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TAZEWELL CO. DIRECTORY.
Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. Bane Har
noan, clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday
in April, 4tb Monday in August and 1st
Monday in December.
^ County Court.
J. H. Stuart, judge; T. E. George, clerk.
Terms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday
in each month.
J no. T. Barns.Com'th. Atty
Jno. W. Crockett.Sheriff.
James Bandy,.Deputy Sheriff
R. K. Gillespie,.Treasurer
H. P. Brittain and
H. Q. McCall.Deputies
R. S. Williams,.(Jounty Surveyor
Address, Pounding Mill, Va.
P. U. Williams,.County Supt Schools
Address, Snappe, Va.
STRAS MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CUUKCH.
Divine Service?First and Third Sun
days of the month at 11 a. m. andSp. m.
Holy Communion?First Sunday at 11
Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30
A hearty welcome is extended to all.
Rev. W. D. Bicknkk,
Methodist Episcopal Church Sooth.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at 11 A. M., on the 2nd and
4th at 7:30 P. M.
Meeting for prayer, Wednesday at 7:30.
P. M. Sabbath School at 0:30 P.'M.
Meeting of Epworth League each Mon
cfkv night at 7:30., the third Monday
nig'ht of each montti 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 4th Sundaysat 11 a.
m., and on 1st and 3d Sundays at 7:30 p
m.; B. Y. P. U. every Monday a 7:30 p
in.; prayer meeting every Thursday at7:30
p. ui.; 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
Tazewell every 1st and 3d Sunday at 11a.
COMMANDERY, NO. 20,
Meets first Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C.
W. G. YOUNG, Recoider.
Meets second Monday in each
O. G. EXPSCHWIUJCB, H. P.
W. G. YOUNG,
NO. 62, A. F. & A. M.
(). G. EMPSCBWILLER, W. M.
W. G. Y'OUNG, Sec'y.
TAZEWELL TABERNACLE, PILGRIM
Meets 4th Monday in each month.
JAMES O'KEEFFE, Chief.
W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
BLUEGRASS LODGE, NO. 142, 1 O.O.F.
Meets every Tuesday night. Lodge
room over Tobst & Wingo's store.
A. S. HlGGINBOTIIAM, N. G.
II. R. Donn, Sec'y.
J. B. CltAWFOUD, S. P. G.
CAMPMENT, No. 17,
I. O. O. F., meets ev?
ery Wednesday night
in hall of Bluegrass
Lodge, No. 142.
W. D. B?ckneb, C. P.
A. S. IllGGIXIlOTHAM,
A. W. LandoN, P. C. P. Scribe.
AJ. & ?. I). MAY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze?
well, Va. Practice in the courts of Tazewell
county and in the Court of Appeals at Wythevillc,
Va. Particular uttention paid to the collection of
BARNS A BARNS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze?
well, Ya. PniPtiec in the courts of Taxewell
county, Court of Appeals at Wythevillc and the
Federal courts at Abingdon. C. J. Bams, John T.
CIf ATM AN & GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS AT
LJfiV, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts
of Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at
Wythevillc. J. w. Chapman, A. P. Gillespie.
FULTON * COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze?
well county. S. IL B. Couling will continue his
Bractice in all the courts of Buchanan county. J.
[ Fulton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Couling,
?REEYKR ? GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell
O Va. Pnu i.Lt'. n the courts of Tazewell and ad
.oining counties. Otlice?Stras building. Edgar
L. Ureever. Barns Gillespie.
GKO. W. ST GLAIR, ATTORNE1 AT LAW
Tazewell, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze
wall and adjoining counties and In the Supreme
Court of Appeals at Wytbsvllle. Particula: at?
tention paid to the colloction or claims. Office?
HC. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Toze
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. W1J1 practice in the courts of
fa/swell and adjoining counties. Particular at?
tention paid to the collection of claims. Office in
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.
IL STUART. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazcw
i Va. Lend ?Ups Iq MpDcwcJl and Logan conn
es. West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras
HENRY & GRAHAM, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va.
Office in building near Court House. k. k.
Henry. S. C. Graham. B. W. Stras.
Fashionable Milliner and Dress?
vVe^hun Sti-eet, r Tasewell, Va.
A full line of Millinery and Trimmings.
A REVENGEFUL LOVER \
? The Fate of a Mexican Who Played < ,
the Role of Christ i
By ST. JULIAN YORKE >
THE best-looking peons In the vil?
lage were nhvays selected for the
respective parts of Jesus and the disci?
ples in the "Fassion Play" given each
Eloly Week In Ixtacalco. Last Iloly
iVeek Pepe, the shoemaker, had taken
:he part of Christ, but meanwhile Pepo
iuu been killed during the course of a
ralque spree?naturally he was not
xvailable. Therefore the junta had to
;elect some one else. There were two
andidates?Juau Dinz, the d-o-nothingr,
ind Diego Baz, who herded gonts out
>n the pedregnl, or lava^beds, over to
vard Ajusco. Diego was chosen, as
jedng more a man of affairs; no one
iad any respect for Juan, who lounged
da life away on sunny street corners,
,-mokinig cheap cigarettes, and making
inwelcome love to pretty Faz, the
laughter of blind' Bartoleo. To Juan,
lowever, perhaps to ease his disap
>ointment, was given the part of a
iomnn soldrier?he would aid in the
xuciflxion, and the tying of Diego to
he cross?a role that perhaps he
vould fulfill con amore.
