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TAZEWELL CO. DIREGiORY.
Cirent Court. W. J. Henson, judge; T. E. George, clerk. Terms of court?3rd Monday in February, and 4ih Monday in May, Au* gust and Neveuiber. Officers. T. C Bowen....Coua'th. Atty. B. S. K. llarman,.Sheriff. H. K. Peerv.Deputy Sheritf. Wm. Bandy.. " " H. f. Brituin.Treasurer. H. (J. McCall.Deputy Treasurer, P. H. Williame,.County Supt.Schools, Address, Snappe, Va. CHURCH DIRECTORY. CHRISTIAN CHURCH.-Sunday Sctiuol every Sunday at 9:30a m. Preach im: first and third Sundays 7 p. ni., second ami fourth Sundays 11 a. m Christian Endeavor every Friday at 7 p. in. R. E. El more, pastor. H KTHODIST CHURCH,Main Street. Sunday School every Sundav at 9:30 a. m. "Little Workers" Juvenile Missionary every second Sunday 3 p. m. Preaching first and third Sundays il a. m., second and fourth Sundays 8 p. in., fifth Sun? days 11a. in. and 7 p. m. NORTH TAZEWELL CHURCH.? Sunday School every Sunday at 10 a ni. Preaching first and third Sundays 7 p. m , second and fourth Sundays 11 a. m. Prayer meeting every Friday 7 p. m. T. J. Kskrulge, pastor. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.?Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Preach? ing second, third and fourth Sundays at 11 a. m. and 7. p. to. Preaching fifth Sundays at 11 a. m. Prayermeeting every Wednesday evening 7 p. m. PRESBYTERIAN, BURKES CAR DEN.? Preaching on first Sunday at 11 a. m. and 4 p. m. S. C. Hall, pastor. TAZEWELL PREACHERS COUNCIL Every Monday at 2 p. m. SECRET ORDERS. XCLINCH VALLEY COMMANDERY.NO. 20 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR. Meet* first Monday in each month. JNO. S. BOTTIMORE, E. C W. G. YOUNG. Recorder. O'KEEFFE ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER, NO. 26. Meets second Monday in each month. J. R. HICKS, H. P. W. G. YOUNG, Secretary. ? TAZEWELL LODGE, ?jfV NO. 62, A. F. A A. M. ^?jr\ Meet? the 3rd Monday in each month. J. F. HURT, W. M. JNO 8. BOTTIMORE, Secy. SD. MAY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, T&zewell. ? Va. Practices In the courts of Taiewcll eountv and In the Court of Appeal? at Wythevllle, Va ''?-?.rttoular ?tteation paid to the collection ot Jlaims. CUAIMAS & (ilLLB?FIE, ATTORNEY8 aT LAW Tazewel!, Va. Practice In all the courts of Tazewell count; and Court of Appeals at rVytbevrlle 1. W. Chapman A. P. Glllespie. C'M.TO.S ? COULLING, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Jr faxewell, Va. Practice in the court? of Taze r,*en o.inty. 9. M B. Couling will continue his ? racUcc in all the courts of Buchanan county. J. 3 Pulton, Wythevllle, Va. 8. M. B. Couling, H??will, Va. 6 RES VER Si OILLESPIE, LAWYERS, Tazewel Va fr*v..u n the cou"s of Taxewell and ad ,oin:u< counties. Offio?--Glllespie building Bdg-tr .. Greever Barns Glllespie. G KO. W. 8T CLAIR, ATTOKNB1 AT LAW Taxewell, Va. Practices In the courts of Taze veil and adjoining counties and in the Supreme Court of Appeals at Wythevllle Particular at? tention paid to the collection oi claims. Office? ?tras ballding HC. ALDERSON, ATTORNEY AT LAW Taze i well, Va. Will practice in the couru of Tare well cjunty and the Court of Appeals at Wythe ?Ule. Collecting a specialty, BOWEX A ROYALL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Tazewell, Va. Will practice In the courts oi Tazewell and adjoining countios, and the Court Appeals at Wythevllle. Collections given tpecial attention. Office near Courthouse. WB. 9PRATT, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Rich i land?, Va. Practices in the court? of Taze? well ail adjoining counties. Prompt attention paid to the collection of claims 1 H. STUART, ATTORNEY AT LAW, el., J i Va. Land .itles in McDowell ana Log oun ttes. Wast Virginia, a specialty. Office .n ?tras /o.illdlna\ HENRY A GRAHAM, LAWYER" i'aaewell, Va. Office in building near Court House R. R. Heurr. 8. C. Graham. AS. HIGGINBOTHAM, ATTORNIIY-AT-LAW, ? Tazewel?, Va. (Office up stairs in Law Build lug.) Practices in Courts of Taa^Mell and ad lOinlng counties, and In Court of A ipeals of Vir? ginia C. T. PATTON Blacksmith and General Repairer TAZEWELL, VIRGINIA I am prepared to execute, at short notice and on reasonable terms, all classes of iron work? horse sboeing, all kinds of repair? ing, etc. There is also connected with my establishment a Wood-Working Department, under the control of J. B. Crawford where he is pre? pared to do everything pertaining to that branch. Jot? Work. .. The Republican Job Office Ie complete in all kinds of work done neatly and promptly Letter Heads Note Heads. Envelopes, Bill Heads Statements, .Cards, Pamphlets, and Special Jobs. Oar price* will be as low as those ot any ftr?t-clase office. Satisfaction Guaranteed. FIFTY CENTS IN some condition!?- the ? gain from the use of Scott's Emulsion is very rapid. For this reason we put up a fifty-cent size, which is enough for an ordinary cough or coI4 or useful as a trial for babies and children. In other conditions the gain is slower?health cannot be built up in a day. In such cases Scott's Emulsion must be taken as nourishment; a food rather than a medicine. It's a food for tired and weak digestions. tgj? tor free aaittpU Scott & Bowne, 409415 Ptari st. Chemists New York 50c. and $1.00. Atl druggists -?How? Herman Coming Paid the Priced ? ' - ? < .'