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j . 1 1 n j i Lzzza J J xz a VOL. 3. SEQUACHEE, TENN,, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1896. NO. 46, mil .in i ji iiirnr'ti mi I mi 11 Low Kates to Nashville. For the inaugural Ceremonies of the Tennessee Centennial and Inter national Exposition, which will take place on June 1st and 2nd, celebra ting the 100th anniversary of the ad mission of the State into the Ameri can Union, the Nashville, Chatta. nooga & St. Louis Railway will sell burg Friday excursion tickets ironi all. ticket sta tions on its lines in the State, on May 31 and June 1st, good to return on or before June 5, 1890, at one fare for the round trip. Special low rates will be made for schools and or ganized bodies of 25 or more persons, on one ticket traveling in a body. This occasion will be celebrated by the greatest civic and military dis play and parade e or witnessed in the Sout h. Four thousand h ederal and Stat troops will engage in dress parades, drills and sham battles, while free concerts will be given by a dozen or more visiting bands, in cluding the famous United States Man no Band. Grand display of lire "works will occur at night. For further information call on a- LOCAL. J. C. '"Wagner spent Monday in Pittsburg. A nice shower Thursday last but not enough. W.C.Hill went to South Pitts. Dunlaj ) was oflice from was Frank Alexander of in town Tuesday. Job printini; done at this neatly and promptly. Riley Abies came down Brownsville Friday. Miss Kate Lewis, ol Victoria, in town Thursday last. Fred Campbell from the mountain was in town Saturday. Mr. John Smith, of Jasper, paid our burg a call Sunday. A keg ot befr knocked out several ofour iownsn.cn Sunday. Mrs. Alley, of Jasper, visited her It is estimated that the strawberry crop of Hamilton county, Tenn., will be worth from $250,000 to $300,000 this year. Pry or Institute at Jasper holds its musical evening to-night. If you want to go you will have to walk "be cause the electric cars don't run down that far. The Sons ot Veterans of Tennes see elected Col Edgar li. Carter, of Knox ville, deputy commander ot the Convention at Knoxville, Wednes- I day last. Air. W. L. Melcher left for Lnco nia, X If. Tuesday morning, expect ing to go by Avay of Savannah. He intends to be back in Sequachec in August.. A Petrified Han. sister, .Mrs. Bytr, Tuesday. gents or write W. L. J) an lev, G. P.I Miss Kate Lewis is stopping with & T. A., Nashville, Tenn. ! her sister, Airs. Bycrs, this week. Dixie Note1. Chattanooga's new cotton mill is to cost 100,000. The prospect of building a road from Chattanooga to Augusta has been revived. Pension checks to the amount of $21,807 were cashed by the banks of Fitzgerald, Ga., during April. These chocks represented largely the pensioners of one state. The Savannah, Ga., Benevolent Association is distributing seed to the poor of Chatham county. Two hundred and one needy persons have already been supplied and that many needy persons are now nourish ing. The Murray, Ky., Ledger says: "Mr. John II. Pace has found a curi osity on his farm south of town. It appears to be an Indian pipe made in the shape of a crane or some other water fowl." Mr. A. K. Pryor, of Victoria, was seen smiling in Sequachee Sunday. L M. Payne, formerly of South Pittsburg, but now of Stevenson, Ala., lias leased the Monteagle Hotel for. the season, and will open the house June 1. M. Martin says that in cutting down the trees in his corn patch, the squirrels wer? all killed, and conse quently the boys will be obliged to hunt elsewhere. Saturdav. Mav 30 is .Memorial i l)av here and an elaborate program Mr. J. W. Brown and wife, of Jas- j has been prepared. Everyone has c died on friends in Sequachee j been invited to attend, and do Donor to tiie old soldiers. Mr. Wm. Rankin, of Whitwell, was in town Saturday collecting tax es for the 4th district. He says he never experienced such trouble be fore to collect tax is. Af,. TT K T Stevenson's Partiality for Bald-1 . , Adlai Stevenson has a fad. lie i way last Sunday on a mule always calls baldheaded men to pre side over the senate when there are any lying around in the chamber with nothing else to do. Gallinger, j whose dome is almost a counterpart of the vice-president's shining pate, is a high' favorite, and he occupies the presiding officer's chair twice as ! frequently as any other man. Ba con, of Georgia, belongs in the same class, and he is almost daily call ed on to serve. Shoup, of Idaho, al so has a round bald head, and ia cali per, Sunday. There is rumor of another wed ding in South