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THURSDAY, JAN. 8, 1885.
Rev. Donald McDonald
Monday In Knoxville.
H. L. W. Hackney, Frlendsvllle,
spent Monday in town.
Miss Carrie Ellis was shopping in
Knoxville last Friday.
James Farmer paid the Times
office a visit Saturday.
Some of our merchants seem to
be quite busy Taking stock.
J. M. Greer, Knoxville, came over
Saturday to visit home folks.
The Quarterly Court brought a
large body of people to town.
Cow feed for sale at Walker's
Mr. W A. Coulter was in town
Saturday driving a fine span of
Rev. Mr. Ruble begins a protract
meeting at Union Grove next Sat
The Anchor Wollen Mills arc
now running with a full force of
Union Grove had a Christmas
Tree which gave satisfaction to the
Rev. J, A, Ruble will preach at
the M. E. Church Sunday next at
6:80 P. M.
There is quite a strong feeling in
the county against the saloon in
Miss Lizzie Knox, Knoxville, is
visiting Miss Nellie Lord in West
Miss Aminta Duncan, Cloyd's
Creek, came up last Monday and
J. B. Lane and wife are rejoicing
in the birth of two fine boys; weight
10 and 10g pounds.
Only three more weeks in which
to get a book free. Stir around
and raise the money.
Miss Belle Carnes, Knoxville, is
visiting her grand-mother, Mrs. R.
McKenzie, on Depot Street.
Our correspondents All speak well
of the Times. All think Maryville
ought to be proud of her paper.
The week of prayer is being ob
served by the students at the Col
lege and by some of the churches.
Chief Marshall, R. A. Biewer,
left last Tuesday for Smoky moun
tains on some "'very important"
The Grand Army meets next
Monday evening at Lowe's Hall.
There will doubtless be a number
The M. E. Sunday School re-elected
the officers of the last year, and
continued the teachers with the
Jas. E. Scott, Esq., Mail Agent of
Warm Springs and Jellico route,
paid our sanctum a substantial vis
it Monday. Call again Mr. Scott.
Miss Sophia Ellis, Urbana, O.,
who has been spending the Christ
mas holidays with her sister, Mrs.
O. N. Gibbons, returned home last
In civine a list of officers last
week elected by the G. A. R., we
" said Peter Rule was elected officer
of the day: we were wrone.it was
A. M. Rule.
Mrs. Abbey Conn, an aged and
respected lady of Cloyd's Creek,
came up last Monday and will pass
the winter in town visiting friends
We now want the subscription
nrice to the Times paid. It is to be
hoped that no one will be back'
ward. Do not rest till you have t
receipt for your paper.
Rev. P. B Sparrow, Presiding
Elder of the M. E. Church, preached
a very interesting sermon last Sun
day night in New Providence
Church to a large and attentive
Sumner S, Kirk, of whose death
we gave notice last week, died of
typhoid fever;' his illness lasted
tin davs. He was buried in
Washington City; he was about 30
Vhl Evans and daughter, of
Tuscola, VSsL have Arrived in Mary
yille. Miss Evans will remain here
and engage In the millinery trade
-ith Mr. L. E. Smith. Mrs. Evans
T i ii I
returned home Monday.
Miss Birdie Smith, daughter of
Mrs.1j. E. Smith, met with a serious
ing a game of ball among her school
matos she was struck across the
forehead with a ball bat. Dr. Ar
beely dressed the wound.
A musical and literary entertain
ment was held at the New Provi
dence Church last wek for the ben
efit of the organ fund. Representa
tive readings from a dozen lan
guages were the principle features.
Another entertainmeut is soon to
The many friends of Mr. William
Burton will be greived to learn of
his demise, which occured last
Thursday at his residence near
Ebenezer, Knox County. Mr. Bur
ton was a resident of this County
for many years, and was the father
of Mr. William Burton of this place.
Mr. G. A. Howe and family, Vicks
burg, Miss., have located in our
community and will make Mary
ville their future home. Mr. Howe
comes in our midst highly recom
mended as a gentleman, Worthy of
our respect. It stands our citizens
in hand to extend a cordial hand
to them and make them feel that
they are one of us.
The County Court appointed a
committee on Pike Roads. That
looks favorable to some action in
building a pike or two next year.
There is no one tldng that would
create a boom in the county of
Blount so much as the bulding of a
few pikes. It would be worth
thousands of dollars to the farmers
of the county. These pikes can be
built gradually so that there need
be no hardships produced.
