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VOL. XXVIII, NO. 36.
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ft single application of CtmctiRA (oint
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purifiers and humor cores.
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Bl. Louis over the New Merchants' Bridge,
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LETTED FROM TEXAS.
Good T)oN i i)tlon of HoiiHton'H Fi-uit
n . . i i ' . . . . . . ,
i iwni ranii I''lHUie nnow,
Correnpondenoo to the Ilorald and Tribune.
Ctoloki Ranch, Dec. 11, 07. On tho Hth I
vlstited the F. F. V. (Fruit, Flower and Vt'Kti-
uioiej e;uimtion in Hounton. It is a fair ex
hibiting tho prodiidts of Texas, and more es
pecially the southern nbrtion
countr. I first went to tho Market Hull, in
tno second story of tin Market house, and
mrwUiere a representation of many of the
miinufacturinir cHtublishuientH of Houton,
a nloe assortment of tho. artieles niiuiufuo
tureu. Tho iu'riro hall was nieelv dueorutral
with flowers and everything to muke itbeau-
urui ana attractive. After looking at this to
my heart's content. I walked seven hlneku to
tho Auditorium, whore thero were cn exhibi
tion Hrtino of tho many products ofToxnH
corn, oats, hay, beardless barley, Irish pota
toes, swet potiitoes, (I saw one that weighed
rourteon and one half pounds.) turnios-imo
measuring ten inches nrross, watermelons,
ng8,pars,(l saw about one dozon sold to
bo tho third crop this year from the same
treo ; thoy were about tho size of hen eggs,)
strawberries, nice and ripe, on a plate and
some on plants green and somo in bloom, all
sizes ; almost all garden vegetables that could
bo mentioned was thero on exhibition frPnh
from tho garden. Tobacco, said to be equal
to tne ramous Cuban, for which tho exhibi
tor recolved forty cents Dor Dound for hln
crop from elghtoen acros. Japaneso persim
mons, oranges, apples, sugar cane, wrapping
paper, manufactured bv tho SuLmrland
fabrlo mill from the bogasse or refuse of the
sugar cane, the statuo of a man mado of
pure cotton Just from the ball. .
The embroidery department was full AnH
complete j the-handwork of the ladies of
Houston and the coast country; tho ladies
from this country are from every State in the
union and every foreign nation, and with
nimble fingers thoy have made many beautl-
iui xapnes ana placed on exhibition. The
drawing and portrait rjaintlhii wero verv fine
and that department was well filled with
beautiful work. ; ; . -
A private collection by H. L. Rodirera of
coins of different nations, was very tine, com
posed of coins from Bpuin, Germany, Grout
Britain, the Provinces,. Washington, Gauto-
mana, ancient Koman coins. Mexioau. Turk
ish, African two cent piece of Libora. Italian.
Chinese, Indian coins from six to 800 years
oiu. Jseopolitan, U. 8. coins, ten, twenty five
and fifty cent paper currency, rough oimls,
Hot Springs diamonds, crystals from the
Crystal Cave of Colorado and other diamomlH
and coins that I can't rojnoniber; also the
pictures of Bam Houston and luun-ln-tho.
faco, tho noted Indiun Chief who killed Cum.
tor and ate his heart; a piece of wood from
tno treo under which Sum Houston was rest
ing when Santa Anna was brought to him a
captive; this collection was vory nice and in
lu the center of tho Auditorium wn-a a
fuuutou. ten loot nigh, with wator flowing
from the top and dripping down over beauti
ful ferns, aud at the bottom were h,intif..i
Hub, swimming in tho pure, clear water; tho
largo room was beautifully decorated with
flowers of all colors that, grow in this coast
oountry," . ,
I next visited a collettion of wild animals
of-Texas, with which a few auimuls of other
countries were mingled j they had the wild
oat, catamount, which grows to weigh fifty
pounds, the martin, soinewhut resembling
tho weasel, the marmot, an animal that sleeps
nine months in tho. year, tho magpie bird,;
the Texas eagle, seven feet from tip to tip, a
cage of skunks., the pruirio dog, the untouter,
opossum, tho Usher, three and one hulf feet
from nose to end of tail, tho indiun devil or
wolverine, a small animal weighing only llfty
pounds, but will kill a horse, ox or man, and
which the Indians dread and fear, the moun
tain lion, .which plays havoc with herds in
mountains or timberlands in the West. They
also had two' Esquomaux dogs, tho same
that are used to draw sledges over the snow
and ice in Northern climates. The Mexican
