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' : ONLY.
Only a bud we call it, ' j
Bat its pale green leaflet! fold
Over the Bummer's beauty,
And antuuin'j treasured gold. "
Only a little brown acorn,
Rut we shall find at length
It cradled the forest monarch
With all its mighty strength.
Only a kind word spoken.
Only a kind look given,
But they filled alife with beauty,
And a soul was raised to heaven!
Georgie L. Heath.
Handling the Chinese Mail.
Many persons have asked the ques
tion: "How is the Chinese mail
handled in the postofflce?" It is a
question which has excited consider
able discussion at different times and
ono which everybody should under
stand It jsj gonerally'suposed) how
ever, that a Chinese interpreter is
employed in the postofflce expressly
to handle the Chinese mail. r But
that is not the cuse, the government
never has found 5t a necessity to' em
ploy such a person. When a China
man wishes to send a letter to his na
tive country he must employ the
services of "an interpreter, unless he
can write, English himself.' He
writes, seals und directs the envelope
in his own language. He then goes
to a Chinese interpreter, who writes
the address in English on another
part of the envelope. The letter is
then ready for the mail. It then
goesto the postofflce and takes a
journey across the country to San
Francisco. A China-bound steamer
conveys it across the ocean to its des
dination, where, after going through
the Chinese postofflce, It is delivered
to the person to whom addressed.
The incoming mails are handled very
much in the same way. An interpre
ter in the Chinese postofflce writes
the address in English on all letters
directed to this country. When a
letter reaches tho postofflce the clerks
never pay any attention to the name,
and not one time in ten thousand do
they know whether a letter is for a
Chinaman or somebody else. They
look only for the street and number.
The mail Is sorted and is then deliv
ered by the carrier. So, what seems
a very complicated process is indeed
a very simple one, causing no incon
Edith is our six-year-old baby. She
had spent the vacation delightfully.
One of her greatest enjoyments was
swinging in the hammock with her
pet dolly during the long, pleasant
afternoon. It was a great trial for
her to think of going to school alone,
this year, without her oldest sister,
Pansy; but Pansy had been 111, and
could not go. So Edith went off by
herself very bravely.
She Is our little sunshine, and her
merry laugh makes sweetest music
In her home. But she cries almost as
easily as she laughs, and she cannot
bear to be teased in any way. The
boys annoy her in this way, and
laugh when they make her cry.
This does not make her feel kindly
toward the boys, and she is not slow
to express her opinion of them.'
nVMamma," she said once, I don't
like boys.- I'm glad I haven't a little
brother '"r" j f'Mtrw -wt.v.i
"Why, Edith?" asked her mother
with a look of surprise. "
"Because they tease little "girls so,
and make them cry, and laugh at
"Do all liltlev boys laugh at you
when you cry. .
"Yes, all but Robbie Shriver. I
fell down at school," the other day,
and hurt my head, and they all just
laughed at me but Robbie, and he
came and helped me up, and said he
was awful sorry I was hurt, and he
didn't laugh a bit." '
"That certainly was very nice of
Robby," said mamma, as she gave
Edith's rosy cheek a kiss.
"Yes, mamma, Robby Shriver is
the only boy in town that I like, be
cause he never laughs at me."-
That was a great compliment to
Robbie. It shows that he is a gentle
boy, and when he grows up he will
be a gentleman.
Do You Want to Escape.
A Boon for Suffering Woman.
If there are times in life that try men's
souls, there are ulo times that try women's
souls. As woman's organization in general
is more delicate than man's so she has spe
cial functions of more delicute character,,
which render her much more liable to lie
ran;eiuent and disease, and which require
much more skillful and careful treatment.
No class of diseases tets a physician's skill
or a medicine's etlicacy more severely than
Female Diseases. No rusdicine has ever
proved more successful in the cure of such
diseiises than Pe-rtina. In that most trying
of periods, which every middle-aged woman
must puss through, Pe ru-na has proved n
true boon to the sex. "I had been a great
sufferer for three years," writes Mrs. S.
Smith, of HilUville, Pa. "I had given up
all hope, when I commenced taking Pe-ru-na
and Mun-a-lin. Now I am as well us ever
in my life." Regulate the Bowels with Man-a-lin.
For sale by Ititchey & Bostick.
The Origin of "Turncoat."
St. Louis Republic.
It is said that the approbrious epW
thet, turncoat, took its rise from one
of the first Dukes of Savoy, whose do
minions were open to the contending
powers of both France and Spain.
Heing subjected to the frequent in
cursions of the rival powers, he was
obliged to temporize and favor them
alternately, as they seemed to be
able or not to injure him. In order
to carry out this arrangement to per
fection, he had a coat made that was
blue on one yide and white on the
other, so that it could be worn indif
ferently with either side out. When
lie was ostensibly on the side of
Spain, he wore the blue side out;
when the French were to be propU
tiated he displayed the white side.
