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McNAIBY COUNTY INDEPENDENT. SELMEE, TENN.
wtheredby Catarrh, Bronchitis, Asthma, Head or Chest Colds ? Try the "Vap-O-Rub" Treatment R- . lievea br Inhalation mm! Absorp tion, No Stomach Doting. Ho need to disturb your stomach with Internal medicine for then trembles. Viek's "Vsp-O-Rub" Salve, combine by ft specialprocees Menthol Thymol, Eooft-I lyptol, Camphor and PmeTar, so that when applied to the heat of the body, these in-! VICKtSlsWmSMLVJE Altogether Too Careless. The editor in charge of the person al Inquiry column opened his seven tieth letter with a groan. - "I have lost three husbands," a lady reader had written, confidently, "and now have the offer of a fourth. Shall I accept him J" , The editor dipped his pen in the Ink. This was the last straw. ' "If you've lost three husbands," he wrote, "I should say you are much too careless to be trusted with a fourth." Obeyed Instructions. The grocer had just put a pew boy to work and among the other Instruc tions was this: , "If you do not happen to have what a customer asks for suggest something else as nearly like it as possible." Soon a woman came into the store and asked the boy: "Have you any fresh green stuff today!" ' "No, ma'am," answered the boy, "but we have some nice bluing." To Drive Out Malaria And Build Up The System Talrn h Old Standard r.RflVB TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know what you are taking, as the formula is printed on every label, showing it is Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron builds op the system, jo cents. , Comfortable 8olitude. "Aren't you afraid to be alone In the woods?" asked the sympathetic man. "No, sir," replied the old guide; "when I'm alone in the woods no body Is liable to pick me for a deer. It's the only time I feel safe." Important to Mother Examine carefully every bottle oi CASTORIA, a safe and aura remedy for Infants and children, and see that it Bean the sfT . Signature of CT In Use For Over SO Yean. Children Crj for Fletcher's Castoria No Cause for Mirth. Friend So this is one of your Jokes, is it? Ha! ha! ha! . Humorist (testily) Well, what are you laughing at, anyhow! Isn't It a good one? Passing Show. , COVETED BY ALL but possessed by , few a beautiful head of balr. If yours is streaked with gray, or is harsh and stiff, you can re store it to Its former beauty and lus ter by using "La Creole" Hair Dress ing, jrnce si.uu. Aav, If Money Talks. "Pa, what is 'Ave et Vale'?" "About all my salary ever says to the, my son." For sore feet rub on Hanford'a Bal aam. Adv. ,: A fertile imagination may produce rank thoughts. For any cut use Hanford'a Bat earn. Adv. 1 Whenever two women begin to talk things over they are sure to overtalk. C WT A f P Is not recommended O VV rt iVl 17 Ior tverythlng; but If ROOT you have kidney, liver or bladder trouble It may be found Just the remedy you need. At druggists in fifty cent and dollar sties. Tou may receive a sample else bottle of this reliable medicine by Parcel Post, also pamphlet telling; about It. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Blnghamton, J. Y., and enclose ten cents, also men Hon this paper. nqUL-EN-OL LI THE C UUantis CREAT EPTIC Extormmlls torn CUTS. WOUNDS BURNS. BRUISES Intmrmmlly for CRAMPS AND COLIC etaaf by at rrngslmt FIRUT. DICKS & CO. IEW ORLEAMS Ton's Pills The dyspeptic, the debilitated, whether fross excess ol work of mind or body, drink or poaure In 11 MALARIAL REGIONS, Witt find Tutt's Pills the mast senlsl five ever offered the suffering Invalid. TRY THE OLD RELIABLE iU,11TERSMITH's t CHILL TONIC For MALARIA A FINE GENERAL TRENQTHENINQ TONIC HARDING'S MUSIC HOUSE ef Now York will SMS I eeantl fol soas. & mnle. knrri. ud iiMteeoiuDlete fur IQe In fftatiM t 11 M e Your Darilng Aaaio ."Nothing to Do Hat bmraqf Sou.' "Ask Me No More "AHm. Omen of Nt Hert" "Adrlf ton theMoanf Tot. for Be ye will eeaa oar collection of 00 Jlcs, Rnalaaaa Dane OomplMe full alieetuw noalo-Cea l oe ino. Tlollo, sonwt or an imtrnraont. Wonaiioe.arranr.n(Tm ert nttod rnbliek Dtuilr AddrM Harding's Musi Houee. MsasiliirrttWf S)faiiiataad8U,MewXork w-nnr Atiincnr TsrrtttNST r uicti u it nciu noes uit makes every road a boulevard. Complete aet bow fi-tt. Easily attaeb.ee. Satisfao- tlon guaraateed or money refunded. A, ANDRKWS, 11S afleblgaa Ave. Chicago, PtT tlNINtTta WW SUSJ ISNOWtll TORS il b-!:ailS, VOl(;ai. SW;Blt.ll. ALL BLZkVi Inepeeuoa wlU euaTlaoe. or retara at Take A kar tTsa BM Skk kb. Ckieago. IU. W. N. U, MEMPHIS, NO. 62-1911 gredlents are released In the form of vapors. These