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Circuit Conrt. .
r Robert C. Jackson,xjudge; H. Bane Har?
tman, clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday
In April, 4th Monday in August and 1st
Monday in December.
J. H. Stuart, judge; T. K. George, clerk.
Terms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday
in each month.
Jno. T. Darns.Com'th. Atty.
Jno. W. Crockett,.Sheriff.
James Bandy.Deputy Sheriff.
R. K. Gillespie,.Treasurer.
H. P. Brittain and
H. G. McCaH.Deputies.
K. S. Williams,.County Surveyor,
Address, Pounding Mill, Va.
P. H. Williams,.County Supt. Schools,
Address, Snapps, Ya.
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- Divine Service?First and Third Sun
days of the month at 11 a. m. and8p. m.
Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11
a. m. ?
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30
A hearty welcome is extended to all.
Rkv. W. D. Bucks kr,
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
I Sundays at 11 A. M., op the 2nd and
4in at 7:30' P. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesday "at 7:30.
P. M. Sabbath School at 9:80 P. M.
Meeting of Epworth League each Mon?
day night at 7:30., the third Monday
night of each month being devoted to
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 4 th Sundays at 11 a.
m., and on 1st and 3d Sundays at 7:30 p.
ui.; 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. Foster,
Services at the Lutheran church at North
Taxewell every 1st and 3d Sunday at 11a.
COMMANDERY, NO. 20,
leets first Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C.
W. G. YOUNG, Recoider.
Meets second Monday in each
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W. G. YOUNG,
T A RE WELL LODGE,
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BL?EGRASS LODGE, NO. 142,1.O.O.F.
Meets every .Tuesday night Lodge
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THE UNIVERSAL THOUGHT.
A pale thought met me In that season fair
When Joy was young and lire was glad
And said: "O thou who see-m'st so void of
I would hav8 speech with thee!
"Thou canst not choose but hear me, for
Cometh to all men, be they high or low;
I hold each mortui fast till ho hath heard,
Whether ho will or no.
"All nations, tongues and tribes have I
To hear my voice. I saw the earth's fair
The eyes of every race and age beheld
Me from the dawn of time.
"I vex the peace of king and potentate.
The conqueror in all his pomp arrayed;
The mighty In the pride of power elate.
Know me and are afraid.*
"Yet to the poor and wretched! am sweet;
I soothe the aching breast with healing
And they who walk with torn and bleeding
I nil with holy calm.
"O soul, keep fast thy faith! Live free
So shall my voice be one that comfortcth;
For thou must hear me. Wouldst thon nsk
I am the Thought of Death."
?Clifford C. Carleton, In Midland Monthly.
i A MILLIONAIRE'S CHECKS
- By P. BEAUFOY.
?? ' .0
ONE of the most extraordinary ad?
ventures In the w hole of my career,
which bus been conspicuous for excit?
ing episodes, was the kidnapingof Silas
Brayne, the great millionaire, nnd cur
attempt to possess ourselves of the sum
of ?10,000 by means of a check which
we compelled him under fear of death
? It fell out in this manner. Things
had been exceedingly brisk with us for
some time," but our transactions ha/1
been small. The motto of "small prof?
its and quick returns" may be well
enough in ordinary trades, where one
has not to be con tin ually* dodging the
policeman, but in our profession it is
otherwise, and the dream of every
member of our fraternity is to achieve
one greut "coup" and then retire into
Tim Harris, Jaek Paterson and my?
self sat one evening in our den in St.
Giles' talking over business and dis?
cussing the prospects of the coming
"Things Is lookin' gloomy," said Har?
ris, knocking the ashes from his clay;(
"beastly gloomy indeed. Wot with the
tecs lookin' at yer from the back o* the
'ouse when yer wants ter crack a crib
and the coppers a comin' down on yet
from the front, blow me up a gaspipe
lf*I don't feel like chuckin' the wholf
"Same 'ere," said Paterson, frown?
ing; "I hendorses all that."
"The. fact of the matter is," I said,
quietly, "that we must devise some?
thing now. ' Cracking cribs is getting
played out, and, besides, it's very dan?
"Somethin' new, eh?" growled Har?
ris. "There ain't nothin' new under the
"Quite so," I returned, laughing,
"but, while most things are old, there
is always a new way of treating them.
Now, I have an idea which came to me
recently after reading a story in a
Both men looked up eagerly and
pulled at their pipes.
"Ah, that's wot I like to 'ear, gov?
ernor!" cried Paterson. "That sounds
like bizness. Fire aw?y."
"You have both heard, I suppose," 1
said, slowly, "of Silas Brayne, the big
millionaire who has just bought Lord
I Wybrow's house in Park lane?"
"I don't get much time for the 'fash?
ionable intelligencer" in the noosepa?
pers," put in Harris, "but I 'ave heard
"'Very good," I made answer, "in that
case no further description of the gen?
tleman will be necessary. Now, "the
Idea which has been floating through
my brain during to-day, suggested by
the story I have referred to, is that w<
should kidnap Mr. Brayne at the first
convenient opportunity;- bring him to
thin house and compel him to write and
sign a check for the sum of ? 10,000."
