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A. J. NEFF & SONS:
KMT0K3 AND PUBLISHERS.
THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 1885
Chinese soldiers drill well under
Dynamiters still continue to
ehake the balance wheel of Hould
The man who talks too much
with his mouth will never get very
far up the ladder.
Mr. Randall is now the guest of
the South. Yea, even as the cock
is master of the walk.
Fifty thousand dollars have been
appropriated for the building of a
monument to Lafayette.
It is time for m en '
political ideas to quil looking aross
eyed at each other; the election is
The man who takes a dollar pa
per to save fifty cent will lose more
than twice tnat amount in me
Gov. Cleveland resigns his official
duties this Week as Governor of
New York to make his preparations
for "sweeping through the Kates" of
Don't Jorget that you can confer
a favor upon us by sending us
short communication of interesting
news items, beside it will do your
Light headed men are anxious to
be reviewed. If some of these fel
lows could only be sold at the price
they value themselves some
persons would soon bo rich in a
few da vs.
We are much obliged to those
who are calling and paying up for
their paper. We are expecting ev
ery man In the -county to do this.
If we are to keep the present high
standard for our paper we must
have pay for it, and that rig i' t soon.
nated Calkins for Governor.
ran several thousand behind Blaine.
The Times said he had no strength
and that if he was elected it would
be by the strength of the Presiden
Wat tor son of the Courier Journal
says Sam Randall is a small man,
but notwithstanding he gives a
large amount of space to this small
personage; the two things do not
run parallel. If Randall is so very
small, Watterson who is such a
giant shou.d not speak of him.
Gravel or macadamized roads
will add more to the value of farm
property than costly buildings. If
we can get the people of Blount
county to undertake this system of
intern il improvements we shall
feel like we have conferred a lasting
favor upon the people of this com
munity. . A thief has been discovered
.among the naval cadets at Auapo
Us. If this young gent had been a
civil service officer we wouldn't
wonder at his theft just before the
cant imagine why a cadet, where
every want is met, should break the
laws of his country by coveting.
Mean. Occasionally a postmas
ter is compelled to write us that
some man refuses to take his paper
from the office, or the man writes
himself and says "stop my paper,"
hilt nors not send the money to pay
lortfie time he has had it. This is
mean to take a paper seven months
and read it aud then order it stopped
without paying for it.
The United States Senate passed
a bill making the 4th day of March
a National Holiday. That is a
boom for inauguration day. All
holidays ought to bt anti-drinking
days. Let Tennessee fall into line
in this direction by passing a law
recognizing the day as such, and
disallowing any saloon to keep
open or sell IrV)xicating liquors on
111 ttt r "tltrf'TTiT-TtiTT'-rritnatmtls afcith :
A New Enterprise.
We would respectfully direct the
attention of the people of Blount
County to the important necessity
of forming a Geological Society, for
the purpose of discovering the dif-
erent kinds of metallc ore in this
and adloiniuor counties, it H a
well-known fact that Blouh' Coun
ty contains some valuable metals,
end the time is not far distant
when these deposits will be sought
The community that improves the
opportunity of directing the atten
tion of the public to these ores will
be the ones that profits most large
As an inducement to help start
and foster such an enterprise we
offer the Times office as a deposito
ry for all specimens of metals.
Where they can be labeled and the
locality from which they are
brought noted. Already some fine
specimens of iron and lead have
been deposited with us.
As a further inducement for the
formation of a Society of this
type and a collection of these
..ln-ii.iens we will give public no
tice of such deposits, and promise
that' we will call the attention of
some Northern capitals! 3 and geol-
ogists to tho facts as they may be
developed, woutnern iron is now
commanding the Eastern markets
and it stands Blount County in
hand to reap her share of the bone
fits. We have printed, from time
to time, articles that have been
handed in upon this subject, and
we would call special attention to
the article in this week's paper,
written by one thoroughly posted
upon the mineral deposits of Blount
County. " '
It is greatly to be hoped that this
enterprise will take some formida
Die snape ana help to make oar
community what it should be.
Bring us specimens and we prom
ise you we will do our part to help
The Old The New.