soothing, medioated vapors are In. haled all night Ions through the air pass, gea io the loner, loosening the phlegm, soothing the inflamed membrane, and aid ing the body cell to drive oat the invad ing germ. - In addition. Vh-Vt is abaorbed thnman the pores, reducing the Inflammation, and taking out that tightness and soreness. ido, ooo, or fi.w. At ail aniRRifrts. EVIDENTLY A THRIFTY SOUL Would-Be Talker Over Telephortf Balked When Called Upon to Drop a Nickel In the Slot. A correspondent of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tells this story: "I was called to the telephone, and a pay station operator asked, 'Is this Garfield 0064 T' and since that Is in deed my number, I said yes. So she called to the party on the other end of the line, 'Drop a nickel, please "'Vot?' came a male voice. "'Drop a nickel, please.' - 'Votr '"Drop five cents, please,' said the operator, translating. And still the caller can't get it though his head that he must part with a Jitney be fore he can talk. Then I took a hand or a voice in the conversation. "'What's the matter with you?' 1 shrieked. 'Drop five cents in the slot, and then you will be allowed to talk to this number.' "There was a long pause, and then this reply: "'O-o-oh! Veil, neffer mind. I gets me anodder number!'" 'Probably," concludes our ituuiui- ant, "he kept calling till he got a cheaper one." THAT GRIM WHITE SPECTRE. Pneumonia, follows on the heels of a neglected cough or cold. Delay no longer. Take Mansfield's Cough Bal sam. Price 60c and $1.00. Adv. Opposites Meeting. "How did he come to grief?" "He was a Joy rider." Baltimore American. .... . . .-, Wasn't Sure. Pyker By the way, you are a mar-1 ried man, are you not? Hyker Don't know. I was this morning, but I haven't had a chance to peruse the court news in the eve ning papers. 8ure 8lgn. Gov. Locke Craig was talking in Raleigh about the difficulties of the profession of politics. "I am in hearty sympathy," he said, "with the ward leader who announced to his friends the other day that his new son a nine-pound baby bade fair to grow up a very successful poli tician. "How can you tell that already. Jake?' they asked, him. 'Why, the kid can't talk yet.' "'No,' said Jake, 'but he has al ready started trying to kick and shake hands at the same time.' " . AT THE FIRST SIGNS Of Falling Hair Get Cutlcura. It Works Wonders. Trial Free. Touch spots of dandruff and Itching with Cutlcura Ointment, and follow next morning with a hot shampoo of Cutlcura Soap. This at once arrests falling balr and promotes hair growth. Tou may rely on these supercreamy emollients for all skin troubles. Sample each free by mail with Book. Address postcard, Cutlcura, Dept. XT, Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv. i , Bum Thrower." "There Is a great demand for bomb throwers In Europe." "Gee, we had one on our team last year." , . Mot Gray Hairs bat Tired Byes make us look older than we are. Keep your Eyes young and you will look young. After the Movies Murine Tour Eyes. Don't tell your age. Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago, Bends Eye Book on request. - Its Style. "Was' the musical program a pot pourri, Mrs. Comeup?" ' "No, Indeed. It was nothing so reshersy. It was Just a sort of mix ture." '. 1 : .. . ' - - IMMEDIATE ATTENTION should be given to sprains, swellings, braises, rheumatism and neuralgia. Keep Mansfield s Magle Arnica Lini ment handy on the; shelf. Three sixes 25c, 60c and 1.00. Adv. 8hallow. "Is he a deep thinker?" "No; he begins to flounder before he gets out very deep." Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days DratcUts refund money it PAZO OINTMENT tails lo euro lichint, Blind, uieedini or rroirua lug Piles. First application gives relief, soc And Got Rurl In. "Ever run over anything in your automobile?" "Yes, over the speed limit." Start the year by getting Hanford'a Balsam. Tou will find frequent use for It Adv. aaaaMHwaaaMMSSMaa A matron is usually more enthusias tic over being married than she If over the man she has wed. The towA that ds painted red at night usually has' a yellow cast the next morning. . To keen clean and healthy take Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. They regulate liver, bowels and stomacn. Adv. , When the average man gets justice In the courts he is usually too old to enjoy IU Weak, Falnty Heart, and Hysterics can t rectified by taking "Reaorine" s Mart and nerve tonic Price 50c and fx. an The trouble with too many children is that the education of their parent has been' neglected, ' FORD PEACE PARTY NOW in NOB DIVIDED AND QUARRELSOME, THE