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M1TIJK0AT, DECEMBEll 27, 1884.
Moat of our country contemporaries
flURpeud publication this week t "in
obedience to a time-honored custom."
The Exchange finds as much inter
esting news to publish during the
Christmas holidays as at any other
time; hence we never miss an issue,
but send out fiftji-two numbers every
year, freighted with the latest news.
We cannot afford to miss an issue.
Comptroller Pickard's report to the
legislature shows that he has received
during the past two years $2,194,586.
98 and paid out $1,765,072.38, leav
iug a balance in the state treasury of
$645,214.83. If the incoming legis
Mature will use the surplus in buy
ing up state bonds and cancelling
tbein, we think they will do a good
Nashville is making extensive prep
arations to receive Congressman Ran
dall next Wedues lay, when he will
be wined and dined and will deliver a
speech. Randall is one of America's
great statesmen and deserves all the
honors the people can confer on him.
Maj. E. B. Stahlman is spoken of
for General Manager of the L. & N.
road. A more competent man for
the position would be hard to find.
People all along the line would be
gland to hear of his promotion, the
Exchange among the number.
The order of K. and Ij- of H. has
paid lo the heirs of deceased mem
bers since January 1, 1878, the sum
of 81,000,046.95. The amount
represented by the relief fund certifi
cates now in force is 8,46,500,000.
The Banner says that Rev. G. V.
Griffin has resigned the associate edi
torship of the Nashville Missionary
Baptist and that that paper will be
consolidated with the Gleaner at
Fulton next week.
The mercury dropped to 47 below
zero at Winuepeg last Monday. And
yet some of our readers think we have
had cold werther here.
Both houses of congress last Wed
nesdav adjourned until the 5th of
A New Cotton Plant.
Atteutiou is now attracted iu the
South to u new cotton plant, which
bids fair to prove immensely valua
ble. For many years A. A. Subers,
of Macon. Ga., has been carefully
experimenting to hibridise the cotton
plant that grows wild in Florida with
the common okra. The new plant
retains the okra stalk and the foliage
of the cotton. Its flower and fruit,
however, are stukingly unlike either
cotton or okra. The plant has an av
erage height of two fret, and each
plant has only one bloom. This is a
magnificent flower, very much like
the great magnolia in fragrance, and
equally as large. Like the cotton
bloom, the flower is white for several
days after it opens, after which it is
first pale pink, and gradually assumes
darker shades of this color until it be
comes red, when it drops, disclosing
a wonderful boll. For about ten
days this boll resembles the cotton
boll, and then, its growth suddenly in
creases, ns if by magic, uutil it
reaches the size of a big cocoanut.
Not until it reaches this size does the
lint appear. Then its snowy threads
begin to burst from the boll, but are
securely held iu place by the okra
like thorns or points that line the
boll. One inexperienced picker can
easily gather 800 pounds a day, and
fast bands much more. Were the
only saving that of labor in gathering
the lint, the result of Mr1 Suber's ex
periment would entitle him to the cv-
erlusting gratitude of tha Southern
farmer.' But this is not all there
are no seeds in the lint. Each boll
produces about two pounds of very
long stapled cotton, superior to the
Sea Island, and at the bottom of the
boll there are from four to six seeds,
resembling persimmon seed. This
uew cotton, needs no. ginning.
Such a plant would revolutionize the
cotton industry if the South. Florida
ft me Un ion
The great industries of America
form the subject of a series of articles
which will commence in the Janua
ry number of Harper's Magazine with
a paper entitled "A Tair of Shoes,"
written by Howard Mudge Neuhall,
a leading shoe manufacturer in Lynn.
This article "begins with the begin
ning and ends with the end," traciug
a shoe from the existence of the skin
on the back of the animal through
the treatments of tanning and curryt
ing which make it leather, and so on
amid tha scores of processes which, in
these days of the division of machine
labor, do each its part towards mak
ing the complete shoe. A pair of
shoes, it seems, contains forty-four
separate pieces, and goes through the
hands of perhaps a hundred people,
although it costs the wearer but two
or three dollars. One hundred and
thirty thousand people are employed
in this industry, ami their average
earnings are somewhat over $380.