For many daysthe old parish church
lad been undergoing decoration. Faz,
ter friend Ninita, and many other of
,he Ixtacalco girls had been making
jright new robes for the Virgin, and
bolng her hulr up in the latest ap
>roved coiffure, as set forth by a
veekly fashion Bhcet that the jefe's
vife received from the City of Mexicoj
ilothing anew and in more brilliant
jolors the chubby Child-Christ, and
>lacing more brass rings on ITis dim?
med fingers; even the apostles In their
liches about the grim old church wero
)olished up and adorned In some way
n honor of the occasion?San Juan
lad' a new white robe, with pink ribbon
)Ows on It; San Sebastian, a new coat
>f garnet-and-tan; San Diego had his
.'ace scrubbed and received new snu
lals; even sturdy old San Pedro was
^resented with a new robe, and the
jock, which stood in the very not of
srowlng at his side, was rubbed and
polished until his feathers and' gor?
geous colors outshone even all the
The high altar was decorated from
tip to to? with r-d, white and green
"ibbons; gold and silver lace was plas?
tered about it as plentifully as though
it wero a bull-fighter's jacket, and
nany artificial roses; the priceless
'La?t Supper" that had been given to a
Spanish viceroy by a king of Spain was
ildden by a cheap Virgin doGaudalupc,
with pink paper roses fastened around
the frame, and the wood carving of the
itrium was covered with clusters and
jreat wreaths of more artificial flow
jrs. It was certninly very effective?
ill the decoration, and polishing, and
scrubbing, and Paz and the other girls
slewed it on the night preceding the
"Passion" with such admiration and
pride?"there would be no such church
In the district!"
Meanwhile, the other women of the
?Hinge were working with might and
main to get the Roman soldiers,
scribes, Pharisees, apostles and pub?
licans ready. It was something of a
job; for even though the peon-Mexi?
cans are an inventive racoinmorewaya
than one, there are few people who
would not feel their ingenuity taxed In
the preparation of such costumes. The
Pharisees and the scribes and the pub?
licans were easy enough to fit out, as
well-as the apostles, who had long,
white robes trimmed with gold lace
and artificial roses, with common
guarnches; but the Roman soldiers
and centurions taxed) even the most
imaginative. Last year Juan's mother
(who had once played on a genuine
6tage down in the Mazatlanj.country)
hadi helped and given Ideas. But since
hor death and the going of Jnan to the
bad, there was no one to suggest; the
padre had been appealed to, hut his
only reply was that the whole outfit
might go to the diablo with their idiot?
ic proceedings; he had to preach the
sermon to them before the crucifixion,
and that was all ha intended' to do;.the
proceeding was a disgrace to the
church, anyway! Therefore, all aid
from the padtre, who was an outspoken,
though holy man, was abandoned, and
they went on with the work of apparel?
ing the Roman soldiers according to
On the night before the "Passion" a
junta was held in the church-yard, to
see if the actors had all been provided
with proper costumes. Everything
must be done in 6hape, as the people
of the pueblo had agreed, for It was
noised abroad in the town that many
strangers, and people from neighbor?
ing villages, were to attend the play?
there must be nothing lacking or loose.
Every one was there?Diego, very
contented and happy in his royal-pur?
ple robo and new sandals, his hair
eked out with false strands lent by the
jefe's wife. He had been attired and
brushed by Faz, and they were both
very happy, for Diego had asked Faz
to marry him?the goats had sold well
the last few months, and be had fur?
nished up the little adobe house. Faz
had said "yes," and old Bartolco hod
also said "yes." Wherefore Diego
trailed about In his royal robe, smil?
ing and boisterously happy, never
thinking of tho crown of thorns and the
tying to the cross that the morrow
would bring forth. For, when a Mex?
ican is In love, he is very happy, "for a
little while?while it is new;" the mor?
row or Its trials arc nothing to him.
Diego did not caro whether he waa cru?
cified or not, so long as Fa? loved him.
Juan was also present in his purple
leggings, fringed with golden braid,
tunic of bright red, 6hield of gourd,
and helmot made of an, SuvcTted to?
mato-can, with garnishing of cockr
feathers; a brave costume, of ft truth,
and many of the sillier glrle looked
upon It and Juan's handsome, melan?
choly face with nudlbleadmiration. For
Juan was very melancholy, beyond a
doubt, with his Borrowful black eyes
gazing into space, and yet always tak?
ing In the sight of Diego, with his pui*
pie robe and attending pretty novio-rr
he was credited by many as sorrowing,
cs a good Catholic should, at the part
he would have to play to-morrow in
the tying and nailing of Diego to the
cross, "Poor Juan, he wasn't so bad,
after all; who would have thought that
he could so keenly feel it; bi3 heart
was better than people had thought!"
Qnly one person present k_new the
cause of Juan's melancholy, however;
that was Paz, and she would not tell;
perhaps Diego would not like it, and
there might be a fight; 6he would keep
it secret untU after the "Passion Ploy."
The crucifixion morning dawned,
bright and warm, and early the peo?
ple of Ixtacalco were astir and swarm?
ing about the streets in their costumes.
