IF. A. WADE, Publisher.
Terms $1.50 Per Annum, in Advance.
SATURDAY, AUGUST JS, 1883. ,
We wish toagnin call the attention
of the railroad officials to the report
' of the transportation committee of
the West Tennessee'Horticultnrnl So
ciety nt it meeting here Inst week,
published in our last issue, and urge
them respectfully to give it prompt
'onsidemtio:i. It is a matter of vital
'mportance to a large class of jieople
in this section of the state and conse
quently of interest to the railways.
Fruit and truck farming in West
Tennessee are fast gaining in impor
tance, and the people are just awak
ing to the fact that there is more
money to be made ty this system than
in treading in the old ruts of their
fathers. Besides, immigrants live,
pushing men are dropping in, and
we have a hope that many others will
follow soon. If the railways will give
us a reasonably low rate tor shipping
all our products, they will soon have
ten times the quantity to baul. Let
the press j6fft in this urgent request.
The prosperity and welfare of their
their readers depend largely on the ac
tion of the companies in this matter,
and every newspaper inWestTennea
neseee should lend its voice and influx
ence in this direction. A correspon
dent of the Memphis Appeal well
"It is believed that if the roads will
grant the rates asked it will so stimu
late production that it will not only
lessen but largely increase the reve
nue of the roads and at the same
time make the producers feel that
they can take the chances of having
their crops destroyed by frost, drouth
or other disasters incident to agricul
ture.". For the information of any of our
editorial brethren who may have over
looked it,' we republish the proposed
classification and rates asked by the
First Class Asparagus, berries,
Second Class Beans, celery, dam
sons, peaehes, pears, peas, plums and
tomatoes. " ' ' - 1
Third Class Apples, beets, cab
bage, carrots, cantaloupes, com, cu
cumbers, melons, onions, parsnips,
potatoes and squashes,
Rates on above classification from
all points in West Tennessee to the
following markets, per one hundered
pounds, in any quantity:
Chicago,. Ill . 50
St. Louis,' Mo " 50
Philadelphia, Pa 1.00
Pittsburgh, Pa" 90
Cincinnati, O , 40
Louisville, Ky 30
Henderson, Ky 30
Evansville, Ind 36
.' . 25
Indianapolis, Ind ' 40
Peoria, 111 - 50
Cleveland, O 60
Columbus, O . 50
Dayton, O ' 50
Detroit, Mich 60
Milwaukie, Wis 60
Sandusky, O 60
Springfield, O 50
Toledo, O 50
The Nashville American says that
in the boot and shoe trade of that
city, is ranked fifth the 'United
States, and that they are increaing
their business so fast that eastern
drummers are abandoning the south,
being unable to compete with tbem.
We know of one firm Halls, Hooper
& ' Mitchell who, through their
traveling salesman, Mr. Jno. W.
Moore, do an immense business in
West Tennessee, and we suppose else
where. Iu Milan alone they sell many
thousand dollars' worth per annum,
and their sales are good in the towns
around us. If the other Nashville
houses give as general satisfaction, we
are prepared to believe the statement
of the American, and we are glad it
is true. Let us patronize home mar
kets when we can.
The Cincinnati News Journal pub
lishes one column of editorial items
in German every morning, for the
benefit of its Teutonic readers.
Corinninioiier McWliirter a live,
pushing, energelio officer, add is do
inggood workin the cause of immigra
tion to this state. He has just start
ed a new scheme, which will, we hope,
result in a boom for the whole south.
He has called on the commissioners
of the other southern states to meet
him in Louisville oil the 10th of Oc
tober, for the purpose of counseling
together about the tide of immigra
tion flowing to the Uuited States and
devising means to turn, the current
into our southern ports. He wishes
to enlist the great southern railroads
in th9 work, and he feels that success
will be secured. We trust he may
be successful in his undertaking.