-r By HOMER riSK (Copy rtfh?. ISM, by Dally Story Pu b. Co.) ERMAN CORNING made up bit mind when a mere boy that h< Would become a successful buslnest man and the possessor of great riebet Prom his earliest memory he had hated the narrow village life and the cramped home existence, where every penny bad to be watched in order to make bot* ends meet. He dreamed of great es? tablishments with hundreds of busy worker?, all pliable to his will, as ex? pressed from the inner office. H< dreamed of meeting the greatest and most powerful men of affairs and dic? tating terms or forcing them to com? promise with him. Among all his playmates at school but one sympathized with his ambi? tions or believed in him. That on? was Hannah Curtin, the grave-eyed girl with the high forehead, who always stood at the head of her class. All th< rest derided him. "I believe you will succeed, Her? man," said she, seriously, "and when you do I will marry you." "Will you?" asked Herman, eagerly And then he added with a stubborn pet of his square jaw, "You may hav? to wait a long time, Hannah, because ii I don't succeed at first I will keep on trying." So the compact was sealed and on? fine day, when Herman was 15, he ful? filled the worst prophesies of the vil? lage gossips by going away to the great city. He waa able to scrape togethei barely money enough to get him there but be feared nothing. He had heard the expression "merchant prince" and it attracted his imagination. He re? solved to enter mercantile life. Upon reaching the city be went di? rectly to the biggest wholesale bou? in the city, Hope, Norris & Co., and sturdily walked into the office of the bead of the concern. He was a trifle perturbed at the vast ncss of the institution and the exclsive nes? of the office of the great Mr. Hope But be rallied in a moment "Am not I also to be a great mer? chant," he said to himself. "He is nc better than I am?only older." So Herman walked boldly into the presence of the great man, whe frowned at the intrusion. "Well?" he demanded. Herman looked him squarely in thf eye. His momentary Umidity had van? ished. He was in the very Inner sanc? tuary, which was the home of hit dreams. He felt fully confident "My name is Herman Corning," h< said steadily. "I have decided to be? come a merchant. That is why I came to the city. I want to learn the busi? ness and get a start. That is why 1 came here. I am not afraid of hard work and I can live on small wages Will you give me a trial?" The merchant bad turned away with an impatient gesture when Herman be? gan. The odd way of putting the prop? osition arrested his attention and tb? intense earnestness of the boy attract? ed him. "Why did you come to me?" he said sharply. "Don't ycu know that depart? ment heads hire the employes?" "I wanted to talk to the head of tb? house," replied Herman simply. The merchant pushed a button and a man appeared instantly. "Take this boy to Hopkins,' commanded Hope, "and tell him tc set him to work." And so Herman Corning found him? self launched in merchantile life as as? sistant stockkeeper at six dollars pe? week. He worked hard and gave nc thought to anything outside the busi? ness of the department He did sc much work that his fellow employe! disliked him. Hopkins noted the im? proved condition of the stock, how? ever, and after a few months Herman had his wages raised to eight dollars He cared little for this. He was per? fecting his knowledge of the stock ano of prices. Meanwhile he watched th? salesmen and customers like a cat. There was a whole shelfful of but? tons of ancient vintage, which Herman noticed were never called for. One day Houston, a salesman, was trying to at. tend to two customers. "Here, boy," he said to Herman "pull down some buttons for Mr. Park, ins. L'll be right back and give him prices." Parkins was from a crossroads town Herman pulled down the buttons thai never sold. He knew the prices. Ulti? mately Parkins bought half the entire lot. This transaction so pleased Hopkini that Herman was called on frequently to take a customer when the salesmei were busy. Two years after Herman entered the place be was made a regu? lar salesman at $20 per week. He al? ways sold the things that stuck on th? shelves. Mr? I-Ppe learned of this and pomplimented .ilm on this point. "Wouldn't ?t be easier and cheaper to have a buyer who did not load deac stock on us?" asked Herman gravely. A week later he was made assistant manager of the department and en? trusted with a considerable share ol the buying. Shortly after this, when Herman war" Just turned 19, he went to Mr. Hope. "I am going to resign," said he. "What's the trouble?" demand?e Hope. "Ain't you getting enough?" "Oh, yeB, sir," replied Herman, "tl part is all right?everything, in fact, all right, but I want to go into busint for myself." "Go in for yourself?" exclaimed t merchant. "Have you got any ca] Ul?" "About $500 that I've saved," repli Herman. "That will buy a team a: wagon and give me something nc |200 to put into stock. That ain't qui ?Bsough, but you will trust me for tv or three hundred jnore on my outfit "What are you going to do?" ask< the merchant. "Peddle," replied Herman sentent ously. "until I can make enough to bi a store." "Oh, come now, you are doing betti than any young man we have evi had," expostulated Hope. "Don't m&V a fool of yourself. You will be hea of a department in a few years." "Thank you, sir," replied Hermai "I wouldn't stay for a Job as genen manager. I am going in for ?nysel I have learned all I can as a subord sate." And that was all there was to i Herman started out with his wagoi He made good selections