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TA2EWELL CO. DIRECTORY.
Circuit Court. Rojhert C Jackson, judge; H. BaneHar .'??Jjpvlerk. Termsofcourt?1st Monday uT&pril, 4tii Monday in August and 1st Monday in December. County Court. ^ J. II. Stuart, judge; T. E. George, clerk. Terms of court?Tuesday after Sd Monday in each month. Officers. Jno. T. Barns.Corn'th. Atty. Jno. \V. Crockett.Sheriff. James Bandy.Deputy Sheriff. h. K. GiUespie,.Treasurer. II. 1*. Brittain and H. (i. McCall.Deputies. 14. S. W illiams.County Surveyor, Address, Pounding Mill, Va. P. II. Williams,.County Supt. Schools, Address, Snappe, Va. THE CHURCHES. Methodist Episcopal Church South. 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 9:80 A. M. Meeting of Epworth League each Sun? day at 3 p. in., the third Monday night of each montn being devoted to literary work. A most cordial welcome is extended to all. J. S. Funsen, Pastor. ^ Christtan Church. Prenching 1st and 3rd Sundays at 7 p. in. and 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11 a. m. Prayer meeting Saturday nighty at 7 o'clock. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:80 a. m. Philip Johnson, Pastor. Lutheran Church. Services at the Lutheran church at North Tazewell every 1st and 3d Sunday at 11a. m. SECRET ORDERS. CLINCH VALLEY COM M AN DER Y. NO. 20, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. Meets fourth Friday i" each month. JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C. W. < ;. YOUNG, Kecoider. o'keeffe ROYAL akch chapter NO. 26. Meets second Monday in each month. O. (4. Kmcscuwii.j.er, h. p. W. g. young, Secretarv. ? TAZEWELL LODGE, yRA^ NO. 62, A. F. & A. M. /S$r\Meets the third Monday in each month. O. G. EMPSCHW1LLEU, W. M. W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y. TAZEWELL TABERNACLE, PII/JRIM KNIGHTS. Meets 4th Monday in each month. .1AME8*0'KEEFFE, Chief. W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y. BLUEGRASS LODGE, NO. 142.I.O.O.F. fei Meets every Tuesday night. Ix>dge room over Pobst & Wiugo's store. A. S. HiGGiNBornam, N. G. 11. R. Donn, Sec'y. J.y^CuAWFoi-.i), S. P. G. TAZEWELL EN? CAMPMENT, No. 17, I. 0. 0. F., meets ev? ery Wednesday night j in hall of Bluegra=s Lodge, No. 142. W. I). B?ckner, C. P. a. S. Higc!in both a m, A. W. Landon, P. C. P. Scribe. LAWYEILS. AJ. & P. I>. MAY, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze? well, Va. Practice In the courts of Tazewell county and in the Court of Appeals at Wytheville, Va. Particular attention paid to the collection ol claims. BARNS A BARNS. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze? well, Va. Practice, in the courts of Taxewell county. Court of Appeals at Wytheville and the Federal courts at Abingdou. C.'J. Barns, John T. Barns. CHAPMAN ,v GILLESP1E, ATTORNEYS AT j LAW, Tazewell. Va. Practice in all the courts of Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at ' ? /tbeville. J. W. Chapman, A. P. Gillespie. FDLTON & COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze? well county. S. M. B. Coaling will continue his BraepCe in'all the courts of Buchanan countv. J. [ Stilton. Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Couling, Tazewell, Va. GREEVER & GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell Va. l'rfti ..;c: n the courts of Tazewell and ad .oinihg couniies. Office?Stras building. Edgar L. Greever. Barns Gillespie. GEO. W. ST. CLAIR, ATTORNEY AT LAW Tazewell. Va. Practices in the courts of Taze woll and adjoining counties and in the Supreme Court of Appeals at Wytheville. Particula; at- I tention paid to the collection o: claims. Ollice? j btras building. HC. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Tazc ? 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 of Tazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at? tention paid to the collection of claims. Office in 3tras building. WB. SPRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Rich i lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze? well and adjoining counties. Prompt attention paid to the collection of claims. JH. STL'ART. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taz :w i Va. Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun? ties, West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras ouilding. HENRY & GRAHAM, LAWYERS. Tazewell, Va. Office in building near Court House. r. r. Uenry. a. C Graham. B. W. Stras. MRS. R. J. LEWIS, Fashionable Milliner and Dress* maker, West Main Street, - Tazewell, Va. A full line of Millinerv and Trimmings. ^-_^ '. C. BOWEN, Attorney-at-Law, TAZEWELL, "VIRGINIA. Office west end of Courthouse yard. I SUZE'S LOVE LETTER | ^ By ELLIS MARSTON. ? jB** ?Copyright,IBM. ft SWISH went the well-directed rain against the second-floor windows of ! Mevrouw Ten Bruggeukate's house in Haarlem, and Suze, looking- up. re? ceived nn impromptu shower bath on her pretty face. Pretty would Suze bo accounted anywhere, and just then she looked particularly so, as she laughed back at Betji, who was looking down at her from an open window. Swish?this time the shower Was di? rected ngui nst the first floor windows. "You are well set to work, Suze," sUid a voice behind her. "See how you have drenched my hat." "You should not go so near the win? dows," Suze replied, without turning her head. "Why, I had a note to deliver to Minn, the cook, so I had no choice. Your mistress returns to-morrow and bring Mynheer Cornelius with her for one night only; and Mevrouw desires Mina to prepare his favorite chicken mayonnaise, without which the Ileer hardly thinks life worth living." Suzo turned round and confronted the speaker, a good-looking- young fellow, in a blue serge jacket, wide knieker bockers of tho same material, and a large gray felt hut. "Oh. it's you, dan," she said, inno? cently. "Dag, Jan.