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?iltem. Waally Joaraal Devoleti to the lileresls o( lancasier County in Particular; the Honhern Nacfc and Bappahaanoct Valley in Geoeral, and tha World at large. Volume XIX. IBVINGTON, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1910. NUMBEB 25. CHARLES M. STRUVEN & CO., 8TEAM8HIP, FACTORY AND MACHINI8T8' 8UPPLIE8. WIIOLESALE GROCERS AND SHIP CHANDLERS. BB0KER8 AND C0XMISS10N MERCUANTS FOR MENHADEN FI8H 8CRAP AND FI8H OIL. 114 Frederlck St., BALTIMORE, MD. PIID UP CAPITAl. $108,000.00. NORFOLK BUILDING SUPPLIES CORP,, SUCCESS0RS T0 FRANK T. CLARK C0., Ltd., (A Partnership Association Expiring December 31st, 1909.) COOKE, CLARE C0., & LUTHER SHELD0N. ESTABLISHED 1870. There are six reasons why BUILDERS and OWNERS should buy their Sash. Doors, Blinds, Builder's Hardware, Mantels, Tiles, Grates, Paints, Oils, Qlass, Etc, from THE NORFOLK BUILDING SUPPLIES CORPORATION. THE REASONS: 1. We contract no bad debts. 2. We are the cheapest buyers. & Our expenses are minimized. 4. Our facilities are the greateat. 5. Our organization is unrivalled. 6. Our profita are small. NORFOLK BUILDING SUPPLIES CORPORATION, 96-98 BROOKE AVENUE. ftftWAT V TT A 9W)7 TAZEWELL 8T. INUIVi? U1A| VA. THE HAWKS-MAUP1N CO., SASH, MANTELS, PAINTS, BUILDING, DOORS, TILING, OILS, PAPERS, BLINDS, GRATES, GLASS, VARNISHES, MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, ETO. 715-717 CHAWFORD ST.V PORTSMOUTH, VA. SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS, WINDOW AND DOJR FRAMES, HARDWARE, POROH AND STAIN WORK, PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS. CLARK SASH & DOOR CQRPORATION, FRANK T. CLARK, Pres. and Manager, Cor. Plume and Randolph Sts., NORFOLK, - . VIRGINIA. MONUMENTS AND SRAVESTONES IN MAKBLE AND GRANITE. We pay freight and guarantee safe delivery. As we employ no Canvaasers or Agenta no commiaaions muat be added to our prices, therefore we can u?e firet claas material and finish it right. LARUE9T STOCk IN THE SOUTH. When ln Norfolk call on im. You will And wh?t you wsnt; ??? %nd Imow whatyou ar? buyinc *?d can ret It qutckly. THE COUPER MARBLE WOKKS, (Eatabliahed 62 Y?ara) 1 5? to 103 Bank HU, Norfolk, Yn. MONUMENTS AND GRAVESTOES. To all who con template the erec tioD of a Monu menfc, Statue or Gravestone iu Mar ole or Granite, it will be to tbeir interest to call on or addre&s LAWSON & NEWTON, Cor. 11th and Wllllams Sts.. NORFOLK, - VA. Bell 'Paone No. 8762. LANCA8TER UNION LODGE. No. 88 KlLMAKNOCK, Vi. Stated Commnnicationfl montidy?Thuradayafterthe thtid Monday, 1) a. m. HEATB8VILLE LODGE,No. 109, a., y.a a. x. Btated Commanicailona monthy? Friday after the thlrd Monday, lla.M What would be more appreciated than a well finiahed and good like neaa of a f riend or relative? Then why not ge to WM. FREEMAN, PHOTOCRAPHER, 268 and 270 MAIN ST., NORFOLK, - ViRGINIA? Who is considered one of the best in the south. PICTURE FRAMES. EASTMAN KODAKS AND SUPPLIES. Special attention to Aniahing for amateura. Tall Oaks from little Acorns grow. Blg Flres from little Matchea ?Iow - Therefore, be wiae and lnanre your property before H i? too late in the NORTBSRN NaOK MoTUAL FlBK Am'N, (Ilome offlce) Irvington, Va. QF*Leaa than half the coat of old !me companies B. H. BAIRD, GENERAL FIRE IN8URANCE. Fosmr'riCK and phone- WARSAW, VIRCINIA. Representing Companies having combined aasote of over $11.000,000. HAMBlBtf BREMEN FIBE INSURANCE CO.. Hambnrg, Germany. VIRttlNIA FIRE A MABINE INSURANCE C0? Rlchmond, Ya. SPRINtiFIELD FIBE & MABINE INSURANCE CO., Sprlnirfleld, Mase. YIB8INIA STATE INSUBANCE CO., Bichmond, Ya THE CREAT POLICY-HOLDERS' CO. 7!^ Why lt lt that the Union Centra), while lta preminma are low, can n?y thelargeatdlTidendtr * ' lat. Becaate the eompany li cholce in selectlng lti rtakt. Ooniequencet ? ow death rate. Snd. Becanee for twenty yeara it haa reallsed the higheat Interaat rate. ?