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HERALD "AND TRIBUNE.
JONESBORO, TENN.. APRIL 88. 1887
J. J. Hun la tn Knoxvllle. "
Mrs. S. B. Cunningham is quite ill.
Robt. Dosser has been on the sick
list for the past week. . "
Just received, another lot of old
Brandy from N. C. B. F. O'Brien.
Dr. J. A. Pelrce has gone on a busi.
ncss trip to North Carolina.
Russell R, Johnson is up from Knox
vllle for a short visit to relatives.
Mrs. L. . Oosnell has returned from
her visit to relatives in Arkansas.
Nath. Peoples says he enjoyed Sun
day exceedingly. Be spent the day at
Matt. Fink officiated as book-keeper
at the bank during the absence of cashier
Mathes last week.
The Sunday schools of Jonesboor
will have a picnic in Reeves' Grove
Thursday, May 26.
Mrs. Jennie, widow of the late Judge
Robert McFarland, died at Morrlstown
last Friday night.
Mrs Cbas Palton, of Elk Park, N C,
is visiting the family of her husband's
father, R D Pattoi.
Professors Collo and Clemens, of
Tusculum College, made our town a short
visit last Saturday.
G. W. Bolinger has moved Into the
house until recently the residence of
Judge A. J. Brown.
Col. T. II. Reeves, was confined at
home by sickness several days last week
We are pleased to see him out again.
J. A. T. Bacon has been appointed
Recorder of the taxing district of Jones
boro, vlco, George N. Grlsham, resigned.
A certain teacher sent to tho. pub
lisher for a key to his arithmetic; the
publisher replied, "It has no key, its a
Go to B. F. O'Brion's for pure N,
Apple Brandy and Corn Whiskey.
Horace Lady, of Nolachucky, who
has charge of the Greeneville Tobacco
Warehouse, was in town Tuesday calling
on his Joncsboro friends.
Joe, Brown, of Chattanooga, came
up Monday evening, on a short visit to
his mother, Mrs. James Brown, and
other relatives in this place.
Tho inner walls of tho freight-house
at this place have been much improved
in appearance by the application thereto
of a lime and water mixture.
Between twenty-five and thirty of
our cltzens attended the Odd Fellows'
celebration at Johnson City Tuesday
last. They report a pleasant time. '
Messrs. John and George Allison,
who came homo from Nashville lost week
to attend th funeral of their mother,
have returnod to their posts of duty. .
MIbs Rosa Witt, daughter of P.
Witt, of near Conkliug, who had been at
school at Mossy Crcok, died there and
was brought home Monday and buried
at New Salem. " ' '
Mrs. F. W. Earnest has been in Ab
ingdon, Va., for tho past week attending
her daughter, Miss Carrie, who has been
quite sick. We aro clad to learn that
Miss Earnest is much better.
The youngest child of Mr. Reese
Thomas, who has been lying so sick at
the homo of Mrs. Thomas's father in
Greene county, we are pleased to report,
is out of danger and mending fast
Dr. Wm. Smith arrived In town Sun
day from Sefluer, Fla. where he has been
residing for somo timo. Mr. Smith will
probably locate in town, open a dental
office and become a permanent resident.
John Prcsnell, father of Prof. H.
Presnell, died lost Thursday at his
home in the second district, and was bur
ied at Washington College. He was over
70 years old and a highly esteemed and
respected citizen of the county.
Harvey Chase, a well known citizen
of this, county, who lived about four
miles northwest of Jonesboro, died Tues
day last. Mr. Chase was a leading mem
ber of the Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church,
and a prominent man in bis neighborhood.
The celebrated historian, Geo. Ban
croft, passed through Jonesboro on Sun
day evening's train, on bis way home to
Washington, D. C, from Nashville. Sev
eral of our citizens waited on the old gen
tleman during the fifteen minutes the
train stopped for supper.
Wo acknowledge an Invitation, with
the compliments of Mr. J. E. Oliver, to
attend the 18tk annunl entertainment of
tho Philomathefcn Literary Society of
Giant Memorial University at Athens,
Tenn., to be given at the university chapel
on the evening of April 23.
, Just as we go to press, information
reaches us that tho Embreevllle property
is being surveyed by surveyors supposed
to be employed by parties who contcm
plate its purchase and Improvement. If
this property should be sold and devel
oped it would make a boom for Jones
The East Tennessee Hospital for the
Insane Is fully officered and equipped
for service and thcroisroom for many
more patlonts than they have. It Is a
little surprising that the friends of those
who are suffering from mental disorders
do not avail themselves of the treatment
and cure offered by those Institutions.