*' "Dag, Suze. So you did not know me ut first?" Suze's color heightened ever so little, but she did not reply, and sent the Ma? ter against the ground door windows with a will. "I brought, you something," said Jan, talcing a ten-rosebud from the little basket he held; he added to It a spray of maidenhair fern, and then with a pin which he extracted out of Ids jacket, pinned the flower to the front of Suzs's dress. "Now you look like n flower yourself," he said, with nr. unwonted poetic out? burst. Three days afterward the postman left a letter for Suze. It was addressed in a large round hand, and, after mi? nutely Inspecting it, she put it away in a little locked box, where she kept n bag of dried roseleaves, her best ear? rings and pocket handkerchiefs, her Bible and prayer book, and the other little odds and ends which mode up the sum total of her treasures. Suze and Betji occupied together a long low room at the top of the house, where two little wooden bedsteads hung with the whitest of dimity awaited them lifter the day's work was over. At nine o'clock both the maidens were in bed and Betji's regulnr breathing speedily announced, that she was in the land of dreams. Then S?zecautiously lit a candle, and, stealing out of bed, opened her rosewood box, and took therefrom a letter, which she had not yet opened. It was net long, bitt Suze took a long time In reading it. "Respected and Dear Suzo"?it began. "The tulips are r.o-.v In full bloom, and the roses arc coming on apace. The orchid:! also are beginning to make- a show, ami I think we shall have the finest flowers of all this year. We exhibit at Tho Hague next month, rind the Hoer says that if he Is awarded first medal ho will raise my wages. He has also given me a house near Myn Brough, which, as you know, is his country estate. It is small but commo? dious, the door and v.indow frtimes ar. deep red, and tho front of the house Is stained yellow. The windows wfll look well with lace curtains, suc-h as my moth? er has lcld by. There is n sma'1 garden in front where tfowers may be cultivated and a larger one at the back, which Will grow onions and cabbages. How much dost thou think It will take to furnish the house? And dost thou think wall paper of blue or red will look best? The-se Questions I should like answered. I hope the hon? orable lady, thy mistress, is well.?Thy friend and well wisher, "JAN VREEDE." Suze took a week to think over Jan's letter, and during thut time she was rather distrait, so that her mistress had to call her to account. She brought in the teawnter several times very much off the boil, and used the same duster three days running, a crime ut? terly forbidden in Mevrouw Ten Brug genkate's household. Then one day when Mira, the cook, was busy elsewhere, and B^tji had been allowed out to tea with a friend, Suze sat down in the kitchen and wrote her letter. "Respected Friend Jan: Tho honored Mevrouw, my mistress, is in good health. I am glad to hear that the tulips are bloom? ing and that the roses are forward. It Is also good news that tho orchids will make so fine a show. Thy mother will rejoice that the honored Heer approves of thc-e, and intends to show hie approval as thou hast said. It is my opinion, after think? ing long on the subject, that rod paper looks best with some rooms, and blue with others. The lace curtains will go well With the windows, and thy mothe-r I know will be a clever and thrifty housewife. I look to thee to assure her of my dutiful respects. As to the expenses of furnish? ing 1 know little, but can consult my moth? er as thoti canst thine. "It rejoices my heart to know that tulips and roses may be cultivated in tho front garden, and that onions and cabbages will grow well at the back. Thy friend and well wisher, "SUZE KLOPS." When Suze had finished her epistle, Bhc asked leave of her mistress to go and post it. "Yes, child, and take these of mine nt the same time," said Mevrouw, put? ting half n dozen into the girl's hands. She went to the post, and juBt as she was dropping the letters in, nn ac? quaintance from one of the neighboring bouses came there on the same errand, and in the interesting conversation that ensued poor Suze did not notice that her letter to Jnn fell on the ground, and that a mischievous little breeze, out for a holiday, seized it and whirled it away round the corner of a street, finally dropping it in a water butt which stood in a backyard. Week followed week and there came no sign from Jan, nor did she ever see him coming to the house with mes sages and letters. At first she thought it was because Jan was busy preparing for the orchid show, but when that was long past and still she neither saw nor heard anything of him, Suze's heart be? gan to ache at this apparent desertion on the part of an old and tried friend. "You are looking pale and ill, Suze," said Mevrouw Ten Brugger.katc to her one day. "You had better pack up your things and go home for a week." In vain Suze protested that she was perfectly well. Her mistress was reso? lute, and in tho end the girl had to give way nnd go. "Well, child," said her mother, a short, stout woman, with generous waist and hips; "so thou hast been getting ill up yonder. Ah! in towns it is no wonder that folk arc never well. My poor head aches always with the noise whenever I go to Rotterdam, if only for a few days, But out here, where it is quiet always and the air is pure, thou wilt soon be well again." Suze looked mournfully out on the landscape, and