Upon the ashes and ruins of cities
new ones are built. From old in
stitutions which remain conserva
tive and mute, half buried in their
own debris new ones spring up fu
of activity and vigor, accomplish
ing more in a single decade than the
old one in ten decades. It is to be
hoped that the wise body of men
now assembled at tho State Capitol
will build something new upon the
old land mark of our docayW b
of the new era which is about to be
born for Tennessee. May the off-
falls and debris of, their own mis
takes cover them entirely from the
sight of future campaigns.
Tennessee must become a new
State, A new roof tree must be
planted. We must live more and
faster la the next ten yean than
in the last thirty. The Northern
papers are full of Tennessee and her
resources. We must do our duty
and open our doors to every new
enteprise, and the best way to do
this is to commence at the fountain
head. In other words we must
move out of the old Into tho new.
Journalism of To-Day.
During the last decade, or at least
during the last twenty-five years,
the journals of this country hove
undergone a complete revolution.
The progress of the press has kept
p breast of with the great revolutions
in science and discovery.
The old theory that every
country paper should produce edi
torials as long as the moral law has
become extinct. Our columns con
tain fourtimes as mnch as formally,
long metaphysical discussions are
left to periodicals making a special
ty of technical sul jeets. Corres
pondents are also catching the idea
that brevity is the soul of wit.
The press of to-day comes nearer
meeting the demands of the people
than ever before. Newspaper men
are preparing their articles so that
those who run may read. In this
busy bustling world of activity
many only have an opportunity to
read fifteen or twenty minutes in
the day, and it becomes necessary
for journalists to condense their
news and opinions in as few short
spicy sentences as the sense will
The result of this change gives the
press not only more supporters, but
also enables them to cover more
ground and send the newspaper into
a greater number of families. The
people are also learning that to be
without tne eurnui uuw sui im- uaj
... . i iv..i...
is to be without one of the luxuries
of life, bo let the good woik go on. 1
applying th idiTpW W
ItM Maaltary Condition-A Time
ly Topic Ably IMweaiwHiU
lj Dr. HlunklMtulit.
Dr. John P. Blankinship, of Ma
ryvllle, Blount County, Tenn,
writes Dr. J. Berrien Liudslc., Sec
retary of the State Board.of Health, ;
to the following effect, (n a letter
dated Dec. 22:
"I would say in relation to the
condition of Maryvllle, that it Is not
as good as King Solomon's was
when in all his glory, yet there may
be towns in this State that arc not
in as good condition so far as the
health of the people is concerned.
It is geographically located as well
as any town in the State, with a
population of about 2,000. What
seems to be needed now in all the
smaller towns of the State Is author
ity by law to cause the necessary
Work to be done, we nave a dis
trict of the second class at this
nlaee. but our Commissioners have
not yet taken any nctiofi looking to
the sanitary condition or the lown
in order to be ready to
meet an invasion of the cholera
should.it come next summer, and I
am afraid we will be scourged
again bv tho disease. JSow our
Commissioners are ready and wil
linur to rin nnvthinir In conformity
with the laws 01 the state m a sani
w , -
tary sense. There seems to be a
want of Hoards ot Aldermen and
Commissioners of Taxing Districts
going to citizens and saying to them
that a certain work ramt be done
in every city, town and village in
the State in he next seventy days.
My idea is that each board that in
cludes Mayor and Alderman, Com
missioners of Taxing Districts,
should appoint one or more physi
cians who nave work In them, and
that said physicians give any in
formation necessary and see that
the towns are cleaned up. and ev
ery ci tlzen will be benefitted by this
work all oyer the State. Vow, local
boards of health in small towns do
not accomplish much, from the fact
that the authority conferred by law
Is limited; Circulars and talk will
not do the work or pay for it. Each
town must have a head that wil
have the necessary work done at
ones. This work is of more im
portance to the people of the State
than anything they could eagage
In at this time, tor past experience
has demonstrated mat a strict san
ltary condition of our homes in cit
ies and towns is the poly safety or
checkmate we have so far as cholera
and yellow fever are concerned.
There is moro to he done in pre
venting than curing these diseases.