These industrial articles are plan nod
to give, in readable fashion, a clear
idea of how the important articles of
industry are made, who make them,
how much they earn, and how they
live; in short, to inform the Ameri
cans how they are clothed, fed, and
otherwise served in these days of ma
chinery, and how their fellow-Americans
earn their respective livings.
This enterprise is directly in line with
the Harper ideal of informing while
interesting the great body of the peo
ple. With the year 1885 two important
serials will be commenced in Har
per's Magaziuc, one of them by Con
stance Fenimoro Woolson, whoso
"Anne" and "For the Major" placed
her in the front rank of Aoiericau
novelists. Her new novel will be
called "East Angels," and it promis
es to be as strong a story as "Anne,"
while superior to it in artistic treat
ment. The other "At the Red
Glove" is a bright, humorous novel
located in Berne Switzerland, by a
writer as to whose idenity the public
is permitted to guess. It is to be
fully illustrated by Mr. C. S. Rein
hart, from sketches made amid the
scenes of the novel.
Paris District, Memphis Conference.
First Round of Quarterlyvmeet
ings Paris, Dec. 20, 21; McKenzie,
Dec. 27, 28; Gleason ct., at Gleasou,
Dec. 30; Paris ct., at Manleyville,
Jan. 3, 4; Big Sandy, at Big Sandy,
Jan. 5; Conyersvillf, at Conyersville,
Jan. G; Murray ct., at Masou's Chaps
el, Jau. 7; Lynnville ct., at Lyuu
ville, Jau. 8; Cottage Grove, at Cot
tage Orove, Jan. U; Henry ct., at
Johnson's Chapel, Jan. 10, 11: Trez
vant ct., at Sniloh, Jan. 16; Medina
ct., at Medina, Jan. 17, 18; Bradford
at Chestnut Hill, Jan. 10; Hunting-.
don, at Huntingdon, Jan. 24, 25;
Camden, at Camdt n, Jan. 26.
A gentleman of Goodwater, Ala.,
writes; "My wife was down so long,
I do not know what all she has taken.
I had doctors attending her and they
failed to relieve her; se I got a bottle
of your Female Regulator, and she
used it, and has been mending ever
since. She can now go about the
house and do her work, and we know
it to be a very valuable medicine."
Treatise on the Health and Happi
ness of Woman mailed free. Brads
field Regulator Co.,
Box 28, Atlanta, Ga.
Nice Line of
R. O. Ckump'h.
Silverware cheap at
What a Doctor Says About It.'
IV. T. H. . Rohiusoiij of Barfield
Ark.,savs: "I have found no niedi
cine equal to Mansfield's Chill and
Fever Tonic. It not only cures in all
cases,- but removes the cause, which
is the great d''iderutum in the use of
a remedy. In mild cases one bottle
will cure several." It is purely vege
table, each ingredient being named
oil the wrapper; therefore, physicians
knowing it is the hest remedy, do not
hesitate to recommend it. bold by
druciMsts. . Prepared by the Mans
field Medicine Co., Memphis, Tenn.,
manufacturers of "La Creole Hair
Restorer," "Miiuiu Arnica Liniment
and llun":uim Btlsatu tor the
For the Clerks.
I want to say to the people that th'
several clerks of this house may not
all remain with me; but as to honesty
and gensral industry I will pit the
crowd against the wo.-ld. They are
fair judges of good, and I ask a kind
consideration of these gentlemen
where ever yoa meet them. There
are daises and check full of alum.
With a heart full of good wishes for
them all I am Respectfully
Proprietor of the Great International.
