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TAZEWELL GO. DIRECTORY.
Circuit Court. Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. BaneHar man, clerk. Terms of court?I.-t Monday in April, 4th Monday in August and 1st Monday in December. County Court. J. II. Stuart, judge; T. E. George, clerk. Terms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday in each month. Officers. Jno. T. Barns.Com'th. Attv. Jno. W. Crockett,.Sheriff. James Randy,.Deputy Sheriff. R. K. Gillespie,.Treasurer. H. P. Brittain and H. G. McCall.Deputies. R. S. Williams,.County Surveyor, Address, Pounding Mill, Va. P. H. Williams,.County Supt. Schools, Address, Snapps, Va. THE CHURCHES. Methodist Episcopal Church South. Public worship of God on the 1st and 3rd SundavB 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 9:30 A. M. Meeting of Kpworth League each Sun? day at 3 p. m., the third Monday night of each montn being devoted to literary work. A most cordial welcome is extended to all. _ J. S. Frbnch. Pastor. Christian Church. Preaching 1st and 3rd Sundays at 7 p. m. and 2nd and 4th Sundays at 11a. m. Prayer meeting Saturday night at 7 o'clock. Sunday school every Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Philip Johnson, Pastor. Kev. Mowbray's Appointments. Preaching at Pleasant Hill Church 1st Sabbath in the month at 11 a. m. ; and at White Church the same dav at 3 p. m. Preaching the Thu d Sabbath at White Church 11 a. in.; in the afternoon at 3 o.clock at Pleasant Hill Church. SECRET ORDERS. XCLINCH VALLEY COMM AN DERY, NO. 20, KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. Meets first Mondav in each month. JAMES O'KEEFFE, E. C. V G. YOUNG, Recoider. O'KEEFFE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER NO. 26. Meets second Monday in each month. O. G. Empschwilleb, H. P. W. G. YOUNG, Secretary. ? TAZEWELL LODGE, m/S^ NO. 02, A. F. & A. M. Meets the third Monday in each month. O. G. EMPSCHWILLER, W. M. W. G. YOUNG, Sec'y. TAZEWELL TABERNACLE, PILGRIM KNIGHTS. Meets 4th Monday in ?ich 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 Boost's store.i C. A. Steele, N. G. M.J. Hankiss, V. G. C. C, Logo, Sec'y._ TAZEWELL EN? CAMPMENT, No. 17, I. O. 0. F., meets ev? ery Wednesday night in ball of Bluegrass Lodge, No. 142. W. D. Bl-ckner, 0. P. A. S. HlOCilXBOTUAM, A. W. LtNDOX, P. C. P. Scribe. TAZEWELL LODGE NO. 100 K. OF P. Meets every Thursday night in Odd Fellows Hall. R. M. Steele, C. C. J. B. CRAWFORD, K. of R. &. S. LAWYERS. D. MAY. ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Taze II well, Va. Practice in the courts of Tazewell county and in the Court of Appeal!-at Wythevillc, Va. Particular attention paid to the collection ot Claims. CHAPMAN <t GILLESPIE, ATTORNEYS *T LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice In all the courts of Tazewell county and Court of Appeals at Wythevllle. J. W. Chapman, A. P. Gillespie. FULTON & COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze? well county. S. M. B. Couling will continue hi= practice in all the courts of Uuchunan county. J. H Fulton, Wythevllle, Va. 8. M. B. Codling, Tazewell, Va. BREKVER & GILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewell Va. Pracht; n the courts of Tazewell and nd oining counties. Ottice?Stras building. Edgar L. Greever. Barns Gillespie. 6KO. W. ST. CLAIR. ATTORNEY AT LAW Tazewell, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze wall and adjoining counties and in the Supreme Court of Appeals at Wytheville. Particular at? tention paid to tho collection or claims. Office? Btras building HC. ALDERSON. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Taze ? well, Va. Will practice in the courts of Taze? well county and the Court of Appeals at Wythe? vllle. Collecting a specialty. VINCENT L. SEXTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Will practice in the courts ot Tazewell and adjoining counties. Particular at tenUon paid to the collection of claims. Office in Stras building WB. SPRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Kich i lands, Va. Practices in the courts of Taze? well and adjoining couuties. Prompt attention paid to the collection of claims. JH. STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Ta< well, i Va. Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun? ties, West Virginia, a specialty. Office in Stras ?eliding, HENRY & GRAHAM, LAWYERS, Tazewell, Va. Office in building near Court House. R. R. Henry. 8. C. Graham. B. W. Stras. MRS. R.J.LEWIS, y - Fashionable Milliner and Dress? maker, ?Ve-tt Main Street, ? Tazewell, Va. A fill line o Millinery and Trimmings WHEN I WAS A BOY. Twas a wonderful thing, the river I knew When I was a ba-efootrd boy; And the swimming-hold, near where the water-flags grow, With its sandbar was ever bountiful Joy When I was a boy? But a boy. 