. J. Edward Simmons, president of the Fourth national bank; John H. Starin end D. 0. Mills a?e very busy men who usually find time to attend the funerals of their old friends or business asso? ciates. Within the past few months several old and respected residents of this city have died and been interred after serv? ices In some churo. In almost every instance the same well-known faces of surviving friends were observed among the general mourners. Elihu Boot, John E. Parsons, Stephen P. Nash, ex Surrogate Delano, C. Calvin and Ed? ward Lauterbach rarely omit attend? ing the obseouies of departed friends. Is essential to health. Every nook and corner of the lood system id reached by the bioad, und on its quality thecondit ion of every orgaa de? pends. Good blood means strong nerves, good digestion, robust health. Impure blood means scrofula, dyspepsia,rheQma tism, catarrh or other diseases. The surest way to have good blood is to take Hood's Sarsaparilla. This medicine purifies, vi? talizes, and enriches the blood, and sends the elements of health and strength to every nerve, organ and tissue. It creates a good appetite, gives refreshing sleep and cures that tired feeling. Remember, Is the best?In foctthe One True Wood Purifier. rJx-I'oItcc Inspector Alexander S. Wil? liams and Gen. Howard Carroll are two men who apparently never neglect them. ? One cold, blustering day last winter, ivhen the streets were banked high with snow and the winds were full of cy needles, there was a simple funeral ceremony in n certain private house. The dead man had at one time been very ictive and influential in New York, but idvcrsc fortune had overtaken him be? fore his last illness. In his prime many hundreds had sought his friendship. Vround his coffin scarcely two score of loyal friends had gathered. Chief imong these few mourners, however, .vere ex-Inspector Williams and Gen. Carroll. Ex-Mayor Hugh .7. Grant is another strict observer of the etiquette pertain ng to funerals. Only the most exact ng obligations will prevent bis attend ng the funeral of an old friend. And t is the same way with Comptroller Fitch, Postmaster Van Cott and ex 'ostmnstor Dayton. Two familiar fig ires at the public funerals of old New Workers are those of ex-Postmaster Thaddens Wakoman and ex-Collector Thomas Murphy.?X. Y. Time?. DAN ALS OF PREHISTORIC MAN. Vn Ancient Irrigation SyKtcm Div A western correspondent furnishes something doubly curious about the en? gineering resources of the ancient past ind the contriving abilities and re ources in the west in the present in lustrial era. "During my last visit to Arizona, I aw in the Salt river valley a sight that yould strike a stranger as queer. A team dredging scow, such as is used r. deepening rivers and harbors for invigation was voyaging slowly and teadily through a wide strip of arid lesert. It was started landward from Salt river, and was excavating its own banne] ahead, the river-waters follow Dg and floating it .is it advanced. Mut he work was not, in fact, the making of t new channel, but the digging out of in old one, the irrigating canal made >y a civilized puoplc that lived and jonrished and departed before recorded Vmerican history began. That there vas a time when this wide valley, now >eing again redeemed to man, was a forden of plenty, teeming with inliab tants, is shown by the extensive and egular system of broad canals leading rom the river, throng'.! which wafer for rrigating was conveyed for centuries. Vith the drifting sands and earth, these anals arc still plainly indicated on the ace of the ground, and so skilfully were hey planned and built that modern en? gineering science applied to irrigation an do no better than retrace their ourse and restore them. What race aid out the canals and built the towns '.?hose ruins are strung along the valley 3 a question not yet settled by nrehac logists. Azlecs or Tolte.cs, or each in heir turn, probably tarried here in heir centuries long southward to the alley of Mexico, and the ruins inny bo f an older people thai: cither of them. ! HE SOUTH AND HER SLAVES. Vhnt She DIU fur Tis cm?The Women Were Heroines. Rev. Edward L. Pell, of this city, is ollecting material for a history of the fforts made by the south for the moral levation of the negro before the war. 'he facts of such a history, while not asily available, are more abundant han is generally supposed. Not only id the churches of the south spend irgc sums of money in missionary fork among the blacks, but it wns not ncommon for persons who owned n irgc body of slaves to hnve n place of ?orship for them and to hnve a preacher mployed for their especial ministry, lorcover, every white church had its ontingent of colored members, who ad a voice in the management of hurch affairs, and so sacred was this ie that many of the colored people con inued their membership in the white hurehes even after they were emnnc i ated. The efforts of individual lay len, as, for example Stonewall Jack on, in the Sunday school for slaves at .exington, would make another long nd touching chapter. All this is nothing, however, as com nred with the work done for the negro y the women