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he Polk mm n ew4jj3ize V PUBLISHED WEEKLY LIBERTY AIND JUSTICE TO ALU ONE DOLLAR A YEAR VOLUME 7 BENTON, POLK COUNTY, EAST TENNESSEE. i HURSDAY DEC. 18 1913 NUMBER 3 m IN Aft PERSONAL AND SOC AL. f Social Calendar. o Mid-week prayer meeting at the Presbyterian church on Wednesday nights. You are invited to come. o Sundiy school at both the Presbyterian and Baptistchurch es every Sunday morning. You are welcome and yuiir presence will be appreciated at either place. o Rev. W. H. Rymerwill fill his regular appointment at the Baptist church Sunday. o Christian Endeavor society meets at the Presbyterian ennrch Sunday nights. Inter esting topics are discussed; and you are requested to come. Don't send your oft we can do it. job printing Mrs. Harry Hicks has recov ered from an attack of mumps. Carl Parks ot Prendergast was in town Tuesday. H. K. Brown of Charleston R. 1 was here Wednesday. Miss Anna Shell, of Louisville Ky., is here on a visit to her sister, Mrs. N. A. White. Mrs. J. L. Kinser of Cleve land route 7 spent Tuesday with Mrs. T. M. Hicks. A large hotel will be opened at ParksviMe ere long, to ac comodate those who sro there to view the power dam. Rachael Woods, uf Cookson Creek, died Tuesday night and was buried in the Baptist cem etery here Wednesday after noon. Last week we published an article written by our. friend, Georgia A. Stakely of Madison ville Route 6 All of our read ers will not agree with him in all of the statements he express ed in the article, however all of them can agree with him on part of the statements he made. The box supper given by the High School in the auditorium last Friday, night was largely attended and well- patronized. Most of the girls brought boxes and the proceeds from the sale of them amounted to a little over $18. Last week we stated that the Christmas tree at the Presby terian church would he on Xmas night. That statement was a typographical error. The one at the Presbyterian church will 09 given on Christmas eve night and the one at the Baptist church on Christmas night. Charles Witt has recovered from the mumps. Mrs. T. Fetzer of Ocone had her name placed on our mailing list this week. First term examinations are being taken by th'e high school students ttiis week. , Rev. Robinson preached here Sunday morning and at Cona sauga Sunday night. Mrs. McClary, mother of Mr. El. W. McClary, has been sick for a few days, but is improv ing. Lynn Hicks has returned from Wetmore and will enter the Eligh School after the Xmas holidays. ' Ernest Fox, who holds a job in the Power Company's store at Caney Creek, spent a few days recently with homefolks here. Sheriff Alhert Crumley called and paid up his subscription- to the paper last week. Mr. Crum ley seems to realize the possibil ities for future development of the county and the usefulness of the county paper in helping to bring it about. E. 0. Elood of Youngstown, Ohio, who is speuding the win ter at Bariow, Fla., has become an appreciative subscriber to The News-Gazette. Abraham Lillard, Sr., died Tuesday morning after having suffered with pneumonia fever for only a few days. He was interred in the Baptist cemetery Wednesday at two o'clock p m., after services cdnducted by Rev. W. H. Rymer in the Baptist church. Mr Lillard was nnj aged man and had lived in this commuuity for many years. He leaves a host of relatives And friends, who have the sympathy tf ilin pntirn nnmmunitv A more extended account of his subJecl. f "Justification." Ev- life will probably appear at a Normal Training; Class for Baptist S. S. Teachers Members of the Ocoee Baptist church here met last Sunday afternoon at two o'clock and re cited their first lesson in the Normal Training Class lor Sun day school teachers. At the completion of book one the stu dents will receive a diploma from the Southern Baptist Con vention, and seals will be placed on the diplomas from time to time as the students complete the other books!, until eight have been completed, when they will receive the blue seal, which completes the f course. This class meets every Sunday after noon at two o'clock. Many in teresting topics are discussed. Pastor, Rev. W. H. Rymer, began about six weeks ago preacmng a series ot sermons on Baptist beliefs. The