'Twas a wonderful thing, day after day I've sat by Its waters and dreamed, And watched it flow past in an endless way, Dancing from nowhere, to nowhere it gleamed, When I was o boy Rut a boy. To nowhere it gleamed, jet the castles I built In that nowhere for beauty were famed; And knights In bright armor had many a tilt With Robin Hood robbers and robbers un? named. When I was a boy? But a boy. And down where the alders grew by the deep place, And the water spread out like a lake. There wero Imps, and I've seen them look up in my face. Then wlg-ple and dance, and squirm like a snake, When I was a boy? But a boy. And when sister came, a wee little tot, AU bald, like a sawdust child. And I asked where they got her, pa said he thought I'd find her tracks down by the river, and smiled, When I was a boy? But a boy. So the little one grew, till one summer day A cloud came over the stream, And she passed out In the misty way That she came, like a silent and beautiful dream, When I was a boy? But a boy. But days have sped since then and the years Have ;>asscd like a cycle of dreams: Beautiful dreams that have vanished In tears, So like those old times that often it seems I'm still but a boy? But a boy. For somehow there's left where the dreams disappear A ghost of a dream In their place. That beVkons mo on with a voice of good cheer. And a smile on its ghost of a face. Which says you're a boy? But a boy. So I look down the years to the river and eeo It dancing the same as of old: And I follow It up from the boundless sea Through the misty yours to the years of gold When I was a boy? But a boy. ?Walter M. Hazletlne, in Christian Stand? ard. j The Blue House Lock j THE life of Dorcas Heaven, who keeps the Blue House lockT, is somewhat lonely and monotonous. Her post is more or less of a sinecure, for but few barges pass along that bit of the canal. Indeed, the canal Itself, though winding through the prettiest bit of country in the neighborhood, is only navigable during a wet season. After a drought it grows so shallow that cows are wont to stand derisively in the very middle of it, cooling their legs. Elijah, husband of Dorcas, is a labor? er on a farm some two miles off. As the path alongside the canal leads to nowhere in particular, there Is not much traffic, hut when a barge does come Dorcas "bustles her nbout sharp? ish," and there is a great to-do. She looks upon herself as more or less the hostess of the occupants of the barge. "They change the weather and pass the time of day," their destination and their business are exhaustively discussed, and when at length stillness settles down over the Clue House, when there is no sound but the cry of a peewit or the rustle of a water rat in the rushes, Dorcas fetches a chair into the door? way and sinks upon it, exclaiming: "Law! what a paladum it have been, to be sure!" On Sunday mornings Dorcas doe*sot go to church, for "Elijah do lake a bit o* meat of a Sunday," and Dorcas Is a good wife first and a good church woman second. She therefore defers her attendance until evening, when Elijah accompanies her. While the bit o' meat is in course of preparation he: strolls round for "a bit of a talk" with' one "Ethni Harinan, licensed to sell beer and tobacco," whose house of cheer lies on the outskirts of the town, and; where the very " latest electioneering news is to be had. Elijah has been heard to express an opinion to the ef? fect that "there ain't no 'arm in going to church twice for them as it suits,;! but once, along of my missus, be enough I for I." i Had it been in Elijah's nature to be; astonished at anything, he would have felt some surprise at the amiability i with which Dorcas had lately speeded him on hLs way to "The Cat and Com-I passes" on Sunday mornings. She had j at one time been rather given to in-i conveniently suggesting "that themj peas want sticking, and the salery be ready for banking," when Elijah would' fain have been sunning himself upon the bench outside Ethni Harman's hos-1 pitablc door, a mug of cider and a like-1 minded friend beside him. He usually fell in with his wife's suggestions, for, he was a man who loved a quiet life, and! Dorcas?when annoyed on Sunday?j was apt to carry on her domestic duties! with unnecessary vigor far into*the! night on Monday. The fact was that of late Sunday; mornings had become for Dorcas the, cornerstone of her week, and in this: wise: It did not, as a rule, take longj to get Elijah's dinner under way; this done, Dorcas would take her chair into' the doorway and'read her Bible. Shej generally chose the Book of Revelation, i carefully forming the words with her! lips and following each with gnarled, and work worn forefinger. With Dor-.' ? as, as with many people whose lives'! are somewhat hard and monotonous, i the prospect of a sufte of rooms in one, of the many mansions was extremely; pleasant. Moreover, the Cotteswold peasant dearly loves any form of spec? tacle, and, although Dorcas could not pronounce, far less understand, many of the words she met with, there was a sense- of pageant all around her as she read; while her appreciation of the city which has "no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine in it," was as pure? ly sensuous as that of any disciple of Wagner himself. "And now a little wind and shy," scattered the apple blossoms over the path, and the Sunday silence was broken by a clear child voice. To Dorcas such sound was as the skirl of the pipes to a Highlander in a far country; her heart beat quick and her cheeks grew redder, and she rushed out to see who "was a-com ing;" for Dorcas had "put nway four" in