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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, IS99.
IT MAY BE DESTINY. .
We have heard ministers and other
Christian people remark that they believed
the recent war with Spain was Provi?
dential, and that the events that have
transpired in the Philippine Archipelago
arc part of a wonderfully Divine plau for
rescuing not only Oceanica,but all the East
em Worldifrom paganism. When the war
began with the avowed intention on the
part of the United States to relieve Cuba
from Spanish oppression, who would have
dreamed that the results of the conflict
would raise questions that are far deeper
than expected, and that will make our
country play a great part in the adjustment
of what is called the Eastern question?
Man proposes but God disposes, and the
Cuban question has been dwarfed by the
great problems that have come to us in
connection with our relations to the Phil?
ippine Islands. Responsibilities that were
not thought of at the beginning have been
forced upon our government and dutUs
entailed that cannot be idly cast aside.
May not this be destiny?the destiny
which belongs to us as a branch -of the
Anglo-Saxon race? There are those who
argue and believe that our race and lan?
guage will ultimately dominate the world.
Everywhere, outside of Kurope,this actual
predominance'now practically exists. The
race is multiplying not only more rapid 1\
than any other civilized race, but much
more rapidly than all the races of Conti1
nental Europe combined.
Not only is the Anglo-Saxon race in?
creasing in numbers entirely out of propor?
tion to all other race;, but its increase in
the control of those temporal things that
give superiority in the contest for the
control of the world is equally as great.
Two-thirds, or more, of the silver and
gold that is being mined each year is dug
from the earth by Anglo-Saxon hands.
More than one-half the coined money it.
existence is monopolized in Anglo-Saxot:
trade, while two-thirds of the carrying
trade of the world is done in Anglo-Saxon
ships. The race mines seventeen
twentieths of the coal and smelts five
sevenths of the iron produced in the
world. It produces fifty per cant, ci the
wool and seventy-five per cent, of the cot
ton. This is not all, but Anglo-Saxon
countries, the United States. Australia
and Canada, produce about eighteen
twentieths of the grain and meat surplus
of the earth, thus giving to our race tin
practical control of the entire surplus. The
race is better fed, better clothed, doubly
richer and better governed than any other.
With all these facts staring us in the face
may not expan.-ion be our destiny? As a
part of the great Anglo-Saxon race, who
will undertake to say that we are not an
instrument in the hands of Providence to
carry civilization, liberty and a knowledge
of the true and only God to the benighted
millions of the far East? The fountain
head of the Western civilization which
America enjoys was and is in England.
From England it crossed the Atlantic and
has not only found a permanent abiding
place in the United States, but has grown
in merit and beauty by being transplanted
* to our shores. Euter it started out in an?
other direction?passing through the
Straits of Gibraltar, on over the Red Sea,
into the Indian Ocean, and then into the
China Sea. Everywhere it has gone it has
improved the condition of mankind and
rested as a blessing upon the people it con?
In America Angle-Saxon civilization
steadily pushed its way across this great
continent until it reached the shores of the
Pacific. Lately it struck out and planted
itself on the fair Hawaiian Islands; and
now it has reached and is starting out on
its mission of subduing barbarism in
Oceanica. There it has met the stream
that Mowed from England through Gi?
braltar, and on until it reached the
"Celestial Empire." The two ends of the
strand have now been brought together,
and Anglo-Saxon rule and civilization may
now be said to have formed a girdlearound
the world, with America holding the
position of buckle of the belt. The puny
hand of man seems powerless to stop the
progress of Anglo-Saxon domination which
goes hand in hand with Christian civiliza?
tion. We again ask, is it not destiny?
The pessimists say the world is growing
more selfish; but this is not true. AH in?
telligent persons, those who read and ob
eerve, must see that as the world grows
older and civilization advances a spirit of
benevolence becomes more enlarged
among mankind. This is especially so in
the United States. There has been a rapid
increase in the number and efficiency of
the benevolent institutions in our country.
iJotne of these have been founded and en
dowed by men of large fortunes and
equally huge hearts. Others have sprung
into existence by a community of feeling
and action among the people where stum
institutions are located. There is now a
greater dispositi >n on the part of those who
are able to do so to assist the suffering and
the needy. Christianity, education, civi?
lization necessarily make the human heart
tender and enoble the race. In every
community leagues or associations are or?
ganized or being formed with benevolence
for their charters.
