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itt at PostofEoe at Maryville, euuii.i;i a becoaa Matter $1.00 a year 5c a copy Republican Ticket Governor 3EN W. HOOPER For Supreme Judge SAM C. WILLIAMS Congress R. W. AUSTIN Sheriff U. K. WEBB Trustee Wm. McCULLOCH County Court Clerk C. 15. BAUGET1" Circuit Court Clerk J0E II. GAMBLE Register EI) A. WALKER Announcements County School Board EUiciiy announce myself a candidate for jirai.l-er of County School Board, for the art -vision ol Blount County, composed of tm a-.d 7th and 17th (list. Your vote and uJv ira'iiestiy solicited. My election sub jeva u the will of voters in August Election. Sam G. Hinton. Keproentative 1 -am a c.Tididaie for (lie Republican ;fcewn.ii'ii t-ir Rcpi.-.eniaiive Irum Blount Cwuny in the State Legislature. I will K-twrintt your vote and your support. lUvid j. Brittain. Reprce ntative lj hereby announce myself as a candidate fex Representative of Blount County in the WW Slate Legislature, subject to the Re inll'x.in Primary to be held on August 15th. If again honored by beinrj re elected to this ijj:.f!aiit olhce will serve the people to the fteat ' my ability. record in this important office is open :mspecuon and I hope that each and awwj voter will investigate and see my au-w in regard to Temperance and Law 3oii tetnent measures. W-ar vote and in '&Mone will be appreciate!. Geo. W. Emert. Announcement 'Thm is to notify the voters of iKwanl County, that I am an inde 3'3tipiit candidate for Sheriff of Kswant County, subject to the elec Inm to ; held on Thursday, August &ih I will greatly appreciate your milt, and any a?nstar,:e you may ii)tr nic. Joe H, Younce. The man worth while is the vwj with a smile, when everything ?jsf3 wrong." Thee Mexicans are still agreed to tsfixtgree, and we suppose will be in (S.te of mind for some time to ton Sam C. Williams, deserves tis,- snpport of all who are in favor usf free and untroubled judiceary, i3S,e Kittle cry of 1910. JDsw. JtoxTiioMEUV of the Vindica Sr mjs that he don't know that he TntB anything to do with (Rye) l;-i that ho is intimately acquainted jObis brother Corn. Tilt. Independent Drttnocrats of T.vWs and West Tennessee are lin is up for Hooper, Williams etc., JI.T.-1 if East Tennessee- will only do V ; ir.it their election is assured. .'H fciii'VJLLK celebrated the 4th in ?v.t- and sane manner. A large rr.mxl was here to help us, and t;;v body seemed to enjoy them jeh;s and the absence of John .'S-;'-icjcorn was noticable. J. ax. Southern Railroad has shown Mi ? 'r.vya?ty to the Southland through 2;h it travels by refusing to offer ;m more ibeap excursion rates to fv -e?t; but hereafter will endeav i loget homeseekers to come South. Parents Devotion ffe noiictf hi a Nashville paper a father and mother walked 3I wiies to see their son who is at ft Eeform School in Nashville. TjJt'.v home was several miles above '&vpmt and they had money w8gh- to get to Harriman, and -bJi&3- irom there to the Capitol 'jFiC?,. enduring the oppressive heat, assjs berries etc. Truly the par- 2w ?e is great. Boys remember Jftwwhen you are so anxious to get yz? from the olcf home roof, that ftrr is no place like home, and no Bno -VJj-e father and mothers. We 1 1. 1 re older ana wno no lunger, -Withe "old home" to go back too, realize what this meanp, what the heart longing to again live over the Fcenes of child and young nur hood, and voices that are hushed forever; don't forget the old folfcs at home. A Warning Given Evidence of what appears to be a well organized campaign to delude farmers throughout the country into buying an alleged cure for hog cholera, under the impression that thia has been investigated and ap proved by the United States Govern ment, has reached the Department of Agriculture. Articles praising thia medicine, Benetol by name, are being sent out widespread to newspapers. These articles are so worded that it appears as if the De partment of Agriculture had receiv ed reports from the state cf Minne sota showing that the medicine had proved mot beneficial. As a mat ter of fact the one report received by the Department was an unofficial and unsolicited statement sent pre sumably from the promoters them selves. The Department attaches no importance whatsoever to this statement. It has ni reason to be lieve in the efficiency of any pro prietary cure for hog cholera and does not recommend anv. Under certain conditions it urges farmers to protect their stock with anti hog cholera serum but that is all In