_8. WIth what result? We fnrnlett maximum lnaurance at minimam coit. Before taklng Life Insurance wrlte for rates in the great Pollcy-holder Oompany. (0. P. PALMFR ahd R. H. NORRIS, Ktlmarnoek, Ya. AgeacteaiJ A. O. BALL, Molmk, Va. ( M. H. 8TRINGFKLLOW, Brandy, Va. GROWING OLD. A little rnore tired at close of day; A little leaa anxious to have our way; A little leaa ready to scold and blarae; A little more care for a brother's name; And Bo we are nearing the joumey's end Where time and eternity meet and blend. A little lesa care for bonda and gold, A little more zest in the daya of old; A broader view and a saner mind, And a little more love for all mankind; , And ao we are faring a-down the way. A little more love for the friendsxjf youth. A little leaa zeal for established truth; A little more charity in our viewa, A little lesa thirst for the daily news; And 80 we are folding our tents away And passing in ailence at close of day. A little more leisure to sit -and dream, A little more real the thinga uneeen; A little nearer to those ahead, With viaions of those long-loved and dead; And ao we are going to where all must go, To the place the living may never know. A little more laughter.a little more tears, And we ahall have told our increasing yeara; The book ia cloaed, and the prayers are aaid, And we are a part of the countleas dead. Thrice happy, then, if some aoul can say: "I live becauaohe has paased my way." ?New York Times. THE INSURRECTION AGA1NST CANNON. The latest insurrection in the House of RepresentativeB is the most sensa tional, violent, and determined of all. Uncle Joe is not only defied but bitterly denounced by hia own party associatea. Repreaentative Cooper, a republiean in good atanding from Wisconsin, accuaed him of venting his apite upon indepen dent Republicans by reducing them on the committeea and called upon varioua insurgents to subatantiate his charges; while Mr. Poindexter, of Waahington. and Mr. Fiah, of New York, belabored the speaker in a way that cauaed the Democrats to jump and to shout for joy. The battle raged all night and even as this article ia written it is atill going. Speaker Cannon has refused to make a ruling on the point in iaaue and Kepresentative Norria, the originator of the trouble, says that if this course is persisted in it must eventually lead to anarchy in the House. That Speaker Cannon will be depoaed, and another speaker elected aeems certain. The trouble originated in this wise: Through the Committee on Rules the Speaker has maintained absolute con trol of legislation. The committee now eonaists of ftve members, appointed by the Speaker, has large authority and is under the complete domination of Cannon. Ever since the insurgent movement started one of it* chief objects has been to get a committee on rules elected by the members. An effort waa made a year ago to bring this about but failed. Insurgent Norris, Republiean, of Nebraska, thought Thursday afternoon that the psychological moment had ar rived, and, drawing from his pocket a creaaed and frayed paper, which he had carried with him since the opening of the session in December, he asked per mission to introduce "s resolution pri vileged under the Constitution of the United States." Uncle Joe was taken unawares. and the resolution was read aa follows: "Reaolved, That the rules of the House be amendod as follows: "The Committee on Rules shall con sist of fifteen membeBs, nine of whom shall be members of the majority party. and six of whom shall be members of the minority party, to be aelected as follows: "The States of the Unioin shall be divided by a committee of three, selected by the House for that purpose, into nine groups, each group containing as near as may be an equal number of mem? bers belonging to the majority party. The States of the Union shall likewise be divided into six groups, each group containing as near as may be an equal number of members belonging to the minority party." Conaternation enaued when it waa diBCOvered to be the In8urgent-Demo cratic scheme to capture the Committee on Rulea. The resolution also provided that the speaker ahould not be eligible to membership on the committee. The point waa made that the resolu? tion