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McNAIBY COUNTY INDEPENDENT. SELMEE, TENN.
wtheredby Catarrh, Bronchitis,
Asthma, Head or Chest Colds ?
Try the "Vap-O-Rub" Treatment R-
. lievea br Inhalation mm! Absorp
tion, No Stomach Doting.
Ho need to disturb your stomach with
Internal medicine for then trembles.
Viek's "Vsp-O-Rub" Salve, combine by ft
specialprocees Menthol Thymol, Eooft-I
lyptol, Camphor and PmeTar, so that when
applied to the heat of the body, these in-!
Altogether Too Careless.
The editor in charge of the person
al Inquiry column opened his seven
tieth letter with a groan. -
"I have lost three husbands," a lady
reader had written, confidently, "and
now have the offer of a fourth. Shall
I accept him J" ,
The editor dipped his pen in the
Ink. This was the last straw.
' "If you've lost three husbands," he
wrote, "I should say you are much
too careless to be trusted with a
The grocer had just put a pew boy
to work and among the other Instruc
tions was this: ,
"If you do not happen to have what
a customer asks for suggest something
else as nearly like it as possible."
Soon a woman came into the store
and asked the boy:
"Have you any fresh green stuff
' "No, ma'am," answered the boy,
"but we have some nice bluing."
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Talrn h Old Standard r.RflVB
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The
Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron
builds op the system, jo cents.
, Comfortable 8olitude.
"Aren't you afraid to be alone In
the woods?" asked the sympathetic
"No, sir," replied the old guide;
"when I'm alone in the woods no
body Is liable to pick me for a deer.
It's the only time I feel safe."
Important to Mother
Examine carefully every bottle oi
CASTORIA, a safe and aura remedy for
Infants and children, and see that it
Bean the sfT .
Signature of CT
In Use For Over SO Yean.
Children Crj for Fletcher's Castoria
No Cause for Mirth.
Friend So this is one of your Jokes,
is it? Ha! ha! ha! .
Humorist (testily) Well, what are
you laughing at, anyhow! Isn't It a
good one? Passing Show.
, COVETED BY ALL
but possessed by , few a beautiful
head of balr. If yours is streaked with
gray, or is harsh and stiff, you can re
store it to Its former beauty and lus
ter by using "La Creole" Hair Dress
ing, jrnce si.uu. Aav,
If Money Talks.
"Pa, what is 'Ave et Vale'?"
"About all my salary ever says to
the, my son."
For sore feet rub on Hanford'a Bal
,: A fertile imagination may produce
For any cut use Hanford'a Bat
earn. Adv. 1
Whenever two women begin to talk
things over they are sure to overtalk.
C WT A f P Is not recommended
O VV rt iVl 17 Ior tverythlng; but If
you have kidney, liver
or bladder trouble It
may be found Just the remedy you need.
At druggists in fifty cent and dollar sties.
Tou may receive a sample else bottle of
this reliable medicine by Parcel Post,
also pamphlet telling; about It.
Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Blnghamton,
J. Y., and enclose ten cents, also men
Hon this paper.
LI THE C
CRAMPS AND COLIC
etaaf by at rrngslmt
FIRUT. DICKS & CO. IEW ORLEAMS
The dyspeptic, the debilitated, whether fross
excess ol work of mind or body, drink or
poaure In 11
Witt find Tutt's Pills the mast senlsl
five ever offered the suffering Invalid.
TRY THE OLD RELIABLE
t CHILL TONIC
A FINE GENERAL TRENQTHENINQ TONIC
HARDING'S MUSIC HOUSE
ef Now York will SMS I eeantl fol soas. & mnle.
knrri. ud iiMteeoiuDlete fur IQe In fftatiM t 11
M e Your Darilng Aaaio ."Nothing to Do Hat
bmraqf Sou.' "Ask Me No More "AHm.
Omen of Nt Hert" "Adrlf ton theMoanf
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makes every road a boulevard. Complete
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W. N. U, MEMPHIS, NO. 62-1911
gredlents are released In the form of vapors.
These soothing, medioated vapors are In.
haled all night Ions through the air pass,
gea io the loner, loosening the phlegm,
soothing the inflamed membrane, and aid
ing the body cell to drive oat the invad
ing germ. -
In addition. Vh-Vt is abaorbed thnman
the pores, reducing the Inflammation, and
taking out that tightness and soreness.
ido, ooo, or fi.w. At ail aniRRifrts.