the "cemetrary" on the Fletborough road, and one had lived to be four years old. Besides, to let anyone pass the Blue House without "givin* of 'em good day!" was a thing she had never done?"not once in 20 years." So she laid her Bible on the chair, covering it with a clean white handkerchief, and crossed the few feet of garden which lay between her cottage and the towing path. A sturdv little boy. in reef er coat and muffin cap, with round, fresh mile face, and cheeks pink as the petals of the apple blossom nearest the calyx, danced with excitement on the bank a* he watched his father gathering some yel? low "flags" which grew at the water's edge. The attendant father?parents and such were always a secondary con? sideration with Dorcas?was not very successful, us the ground was soft and slippery. "It is wet flown there,"dad? Can i come? Oh, get that big one just over there! Won't muth be pleased? What dirty bootB you'll have! Shall I hold your stick for you to cling on to?" Then he noticed Dorcas. "Good morning!" said he, with gay courtssy. "Isn't it a fine May morning?" "It be that surely, little master!" an? swered Dorcas, in high delight. Then "the little gentleman's dada"?he never achieved a separate identity in t\he mind of Dorcas-?scrambled up from the swamp in which he had been standing. He too, proved most approachable, and she learned that the youthful potentate in the reefer jacket had never walked Ko far before, that the "scroped out old quarry" just beyond the Blue House was his destination, and that he would probably come again next Sunday. lie came every Sunday morning all through that summer, und always with his dad. Sometimes they went tapping for fossils in the disused quarry, some? times they came with butterfly nets and caught "tortoiseBhells" and "wall browns," and upou one great occasion a "fritillary." But ~whatever they sought or whatever they caught, Dor? cas was always, as who should say, "in at the death," and shared the excite? ment aud the triumph with them. The little gentleman was very friend? ly?a child is quick to recognize an admirer as any pretty woman?and it ! is possible that the attendant father understood and indulged the childless woman's craving for a child's affection. Sometimes Dorcas felt a qualm of con? science, and wondered whether her adored young gentleman ought nol rather to be in church these sunny Sunday mornings; though had he been I in church he certainly could have been nowhere in the neighborhood of the Blue House, But she was comforted when she heard that he went with his mother to a children's service in the afternoon. Henceforth she gave her? self up to the study of natural history and the worship of her dear "little gen? tleman" with a light heart. Even in winter he sometimes came "of a finu Sunday," aud Dorcas would spend many hours of the following week vainly trying to determine wheth? er she admired him most in a sailor, suit or In the breeches and gaiters of which he was so proud. One never to be forgotten day the rain came down in torx-ents just a* her sultan and his grand vizier reached the Blue house. They took shelter with Dorcas, and the sultan was graciously pleased to be lifted up that he might reach a cer? tain mug from the top shelf of the dresser?a mug which had belonged to " '1m as were gone." Dorcas made gingerbread cats and ducks, and her artistic efforts went so far as to at? tempt a king "with a crown upon 'is 'cad." After regaling himself with these delicacies her sultan would hold up a rosy face, ornamented by sundry sticky streaks, to be kissed in fare? well; and when she had watched him round the beud of the canal her eyes would grow dim, and she would go hack to the "Book of Revelation," murmur? ing to herself: "The Lard gave and the Lard 'ave took away. Blessed be the name of the Lard." Of course, the many charms of t-he "little gentleman" were duly reported to Elijah, and the residence of Ethni Harman took a reflected glory from I the fact that it was but a stone's throw from that of her sultan. It was a wet summer, and there came four wet Sundays, one after the other. ? Vainly did Dorcas try to fix her mind j on the streets of jasper, while all the I time she was straining her ears for the sound of the little voice that never chimed into the stillness. She grew j to hate the patter of tiie rain on the j path outside; even the fact that the canal, for once, was full, and three : barges passed in one week, did not con? sole her. The gingerbread animals \ grew stale and crumbly between two plates, and the gorgeous mug: "A Pres? ent from Fairford," was put back on the top shelf of the dresser again. The weather changed, and there came ' a lovely Sunday. Elijah set off to the i "Cat and Compasses" as usual; Dorcas j bustled about with a pleasant sense of ! expectation and went and stood on the I towing path, her eyes fixed on the j distant bridge. Some boys went by to j bathe beyond the second bend, with laughter and shouting. Then the only sound was the hum of bees settled on the purple scabious growing atop the j crumbling cottcswold wall. On Monday Dorcas could bear It no longer. "I be that tewey and narvous, I don't know what I be about," she re? marked, as she locked the door of the Blue house and hid the key under the mat. Should a barge come?well, it must manage somehow I Barges were never in a hurry. She had come to a momentous decision. She was going to inquire after "her little gentleman." Whether he was ill or gone for a holi? day, or was merely forgetful, she would : find out and end this dreadful suspense. She was a very simple-minded woman, but in her heart of hearts she felt a little sore with the grand vizier, for she had a notion that he was by no means ignorant of what these Sunday visits meant to her. *I believe 'e'd 'ave come afore this if 'e'd 'a' been let. 