An old man by the name of Canter,
father of Robert and James Cantor, of
this county, died at his homo in tho west
end of town, on Thursday evening last,
and was burled on the day following. Ho
had been bedridden for several 'years
when death mercifully onded his suffer-
At the meeting of the Grand Lodge
K. of n. of the Stato, at Nashvlllo. last
week, several East Tenncsseans were
elected to fill high positions. Of these,
well known to our readers, were, W. 0
Mathes, of this place, elected Grand As
slstant Dictator; II. C. Rumlno, of Lime
stono, Grand Guardian, and Rev. W. C
Curdcn, of Morrlstown, Grand Chaplain
Sheriff L B. Love and Dr. Banner,
of Vnicol county, came to town Sunday
morning last, having in charge Dr. D. L.
Bell, who has been suffering from mental
derangement for the past three years, and
has gradually grown worse, until it was
deemed necessary to take him to the asy
lum. They proceeded to Knoxville, and
placed their charge in care of the insti
tution at Lyon'i View, near that place.
Tho town authorities having de
clined to extend Main street and secure
an addition to the grave yard under the
proposition made them a year ago by
Col. Reeves, he has decided to sell off
the land east of the grave yard in lots to
suit purchasers fronting on tho Blount
villo Road. Lots can be bought until
June 1, at the rate of fifty dollars per
acre. W. T. Piitchett and W. M. L.
Reynolds have each taken a lot In this
addition this week, and will build resi
dences there this summer.
There was a pleasant' matrimonial
event in Jonesboro Sunday morning last
at the residence of Mrs. M. Febuary
Miss Ida Patton, one of Johnson City's
fair daughters, and Mr. J. Matt. Martin
a popular young man of the same place
became man and wife, Rev. Wyley
M. Christian, also of Johnson City, per
forming the rite. There were present
only a few friends, namely, Mrs. Jessie
St. Clair,' of Johnson City, Miss Annie
Febuary, Mrs. W. S. Febuary, and
Messrs. W. S. Ilickey, T. J. Peoples,
W, G. Archer, of Jonesboro, and J. D.
Lyon, of Locust Mt. After the cere
mony the happy couple dined at the
Planters' House with friends and re
turned to the City on the evening train.
At Chorry Grove, last Thursday morn
ing, at 10 o'clock, two hearts Were made
happy through the medium of Rev. Mr,
Humphreys. The reverend gentleman
united jmss Maine ju. muse ana our
townsman, Mr. E J Bolinger, In tho
bonds of matrimony, at the home of the
bride The happy pair came to Jones
boro, and were entertained with a sumpt
uous repast by Mr nnd Mrs. G W Bolin
ger, at their residence, where they had
invited friends to meet them. For tho
present they will reside with tho brother
of the groom, Mr. G W Bolinger. The
II & T congratulates them and has a sin
cere wish that their joys may bo many
and their sorrows few.
M L. Peoples left on the westbound
train Thursday morning last for New
Orleans, La., it is understood, with matri
monial intentions, and we suppose by this
time fills the shoes of a benedick. He
will be back this week, and we expect to
be able to glvo our readers full particu
lars in our next issue.
Thomas Bacon, 'of , Eccblcrs, Cross
Roads, has "gone went and done U"
too. Last Sunday, at the residence
of Mr. John Martin, near Kceblcr's
X Roads he and Miss Matlio E. Klnchelo,
of Harmony took upon themselves tho
marriage vows, with the assistance of
Rev; Uyder Crouch, The IL & T. con
Preibjterlaa Convention Minute.
The convention of ministers and ciders
belonging to the two branches of the
Presbyterian church in East Tennessee,
held last week in Knoxville, passed tho
We desire, as far as in us lies, to bring
about the heartiest co-operation of the
two great bodies of tho Presbyterian
church, which, in the providence of God
occupy tho field of E. Tennessee, in
nwxw.lilnfr tlm nvurlnotinf ftsiannl on. In.
boring to build up the Kingdom of God
in this section; and, while recognizing the
scparato existence oi tne two branches ol
the church and tho ecclesiastical autho-
ity of the Presbyteries, we dcslro to
dwell together as brethren, and to exhib
it to the world "tho unity of the Spirit in
tne bonas or peaco. Tborciore,
Ketolved, That as brethren In Christ we
will foster the spirit of fraternity among
ourselves, and urge upon our people and
churches tho cultivation of brotherly
Kinaness anu uurisuan cnnrity.
Retoked, That we hereby recommend
the more frequent exchange of pulpits, and
mutual am oi one anotner on communion
seasons anu oilier special occasions, as
ministers of our respective bodies.
uewitea, Tnat we will request our
respective Presbyteries to co-operate with
one another in every proper way to build
up tne waste places ana evangelize the
destitute sections ef our country.
