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Would triglitcn one who never
met a Dirty, screaming, stupid load Of Greasers in an old carretta, Great wooden wheels devoid of grease And oxen rushing with a verrg ence A noise like forty thousand geese, Or like a score of new steam engines They plow the soil with forked logs, For fuel dig the earth with shovels Cut grass with hoes, chain up their hogs, And keep their horses in their hovels. When Gabrial blow his final trump, And all the nations are paraded. Vor grand inspection in a lump, This race will prove the most degraded. An earthquake which should sink the land, Some great subterranean motion, And leave this tract of barren sand The pavement of a heaving ocean; Some huge, convulsive water-shake, Some terrible spasmodic move ment, Subsiding but to leave a lake, Would be a most desired improv ment. I've not, in picturing this clime, Been either brilliant or pathet'c, But told of facts in simple rhyme, By far more truthful than poetic. My photograph, I must confess, ine countrv does by no means Hatter, The people, and their customs- less, But it is true that's what's the Victoria Notes Tom Petty was drumming in town Tuesday. Mrs. B F Bridgeman was visiting in Jasper the lirst of the week. Mr. Albert O'Neal was visiting relatives here Monday. Mr. W. F. Smith passed through the city Saturday on a visit to Jas per. The Box Supper has been post poned till the first Saturday night in May. Bev. Hale, of Pikeville, will preach next S?turday night at the new school house. Messrs J. C Gross and J. B. Wo- mack went to the mountain geologi zing Sunday Mr. M A Lewis, of Jasper was vis iting his brother Mr. G. V. Lewis, Sunday last. Misses Lizzie, Alice and Jennie 3rophy, Lizzie Harris and Metta ewis and Mr. J. II. Harris went flower hunting last Sunday. Tney ound a few violets and a poplar nun. Last Saturday night's debate was one of the best yet held by the Web sterian Literary Society. The house was crowded. The negative won the highest honors. The subject for debate next Friday night is, Resolved 1 hat woman sultraae should be al- owed in Tennessee. The president appointed Miss Lucy Lane to recite a piece at the next meeting. visiting in Laic Locals. Subscribe now. What's become of that new road. Miss Salhe Fryor was Victoria Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Phillip Pryor, mothei of J. B. Pryor, of Jasper, went to Whit well Saturday evening. Our young friend Virgil, son of Mr. and Mrs. HoIcombe,of Monteagle entered Terril College at the ning of this term. begin- in atter, If any think me too severe, Or call my yarn a kicked libel I'll take, to prove myself sincere My "davy" on a Mormon bible. Glossary. For the information of the Public Mr. Curnutt kindly appended the fol lowing glossary: Coyote, a species of woif. Mescal, a very nutricious plant roasted by rocks, tons in a kiln. Greaser, slang for Mexican, Pinoche, sugar made of maple. Pinole, grain roasted and crushed Sombrero, a broad brimmed hat. Frijolls, beans. Carne, meat. Tortillas, thin flour cakes baked in ashes. Chile, Spanish pepper. liaco, a smau piece ot copper money. Carretta, a two-wheeled ox-car composed of nothing bu wood and rawhide. I wish to thank the "Brownsville Bird" for so willingly giving the in formation asked m a i)revious issue of your paper, but in regard to the . 1 1 -v 11 streetcar meeting all trains, l would say that its a wonder its not run to death with such long journeys. Still I am "very much taken with so enterprising a city and will certain ly visit it sometime in the near fu ture. Hauoi-d Gkaty. Col. S. H. Meleher and wife, of Mentone, Ala., arrived here Wednes day evening, accompanied by their little daughter Anina. E. G. II. Pryor, of Whitwell, and G. W. Lewis, of Victoria, were left behind by the train Saturday evening and had to continue on horseback. Jas Cold well of Arena was in town Monday lie s&.ys the rise in the river was the worst for ten years mid the roads are almost impassible. After a residence here of live years, Mr. B P Buffaloe left this place yesterday for Iluntsvilh, Ala. He was succeeded in Davidson's store by Mr. A SL adorn. Edgar Pryor paid Jasper a visit Friday and among othr things took in the Democrat ollice. Edgar is much interested in the printers, and is going to make an excellent typo. Several real estate transfers this week. Thomas Kilgore has soldTOO acres to Martha E Burnett, Hen ry Keut sold his house and lot to W. L. Melclier. G. Sherman soldjtbe Ilanbridge house and .lot to .Annie L. Kent. Next! We regret to hear'tliat ona of our Whitwell subscribers fails to get his paper from the postottice there Thiis is the only one from whom T :e get complaint as; others whose paper is in the same bundle get their paper. TheVpiestion arises who gets it? Postmaster Bradshaw is in a hole. He refused to purchase andjngle re fused to kase his boxes and furni ture, and the result is that Mr. Brad shaw is using a counter for his post office, with the mail scatteied around in little ijiles. So. Pjjttsburg Repub lican. Mr. Meleher and .Mr. Sherman at tended church at Jasper Sunday last. .Mr. M reports that the preacherin timated that more than those of the church to which he was preaching the ollice, buy new fixtures and im- i)a(l a chance of reaching heaven and prove the loots and accommoda- cvcn monil idi its had a show, which was quite encouraging. New Postmaster. South Pittsburg, April 1. Peter Bradshaw, who was appointed post master here several weeks ago and whose confirmation by the Senate vyas held up pending investigation of the charges against now ex-Postmaster Ingle, received his commission last week and took charge of the of fice this mornimj. He will remove tions.