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The Newport Plain Talk
Newport, Tennessee Entered at the Post Office at Newport, Tenn as Second Class Mail Matter. Advertising Rates on Application. Published .Every Thursday. Subscription Rates One Year (Paid in Advance) ...$1.00 t Months (Paid in Advance) ... .SO 0;ne YEAK(NolPaidin Advance) $2.00 fMoNTHS(Not Paid in Advance) 1.00 NOTICE The following utte is announced for political announcements: Utate and Congressional Offices.? 25.00 LUtrict and Judicial Offices. .... 10.00 County Offices .00 Magistrate. Municipal and all other Local Offices 2.50 BOTH TELEPHONES BRUCE I. SUSONG Editok and Publisher PreiUent Wilson says there will be no panic because of the revision Qf tho tariff ami he treatens iuclict- inents if any ,uch thing is started. The pcoplt'of the United States are beginning to realize that the mac they elected for president last .November is very much a man. The railroad boosted up the tracks along Main street severa inches this past week, and finally will hare reached the grade desir cd through town, even though sev eral' of the crossings will be bad Ones. If the track3 are to v rais , cd to the height wanted by the railroad company the corporation fathers should see that the town gets some recompeusation from the railroad for same. An effort at any rate wuold not bcamisss. . The corporation anthoritit shave virtually served notices on the bootleggers that they can sell as much booze as they want to with out fear of mollestation from the corporation. This does not mean that the corporation is in sympathy with the bootleggers, but it does mean that the corporation does not have a jail house of its own. and that it cannot afford to punish of fenders against the law. unless they have every assurance that the of fender will be able to pay his fine, ft costs the corporation two "del Uirg for turnkey fees for every man placed in the .jail and if he hap pens not to have the money the corporation is out j ust that much, whereas th? corporation daddies have other usages for their. money at this time, than to give it to the ail authorities. The .Retail Merchants Associa tion is a fast. The local merchants have organized and new members tire-being aduo.1 daily by Secretary Oarl E. McNabb. The association should do wonders for it members. It will put the credit system of .Newport on a new basis, nnd the merchant who does not affiliate 'with the association will be out in the cold and he" will find that he will have many accounts on his tiooks not handled by other linns, and his losses will therefore be lunch heavier. According to the plan no member of the lietail Mer chants Association will extend credit to a man who refuses to pay another member of the association jind this bad credit will therefore have to ie.ce.ivo its credit from the merchants not in the association ami these last named will suffer in the percentage of the accounts which are lost. It is hoped that every merchant in town, though can seethe benefits to be derived and that he will stffiaie with 'the nssoication, and then' the credit system of the town will undergo such a chang" as to prevent the abuses which have been made of it 'in the past. The merchant with the miall capital, will especially, lind .the association a guardian angel, or it will prevent his capital from ?eing absorbed by bud accounts as ha happened so often herein the TVlt '" i ' ' ' ' The googoos have expelled C. F. Doyer, of Cocke county from the republican legislative caucus. We congratulate Creed on getting out of bad company. Montgomery's Vidictator. Wo are not yet prepared to cast Governor Hooper ruthlessly aside, but vre have thought for a long time a man of his brain, his exper ience and his reputation should have chosen different associates. No man is so pure that lie can sleep Mith dogs without arising with iltas. Montgomery's Yin dictator. The Whole Hog . - Judge Nelson advocates a search and seizure act to break up the il legal sale of whiskey in Tennessee This is a measure introduced by St.ite Senator Sells a few years ago, but did not become a law. Let's have it. The timers right for it. What good to the slate is the crea ture who will keep the vile stuff about his premises anyway? If a search and seizure act is not effec tive we might treat the rum boys likeTTuerta treats his political prisoners. Let's go the whole hog. Johnson City Staff. FINE DEFINITION OF CULTURE Somewhat Rare Possession About as Valuable as It Is Given to Hu manity to Acquire. "hat ia culture? V. First, what is it not? It ia not anything one may put on. It is not Sne .nanners, fashionable clothes, correct ppoeeli, nor skill in the tricks of politeness. 