MEMBERS REACH WAR RING EUROPE. CURFEW LAW RULED OUT Expedition to Get 8oldler Out of the Trenches Has Cost Henry Ford $125,000 to Date May Cost Half Million. Chrlstiania, Norway. The Henry Ford peace party has reached here. The party to date has cost $125,000, in cluding $36,000 spent In New York. The total, If the schedule Is followed, will he $500,000 and probably more. S. S. McClure, the publisher, stays with the party at the request of Mr. Ford. Judge Ben Lindsey's plans are uncertain. The pilgrims have been quarrelsome for a week, and almost everybody gossips and squabbles. An attempt at a system of espionage over the doings of important members, was reported to Mme. Roszicka , Schwlm- mer, and there was much criticism of Mr. McClure. An attempt to . estab lish a curfew on the pilgrims found much support among the delegates, but was suppressed by Mr. Lochner, secretary of the International Peace Society. Nobody was taken off the Bhip.at Kirkwall and. the baggage was not in spected. The parcel post Christmas gifts were removed. The British au thorities were courteous in their treat ment. Mr. Ford expresses confidence in the outlook, but Mme. Schwimmer, still dominant, refuses to Indicate the plans, of the neutral countries of which she is supposed to have knowledge. ADJOURNS FOR HOLIDAYS Measure to Continue Emergency War Tax For One More Year Passed By Both Houses. Washington. Congress adjourned on the night of Dec. 7 for the Christ mas holidays after the Senate had adopted the joint resolution which passed the House extending the emer gency revenue law one year, or until Dec. 31, 1916. Teh Senate adopted the resolution after a lively partisan de bate, by a vote of 45 to 22, Democrats supporting it solidly and eRepnblicans unanimously opposing It. President Wilson signed the measure. Both houses will reconvene at noon, Tuesday, Jan. 4, when the administra tion legislative program, Including the plans for national defense, will be un dertaken in earnest. During the two weeks of the session the only Important legislation was the extension of the war tax. This was done to prevent a lapse of the law Dec. 31, next, with the understanding that the law will be taken 1 up for amendment in order to increase the revenue as soon after the holidays as possible. Upon the adjournment there was a general exodus of members for their homes. The last day in the House had been devoted to speeches in na tional defense. Discussion of warj revenue resolutions In the Senate re solved itself into a tariff argument. Republicans assailing the Underwood law as inadequate and condemning the general fiscal policy of the admin istration. Senator Underwood of Ala bama, in his first Senate speech, vig orously upheld the law which bears his name and challenged (Republicans to compare it with the Payne-Aldrich tariff. '. i Race War In Georgia. Leesburg, Ga. Sheriff D. R. More- and of Lee county is dead from the wounds received in a pitched battle which he and six other white men fought with negroes in Worth county, across the line from here. The ne groes escaped. Posses from ' Lee, Worth and Dougherty counties are searching' for the negroes, and a re port, which' could not be confirmed, has reached here that two negroes had been lynched. Sheriff Moreland was trying to arrest Jim Keith, a negro accused of theft by James Dozier, a planter. ' , Invasion of Egypt. . London. An Exchange Telegram dispatch from Amsterdam says Gen. von der Goltz has established his head' quarters at Aleppo, Syria, where his Turkish and German troops are equip ping for the projected invasion- of Egypt - Hubbard Worth $397,845. Torontot Ont. The wills of Elbert Hubbard and his wife, who were drowned on the liner Lusltanla, have been filed here for ancillary probate, as both held stock in the Northern Crown Bank of Canada. The account of Mr. Hubbard'a total estate was de clared at $397,845, and that of Mrs. Hubbard at $35,745. In each case the estates were divided equally between their children, Elbert and Miriam. A direction in each will read:- "I -de sire that my body be cremated and not burled in the ground." Fired Blank Shot New York. Officers and passengers of the American steamship Carolina that arrived here from Porto Rico brought first hand details of the stop ping of that steamer and removal of her chief steward, Karl Schaade, by tha French cruiser Descartes on Dec. 5. The Carolina, according to Capt J. O. Foss, was hailed by the Descartes just after she had passed out of the three-mile limit, a blank shot being ired by the cruiser to" call attention to the signal to stop. NO DISAVOWAL