I paused, waiting to see the effect oi
my proposal. Both men gasped at first,
startled by the magnitude of the
scheme, but after n moment their faces
Paterson was the first to break tht
"The idea's all right," he sold, sulk
Uy?"but It licks me 'ow you're golug
to work It."
"The working will not be over easy..
I admit," said I, "but all the same, I
think it is to be done. Mr. Brayne, for-'
tunately for us, is a man of rather.cu
rious habits. For Instance, when he
goes down to his house at Wimbledon
from Saturday to Monday each week
end, he is in the habit of taking a sol?
itary walk, just before going to bed
It will be while that walk is in progress
that our kidnuping must be aooom
No one spoke, and I continued:
"By hanging about his place at Wim?
bledon nnd getting friendly with one Pi
the servants, I discovered What I have
told you ubout Mr. Brayne's habits. I,
therefore, propose that we wait until
Saturday next, and then, without the
slightest loss of time, put my scheme
Into execution. We can borrow a cab
from Juck Monroe; who will rendily
ghlige us if we give him a sharo of the
swag; and Paterson, being-a good whip,
shall be our cabman for the occasion.
You, Harris, and I will be more than
sufficient for the millionaire, and, pro?
viding the night is dark, the tradi?
tion! pQheergan far away, and my
German chloroform in good condition, 1
have no doubt that we shall have the
whole business settled and Brayne corn.
fortably seated In tbe ca.h in less tlws
than it has teken me to speak."
It was Harris* turn now, and I could
tell that he had something weighty to
communicate from bis expression.
"That's all very well, gunner," ho
said., deliberately,' ''but assoomln' we
gats Mr. Brayne comfortably settled In
our crib and contrives to make 'im sign
the blessed check, 'ow, in the name q"
goodness, are v*e to knpw tha.t *e won't
put some privgie mark en the doecy
ment whicn'll cause the bank people to
?'smell a r?t? I 'eard once of a gent
who made a point of allers putting a
queer twist to the last *y' of 'is sipnq-:
ture, and without that ere twist nq
check \vfl8 geniwin. 'Ow about that,
"I have provided for that contin?
gency," I answered, triumphantly
From my pocketbook I drew gu.t? a
check for ?20, payable tQ myself and
signed "Silas Prayue," I-displayed it
ta the men,* who stared.
"I obtained this dheck easily enough,'
I went on, amused at their amazemeat
"I knew that the worthy millionaire
was a great collector of the antique
and so, instead of disposing of that
ormolu clock which we appropriated
from Lady Wcnlock's place at Chertsey
;ln the usual way, through Isaacs. ' 1
simply wont down to Park laue, saw Mr
.Brnyne's secrctury and negotiated the
sale. .I asked ?20, and then nnd there u
cheek was given me" for the amount
T haven't cashed it, though, because 1
[ only obtained it so that when we cap?
ture the millionaire and force him tc
sign the check for us. we can compare
the same with this document and Bet
that the other check contains no sign
or mark which this ?heck does not con?
tain. * * * Now, do you understand
my idea?" ?
- Harris drew a long breath. "Well
of all the long-'ended blokes I ever conic
acrost," he growled?"you're the long
'endest. -Blow me if I should 'ave
thought o' sich a dodge."
"The dodge is all right," I said, mod
estly, "but it remains to be seen how the
plan will work. We have decided tc
make our own move on Saturday even?
ing next nnd to-day being Wednesday
wc have three clear days In which tc
mature our plans."
Before wo went to bed that night, the
preliminaries had been arranged, and 1
went to my couch to dream of Mr
Braync and Iiis check for ?10,000.
Saturday evening came in due course
It wa.sn dork night, and I rejoiced that
there was-no fog, for had such pre?
vailed, doubtless Mr. Brayne would'
have forgone his customary evening
walk. As it was, everything went splen?
didly. The cab, withjhefaithful Peter
son on the box, was prowling about tlw
rnn^ while Harris and I, dressed in
fashionable clothing so ns to evade any
suspicion on the part of aggressive jx>
(icemen who might chance on the scone
hung about the millionaire's house,
anxiously waiting for the moment when
he would issue forth for his accustomed
The obliging housemaid had confided
to me that he usually left the house ai
M and returned 20 minutes past, nnd
sure enough, as the clocks in the neigh?
borhood pealed 11 strokes, the gate
opened slowly, and a short, thin, old
gentleman, muffled up in a cloak and
wearing a low felt hat, came out.
We waited until he was in the dark
est part of the road, and tben sprang
upon blm, Harris gagging him with his
handkerchief, while I held ft chlo?
roformed bandage to his mouth and
nostrils.. He breathed heavily, strug?
gled a little, and then fell backwards.
