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In Z(rT fl A f nJI fc3 fcf 4 1 VOL. 3. SEQUACHEE, TENN., THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1896. NO. 31. Criticism Corrected. Emtok News: Every new do vice and every dc pnrture from old methods must uio adverse criticism and blind prejudi on the part of individuals hiring set fish or conflicting interests, or having no interest at all except that of being chronic obstructionists to every re form. These valves are no exception to the rule, and notwithstanding the fact that our new Quick Action BalanosJ Valves have been exceptionally well received by users and practical men generally, we have recently become aware that one objection has been found to them .vhich, however, is sn easily met that we are surpused and rather gratified and not at all offend ed. ,,e "cuo.i reiers to me iaci, that some ot our first valves were e t0 order and introduced the represen quipped with an iron gland around j tative of t-;je Nkws t0 m.eside ,at the the valve stem. This eland devel-: nn,.,;n(f Vniv.i A vnlmuv oped a tendency to rust especially when use 1 in water service. Une quivocal condemnation was therefore meted out to these valves in general, on tho ground that, "they would soon bQ, destroyed bv corrosion." This error of construction was an experi-1 ment and was discovered long ago, and the remedy was easy and obvious that is, the substitution of a non cor rosive material for the part referred to. Therefore, all our valves are now equipped with brass glands, and feo far as the action of the natural el ements is concerned these valves are indestructible unless used in connect ion with anhydrous ammonia, wFien cast iron is again resorted to. Another objection has also been made by would-be critics of limited knowledge, that it resembles this or that other old type of valve. This last objection, however, required no lefutation as every well informed can easily see that our Quick Action Balanced Valves are a distirct type in every r hpect; in all essential points differing from all types of val ves heretofoie used. No attack has been made as to tke durability of its operating mechanism which dispenses with the use of a threaded valve stem and its conse quent stripping in the packing-box. This fact alone raises them above comparison with the bid style of un balanced, nlow action, thread-stripping types. 'eshall always be glad to receive honest criticism from any source and nvt every real delect that may be tainted out to us, no matter how lium- blc or unskilled tae person trora wh.mi the criticism emanates. Our valves are doubtless very far tuna pM-fect at prcM'nt, but we owe ami reliability. t; t o;imi?1vm in miiuuiuiug .the i ' vvutUonee of the .valve-using public Now conies the report that Martin i ; nuking the above reply to an ob- & Byera have cut 18,000 feet of lum hvVum which we believe to h ne I een her at the Jones-Watley mill in three vii'io in t:lilu but ander days last week. prehension, and for the further reas on that the defect referred to has been successfully remedied. Gustafsox Bros. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS. Monday, Fob. 3, 1895, should be j long remembered in bequachee ' as the day of initiation of advanced ed ucational advantages for the people by the institution of the secondary school and the News takes much pleasure in chronicling the fact; and now that it is established, believes the people of the district will faithfully sustain it. Spite of tha thrextening weather, 69 children were on hand and by the time of opening the skies had cleared oii ad the sun shone brightly. Mr. 8. M. I, oft v. School j),rector8 called the meetin choir ot ladies, consuming ot Mrs. J. W. Graham, Miss MatilJe Gustafson, Miss Lydia Gustafson, Miss Minnie llaynes, and Messrs S. W. and W. A. Pryor, sing a pleasing selection, ther. followed a reading of part of proverbs, Chap. 2 , 'another song by the choir, and then the Lord's Pray er was recited by all present. Then a practical speech by the News representative who introdtuid the new principal, Mr. II. E. Tate, to the school. Mr. Tate spoke pertin ently and earnestly, announcing his determination to do his whole duty. Then Miss Sarah Abies, the assist ant teacher was presented and she briefly responded. The presiding oilier then called on Mr. John T. Boyd, ,irho made a manly, earnest speech, while Mr. W. A Pryor and Mr. Win. Owen, who both urged u nity and determination on the part of scholars and people to ensure suc cess. It was then announced that short ly a meeting of parents, guardians, and others would be called to arrange for the fullest possible term of school for this year, of which due