dog, with not a single hair on his body, tho
Suva and ringtail monkey, the emu, a large
bird like tho ostrich, white, green and red,
After leaving hero I visited tho poultry ex
hibition by tho Southweht 1'oultry Associa
tion ; they had on exhibition over 500 fowls
of difforenta breeds and kinds. They had
thirty six cages of pigeons of different kinds,
twenty nine coops of bantam chickens, tho
names of some of them were the Golden Sou
bright, whrto booted, silver duekwing, red
pylo, golden duekwing, .blacktail Japanoso,
blrehou game, and buff pekin; the lightest
one weighed oleven and one half ounces. Of
the larger fowls they had tho White: buff ami
partridge oochen, white crested black polish,
black minoroas, silver spangled Hamburg,
Indian gamo, black 8panlsb, white and brown
leghorns, barred plymouth rock, light brah
ma and tho old stylo Wackbunty; the heav
iest one, a light brahma, weighed thirteen
and one half pounds ; they had a fow coops
of turkeys, the heaviest weighed fifty pounds ;
Toulouso goese, also a coop of three wild
geese and a few coops of fine Poklnand
Rouen ducks, one coop of white guinea fowls,
two Belgian hares, a Madagascar rabbit, an
English mastiff, the largest, heaviest dog I
ever saw, one cage of white rabbits, one coop
of English pheasants. It was byfar the best
poultry exhibit I ever saw. One feature of
the exhibit I was particularly stuck with, it
was eight o'clock at night and the rooms
were lighted with electric lights and the
chickens seemed to be enjoying themselves
as well as if they were in the barnyard in
the open daylight, the eocke were crowing
and they were eating drinking and going
through all tho barnyard courtesies and
seemed perfectly at home. The large breeds
woe th Iciest fowls I ever saw, and was
well worth the twen.y.flve oonts admission
to any one interested in poultry. One of tho
grandest parades I over saw f ho grand " march
of plenty." It washed by a corps of mounted
poliremen whoiu-ted ;as ailvanoe guards aud
cleared the way of passing vehicles and tho
mighty throngs of anxious spectators who
ventured too far Into tho street. They were
followed by musicians who played in good
time various quick steps and marches of
martial music. Then cau.o the grand mar
shal of the day and his deputies mounted on
horseback Following in close succession
were a collection of the most celebrated
racing horses of the entire South, amoug
them was the celebrated Rilma, with a record
of :10 aa a harness trotter, having won more
prises during the season thau any other trot-
, DeWitt'a Witch Hazel Salve
CwM Piles. Scalds. Baras.
ter In the. United States. Governor Strong,
the champion trotting stallion of Texas; rec
ord, 2 :10 and ono fourth ; K'lnsan, who has
made so many noted pevformimeos in Hous
ton, with a record of 2 :H, tho fastest pueing
stallion in Texas, lioy Wilkes, with a record
of 2:19 1-2. Thcso horses and others of noto
appeared in their full truck, regalia, sulkies
and jockies, well representing South Texas
as a center of racing sport.
Next was h display In simple and very ef
fective lorm of tho leading product, not only
of Texas, but tho entire Gulf States.
A wagon loaded wllh twelve bales of cotton,
a marvel of neatness Inhaling and arrange
ment, the decorations on this float wero
simple, yet effective, being in form of stream
ers along the bales in various colored fabric.
There was a rare and mammoth jmlm that
formed the center of attraction in the float
that followod ; it wus imported from Africa.
vo years ago, and weighs just 3H0 pounds,
'ho palm is six years old and fifteen feet in
diameter and of most graceful mien, vory
reasonably valued at $2M, Thero wero sev
eral other pal nm on this float, the whole de
serving tho placo it occupied as one of the
foremost in tho procession.
I he flout representing llsh of various kinds
frozen in blocks of ice' was a novel exhibit
and formed a distinctive feature in tho pa
rade, in showing tho piscatorial resources of
this section, as well as tho representation of
good, clear blocks of ice from Houston lead
The poultry show was fitly represented bv
various coops of fowls, portraying quite well
tho various varieties. This flout was decora
ted with appropriate bunting and s4rrutji("Ts.
aoyond question, tho grontost attractRin at
the parade was a beautiful, steamboat on a
decorated wagon, drawn bv four blacrhorseR.
The boat was perfect in every "detail. She
was made to represent an ocean freiishtboat.