Every tram-car that galloped Into the
village waB loaded five deep with peons
end Mexicans from the neighboring
towns, and even from the City of Mex?
ico; therp were men and women, and
boys and children, and even the blank?
eted Indians, who had walked for days,
perhaps, to be there at the Passion,
That was at five o'clock, before the
sun was fully tip and shining; by nine
the church-yard, huge as it was, th
church, the streets, plaza?in fact,
every square Inch of space, was filled
by eager, Intent people, all waiting,
breathlessly, for the coming out of
the procession and the tying of Christ
to tie cross. There was no noise, no
chatting or laughing; even the babies
were voiceless, and stared curiously at
the church door?soon it would bo tlmo
for the "Cristo" to appear.
At last, there was the signal?the
shrill, 6weet whistling of an Indian
reed-pipe, accompanied by the sound?
ing of a home-made cymbal, and the
procession llled slowly out of the
church door, the crowd reverently mak?
ing way, with uncovered heads, the
men crossing themselves, the women
kneeling, and the children howling- in
terror, as it passed.
Christ, with tattered robe and crown
of thorns, stood motionless on a sort
of rudo cart, drawn by four Pharisees;
His eyes were fixed on Ileaven and His
hands clasped; the crown of thorn.s
was mercilessly pricking His brow,
and the blood was streaming down;
the wrought-up, hysterical women
shrieked and screamed as they saw It
?it was ghastly 1 But Diego never
flinched?Pedro (poor, dead Pedro)
had gone through this last Holy Week,
and he could do what Pedro had done!
In truth, the heat of the sun and faint
ness caused by fasting and the loss of
blood was beginning to affeot him;
he woe light-headed, and actually felt
that he was the Christ,
Behind came the apostles and the
publicans, and there were even tho cen?
turions and Roman soldiers on horse?
back, Juan himself was mounted on
a miserable beast and carried hisshleld
and the rope with which to tie the
Christ. That was the cross over to
the left of the church; and after one
round among the people?once around
the grave-yard?Christ would be
dragged to tho cross and tied there.
Meanwhile, the padre, from his box?
like perch high up near the eucalyptus
tree, would preach the sermon, lis?
tened to always by a shrieking, moan?
ing, praying multitude; of a truth,
these poor, ignorant creatures felt in
their hearts that they had crucified
Christ; that bleeding, thorn-crowned
figure yonder, with fixed, unseeing
eyes and clasped hands, brought them
to see, as not all the padre'6 sermons
could do, that they had killed the
Saviour of the world. Even the padre,
a cultivated, ascetic Italian (banished
here for his church's good), admitted
that after this "barbaric display" the
Ixtacalcoans were less prone to thiev?
ing and lying?for awhile.
Now, all the people were on their
knees, with hidden faces, unable to
bear longer the sight of that terrible
figure. The padre, moved in spite of
himself, had ascended the rude steps
to his sormon-box; Ids talk, addressed
to "those who had crucified the Sa?
viour," began; there were moans,
yells, hysterical soreams?somo of the
women fainted, and the children were
crying; few dared look at the Christ,
who was now being dragged by two
Roman soldier? to the great cross that
stood upright to the left of the crowd;
no one could endure to watch; even
the othor Roman soldier, who was
helping Juan, was shivering In horri?
ble dread, as his cold fingers touched
the inert, drooping figure that they
were to crucify-; that it was Diego,
tho poor goat-herd, he could not real?
ize. This wob Christi Tho bleeding
brow, the closed eyes, the cold, damp
face, like marble, the limp, clasped
hands, were making him ill with hor?
ror; he shut his own eyes as they'
dragged the unconscious figure up
on the cross! he motioned, trembling
with horror and weakness, that Juan
tie the ropo about tho shoulders and
neck?loosely, of course, so that tho
Christ might breathe?while he tied
the feet, in their coarse, Indian san?
dals. No one was looking; the great
multitude of kneeling, moaning forms
were listening to the pndre, their faces
hidden; now was Juan's time! With
a fiendish grin on his pale face, he
twisted the Btrong rope tighter and
tighter about the neck of tho fainting
Christ?tight?so tight! There was
a convulsive movement of the crucified
body, a gurgling gasp, and then a re?
laxing of the muscles, and the heavy
thorn-crowned head dropped lifeless?
ly; the tensely excited crowd did not
know it, but their Christ had been
crucified! Then Juan quickly tied the
rope very loosely?no one would ever
know?and the two Roman soldiers
rushed away from the cross.
The padre's sermon finished, the
Christ wbb taken down from the cross
?poor Dlcgo, he must be tired! But
not 60?Diego, the goat-herd, would
never be tired any more. For he had
been dead two hours.?San Francisco
One of the manufactured vegetable
products of Austria, an article prob?
ably altogether unknown in this coun?
try, is potato flour. United Stutc6 Con?
sul Mnhin at Reichenberg calls atten?
tion to it In one of his recent reports,
and saye that It is used there In many
lines of bakery and confectionery,
where we use wheat flour, besides be?
ing employed in cases where corn
starch, which Is not known in Austria,
Is made use of in this country. It is
admirabby adapted to cake baking, as
it comes out beautifully white and
light. It Is considerably cheaper than
wheat flour, selling for about $3.50 per
100 pounds, whereas wheat flour costs
about five dollars. The process of man?
ufacturing this article is quite simple.
