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VOLUME 0 BENTON. POLK COUNTY. EAST TENNESSEE, THURSDAY SEPT. 25 1CI3
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PERSONAL
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Social Calendar.
Mid-week prayer meeting at
the Presbyterian church on
Wednesday nights. - You are
Innted to come.
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Sunday school at both the
Presbyterian and Baptistchurch
es every Sunday morning. You
are welcome and yuur presence
"will be appreciated at either
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Rev. T. M. Hicks will preach
.here Sunday morning, at Tay
lors Sunday afternoon and at
Rants . Chapel Sunday night.
The night service will be the
beginning of a protracted meet
ing to-be conducted at Rahts
; Sfou are invited to attend.
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,' Christian Endeavor society
meets "at the Presbyterian
cnlirch Sunday nights. Inter
esting topics are discussed; and
- you are requested to come.
No paper prints
it all take
The News-Gazettf..
1 Lake Russell has returned to
school at Atlanta. ,
Several our'citizens have
visited 1 " Expo
se v-u sf o:Tjr" " )S?
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Our exj '" y.'havo a car
pigs during. ar Tthe first
SCTTs ;?abSh Harrison.
, Misses Stuart of ' Cleveland,
sisters of Mr. S. M. Paul of this
place, spent a day or two here
recently. ... '. '
. Mr. and Mrs. T.6, Pack, Miss
Mae Love and Mrs M. V. Cal
houn, made a pleasure trip to
Parksville Tuesday.
' Mr. and Mrs. Denton or Eto
wah, accompanied by Mrs.
Pen ton's sister, spent a few days
last 'week in town.
r Jane Couch has moved to
'Cleveland. ,She was "washer
woman" for ' several families
here. ' ,,
Ben Harrison went to Johnson
, City last week, where ' he will
.attend the State Normal School.
', Ben will .finish the academic
course this year. He says he
' expects to follow school teach
ing as an occupation. He had
The News-Gazette sent to
him.
- Fob Sale 1913 model M,otor
Cycles and Motor Boats at bar-
gain prices; all makes, brand
new machines, on easy monthly
payment plan. Get our propo
sition before buying or you will
regret it; also bargains in used
Motor Cycles. Write us today.
Enclose stamp for .reply. Ad
dress Lock Box 11, Trenton
Michigan.
(Advertisement)
Last weeks issue of The News
Gazette contained a local to
the effect that Chairman J as. H.
Williamson was in Naihville,
which item was a mistake. kHe
was at home attending to his
farm and the erection of a new
residence: and has : not been in
Nashville since the meeting of
the Grand Lodge
It is k pleas
ure to correct any news matter
that proves to be a mistake.
A team belonging to Vireil
Garrett became frightened while
in front of the Central Hole
1 last -Saturday night, ran
hi
. -break-neck speed to the Joe B
""IjoV0 residence north of town,
AND SOCIAL.
striking the concrete fence there
and doing it considerable dam
age. No one was in the buggy
at the time. When the team
ran into the fence they stopped,
of course; and were there close
when Mr. Garrett and others
arrived from town. No serious
damage was done the horses or
buggy.
If you know any news of im
portance, tell us.
It frosted Monday night,
for the first time this year. Of
course nobody hardly Knows
that.
Several loads of cotton have
been hauled to Lowery Bros.'
gin here. Jake Kinser has ac
cepted a position as manager of
the cotton gin again this year.
Give us that order for job
printing. We know how it's
done.
Asa Nicholson of Chattanooga
spent a few days last week on
a visit to relatives and friends
at this place.
Prof. G, W. Kil patrick of
Servilla was in town last week
and paid us in advance for a
years' Subscription to the paper.
Prof. Kilpatrick taught one term
in the academy here, and is well
and f avorabl y known by most of
Ue citizens of the county.
On Monday September the 22
a jury consisting of J. H.
Tavlor. A.E. Lovfl. B P. Rollins
John Lillard and"R: Nichol
son went and assessed th dau
age done McClary Bros.' fart
by the Tennessee Power Coj's
transmission line, a section of
which was placed on the Mc
Clary farm, on the Parksville-
to Maryville route. After a trial
in '-which the McClarvs were
represented by John S. Sham-
blin and tho Power Company by
C. S. May field of Cleveland and
R. Meigs Copeland, the damage
was assessed at $425 .00.
IMPROVEMENTS
BEING MADE IN BENTON
.Work has begun on the erec
tion 'of a residence for W . F.
Love, on his town lot south-west
of town. It is an ideal location
for a residence, as it is on high
ground, and faces the new pike
road from Benton to the Bradley
county line.
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Work has begun on Charles
Harrison's residence, on the
south side of town. It will im
prove . the appearance of that
part of town very much.
John Trentham is building
him a barn in the Cross addition
north of town. -
The new three-story building
is rapidly taking on shape; and
will be a great improvement
over the old boiling alley, which
formerly stood on that lot.
This winter those, who make
trips to Benton Station-Or., to
Cleveland will fare much better
and make better -time on the puce
mud than they did on the
road
they traveled last winter.