waa out of order and the speaker ia privileged to render his deciaion on auch a point at pleaaure. Under the circumstancea Uncle Joe exerciaed hia authority and opened wide the doora for debate. It ia a battle royal and no matter what the preaent iasue may be, the end ia not yet. The rule of Speaker Can non haa been tyrannical and haa be come intplerable. Independent men, whether in or out of the Republican party, will not aubmit longer to it. It ia a nght for independence and that aort of a fight in thi8 country ia quite sure to win out in the long run. Since the above waa written the Hooae by a deciaive vote took from the Speaker the privilege of appointing the Committee on Rulea, one of the moat important of the committees, and went even further in radical revolution by making the Speaker ineligible to place on that committee. Aa thia committee formulatea the rulea for debate, the power of the speaker ia thua reduced of arbitrarily regulating debate in the Houae. Heretofore no member could apeak on any aubject aave by the grace of Mr. Cannon, and while that gentle man atill retains great power hia abiiity to down a member ia greatly hampered. To aorae extent the thing called Can noniam ia blighted. GREAT MONKEY DEAD. Pncumonia Fatal to the Famed Chimpanzee Who Had Earned $75,000 for His Owner--Insured for $10,000. Conaul, Jr., the trained chimpanzee, couain, lower removed, to humana, died of pncumonia af ter four daya' illness at Dallas, Tex. His body, shrouded in immaculate linens, rests on a bier lined with flower8 in the rooms of hia trainer, T. W. Milner, in the Hotel Delaware. The wise and talented chimpanzee waa owned by Dr. E. L. Buckley, of Brooklyn, N. Y. Consul was valued at $50,000 and waa insured for $10,000. His salary was larger than that paid to many vaudeville stara; he earned $76,000 for Dr. Buckley, it is aaid. Consul was taken ill Saturday night and collapsed in the Majestic Theatre. A trained nurse and three of the best physicians in Dallas did everything to save the chimpanzee. Mr. Milner never left his bedside. Consul's manifesta tions of affection and appreciation to ward Mr. Milner were pathetic. A rally followed by a severe hemorrhage, with a deep sigh, the chimpanzee ex pired in his trainer's arms. A taxider mist will preaeryc his body. Consul waa four and a half years old, had been on the stage two years. He understood French and English. He had dined with Mayors and other digni taries and celebrities in wores of cities. Consul, Jr., inherited his genius; he aa the son of Conaul, anothcr famous chimpanzee. Consul had only one vicc, he smoked cigarettea. He could aign his name at least he registered always the same way; a bank cashier would have honored it. COMPULSORl EDUCATION. lE??ay writUn by Euirenc Chilton. 11 y*?r? old. of Whe?lton.,' I think education ought to be compul aory, because there are a plenty of peo ple who won't send their children to 8chool, but if the children'a parents are invalids and can't work and the children have to support the family then it is all right. Children ought to be aent to school anyhow if possible between the ages of ten and fourteen. The children will blame their parents for not sending them to school, there will be a lot of people in the world that can't rcad and write and they will always be laboring like slaves, whereas they might be among the leading men of the world. Some children's lives are ruined by drunken parents making them work and then taking their money and throw ing it away for whiskey and gambling. This is not frequently the case, but frequent enough to cauae the ruin of thouaands of children's lives. Some say if we had compulsory education it would cut down the sesaion. I don't bclieve it would, and if it did each man's child would have the same opportunity. Some say that the State has no right to take charge of a man's children, but as long as the State is composed of people, the majority have a right to make the laws. People who think anything of their children will send them to school even if they have to make