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Circuit Court.
Robert C. Jackson, judge; H. J'aneHar
roan, clerk. Terms of court?1st Monday
in April, 4th Monday in August and 1st
Monday in December.
County Court.
J. H. Stuart, juc'ge; T. K. George, clerk.
Terms of court?Tuesday after 3d Monday
in each month.
Jno. T. Barns,.Coni'th. Atty.
Jno. W. Crockett.Sheriff.
James Bandy,.Deputy Sherilf.
R. K. Gillespie.Treasurer.
H. P. Brittain and
H. G. McCall.Deputies.
R. S. WilliauiP,.County Surveyor,
Address, Founding Mill, Va.
P. H. Williams,.County Supt Schools,
Address, Snapps, Va.
Methodist Episcopal Church South.
Public worship of God on the 1st and
3rd Sundays at IIA M., on the 2nd and
4 th 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. m., the third Monday
night of each montn being devoted to
literary work.
A most cordial welcome is extended to all.
J. S. French, Pastor.
Christian Church.
jnreaching let 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. in.
Pini.i i' JoussoN, Pastor.
Rev. Mowbray'u Appointments.
Preaching at Pleasant Hill Church 1st
Sabbath in the month at 11 a. m. ; and at
White Church the same day at 3 p. m.
Preaching the Third Sabbath at White
Church 11 a. in.; in the afternoon at 3
o.clock at Pleasant Hill Church.
Meets first Monday in each month.
V G. YOUNG, Recorder.
NO. 26.
Meets second Monday in each
O. G. Empschwiller, H. P.
*fi\*> NU. (12, A. F. & A. M.
/Sm^T\ Meets the third .Monday in each
?V. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
Meets 4th Monday in each month.
?V. G. YOUNG, Sec'y.
?iyeJa every Tuesday night. Lodge
room o ver Polst's store, i
C. A. Stkki.i:, N. G.
M..I. Han kins, V. G.
C. C, Lono. Seoy._
fy \ J\) V? CAMPMENT, No. 17,
- I. 0. O. F., meets ev
A <
\ '. 'v \ 'erv Wednesday night
cf<\^% No. 142.
\V. 1). BOCKSEB, C. P.
A. W. Landon, P. C. P. Scribe.
Meets every Thursday night in Odd
Fellows Hall.
R. M. Steblb, C. C.
J. B. CKAWFOKD, K. of R. &. S.
well, Va. Practice In the courts of Tazewell
county and in the Court of Appeals at Wvthevlllc,
Va. Particular attention paid to the collection ol
clalmiX. ,
LAW, Tazewell, Va. Practice in all the courts
of Taxewell county and Court of Appeals at
Wythevllle. J. W. chapman A. P. Gillespie.
Tazewell, Va. Practice in the courts of Taze?
well county. S. M. B. Couling will continue his
Sractiee in all the courts of Buchanan county. J.
Fulton, Wytheville, Va. S. M. B. Cotiling,
Tazewell, Va.
V*. PrxL..ut; n the courts of Tazewell and ad
olning counties. Office?Stras building. Edgar
l. Greever. Barns Gillespie.
Tazewell. Va. Practice* in tiic courts of Taze
wall and adjoining counties and in the Supreme
Court of Appeals at Wytheville. Partieula. at?
tention paid to tha collection ot claims. Office?
btras building
i well, Va. Will practice in the courts of Taze?
well county and the Court of Appeals at Wytbe
Tlllc. Collecting a specialty.
Tazewell, Va. Will practice In the courts o<
faxewell and adjoining counties. Particular at?
tention paid to the collection of claims. Office in
Stras building
? lands, Va. Practices in the courta of Taze?
well and adjoining counties. Prompt attentiou
paid to the collection of claims.
J i Va. Land titles in McDowell and Logan coun?
ties. West Virginia, a specialty, office in Stras
Office in building near Court House. R. R.
Henry, ?. C. Graham. B. W. Stras.
Fashionable Milliner and Dress
j maker,
vVe.-t M aiii Street, ? Tazewell, Va
A f dl linenf Millinery n l Trimm tigs.
4' U^/i^-fe^H^-fer?-^-fe-lri^^-i^
LBy Florence B. Hallowed. ?
JACK HAWLEY was a handsome
young fellow, intelligent, manly
and jjood-tempercd. Everyone liked
him, and he had dozens of warm friends.
But he had one serious fault, which
often brought trouble, not only on him?
self, but on others as well. He was
i heedless to the last degree.
"Somehow or other Jack always man?
ages to forget every commission 1 give
him." said his sister Kate one day. "He
listens to nie, nods undcrstandingly,
goes off whistling and?that's the last
of it." v
"He listens, but he doesn't pay atten
lion," said Mrs. Hawley. "What you
.-ay makes no impression upon him. He
is irredeemably heedless."
"Perhaps he is thinking all the time
of how he can get to college," said little
Fan. "lie wants to go to college awful?
ly, mamma. He told me the other day
that it was the dream of his life."
"It seems hard that his dream cannot
bo realized," and Mrs. llawley sighed.