EVIDENTLY A THRIFTY SOUL
Would-Be Talker Over Telephortf
Balked When Called Upon to
Drop a Nickel In the Slot.
A correspondent of the Cleveland
Plain Dealer tells this story:
"I was called to the telephone, and
a pay station operator asked, 'Is this
Garfield 0064 T' and since that Is in
deed my number, I said yes. So she
called to the party on the other end
of the line, 'Drop a nickel, please
"'Vot?' came a male voice.
"'Drop a nickel, please.'
'"Drop five cents, please,' said the
operator, translating. And still the
caller can't get it though his head
that he must part with a Jitney be
fore he can talk. Then I took a hand
or a voice in the conversation.
"'What's the matter with you?' 1
shrieked. 'Drop five cents in the slot,
and then you will be allowed to talk
to this number.'
"There was a long pause, and then
"'O-o-oh! Veil, neffer mind. I gets
me anodder number!'"
'Probably," concludes our ituuiui-
ant, "he kept calling till he got a
THAT GRIM WHITE SPECTRE.
Pneumonia, follows on the heels of a
neglected cough or cold. Delay no
longer. Take Mansfield's Cough Bal
sam. Price 60c and $1.00. Adv.
"How did he come to grief?"
"He was a Joy rider." Baltimore
American. .... . . .-,
Pyker By the way, you are a mar-1
ried man, are you not?
Hyker Don't know. I was this
morning, but I haven't had a chance
to peruse the court news in the eve
Gov. Locke Craig was talking in
Raleigh about the difficulties of the
profession of politics.
"I am in hearty sympathy," he said,
"with the ward leader who announced
to his friends the other day that his
new son a nine-pound baby bade
fair to grow up a very successful poli
"How can you tell that already.
Jake?' they asked, him. 'Why, the
kid can't talk yet.'
"'No,' said Jake, 'but he has al
ready started trying to kick and shake
hands at the same time.' " .
AT THE FIRST SIGNS
Of Falling Hair Get Cutlcura. It
Works Wonders. Trial Free.
Touch spots of dandruff and Itching
with Cutlcura Ointment, and follow
next morning with a hot shampoo of
Cutlcura Soap. This at once arrests
falling balr and promotes hair growth.
Tou may rely on these supercreamy
emollients for all skin troubles.
Sample each free by mail with Book.
Address postcard, Cutlcura, Dept. XT,
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv.
"There Is a great demand for bomb
throwers In Europe."
"Gee, we had one on our team last
year." , .
Mot Gray Hairs bat Tired Byes
make us look older than we are. Keep
your Eyes young and you will look young.
After the Movies Murine Tour Eyes. Don't
tell your age. Murine Eye Remedy Co.,
Chicago, Bends Eye Book on request. -
"Was' the musical program a pot
pourri, Mrs. Comeup?" '
"No, Indeed. It was nothing so
reshersy. It was Just a sort of mix
ture." '. 1 : .. . ' - -
should be given to sprains, swellings,
braises, rheumatism and neuralgia.
Keep Mansfield s Magle Arnica Lini
ment handy on the; shelf. Three sixes
25c, 60c and 1.00. Adv.
"Is he a deep thinker?"
"No; he begins to flounder before
he gets out very deep."
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days
DratcUts refund money it PAZO OINTMENT
tails lo euro lichint, Blind, uieedini or rroirua
lug Piles. First application gives relief, soc
And Got Rurl In.
"Ever run over anything in your
"Yes, over the speed limit."
Start the year by getting Hanford'a
Balsam. Tou will find frequent use
for It Adv.
A matron is usually more enthusias
tic over being married than she If
over the man she has wed.
The towA that ds painted red at
night usually has' a yellow cast the
next morning. .
To keen clean and healthy take Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They regulate
liver, bowels and stomacn. Adv.
, When the average man gets justice
In the courts he is usually too old to
Weak, Falnty Heart, and Hysterics
can t rectified by taking "Reaorine" s
Mart and nerve tonic Price 50c and fx. an
The trouble with too many children
is that the education of their parent
has been' neglected, '
FORD PEACE PARTY
NOW in NOB
DIVIDED AND QUARRELSOME,
THE MEMBERS REACH WAR
CURFEW LAW RULED OUT
Expedition to Get 8oldler Out of the
Trenches Has Cost Henry Ford
$125,000 to Date May Cost
Chrlstiania, Norway. The Henry
Ford peace party has reached here.