I whistled as a signal to Paterson tc
bring along his cab, and the two of us
lifted the unconscious form of the mil?
lionaire into the vehicle. Not a soul be?
yond ourselves hod witnessed the scene,
and I must confess that I lay back with
a sigh of relief as the cab rattled away
in the direction of I*ondon, for if any
person had happened to come down the
road at the critical moment our little
game might have died even nt its birth
We said very little as the cab sped
on toward town. Harris emoked gloom?
ily, every now and again casting a
glance of satisfaction at the recumbent
form oi the man of millions. No drive
hael ever seemed so long to me ns did
that Journey, and I was Indeed.glut:
v.ihcn we came in sight of St. Gilts'
and knew fhat at last the journey had
reached its end.
We got Brayne out of the cub und up?
stairs with very little difficulty, the
people in the house being well used
to adventures of this kind.
When he recovered from his uncon?
scious condition and had taken in the
situation, which I explained to him ic
a few words, he seemed wonderful caln
and composed. Doubtless it was thi
coolness which had enabled him tt
"make the masterful strokes on th.
stock exchange which had been the
wonder of the world, and I was exceed?
ingly glad that his demeanor was thn<
restrained, for had he been boisterous
wc might have had some bo:her.
"The first thing wc require you to do,
Mr. Btayue," said I, briskly, "ifc tc
write a note to your peoplo at Wimble
don "saying that you met with an ac?
quaintance last night during your walk
and that you went to his house to stor.
the night. If inquiries were made re?
garding yoTff nbseuee It might-preju?
dice our Arrangements to relieve you
of ? 10,000 superfluous cash."
The old man without o wort wrote or
the paper which I linndod him a briel
note to his housekeeper on the hues 1
had suggested. He then wrote the en?
velope, and, the letter having beer
placed therein, I handed it to Harris
with instructions, to send the same by
messenger at nine o'clock next morn
"Hire the messenger ut Wimbledon,'
I said; "otherwise you will arouse sus?
"J'tn fly, governor," he replied, wink?
ing, "yo'i bo*.your life."
"One moment," I said, addressing the
millionaire. "If you do not happen tc
have your checkbook on you, Mr.
Brayne, I fear 1 shall have to trouble
'yon to a6*d n postscript to the letter bgk
ing for It to be handed to tue messen?
Uc smiled gravely, and 1 must confess
I admired him for his complete self-pos?
"Set yourself at ease, my good sir,"
hp said, calmly; "I happen to have my
check book In my breast pocket. It is
rarely that I am without it, such aro
the constant claims made ?>u the pocket
of a modern millionaire."
"AH the better," 1 returned, "and now
it only "remains for me to usk you to be
good enough to draw up and sign the;
check of which I spoke to yuu,"
"Very well," he replied, 1 am in youi
power, gentlemen, and as you are kind
enough to iuform me that a bullet or a
check are alternatives I certainly pre
fer that you should have the check and
that I should go without the bullet.
Give me that pen again, pl.ea.ge."
"Understand," I said, sternly, "thnt
jig tr-ickery will avail you. I have here
a ?heck which you signed some weeks
ago, and, naturally, the check you arc
about to give me will have tp.be written
in exactly similar manner. I believe
mqny gefttleinen of your wealth possess
secret marks showing the genuineness
of a check, and such marks will tu've tc
be made, if they exist, ?? the o'.hei
check." " - 7
"As you please," he returned, quickly,
?'give me the model you refer to and 1
Will make as faithful a copy as I can."
A moment later a cheek for ? 10.CCC
was in my hand*. Taking my glass 1
scrutinised. It closely-, but could find
absolutely no mark distinguishing it
from the check I had kept us a model.
All was going well and it seemed to me
that within a few hours Paterson, Har?
ris and I would be the richer by ?10,0OC
between us. ?
"We made Brayne as comfortable as we
could and saw that he had plenty to
ent nnd drink." After all, he was paying
for his board and lodging at a very
liberal rate and we could afford to treat
?ate that evening, when the million
airewasfast asleep on the sofa, watched
over by the devoted Harris, I called my
chum Paterson to roe and gave bini
some final directions.
"You win keep Brayne'here," I said,
"until Wednesday night Then see that
his drink is drugged, and when he is
unconscious carry h.im to some safe spot
and leave h,iolT'"taking care, of course.,
thflt- the spot in question is some dis?
tance from here. By that time. I shall,
iiave cashed trie check, it- alt* gees well
und shall be in Kr?ssels. You und Har?
ris will then cross the chanjnel and join
ine nt the Hotel d'Ang'Ietcrre", Br?ssels
where we will divide the proceeds ol
this deal. There can be no doubt that
Brayne has playod.,ps fair and square
and evidently he considers that he is
escaping easily wdth the loss of the sum
On the following Monday morning,
magnificently attired, I drove up to tht
bamk and, throwhur^down the check on
the counter, told the cashier that I
would take the money in ?100 notes.