'A be that meek 'earted 'a wouldn't 'urt a vloi, let alone a 'oman," she said to herself with a half sob. She was convinced that her sultan could not forget so utterly the humblest of his slaves. So she put on her best clothes and tight elastic sided boots, with lots of little white but? tons adorning the fronts. At the Blue house, Dorcas was never either self-conscious or shy; but when she reached her sultan's palace, having timidly pushed open the drive gate, she became aware that tdie new boots creaked horribly, and that perspiration was dropping from her eyebrows Into her eyes. Having mopped her face, and generally' pulled herself together, she managed to reach the fnont door, though her knees trembled and her heart fluttered like a caged bird. Never was such a noisy belli It clanged and echoed in most alarmiDg fashion; she wished that the stone steps would open and swallow he: up. What would they think of her for dar? ing to make Buch a clatter? Besides? and at the dreadful thought she nearly cried out?of course she ought to have gone to the back door. For full five minutes she stood on the steps, listening to any sound inside the house, but all was perfectly quiet She turned and went into the drive, meaning to go round to tie back door, when it occurred to her to look back at the house; she had been far too nervous to do so as she came in. The lower win? dows were shuttered, and all the blinds were down. They hath gone, then! and It was ' empty. "And they never didn't bring ?:-?ir> cay ?opd-by .tojne.''_ _ Life's little tragedies generally hap? pen to the lonely. What In a full and happy life ranks but ns an episode be? comes an epoch in the sad-colored days of lean monotony. Dorcas -wiped her eyes more than once on her way home, and wept heavily for many days. Eli? jah saw that she was fretting, and tried to distract her by news from town and occasional suggestions that she go over "and see sister law" In an adjacent village; but beyond her necessary journeys to town to buy such stores as she could afford, Dorcaa never left home. She scrubbed the kitchen table till she grudged to sully It? white? ness by so much as a yellow bowl, and she made herself a warm new winter dress, but, for all her Industry, the time hung heavy on her hands, and she never forgot her "little gentleman." The wet season was followed by an In? dian summer of exceptional beauty. "The spirit of October, mild and boon," was in the air; the tottering of Cottes wold wall, which laid its wayward length on the for side of the footway, was covered by sprays of crimson blackberry, mingled with the fluffy grayness of "old man's beard." Dor? cas no longer started hungrily down the towing path on Sunday morning, but she did not forget; and, in token of her remembrance, the twenty-first chapter of the Book of Revelation was marked in her Bible by a little woolen glove with a large hole in the thumb. Her sultan had dropped It during his last visit. The birds sang as though It were spring, and DorcaB began to read aloud to herself to keep her thoughts from wandering. "And God shall wip* away all tears, from their eyes," whispered the kind Gloucestershire voice, when suddenly, above the triumphant voices of birds, above the soft wash of the wa? ter among the yellowing reeds, rang that eJear sound for which the soul of Dorcas had hungered so cruelly. "I wonder if the lady at the Blue house will know me again, dad?" It. seemed as though the grand vizier had not been so greatly to blame after all. Be had been suddenly called away to the north of Scotland, and although he had left directions that before the sultan and the household followed him that potentate was to be taken to say good-by "to the lady at the Blue heuse," although the sultan himself bnd frequently suggested the propriety of such a pilf rimage, his nurse had al? ways considered the roads too muddy. "I thought, sir, as you was all gone fur good and all," said D?rens, with a catch in her voice; "and I were that taken to I never made no Inqulrie*." On his way home the grand virler was rather silent. Once or twice he made a queer little face, and at last seemed to swallow something In his throat. At last he quoted, but not to the sultan: "By heavens, it is pitiful, the bootless love of women for children In Vanity Fair." The rosy-faced child, whohad been wondering why the usual Sunday service of gingerbread had been omitted, was ratier surprised, but nevertheless asked curiously: "Are you thinking of the Blue house lady, dad?" His father stooped evwn hastily and WsBcd him.?Longman's Magazine. Why Fie Couldn't