The people of Taze well county are full
of benevolent spirit. lu the churches
there are societies that are doing limited
good work for the relief of the poor and
afflicted; but the work that is needed could
be more effectually done if there was or?
ganized sjme movement in the line of as?
sociate charities. Charitable work is now
done in a haphazard way. When a case
of distress is found there are those who
always go forward to relieve it. The
trouble is that a vast number of cases arc
never .known, or are found out too late for
any substantial relief to be given.
There ought to be a county association
of t lie kind we have suggested, with head?
quarters in our town and branch societies
in every community in the county. The
good, benevolent Christian people in each
community could then devise regular, uni?
form methods for finding out the condi?
tion of every family in their respective
localities. In urgent cases they could
supply immediate relief, and in those leas
urgent report them and receive such as?
sistance as might.be needed from the cen?
There is much more distress in Taze
well county among the poorer class than
many persons dream of. This is especially
so in the severe winter montlu like we are
now experiencing. There are persons to?
day in the county who are sick and Butter?
ing for necessary food and clothing. There
are others, many of them children, who
are shivering for lack of clothing and other
necessaries. These conditions could be
greatly reduced by a well organized sys?
tem of charities. Such wora nearly al?
ways begins with good Christian women.
They are the chief factors in the mission?
ary organizations. The different churches
in our town and county have their mis?
sionary societies. Why can't the women
bf tnese churches commence a movement
of "Associate Charities" on the lines we
have mentioned, or on some better plan
if one can be devised. We would like to
hear from some of the good women of the
county, and even some of the men, on the
subject. Anything we can do to help the
movement will most cheerfully be done.
RATIFICATION OF THE. TREATY.
The comments of the press upon the
ratification by the Senate of the treaty ol
peace with Spain have in the main been
favorable to the action of the Senate.
Especially has this been the case in tlu
Eastern and Western sections of the
Union. The approval has come not only
, from Republican, but also from Demo
. uratic journals. This tone of the press is
the strongest indication Unit the ratifica?
tion is in accordance with the almost
unanimous desire of the people. Even in
Virginia, whose .Senators voted against
I the ratification, public opinion was strong?
ly for the adoption of the treaty. Sena?
tors Daniel and .Martin, we believe, have
not reflected the wishes of their constitu?
ents, and allowed themselves to be carried
away with a partisan spirit that was, to
say the least, unwise. Fortunately there
were a few Democratic Senators from the
South whose patriotism was not blinded
by partizanry and who voted with the al?
most solid Republican Senators for the
treaty, thus adding themselves to the
forty Republican Senators and with them
jonstituting a roh of honor that will live
in the history of the Nation.
Southern Press on Treaty.
The United States government at no
time could afford to turn over the Philip?
pine islands to such a wanton regenade as
Aguinaldo ha-j proved himself to be to?
ward all who ever placed any confidence
in him.?Atlanta Constitution.
It is better to ratify a treaty that is not
altogether satisfactory than to involve the
country in another costly war. The life of
one American soldier is worth more than
all the speeches the windy Senators could
make in a year.?Louisville Dispatch.
It is evident that the government of the
islands cannot be left in the hands of men
such as the Filipino leaders have shown
themselves, and that some strong gov?
ernment must take hold there for the
safety of persons and property in the is*
lands?and that power is the United
States.?New Orleans Times-Democrat
Thank God! the people of the United
States stand by their Dewey's and Wheel?
er's, rather than their G or mans and Car
macks. The heart of the American pub?
lic is in the right place. It has no feeling
except hatred or contempt for the sup?
porters of the dusky scoundrels who would
murder American pickets at Manila or
Havana. ?Memphis Scimitar.
The only regret the "Constitution" has
is that when the treaty w?s first presented
some Democrat did not move for its im- ]
mediate ratification.?Atlanta Conititu- j
The Canned Beef Court.
President McKinley has folio.ved a
course upon General Miles' charges in re?
gard to the canned beef ration which will
commend itself to sober, experienced men.