of merchar dise and his sales were beyond' hi hopes. Within two years he had pile up $3,000. Then he ran across a stor In a small town which was for sal? The owner had made a failure, bu Herman thought he saw why. H bought it, paying part down. In tw years he was out of debt and doing business that was the wonder of all th country about. The town had onl; 15,000 inhabitants and Herman chafei at the limitations. He found a pur Qhaser at a fancy price, and at 23 wen back to the city with $10,000 in hi pocket. He then started a jobbing busines In a small way and by his indefatig able energy and application began t< make inroads in the business of th larger houses. He did well from th? first, but his resources were so limite? that he could not move fast enough t< suit his ardent spirit. Then Norrls Hope's partner, died and Hope sent foi him. "Corning, you are a wonder," h< said. "I need such a man as you. Be sides you are cutting into our business I will take you in and sell you a quar ter interest, at whatever the businesi Inventories, take over your stock a what it inventories as part paymem and your note for the balance. Yoi can pay out of the profits. You cai: handle the business as manager and 1 will look after the finances." This was a great lift, but it only fed Coming's ambition. Still he was not a dominating factor in thebusinessworld and he found after a year or so that he must remain subordinate to Hope, whose conservative methods drove him to distraction. He wanted to lead, Hope was content to run along smooth? ly on the old lines. Besides he was not making money fast enough to suit him. To be sure his share of the year? ly profits ran way up in the thousands, but he could not see how he ever could become a power in the financial world at the rate he was going. While he was struggling with these problem's, Hope's health failed. Know? ing Coming's daring disposition he did not dare go away, as the physicians ordered, and leave the young man in charge of the entire business. Finally, threatened with death, he offered to sell his interest at a very reasonable sura if Corning could find a backer, While the sum was reasonable consid? ering the value of the business, it was a vast amount for a young man to ? raise, AH Qf Coming's profits had gone i into paying for his quarter interest. In the meantime Corning had made one or two social connections. One was Peter Holdbrook.a wealthy retail mer? chant, with whom he had come Into business relations and who had ad? mired the young man for his business talent He had invited Corning to his home several times and had presented his daughter, a frail, rather pretty girl, whose strength of character, If she ever had any, had been eliminated by her father's dominant methods. Just about this time Peter Holdbrook died and his daughter fiad called c% Herman for advice, knowing that her father had trusted him. ''he girl was the sole relative and heir and the re? sponsibility of the great estate fright? ened her. To Herman came a great inspiration. He would marry this pale-faced girl, who would be putty in his hands. This would give him money enough to buy out Hope, besides making him master of the great Holdbrook store. He would combine the two businesses and mal<e himself the greatest factor in the busi? ness world. There was a sincere pang at the thought of Hannah, because, be? sides having a real affection for her, Herman bad made her a part of his, scheme of life and his nature revolted at changing his plans. But he saw no other way and wjthin two months he had married Lillian Holdbrook, and soon after became absolute master of two great stores, one wholesale and one retail._ . , I The rest the business world knows well?how he reversed the old policies and struck out into new methods with a daring which stunned all observers; how the business grew until Herman Corning was recognized the world over as one of the greatest merchant princes; how he branched Into other lines of business and finance until his name was on the directorates of many banks and corporations and his real estate holdings became the despair of assessors. When Herman Coming was 35 his wife died. A few months later he went back to his old town for the first time since he left it. He found Hannah Cur tin still unmarried. To her be told the story of his success and the reason for his marriage. He told her it had been without sentiment, as his heart belonged to her?but had been neces? sary in order to achieve success. "I knew you would come back," said Hannah, quietly. "That is why I nev? er married. Men must work and wom? en must wait." Just a year and a day after the death of his first wife Herman Coming and Hannah Ciirtin were married. It is to be presumed they lived happy ever afterward. If not nobody else knew it. ARIZONA SNAKE DANCES. Genaral Public Hears Little of ?ka Hopi and Moki Indian Ceremonials. With each recurring odd year, rumor has it that the Hopi or Moki Indiana of Ariiona will again handle live rattle? snakes at Haulpai and will speed them on their way to the other world with prayers for rain, says Field and Stream. The general public hears but little of any snake dances, other than the public handling at Haul pal on the first Mesa, whereas the same ceremony is always observed a few days beforehand at Mlshongnevl, on the sec? ond Mesa, and is even more interesting there on account of a more reckless hand? ling of the snakes, and is more available for information and