The potatoes are washed, put in rap
Idly rotating machines set with teeth
and then crushed in such manner that
the starch is separated from the cells
which contain it. Water sweeps the
extricated starch into vessels, where it
settles on the bottom. Then it goes
through a refining process and isflnal
ly dried in a machine specially con?
structed for that purpose. What Is left
of the potatoes is fed to the cattle and
6wine, and Is said to be also available
for sundry uses in distilleries, brew?
eries and Bugar factories.?N. Y. Sun.
As people grow oldpr they aro very
often able to wear colors which In
their youth they found unbecoming.
Green, for Instance, may be unsuitable
in early life, but later on certain
shades of the color maybe chosen with
distinct advantage. Blues, violets and
pinks that made youth attractive
tften prove unsatisfactory to women
of middle age. To a girl of 20 black Is
r.ometimes strikingly becoming, but
much less so to older women, unless
cream silk or satin, lace or net, or
some redeeming color Is Introduced,
for if a woman looks at alj welj \n
black garments she usually looks sur?
passingly well. How to relieve?with
white or certain color-contrasts?
blaek attire is important to all sensi?
ble middle-aged women.?IC. Y. Post
l*. Looked Sasprcloag,
Weary Wroggc?Sode woman started
fer ycr wid an ax, and yer skipped. Do
ycr t'ink she meant murder?
Trotter Long?Well, I'm willing ter
give her de benefit uv- de doubt; but 1
thouerht she meant work!?Puch.
All hail the olive branch, borne to the ship
Leonine lately seemed the nation roused^
Her countenanco turns lamb-like as she
To greet her sons returning to tho shop
From north and south, from cast and
west, they poured,
When she had called their aid and bade
them take the sword.
Tho din of battle o'er the blood-stained
field hath ceased;
The smoke of conflict by the winds Is
The cry for vengeance (strong It was) hath
'Tis great as conq'rors to condone n foe's
?Tis greater still not to betray the hopeful
Of hapless peoples, who havo found de?
"Peace hath her victories," her Sabbath
bells peal high,
Although their chimes sound Joyous,
voicing naught but mirth,
Tet hearts bereaved by war's ravages
Are minded of their losses sore and tears
afresh burst forth.
No festival can still the mourning for the
Or change to drops of Joy the bitter tears
The gentle touch of time alono may soothe
Oh! nation, triumphant and strong In all
Bow humbly down, nor cease within thy
And creed of creeds to honor duly those
On land and sea; tho threefold priceless
Of honor, love and lifo they gnvo to theo.
?Thomas E. Smiley, in Indianapolis Sen?
i A LITTLE WHITE CORPSE \
> ATaloof the Wreck of tho Ponrgogno. >
4 > By Charles fcelwjy Galncs. * (
i ?Copyright, IR9S. <
T^ETTER. shove this In your pock
Jj et, Jenny, if it's finally ordained
that you're to do that classical steer?
age stunt again."
"Jenny" was colloquial English for
Jennings Juckson, an athletic young
reporter in the service of a New York
daily. The nicknume, of which he was
not extravagantly fond, was a survival
from school nnd college days; doubt?
less some hint of resentment hnd
caused it to persist. We were stand?
ing together, he and I, under the long
nave of Gothic-arched iron-work
which roofs the pier at the foot of
Morton street. The big black hull of
?.he French liner lay alongside, and a
motley stream of passengers was
jostling up the gangway. The date
was July 2.
"Steerage act backwards isn't a bad
stunt, Joey," responded Jennings.
"Anyway, I go where I'm sent, steer?
age or Hades. Don'tyou-iret; I'll start
up something new and lively if I have
to fake it. What's this you're giving
me? Card-sharp's hold-out? That's
net in my assignment. Aluminum
soap-case? I'm provided, but an extra
issue might come handy with this
filthy gang of toughs."
"Toughs.?thugs I'd call 'em. You'll
find that every bloody dago in the push
has a knife up his sleeve. But this is
merely a patent note-book, Jenny.
Sample copy?one of my perquisites
on a three-stick write-up?but you'll
need It most. Warranted brine-proof,
with indelible pencil chained on. If
they happen to pitch you overboard
it'll survive you."
"Brine-proof! It'll need to be rat
and vermin proof to survive me this
trip. All rightl I'll U6e it to immor?
talize tho dagoes. So long, Joey."
Four weeks bad elapsed. The steam?
er Hiawatha, chartered to gather
up the dead from the scene of that
frightful disaster of which all the
world has heard, was already like a
floating morgue. Date in the aftcr
uoon, July 30, an object wns descried
in the distance which proved to be a
raft bearing the name of the Ill-fated
steamship. Near it an empty life-belt
was seen bobbing upon the waves, and
this was taken up. Firmly bound to
the belt by a strand of ropo was a
small note-book of peculiar appear?
ance. The case, or cover, was of
aluminum, nnd the leaves, apparently
in consequence of some chemical prep?
aration, were very little affected by
the action of the water. Aimost every
page was covered with clcsely written
characters; but although the marks
were perfectly distinct, it wns impos?
sible to decipher a singe word. When
the Hiawatha returned to Halifax,
however, and the book was placed in
the hands- of nn expert, It was quickly
ascertained that the writing was sim?
ply short-hand?a modified form of
the Ben Pittman system.