He glanced quietly nt the slip of pa?
per and, saying that he would let me
have the money In a moment, went tc
a desk nt a remote comer of the bank
and spoke in n whisper to another clerk.
I began to grow-a trifle alarmed at
this delay, .but "I reassured myself by
reflecting that nothing could possibly
be wrong, in view of the fact that the
check was an exact copy, so rar as the
mere outward-form was concerned, qJ
the ordinarj' check signed by Mr.
Brayne,and my astonishmentcan there
fore be better imagined* thnn described
when I found myself a few minutes
later In the grasp of a couple of con?
"What's the meaning of this?" 1
asked, trying to speak coolly. "The
check's all right."
A tall, dignified man came forward
at this point, "On the contrary." he
said, quietly, "I have reason, to know
that the check is all wrong, and as the
manager ,of this bank I give you into
custody on a charge of attempted fel?
What could I say? What could 1 do?
I was so dumfounded at the whole busi?
ness that I allowed myself to be placed
in a four-wheeled cab, the constables
nnd the manager also occupying seats
In the vehicle.
When we had gone some little dis?
tance I turned to the bank official and
said: "We obtained this check from
Mr. Brayne by threats. How did you
or your assistants know that this,chcck
was not signed by the gentleman ol
his own free will? As far as I know
there Is no mark whatever on the check
which could give the game awaj-."
The manager smiled. "Well, as no
harm can be done by telling you, 1
may as well do so. Mr. Brayne is in
the habit of systematically making a
small blot on the back of every check
he signs, and it is an understood thing
between the bank und him that any
check which docs not bear such a blot
is either n forgery or has been obtained
by foul means. Mr. Brayne discarded
ordinary private marks, but used the
blot, which, of course, most persons
would attribute to mere carelessness."
In that instant there flashed across
my mind the recollection of the fact
that the check which we had irsed as n
model had indeed borne a small blot
on its back, which I had, of course,
attributed to accident;
Over the subsequent proceedings and
the sentence awarded to me I will draw
what the novelists call "a veil," but I
think I have made It pretty clear why
we did not cash the millionaire's eheck
The Klondike is said to be a paradise
Three out of every 135 English-speak?
ing people have red* hair.
A certain Chinese flower is said to be
red in the sunlight and white in. the
The huge guns of moelern navies can
be fired only about 75 times. Alter that
they become worn out.
Some of eur first-class cruisers carry
enough coal to take them 20,000 miles,
steaming at ten knots.
The total 'cordage required for ? first
rate man-of-war weighs about 60 tons,
nnd exceeds ?3,000 in value.
To keep a race horse in even moderate
oonddtlon in England, with proper at?
tendants, costs ? 325 a year.
Boston claims to have the longest
paved street in the world?Washington
street, which is 17% miles in length.
Cigarette smoking is a common prac?
tice among the colored washerwomen
of New Orleans. They lean over the
tub, and make a quaint picture ns the
smoke rolls from their lips.
Scientists have demonstrated that
the purest air in the cities is found
about 25 feet above the street surface.
This goes to prove that the healthiest
apartments are those on the third floor.
In announcing the union of "two in?
nocent and trusting hearts," in Monroe
county, 111., the reporter of a local pa?
per closes his information in this ex?
pressive way: '"The bride has been a
widow for five long weeks."
To populate the section of country
through which the new Siberian rail?
road runs, the Hussian government of?
fers the cheapest railroad fares ever
announced. A through ticket for 1,200
miles will be -furnished for $1.50 or for
over 4,000 miles, $3.c0.
A centrifugal gun, discharging 30,
000 bullets a minute, has been invented
by an English engineer. The bullets
are poured into a case from a hopper
and guided into a disk, three feet in
diameter, revolving in the case at the
rate of 15,000 revolutions a minute.
They are discharged from the edge of
It is said that lake sailors make the
best seamen. A sailor may cross the
Atlantic without danger of running
into an island, and he may hardly see
more than two or three ships during the
entire voyage, but on the lakes itis just
the other war. The lake sailor, there?
fore, becomes more alert, watcbf"a! and
Urcspilng 6. llrusu Bed.
We are all very partial to brass beds
and seldom think of furnishing our
houses without them, yet every woman
has honestly confessed that after she
set up one it remained a thing apart
which would not adjust itself to the
rest of the bedroom's prettiness until
she began to dress it up in unison and
sympathy. The first thing to do if
your house is a cottage inland or at the
seaside is to select a pretty chintz or
cretonne with rose garlands, for in?
stance, on a white ground. Fit the
spread across the top and with an. em
brodeux or lace design a square in the
center. On the sides and foot join an
18-inch band of plain dimity in a lovely
shade of mauve, and edge both sides of
this band with the same lace embro
around the bed, attached- to the iron
frame.'nnd finish the bottom with a
narrow band of mauve cloth covered
with the embrodeux, and let the spread
fall partly over this flounce. The
crowning, finish Is a bolster of chintz
with mauve ends 'drawn into a center
rosette of lace.?Boston Herald.