"But It is all I can do to meet our pres?
ent expenses, and I dare not mortgage
the form. I must keep a roof over our
hcjads, at all events."
Neither of the girls spoke in reply.
Fan Was thinking of the long illness i
from which she had only just recovered, 1
and mentally bemoaning the money j
which had been spent iw medicines and
in paying doctor's bills.
Kate's thoughts ran in a different
channel. From childhood she had had
a passion for music, and her indulgent
father had made many sacrifices to cul
fiivu4e It. His best horse had been sold
to pay her music bills at Mine. Hopper's ,
wolett svminary, and 40 acres of the
farm had passed into a stranger's hands
that she might attend a first-class con- '
servatory for three years. lie had !
planned to send h?r to Europe, too, for
n year, at least; but Iiis death had ended
nil thoughts of that.
Kate had come home at 21 years of
age a proficient musician, with a con?
servatory diploma in the tray of her
trunk, but she had not thought of turn?
ing her skill into dollars and cents. .She
had had enough to do in helping to
nurse and amuse Fan and in attending
to the housekeeping and dairy.
But now Fan was getting well, and
could amuse herself, and Mrs. Hawley
had taken the household reins into her
own hands again, leaving Kate at lib?
erty to Vit at her dear old piano from
morning to night if she sodesired. And
she practiced a great deal.
Jack declared that even in Ids dreams
he heard the sound of that piano, and
that if Kate would put half as much
energy and perseverance into raising
onions as she did into her parcticir.g
they would won be in independent cir?
"My hands wouldn't be fit for the
piano if I weeded onions." said Kate.
"But what is the use of it all?" asked
Jack. "It seems a reckless waste of
time to me. If I had only half as much
money to spend in going to college as
you have spent in learning how to run
scales I'd make something of myself.
As it is. I suppose I'll have to be a farm?
er to the end of the chapter."
Jack didn't like farming. He wanted
to be a lawyer, and thought he had a
special talent for oratory. But the farm
was small, and just paid expenses now.
Wringing enough from it to pay for a
course tit college was out of the ques?
But this morning a plan was shaping
itself in Kate's mind by which her
brother's darling ambition might be
.She thought it all out and then eon
!i:';> <! it to her mother.
"If you only could, Kate," said Mrs.
Hawley. "how pleased Jack would be!
An;] 1 can spare you now as well as not,
though of course Fan and I would miss
you very much."
"I'M try it, anyhow," said Kale.
" 'Nothing venture, nothing have,'you
know, and if I only succeed Jack won't
again that my practicing is a reek
less waste of time."
And oft she ran to her own room,
inging like a bird.
She spent ten minutes in writing a
postal card, und then ran downstairs
and out to the gate to watch for a team
oil the way to town. Jack was going
in that afternoon, but for very particu?
lar reasons she didn't want him to see
that card.
It was intrusted to Mr. riling, o near
neighbor, who was the first to pass, and
he was ?autioned to "be sure not to for?
get to post it, for it was very im?
A week later Kate received seme cir?
culars, and was busy ever them for an
hour, filling out the answers to the
printed questions. And then Mr. Bil?
ling was asked to post a letter.
One evi ning. a week subsequent, on
his return from town. Mr. Billing
brought her an answer to the all-im?
portant missive.
As soon as the letter was.in her hands,
Kate made a sign to her mother to fol?
low her. and then ran into the parlor
to rend her epistle undisturbed.
"Mother, mother, isn't this splen?
did?" she cried, when Mrs. Hawley
came i!:;o the parlor a few minutes
Inter. "The agency writes me that a
teacher of music is wanted in a school
at Camden, Mo. The salary is $500 a
year and a home. Isn't it good?"
But perhaps you won't be able to
jet it. Kale. Don't be too sanguine."
Oh, 1 feel sure I'll get it; something
seems to tell me I will." cried happy
Kate. "My diploma makes me as com?
petent an applicant as iihcy'll be likely
to have. Won't dear .lack be surprised
when I tell him to get ready for col?
lege? I can let him have at least $400
of my salary. I shall need to spend so
little, you know."
"But are yon willing to go so far from
name, daughter?"
its; .-nice i wm be working in sucn
:.(! eause. And I will be better in
very way for having some regular, sys
t malic employment, mother."
"My dear, brave girl," and Mrs. Haw?
ley folded her daughter in warm em
i>i ace. "I am proud of you, Kate."
"Don't be proud yet. Wait until Iget
to teaching," said honest Kate. "I will
write in} application at once, for every
3ay is precious, now that September
Is so close at hand."
Her anxiety to get the muil was re?
doubled during the next week; but she
tried not to show it, for fear Jack would
6iispcct the cause, and she wanted to
give him a genuine surprise.
But as day after day passed without
bringing the reply to her application,
she began to look pale and worried.
"I can't understand why I don't get a
letter," she said, over and over again,
to her mother. "It seems so strange."
"Probably the place was filled before
your application arrived," said Mrs.