connection with this attempt it may be said that the medicine, which is now put forward as good for hogs, was advertised some time ago as a means of killing tuberculosa typhoid, and cancer germs, accord ing to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. At that time it was asserted that the Army was interest ed in it. As a matter of fact the Army was no more interested then than the Department of Agriculture is now. In view of ti,e evidence that the attempt to create this false impres sion is persistent and widespread, all hog owners are warned to com municate with the United States authorities before accepting as true any sta'ement that the Government recommends any treatment other than the serum already mentioned. Election Commissioners The following have been chosen as Election Commissioners for Blount County A, C. Robbins, of Mint; Jas. P. Chandler, M. II. Gamble, of Maryville. An excellent set of officers. Warns Older Girls Of "SPoninS" Perils "Spooning" is a crime against girlhood and womanhood. John J. Alexander, one of the directors, sounded this warning to 500 young women attending the older girls' conference of the Inter national Sunday School convention in the Third Presbyterian Church, Chicago. Boys who attended the older hoys' conference received a like admoni tion, even more strongly worded, to treat womanhood with respect. Miss Margaret Slattery of Boston was the speaker. Miss Slattery Drought home her maiD points to the boys by using a flowtr as an emblem of womanhood. Tearing it apart bit bit, she said: "No persoD on earth can make that flower whole and beatiful again. Be ciean. Think cleanly, Be your sister's keeper " "You must aid your young men friends by your dress, speech and manner to attain that new type of American manhood that is most needed." Mr. Alexander told the girls. "What we want to see is a kind of Manhood that stands for every thing good, especially for respect for womanhood. This ideal cannot be attained without the help of you girls- "Pass the word along to all the girls who love to 'spoon' that spoon ing is a crime against their woman hood, the most degrading thing they can do, one of the most degrading things they mav permit." 1 i 1 n 1 1 1 1 1 n 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 Music B OX An Attempt to Produce Hu- T man Feeling Automaticilly. X I By F. A. MITCHEL In a Swiss chalet looking out on Lake Ismail, directly below, uud ou Mont Blanc, in the distance, lived a musical Instrument maker. Ilia work shop was near his house, and all day he worked at making those little me chanical contrivances in which steel prongs are made to discourse melodies by means of a revolving cylinder. Gustav Schreiber gradually increased the size and scope of his instruments, constantly endeavoring to make a bet ter one than any he had yet made, and when he had done so setting out again to make a still more exact one. In this he displayed a human trait which, when kept within bounds, is a valuable one, but which uncontrolled is liable to produce bad results. Schreiber In his old age set about making a music box which was to be far more wonderful than nny he had yet produced. It was to play a dozen different melodies. Each melody was to be a gem and be rendered with a sweetness, a strength or a rapture equal to that of a human being. In order to accomplish this he must have the pieces he used played by a musician whose touch, expression in deed, all those qualities that go to make up perfection in music were of the highest order. The old man found such a one In his daughter. Hilda. She was noted far and wide for her rendering of all kinds of music, from that portraying a cascade to that descriptive of the storm wind. Schrleber kept Hilda playing for him. first trying to produce in his box deli cate airs, and, failing in this, he tried different kinds, hoping to succeed bet ter in one kind than another; but. EVE BY DAT SHE WAS OBLIGED TO PLAY FOR HIM. though he secured some remarkable re sults, still there was something in Hil da's rendition of every piece that he could not reproduce mechanically. So fretted did the girl become that at last ber power of expression deserted her and lior music. Instead of partaking of human feeling, became mechanical like the airs rendered by the box. Then the old man began to curse and swear at her, and at list, seizing her violin, brought it down on an iron lathe and broke it in pieces. Hilda fled to the house, where her sobs and cries reach ed the