thought it had never looked so dreary. For away, as far as the eye could reach, spread grazing meadows; on the canal a barge was slowly wending its way, and the red caps of the men on board made the only bit of bright coloring in the land? scape. A herd of black and white cows, of which old Tiet Klops, Suze's father, lad charce. errazed in the foreground: ponard Willows grew everywhere, nnd against the horizon the sails of wind? mills whirled unceasingly. The girl shrank nnd shivered a little. "Heaven send thou hast not the ague," exclaimed Vrouw Klops, hust? ling to the cupboard and bringing out an Infallible remedy for the malady, "Ah theso cities! They are indeed nur? series of all evils, both of mind and body." Old Biet Klops was away in Amster? dam whither he had gone to buy somo cows. Mynheer Cornelius, his master, had large herds already, but he was one of those men denounced in Scrip? ture, who are ever ready to increase their stock of possessions. Tief had various errands in the city nnd did not return until Suze had been nt homo three days. "Great news in Amsterdam" he said, regarding his daughter narrowly as he sat over Ids bread and cheese. "Jnn Vreede is. they say, betrothed to Vrouw Steene, the rich widow of the grocer. I had not thought that Jan was on the lookout' for money, but so It is. The neer took first prize for orchids nt The Hague, and Jan has now a higher sal? ary, but if he marries Vrouw Steene, he will likely give up his gardening and take to the shop." "Where art thou going, Suze?" for she was vanishing through the open door. "I forgot to feed the liens," the girl answered in a faint voice. At this precise time Jan Vrecdo wn3 entering tho shop of Vrouw Steene, with a long list of articles which the cook had desired him to order on his. way to the station. Jnn looked graver than when Suzo had last seen him, nnd his brown eyes had a puzzled expres? sion, ns if he were trying to solve some problem which was too hard for him. Vrouw Stoene, a buxom widow, with lively black eyes and a comely visage, was soiTlng in her shop when he en? tered, nnd her face lit up with a smile ns she saw him, for Jan was always a welcome caller, not only for his own sake, but also because Mynheer Cor? nelius was a good customer and never crumbled other prices. "Dag, Jnn," she said, and Jan, taking off his hat, responded: "Dog, Vrouw Steene, and how goes the world with you ?" "Well enough." answered the widow with a sigh, "but the business is too much for me. It needs a stronger hand nnd head than mine to keep it going ns it should, Mynheer Vreede," "Ah! ja" said Jan, absently. "See, Anna has given me this list to bring you, and will bo glad If you will send tho things ns soon os possible, I am on my way to Haarlem. Any messages or commissions, Vrouw Steeno? You have relatives there, I believe." "Thanks," said the Vrouw, looking nt him critically. "I will troubloyou with a small basket to leave with my nunt Janssen; I am always glnd to send her a few things. Arc you going to call at Mevrouw Ten Bruggeukate's house?" "Ja, the Hcor has sent her some out tings and I am to stay and see them properly set." "Ahl then you will have a long talk with Suze. A nice maiden Is Suze." "Jo," said Jun, Indifferently, "but I have- not seen Suze for long." "No," with an air of wonderment,' "why, I thought that ? report did say?" "Report lies." s>aid Jnn, angrily. "But, now," continued the widow, "it says that the policeman Keppel loiters much about the house, and that it is surmised Suze is not Indifferent to him." The unwonted color flushed Jan's face, but he made no answer, and with a bow to Vrouw Steeno left the shop. Jnn hurried on to the station, more perturbed in spirits than ever he had been in his life before. Suze false to him?phe whom he had ever believed to be the incarnation of truth and stead? fastness. When he reached the dwelling of Mevrouw Ten Bruggenkntc, Jnn was in as bad a temper as it was possible for a very good natu red Dutchman to be. Opposite the house he caught sight of the policeman Keppel strolling along and occasionally looking up at the house, and Jon felt vastly inclined to give him a taste of his strong fists. But remembering the dignity of hi* master, as also that the policeman was a larger and more powerful man thun himself, he prudently restrained ida wrath and went up the steps. Betji opened the door to him with a smile and a blush. "Good morning. iYan, it is long since you have been here." "Yes, I have been very busy. How is your honorable mistress?" "My honorable mistress is well, but you do not inquire after old friends. Jan." "Ah, yourself. I can see that you are well and rosy. How is Mina, the cook ?" "Mina, the cook, is also well," an? swered Betji, demurely, "but some one else is not. Some one else has gone away sick." "Indeed," said Jan, "and who is that?" "Can you not g-uess, Jan! You use<l not to be so thickheaded. Why, Suze, of course. She has gone home ill." Jan nearly dropped the basket in his consternation. "Indeed, I hod heard nothing of it, I swear to you, Betji." "No? Oh, I dare say not. You have been too much occupied with tho rich Widow Steene to remember old friends." "The Widow Steeno,"echoed Jan, con? temptuously; then, ?with energy, "Betji, dear Betji, tell me what it nil means." "Why, you see, Jnn, you never came here, and Suze got paler and thinner, and paler and thinner till we all thought she would go into a decline, and so Mevrouw sent her off home, thinking the change would benefit her." "Why," said the bewildered Jan, "I thought I heard that Suze had taken tip with the policeman Keppel." "The policeman Keppel," cried