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3EN W. HOOPER
For Supreme Judge
SAM C. WILLIAMS
R. W. AUSTIN
U. K. WEBB
County Court Clerk
C. 15. BAUGET1"
Circuit Court Clerk
J0E II. GAMBLE
EI) A. WALKER
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.
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.
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.
'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
Joe H, Younce.
The man worth while is the
vwj with a smile, when everything
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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
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
"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
"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
An Attempt to Produce Hu- T
man Feeling Automaticilly. X
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
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?"
"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
"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,
"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
Schreiber rose up in his bed and
"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
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
"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
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.
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W. L RUSSELL. President; M. H. GAMBLE, Vice President
JOHN M. CLARK, Cashier; J. E. ROWAN, Ass't Cashier
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
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If You Have any Blood or Skin Disease
DoNot Delay until it is too but Order
The Hot Springs Remedy
a Complete and Positive Remedy for t .
And all other Forms of Blood and Skin Diseases
Hot Springs Physicians pronounce this the Greatest Blood and Skin
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uslins, Curtain Goods
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Women's andChildren's Diseases a Specialty
Office: Mrs, Prather's residence
Telephones: Peoples 252; Bell 102
A. M. Gamble, M. D.,
Office: over George & Mitchell's
Fhouets: office 144; residence 62 J
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
For further information write, or
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J. A, McCulloch, M .D.
Physician k Surgeon,
; Front Office over George & Mitchell
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