Sequachee in Para dise -Alley. Arrangments are being made for a survey of the new road, and the road will lie built., v ,L F. Bycrs has been hustling a rouml in the interest of the road, for which thanks. Mr. Lee Lasatev says of late years he is innocent of getting 'kicked,' ,is " fnnl nt eei moore mines INOW Watch out for that school exhibi-1 jet Mnieb0ly et u and say, tion. it is going to by a treat. It ujhaw t 'tis'only a pocket !" comes oil Friday 31ay 20. , ,T ,r ." , A , i ttt J J Co . S. IT. Me eher and iamilv lett Tuesday for C'hicasfo, 111., where he lands owned by Capt. j.s (..ve; on mxvxt business. The Colonel will return to Sequachee to join his brother in the early Autumn. Several young la lies and gentle men have happened into bad luck lately just as they entered the church gate. Who will be the first to fasten the hinges so that all will pass in safety? Comrades of Post 5:j should not forget to be on hand next Sunday May 24 at 2:00 o'clock to attend ser vices at Owen Churoh. Come and bring all your family. The coal .lack Leo has been get tin"1 out is ji;ood, somewhat like the E. W. Holcombe, of Monteagle, has bougl t tin T. M. Steger of that place. till likes Victo sailing up that! A trvmg One part of this city has rebelled against the other and now is to see which is in the right. Several of our ladies and gentle men .are about to form a Dramatic Club. Great is Sequachee for Clubs. Fourteen years ago Dr. William Davidson of Jackson County died and was buried in tLe usual way. Last March his wife also died. A grave was prepared by the side of her lamented husband, but it soon filled with water, so much so that it was decided to bury at another place not far off, which was done. On last Tuesday relatives and friends de ci -'od to remove the remains of the Doctor to the side of his wife. His grave was uncovered, at the bot torn of which a largf running stream of water was found passing in at tho head and through and out at the foot of the grave. The coffin and all other wooden material which had been used in putting him ."-way, ex. cept the bottom plank of the coffin, had decayed and turned to earth a gain. But to the utter astonishment of every one present, Dr. Davidson lay before them in full life size, in form except both arms were gono and his mouth a little enlarged. On examination it was found that ho was petrified and had become solid rock instead ol flesh and blood. Mr. C. N. Wheeler of Cookville, and County Surveyor of Putnam County was present at I)r McCoiif s last Friday, the old homestead of Dr. Davidson, to which place the petrified body of the Doctor had been removed, and made a critical examination of the body He savs the socks on the feet were plainly visible and the gloves which he had worn were crossed upon his breast and hail turned to solid rock . Those present who handled the body in formed him that the body was a sol id rock. The body had been put in to a new coffin and a winding sheet drawn around it. Crowds of j people were flocking to Dr. McCoin's to view the body as the Doctor was a well known physi cian of that part of Jackson County and is well remembered by many of our citizens Preparations to re-inter the body last Saturday had been completed and it was buried. It took nine per sons to carry tho body, and it was es timated bv tho.-e who carried it that it would weigh f00 pounds. , Mr. John Whitson, who knew the Doctor well in his lifo tune, says he recognized his features without any trouble. The phenomenon has created a, profound sensation all over this sect ion as no such occurrence has ever inaugural ceremonies. W hat vounrr adv was it that went find" l lie American ci , to sre Biley Abies Sunday after noou and had to go home after dark by herself. A carload of convicts went up the rn.. Ti.?nnla rvf f1ir rnvnl OTPS promise to come to see us during the j beea brought to light so iftr as r3 iv 1 1 , -1A1. i LA A'V t VUt VVWIV I Illy JL. A "5 .1, A U I U LI Hiey business little while, apparently Valley .Monday evening to Pikevillc, v v'v it T tUr rpaami. New York Ke- tr assist in cetting ( IV'l IIV - - - corder. uew Penitentiary. at the old stand, and giving the pco- i Says the Pikcville Banuer; "Our pie the best newspaper printed in ' efficient and accommodating ltegis Tennes.see. Nashville American. : ter, J. B-Spears, is busy this week Thanks, Colonel, you are about O. ; recording leases for the Pittsburg Oil K. The, American 'is a daUv every Co., which is expected to begin op- out btone for the day in the week, and a whole peck erations withm a short timo near 1 ue- ot em on Sunday. viae.