a sacrifice to do so, and those who won't ought to be made to send them to school. The argument is used that you would have to send the colored children a|so which would shorten the terma, but if this is true the white children ought not to be deprived of their education on account of the colored children. WAVE VERSUS SHIP. Was it a laat despairing proteat of Old Ocean, when he lifted his giant hand in the blackneaa of the night of January 10, and amote the "Lusitania" a blow which racked and splintered her lofty bridge and pilot houae, 75 feet above the sea, and cruahed down her forecastle deck and decks beneath, giv ing them a permanent depreasion of aeveral inchea? For time waa, and not so very long ago, when the sea waa the undisputed maater of the ahip, and whenever Neptune saw fit to open the vials of his^ wrath, and send his league long rollers acroas the deep, the proud est ahip of the day must needa stop at hia bidding, if she did not indeed turn and run before the fury of the blaat. Of late years, man, by virtue of hia knowledge and mechanical skill, has been building in ever-increaaing lengths and breadths, and with auch ceaaeless enlargements of bunker and boiler room?he has so multiplied horse-power, and has called to his aid so many inge nioua contrivancea for speed and strength and safety, that old Neptune must for many a decade past have fore seen the humiliating day; when he could no longer hold the destinies of the bold aea voyager in hia hand, and no longer say to him "Thus far, and tbus slowly ahalt thou go."-Scientific Amer ican. THIRSTY AMERICA. If the statistics prove anything we Americans are a thirsty folk, aa we use one billion pounda of coffee annually, which coets aixty millions. Meantime we awallow some one hundred million pounda of tea, or its extract, eosting aixteen millions dollara. Of wine and apirits twenty-aix millions worth were imported laat year, more than twice aa much as the year before. The average amount of coffee uaed in the United Statea is about eleven pounda to a person. AN AWFUL ERUPT10N of a volcano excitea brief intercata. and your in tareat in akin eruptiona will be aa short. if you uae Bucklen'a Arnica Salve, their quickeat cura. Kven the worat boila, ulrera. or fever aorea ara aoon healod by it. Beat for Burna. Cuta. BruUea. Sora Lipa. Chappad Handa. Ohilblaina and Ptlaa. It fflvaa inatant raliaf. 26c. at all drusaiata. FOR SALE. A lot of prejudices which Have ceaaed to be of use to me; A atock of envyof the rich, Some alightly shopworn jealoualy; A large aupply of gloom that I Shall have no uae for from, to-day, I offer bargaina; who will buy? Come, bid, and take the stuff away. A lot of wishea I've outgrown, A atock of foolish old beliefa; Some pride I once was glad to own, A bulky line of miafit griefa; A large asaortment of ill-will A job lot of bad faith ar.d doubt; Harsh words that have their stingers atill Come on. come on! I'mclosing out. I need more room for kindlineaa, For hopeful courage and good cheer, For sale, the hatred I posaeaa, The dark suspicious and the fear. A large supply of frailties I Shall have no use for from to-day, I offer bargaina?who will buy? Come, bid, and take the stuff away. ?Chicago Record-Herald. TABLET TELLS OFTHE FLOOD. It Agrees in Detail With Tale Related in Bibie. The diacovery of a fragment of a cuneiform tablet. believed to be of the period of 2100 B. C, bearingan account of the deluge described in the Bible and agreeing with the narrative in Geneaia, ia reported by Prof. H. V. Hilprecht, of the University of Pennsylvania. This fragment, which has just been deciphered, was one of those excavated from the loweat strata of the oldest part of the ruina of theTemple Library of Nippur. It is of unbaked clay and measures two and three-fourths inchea square. As translsted by the professor, the narrative containcd on the table isas follows: "I declare unto thee that confines of heaven I will looaen, a deluge I will makc and it shall sweep away all men together; but thou (the Babylonian Noah) aeek life before the