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THURSDAY, FEB. 16. 1599.
Mokk trouble with Chinese joints.
Li Hung Chang has the rheuma
tism. Tub whitewash of-the investigat
ing committee is a very good sani
tary measure, but a clean out in the
War Department would have been a
Thk St. Louis Republic says a
merchant in North Missouri has this
legend placarded in his store: "A
.mistake! All men are not made of
dust. Dust always settles. Some
men' never do. "
Thk railroads, in common with
everything else, suffered tremen
dous losses during the recent cold
and snow. Especially the moun
tain roads, both Kast and West,
came in for heavy losses.
According to statistics published
in September, 1S98, the war budget
of Russia was $148,640,191; per
capita, $1.17; of Germany, S141,
175,350; per capita, $2. 70; of France,
$ 1 235 1 7, 681; per capita, $2.21; of
England, $88,151,750 per capita,
$3.21; of the United States, $51,093,
927; pc'r capita, $0.72.
lion Blanks, the criminal who
was to have been hanged at May
field on the 23d., has small-pox, and
the sheriff of Graves county has
written Gov. Bradley requesting
that the date of execution be de
layed until all danger of contagion
be passed. The request will no
doubt be granted.
The State Convcnton of Young
Men's Christian Association is be
ing held in Henderson this week.
Delegates from all over the state
arc in attendance, and this impor
tant work will receive an impetus
from discussions of methods and
manner ofwork for and among
8S younff mcv
,VWjtV0'i wmch. has-as its object
the '.breaking up of plug .tobacco
trusts in. that state. I he suit is
filed by Attorney General Craw
against the St. Louis factories whose
output and prices arc said to be
controlled by the Continental To
Prior to 1859 Virginia was the
greatest tobacco-producing state of
America, the annual yield being 122,
000,000 pounds. The present yield
of Virginia is approximately only 50,
000,000 pounds per annum. Since
the Civil War, Kentucky has taken
first place in tobacco, yielding annu
ally 225,000,000 pounds.
It is reported by one of the lead
ing distillers of Kentucky that only
ioo barrels of pure peach brandy
were made in the United States last
year, and that now there are but a
very few barrels on the market. It
is quoted at $2.50 per gallon. Some
think that our fruit trees all over the
country arc more or less damaged,
so that the amount of pure peach
brandy will be still smaller next
year. Several inferior grades arc
plentiful, 'and in the absence of fruits
they will all be diluted.
There are pillars of the church,
and sleepers of the church, but
.he former has no official stand
ing. In a case referred to him,
Acting Commissioner Wilson deci
ed that revenue stamps are not re
quired on deeds for church pews,
saying: "The interest of the pew
holder is in the nature of an ease
ment." Now that his privilege has
officially recognized, the man who
goes to sleep during services need
not look so shamcd-faccd when he
is awakened by the last song.
It is announced that the biggest
building in the world is soon to be
erected in the business center of New
York City, site not yet divulged, by
the Merchants' Association of that
city. It is proposed to inaugurate
the new century by holding a great
industrial exposition in it. There
after, however, it is to remain as a
permanent institution. The site will,
it is said, cover eight city blocks,
and the building will be at least six
teen times as large as Madison Square
Garden, the converging streets and
a street railwav to traverse it. It is
hoped, to complete it by 1902, when
the proposed exposition is to be held.
How Murphy Ran a Paper.
Capt. David A. Murphy, of bles
sed memory, contributes a column
to a recent issue of the Oxford
(Ohio) News, in which he gives
some ideas and experiences in jour
nalism. The Captain, while in Dan
ville, "Turned on the Light, " "Told
the Truth to Dixie," and did other
interesting things which brought him
fame, if not fortune. Referring to
those blissful days, the Captain grows
happy. He says:
"In March, 1880, I founded and
started the Danville (Ky.) Tribune,
a red-hot, rollicking republican week
ly, and it was my supreme delight as
its editor to 'Tell the Truth to Dix
ie.' During the presidential cam
paign of 1884 1 was compelled to edit
that journal with one self-cocking re
volver and one republican platform,
one pair of scissors and one Webster's
LTnabridged Dictionary, one bowie-knife
twelve inches long and one
ready paste-pot, one baseball club
and one clean crash towel, one small
devil and one large dog. And I was
mighty thankful that no body harm
The World's Great Apple
Probably our great ancestor, Adam,
little thought of the trouble he would
cause posterity by eating an apple.