L or Example.
"It takes an exceedingly brilliant
man to know just what to do at-a crit?
ical moment?" remarked thestudentof
"Yes," replied the man with a num?
ber of impecunious friends. "It some?
times tnkes'me five or ten minutes to
decirie whether or not to receive a tele?
gram marked 'collect.' "?Detroit Free
PROTECTING THE EGGS.
It Can lie Done by Conntrnctlntr Dnrk
Bat Comfortable >*entn for
the I.ayinjr Hons.
~- t V
Egg-eating is often encouraged by
light, open nests. An easily made dark
nest is shown in the cut. A half-barrel
or long- keg is turned upon Its side. ? A
bit of burlap is tacked over the top of
the front and a strip of board at the
bottom. Make the nest in the inner end,
HANDY EGO PROTECTOR.
and put in nt least two nest eggs. Turn
the opening away from all windows?
toward a corner, It possible?and a
very dark nest will be secured. It is an
interesting fac.t that hens will con?
stantly eat their eggs if laid in the or?
dinary open box nest, When, if they
find a chance in the meantime to steal
their nests away they will never think of
eating the eggs. This has been proved
over and over again. Such a nest as that
hero shown gives the hen the feeling
that she is stealing her nest away-, and
thus assists in protecting the eggs.?
N. VY. Tribune.
PULLETS AND HENS.
'Why It Ix the More Profitable I'lnn to
Retain the Layer* Just n?
I.o.'ik an Ponnlhle.
The value of a thing consists not only
of its material, but of its capacity to
produce. The advocates of pullets in
place of hens claim that the hen can
be sold in market, which sum they place
to the credit of the hen. Tho egg, the
flesh on the carcass and the chicks
raised by a hen are supposed to be what
her owner receives. Hut where is the
pullet that is to take her place when the
hen is sold? The answer is that the
pullet must be "hatched and raised,"
and that is an expense Hiatis not found
in the estimate when the advice is given
to replace the hens with early pullets.
It is costly to raise the layers every
year. For instance, let us suppose that
it costs one dollar to raise a chick
from the egg until it begins laying, to
say nothing of the timo lost. If the
pullet is kept laying but one year she
monopolizes the entire sum of one dol?
lar, and must lay a dollar's worth of
I eggs before she can begin to give a
profit over her first cost, nnd she must j
also be supported while she is doing so.
If she is kept two years the first cost
of raising her is 50 cents a year. If
kept four years her annual cost for ex?
penses the first year (before she began
\p lay) is 25 cents a year. Hence, the
longer she is1 retained as a inyer the
smaller the cost, of the pullet. Then it
Lmust bo considered that if one has 100
hens and is raising 100 pullets to take
their places, he must provide room for
200, although he really has but 100
layers. It is the cheaper plan to retain
I the hens as long as possible, for no mas?
ter how much more valuable the pullet
may be, you must first raise your pullet.
AMONG THE POULTRY.
[ ? The nonsittera are the best egg pro?
In egg production lies the chief
cource of profit in poultry.
Fresh laid, eggs will 'hatch a little
sooner than, those laid some time.
After the young poultry are hatched
everything depends upon the care given.
Chicks in a healthy condition should
be lively and vigorous from the first
' Plenty of shade is essential for the
comfort and thrift of the young poul?
Linseed meal brightens the plumage
regulates the bowels und promotes di?
It is usual for some breeds to moult
tighter each year, and this is sometimes
called a defect.
All the coops should be shifted when
they have no wood floors, or cleaned
out every- few days.
Care must be taken nt this time to
see that lice are not exhausting the vi?
tality of the young chickens.
Lack of variety will sometimes cause
the hens to lose appetite. A change of'
food will then prove the best remedy.
? Sulphur for the nests, whitewash for
the houses, kerosene for the perches,
exercise, pure air and a variety of food
for the fowls.
The reason why the hen that steals
her.nest always hatches well is that she
is not too fat, and every egg has tho
The principal advantage in board
floors in the poultry hoase is that it
avoids dampness. It should be covered
with hny, straw or leaves*?St. Louis
' DISPOSING OF HONEY.
How One Beekeeper Manntred to Do
It Tvlth Decidedly Gratifying
How to dispose of the honey crop
profitably is becoming a serious prob?
lem with most bee-keeper*. Not'many
years ago it was easy to raise, comb
-honey, says H. D. Burrell in Bee Cul?
ture. Ship it to some commission
house in a near-by city and realize 10
to 20 cents7 a pound for it. Now in
many places most of the honey-produc?
ing timber is gone, and waste lands re?
claimed and-cultivated. These causey
with frequent poorscasons, render the
honey crop uncertain; and, worst of all,
comb honey in the cities is quoted 7 to
Formerly I raised comb honey almost
exclusively and shipped nearly all of it
to commission houses. But some years
ago I unexpectedly had about a ton of
autumn-extracted honey to dispose of.
