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PUBLISHED WEEKLY VOLUME 7 a- PERSONAL AND SOCIAL. Social Calendar. Mid-week prayer meeting at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday nights. You are invited to come. o Kundiy school at both the Presbyterian and Baptistchurch- es every ounuty iuuiuuig Rre welcome and yuur presence will be appreciated at either . t - pi ace. Rev. Tomlinson will preach hereon next Sunday, the fifth Sunday in the month. Last Sunday was his regular appoint ment here, but he was retained ehewnere. Everybody come and hear him. ' " o- Christian Endeavor, societj meets at the Presbyterian cniuch Sunday nights. Inter esting topics are discnssed; and you are requested to come. : Don't send your job printing oJ-we can do it. - Circuit court is in session' at Duck town this week, Jake Day is sufferiug with a spell of la grippe. T .... - r.'M) of !Tr. 'ar.l Mrs. J.D. Clemmer, is recovering from a spell of pneumonia fever., v . -A. J. "RymepU erecting him a new residence on route 1, near Parksville. Joe White and family, of Clanton, Ala., came last week for a few days' visit with J. S. Hutchins and family. Edna, the little daughter of Hon. aud Mrs. B. B. 0. Witt has been suffering from a light stroke of oarilysis. She is im- - proving nicely now. Dayton Brown of Servilla was In town Thursday of last week and paid us a dollar on his sub scription. He says he enjoys reading this paper. Rogers Brothers arc locating their saw mill a short distance of Parksville. on the transmission iine to Maryville. and will saw the lumber cut along ttint route by the Tennes see Power Company The dwelling house occupied by D. a Hate and lamlly, and located on the Abe Lillard, Sr., farm, burned down Sunday niirlit. The fire is thought to hvA rauirht from the kitchen flue. Mr. Hale arid his family u.o roidini' with his son. The neople of the entire community sympathize with Mr. Hale in the loss of hisiome. He wilt douot less find another locatiou before long. C The Benton basket ball boys met tncl conquereu mw jurtii 1 court here Wednes day eyening'of last w-ek. The score was 11 to 8. Some of the forestry men had played basket ball oo college teams, but the Benton boys decreed that all teams, regardless of pedigree, shculd be defeated; and when the smoKe had cleared away the ' foresters meekly submitted to their defeat, and the Bentonians tood victorious, with another utar added to their already star tMtspahfflcd crown. No paper prints it all take The News-Gazettk: Mrs O. J. Burns, of near Parksville, is recovering from an attack of pneumonia. J. D. Barnes of Cleveland is having a new road built to his hotel arBenton Springs. Edgar Harrison, of route 1, is suffering from the effects of a bruise on his right arm, received recently. School dismissed Thursday, in order to let the students spend Thanksgiving day at their homes. Mr. and Mrs. James Wilson of Sweetwater are here on a visit to relatives and friends Mr. and Mrs. Wilson resided here a few years ago, and are remembered well by most of the people of Bentoii. Rev. Burns, of Benton, the newly elected supply at the Bap tist church, is expected to nil the pulpit at both services Sun day. Copperhillidvance. Mrs: D. A.'Arnwine started last Sunday for North Uarlina where she will receive treatment for tuberculosis in a sanitarium. Mrs. Arnwine will be missed here in Sunday school and so cial work, and -LvT mauy ft.nci- hope that she will soon , recover and. ret urn., . '' " Mary Clemmer, the two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. J. D. Clemmer, died Wednesday night November 19tU at ten o'clock, after having suffered for a few days with pneumonia fever. The remains were in terred in the town cemetery on the following day at 2 p. m., alter services conducted in the home by Rev. Hicks and at the cemetery by Rev. Robinson. Mr. and Mrs. Clommer have the avmnathv of a host of friends here and elsewhere, in their san I bereavement. Rev. T. M. Hicks attended quarterly Conference of the Car- lock circuit, at Weslianna, last Saturday and Sunday. This is the first lime he has been out of this community for several months, having been busy erect ing a barn, and otherwise im proving his property. John Bramlett and Miss Susie Lewis were married near here Sunday, Rev. Rymer officiating. The groom is an employe of the Tennessee Power Company; the bride is a daughter of Pete Lewis. S. M. Osment has installed an up-to-date picture gallery on the second floor of the new Russell building. He can make any thing (mm a penny picture to " ; the finest photograph" made. He Can mane your pnoio in cuiui Ha 5 hpr . to nccomodate the people, and is depending, on them for a maintenance. If you need auytbing in his line, to is to your interest to see him. Furs. Furs. We pay highest market prices for all kinds of Raw Furs, aud give libeal grades. 