'it is not '"know ing how to enter t room properly," nor sipping Fup from the siilo of the ppoon, nor using the right fork, nor having the art of saying pretty nothings. Neither i it knowledge of books, not acquaintance with the last comic opor.i or play, not having read the latest novel. It is not know ing Creek. Latiu and English litera ture, nor any oilier laind-stuff. One may he perfect in all these things and be a tad. These arts and accom plishment.? have their value, but it is not culiure value. ' What ii culture? It is the harmonious, healthy de velopment of ono's personality. It means a brain developed until it thinks clearly, the will until it acts properly and stands firm, and the feelings until they minister to life, not destroy it. Culture is simply skill in using one's self. Tt is opposed to awkward ness, stumbling, bungling ami the like. . It. is not good against. had, right eousness as against sin. nor morality as against immorality: it is high as against low, fine a3 agn'nst coarse. Dr. Frank Crane, in Woman's World. THE REASON "She looks so discontented dissatisfied." ' -Xo wonder. She has a husband who gets her everything she wants." Hit Recovery. First Surgeon "Did Jones recover from that operation you performed on him?-' Second Surgeon "The jury ava him $30." v Beware of Ointments for Catarrh That Contain Mercury mercury will purH destroy the sfcnue of Bm'll and ''completely derari:? tltn whole nystem when entering it through the muious surfuits. Such articles should never be vised except on prescriptions trom reputable physicking, as tho damasr they will do is ton foil t the' good you' can possliily derive from them. Flall'H Catarrh Cure, manufactured hy P. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. (.. contains no mercury, end l. taken Internally, acting ciireettv upon the Mood and mitt-nun sur faces of the svstom. In buylnsr Halt's Catarrh Cure be euro you get tho nenu Ine. ' It Ii taken Internally and made In Toledo, Ohio, ly V. J- Cliwvty &. Co. Tes timonials free. , Sold by Prufgtsts. .Trice 7:act botUs., Tk Belt's FMiily Tdlt lot coattlpfttloa. , v ; Aavcrttsemcni r . and Book Reviews! "The Devil's Admiral" For a tale of sheer adventure I'The Devil's Admiral" will afford three hours of pleasant reading. Homes from the pen of Frederick Ferdinand Moore, and tells of u night and a day at sea with a character known as "The Devil's Admiral." The author does not bring a woman into the story and there is no mush or love making, but there is the fiercest kind of a fight and a story with unusual theme. Intact the author is original with his ideas and oriuinal ideas always make pleas ant reading. TA newspaper man tries to ship from Manila to Hung Kong with a cargo steamer. This cargo unknown to the captain of the snip e insists gold ship inent to the Russian fleet, then at war willi Japan. The crew is made up of pirates shipped in by the Devil's Ad miral who has Hcuddleii oilier ships and escaped without leaving a trt.il. Murder begins in the first chapters and proceeds regularly until alt of the ship's people are killed with the excep- I lion of the rid captain, his servant and the newspaper man, and their fight against the odds make theslory. Pub lished by the Douuleday, Pnge& Co., Garden City, N. Y. Price $1.25 net. "The Mischief Maker" "The Mischief Maker"by K. Phillips Oppenheim, i-i an Oppenheim story, a story which reminds one of several of those of his early successes. It is a story which deals with the political fortunes of England, Germany and France, the. heroes being an Englishman and a German. The publication of an indis creet . letter to a woman causes one Sir Julian Portel, a bachelor and a mem ber of the English cabinet to tender his resignation and seek voluntary exile within friendjy Paris. lie leaves Eng land dejected, but for one friend a newspaper man, who offers advice and tells the dejected Englishman that lie has held his head - too high and has missed the association with the com mon people and the newspaper man tells him to go out and begin