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Social Calendar.
Mid week prayer meeting at
the Presbyterian church on
Wednescay nights. You are
invited to come.
Sunday school at both the
Pres.by torian and Baptist church
es every Sunday morning. You
are welcome and your presence
will be appreciated at either
Rev. Tup. M. Hicks will fill
his regular appointment here
text Sunday morning and at the
new church at Taylors Sunday
evening. Come, and bring an
other with you.
Christian Endeavor society
meets at the Presbyterian
enure h Sunday nights. Inter
esting topics are, discussed; and
you are requested to come.
Ernest Orr of Ocoee was in
town first of the week.
G. T. Hood of Wetmore was
here first of the week.
The Christian Endeavor was
Conducted last Sunday night by
Prank Harrison.
Born to Mr, and Mrs. J. H.
Taylor, last Friday night a girl.
Both mother and child are doing
nicely.' Herschel is wearing a
bright smile.
As we go to press Wednes
, day circuit court" is stiUinses-
sion, with Judge Brown on the
' bench and Atty. Gen. Peace
representing the State.
If ycu expect to build, or have
any carpenter work done see
Cavett & Smith, contractors and
Chas. B. Witt has accepted a
position as teacher of the Mc
Farland school, and John Prince
Is teaching at Hickey school
U. J. Hembrey, more common
ly known as 'Balsam" has been
here this week, playing his
guitar and selling balsam. He
could be defined as "a poke of
hot air entirely surrounded by
Harry Hicks returned from
Gadsden, Ala., last week on ac
count of sickness. The hot
weather in that part of the coun
try makes malaria prevalent
there. He does not expect to
return to Gadsden.
Earl Mowry, a son of Pack
Mowry, was drowned at Clem,
mors Perry Sunday evening at
about 4 o'clock. He and his
sister were on their way home
and when they came to the
river the boats were on the
other side. The boy, thinking
he could wade across and bring
the boat over in order that his
sister could get across, waded in
but had not gone far until the
wift current caught him and
made his escape impossible. He
was about fourteen years of
Miss Vet McClary entertain
ed u number of friends Saturday
night with a party in honor of
Misses Eula and Dessie Lea,
daughters of Rev. Granville
Lea. who were visiting Miss
McClary. The evening was
spent in playing games, and was
, much enjoyed by all present,
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J. B. Taylor of Prendergast
was here Monday.
Give us that order for job
printing. We know how it's
Editor H. M. Linn, of the
Cleveland Journal and Banner
was in town Monday and called
at The News-Gazette office.
Miss Loma Green has return-
Wr?A tr-nm Wotmni-fl xrTher she
held a position as telephone op
erator and assistant to the post
For Sale or Trade: Good house
and seven lots in Benton. Cash
or on time. Call on or address
John S. Shamblin Benton.Tenn.
' We took our first bite of wat
ermelon for this season, Mon
day. They were raised by
Messer Thomas.
Dr. Geo. F. Mellon, while in
Benton, called and "paid his
respects to the Editor." Dr.
Mellen is a historian of note
ana an appreciative reader of
The News-Gazette.
Mrs. Mollie West, of Persia,
Hawkins county, Tenn., came
last week for a few days' Visit
wjth her brother, W. F. Russell,
Rev.Clabugb of Chatata de
livered af y llent sermon from
the BapJ Ytj. Sunday morn
ing. E&f jurse was along
the line T Ineration, and he
handled jthU$ject well. Rev.
Rymer, tbfijpastor, is taking a
two weeksy.f aea'tlou, be having
been- a- f Voealth ;1 for esee
We see in the Duoktown letter
thatY. M. C. A. Secretary P, R.
Kennedy, will resign at th9 end
of this month. We desire to
thank him for the assistance he
has rendered The News-Ga-zette
and. we are confident he
will meet with suecess where
ever he goes, for honest, chris
tian gentlemen such as we be
lieve him to le, are .in demand.
