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POLK COUNTY NEWS-GAZETTE. BENTON. TENNESSEE.
We extend to you a cordial Invita tion to our : : : : Closing Oil We are selling our Entire Stock of Merchandise very cheap. Many ar tides going at less than actual cost! J3ENTON MERCANTILE COMP'Y Polk County News-Gazette Covers Polk County like the Dew." Wm. F. RUSSELL, Publisher. DAN HICKS, JR., Editor & Mgr. One year $1.00 Six months 50 Three months 25 DEVOTED TO: Education News History The Development of Polk County. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY AT THE RUSSELL BUILDING, NORTH EAST CORNFR OF PUBLIC SQUARE letters for publication should be addressed to the Managing Editor, and must be accompan icA hv thp writer's name. This paper is circulated through all the principal parts of this county and principal cities of ihe state ed Nashville Democrat, has per formed a party service that should entitle him to leadership and rank on the side of the peo pie such as have not existed since progressive democracy dedicated itself to the cause of the much exploited masses of the people "We live trusted him when accusations were on thousands of tongues. We trust him more i implicitly now, and we await the time when a true servant of the people will be safe from the misrepresentations of the agents of exploitation. The past has wrought wonders but the future bids fair to bring about greater things. The mindot God is illimitable, and little by little humanity is grasping greater things, as civilization continues. If there uas ever a time when the people should set apart a day to be spent in giving thanks to God it is now. fttowah is thoroughly beat. Geo. Hopkins of Ducktown spent part of this week hfre at court. Dr. P. P. McKowen, optome trist, spent Tuesday and Wed nesday here, and will remain here until Thursday at noon. He will beat Copperhill Friday and Saturday, and at Ducktown Monday and Tuesday. SEN. LEA AND HIS PAPER. O Senator Luke Lea lias intro duced and secured the passage of a congressional resolution on te unlawful interlocking di rectorates of the L. and N. rail road and its subsidaries. The Tennessean and American, Sen ator Lea's paper, has advocated and is advocating the investiga tion directed by the resolution, which discredits the often re- peated statement that Newel Sanders controlled the Tennes sean and American. Mr. San ders is a director of the N. C. and St. L. railroad and his rail road is effected by the resolution to such an extent that his power over the Tennessean and Amer ican would have buen exercised if such power had existed, which also proves that a public ofticer, though he is the highest pfficer in the state, is often mis represented and accused if he espouses the peoples' cause in any issue raised between the people and the corporations which seek by unlawful means to exploit the people. Senator Lea, through his con trol of the Tennessean and American and his purchase and discontinuance of the whisuey oakel atid corporation control'- THANKSGIVING. 0 President Woodrow Wilson and the governors of the differ ent states have set apart Nov, 27th as a day on which to rest and return thanks to God for His manifold blessings and mercies. The people of Polk county, Tennessee and the United States have many things for which to be thankful. Never was our county more prosperous, bur state more blessed with the necessities of life or our nation ruled or managed by more com petent men. Thanksgiving is the day when everyone should at least try to be thankful. If you cannot be thankful for anything else, sure ly vou can thaak your lucky htars that you are not a turkey. Tne married ladies are thankful that their husband has a good wife, and the bachelors are thankful they have only to sup port themselves. It's easy to be thankful, if you go about it fight. Mapy years'ago our forefath ers set apart the day to thank God because they were alive and game was plentiful. Times have changed since then we have con en ences and bounties now that the pioneers never thought of. It would have been consider ed absurd then to predict a wond erful invention like the telephone or telegraph, the monstrous ocean steamer or the roaring, shrieking locomotive. 