He therefore became wildly known
as Emmanuel, the Turncoat, and
was thus distinguished from other
princes of his houso bearing the same
name. Since the time of Emmanuel,
the epithet has been applied to those
who turn their opinions to suit the
occasion, or their own personal inter
Do you want to escape chills
fever this season? No matter
much malaria is in the atmosphere
and how many may be taken down
in your neighborhood with malarial
fevers, they could have escaped and
you can escape by a use ol that excel
lent remedy, Smith's Tonic Syrup,
made by Dr. John Bull, of Louisville,
Ky. It cures chill9 and fever when
quinine fails. It is far better than
quinine, for it leaves no unpleasant
after effects. Smith's Tonic Syrup is
not an experiment. For many years
it has been considered the only safe
and certain cure for chills and fever.
You do yourself great injustice if you
fail to take this remedy, for it wiil
cure you even when all other treat
Found Treasure Indirectly.
Why is it Popular.
Because it has proved its absolute
merit over and over again, because it
has an unequalled record of cures, be
cause its business is conducted in a
thoroughly honest manner, and be
caiiHP it combines economy and
strength, being the only medicine of
which "100 Doses One Dollar" is true
these strong points have made
Hood's Sarsaparilla the most success
ful medicine of the day.
A father, dying, told his sons that
there was a treasure buried on his
farm, but did not disclose the spot.
They in their search, dug the farm
over so thoroughly that it proved a
mine of wealth. It is simply incredi
ble to many what wonders can be
wrought by thorough,persistent, wise
cultivation of the commonest and
poorest farms. I have seen very
poor, worn out farms change hands,
when. a few years would produce an
almost magical change, and , too.this
without any great outlay all due to
careful management, rotation of
crops, resting the land, etc. So, too,
have I seen good farms by a change
of owners degenerate to a shameful
To Nervous Debilitated Men.
Jf you will send us your address
we will mail you our illustrated pam,
phlet explaing all about Dr. Dye's
Celebrated Electro-Voltaic Belt and
Appliances, and their charming ef
fects upon the nervous debilited sys
tem, and how they will quickly re
store you to vigor, and manhood-
Pamphlet free If you are thus af
flicted. we will send you a Belt and
Appliances on a trial
Voltaic Belt Co.,
Fruit in Tin Cans.
The fruit put up in tin cans should
b'e taken out when the can is opened
for use. If allowed to remain -after
the can is opened, the action of acid
juice3 upon the tin when exposed to
the air may form acetate of tin,which
is poisonous. Pour the fruit out iuto
glass or earthenware dishes, and the
danger of poison is avoided. The
acetate will not form while the air is
English Spavin .Liniment removes
all Hard, Soft or Calloused Lumps
and Blemishes from horses, Jiloocl
Spavin, Curbs, Splints, Ring Bone,
Sweeney. Stifles, Sprains, Sore and
Swollen Throat, Coughs, ect. Save
$o0 by use of one bottle. Warrante
the most wonderful Blemish Cure
Dust To Dust.
A thousand years hence so says ft
member of the Academy of Sciences
nearly all the stone buildings now
standing in'Europe will have crum
bled to dust. So perishable is the
material of which they are construc
ted that the process of decay Is al
ready evident in many conspiclous
edifices. The same thing is going on
in this country. Neither marble nor
our favorite brown-stone can with
stand the. action of the elements.
Even the Capitol at Washington i3
undergoing disintegration. m
It may not be important that an
ordinary dwelling-house should last
a thousand yeais. For sanitary rea
sons, it is, perhaps, just as well that
people should have to build their
houses over again once every two or
three centuries, But it is not agree
able to think that the Capitol and all
the great churches in the country
will have disappeared' by the year 'of
grace 2890. ..,,'.
Bncklcn'a Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, .Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap
ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles, or no pay required. It is
guaranteed to glvei satisfaction, or
money reefunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by Ritchey & Bostick.
Popular Science Mouthly.
Vanilla is produced from a species
of orchid that attaches Itself to walls,
trees and other suitable objects. The
plant has a long, fleshy stem, and the
leaves are alternate, oval, and lanceo
late. The flower is of a greenish
white color, and forms axillary
spikes. The fruit is a pod, measur
ing when full grown some ten or
twelve inches in length and about
half an inch in diameter. The quali
ty of the pod can be determined by
the presence or non-presence of a
crystalline efforescence called givre,
and by its dark chocolate-brown
color. The fragrant givre is vanilla.
The pods also contain vanilla acid,
oily matter, soft resin, sugar, gum,
and oxalate of of lime.