From among tho many testimonials
received we select the following writ
ten by J. II. Carter, a resident of
Fhelps Co., Mo., who says! "I have
used Sherman's Prickly Ash Bitters to
the hest advantage, and can honestly
testify that is has done myself and
family an immense good, aad from
my experience recommend it highly
to all sufferers." -
Printing Office K.
,The outfit of type, cases, stands,
stones, cabinets, press, etc., of the
late Humboldt Argus and Fruit and
Farm Reporter can be bought at very
low figure by addressing W. C. Tur
ner, Milan, Tenn. A good man is
wanted to run a paperin Humboldt,
and now is his chance.
Are any members of your family
thus afflicied? Have they scrofulous
swellings of the glands? Have they
any scrofulous sores or ulcers? If so,
and it should be neglected, the pecu
liar taint, or pohon4 may deposit it
self in the substance of the lungs, pro
ducing consumption. Look well to
thj condition of your family, and if
thus afflicted give the proper remedy
without delay. Buy that which makes
absolute cures in the shortest space of
time, lbe unerring nnger of public
opinion points, to JJ. 15, Ii. as the most
wonderful remedy tor scrofula ever
known. You' need not take our word;
you need not know our.names; merit
is all you seek. Ask your neighbors,
ask your druggist, ask or write to those
who give their certificates and he con
vinced that B.B.B. is the quickest and
most perfect Blood Purifier ever be-
A $20.00 Bible Uewai-d.
The publishers of Rutledge's Month
ly offer twelve valuable rewards in
their Monthly for January, among
which is tbe tollowTpT'
ve will give zu.uu to tne person
telling us how many verses there are
in tbe New Testament Scriptures
(uot the Revised Lddition) by Janua
rv lutn, l9oo. onouid two or more
correct answers lie reeeived, the re
ward will be divided. 1 he money
will he forwarded to tne winner Jan
nary 15lh, 1885. Persons tryiii" for
the reward must send 20 cents in sit
ter (no postage stamps taken") with
their answer, for which they will re
ceive the Monthly tor February, in
which the name and adJress of th
winner of the reward and the correct
answer will be published, and in which
sevtral more valuable rewards will be
offered. Adijress Kutledg Publish
ing Compauy, Laston, Pa.
Ho! tor the World's Exposition at
Upening JJecemoer 0, 1834, and
continuing six months- Commencing
Ueceiuber , oJ?4, and continuing
in til May 31, 188o, the Illinois Cen
'.ral Railroad will sell tickets from
Milan to New Orleans and return
good for ten days, at $13.95.
F. M. Bkown, Ticket Agent,
A. H. Hanson, General Passen
ger Agent, Chicago, III.
Through Sleeping Car to Sioux City, Io
lhe Illinois Central U. It. will run
a through sleeping car to Decatur
Bloomington, Mendota and Fieeport
III., and Dubuque, Manchester, Wu
terloo, it. Dodge and Sioux City
Iowa, leaving Milan at lz.io p. in
Friday of each week. Through pa
sengers for points in Northern Illi
nois, Northwestern Iowa and Southern
Minnesota will appreciate the advan
tae of this weekly through sleeper
from New Orleans to Sioux City.
A. II. Hanson, G. P." A.
(Jo and see Crump's Jewelry.
is pretty and good. He sella it cheap
Weakley & Warren, Nashville
have one of tho largest, completed
furniture factories in the country him
they are prepared to supply the pub
lie with everything in their line at the
lowest cash prices. Dealers will
well to see their stock.
If you want u suit') of tho linn
oiliest, most fatdiionahle furniture
that can be uuht io the smith, go
or send to raUev it Wiiareo, N'lwli
ville, and vou can l iiccumiiiodiiti'd
at most reasonable figures.
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Thirty-five Colored Illustrations,
Showing the Effect of Various Combinations of Colors
ON HOUSES, COTTAGES AND VILLA?
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ltlaek. illustrated by Abbey; a new novel by
14 1 Roe; illustrated by Uibson and Diclinan;
descriptive illustrated papers by deorge H.
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