deluge cometh forth; for to all living beinga, aa m?nyas therc are, I will bring over throw, destruction, annihilation ? * ? build a great ship and * * ? total height shall be its atructure. It shall be a house boat carrying what haa been aavedoflife. ? ? ? wjth a strong deck over it. The ahip which thou ahalt make, into it bring the beaata of the field, the birds of heaven and the creep ing things, two of everything inatead of a number * * * and the family. The Semitic dialect in the inscription and certain grammatical peculiaritiea of the text ahow, according to Prof. Hilprecht, that it waa written aome time between 2137 and 2005 B. C. The oldest tablet heretofore known contain ing an account of the flood waa the "Layard deluge tablet" in the Britiah Museum, but the latter only dated from 650 B. C. The "Layard tablet" agreed with the details of the biblical narrative in only a few particulars. It was a pagan story of a deluge brought about at a council of the gods who were directed to destroy mankind. One of the gods was moved to save his protege?the Noah of the story?and sent a dream of warning on which this Noah acted. This god excused his betrayal of the secret to the other deities by the explanation that he had not told?he had only "whispered through the mat"?that is, through the wall of the house, on the other side of which his protege sleptand to whom this dream was thus conveyed. CAPTURE OF AN ALBATROSS. Somefarmers in Wayne County, Ind., saw a huge bird light in a pond, and before it had an opportunity to resume its flight, they captured it. It proved to be an albatrosa, measuring more than five feet from tip to tip of wings. Specu lation is rife as to the cause for this bird of the ocean being found so far inland. The albatrosa (Diomedea exu lans) has its habitat in the Southern Atlantic and Northern Pacific, so it is possible that this specimen was on its way across the country, a trip of many thousanda of miles?from pole to pole, almost. Natural history teaches that the alba tross has wonderful powers of flight. A trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific would not be an impossible undertaking for this species. Hunger may have cauaed it to seek the landing place in the pond. Its captors were prompted by the desire to possess something un usual, a desire that crops out in man kind at all times. They may recall Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." TRUCKERS' NOTES. Clayton Ballard, of Tenneasee, writea to the Southern Planter that aix ducka of the Indian Runner variety laid in one year 1,851 eggs, an average of over 200 eggs to a duck. A Hartford county, Md., farmer writes that he raiaed a fine crop of corn in spite of a protracted drought by lightly harrowing inatead of plow ing, hia corn. His theory waa that aa the corn roots grew near the surface each plowing aevered the fine roots that act aa feedera to the stalk. If the ground waa simply atirred on the sur? face the roots would do better work than if constantly broken. Tbis ia true, certainly it ia true that corn roota will run all over the space between the rowa in a very ahort while, and if bro? ken the stalk haa to do fta work over again, so far aa new roota are con cerned. SLAUGHTER OF ROBINS. Thousands of the Birds Killed in Tcnnesscc?Sold At 10 Cents a Dozen. Robin8 are numerousatLofton, Tenn., and are "selling rcadily on the loca'l market at 10 cents a dozen," according to a Murfreesboro special. It should be explained that the robins are not so numerous as they used to be, for the fact that they sell for 10 cents a dozen has induced many men and boys to en gage in the wholesale slaughter of the birds. Thousands of robins, the special says, gather in the cedars to roost and hunt ing parties go in the night and cap ture them in large numbers. One party caught 2,600 birds in one night. One hunter caught 377 birds in one tree. It is estimated that 150,000 have been killed within the last three weeks. That is the way in which wild bird life is being protected in some parts of this great country. The