Bleep. Employer?The policeman on the beat reports that he saw somebody walking about Inside this building last night. Night Watchman?Oh, that was only me. I drank some very strong coffee before coming on duty, and couldn't? er?that Is?h'?yes.?Philadelphia In? quirer. OLD FOES WATCH EACH OTHER. SavsJOK uid Mokls Still Keeping m Guard Their Ancestors Enttb Uafced 800 Years Agro. The Navajos and the Mokls are an? cient enemies. The Navajos stalk the plain, wide scattered. The Mofcs huddle on the point of a precipitous mesa towering a thousand feet above the red desert Inch by Inch they cowered before their persecutors through a hundred years until at last they built their village of to-day on the heights four centuries. Though bitter foes, the Navajos peaceably visited the Mokls every alternate year on the day of the mysterious ceremony of the snake dance. Three hundred summers ago, so runs the tradition, a Navajo boy while watch < lag the dance fell from the brink of the mesa to a mangled death on Due tumbled rocks far below. And every second summer since, when the visiting Navajos come on to the mesa they stand, now in groupB, now singly, at the spot where the boy fell and gaze down from the heights for hours at a time. The Mokls believe the Navajos are only waiting a favorable opportunity to pounce upon them and avenge tbelr clansman's death. Recent visitors to the land of*tie Molds say that on the day of the dance there is always a red blanketed Navajo on the point of rock gazing stolidly below. Behind on the pile of the village and outlined against the Bky Is the solitary form of a Mold watching the Navajo intensely. Both were standing the guard their ancestors stood through 200 summers. THE BUTTERFLY. Mother Uses the Down from Her Body to Make a Nest for Her Young-, Then Die?. . There is something really pathetic in the way a mother butterfly builds a nest for her children. In the first place the little home where the eggs are de? posited represents a great deal of sac? rifice, for it is lined with several lay? ers of soft down plucked from the moUier's own soft body. The eggs, having been laid carefully npon this luxurious, pretty couch, are protected by an equally pretty coverlet made c! thesume material. These butterfly bed? clothes are often arranged with an in? tricacy that is quite curious and per? plexing. Sometimes a bod is made so that each separate delicate hair stands upright, thus giving the entire nest the appearance of a little brush of downy fur. Then again the eggs are laid spirally round a tiny branch, and as the covering follows their course, the effect resembles the bushy tall of a fax, only the nest Is mort beautiful than the "brush" of the finest fox that ever roamed over country. The build? ing of this downy nest is ?ie laat earth? ly labor of the mother butterfly, for by the time It is completed her own delicate body is denuded of its natural covering, and .there is nothing left for her to do but to die?a sacrifice which she promptly and heroically makes in the interest of the coming butterfly generation. / ' i Docs Gr?rrluar Weaker, Experts agree that the life of a dog is shortened by close breeding and ex? hibition, and that we aie gradually rais? ing dogs that will not be so long-lived ns the semiwild mongrel types. SpRnlith Queen's Charity. The queen regent of Spain recently inherited a large* fortune from a bach? elor, Alexander Solar, and has given $090,000 of it to charities. Poor clothes cannot make you look old. Even pale cheeks won't do it. Your household cares may be heavy and disappoint? ments may be deep, but they cannot make you look old. One thing does It and never fails. It is impossible to look young with the color of seventy years in your hair. or permanently postpones the tell-tale signs of age. Used according to directions It gradually brings back the color of youth. At fifty your hair may look as It did at fifteen. It thickens the hair also; stops it from falling out; and cleanses the scalp from dandruff. Shall we send you our book on the Hair and Its Diseases? The Boot AsivSca From. it you do pot obtain aU the bnna flu roa expected from the via of the vigor, -n-rlto the doctor about It. Probably there It tome difficulty Tlth your (central system which may he e?tUT remonsd. Addra??, J. 0. A.TEK. LoweU. Mam. STILL RULES THE WAVES Britannia Ovms Half the Tonnajr* ax the World In Shlpa ana ' ,> t'ncle Sam la Next. The old-time boast that "Britannia rules the waves" was never more justi? fied than it is to-day. Figures pub? lished In Feilden's Magazine show that the entire tannage of the world in ships amouiits to a mund total of 27,673,328 tons, of which enormous aggregate the United Kingdom and her colonies own rather more than one-half, or, to be precise, the immense and overshad? owing proportion of 13,065,508. Deducting from this latter total 1,061,584 owned by the British colonies throughout the world, the United Kingdom possesses no less than 12.S26, 024 tons. It is indeed a far cry from this predominating tonnage to the second biggest, which, it is hardly surprising to learn, is that of the United States of America, and which figures out to 2,465, 387 tons. Germany takes third place with 2,483, 334 