13ut noth ing is considered impossible by science, and science is most apt to be the most correct way of thinking, for it is a line along which only the wisest and best educated men study. Notice of Special Election By virtue of the powers vest ed in us by law, and in pursu ance to an order of the county court at its October quarterly term, 1913, we the undersigned election commissioners for Polk county, Tennessee, will on Mon day December the 22nd 1913, in the new voting precinct in the new twelfth district, within the legal hours, cause to'be opened and held a special election for the purpose of electing two jus tices of the peace and oue Con stable for s.aid district. This the 8th day of November 1913. B. B. C. Vitt. Chairman A. E. Love, Secretary M. C. fiacon, Com., Election Commissioners for Polk county, Tenn. o By virtue of the pwer vested in us by law, and persuance of an order of the County Court of Polk County. Tennessee,; we the undersined Election Commission ers of said County, will on-Moo day the 22nd. day of December, 1913, within the legal hours, Cause to be opened and held a special election at the regular voting precinct in the Eleventh civil district of Polk County, for the purpose of electing a Just ice of the Peace for said district to fill a vacancy caused by the resignation of James Hamd ton Esqr. This Novemder the Sth, 1913. B. B. C. Witt, Chairman A. K. Love, Secretary. M. C. Bacon, Com. Election -Commissioners for Polk County, Tenn. JOHN S. SHAMBLIN T :H 1 LAW Tenn. Hill I UJ L y 11, 111 1 UlUNli i Benton, No paper prints it all take The News-Gazettk. 6S Ylnu. EXPERIENCE wtjm HIGH TUFF VS. YOUR PCGKETBOOK 'Proisciicfl" Jhat Increases Pries of Ewjlflig Ycu PLrcfta:e. ANNOUNCEMENT TAXES YOU HAYE TO PAY. He Escape From Entertien of Repub lican Tariff Law In Any Corner of tht Household er tht Farm. Here are ome of the rutes of tariff taxation In force as a result of the Re publican party's violation in 1009 of Its pledge to revise tbe tariff downward BDd of President Taft'a retoea when Democrats did reduce tbese duties. Does tbe consumer wonder why th cost of living Is high! TAX ON THE PARLOR Rate of duty. Parruttl wool 61 Carpet, cotton or flax Carpet, Ingrain Carpet, tapestry Furniture, plush Furniture, wooden Looklsg glass, common Window curtains TAX ON THE BEDROOM. Common wooden bed 85 Commonest blankets Feather beds Wooden chairs Cast Iron bed Sheets Mattresses TAX ON THE WARDROBE. Flnnnnl underwear 1 Baady made clothing 65 Hats of wool Knitted goods Cloaks Shawls Jackets suspenders TAX ON THE TABLE. Beef . Sugar ' Rice , Eggs Cheesa Salt' Lemons Starch ' TAX ON THE KITCHEN, Commonest elassware Commonest chlnaware 66 Average cutlery J Conhmonest stoves Commonest tinware Conimon yellow ware 5 Scrub brushes 40 Matches FARMER S PLOW HORSE 13 iXED FROM HIS EARS TO ttia I have just moved into my new 30 by 75 feet store. It Is full of Clothi g. Dry Oxxls, Hats, Shos; Ladies Suits, Cloak and Coats. Among the many bargains I offer during tb period of Circuit Court this week, are: t 4i 8 85c 39c 39c 75c Several bolts of outing at ... Ginghams, 10 cent quality, at Silk, ff 100 quality at Broadcloth, 50 cent quality at -Serges in hhick, blue, broa n and red, at Umbrellas'ai 39 cents and - Mens Overcoats, Rubber Coats and Cravenettes AT COST I will sell to anyone whos" purchases of above goods amount to $5.00, 20 lbs of Sujrar to the dollar. I will pay 40 cents per dozen for Eggs and $2.50 per bushel for Peas, in merchandise. Respect full y, W. F. RUSSELL i a 85 I ! 