The party to date has cost $125,000, in
cluding $36,000 spent In New York.
The total, If the schedule Is followed,
will he $500,000 and probably more.
S. S. McClure, the publisher, stays
with the party at the request of Mr.
Ford. Judge Ben Lindsey's plans are
uncertain. The pilgrims have been
quarrelsome for a week, and almost
everybody gossips and squabbles. An
attempt at a system of espionage over
the doings of important members, was
reported to Mme. Roszicka , Schwlm-
mer, and there was much criticism of
Mr. McClure. An attempt to . estab
lish a curfew on the pilgrims found
much support among the delegates,
but was suppressed by Mr. Lochner,
secretary of the International Peace
Nobody was taken off the Bhip.at
Kirkwall and. the baggage was not in
spected. The parcel post Christmas
gifts were removed. The British au
thorities were courteous in their treat
Mr. Ford expresses confidence in
the outlook, but Mme. Schwimmer,
still dominant, refuses to Indicate the
plans, of the neutral countries of which
she is supposed to have knowledge.
ADJOURNS FOR HOLIDAYS
Measure to Continue Emergency War
Tax For One More Year Passed
By Both Houses.
Washington. Congress adjourned
on the night of Dec. 7 for the Christ
mas holidays after the Senate had
adopted the joint resolution which
passed the House extending the emer
gency revenue law one year, or until
Dec. 31, 1916. Teh Senate adopted the
resolution after a lively partisan de
bate, by a vote of 45 to 22, Democrats
supporting it solidly and eRepnblicans
unanimously opposing It. President
Wilson signed the measure.
Both houses will reconvene at noon,
Tuesday, Jan. 4, when the administra
tion legislative program, Including the
plans for national defense, will be un
dertaken in earnest.
During the two weeks of the session
the only Important legislation was the
extension of the war tax. This was
done to prevent a lapse of the law
Dec. 31, next, with the understanding
that the law will be taken 1 up for
amendment in order to increase the
revenue as soon after the holidays as
Upon the adjournment there was a
general exodus of members for their
homes. The last day in the House
had been devoted to speeches in na
tional defense. Discussion of warj
revenue resolutions In the Senate re
solved itself into a tariff argument.
Republicans assailing the Underwood
law as inadequate and condemning
the general fiscal policy of the admin
istration. Senator Underwood of Ala
bama, in his first Senate speech, vig
orously upheld the law which bears his
name and challenged (Republicans to
compare it with the Payne-Aldrich
i Race War In Georgia.
Leesburg, Ga. Sheriff D. R. More-
and of Lee county is dead from the
wounds received in a pitched battle
which he and six other white men
fought with negroes in Worth county,
across the line from here. The ne
groes escaped. Posses from ' Lee,
Worth and Dougherty counties are
searching' for the negroes, and a re
port, which' could not be confirmed,
has reached here that two negroes had
been lynched. Sheriff Moreland was
trying to arrest Jim Keith, a negro
accused of theft by James Dozier, a
, Invasion of Egypt.
. London. An Exchange Telegram
dispatch from Amsterdam says Gen.
von der Goltz has established his head'
quarters at Aleppo, Syria, where his
Turkish and German troops are equip
ping for the projected invasion- of
Hubbard Worth $397,845.
Torontot Ont. The wills of Elbert
Hubbard and his wife, who were
drowned on the liner Lusltanla, have
been filed here for ancillary probate,
as both held stock in the Northern
Crown Bank of Canada. The account
of Mr. Hubbard'a total estate was de
clared at $397,845, and that of Mrs.
Hubbard at $35,745. In each case the
estates were divided equally between
their children, Elbert and Miriam. A
direction in each will read:- "I -de
sire that my body be cremated and not
burled in the ground."
Fired Blank Shot
New York. Officers and passengers
of the American steamship Carolina
that arrived here from Porto Rico
brought first hand details of the stop
ping of that steamer and removal of
her chief steward, Karl Schaade, by
tha French cruiser Descartes on Dec.
5. The Carolina, according to Capt J.
O. Foss, was hailed by the Descartes
just after she had passed out of the
three-mile limit, a blank shot being
ired by the cruiser to" call attention
to the signal to stop.
NO DISAVOWAL BY AUSTRIA
Vienna Gives Full Support to Subma
rine Commander That Sunk An
cona Did His Duty.