Betji, shrilly. "No. Mynheer Jan, the police? man Keppel is courting me." The sun was setting over Holland, and canal and mere and broad mead? ows were all tinged with his dying glory. Old Biet Klops snt in Iiis arbor, puffing at a long clay pipe, and occa? sionally taking a pull at a jug of nlc which stood on the bench beside him, while at the open door of the house his wife sat at her knitting. Suzo was out at the back hanging red and blue pet? ticoats to drj- on a line, when the gar? den gate opened with a hasty click, and a strong decided step came up the little walk. "Good day, Vrouw Klops; where is Suze?" "Good day, Jan, it is long since thou hast been to see us, for an old friend and neighbor. Suze is out at the back; I will go and caliber." "Nay, I will go myself," said tha young man; and not waiting for the good dame, he strode out of the door, and round to the back of the house. A pale girl was standing pegging gar? ments on to the line. Could this be his blooming Suze? With two strides Jan reached her, and catching her waist from behind be? fore she was aware of liim. imnJ-'-> a Hearty Kiss on both hcrciiceks. nun u little scream Suzo drew nwny from the bold intruder, but turning caught sight of Jan's happy laughing face, and throw her arms round his neck. "What are you two doing so long out there?" inquired Vrouw Klops, as sho emerged from the 1:>ack door shortly afterward. ".Mother," said Jan, lending up the blushing fiuze, "we have only been putting a tnngled ?kein straight." A AVould-lle Quaker. A gentleman who was traveling ro cently near Cheater, Pa., came across a farmer whom he took to be a Quaker, and determined to please him by talk? ing to him in the Quaker dialect. As he told the story afterward, this is how he succeeded: " 'How do thee do, Mr? Is?that is?are thee meditating?' If he was delighted, he controlled his emotion admirably. All he did was to gape and inquire: 'Hey?' 'The fields, the birds, the flowers,' I pleasantly pur? sued, 'arc enough to bring thou dreams ?I mean dreams to thou.' He was looking at me now, and critically. I felt thut my syntax had been very Id? iotic Instead of idiomatic, so, wiping the sweat from my brow and hat, I eyed him calmly and observed: 'Those cows, arc they thy'b?er?time's?that Is, thou's durn It, I mean thine's?* It was very unfortunate. He crawled down from the fence, nibbled at a plug of tobacco, and as he ambled away mut? tered Indignantly: 'Go to Bedlam! I'm a farmer, but, thank heaven, I'm not a loonntte.' "?N. 0. Picayune. An 1'ncxpeoteil Honor. Respecting an amusing Irish story of a dance at the Dubllu Mansion house, a correspondent gives the real version, told him by a gentleman who overheard the conversation. Ball-room at Dublin, and Capt. Lord Ranfurly leaning against the wall near Lady Mayoress. Lady Mayoress gets up and occosts Lord Ranfurly as follows: "Now, Mr. Liftinant, why aren't ye dancing at me bull?" Lord Ranfurly: "I am not Mr. Lieutenant." Lady Mayoress: "Then it's Mister Captin ye are. Then it's me darter Biddy there ye shall daunce with; me darter's hot for a dannce with a hofilccr." Lord Rnn furly: "I am not Mr. Captain." Lady Mayoress: "Th.cn who the dlvil are ye?" Lord Ranfurly: "I am Capt. Lord Ranfurly." Lady Mayoress: "Capt. Lord Ranfurly? Begorra, I'll daunce wi' 3*e meeself; cum on." And the lady mayoress seized her unwilling guest, and dragged him round the room, which was easy for her to do, as she weighed some 14 stone.?London Telegraph. Year's KiushioiiH In Preclou* Stone?. Green stones are said to head the list of fashionable jewels this season. Em (raids have the lend, but the revival of interest in gTeen stones has prominent? ly brought forward the peridot, which is real]y the Indian chrysolite, and Is a clenr, deep leaf green in color, showing almost yellow beside- thoeraerald/whlch la bluish In tone. PUERTO RICAN MUSIC. Tint Ooira Is the National Instru? ment and Ik a Queer One, llut Popular. Like all other Spanish-speaking peo? ples, the Puerto Ricans arc fond of musio. Every cafo has Its orchestra, for a cafe could hardly do business without one. Every main street dur? ing the latter part of the day has its little itinerant band of guitar and vio? lin players, and the warm nights aro mode pleasant to the strollers along the streets by the sound of stringed in? struments w hich floats from behind the latticed, vine-clad screen of private resi? dences. Nearly all of the airs aro pitched In a minor key, which, even when intend? ed to be joyous, contains a plaint to the Anglo-Saxon, fond of Sousa's ro? bust music. To one who has traveled In Spanish lauds the music of Puerto Rico at first seems very familiar, but the ear Is not long In discovering some? thing novel in the accompaniment to the melody. It sounds at first like the rhythmical shuffle of feet upon a sanded floor, and one might suppose some expert clog dancer was nimbly stepping to the music made by the violins and guitars. The motion is almost too quick, too complicated, for this, however, and it Is the deftness of fingers and not of feet that produces It. It comes from the only musical In? strument native to the West Indies, the "guira," which word Is pronounced "hulr-r-ra" with a soft roll and twist to the tongue only possible to the na? tive. Tho guira is a gourd varying in size In different Instruments. On the inverse curve of the gourd are cut holes like those In the back of a violin. On the other side of the gourd opposite the holes is a series of deep scratches. The player balances the gourd in his left hand, holding it lightly that none of the resonance may be lost. With the right hand he rapidly rubs this roughened