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"Children." said the teacher, while in.
tracting the class in composition, "you
should not attempt any flights of fancy,
but simply be yourselves and write what
w in you. Do not imitate any other per
on a writings or draw inspiration from
As result of this advice Johnny
Wise turned in the following composition:
"Ws should not attempt any flites of
fancy, but rite what is in ua. In me
thare is my stummiclc, lungs, hart, liver,
two apples, one piece of pie, one stick lemon
candy and my dinner. Baltimore Ameri
Jaat the Han.
"1 say." said the business man to tha
'detective, "some fellow has been represent
ing himself as a collector of ours. He has
been taking in more money than any two
men we have, and I want him collared as
quickly as you can."
"All right; I'll have him in jail in less
than a week."
'Great Scott, man! I don't want to put
him in jail; I want to engage him." Bos
Paiilng of the Cable Car.
'A few years aeo the cable system was con
sidered the best, but since the invention of
the trolJey, the cable is being rapidly dis
placed. Lxperts now claim that compressed
air will eventually be the car nower of the
future. In all lines of industry improvements
ere constantly being made, but in medicine
llostetter's Stomach Bitters still holds the
lead, because it is impossible to make a bet
ter medicine for indigestion, dyspepsia,
belching or biliousness. Be sure to try it.
Dad 1 n reilment,
Theodore It's all right, darling. I have
iriet your father, and we took to one another
at once. He even went so far as to borrow
ten dollars of me. Surely, he can't refuse
me your hand after that.
Edith Dory, I'm afraid you've made a
mess of it. Pa told me about the ten dol
lars, and said I'd better let you slide; that
you were too easy. Boston Transcript.
Best for the Bowels.
No matter what ails you, headache to a
cancer, you will never get well until your
bowe'i are put light. Cascarets help nature,
cure you without a gripe or pain, produce
easy, natural movements, cost you just 10
cents to start getting your health back.
Cascarets Candy Cathartic, the genuine, put
up in metal boxes, every tablet has C. C. C.
tamped on it. Beware of imitations.
i Matin on Tackle.
: A bargain counter rush at Charleston, S.
C, resulted in severe injuries to a number
of women participating in the race for
marked-down commodities. This indicates
that feminine pastimes have the same ele
ment of danger that pertains to masculine
sports. Baltimore Herald.
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES do not
pot, streak or give your goods an un
evenly dyed appearance.
God is on the side of virtue; for whoever
dreads punishment suffers it, and whoever
deserves it dreads it. Colton.
Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken of
is a cough cure J. W. O'Brien, 322 Third
Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn.,' Jan. 6, 1900.
A man who plays cards for a living never
has anything except r&e backache. Atchi
To Care a Cold In One Day
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund money if it fails to cure.25c.
If a man should wear his pants so long
that he had to hold them up when crossing
a street wouldn't the women laugh at him?
Children are a great comfort, especially
lo such as never have the minister to tea.
Trifling that Costs.
Sciatica and Lumbago
And you may be disabled and
Incapacitated for work for
many long days.
Will aire surely, right away,
and save time, money ana
suf ferine. It
Pricey 25c and 50c.
BOLD BY ALL DEALERS IN MEDICINE.
Little Liver Pills.
Must Bear Signature of
See Faoolinlle Wrapper Below.
Tory mill an4 as eajry
to take as ca?ar.
FOR TC8PI3 LIVER.
FOR SALLOW SKI 3.
FOR THE COMPLEXION
CIUiL'IMB MUST RAVI 101IATUPC,
M cents I fforory Testable.,
CURE SICK HEADACHE.
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TENNESSEE STATE NEWS
Railroad Mileage In Tennessee.
Chief Clerk Trousdale of the Comp
troller's office has completed a table
6howIng the mileage of railroad prop
erty in Tennessee, with the valuation
as certified to the Comptroller by the
Board of Equalizers. It shows 2,962.29
miles of road, as compared with
2,947.34 miles two years ago. The as
sessed valuation of distributable prop
erty is $53,861,182.77, as compared
with $52,943,945.36 two years ago, and
localized property of $2,820,949.25, as
compared with $2,352,918.50 two years
ago. The total assessed valuation of
all railroad property is $56,682,132.02,
as compared with $55,296,412.86 two
years ago. The tax for State purposes
is $198,387.46. The mileage an'd val
uation of some of the larger roads fol
Illinois Central and branches, 266.5
Southern Railway and branches,
253.51 miles, $10,424,417 50.