'Squire White's Lebanon Herald
tells of a "wonderful apple which a
DeKalb county man raises,'' and calls
it "the rattlesnake apple. ' It has a
representation of a suake around it,
and when shaken the seeds rattle in
side like the reptile. Why not call
it Mother Eve's apple 7
Washington special; It has recent
ly, been published that the Oerman
Minister at Mexico delights in taunt
ing our representative in that city by
reminding him that the United States
is a powerless nation. If this is true
the State Department has no infor
mation from Minister Morgan corrob
orating it. But what is known is this:
It is customary among foreign Minis
ters to acknowledge in a civil manner
the observance of national events, no
matter to what country the affair per
tains. So on the 4th day of last Ju
ly, when the flags of various repre
sentatives of foreign countries were
unfurled in the city of Mexico in hon
or of the anniversary of American
independence, Minister Morgan no
ticed the flagstaff at the German Le
gation was bare. He sent word to
the German Minister that if the cus
tomary courtesy was not promptly
observed he would consider it an in
sult to himself and make the issue a
personal one without delay. To this
note it is said no answer was returned,
but the German flag was immediate
ly displayed over the German Legas
tton. It is understood that the Sec
retary of State, by direction of Pres
ident Arthur, has commended Minis
ter Morgan for his conduct.'
A sensational dispatch from Rufus
Hatch's hotel at Yellowstone Park
says that.one object of the president's
trip was in the interest of American
annexation of British Columbia. The
statement says the scheme is being
worked up at home and abroad, and
that the powers of the Canadian and
Northern Pacific are straining every
nerve for such a result. The scheme
is already under, cabinet discussion
A private conference on the subject
will be held before the president re
Col. U. A. rierce'i Addreti at Fort Wayne.
A short time ago a discussion arose
in Chicago as to the relative duties of
lawyers and newspapers, and the fol
lowing query occurred to me: What
would be said of any respectable jour
nal that should take a fee for trying to
make black appear white, that should
undertake the defence of a murderer,
for instance? Not secretly, and while
pretending to be impartial that, of
course, would be intensely hypociiii
cal and dishonorable but openly and
notoriously. lne accused party
would say, for instance,"! want de
fenders. I will hire Lawyer such a
one and the newspaper So aud-so."
What an outcry would go up, and
yet what is it that makes such an act
highly dishonorable on the part of a
newspaper, and perfectly permissible
and proper on the part of an attorney?
Is newspaper honor held too high, or
is legal honor held too low? 1 beleivo
the time will come when a lawyer's
duties will be confined to seeing that
murderers and highway robbers have
a fair and just trial according to law,
and when no amount of money will be
allowed to convert them into paid
eulogists ot dangerous men.
L.X-.BE.ET 3B. TAVEL, Agent
(Successor to TAVEL & HOWELL)
MANUFACTURER OF FIRST-CLASS BLANK BOORS,
LAW PUBLISHER, STATIONER,
IjitlxOs-arplDLO- and Xx-ixitox-.
With complete establishment iu all branches, I am at all times prepared to furnish complete outfit for Counting
Rooms, Banks or Offices of any kind. UNION STREET, Nashville, Tenn.
At the recent colored convention
in Omaha, the orator of the occasion,
a well-to do and fairly educated negro,
uttered in the course of his speech an
improvement on the old maxim by
declaring that" the want of money
wfs the root of all evil." He applied
it especially to his own race, and de
duced from it the cause of the lack
of prosperity, personal and general,
of hi? people. He argued that" book
learning" was not the real need of
the colored man, because education
with the colored man did not serve a
means of acquiring wealth. ' Their
poverty, he said, was the cause of
their degradation, owing to race prej
udices ; although there were many
able lawyers, doctors, ministers and
editors among the black people, they
cannot accomplish financial profes
sional success; their sphere seemed
to be regarded as limited to the bar
ber, waiter and coachman business.
