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n fl n 1111(2 LIBERTY AND JUSTICE TO ALU ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. PUBLISHED WEEKLY P(Q tr VOLUME 6 J3ENT0N, POLK COUNTY. EAST TENNESSEE, .THURSDAY OCT. 23, 1013 NUMBER 48 ' . . ..v. . nn.. Imav take oride in beioir joint kiromromwmttrwwm mwww iff wwFmwwwiff WWt .V-v Aft. . v.vv .v, . . --j. . vs i .- i -Zt r 3 1 3 , . UCSElllOOUCVViuii. J i I r " - 141111111111111 im in 1 PERSONAL Social Calendar. o Mid-week prayer meeting at the Presbyterian Wednesday nights invited to come. church on You are o Sunday school at both the PresbyterfanandBaptistchurch es every Sunday morning. You are welcome and yuur presence will be appreciated at either place. o Rev. A. J. Tomlinson, the new pastor of the Methodist church at this place, will preach here next Sunday morning. Come and hear him. Christian Endeavor society meets at the Presbyterian cnurch Sunday nights. Inter esting topics are discussed; and you are requested to come. Lax Fos for sale at Russell's store. Several from here were in Cleveland last Saturday. , G. W. Harbison and Mrs. Ellen Turner are visiting in Texas at present. Mose Sweeny is in Knoxvilie representing Moonstone Lodge No. 295, L 0. 0 P., at the Grand Lodge, v Prof. J. L. Brewer attended the football game between the U. T. and Sewanee teams at Chattanooga last Saturday. Abie Green, of route 1, was in town one day last week and paid us a dollar for his subscription to the paper. Abie held, a po sition with the Tennessee Power Company at Parksville until a few weeks ago, when he resign ed and moved to the farm. Tftad Cross is recovering from a spell of the mumps. There have been three cases of mumps here, but fortunately for the rest of the people, all three of them were kept in the same house. W. A. Ethridge, working in the interest of the Volunteers of America Home Farm and School for Friendless Children, at Chat tanooga, was here one d.ay last week. The Institution which he represesents now has in its care about seventy-five orphan chil dren. Dr. P. F. McKowen, optome trist and optician, will be at the Central Hotel, Benton, ' Tenn., October 29 and 30 two days for the proper fitting of eye glasses. Home address 513 Williams St., Knoxvilie, Tenn. (Advertisenien) A trial of considerable inter est was held in the court house last Saturday. Euclid Lillard sued Tom Samples, chauffeur for the Tennessee Power Com pany, for damages done his buirgy, mule and harness by the Power kmpany's automobile at the Ocoee Biptist church during the last August revival. The case was tried before Esq. W. S. Lawson, who allowed the plaintiff $25 daraHge. The de Xense was represented by Hon. II M Copeland. Col. J. S Sliamblin represented the plain-fin. AND SOCIAL Fate Triplett of Cooksons Creek was in town on business TueS(Jay T S. Hiitr.hins handed ns a dollar last week to pay years, ..I subscription to the paner for his son-in-law, T. R. Wilson, at Whitney, N. C. They all want to hear from home. Lowery Brothers sold 50 bales of cotton last week, and loaded them on the cars at Benton Station Saturday. They hauled nine bales to the wagon on the pike road. On the old road four bales was a good load. Oscar Collins, who held a position as fireman of the rock crusher engine while the work was going on, came in Wednes day and subscribod for the paper, to be sent to him at Re liance. Oscar informs us that he will return to his Reliance right away, home at the pike roads being finished. Servilla. John and Thomas Rymer of, Etowah have been visiting rela tives and friends at Springtown for a few days. A revival meeting closed here a favr rlnva atrn wit.h RP VPrl nynfoAsirmtftftfid 8 bantisms.""!drew .Tohttson's, tr- - Mrs. G W. Kilpatrick has been on the sick list, but is con valescent now, W. A. Woody has his mill in operation now, and it is doing good work. On Sept. 19th it pleased God to call Attle Morgan, wife of j to inquire if Uonrn Mnrtran frrm nmnnc nsShoull the to a better home. Be it resolved that we are resigned to God's will always. She leaves a hus band, eight children and many friends to mourn their loss. She lived an examplary christian life and paid many times that she was ready to go any time her master called. She had been a member of the Springtown Bap tist church for sixteen years. She was 33 years of age. Fare well, dear sister, for awhile. W. G. Spicy Spiels. A traveling salesman is an other type of merry-go-round. So many people have to rub their heads to extract wisdom. Men do mischief as they choose aud then soothe their conscience with platitudes. The strangeness of some new ideas are better adopted than being contented to all eternity with some old ones. Some people are so anxious to accumulate wealth that ihny surely pray "Give us this day our daily bread, butter and