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FROM FAR DACOTA.
On Monday evening we were very glad to weleorae Col. S. II Melcher of Oow Lake, South Dacota, and . his little daughter, Miss Anina to our town. Col. Melcher left his party at South Pittsburg and rejoined them at Carpenter Tuesday morn- t i. .;ii.,.n lUg, 11U1U YTlICiUJC Will ULCCU between Sand Mountain and Lookout Mountain, where one of the party has purchased a home, and after ta king a rest and getting them settled, the balance of the party will then look out for a location for themsel ves. Now while we do not claim that the Sequachee Valley was the veritable garden of Eden we are not afraid to ask any one to come and look it over, and judge for themsel ves, and therefore we expect that Col. Melcher will, in a few weeks bring his party here looking to that end, and we shall welcome them and as many more that may want to join us. Col. Melcher arrived Iwre look ing hale and well, and said the party Ill tl" v I il ' naa oeen ooiigea to cnange ineir or iginal plan having intended to come by way of Nashville and McMinn ville, and enter Sequachee by the lit tle Sequachee Valley. Their cortege consisted of five wagons, and en route excited considerable interest While the most of the party slept In wagons, the old veteran slept in a tent, lie says the cold weather struck them soon after starting and caused them to alter their route, which from their starting point was as follows. Left Crow Lake Jerrold Co., Oct. J. 1895. From thence to Mitchell, thence to Yankton, Ver million in So. Dacota, thence to Sioux City, Ida Grove, Carrol, Osca loosa, Keokuk, Hamilton, all in Io wa, to Valley City, and then shipped wagons and horses to St. Louis, Mo. Nov. 13 again shipped to Wickliffe, Ky., then to Mayfield, Ky., thence to Paris, Henry Co. Tenn., Savannah, Hardin Co., Tenn., to Pulaski, Giles Co. Tenn., Winchester and Sewanee, Franklin Co. Tenn., South Pittsburg and Sequachee, Marion o. Tenn., Dec the 8th, occupying 67 days. When Col. Melcher returns to our town, the local Post of G. A. R. will tender our comrade of Grant Post a hearty reception. In the limited time at our com- maid we had not time to say all we wished, but when he again visits us we place ourselves and any inform ation we may possess at the service of him and his friends, and gladly tender our services to render any needed assistance. We want the people of the far West to know us as we really are, and are glad to know that many in that section have pleasant recollect ions ot the Sequaehe Valley. We should have been glad to have published a report of the Teachers' ltitiUite and supposed the officers, knowing our interest in the matter, would semi us some abstract of pro ceedings, but we presume tte labor was too great, as it has not reached us. Victoria Notes and News. If Mr. Mark Brown was in town Sun day. We had plenty of snow Wednes- dav. ,r r . ,, . . 0 . Mr- Jim Alder was in town Satur Prof. Will Smith spent Sunday in town. Go to D. T. Laynes to buy your flour. Mr. Sid Ketner was in town Sat urday. Mr. Ed Anderson spent Sunday in Jasper. A wedding in town the 25th. Guess who. Mr. W. S. Pryor was in the city Monday. Mr. Ben Bridgeman has the finest horse in town. Capt. Frater went to Whitwell on business last, week. Go to the "Peoples' Store' to buy your Christmas Goods. The truth itself is not believed by one who often has deceived. We want every body in town to to come to Sunday School. Mr. Ed Andsrson made a flying trip to Whitwell lastEriday night. Mr. J. B. Womack went to see his best girl at Oak Grove last Sunday. Mr. W. A. Turner went to Chatta nooga last week to lay in hisXhrist- mas 1 o y'8. Rev Bro.Roberson filled the pul pit at the M. E. Church last Sunday at 10 a. m. Mr. Frater, we want a Christmas Tree. Please. Captain, give it to them. (Ed. Mr. and Mrs. George Doss went to South Pittsburg last Friday on a shopping tour. t Mrs. Low and niece Miss Hatlie Davenport are visiting the family of Mr. Luke Davenport. We want everybody in town to subscribe for the Sequachee News. Amen, says the Editor. We are sorry to learn our friend Mr. Sid Ketner lost his overcoat last Sunday on his way to Victoria. Mr. J. B. Womack learned a beau tiful song while at the Expo. The name of it is "The Poor Little Mulu." Mr. John Gross and family arrived in town hist week on an extended visit to their parent Mr. W. A. Turn er. Mr. and Mrs, Ben Bridgeman and little daughter Ethel spent Sunday in Jasper, visiting their parents at Prof. Moore. "A Friend.". Wash Kilgore has returned from Pailo, while he has been for the last three weeks for the benefit of his health A Wedding