Shipped to a commission house it would
probably have netted four to five cents
a pound some time. I had never tried
peddling honey, and I was very much
prejudiced against peddlers and ped?
dling; but I wanted more for that
honey. I loaded some of it into the
wagon, put up in convenient packages
for retailing and started, though with
muck trepidation. I knew a few re?
buffs would send that honey 'to the
city for what it would bring. But I
sold honey at nearly every house, over
300 pounds the first day, and decided
that peddling (honey at least) was not
such bad business after all. Many
neighbors nnd acquaintances who had
passed by;' frequently for years and
seen the/sign: "Honey for Sale," but
never Jbonyhj a bound, of nur honey.
nought.freely when it was carried to
them. And they didn't buy afterward,
cither, unless I carried it to them aad
asked them to buy.
The ton of honey, was soon sold at
eight to eleven cents per pound, accord?
ing- to quantity wanted, and. several
thousand pounds more were bought
and sold at a fuir profit. Since that
time I have raised mostly extracted
honey, ahvaj-,s.retall it myself, and am
getting the same prices now in these
times ?f very low prices that I did ten
years ago. Honey, if a good article,
will sell itself almost anywhere, if
given a fair chance. I have never found
a place, in' country or town, where it
would not sell faiJy well any time of
year, though in the fall is best In my
I-experience, after the bulk of fruit Is
gone and the many needs of the winter
season havo not yet taxed the pocket
One Portion of It Is Jlnllt Kntlrelj of
Oilcloth, Hence It Can Be
Moved Yvith Ea?c.
The distinctive featuro of this hen?
house is the portion built entirely of
oilcloth. The frames are made so that
they can be easily taken apart. They
arc merely tied together and lightly
nailed to strong corner posts. This
THE LATEST HENHOUSE.
cloth run Is excellent for chicks in
early spring. When they are a few
weeks old a hole is- made under the
frame to let them out. Don't make the
hole large enough for the older fowls
or for cats. The main henhouse is
I?x?xS feet high, with slightly sloping
roof. The clothrunis 12x0xC feet high.
TheflfJor of the main house is raised two
feet, allowing nn extra run beneath for
the chicks. I have used this oiled cloth
also for doors and for coverings for
hoti>eds, and it has lusted severul years.
?Orange Judd Farmer.
LIVE STOCK POINTERS.
Grow Tumpkins for the hogs and
Smartweed rubbed on an animal will
keep of? flies.
Never keep more hogs than you can
take good care of.
Don't feed the horso too much corn in
hot weather; don't.
. The well-bred hog will pay. The in?
ferior hog will not.
Filthy surroundings for the pig and
mange often, go together.
The best hog lias a good chest, for .
there are the vital organs.
Remember that a fat animal should
not have violent exercise.
If sheep are kept in a pasture with
cattle dogs will not attack them.
The bay horse with black points is
now the favorite carriage horse.
The colt should have clean stables.
Unclean stables produce joint-disease.
A shade for the horse's head in hot
weather will save the life of the horse
Let the colt have a chance to learn to
eat oats by keeping them where it can
get nt them.
A horse that lsjfed three times a day
should be given no more hay than it
can eat In an hour.
Just as soon as the hog will eat give
it just such food ns you give the sow.
with plenty ot milk.
A pig that has been shipped a long
distance canmot be expected to show up
well on its arrival.?Western Plowman.
HANDY PIG TROUGH.
A New Arrangement Which Will B?
Found of Much Value and a
To get swill into a pig trough is no
easy matter if the hogs* cannot be kept
out until it Is filled. The arrangement
shown in the accompanying illustration
MODEL PIG TROUGH,
will be found of much value and. a great
convenience. Ilcforc pouring in the
swill, the front end of the pen, in the
form of a swinging dootsuspendedfrom
the top, is placed in the position shown
atb. The trough is filled and the door
is allowed to assume the position shown
nt a.?E. J. Hasch, in Orange Judd
Keep I'd the Beef Qualify. ,
Our Canadian correspondent places a
good deal of emphasis upon the damag?
ing results to the dominion stock indus?
try, coming from the crossing of dairy
and beef breeas. This has been a very
costly experiment to many of our home
breeders also. Our field correspondents,
in Indiana and Ohio especially, report
whole herds which were formerly of a
good beef type, as now possessing very
few animals that would pass as good
grades. One cross of a dairy bull upon
shorthorns or cows of other beef breeds,
will produce a cross that is "betwixt
and between" and really is not n prof?
itable animal from any standpoint.
The lesson has been a costly one, but
perhaps it will be heeded. ? Prairie
SHEEP ON THE FARM.