The colored lawyers and doctors, he
reasoned, were greater failures than
even the colored ministers ; the peo
ple of their own race are too poor to
employ them, and the white people
prefer their own color ; they are no
better than educated idlers. He
pursued his views and announced as
a plain fact that the future of his
race did not rest in colleges ; that the
problem could alone be solved and
the end attained by the negro adapt.
iug himself to practical and skilled
labor ; that he must be a mechanic
But even in the attaining of trades,
the negro is met with serious opposl
tions; hence the speaker advocated
the erection by contributions of an
industrial school in some congenial
State or territory, where the young
colored men and women could be
taught industrial arts, and fitted to
to vigorously push a business,
strength to study a profession,
strength to regulate a household,
strength to do a day's labor with
out physical pain. ' All this repre
sents what is wanted, in the often
heard expression, "Oh I I wish I '
had the strength 1" If you are
broken down, have not energy, or
feel as if life was hardly worth liv
ing, you can be relieved and re
stored to robust health and strength
by taking BROWN'S IRON BIT
TERS, which is a true tonic a
medicine universally recommended
for all wasting diseases.
joi N. Fremont St., Baltimore '
During the war I was in
jured in the stomach by a piece
of a shell, and have suffered
from it ever since. About four
y t ars ago it I rought on paraly
sis, which kept me in bed six
months, and the best doctors
in the city suid I could not
live. 1 suffered fearfully from
indigestion, and for over two
years could not eat Solid food
unci for a large portion of the
time was unable to retain even
liquid nourishment. I tried
Krown's Iron Hitters and now
alter t.il.ing two bottles I am
ti le to get up and go around
ri;d am rapidly improving.
EROWN'S IRON BITTERS is
a ccmplete and sure remedy for
Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Malaria,
Weakness and all diseases requir
ing a true, reliable, non-alcoholic
tonic. It enriches the blood, gives
new life to the muscles and tone
to the nerves,
E3. UNT. STONE,
GROCERIES AND COUNTRY PRODUCE,
Main St., Milan, Tenn.'
A full, fresh stock of Stanln nnd Fnfv frnrPrip Iront nnnolontlv ..n
hand. AlPO. a fine lot of OllPOnaworA
to any part of the city. Prices as low
Highest market price paid for Butter, Eggs, and other Produce.
Rock Bottom Prices
AT FRENZ'S !
Standard Prints, worth 7s, only 5c.
Standard yd wide Brown Domestic, worth 8Jc, only 7Jc.
Hope Domestic, bleached, worth 10c, only 9c.
Latest Styles Lawn, worth 9c, only 6Jc.
Nice line of Gent's Boots and Shoes.
Nice line of Gent's Furnishing Goods.
WHEN YOU COME TO MILAN, GO TO FRENZ, IF YOU WANT
CHEAP GOODS FOR CASH OR BARTER.
Books, Stationery and Fancy Goods,
Coley's Old Stand, MILAN. TEX N.
BfiT-Prescriptions Filled at Any Hour, Day or Night."&
D. HAMILTON. JNO. M. THOMPSON. J. O. HAMILTON. JO. B. MORGAN.
' IWIiT. W. JillOOKS, with
AMERICAN PAPER COMPANY,
: MANUFACTURERS OF ,
BLANK BOOKS AND STATIONERY,
PAPER BOXES & PAPER GOODS,
OS & 96 Church St..
J. It. KENNON,
MAY & V AUGHT,
And Commission Merchants,
36, 38, 40, 4& 44 Common, 7 & 9 S. Peters, and 5 & 7 Fulton Streets,
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
2rORDERS FOR STAPLE GOODS FILLED AT LEVEE PRICES.
O O KT G B R. S
JACKSON. TEN .
Doors, Sash, Flooring, Siding, Ceiling,
WELL. CURBING, LATHS, Etc. ;
Cedar Shingles and Posts a Specialty.
BSTCONSTANTLY ON nAND AND FURNISHED TO ORDER-
AH orders Promptly Attended t9 and Satisfactorily filled.
S. R. CONGER, Proprietor.
anrl finujoM rirHa ! tr-swl 4, AA
as the lowest.
" 25c, " 20c.
" 35c, 25c.
" 25e, 20c.
15c, " 10c.
" 35c, 25c.
ALB BRT II. MAY.
D. A. S. VAUlillT.
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