tona, which thus follows closely upon American heels. All probably but those who follow maritime affairs close? ly will learn with some surprise that Norway easily occupies the fourth place. Protecting tlie "Little Ones." Speaking of animals the rabid the? orist who argues that all good acts are prompted by selfishness would very likely unravel a few stitches in his the? ory if he should lean over the rail in front of a cage of monkeys and watch them perform for half an hour. A few days ago a little group was thus oc? cupied in Wonderland. There were all sizes of monkeys lu the cage, and natur? ally there was a "littlest one." About that time there was a good deal of con? tention over a piece of string and in tire fracas one of the monkey children bit the baby. Instantly an old monkey shot from one corner of the cage and punished the offender. "She must be the mother of the little one, isn't she?" "No," said the keeper. "She'3 no rela? tion?only thait's a way they have 0' doin'?the older ones protect the Uttle ones when they get jumped on." THE ROAD MOVEMENT. Early in tht ;>>ulnry Highway Ii provemcnt f?JUl Agitated Quite Generally. The good roads movement In this country is not of recent origin, as many who are following and agitating it may think. In the earlier part of the cen? tury an agitation for good roads waB kept up for nearly 50 years, and had among its lenders such men as Henry Clay and John Calhoun. This move? ment resulted In the government tak? ing a sufficient interest in it to provide for a national turnpike through the leading eastern cities to those in the west. About the time the movement was well under way, the railroads, as a meanB of transportation, became so prominent as to cause the road work to stop. Railroad building has practically reached its limit in tins country now, though there will be extensions of the system gradually, but the good roads movement which they stopped in the earlier days is now receiving fresh im? petus from the lessons that good steel highways have taught the people, and because of the necessity of good high? ways as feeders to the Immense railroad systems of the country. Instead of having one kind of good road to the detriment of the other, it is very probable that the work of the League of American Wheelmen, In con? junction with the Farmers' National congress and other agricultural organi? zations, will result in the work of road building being taken up where it was left off 6ome years ago and completed as far as the necessities of the country demand. To do this wHl require mil? lions of dollars and much patient effort, but the good roads agitators are confi? dent they can convince the legislators and the people that improved highways are an economic necessity. ?"'" Wlij- She dot IJumrtcea. Ayoung woman whose leg was broken in an accident on the Orleans railroad, tn France, hus received $S,000 damages, jn the ground "that her value from the matrimonial standpoint had deterio? rated" through the damage done to her. Harncka Traces of Steel. A steel harness trace is one of the latest productions of Sheffield. A nar? row strip of steel about an inch wide is incased In leather and used in the or? dinary way; the steel is of the best quality and so pliable that it can be twisted. _ . TRIMMING THE COMBS. ? It la Not a Painful Operation for the nirda, Considering: the Com? fort It Aaaurea. The drawbacks of large combs and wattles are freezing in our northern states and the discomforts and strain resulting from carrying so much weight on the head. It appears as though the circulation of blood in the head is somewhat affected by these excessive appendages, for it has been observed that a Leghorn having fre? quent spells of giddiness and stagger? ing can sometime: be quickly and per? manently cured by trimming the comb, and we would always recommend the trimming of both comb and wattleB for both sexes when two-thirds grown, LEGHORNS WITH COMBS CUT. especially in view of freezing when wro weather occurs. LT3e shears or scissors instead of a knife so as to pinch the blood vessels a.nd mitigate the flow of blood. The operation 1b not so painful as might appear, we will state for the benefit of the Society for the Preven? tion of Cruelty to Animals, Nature evi? dently provided that the comb and wat? tles should be comparatively destitute of feeling. As during the thousands and thousands of years the males fought for the possession of the females and the combs and wattles were the parts seized upon in the struggle a lack of sensitiveness in these appendages would be perpetuated and augmented on the principal of natural selection. So Indifferent is a fowl that after be? ing dubbed it will unconcernedly fall to eating its own comb and wattles if allowed the privilege. This dullness or fewness of nerves of feeling in the comb, when understood, may alleviate the pangs felt by many persons at the mention of what has been wrongly called a cruel practice. It is easier for a fowl to stand dubbing than to endure a frozen comb.?II. H. Stod dord, in Form and Home. PRESERVING EGGS. Direction* for the Cue of Water Glaus Purnlahed by Prof. Ladd, of North Dakota College. Prof. Ladd, of North Dakota College of Agriculture, in