He lias ordered a military court of inquiry
on the only charge not cleared up by the
When this commission was appointed
last September the air was full of vague
charges and vaguer suspicion. A cloud of
rumor, suggestion and innuendo overcast
the entire range of military operations for
five months before, in camp and in the
flel<3, in hospitals and transports, in line
ami stall'. Corruption was freely charged,
and the assertion was as freely made that
evidence would be forthcoming as soon as
Congress met. Nothing was more persis?
tently promised by Democractic newspa?
pers than a Congressional investigation.
When Congress did meet,however,it was
perfectly clear from the testimony taken
by the commission that there wns no basis
for a Congressional investigation. If there
had been, some Senator k?v Representative
I would have forced an inquiry. None has
been proposed, because not even partisan
prejudice could see an opening for partisan
advantage is demanding an investigation.
The difference between the evidence
brought out now and when Seccelary Si?
mon Cameron, at the head of the War De?
partment, was investigated in lSiil-i'is
best measured by the fact that the House,
then led by Representative Henry L.
Dawes, demanded the Secretary's resigna?
tion on evidence which pointed directly
to the operations of the War Department
as open to the charge of corruption. Not
ti title of of such evidence has now been
Out cf all the cloud of charges there re?
mains only the assertion that the canned
beef ration was unfit. Even on this point
j there ie no legal evidence implicating any
one, and the cases in which this ration
proved unfit are open to various expla?
nations. But this charge has been made
[ by Major General Mile?, it is backed by a
j large number of regimental reports and it
has reached a stage where the discipline
of the army renders it neccessary to sup?
plement the work of the Army Commis?
sion by a military investigation.
This has been ordered. The court is
small, but it is strong. General Wade is a
soldier who stands by rank and ability in
the front of the army. Cononel Gillespie
is a West Pointer and an engineer officer
of a rank and ability which command pro?
fessional and personal respect. General
Davis, while less well known, has an army
record and experience which will make
bis selection approved by the public. If
there is any thing in the canned beef
charges this court may be trusted to get
it, and if there is not the country will
"Lest We Forgot" at the Present Time.
Memphis "Appeal" (Dem.).
The poor are pooorest in weather like
this, for work is scarce and pantries and
coal bins get emptiei hour by hour. This
is the kind weather when men leave their
cheerless homes for the warmth of saloons
and when women sit helpless and heart?
broken aomng their shivering, hungry
little ones. There are no jobs to be had ;
the cold has frozen the accustomed aven?
ues, for the well-to-do, forgetful of the
necessities of those less fortunate, put ofi
this or that piece of work "until after the
temperature moderates." One kindly
but tbougtless woman said to an appli?
cant: "Yes that job ought to attended
to, but I could not tnink of letting you
work in this cold. Come back when it is
warmer and 1 will give you the job."
And that man needed the work to kill
the demon of despair within him and to
put coal in his grate and bread in his chil?
dren's mouths. How much irony do we
find at times in the world's kindliness !
The successful man who forgets the poor
in such seasons as this may himself be
warm bodily but is cold at heart. In the
g.'eat hereafter he may find that his indif
!'? r jnce has prepared for him a place where
the tempc-ralure is higher than is comfor?
table. It was said by one of old: "And
now abideth these three, faith, hope, and
charity, but the greatest of these is char?
ity" To put fire in your neighbors grate
and food in his hand such weather as this
is a form of charity which wins its own re?
gard, both here and hereafter. Poverty
a! ali times is bitter and hope-killing, but
it pinches hardest in times like these, when
its hands are crusted with ice.
Protection And Prosperity.
Philadelphia Press. 1
It is perhaps worth while in the hour of
insinesa activity and success to revert for
a moment to the causes which have led up
to the phenomenal improvement in values
in this country and brought about the
breaking of records in the volume of trade
and the infusion of a new spirit as well as
as new wealth into all the undertakings of
the American people. It ought not to be
forgotten that there has never been a
doubtful day in trade since the passage of
the Dingley tariff bill. The nation toolc on
a new air from the day Preti lent McKin?
ley affixed his signature to the law, and
since conlidence has reigned and the most
sanguine expectations have been realized
by the merchant, the manufactuer, the
farmer and workiiigman.