al Victoria. There is never a place so still ana dull, but that some event will happen to set things hummiug. As dull as our city seems to be, some thing evidently will always happen to attract the public attention. Last Thursday was a day to long be re membered by m?ny of our friends and citizens At 10 a. m. sharp a buggy drawn by two prancing greys made its appearance on mr streets. Such a thing being so seldom, it nat urally attracted the attention of the of the public. Watching the buggy till it disappeared down the main street, and made a sharp turn, and then was seen to dash up to Mrs. B. J. Cannon's gate and halt. The oc cupant, which was Mr. Harve Alder a-lighted and entered the house, and was met by Miss Jennie. Mr. Ald er said: "Will you go to the West, my Jennie, And leave old Victoria, and its gains? Will you go to the West, my Jennie, Across to the western plains?" Consent was quickly given in the affirmative. But to keep the reader from thinking it was a jump-up af fair, some explanation would per haps not be amiss. For more than three years Mr. Alder has been Miss Camion's best fellow. The union would have occurred sooner had Miss Cannon's parent's been willing, but now their consent was not deem ed necessary, as Miss Cannon was '21 the day previous. The couple, then of their own accord went to Esq. Gott's where they were soon united in the holy bonds cf wedlocK. They then returned to the house of the bride's, where an illogical forgiveness awaited, and as the blessings were being poured upon their heads, Mr. Alder said: "I have sworn to the Heavens, to my Jennie, I have sworn to the Heavens to be true: And so may the Heavens forget me, Whe I forget my vow." That night many friends and rela tives gathered around the festal board to celebrate what they belie.ved to be Hymen's own good work. An old fashioned "Chivaree" then follow ed, and when the treat was expected, the couple had tied. A search then followed but they could not be track ed. They, however returned in time to catch the morning train for the West, and as they go to enter upon the arena of of real life, our prayers and best wishes go with them. Zexas Zkbixa. Victoria Scintillations. As "Jay" has failed, and as a real lexicographer put in an appearaencp last week under the disguise of "A Friend', will vou kindly allow me suaee enough in your paper to ask friend, if he or she can give me the are i of Victoria? And it "Jay" has got behind in the prices at the "Peo- pies' Store"? "Jay" must be inter ested m the store, and A Jriend an old fashioned newsboy. JU(3SinJ? by the number of times "A Friend used "customary" they must be al ways upon the news and should con sequently start a paper and call it the News. Merchant Rodgers has gone to Chattanooga to lay in a new supply of goods. Prof. J. Houston Harris attended the Institute at Jasper Saturday. Madame Rumor has several wed dings forChristmas. Success to the News. Hauold Grady. Victoria News W. A. Turner went to Chatta nooga on business Tuesday. Victoria will have at least one Christmas tree. The "Peoples' Store" will furnish the "Santa Claus'V Arthur Wheeler of South Pitts burg is visiting in the city. Will Friend killed seven nice hogs Tuesday. Everyone is wondering whose they were. Miss Kate Lewis was surprised last Thursday by Thursday by find ing a gold nugget, but was further surprised when she took it to Prof. J. II. Harris for examination, after he had pronounced it copper. We learned to-day that Mr. Luke Davenport is improving. Mr. and Mrs. Lon Deakins are now comportably situated in the Wheeler house. Mr. Gus. Knight, one of oui hand some R. R. men, is visiting the "old folks at home" this week. Mr. Sidney I. Ketner, of Inman, was in the city Thursday, the guest of B. J. Cannon. Ticket No. 199 got the lamp at the "Peoples' Store',. No claimant has shown up as yet. Bad weather on fat hogs. Jay. The above was received too late for publication last week. Ed. Since reading the account of Ed itor Havron's visit to the Exposition, we are quite reconciled at not being able to see it. The Midway business settles it, although previous to Lis visit, the authorities had closed up six of the establishments. The side shows are like the usual addenda to the circus, tat men, bearded women, tfcc, catchpenny affairs. Ol coi rse the Tennessee Exposition will not have anything of the kind. Austin Coppinger, brave in a new hat, and B. F. Lasater started for the Atlauta Exposition yesterday. Austin laments the loss of the white sombrero which hau never been returned to him, and hopes to have better luck with the new hat. We hope they will see all the Expo sition and enjoy it