photographs, be? cause less visited. Beside these, on each even year the snake ceremony is ob? served at Clpaulow and Shengopavl on the second Me??., and at Oraibl on the third Mesa. Alternating blannually with each of the five snake dances are five flute ceremonies, also of nine days' dura? tion,andqulte as interesting as the snake dance?. Preceding each of the five snake and five flute ceremonies are sunrise raees and processions of much interest and beauty, culminating in receptions by the villagers who strive to secure and carry away some souvenir of the occa? sion As the Hopi reckons his years by snows, his months by moons, his days by sleeps, and his hours by th? position of the sun, no one can predict just when the snake dance will take place, though it Is safe to say that the public handling of snakes at any of the five villages observ? ing the ceremony will be between August 14 and 26. SOLDIERS EXPECT DEATH. War Correspondent Says That Chief Characteristic of Japanese Is Lack of Care for Self. Count von Gattler, aGerman nobleman and ex-officer, who Is war correspondent for a large German paper, gives some typical examples of the Japanese sol? dier's contempt of death. He does not fight for his home and country as does the European soldier, but goes into bat? tle with the determination of a man who has decided to commit suicide. When leaving home he considers himself des? tined to die. During the whole war Admiral Togo has not exchanged a let? ter with any member of his family, and ; has positively forbidden anybody to ! write him as long as the war lasts. ? Gen. Inonye has forbidden anyone to write in case any of f?ls four soldier sons is killed. When leaving home the Japanese soldier absolves his fiancee from her promise to marry him, saying: "You are free, as I am going to die." The married soldier tells his wife to consider herself a widow, and leaves her with the words: "You will never see me again. Manage our affairs as well as you can. and see that our children get a good education, and bring them up to respect my mem? ory." HOW TO REACH A DECISION Indecision an Insidious Foe and Should Be Strangled by Firm noss and Positiveneas. If indecision runs in the blood you inherit, arouse yourself and strangle this Insidious foe to your achievement before it saps your energy and ruins your life chance, is the advice of a writer in Success. Do not wait until to? morrow, but begin to-day. Compel yourself to develop the opposite quali? ty by the constant practice of firm de? cision- No matter how simple the thing you are called upon to decide, be it the choice of a hat or the color or style of a garment, do not vacillate. Throw all the light possible on whatever I jou have Jn _hand for decision;_welgh ) f .1 . TBS HOME 07 TOOL To Nursing Mothers There is no time in a woman's life when she needs strength more than when she is nursing a child. She must sustain the life of two persons. We never sold a remedy equal to Vinol to create such strength? We cordially invite any weak and run-down woman to try Vinol on our promise to return her money if she is not fully satisfied? Isn't that fair? Respectfully, JOHN E. JACKSON HORSE AND MULE EXCHANGE We want the public to know that we are in the' business of buying and selling Saddle and Draft HORSES AND MULES. Our Stables are at Tazewell. ' We have handled over 200 head of Mules and Horses this year, 153 of which we bought in the St. Louis market. LEWIS, BUCHANAN & CO., Phone 28. Tazewell, Va. [ Caret Crip In Two Day?. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Laxative Bromo Quinine TaMets. ? t%? o? every Seven Mo??n boxes sold in past 12 month?. ThlS Signatare, *&' /^WW ?OX. 25c. ?nd conslde i it from every pointof view; call your common sense and best judg? inent to your aid before reaching a con? elusion, and then, when you have once made your decision, let it be final. Let there be no going back, bo ?consitl -ring, and no opening the matter up for further discussion. Be firm and posi? tive. Declare the polls closed. WILD "DOCS IN AFRICA. Central Part of Continent Infested with Ugly Beasts Which Play Havoc with Game. The wild dog of Central Africa is com? mon. He Is an ugly-lool;ir.g beast, with a pied body, coarse hair, ihort head and large upright ears. These wild dogs play fearful havoc with game,, occasionally clearing out ?whole districts precisely in the same manner as the red dhole of India, before which even tin tiger is said to retreat. They have a wonderful power of scent, wonderful boldness, endurance and pertinacity, and their loose, easy gallop covers the ?round far more quickly than it ap? pears to do. They usually hunt in con? siderable packs, although I have some? times met them in threes and fours. I bave never heard of wild dogs actually attacking man. but they often behave is If on the point of doing so, and un lrined travelers have been literally treed by them before now. Smoking at Its Best. Tobacco when smoked in the open iVesh air, and particularly on a bright ??ay with a sharp wind, is peculiarly fragrant: the effect Is enhanced by ozone, and tobacco smoke in the pres? ence of static electrical apparatus de? velops a very agreeable aroma. Peculiar River in Spain. Extraordinary qualities are possessed by the River Tinto, in Spain. It hard? ens and purifies the sand in its bed, and If a stone falls in the stream and alights upon another, in a few months they unite and become one stone. Fish cannot live In It* waters. LUCK IN