Vienna. The Austro-Hunearian ad
miralty is entirely nnnneo o scy dis
avowal of the course othe submarlno
commander" who was responsible for
t&e sinking of the Italian steamer An
cona. On the contrary, It approves
his conduct fully and declared that he
would have been considered as having
failed to perform his duty if he had
allowed the Ancona to escape.
The reply to the American note, it
Understood, will be delivered anon.
view of the situation is justified.
The admiralty has stated its en,
and attitude of the naval authorities
"It is a submarine commander's
duty to make a renort to the desig
nated base as soon as possible and
we commander who sank the Ancona
did this as soon as he was within
wireless distance of land. He made
supplementary renort at Pola and
accompanied it with his log. No ex
amination of the crew was held be
cause the commander's renort was
considered complete end there was no
reason to suddoso that the crew could
add anything thereto.
So far as the commander Is con
cerned, his course is clear. Tha ad.
miralty has received his report and
sees no reason to find any fault with
his course of action."
VILLA ASKS U.S. PROTECTION
Mexican Bandit Leader Would Give
Up Military Command and 8eek
- Protection on U. 8. 8oll.
El Paso, Texas. At a conference of
United States military officers, state
ana city authorities and representa
tives of the Carranza and Villa gov
ernments, held here secretly, it was
requested by the Villa delegation that
Gen. Francisco Villa and his brother,
HIpolito Villa, financial agent of the
Villa government, be permitted to
cross the border unharassed by legal,
criminal or civil action.
In return for the immunity of the
Villa . brothers the Villa delegation
promised that a new chief will be se
lected to head the Villa movement.
and pledged the leader, when selected,
to turn over the entire military and
civil organization of Villa controlleld
territory to the Caranza govenment
U. S. NEEDS MILLION MEN
Senator Works Makes Strong Plea For
National Defense Says Paclfio
Coast In Danger.
Washington. Senator Works oi
California in a speech to the Senate
told the members that a standing
army of one million men would be
necessary to defend the United States
against possible Invasion and declared
that the Pacific coast was completely
at the mercy of Asiatic attack.
Senator Works spoke on the subject
of national defense, but particularly
to "propose as a part of the scheme of
preparedness the creation of a mobile
land force and military reserve of 200,
000 men at the cost of $50,000,000 a
year for ten years.
OFFER TITANIC SETTLEMENT.
White 8tar Line Agrees to Pay $664,.
000 To Claimants.
New York. The White Star Line
has agreed to pay $664,000 in , settle
ment of all claims arising from the
sinking of the Titanic on April 15,
1912. when more than 1,600 persons
were drowned, George W. Betts, Jr..
attorney for the line, has announced.
Approximately $500,000 would be dis
tributed among American claimants,
$50,000 to British claimants and $114,
000 would be required for interest and
expenses in connection with the nu
merous suits. -
Forty-four attorneys, represen'ing
that number of persons out of more
than 60 who have filed claims, have
signified their willingness to accept
the settlement terms, It was said.
Japan Will Defend 8uez.
Los Angeles. Japan has entered the
European theater of war with a power
ful fleet, which has been surreptitious
ly sent to the Sues Canal, according to
A: M. Papajlan' Bey,' former minister
of the Interior in Egypt, who is at pres
ent in Los Angeles. 'Great Britain
realizes that she cannot lose the canal,
which Is a vital element in her life as
a unified empire," declared Papajlan
Bey. "For that reason the canal has
been remarkably fortified and a Jap
anese fleet Is on hand ready for bust
. Invading Montenegro.
Berlin. At army headquarters tha
announcement is made that the Aus-tro-Hungarlan
troops are invading
Another Canal Slide.
Panama. Another slight movement
of material In Gallaird cut now pre
vents the passage of vessels through
the Panama Canal. It Is expected that
the canal will be cleared for the tran
sit of vessels within the next few days.
The committee appointed by tha
National Acadmy of Science to investi
gate the geological, formation in tha
canal zone and study the subject of
landslides has arrived here.
' Greece Arranges To Demobilize.
Athens. The Greek government has
made all arrangements for the demo
bilization of the army. It is expected
a decree to this effect will be Issued
It is learned on good authority that
energetic representations were made
for the purpose of inducing Greece to
hasten action in regard to tha facili
ties demanded for the allied troops at
SalonikL A decided move oa the part
of 'the Greek' government la expected
THE EUROPEAN WAR A
YEAR AGO THIS WEEK
; Deo. 20, 1914.
