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' VOL. XI.
MILAN, TENN., DECEMBER 27, 1884.
RAILROAD TIME TABLE.
GREAT JACKSON ROUTE.
Illinois Crstral Railroad.
After November 16th, 18S4, train willleav.
Milan a follow:
So.l.it 9:51m Bm
.No. 8. at 2:25 pm o. 4 at 12:13 pin
Passenger ar. also allowed to rid. on th.
following freight traini:
Vo. 7. at 2:45 pm No. 8. at 10:80 ain
No. 8. atlUiS.i put ai far south ai Jaclrion,
T9C E. M. Browk, Ticket Agent.
A. H.Haisoii, U.n'l. Paa. Agent, Chicago,
111. J. W. Colemah. Aii't. U. If. A. New
LOUISVILLE NASH VILLK R. R-
Traini leave Milan ai follow! on and after
F A88RHGRR TRAINS
No. 1. louth, leave at
No. 8. "
N j-i. north, "
Ne. 4. ' "
, 1:08 am
, 3:1 am
Our looal freight traini will not run on Sun
.., a. eASXSVELL, Xlckel Agent.
N. C. A St. L.
On and after Auguat 24ths 1884, paseeuger
train West '
LvNaahville Ar McKentie
7:45 am " " Ws m
" 7:l6pin " 1-2:UU Pm
:Uu am " " 6:47 am
Lv McKentie 3:01 pm Ar Nashville 7:45 pm
4:20 am " :00am
" 8:u0ptn " " 12:40 am
O. F. CANTWELL. Agent.
f" Ad 1ST KATES' WARRANTS AN1 EX
IjA EUUTlONS at Greatly Reduced Katea,
Ap ply at thia ollice.
f.l) NESVSPAPERS. GOOD TO PUT
unlar a .riioU. DaDer walla, clean win-
lu wt. Ump chi
jimneya.ete. Uall iukuihiw
IBS HOUSES LOTSJN MILAN. WILL
be aold very low. u. . UAUiiDiivv.u
SMALL CHANGE. 4
Read Tom Harrison's locals.
"And I am here for that purpose:"
Skating has been good this week.
No snow yet to amount to anything.
' Many . a turkey gobbled his last
'-), gobble (hi week.- ,
'-'SiXftSyw have olyy five mors
days left of leap year.
.' Most of the beautiful clerks step
Ti?w" an' out ''8 week
K' MarMages are wonderfully scarce
hereabouts this winter. What's the
The weather moderated yesterday
" front the bitter cold of the previous
. Some rud9 boys moved signs and
boxes Christmas flight iu the doors of
several business houses.
This is a good time to renew your
subscription to the Exchange, or to
send the paper to a friend.
A car loud of geese passed here
the other day, bound for New Or
leans teathered ones, we mean.
The gum chewers sweet things
hud notice from the stage. But they
kept on yuinyuiung alle samee.
Some of the lioys had a "jug break
ing" last Wednesday ou the street.
One was smashed over the head jof a
party to a street fight. It was empty.
Humboldt has beeu well supplied
with amusements this week. The
Swiss Bell Ringers and the Mabel
Norton Troupe were each there one
The sacrament of the holy com
munion will be administered at the
C. P. Church to morrow morning at
eleven o'clock by the pastor, Rev, J.
Mailt men were disgracefully
drunk on the streets Wednesday and
several fisticuffs occurred, i lie par
ties interested were arrested and fined
bv his Honor, Mayor Hale.
The colored people had a grand
tnmcert, tableaux, etc., at their Bap
tist church last night, which they en
ioved to a late hour. The exercises
were very interesting and the niusio
"YTieSuaptist Sunday-school gave a
nice entertainment at their church
on Christmas eve in the shape of
a Iwautiful sleigh, which was teauti
fullv liehted up and filled with ele
gaut presents for the children. Some
fine prtseuts were distributed.