THE LETTER "G." Worst Foes of Gardener Begin with "W"?"D" Related to Things of Doleful Nature. A writer has discovered that many ot the worst foes of the horticulturist be? gin with "w," and he instances worms, weevils, wind and other workers of wickedness. This suggests a question as to whether there is any natural group? ing of good or evil things under partic? ular letters. Take "b," for example, and consider how many boons and blessings to man begin with it. The baker, butch? er and brewer bring him bread, beef and beer. For additional foods he has bacon, black bass, beans, bloaters, broccoli, broth, bivalves, bananas, berries, bis I cuits, buns and butter. After a banquet I of bonnes-bouches he may bring out his [ 'baccy while he bestrides his bicycle. j These are but a few of the beneficent thlngs?included under that blessed letter "b." Now, as a contrast, take "d,"and among the first words we think of are damp, dark, dreary, dank, dull, drowned, dismal, dirty, damned, dusty, dastard, daft, ducked, dosed, dragged, doubtful, disgusted, doctor, diseased, doldrums, ! dungeons, depressed, despairing, dead, drunk, and so on, the very sound of which Is enough to drive one into doleful dumps. SENT SAMPLES OF TALENT French Tenor Ships Records of Voice and Moving Pictures of Acting to Theatrical Manager. "This is a marvelous age'we live in," said a theatrical manager, "and its mar velousnese was brought home to me for? cibly last week. I had written to a French tenor and asked him what he would take to come over here and sing next season. His reply consisted of a letter and two cylinders. 'I will come for $500 a week,' the letter said, 'and I forward in another package samples of my voice and of my acting.' The larger cylinder was a phonographic record of me of the man's solos. The smaller one was a mo\ Ing picture film of him singing the solo. I took the cylinders to a dealer, and one we put in a phonograph, the other in a moving picture machine. Then we darkened- the room, and we started the machine and the phonograph simul? taneously. By Jove, sir, the actor might have bsen present personally. There he was on the screen, walking up and down the stage and gesticulating, and there was his voice issuing in sonorous notes from the big phcr.ograph horn. I got from It as satisfactory an idea of the man's talent as I could have gotten if ho had \ ?sited me." BLACKSMITHY A SCIENCE. Seven Schools in Germany for Train? ing Locksmiths and Expon? ents of the Anvil. In Germany, the home of technological instruction, there are seven special schools devoted to the sole purpose of training loci smiths and blacksmiths. They are in the cities of Burgstadt, Grossenhain, Frankenberg, Meissen, C'lauchau. Rowwein and Zittau. Only graduates of public schools are admitted. The course of instruction in three of th? schools lasts three years; in three of th" Jthers It is shorter. To the school at Rosswein are admitted such students only as have completed a course in one of the other six schools, and the curric? ulum is highly advanced, covering physics, chemistry and electricity, with particular reference to practical con? struction of machinery. The schools ar* supported by the blacksmith and lock? smith guilds, aided by subventions from the government of Saxony and pri? vate beneficence. FROM ALASKA TO BRAZIL. Golden Plover Traverses 16,000 Miles in Order to Spend Ten Weeks on Arctic Coast. Some of our shore birds appear to make- traveling their chief occupation. The American golden plover arrives in the first week of June in the bleak, wind-swept "barren grounds" of Alaska, above the arctic circle and far beyond the tree line, and while the lakes are still icebound hurriedly fashions a shabby little nest in the moss, says the Saturday Evening Post. By August it is in Labrador, where it stuffs itself with such quantities of "crowberries" that its flesh Is actually stained by the dark purple juice. From Nova Scotia it strikes out to sea and takes a direct course for the West Indies. 1,600 miles away, finally reaching southern Brazil and the prairies of Argentina. Sixteen thousand mileB does it traverse in order to spend ten weeks on the arctic coast! SUPERSEDE MEN COOKS. Families of Wealth and Fashion Re? place Chef de Cuisine with Product of Schools. In private families of wealth and fashion there is a tendency to replace the French chef de cuisine with the woman cook, says the Philadelphia Record, and the change, which started among some of the most proimnent summer roidents of Newport, seems likely to extend. It is not the result, however, of any fad, ror has it been pre? concerted or widely discussed. There are, of course, fashions In cooking as in fverything else, but the incrrasiug frequency of the woman in the kitchen is due. according to an authority, sim? ply to the fact that cooking schools, de? spite all the ridicule that is heaped upon them, ??re hearing fruit. Young women who see their future In domestic service are more and more availing thcmselvps of the opportunity of ac? quiring the science of this work. With this knowledge and the training that goes with It they command better pay; but this is not yet. and probably nevf r will be, equal to that of the man chef. Wealthy employers who. for all sorts of reasons, from slumps In stocks to the great cost of maintaining automo? bile stables, feel the need of economy, are beginning to find out that about the only difference between the chef and tb* scientific woman