BY AUSTRIA Vienna Gives Full Support to Subma rine Commander That Sunk An cona Did His Duty. Vienna. The Austro-Hunearian ad miralty is entirely nnnneo o scy dis avowal of the course othe submarlno commander" who was responsible for t&e sinking of the Italian steamer An cona. On the contrary, It approves his conduct fully and declared that he would have been considered as having failed to perform his duty if he had allowed the Ancona to escape. The reply to the American note, it Understood, will be delivered anon. view of the situation is justified. The admiralty has stated its en, and attitude of the naval authorities i follows: "It is a submarine commander's duty to make a renort to the desig nated base as soon as possible and we commander who sank the Ancona did this as soon as he was within wireless distance of land. He made supplementary renort at Pola and accompanied it with his log. No ex amination of the crew was held be cause the commander's renort was considered complete end there was no reason to suddoso that the crew could add anything thereto. So far as the commander Is con cerned, his course is clear. Tha ad. miralty has received his report and sees no reason to find any fault with his course of action." VILLA ASKS U.S. PROTECTION Mexican Bandit Leader Would Give Up Military Command and 8eek - Protection on U. 8. 8oll. El Paso, Texas. At a conference of United States military officers, state ana city authorities and representa tives of the Carranza and Villa gov ernments, held here secretly, it was requested by the Villa delegation that Gen. Francisco Villa and his brother, HIpolito Villa, financial agent of the Villa government, be permitted to cross the border unharassed by legal, criminal or civil action. In return for the immunity of the Villa . brothers the Villa delegation promised that a new chief will be se lected to head the Villa movement. and pledged the leader, when selected, to turn over the entire military and civil organization of Villa controlleld territory to the Caranza govenment U. S. NEEDS MILLION MEN Senator Works Makes Strong Plea For National Defense Says Paclfio Coast In Danger. Washington. Senator Works oi California in a speech to the Senate told the members that a standing army of one million men would be necessary to defend the United States against possible Invasion and declared that the Pacific coast was completely at the mercy of Asiatic attack. Senator Works spoke on the subject of national defense, but particularly to "propose as a part of the scheme of preparedness the creation of a mobile land force and military reserve of 200, 000 men at the cost of $50,000,000 a year for ten years. OFFER TITANIC SETTLEMENT. White 8tar Line Agrees to Pay $664,. 000 To Claimants. New York. The White Star Line has agreed to pay $664,000 in , settle ment of all claims arising from the sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912. when more than 1,600 persons were drowned, George W. Betts, Jr.. attorney for the line, has announced. Approximately $500,000 would be dis tributed among American claimants, $50,000 to British claimants and $114, 000 would be required for interest and expenses in connection with the nu merous suits. - Forty-four attorneys, represen'ing that number of persons out of more than 60 who have filed claims, have signified their willingness to accept the settlement terms, It was said. Japan Will Defend 8uez. Los Angeles. Japan has entered the European theater of war with a power ful fleet, which has been surreptitious ly sent to the Sues Canal, according to A: M. Papajlan' Bey,' former minister of the Interior in Egypt, who is at pres ent in Los Angeles. 'Great Britain realizes that she cannot lose the canal, which Is a vital element in her life as a unified empire," declared Papajlan Bey. "For that reason the canal has been remarkably fortified and a Jap anese fleet Is on hand ready for bust ness." . Invading Montenegro. Berlin. At army headquarters tha announcement is made that the Aus-tro-Hungarlan troops are invading Montenegro. Another Canal Slide. Panama. Another slight movement of material In Gallaird cut now pre vents the passage of vessels through the Panama Canal. It Is expected that the canal will be cleared for the tran sit of vessels within the next few days. The committee appointed by tha National Acadmy of Science to investi gate the geological, formation in tha canal zone and study the subject of landslides has arrived here. ' Greece Arranges To Demobilize. Athens. The Greek government has made all arrangements for the demo bilization of the army. It is expected