65 96 66 s7 23 63 66 35 85 104 79 67 60 11 JHX 21 ij Prize Offers from Leading Manufacturer Book on patents. "Hints to inventors. 'Inventions need!: -Why some inventors fail." Send rough sketch or model fpr search of Patent Office records. Our Mr. Greeley was formerly Acting Commissioner of Patents, and as such hadJulicharffif the U. S. Patent Office. GREEIEY&M9INT Patent Attorneys WASHINGTON, T. C, THB TA IT . CrldJe .... Harness .. Backhand Haines ... Plow , FtyttC ti.'!. Per cent 85 86 ...... 8$ - 85 ...... - 15 3 Trade Marks DES'GN3 C0PYRIGMT8 Aft. Anvone tending ske'rh nd i1!.rlmton tnv dulcklr atcertnln o -r opinion tree whotliur m Invention Is probulxy rentnl'lft C ommuiilrn tlnns strictly eontldentlal. HANDBOOK ou Patent, tent, free, ol.tott himmiot .or ecuringpatenti. Fntenui tdken through Uunu A Co. teoelT'. furUil notict, without charge, la 9 Scientific Hraerican. A handtotnely lllnttrmtea weekly. 7-trgett elr mlation of any tolontlflo journal, Termt. I S t frt four months, $1. Bold by all newtdralem ItUNN & Co New Yqri ' branch 36 V 8a "VHblngtun. O If You Don't like to use cheap stationery and pay high prices for it IT'S TIME for you to give us your orders. We do first class printing at reasonable prices. . . , Rnlts 17 to M Trace chains 46 ' Clips Clevis Washers Rivets ". Rings 46 Buckles 45 Bits Grans rod 1 Heel pin 5 i Plow lines hemp 19 to 2 Plow lines flax 22 to M Plow lines cotton ' Plow lines leather 81 ; Horeeshoes 6 to U Horseshoe nails 11 to U THE DRIVER OP THE PLOW IS TAX. ED FROM HAT TO SOX. Hat of fur 47 to 186 Hat of straw .' 88 , Hat of wool 85 to 100 Leather gloves 60 Sheep gloves 39 to 81 Kid gloves 39 to 81 Shirt, cotton M to 64 Drawers, cotton 60 to 64 Stockings, cotton 80 Stockings,' selvedged 50 to 65 Coat to 76 Coat, wool 66 to 94 Ready made coat 80 to 60 Ready made clothing 46 to 83 Collar buttons 60 Studs ; Necktie 50 i Diamonds Free . Pearls , Free I Shoes 85 j Rone buttons wiomi Horn buttons 08 to 83 Ivory buttons 50 Pearl buttons 67 to 118 HIS WIFE IS TAXED AS FOLLOWS. Woolen knit underwear 50 to 96 Woolen cloak 68 to 80 Woolen Jacket 68 to 80 Woolen shawl 92 to 108 Woolen plushes 50 to 140 I Flannels 1US Belt 95 Dress goods 70 to 159 Gloves, leather 60 i Gloves, sehmaschen 89 to 60 ! r;i. Gloves, sheep 89 to 81 I W1 Gloves, kid 39 to 80 Stockings, knit 80 Stockings, selvedged 60 to 65 Neckwear 50 Shoes Jewelry 60 Dress facings - 68 U 78 Cotton ribbon 45 Silk ribbon 60 to 8 Fur hats 47 to 86 I Straw hats 86 j Wool hats 85 to MO Waterproof cloth 54 HIS CHILDREN ON ALL THEIR CLOTHING ARE TAXED AS HE IS AND ON THEIR POLLS 86 PER CENT. Jumping Jacks 85 Marbles Firecrackers' 97 to 227 Sugsr plums 86 to 100 Chewing gum 29 to 69 False faces 86 Molasses 83 Castor oil 36 to 98 - Last the Baby. Should there be n tmtiy In ttie family he or she Is not forjrottMi. tint pity 28 per cent undsr tin trulsi' of "ltifnnf food." Ills ooffln mys 3,1 ier t-ent nnd the henrse 45: flower for the 1.111 w, per cent, while the BlW nntfhe hymn books used t tb burtnl ire taxed 28 per cent ( .1 1 . . . . : :, .:- ' . YOU WANT THE. BEST ' WE KEEP IT- LooKs Like We Ought to TRADE SOME DON'T IT? RUSSE LL'S STORE !i X , - p - - ' I r THE UP-BUILDING OF THIS BANK is due to the fact that wo have ample capital and tha- we have adhered to a policy which has been conservative, and yet along progressive lines. We offer to our customers modern facilities lor the prompt and proper transaction of iheir financial affairsjample vault and safe room for the storing and safeguarding of their money, notes, insurance poll cies "and valuable Dapers and snch liberality of treatment as is consistent with prudent banking. YOUR account Is cordially solicited. WE PAY 4 PER CENT INTEREST DUCKTOWN BANKING CO. Ducktown, - Tenn.