Von Hlndenburg advanced fur
ther toward Warsaw, :
' Russians " crossed the Bzura
burning the bridges.
Serbians and Montenegrins
again Invaded Bosnia.
Turks made gains near Lake
Allied fleets bombarded Interior
forts of the Dardanelles.
Russians drove Turks toward
Belgian provinces agreed to pay
tax to Germany. ,
Deo. 21, 1914.
Allies extended offensive oper
ations In west gaining In center.
Russians won over Turks In
Armenia, capturing equipment.
Allied aviators dropped bombs
In Brussels and made night attack
Chile protested against viola
tions of her neutrality by German
Germans driven across border
of North Poland.
Dec 22, 1914.
Germans claimed to have
stopped allies in west
Germans accused of shelling
hospital In Ypres.
Russian army threatened rail
way to Thorn fnd Germans re
formed to protect it
Von Hlndenburg's left threat
ened by new invasion of Germany.
Germans crossed branches of
Bzura and Rawka rivers.
Austrlans defeated In the Car
Arabs menaced Christians In
Hodeida and French consul was
Allied fleets bombarded, German
positions on Belgian coast
French destroyer shelled Turks.
Allied fleets shelled Kllld Bahr.
Many Austrian soldiers killed In
troop train accident
Deo. 23, 1914.
Allies made slight gains In west.
Austrlans defeated In southern
Portuguese retreated before the
Germans In Angola, Africa.
Turkish army left Damascus
and marched on Suez canal.
Russian destroyers In Black sea
bombarded Turkish villages.
King of Belgians sent message
of thanks to Americans.
Dee. 24, 1914.
British using new howitzers In
west; French artillery demolishes
French cruiser damaged by Aus
French submarine sunk by Aus
trian shors batteries.
German aviator dropped bomb
Germany denied French charge
of hiring neutral ships to lay
mines In Mediterranean.
Deo. 25, 1914.
Unofficial Christmas along much
of the western front the allies and
Germans In some Instances ex
changing gifts and visits.
French shelled the outer forts of
Civilians of East Prussia begsn
movement toward Interior of prov
Russo-Turklsh operations were
stopped by Intense cold.
Two German aviators flew up
. Dee. 6, 1914.
i British made naval and air at
tack' on German fleet without Im
Zeppelin , dropped bom be In
Nancy, ! German aeroplanes made
raid In Russian Poland and French
aviators attacked Metz.. .
. Fighting In Flanders waa halted
by dense fog. ''' .
Russians made gains In the
French attacked Austrian naval
base at Pola In the Adriatic
Germany notified neutral nations
their consuls In Belgium ' would
not be recognized further.
T . Unqualifiedly False.
"Skinner boasts that be never lets
anybody get ahead of him that he
takes nobody's dust" "Skinner's a
falsifier; he takes everybody's dust he
can lay his banda on." Boston Tran
script Driven to Desperation.
"I am so tired of being conventional
and customary and correct," stated H.
H. Harsh, "that one of these days I
shall stop right in front of a church
and in a firm voice ejaculate 'Drat!' "
Kansas City Star.
His Opinion of Brown.
Smart Young Man "What do you
think of Brown?" Indignant Old Gen
tleman "Brown, sir! He la one of
those people that pat you on the back
before your face, and hit you ia the
eye behind your back!" Tit-Bits.
To watch the corn grow and the
blossom set to draw hard breath over
plowshare and spade, to read, to
think, to love, to hope, to pray these
are tha things to make man happy .r
Ruskln. Chinese View of Americana.
An American teacher in Peking re
peats the Interesting summary of
Americans made by one of her pu
pils, as follows: "The Americana are
quit clean. Ilka the Japanese, and
eat clean food, so they have little time
to catch UL Americans take their
wives whenever they travel. Most of
the Europeans hare beards, but the
Americans shave every day." j
v Optlmlstlo Thought '
Tha harmony of men la a frtrongar
I defense than walls of stone, .
TRY MOTHER JDV
SOU FOR HER
MRS. ADDIE TALOR AND SON SAM
MY FACE COURT AT TREN
TON SECOND TIME.
FINE SCHOOL FOR BRISTOL
City Commission of East Tennessee
City Takes Up Question' of $60,
000 Bond Issue For High
Trenton. The second trial of Sam
my D. Taylor and his mother, Mrs.