It would be too much to say that the pass?
age of a rational American tariff law has
brought about all the benefits with which
the country has been favored, but the ex?
perience of the four years previous to its
passage taught clearly that the lack of
such legislation meant penury and misery
tor the nation. We have had besides the
new tarili'great crops, and a shortage of
wheat abroad undoubtedly helped, and
the spirit which a return to the old-estab?
lished course, so often the accompaniment
of prosperity, aroused among the masses
can be overcome in almost all cases
by the use of Scott's Emulsion of
Cod-Liver Oil and the Hypophos
phites of Lime and Soda. While
it is a scientific fact that cod-liver
oil is the most digestible oil in ex?
it is not only palatable, but it is
already digested and made ready
for immediate absorption by the
system. It is also combined with
the hypophosphites, which
supply a food not only for
the tissues of the body, but
for the bones and nerves,
and will build up the child
when its ordinary food
does not supply proper
nourishment. ..... .
Be sure you get SCOTT'S Emulsion. See that the
man and fish are on the wrapper.
All druggists; 50c and Sr.oo.
SCOTT & BOWNE, Chemists. New Yoffc.
aided in hunting the tide. But it was not
Republican luck.' The prosperity of the
American people is primarily due to laws
which in a measure protect their interests
ami give them a chance to buy ami s. II
their products to their own people On
rather belter than even lentis with the
world and in foreign competitive markets.
The Dingley law has helped domestic
trade ; it has helped the export trade, as
the magnificent totals which have been
printed so often show ; but it has done
much more than that. It has restricted
imports and not only paved the nation
millions of dollars, but has turned over to
the American producer and manufacturer
the business which was formerly done by
the foreigners. The lament of the good
citizens of u half a dozen cities of England
and Kurope over the loss of American
trade and the steadier hum of machinery in
New England and all manufacturing cen?
ters tells the story. One year's business
of Bradford, England, with : his country
in the days of the Wilson tariff made thai
community rich. Today those profits are
going to Americans, and arc an additi m
to the wealth of this country and u bene?
fit to the laboring man of America.
There is a further and an absolutely log?
ical result of looking after our own inter?
ests through the Dingley til'ill'bill. In
three years it has so increased our wealth
as a commercial nation by reason of an
enormous favorable balance of trade as to
make New York the financial center of the
world. For a year and a half we have
been the creditor of Kurope on the cur?
rent account, and during most of that
time Europe lias been a borrower of mon?
ey in New York, and is now. Even amid
the turmoil of speculative excitement a
week ago New York loaned $2,000,000 at
2A per cent, to London. The ultimate
and unequivocal sign of a nation's wealth
is a favorable balance of trade, and since
the Dingley tariff went into effect we have
sold to the world many hundreds of mil?
lions of dollars more merchandise than
the world lias-sold us. In the day of activ?
ity and prosperity the American people
must not forget the starting point which
has made possible the most rapid pro?
gress in wealth that the world hits evt r
The Confederate Veterans of Norfolk,
Va., propose to erect in that city a monu?
ment to Admiral Franklin Buchanan.
Senator-elect Joseph F. Quarles is an
athlete, a good horseman and cyclist and
the owner of the best lot of pictures in
President Harper, of the University of
Chicago, says he believes no college hav?
ing an endowment of less than $100,000
should be allowed to confer degrees.
The Alabama Ixii'islaturc has passed a
resolution recommending General Wheeler
for the first vacancy among the major
generalships in the regular army.
The national Government has given an
8-inch howitzer with 140 shells to mark
the grave of .Major John Sedgwick, in Corn?
wall, Conn. General Sedgwick was killed
in battle during the Civil War.
Nicola Tesla thinks that a man has just
so many hours to be awake, and the few?
er he uses up each day the more days will
tney last. "I believe,'' he adds, "that a
man who slept must of the time might
live 200 years.
Chauncy M. Depew's latest story is
that of a girl who recently wrote to bim rs
foliows : -'If you look at the map of Wist
Virginia you will see in a certain spot a
certain lake. It is about the size of a
pin's head. My house stands alongside it.
Your railway passes not far off. I have
three beautiful bull pups, and I want to
send two of them to your Governor Roose
velt, but I can't afford to pay fare fur
them. Now, if you will transport t hum
for nothing I will give you the other
Sidney Colvin says that Robert Louis
Stevenson never learned "to spell quite in
a grown up manner." "Catarrh"'he al?
ways wrote with two t's, transposed his i
and e in "neighborhood" and literature
was always given as "litterature."