She Is a steamer with two small masts.
schooner rigged, and from her funnel clouds
of black smoke issued, which combined with
hor perfect appearance and tho realistic look
ing waves in which she rodo, almost gave
tne idea that one was going upon a real ocean
Tho boat is designed as a freicht boat, is
eighteon feet long and was decorated in holi
day attiro. From peak to cak and passing
down to stem and stern were fluttering in
broezo the flags of different nations. Around
tho rail, forwnrd and aft. were bunked a
doublo row of large roses, and tho two anch
ors, looking so natural ut the wit heads, wero
festooned with garlands of chrysanthemums
of bright hues-red, yellow, white and pink.
lhobouts bull up to tho water lino was
painted black, and above, to tho top of tho
rail, it was a seagroen in color; her lifeboats
wero on tho davits on both tho starboard and
port sides and hung as naturally as was over
soon on the largest bout afloat. Tho deck of
this little queen of the ocean was clean look
ing and newly tarred. On four sides of the
smokestack wero windsuils "and out of the
forward hatchway a sailor was coming on
deck. Tho flout below tho bout contained
1 ho vegetable exhibits as nrninired on the
flout of Fruit, Flower und Yacretablo Associ
ation wero six in number. Foremost among
thflB Wa ft fliult. rQimAOunfln. c Jfithun h
structuro being composed entirely of vege
tab'os in every variety. The roof showing
tw gable ends was perfected with a disnlav
of turnips with th'oir tops on and so entwined
and matted together as to represent a thatch
ed roof of "ye olden time." Around the win
dows on either sido wero wreaths and fes
toons of mustard greens, nicely bunched to
gether, lending u bright color in green to tho
decorative appearance. Tho outside surface
or exterior was embellished with cabbago
leaves put-on In form of shingles, and over
the front and rear entrances wero wreaths of
garlic entwined in vineliko appearance. Tho
gables wore finished off with carrots, beets,
raddishes, onions, and sourrunged us to rep
resent scroll trimmings or gingerbread orna
ments usual In house dwonition.
Tho design of tho next float was so ar
ranged as to leave no one in doubt us to its
appropriateness as tho typloul float of tho
parade "The Horn of Plenty.' It was of
massive size, reaching tho entire length of
tho float, and like tho preceding exhibit.
made entirely of vegetables, but arranged in
screw liko bands of different colors around
the conical horn. Tho small end of the cornu
copia wus gracefully supported and held in
position by stalks of corn and ribbon cane,
each cornstalk also supporting two or three
roasting ears something phenomenal at this
season of tho year. From tho large end of
the design flamed out in vegetables of every
In the nexttwo flouts no particular attempt
wive made at mechanical decorutlvo skill, tho
idea being to display a great vurietv ofalltho
vegetables afforded by South Texas growers,
and it is safe to say thut In no section in tho
United States could a finer display at this
season of tho year have been brought to
gether. Tho next float carried out tho same Idea,
but was more emphatic in ombracing a class
of vegetables peculiar to themselves, or those
of the bulbous class, such as Irish and sweot
potatoes in several varletios, and onions In
three or four kinds, arrangod in groups, dis
playing each variety with equal effectiveness.
The float .following was tho exponent of the
parade in fruit, not arranged to give the Idea
of nr echanical design, but left pure. and sim
ple as a woll arranged display of tho present
marketable fruits. They wero arranged in
a formal fruit stand style and embraced ap
ples, oranges', lemons, grapes, pears and
other fruits, being gracefully finished off on
the top with massive bunches of bananas.
An additional wagon arranged after the same
style as the foregoing followed, being a
special lot with which to decorate the three
pyramids on tho stage.at the Auditorium.
The'Coral assignment of the parade seems
to have been represented by throe of Hous
ton's loading florists. Tho first display con
sisted entirely of palms. They were of about
twenty five different varieties, and of such
quality as to completely fill a very large two
horse flout, which formed decidedly as a
whole, the feature of the parade In decora
tive plants. Tho second florist used for his
exhibit his own prlvute wagon, a new one just
from tho maker, aud from the nature of his
display It appeared that his aim wos to em
brace all variety of plants and flowers without
attempting to represent many of each kind.
Ho displayed chrysanthemums, geraniums,
blooming in every color, roses, foms, el!a
lillles, screw pines, pa'.ms, arlior viUo, caib
diums, euKi jassainines and others which
were gracefully arranged around a tall ba
nana plant, forming ln keystone on the cen
ter ol his tasteful group.
The next float was not only intended ait
One Minute Cough Cure, cures.
That U what It was ssads tar.
JONESBORO, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY. DEC. 20, I897.
representation of tho stock t hut. Ytt rfiutla In
as florist, but tin effort hud been made at ur
tlstic decoration, the lending feature of which
was a floral design in the form of a beautiful
slur, gracefully suMi"iHp:d over the display,
and emitting from the pom's a sueoesslon of
nuuou streamers in vnned colors. It was
evident that ho had spared no time In ar
ranging the decorations, for his float as a
whole, und whlio tho plunls nnd cut flowers
used wero of nmnv varieties, formnd n nt.
ting receptacle for a still larger display of
piauiH in pots, una various decoiatlvo plants,
many of which were blooming in profusion'
Tho procession concluded with several
advertising features usual on such occasions,
and then taken to the Auditorium, where tho
exhibits were unloaded and placed in posi
tion for u better general displuy.