Addle C. Taylor, charged with the
murder of Deputy Sheriff H. R. Wag
ster, is now occupying the attention
of circuit court here. The first trial
was a mistrial.
Wagster was killed on the after
noon of Feb. 19, after an exchange of
bullets between the Taylors and Spe
cial Officers P. S. Knox and Jake Car
ter, who had gone to the Taylor home
to arrest young Taylor on a charge
of having escaped from the county
Fine School For Bristol.
Bristol. The city commission ol
Bristol has passed on its first reading
an ordinance' providing for the issu
ance Vnd sale of $60,000 in bonds to
be used in building a central high
school building. The bonds are to
bear 5 per cent interest from Febru
ary 1, 1916, and are to run thirty years.
In order to pay the interest on these
bonds and provide for the expense of
the new school the authorities will
increase the city tax levy 25 cents on
the $100 valuation. The new building
ia to be erected in the early spring.
Killed By Physician.
Jackson. Oscar Blakeny, aged 28, a
resident of Sardls, Hardin county,
Tennessee, was shot by Dr. J. E. Voss
near the latter's home at this place,
and died an hour later. The arteries
of both legs were pierced by the pis
tol bullets.. 1 A, warrant .charging mur
der in the first degre was served on
Dr. Voss, and his bond fixed at $500.
Dr. Voss claims that his wife and
daughter were insulted by Blakeny.
He expressed regret that the shooting
resulted in the death of the man, but
claims that he was justified.
Blakeny was in company with Ma
rion Kennedy, a young man cf about
the same age, whose homt is in Ru
therford, Tenn., when he was shot.
Knoxvllle's $50,000 Bond Election.
Knoxville. January 29 has been set
as the date for an election In Knoxville
on the issuance of '$50,000 of bonds
for parks and playgrounds, authority
Having been given by the last legisla
ture to issue the bonds. The city com
mission decided not to appeal the suit,
In which the city lost in the lower
court, regarding tha erection of the
water commission of three members
and the issuance of $500,000 of bonds
for improvements. Commissioner N.
T. Little stated that he would person
ally appeal the suit.
Vote on Railroad Bonds, v
Clifton. A proposition to vote $150,
000 in bonds is being put before citi
zens of Wayne county, the bonds, if
ratified, to be used in helping to ex
tend, the line of the Tennessee Valley
Iron and Railroad Company from Col
llnwood to Savannah, Tenn., on the
Tennessee river, and to Wayne Fur
nace, a valuable iron ore site, near
Waynesboro. If the road is built as
planned, Wayne county will have 36
miles of railroad, as against less than
a mile two years ago.
Hoboes Causs Costly Blase.
Memphis. Hoboes cooking break
fast in an empty box car on a side
track near Blnghamton, a Memphis
suburb, caused a $6,000 Are, when
they Tayuown and went to sleep after
eating. They escaped after seven box
cars had burned. ,
Lawyer Geta Sentence.
Chattanooga. Judge MoReynolds of
the criminal court here has sentenced
G. W. Llndsey, a member of the Chat
tanooga bar, to an indeterminate term
of Imprisonment of one to five years
in four eases In which he was convict
ed of passing bogus checks.
Dyer Ginned 17,263 Bales. '
Newborn. The government cottou
ginning report for Dyer county shows
17,263 bales ginned up to Dec. 1, as
compared with 18,799 for the same pe
rlod last year.
Fade in River and Drowns. -
Bristol. Abram Stoffel, a Sullivan
county farmer, 45 years old, fell from
the steel bridge of the Bristol Trac
tion Company's . suburban line, and
was drowned In the Holston river. He
was in company with Thos. Odell, a
neighbor, and the two were en route
for their homes near Big Creek Park.
Stoffel missed his footing in the dark
ness and fell twenty feet. Odell gave
the alarm and search for the body was
made, but it was not 'discovered until
several hours later.' He is survived
by a wife and two or three children.
Keeble Acting Dean.
Nashville. John Bell Keeble of
Nashville has been appointed acting
dean of the Vanderbilt law department
and Charles Wilbur acting secretary.
The two offices were held by Dr. Al
len G. Hall, who died recently.
Injured While Making Arrest
Athens. Chief of Police Sam O.