Rewired, That wo recommend the Pros
byterles to urgo upon tho people in all
cases where we each bare a feeble church
In tho same community to como together
in one body, that their own efficiency may
De lncreasea, mcir spiritual interests ad-
vanced, and the cause of God be built up,
Resolved. That we will use all our influ
ence In our respective Presbyteries to pre
vent Interference with one another to hln
der any enterprise of church extension in
now neids. ...
Resolved. That we will urnc our rcsncc-
tlve Presbyteries to unite as far as possl-
Die in special evangelistic worK.
JAMBS 1 ARK,
In all towns where a newspaper Is pub
lished every mm should advertise in it,
even if nothing more tLan a card stating
his name and the business ho is engngod
in. It not only pays the advertiser but It
lets people know thnt the town you live In
is a prosperous and progressive commun
lty, inhabited by only energetic and en
terprlslng people As the seed Is sown so
the fruit recompenses. Never pull down
your sign while you expect to do busi
ness, for it often Indicatos that business
Is poor and you aro losing your grip, com
merciaiiy spcaKing. rue luuicious ad
vertiser will receive In roturn ten dollars
for every one invested in the columns of
a 11 vo newspaper.
Whin Baby was lick, wo BT her Cm tort,
; Winn ihe wm s Child, lbs cried for Clitoris,
When ihe bocsmi If lu, the clang to Clitoris,
When ih hid Children, ihe gsre them Clitoris,
An Interview with George Wlllam Cur-
til Mugwump, discloses the fact that he
is still for Cloveland and thinks he will
be re-nomlnntcd by tho Democracy, but
expresses crave doubts as to his election
on account' of not being ablo to carry
new lorn, since Tammany win un
doubtedly slaughter him at tho polls.
CIRCUIT COURT. -
: Term Beginning April IS, 1887.
Circuit court adjourned Wednesday
morning. Since our last Issue, the follow
ing cases were disposed of:
Mary Jones Keeping house of , ill
Nanny Riley Malicious mischief. Ac
Butler trazcr Anns. Hub. Fined $5U
Commodore Bayless Misdemeanor.
l'hillip tele jtllsdcmcanor. Acquit
Lemuel McKce and Florence SHeer.
Lewdness and adultery. Acquitted.
J as. Murr liuggery. jnoi pros.
Landon Treadaway Felonious as
sault. Guilty; imprisonment in peni
tentiary for one year.
Philip Cole Illegal voting. Nol. pros.
Alexander Roberts Larceny. Guilty:
8 mos. In county jail.
ttarvcy Treadaway Arms. Uullty:
fined f 50 and costs.
Johnson Childress Larceny; Guilty;
18 months In penitentiary.
Frank Stephenson and Mincrva'Coffee
Lewdness and adultery. Guilty; defts.
each fined $5 and to bo Imprisoned in
county jail 30 days.
Smith McQueen and Jennie Riflcy L.
and A. Acquitted.
Joseph Garland Larceny. Guilty;
two months In county jail.
B O Ho wren Felonious assault. G ull-
ty: six hours In county jail.
Jack Miller Assault and battery,
Guilty; fined $10 and costs.
BOHowrcu Pub. Profanity, Guilty;
nncu f a anu costs.
ltobt. Martin Arms. JNoi. pros, on
E W Keys Assault and battery, Guil
ty; fined 10 and costs.
Walter Ray Felonious assault. Nol,
pros, on costs.
Mary J. Pierce vs. Jos M Pierce Di
Elizabeth Stanford vs. Bcnj. Stanford
Divorce. Granted. -JasU
Robert's vs. E. T., V. & G. R. R.
Damages. Judgment for deft. Costs
Johnson & Wells vs A II Pierce
Deft. Verdict for deft.
. Jos M and E. E. Mauk vs. II T Bailey
ct al. Damages. Verdict for plff.
Damages awarded, $ 100.
Mu. Editor: Allow mo to correct
date or two in the obituary notice of Col,
Telford in your paper of last week. Col
Telford was not elected to the legislature
in 1852, ho was elected from the counties
of Hawkins, Grecno and Washington, as
Floater, at tho AugUBt election 1851
and took his scat in tho Houso of Rcpre
sentatlvcs in October, 1851.
Tho state election of August, 1851, was
one memorablo in the history of Tennes
see; at that election Andrew Johnson was
elected to congress from this district for
the last time; the Whigs elected their
candidate for governor Wm. B. Camp
bell, for tho first time; our fellow-towns
man Judge James W. Deaderick, then an
ardent Henry Clay Whig, was elected to
the State Senate from this district.
Brooklns Campbell, a favorito of the
Washington county Democracy .In ante
bellum days, went to tho legislature from
this county for tho last time; two years
after that he Blippcd into congress over,
or rather between N. G. Taylor and A.
G. Watklns, but died December 25, 1853,
ust at the beginning of tho 83d congress.