I'OIM) DK.AI) XHAK CONCORD.
OKI Man Supposed to l)o Jak Nipper,
frozen to Death.
Concord, Tenn., Dec. 22.-A party of hun
ters discovered a horrible sight, half a mile
west of this place this afternoon, when they
found an old nmn, apparently about seventy
years of ago, covered with mud, lying near a
creek, dead. "',
Whon discovered, tho members of the par
ty were of tho opinion that ho had been kill
ed In a light with somo one, as there wore
numerous signs of a struggle wound him.
Tho men who discovered him hastened to
this placo and mado the necessary affidavit
for a Jury 'W inquest, and a jury In charge of
"Squire Price hastened to the scene.
Tho old man passed through Concord yes
terday afternoon and after an examination of
all the witnesses who had seen him It was the
verdict of tho Jury that he came to bis death
from fatigue, cold and hunger.
The remains wore brought here tonight
and prepared for burial. No positive identi
fication has been made and they will be kept
until tomorrow morning.
Deceased is supposed to be Jack Nipper,
father of Bill Nipper, who lives in "Possum
Valley about flvo miles from this place.
Jack Nipper has been In the Blount County
poor houso for somo time and it is supposed
that ho was on his way to tho home of his
son. When tho old gentlemen passed thro'
Concord yesterday afternoon ho was drench
ed with the rain and so feeble that he could
scarcely walk. Ho made Inquiries about
Bill Nipper, tho road to hU homo, etc., and
left town along the railroad.
Evidently ho lost his way as he was found
lying almost in Turkey Creek, some, distance
from the road. His sufferings must must
have been terrible as ho hud drugged himsoif
along on tho ground for several yards and
tho earth was torn up for several feet around
whero ho lay cold in death
There is noihing',Mjgood for the
coughs and colds of. tbe children and
babies ns Dr. BeH'a Piue Tar Honey.
It cures croup, whooping cough, cold
in the head aud gives Bweet, refreshing
sleep.. It is. pleasantly sweet to the
taste. Anv tih Jd w.'.'l take ft hJ ask
for more. Good drugVibla 6lt it.
U ,. , .... -
In a lato issue of Hrnnit's Iconoclast,
ascurrilous publication printed in Texas,
appeared an article uuder the signature
of "Nashvillian," absusing the people
of this part of the State in a shameful
manner. We copy from the Knoxville
Journal of Sunday, J. S. Mathes' reply
to the same:
The article in Brand's Iconoclast for
December, headed: "What's the Matter
With Tennessee?". and purporting to be
written by a "Nashvillian" perhaps
though, ftnush-villian would be far more
appropriate makes mighty interesting
reading throughout; and feast Tennes.
scans can very well stand the little
caricaturing ho applies to them in order
to have the truth and thu whole truth
told about Middle Tennessee. So far as
Kust Tennessee is concerned she needs
no defense; thero Is nothing in her his
tory that sho need apologize for or-has
any reason at nil to bo ashamed of. So
long as King's Mountain with all of Its
glorious history stands, both the fame
and the glory of East Tennessee are
It was a little band of Kast Tennesse
nns that went out the cold winter of
177!-'8 aud founded a little settlement
from which the present Nashville has
grown ; and the history of those men is
but the history of brave men and great
deeds. East Tennessee soldiers fought
in the battles of the Horse Shoe and
New Orleans, in the battles of the war
with Mexico and were in tho great bat
tles of the late war on both sides and
better soldiers, braver soldiers than
KustTcnnesseans made, no country ever
Then, again, without any vain boast
ing either, we might mention the fact
that neither Middle nor West Tennessee
ever produced an editor that could suc
cessfully cone with Kant TannMna
own Parson lirownlow
Gus Henry and M. P. Gentry, two of
Middle Tennessee's ablest and most
eloquent orators, each in his turn, fell
before tho ponderous blows of Andrew
Johnson on the stump. Then, we might
also mention M ay nard. Nelson, Nether
land, N. O. Taylor, Haynes, Spencer
Jarnagin all East Tonnesseans, and
either one of them the peer of any of the
orators that either Middle or West Ten
nessee ever put out on the stump.