neighbors, one of whom, a wo man, cried out: "The devil take old Schreiber's music box! He will drive poor Hilda into bed lam." Schreiber heard the woman say, "The devil take old Schreiber's music box!" and she had scarcely spoken the words when his gate clicked and. looking out through the open door, he saw a man walking up the steep path that led to the shop with a step as light as if he had wings nt his ankles. The stranger came straight up to Schreiber and with a smile a singular mile, Schreiber thought bade him good morning and said that he would like to buy one of bis music boxes. Schreiber. making an effort to throw off his trouble, showed the man all the boxes in the shop, making each one play a tune, but none of them was good enough for the would be pur chaser. At last the latter asked about the box under process of construction, and this led to his getting the whole Story from the maker. The stranger examined the box care fully, then said: "You have an excellent mechanism here and should succeed in making what you have attempted. I am quite sure that I can do what you have fail ed to accomplish." "You! Are you a mechanic?" "I am." "Very well. Take the box and do with It what yon like. I har had enough of It" 'My dear fellow, do you suppose I would take something for nothing? That is a human business trait which is beneath me. But I'll tell you what 1 will do. I will complete your music box fur you. and when it is finished it shall belong to you." "That is very kind of you. Where will you do your work on it?" "Iliglit here, where the tools are handy." "Will you work all day?" "I shall work when the spirit moves inc. A mail cannot write poetry when be lias a toothache nor compose har monics when he is asleep. I may work in the morning or the evening or at the dead of night. It does not concern you or any one else when I work. But one thing you must remember when I i am at work I don't wish to be disturb j ed. If any one does so I shall not take : it kindly." I There was a malignant look in the stranger's eyes when he said this that ' frightened the old mechanic and made . him feel like saying a paternoster. I He promised that the man should not 1 be disturbed. Then the stranger said , he must go, and Schreiber, locking the door of his shop, gave him the key. and he went down the declivity as lightly as be had come up. Schreiber called to him, asking when he would come again, but the only reply was a faint echo, "Come again?" "That's singular," remarked Schrei ber to himself. "I've lived here man and boy sixty years, and that's the first echo I ever heard. There are no hills nearer than the other side of the lake to send it back." A week passed and nothing was heard or seen of the stranger. There was only one key to the shop, and Schreiber could not get Into it with out breaking down the door. But he had no desire to go there; he had wearied of trying to produce human harmonies on a mechanical contriv ance. One night there came from the shop sounds of music, not of a violin or a flute or any instrument that requires a human touch, but a music box. Yet there was nothing mechanical about it. Indeed, it was full of feeling. It was low and sweet, a lullaby. At times it would rise in a plaintive crescendo, then gradually sink, softly, as it had risen. Schreiber rose up in his bed and listened. "Father," came a voice at his door, "do you hear the music? Isn't it de licious?" Schreiber saw something white and knew it was Hilda in her nightgown. "Yes; the stranger must have been working on the music box and is trying It. I wonder how he has done it." "Let us go out to the shop and see." "No, no, my child; he distinctly said that he must not be Interrupted. Go to bed." The music ceased and Hilda went back to her room. Then suddenly came a burst of melody entirely unlike what had gone before. It seemed as if It were Intended to Incite men to deeds of glory. There was a fierceness in it that the Schreibers had never heard before. It seemed as if an army were about to march to its death, dealing death In dying. Hilda ran into her father's room and to his bed. where she remained locked in his arms, the two trembling as If they were about to be slaughtered between opposing hosts. The music ceased nnd all was still for some time, when it recommenced. This time it was a dirge, sad, regret ful, the wail of a broken heart. The girl clung to her father till it ceased, when she broke into a hysterical sob bing such as she had given way to when