I hope Gov. wm. a. Bate will rec
oramend the Legislature to take
some action early in January rela
tlve to tho sanitary eondittpn of the
We clip the above letter from the
Nashville American. We have a
board of trustees that are willing to
do their duty as soon as they are
aware of their legal power and the
oan Beans or organising a
condition of Mar ville is vary poorj
and would offer a splendid field for
the cholera to spend its fury. It is
highly important to the welfare of
our little city thai soma action be
taken at ones. We mast not sleep
and become Insen ible to the laws
of decency and cleanliness. We
must not wait until the horse is
stolen and then cry thief.
Our Opportunity and
Now that the election is over and
the remit cannot be changed, it be
hooves every Tennesseean Ito think
and talk less about politics, but do
what he can to build up his town,
his city, his section and his State.
While we flrmiy believe that the
continuation of the Republican
party in power would have been
much better for Tennessee and for
all the Southern States, yet with
even the Democratic party in pow
er we believe Tennessee can be
made one of the most desirable
States to live in and one of the
most prosperous States in the
Union. Our natural advantages
are great and in some respects arc
unsurpassed. Our climate is tem
perate we do not have the cold of
the North or the heat of the South.
But we will nr.t enumerate our great
natural advantages as we wish to
call attention to only one important
fact. In Tennessee, and especially
in East Tennessee, a map can vote
as he pleases, can express freely
any political opinions he may have
without fear of ostracism or injury
in body or estate. Beyond question
tne success 01 the Democratic par
ty at the recent election will for a
few years at least stop the flow of
emigration and capital from the
Northern to the Southern States.
Hence if our great natural ad
vantages were known throughout
the North, and it was also assured
that all who might come would be
welcomed and that they would be
as secure in their poUtical rights in
Tennessee as in Massachusetts or
Mininesota,the success of the Dem
ocratic party might not be such a
great calamity to our State after
all. It should Ih remembered that
the United States Senate is new,
and will be during Mr. Cleveland's
administration. Republican by a
i snff nminritv nnH honna'tKn nrinn!.'
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,,1 of j Trade cannot be out
into actual practice for seme years
ftn&Mf ATI . 'MW w
From the fmmSSwSStnMA
To Tan Skins with Fur On.
Take two parlx, each, of alum
and salt, and one of saltpetre; pul
verize all. Cleanse the skin from
fleshy matter, then make it white
with the mixture; fold in edges and
roll up. So let it be for four days,
then wasli with soap and water and
rub till dry and soft.
Another way is to scrape off all
the fleshy matter, then wash with
soft water, after which tako a glass
or stone jar, put in one ounce of oil
of vitriol and one gallon rain or
river water. Put the skin in this
for half an hour, then take it out
and work it till dry; the more it is
worked tho better.
By those recipes every person
may tan skins of animals with the
fur on, which, for many purposes
is very nice and quite good for in
side of gloves or for articles of
clothing, as well as for ornamental
work. It is worth wliilo to save
these recipes and use them. Squir
rel, muskrat, opossum, coon, cat,
bear, deer and fox skins can thus
be dressed and tanned and become
The Democrats of the Lower
House of Congress aro threatening
to throw Randall, of Pennsylvania
overboard give him to the sharks.
It is said Morrison and Carlisle are
head'ng the movement. The Dem
ocratic party must be one or the
other on tho tariff question. The
Republicans are driving out all the
Free Tader8, s they properly be
long to the Democratic party; so
with Randall and all this school of
politics they belong to the Repub
lican party. The tariff is the divid
The present Congress shows but
little disposition to work. It would
be better for the country if this
body did not meet oftener than
once In. four years. Uuudrenaial
sessions would be u great saving to
this country, and continue in ses
sion twelve months. Let this body
meet each inauguration day of a
ABRAHAM JAMES' 8TRANQE STORY.
af Um Vm
Olsu dt. Y.)Oar. Fost-Dtopstch.