May the time come ere long
when such men can be seoured
for all responsible positions.
New steps have been built in
front of the Presbyterian church
and this week some work will be
done on the yard in front of the
house. The work was done by
the Benton Sunday school, and
Mr. James Ramsey gave the
school, free of charge, lumber
to make the improvements. We
extend our hearty thanks to Mr."
Ramsey, in behalf of the school,
for this kindness. Everybody
come, and let's make it the best
Sunday school in the county.
J. E. Cook, Superintendent
Dan Hicks, Jr., Secretary.
, Call and see the complete line
of clothing at the Benton Merc.
Co., before buying.
J. M. Lewis was painfully but
not seriously injured Friday of
last week, while helping to ar
range the platform and seats at
Clemmer ferry for the picnic
held there Saturday. A log
which Mr. Lewis was attempt
ing to place for the purpose of
laying planks across to make
seats, rolled onto him, and it
was feared at first that he was
internally injured. We are glad
to say that he is improving
A Booster Club or something
nf tha kind in Benton could be
put to excellent use. The ma
jority of the people ought to get
together and see to it that the
streets are cleaned, that every
thing is made sanitary and kept
that way, and be a general look
nnt rnm m Jttpfl for the town. We
want electric light and power,
more sidewalks, more houses,
a sewerage system and more
people, but we are not apt to get
them at the rate we are going
now. Let's wake up and wash
our faces and put on our glad
rags and show the plates that
Benton is still on the map and
is not doomed to die the .death
of a beggar and be carried away
by the buzzards and the graft
ers. Ducktown News Letter.
Ducktown, Tenn., July 22
A meeting is being conducted at
the local Methodist church, and
Rev. Benton is assisting the
pastor, Rev. Williams. A good
revival is expected, and a large
crowd is in attendance.
Revs. Williams and Browning
conducted a series of meetings
at Crcfts Chapel recently. There
were 45 conversions and renew
als. Mr. J.O. Hunnicutt, physical
director of the Ducktown Y. M.
C. A., is spending two weefcs at
Black Mountain, near Asheville
at the Y. M. C. A. training
school of the south. Mr. Mark
Anderson, one of the directors
also attended, to present the
viewpoint of the employee in re
lation to the Y. M. 0. A. They
report a big time.
A fishing party from here
have camped out for the past
fewa-va at fowlers Sand.
take up the Secretaryship in
Benham, Ky., at the end of Julv.
The Y. M. C. A. is in a flourish
ing condition, and is prepared to
conduct the largest years work
ever. The new "secretary nas
not yet been elected. Mr. Hun
nicutt will act until a new man
is secured. Jesse xoaer, d. a.,
will assist until the first of Sep
tember. The retiring Secretary
wishes to thank The Polk
County News-Gazette for its
courtesy and help during the
past two years, and wishes the
paper continued prosperity and
Castles In the Air.
By Robt. L. Taylor.
U A Jeffries in the prize ring
sets the sporting world agog
when he puts some Fltzsiromons
or Corhett to sleep in niieen
brutal rounds; but I have seen
a mad hornet in a black bery
patch knock out a meddlesome
boy with a single blow delivered
straight from his business end,
and the boy got up and ske-dad-.
died, with a knot on his head
and the hornet returned, with
blood on his glove, to his swing
ing castle in the air.
Banish the castle-building
power of tne mind oi man
take away the soul and make
him only an animal, and the
humblest oreatures around him
are bis superiors. In length of
life the camel and the swan be
come, compared to him, Methu
selahs; in sise and strength the
ox and the elephant become
Samsons and Goliath9; the
hound cau outsmell him, the
deer can outrun him, the
granddaddy-long-legs can out
leap biqa, the eagle and condor
Gn"eral 'Secretary; : of thiofi
Y. M. C. A. for the past two wehif-' viwevo
vars. will leave Ducktown to a suc
, ,
1 A
can outsee hiin oxceDt when it
comes to searching for a dollar.