Louisville & Nashville and branches,
528.01 miles, $13,330,122.50.
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis
and branches, 87S.27 miles, $13,805,-
Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas
Pacinc, 1J7.43 miles, $1,032,259.
There is likely to be trouble in the
Methodist Church at Tracy City over
Rev. B. F. Haynes, vho was recently
assigned to that church and Alta
mont. Rev. Haynes asked Bishop
Fitzgerald to relieve him of the ap
pointment, saying the salary was not
sufficient to keep himself and family.
The bishop complied and Dr. Haynes
announced that he would during the
next year confine himself to evangel
istic work. The congregation at
Tracy City became indignant and said
they would not have Dr. Haynes nor
should he come. Later some of his
friends prevailed upon him to agree
to accept Tracy City and Altamont,
and then he got Bishop Fitzgerald to
reappoint him. Now the question is,
wnat will the protesting Tracy City
Some weeks ago W. C. Marbery, a
farmer living in Williamson county,
announced that he would give $500 to
any lady who would legally sign her
name Mrs. W. C. Marbery. A few days
ago he received a dainty note from a
Dickson county woman. He complied
with the request and arranged a meet
ing with the writer of the note. The
lady proved to be Mrs. Sallie Horn
beck, and after a few preliminaries she
accepted her suitor and presumably
the $500. The ceremony occurred at
the home of the bride's sister. After
the ceremony they returned to the
groom's home near Pasadena.
Addition to Oddfellows' Home.
The trustees of the Tennessee Odd
Fellows' Home at Clarksville have
taken steps for the immediate en
largement of the home to meet the
Increasing demands made for admis
sion from all parts of the '.State. The
home now has twenty-nine orphan in
mates and four aged Odd Felows. This
number taxes the present building to
its fullest capacity and there are now
some twelve or more applications for
admission pending. A contract has
been made for the construction of an
addition to the home that will accom
modate fifty inmates.
The suit brought by several citizens
of Clarksville in an effort to prevent
the issuance of city bonds to the
amount of $100,000 to pay the subsidy
voted on the 8th day of August to
the Nashville & Clarksville Railroad
has been withdrawn. The plaintiffs
made an effort to continue the case.
and failing in this they dismissed it.
claiming they had not had time to
prepare a reply to the demurrer filed
Crusade Against Cocaine.
Police investigation has shown
alarming conditions to exist amone
negroes and poor whites in Chattanoo
ga, who have become slaves to the co
caine habit. The authorities will
make a crusade against drug stores
that sell Cocaine without a prescrip
tion from a reputable physician.
New Presbyterian College.
Nashville Presbytery has appointed
a committee to consider the feasibility
of establishing a collegiate institu
tion at Bloomington, in Smith county.
The object is to establish a school
which will in some measure aid the
work of the Southwestern Presbyte
rian University at Clarksville.
Ia the Interest of Fure Drags.
The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy
has started a crusade in the interest
of pure drugs. It is alleged that adul
terated drugs have been dispensed in
Nashville and other cities, and as a
result legal proceedings have been in
stituted against various firms and in
dividuals. Forest Association.
The Tennessee Forest Association
held its first meeting in Nashville a
few days ago. Resolutions were
adopted commending the suggestion
that all waste places be planted with
young trees; that the Legislature ap
point competent commissioners to in
vestigate the forest resources of the
State and report, and that laws be en
acted to foster the growth of timber
interests; that the bill before Con
gress to preserve the Appalachian for
ests be made a law, and that Congress
men from Tennessee be asked to work
and vote for it,
Capitol Huildlns: to Be Overhauled.
The State Capitol Commission has
authorized Secretary King' to advertise
for bids for painting, general repairing
and cleaning and treating the stone in
the Capitol from dome to esplanade.
The last Legislature appropriated $25,
000 for the work.
By vote of 1.749 to - 520 Canncn
county subscribed $138,000 to the
Woodbury & Nashville Railroad. The
proposed line is to connect with the
Tennessee Central and Nashville,
Chattanooga & St. Louis roads near
ALLIGATORS LIKE NEGROES.
rkey Will Eat Them, Sys am Au
thority, In Preference to m
An interesting story of the saurian
family is told by one of Algier's old
est citizens, Mitchel J. Barrett, whp
has spent much of his life in adven
ture on the high seas and in traveling
In a business way along" the Gulf
shores, says the New Orleans Times
Democrat, lie relates that when a
boy, living on the banks of the St.