, In fact, the town is improving
in many , ways. 'Electric light
and power are almost certain;
and the general tpirit in regard
to the town is becoming real
optimistic.
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BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
AT THE OCOEE CHURCH HERE
Many Prominent Speakers present Much Interest
Manifested- Former Polk Countians are
present and Preach.
TheEastenalle Baptist Asso
ciation was held at the Ocoee
Baptist chnrch, hero, beginning
last Thursday and closing Sun
day. During the Association
many prominent and forceful
speakers were here, aud preach
ed. Although the weather was
bad most of the time, large au
diences were present at every
service. There were services
in the morning, afternoon and
evening of every day except
Sunday. Dinner was served on
the ground each day. Much
enthusiasm was shown by the
membership of the church and
by the public in general.
Sunday morning Rev. H. P.
Burns of Elizabethton preached
an excellent sermon. In the
beginning of his discourse lie
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From Our
The Wrong Idea.
Nothing is more common or
more foolish than to blame the
Almighty for sickness anddeath
ail" fo-W,vr
a mop'
fin1 that, riy-Jnday
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1 iwaii.
mwirnn
ess inclined ufyifyfr?mm . v
.fa foolishness. inVTot tyne lango, mayDe.
recent sermon
Rev. Milton A.
Barber said:
"Here is a city or community
smitten with some pestilence or
epidemic, like typhoid fever.
Many good, pious people will
cry out that it is a special visit
ation of God upon the people
because of their sins Prayers
ae made to him in the churches
that He will of His goodness re
move this affliction from His
people. But such cases are due
in nine cases in ten to a breach
of God's physical laws, and fre
auentlv a high-handed breach:
Contaminated water, filthy!
streets, foul alleys these and
other unsanitary conditions are
not to be changnd by prayers in
the church, but by busy me
outside Uhe church. What w
call physical laws are divine,
It Turned Out All Right. v
A fly and a fiea, a mosquito andi
a louse j v -
All lived together in a very
dirty house." 1 :
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The louse thread the agne, the
'skeeter spread the chills,
And they al worked together .
for undertakers' bills,
Th6 fly spread typhoid and .the
. flea spread typhus,' too, '
And the, pepplsHa Jhe bouse
: -; were . Ji 'nigbty,dity crew.
Along came a man and heclean-
? ed up the house,
He scrcened my the 'skeeter and
' ,'iwattVd jlWrlouse;
' .The'fly arsdio flea he smacked
. -y' 'on tho-wal"- " .
(And bow il)4 people in the house ,
,:''; aio never, sick at all.
Implement Age.
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HELD
talked of the vast chenges that
had taken place since the days
of his childhood, which were
spent in this section; and paid a
glowing tribute to the progress
ive spirit of the people of Benton
and Polk county. He spoke
tenderly of those with whom he
associated in his boyhood days,
and while he preached several
in the audience wept.
In the afternoon Rev. James
Massengill, another Polk county
boy, preached a good sermon.
Rev. W. H. Rymer, the pastor
and the; membership of the
church are to be complimented
on bringing the Association to
this place and on the excellent
way in which it was conducted.
The Eastenalle. Association con
sists of several churches in this
and surround og counties.
E:xc&anges
and disobedience of these laws
becomes moral disobedience. It
is p tJ m ption to trample,., God's
Uritan
tvect Him to save us
Terror.
-r.apd . suffering."
r.apd suffer
yijiw
WilllQ, ot T,nul
tprey.
guy from Green Bay in Wis
consm
oh. his narnt? Lot me see!
It
" was Johnson!
! Asked a girl in a show
WhysLedid wriggle so.
Said tho girl, "Uawn't you see
j that I'm dawncin'?"
Nashville Banner.
A sirl danced
the tango in
J Benton
Her name, I believe, was Miss
Kenton. '
And the onlooking crowd
Whooped 'erupi big and loud,
Though she'd started
their consentin'.
without
If Judge Neil continues his
nrpsont course it will be seen;
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that the present temperance
laws are easy, to en6rce, as
E CLEMMER'S COLUMNS.
2E ByJ. D. Clemmeb
iuiuiuittiujuiuiuiuju iUMJiuu iUiiuiwuiiunafiUMiajs
Judge P. B. Mayfield
And the Last War Time Schools
in Ocoee Academy.
One of Judge Mayfield's stu
dents during both terms, James
Hood (joint editor with V. A.
Clemmer of Benton's first news
naner in 1883-4 was on a visit
ri '
to Benton recently and told an
incident of the 1864 term. One
day at noon he with another bov
went under the rlaney house
(Isabel Lemons' dwelling now)
at Mrs. Haney's request to hunt
hens' nests. They crawled out
and hurried to the academy to
"books" books that never came
that day.
To learn the cause of no school
we will start with the enlistment
in the Confederate army of a
sunny-haired Kentucky youth,
who left his widowed mother
and fair sisters at home alone,
to fight for the Southland.