"Then they ought to apprise me of
the fact," said Kate. "It is so late now
that it would be useless for me to ap?
ply to the agency again. The schools
all over the eountrj' will begin in less
titan two weeks. Poor Jack! I am glad
we didn't tell him about it If it JUcjiah
u lernoie disappointment to mo. what
would it have been to him?"
And at that very moment "poor Jack"
j was carrying abenit with him in the
cornfield the letter his sister wanted so
j much. It had been given to him by Mr.
j Pilling several days before, and he had
J thrust it. carelessly into his coat pocket,
i and straightaway forgotten all about it
in the excitement of hearing bis neigh?
bor tell of u luuky haul of black bass
I which had been made In the river that
Kate wrote again to Camdcn, and on
the day when an answer was due she
> walked all the way to the village, a dis?
tance of two miles, to get her mail her?
self, feeling that in the present state
of her mind she could not trust tlmt
duty to even Mr. Pilling.
She returned at dusk, looking so pale,
languid and distressed thai her mother
was really frightened.
"What is the matter, Kate? Are you
111?" she cried.
Kate made no answer, but silently
drew from her pocket a crushed and
tear-stained letter, and throw it on the
table; then, throwing herself on the
sofa, she covered her face with her
hands and began to cry silently.
Mrs. Hawley opened the letter and
read it aloud. It ran as follows:
"Miss Kate Hawley:
"Tour note of Inquiry la at hand, and. In
reply, I would state that I returned a
favorable answer to your application three
weeks ngo, and requested you to Inform
ine If you would he ready to enter upon
your duties September 4. After waiting ;i
reasonable time to hear from you, and re?
ceiving neither letter nor telegram, 1 sup?
posed you did not desire the position, sc
offered it to another lady, who Is now with
ua. Regretting that my letter fulled ?c
reach you, I remain.
"Yours respectfully,
"Don't cry; please don't cry, Kato."
said Pan, down whose own cheeks the
tears were streaming. "It wasn't yout
fault, dear.",,
"What's all this fuss about?" asked
Jack, coming in with a milk pail in
each bund. "What's gone wrong,
Kate felt too wretched to care to keep
the secret any longer, and so sobbed out
the whole story from beginning to end.
"We can't understand how the letter
was lost," she said, in conclusion. "Mr.
Pilling is the only one outside the fam?
ily who ever brings our mail, and he is
always very careful of it."
Jack's face turned suddenly white.
He put his hand in his pocket, hesitated
a moment, then drew it out again will;
something in it.
"Is that the letter?" he asked, hold?
ing out the one Mr. Pilling had given
him in the cornfield, three weeks ago.
There was no need to ask questions.
Jack's face told them all they wanted to
know, and they let him leave the room
without a word, and when he did not
appear at supper time they did not re?
mark upon his absence.
Put when supper was over, and the
lamps had been lighted in the sitting
room, and still he did not. come in, Kate
crept upstairs to his room, and, enter?
ing softly, found him lying on the sola
in the dark, his face hidden on his
"Jack, dear Jack!" she whispered,
"never mind. Early next summer 1 will
apply to the agency again, and I am
sure to get a place then."
For a moment Jack did not answer.
Then suddenly he sat np and let his sis?
ter see his white, haggard face.
"I deserve it all," he said, in a low,
tense voice. "It's a just punishment,
but, oh, Kate, it is such a hard one!
And even if you do get a place next
year, and I go to college then, I can
never forget, that I have lost a whole
He never did forget it.
The year of waiting was a long and
weary one, and stamped itself indelibly
on his memory, but in it he learned to
overcome his one great fault?he was
cured forever of the heedlessness which
had cost him so dear.?Golden Days.
Pardoned Him Out.
A financial agent of the Texas peni?
tentiary had warmly opposed the elec?
tion of Gov. Houston, but was particu?
larly anxious to retain his own pleasant?
ly lucrative position. Consequently the
governor was soon in receipt of a peti?
tion in which the man's years of faith?
ful service and special qualifications for
the place were set forth in glowing
terms by himself. The governor sent
for him and said: "It appears frcm this
petition that you have been in thepeni
tcnJiary eight years?" "I have," was
fhe reply. "And during that time you
have performed faithfully every duty
that has come in your way. to the be.-4,
of your ability?" "I have," answered
the agent, his courage rising. "Then,
sir," said the governor, with the air of
one conferring a priceless favor, "I par?
don you out!"?San Francisco Argo?
Takes the I'nddlne from Hin CriilclJ
to Relieve the DistrewN
of a Home.
A small act of kindness sometimes
thrills the heart of the beholder, espe?
cially if the act is performed without
thought of observation and quite with?
out the hope that it will be known and
applauded. A correspondent of tht
Companion, a physician of Minneapo?
lis, has sent us?"not for publication,'
he says, "but simply that you may
know it"?the story of a very touching
deed of humanity, which it surely will
do nothing but good to tell of.
In front of the Masouic temple, va
Minneapolis, in which building the phy?
sician has his office, a little cripple is aC*
customcd to sell newspapers. He is a
sufferer from infantile paralysis of a
cerebral type, and also has a hairlip.
He seems at a sad disadvantage in this
eager and bustling world.