of the south. The idea tint the southern women were made eroines by the late wnr is far from the ict. They were heroines from the bc inning and they had been in training rom the time that the slaves came into ur possession. Instead of the many ublic charities in which they arc cn aged to-day, they devoted their time to :e instruction of the slaves and the melioration of their condition. Seek ny old negro and ask him VsSS?f he got Is religious instruction and he will Imost invariably tell you that he owes to "ole miss," who had him at the jrc't house" on Sunday morning and :nd to him and his companions selec ons from the Scriptures ana expound; 3 their meaning.?Richmond News. Don't lllnme tue Weather. Don't blame the wet season for the ondition of many of your roads. See hat your candidates for local offices ivor good roads, and then supply them ?ith the information that will enable !iem to know how to get and keep tiam. Most people are all at sea on hese subjects. The heavy rains of ic summer have given startling object ?ssons to road-builders and superin mdents in some sections of the coun -y. Roads that were nearly flat and ?hich lacked proper drainage were .vept over by the water. In some spots ie surface was torn away; in others it ?as covered with stones and earth. his did not happen where roads were jitably crowned and drained.?L. A. I. Uulletin. '._ Working Convict* on rtonds. North Carolina's system of working Mivicts on the roads has, it is alleged, d the state of tramps, as well as proved rofitable to all who use the roads. The ate law gives magistrates the optio:: f sentencing prisoners to road-build Sarsaparilla Hood's Pillst'o covered in Arizona. If you Want to see<25?J SNAKES IMPURE VVHISKY BUTjsw If you desire sweet repose and deughtful slomberfl try mine. 1 havt SAND GALLONS in stock and will guarantee every gallon to be strictly pure.V T^^~ JOHN M. SMITH_ . . . Newport (Giles Co.), Virginia. Distiller and dealer in best homemade pure copper-distilled RYE WHISKY. SOUR MASH?This celebrated whisky is distilled only by me and will be dV-^. ered at Railroad Station at $2.00 per gallon. 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The bride holds it in her hand through? out the marriage ceremony, usin( it/ to wipe away her tears. So soon as the marriage festivities are ended the young wife lays the handkerchief aside In her linen closet, and there it remains as long as she lives. Nothing would in? duce a Tyrolese wife to use this sacred handkerchief. It may be half a cen? tury, or longer, before it is taken, from its place to fulfil the second and last part of its mission. When the wife lies, perhaps as a gray old grandmother, the loving hands of the next of kin place the bridal handkerchief over the face of the dead and it is buried with her in the grave.?London News. Ilatef?l Old Man. "And when your wheel broke down seven miles from home," said the old man, "you repaired it all by yourself, lid you?" "I did," answered the typewriter, proudly. "It seems mighty funny to me, then," he continued, "that when the ribbon on your machine needs shifting you have to call on that dude of a book? keeper to fix it for you every time." Educational Item. Mrs. Chafiie?How are you coming on i school, Johnnie? .Johunie?The teacher is kicking ,rain. He says you ought to dust my ithes before you send me to school, v- had to give up paddling me this jrning. He nearly choked to death om the diust he raised,?N. Y. World. COMMISSIONERS SALE OF VALUA? BLE REAL ESTATE.?Pursuant to a decree of the United States Circuit Court for the Western District of Virginia, en? tered at the October term thereof held at Abingdon, Va., in the cause of Linda H. Johnson vs. The Southern Building and Loan Association of Knoxville, Tennessee we shall, as Special Commissioners ap? pointed by said decree for the purpose, of? fer for sale at public auction, on the prem? ises, at 2 o'clock p. m., on TUESDAY, JANUARY 4TH, 1898, the following described real estate situated in the town of Graham, Virginia, to-wit: (1.) Lot 7, block 41, on map of Graham Land and Improvement Co. This prop? erty is known as the Mrs. Z. E. 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. This 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. TERMS OF SALE-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 monthe, with interest from date, the title to the property to be retained as ultimate security until all the purchase money is paid, and the purchaser to have the privilege of anticipating the payment of the whole or any part of the purchase money, or of any or all of the bonds given for the deferred payments. J. R. Milleb, II. Peyton Gray, Nov. 13, 1897. Commissioners. I, I. C. Fowler, clerk of the United States district court for the Western dis? trict of Virginia, at Abingdon, Va., do hereby certify that J. R. Miller And H. Peyton Gray, commissioners in the cause of Linda II. Johnson vs. The Southern Building and Loan Association of Knox ville, Tennessee, have executed the bonds required of them as commissioners under decree of the 30th day of October, 1897. I. C. 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