The two horses of Dr. Stanley
were left standing in front of a fur
niture store Monday, hitched to a
wagon, containing a partial load of
new furniture. Making the best of
the good opportunity, the horses
started east on Main street with the
wagon and furniture following at
break-neck speed. The furniture
was distributed along the road for
some distance, and a pair of the
wagon wheels were tossed gently
to the sidewalk at different inter
vals, but the horses stopped not to
gather up the fragments.
The Annual Exercises of the
Alpha Sigma LiterarySociety were
listened to by a large and appreci
ative audience. Teis performance
close the list of the Annual Exer
cises of the Societies for the Colleg
iate yean '84 '85. The performan
ces of all three were good, and the
last was not below the average.
The same Thespian Band was pres
ent and furnished, in the same
manner as at other exhibitions of
the same character, the(same)mu
sic. The orations were of the first
order in thought and delivery.
The comic declamation was well
prepared and was received in a like
manner. The Drama, Scenes from
uther's Life, gave variety and
spice to the programme.
Quite a social event occurred at
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Kizer, Rockford, last Wednesday
the 31stult It wa3 the marriage of
Mr. William Russell, of Knox Co.,
Co., to Miss Nellie Wright, young
est daughter of late D. S. and N. J.
Wright, in the presence of the im
mediate friends of the contracting
parties. The ceremony was per
fromed at 3 o'clock P. M. in a very
impressive manner by the Rov,
Donald McDonald of this place
The attendants were: Mr. Chns. T.
Cates, Jr., and Miss Jennie Kizer;
Mr. Chas. Budget and Miss Ida
Walker. After the bride and
groom had received many congrat
ulations, all were invsted to the
spacious dining hall, where they
enjoyed a sumptuous dinner. The
presents were many and costly.
At night the "light fantastic toe '
was tripped to the sweet strains of
music, and when the sun had run
more than half his successive mid
night journey, proud Morpheus
smiled upon them and welcomed
them to his refreshing, shadowy
lands. We extend to Mr. and Mrs.
Russell hearty congratulations and
best wishes for a life of happiness
Any person wishing to subscribe
for any newspaper or periodical
will do well to call on the under
signed, who will get them any pa
per or periodical, no matter where
published, and at greatly reduced
r.tes on nearly all. Agent for The
Century Co, Harpers, Leslies, N,
Y. Tribune, Cincinnati Times, N.
Y. World, N. Y. Sun, Knoxville
Chronicle, etc, etc. Also Special
Agent for the Maryville Times and
Knoxville Morning Journal.
Jonx T. Axdkrsox.
P. O. Box 29. Maryville, Tenn,
Office nt Geo. Allen Brown's Furni
ture Store, Main Street, Maryville,
The Natural Doctor, will be at the
Wayland House in Maryville on
every Saturday for consultation.
Go and see him.
Hembree -Frazier. Dec. 18, at
the residence of the bride's father,
in Akron, Harrison Co., Mo., by the
Rev. D. W. Reur.the Rev. Chas. C.
Hembree and Miss Rosa Frazier.
Mr. Hembree is a graduate of Ma
ryville College, class '77, and is well
known throughout East Tennessee.
A Donation Party.
To-day the kind people of Mary
ville made two hearts glad by send
ing them many nice and valuable
presents. These presents, being
such as were needed, are expres
sions of appreciation which will not
be forgotten by the grateful recipi
ents. There are numerous gifts we
will not specify. It is a pleasure to
live amoug such kind people who
so readily administer to the wants
of those who serve them. We here
in express gratitude to all donors,
Mb, and Mrs. Pbateb.
Mr. G. A. Howe has purchased
several acres of ground from Julius
Miller, and will proceed to erect
himself a comfortable residence.
Mr. John T. Anderson has open
ed a newspaper and news stand at
Geo. A. Brown's furniture store.
Jno. M. Currier was called to Ki
zes's, in this county, yesterday, to
make ah inventory of a stock of
goods levied on by the sheriff.
Miss Ella H. Evans, Dress-maker,
late of Tuscola, 111., now located
with Mrs. L. E. Smith, Maryville,
is prepared to do oil kinds of work
in the dress-making line at reason
able rates. Cutting and fitting and
patterns a specialty at following
rates: Basques, .50 cts.; Basque and
Sleeve pattern, .25 cts.; Over-dress,
Suits cut and planned ready to
make, $1.50. Miss Evans brings
atest designs for all kinds of suits,
and with her long experience guar
antees satisfaction to all. 2-2t
Chairman made his annual re
port Received Reports of Exam-
ing Committee and Superintendent
of Public Instruction.
