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Watches, locks, E!cjtnct 1 i 1 4 Auto Repairing. Stor$t S;piitt. General Repair Work. Cowjf tad United State Tirtt. Tf 1XPMO.N5 If. uurrfcl 4jr SEE 4 WILL HARRISON FJR CHAIRS He sells chairs made In Benton, Vctattia 1 Cectoo, Ten&, Thursday, February 1, 1917 Number 49 F. L STEPHENS Up-To-Date Barber Shop I take pleasure in announcing that t now have one of the most up-to-date and sanitary shops" in the state and am prepared to serve the public in a r atisfactory. manner. Especial attention given to children's hair cuts. Shave - - 10c Hair Cut - 25c Child's Hair Cut - 2Sc F. L. STEPHENS CknM navf A avS aa Local and Personal News , Mrs. J. Harry Swan and son, J. II., were in Cleveland Saturday. Norton, the youngest son of J. M. Lewis, is on the sick list this week. ; , Mis. Margaret Ricks and Ella ..; Porter Tilley, were in Cleveland Saturday. -v. - , W. S Humphry txvtltUczi ; iLe Job ILvbtsott Residence 'Sat tirday to the old Clemmer home- stead. V- r f John Gilbert of Ocoee, has be come a member of the News farni ly, having passed over the 'kale" to the editor last Saturday. i The Ducktown Republican is autorlty for the statement that J M. Center & Son have sold out their business at Ducktown and will retire from business. " ' Amos Fogleman, of near Benton Station, was numbered among the sick last week and this. His fath er, Rev. Fogleman, has been suf fering with rheumatism also. Harry Hicks, who has been liv ing near Parksville, removed his family to this city Friday of last week and occupies the new cottage on Ocoee river pike recently erect ed by Rogers brothers. Joe White, who recently re turned from West Carrolltotf, Ohio, has moved iuto the A. S. Green cottage on the creek, vacated a few weeks o by Mark Jones, the Singer sewing machine agent. " On . Tuesday of last week, at London, mine, near Ducktown, , Jim Henry Slmonds was instantly kilted sod Isaac and Martin Si "tobttds jrere dangerously injured by the rremature explosion of nineteen shots of dynamite. Mrs. Laura Lanning, . of near Cedartown, Ga., is visiting friends in and f5o$ Benton. Mrs. Lan ning s a native of Polk county. Her maiden v - ttene ; was Cox and she will be remembered-y many who knew hat in bet girlhood days. '. ' "v,' - B. A. Claak, of Preddergast, IL 1, was a business visitor to Benton Saturday.". Mr. Clark informed the News that his brother John, who is a member of fen Athens company, on the border, .has 'been in the hospital since January ; r, having been seriously injured by" a horse.-fc It seems that he was : .in, a. race and felt from his horse, th animal's foot striking him. ' 4 Rama DhI r v a-v nx J. Harry Swan, Jr. , has returned from Nashville. County Court Clerk J. H. Ceo ter was in Cleveland the latter part of last week. Mr. ana Mrs. Muourr ivewts o Athens, were in Benson last Sat urdayind Sunday. : . U?.fco?$ nJ njfir son. H. M. J:, Mr. J. Walter Hutch ins and Iter daughter, Edith, were in Cleveland Saturday. Miss -'Bessie Lewis, who has been at the bedside of her -sister, Mrs. Emma True, of Prendergast, R. 1, has returned home. Miss Vernfe Lewis, who has been spending some time with her sister, Mrs. Maggie Bishop at Cal houn, has returned to Benton. Dent True of Prendergast, R 1, was here Saturday and reported that Mrs. True, who has been ill! for some time, is doing nicely. The mail contract from Benton to Benton Station changed hands! today Alfred Stinnett retiring and! Geo. Bishop taking charge of the! route again. W. N. Morgan, truant officer, who lives at Ser villa, was a caller! at the News office Monday. He informed us that since the trial of a patron at Ducktown for not send ing his children to school, the at tendance had increased consider able. C. M. Copeland, one of Polk's popular andprosperous farmers, who operates a rattling good farm near Benton, handed the editor dollar bH Monday tor a year s subscription to the News. Mr. Copeland is one of our best citi zens, and wmie ne nas never mar ried, he is npt yet too old. The Ducktown Republican says: Last Friday about 12:30 p. m. while Joha'Xocher and John Dyke were unloading electric light oles at Mcpherson, Locher wasiu Some manner struck by one, of, them,; in the bacJf.tUe head, crushing the skuu. r: AU ,iorce ot me oiow knocked him to the ground and the frontal bone was also crushed. The injured man was taken to the CoppeY fnU bospi tal and although atfirVtr was thought there was no chance of " recovery, ' he .was reported as doing nicely, 'with a fair chance of getting well at last account . He Is the son of John Ic1ie, W. ; of Mascfrt. ALL GOODS SOLD FOR CA SH Oft BARTER SEE MY PRiCES 11 1 1 ilo 0 Ik BEFORE BUYING. Ik3 TD pargamms BREAD .