Shiloh's Consumption Cure. -
This is beyond question the most
successful Cough Medicine we have
ever sold, a few doses invariably cure
the worst cases of Cough, Croup, and
Bronchitis, while it's wouderful suc
cess in the cure of Consumption is
without a parallel in the history of
medicine. Since its first discovery
it has been sold on a guarantee, a
test which no other medicine can
stand. If you have a Cough we ear
nestly ask you to try it. Price 10
cents, 50 cents, and $1,00. If your
lungs are sore, Chest or Hack lame,
use Shiloh's l'orus Plaster. Sold by
W. II. Fleming. 4
USED DT MEN. WOMEN XXD CniLDSlLIT.
A SHINE LASTS A WEEK.
A Handsome polish.
EVERY Household . EVERY Office
EVERY Mechanic EVERY Stable
Will Stin Old 4 New Furniture an
Will Stain Glao and Chinawaiu arttith
Will Stain Tinware . at the
V.'ill Stain your Old Baskets tame
Will Stain BadvbCoaoh I timer
. WOLFF A RANDOLPH, PhlUdelohl.
Atk in Drug, itaOU and Jfoiutfurniihiny Storu.
Take your" buggy carriage,'. 'wagons and
farni Implements of all fctnttt to
and have them
REPAIRED ip PAINTED.
Everything in 1
BLACKSM1THING, WAGON aud CARRIAGE
done Promptly and Cheaply.
: V V J. "PCARTKER.
Spring Street,-McMInnvIllef Teun.
THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURHNGE-GO.,
N ' i:.r.,- , ,r
OF NEW YOEIv.
mciiAiti) a. Mccuiinr,
Cash Assets, Dec. 31st, 1889, $136,40l7328o l ,
Paid policy holders in 1889, $15,200,608.38. Weekly payments to policy holders average
over $160,000. It has paid policy holders since organization $287,681,948.20. '
It is the OldeRt active Life Insurance Company in the country. It is the Largest Life
Insurance Company In the world. It is the 8(rougeiLFinaitolaI Institution fn the world.
It is the Cheapest, Safest and Best Company in Which to 'insure. Its NEW policy is the
most Liberal ever offered by any Insurance Company.
The Mutual Life has invested in Texas S2.1S8.2&1: in Geonria. 83.274.635. ami In" Tp,i.
nessee, $2,073,407. . , ,. el . ..
Average daily payments to noliev holders i nv..r '!'?' nnii ' All th'"f...
policies issued. .
In This Company You Do Not Have to Die to Get Your Money.
For Rates, Plans, Etc., call on or address, giving age nearest birthday,
J. M. HUNTEll, General Agent,
P.O. Box 354. NASflVlLLE, TENN.,
or J. II, C. GAHDKEll, Special Agent,
jj A4&6' I AH FORMS OF POLICIES ISSUED iCAtl
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.,
Thev are EXCELLENT IWI'JSTWI AT Ym, .! n mi. . ...:
For Statement of Cost, etc., write, stating age to
J.W.lHWnT, T. W. TACESOIT.
Special Agent for Oeoreia, Florida and I Manager Tennessee Dep't ,
Tennessee, iMcIXWILLE, TEX.V 327M Union St, N ANII YILLE, TEXN.
The Peoples national Bank of Minnvilif
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
J. F. MORFORD, S. L. COLVILLE,
J. C. BILES, J. C. M. ROSS.
W! C. WOMACK, J. A. ROSS.
VM. BILES. - 1
J. F. MORFORD, ...t- "resident.
.T.C. BILES Vice President.
FRANK COLVILLE Cashier.
C. M. MORFORD, Assistant Cashier.
Does a General Banking Business, Deposits Solicited
ARTISTIC t JOB FRUVITIItfG.
Win ft i r. .-j m
Powerful. Penctratlnff. Quickfst and
Surest of all liniments for the cure of Pvhtmma.
Hsm.Snrn Thrnn t. 7! ' n cwraro TCrntsfi. Sv.rn.i-ns.
Swelling, Frost Bites, "Weak Back, etc.
FOR HORSES, this liniment is unequalled localise of its great penetratin;;
Strength. Highly recommended for Spavin, Splint, Windfalls, , Epizootic:,
Scratches, Swellings, Sprains, Saddle and Harness Galls, Etc. bOo per Dottle.
T. II. EASTWOOD,
D. B. CARSON.
EIISTWQQO BROS & eHRSQIl,
lOUNDRY IIICHINE SIORKS,
Manufacturers of The Giant Bane Mills,- -
II10AT COLUMNS,LlKTELS, FENCING, GRATES g FRONTS,
FURNACE GRATE BARS, STOVES, DOG IRONS,
HOLLOW WARE, VENTILATORS,
Bras3 Goods, FIott- Hopcirs, Etc.
mmi mmim of mluMgnonioi smimicl
STEAM ENGINES and BOILERS,
AND MILL SUPPLIES IN GENERAL.
ever known. Sold by Ritckky A
Subscribe lor theSTANUAKl). $1.00.