bulletin No. 35, gives the following directions for the use of water glass in keeping eggs. Water glass is silicate of soda or silicate of potash, the former being cheaper. It is not expensive. If wooden kegs or barrels are to be used in which to pack ?10 eggs, they should first be thoroughly scalded with boiling water to sweeten and purify them. To each ten quarts of water, which should first be boiled and then cooled, add one quart of water glass. Pack the eggs in the vessel and pour solution over them, covering well. Keep the eggs in a cool, dark place. A dry, cool cellar is a good place. If the eggs are kept in too warm a place the silicate is deposited and the eggs are not properly protected. Do not wash the eggs before packing, for by so doing you injure their keeping quality. For packing use only perfectly fresh eggs, for stale eggs will not be saved and may prove harmful to others. All packed eggs contain a little gas, and in boiling such eggs they will crack. This may be prevented by making a pin hole in the blunt end of the egg. To do this hold the egg in the hand, place the point of a pin against the shell of the egg at the blunt end, and give ?ie pin a quick, sharp blow, just enough to drive the pin through the shell without further injury to the egg. How to Get Top Prlcea. To get the advantage of full market prices for eggs nothing is more im? portant than the style of the cases and packing. Of course size and cleanness are very important considerations, hut the first thing that strikes the eye of a purchaser is the exterior quality. 1 notice many lots of eggs, especially from the south, which come into the stores in aK sorts of cases?scarcely two alike, and none of them neat and trim. These goods are generally con? demned before they are looked at and can only be sold at a concession, no matter how good the eggs may be. Shippers may accept. It as a fact that while all eggs In first-class packages may not sell at top prices, no eggs' in second or third clos3 packages will dc so.?N. Y. Produce Review. STOCK ON THE FARM. No Matter How Small the Prcmlaea It Will Pay the Owner to Keep Hojra or Sheep. No farm so small but there are some wastes on it if the produce is sold direct from the farm. It is impossible to raise and sell grain and hay without losing some portion of it which might have been saved if live stock were kept The man with a large farm may be able to go on raising and selling grain and let the wastes go, but the small farmer cannot allow these losses. For the small farmer horses or cattle are out of the question as they require too large an area for pasturage, but with hogs or sheep the case is different. They can be kept with profit In com? paratively cramped quarters. Either of these kinds of stock may be used to make meat of grass and grain. Feed may be sold in the shape of mutton; wool or pork to better advantage thnn In its original condition. The small farmer should be an Intensive farmer and intensive farming is impossible without the help of live stock or the purchasing of large quantities of fer? tilizers which Is not good farming. The man who owns a small farm and keeps a small herd of hogs or a small flock of sheep is likely to become an en? thusiast and if this is the case the stock kept will get mtfch larger prices than common stock and the profits will be in? creased. As a matter of fact the small farmer with a few animals is in a position to take the very best care of his animals whether they are to be used for market or are pure-breds which are to be sold for breeders and' in eltber case the re? turns will be larger than they could be where larger flocks with less care are kept.?Farmers* Voice. EEF ECZEMA! No Torture Equal to the Itching and Burning of This Fearful Disease. Not much attention is often paid to the first symptoms of Eczema, but it is not long before the little redness begins to itch ana bam. This is but the beginning, and will lead to suffering and torture almost unen? durable. It is a common mistake to regard a roughness and redness of the skin a* merely a local irritation; it is but an indica? tion of a humor In the blood?of terrible Eczema?which is more than skin-deep, and can not be reached br local appli? cations of ointments, salves, etc., applied to the surface. The disease itself, the real cause of the trouble, is in the blood, although all suffering is produced through the skin; the only way to reach the disease, therefore, is through the blood. Mr. Phil T. Jones, of Mixersville, Ind., writes: "I had Eczema thirty years, and after a great deal of treatment my leg was so raw and sore that It gave mo constant pain. It finally broke into a running sor#, and began to spread and grow worae. For the past five or six years I have suffered untold agony and had gives up all hope of ever being free from the disease, as I have been treated by some of the best physicians and have taken many blood medicine*, all in vain. With little faith left I began to take 3. S. 3., and it apparently made the Eczema worse, but I knew that this was the way the remedy got rid of the poison. Continuing S. S. S., the sore healed up entirely, the skin became olear and smooth, and I was cured perfectly." Eczema is an obstinate disease and can not be eured by a remedy which If only a tonic. Swift's Specific? S. S. S. FOR THE BLOOD ?is superior to other blood remedies because it cures diseases which they oan not reach. It goes to the bottom?to the cause of the df-iase?and will cure the worst case of Eczema, no matter what other treatment has failed. It is the only blood remedy guaranteed to be free from potash, mercury or any oth?r mineral, and never fails to cure Eczema, Scrofula, Contagious Blood Poison, Cancer, Tetter, Rheumatism, Open Sores, Ulcers, Boils, etc. Insist upon 3. 