cook is the price of their services. If more women, says the authority quoted, had the executive ability needed in a great kitchen, the change would be more rapid. CHRISTIANS IN JAP DIET. Although Only Seven of Them, They Possess Influence Beyond Their Numbers. The whole number of members of the Japanese diet is 379, and of them seven are Christians, including one Baptist, two Congregationalists and four Methodists. The Christian repre? sentation is thus in a minority of 1 to 54. but it is influential beyond-that pro ! portion. In the population at large I there is, roughly speaking, only one I Christian in 10,000?a little leaven in a < great mass, but its effect is visible and I recognized even by thoee who are not nominally Christian?. In old Japan, Shintoism. Buddhism and Confucianism all encouraged absolutism and feudal? ism, while constitutional government, representative institutions and local self-govornment are fruits of Christian ; civilization. It is favored by a good many who make no open profession of '' it. and is particularly valued as an In? strument of social and moral reforms , It has a long road to travel in that coun ; try before It satisfies the desires of Its ] ' propagandists, but the road Is open, and there is no opposition worth speak- ! Ing of. but rather a spirit of receptivity j ] and encouragement. CALLS FOR YARD OF MILK. Customer Tells Dairyman That Prod? uct Is Sold in Siberia by Linear Measure. "Give me a yard of milk," said a fa- I cetious customer. The dairyman smiled. I "But a yard of milk, all the same," he j said, "is not the impossibility you deem it I have bought milk by the yard, though not in this climate. It is pleasant ! to think, with the thermometer at 95, of | the days when I got my milk by linear measure," the dairyman continued. "It , was inVrkutsk, the coldest town In Si- ! beria. I spent a winter there when I was valeting, and everything that I bought In the markets came solid?frozen solid. Fish, meat, chickens, ducks?all were stacked up like so much wood, and when they needed to be cut the vendor took an ax or a hit^'t^t to them. All the Irkutsk liquids w r froz n solid, too. Milk, for convenience, was put up In meters?a meter is, you 'now, about a yard?and you would buy one or two or three yards of milk, as you required. A string was always frozen in with an end protruding. The end was to carry the milk by." RICH MACHINIST A REALITY Once Abhorrent to Men of Fashion, Millionaires Are Now Proud of Skill in That Line. "In my time," said an old broker to a Cincinnati Enquirer reporter, "machin? ery was abhorrent to men of fashion. Black grease, befouled hands, revolving wheels, and the ugly odor of oil were things unknown in good society. Con? sider the change. The motor car, the naphtha launch, theautomobileboat and the motor cycle have made machinists of us all. It is as needful for a million? aire to-day to be wise about spark plugs, oil cups and battery wires as it was need? ful in the past for him to be wise about cobs, hackneys and high-steppers. Ma? chinery plays so big a part in the luxur? ies of modern life that a rich man to-day Is" proud of being a good machinist, just as he would have been proud ten years ago of being a good fencer or a good horseback rider." Worms Make Silk in Colors. | Successful experiments in feeding silk I worms on various colored substances j so as to produce colored silk is reported to the state department by John C. Cov? ert, consul at Lyons, France. By this coloring of the food the necessity of dy? ing the silk in the thread or piece is said to be obviated. Just Resentment. For erecting in the facade of a girls' school at Wilmersdorf, Germany, a fig? ure of a goose and a duck, an architect was mobbed by the pupils. The archi? tect said the figures represented the be? setting weaknesses of the feminine charaeter?gossip and vanity. i '* Four Ages of a Woman. A woman is glad to be 20, ashamed to be 40, sorry to be 60 and proud to be 80. Uncle Sam's Big Rice Farms. Rice is beginning to loom larger In ?he export trade of the United States, and a ready market Is being found in Cuba, where, Consul Baehr asserts, it will monopolize the market within a few years. The diversified character of American exports could hardly be bet? ter shown than by the fact that the Pa? cific northwest is supplying the rice eating orient with flour and the gulf states are supplying Cuba, which is largely a rice-eating country, with rice that is superior to that of India or China. Cork for the World. The Cadiz chamber of commerce reckons the total annual production of :ork for the entire world at 81,287,760 pounds. Of this Portugal produces the largest amount. In 1902 its cork trees contributed 32,515,104 pounds. Spain comes next, with contribution in tho lame year of 28,450,716 pounds. Al? geria and the other minor cork-produc? ing countries together contributed 20, 121,940 pounds. Resemble Humming Birds. It is said that the Jersey mosquito, famous for Its size, is a mere gnat com? pared with the Panama mosquito. WOMEN IN PACKING HOUSES Pair Sex Have Invaded Gi eat Slaugh? tering Concerns and Now Two Thousand Are Employed. i The number of women in the Chicagi etockyards has almost doubled in thi past year. At the present time 2,004 women are employed there. It is trus that a little lees than half that number are engaged in the revolting work de? scribed, the majority being employed in painting and labeling cans, wrapping and packing soap