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VOL. 4. SEQUACHEE, TENN., THURSDAY, JAN., 21. 1897. NO. 29 LOCAL- .Hard times is only the chastening stroke of Providence, But some people say it is only the lack of ''confidence." Hobo. G. Sherman went to Chattanooga Thursday. B. F. Ferguson, of Jasper, was in town Monday. Edwin Prvor went to Whitwell last Saturday. Miss Kittie Brown is visiting Miss Prvor this week. II. Kent wa down from Whit well Thursday. Rev. John Swiney preached here Thursday night Born to M. T. Pryor, a ten-pound boy Monday night. Little Maggie Eldridgeis very sick this weer- with fever. Mrs. Win. Owen was visitinjr at Mrs. J. 15. Eldridge's Monday. A. W. Pryor, of the Jasper Flour ing Mill was in town Tuesday. Miss Mande Brown will enter school at Pryor Insti'ute this week. Now that La Grippe is passing a way, let us brace up and do our level best. A child of Jonathan Lavan died Thursday noon and was buried Fri day. Jas. Iioberson and family, of Pike ville, have moved into the Jas. Owen place. Mfss Myrtle Rogers went up to Victoria Saturday with the Dramatic Club. ' 9 j, It. F. Butler and wife, of Boston, arrived here Thursday to spend the winter. Mrs. Nicholas Fulfur has been dangerously sick since the death of her sister. We shall have Spring on us in two months, then for coal and the moun tain road. Mr. W. L. Melcher, who has been pome what indisposed this week, is now better. We are glad to hear the whistle of Gabel & Brown's mill. It is quite encouraging" There are several Bills in the com munity, but the most prominent one at present is the doctor's bill. A certain young lady who has been staying in Sequachee, says she hopes to reside soon in Dunlap. Dr. B. B. Lasater, who sent us some mutton Friday Ust is the most popular practitioner we know of. Mrs. S. W Roberson has leen sick for the past few d iys, but hopes to be able to leave for Texas shorily. Perhaps the Sequachoe Dramatic Club will now favor Jasper with their play, "Mr. l3ob," in the near future. The railroad company has taken out the switch and track at the Se quachee Valley Saw Mill Co.'s plant, which we regret to know. We hear that Gmtafson Bros, have more work on hand for the T. C. I. Co. We wish we could hear of their getting a large order (or valves. "Mr Hob," at Victoria. t Saturday night, the Sequachee Dramatic Club gave the 2-act come dy, "Mr. Bob," at Victoria, to a fair audience. The prevailing distemper la Grippe, is supposed to have deter red many from coming, otheiwise there would have been a packed house. The program of -the evening was introduced by Mr, W. S. Pryor, who explained that the Club was short landed by the illness of Mr. Charles Curtis, consequently his part would have to be read He regretted that such was the case but it was una voidable. Then followed the song of the ounsel and defendant trom Trial by Jury, arranged expn-,rsly for the oc easion as a chorus witii original j words. Then came the farce, "Ignorance is Bliss," with W. S. Pryor as the Pro- Thornton and El- bert Rollins as pupils. Then "Mr. Bob," made his debut n Victoria. It goes without saying that the parts were all well filled and it is to be regretted that the illness of Mr. Curtis prevented him from filling his Qustomary role. His part was read by Mr. Pryor, who did well considering that he was not supposed to be acquainted with the part. Patty, Jenkins, Katharine and Aunt Becky succeeded in mystifying Mr. Brown, alias "Mr. Bob," alias ' Saundeiv," alia "Mr. Brown, the architect," completely and every thing went off smoothly in regard to the deception practiced on Philip by Katharine and Marion'. The cast was the same as when the play was presented here last Christmas, with the exception of Miss Ilebecca Luke's, which was very creditably filled by Miss Belle Fran cis. The song after the piny, "O Susan Jane," excited much enthusi asm, and the people left seemingly much pleased with the evening's en tertainment. It is to be regretted that there was not a larger crowd in attendance. When the Sequachee Dramatic Club puts any things on the boards, it is go ing to be a good thing, or they would not present it. So we hope when the Club makes its appearance in Victoria again, it will met a larger audience. One feature of the program which we have omitted till the last was the "Zingara Song," by Miss Mathilde Gustafson, which was introduced in the middle of the first act. Miss Gustafson rendered it superbly and sang in perfect rythm with the vio lin obligato accompaniment by Mr. W.C. Hill. Mark Martin had to give up work last Wednesday and come home. La Grippe had him foul and when he Iput in an appearance last Monday he inuKtu uisc iui me wear oui gain- i T 1 f t i ..." ing. oei ma auveiusemen Takes Exception. Sequachee Town & Improvement Company. "Treasurer's Oflice." Se quachee, Ter.-n., Jan. 15, 1897. Editors Sequacuke Vam.cy News: I noticed an article in your last is sue "More About Jasper," and al though this Company is in no way responsible for anything o may publish, yet for fear a wrong im pression may go abroad, I trust you will allow me a word. Ever since I have been an officer of this Company it has been my aim to cultivate friendly relations with every body especially with the peo pie up and down this Valley. Our interests are mutual. We should work together; whatever benefits one in a measure benefits all. Jasper f u.yc icucivcu many favors have our cord'al good will, and our best wishes for success alltheir efforts to build up their town. I was glad to see the enter- prise manifested by the "Democrat' insetting torth Jaspers advantages 'and 1 hope they will persevere. I firmly believe there is yet to be a grand future for this entire Valley, i which vre all shall have cause to rejoice, m the