life r.new. In Paris he is thrown in company with Princs Von Falkenburg, who rules the destiny if Germany and who. very much desires to see England's ruin. He seeks to use the exiled cabinet I memberin Ids plans and the story is built around his effort to undo the work the Englishman had started be fore he had left home. Failing to take advantage of Portel's exile, he then seeks to remove him from his path by foul rneans,but of course fails. Through out the story the wisdom of a woman is given prominence and several wo man characters of "Oppenheim" strength Are Intro iuced. Portel takes to writing and writes himself back in the good graces of the Knglish pooole and is recalled to the cabinet. Prince Von Fat Kenberg, on t vv itted by Portel and his female ailies, , is summoned home by the Emporer and the climax of the story is reached in a very dram atic . manner. Published by Little, Drown & Co., Boston, Price $l.iid net. "The Happy Warrior" "''Jtf Happy Warrior" byA.-K. M. Hutchinson, author of l(Jnc;e Abroad the Lugger," is a tale ot descriptive style, w hich deals with England. mid its annual shows or fairs. The author Introduces several characters wjm are juaint in their way, Gipsy Japhra a follower of the ring and circus, being one to rjniember. But for the ending, the story could not be improved, but why the Huppy Warrior should have gone to his death as he did. is not plain to any reader. True the author was showing the "great sacrifice oifc could nia.ke for friendship, but it is p hard to realize that such ti friendship could exist that the story loses much of its cliartn. V : t he Happy Warrior; the rightful heir, sees an iinposter,a' weak ling, who has been his friend' because he was so big and strong and had helped the weakling along, take the girl the Hap py Warrior Would have married, and wed her, when she was marrying the Ulle onlv, while her love was for the Happy Warrior, whose claim had nev er been proven to the tit ie. He then goes forth to light one who would be tray his secret and spoil the life of his weakling friend and he meets with death. It's a tale well told, but what is the use of it? There is no happiness in the end unless the Happy Warrior gels' his happiness in knowing that death of himself protects for all time Ids' friend. The light between the Happy Warrior and the champion for the honor of the circus would make the book a seller, for it is il tight entire ly to realistic for fiction. The lxok has plenty of pathos and its sentiment is healthy, but the only happy thing about il Is its name Published by the J little, lirown & Co., Notion, Price $t .;." net. . ' Possibly-Shs Had Been There. A little girl who lived on a street near a dentist's office, where a shoot ing affray occurred, happened to hear the pistol shots and shouts of the po lice. Revolving it in her baby mind, an explanation dawned upon her and, turnint to her father, she said. "He must have pulled the wrong tooth for somebody." , ; - ; , , , .... . -- German East Africa. The territory known as German East Africa borders on the Indian Ocean between 5 degrees and 11 de grees south latitude and extends iuto the interior of Africa as far as Lake Tanganyika. It Is about 700 miles long and 600 miles wide, and em braces an area of approximately 384, 000 square miles, equivalent to the combined area of Texas and New Mexico. Tonsllotomy Overdone. The tonsil is useful in human throats, also animal throats. When a tonsil is oo large as to almost fill the throat, it will be well to remove a por tion cf It. An adenoid, unless it is. large enough to fill the breathing Kpace at the back of the nostrils, will dc no harm to let it stay and no good to re move it. Neither will colds be prevent ed or their cure hastened by any tonsil or adenoid operation. Ex change. Close Proximity, May we venture to offer the hint that the phrase "close proximity," which seems to have acquired a cer tain vogue, is slightly tautological? " V Here is a smoke with the wal mnuin bacco taste that beats all artificial tastes. Every grain of it is pure, clean tobacco. Rolled, or tucked into a pipe, it makes a de lightful smoke. If youihave not, smoked Duke's Mixture, made by tiggelt cf Myen at Durham, N. C, try it now. In etch 5c sack you get one and a half ounces of fine Virginia snd North Carolina leaf, that its unsurpassed by any granulated tobacco you