a decree to this effect will be Issued shortly. . It is learned on good authority that energetic representations were made for the purpose of inducing Greece to hasten action in regard to tha facili ties demanded for the allied troops at SalonikL A decided move oa the part of 'the Greek' government la expected momentarily- THE EUROPEAN WAR A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK ; Deo. 20, 1914. Von Hlndenburg advanced fur ther toward Warsaw, : ' Russians " crossed the Bzura burning the bridges. Serbians and Montenegrins again Invaded Bosnia. Turks made gains near Lake Urumlah. ,'' Allied fleets bombarded Interior forts of the Dardanelles. Russians drove Turks toward Van. Belgian provinces agreed to pay tax to Germany. , Deo. 21, 1914. Allies extended offensive oper ations In west gaining In center. Russians won over Turks In Armenia, capturing equipment. Allied aviators dropped bombs In Brussels and made night attack near Ostend. Chile protested against viola tions of her neutrality by German navy. , Germans driven across border of North Poland. Dec 22, 1914. Germans claimed to have stopped allies in west Germans accused of shelling hospital In Ypres. Russian army threatened rail way to Thorn fnd Germans re formed to protect it Von Hlndenburg's left threat ened by new invasion of Germany. Germans crossed branches of Bzura and Rawka rivers. Austrlans defeated In the Car pathiana. Arabs menaced Christians In Hodeida and French consul was seized. Allied fleets bombarded, German positions on Belgian coast French destroyer shelled Turks. Allied fleets shelled Kllld Bahr. Many Austrian soldiers killed In troop train accident Deo. 23, 1914. Allies made slight gains In west. Austrlans defeated In southern Gallcla. ' Portuguese retreated before the Germans In Angola, Africa. Turkish army left Damascus and marched on Suez canal. Russian destroyers In Black sea bombarded Turkish villages. King of Belgians sent message of thanks to Americans. Dee. 24, 1914. British using new howitzers In west; French artillery demolishes German trenches. French cruiser damaged by Aus trian torpedo. French submarine sunk by Aus trian shors batteries. German aviator dropped bomb In Dover. Germany denied French charge of hiring neutral ships to lay mines In Mediterranean. Deo. 25, 1914. Unofficial Christmas along much of the western front the allies and Germans In some Instances ex changing gifts and visits. French shelled the outer forts of Metz. s Civilians of East Prussia begsn movement toward Interior of prov ince. . Russo-Turklsh operations were stopped by Intense cold. Two German aviators flew up the Thames. . Dee. 6, 1914. i British made naval and air at tack' on German fleet without Im portant results. Zeppelin , dropped bom be In Nancy, ! German aeroplanes made raid In Russian Poland and French aviators attacked Metz.. . . Fighting In Flanders waa halted by dense fog. ''' . Russians made gains In the south. French attacked Austrian naval base at Pola In the Adriatic Germany notified neutral nations their consuls In Belgium ' would not be recognized further. T . Unqualifiedly False. "Skinner boasts that be never lets anybody get ahead of him that he takes nobody's dust" "Skinner's a falsifier; he takes everybody's dust he can lay his banda on." Boston Tran script Driven to Desperation. "I am so tired of being conventional and customary and correct," stated H. H. Harsh, "that one of these days I shall stop right in front of a church and in a firm voice ejaculate 'Drat!' " Kansas City Star. His Opinion of Brown. Smart Young Man "What do you think of Brown?" Indignant Old Gen tleman "Brown, sir! He la one of those people that pat you on the back before your face, and hit you ia the eye behind your back!" Tit-Bits. True Happiness. To watch the corn grow and the blossom set to draw hard breath over plowshare and spade, to read, to think, to love, to hope, to pray these are tha things to make man happy .r Ruskln. Chinese View of Americana. An American teacher in Peking re peats the Interesting summary of Americans made by one of her pu pils, as follows: "The Americana are quit clean. Ilka the Japanese, and eat clean food, so they have little time to catch UL Americans take their wives whenever they travel. Most of the Europeans hare beards, but the Americans shave every day." j v Optlmlstlo Thought ' Tha harmony of men la a frtrongar I defense than walls of stone, . TRY MOTHER JDV SOU FOR HER MRS. ADDIE TALOR AND SON SAM MY FACE COURT AT TREN TON SECOND TIME. FINE SCHOOL FOR BRISTOL City Commission of East Tennessee City Takes Up Question' of $60, 