The other day a horse attached to an
ash-cart was standing on the street,
opposite where the crippled boy stood
on his crutch selling papers. Some?
how, the boy discovered that the horse
had a galled shoulder.
As the doctor watched him from his
window, the boy east about for some?
thing with which to relieve the poor
horse. Finding nothing else, he ripped
off from the top of his crutch the cloth
stuffed with felt which eased the crutch
to his own armpit, and tied it with two
strings to the horse's collar, so that it
would cover the place where the collar
bore upon the raw shoulder.
"I had just time," the doctor says, "to
see him finish the work and bobble
away on his depleted crutch with a
haste that made me think he feared the
owner might catch him at it."
Lyddite Not Widely Known.
The new explosive, lyddite, which
is figuring in the South African war,
is a chemical known only to a few engi?
neers. The secret was purchased by the
English government from the inventor
of melinite, with which it Is supposed
to be nearly identical. It ir, crplcdc-d
oy percc&sion.
A Ship-Saving Cubic
From Cape Hatteras to Sandy Hook
an inventor proposes to stretch a wire
cable off shore, anchored at intervals,
so flint endangered craft, instead of
drifting- upon the hcncl), may brin?- up
against the rope and be held in safety.
race Track touts.
Smooth Swindlers Who Fleece the
An Instance of the Snecen at
Their ConHtlcnee Game ?A
Wall Street Man
Taken In.
One of the always Interesting fear
tures of an Americun race track is the
tout. He is interesting to the experi?
enced race-goer, who is amused and
astonished at the peculiar ability the
tout has for separating a "sucker" from
his money; lie is interesting to the un?
initiated, who plays tke art of the
"sucker," and who never realizes un?
til the next day or bo tkat he has been
"skinned." The tout has developed rap?
idly since book-betting first became
popular. In the olden time, the tout
was usually a negro stable hand, who
was sincere in trying to sell what hi:
regarded as good information for a
couple of dollars or 60. Then, when the
real information was lacking, fake tips
were offered, the little darkies relying'
on their general appearance to bear
out their claims of stable connections.
The little darky was soon succeeded by
the white boy, nnd as the white boy
grew into a man, he continued his oc?
cupation, continually changing his
methods as the public became better
informed as tothe doings of this fixture
of the race track. Now the old ragged
tout is a thing of the past. The touts
of the day, or "hustlers," as they call
themselves, are very careful of their
appearance, and the better they can
dress the more successfully they can
operate. Many, too, do their work with?
out ever going near the race track. The
New York Telegraph telk the following
story of how a pair of topnotchers se?
cured a good-siaed bank roll frem a
New York broker who was anxious to
make a lot of money in a hurry:
"Only lately two touts arrived In
New York with $1,000, good credentials
from far we?tern business people, and
were supposed to have a stable at
Sheepshead. They became acquainted
in some manner with a Wall street
man. lie was informed gradually that
by being discreet he could 'jine out'
with the two, and when they were
ready to 'cut a watermelon' he should
be informed.
"Finally one day one of the schem?
ers urrived at the broker's office in a
hurry. He held a telegram asking him
to 'come on at once' from his partner
at Cincinnati. The money was to be
bet in the western pool rooms to get
the best price possible. He would take
four hundred from the broker to show
him how it was done.
"The Wall street man begged to be
allowed to bet a thousand, but the tout
"Next day he returned. The broker
was excited as the tout pulled out a roll
of 'centuries.'
" Here's nine hundred,' he said. 'Our
horse was second. We bet on him both
ways, and you are five hundred win?
ner on it, while we nre about even. We
saved our money and that's all. Mr.
Howard wired this from Cincinnati.'
"The New Yorker could hardly eon
tain himself. lie asked the tout to
'take half,' and his offer was indig?
nantly refused. 'I like you, that's all,
and want to see you win,' said the gen?
erous tout. The broker was not satis?
fied, for he wanted to bet more, a great
deal of money, and 'win a pot.' The
tout would call to-morrow and tell him
their plans. The broker had all night
to figure on the delights of winning
money on the races. Two days later
both touts called. They and the broker
went in his private office, where they
lold him the next day their horse was
out to win, but he had better let their
man bet whatever he wished.
" 'We will give you a chance, but you
will have to bet about five thousand,
for we shall bet ten thousand and the
price will get down to even with all
that going on, and we shall be hurting
ourselves by betting yours, which will
help to cut the price.'
"The broker agreed to bet the money,
and more, and wanted to let two friends
"That night the friends gave the
broker $2,000 each as a result of his
enthusiasm. Next morning he drew
his check for $5,000 and went with the
two men to his bank, where he cashed it
and the checks of his two freinds. The
money was given to them and the
broker was to call at the Savoy hotel,
where they were stopping, that night
at ten o'clock, with his two freinds, to
receive his money and be a guest at n
little wine dinner. An hour later two
gentlemen hurriedly Bald their hill at.
me DBToy, ana an early train carried
them to Montreal, whence a steamer
bore them to Europe to enjo}1 the fruits
of their intelligence and industry. The
broker gave his friends their monc}'
back, and he never 'hollered,' and prob?
ably never will. He cannot afford to.