-.-t: 6c CANNED APPLES, 3 cans for 25c Strictly Cash or Barter NO GOODS SOLD ON CREDIT $1.00 a Bushel, In Trade, for SHELLED CORN I always keep Fresh Meats, Canned Goods and a full line of Groceries, and I appreciate your patronage. R. W. Yours For The Asking. The News office has & bunch 'of 1917 almanacs sent by" a patent medicine concern which-will glad iy be -given out to the public, as they occupy spice that couldoth crwisc'te 'ptotuily used."" ': '?'"' ana woma no aougt oe useiui to the average household s a refer ence book. ' It r dl tell you whether to plant your potatoes in the moon or in the ground ; whether to, .set your hen in the mOrning oij in a nest ; whether to cut your pigs tail off l when the 6ign is rightl or leave it for ttfe butcher to .sell to some customer for 25 cents; when your j dog bark's, whether he has treed a 'possum or a bill collector; wheth er it ts proper to kflrBook and picture agents during, the closed game season ; whether it is more proper for a young, lady, when proposed to, to. say in a cream chocolate voice, "This is so sud den," or grab the man and say,. Betcher life;" whether you will get more real enjoyment out of a good, fat bank account than a game of poker, and hundreds of other things worth knowing. Don't be bashful ; just come and ask for one, and you could do no better than at the same time, to subscribe for the best local paper in Polk county. Subscribe for the '"News' today. J. T. Shinlever of Etowah, is in town doing some tin work for A. E. Love and Chas, . Tayjor. ; Rogers .Brothers are having a number of houses 'finished ' in the Clemmer addition, of RogersvlUe. These houses .are for rejitv.. v J. B. Lea moved Monday 'from the bouse on the plac o&Ji; B. C. Witt, into the house of Uncle Henry rubh near Benton Station. Wesley Womble of turttetown, who has been in High scho here, has gone home and will 'fiot re turn for the remainder of the term. - ' , . Deoutv Sherifi IT. D Rn(Mfutia m - r(. ' ' , Tjr " returned from Boo, Gt., vbereU has beta atteruling the bedside of his mother, who has been quite Sick for sometime. Mr. Bonds reports that bis mother'iCnditiqn was not Improved avkch Jiecc. turned. CLEMMER (Alfred's Mathematical Mare After all, any horse is a prob- ' lem. -and to "find out what you want to k. know '":about him you must, figure., 1 y; t. . ' , Alfred Stinnett, our efficient and geiiial '. inafl ' carrier, Bad' spring wagon. The reason she is known as a "mathematical" mare is because it takes a great deal o( figuring to find out just what she has on her mind. But figures don't lie and the re sult of the figuring Friday, when a crowd was attracted to the scene of action on the square, was that said mare could travel backwards much more rapidly than forwards, ' and, in defiance of all laws of nature, that was the only way "Betsy Ann" would travel. So, when Mr. Stinnett desires to go west, he merely heads the mare x I !f 1 ' r .... ea.M, ana n nis tancy dictates a northern route he heads her south, . or in any opposite direction to that in which he desires to travel. Just what speed she will be able to at' tain has not been definafely ascer tained, but It is thought that a speedometer, properly placed, will effectually settle this question. , Aside from being Very unique. in a way. tViIc ''tmiliiii)Un mare is a money saver, inasmuch as it will never be necessary for Mr. Stinnett, to buy a blind briddle for her. MrsvJeorge Snamblin, who has been sick, is Improving. ' - Uncle Frank Rymer is slowly recovering from a WUious attack. John A. Harbison has accepted a position as salesman in the store of George Williams. ' Miss Sis Hildebrjnd, who has seriously sick for some time, is re- porrea to rx very tow. ;Mrs. Utile Harrison has been sfrk lor cam davc. Knf ' dm T' -r-J - glatl to say is somewhat improved at this tme. '1 . Our old friend, B. P. Rollins, is seen oq Jfae streets again after having been confined to his room for. some time. On account of, the- advance fq the lrlce of leather, ft jt necessary for me to advance on bit prices for work. J. B. Lea, the shoe man.