side of the gourd with a two-tined steel fork. In the hands of a novice this produces nothing but a harsh, disagreeable noise. In the hands of a native "guira" player a won? derful rhythmic sound comes from this dried vegetable shell, a sound which, in Its place in the orchestra, becomes music, and most certainly gives splendid time and considerable volume to the performance. The player's hand moves with light? ning rapidity. The steel fork at times makes long sweeps the whole length of the gourd and then again vibrates with Incredible swiftness over but an inch or two of Its surface. There seems to be a perfect method in its plajing, though no musical record is before the plaj-er and It seems to be a matter merely of his fancy and his ear as to how his part shall harmonize with the melod}' of the. stringed instruments. The guira Is found In nil the West Indies, but seems specially popular in Puerto Rico. The players generally make their own instruments and ap? parently become attached to them, for as poor as these strolling players are, they will hardly part with their guiras, even when offered ten times their real value. They are distinctly a Puerto Rlcan curio, and, strange as It may seem, Puerto Rico is probably more destitute of tourists' "loot" than any foreign country known to the travel? ing American. Tho tourist who can secure a guira may congratulate him? self, for It will be hard to get and is the very thing which can be carried nway from the island as a souvenir which Is distinctly native and peculiar. ?Kansas City Star. RECIPE FOR A HAPPY DAY. A heart full of thankfulness, A thimbleful of care; A soul of simple hopefulness. An early morning prayer. A smile to greet the morning with, A kind word at the key To ope the door and greet tho day, Whate'er It bring to thee. A patient trust In Providence, To sweeten all the way; All these, combined with thoughtfulneaa. Will make a happy day. ?Arthur Lewis Tubbs In Ram's Horn. What does it do? It causes the oil glands in the skin to become more active, making the hair soft and glossy, precisely as nature intended. It cleanses the scalp from dandruff and thus removes one of the great causes of baldness. It makes a better circu? lation in the scalp and stops the hair from coming out. it Prevents and it cures Baldness Ayer's Hair Vigor will surely make hair grow on bald heads, provided only there is any life remain? ing in the hair bulbs. It restores color to gray or white hair. It does not do this in a moment, as will a hair dye; but in a short time the gray color of age gradually disap? pears and the darker color of youth takes its place. Would you like a copy of our book on the Hair and Scalp? It is free. If you do not obtain nil the bonflfiu you cxpcctori from tho use of the Vlijor write tho Doctor about It. Address, DR. .1. C. ATER. Lowell, Mass. BEGGARS OF GOTHAM. Vllltiinonn ImuoNtorN Who Accnain lute Wealth hy Foollna- the Charitable. "Too ready an ear is bent to the ap? peals of the beggars, panhandlers and impostors In this town." This observa? tion, from a special agent of a charit uble Institution, made to a New York representative of the Dispatch, led to a brief talk on these professional pests, who along with the "old clothes man," interfere considerably with the pleas? ures of the pedcatriuns by projecting a shadow into his mental musings. Ao cording to this shudowcr of suspects, several of the horrible examples of pov? erty one frequently encounters here own a tenement or two and have fair sized bank accounts. This does not look like an exaggeration when it can be truthfully stated that some of the beggars who haunted the shopping quarter for 20 or 30 years averaged ten dollars a day. When one beggar on Sixth avenue was arrested he offered the policeman $20 for his freedom and ?two a day thereafter for the privilege of pursuing his calling under police protection. One clever retuiler of hard luck stories used to average $5 to $15 a night working the hotels. He owns a comfortable little home over in Jersey. One man who has been arrested many times carries three signs under his coat: "Please Help the Blind," "Am Dcnf and Dumb," "Pleuse Help a Poor Cripplo." The last is worn.at night, when ho doubles his hand up under his Bleeve, twists a leg and hobbles along Broadway. He doesn't have snowballs in winter. According to the special agent one beggar discards his false leg in daytime and works the shoppers. At night he puts on his leg nnd a dress suit and attends the theater or visits the roof garden. He has been seen in the swell cafes, and nothing is too good for him. Several of the old experts in this Hue have been driven of? the stree-s by the police, but enough re? main to keep the tender-hearted stran? ger guessing. The deserving ones here aro robbed of a large sum daily by the tnen and women who have reduced beg? ging to a fine nrt and who are aided and abetted by the licensed tribe who sell pencils, grind organs, play fiddles and jnurder ballads in back yards.?Pitts? burgh Dispatch. ICELAND GEYSERS. Tourists Have Injured Them hy Throwing Stones Into Their Craters. Barren as the place really is, the artist's cyo would revel in the beau? tiful effects on the snowy jokulls, the twilight softening shades of mauve, greens nnd grays on the distant lava peaks and the luminous midnight sky. Tho intensity of the blue water of the lake or ocean is superb, and the mighty ?waterfalls are grand. And the geyser fields! All the warm tints, from cream to russet, arc found in the mineral do posit around the basin of the Orect Geyser, Little Geyser, Strokkr (the Churn), und the Little Strokkr, while Blesi (the Blue One) is