000 Bond Issue For High 8chool. Trenton. The second trial of Sam my D. Taylor and his mother, Mrs. Addle C. Taylor, charged with the murder of Deputy Sheriff H. R. Wag ster, is now occupying the attention of circuit court here. The first trial was a mistrial. Wagster was killed on the after noon of Feb. 19, after an exchange of bullets between the Taylors and Spe cial Officers P. S. Knox and Jake Car ter, who had gone to the Taylor home to arrest young Taylor on a charge of having escaped from the county orkhouse. Fine School For Bristol. Bristol. The city commission ol Bristol has passed on its first reading an ordinance' providing for the issu ance Vnd sale of $60,000 in bonds to be used in building a central high school building. The bonds are to bear 5 per cent interest from Febru ary 1, 1916, and are to run thirty years. In order to pay the interest on these bonds and provide for the expense of the new school the authorities will increase the city tax levy 25 cents on the $100 valuation. The new building ia to be erected in the early spring. Killed By Physician. Jackson. Oscar Blakeny, aged 28, a resident of Sardls, Hardin county, Tennessee, was shot by Dr. J. E. Voss near the latter's home at this place, and died an hour later. The arteries of both legs were pierced by the pis tol bullets.. 1 A, warrant .charging mur der in the first degre was served on Dr. Voss, and his bond fixed at $500. Dr. Voss claims that his wife and daughter were insulted by Blakeny. He expressed regret that the shooting resulted in the death of the man, but claims that he was justified. Blakeny was in company with Ma rion Kennedy, a young man cf about the same age, whose homt is in Ru therford, Tenn., when he was shot. Knoxvllle's $50,000 Bond Election. Knoxville. January 29 has been set as the date for an election In Knoxville on the issuance of '$50,000 of bonds for parks and playgrounds, authority Having been given by the last legisla ture to issue the bonds. The city com mission decided not to appeal the suit, In which the city lost in the lower court, regarding tha erection of the water commission of three members and the issuance of $500,000 of bonds for improvements. Commissioner N. T. Little stated that he would person ally appeal the suit. Vote on Railroad Bonds, v Clifton. A proposition to vote $150, 000 in bonds is being put before citi zens of Wayne county, the bonds, if ratified, to be used in helping to ex tend, the line of the Tennessee Valley Iron and Railroad Company from Col llnwood to Savannah, Tenn., on the Tennessee river, and to Wayne Fur nace, a valuable iron ore site, near Waynesboro. If the road is built as planned, Wayne county will have 36 miles of railroad, as against less than a mile two years ago. Hoboes Causs Costly Blase. Memphis. Hoboes cooking break fast in an empty box car on a side track near Blnghamton, a Memphis suburb, caused a $6,000 Are, when they Tayuown and went to sleep after eating. They escaped after seven box cars had burned. , Lawyer Geta Sentence. Chattanooga. Judge MoReynolds of the criminal court here has sentenced G. W. Llndsey, a member of the Chat tanooga bar, to an indeterminate term of Imprisonment of one to five years in four eases In which he was convict ed of passing bogus checks. Dyer Ginned 17,263 Bales. ' Newborn. The government cottou ginning report for Dyer county shows 17,263 bales ginned up to Dec. 1, as compared with 18,799 for the same pe rlod last year. Fade in River and Drowns. - Bristol. Abram Stoffel, a Sullivan county farmer, 45 years old, fell from the steel bridge of the Bristol Trac tion Company's . suburban line, and was drowned In the Holston river. He was in company with Thos. Odell, a neighbor, and the two were en route for their homes near Big Creek Park. Stoffel missed his footing in the dark ness and fell twenty feet. Odell gave the alarm and search for the body was made, but it was not 'discovered until several hours later.' He is survived by a wife and two or three children. Keeble Acting Dean. Nashville. John Bell Keeble of Nashville has been appointed acting dean of the Vanderbilt law department and Charles Wilbur acting secretary. The two offices were held by Dr. Al len G. Hall, who died recently. Injured While Making Arrest Athens. Chief of Police Sam O. Welch of this place was very painfully beaten np when he attempted to arrest Charles Malone on a charge of being drunk on .the streets, ot the city. - CHRISTMAS FIRE WARNING ISSUED STATE DEPARTMENT FIRE PRE VENTION GIVES RULES TO BE OBSERVED. WARNS FARMERS OF AGENTS Extension Department of , State Uni versity Will