robin is a beautiful and harmless bird. He is an indefatigable destroyer of insect pests. Any one who has ever watched him on a lawn can testify to his industry in searching out bugs and worms and his capacity for put ting them where they can do no harm. If there is a cherry tree handy he will vieit it occasionally, but he much pre fers to forage on living things. He is a cheerful, happy bird and rather likes to make himself handy around the premises. rearing a family the while in the boughs of the old apple tree. He is not much of a singer so far as the quality of his music goes, but he is always willing to give you a sample of the best he can do in that line, and the effect is not unpleasant to the human ear. In fact, the robin is an all around good fellow and is always ready to be friendly and serviceable if given half a chance. It is to be regretted that our neigh bors in Tennessee are not giving the robin even half a chance, but are mur dering him in cold blood. There really seems to be no reason for itexceptthat robins are worth 10 cents a dozen. That also would seem to be about the proper market quotation for men who engage in such slaughter, either for pleasure or profit. ? Louisville Courier-Journal. THE OYSTER AND LEGISLATION. IFarmvill* Herald.l .iust so soon aa the legislators gather in Richmond they begin to feed on oyaters, and soon they begin to legis late on oysters. The old, old story has been repeated during this session, with what practical results we are not prepared to say. Reading recently the inaugural address of the Hon. Henry A. Wiae, when he was about to take the oath of ofiice as Governor, we were interested in what he then had to say on the aubject of the delightful bivalve. "The amalle8t tax upon the oyster fisheries in her limits would yield a very considerable annual income revenue. The soil upon which the oysters grow extends over a space of more than 2,000 square miles. About 16,000 tona of licensed vessela belonging to our citizens, and at leaat five times that number of tona belonging to citizens of the States making in all 96,000 tons per annum are engaged in the oyster trade of Virginia. That amount of tonnage accounts for more than 25 to 30 millions of buahela of oyaters taken and carried away from the public soil of Virginia every year. The oysters are worth from twenty cents per bush el at the place where taken, to fifty cents per bushel in the market at whole aale. A tax of two cents per bushel on twenty-five millions of bushels would yield a gross revenue of $500,000 per annum, to be collected under inspec tion law8, by not more than four small steam cutters, at annual cost of not more than $20,000 for them, and a cost of feea for licenses not exceeding $30,000 per year, leaving a net revenue for the juapublicum of $450,000 per an? num." And so it has been that when ever the statesmen talk of oysters the revenues are big but when the count is in the amount is small. And yet we all rejoice that notwithstanding the work of the politicians the oyster lives and ia as luscious as of yore. Deafness Cannot be Cured by local appiications, aa they cannot reach the dis eased portion of the ear. There is only one way to curedeafneaa, and that ia by constitutional reme diea. Deaf nesa ia cauaed by an inrlamed condition of the mucoua lininjc of the Eustachian Tube. When thia tube ia indamed you have & rumblin*- aound or imperf ect heannsr, and when it is entirely closed. Deafnesa ia the result, and unleas the inAammation. an be taken out and this tube restored to ita nor mal condition, hearingr will be deatroyed forever; ninecaaee out of ten are cauaed by Catarrh, which ia nothinjf but an inflamed condition of the mucous surfacea. We will give One Hundred Dollars for any caae of Deafneas icaused by catarrh) that cannot be cured by Uall'a Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars free. F. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O. Sold by Druara-ista, 76c. Take Hall'a Family Pills for constipation. BIG MONEY IN MUSKRATS. The trappers of the Eastern Shore of Maryland will receive nearly $500,000 thia season for muskrat skins. In Dorchester county trappers have been paid $100,000 for this season's pelt, to say nothing of what they received from the sale of the meat. One fur buyer of Hooper's Island, in lower Dorchester, has paid out $30,000 for muskrats hides this season. STUBBOBN AS MULES are livar and boweJa aometimea: aeern to balk wiUiout ctuM. Then there'a trouMe?Loaa of Appetite?Indigeation, Nervouaneaa. Deapon dency. Headache. But such troublea fly bcfore Dr. Kinr'a Ncw Llfe Pilla. the world'abeat Stomache and Uver ramady. So aaay. 26c. at all drunriata. IT DOESN'T PAY. It doesn't pay to be agrouch, It doesn't pay to wear a frown; Nobody ever made his pile By knocking every one in town, There are some better reasons why A man should smile upon his way, But here is one, rinancially A gloomy visage doesn't pay. There's money in a cheerful smile, A fortune in a cheerful word, And money often reaches souls That finer things will leave unstirred. And so I put it up to you, Don't mope and whine along your way, If it is money you desire, A gloomy visage doesn't pay. 'Twere better that you smile. because You wish to cheer the fellow man, And speak the cheerful word, to help A weaker brother, if you can. But if these reasons don't appeal To you, I write it down to-day. There's money ina happy face; A gloomy visage doesn't pay. A COMEDIAN'S TRICK. Rua. by Which He Etcaped Arrart and Had Hia Debts Paid. Mnny anraatag stories are tokl of Joe liutnes. a comediau of the tlme of Charles II.. sornetinies called "Count" Halues. It is sald that he was arreat ed one inorniug by two balliffs for a debt of ?20. when be saw a blshop to whom he wus related passlug along in his coach. With ready resource he ltn mediately saw a loophole for escape, and. turniiiK to the men. he eald. "Let rne speak t<. his lordship. to whom I nm well kiiiiwD, and he will iwiy the debt and jrovr rlmrges into the bar caln." The ltnllirfs tbought they uilght ven ture this. as tho.v wero wlthln two or throe ynnls of tho c?>n?h. and acceded to the reqqsat .To* bdMly advsneed and took off his h.it to the btahop. IIis li.niship ordetad tho coacfc to stop. whea Joe whlafwad t<> the rtlitaa that the t\v<> me? ?orc suffering from sueh wruples of couscieuce that he feared they would haug themselves, suggest lns thnt his lordship should Invite them to hl? hemm ni promlse to nat isfy them. The bishop agreed, and, calling to the baillffs, he sald, "You two nien COaaa to me tomorrow morn ing. and I will.tuttlafy you!" The raon Innved nnd went away ple:\sod. nnd enrly the next day walt ?i on his lordship, who. when they were ushered in, anld, "Well, my meu. what an? these seruplea of eon acienceY" ???Seniplea?" replled oue of them. "We have no seruples! We are bal HffH, my lord. who yesterday arrested your eouslu. Joe Halues. for a debt of ?20, and your lurdship klndly promlsed. to satlsfy us." The trlek was atrange, but the r? sult was stranger, for his lordsblp, elther appreeiatlng Its cleverness or conslderlng hlmaelf bound by the promlse he had unlntentionally given, there and then settled with the men In full. SAVED A SOLDIER'S LIFE. Facing death from shot and ahell in the civil ww was moreagreeable to J. A. Stone. of Kemp. Tex. than facing it fiom what doctors aaid waa con sumption. "I contractedastubbamcold" h? write** "that developed a eough, that atuck to me in apite of all remediea for yeara. My wetght ran down to 130 pounda. Then 1 began to uae Dr. King'a New Discovery. which completely cured me. I now weigh 178 pounda." For Coughs, Colds. LaGripp?> Asthma, Hemorrhage. Hoarseneas. Croup. Whoop ing Cough and lung trouble. ita supreme. 