The two gentlemen who 'turned the
trick' are known on race tracks from
'Frisco to Brighton Beach as 'Little
Solly' and 'Pretty Willie.' A business
man who juggles with fortunes in his
own line w ill go to the track and allow
himself to be duped by a pair of 'touts'
who tell him a story which, if he would
stop to think about, would never de?
ceive him. At the track, however, he is
in a different world, and as a rule the
smarter he is in business the easier he
is to influence."?St. Louis Globe-Dem?
Thi? I? Shown by Some Not Very
Scaly Trick? of the Yan?
kee Koldlera.
The native Filipino has the reputa?
tion of being the shrewdest among the
Asiatic races. Like the Tarsee, he is
known as the Yankee of the orient,
says the Philadelphia Press.
He lost no opportunity to trim up
his occidental Yankee brother when?
ever the opportunity presented itself,
but the American Yankee, and particu?
larly he of the Pennsylvania breed,
usually gave him a Roland for his Oliver,
When the Pennsylvania left San Fran?
cisco on their way to the Bhilippines
the Bed Cross society gave each one of
them an aluminum badge the size and
shape of an American quarter, bearing
the name of his regiment, his company,
nnd his company number.
Shortly after their arrival in Manila
the officers of some of the companies
found these identification badges in the
hands of the Filipino merchants, upon
whom the Pennsylvaniaus had imposed
them as quarter dollars in return for ar?
ticles of barter.
Another trick of the Yankee soldier
was to take a new copper penny, mill
the edges of it with a file, polish the coin
till It shone like gold, and then pass it
tipon the guileless and unsuspicious nn
tives as a five-dollar gold piece.
The gullibility of the native in this re?
gard led some of the men to write home
for samples of confederate scrip, which,
when duly received, were put in circu?
lation among the yellow packets as
bona-fide American greenbacks, the na?
tives willingly accepting them as stand?
ard paper money of the Dm led Stales.
Does Y08IP
CK Ache?
In constant pain when on~?i
Jyour feet ? \
Is that dragging, pulling
sensation with you from morn
till night ?
Why not put the medicine
exactly on the disease ? Why
inot apply the euro right to;
'the spot itself ?
You can do it with
Immediately after the
? Plaster is applied, you feel(
Jits warming, soothing in
ffluence. Its healing remedies
quickly penetrate down deep
into the inflamed tissues.
Pain is quieted, soreness is re?
lieved and strength imparted.
No plaster was ever made like It.
No plaster ever acted so quickly
and thoroughly. No plaster ever
had such complete control over all
kinds of pain.
Placed over the chest it is
a powerful aid to Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral; relieving
congestion and drawing out
all inflammation.
J. C. AVF.n CO.. Lowell, M:
Kovclty 'Mint One DresxniRJcer la
Dividing Among Her Favorite
A dressmaker, recently returned
from Paris, brought a small but very
valuable piece of red material, which
she Is going to divide sparingly
among her most favored customers,
After awhile, says the Chicago Inter
Dcean, It will be accessible to a larger
jircle, as the material will ultimately
be put upon the market. Just now the
manufacturers have not been able to
;omplete the material in the way they
Desire. Now the only color in which
this material can be made is light red,
of the hue that the farmer wears when
he has rheumatism, or did wear until a
diort time ago. Later it will be possi?
ble to impart the merits of this inven?
tion to other colors, although it would
probably become just as popular in ihe
present red monotony. For this (doth
Ban retain in the most wonderful way
the odors of perfume. It is expected
to solve, in the best fashion, the prob?
lem as to the best way in which to per?
fume dresses.
Many other expedients have been
fried, such as small sachets sewed in
the draperies, but none of them is so
simple as this cloth, which is laid in
the lining or otherwise concealed about
he waists. It diffuses n delicate cdor,
which is never exhausted, however long
the time of a gown's use may be. Vari?
ous scents may be given to the (doth,
ind the number will be increased as the
makers complete the details of the
When the material goes on the m?r?
tet there is little danger that this new !
nvention will ever become common, j
riic price is prohibitive to any but j
women who are willing to pay for what I
they want, whatever it may cost.
Constantly Circling Fishes at the
Aqaari&ni That the Children Call
tlie ??Mcrry-Go-'Ronnds."
Children looking at the crevalles in
their tank at the aquarium call them
Ihe merry-go-'round fishes, because
they are constantly circling around in
Iheir tank, following one another like
the animals of the merry-go-'round.
l'he crevalles are singularly nervous
rod sensitive, and they are always on
the r '. says the Xcw York Sun.
These crevalles have now been in cap?
tivity move than a year, which is pcr
!>aps longer than any were ever kept be?
fore; certainly longer than any have
I.ecu kept in the aquarium, these being
Ihe first to be carried through a winter,
ivhieh was made possible by the exten?
sion of the aquarium's warmed salt wa?
ter supply, so that some others than
tropical fishes could have the benefits
jf it. The crevalle goes south in witt?
er, where, in some waters, it is abun
lent. It does not come north in num?
bers every summer; its visits are ir
'egular, and sometimes there arc none
tore worth mentioning for four or five
rears: so that on the whole if is rather a
rare fish in these waters. These speci?
mens were taken in Cranvcscnd bay:
Ibcy have doubled in size and weight
since they were put into the tank.