Gideon Blackburn, a native of this
county, and pupil under Samuel Doak.
at Washington College became a great
preacher, and spent years- of his llfo
preaching to the heathen in and aronnd
There la nothing the matter with Rut
Tennessee. We have always been able
to take care of ourselves in any and in
every emergoncy that has arisen In our
history, and are still furnishing our
quota and doing our full duty all along
the line. For instance you will And In
the executive office Governor Tavlnr
and Secretary Hannah; in the comp
troller's offlce James A. Harris: in the
agricultural department John T. Essary ;
in the Peabody Normal, Prof. John 8.
Simpson and Miss Julia Doak: in the
custom house, Hon. H. M. Doak, clerk
of the United States court; in the Van
derbilt building, Ex-Secretary of the
J7UH iviiison, lawyer, statesman
ana am nor; ur. rj. r.. Hosft is editor of
the Christian Advocate, and Dr. Paul
W. Kirkpatriek is one of tbe physicians
in charge at the Central aivlum for the
insane. They are all East Tennesseans
ana not ono or them Is ashamed of their
section. Withdraw the East Tennessee
brawn and brains from the capital aud
there vnild be an aching void pitiable
The article by "Nashvillian" is a won
derful article throughout, but the most
woiu!?r;ul thing about it is that Brann
evtn Mr.ann should admit such a thing
into lit-t Iconoclast.
Imf a.rc.n wo repeat there is nothing
th. metier with East Tennessee. We
arisl ii bore firm and stalwart S3 the
great n onntalns around us.
De Witt's Little Harly Risers,
Tbe Uwaua Uttl pUU.
IiATK ST.VTR XKWS.
FaclH Itollod Down for (lie Con von
lonce of our Koiulcrs.
Nashvlllo, Dec. 22.-Gov. Taylor tonight
uppolntod H. H. Ingersoll, James H. Wo.
ehernndJ. F. Chumbley election commlr
sloners for Knox County to serve until next
Bristol,. Dee. 22.-Mra. W. R. Fowler, wlfo
of the manager of the Bristol Telephone
Company, died of consumption this morn
ing. She was an estimable young liuly. Her
brother, O. N. Knight, Is editor of tho Big
Stoire Gap Post.
Chattanooga, Dec. 22.-Wm. Snodgrass, one
of Chattanooga's oldest and wealthiest eltl.
eons, died yesterday. Mr. Snodgrass had
oeen engaged In tho lumber business hero
for many years, and had accuinulatod a 1nru-n
fortune. He loft on estate valued at nearlv
!..., - tit.
imu u million.
Bristol, Deo. 22.-Chief Caldwell captured
It. L. Miles at Augusta, Ga., today, after
chasing him through three states. Miles la
tho poultry dealer who defraudod creditors
uero ana at other points for about $3,000.
His homo is in Greene County.
Nushvillo, Dec. 22.-W111 Alhrk.ht una eh nt
and killed by Tom Stewart aliout a mile from
neasani v iew, Cheatham County, today. It
was a drunken row. and no one cjin vtvn ,1a-
tailsyot. Stewart went to Ashland City and
gave himsoif up to tho authorities.
Athens, Deo. 22. A voune man hv thn
name or Tuck accideniallv shot and kiiinrf
himsoif today. While climbing up into tho
ourn ioic no struck tho hammer against a
nail and discharged the contents of a shot
gun Into his stomach, from the effect of
Which ho diod in a fow minutes.
Sholbyvllle, Doc. 22.-Tho block of Iron
buildings, situated on Depot Stroet, was
uosiroyea uy lire last nicht. It was ocennloH
by a barber shop, restaurant and beef shop,
neany an oi wblcn stocks were a total loss.
The building was owned bv James IT. Mn.
Grew, and were Insured. Somo insurance
was carried on the stocks.
Huntingdon, Doc. 22.-Doo Qooch. color...!
was found dead Sunduv niomlnir In the ro.i.1
near Wildervillo. sout beast of here. ITn
had been In Wildervillo Saturday evening
end left thero about night In an Intoxicated
condition. hen a short distance from town
ho fell off his horse into a mud hole and died
that night in that condition. Ho was found
next morning by Mr. Scott.
Athens, Deo. 22. Steve Sherman, who was
in comjiany with his father. Frunk Sherman.
when the former was seriously shot and tho
luuer Kiuea, is in a very critical condition.
Hols suffering intensely from the wound
and four Is entortained about his recovery.
move was brought hero for tho preliminary
inai a week ngo and bus been considerably
worse ever since.
Elizabethton, Doc. 22. William Triblet of
Butler, Johnson Couffty, was tried beforo
esquires it. T. Johnson. J. F. Burrow and
N. G. McFurlund Tuesduv on the 4lmrirn nf
raising school warrants in Carter County.