notice will be given. Announcement was also made that outside the school re wards would be offered for tlfle schol ars whose records showed them neith er absent nor tardy to be announced at the School Exhibition at close of the spring term. After another se: leet'on by the choir, the school was declared' opened. i ceiling, siding, etc:, of the best quail jv aiKi on yhort notice, go to Gabel & Uiown, whose advertisement appears I in the issue. We feel no hesitation m , uaranteeing their promptness LOCAL. Read the letter of Gustafson Bros, in this issue, Mr. Zeke llaynes went to Whit well Monday. Mr. I. N. Kuox of Inman was iu town Tuesday. Mr. G. Sherman went to Chatta nooga yesterday. Mi?.8 Sarah Abies arrived in Sequa chee Friday last. Mr. John Slatton of Whitwell was in town Tuesday. Jobprinting that is job printing done at this office. II. T. Simpson and brother of Jas per werejn town Tuesday. S. P. P. says he wants all the tin ware any body has to spare. Mr. James Campbell from the mountain was in town Tuesday. Wm. Lee has moved into a house at the south end of Sequachee. Mr. Lura Hout's little baby is somewhat better at last accounts. We can do your job work cheaper and better than you are aware of. Job printing that speaks for itself done at this office. Give us a call. The young men of the town will organize a literary association to morrow night. Miss Althen Spears returned last week from a visit to friends and rela tives at Graysville. The way to .build up your town is always to speak favorably of it, not to run it down every chance you can. Mr. II. E. Tate arrived on the ev ening train from South Pittsburg, to take charge of the school at this city. Miss Ellen Price of Jasper, and Miss Mattie Payne of Cloverdale, were the guests of Miss Pryor last week. Mr. Chris. Gabel left for Chatta nooga Monday to accept a position with Casey & Hedges m their ma chine shop. The indications are for a heavy freshet this spring. The lumbermen agree on this subject and warn peo ple to look out. Jas. Coldwell of Arena was in town .Monday. Said he ln d to go a way up the mountain side on aceoi ut of the river rising. One month of 06 January, a dreary one gone. What will February bring forth? January was not a blooming success. We completed last week a full sup ply of letter heads, bill heads, envel opes an I c.. u. tor Gabel & Drown, which we consider a tiit class job. Two wagon trains of northerners passed through Dunlap this morning on their way to the Fitz-gerald, Ga., colony of settlers from the north and north-west. We are the pleased and grateful recipients of some nice apples from Mr. William Owen. Apples are get ting scarce, but we think we never enjoyed them more. Prosperity smiled on this office once more Tuesday. She has been so chary of her benefits lately that in the language of the poet we were down in the mouth. The attendance at school increased 6 on Tuesday. Now there are 1200 persons eligible in the district. We ought to have ana mnet have 125,. daily, average attendance. It is not good manners when any one is singing or is playing instru mental music, for everybody but those engaged to talk as loud as they can to drown to the music. Somebody, we don't know who, but we are as much obliged as if we did, has sent us a list of commands engaged in the Battle of Chicamauga which we shall carefully keep. Mr. Samuel Burnett, of Whitwell visited this office Monday. He thought it worth while tc be initated inso the mysteries of the printer's art and gave us an appreciated call. Mr Gabel reports their sav mill nearly ready for work the changing of shafting and machinery has con sumed much time but when done will be of great advantage in getting out' product. Pigs in a graveyard are not pict uresque to us, rid the person who took the rope away that closed the gate ought to be made to bring it back and that quick. Out on such desecration. A disgraceful row Thursday night at the falling spring house, the prop erty of the Town Co., must not occur again. The best remedy is to pull down all tum old cabins in out of the way places. Azariah Burnett, Sr. resumes his old place as fireman and engineer at the planing mill. Azariah Burnett, Jr., is directing the mules to" plow for for a crop. When that is done he is he is going to school. The first reheasal of the Musical Society was a success. 21 out 23 members being present and they put in two hours go'xl, honest work. We known it is hard on the director but he Slid hpcan stand it. The burning question of the hour now is how can I pay my taxes with no chance , to earn anything. The outlook is very dark Ivit th Mate and I County must have the taxes. "What d es a citizen or two used up, amount to.