subject of the first sermon was "The Fall of Man." The second was "Redemption." The third will be preached next Sunday on the appear later date. Optical Specialist Coming. Dr. P. F. McKowen, Optome trist and Physical Eye Specialist I he leadinjj'Optometrist of the south, will-be Ht Central Hotel, Bentou, Tenn., December 22 and 23 for the proper fitting of eve glasses. Home address 5151 Williams St., Knoxvjile, Tenn. erybody is invited to come and hear this series of sermons. There will be twelve or fifteen more sermons before the series is completed. Sunday school at the Baptist church is progressing nicely. Everybody is invited to sttend. The Baptist Sunday school will give a Christmas tree on Xmas night. Everybody come. SANTA CLAUS WILL HAVE A BIG JOB SuDDlvinz the wants of the Children of this Section. Benton, Dec. 10, 1913 Dear Santa Claus, I want box of stationery, a locket. black muff and ring, candy, ap ples, oranges, etc. Good bye from your little friend Mary Lou Higgins. Benton, Tenn., Dec. 8 Dear Santa. How are you? Please bring me a doll, a set of dishes, a carriage, bed and i little rocking chair and a stove. From Bernice Russell. Kenton, Tenn., Dec. 9, 1913 Dear Santa. Pleise bring me a doll, a rocker and a stove, a little carriage, bed and a sewing box, set of dishes, little table and some candy, apples and or anges. Rena Witt Benton, Dec. 8 1913 Dear Santa Claus. Please bring me a Indian suit and a pair of glasses, drum and a wagon and horn, a picture book. Remember my little brother Lynn. Your friend 4 years old Raymond Brooks.- Benton, Tenn., Dec. 9 1913 Dear Santa Claus I want you to bring me a doll and some sta tionery and some candy, apples and drangesr Stetla'-WttC ' Benton, Dec. 9, 1913 Dear Santa Claus, please bring me a sewing box, doll, pair of jockey boots, candy, apples, or anges etc. Louise Russell. Benton, Teon., Dec. 9 Dear. Santa Claus I want a teddy bear, set of disnes and a little iron and table and some story books, oranses apples and candy. Ruth Russell. UNITED STATES CIVIL'wmwmwwmmuw w"mw wtwrnmnmmrmm SERVICLExamination.it CLEB' coivitss. I L 1 J U . V 1j I. : HI L U iaiiiiuiaiiiaiiajaiiuiUiiaiiiiiuauuiiiiiiiaiiiiniUiiiiii AtBenton 3nd Turtietown Tenn., for Polk County Saturday Jan. 10 1914 The Ur(ited States Civil Ser vice Commission announces an open competitive examination on the date and at the places named above, as a result of which it (s expected to make certification to fill a vacancy in the position of rural carrier at TurtU'town, Tenn., and other VACANCIES AS.THEY MAY OCCUR ON RURAL ROUTES AT POST OF FICES IN , "THE ABOVE NAMED . i . COUNTY, unless it is found to be in the interest of the service to fill any vacancy by reinstate ment, transfer,' of -promotion. The compensation of a rural carrier is based upon the length of the route. Salaries range from $484 to $1,100 per year. Age, 18 to 55, on the date of examination. The maximum age (Continued on last page) wood's humanity will cease to fight as r-sj a. I t rli. ... ucisiB ttiiu uiuiea iuc uaiiui KUiu inrougn i'oik cuumy History of Qats By Mrs. Sarah Shamblin, and H. W. McClary. Benton, Dec. 913 Dear "Old Santa; As it is set ting near Xmas and we expect to see you come down the chim ney,! will write vou what I want. A . doll, ' little stove, teddy, bear and set of dishes, candies, fruits, e,tc' (H: M;iCKie James. (Continued from last week) Here we drop back to Rev. McClary with Gatewood's pistol muzzle, with its large calibre opening, staring him like death square in the eye, and quote from the account he told his family and, written for us by his son H. W. McClary, my partner in the management of the daily business of the Bank in Benton "As Gatewood'fi devilish wrath was boiling in his bosom, his navy pistol leveled and his glar ing eye taking due aim, t he Rev McClary said 'Sir. I am a minis ter of the Gospel when you shoot take sure aim.' The trigger was uot pulled; the murderer's nerves twitched, his1 muscled relaxed, his arm fell, and the Rev.MeCIafv lived to preach the gospel' many years thereafter, witnessing hundreds of souls saved in East Tenn." will always prevent the bullet, and the conscience of the pub lic will banish war and give humanity universal peace. Vesper Service. at will ? girl a the J jbfirrroe. J,' 