molasses." When flattery turns the head there is always a hat ready to fit it. He's a wise old guy, I've heard it said, tor he has no lady friend but a little nonsense aftei while makes bachelors married men. ' If the average youth wants to know where be stands in his nest girl's affections now-a-days, let him be seatd. i A drinking man wh'o is always sober, and til such rot, wears a placid face while his stomach is doing the turkey trot. Some self-made men construct the frame only, and they make it so large and important that there is no material left for the filling in. - 1 You may nave met many a stare unflinchingly, but it would be well to give the shy look a wide berth. Brick Pomeroy. Ben Harrison Writes About the Exposition. Johnson City, Tenn ,' October 20th, 1913. Mr. Editor: I will tell of a few more things at the exposition that were in teresting. But first I would like to express my deepest heartfelt! thanks to all who so kindly r,s-j sisted or comforted us in any way during the sickness and; death of our beloved father. Ity doing this I express the senti mpntn nf the entire family. It is needless to say that the fdre- t.:A ia ti aAAant oTnpri. enee that Las ever entered our' lives A typographical error in previous letter stated tb j T 1-' tniirt I1THW tail'. J were exhibited at I tlOH. ltShOUiang The buildings aWk order visited. The c buildinsr is what the ni t- nines. at trf V The Southern States building. Rucker contained Parksville in mlnia-'t. ture. A crowd of well-dressedV - ladies and gentlemen were heard that was Niagra. listener have felt proud of Poik county? The Fine Arts building con tained many interesting paint ings The Negro building con tained a tine exhibit of the handiwork of the negro race.- The Mmeral building contain ed especially interesting exhib its, one of which was from "nnnUtnwn. An exhihit of dish- ' ware showed that Tennessee contains excellent pottery clays. The Machinery and Liberal Arts building if known as the main building. The Land building contained exhibits of various railways, the Knoxvilie schools including the de?vf and dumb school; the East Tennessee Mormal and other schools. The East Tennessee buiJding is a magnificent one in which were splsndid exhibits of agri cultural products from various counties in Tennessee. It is a building in which Polk county LfrlL - - Tennessee Power Co.'s Electric Plant at Parksville Five Miles from Benton. may take pride in being joint owner. But a different mood should be assumed at. there be ing no exhibit from Polk. Ben E. Harrison. Forest Notes. Siam exports about nine mil lion dollars worth of teak a year. The Automobile Club -of Am erica, through its bureau of tours, is urging automobilists to use care with fire in timbered distilled from the noedles of spauce and fir trees are being used to scent petroleum floor oils which are sometimes objec tionable on account of their odor. . , The governor of Iowa has set aside a fire-prevention day, urg ing that the citizens discuss con ditions and create a sentiment Asrainst forest fires and other! conflagrations. , . . i The average area administer ed by a ranger on the federal forests or the United States is about lOO.UOO1 acres. In Ger many the area administered by a ' man - of equivalent rank is about 700 acres The republic of Colombia w said to; have excellent regulars, money as the highest stake. ns lor its national ioresis VIUIUCl UJU wuv uuau v-wi. " fi stanoisv M.e requirea to piant AtSflJ.JVlked y,ua aama cnpfiuilnli n.n tncant Hnf.Viina rn-phnrH 'IV T ine LjWctorv. n fi.inftland. ' r'ira r '. Alhprt Pnim fiV. " . .Superintendent of schools, W ; Agister, J. E. Cook Circuit court meets the third Mondays in March, July and November. Sam C. Brown, judge; T. W. Peace, Attorney General; C. S. Harrison, clerk. Ducktown Law court meets fourth Mondi.ys in March, July and November. W. A. Woody, clerk. Chancery court meets the 4'h Mondays in April and October. V. C. Alien, chancellor; A. J. Williams, clerk and master. Quarterly court meets first 'J 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. Robinson, pastor, Preaching second Sunday in each month. Baptist-- Rev.W. H. Rymer, pastor, Preaching first and third Sundays in each month. Method'st Rev. A. J. Tom linson, pastor. Preaching the fourth Sunday in each month. -.VV-v ':fi CLEMMER'S COLUMNS. ZZ BvJ.D.Ulemmer iUiuiaiaiuiajaiaiuiuiiiiuiiiiiiiaiuiaiaiuiuiuiaiiiia The Last War Time Schools Interrupted by Gatewood's Raid On a quiet, warm sunshiny day the last Tuesday iu Nov ember 1864, the school children of Benton, after eating their dinners, were gathering near the Female Academy to play till the teacher, Pearson M.uv field. would ring the large bell for books at 1 o'clock. The women of the town were mostly engaged in clearing away the dinner dishes, while the few men then in the quiet little village had not begun their afternoon's work, except two who were .making shoes in a shoe shop formerly tha Hoyle law office l Unco Suroonv Ann hia crunri- father were standing in their front yard; Joe Sweeny was pacing back and forth in their ho'use, being in he last stages of consumpiion; four men were playing cards in the house latr known as the Joe Taylor house thev had a'fiftv dollar bill U. first one and then another being its possessor. Elijah Stephen son was at his house near center l.