60c. $1. Trial botUe free. Uuaranteed by all druggiata. WHY PAY A MUD TAX? Eastern Virginia must mend its ways ? that is, ita highways?if it would reap that harvest of prosperity its peo? ple look and long for. The "mud tax" on the country peo? ple of the section is well aigh beyond computation. Suffice it to say it is far and away greater than ten times all the other taxes they pay. Two hundred and fifty million dollars a year are wasted on bad roads in the United States. Added to loss on haul, the storage and extra food rates make the total expense $1,000,000,000 a year. This means a tax of $12.50 on every man, woman and child in the country. ?Newport News Times-Herald. H0W GOOD NEWS SPBEADS. "1 am TO years old and travel moat of the Ume/ writea B. F. Tolson. of Elizabethtown. Ky. '?Everyarhere I gx> I recommend Klectric Bitters. because I owe my excellent health and viulity to thern. They tffect a cure every time." They never fai! to tone the Htcmach. rcvulate the kidneys and bowela, atimulate the Hver. invigorate the nerv?a and purify the blood. They work wondera for weak. run-down men and wotnen. reatirias atrensth. visror and health thata a daily joy. Try them. Only 50c. Satiafaction is pouitively Ruaran teed by all drunrists. EASTER. Beautiful exterior adornment is per fectly right on Easter. It is consis tent with the apirit of Easter; it means throw away the old and come into the new. It mean8 forget the past and look at the present. Interior adorn? ment is also in line. It means get new love into your heart and throw away the old nate and revenge. Throw away old dead ideas that belong to the age of the tallow candle, ox team and the spinning wheel. The ages when bloodshed and war held sway and array your mind and soul with peace on earth good will toward men. Love, happiness and prosperity now reign.?Buster Brown. FOOD FOR A YEAR ss.*??* ""*.240?ta. *??.100 a*. g?. *7ala?. VcgrtaMas.500**. Thia represenU a fair ra tion for a man for a year. But some people eat and eat and grow thinner. Thia meana a defecuVe digestion and unauitable food. A large ?ize bottle of Scott's Emulsion equal* in nourishing proper tiea ten pounds of me&t Your physician can tell you how it does it. FOB SAL* BT ALL DRUOOISTS 8#nd JOb.. aama of papar aad thia ad. for ow beautitul H*?iag. Bmak aad Cnlld'a H**?oa Boofc. Kavh bouk ouuulaa a Oood Luvk Paaay. SCOTT & BOWNE. 409 Pearl St.. Ntw Ycxfc O. J. HAMMELL CO., PLEASANTVILLE, N. J. Designers and Manufacturera of Artistic Memorials in Marble and Granite. OFFICES-Atlantic City, N. J.; PhH adelphia, Pa.; Whealton, Va. Address H. Booker Hale, Agent.. Whealton. w *? : *u samplk or ?tra work. Thia monument waa deaigned, exe cuted and erected to the memory of Dr. Lawrence Gunyon Mitchell. atFarn ham Baptist Church, Richmond Co., Va. PROFESSIONAL.. R W. PALMER, ? DENTI8T, Will be in Keedvillc the Mrst Moudav ?>t each moiith and rernaia two wecki. Tae reatof montk inKilmarnovk. (UaakBldg.) J)R. Q. H. OLIVER, RESIDENT DENTIST, IRVINGTON. - - VIROUIIA, (Offloe over Bank.) Nitroua Oxide Oaa admtniatered. Appomtmenta for Bittlagt of auy lengtu ? hould b? made severai daya ln advac Terms: Caah. Y^ARNER BALL, ATTORNEY AT LAW,; Monaskon, Lanoastsb Co., Va. Will practlcelu all the CourU of thia and adjolning coumles. Prymptatteutlonrlven to all legalbuaioaaa T^ McDONALD LEE, (NOTARY PUBLiC.) CIYILENttlNEERANDSLRVEIOB IRVINOTOM. VA. Laada lurveved and platt aaade. aUtl caateo, Plana and Speciflcatioaa for Brldr and Viaduct wora and oonstructlona of al doacrlptlona. Topoaraphy and Draughtlaa ?pectaltlea. WHEN IN NORFOLK STQP AT "THE ATLANTIC" Most conveniently located Hotel? CORNER MAIN AND GRANBY STS. RoomB $1.00 and $1.50. American Plan $2.50 and $3.00. Fine Cafe (Lynn's) newly fitted up on first floor. Rappahannock Valley people make it headquarters. For Coughs and Colds Troubled with a cough? A hard cold, bronchitis, or some chronic lung trouble? There is a medicine made for just these cases?Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Your doctor knows all about it. Ask him what he thinks of it. No medicine can ever take the place of your doctor. Keep in dose touch with him, consult him frequently, trust him fiUly. No alcohol in this cough medicine. J.CA^rCo.,Lou?llMmi Ayer's Pills. Sugar-coated. All vegetable. Act dlrectly on the liver. Cently laxa tlve. Dose, only one piil. Sold for nearly sixty years. Ask your doctor about them.