Besides being nervous and sensitive
rod easily frightened Osh the crevalle is
i fish of beauty with it? sides of solid,
silvery pearl.
He T::fcen im Much Time Settling n
Slxtccn-Ccnt Ulli as Others
That .'i re I.?r?er.
A grizzled veteran of two big wars
ir.d several smaller Indian combats
ivas relating stories of his experience
while in the service of Uncle Sam. One
jf them that will show your Uncle Sam?
uel one of the real business men of the
world is told by the veteran, as follows:
"I went through the civil war, and
rose from the volunteer ranks to a first
lieutenancy, and was assigned to the
regular army. In June. 1873, while at?
tached to the quartermaster's depart?
ment of my troop I disposed of some oil
to private parties. In silling the oil I
sold one gallon more than I had, and
turned the money over to headquarters
before I discovered my mistake. I then
wrote the department at Washington
Asking it to return the price of the oil,
;o that I might have my accounts
straightened. As only 10 cents was in?
volved I thought the matter would end
by the return mail bringing back the
imount of the claim. In that I was
much mistaken, as I am still forced to
answer documents that read: 'In reply
to yours of June, 1S7V and so on and
so forth, till T have in my possession a
stack of documents weighing not less
than 50 pounds, and still they come."
Sonic Thing's That Cnimot De Neglect
<-ii If Profitable IloHultH Are
One essential in growing a good croj.
of wheat is to have the soil prepared iL
good tilth. One advantage in plowing
early 'a that a better opportunity is of
: fered of getting the soil into a pi ope)
' condition for the seed. The under soil
should be fairly well packed, and ihe
surface, to the depth of four or fiVc
inches, prepared in firre tilth.
The disc and smoothing- harrows ure
good implements to use in preparing
the seed-bed.
When conditions will admit, reason?
ably early seeding is best, lint there
is no advantage in sowing the seed un?
til the soil is in a good tilth, and un?
less there is sufficient moisture in the
soil to induce a good germmatiou of
the seed. Of course, wheat as well as
many other kinds of grain will lie in
the ground when the soil is dry with?
out germinating, and yet when rains
come to moisten up the ground the
seed will germinate. hut there is risk
of loss, and lying in the ground weak?
ens to some extent the vitality of the
It is best, therefore, to defer the seed
IngHinti] there is sufficient moisture.
Another item that may make it desir?
able to defer the seeding is the risk of
injury from Hessian fly. Many good
fanners consider that If the seeding can
be put oft' until therejs one good frost
the risk of injury from fly is greatly
Another item in making a good crop
is to use good seed. For nearly all
crops seed should not only possess suf?
ficient vitality to germinate readily un?
der seasonably favorable conditions,
but to send forth a vigorous, thrifty
Seed should be carefully selected, and
only Ihe best be used. In sowing care
should be taken to distribute the seed
as evenly as possible over the surface.
One advantage in using a drill is that
the seed is not only distributed more
evenly, but is covered at a more uni?
form depth.
Because wheat is low in price is the
strongest reason why all reasonable
care should be taken to secure a good
yield. A good yield may return a small
profit, even at a low price, while a light
yield nnd low prices mean a positive
The quantity of seed depends some?
what upon the time of sowing, the
quality of the seed and the condition of
the soil at the time of seeding. If sown
in good season with the soil prepared
in good tilth, five pecks to the acre will
be plenty. This quantity should be
Increased as the quality of the seed
covers with late sowing and poor con?
ditions of the soil. So with late sow?
ing and unfavorable conditions seven
pecks to the acre will not be too much.
?St. Louis Republic.
How to Krou Surfnoe Water and
Other Dcleterionn Substance*
Out of the Farm Well.
Where wells are dug on sloping
ground there is always liability that
surface water may find its way into
the well and carry in deleterious mat?
ter. In such cases it is wise to leave
the soil removed from the well when it
\f, being dug in the form of a mound
about the top, as suggested in the cut,
and, to make matters still safer, to lay
a tile drain around the upper side to
an outlet on the lower side, laying the
tile all the way about the proposed
opening, before digging is begun. This
will keep the well absolutely free from
surface water, which, as suggested, isj
in many cases, a positive source of dan?
ger.?Orange Judd Farmer.
HiiitN for Farmer* Who Know How
to Use a Gan and Like shoot?
ing In the Field.
The reliable rules for shooting
flying birds arc as follows: Hold a
trifle low for a bird apparently flying
straight away from the gun; held just
above a bird rapidly rising without side
motion; hold the same for a bird going
straight away and close to the ground;
hold above the head of birds rising and
going to right and left; hold ahead of
birds going straight to right and left;
hold ahead and below birds going to
right and left and lowering; hold dead
on an incomer (and give it to him
quickly; for every yard the closer the
smaller the spread of shot); hold ahead
of birds passing above you. Last, but
not least, never check the even swing
of the gun in a quartering shot.