Why They Are More Valuable Than
Any Other Kind of Stock, I3vcn
The dog is the only enemy to the
sheep industry. It cap successfully
battle against any sort of tariff laws
and in competition with other kinds of
stock, but the dog is invincible. If we
will take the trouble to compare the
cost of making mutton with the cost of
making other kinds of meat, the sheep
will have the advantage. In a paper
read at one of our Michigan farm insti?
tutes there- was a carefully-prepared
comparison of the sheep with cows,
steers, horses and hogs, and the sheep
got the best of it every time. It has
often been said, and may bcsald again,
perhaps with profit, that sheep on the
farm are valuable because they are
good weed destroyers, good fertilizers,
produce meat at a little less cost than
any other animal can produce meat,
produce a fleece which no other animal
does and is about as handy to kill for
fresh meat as a fowl is. No dry farm
should be without at least a small flock
of sheep. When. I started in the busi?
ness I_did. it with ten head, and I have
and you'curo its consequences. These are
some of the consequences of constipation :
Biliousness, loss of appetite, pimples, sour
stomach, depression, coated tongue, night?
mare, palpitation, cold feet, debility, diz?
ziness, weakness, backache, vomiting,
jaundice, piles, pallor, stitch, irritability,
nervousness, headache, torpid liver, heart?
burn, foul breath, .sleeplessness, drowsi?
ness, hot skin, cramps, throbbing head.
Are a SureOiwe
Dr. J. 0. Ayer's Pills are a specific for
all diseases of the liver, stomach, and
"i suffered from constipation which as?
sumed such an obstinate l'onr. that I feared
it would cause a stoppage of the bowels.
After i-amly trying various remedies, I be?
gan to take Ayer's Tills. Two boxes elfecU-d
a complete cure."
L D. BURKE, Saco, Me.
' "For eight years I was afflicted with
constipation, which became so bad that the
doctors could do no more fcr me. Then I
began to take Ayer's Pills, and soon the
bowels recovered their natural action."
WM. H. DeEA?CETT, Dorset, Ont.
THE PILL THAT WILL.
ncicr naa more man 10 in tfle perma?
nent flock. It is not much dT'a flock, .
but I call attention to its uses. It pa^ a
for its keep and considerable besides."
It is better for.my land than purchased
fertilizers and much cheaper than they
are. It has cleaned my farm in sever;
years of many kinds of weed*, and it is
so easy to kill a sheep for meat f<<:
the table, and mutton is so healthy ar.d
so relishable that I would a good deal
sooner let my chickens than my sheep
go. I have never had any trouble from
dogs. I keep a bell on cfrie of theft"..
Perhaps it docs good and perhaps net.
I don't know. But I have never suffered
loss, though some of my neighbors
within a few miles of me have. There
is plenty of room for more sheep, ar. 1
we farmers ought to breed sheep.?
Howard Stilson, in Western Plowman.
Keeping Sheep In Orchards.
The apple orchard after it gets old
enough to bear is the best sheep pas?
ture. One of the greatest advantages
of pasturing sheep in the orchard is
to destroy the fallen fruit. This they
will do even better than hogs, which
are usually recommended for this pur?
pose. Tigs-will only eat apples after
they are nearly or quite ripe, unless
they are starved to it. The small,
green apples are sometimes nlmost bit?
ter. Sheep like this bitter taste, arid
?will, run to eat the fallen apples, most
of wbict contain codling moths, which
would escape into the ground if loft
in the apple long after it falls.
'.lake medium-sized oatmeal into a
stift' paste with boiling water, roll it out
thin, and bake in a slow oven, but do
not let it get brown. When cooled, dry
before the fire. Keep 'id a tia rrnri
heat.before si^rvinf.?Cincinnati Ki -
Gentrai ? Hotel,
(Near Courthouse Square)
surface >1fflgry,- Frogrletors.
Livery Stable attached. Good Sample
Booing. Table fare the best. Nice Bed?
All persons whomsoever are hereby no?
tified and warned not to mint, fish, ride,
walk, drive stock across or otherwise ties
pass on my premises, for the law against all
such will be rigidly enforced.
Samuel T< Henkinger.
April l'O, 189S. 4-21-tiui
SEMINARY FOR SALE.
The valuable property known as the*
Tazewell Female Seminary is for sale. It
is a new and large building and located 0:1
one of the principal streetsof the town. It
can be used for school or other purposes.
For terms apply to
"(JEO. W. ST. CLALR,
1.27-tf. Tazewell, Va.
Job Work. . .
Is complete. AU kinds
of work done neatly and promptly.
Note Heads, ?
and Special Jobs.
Our prices will be as low as those
of any tirst-class offce.;
Have You Property
You Want to Sell ?
Place it with
Clinch Valley Real Estate Agency.
j it will cost you nothinu unless s.iles are
made/ We give below a description of
some of the properties now in our hands:
120 acres of line lan;l in the corporation
of Kichlandej south of Clinch Riyerj" all in
a high state of cultivation, nearly one-half
in river bottoms, a splendid, new, 8-room
house and all necessary out-buildings.
Price $:>U0O, one-third cash, resi<lue. 1, 2
and .'? years. Title perfect.