lined with ex? quisite white, like porcelain, making it a fitting vessel for the cooking of food, and for furnishing boiling water for tea and coffee. It was so smooth and beautiful that I seemed to be mutilat? ing something rare when I chipped off pieces of its lining, but I knew they would be valuuble souvenirs, and tho uneasy, bubbling water would soon amend the deficiency. The mud pools on this plain are the most dangerous, for the}' spout hot mud diagonally out of the earth. Com? ing upon them in one direction they are not seen, and many a visitor has gone home with a scalded foot. The hydraulic display is now very fitful and inconsiderate tourists have injured the spouting fountains by loading stones into them to see them cast out, so you must take your tent with you and camp on the plain to await the pleasure of their majesties. Blesi will serve you well while waiting. The Great Geyser had not spouted for a week when we were there, and such surliness indicated a near activity. The water spouted un? usually high when it finally appeared, 150 feet, and showed all the tints of the rainbow, majestic at the same time and mysterious. It played for 15 min? utes, and then its beautiful cascades subsided in a feathery mist, a refined and graceful withdrawal. ? Interna? tional. An Easy Question. Teacher?Why did the Normans and fiaxons fight at Hastings? Pupil?That's where they happened k> meet, ma'am.?Puck. THE CORN KERNEL. Its Cheml.itry Cxpialnc-d In a liullc tin issued by the IHIuoIn Ex? periment Station. Bulletin 53 of the Illinois Experi? ment station treats of the chemistry of the corn kernel. In part It says: Bj- mechanical mean*, the corn kernel has been separated into four different parts. These may be designated (see cut) as a, the coat, or hull, of the ker? nel; b, the hard giulenous layer un? derneath the hull much thicker at the sides than at the crown; c. the chit, or germ, and d. the starchy matter con? stituting 1 he chief body of the kernel. The germ is about 12 per cent, of the kernel, but it contains neurly twice as much mineral matter and three or four times as much oil as nil of the rest of the kernel. The germ is also rich in protein, but the chief part of that con? stituent is contained in the glutenous. layer. The hulls and starchy portion of the kernel consists largely of ear CHEMISTItY OF A CORN KERNEL. bohydrate bodies, the former contain? ing a considerable amount in the form of fibrous matter. In the manufacture of starch or glu? cose sugar from corn these different parts are separated much more per? fectly than it is possible to do by hand. The by-products, hulls, "gluten," and germs, separate or mixed, are 6o!d us food stuffsunder such namesas "gluten feed," "germ meal," etc By chemical analysis the average proximate composition of corn has been found'to bo ns follows: Carbohy Ash. Protein. Fat. drate.i. Percent.1.29 11.68 6.27 81.71 Different varieties of corn have been found to vary greatly In composition from the above. Flechig, a German in? vestigator, found 13 different varieties of corn grown under uniform condi? tions to show the following variations in compositions: Carbohy Ash. Protein. Fat drates. Maximum .1.73 12.C3 6.22 84.0S Minimum.1.23 ?.0O 5.03 80.68 DifTorenoo ....0.44 4.G3 1.20 8.40 The writer's investigations have shown that, while large samples .of corn of a single variety grown under uniform conditions are markedly uni? form in composition, single ears from the same field show wide variations. The variation in the proximate com? position of 50 different ears of Burr's white corn grown from the purest seed and under very uniform/field conditions was as follows: Carbohy Ash. Protein. Fat. dratc-x. Maximum .1.74 13.88 6.02 85.70 Minimum.1.00 8.25 3.05 78.S2 Difference.0.05 5.53 2.07 6.57 THE FARMER'S LOT. In the Main It Is n Prosperous and a Happy One All Over the United State?. Because the farmer does not receive every year for his crops and stock a high price, he should not permit him? self to grow indifferent and think farm? ing a nonpaying business. Like any other vocation farming has its ups and downs. Some farmers, however, seem to think that "hard times" are going to be with us always. Not so. The am? bitious, progressive, scientific farmer is prospering to-day and has no time to complain. Those who take a gloomy view of everything, and see failure where there Is success, can never hope to improve their conditions by will-o' the-wisp methods. Above all, the farmer should be hope? ful and not easily discouraged, which Is in most cases unwarranted. Your own efforts will do more toward satis? fying the mortgage on your farm than the political party with which you may be allied. Practical, scientific, well directed, carefully studied work are the farmer's weapons with which to combat adver? sity and win the ubundant prizes na? ture offers. A disgruntled, apathetic farmer, who thinks those of his calling absolutely lostand can never getout of debt, is a curse to any community. The condition of the farming class of the United States to-day is,in themain, prosperous. An occasional "howler" is found in every section, but he would be pessimistic In the Celestial city.?Ag? ricultural Epitomist. Food for Depleted Soil. In order to maintain the fertility of sell as much must be given to it as Is taken from it. Hence the amount of fertility or plant food required to grow n crop of wheat or corn must be re? placed by some restorative, such as clover,' manure and fertilizer. Suc? cessive demands on the soil without a corresponding plant food suppl}' will result In depletion. Most soils are poor In nitrogen, which element is so essen? tial In the growing of all crops of the grass kingdom.?Amerloan Epitomist. Children's Tbeolojry. A little girl explained God's omni? presence thus: "He was everywhere without going there." A little boy, re? flecting on the misdeeds of Satan, said to his mother: "Ma, Sutun must be a great trouble to God, mustn't he? I don't see why he turned out so bad when he hod no devil to put him up to it!" Better, perhaps, is the remark of a three-year-old, who said: "I want God to take care of me nights; I can take care of myself days."