'Send for price list. Dept 7 Wolfe Fur Company Morristown, Tenn. LIBERTY AND JUSTICE TO ALL BENTON, POLK COUNTY. EAST TENNESSEE, THURSDAY NOV, 27. 1913 The Child's Cradle Son to the Mother. "By Helen Coale Crew -Two clasping arms curved cradlewise, And deep, soft bosom wber? one lies At rest beneath the brooding eyes Now doth the earth encrndle thee Ah, may the earth as tender be 'As thou with me! As thou with me! . Talk to Farmers By Capt. T. fPeck Commis - sioner of Agriculture. jPUNS EOK NEXT YEAR- ' We are now getting well 'into the winter when the bad weather will keep us indoors more than during ihe 6. ..er Seasons jof the vear We will have time to plan . ,r ...i j for the coming years ,wr?n "0k back over the past year ly recognize our nns artr'-,'-T --r ; to avoid them ctiiTl ' MlTlFG f!vr?fj let our m-.irsT markft m Dim ther back; even to am VJMti&gffllaihi than he days, nd see if we are doing Hvati, as it should be,and well in every way as our fathers iu a majorily of cases did. In some respects many of; . , , . v Ilt ftf us are not. When I was a boy every far mer in the community fatlenad notonly enough hogs to provide meat and lard for home use, but practical y all'of them had hogs to sell and beacon to sell. The ten ant fanners and many of the laborers managed to fatten their own meat. They also raised their own potatoes, canned their own fruif and made their own soap. Now, very few farmers do this, but depend on their gro cery mam. . It is true we have belter mar kets than our fathers had, but there is no need or profit in pay- insrfor the handling of things we can produce at iome. ue groceryman is not in business xor,. forsuccess inttny other accommodation. in;,winn anrVwhen'we do that T thinlr ir. ia n. frnna DUSineSS W judgment to produce as much on 1 Vlliiiu O the farm as possiple of the things required for home consumption. As our land for constant crop ping has produced shorter crops each year and the demands for money increased, our farmers, becsuseof the good markets, could not resist the temptation to sell their live siock on to mum, pressing demands, hoping to re stock in some way, but the abil ity to restock their farms de crease as long as they continue their present method of farming. To change our methoJs is go ing to require some intelligence and to energy, and is going to re quire some sacrifice of comforts for aiime, but nothing worth while hasever been accomplish ed without self sacrifice. Our trouble as farmers has been our Inclination to drift with the tide: to follow in the well- worn ruts. Many mortgage has been sadiled on farms .be couse it was tho easiest way to secure ready money to provide fSBt some luxury.. that a lirtle extra effort and ccpnomy could have provided in time and prevented the moitjage on .the farm. V7e mustw produce more live stock Tennossee if we hope to rebu'ihVwur soils. I can under stand jiat how the farmer feels about changing his methods whei S'o i having hard work to make 'oX ends meet under pres Ant, .r iiflitioiis. " But at the same r. h weU maktt tiftirliro mii?ht as well mak up thafc condition8 CHI1 only 'yir sata- Mto'tb :' his little present v. r 1. A Graca , Cgland.? BOlUtlOQ QCU CUV" " 0 debt and get a few stockers.then all, the land not required for thorough cultivation, use for pasture. The saving in taxes and trying to "keep up a large area will help ont. The increased production from thorough culti vation aud the increase in live stock wili help out more, and one important thing that will count mostthe utilizapion'of valuable time will ia itself enable the farmer to take a hew grasp and help him to get safely on the road to prosperity. Wo must get away from.-aaethods that are ob solete. We must adjust ourselves to present day conditions. We must give tLe same intelligent i tenlion and enerf?y l0 faroling Lwe can confidently expect suc- cess to crown our efforts. just a Minute, Please. I , Tf voa wish to subscribe for the American Magazine, the j yyomans Home Companion or ftny of tie magazines published j by tne crowell Publishinj Co., leave your order Wltn meat ihk o a 7.ir.TTE office. I can make you some attractive club bing offers. Dan Hicks, Jr. wuw w -- The Knoxville Journal and Tribune, in a recent issue, com mented on Polfe county's power dams. The Copper Uity Ad vance of last weelt copied the article and commented at length on it. From the way we under: stand the article, Polk' county has a dam site more than the Journal and Tribun6 knows about. Eggs are soaring higher than the hens, !