-iL and was the tanner of the town; J. Q..A-: Lewis .was jhj'his hotel, the presentY. F. Russell residence; and one lone farmer so far as is now known had his horse tied to the horse-rack that extended-all the way around the square just, outside the court house fence. The school teach er was on the school grounds overseeing the games of the children, when the whole town was startled bv the thunder of horsemen and saw the cloud of dust rising nearly a mile south ward on the old Federal road. As the country about hore was by then under Federal occupan cy, U. S. tronps being stationed at Columbus and Charleston.and the horses coming at such a break-neck speed from the south, all the town knew at once that it was a hostile raid, so those men who were Union men or who had been forced to take the oath of allegience, or who had not returned to the Confederate army, instantly tooi flight from the town about to be raided. France Denton ran" through the Sweeny lots and on through the bottom to the Wm. Renolds big gate (in front of Dike Hig gins house) and on toward the timber and safety north of the Four Mile church. By running ho saved his life, for the raiders ! had him on their list to kill. The school teacher on the academy grounds hid previously taken the oath or allegiance, navmg J f I Ln i as a constant reader of the news papers and a close observer of the struggle after his term of Confederate enlistment expired, formed the opiniou that the South would lose undoubtedly, so he instantly put into practice "discretion is the batter part of valor" aud took flight across the fields eastward to the timber near the north corner of the Stephenson Lyle woodland. James Hood, coming from hunt ing the eggs for Mrs. Haney under the Isabel Lemons house t if today, saw him- running, and says he does not suppose he stopped before getting to the mountain. The farmer must have been leaving town or near his horse, for he escaped toward the mouth of Ocoee without being pursued. Neither Denton or Mayfield were pursued likely not hav ing been seen by the Gate wood gang. The raiders came yelling, shooting and cursing past the CumberlandPresby teriau church and down Main street. They halted at the shoe shop door, one shoe maker, named Hicks wont on with his work and was not harmed; the other one, Wm. Kinser, a half brother to our cotton ginner, Jake Kinser, bid under a slave cabin between Benton's first store and the Cowden two story I02 house, where rear part of Russell's new three story building now stands One of the gang stoop ed down, saw him and shot him dead with a shotgun. He was the first dead man little Law rence Hildebrand ever saw. A Man's Best Years. 1 v Los Angeles Times.) - 'PWhat are m ate's 'best yuM.rs" depend largely upon whii"" 2lis youth was the time for laying the foundation. Tt also depends upon the nature of his work aixj something of his stamina or staying powers; also, as to whether he has mastered his en vironments or allowed them to master him. Hugo Munsterberg places the high water mark at 50 years; Dr. Wiley thinks a man's best work should be done after he is 60; while Dr. Osier claims that litt le original and valuable work is done after the age of forty. As for my own humble opinion, I am quite thoroughly convinced that a man does not reach his prime of in-, s teilectual strength and lucidity until he arrives at the hilfway house threescore and ten. The life problem is very much like a marathon, and should be decided accordingly. On the one hand, it is not a question of years, but ol condition mental ly and physically. How did he pass the sventieth milestone- old and decrepit, or vigorously? On the other hand, it is not a question as to the time he made, but what was his condition. Did ho collapse, or did he finish strong? Editorial Comment. (From Nashville Tennessean.) A Rwisa astronomer declares that Mars is signaling the earth wiln bue i,ghts. If the lights .... were red there might oe soin. thing to worry aoout. Mrs. Pitnkhurst has been ad mitted to fill bur lecture engage ments. Tuh general storm which prevailed recently will reuder burniug of buildings more dif ficult Less cloth than ever is to be used iu men's clothing, accord ing to the edict sartorial. With.' the high coat of living thertj' muHt be economy some sv here.