Tho legislature of 1851 was tho last
Whig legislature ever chosen in Tennes
see; and ex-Governor James C. Jones and
John Bell were elected United States
Senators. Jones had twice led Tennessee
Whigs to victory, defeating James K.
Polk for governor, both in 1841 and '43;
but Inasmuch as Polk had the pleasure
of defeating tho great Whig Idol, Henry
Clay, for President in 1844, we suppose
he felt that he had gotten even with tho
Whigs of Tennessee. Jones, though, af
ter a few years service in tho Senate as a
Whig, having an eye single to tho good of
Jones, turned his back on the gallant old
Whig party that had raised him up from
between tho plow handles and made him
governor and United Stales Senator, and
allied himself to the Buchanan Secession
Democracy, hoping to succeed himself
as Senator from Tennessee; but the Dem
ocratic legislature of 1857, elected An
drew Johnson and A. O. P. Nicholson to
tho Senate, relegating "lean Jimmlo"
back among the cedars of Wilson coun
ty. F. and D.
The removal of Prof. Sanborn, of N.
II., after being pronounced Incurable
by a score of physicians, from Los Vegas,
N. M., to his home, was effected by ad
ministering Dr. linrtcrs Iron Ionic,
which has restored . him to ins former
Tho Nova Scotlan coal-mining compa
nies aro demanding an incrcaso in the
duty on U. 8. coal from Bovcuty-flvo
cents to one aoiiurpcr ton.
REAL ESTATE AGENCY.
Tho increased activity in the salo of
Real Estato throughout Tennessee, en
courages the hopo that purchasers may bo
found for all desirable property in this
scotion that may be placed on the market.
it you nave lanus lor sale, scna me a
description of same, giving location,
number of acres, timber, water, Improve
ments, etc., witn price and torms.
No charco for entering and showing
descriptions to porsons wanting to pur
Commissions charged only where sales
aro made bv or throiich mv nconov.
now is the timo to place your land on
tno marKct. ,
T. II. Reeves,
The authorities at Oswego, N. Y., aro
building a number of prison cells that
aro attracting much attention. Tho cell
moves around continually carrying the
prisoner with it. Tho rotary motion will
prevent prisoners breaking through the
walls, as they do not remain in one spot
long enougn lor on opening to be made.
How Some Milne Fliherinan were Pnn
Tho holding of one-tenth of ticket 78,
087 in Tho Louisiana Stato Lottery.
Marston, Jordan and others of this city,
makes the second time that tho capital
prize (11150.000) has camo to Portland
within tho past year. The good luck of
tho first syndicate who drew B13.000 in
duccd Marston and bis friends to form a
combination and purchased ten one-dol
lar, or one-tenth tickets. One of these
tickets drew $15,000, Six or seven of
tho Marston syndlcato are fishermen or
laborers In needy circumstances and the
monoy comes very opportunely to them
Portland (Me,) Kxpreu, march 8.
MRS. MARCHESTEH AU.ISOS. -
On Friday morning, April 22, 1887. af
ter a long and painful illness, a represen
tative woman, Mrs. Mary Chester Allison,
was taken from among s.
She was one of our oldest, best known,
most esteemed citizens and her death has
made a void which It will be well nigh
Impossible to fill . . i , -
Mary McConuel Chester was born In
Jonesboro, Tennessee, March 7, 1810.
Of an old, honorable and honored
family, she bore herself throughout a life
passing beyond the allotted three-score
and ten, the proud andjworthy daughtor
of such ancestry. - . . ; y iy
In 1828, when but a mere girl she was
happily married to Richard Gammon, of
Blountvllle, and wosJcft yVlow within
six years. Two children of this union
grew to maturity Mrs. Wilds and Mrs.
Kccbler, both now dead, leaving children
for whom Grandma Allison did a moth
er's part. v ' ; ,
In 1843 she married Robert Allison of
this county, a man of strong character
and sterling worth, to whom she became,
In very truth, a helpmeet.
Ho died in 1801, leaving hft with four
children, Chester, John now Secretary
of State George and Miss tula.
Twice widowed, her long life has com
passed much of sorrow, auflcring. afflic
tion and loss; but these wire borne as
only a brave, trusting wamtn can bear
trials, and they only chastencp, never em
bittered her. s . ,v.;. i
To her own immediate circle her loss
Is irreparable. Tho entire training of her
children devolved upon her, and no more
devoted, self-sacrificing mother ever liv
ed. It Is but Just and fitting to say that
these children, now men and women,
have honored her teachings, and given
her measure for measure ot tender, rev
erent care and almost passionate fondness.
Two families of grandchildren had
been raised under her roof and It seemed
as If the rest and quiet which she had so
well earned had come to her, whon, at
sixty-three, word came that three more
children who boro her name wcro moth
erless in a far off Stato. She brought
them to her, opened her home and her
great heart to them, and the whole com
munity knows how well she fulfilled tho
dying mother's trust.