?Tempie Magazine. The Sensitive Harvest Fish. Two harvest fishes taken in Grave Bend bay recently have, now been kept In the New Yrork aquarium for more than a week. The aquarium has had' other species of thi a fish, but none has lived more +han two days. The har? vest fish Is extremely nervous and diffi? cult to keep alive In captivity. It is not very large, but is deep-bodied and thin, and has brilliant, pearly sides. Its dorsal and anal tins which are unusual? ly long, more nearly resemble thin blades of petrl than they do the ordi? nary rayed fins of fishes. The harvest ?sh swims with a peculiar springy or dancing movement.?N. Y. Sun. S. S. S. Cures Sores and Ulcers It Matters Not How Ob? stinate, or What Other Remedies Have Failed. Obstinate sores and ulcers, which refuse to heal under ordinary treat? ment, soon become chronic and deep seated, and lead to conditions most serious. They are caused in different ways, but in every case the blood is involved, and no amount of local treat? ment can have any effect. The poison must be eliminated from the blood before a cure can be had. THROWN FROM A HORSE. Mr. H. Kuhn, of Marlon, Kanaag, writes: "About three vearsago my granddaugnter.Ber tha Whltwood, was thrown from a norse, re? ceiving a wound of the scalp. Though under the treatment of physicians forseveral mouthe, the wound remained about the same, qotll it finally became very angry-looking, and broke out into i running sore. This soon spread to other parts of the scalp and ran down the side of the neck.lncreas Inpr In severity .and fear? fully disfiguring her. She was then placed u.; der the care of the fac Iulty of a well-known hospital, but even the treatment she received , there failed to arrest the 'terrible sore. Beading of the many cures of blood troubles effected by S. S. S., we decided to try it. and it relieved her promptly. In a few months she was entirely cured, and scarcely a mark now remains where the disease held full away." ? A GUNSHOT WOUND. Cftpt. J. H. McBrayer, the well-known dis 411er, of Lawroneeburg, Ivy., says: "Some years ago i was shot la the left leg' receiving what I considered only s slight wound. It developed Into a running sore and gave me a great deal of pain and lnoonven fence. I was treated by many doctors and took a number of blood remedies, but none did me any good and did not seem to check the progress of the sore. I had heard Swift's Spe ciflo (S. 8. 8.) highly recommended for the blood, afid concluded to gi^e It a trial, and the result was very gratify? ing. S. 8. 8. seemed to get right at the trouble, and forced the poison out of my blood; soon afterwards the sore healed up and was cured sound and well. I am sure 3.8.8. Is by far the be3t blood remedy made." It matterg not how they are acquired or what treatment has failed, S. S. S. will cure the most obstinate, deep seated sore or ulcer. It is useless to expect local treatment of salves, lo? tions, etc., to effect a cure, because they can not. reach the real cause of the trouble, which is the blood. S. 3. S. drives out every trace of impurity in the blood, and in this way cures per? manently the worst cases. It is the only blood remedy guaranteed Purely Vegetable and contains not a particle of potash, mercury, or other mineral. . S. S. 3. cures Contagious Blood Poison, Scrof? ula, Cancer, Catarrh, Eczema, Rheu? matism, Sores, Ulcers. Boils, or any other blood trouble.?Valuable book9 on these diseases will be mailed freo to any address, by the Swift Specific Company, Atlanta, Georgia. THJ the clerk of the county court of Tazewell county, in the State of Virginia: 1, the undersigned J. E. Glenn, hereby file with you this my application i\s> pro? vided by statute to purchase one tract of land containing 39 acres, more or less, situated in said county, and being thei same land sold by the Treasurer of said county, on the 21 day of November, 1893, j for delinquent taxes due thereon for the' year of 1892, by and in the name of Jonathan FJarman and bought at said sale by the Auditor of Public Accounts of Vir? ginia for said State and county, the said land being assessed on the Commissioner's book of the said county for the year 1S!>7, in the name of M. J. Johnson as 30 acres. And I hereby agree, as provided for by law, to pay the amount for which said real-estate was sold as aforesaid, together with such additional sums as may or would have accrued for taxes and levies with all interest as provided by law, hail said real I estate not been so sold and purchased by ' the Commonwealth. Given under my hand this the 20 day [ August, 1S98. J. E. Gleen. VIRGINIA: Tazewell county, to-wit1 I, T. E. George, clerk of the county court of said county, do hereby certify that the furegoins application for" the pur chase of real-estate by J. E. Glenn is a true copy of an application on tile in my office. Given under my hand this the 5 day of January, 1899. T. E. George, Clerk. VIRGINIA: In the clerks office of county court of Tazewell county, Virginia, on the 5 day of January, 1S99, an affidavit having been made and tiled in the above application that the defendants Jonathan I human and M. J. Johnson are nonresi? dents of the said State of Virginia, there? fore the said Jonathan Harmon and M. J. Johnson are required to appear within four months after due publication of the said application and do what may be nec ceSBary to protect their interests in said application. And it is ordered tnat a copy of the said application be published once a week for four successive weeks in the Tazewell Republican, a weekly news? paper, published in Tazewell County, Vir? ginia, and that a copy be posted at the front ilpor of the Courthouse of the said county on the first day of the next term of the county court. A Copy: Teste: T. E. Geobgk, Clerk. 