At a goose or duck passing overhead
I prefer to first truly cover the mark,
then advance the gun till only thetipof
the bird's bill is visible, or. when rather
high, till the muzzle leads its object by
the proper distance, and then instant
ly pull the trigger. When the gun has
to lend the bird in this position, no hes?
itancy should be indulged in after the
mu'/le has passed ahead of the bill, foi
the shooter cannot then see his game,
and any sudden change of (light may
prove disastrous. This is a shot at
irh'ch most men fail by shooting be
hlrtrl.?Fd. W. Sandys, in Outing.
Stnrted Too Hla-h.
In her book, "The Last of the Great
Scouts," his sister relates this story of
"Buffalo hill's" visit to a little,church
he had helped to build at'North Platte:
Iiis wife and sister were in the con?
gregation, and this ought to have not
only kept him awake, but it should
have insured perfect decorum on his
part. The opening hymn commenced
with the words: "Oh, for ten thousand
tongues to sing," etc. The organist,
who pkvjfld "by ear," started the tune
in too hj^h a key to be followed by the
choir and congregation, and had to try
again. A second attempt ended, like
the first, in failure. "Oh. for ten thou?
sand tongues to sing, my blest?"
came the opening words for the third
time, followed by a squeak from the
organ nnd a relapse into painful silence.
Will could contain himself no longer,
nnd blurted out: "Start it at five thou?
sand, and mebbe some of the rest of us
can get in."_
Work of nn Eyelid.
A scientist has calculated that the
eyelids of the average man open nnd
shut no fewer than 4,000,000 times in j
ihe course of a single year of hl? ex- i
Results Fatally in Nine
Gases Out of Ten?A
Curs Found at Last.
This fearful disease often first appears
as a mere scratch, a pimple, or lump in
Athe breast, too small to attract any
notice, until, in many cases, the deadly
disease is fully developed.
Cancer can not be cured by a surgical
operation, because the disease is a virulent
poison in the blood, circulating throughout the system, and although
the sore or ulcer?known as the Cancer?may be cut away, the
poison remains in the blood, and promptly breaks out afresh, with
renewed violence.
The wonderful success of S. S. S. in curing obstinate, deep-seated
blood disease* which were considered incurable, induced a few de?
spairing sufferers to try it for Cancer, after exhausting the skill of
tue physicians without a cure. Much to their delight S. S. S. proved
equal to the disease and promptly effected a cure. The glad news
spread rapidly, and it was soon demonstrated
beyond doubt that a cure had at la;;t been
found for deadly Cancer. Evidence has accu?
mulated which is incontrovertible, of which
the following is a specimen :
" Cancer is hereditary in our family, my father, a
eistar and :m aunt having died from this dreadful
di'joase. My feelings may be imagined when the hor?
rible disease, made its appearance on my side. It was
a malignant Cancer, eating inwardly in such a way as
to caus'i great alarm. The disease seemed beyond the
skill of the doctors, for their treatment did no good
whatever, the Cancer growing worse ail the while
Numerous remodios wero used for it but tie5 Cancer
grew steadily worse, until it seemed that I was doomed
to follow the others of the family, fori know how deadly Cancer is, especially
when inherited. I was advised to try Swift's Specific (S. 3. 8.), which, from the
first day, forced out the poison. I continued its use until I had taken eighteen
bottles, when I was cured sound and well, and have had no symptoms of the
dreadful affliction, though many years have elap.-eu. S. S. S. is the only curs
for C.meer.-mks. S M. Idol. Winston, N. C.
Our book on Cancer, containing other testimonials and valuable
information, will bo sent free to any address by the Swift Specific
Company, Atlanta, Georgia.
5trs. s. M. IDOL.
Sensible Method of Const rnetlon
Witioli Prevents Animals from
Stnlnlnc Their Cowf*.
Where mares are kept a tight floor
in the stall is not especially inconven?
ient, but with horses the case is other?
wise. For thorn s;: !i a Hour as is shown
in the accompanying illustration is best
suited for keeping their coats from be?
coming stained. The stable floor be
neath the flooring of the stall should
slope a little so that the liquids that
run through the openings in the stall
flooring will be conveyed down behind
the stall, where they may be absorbed
it the litter. The pieces of which the
stall floor is made may be five inches
wide, laid one-half inch apart. They
are shewn farther apart than this in the
cut in order to make the matter plain.
There should bo four cross bearings
under the stall floor if two-inch stuff is
to be used.?American Agriculturist.
.V Crop Varnishing; Valuable Feed i'?r
Dairy Cattle, Young stock,
Sl?cci> mid Pool try.
Millet, says a bulletin of the agricul?
tural department just published, is fed
principally as a bay and soiling crop.