meantime let us dwell together in peace and harmony. As to the deeds acknowledged be fore A. D. Garrett I believe they are all right. They were executed in utmost good faith and no one need be alarmed. If there is any irregu- larity or flaw in any deed by us, I shall take pleasure in correcting it. Very truly, W. L. Melcher, Treas. Seq. Town & Imp. Co. Bannerets. A Dijrestible Potpourri. h or sale by G. W. Ault, Peach and Cherry Cider, Keg Pickles, Green Apples, Lemons, Evaporated Peaches, Celluloid Starch, W E. Garret Snuff, and 6 for 10 Tobacco. Pikeville Banner. Capt. James Roberson and family left Wednesday tor Sequachee City. Capt. Roberson has been a leading attorney at the Pikeville bar for twenty-five years and will be greatly missed by the citizens of the county. Success to Jtitn. Pikeville Banner. Our Post-master is having a big run just now cauceling stamps on letters forwarded to Clay, Evans, Foster V. Brown and other bosses of the G. O. P. Over 100 having left this office within the last three weeks. Pikeville Banner. A friendly act, which we appre ciate, was the receipt at the hands of Hon. W. L. Melcher of a bottle of Col. S. II. Melcher's "Swedish Lung Cure," which gave us the first fair night s rest from coughing for I i rr .t T . over a weeK. lruiy j-.a vjnppa is a merciless tyrani. Aunt Dolly'a Department. 'f, C a My dear Children: Winter will soon be over and the woods will be full of beautiful flow ers and I want you to try to see who can get the earliest ones, and if there is any flower you don't know the name of just ask me and I will I tell you, if it is possible for me to do so. You who have been writing to , me know how easv it is and I want you to keep right on, for you are j a great help and I don't know what I theDepat tment would do, without vou. Jasper, Tenn., Jan. 18, 1897. Dear Aunt Dolly: Wiil you please tell me if cats were ever worshiped in Egypt. f 1 our neice, Eklex Jones. My dear Ellen: I was very glad to hear from you again. In looking over some old scrap books I found a piece about the worsh p of the cat which is so-interesting that I thought T would put it all in just as I found it. "The Goddess of Pasht, of Egypt, many of the statues now seen in the British Museum, was always repre sented with the head of a cat. The The temple was dedicated to her at Bern Hassan, which is as old as the eighteenth Dynasty, 1500 years be fore Christ. The cats that died were buried in countless numbers, in pits near the temple, having first been embalmed, and then converted into mummies. A few years ago these cats were excavated, many tons of the embalmed cats were broken up, and shipped to Alexandria and to Liverpool, and were ground up for manure. One cargo alone was cal culated to contain 80,000 cats. The domesticated cat was venerated to an absnrb extent, Herodotus, recounts the fact that when a cat died a nat ural death in a house, everyone shav ed his eye-brows. Sequachee, Tenn., Jan. 19, 1897. Dear Aunt Dolly: I have been sick ever since school was rmt but I am well now and wish the school would start again. Your friend, Bobijv Campbell. My dear Bobby: I was delighted to hear trom you but it too bad that you have been sick. I hope that you will have a chance to go to school. Now write again soon. Numerical Exigma. I am composed ot 9 letters My 7, 8, 5 is something corn grows on. My 9. 4, 3 it a measure. My G,8, 5 is to cry. Mr 1, ii, 3 is used to write with. My whole is a river in M.nne. I am composed of 13 letters. My 1, 12, 7, G represents value. My 1, 2. 4, 3, 7, 10 is to do. 10, 5, 13 is a measire of wine. Mv 8, 9, 10 is" a useful animal. My 8, 2,3, 4, 12. G is a public place. My 1, 9, 7, G is a proper name. My whole is a message. Conundrum. When is a girl most lit to be made into bread? Answer to last week. Sewing machine. In Memory of Bennie Lavan. God in bis wis torn saw proper and best to pluck this flower from earth and to plar.t it in heaven. God said, "Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.". Benuiewasa bright and aflect ionate child. Oh, how sad and lonely is our home without Bennie but we have hopes of meeting hi Hi in the bright beyond, wheie We will met to part no more, Bennie was sick only about two weeke, We know he is with Jem and his angels around the pure white throne in heaven: He has gone and left the gate ajar to weu come us as we come one by one. Heaven has more attractions hr us now than ever before, for ve have an angel there to draw us near the pearly gates of the, New Jerusalem and our time is last roll ing on. May the god rest lightly on his grave, till the trumpet of the resurrection shall sound. "Put awav the little garments That he never more will wear; For his little feet are waiting Just above the golden stair. Put away his little playthings, Wet with mother's pearly tears For he will need them on earth never, He has climbed the golden stair. Ah, we prav to meet our darling For a long, long sweet embrace,. Bye and bye we'll meet our darling And we'll meet him face to face. A Fill END', Scqunchee is for,unatP to have for guests Mr. and Mrs. It. F. Butler, of Boston, Mass. Mr. -Butler is by pro fession an artist and a member of the Boston Art Club. The last three winters they spent in Califorina. We are glad to know that they will stay here to enjoy the beauties of the spring. Mr. Butler has kindly shown us many beautiful productions of his brush and pencil, and our Mr. W. C. Hill, whose work h is kind enough to prae; proposes to put in all tlic time he can to show Mr. But'er the artistic beauties in and around Se quuehee and work with him, which, will be mutually agreeable. A. W. Crockett, propr!fu (,f ,r WLitwell and Pikeville ll.acktt M.-: and Sam Cowan, of Wiiitwell. in town Tuesday and called on tlu, Ne"ws.