. Marrying at such an early age, Mrs,
Allison missed, of coursotho advantage
ot long school training; but an Intellect
of high order, quick perception, a good
memory, tho habit ot Close observation
wide and deep experience and a fondness
for reading mado her, In the highest, best
sense, a cultured woman,.
Wo wore all proud ot her. Her at
tractive personal appearance and her dig
nity of carriage, always made her tho ob
ject of admiring attention. Even to al
most four-scoro she was a beautiful old
woman, and Death, which ennobles and
dignifies even the plainest face, seemed
to transfigure and glorify hers.
Her generous Impulses, hor hearty
sympathies that always crystallized into
docds of love and sacrifice her hopeful
disposition, her outspoken" contempt for
narrowness and meanness,1 her bright
sayings, and her skill and doftness in nil
kinds .of woman's handiwork amount
ing almost to genius made her a charm
ing companion, and an admirable, lovea
Thcro was nothing negative or passive
about her. She felt that God had mado
her a living, healthful force, and she
scorned Inertness as she would sin.
She was firm in her religious convic
tions, and, while loving to humanity and
tolerant to all creeds even affiliating with
other churches when out of reach of her
own she was loyal to a proverb to tho
doctrines and the advancement of hor
beloved Presbyterian Church.
Sho was a roverant woman; refined and
spiritual. The unseen things of tho
Higher Lifo took deep hold on her, and
yet, so wisely and intensely human was
sho in all Iter sympathies, that tho hun
gry went to her for food;-tho sick sent
for her for nursing; tho dying for conso
lation; tho sorrowing for comfort and tho
erring for help
Children with cut fingers, and balls to
cover, and kites to mend, hurried to hor
presence; the young folks told her of
their lovo affairs, certain of sympathy
and wlso counsel; and tho old ones camo
to her with their cares and grief, consci
ous thnt she would make them easier to
bo homo. Sho was not faultless: but had
sho been less human; she had been loss
close, less dear and less holpful to us all
Wo can truthfully say and what better
could bo said of any one? that she was
a good woman, a strong woman, a whole
some woman, an honored woman and a
loved woman. " ; .'
Wo,, who. as friends and neighbors
knew so well her worth, foci that some
thing matorial has gono out of our lives;
but so strong is our belief that "it Is well"
with her. wo cannot mourn, because Ho
has taken tho bright, hcrolq spirit evon
though it was through th gloomy por-
tals of Death up i1
"To Till own Bonis In Paradise,
To Ills own Home above the ikies
To live tlie llle that never diet."
It Is the duty of every person who has
used Boichee't German hjffvp to lot its
wonderful qualities bo known to their
friends in cm Ing Consumption, sovcro
Coughs, croup, Astnma, rneumomn,
and in fnct all throat and lung diseases.
No person can uso it without .immediate
relief. Three doses will rcliove any caso,
and we consider it the duty of all Drug
gists to recommend it to tho. poor, dying
consumptive, at least to try ono bottle, as
ou.uw uozen 'uouics wore sow insiycar,
and no one caso whore it lulled was re
ported. Such a mediclno as the German
Syrup cannot be too widely known. Ask
your druggist about It. batnplo bottles
to try, sold nt 10 cents. Regular" sizo, 75
coiub. Hold by all Druggists and Deal
ers, In tuo United Btutti aud Uanodn.
Saturday, the lflth, was the twonty flfth
anniversary of the emancipation of tho
ncgra slave In America. ' Tho quarter ot
a century has passed so swiftly that thoso
who have lately shown gray in their
beard can hardly realize this lapse of
time. ' , "
April 18. Our merchants are doing a
good business. We have two dry goods
stores, and one drugstore
Tolford can boast of ono of tho best
manufacturing establishments In upper
East Tenn. It is a fine building and is
furnished with the very best mchlncry.
All it needs to make a success is some
energetic company with capital to take
hold and push it to the front. We think
any person who has the capital idle
would do well to invest at this place.
The news reached our villago a few
days ago that Col. G. W. Telford, ono of
our oldest and most prominent citizens
was dead. Tho Col. was for several
years a resident of our village. In fact
we was one of the first settlers nt this
place. After tho placo became- largo
enough to require a name, he -was hon
ored by naming It "Telford."
"Bush" Bcnnctdiedathis home in this
placo the Ut day ot April. He had been
suffering for several years with a com
plicated disease. About ono year ago he
professed religion, and joined the United
Brethren Church; slnco that timo ho has
lived a model christian life. . He was
burled at Liberty Chnpcl on the 2d Inst.
Rev. Owens preached his funeral sermon
tho following day.
