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VOL. i MARYVILLE, TENN., TIITJfeSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1885. NO. 2.
Items Of Interest.
Odds And Ends-
The News In Brief-
God Mp yon sat, my little lot.
All throngh the night.
Best oloM in his encirclinmrma
CnUl the light.
My.bartis withyouasllnoal to pray;
.tood-night! God Keep yon in Hi cure alvrny.
Mek shadows ereep lire ailent ghosts
About my heads
I loaa myself in tender dreamt;
Th. mean eomi stealing throe Uw her., V
A sIIybt aiekle gleaming 'aid the stars.
Fori, though I am far away,
Keel safe and strong
To trust yon tkas. eke lore-end yet -The
night is long;
I say with sobbing breath theold, fond prayer
Good-night! Barest dreams! Ood keep you
The following are extracted from
an old work :
The conflict was dreadful, and
the enemy was repulsed, with con
Robert Jones ' was yesterday
brought before the sitting magls
trate on a charge of having spoken
reason at the Barleymow pnbile
In consequence of th numerous
accidents occasioned by skating on
the Serpentine steps are taken to
When Miss L., late of Covent
Garden Theatre, visaed the Hecla,
she was politely drawn up the ship's
side by means of a hair.
"At the Guildhall dinner none of
the poultry was eatable except the
A gentleman was yesterday
brought up on a charge of having
eaten a hackney coachman for de-
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maiming inure man uu istro, uu
Jen u wiiimi to wue va ear
mail, and the stolen property was
found in his waistcoat pocket.
The Russian general Kachkinoff-
kowskv was found dead with a lone
word sticking in his throat.
A Truthful Mkefcb,
Let a man fail in business, what
an effect it has upon his former
creditors! Men who have taken
him by the arm, laughed and chat
ted with him by the hour, shrug
their shoulders and pass on, with a
cold "how do you do?" Every tri-
le of a bill is hunted up and pre
sented that would not have seen
the light for months to come but
for the misfortune of the debtor.
If it is paid, well and good; if not,
the scowl of the sheriff, perhaps,
meets him at the corner. A man
that ha? never failed knows but lit
tle of human nature.
In prosperity he sails along gent-
iy, wafted oy ravoring smues ana
kind words from everybody. He
prides himself on his name and
snotless character, and makes his
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boast that he has not an enemy in
the world. Alas! the change. He
looks at the world in a different
light when reverses come upon
him. He hardly knows how to
move or to do this thing or the oth-
mIu Iilsit as
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know what kind of stuff the world
is made of. a person must ho unfort
unate and stop paying once in his
lifetime. If he has kind friends
then they are made manifest A
failure is a moral sieve it brings
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V man thus learns that words and
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The difference between a well-
ohnson,ls inai"one uuineuiHieiy
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ill you find reason to hate him
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on nate ine oiner uii you uuu
ason to love nun.
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ReneaUi n shady tree the? ant,
1 held my breath and lay quite Sat.
They kissed 1 saw them do it.
He held that kissing was no crime;
8he hold her head up every time:
1 held my pernor- and wrote this rytne.
While they thmght no one know it
Cement for steam pipes, A
quick-drying cement for steam
pipes can be made by mixing one
part sill ammoniac, two parts sul
phur and eighty parts iron dust,
and sufficient water to form a paste.
An oil for belting is recommend
ed, which consists of nine parts of
linseed oil and four parts litharge,
ground in water. These, boiled by
an addition of turpentine, furnish
an oil which possesses, it is said,
many admirable qualities.
To write. on steel, first clean the
steel witli some oil und cover the
surface with a layer of molten bees
wax. A sharp-pointed stick is used
to write on the wax, so as to lay
bare the parts of the metal which
have to retain the writing. The
parts thus exposed are covered by
means of a brush with a mixture of
tlx parts nitric acid and one part
muriatic acid. After five minutes
the metal is placed in water In or
der to stop the further action of the
Two methods are in use in Phila
delphia to prevent ehemica! ob
structions in water pipes. One is
to coat the Interior of the pipes with
coal tar pitch, which doss ml!
enoouh for large mains and. keeps
the passage tolerably clear for more
than a quarter of a century. The
other method Is the one called
"tower-barff," which consists In
subjecting the pipes at a high tem
perature to the action of steam or
air, so that there is a film of mag
netic oxide acquired by the metal,
which insures a clean surface for a
test for glue is given in Tlachler
Zeltung: k weighed piece of glue
(say one-third of an ounce)is sus
pended in water for twenty-four
hours, the temperature of which is
not above 50 degrees F. The color
ing material sinks and the glue
s ells from the absorption of water.