Welch of this place was very painfully
beaten np when he attempted to arrest
Charles Malone on a charge of being
drunk on .the streets, ot the city. -
STATE DEPARTMENT FIRE PRE
VENTION GIVES RULES TO BE
WARNS FARMERS OF AGENTS
Extension Department of , State Uni
versity Will Give Aid to Fsrmers
In Buying Silos News of
The state department of fire pre
vention has issued a warning to the
public in regard to the careless use of
explosives during the Christmas holi
days. In other words, the department
invokes a safe and sane celebration.
Some of the rules asked to be ob
"Do not use cotton to represent
snow. If you must have snow, use as
bestos fiber or mineral wood.
"Do not allow trees to remain la
buildings after holidays; they are
dangerous when they become dry.
"Do not hang celluloid presents on
trees; they will explcde when heated.
Avoid other combustible presents, such
as lace or embroidery, close to lights.
"Do not give mechanical toys to '
children that require alcohol, gasoline,
or other combustible oil, to operate.
You may be the cause of a horrible
death to one, you love dearly by so do
ing. ' . ' ' '
"Where are you going to put tha
boxes, excelsior and other inflamma
ble packing material that comes wltr
Warning to .Farmers.
What may be the means ot saving
the farmers over the state of hun
dreds of dollars perhaps thousands
is the warning sounded by R. H. Mur
phy of the division of extension of the
University ot Tennessee. He urges .
the farmers to beware of "tricky
agents,'.' who go over the state with
"the best silo made" for sale, and with '
other, schemes for buying live stock.
He says that many farmers have-been
deceived by such "artists" when, with
a little vision of extension, such mis
takes could have been avoided.
The experts in the division of ex
tension of the University ot Tennes
see are rendering valuable aid to the
farmers over the state, and will gladly
furnish information and assistance in
selecting silos and in the selection of
suitable breeds of pure-bred live stock
to meet the needs of the farmers.
Pardons Hamblen County Man.
Gov. Rye has pardoned Sam Cook,
sent up from Hamblen county in 1913
for murder in the second degree, and
sentenced to fifteen years in prison.
Cook killed his father-in-law, but the
evidence adduced shows that he com
mitted the crime under great provoca
tion, and On that account and the fact '
that the petition tor executive clem- -ency
was signed by the trial judge and -members
of the Jury, the governor con
sented to set the man at liberty. -
Children's Home Opened.
The formal opening of the new home
of the Tennessee Children's Home So
ciety was an auspicious event In tha '
historr of a most worthy institution.
The attendance Included represent- '
tlves of the state hoard of control,
with Gov. Tom Rye, the state board ot
charities, the board of directors of ?
the home and a large delegation from ,
the Ladies' Auxiliary. The home at
present has seventeen children in itr
care. ( -
Roberts Gets Fourth Reprieve. ,
Gov. Rye for the fourth time has re
prieved Henry Roberts, who was to be
electrocuted Dec. 16 for the murder
of a deputy sheriff in Fayette county.
The execution was stayed this time un
til Jan. 18.
The governor gave as his reason for
this further postponement that the
friends of Roberts desired to test be
fore the supremo court the constitu
tionality of the capital punishment act
which was vetoed by Gov. Rye follow
ing the recess of the general assembly
TENNESSEE STATE BREVITIFS
The Nashville Policemen's Benefit
Association has realized $1,300 from
its seventh annual ball.
Amateur yeggs at Memphis failed to
gain entrance to the Banner Laundry,
said to have contained $300.
According to the official Washing
ton records, the yearly income of Ten
nessee's richest individual is between
$200,000 and $300,000.
Perfectly normal In every other re
spect, but with her heart on the right
side of her body, Amanda Carcut 13 ,
years old, a ward of the Memphis juve
nile court, presents one of the rare in
stances ot scientific study.
Prof. C. S. Brown ot Vanderbilt Unl
veraltv has been chosen as chairman
of the Nashville Smoke Abatement
W. H. Rhodes, deputy sheriff of Mil-''',
llngton, in Shelby county, who got into
a conflict with Prof. T. C. Coulter of
MiUington because the professor
whipped his hoy, has resigned his
An average of 30 per cent of the pu
pils in the Memphis public schools are '
absent on account of an epidemic of
The Memphis health department has
begun war on files for next year.
There are 3,236 persons in Tennes
see paying an Income tax 2,648 mar
ried men, 425 single men, 163 single
women and 31 married women.
' A massive tree of holly, glittering
ia thousands of electric lights, will be
erected In Court 8quare at Memphis
by the Jovtans.-ea electrical-society,