Jurors appointed to attend the
next Term of Circuit Court, vis.:
1st District M. A. Huffstettler.
2 Jno. N. McNabb.
3 Thos. Boreu.
4 Wm. L. Jones.
5 J. C. Stanfield.
6 S. W. Mclnturff.
7 E. A. Carpenter.
8 W. H. Whitehead-.
9 C. G. Ambrister.
10 1. W. Kirby.
11 R Lebow, Jno, Chandler.
12 A. K. Kinnamon, John Mc-
18 S. C. Flannagan, S. G. Henry.
14 W. E. Coulter, John M. Wa
16 Jonas Jenkins, J. W. Cam
16 D. B. Lawson, H. H. Shields,
17 D. L. Smith, K. D. Anderson.
18 A J. Waters.
Seventy-five dollars was appro'
priated to build a bridge across
Nine Mile Creek, at Wells' Mills.
One hundred dollars was appro
priated toward building a bridge
across Crooked Creek at Alfred
The voting place in the 5th Dis
trict was ehanzed from Brickell's
tanyard to Miser's Station.
On motion Capt. W. Y. C. Han
num and A. J. Neffwere appointed
a Committee, in conjunction with
the Chairman. S. L. Greer, as a
Made Chairman's salary $250.
Salary of Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction was fixed at $150.
1st District W. R. Best.
2-J. N. McNabb. -8
J. H. Rasor.
4 -J. F. Bcals.
5 T. N. Smith.
6 J. T. Kinnick.
7 Daniel Rasor.
8 T. F. Wallace.
9 N. B. Ellis.
10 I. W. Kirby.
11 R Lebow.
12 J. M. Goddard.
13 John Dunlap.
14 Jas. Davis.
15 J. N. Cameron.
16 D. B. Lawson.
18 Wm. Walker.
Rate of taxation on the $100 for
1885: Railrmd $1.00; poll, $1.00.
Schwl- .29 cts.; poll, f 15, Coun
ty .30 cts. ; special, 10 cts. Road
Tax, 8 cts.
Appropriations mads and allow
ed. Jno. B. Brickell appointed Ad
ministrator of the estate of D. Bal
The reports of the Jury of View,
heretofore appointed in the 5th and
11th Districts, received and con
Overseers of the various roads
1st District M. A. Huffstettler.
v 2--J. A. Hair.
3 A. H. Crumley.
4-J. V. Griffltts.
G. H. Miser.
9 W. Y. C. Hannum.
12 J. N. Morton.
13 J. W. Duggan.
14 Jno. M. Waters.
15 C. A. Caughron.
10 C. A. Gregory.
. 47 Samuel McMurray.
' 18 T. J. P. Waters.
8. L. Greer was re-elected Chair
man; .T. T. Kinnick, elected Vice
Chairman ; A. M. Gamble re-el ct
ed Superintendent of Public In
struction; Jas. P. Hackney elected
Cproucr and Chas. T. Cates, Jr, No
The County Court, at the Janu
ary Term, appointed Turnpike
Commissioners under the Act of the
Legislature, approved Maj!h 27th,
1883. The object of this appoint
ment was to encourage public
spirited individuals in the County
to subscribe stock for the building
of free turnpikes in the County,
knowing that their subscriptions
would be placed in competent
hands and carefully used by sworn
officers of the County the Court
not feeling that they were warrant
ed, under existing circumstances,
to levy a turnpike tax.
The Board of Commissioners are,
L. Greer, Esq., Chairman of the
Court and ex officio Chairman of
the Board, W. Y. C. Hannum and
J. Neff. Said Board will organ
xe within ten days and elect one
of the last two named gentlemen
Secretary of the Board and Super
visor of the work to be done bv
them, take the prescribed oath,
give the required bond, and enter
upon the duties ot their offices.
Now, how many neighborhoods
will start subscriptions for the pur
pose of building H, or 1 mile of
turnpike upon any certain road, be
ginning at a given point and ending
at a certain point, the work to be
done under the supervision of our
To encourage these efforts the
writer proposes to give $50.00 to
that community in the County that
secures the largest subscribed bona
fide stock to build any given length
of turnpike on any designated road,
by the 1st. day of March, 1885.