Mrs. James II. Propst Is very low with
typhoid fever. Sho was on tho road to
recovery, but relapsed last week.
Wado Patton was bitten by a dog somo
days ago. Ho Is convalescent.
Misses Sue and Fannlo Carson left tho
7th inst. to visit relatives and friends at
snow Hill, Tenn.
"Bud's" avtlclo concerning the" loafer's
club" at this place created considerable
excitement. Robt. Reed "reared, J. II
Bvcrly stamped, and J. R. Carson
"cussed." Wo think their wrath sub
sided, as they met again recently and
several new members wero admitted.
R. R. Carmack is dealing In lumber
extensively. IIo makes a specialty of
walnut and poplar.
John Biddle, of Qrecnvllle, Tenn
getting out lumber on his father's place,
to build a dwelling house In Greeneville,
W. N. Wnlkcr is doing his sawing. Ho
will ship his lumber as soon as sawed.
Dr. T. W. Whltlock seems to havo a
large practice. We notice him in our
villago nearly CAery day.
Prof. Mettctal delivered a lecture on
prohibition In our villago Friday night of
the 18th. IIo had a very good audience,
and handled his subject In au ablo man
ner. Wo aro sorry ho was refused tho
church but having no control wo had to
submit to tho "kickers."
D. M. Carson has become tired of mcr.
chaudislng, and left his store in charge
of his brother John. He is in North
Carolina buying cattle, at present.
The notorious biting dog, belonging
to George Gillespie, "Col" was killed last
Saturday. In his short life time, be had
the honor ot tasting tho blood of at least
ten persons. He was certainly a terror
to tho community, as ho would attack a.
person on tho highway.
J. T. Bayless of Joplln, Mo., has found
zinc, near Ibis place, on tho farms be
longing to Samuel Croylo and Samuel
Murr, Ho is going to work nt an early
APiiit 2D. Tho farmers aro all dono
planting corn, nnd most of them are put '
ting In their timo fishing and squirrel
Wo regret to report tho illness of Mrs.
Jim Kilby, also that of Newt. Rogers.
Dr. Broyles Is tho attending physician.
John Swiuglo and mother returned
from Johnson City last Thursday. John
says ho don't like to have to walk homo
to get a horso to rldo homo on.
Will Rccco was down from Johnson
ceunty last week, on a business trip.
Last Saturday Chucky river was up
higher than It has been nt any other
timo this spring.
C. E. May is having tho old vats taken
out of his old tanyard, which will odd
much to tho ODDcaranco of his homo
when tho yard is filled up and sot in
Geo. May nnd wife wcro visiting his
brothor, C. E. May, last Sunday.
Ebb Cox Is preparing to build a new
tanyard. Then tho people can get their
harness without having to sond to Knox
ville for it.
Thcro is a splendid chanco for somo
good harness maker here in our llltlo
It is reported that somo of the farmers
who como from North Carolina ore still
farming with that vorltablo hlll-sldo plow
even in fields that havo to be ditched
beforo they can be farmed.
Byrd Loyd will soon be ready to plow
corn, lie planted in aiarcu. ,
J. R. Huffman, o'f Brock, Neb. for
merly of Garber's Mills, has written to
his friends that ho is no longer In "Bin-
glo cusscdncss." May the cornucopia be
inverted on them as they salt tnrougu
the boisterous sea of life.
Alexander Booth, .formerly of Chucky
Valley, but now votrlnnry surgeon nt
Johnson city, was In our burg last week.
Alt. Eastcp is now negotiating with
Georgo May for tho lucrative position of
weather clerk, George is somowbat dis
satisfied any way.
He says Sidney has cut down all of his
peachtrces slnco tho cold wavo, and top
ed all his chorry and plum trees, nnd
furthermore, thnt ho has not been ablo
to get him to convorso with him in ro-
gard to the weather. Wo aro sorry to
report this dissatisfaction with the
weather men, guess tH Is what caused
that heavy rain nnd wind Friday and
We are glad to report that George
Brown has got his blacking and that he
has been dressed up with his feot blacked
for two or thrco days. Rovkb.
10 to 20 per cent which you can save
by buying a t'lnno or urgan oi
U. B. OvEKMASr Bristol, Tenn,
P. S. Terms easy. Call nt or write to
tho abovo address for prices.
Boob's Creek Seminary.
The schools ,at tho Seminary, under
the control ot Prof. J. F. Templin and
wife, closed out Thursday night, 21st.
Inst. . , .
. The examination was held on Wednes
day the 80th. We witnessed most of tho
exercises and highly appreclaU-d the
work ot both teachers and pupils. The
promptness with which the pupils an
swered nt the bench and performed their I
work at the board, indicated rapid ad
vancement. , - i
Thero wcro enrolled during the term !