The forage rank- well with that of
other grasses in the nutritive content,
and its palatability is about that of the
average for the coarser sorts. For
digestibility, millet forage compares fa?
vorably with that from other coarse
Already widely grown as a bay crop,
millets deserve more general use for
soiling. They arc particularly valuable
for feeding to dairy cattle, young stock
and sheep*. There are many sections c!'
the country where this crop can be
made to supplement the pastures in
such a way as to allow a material in?
crease in the number of stock that can
be kept on the farm.
On account of the heavy yield of for?
age and the good quality of the product,
millets arc excellent grasses for use in
the silo. Frequently a good crop of mil?
let can be raised under conditions which
would not admit of growing corn for en?
silage, and in such instances it becomes
of especial value. One of the best meth?
ods of preserving this crop is by the use
of ihe silo. Those who have tried this
method have obtained excellent results.
A line quality of ensilage may be made
by using barnyard millet and a legu?
minous crop like soy beans or clover.
The seed-of the foxtail millets is widely
used as food for fowls and birds, but is
seldom fed to stock. It has, however,
been used in feeding young stock, such
as calves, with a fair degree of success.
The seed is excellent food for laying
hens.?Fanners' Voice.
There arc nearly 6,000 distinct pieces
In a locomotive.
New York consumption of cham?
pagne during the past year was the
greatest ever known.
No more than one couple in 10,000
live to celebrate their diamond wedding
?the sixtieth anniversary.
The screw of an Atlantic liner re?
volves something like 630,000 times be
tween Liverpool and New York.
There are 500,600 goats in the United
States, 25S.O00 in the West Indies (where
goat mutton is extensively used), 15,
000 in England and 4,500,000 in Spain.
It is said that a room may be quickly
freed from the smell of tobacco smoke
by placing in it a pail of water con?
taining a handful of hay, which will
absorb all the odor of the tobacco.
A philosophical statistician calculates
that in the year 2000 there will be 1,700,
000,000 people who speak English, and
that the other European languages will
be spoken by only 500,000,000 people.
In England and America new words
are constantly being made to fdl the
needs of modern inventions. To give
some idea of this tremendous growth
of the language, the words and phrases
under the letter A have increased in
50 years from 7,000 to nearly 60,000.
About 4,000,000 of false teeth arc man?
ufactured In the United States every
year, and it has been calculated that the
dentists in this country pack away
about a ton of gold and three times that
weight of silver and platinum into the
teeth of their patients, the value of the
metal being estimated at ?200,000.
Dr. Edward Everett Hale conducted
an open-air wedding near Boston. Mass.,
recently. The wedding party, to the
number of 100, assembled in a wood
tinder an immense oak tree, from a
branch of w hich hung a marriage bell
of field daisies. The wedding breakfast
was afterwards served in picnic fashion
on the ground.
Criminality of Anlmil?,
A writer in Forest and Stream says
that the criminal tendency Is manifest?
ed to a greater or les extent by all
the lower animals, and . e has compiled
a list of IS crimes which are commonly
committed by birds, beasts or reptiles.
The indictment includes murder, par?
ricide, fratricide, suicide, theft, kid?
naping, highway robbery, polygamy
and drunkenness. _
A Monarch Indeed.
j The emperor of China has some
strange duties. One of these is the or?
dering of the seasons. In China it is
summer when the emperor says it is
summer. All domestic arrangements
are made to suit the season, as pro?
claimed by the emperor, although they
may not suit the individual at all.
MARCH 12, 1899.
5.00 p. m. daily, except Sunday.
10.4!) it. m. daily, except Sunday.
They Are Always Walking About In
Tliolr Cages llecaase They
Need Exercise.
When you see the animals in the park |
menageries pacing back and forth rest?
lessly in their cages do not take it for
granted that the creatures are unhappy
or even discontented. It may be that
the lion or the tiger or the polar bear
that moves about with apparently
ceaseless activity is onlj taking his
daily exercise, without which he would
pine and die soon. When the wild
creatures are in. their native jungles
they are kept pretty busy hunting
food. Thus each day they walk many
miles, perhaps. In their narrow cages
in the parks they are plentifully sup?
plied with food, but their brawny
bodies still demand a great amount of
exercise. Mile after mile is paced off
daily by the uneasy creatures. Usually
they move with a long, sw inging stride,
but when meal time comes around then
the step quickens until, when the keep?
er appears with.' is baskets of meat,
the tigers and lions and other animals
leap against their bars and growl and
whine and lash their tails. In fact, they
act like great, hungry boys do after a
long day's tramp if they find that sup?
per is late. _
Peach Custaru.
Pare and rub through a colander
enough ripe juicy peaches to make one
pint of pulp, add the beaten yolks of j
three cegs, one cupful of cream or rich |
milk, am' sweeten to taste, llake very |
slowly, and cover with a merungue
made of the three whites.?Home Muga |
North aivd East.
Pullman Yeslibaled Coaches,
Sleeping and Dining Cars.
cheapest, best an' ? quickest line.
Write for Kates, May*, Timc-Ttd-Va
Descriptive Pamphlets to any Sh.tii-n
Agent, or to
W. B. BCVILL, AI.LKN llrl.L, M. F. Bau?*,
Gcu"l PMS gt. Mv. 1'ili*. Agt.

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