A transcription was made without
much difficulty, nnd sent with the orig?
inal to New York for purposes of iden?
The first 11 pages consist of notes
end memoranda, chiefly relating to
observations made In the stoeruge on
Sunday, July 3. Then comes a break
In the manuscript. The writing Is re
rumed in a much less steady hand?
the first few lines scarcely legible?
but It embodies a narrative of thrilling
interest which is now given to the pub?
"July 5.?I am alone on a tumbling
raft in the midst of the sea. I don't
know where; no land is In sight.
"If ever this note-book of Joey Bar?
ker's reaches shore it is more than I
shall do. My soul is like lead; no raft
can float It much longer.
"Why do I try to write when I'm as
goodasdead? Can't helpit. I've been
writing every day for eight years, and
It's a second nature. Besides, If I don't
write I shall go stark mad.
"And when it is finished, and I am
finished. It will be picked up?sure as
fate. It was all settled before I start?
ed. Why else did Joey give me this
waterproof affair? WTiy else did he
*ay it would survive me? Anyhow. I've
got some red-hot steerage stuff?0
scoop for somebody.
"Yesterday morning at five o'clock
? merciful God I I was sleeping as I
shall never sleep again. The fog-horn
had been bellowing all night, but sud?
denly there sounded a blast that rang
through me like the braying of the last
trump. I sprang to my feet?already
partly dressed, for you don't doff your
logs much, in the steerage. Then came
a crash and a rending and grinding
as if the dissolution of the world had
Indeed begun?and that was what It
meant for most of us.
"In a moment the deep pit of the
hold was full of madmen. We hurtled
to the steep ladder like stampeded cat?
tle and swarmed up It like gorillas in
a double stream, pulling each other
down, climbing upon each other'8
backs. Two or three sailors tried to
restrain us, but soon they were Strug?
gling with the res-y, eaoh man for him?
self. Alone they would have kept
their heads; and I, too, had often
looked peril in the face with reason?
able coolness. But the papic was like
an Infectious delirium, setting loose
the wild beast that slumberB in each
human soul. I stood for an instant
sane; then, I knew not how, J was in
Tne midj?t or tne crnsn, wane, gasping,
convulsed with terror and effort. I
? hrust aside a woman as if she had
been a hostile savage. She flung her?
self back upon the pack, clawing like
"Just behind me towered Yousouf,
the gigantic Turk. He was bearing
down all beforo him. I stooped and
dived between his legs, and with a
qtdck turn caught him by the waist?
band from behind. Quite unconscious
of my existence, he towed mo through
tho writhing mob, and I reached the
deck close in hiswnke.
"A gray mist drizzled in our faces
and shut us in like the flapping canvas
of a tent. The ship was listing heavily
to stnrlioard. Rockets were hissing
through the air. The captain raved on
the bridge, shouting and cursing, and
some of the crew were striving to car?
ry out his orders; but as the stream
from the steerage spread itself over
the deck, confusion merged in frenzy.
Wo rushed to tho boats which the sail?
ors were vainly trying to swing clear,
and filled them to overflowing, block?
ing every effort. The tackle clogged;
the davits swung inward.
"Then, perceiving that this was
hopeless, we rushed headlong down
the sloping deck to the boats on the
Other side; and some, unable to cheok
themselves, pitched overboard.
Among theso was Yousouf, who sank,
rose, struck out wildly with three
Herculean arm-beats, and went down
as if some hidden monster had seized
him from below. Thon I remembered
his belt of goldon eagles.
"Meanwhile knives were flashing,
and a slash on the forehead as I
crowded toward a boat dazed me ami
dimmed my eyes with blood, so that
for some minutes I clung to the rail
and saw little of what was passing.
Then a boy stumbled against me with
a life-belt. I sprang upon him with
an oath. The deck was lurching be?
neath my feet; the shameless demon
of fear possessed me. I wrenched the
belt from the poor little gamin's
grasp, put it on nnd leaped over the
side, just ns the shattered hulk dove
to the bottom with a mighty swirl
ncd a roar of inrushing waters.
"I was sucked under to a giddy
depth, but the cork brought me up
just as the last atom ?f air was gur?
gling from my lungs. In a moment the
waves around mc were full of faces.
One little body rose olose beside mc,
leaping into the air like a sturgeon,
but it fell back lifeless and 9ank ngain.
"That corpse, which when breath
was in it, couldn't have weighed more
than 80 pounds. Is the heaviest thing
in all the universe now. It is drag?
ging me down to perdition?and I Im?
agined that a stolen life-belt would
buoy me up! The weight of that body
would sink me through the solid
earth! But I shall never again set
foot on laud or ship. The life that I
disgraced my raco to save Isn't worth
a dayV purchase.
"But the fury of the death-terror
was then still upon me, and I struck
and kicked at every struggling form
which the eddies swept near. A boat
passed sunk low nnd swaying with its
crazy load. 1 made after It, but with
a boat hook they beot mo oft
"The fog was now lifting, and at a
distance I discerned the dim outlines
of a ship lying to. I swam'laboriously
toward it, but presently a life-raft
drifted across my course, and I head?
ed for that. Only one man was upon
It?a burly Italian, brandishing an
oar, which he brought down on my
skull with stunning violence just as I
had caught hold of a trailing rope-end.