He cin then outsee ail the eagles
and ondors in the world.
The; "microbe of indolence is
the great destroyer not only of
men, but oftion9 It breaK9
down the tissue ofevery raptur
ous dream nnd stills the heart of
everv laudable ambition. It is
the baccilus of poverty and the
germ of corruption and crime.
In Polk County For
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Picni f, tCfemmer J
P rry Was alSuCCess .
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The picnic given by the Ben
ton Eistqrical Association .for
the purpose of erecting a monu
ment oter the grave of Nancy
Ward at thq Clemmer ferry .Sat
urday was seemingly much, en-
joved by all who were present.
In all, nearly one hundred dol
lars was donated by the people
for the purpose of erecting the
monument. J. Dv Clemmer de
livered 'an interesting address in
the forenoon. Dr.'GeoVF. Mellen
made a very instructive asnd in
teresting speech fn -the' after
noon. M.S. Aamrop aiso re
lated some interesting history.j
Hon. John S. bbamonn was
master of ceremonies. -V-
The subscription list was
beaded by L. W. Hildebran. a
desoenaant of Nancy Ward.
Great credit is due theiienton
Rmu'rnd Summv cfioirs rr
Messer Thomas, .a member of
the ; Association, who owns the
ground where Nancy Ward is
buried, volunteered to deed the
ground to the Association free
of charge.
Dinner was served on the
ground. It wa. ? prepared by
the ladies of the country round
about Benton and the Clemmer
ferry, and was another one of
the great factors in making the
event one long to be remem
bered. ' The Historical Association
hopes to follow this event with
one similar to it at least once a
The City.
Upon the azure reaches of the
, night
The City sparkles with the wan
ton lure
Of harlot's jewels: a menace to
the pure;
Encroaching ever on each virgin
Ten thousand-thousand fallen
stars, alight
With all the beauty that the
skies immure;
A forgery of God's great signa
Scrawled in the diamonds of the
American Magazine.
Church Directory
Presbyterian - Rev. J . E.
Robinson, pastor, Preaching
second Sunday in each month.
Baptist Rev. W. H. Rymer,
pastor, Preaching first and
third Sundays in eaoh month.
Methodist Rev T. M.
Hickw, supply, Preaching fourth
Supday iff each -i6nth,
has been thpi'Tltot '.music' thev
r: By J- D. Clemmer "2
First Historical Picnic of
Lower East Tennessee
We defer further account of
mvs Aims r f-i-r1 a an! HCO t.Vl?C
Lolumn to Write something of
historical ticnic held in
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this section.
In upper East Tennessee such
meetings have often been held
on historic spots. By far the
greatest benefit of the Nancy
Ward picnic o! last Saturday
was awakened interest in the
people present as to early pio-
neer history of both white and
Cherokee. Away from here the
J people can tnis tne.-r uneroKee
Country." Here in vhat is now
Ocoee land district wa1 the last
standee lastliome ot the proud
Cherokee nation before their ex
pulsion to the west. Just across
the Ocoee' river frun the
meeting place, the . pVsonal
following an,d family of the head
woman of the tribe, on whose
spoken word hung the , issie of
ure or deatn to capuves, gr.er-;
aA am rartnf tha romnflKt, nf i
the powerful Cherokee nan,
" . s t :
nnce prominent
m ne
world's history to ugotiatetaJ
Tendon a treatv .with the Kl
of England in .which the Cinrof
tha most powerrui cpury
fiarth was anxious to f Secure
pacef'l v, relations with ""'-their
nation ..;"T ":: v-"
'A T-ftatv After treatv in Lneteev-
enteenth cjtary.; narrowed ythe
P.hArnkfifl tor ritArv Mntil . fWO
.... . . v - - a ana Known over iast ieuues
rre the century' clodv . . , , -
,v,a Irtpn's iiidtm. and U
niBAri'o'n"n ,nkt& Wt .-W.urr,A,1)o will hft h ereit"
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were then.
millstones the upper luast ien-2
nesser settlement and those of f
ie. In 1819 the upper millstone
was lowered to the Hiwassee
river, and the grinding continu
ed. "The mills of the gods turn
slowly, but grind to powder."