121. although the school suffered the j
drawbacks prevailing generally among
tho schools of the county the past winter.
Thero have also been some local dis
advantages. One very noticeable Is, the
present building Is not sufficient to ac-!
commodate the large nnmuor in attend-
Wo noticed several classes in Latin,
and one in each of Greek and nighcr
The rhetorical exercises at night con
sisted of declamations, rccitntions, es
says, orations, and dialogues. Wo for
bear giving names and title a so many
descrvo notico it would make this article
two lengthy and wo would rather say
nothing than do an injustice to anyone.
Tho teachers offered thrco prizes, at
the opening of the school, for the highest
grade. Tho first, a f5 gold medal, was
awarded to Mr. Byron A. Bowers, by Mr.
T. J. Cox; second tuition to tho term,
to Mr. John II. Bowman, awarded by
Mr. Eliza Wine; third, a $2.50 gold
medal, to Miss. Alice Martin, by the
The closing exercises wcro witnessed
by a crowded houso of course, as cus
tomary, there was bad order and had it
not been for tho restraining influence of
of Prof's, genial disposition It would
have been much worse
Prof. Templin Is an accomplished
teacher and with tho proper aid of pat
rons and school officials, tho educational
interests at Boon's Creek Seminary might
be elevated much abovo the prcsnt stand
ard. A leader is needed; who will take
the responsibility? Unless better nr.
angeincnts are made, the young ladies
and gentlemen of tho neighborhood wil 1
seek tho advantages offered elsewhere-
Our children, and associations, religious
and moral, demand an advance.
T. C. Gaust.
Abraham Cassady, was born March, 15,
1812, died April 2, 1887, aged 75 years
and 17 days, lie joined tho M. E
Church, north, about 43 years ago, at
camp-meeting in Greene county, unde
tho preaching of a Rev. Mr. Jones. Ills
Christian walk slnco his conversion has
beon an ornament and nn honor to the
church and an example worthy ot the
emulation of all. As nn upright, pious,
benevolent chhristinn man, no ono stood
higher In tho estimation of nil who knew
him. Ho leaves a devoted wlfo whoso
hoary locks Indlcnto that she too will
soon "cross over tho river" and meet hor
dear companion. Two children remain
to mourn the loss of a noble father, and
several grandchildren ore left too who
will miss the instructions of their aged
grandslro. Mr. Cassady has for ninny
years Identified himself with every Sab
bath school organized at Bell's School
house. IIo always had a word of coun
sel for tho young, nnd seemed to have
but ono object In view, and tint was to
do all tho good ho could. Notwithstand
ing his lack of education, he was a tower
of strength In the Sunday school. In
the church, his ardent zeal and enthusi
asm for tho cause endeared him to the
entire church. Iu his doath a faithful
and dovotcd husband, a kind and Indul
gent father has passed away. He will be
missed and In the Sunday school, In the
church and everywhere it was possible
for htm to lend a helping hand for good.
But his careworn and wrinkled visage
will no moro bo scon among tho walks of
men. no has passed to that rest that
remains for all tho finally faithful, in
that celestial homo whore he will flourish
In perpetual youth "forovor with tho
Lord." . ;
Sloop on thou sainted ono.
Thy labor Is notilied, thy work is done,
Thou hut triumphed over death, bell snd
the tomb. ' . .
And now on Imperishable crown In that
1 - ' J.A.V.
If you spit up phlegm, and are trou
biud witn a Hacking cougn, use ut, j.
II. McLean's Tar Wine Lung Balm.
tor sale by J.J. Hunt-
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4 III i
COLORED CITIZENS' COLUMN.
Devoted to the Advancement snd Welfare
Of the Colored I'eople. ,
' " - . L -i '
Tnli column In dianre er a lettable snd
competent colored reporter, Hev. O. W. Kin-
eade. Ite will lie Kind to prepare tor Inser
tion In Uils column all uewi, personal!, etc
ol Intercut to tils nice. r
Wealthy Meg-roe. -
John W. Cromwell, a Negro journalist
n 1'btladelphia. hascompiled an exhibit
si 1 .11! m I. . m H,n In
of tho business condition of bis race in '
The Carollnastako the lead tn the num
ber of well-to-do Negroes. North Caro
lina has twenty who ore worth from $10,
000 to $30.0' 0 each. In South Carolina
tho Negroes own $10,000,000 worth of
property. In Charleston fourteen men
'Pre9cn - m!" ma"
18 worm efiotuuv uu vunriuv jauiic
Is worth1 1 12,000. The family of-Not
settcs, truck farmers, aro worth $150,000,
In the city savings banks the Ncgroos
have $124,036.83 on deposit. One mart
has over $3,000. IIo recently bought a
$10,000 plantation and paid $7,000 In
In Philadelphia, John McKee is worth
halt a million. : He owns 400 houses.