214 acres, of tine blue grass land, all
cleared but about ."iO acres, 4:rootu house,
two bains with other outside buildings,
line spring of never-failing wjiter, school
houses u;i?t churches jvarby, e-><>d fences,
I about one mile south of Doran, a.
B. K. Would sell in two parts. Price $2G '
pet acre, one-third cash, residue 1, 2 and
20,000 acres of the finest ooal lands in
Virginia, in t/ie counties of Yazewe.ll and
Buchanan-. Price, giren upon examination
A goxl dwelling with 8 rooms, at Kich
lands, $360,"balf cash, one and two years.
This is a bargain'. .
214 acres of land in Baptist Valley, 120
acres cleared, rest In good timber, 6-room
house, 1 good barn and^other necessary
out-buildings, water in the yard and a tine
white sulphur spring 200 yards from the
house, which is NOTED FOB ITS ME?
DICINAL QUALITIES, 18200, half cash,
residue 1 and 2 years.
170 acres of tine iatnl within two miles of
Cedar Jllufi" and Pounding Mill, 1?0 acres
cleared and 20 acres ol -splendid white oak
timber, excellent water in yard, fine, large
orchard, good ti-room dwelling, new barn
t>Ox:i4 feet, good stables and convenient to
bouse, fences and all buildings in excellent
repair. Price $4,500, ?i,000 cash, balance
In 1, 2 and years.
A farm of 75| acres in TLom;>son Valley,
all cleared except two acres, new six room
dwelling outside work completed, good
I barn, stable, two new com cribs, granary,
apple house, splendid spring, good fences,
?JoO fruit trees selected fruit. Price $1,450,
one-half cash balance on time. This is a
farm of IIS acres at Uraham, 50 to fM)
acres cleared, .'5 good gardens, five room
dwelling, _'o?>d stable, ice house, coal house,
corn crib, etc. About .r>0 acres in trraes.
This land can be bought at a bargain.
Terms given on application.
275 acres of fine grass and grain lands
between ('( dar Bluff and Pounding Mill,
200 acres cleared in a high state of culti?
vation, balance in tine timbet, good six
room honse, all necessary out buildings,
good barn 7"> x 50 feet, good never-failing
spring within 40 yards of barn, farm and
buildings in good repair, .") acres in orch?
ard. Price -?23 per acre, one half cash, ?
balance on easy terms. This land is adopt?
ed to-alf kinds of grain and grass, and is a
250 acres of the choicest blue gra?s and
grain lands in Tazewell County. 3 miles
south of Cedar Bluff, all cleared but about
40 acres of -tine timber. Well watered
with 21 springs of limestone water. 40
acres bottom balance rolling, and in a high
state of cultivation, can all be cultivated.
Two story frame building, all necessary
out buildings, a line apple orchard, one
acre in grapes. Price $9000. Terms $2000
cash, residue from one to ten vears time,
party old and does not need the money,
uiis is a bargain that can be seen only
once in a life time. If you dont believe it
come and see.
For particulars call on
WM. C. PENDLETON,
Or W. B. SPKATT,
om Sch lule in Effect
may 1st, 1898.
TRAINS LEAV^' TAZEWELL
4.:>t> p. m. daily and 2.39 p. m. daily ex?
1.30 a. in. daily and 10.55 a. m. daily ex?
Ttr^FTQ sold to
I IOr\t lO all points
ohio, indiana, illinois
mi NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST.
FIRST CLASS, SF OND CLASS
AND EMIGRAn TICKETS.
-the best~r?ute to the
North akd East.
Pullman Yestibuled Coaches,
Sleeping and Dining Cars.
see that vouk tujkkts read over the
NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILROAD
cheapest, best an:. quickest lime.
Write for Kates, Maps, Time:Tabie?
Descriptive. Pamphlets to any Station
Agent, or to
W. B. Hr.vn.i-, Am.kn Hex, M. F. Braco,
Gen'} Pan f?t. Dlv. Pass. Agt
TAZEWELL DYE HOUSE,
MAIN ST., TAZEWELL, VA. \
We the undersigned cheerfully recom?
mend to the public the al>ovc firm to clean
or dye all soiled or old clothing in a satis
factorv manner. Stuart Bowen.
?eo. EL fil'rkace.
W. D. Blcknkr.
K. W. Dood.
W. C. Youno.
.Ixo. T. Bauns.
T. E. Okorue.
T. A. Lynch.
J. F. H?bt. -
Clinch Valley Roller Mills...
Why run the risk of eattbg adulterated
llotir when you can get perfectly pirc Hour
by buying .that manufactured at home?
We guarantee'our Hour to be made from ?
and as good as the (?est.
Our nfller; are skilled in iheir business.
Try any of Cur I rand ? of iicur and yo 1 will be satisfied.
Our meal and chop'a -e up. tofche etan lard. -
HIGGINBOTHAM & KIRBY,
Cedar Biuff, Va., June 23, 1898. ? ' ?