The last thing I saw was a half-naked
Austrian climbing up from the water
with a dirk between his teeth. I must
have floated for a long time, quite un?
"When I came to myself my hand
was still clenched and twisted in the
rope; I could scarcely unbend my stiff?
ened Angers.. Beside me swung the
<raft, entirely deserted. 1 crawled
upon It but even the oar had disap?
peared; I could only guess what had
happened. No ship, no human being
was anywhere to be seen.
"The rest is but an agony, of thirst,
hunger, madness?and remorse. For
uncounted hours I have lain weltering
under the glare of the sun and the
gloom of the stars. I am doubly nfrnid
to die, yet I cannot live. When I see a
sail I shall slide down from the raft?
and this damning life-belt that I did
murder to ?ecure will not keep me
"July 7?It has come at lost A sail
Is in sight just over the ofllng?nnd I
am as glad as though I were to be res?
cued. Good-by, Joey; you're about the
only mortal I care to be remembered
to. Pm going now to make my apolo?
gies to a little white corpse at the bot?
tom of the sea."
SHE WAS IN PAWN.
Mar? Grace Darker IIa?: neen Kept
at the Harber'?? tor Two Hair
Cats nnd a Shave.
When Terry Baker came home from
work the other night all the children
around Water and Race streets were
lunning up and down In front of his
"Phwat the divil Is goln' on here?"
was the first thing Terry asked.
"Oh, Mr. Bnrkcr, your Mary was kid?
naped this morning, and they haven't
found her yet," said Mrs. Dwycr's
Barker went back In the yard, where
his wife was sitting at the kitchen
There was a crowd of women around
her, and all were talking at the same
"Phwat's this I hear about Mary?"
"Oh, Tcrrence, I sint her to the cor?
ner this mawrnin' for bread, an* divil's
the hair have I seen uf her since."
"Did yez surch fur her?"
"All over tho ward."
"Did yez look In the coal yard?"
"And the stoneyard?"
"Maybe she's In the cellar of the old
warehouse. Where's me cane? OiTl
go down and look."
"The children were all over andoon
"She wuz a purty thing, with her
golden curls, and maybe soom rich
man stole her," said Mrs. Rlley, who
lived next door to the Barkers.
"Oh, I forgot to tell yez," said Mrs.
Burke, "but I seen a tramp in frunt of
the house this mawrnin', and maybe he
carried her away."
"Phwat koind of lookln' fellow wua
he?" asked Terry.
"He had a face on 'im loike a Span?
"Thin Ol'll find him," said Terry, and
he took his blackthorn and went down
Race street toward the river.. He
dropped In all the saloons and asked
everyone if they had seen "his daugh?
ter Mary, the wan with tho golden
curls." No one had seen her.
It was about nine o'clock when he
was passing along Water street, near
Plum. Eratcb, the barber, was just
closing up, and Barker stmck his head
in the door to make inquiry, when he
let out a veil a,nd bounded in the shop.
M'Kratch, phwat In the name of God
are yea keeDl?' nie Mary here frum
mawrnin' tin uoight, an' have me and
her mither crazy?"
"Git out, Barker. That girl's wait
In' fur her father to come back."
" 1'aln't me daughter?"
"Yes ho Is," said a little girl sitting
In the corner.
"And where's your curl's?"
"Mr. Kratch cut them off."
"Barker, you're crazy. That nln't
your daughter. Her father was here
t Ids morning and he got a hnlr cut and
shave*. Then he told me to cut off his
daughter's curls nnd he would be back
in a few minutes, as he wanted to get
a drink, and lie never entne back."
"And me daughter is in hock for two
hair cuts and a shove, is she?" said
Terry. Then he and Barber Kratrh
mixed up and wont to tho floor. Tho
girls screamed, a crowd gathered, and
it was soon known all over the ward
that Mary Grace Barker had been held
in pawn for two hair cuts nnd a shave.
Max}- wns taken home, and the next
day the truth was learned. Jimmy
Kelsh, the bully of the Eighth ward,
was out of funds. Taking little Mary
down to Krntch's he got a hair cut and
u shave. Then he ordered "his daugh?
ter's" hair cut while he went out to
get a drink. He never came back.
When Terry Barker heard who had
done it he simply said:
"If Oi didn't know his muther Ol'd
use me stick on his good-for-nothing
head fur bavin' mo Mary's golden curls
cut off."?Cincinnati Encmircr.
TO COOK MUTTON AND LAMB.
Follow Thoxe Direction* nn?l tho
Very UetU HcmuHh Will He
Sure to Follow.
% The flesh of mutton should be a
bright red color, the fat firm and
white. Select for boiling, a leg or
shoulder; for roasting or baking, a
loin or saddle; for broiling, the rack
cut into French chops; loin chops may
also bo used; for stewing, the neck or
upper part of the ruck, and for broth
or soup, the neck and feet, or head.