Daniel W. Fowler, who has just entered
upon the discharge of the duties as fi?
nance clerk of the .Milwaukee Post Office,
has served in some capacity under every
President since Pierce. Mr. Fowler's
father was the first English settler ill .Mil?
President McKinley's signature is, next
to that of John Adams and Tyler, the
plainest of any of our Chief Executives.
Van Buren's was the hardest to decipher,
though Jefferson, Taylor, Hays, Benjamin
Harrison and Garfield never lifted their
pen in signing their names. J. (I. Adams'
is small, cramped and the only "back
hand" in tiie lot. Folk's is the ornate ;
Jackson's the longest, 4 inches, and j
Pierce'8 the largest.
A BOOK OF FATE.
The Keeplujv of One Ofteu Helps ti
Dluke the Keeper Quite
A young woman who revels in -woe
has evolved, or at least revived, an ex?
cellent way of keeping herself in a
state of perpetual gloom, says a New
York exchange. She has a diary with
two pages ior each day. On one page
khe writes what she expects to do,where
she proposes to go and whom she hopes
to see during the day. On the opposite
page she writes what she has done,
where she goes and whom she has seen.
The pages, says the young woman,
never agree and are usually flat con?
tradictions of each other. The silver
lining of the cloud of pessimism which
such a perverse state of affairs would
otherwise engender is that she has no?
ticed that when she predicts and ex?
pects a gloomy day, filled with disa?
greeable duties or monotonous dull?
ness, the opposite page is sure to glim?
mer with pleasant surprises ? calk
from pleasant people, letters from ab?
sent friends, invitations of an especial?
ly tempting character and all sorts of
unlooked-for enjoyment. The writer
of the diary says she finds it an excel?
lent antidote for undue elation of spir?
its and a check to despair. When she
feels "down" she can turn to her blue
days and see how well they turned out,
and when she feels particularly exuber?
ant a glance at the records of days
joyously anticipated but miserably
spent has a wonderfully sobering ef?
fect. The book keeps her in a state of
tranquil neutrality very restful for the
nerves. The absurd young woman has
had the old diary bound in pink and
purple, typifying joy and woe, and calls
it her book of fate.
A Misrepresentation of I.onx Stand
In? That is Without Foun?
In character the Malay i.s impas?
sive. He exhibits a reserve, diffidence,
and even bashfulness, which is in some.
degree attractive and leads the ob?
server to think that the. ferocious,
blood-thirsty character imputed to'the
race must be grossly exaggerated. Ilv,
is not demonstrative. He is slow and
deliberate In speech. Children in the
company pf men arc silent, nnd are
generally quiet and obedient. When
alone the Malay neither talks, nor sing.-.
He is cautions of giving offense, lie
does not quarrel easily about money
matters. Practical .joking is utterly re?
pugnant to his nature. The Malays of
the higher class urc exceedingly polite.
They arc proud, and, if ill-treated, re?
vengeful; but under generous treat?
ment are gentle, kind, humane, grate?
ful, docile and faithful. They are duti?
ful children and kind parents. They
ireat their aged kinsmen with tin
greatest kindness, and feel it a duty to
relieve the wants of an indigent rela?
tion. Old racn and women are always
regarded with respect, says tin* En?
cyclopedia of India (is.">k).
Dr. Oxley described the character of
the unsophisticated Malay as remark?
able for its simplicity and honesty.
They have a regard for truth, and may
generally be depended upon in their
statements. What has so often been
written of their revengeful spirit, he
says, is much exaggerated; poiite in the
extreme, according to their own ideas,
they never indulge in abuse one to?
ward the other.
JUMPED OVER A TOWN.
That Is What a Certain Ship Did and
It Was Afterwards Car?
A most extraordinary incident hap?
pened to the corvette Mohongahela, at
Santa Cruz in 1857. While at anchor in
the harbor a tremendous tidal wave
lifted her upon Its crest and carried her
clean over the town of Frederichstadt
and hack again without injuring the
town or the boat to any great extent.
The receding wave landed her on the
beach instead of in the waters of the
harbor, and it cost the United States
government $100.000 to fioat her again.