The glue is then taken out and
weighed; the greater the increase
in weight the better the glue. If it
then be dried perfectly and weigh
ed again, the weight of the coloring
matter can be calculated from the
difference between this and the
About the most remarkable piece
of engineering work that lias come
under our notice lately, was a steam
boiler set in sandstone. The blocks
of stone were neatly dressed, and
the work looked very fine outside,
but the furnace and pier support
ing the back end of the boiler seem
ed to be in about the same condi
tion that the eggs were in at a cer
tain hotel, where a guest ordered
them poached and the waiter
strongly advised him to have them
scrambled, "for," sardhc,"themaigs
ain't very fresh, boss, and dey look
A writer in an English technical
journal, having explained how cold
air is the cause of smoke, which
may be greatly reduced by care,
remarks that in the open fire grate
the existing fire ought to be drawn
to the front of the grate, allowing
the fresh coal to be placed beliidd
or on the back of the fire; thus, the
fire II the front will burn more rap
idly, warm the air above and so
prepare the rising gnsses for com
bustion. In this way the amount
of smoke is diminished, as the gas
es from the coals at the back rise
much more slowly than when plac
ed upon the fire and the air partly
warmed. For stoves and boilers,
warm air may be produced for the
entire combustion of all the gases, a
result which is beneficial in various
Another fine specimen of a Ro
man pavement has been unearthed
at Bridewell Lane, Bath, England,
in the course of some excavating
work. The pattern is composed of
octagons two feet seven inches
each way, the intermediate being'
(Tiled in with squares. In the cen
tre of each octagon is a double
' quarterfoil with a circle in the cen
!tre, and at each end are pointed
Over 5,000 patents on churns have
already been granted by the Gov
ernment. A bed of oyster shells as large as
dinner plates was discovered by a
Talahassee, Fla.,man while digging
The total production of cigars in
thU country, as estimated by one
of the largest manufactures, Is
about 3,000,000,000 a year.
The scent of sassafras is said to
be destructive to grain weevils. A
few leaves of it Mattered through
the grain bin will, it irf said, de
stroy the weevils.
A curiosity for the museums is
said to have been produced lu Ne
braska by cutting off the enl 8 of a
calf and quickly adjusting a pair
which had boon removed from a
It does not seem to follow that in
order to belong lived we must have
long lived ancestors. Sir Moses
Montofiore aged one hundred, says
that hie father died at forty-four
Recent decisions in Illinois are to
the effect that a liquor seller cannot
shield himself behind the plea that
ho dd net know the customer was
drunk er a miner, hot as tenet
know that he is sober, or of age, as
the sane may be.
Veimoftt which had almost 100,
000 children in her common schools
In 1840, has now leas than T&flOO
children In them, though the num
ber of those of the population un
der 20 years of age in only five par
less now than In 840.
mpaniriT, Th In rich retirement
In Italy, is a cattle-raiser, wine
maker, miller, silk-grower, tenor
singer, Sunday-School teacher and
farmer exhibitiug a vast versatili
ty, not particularly characteristic
of Campanini in his opera days.
Paper from the yucca, a hairy
plant found in Arizona, New Mexi
co and Lower California, is becom
ing popular in Great Britain. It is
readily bleached and has a fibre al
most as strong as hemp. It can be
manufactured at about the same
cost as paper made from mixed cot
ton and linen rags.
In a recent sermon at St. Paul's
London, Canon Llddon told a story
of the late Sir Robert Peel with
quiet dignity ordering his carriage
when at a dinner party Christiani
ty was denied, saying that ho was
sorry to retire, but that he was still
According to a vulvar error, cur
rent in bygone times, the elephant
was supposed to have no joints,
notion which is said to have been
first recorded from tradition by
Ctesias, the Cnldian. Sis Thomas
Browne has entered largely into
this superstition, arguing from
reason, anatomy and general anal
ogy with other animals the absurd
ity of the error.
About 400 streets and 23,000
houses were reduced to ashes by
the great London fire of 168C. The
city was rebuilt in a very little
time, and care was taken to make
the streets wider and more regular
than before. London became
more healthful after the fire. The
plague which used to break out
twice or thrice every century al
most entirely disappeared.
Canadian merchants and manu
fact urers whe have large malls save
a third In their postage expenses,
it is said, by sending their mail
matter in bundles to the nearest
Post Office on the United States
side of the boundary line, wl
they mall it at the two-cent rate,
whereas they would have to pay
three cents if the matter were mail
ed on the other side.