To boil a leg of mutton, wipe it care?
fully with a damp cloth. Dust a piece
of cheesecloth thickly with flour, roll
the leg In It, tie, place it in a kettle
cf boiling water and boil rapidly for
five minutes. Then push the kettle
bn the back part of the stove, where
the water will be kept at a tempera
lure of 200 degrees Fahrenheit, cook?
ing 20 minutes to each pound. When
done remove the cloth, dish tho mut?
ton and serve with it caper sauce.
Lamb, like mutton, should be a
bright red color, with white fat; it
is best when two months old. While
mutton Is much better if hung, lamb
should be used within three days after
killing. The better way of cooking i.s
to roast or bake it, and the forequar
ter is the choice portion. Wipe It
with a damp towel, place 11 in a baking
pnn dust it lightly with pepper. Put
a cupful of water, with a tcaspoonful
of salt dissolved, In the bottom of the
pan, dust it lightly with pepper. Put
quick oven. In a few moments tho
water will hnve evaporated and the
bottom of the pan will be. covered
with dripping. Baste with this every
ten "dilutes, baking 15 minutes to each
pound, keeping the oven medium hot
from beginning to end. Serve with it
mince sauce.?Ladles' nonie Journal.
FOR THE SLEEPLESS
A Simple Mothod of Itelicf Which la
Recommended by a Phy?
How many people are there who, do
what they will, iind that sleep refuses
to come to them and that they arc
doomed to a night of perpetual rolling
and tossing? Yet, according to a well
know New York physician, himself a
sufferer from insomnia for many
years, sleep can easily be sumraoucd
by a means within reach of all. The
doctor hns tried his method on his pa?
tients and, simple as it is, has never
heard of its falling. Those who And
themselves eluded by sleep will do well
to try it, and for their benefit it is hero
The method is essentially one of self
nsphyxlatlon; nevertheless, there is no
reason to fear, for there is no risk.
Indeed, It is impossible to asphyxiate
one's self by this means. The first
thing you have to do is to take a long
and deep inspiration, as much air be?
ing drawn into the huigs as can bo
borne with comfort. This air Is re?
tained until positive discomfort is felt,
when It must be slowly exhaled. Re?
peat this process two or three times,
and the chances are you will forget all
else until you wake up from jour sleep
the next morning.
The explanation of this Is simple
enough. Sleep is due to hyperaemla
of the brain. During sleep there is a
flow of nutrition to the cerebrum; con?
sequently an increase of blood) to sup?
ply its deficiencies. The semiasphyxi
ntion brought about by holding the
breath keeps n quantity of bloodin the
head, with a consequent increased
cerebral circulation. That this is the
case can easily be proved by the in?
creased throbbing and pulsating of the
arteries of the head.
Another point also to which the doc?
tor calls at tention is the habit of sleep?
ing with the head too high. If the head
be kept low more refreshing sleep is
obtained.. He tnises the foot nf thp
Scrofula is tho most obstinate of blood
troubles, and is often the rosult of an
inherited taint in the blood. S. S.'S.
1b the only remedy which goes deep
enough to roach Scrofula; it forces out
every trace of the disease and cures
the worst cases.
My eon, Charlie, was afflicted from Infancy
with Scrofula, and he suffered so that it was
Impossible to dress htm
for three yoar?. Iiis
head and body were *
mass of sores, and hta
eycslgh? also became
affected. No treatment
was spared that wo
thought would rellove
him, out he grew worse
until his condition was
Indeed pitiable. I had
almost despaired of his
ever being cured, when
by the advice of a friend
we gave him 8. 8. ft,
(Swift's Specified Ado
cided lmprcvi-ment was tho Vosult, rind aft?r
he had takm a dozen bottles, no one who know
of his former dreadful, condition would have
recognized him, All the gores on bis body
have healed, his sk.ln is perfectly clear and
smooth, and he, has been restored to perfect
health. _ Mrs. S. S. Mabry,
860 Elm St., Macon, Ga.
For 'real blood troubles it is a waste
of time to expect a cure from the doc?
tors. Blood diseases are beyond their
skill. Swift's Specific,
reaches alf deep-seated cases which
txther remedies have no effect upon. It
Is the only blood remedy guaranteed
purely vegetable, and contains no pot?
ash, mercury, or other mineral.
Books mailed free to any address by
Swift Specifio Co., Atlanta, Ga.
It is mach easier to keep the hair
Ifrhen you have it than it is to re?
store it "tohen it's tost. If your hair
is "coming out" it needs instant
attention. The use of AYER'S
HAIR VIGOR will promptly stop
the hair from falling, and stimulate
? to new growth.
" Some years ago my hair began to fall
out and I became quite bald. I vvas ad?
vised to try
and had used it but a
short time %hcn my
hair ceased to fo.lt out
and a new ana 'vigor?
ous grorvth made its ap
pearance.My hair is no%
abundant and glossy."
bed. so that it forms nn incline piano,
but recommends that this be done
gradually, as a sudden change is likely
to have an effect the reverse of that de?
sired. The sleep thus obtained Is more
beneficial, and one awakens with a
clearer head and a wider mental hori?
zon. The neck increases in size, the
cerebral circulation is Improved and
the Influence upon the lungs is so great
that it will lesser, tho tendency to con?