Several are worth $100,000 each. , ,
The Negroes of New York own from
four to six million dollars' worth of rcul
estate. P. A. White, a wholesale drug
gist, Is worth a quarter of a million, and
has an annunl business of $200,000.
Catherine Black is worth $150,000.
In New Jersey the Negroes own
$2,000,000 of real estate. Baltimore has
more Negro home-owners than any other
largo city. Nineteen men are worth a
total of $800,000. John Thomas, tho
wealthiest, Is woith about $150,000,
Less than 100 Negroes in Washington
are worth a total of $1,000,000.
In Louisiana the Negroes pay taxes on
$15,000,000 In New Orleans, nnd $30,
000,000 in the State. Hone Lafon. n
Fronch quadroon, Is worth $1,000,000.
Tho Morcer Brothers, clothiers, carry a
stock of $300,000. Missouri has twenty
seven citizens worth a millon dollars in
amounts, ranging from $20,000 to $200,
Tho richest colored woman of the
South is Amanda Eubanks, made so by
the will of her white father: she is worth
$400,000, and lives nenr Augusta, Ga.
Chicago, the home of 18,000 colored
people, has threo colored firms In busi
ness, whose proprietors represent $20,000
each, ono $15,000, and nine $10,000. The
Eastlake Furnituro Company Is worth
$20,000. A. J, Scott has $35,000 invested
in the livery business, and is worth $100,
000, lucluding a well-stocked farm in
Michigan. Messrs. John Jones nnd
Richard Grant are worth $70,000 each,
A. G. White, of St. Louis, formerly pur
veyor to the Anchor lino of steamers,
after financial reverses, has, slnco the age
of forty-flvo, retrieved his fortunes and
accumulated $30,009. Mrs. M. Carpen
ter; a San Francisco colored woman, has
a bank account of $30,000, and Mrs. Mary
Pldasnt has an lncomo from eight houses
in , San Francisco, a ranch near San
Mateo, aud $100,000 in Government
bonds. In Marylille. Cal., twelve Indi
viduals are the owners of ranches valued
1 1n aggregnto at from $150,000 to $180,000.
One ol them, airs, reggy uretian, uos
besides a bank-account of $40,000.
These statistics show that the brother
in black is mnking somo headway in the
world. He is learning to ' toto his own
' An KnA to Bono Rcraplng.
Edward Shepherd, of Harrlsburg, III.
says: "Having received so muca uonem
from Electric Bitters, I feel il my duty to
let suffering humanity know it. J lave
had a runn'ng soro on my leg for eight
years; my doctors told me 1 would nave
to nave tno oouo scrapea or leg nmpuin
ted. 1 used, instead, tlirce bottles ot
Electric Bitters nnd sev en boxes Buck-
Ion's Arnica Salvo, and my leg is now
sound and well. Electric Bitters ara sold
nt fifty cents a bottle; and Bucklen'i An
nlca tsalvo at V5 cents a box by J, J.
St. Louis has succeeded in getting In 1
dluii Commissioner Atkins to say ho
considered that city tho best point for
the establishment or a supply depot, and .
tho citizens are thinking seriously of
running him for President. Just see
what a llltlo taffy can do,
Messrs. Sanford, Chamberlain and
Albcrs. Gents: I havo been troubled
for years with cramps and pains in my
body and limbs, and after trying many
things, I am clearly of tho opinion that
your Hart's Great Relief is tho best med
icine in tho world, as it always relloves
mo in from one to thrco minutes. I
write this thnt others similarly atlllcted
may relieve themselves by using It, and
also becauso I feel that it is due to you
that this much be said.
C. G. Surrn.
Grainger county, Tenn.
Since Jan. 1 there have been exported
from this couutry 20,034 barrels of
apples, 9703 barrels of beans, 1,248,800
barrlcs of flour, 83,047 bushels of oats
and 8,611,700 bushels of wheat.
Pe Jours was n cnplta! fellow, .
Hut i.i una go confoundedly sallow 1
Tliiit bin inemld nil forsook him. . .. f .
I. cii Iiih Mvetit heart sneHiiooic rum,
Which nmtlo poor Ben loudly bellow.
Now lfi'iilnulit friend nnmod McQueens,
Who told iiiratotflKebMixii B mux,
And now lie's as rosy.as any plnkposey,
A mi una niarricu a womna oi hibbus.
IS o licans w il clear Uio complexion,
nnd sweeten tho breaui, iSc.pcrbotue.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, itrestli snd whoiesomeness. - Mors
eoonoraloe.1 thin the ordinary kinds and can
not be sold tit competition with tne multi
tude of low teat, short weight, alum or phos
phate powders. Hold only In cans. Royal
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