1-5-99 Book-Keeping, Business, PHONOGRAPHY, Type-Writing . Telegraphy ^GENERAL W.R.SMITH, LEXINGTON, KY., For circular of bis famous and responsible COMMERCIAL COLLEGE OF KY. UNIVERSITY Awarded Medal at World's Exposition. Refers to thousands of graduates in positions. Cost of Full Business Coarse, iuclutiing Tui? tion, Books and Board in family about fJO. Shorthand, Type-Writing, and Telegraphy, Specialties. ffBThe Kentucky Uiiivcntity Diploma. ??.i:dor seal, awarded ?raduate?. Literary Courso free, if desired. No vacation. Euter now. Graduated successful. In order tu have your letters reach us, address only, GENERAL WILBUR R. SMITH. L^xlngton.Ky. Rote. ? Kentucky tfutttrtUp revurrc?, Sao.OOO, ami had niarly luxi tUuUtstt is attendance hut year. Job Work. . . The Republican Job Office Is complete. All kind; of work done neatly and promptly. To the Clerk of the county court of Tazewell county, in the State of Virginia : I, the undersigned J. E. Glenn, hereby file with you this my application as pro? vided by statute to purchase one tract of land containing four acres, more or less, situated in said county, on the west fork of Big Creek, and being the same laut' sold by the treasurer of the said county on the 21 day of November, 1893, for de lint;uent taxes due thereon for the year of 1892, by and in the name of Jacob Reedy, and bought at said sale by the Auditor of Public Accounts of Virginia for said State and county, the said land being assesseiL on the commissioner's book of the said county for the year 1S98, in the name of the said Jacob Reedy. And I hereby agree, as provided for by law, to pay the amount for which said veal-estate was sold as afore? said together with such additional sum3 as may or would have accrued for taxes and levies with all interest as provided by law, bad said real-estate not been so sold anil purchased by the Commonwealth. Given under my hand this the 2? day of October, 1898. J. E. Glenn VIRGINIA : Tazewell County to-wit: I, T. E. George, clerk of the county court of said county, do hereby certify that the foregoing application for the pur? chase of real-estate by J. E. Glenn is a true copy of an application on file in my office. Given under mv hand this the 28th day of November, 1898. T. E. George, Clerk. VIRGINIA: In the clerks office of the countv court of Tazewell County, Vir? ginia, on the 28 day of November, 189S, ami affidavit having been made and filed in the above application that the defend? ant, Jacob Reedy, is a non-resident of the said State of Virginia, therefore the said Jacob Reedy is required to appear within four months after due publication of the said application and do what may be necessary to protect his interest in said application. And it is ordered that a copy of the iiaiil application be published once a week for four successive weeks in the Tazewell Republican, a weekly news paper, published in Tazewell County, Vir? ginia, and that a copy be posted at the front door of the court house of the said county on the first day of the next term of the county court. A copy. 12-l-4t Teste: T. E. George, ClerK Letter Heads, Note Heads, Envelopes, Bill Heads Statements Cards Pamphlets, and Special Jobs. Our prices will be as low as those of any first-class office. Satisfaction Guaranteed. 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 streetsof the town. It can he used for school or other purposes. For terms apply to "GEO. W. ST. CLAIR, 1.27-tf. Tazewell, Va. ry. m Sch lule in Effect DEC. 18, 1898. TRAINS LEAV^TAZEWELL EASTBOUND 4.52 p. m. and :j.30 p. m. daily ex? cept Sunday. WESTBOUND 11.IS a. m. and 10.00 a. m. daily ex? cept Sunday. TS TICKETS ata OHIO, INDIANA, ILLINOIS WISCONSIN, Notice. All persons whomsoever are hereby no? tified and warned not to hunt, fish, ride, walk, drive stock across or otherwise tres? pass on my premises, for the law against all such will be rigidly enforced. Samuel T. Henninger. April 20, 1S98. 4-21-Gm W. W. MOORE & CO, Tazcivell, Va., Tin and Sheetiron Workers AND ROOFERS. tSTGUTTERING a specialty. All kinds of Repairing done. Prices^reasonable and WORK GUARANTEED. 11-12,96. MISSOURI KANSAS, NEBRASKA, COLORADO, ARKANSAS, CALIFORNIA TEXAS, WEST, NORTH-WEST, SOUTH-WEST. FIRST CLASS, SF "OND CLASS ANDEMIGRAn TICKETS. -the best 7^01 jtTtO the? North and East. Pullman Yestibnled Coaches, Sleeping and Dining Cars. see that toub tickets read ovkr the NORFOLK & WESTERN RAILROAD cheapest, best an1? quickest line. Write for Rates, Maj>e, Time-Tabies Descriptive Pamphlets to any Station Agent, or to W. B. Beviix, Ar.r.en Ulli., It. K. Bracg, Gen'l Pass gt. Dlv. Pass. Agt. Seen Better Days Rut why bemoan? Consult us and the revivifying influence of our skill in dyeing and cleaning will give life and freshness to the most woebe? gone garments and charm them back into things of beauty and use? fulness. TAZEWELL DYE HOUSE, Main St., Tazewell, Va. DR. J. H. CROCKETT, Physician and Surgron, TAZEWELL, - - VA. Office and residence near Presbyterian church, on R. R. Ave.