But now the question as to how many
apples he really did cat is a new diffi
culty. How many apples did Adam and
Eve eat? Was it one, or was it mil
lions? When the subject was first
mooted, the editor very naturally
replied, "why, one, of course."
"No" said the assistant editor,
"Eve ate one, and Adam ate one,
too, that's 2."
Then the sub-editor passed along
a slip of paper, on which was written,
"Eve 81 and Adam 81 making
But the poet, who is a man of imag
ination, capped this with, "Eve 81
and Adam Si 2 893."
Thcii'thc publisher tried his hand,
and his contribution was, "Eve 8142
sec how it tasted, and Adam 812,
But his assistant beat the publisher,
asserting that, "Eve 8142 sec how it'
tasted, and Adam 8142 keep her com-
passed as much as he hates 'barbers,
came up to the scratch again with,
"Eve 8142 see how it tasted, and
Adam 81,242 keep her company
Then the humorist, who had been
listening quietly, handed in his con
tribution, "Eve 8142 sec how it tast
ed, and Adam 8,124, 210-dera hus
band was he to sec her cat alone,
There the matter rests for the
present, and we are very thankful it
The greatest fox chase of which
there is any authentic record took
place in the neighborhood of Long
Branch, in Meade county, last week.
Ben Matthews, a colored man living
at Long Branch, has a fox hound
named Queen. One evening last
week, when the air was soft, Queen
and her companion, Don, together
with Jim Bickcrstaff's "Old Maje"
started for hills near by, and were
not long absent when they started a
vigorous old fox. By their vigorous
mouthing it was known that they had
a warm scent and were on the trail
of a fox of fine staying qualities.
For -several hours during the night
residents of that vicinity could hear
all three hounds tongucing together,
and then the two male dogs drop
ped out of the run, leaving Queen
toj keep up the chase alone. All
night long she followed the trail,
and along toward morning was
joined by some fresh hounds, who
stayed with her a few hours, fell out,
rested up and joined in the chase
again at intervals during the next
On the second day of the chase
Will La-Grand's "Tigc," a hound
noted for its staying qualities, join
ed her and remained until the close
of the run. Queen was on the run,
without rest, the entire thirty-six
hours consumed in the chase. She
stopped only when she had run
reynard to cover. After she had
accomplished this she lay down and
guarded the burrow, and when found
by her owner was so stiff and sore
that she could not move a limb and
had to' be carried to the house.
Matthews her owner, thinks she is
the best foxhound on earth, and
would not trade her for the best
horse in Kentucky. Breckenridge
News. ' ,
The coal mines of Madisonville
have had some unusual experiences
during the present cold spell, says
the Hustler. They have never had
such a tremendous demand for. coal
since the mines were in operation.
They receive orders by every mail
and by telegraph from nearly every
town in several states asking for
hurry shipments. The local demand
has been the heaviest ever known,
and many people right here in Mad
isonville were unable to get coal de
livered Saturday. The telephone
lines have been kept hot with mes
sages to the varjous mines and
livery stables, asking for coal to be
delivered. The cold snap caught
people generally with only a limited
supply of coal on hand, as very few
of our people ever order more than
one load at a time, and never before
had any trouble getting a load on
day ordered. But on account of the
severe weather the consumption has
been enormous, and the short supply
on hand was soon licked up and
everybody seemed to get out about
Saturday. To add to the difficulty
the hoisting apparatus at Reineckc
mines were out of fix a few days last
week and wagons were delayed in
loading. This has been repaired
and the town demands will be sup
plied with more promptness here
after. There have been several close rubs
among many families,, but by assis
tance of neighbors most all have
been able to keep in fuel up to the
Earlington has been a scene of
great activity during the cold spell.
The L. and N. train officials have,
from superintendent down, been at
Earlington assisting in moving coal
trains. Coal trains have the right
of way at present and everything
possible is being done to supply the
demand that is coming from almost
everywhere in range of the mines. .
A coal train was sidetracked af
Crofton the other day and ten or
fifteen farmers moved their wagons
alongside the cars and loaded them.
Trainmen protested to no avail.