We are iu receipt of a beautifully
printed invitation to the New Year
Hop of the Clarksville Tobacco Ex
change, for which some kind friend
has our thanks.
The horse attached to Matt Wheel
er's delivery waon ran away yester
day and wrecked the wagou badly,
but did not hurt the horse or driver.
It was a close scratch for both. '
Mr. Keileber, our artistic baker
and coufectioner, has our thanks for a
beautiful, fine cake, which made our
whole family happy. The handsome
display in his shew-windows was one
of the prettiest attractions of the hol
Last Wednesday was one of the
busiest days we ever saw in Milan.
The streets and stares were literally
jammed with customers, and when
night came the jolly "counterhop
pers" were almost too tired to go to
supper. Christmas goods iu great
variety and immsnse quantities went
"Woman at Home" is the title of a
neatly printed and well edited month
ly journal published under the
auspices of the Eunice Jackson Be
nevolent Society, Nashville. Some
of our best writers contribute to it,
and the price is only one dollar per
annum. It ought to have a large
Friendship Sunday-school gave an
entertainment to ita pupils ou Christ
mas eve in the form of a handsome
pyramid, beautifully decorated with
presents tastefully arranged, the cost
of which was estimated to exceed two
hundred dollars. , The school is in a
most flourishing condition and is do.
ing great good in that community.
Prospero Lodge Knights of Pyth
ias at their regular kieetiug Thursday
night elected the following officers for
the ensuing term: Jno. W. Coulter,
C- C; W. E. Turner, V. C; J. P.
Weaver, Prelate; W. Y. Williamson,
K. of R. S., J. P. Weatherford, M.
E., and II. II. Loviog M. A. Mr.
Geo. Cade was elected representative
to the Grand Lodge.
Jackson Dispatch: Rev. J. H.
Fitzgerald who has been a student at
the S. W. B. University in this city
for the past two .or three years, left
last Monday to accept the pastorate
of the Baptist church at Mariana,
Ark. Mr. Fitzgerald's home ia in
Gibson county. He is a most worthy
young man and we wish him great
success in our sister state.
T. J. Williams, Esq., of Humboldt,
is a candidate for chairman of the
county court, and we learu that his
chances for election are very fine in
deed. He has, had long experience
as assistant chairman, thoroughly un
derstands the duties of the office, and
is every way competent to discharge
them. Without disparagement to
other candidates, we believe. Esq,
Williams is about the ablest and best
man for the position, and we feel con
fident that he will please the people
generally if elected.
The new board of Mayor and AI
dermen will meet to-day and be sworn
in. It may be proper for the Ex
change to remind the public that the
old board, with Mayor Hale at its
head, has done a good work for the
town. Thousands, of dollars of old
debts have been paid, miles of plank
and brick walk have been laid, and
the street have been kept fairly
good. The new board will find
things in good shape generally, and
they ought to improvo the condition
of the town in many respects. They
cerUkly have the best wishes of this
paper, and will receive ita earnest
support in all good works.
The second number of the Normal
Advance will appear early in Janua
ry. It will be printed on new type
and will be, one of the handsomest
college journals in the country.
Sam. Terry, a colore!' blacksmith,
got too much Christmas liquor last
Wednesday, went t3 sleep and fell on
a beer keg. cutting his nose almost
entirely off. It was sewed on by' Dr.
The members of Prospero Lodge
E. P. are requested to turn out next
Thursday night in full force. The
new officers will be installed, a candi
date will probably be initiated, and it
is hinted that oysters will be served.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Methodist church spread an excellent
Bupper at the old Mlan Hotel last
evening, which was literally patron
ized by the people. We hope a hand,
some sura was realized for their par
A young man came into our office
yesterday with a bird-whistle, which,
when filled with water, makes an ex-
cellent imitation of the notes of the
mocking-bird. He dipped it into the
lye pot and proceeded to give, us a few
notes, but they dido t sound at all
like our Southern gangster. They
were of a more firy and emphatic
We were handsormly supplied this
week with fluid extracts of the vine
by'Mcssrs Wallace Lusk and Henry
Blankinship, the foiruer giving us a
bottle of champagne and the latter a
bottle of claret, both of which we are
keeping iu our family medical deposi
tory for use when rVfjidod. The gen
tlemen have our lvi?Ii tU their lib
FINE BLOODED MARES.