Abraham James, whose singular dit
covery of the onoe famous Hoasaatviilo
oil-field in 1808, is among the many
curious reminiscences of the Pennsyl
vania petroleum country, died a few
weeks ago in Oregon, aged ;?. Jaiuas
ou regions in tbo early
dabbis a tittle ia eu aad Ml lands
One day, ia the summer of 1868, ho
took into his confidence a few of the
moneyed men who had become Spirit
ualists, and told them that a spirit had
revealed to him the existence of a vast
deposit of petroleum in a locality where
no one had as yrt thought of searching
for it. He said tbit he had been stopped
in tho road by tbe spirit, who took him
from his wagon and conducted him like
magic across fields and through forest?
to a wild spot in the vicinity of Ploasant
ville, where they rested. Presently the
earth opened and an immense oavern
yawned before them. Into this James
was led by the spirit. They journeyed
down into the earth a long distance,
and, finally, James was brought to the
margin of a lake of petroleum of un
known extent. Speechless with amaze
ment, James gazed on this apparently
boundless store of wealth a few minutes,
when tho spirit led him back to the sur
face of the earth.
The cavern olosed and the spirit van
ished. James assured the men to whom
he confided this marvelous intelligence
that the great deposit had been revealed
to him by the spirit in order that the
faithful might benefit by tbo knowledge.
He solictuu them to lose no time in fur
nishing, the means to develop tho new
territory thus placed within their reach.
The necessary capital was forthcoming
at once, and James commenced opera
tions, lie put down a well on tho spot
where he said tho spirit had led him
into the cavern and at the depth of 830
feet the drill struck a rich oil-bearing
sand and a 150-barrel well was the re
sult A well of that size was an unus
ual one then, and the strike set the en
tire oil country wild. In a short time
Pleasant ville was surrounded, with wells,
which were producing more oil than all
the old districts, and tho new territory
was the greatest oil- .ol 1 in the world.
The James combination put down five
wells on their tract, every one of which
was a big producer. Oil was then sell
ing for more than $3 a barrel, and, al
though the life of this new field was
comparatively short, the operators all
James left the oil country after this
Pleasantville field became exhaustod
worth $500,000. He never came east,
and it is said he lost the most of his
money in unfortunate investments on
the Pacific coast The Spiritualists never
lost their faith in James' story of tho
supernatural discovery of the petroleum
lake, but skeptics believe that his knowl
edge of geolcgy had led him to believe
from the character of the country about
Pleasantville that petroleum undoubt
edly existed there, and that he had in
vented the storv of the Spiritualistic
i revelation to induce moneyed believers
in the doctrine to furnish the means tp
I test his fc J
1 -im T mniunnni iiniin nil moi-
Corrected With Eaeu lnone.
Cattle- V 8 3
Keep TP lb. 5 10
Muttox ...... . f lb. 6 10
Bacon Hams home cured,. lb
Shoulders, ? &
Bcttkii Clio ce, lb 18
Fair W lb 10
Beeswax Good, ft lb 20
CoHN-Old b. 50
Cotton- $ lb 10
Peanuts perbusnel 85
Fhuit Dried Apples,
u Peaches, .
Blackberr. as, .
Feathebs Geese, . . .
Duck, . . . .
mixed, . ,
Lard Iti can,
Cbhjkens Hoosu-rs . .
Sorghum homo production
Wool- : WJ
Peas- " V bu. 75
Beans white, bu.1.25
colored, .... . f ou. i.w
Breakfast Bacon, $ B
Brai V 100 1 25
Canvassed burn V 15
Flour, $ o'k 2.50 3 00
Meal $bu. 75a8Q
Vegetables Beans, . . . $ gal.
Irish Potatoes, y bu. 80
Apples . ? bu. 1.00
Wheat- f bu.C0a65
Corn looose, V bu. 45a50
u sacked, a 56a60
Oats loose, f bu. 30a35
" sacked, y bu. 85a45
Bulk Meats clear sides,. . 787
- f . shoulders, . . u u 6a6i
Hay- loose, tyhun. 56a70
tt baled, & " 90al.00
Beans ... $ ton 18.00
" retail, hun. 1.00
Butter choice, ..... . $ 9 16a20
M nritno 19UulK
$ doz. 20a22
ancy. w " s.5a4.2S
Wheat- V bu. 86a86
Corn f bu. 39a49
Oats- bu. 89
Lard f hun. 8.85
Balk Meats shoulders 4.87
" short rib,.. 5.87 a6.124
Wheat y bu. 78
Corn bu. 39)
Oats good, bu.27
u mixed, bu. 29
Mess Pork $ lb. 12
Lard prime, lb. 7
Bulk Meats Shoulders,. . 4
" 8 Clear Ribs,... ? tt. 5.90
" u Sides, $ lb. 6.38
Why they Call Him 'Old Man."