The men said they did not propose
Forbes Bros, got a car at Hop-
kinsville, but it was surrounded by a
host of people, white and black,
anclfim...,, -they left. the caMoVtKe)
crowd to take and do with as they
Many shipments of barrels and
sacks of coal were made from Earl
ington to Hopkinsville Saturday,
which shows the urgent demand at
that place. The distribution of
what stock was on hand was judi
ciously made, and not much suffer
ing occurred, though numerous close
escapes are reported, even by the
wealthier families of that place.
J. R. Morgan, South Carrollton,
wants your chickens, butter, eggs
and all other marketable produce at
There are 22,000 publications in
North America which print adver
tisements. The aggregate annual circulation
of the world's periodicals is 12,006,
000,000 and consumes 760,000 tons
It is estimated that there is $150,
000,000 spent annually in North
America for newspaper and maga1
The grand total circulation of the
publications which print advertise
ments in North America amounts to
The first English newspaper was
The English Mercury, pamphlet
shaped, issued in Queen Elizabeth's
reign. The Gazette, of Venice, was
the original model of the modern
newspaper. The Acta Diurna
(Day's Doings), published in the
latter days of the Roman empire,
was the first newspaper, the world
ever had.-Norwich (Conn.)Rccord.
We have just received an envoice
of Acorn stoves and Ranges. Call
and see them. RtiARK.
New Addition. ,
We have just added to our stock
a nice lot of pocket knives, purses,
pipes, paper and envelopes, pencils,
pens, tablets, combs, brushes, toilet
soap, hand mirrors, etc. Call and
see our goods and prices.
GRrKNviLLii Grocery & Bakkrv
Co. D. S. Duncan, Manager.
Subscribe for THE RECORD.
About (Odd Signboards.
"Every tiW I think of the ridicu
lously worded signboards I've seen
in my fifteeri years' experience as a
traveling rnin." said a veteran gro
cery drummer, "I have to laugh
For insflancc, imagine this bit of
appetite - ciistracting intelligence
frowning down upon you from over
the door of 1 the only hostelry in a
town: Bon(:dust, Bologna Sausage
And All Kinds Of Fertilizer Made
Here.' ThAit is the sign over the
door of a Country hotel whose pro
prietor, as fa indicated by the sign,
has branched out and become a
"A shqc wonder's sign I remem
ber is, 'ShiiSj butes,an' haf solds fixt
heer.' 'Millinery, ice cream and all
notions for stye,' is another I call to
mind. Icef ';.rcara am washin' dun
here,' is the' information on a card
over the dof of an old negro wom
an's house ; ji a Pennyrilc town.
Pies, bathW pd undertaken for sail,'
is a sign t, Vas swung for twenty
years ove? 3tlc confectionery and
general st Jl'vc often passed. I
stood forfeit minutes trying to de
cipher thTfollowing that was scrawl
ed on a piece of pine box top and
tacked injan old country doctor's
office .Sindow: " Roomy tissum
coorcd hair wile you weight.' Over
a cross-raads horse-shoeing shop is
this sign, fBlak an' al kincs uv smithin
dun.' 0jr an Scotchman's
shop is tjus characteristic language,
Jay Host butc mackcr. ' It is hard
ly necessary to explain that he is a
"But JS a Jack of all trades, I
think thtff'man that I found in an
Eastern Kentucky town took the lau
rels. Before the door of his little
four-by-six, room was a large stand
ing sign which enumuratcd the pro
prictor's aiuincrous accomplishments
thus: Pastiirin', millinery, fotografs,
ice sodylaundryin,' pop, fiddlin',
writin' taut, linnyment, hare died,
butter and; other milk cheap for cash.
Thisisajsn of a watch-tinker ac
quaintance, who is also a black
smith: 'ivlock, watch, plows and all
kinds ofjmstruments repaired. At a
moiuUait&hbtcl is this sign: 'Pistule
catregcsySlfnns, cider and board by
daojavcrtk. . A molar extractor who
taw;ii I used to stop in scr
ap always displayed ;li
nGeiiP the f ' ' o -
Ut otfft2s nr
uld fill a boo.lc.vwtn
and some claj am
KoinjtftOltnvlttQ remember all 01 them
Sc ih new Standard drop-head
scwirV na- hu l- on display at Roark's
It is the best sew-
ing maohine made, is a neat piece
of furnitufe, and is sold at the right
Tho following notice was handed
us by t of !ur local friends who
is on the jrpad. He found it in one
of the hostels where he stopped, and
as it isput of the ordinary hotel
"Rules-and Regulations," we pub
lish it: fit1.