JU lrl' uistea lour hours and the evidence
was sufficient to hin.l Tvll,t..l i m.u
Jet gavo bond for his npp.iaranco. The lour
ing of school warrants has been going on for
thoMistsix months and moro arrests and
prolably moro convictions will follow.
Chattanooga, Dec. 22,-Two hundred and
fifty men employed in the Richlund mines of
tho Dayton, Tenn., Coal A- Iron Company
struck against a recent order of tho com
pany cutting tho pricoof mining coal when
tho product contained a certain percentage of
slate. The men contended this was a matter
with which they hud nothing to do und de
clined to accept the reduction. A meeting
Was held yesterday Jifternoon of all tho
mine.s und a general strikoof nil miners em
ployed by the company was discussed with
out action. Tho probabilities aro stated to
bo thuf t general strike will occur.
Unitiu, Dec. 22. Today tho oldest son of
James O'Neil, of this place, was shot nnd
Instantly killed by his younger brother. The
shooting was purely accidental, and it was a
most dopiorublo affair. Tho two little boys,
Lory and Homor entered a room of their
homo, and found a loaded thirty two caliber
rlflo upon tho bod. Homer, who is but oight
years of ugo, picked up tho weapon and
aimed it at his brothor's head. Ho uncon
sciously touched the trigger, and tho riflo,
being cocked, wentofT. The report attracted
tho mother of the boys, and sho was frantic
when sho observed tho prostrate and dead
body of her eldest son, Lory, upon tho floor.
The bullot hod entered his forehead, nnd
passed through. Death was instantaneous.
Tho deceased was fourteen years of ago.
After hearing some friends continu
ally praising Chamderlaln's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, Cur
tis Fleck, of Anaheim, California, pur
chased a bottle of it for his own use
and is now as enthusiastic over its
wonderful work aa anyone can be. Tbe
25 and 50 cent sizes for sale by F. .
America's Approaching Supremacy In
the World's Market.
The balance in favor of the United States in
the trade of the past year with Europe has
been of stupendous dimensions. This is duo
chiefly to the foreign demand for our bread
stuffs and other food supplies. In view of
the strengthened tariff barrier which makes
it more difficult than evor for Europe to send
her manufactures to us in payment for broad
and meat, cotton and petroleum, there is
much uneasiness in trade clrculos abroad,
and not a little open and blustering talk of a
combination of the whole continent of Eu
rope for tho economical suppression of the
United States. Among responsible states
men Count Goluohowski, the Foreign Minis
ter of Austria, has boon the most conspicu
ously ldentifled with such throats. The puz
zling thing is to invent a mode of retaliation
that, will not hurt the European jiooplo them
selves vory much worso than they can pos
sibly hurt the United States. England, of
course, for a long timo has been reconciled
to the idea of importing the larger part of
her food supply. But since the United States
has begun to compete so formidably In manu
factures there has arisen no little consterna
tion in the British mind. Many signs point
to the passing of tho scepter of Industrial su
premacy frooi Great Britain to the United
States. Th" year 1897 has witnessed tho easy
triumph of the American makers of steel
rails over English and all other competitors
in every part of tho world. American con
tractors ore fitting out electric street railways
One Minute Cough Cure, cures.
That u what it was made tor.
In England, and various American manufac
tures of Iron and steel aro underselling
British products, not only In noutral mar
kets, but also in tho United Kingdom. Recent
reports of the rapid exhaustion of England's
coal supply have added to the prevailing
nlnrm. The advantage which American
manufacturers have gained is duo not more
ly to tho superiorityof our natural resources
ns respects tho deposits of Iron ore and ooal,
but also to tho vast sealo upon which our
industries aro organized, and tho superiority
of their appliances. From "Tho Progress of
tho World," in American Monthly Review of
Reviews for January.
Lntor Reports ttre That Kit nor' Ma
bilities WiU Do $40,000.
According lo reports yesterday, tho liabili
ties of Geo. M. Bitner, tho poultry dealer,
aro fur moro than $25,000 and will reach
A traveling man who was In Groenovillo
on Tuesday says that excitement ran high
thero for a while und troublo was feared.
Bitnor, ho states, was arrested on a warrant,
charging him with receiving poultry under
false pretenses. Ho promptly gave bond.
Pld Stokes, who accompanied Bltner's big
poultry shipment to the east, arrived here
yesterduy on his return. Tho excitement
hero was now to him. Ho says thut ho had
nothing to do with tho matter except to ac
company tho shipment to the east to soo that
It reached Its destination safely. It was his
Impression that Bitnor would collect by
dmft through tho banks with which ho has
done business. Bristol Courier.