and butterinc. Tosucb work the butchers make no objection. But the number engaged in the less pleas? ing occupations 1? gradually being in? creased. Last summer tl.e sausage mak? ers at the stock yards went on strike. The strike was notf anctloned by the na? tional officers of the organization, and when the men refused to return to work the packers proceeded to fill their placet with women. The union could not ob? ject. The men had struck without au? thority. The women are at work to-day, filling, linking and trimming sausages. The men are seeking work. What wages the women are being paid is known only to themselves and their employers. They are Lithuanian peasant women. Few speak the English language. To organize-them would be practically Impossible, even were it advisable, which the union officials do not believe. But at frequent intervals a few men are laid off and a few more women hired. Can the union stop the innovation? ART OF PICKLING STEEL. Process First Tried in This Country at Williamsburg Bridge in New York City. The pickling of structural steel was probably first done In this country In connection with the steel flooring of the Williamsburg bridge in New York city, declares Engineering Record.' The specifications for the 11-lnch chan? nels on which the paving blocks are car? ried required them to be cleaned and painted with pure linseeH oil while still hot from the rolls. When it came time to execute the work these specifications were changed so as to permit the metal to be cleaned in pickling baths, which has long been done to a considerable extent In Europe, in the case of the channels for the Williamsburg bridge the shapes were first boiled in a ten per cent solution of caustic soda to take off grease, and were then rinsed in boil? ing water. Afterward they were dipped Into a boiling ten per cent, solution of sulphuric acid until all the oxide wai removed. After being rinsed in boiling water they were dipped into a boiling ten per cent, solution of carbonate of soda to free them from any trace of acid. Finally they were rinsed in boiling wa? ter, dried over steam pipe? and then treated by the Sabin process of enamel? ing. HOW SEEDS GERMINATE. Writer Describes Method by Which Plum and Apricot Tree Enter on -Stage of Life. "The method by which a plum or ap? ricot tree makes its entrance upon the stage of life is interesting," says Pear? son's. "The hard shell of the plum stone '. splits it into halves through the stren? uous power of the embryo within. Out of the kernel the little root emerges and prows fat, while the nutty kernel also divides Into its halves, and each grad? ually transforms itself Into thick fleshy green leaves which show above the ground, while between these peculiar leaves two pretty, bright, ordinary pairs of green leaves above ground?one pairs of gren leaves above ground?on? pair fat and full of food, which they keep passing on to the plum Infant, the other pair thin and delicate, but daily growing stronger to take up the task of manufacturing food, not merely handing on stores, so that the plant may grow and flourish when the stores are fin? ished." BANNERS AT CHINESE BURIAL Rich and Important Oriental Is Laid Away with Much Pomp and Splendor, When a rich and important China? man dies his funeral Is conducted with much pomp and splendor. His friends and relations, instead of sending wreaths, send innumerable banners. These are made of white silk, with In? scriptions beautifully worked in black velvet, and express the senders' good wishes to the deceased himself, or to the members of his family for many generations. On the day of the fu? neral these banners are carried by hired men, who are all dressed alike for the occasion. After the funeral, which lasts several hours at the cemetery, is over, the banners are all brought back, and eventually grace the rooms of the late Chinaman's house. London's New Craze, Fashionable London society has In? vented a new craze In the shape of "war dinners," served in the latest styles of Russian or Japanese cooking and cooked after the methods of those countries. From a gastronomical point of view, the Russian dinner, with its vodka, Is perhaps the most successful. ! THE BEST MEDICINE In? WOMEN If yon are nervous and tired oat I continually you could have no I clearer warning of the approach I of serions female trouble. Do not wait until you suffer un I bearable pain before you seek treat? ment. You need \Y i ne of Cardui now just as much as if the trouble were more developed and the tor? turing pains of disordered men? struation, bearing down pains, leucorrhoea, backache and head? ache were driving you to the un? failing relief thatWine of Cardui has brought hundreds of thousands of women and will bring you. Wine of Cardui will drive out all trace of weakness and banish nervous spells, headache and back? ache and prevent the symptoms from quickly developing into dan rous troubles that will be hard check. Secure a $1.00 bottle of Wine of Cardui today. If your dealer does not keep it, send the money to the Ladies' Advisory Dept., The Chattanooga Medicine Co.. Chattanooga, Tenu., and the medicine will be sent yon. WMEsf GARDVi DeWitt DeWitt It the nsme to look tor when JBJ you to to buy Witch Hsiel Salve. DeWUt's Witch Hazel Stive Is the original and only genuine. In (act DeWltfsis the only Witch Hud Salve that la made from the unadulterated Witch-Hazel All others are counterfeits?bate Imi? tations, cheap and worthless?eves) dangerous. DeWltt's