1)0 UNTOWHBRS AS THEV WI 1,1. DO VOU.
There arc three departments up
stairs, dcfn stairs and out doors.
Out doors is the cheapest. Noth
ing but tWes leave their trunks for
1. If the- bell in your room is
broken, wrim the towel.
2. No alarm clocks furnished by
,the management. Before retiring
wind up yijur bed' and hear the ticks.
3. Toiprevent guests from carry
ing fruit pom ihct tables, we will
4. Anlone wishing to take a
drive after hw.-h can repair to the.
woodshed and Irive nails.
5. Guests having night marc will
find the harness in the closet.
6, Noj spoons allowed on the
table occupied by newly married
couples. W'his is to prevent spoon-
ing in public.
7. Thijrtccn at the dinner table
is abad sijgn sign we will have no
' 8. It' the hotel is not on the right
side ot ;hc, street ; let it be known at
the office and it will be promptly re
moved to the other side.
9. In ttasc of fire open the .win
dow and see the fire escape.
copies of Tub Rkcoro
may be obtained
on application Jo
villn the coal trains had
to be protQi trd by cordons of police
and it w it, v ih difficulty that the
determined t iowds could be held in
We will at the opening of the
Spring season present suitable lines
of Clothing, Hats, Shoes and La
dies' and Gentlemen's Furnishing
Our full attention is given to
"ready-to-wear" lines, and we think
we can serve the consumer's inter
Our Shoe stock will be an especial
feature this season. We invite at
tention to our fine dress styles in
shop work and to all grades in medi
um priced shoes for Ladies and
Our Furnishing Goods stock will
be ample and in correct fashion.
Our Hat stock will embrace the
right shapes and styles in felts and
straws. . . .,.,.
Our clothing .sjtpck yilt abound
in excellent values. ,
We invite your visits.
Just now wc are forcing out all
that remains of winter stock. Over
coats, Heavy Suits, Underwear and
all Winter goods way down in price.
Buy bargians now.
. E. EADES.
Notk: We yet have all sizes but
15 in a big job of Linen Collars,
high grade qualty, perfect goods but
slightly off in shape. Twelve Collars
45c; six for 25c; one for 5c.
Does Farming: Pay?
It docs, if you look after the
"little" as well as the "big" things
both In sni out of -doors.
t or instance you study how to-feed
;. ou stock. Why not givetj'e
tliong..t oFTiow to feed yourseir
and family and your help, alittle
. thought? One of the biggest
and most important things
"in-doors" is the cooking
one while you are at it.
It costs but little more
than the cheap, hast
ily put together af
fairs, and while
you are buying a
good one, may t
as well get
THE "CHARTER OAK."
They will do better work, and do
it quicker, with less fuel and labor,
and will last longer than any other
kind. You will find the price reas
onable enough. . .
OR SALE BX -fmOAKJfe
J. L, ROARK ESTATE.
was in this position.
You would be
So would other
4 CAR LOADS 4
One Car Buggies, Surreys, Phae
tons, due March 20th.
Car Load Celebrated Brand "Beef,
Blood and Bone" Fertilizers.
Car Load Blount's True Blue Plows
in all styles and sizes.
Car Load Disc Harrows, Corn Plan
Carload shipments enable us to save, you a. handsome margin
on anything in the above lines, Remember; "We offer low
wheel improved TENNESSEE WAGONS at same prices as tHc
high wheels. New Carload on hand. v '
Get our prices on Disc Harrows, or you'll be sorry. We wili X
have the TIGER Harrowsbest on earth,
THCS. M. MORGAN.
Studebaker Wagons, Deerig
Binders, Mowers, Rakes. !
Our Grocery Stock is immense, and
we can promptly supply your table
with best articles at lowest prices.
11 I i II. M I i
Invites you to his Cash Grocery, ati
the Depot. Everything in good as
sortment, at lowest prices.
See tlie Stfiflddrd
Oti Display a
workers of Wood. Tin
and Iron, ask the Public to
' Al A . A . .
give uiem an opportunity
lp&,--o bid on any work in
Also do Upholstering arid
n 'a t ,
All work guaranteed.