Fully as strange was the fate of the
sloop-of-war Waterce. She was an?
chored in the harbor of Arica, Peru, in
1 SOS, when a huge tidal wave swept in?
land nnd flooded the whole city. The
wave carried the sloop several miles in?
land and finally landed her in the
midst, of a tropical forest. It was Im?
possible to release her from such a pe?
culiar position, and she was sold for a
nominal sum. The purchasers turned
the vessel into a hotel, and the remains
of the once formidable war vessel loom
up in the tropical forest to-day as a
monument to the power of tidal waves.
BALLOONS WILL SOAR.
liven If Pierced by the Dolleta from n
Thonaana IllScs They Will
Time and again the plot of a story ha>
hinged on the escape of the villain in a
balloon, and his miserable ending when
a well-aimed bullet from the hero's rifle
has pierced the gas bag and broughl
the whole concern smashing to the
? Nothing could, however, be more
false to fact. A simple bullet will no
more bring dow n a balloon than a grain
cf sand an ostrich. The experiment has
been tried, and by no less a person than
the Brothers Spencer, the famous Lon?
A captive balloon was sent tip and an?
chored about TOO or 800 feet up. Then
firing began with ordinary army rifles.
Impossible ns it may seem, over 1.000
bullets pierced the silk, yet even then
it was three hours before enough gas
escaped to bring the halloon once mor -
firm ground. One reason of this is
that the elasticity of the material tr, |
some extent automatically closes the
rents in the material.
Mastc Calculated to Excite the l'a?
hIocm, So It Is Xinv Inder
In Austria there is a press as well as
a literary censorship, but it is more
particularly to the glaring anomalies
of the literary censorship that I refer,
pays a writer in the London Post.
German writers consider the prohibi?
tion of the Vienna censor ns a kind of
letter of recommendation, if not as a
certain sign of immortality. The cen?
sor, in fact, has never prohibited a book
which has not some striking literary
The recent strictures of the censor,
his prohibitory aggressiveness in al?
most every different department of lit?
erary and artisttc life, have irritated
the public mind beyond endurance.
The censor seems to have started
from the standpoint that far too
little is confiscated. All kinds of new
interpretations of the poets have been
found, and to-day poetry is the most
eonfiscahlc commodity in Austria. 1
to think " fe?
rn ale diseases "
could only be
treated after "lo
c a 1 examina?
tions" by physi?
cians. Dread of
kept thousands of
silent about their
suffering. The in?
Wine of Cardui has now demon?
strated that nine-tenths of all the
cases of menstrual disorders do
not require a physician's attention
at all. The simple, pure
taken in the privacy of a woman's
own home insures quick relief and
speedy cure. Women need not
hesitate now. Wine of Cardui re?
quires no humiliating examina?
tions for its adoption. It cures any
disease that comes under the head
of "female troubles"?disordered
menses, falling of the womb,
"whites," change of life. It makes
women beautiful by making them
well. It keeps them young by
keeping them healthy. $1.00 at
the drug store.
For advice In cases requiring special
directions, address, tflvinir symptoms,
the " Ladies' Advisory Department."
The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chatta?
W. I. ADDISON, M.D., C?.ry, Miss., says:
"I use Wine of Cardui extensively In
my practice and ft nd i t a most excellent
preparation for female troubles."
JN'ext to it comes the printers art.
Sculpture has fallen an easy prey, and
now it is the turn of music. The censor
reasons ns follows:
".Melodies in themselves are in no way
illegal. It is, however, otherwise with
the time or rhythm. It is possible to
excite a body of people by joining in or
even merely hearing a song having a
rhythm corresponding to the prevail?
ing feeling. Much, too, depends on
the amount of emphasis imparted to
the song. When thousands sing a pop?
ular air the effect is quite otherwise
than when it is sung by one person.
Music Is further calculated to excite
the passions, and therefore is capable
of taking an immoral character."
SUMMIT OF MONT BLANC.