(2WGS1Z By J.D. ziiiaiiumiuaiiaiaimuiuauiuuiuiaiaimajiiiuiuiuiur; Ther Last War Time Schools Interrupted by Gatewood's Raid . Recently at the Harbison Hotel dinner table, Dr. W. J. Copeland was joking about hav inff gone to Mexico to whip them once and being ready to go again (as a six year old boy he was frightened so much as to yef remember it by the leaving of a relatiVH of his from their home in McM inn county to the Mexi can war in the Forties.) Know ing the Doctor's youth too well to ask for bis Mexican war rec ord, I suggested that possibly he was -old enough - to have known of the-Gatewood raid. He answered: "I was visiting patients that day; had crossed the old Federal' road about 30 minutes before the raid at Jate Parks' father's house, going along the old Copper road to. ward Cleveland till reaching the old Stock road, thence along it northward and by rpads east of it I went to the mouth of Ocoee to cross the ferry there. (There is no ferry there now.) A- man namo iiinntnsr his horse down the Taylor hill yelling ''Rebels! rebels! There's a million Reb els in Benton killing all the peo pled Instead of crossing, the 0co3eP ther ej--1 ;wenV with one of tbe Boyds along the road down Hiwassee' rivr. Seeing some .Yankee foraeers loadinz hay on wagons from stacks in the river boitom to take to Charleston, Mr. Boyd yelled "Rebels! rebels!" The yankees foil nff of the stacks and lit out for tbe river bank. I went south along the old Stock road, in tending to go back home, as everything there was exposed to their pillage if they went that way. In the distance i saw riding f as tr toward roe Wells Green, who kept waving his hand fox me to turn back. Com ing up he asked me if I'd take a "fool's advice" i replied that if it was good advice I might do so. He said "Then turn back, fnr there are a million rebels behind me." I did so. going to the Chain Ferry (for many yjears abandon ed bow) and crossed as I had in tended to do at the Mouth of Ocoee by swimming my horse beside the canoe.- A crowd of home guards on the hill nearby had eathered from the alarm snruad bv the farmer who had r - ridden from Benton to the mouth of Ocoee in such a hurry. They decided to not come to Benton hut to send a scout to learn the news. The scout reported only about fifty men were in the raid and that only one mm had been killed in Benton. After staying over night north of Chain ferry I again started borne, crossed at the ford on Hiwassee above Gamble's ferry (now no sign much of either can be found) and proceeded through Benton and was surprised to hear sing ing at the Biptist church, and learned that it was a .'singing school.' (When the female acad emy resumed after the interrup tion by the raid we do not know but it is evident that the singing school never missed more than a tune or two.) ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. NUMBER 1 Glimmer I was called to Lillards' tc dress Bill's wound, went to the bouse, was told that be was -up on the mountain side, so I climbed the mountain to where he lay, and dressed his wounds. After crossing at the Island ford, I was called to visit a wounded man near Armstrong's and told that Bake, Armstrong had been killed. Before getting throngh the Sloan gap. a man metme and told me the man (Raper) was dead. The 2nd night after the raid while my neighbors und I were at our rendezvous in the woods near my house, we heard aan inquire forme at the house. He was told that I was not at home, but told his business which was to get my service for some who were yet.aiive of five Jmen shot and piled together up Ocoee river.-1 sect medicine and direct ions by him " x Spicy Spiels. : By Brick Pomery. If being an original character is ec centric, it is preferablev to the mimic. . Most people who sing their own merits should preface their volume entirely." . Many kinds of so-called re ligion should be bottled and labeled 'olive oil-" ; If the powei to command wealth depended solely upon horse sense, it would create many objects of charity You're in the swim so long as you possess the coin of the realm but afterward the sweet miiK ot human kindness is sure to clab ber. Truth will bear repeating, but it should carry sufficient weight with Us first utterance, making the second unnecessary. A full stomach crowned with an pmntv head and clothed, in a suit prepaid from Sears & Roe buck for S3 ay is a dangerous symptom of insanity. County Directory. Trustee, F. D. Copeland. Sheriff, Albert Crumley. Superintendent of schools, W. . Rucker. Register,!. E. Cook. B Circuit court meets the third Mondays in March, July and November. Sam C. Brown, judge; T..W. Peace, Attorney General; C. 8. Harrison, clerk. Ducktown Law court meets fourth Mondnys in March, July and November. W. A. Woody, clerk. Chancery court meets the 4h Mondays in April and October. V. C. Allen, chancellor; A. J. Williams, clerk and master.' Quarterly court meets firt Mondays in Jauunry, April.July and October. Quorum court opens first Monday m eaco month. J. H. W'ilhamsou, cum. 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 eactv month. MethodistRev. A. M. Tom liuson, pastor. Preaching the. fourth Sunday in each month.