Realizing the importance of good
roads to any community, and es
pecially to the agricultural, miner
al and commercial interests of this
County, I shall ever work for mac
adamlzed roads in our grand old
County. W. H. Henry.
Jan. 7, 1885.
Christmas is over. We
Christmas Tree at Woods'
house and would have had
time but whiskey controlled a por
tion or the crowd, and you can
judge the conduct of the crowd
think it was the most ill-behaved
crowd I have met since the war.
Dr. Finley Robins took to him
self a rib on Christmas day. I hope
it will be a happy day's work for
I saw a dewberry briar a swing
ing to L. Bird's arm Christmas
G.N.Caldwell is doing a lively
business for W. A. Lane, of Brick
Mill. Hufrstetller and crye are
putting up a fine store room for W
A. Lane 50 feet long.
Wm. Montgomery is preparing to
build a fine barn.
Samuel McCameron has about
completed his fine dwelling, on Ba
Everything is going on tolerable
lively, considering the bad weather.
Dr. Thomas Ward has moved in
to our midst, and the washer
woman is on hand again; look out
lor clean clothes.
Henry McTeer received a fine
plug hat on the Christmas Tree
I am glad that our County can
ii:o;u ucu m jouu ouiks tutu ...o
us such a good paper as the Times
Thanks to Mr. Neff for his kindness.
Robert Armstrong, an aged citi
zen of this community, tiled last
The wife of Samuel McCammon
died on last Friday.
Dec. 29, 1884.
Warren County, Ind
I received on Christmas day a
copy of your valuable paper, the
Maryville Times, for Dec. 18. I
consider it a very valuable Christ
mas gift, for which please accept
thanks. Through the politeness of
Geo. Neff I received a copy of the
Times some time aco. I am al
ways glad to get such favors, es
pecially when they come from Ten
nessee, the land of my birth. My
parents were born und raised in
Knox County, Tennessee, and resi
ded there until I was in my third
year, when they emigrated to In
diana. I have always had a great
desire to ro and see my native
and, and that desire becomes
greater each year as people from
the North u there and send baek
such favorable reports.
I have listened to my parents tell
of the fine climate, good water and
splendid fruits that they used to
enjoy in Tennessee. Quite a num
ber of my relations still live in Knox
and adjoining counties.
We have had a very fine fall in
this county, but for the last three
weeks we have had winter. Snow
from 10 to 15 inches deep, and the
mercury ranging from zero down
to 16 below.
Health generally good.
Crops were better this year than
for the last three or four years.
Prices of ail kinds of farm prod
ucts have depreciated so much that
times are very hard. With many
thanks for your kindness,
I am respectfully yours,
The gentleman who writes the
above Is a cousin of W. C. Chumiea,
Clerk of Circuit Court. Though
near relatives, time and distance
had made them entire strangers.
Luckily, through the medium of
the Times, an old and distinguished
family is able to re-unite their lost
members and exchange the ex
perience of years.
Now for a few dots from this
J. H. Farr doing a lively business
n his store.
D. A. has commenced a school at
Murphyville, with 25 pupils; Mr.
Giffin bids fair to make one of our
I will now proceed to give a few
more Items on the no fence lnw. I
notice your correspondent from
Missouri give me a few rubs in
your Christmas number, so I sup
pose it is my time next. He says
he has been trying (hat law in his
State and does not like it. Was
there ever a law that everybody
liked? I have talked with many
that like it that have tried it. Now
I think that an allwise Creator has
made our country equally as good
as any other. While we do admit
that the Western States far excels
ours in rich productive soils, it is
made up to us in good timber In
abundance, good water, short and
mild winters. Well, if we are com
pelled to keep ndles of fences
around the outside of our farms, as
we have been doing, another half
century our fine timbers will all be
destroyed; and as our timber lands
are cleared our water courses dry
up, our winters get longer and cold
er, wind storms more frequent and
severe,and I believe it is a given up
fact that drouths are more com
mon where there is no timber I
ask is it not wise and prudent that
we should save our timber ? We
ought to have begun sooner; and
beside all this we would save a vast
amount of hard labor, making,haul
ing, building up rails. Where our
fence corners grows briars and
filthy weeds we could cultivate and
raise grain; and more, we would
improve our stock much faster.
Those who pay large sums of
money for the best breeds of stock
are defeated in keeping up their
stock to a high grade. We have
been attempting to grade our stock
up in this vicinity, and we grade
down just about as fast as we
trade up. Now, if I am wrong I
hope some of your correspondents
will convince me, and then I will
say no more on this subject.