1913 - ' iff Dear "Sard Claus 1 want a drum afqi a1d hh and a picture book aUd aHhtomobile, apples oranges and candy. ' Glasgow Russell. Servilla, Tenn., Dec. 15 Dear old Santa Claus. -I want you to bring me some apples, oranges, candies. Also I want a tricycle. My age is 6 years. Oscar Kilpatrick. Christmas and Thanksgiving. So Christmas and Thanksgiving clasp Their hands, and brightly bridge December, Close met within that heart-felt grasp All friends One Friend of all remember. Two feast fires glow across the snow Dead voices answer to the living As home to meet our own we go Thank God for Christmas and Thanksgiving. -Selected, o 1 After Gatewood's arm drop ped with the weapon almost in the act of shooting Rev. Robt. WtCiary l'Thether . ffoifr f a aod impulse or from fear ... avLrit.' ed hell?) he told 'McClary he could go, but McClary said "No, unless you will furnish me "a guard uniil I pass your rear guard.' Gatewood furnished the guard and sent McClary down the river homeward. In relating the events to the Hask ins family, he was -the worst scared man the Raskins girl had ever seen, wnen he reacnea Ferguson's aud saw the light of his own home, he asltd Mr. Ferguson whose light it was. Upon being told that it was that of his own home, he calmed down and sa'd that he could "go homePow " He said the fur ther he got from danger the! worse scared he got. His judgment in not running from them, his bravery in talk ing to Gatewood as he did and his caution in demanding a guard were all three necessary that he might be spared to preach of God's love, but no wonder when excited in the pulpit he would sometimes say 'I've been in the hands of 49 devils." o Often I think that these old war time facts were best left covered by the forgetfulness of years, as the farms and house seats above Parks ville are cov ered by many feet of water io the man-formed lake. (How little man had to do with form ing this lake!) But so long as those who have lived through these terrible tradgedies have memories, so lone will recollec tion be vivid, though only a few years hence and tradition only will be left to tell the tale. Per haps it is well that the horrors of war be made known to the younger generations to counter act the false teaching done in showing the glitter and "glory" of battle victory. When all mankind is taught of what thope who have been through a great war know, then On Thursday 6 o'clock a vesper service be conducted at the auditorium by the Polk County High School. The coming of Christ will be celebrated by sacred choral music. The program starts promptly at 6 p. m., and as there is no admission fee, it will be necessary to te on time in order to secure seats. ThH following program, has been arranged: 1. Silent Night, Holy Night Gruber Choir 2. Joy to the World Isaac Watts Choir 3. Birth Song of Jesus Meredith Little girls 4. O, Little Town of Bethlehem . Redner Choir Prayer by Rev. J.E.Robinson Luther's Cradle Hymn" 6th and 7th Grade girls 0, Come all ye Faithful; -"7 r ... "Reading Congregation O Holy Night - Adam Choir Christmas Story Mr. .J. L. Brewer Hark the Herald Angels .Sing - Mendelsshon Choir 11. Benediction by the Choir Meredith 10 Archvillc. - (Too late for last week.) James Parker is at Ducktown superintending the erection of a new residence on his property there. John Bates who has been at 'work on the transmission Hue jnear Benton is very siefc. Miss Sarah Rymer of Duck town is on the sick list and is spending a lew days with her parents here. Mike Boring has returned from Ducktown and viciuity, where he purchased a nice drove of cattle. It is re pq reed that work is soon to begin on the new church building which is to be erected at Rymer school houe. Tom Dunn has returned from Benton. Brother Wadkins. The Empty Stocking. Cartoonists have helped the grown-ups to realize the the po ignant disappointment of the child who finds its stocking emp ty Christmas and the movement to help out Santa Claus has be come nation-wide. It is surely a blessed thing to do, blessing the.reclpients and thrico bless ing the givers. Christmas is the season of good will, and no bodyfwith half a heart would wish to see an v of the children of the commuuity shut out from the fullest enjoyment of the hot iday. Knoxvillo Sentinel..