While there's still time is the rifbt
time to get rid of a cough or cold, or a
throat or chest trouble. These are
easiest of all disorders to neglect and
the most serious in their results. The
lungs aro the most important and deli
cate organs of the human body; if har
assed by a cootluona backing cough
they will soon break down; that means
consumption and consumption means
death. Dr. Bell's Pine Tar Honey
cures coughs, colds, and throat and
chest troubles of all descriptions. It
never fails. Druggists soil it.
Gentet'l Poverty In Washington.
"I never saw so much gentool poverty bo
fore as exists in Washington, D. C," writes
a Cabinet member's wifo In tho January La
dies' Homo Journal. "You havo no Idea how
many of these department clerks tromblo In
their boots for fear of losing their positions
with a change of administration and enforce
ment of the civil service rules. Tho depart
ments unfit both men and women for any
other occupation. You would bo surprised
to know how many of the fashionable society
men aro department clerks. Some of tho
most attractive among them get a majority of
their meals out of society. They rent a room
for a small amount, and dine out ovory night,
frequently gottiug a lunch or a breakfast
from a friend. In return, they mako it thoir
business to be tnfurtainlng and always in
good humor, ready to bij of service and to in
itiate new poople into tho etiquette of tho
pirn..?, - " . . .
A happy man is always a healthy
one. It is impossible to be happy or
cheerful or useful when one is suffering
from a discomforting cold or a nasty
little cough. It is wonderful that peo
ple will go on from day to day suffer
ing from these distressing disorders
when relief is so easily obtained. Dr.
Bell's Pine Tar Honey cures coughs
and colds of ail descriptions. It is swift
and sure. Sold by druggists.
New Year's Ladies' Home Journal.
Mrs. McKinley in a now portrait, seated
In a luxurious chair in tho Whlto House con
servatory, makes a striking cover to the
January Ladies Home Journal. It Is also
appropriate, as John Philip Sousa's now
composition, "Tho Lady of tho White Houso,"
which tho wife of tho President permitted
"Tho March King" to dedicate to hor, Is
givon publicity for the first timo in this num
ber. Of course, tho composition will be tro
moudously popular. Clara Morris, tho groat
actress, appears, for tho first tlmo, as a
story writer in a truo talo taken out of her
career, which she calls "John Hickey:
Lilian Bell's koon pen deals with Purls as
sho sees it for tho first time, and with the
French, who inspire her to write with a
fascinating sweep and dash. Flvo of our
most famous clergymen Cardinal Gibbons,
Mr. Moody, tho evangelist, "Ian Maclaron,"
Dr. Ruinsford and Robert Collyor toll terse
ly and to the point what a religious life
moans to a young man, and how it affects
his daily llfo and amusements. Thore are
four short stories and Hamlin Garland's ro
mance of "Tho Doctor" tho story of a man
born to be "a frlond of all womon and a lover
The successful foaturo,."Tho Inner Ex
periences of a Cabinet Mombor's Wlfo," Is
carried on, and discloses some astonishing
phases of the highest social and official lifo
in Washington as this wifo of a Cabinet mom
bor saw them. Mrs. Roror answers tho
question; "Do We Eat Too Much Moat?" and
seems to prove that wo do. An excellent
"City Brick Houso for $1800." Is given with
plans and drawings comfortable as any one
might wish. Four pages are given to home
parties and frolics, presenting every phase
of home entertalng, fancy dress parties for
children, etc. The entire number has the
glow of midwinter entertainment in it. By
The Curtis Publishing Company, Philadel
phia. One dollar per year; ten cents per
A new theory in tbe treatment of
coughs, lung and bronchial affections
has been advanced by tbe manufac
turers of Dr. Bell's Pine Tar Honey.
It is truly a wonderful remedy. All
dealers sell it on a positive guarantee.
The Art- of Advertising.
A contemporary comments on the extent
to which tho art of nowsjiaper advertising
has been Improved of recent years. This Is
because more attention has been paid to it,
and those who make a business of present
ing advertising in Its best form have been
employed to prepare advertisements. There
is still a good deal of money wasted In ad
vertising, but very little of It 1? lost in news
paper advertising whero the work is done
with skill and judgment. The newspaper
was never more the natural and effective
method of communication between those
who desire to sell and those who desire to
buy than it now is. It is easy to point out
those who are successful In trade as making
$1 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Royal mtkai the food pur,
wholesome and delicious.
SOYAl BAKINO POWMH CO., NIW VODK.
use of It in preference to tho circular or
hand bill. A curious instance has lately
boon noted at Springfield, of this State, In
which an advertiser employed a clergyman
to recommend his wares In ono of the
preacher's sermons. Thi3 was a bold step
In another direction, but we doubt If It paid.