Witch Hazel Salve Is a specific for Piles: Blind, Bleeding, Itching and Protruding Piles. Also Cuta, Burns, Bruises. Sprains, Lacerations, Contusions, Bolls. Carbuncles. Eczema, Tetter, Salt Rheum, and all other Skin Diseases. SALVE PKEPjMtl.D BT E.C. DeWitt ?5 CO., Chicle J P?rtele by . I no. K. laekaoa, the Dm* giit. as the Japanese" cooks serve up some 'weird dishes which no self-respecting European would touch under ordinary circumstances, and try? diners must sit on the floor. Fashion is, however, a taskmaster, not a servant, and fashion decrees that whoever wishes to be smart must eat these dishes no matter how they taste. Rare Birds. Commenting on the craze for killing rare birds wherever they may be found, a writer in Londor. Truth says: "I should have thought that the fact that a bird is rare would be a reason for not killing it, make him rarer." BEARD CAUSE OFPROMOTION University Graduate Held Down by Youthful Appearance ? Hirsute Appendage Has Telling Effect A recent graduate of one of the great universities secured a place with a well-known firm at a modest salary, says the New York Sun. He fulfilled all his duties satisfactorily, but there seemed to be something lacking. Busi? ness callers did not seem to take him seriously, and one would occasionally inquire: "Say, bub, where's th? boss?" The graduate finally decided to raise a beard. At the end of a week his em? ployer came to him and said: "It's a rather delicate subject, but I'm glad that you have realized that It Is your youthful appearance that has been keeping you back. You will take charge of the shipping department to-morrow." "And some people say that appearance? count for nothing," remarked the graduate. "It took me four years to get a college education, i and in four weeks I'll have a beard. I made ten dollars a we?k on the strength of the education, and got pro? moted the first week on the strength of the beard." COST OF LOUIS' BUTTONS. 'Grand Monarque" Said to Hare Squandered $5,000,000 to Sat? isfy Peculiar Mania. Twenty thousand dollars for a drop shaped pearl scarf pin, $15,000 for a pearl stud, $4,940 for a coat fastener formed of a white bouton pearl with gold bar, $850 for seven buttons en suite and $775 for a pair of brilliant sleeve links?these are a few of the prices realized at the recent sale in London of a noble marquis' Jewelry. But, after all, everything is compara? tive, and the marquis' gems, rare and costly though they are, would have been quite eclipsed by Louis XIV.'s per? sonal jewelry. The "grand monarque" had many crazes, but for buttons he had a positive mania. In a single year 1685, he squandered $600,000 on them, and some of his purchases are well worth glancing at. On August 1, 1985, he bought two diamond buttons for 67.* 966 francs, and 75 diamond buttons for 586.703 francs. The buttons for a the 354 "boutonni?res" used 162 con? tained five diamonds ea^h, while the remainder were single diamonds. 1st all, the "great monarque" is said to have spent $6,000,000 on buttons alone. CZAR HAD MAD ANCESTORS Queer Stories About Russian Me? aren Recall Doings of Suppos? edly Insane Forefathers. While little oredence need be attached to the curious stories about the czar that have been flying about recently, it is an unquestionable fact that insanity runs in his house. Three of his prede? cessors, Peter III., Emperor Paul and Ivan the Terrible, were all more or leas mad, and some of their vagaries kept their immediate attendants in perpetual hot water. Peter III., to accustom him? self to war, insisted upon having the fir? ing of cannon constantly in his ear. At one time he gave an order to have a hun? dred of the heaviest guns in the world simultaneously discharged in Moscow solely that he might not in time of war be terrified by an unaccustomed nolss. It was Ivan the Terrible who, when suf? fering from some illness, commanded the city of Moscow to provide him with a cask of fleas as a cure for his malady. DECLINES AT THIRTY-ONE. Investigations Prove That the Aver? age Man Begins to Lose Strength at the Stated Age. Careful Investigations have proved that the muscles as well as other organs of the body have their stages of devel? opment and decline. Tests of the strength of several thousands of people have been made by the use of a dyna? mometer (strength measurer), and the lollowlng are given as the average fig ares of the white race. The lifting power it a youth of 17 is 280 pounds. In his twentieth year this increases to 320 pound" and in his thirtieth and thlrty ?rst years it reaches Its height, 356 pounds. At the end of the thirty-fir-;t rear the strength begins to decline. By the fortieth year it has decreased eight pounds, and this diminishing continues ?t a slightly Increasing rate until the lftieth year is reached, when the figure Is 330 pounds. After this period the itrentgh fails more and more rapidly. \ Fortunes in Old String. There is money in handling bits of old string and rope, and there are sev? eral large dealers in these commodi? ties- in lyondon. Thousands of pounds are made by buying and selling old fishing nets alone; but this is a mere bagatelle to the cash that is turned over in handing old cordage at the docks. When it is stated that the cord? age?not including the fitting?of a large vessel costs from ?2,000 to ?3,000, and that this has to be con? stantly renewed, it will be setu that an enormous trade must be carried oa in this' ptrtlcallf department.?London Tit-Bits.