Lace is lavishly worn again, but
in this century the demand for It
is confined to women, whereas la
the seventeenth and eighteenth
centuries men, too, expended huge
sums on ruffles and wristbands. In
1000 the expenditure oi William III.
ior lace was (3,015; in 10JH, nearly
White lies pillow shams.
Free trade: Exchanging kisses.
Pretty small fry Oysters at a ho
tel. Chorus of roosters we are a mer
A' slow match: Sparking, but
Good game is always expensive,
but it Is not always deer.
A promising young man One
who gets old efothing on credit.
It is better to give than to receive.
This applies particularly to advice.
v Men are like wagons they rattle
prodigiously when there la nothing
A boy with a mustache does not
feci down in the mouth. His down
is not long enough.
It Is charfed that some of the old
girls consider a baseball player bet
ter than no match at all.
A rural obituary relates that "the
deceased had accumulated a little
money and ten children."
"What Is laughter?" asks n phl-
oeopher. It Is thp sound that you
hear when your fiat blows off.
Yellow If now the fashionable
shade. This will make twenty
dollar gold pieces very stylish.
Large ears are said to denote
generosity. We have noticed that
mules give away their hind legs.
Mas. Ingalls says that Woman is a
silent powaa in the land. That will
be news to thousands of husbands.
Thaws bovine in these tones,"
shouted the girl who had been lis
tening to the sweet whisperings of
One of our Aldermen was struck
thirteen times yesterday by differ
ent men, and wasn't hurt. Each
time it was for a dollar.
"If he refuses to pay for it, I will,"
said a bystander in a saloon. The
first man refused to pay, and so
did the speaker as he had said he
"No one will grlevo for me!" cried
a man, as he jumped into the river
to his death. And yet the coroner
grieved because the body could not
"What is the name of this plct
ure?" asked a visitor at a private
gallery. "A Policeman on his Beat
at Night." "Ah, I see a study
from still life."
"You want to aim low when you
are hunting the bison." said an old
hunter. "How low?" asked a ten
derfoot. "Baffalo," replied the hun
ter, without a struggle.
That was a terrible threat of a
Chicago pugilist to his antagonist:
"I'll twist you around your own
throat until there's nothing left of
you but the ends of your shirt-col
lar sticking out of your eyes."
Biliy,s little sister had fallen and
hurt her nose, and she cries a great
deal over it. Hearing his mother
tell her to be careful lest she'd
spoil it next time, he said: "What's
the good, of a nose to her? She
never blows it"
What a poetess practically refers
to as "warm paleness" is almost
identlcle with the hue of a man's
face who struggles wildly on the
perilous edge of an orange peel, re
clining at length on tne sidewalk.
and is too pious to swear.
"I held her tiny hand in mine,
and clasped her fairy form, and
told my tale of ardent love, in lan
guage sweet and warm. And when
I panted for want of breath, she
raised her dimpled chin, and whis
pered low, 'I don'n catch on, please
stag your song again.'"
A telegraph company cannot
move a man's house in order to set
a telegraph pole on the site, but
they can send along a lawyer who
will make you believe that it Is
your duty to do it and pay all ex
pi mas in order to make this a glo
Florida will raise 3,000,000 boxes
of oranges thlsseason.
In politics the loser gets the same
returns a the winner.
Kircher originated the germ
theory of diseases 200 years ago.
The word Mugwump came origi
nally from George Elliot's Indian
Illinois has 222,471 farms, Ohio
257,189, and New York 241,058.
Opium increased 25 percent, in
price since the Chinese war.
Frank Chanfrau, the actor, left a
hundred and sixty thousand dollars
to his wife.
Australia wants a new harvest
ing ma mine, and offers $1,000 re
ward for an Inuention.
A hundred thousand dollars are
elt In charity by the will of the late
Infant mortality In France Is
computed at from 20 to 23 per cent.
of the population.
The proprietors of the Century
magazine prints 150,000 copies of the
Three hundred arrests have been
made In connection with the latest
plot to murder the Czar.
The Health Exhibition recently
closed in London achieved anm
success. Its profits were 80.000.
General John Newton asks 880,-
000 for the defence of Boston Har
bor by the construction of turrets.
The drinking habit Is greatly in
creasing in Germany, and saloons
ore multiplying with feasinl rapidi
The culture of sa'mon In Maine is
a success. Over 100.000.000 emrs will
be taken there for propagation.