"Yes, that's saaly so," said Jenkins,
my hair is turning gray Mid falling out
before its time. Ue something? I
would, hut most hair restorers are dun
gerous." "True ," answered his friend,
" but Parker's Hair Balsam is as harm
lets ss It is effective. I've tried it, and
know. Give the Kalsam a show and the
boys will soon stop calling you 'Old Man
Jenkins.' " It never fails to restore the
original eclor to gray or faded hair.
Richly perfumed, an elegant dressing.
Py virtne of an Execution issned by K. C.
Het-Tes, Clerk of tho Supreme Court, of Knox
County, 'JYnniweeo, in the case of C. H. Davis
and m Vt.. James It. Coulter, anil luvy duly
made by me on said Execution. I will, on Satur
day the 31st day of Jannary, lWi, in front of the
Court-house door in Maryville, Tenn., within
the lecnl hours for Bale, soil to the hiirhost bid
der for cash in hand, all the right, title, claim.
interest and demand that James 11. ( oulter has
in and to a tract, pi ecu or parcel of land lying
and heine in the 13th Civil District of Mount
County. Tenn., containing nine () aores and
four polls, more or leas, adjoining the lands of
Cameron, widow Perr. and perhaps oth
ers, and known as the Old Martin HcTeer Mill
property, levied upon as the p.-operty of the de
fendant. James R. Coulter, to satisfy the above
stated Execution. This January 7, 1H83.
M. H. Edvondsom, Sheriff Blount county.
Paper to giro
V & 30
V lb 10
V lb 2
V lb 4
V Tb 1
W. E, HATHAWAY,
Will give personal attention to th
Homoeopathio treatment i4 all forms of
Residence nbout one mil from the
Court House, on Ntles Ferry Road.
W. . STANLEY, D. D.
In office opposite Court House, Tues
days', Wednesday's, Friday's and Satur
days. Also Mondays of Court week.
Over Twenty -Fire Years Expe
THOS. N. BROWN,
MARYVILLE, - - - TENN
C. T. CATES.
C T. CAT KB, JR.
CATES & SONS,
Attorney and Solicitor
Wil practice In the courts el Blonnt,
Sevier, Mo-oo, Loudon arid in the Su
preme Court st Kuoxville.
Special attention given to tbe collec
tion of claims.
S. P. ROWAN,
Maryville, - - - Tern,.
Prompt attention rlTM t all legal bus!
W. B. HATHAWAY,
Architect and Builder
Architectural and Mechanical Draw
ing Sanitary and Civil Inghiwring and
W-Bniidliijt Pinna, Sim
tioue, Estimates, Specifications and Su
perintendence of construction. Charg
es reasonable. Residence about one
mile from Court House, on Nilea Ferry
road. i '
Da R. NELSON,
LOUDON, - - - Tl$fS,
Wiii practice in the Courts of Lon
don, Blount aud Uoane counties and
the Supreme Cov.i t at Kuoxville.
Ri W, 60D0AR0,
Main Street, - - - Maryville, Tenn
The public Is Invited to call at my of
lice, when anything Is needed In the
Tei-tli extracted by means of the
Dental Buttery with comparatively lit
tle pain, mid no danger to the patient,
as is frequently tbe case when gass and
other ana-sthotic are used.
Treatment of the Teeth aud Gums a
Office hours from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m.
6. S.W. M'CAMPBELL,
Real Estate Agent,
KJTCollections a specialty.
W. A. M cTEER,
Solicitor w Cbas&cery
F. P. M0BT0N,
nou, Carriage, and Sign Painter,
solicits work in his line.
'Carriage and sign painting s
M AKYY1LLB , TKNV.
W. C. STANLEY.
On Crook .l Pk road, '.j-j-osit-.- Colics "it4-