can buy. A Free Present Coupon These coupons are good for hundreds of valuable presents. There are shaving sets, ;c(?elry, cut glass, base balls, tennis racquets,, talking machines, furniture, cam era, and dozens of other articles suitable for every member N of the family each of them well FOR 6 Fine Work Mules I am offering for sale at once three pairs of fine vvorl; mules, fully broken. :'" , See me at once if interested. Cash or Bankable Notes ED. C. BURNETT Newport, Park & Pollard Hr irlar ib (Df7-MA, Cnminf, Scnicfc FmcL mc) an good for 19 cali aadi m radiance of any Park A Pollard tood, oztpt Utii. Sat oreuW i b or wt la one, frM. FJI hVMa PkaW M V at V m. RETURN YOUR BAGS THROUGH KAISER BROTHERS Kfutmllc, Tenn. -PROMPT SERVICE Unrelaxed Vigilance. A young Tioga matron has just re turned from a visit to her millionaire uncle. "I didn't have a very good time," she confided to a friend. "I had to watch my trunk every minute to keep tho maid from unpacking it." Strive to Danish Fear. Fear is aging. It dries the blood, unstrings the nerves, palsies tho thought. Courage keeps the soul youne. A afl added pleasure for smokers of Us worth saving the coupons for. ; As a. erwoial nffVr ff ing March and 'April only, toe will send our . new illustrated cata logue of these presents FREE, ;Iust send us your name and address on a a postal. i f from r.'vkr't .Vijcturr mar ' ' ' assort f milk lags irtm HORSE WA.T-. IINSUY'S NA- I TWIST, ciupons ham FOUR ROSES (hr-t'K 1nb!-cM.mi, PICK PLUG CUT. PIED MONT C IGARETTES, CXlX CIGARETTES, mnd other tots or cannons tutted j us. Address Premium Dept. ST. LOUIS. MO. Tennessee' ;. SALE NOTICE We have several good positions open for girls who wish to learn knitting mill work. Good wages are paid every Saturday at Dinner time. We pay your expenses while learning. Appalachian Mills, Knoxville, Tenn. NORTHERN BUYERS want Southern farms; direct dealing with owners: no commission. What have you to sell? Write Southern Homeseekers' Eureau, Box 1454, Atlanta, Ga. "Masonic Tidings" A weekly publication giving news of East Tennessee Lodges and Masons. , f 1 per year. Give your subscription to B. 1. Susong or mail to J. It. Wil liams, publisher, Knoxville, Tenn. Advertisement Asheville Steam Laundry Parrott Bros. Agents F. W. Par. rot t, Manager Good worn and good service guar anteed. Special rate of 4c pound on all flat work. Collars 2c, shirts 10c, counterpanes 10c, towels lc. All other prices low accordingly. Laundry taken at Hodge & Hicks and Hugh Balch's Barber Shops. Driskill & Parrott Furniture Store, headquarters. Old 'Phone 152. "J)r. Thomas' Eclectic Oil is the best remedy for that often fatal dis ease croup. It has been used with uccess in our family for eight years.' Mrs. L. Whiteacre, Buffalo, N. Y Adv. ' Cbb for Men and Girl Clerks. In a fortnight Leeds will possess what is believed to be the only club of its kind in the country a club sole ly for shop assistants, warehousemen and clerks Women will be eligible for membership, and in addition to having tha use of all the rooms open to the men, Including the billiard room, they will have a lounge for tbelr exclusive use. London Mall. . Mutton and No Mutton. It Is odd that a sheep . when dead should turn Into mutton, all but its head; for, while asking for a shoulder or leg of mutton, we never ask for ft mutton's head. But there is a fruit that changes its name still oftener; grapes are bo called when fresh, rat Bins wlten dried, and plums when la ft pudding. FINE FARM FOR SALE 105 acres of good land located on pike road near Salem, in sight of school house and church. 21 miles grora High school. 9 J miles from Xewpoit. ( Good 6 room house, newly painted, small, but good barn: Fine water on place. "Water in every field, creek and branch runs through farm. 15 acres of fino bottom land. 80 acres '.n the clear. ' "... Ordinary yield of land from 40 to 50 bushels of com per acrej 20 to 25 bushels of wheat per acre. This farm will not be on, the market very long. If yon aro in teres ted in finding a good place see us at once. ' ' : We have almost daily inquiries for farms. If your farm is for sale see ' us for we may hare1 a buyer in sight. , '-v Plain Talk Farm Exchange NEWPORT, TENN. ', Professional Cards Dr. B.F. Bible DENTAL SURGEON Cullcc Over Drug Htore Opposite the Depot.J I Dr. V. W. Montsinger $ m Office Over' C, E. McNabb, i Co.