her father had broken her violin. One more piece came In this noc turnal concert, a piece that made the old man wonder how it could be pro duced on so circumscribed an instru ment. ' At first a faint, low muttering was heard, then a gradually increasing roar, then shrieks mingled with deaf ening thunder. "It Is the storm wind," said Schrleber, holding his daughter closely to him. The sounds increased musical sounds interpreting a tempest until it seemed that all the devils in hell had been let loose. The commotion ended with one vivid flash of real lightning and & crash of actual thunder. Then all was again still as the grave. "Something tells me that the climax has- been reached," said Schreiber to Hilda. "Neither human nor divine power could go further. We shall hear no more. Go back to bed." , Hilda, trembling, went to her room, but in a few moments called: "Father, the shop is afire. Come to my room. You can see it through the window." The old man ran as hastily as his trembling legs would carry him and saw his shop shooting forth flames. There was a lurid glare in it that he had never seen in a fire before. Every tongue of flame hissed like that of a serpent, and a sulphurous odor came in through the open window. For more than an hour the old man and his daughter watched the burning. As it died down there were fitful flash es, like temporary recoveries from some dying beast. At last all was still, and father and daughter went back to bed. There are various explanations given of the matter by those living near Gustav Schreiber. Some say that the bolt that occasioned the loss of his shop was sent from heaven to punish him for trying to produce human feel ing on an automatic instrument, others that he had worked long enough and he would never Wive stopped had not his shop been burned. There are also those who blame his neighbor for say ing. "The devil take old Schrieber's music box." averring that Satan took her at her word. BANK OF CAPITAL $50,0 0 0.00 Undivided Mis $18,240 OFFICERS W. L RUSSELL. President; M. H. GAMBLE, Vice President JOHN M. CLARK, Cashier; J. E. ROWAN, Ass't Cashier DIRECTORS M. II. Gamble; J. M.Clark; W. M. Caldwell; W. L. Russell: J. N. Badgett; C. T. Catee, Jr.; T. F. Cooper; E. M.Huffstetler S. L. Davis; C. T. Cates. Sr.; R. G. Montgomery Attention We buy and sell town and farm property. If you want to buy or sell a house and lot or a farm, see us. McNutt & Broyles. Insurance and Real Estate We want to sell your farms, town property, and lots. See us also for Fire, Life and all kinds of Insurance in the very beet Companies in the United States. W. P. Barnhill is with us for farm Ins., in the "old reliable Continental". Jas. and D. R. Goddard When Your Blood is Right, Your Whole System is Right. If You Have any Blood or Skin Disease DoNot Delay until it is too but Order TO-DAY The Hot Springs Remedy a Complete and Positive Remedy for t . SYPHILIS ECZEMA ERYSIPELAS ACNE MALARIA RHEUMATISM And all other Forms of Blood and Skin Diseases Hot Springs Physicians pronounce this the Greatest Blood and Skin Remedy ever placed on the Market. Full Course Treatment Three Bottles, $12.50 Single Bottle $5.00 We Prepare a Remedy for Every Disease Write us your Troubles: All Correspondence Strictly Private Hot Springs Medicine Co. 827 1-2 Central Ave. Hot Springs, A rkansas South Side Store White Dress Goods Ginghams, Linens uslins, Curtain Goods Domestics, Notions Pea Berry Coffee Fancy Rice Lipton Tea Canned Goods Staples full line F. R. BABCOCK & CO SEAJVLEy STH.EET PROFESSIONAL CARDS Dr. Mary L. Hazlett Physician Women's andChildren's Diseases a Specialty Office: Mrs, Prather's residence Indiana Avenue Telephones: Peoples 252; Bell 102 A. M. Gamble, M. D., Office: over George & Mitchell's Drug Store Fhouets: office 144; residence 62 J BLOUNT COUNTY Dogwood We will pay Eight Dol lars per cord of 128 cubic feet of dogwood delivered at our plant near Southern Depot. Directions for Cutting 1 Timber must be 5 inches in di 4 a meter at small end. 2 It must be straight; should be cut where it is crooked. 3 The length of timber is no diffi culty, but must not be shorter than 3 feet. 4 As clear of knots as possible; two pr three knots will not cull it. 5 Sticks with red heart must have 2 incheB of sound white wood around. For further information write, or call on Randolph & Sandidge Maryville, Tenn. J. A, McCulloch, M .D. Physician k Surgeon, ; Front Office over George & Mitchell Drug Store. Both.Phones, Office 98, Ret enee 86.