The grinding was intensified in
the thirties by the man of iron
will, Andrew Jackson. In 1835
the treaty of Removal, bouftht
by bribes given to such chiefs as
would sell their birthright, and
put pelf above principle, was
intended to clear the mill of the
Lred rye grain, so that it might
produce white wheat flour and
the bread of civilization. In 183s
the millstones ground down to
gether, expelling the last grist
as apathetio human exodus, of
about 16000 Cherokees. A few
scattered grain, as Nick and
Doss, hidden by the Witt family
on Spring Creek, or the old In
dian woman who lived in the
great hollow tree near Fighting
Town creek, opposite Copper hill
6tuok in the orevices of the
buhrs. Several grain flew to
ttie mountains of N. C, outside
the narrowed confines ot the
final- Cherokee territory here.
Now, so far as 1 know,' there is
not a full-blooded Cherokee In
the Ocoee District the Cherokee
country of their .last twenty
years' stay east of the Missis
sippi. rne "mm oi uo wmw uun
have at last ground to powder
nothing "of the full-blood
Cherokee remains in this sec
tion except their dust, the pow
der of their bones.
Thmr groat War Path, their
old town sites, their battle fields
fteir noted houses,tiieir cburch-
ground; between ' 1 Udfor'a (vritten.. The fctory v
es, their illustrious doad's rest
ing places should be marked in
permanent form, while yet are
some living descendants who
remember from their fathers'
lips the facts.. The Wards and
her descendants, the the Harlans
Martins, Youngs, Starrs, Beans,
Walkers, Hildebrands and
others belonged to the Wolf clan
and to the Ross party which op
posed the Treaty of Removal.
This "Cherokee Country" cen
tering south of Hiwassee river
at the last home, and the grave
of Nancy Ward, ought to have
hundreds of Cherokee markers .
to remind present persons of
past powerful people. Our pike
roads should at each War Path
crossing, Indian town . and His
toric spot, have markers stating
the great facts, then our section
would become the "Cherokee
Tourists and people who trav
el extensively are usually people
of means, as well as of superior
mental training, and their pres-
enne makes ereativ ior mo
rf and bUc knowIedge
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of anv country. As Dr. Mellen
said, "This Cherokee country
11 1 . Tk,i L! m! a nrt
, America m
To be Published in
The ! News-Gazette
Col. John S. Shamblin, author
of "The Tennessee Volunteer"
an4 known over East Tennessee-
Ir this paper with a story which
raaa a thrillinff romatico w
K'jtned iu the Ducktown
mining camps, a few years ago.
It is intensely interesting", and
everyone in the county, who
likes good literature, should
read every chapter. To all who
send us five yearly subscriptions
paid in advance, within the next
month, we will give FREE one
years' subscription to this
paper. Don't miss a chapter.
Opening; Chapter will
appear about August 1st.
Some people very much re-
semble what, in th9 vocabulary
of parlor language, is cslled the
"pamire." They look like they
have forgot something and have
n't time to go hack and get it.
Notice of General
Notice is hereby given that
the Registration Books will .be
opened at the court house iu the
eighth civil district of Polk . j
county on the second Monaay iu j N
August 1918 and, stand open for
ten days, Sundays excepted, for
the purpose of allowing the
voters of the said district to.
register under the general regWMi
tnvtion laws for two years. Said 1T"-
books will be open from 8 ocloclc 1 x
a m eaoh day until 4pm and ttlrj
legal voters will be given ua
opportunity to register. Done
by action or the board or election
commissioners on this the 12tU
day of July, 1913.
B. B. C. Witt, Cdairman
A. E. Love, Secretary
M. C. Bacon .
Commissionersof Electfaq
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