Tho Instanco was so extraordinary that tho
motlvo of tho man who undertook to do tho
advertising was readily suspected. The
newspaper Is tho legitimate field for adver
tising, and immeasurably tho most effective,
as any business man who has employed It
will readily testify. Boston Herald.
Deputy Marshal Itoyer had a Narrow
Kneapo from Death.
Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 23.-Doputy United
States Marshal H.C. Boyer.of Nowport, nar
rowly escaped death Tuesday night at tho
hunds of s Cocke County desperado. Boyor
was attempting to arrest Bill Cutshall on a
warrant charging him with a violation of tho
revonue laws. Cutshall, who Is regarded as
a most daring man, had learned that Boyor
was after him, and was accordingly projiarod
to give tho officer a warm reception. When
the deputy marshal appeared upon tho sceno
Cutshall leveled his Colt revolver at him and
was in the act of firing whon Boyor closed
In upon him and succeeded in overpowering
tho dosperado. Cutshall was taken to New
port, whoro he was placed in the Cocke coun
ty jail. Ho will bo brought to this city today
and placed in tho Knox county jail to await
trial at tho next term of Federal court.
Those Who Endure
The pains of rheumatism should be re
minded that a cure for this disease
may be found in Hood's Sarsaparilla.
The experience of those who have
taken Hood's Sarsaparilla for rheuma
tism, and have been completely and
permanently curee, prove the power of
this medicine to rout and conquer this
disease. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the
One True Blood Purifier nnd it neutral
izes the acid which causes the aches
!flA,VSiS?J?l rheumatism. This is why
It aodoiuieiy cures wuen liniments ana
other outward applications fail to give
permanent relief. Be sure to get
Tho Browbeating of Witness.
Tho comments of many correspondents of
this paper on tho action of a juror in pro
testing against tho severity of the cross ex
amination of a woman are evidences of wide
spread fooling of discontent with method 8
altogether too prevalont in our court rooms.
Tho purposo of somo processes of extracting
evidence sooms to bo to provont a witness
from telling "tho truth, the wholo truth .
and nothing but tho truth," and to frighten,
confuse or irritate him Into savlmr some
thing that will bo misconstrued by a jury.
Somo lawyers are In tho habit of wulklng
cIobo up to tho witness stand, staring at
witnesses, shaking their finiters at them. and
addressing them vory much as Simon Logreo
addresses his slaves In the vorv cheerful
drama of "Undo Tom's Cabin." A good
many spectators at trials wonder under
what law a lawyer Is permitted to assume
this attitude towurd a person who Is nof a
criminal nor a soclul outcast, but who Is In
the witnoss stand In tho performance of a
duty of groat valuo to tho community and
tho State. Tho most disagreeable feature of
this style of proceeding Is Its utter cowardice.
Thore are very few lawyers who would
venture to address men In such a rudo man
ner outside of a court room, and without tho
protection of a Judge. When thoy address
women so, they simply aggravate thoir of
fense. Surely tho evidence in anv case can
bo obtained by methods moro sultablo to tho
dignity of thooourt room. Judges should
protect witnesses, who aro generally afraid
to make a protest for fear of bolng adjudged
guilty of contempt of court Now York
Oood wages to sell our nursory stock. Ap
ply for terms. We will havo for spring and
fall, 1898, an Immense stock of apple, pear,
peach, plum, apricot, chorry, grapo, ete. Also
small fruits, shado and ornamontel.troos,
roses, oto. We make a specialty of whole
saling to largo planters district. We will sell
to responsible jiartics and take noto payable
in six, twelve and eighteen months.
Write us for wholesale oriw KM run
Southern Nursery Oomiiany, Winchester,
"Does whistling disturb you?" Oh. not
in the least. I'm used to hearing men whis
tle. I'm a collector for a ml lllnory houso."
McKinley and Wool Pulling.
Several enterprising Democratic newspa
pers are engaged In regaling thoir readers
with stories of how different interests aro
"pulling tho wool over the eyes of the Presi
dent." They evidently overlook the fact that
Hon. William McKinley spent a few years in
Washington official llfo before assuming his
present position, and, when it comes to tho
work of distinguishing between tho Innards
of a situation and "wool pulling," he can be
depended upon to eomo within tbe vicinity
of holding his own. Washington Tost.
RtlmnlAtA thn Ktamiith
rouse the liver, cure bilious
ness, headache, dizziness,
tour atomach, conitiDation.
tc. Moo g) cent. Hol4 by all druK(jlta.
Tbe emlf (till to taict wit Bsed's Saruurula.