Mr. E. A. Collins has just returned
from the blooded stock regions of
Kentucky, where he has been looking
up some blooded brood mares, having
determined to go into (in a small way
for 'a beginning) the raising of blood
ed trotters and saddlers. He has re
cently bought a farm adjoining our
corporate limits, which, added to his
other farming lands gives him ample
room for a good beginning. About
all of this, he reports, is now sown
to blue grass, orchard grass, red top
and timothy, and a good stand on all
of it. In pursuance to a determina-
tion some time since made to mako an
effort to develop an interest iu the
breeding of blooded horses in this re
gion, he.aa we said before, has just re
turned from Kentucky, where he pur
chased five thoroughbred mares,
one of which, Capitola, is now in foal
by the celebrated Free Trade, a half
brother to Jay-Eye See, who has the
best fouryear old record of any hsrse
that ever lived. Another one of his
recent purchases, Nellie, is in foal by
Geo. Wilkes, Jr., than which no stock
in Kentucky stands higher; another,
Dollie, is in foal byJStranger, a thor-
or ugh bred saddle horse,sired by Walk
Lackey, the best saddle stallion that
ever stood in Lexington. He has
also made arrangements for a thor
ough-bred trotting stallion. Red
Flame, a son of Hetzel's Hambleton
ian. Red Flame is a grand-son of
Old Hambletonian, and his sire was
the full brother to Volunteer, the sire
of St. Julien. Then, to still further
strengthen his pedigree his dam was
by Beely't American Star, This
thorough-bred stallion he proposes to
bring to Milan if the people herea
bouts interested in stock raising will
give him sufficient encouragement to
justify the expense, otherwise he wil
ship his mares to Kentucky for breed
ing next season.
T. J. Williams, Esq., of Humboldt,
was here last Wednesday.
Bro. King went to Dyersburg last
Wednesday after hi family.
Master Benny Moore, of McKenzie,
is tpenriiog the holidays here.
Miss Bettie Deason, of Trenton, is
visiting Mr. R. B. Mitchum's family.
Miss Ella Shepherd is home from
Carroll county to spend the holidays.
Mr. J. B. Townesand family, of
Trezevant, spent a day or two here
Mr. W. S. Brown, we learn, is
quite ill. His friends hope he may
Misses Josie Harwood and Lyde
McMurray, of Trenton, are visiting
Dr. Jordan's faaily.
Miss Alice Hurt, who is attending
school in Brownsville, returned home
to spend the holidays.
Professors Ham and Keen, of the
Normal College, left for the New Oc
eans Exposition last evening.
Col. Will Turner is now foreman
of the Exchange office, where his
friends may fiud him in future.
Miss Hattie Chambers, who- has
been attending school at Jackson, is
spending the holidays in the city. .
Miss Jennie Blankinship left last
Tuesday night for Hazeu, Ark., on a
visit to relatives, where she takes the
best wishes of herjmaoy friends.
Rev. Mr. Waters, preacher in
charge of the Lavinia circuit, has
moved to town, into the Wheeler
house, on Railroad Avenue. We
welcome him to our town.
MisSjBeulah'Edwards, daughter of
Mr. L. D. Edwards, Flonnce, Texas,
lett for home last Saturday night. She
has been visiting the family of Mr,
R. E. Edwards seven mouths.
Prof. J. I. D. Hinds, of Cumber-
laud University, Lebanon, spent a
few hours here yesterday, en-route, to
New Orleans. He reports that fa
mous institution in a prosperous con.