Johns river, it was customary for the
boys in the neighborhood to go in
swimming" every day.
Alligators were very numerous, but
it was a seldom occurrence that a
white person was molested by them.
Mr. Barrett says that he cannot re
call an instance where a white man
or boy was ever killed by one. On
the other hand, woe be unto the pick
anniny who ventured into the St.
Johns, where these water pests held
forth. It is said that a negro nevei
risks his life where an alligator lives
Mr. Barrett says that on one occa
sion, while he and several of his com
rades were in bathing, a negro boy,
well known to the party, came by,
shuffled off his clothes and dived in
with the others, lie had been in but
a few minutes, when he suddenly dis
appeared without the silghtest ap
parent struggle. An alligator caught
him in the "middle" and took him un
der the water without giving him
time to even warn the others.
He tells of a similar incident on the
Sabine river, another paradise for the
alligator. He states that while he,
two friends and a negTO were cross
ing the river in a small boat it ran
against a snag and capsized near a
nest of the pests, and the white men
swam ashore without molestation.
But the negro was pounced upon bj
several alligators, as if they had some
special grudge against him.
Men can easily avoid attacks from
this source. But long ago, when
Florida was more scparsely settled
and there were no fences along the
banks of the rivers,, cattle and swine
naturally strayed down to the river's
edge to find a quiet, cool spot tc
graze and fight the gallinippers which
were there in droves and made a shad
ow as a cloud. As long as the
stock would find these places on the
banks they were comparatively safe
from alligators. But as the day would
grow, and as the heat would increase,
they would stray down to the river's
edge and wallow in order to get un
der the water to keep cool. Their in
stinct, however, failed to teach then:
caution, for invariably the sly alli
gator was there for a different pur
pose. He had crawled to the water's
edge to sun his back, which could
scarcely be distinguished from an old
log, and while the thoughtless cow
or hog wallowed in the waters the
pest of the Florida waters would
make his attack with varying suc
cess. The Industrious Danes.
The children of Denmark are taught
to knit when but five years old. Ever
in the public schools this is quite ar
institution, although the privat
schools made it an absolute rule, onr
hour each day being given to that in
dustry. The same rule applies in tht
home .life, one hour being devoted
daily either to sewing, knitting
crocheting, embroidery or lace mak
ing. Nor is this considered sufficient;
the young woman of the family is
supposed never to be idle, she musl
always have something on hand to be
taken up. If a chance visitor comes
in, or a friend arrives for the day.
both have their needlework witl
them. Marie Manley, in Woman's
"Whom have we in the dark cell?
"That is the ex-champion stenog
rapher. He had a record of 13(
words per minute."
"And why is he here?"
"Oh, he foolishly attempted to tak
down the words an ' angry womai
was hurling over the fence to hej
neighbor." Chicago Daily News.
Riches Take AVIhks, Bat Seldom Fir.
In France they do not burn their money:
they build airships with it. Philadelphia
The youthful lawyer's profession is usual
ly better than bis practice. Chicago Daily
MRS. H, F. ROBERTS
Says to All Sick Women : " Give
Mrs. Finkliam a Chance, I
Enow She Can Help You as
She Did Me."
"Deab Mes. PiSKHAii:The world
praises great reformers; their names
and fames are in the ears of everybody,
and the public press helps spread the
pood tidincrs. Amoncr them all Lvdia
iU. I'mknam s name goes to posterity
MBS. H. F. ROBERTS,
County President of W. C. T. U., Kansas
with a softly breathed blessing from
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I know whereof 1 speak. lor 1 have
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for years I have known dozens of wo
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and inflammation who are strong and
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1404 WcGee St., Kansas City, Mo.
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Don't hesitate to write to Mrs. Pink-
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Freddie Can't you give me something
for my head?
DoctoiWoulda't take it as a gift. Chi
cago Daily News.
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GUt Edee Line Cannot Be
Equaled At Any .Trice.
Tor Hot Than m. Onartar of a.
Cantorv thA rpniitnf ion nf W. T.
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trio, comfort and wear li.-is ex
cllcd allot her mstlr ab anlri nlthpitA
prices. This excellent reputation
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Douglas shoes liars to trfve better sr.t- -
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