Give Aid to Fsrmers In Buying Silos News of Capitol. Nashville. The state department of fire pre vention has issued a warning to the public in regard to the careless use of explosives during the Christmas holi days. In other words, the department invokes a safe and sane celebration. Some of the rules asked to be ob served are: "Do not use cotton to represent snow. If you must have snow, use as bestos fiber or mineral wood. "Do not allow trees to remain la buildings after holidays; they are dangerous when they become dry. "Do not hang celluloid presents on trees; they will explcde when heated. Avoid other combustible presents, such as lace or embroidery, close to lights. "Do not give mechanical toys to ' children that require alcohol, gasoline, or other combustible oil, to operate. You may be the cause of a horrible death to one, you love dearly by so do ing. ' . ' ' ' "Where are you going to put tha boxes, excelsior and other inflamma ble packing material that comes wltr Christmas presents?" Warning to .Farmers. What may be the means ot saving the farmers over the state of hun dreds of dollars perhaps thousands is the warning sounded by R. H. Mur phy of the division of extension of the University ot Tennessee. He urges . the farmers to beware of "tricky agents,'.' who go over the state with "the best silo made" for sale, and with ' other, schemes for buying live stock. He says that many farmers have-been deceived by such "artists" when, with a little vision of extension, such mis takes could have been avoided. The experts in the division of ex tension of the University ot Tennes see are rendering valuable aid to the farmers over the state, and will gladly furnish information and assistance in selecting silos and in the selection of suitable breeds of pure-bred live stock to meet the needs of the farmers. Pardons Hamblen County Man. Gov. Rye has pardoned Sam Cook, sent up from Hamblen county in 1913 for murder in the second degree, and sentenced to fifteen years in prison. Cook killed his father-in-law, but the evidence adduced shows that he com mitted the crime under great provoca tion, and On that account and the fact ' that the petition tor executive clem- -ency was signed by the trial judge and -members of the Jury, the governor con sented to set the man at liberty. - Children's Home Opened. The formal opening of the new home of the Tennessee Children's Home So ciety was an auspicious event In tha ' historr of a most worthy institution. The attendance Included represent- ' tlves of the state hoard of control, with Gov. Tom Rye, the state board ot charities, the board of directors of ? the home and a large delegation from , the Ladies' Auxiliary. The home at present has seventeen children in itr care. ( - Roberts Gets Fourth Reprieve. , Gov. Rye for the fourth time has re prieved Henry Roberts, who was to be electrocuted Dec. 16 for the murder of a deputy sheriff in Fayette county. The execution was stayed this time un til Jan. 18. The governor gave as his reason for this further postponement that the friends of Roberts desired to test be fore the supremo court the constitu tionality of the capital punishment act which was vetoed by Gov. Rye follow ing the recess of the general assembly last winter. TENNESSEE STATE BREVITIFS The Nashville Policemen's Benefit Association has realized $1,300 from its seventh annual ball. Amateur yeggs at Memphis failed to gain entrance to the Banner Laundry, said to have contained $300. According to the official Washing ton records, the yearly income of Ten nessee's richest individual is between $200,000 and $300,000. Perfectly normal In every other re spect, but with her heart on the right side of her body, Amanda Carcut 13 , years old, a ward of the Memphis juve nile court, presents one of the rare in stances ot scientific study. Prof. C. S. Brown ot Vanderbilt Unl veraltv has been chosen as chairman of the Nashville Smoke Abatement Commission. W. H. Rhodes, deputy sheriff of Mil-''', llngton, in Shelby county, who got into a conflict with Prof. T. C. Coulter of MiUington because the professor whipped his hoy, has resigned his office. An average of 30 per cent of the pu pils in the Memphis public schools are ' absent on account of an epidemic of trip. The Memphis health department has begun war on files for next year. There are 3,236 persons in Tennes see paying an Income tax 2,648 mar ried men, 425 single men, 163 single women and 31 married women. ' A massive tree of holly, glittering ia thousands of electric lights, will be erected In Court 8quare at Memphis by the Jovtans.-ea electrical-society, JL