The holidays are almost gone.
A protracted meeting is progress
ing at Prospect church.
Our friend, J. N. Walker, who was
so badly torn up in the mill, is im
proving slowly. It is hoped that
he will recover.
James A. McTeer has been quite
111 for sometime. He is improving
In olden times thrc was a prodi
gal son who lei'i hi father and wan
dered into a fur country, lie re
turned and was welcomed. A fat
ted calf was killed, und there was
dancing and making merry. So
our friend, H. J. Jeffries, returned
from Iowa a few days ago, but no
calf was killed ut this end of the
line. The girls may look out for
him, for he came back us single as
Gibson still mourns.
On The Wing.
Pampa, Whitman Co,
Be a dees Op Times:
Through th kindness of your ed
itors I give you a brief description
of my trip West, also a general des
cription of the country.
Left Maryville 1st day of March,
1881; bought tickets lit Knoxville
to San Francisco 3rd class, 02.90.
LeftKuoxvilie2:40P. M., and ar
rived at Memphis next day at 12 M.
West of Memphis not much could
be seen but a flood of water and
tops of trees. Took the steamer at
5 P. M., went about 80 miles down
the Mississippi and about SO miles
up the St. Florence River to Madi
son which is only 40 miles from
Memphis by R. R. almost entire
track being covered with water.
Took the train nt 9 A. M., passed
through Little Rocu, arrived at Tex
arkana 7:15 P. M. Saturday the 3rd.
Left Texarkana 9 A. M. on the 4th.
Split the big state in two the long
way 868 miles by the schedule.
Arrived at Elpaso 4 A. M. on the 6.
Southwestern Texas presents a
very dry appearance und is unset
tled. Animal curiosities, antelope
and prairie dogs. Near Colorada
City, Texas, wo narrowly escaped
a serious accident. Passing an un
locked side-switch, the switch be
come misplaced, let the two hinder
most cars off and turned them
upon their sides. The two over
turned cars contained about
25 persons, some women and child
ren. Our car did not run off. At
Elpaso we saw the first Adobe
houses. These are made of e rth
and straw, or grass worked into a
mortar and cut as bricks and sun
dried. Of these are made waits.
ryofs and all don't need to turn
much rain. Often saw them
through Niv Mexico and Arlzora.
Since the completion of the R. R.
many neat villages have sprung up
all along the line from Elpaso to
Frisco, prominent among which
are Deming in New Mexico, Benson
and Tuckson in Arizona and many
others In California. Los Angolos
is a beautiful city of about 20,000 in
habitants, about 17 miles from the
Pacific ocean. Here, the 8th day
of March, were oranges on the trees,
some ripe and some green and blos
soms for new ones. Between Ixs
Angelos and Frisco is some fine
country; but along the R. R. Its
greater part is dry and mountain
ous, in many places irrigation is
necessary to successful farming.
Reached San Francisco on the 11th
at 10 A. M. Of course it wouldn't
be expected that I describe a city;
but suffice to say it Is a big one.
about 2;j0,000 inhabitants; stayed
there three days, visited the Cliff
House on the seashore. It present
ed a grand view of the ocean and a
large cliff several hundred feet from
the shore. Hundreds of sea lions
were climbing these rocks and
tumbling off into the water, and
continuously putting up their piti
ful howl. -Many other attractions
too tedious to mention. Bought
tickets to Portland, second class
$10.00, boarded the steam ship Wed
nesday Htn, at io a. ai., anu soon
I - . 1 f 1 1 1 A
was out ol sigiu oi lanu. in snon,
was sick, sicker, sickest, and for 36
hours was very sick. On the ocean
three days and two nights . In the
mouth of the Columbia river is a
sand bar which can be crossed with
safetv only during high tide. We
floated outside the bar about an
hour and and a half waiting for the
tide. On the bar could be seen part
of the Great Republic which was
wrecked in 1878; think John A. Mc
Reynolds went out on this ship only
a few trips before it was wrecked.
We crossed the bar just at sun
down; stopped at Astoria, then
pulled out for Portland at 4 o'clock,
A. M, the 17th; didn't see much of
the city, but P ranks prominent
among the leading commercial
cities in the United States. Bought
ttckets to Walla Walla, AY. T- Tot
$13.60. No reduced rates on these
roads. Reached Walla Walla
about 9:30 P. M. on the 17th.
I H. T. CLKb3hS
accident on Monday. V hue wawn