Mrs. Horace Clark and her little
son have been visitiug her father's
family several days The little fellow
has had a narrow escape from a se
rious attack of pneumonia, but is
Mr. John II. Clay brook, of Hazen,
Ark., after making a pleasant visit
to relatives here, returned home this
week. He will receive a weekly re
minder of Milan in the Exchange
during the bext year.
Rev. Wash Reed has moved from
Wilson county, this State, to Brad
ford, in this county. He is a valua
ble accession to that community, and
the Exchange welcomes him and his
family to old Gibson.
Ou Thursday of last week, Mr.
James E. Carthel, only son of Judge
Catthel, and Miss Mattie Parker were,
married at the residence of the bride's
father, Capt. D. E. Parker, in Dyer
county, Rev. W. G. Leonard officiat
Our handsome and sprightly young
friend, Ernest Dickson, has just grad
ualed in telegraphy, under the care'
ful teaching of Mr. E. M. Brown, and
has now been placed in charge as
night operator for the I. C road at
this place a promotion well de
Mr. John T. Claxton and family
of 8omerville, have moved to our
town, into the late residence of Mr,
B. A. Shepherd, near the Methodist
church. He comes here to get bene
fit from our excellent school and his
family ia a valuable acquisition to our
community, whom we are glad to
Prof. Urner and Misses Turner
and Wolfe left Wednesday morning
for Indiana, to spend the holidays
Mr. Robert F. Herron, of the late
firm of Hampton, Herron & Co.,
Memphis, died at the residence of his
father, near Trenton, last Monday,
aged about forty years. Mr. Herrou
was well-known in Milan, he having
at one time lived near here. He was
a good business man and citizen and
had many warm friends.
The C. P. Sunday-school had a
beautiful tree on Christmas morning,
loaded down with handsome bibles
and religious literature, one for each
member of the school aud for many
others. The exercises were inter
spersed with excellent music aad all
present were wall pleased with the
Snow storms on the Pacific) coast
are giving the railway men much '
The ice running into the Ohio riv
er delayed trains on the I. C. road
yesterday, throwing them all late
A large excursion party from Ar.
kansas passed here last Tuesday, com
posed of Tennesseeans and Georgians,
coming back "home" for the holidays.
Two long extra trains of Pullman
sleepers, carrying northwestern school
teachers, passed here last Wednesday
oe the I. C. road, bound for the Ex
On account of an accident to the
engine attached to No. 2 passenger
train on the L. A N. road near Milan,
trains were delayed an hour or two T
The I. C. road ia now doing an im
mense passenger and freight business
on the Southern division, and the
boys are kept on the jump all the
time day and night.
We learn that one or two more
passenger trains will be put oa the I.
C. road at an early day, to accommo
date the fast increasing travel to the
exposition. The able and progressive
managers of this great road will pro
vide ample accommodations to make
everybody comfortable who travels
on their line.
At a rehearsal of a play by the col
ored people a few nights since one of
the players was to fire a blank cart
ridge at another, but the cartridge
proved to be not so blank as was in
tended. He fired point blank into
the face of his victim, when the wad
wounded him pretty badly. He was
patched up and is now doing well.
Smothered to Death.
A negro woman by the name of
Algee accidentally smothered her in
fant child to death one night recently
a few miles south of here. When the
mother awoke, the little one was near
ly dead and lived only a few miuuts.
On account of the heavy running
ice navigation to Memphis has been
closed temporarily, but it is thought
it will only last a few days.
Chiles Ogle, the king of the coun
terfeiters, was arrested in Mempeis
Until 15th Day of January.
All the boys and men who have not
got their overcoats yet can get one
from me cheap until above date.
They are here in my house on com
mission only, and I am instructed to
close them out. The parties are in
distress for money. New is your time
to warm up cheap. Tom Harrison's
is the place; fall into line aud be com
fortable and happy while you can.