The fruit crop of this country, ac
cording to Mr. Marshall P. Wilder,
is worth a hundred and forty mil
lions a year.
There are over 6,000 miles of over
head wires in New York city, and
122 miles of streets are defaced by
Paris is to have an elevated road
lit time for the exhibition of 1889,
Fftecn miles will be in operation
by that time.
St. Paul's Church, London, is said
to be in a filthy condition, and is
wone kept than the smallest vil
lage church in Italy.
Ten years ago clams were un
known In California waters. Now
there are millions of them dug on
that coast annually.
The population of the United
States increases at the rate of 82
per cent every ten years. It will
be 88,000,000 in 1900.
This year for the first time, it is
said, the Zulus have had the whole
Bible translated for them Into their
A drug trade journal is advertis
ing a new patent medicine which is
declared to be "the only specific for
the fear of lightning."
The amount of money now in the
United States, both paper and coin,
has now reached the comfortable
sum of $1,800,000,000.
The Baroness Coutts Is loaning
distressed Irish fishermen money
for the purchase of boats, thereby
saving them from starvation.
One hundred miles in seven hours
and eleven minutes, the fastest bi
cycle time yet made, is the record
of Mr. George Smith, of London.
TheSeckel pear was a seedling
on the ground of a farmer of Bur
lington, New Jersey, of the name of
Meckel, some seventy-five years ago.
The Russians are to substitute
the residuum of naphtha for coal as
a fuel It has much more heat giv
ing properties and is easier to han
dle and transport.
It Is 3,023 miles from New York
city to Mexico by one line of rail
way and 3,729 by the other. By
water it is nearly twice that dis
Charleston, S. C., has 6,000 more
children than can be accommodated
in the city schools.
A three days' convention of the
Iowa School-teachers association
was begun Monday at Des Moines.
The Duke of Connaught is to suc
ceed the duks of Cambridge as com-
nander- in-chief of the British army.
A committee has been selected at
Berlin to raise a fund for Biamark,
as a national expression of confi
At Ballyduff, Ireland, a private
vault was broken open and the
coffin of Mrs. Hilliers was thrown
into a glen.
The California Treasury is in an
impoverished condition, and the
state has $800,000 worth of warrants
Jno. C. Eno, the defaulting New
York banker, entered a billiard
tournament at Quebec, an won a
In searching the barracks at Paris
the government found evidence
that anarchism is spreading among
The opening of the Mackey-Ben-
nott cable for business was the sig
nal for a reduction by all the lines
to 40 cents per word.
A Nevada miner and capitalist,
recently returned from Alaska, re
ports the finding there of a remark
able rich marble quarry, in which,
strange to say, were both red and
white marble of the finest quality.
Cartridges of giant powder were
recently thrown into the pond be
longing to the San Jose, Cai water
company, the result being that all
the trout in the pond were destroy
ed. Nearly a ton of the fish were
taken out dead.
Fifteen republics of Spanish
America have exhibits at New Or
leans. The London financial journal
Money says the past year has been
the most disastrous commercially
on record In England.
A report from Ishpemlng, Mich.,
says then- is a great disappoint
ment regarding the Ropes gold
mine, principally because too much
The liabilities of the Bohemian
Land Credit company, which re
cently suspended" at Prague, are
23,000,000 florins, and its assets are
n excess of that amount.
Reports from Odessa state that
Turkish atrocities upon Bulgarians
at Macedonia continue, and that
200 christians have been assassinat
ed in the last few weeks.
Mrs. Joseph Pulitzer, of New
York, Invited nearly 300 children
to a public hall and distributed
among them clothing and toys to
the value of $1,500 on Christmas.
Christmas dinners were given to
the inmates of every hospital and
charitable institution lit Chicago.
Seventy children in the Cook coun
ty hospital found their stockings
filled with toys. Several hundred
poor famlles were provided with
poultry or meats by Julius Jona ,
no person who applied being re
fused. Samuel J. Tilden has engaged
rooms at Willard's hotel, Washing
ton City for a week beginning March
1, and the fact causes much specu
lation among politicians.
The tug Frederick Ives lost eleven
loaded coal-barges while endeavor
ing to enter the harbor of New
Haven, and two other tugs with
similar tows have not been heard
A wager has been laid between
Mr. McLaughlin, the engineer, and
Paul HInes, the base ball player,
that the latter cannot catch a ball
dropped from the top of Washing
monument. It is estimated that
six feet from the ground the ball
will have a velocity of two miles
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