The Owncrnhlp Thereof Im lleing; Con?
tented by Three" Swiss Mnnl
Monf Blanc is just now the center of a
discussion which is being variously
treated with seriousness and humor by
the European press. The question is
this: Who is the owner of the top of
Mont Blanc? No single or isolated In?
dividual of eccentric propensities has
made a claim to the Hummit. The affair
L much more complicated. Th?*ee mu?
nicipalities, Charoounix, Les Houches
j and St. Gervais, have claimed the sum?
mit, and have appealed to the Swiss gov?
ernment to answer the question. It's
I not a point of honor, or the prestige of
having a monopoly of avalanches, but a
! mere matter of business. For the last
j five years Mont Blanc has been in ever
increasing favor with tourists, and vari?
ous spots situated at different altitudes
Imvc been let out by one or another of
the three municipalities in question to
enterprising projectors. Recently lr.
was found that Chamounixhad itt more
mountain hind than the other two
towns, nnd a hot dispute arose cs to her
right to do so. The great map of 17.10
oilers no relief to the contesting parties,
because this chart only gives the di?
vision of properties on the lower or
woody portions of the mountain. The
Geneva press, referring to the dispure
in a humorous way, says that It is the
first time in history that a municipality
has adopted a national scheme of claim?
ing "a sphere of influecne." But seri?
ous persons consider that the problem
Is really a knotty one.
I"!rework.* TUut ('out Over n Million
Dollars Sometime* Ilnrned in
Our own fireworks manufacturers
are, of course, prepared to produce as
brilliant displays as any in the world,
but unfortunately the}' do not have the
opportunities afforded by royal pa?
geants in monarchical countries.
According to one British firm, who
ure famed all over the world for their
manufacture of fireworks, the amount
spent on the display of fireworks in
connection with her majesty's jubilee
was $1,250,000. The display at the close
of the Crimean war cost $500.000. The
largest Individual exhibitions by tlie
firm were given on the Tagus for the
Portuguese government; the second in
IfeSS costing $50,000, wliile the first,
which was made on the occasion of the
marriage in 1880 of the king (then
crown prince) of Portugal, cost half
that amount. The display at Delhi
when the queen was proclaimed em?
press, of India cost $17,500. Some of
the most costly fireworks are those
produced at the Crystal palace. Thus,
r.t a benefit recently, the exhibition
lasted from ."?> to 35 minutes,butitcast
fT.?oo. or abut $250 per minute.
Modern medicine possesses a vast
technical vocabulary, which is at oiujh
rich and precise, and to which the
progress cf discovery is constantly add?
ing fresh terms. The spread of educa?
tion and interest in sanitation Is more
and more incorporating medical ter?
minology into common speech. Bu:
besides this and besides the names c 1
familiar names of diseases and reme?
dies, we have numerous words which,
originally taken from medicine, hau
become part mul parcel of our daily
speech, and are no longer confined L<
strictly literal uses. Feu- example,
there are such words as "crisis,"
"fever," "symptom," "chronic," and >
many others. Going further hack we
have words derived from medical the?
ories now superseded, as "mercurial,"
"jovial," "martini," and "lunatic," "mel?
ancholy," "phlegmatic." "choleric,"
"humor," with all it.s derivatives. As
medical terminology is almost wholly
derived from the classic languages thi.
Immense addition Is purely foreign.
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disease that science has been able to cure
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constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is taken internally, acting directly
upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the
system, thereby destroying the foundation
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and assisting nature in doing its work.
The proprietors have so much faith in its
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F. J. Chkkey ? Co., Toledo, ().
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BY VIRTUE OF A DECREE ENTER
ed at the August term, 1S?S, of the
Circuit Court of Tazewell County, in the
chancery cause of Wm. L. Moore, admin?
istrator, vs. E. L. Whitley, the undersigned
commissioner will sell at public auction to
the highest bidder at the front door of the
courthouse of Tazewell County on FEB?
RUARY 21, 1899,that being the first day
of the February term, 1SU!), of County
Court for said county, two certain tracts
of lam I situate in Horsepen Cove, Tazewell
County, Virginia, supposed to contain
ninety acres, being the property of E. L.
Whitley. Said property will be sold on a
credit of"six, twelve and eighteen months.
TERMS OF SAUF: Cash sufficient to
pay costs of suit and expenses of sale,
balance on a credit of six, twelve and
eighteen months, purchaser will be re?
quired to give bonds for deferred pay?
ments with good personal security, bearing
interest from date of sale.
GEO. W. Sr. CI.AIR,
Bond has been given as required by the
?bove decree and law.
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