While this young man's auburn
crowned head at the battle front
was the target of brave Union
soldiers, some., of his mongrel
neighbors too cowardly to enter
either army bushwhacked and
raided into his calm Kentucky
home in his absence and out
raged his mother and his sisters.
When this red-headed Kontuck-
ian learned of the outraging of
those near and ' dear to him,
while unprotected pn account of
his not being with them but in
the army, he " jresfgned , ; wen t .to
his friendsjn the army and oat
;nd orgatyf'.Vd Wband to wreak
terriOTe frelJTj.." :i J k,
cowardly cursovho hud commit
ted the atrocities upon his loved
ones.' rio doubt his -vengeance
was full -and complete, insofar
Judge Brown and Attorney Gen
eral Peace of this district have
frequently stated to the Record
they Jfound the case to be. tiar-
riman Record.. -
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' InCupid'8 Realm
Rymer-Green.
Jesse Rymer and Miss N'ina
Green were married last Thurs-
day evening at three o'clock, at
the home of the bride, here,
Rev. Granville Lea officiating.
The groom is a son of Rev
W.
H. Rymsr, pastor of the Baptist
church here. The bride is a
daughter of Mrs. Florence
Green. Both parties arc well
known and popular. Immedi
ately after the ceremony they
went for a trip to Chattanooga
and Knoxville, returning Mon
day of this week. Their friends
wish for them a happy and use
ful voyage through life.
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Marriage License
For August.
J. A. Clore to Addie Keys,
John Gragg to Carrie Casleton,
Alfred Montgomery to Rosie
Wiley, J. M. Anderson to Cor
delia Duree, Wiley Forshee to
Josie Chastain, W. C. Golden to
Ida Givens, J&s. Ramsey to
Alice Runnions, Geo. Howard
to Lbma Whaley, E. S. Pate to
Emma Celter, Flavis Dickson to
Hettie Aaron, Jesse S. Frites
to Ernie Sheppard, Vincent
Houck to Catlie Lemons, H.
Ward to Ella Smalls, Earl Mar
shall to Mae Lachalej, J. H.
Walker to Susie Turner, B.
Boggs to Bessie WHsod, Ed
Hallfield to Elsie Hill, E. N.
Woods to Havada Carson, Gum
,us the perpetrators could be
! found in their bushy ranges and
dark hiding places.
So strong was this red-headed
Kentuckian's hatred for the
stay-at-home men during the
Civil War that he continued to
raid southward, hunting up all
the stay-at-home men his gang
knew of or could find, until their
rule seemed to be to surprise
men at their homes and shoot
them down if they fled.
Gener-
ally, but not always, they did
not harm those who stood their
; ground unarraid, or at least who
were apparently fearless.
So many raids were raacle by
this rough band and so many
iDnocent as well as guilty men
were shot down by his gang
that the terror of his name
spread far and wide. In 1864
Gatewood's men, led by him in
person (he was the red-headed
Kentuckian, tall, rawboned, red
faced;, hair hanging io mats un
kept, unsheared, unrestrained
except by chivalry for bravery)
about fifty of them, horseback,
struck Polk county from Geor
gia somewhere near Old Port,
ripped iheir way to Benton, up
Matlock Valley and up the Ocoee
above Parksville, leaving dead
and wounded citizens along their
route going and coming. Asst.
Cashier Hugh McOlary furnish
es us with some of the main
facts of their raid here, from
hearsay from his father, Rev.
Bob McClary, and . others some
of.whom were taken prisoners
s.a hi father
wa:
turneu loose wnen tue ia..iC7
j
do so struck Gate wood, or some
of his men who knew, them
interceded.
Lewis to Babe Holden, Columbus
Keasler to Mrs. Maggie Arwood.'
We Hopeo Too.
Crump and Patterson, it is
claimed, are in a fisbt trying to
exterminate each other. Ve
hope they will be successful,
and this is not taking sides, 'ei
ther. Carroll County Demo
crat. County Directory.
Trustee, F. D. Copeland.
Sheriff, Albert Crumley.
Superintendent of schools, W.
B. Rucker.
Register, J. E. Cook.
Circuit court meets the third
Mondays in March, July and
November. Sam C. Browu,
judge; "T. W. Peace, Attorney
General; C. S. Harrison, clerk.
Ducktown Law court meets
fourth Mondnys in March, July
and November. W. A. Woody,
clerk.
Chancery court meets the 4'.h
Mondays in April and October.
V. Ct Allen, chancellor; A. J.
Williams, clerk and master.
Quarterly court meets first
Mondays in January, April, July
and October. Quorum court
opens first Monday in each
month. J. H. Williamson, chm.
T. O. Pack, clerk.
Church Directory
Presbyterian Rev. J. E.,
Robinsou, pastor, Preaching
second Sunday in each month.
Baptist Rev. W. II. Rymer
pastor, Preaching first and
third Sundays in each, mouth.
Methodist Rev. T. M.
Hickw, supply, -Preaching fourth
Sunday in each month.
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