A few more facts relating to insom?
nia may be useful. Physicians are
more nnd more-arriving at the conclu?
sion that in the case of this disease
drugs are of little value, and many
times arc worse than useless. Gener?
ally some simple thing brings about
relief. If there are noises within the
house, or outsidt cotton In the ears-will,
often be all that is required. One
should feign not to want to sleep, as It
is often a fear of not being able to
sleep that keeps a person awake. Then
the mind, should not ho allowed to con?
centrate upon a subject, and) the stom?
ach should)be treated to a light repast
before retiring for the night.?N. Y.
Odsln of BtNinnrek'u Name.
The origin of the name of tho dead
statesman has puzzled many of his
countrymen. On one occasion Count
Herbert, his eldest son. gave the fol?
lowing explanation: A streamlet of
the name "Ric.sc" flows into the Elbe,
and it has been always believed in the
family that In the thirteenth century
n "Mark" existed on the Diese, the com?
mander of which, according to the
custom of the day, wus called Herr ron
Bisemark, and that in course of time
his descendants altered the name to
Bismarck, The prince was always vor}'
particular t-hat his name should be
spelt correct!j- with a "c," Bismarck?
not Bismark.?St. James Gazette.
v? You Property
You Want to Sell ?
Place it with
Clinch Yalley Real Estate Agency.
It will cost you nothing unless sales are
made. We give below a description of
wme of the properties now in our hands:
120 acres of line land in the corporation
of Bichlands, south of Clinch Elver, 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 $3000, one-third cash, residue 1, 2
and :> years. Title perfect.
214 acres of tine blue j^rass land, all
cleared but about 30 acres, 4-rootn house,
two barns with other outside buildings,
line spring of never-failing water, school
houses and churches nearby, good fences,
about one mile south of Doran, N. & W.
It. K. Would sell in two parts. Price $25
per acre, one-third cash, residue 1, 2 and
20,000 acres of the finest coal lands in
Virginia, in the counties of Tazewell and
Buchanan. Pifce given upon examination
A goad dwelling with 8 rooms, at liich
lands, $350, half cash, one and two years.
This is a Bargain.
-'14 acres of land in Baptist Yalley, 120
acres cleared, rest in good timber, tj-room
house, 1 good barn and other necessary
out-buildings, water in the yard and a fine
white sulphur spring 200 yards from the
house, which is NOTED FOR ITS ME?
DICINAL QUALITIES, *:;200, half cash,
residue 1 and 2 years.
170 acres of line land within two miles of
Cedar Bluff and Pounding Mill, 150 acres
cleared and 20 acres of splendid white oak
timber, excellent water in yard, fine, large
orchard, good 6-room dwelling, new bam
60x34 feet, good stables and convenient to
house, fences and all buildings in excellent
repair. Price $4,500. $^,000 cash, balance
in L, 2 and .'1 years.
A farm of 75] acres in Thompson \ alley,
all cleared except two acres, new six room
dwelling outside work completed, good
barn, stable, two new corn cribs, granary,
apple house, splendid spring, good fences,
250 fruit trees selected fruit. Price $1,450,
one-half cash balance on time. This is a
Farm of IIS acres at Graham, 50 to 00
acres cleared,good gardens, live room
dwelling, good stable, ice house, coal house,
corn crib, etc. About 50 acres in trrass.
This land can be bought at a bargain.
Terms given on application.
275 acres of fine grass and erain lands
between Cedar Bluff and Pounding Mill,
200 acres cleared in a high state of culti?
vation, balance in line timbei, good six
room house, all necessary out buildings,
good barn 75 x 50 feet, good never-failing
spring within 40 yards of barn, farm and
buildings m good repair, 5 acres in orch?
ard. Price ?25 per acre, one half cash,
balance on easy terms. This land is adopt?
ed to all kinds of grain and grass, and is a
250 acres of the choicest blue grass and
grain lands in Tazewell County. 3 miles
south of Cedar Bluff, all cleared but about
40 acres of fine 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 S'JOOO. Terms $2000
cash, residue from one to ten years time,
party old and does not need the money.
This 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. 0. PENDLETON,
Or W. B. SPRATT,
A Youthful Calculator.
A little girl who had been studying
fractions, when told by her mother
that eggs were nine cents a dozen,
called out to Bob, her younger broth?
er: "You don't know how much that
is apiece, and I do."
Robert thought a moment, and an?
swered proudly: "Yes. I do; you get
% cent apiece for nine and three for
Sch lulc in Effect
may 1st, 1898.
All persons whomsoever are hereby no?
tified and warned not to hunt, tish, ride,
walk, drive stock across or otherwise tres?
pass on my premises, for the law against all
such will be rigidly enforced.
Samuel T. Hexningeb.
April 20, 1S9S. 4-21-0m
SEMINARY FOR SALE,
The valuable property known as the
Tazewell Female Seminary is for sale. It
is a new and large building and located on
one of the principal streets of the town. It
can be used for school or other purposes.
For terms apply to
GEO. W. ST. CLAIK.
1.27-tf. Tazewell, Va.
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nont tree. (tides.' ;ency fur securing: patents.
Patents taken UfiroOKb Mann & Co. receive,
>p,x(al notice, without charts, Ui tho
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Our system of cleaning, dyeing nnd
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Cedar Bluff, Va., June 23, 1898.