9. S.; nothing can take its place. ; Books on these diseases will be mailed free to any address t -?*ift Spe? cific Company, Atlanta, Georgia. AN EXCELLENT PLAN. Catching, Moving and Shipping Hoar*, Sheep and Yearling Cattle Made Easy. tamp Supplies. My plan of crating live stock, hogs, calves, sheep and yearlings Is to have four pieces three by three Inches and three feet long (or more for large stock), as corner pieces. Then four boards, o, six inches wide and six feet or more long are nailed securely as side pieces. Double end boards are two feet ten inches long and nailed securely. At one end of crate, two boards, b b, are CRATING HOGS MADE EASY. slid between the end boards and held In place by a bolt through top and bottom of each. From bottom up, side boards are nailed on ?iree, four and five in apart respectively. To handle hogs, take three planks one foot wide, place one end in rear of wagon, other on ground, as shown at c. Two men take the crate at each end, follow up and drop over the hog and then walk the hog under the crate, up the plank on the wagon, fn this way I have loaded alone hogs that weighed 400 pounds. Keep crate close to ground or the hog will poke her nose under and crawl out. If hogs are wild, feed them and while eating set crate over them. I lead hogs from pen to pasture in this way. ? C. A. Phoenix, in Farm and Home. New Outs Not Good Feed. There is great temptation on farms where old oats are scarce to give new oats in their stead, some farmers cut? ting the green oats in the field and chopping off the heads in lieu of thresh? ing out the grain. But such feed Is sure to give a working horse the scours, un? less dry feed is given with it. A small amount of dry wheat flour dusted over the oats will partially offset their laxa? tive effect. But whatever precautions are taken it is better to feed old oats until the new crop has dried out than to attempt to feed oats of the present year's growth. If the oat heads are chopped off and placed in an evaporator they will be dry enough in three days to feed safely.?American Cultivator. Potash for Sngar Heels. In several foreign experiments with the culture of 6ugar beets noted by the department of agriculture it was found tliat whereas nitrogenous fertilizers in? creased the yield of beets per acre, they also decreased the sugar content and purity of the juice, but that the application of potash and phosphoric acid fertilizers improved the quality of the beets. The greatest increase in sugar was due to potash fertilizing. Beets grown from large seeds gave bet? ter yields and were richer In sugar than those grown from small seeds. It was concluded that 14 inches was a good depth for plowing. Vigilance Is Necessary. Any crumbs from the table ore val? uable for young chicks. Change of diet is requisite. Do not let the chicks get chilled, as they are of n? earthly use after that I hear people say: "Oh, I can't bother that way. It is too much trouble." Well, I go into poultry houses where lice get onto me in a moment. I say those people have no business to have chickens. Our chicks will show It, and it pays. Eternal vigilance is the price of chicks?good ones, and I would want no others.?Mrs. Curry, In Pacific Poultryman. WHO OF US KNOW? Who of us know The heartaches of tho men we meet Each day In passing on the busy street. The woes and cares that press them. Forebodings that distress them? Who of ua know? Who of us think Of how hot tears have chased the smiling cheek Of some we meet who would not dare to speak The pangs they feel, thfc burdens that they bear, ^ Each hour that passes through the solemn year? Who of us think? Who of us care To try and think and know their pain and grief, And help to bring to breaking hearts relief. To help to bear the burdens of their care By tender word and loving look and prayer? Who of us care? ?S. C. Allen, in N. W. Christian Ad-vocata If in need of any kinds of Stamps, you will profit by ob? taining pi ices fromme. lean furnich Seal?, Stencils, Burning Brands, Bubber Bund Daters. Revenue Stnmp Cancellors, ami anything joti may need in the Stamp Line. For prices write to FRED W. PENDLETON, Tazewell, Va. Job Work. . . The Republican Job Office Is complete in all kinds of work done neatly and promptly. Letter Heads Note Heads, Envelopes, Bill Heads Statements. Cards. Pamphlets, and Special Jobs. Our prices will be as low as those ot any first-class ofFce. Satisfaction Guaranteed. ^Wrfeffof ^Western Sen lule in Effect march 12, 1899. TRAINS LEAVE TAZEWELL eastbound 5.00 p. m. daily, except Sunday. westbound 10.49 a. m. daily, except Sunday. 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