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POLK COUNTY NEWS-GAZETTE. BENTON. TENNESSEE.
13,333,074 BALES UNCLE SAM'S FIRST ASSISTANT UNCLE SAM'S ARHY Benton Banking Company BENTON, TENN. Capital Stock $25,000 Surplus $5,000 If A PUrt PEK in CENSUS BUREAU REPORT OF GIN UNITED STATES SHY OF FIELD NING PRIOR TO JANUARY FIRST, 1914. GUNS AND ALSO OF AMMUNITION. A Designated State Depository i COTTON n UIIFREPARED u : I COMPARISONS BY STATES Compares with 12,907,405 Bales, Which Were Ginned in the Year of 1912. ' Washington. The eighth cotton gin ning report of the census bureau for the season announces that 13,333,074 Daaes or cotton, counting round as ialf bales, of the growth of 1913 had been ginned prior to January 1, to which date during the past seven years the ginning averaged 93.4 per cent, of entire crop. Last year to January 1, there had been ginned 12,907,405 bales or 95.7 per cent, of the entire crop, 14,317,002 bales, or 92.1 per cent, in 1911, and 12,465,298 bales, or 95.3 per cent., in 1908. Ginnings prior to January 1 by states with comparisons for last year and other big crop years, fellow- States. Year. Alabama 1913 1912 1911 190S Arkansas 1913 191s 1911 190S Florida 1913 1912 1911 1908 Georgia . . . . .1913 1913 1911 1908 .1913 1912 1911 1908 1913 1912 1911 1908 1913 1912 1911 1908 .1913 1912 1911 1908 .1913 1912 1911 19.08 .1913 1912 1911 .1913 1912 1911 .1913 1912 1911 1908 - yinings of sea island cotton, N VMxe' poolrUm'-wy' states,' JojJow: old Fifth trenue :U , . '.V .21,085 1311 ; .38,091 Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina. Oklahoma South Carolina Tennessee Texas Other etates Ginnings. 1,467,943 1,288,227 1.61S.510 1,302,338 933.3S9 732.11S 7SK HO' 910,42 65,269 56,04 86,421 66,855 2,276,477 1,756,834 2,623,917 1,930,783 1,143,067 366,402 352,503 453,210 759,664 857,189 1,047,293 1,522,160 759,664 857,189 975,223 647,505 804,457 947,452 900,409 525,610 1,342,988 1,173,216 1,508,753 1,176,220 354,549 248,503 3S1.281 3,668,080 4,461,746 3,926,059 107,105 82,257 .110,298 67,777 w?s"-trt zx-.'Z2tA AiE NOT READY FOR WAR General Wood Paints Doleful Picture of Ayny to Congressional Committees. J. G. NORTON, President J. D. CLEMMER, Cashier A. J. WILLIAMS, Vice President H. W. McCLARY, Asst. Cashier 41,768 -39,543 63,099 POWERS REACH AGREEMENT UNITED STATES MUST ASSUME CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS IN MEXICOt Free Hand for the United States So Long as Lives and Property for Foreigners Are. Guarded. Washington. Frequent conferences between ambassadors and ministers here ..are tending to unite them on a line of conduct regarding Mexico, which, while conforming to the plans of the United States, involves an un derstanding as to obligations the American government will be expect ed to assume as the result of non-in- terferepce by foreign powers. This common understanding has not taken the form of direct pressure, but the state department is kept informed through the medium of individual rep resentatives of the expectations of the European powers. Generally these re late to the protection of financial in terests which citizens and subjects of the powers have in Mexico. No inten tion to bring in the political side of the question Is indicated. More than one diplomatic represent ative here has informed the depart ment that his own government was interested in preventing financial loss to its citizens, and beyond that did not care what the United States did in Mexico so long as it was informed In time to. take precautions for the pro SOME INCOMETAX RULES FORM TO BE USED AND REGULA TIONS TO EE FOLLOWED ARE SENT OUT. Every Citizen Who Has Income $3,000 or More Liable for the Tax. of Washington. The form to be used and regulations to be followed by in dividuals in making returns of In come subject to the new federal in come tax were sent out by the treas ury department. Every citizen of the United States, wliether residing at home or abroad, every person re siding in the United States and ev ery non-resident alien who has in come from United States investments of $3,000 or more, must make return. For the past year, 1913, specific ex emptions will be $2,500 or $3,333.33 in the case of a married person, and in future years $3,000 and $4,000. Where the tax has been withheld, in part of the income on the source, or where part of the income comes as dividends upon stock of a corporation, taxable under the corporation tax section of the law, the regulations set forth that. such income shall be deducted from the individual's total net income when computing the amount of which he Is taxable. . :' ; The law imposes a tax of 1 per cent. and.provides that individuals who have Incofiie between $20,000 and $50,000 Washington. Explaining that his judgment was not influenced by the -Mtxican situation, Major General W'tod, chief of staff of the army, has advised committees of congress that ther should appropriate $3,000,000 for field guns and ammunition for the regular army, and $3,000,000 for the mili'.ia. "1' you sent our troops into war as thc;iijRre now, without gains or ammu nition, it would be absolute slaugh ter;, the general told the house mili tary committee. "If culled into the field; suddenly, we should have to go with a small allowance of ammunition, and we should have neither guns nor ammunition enough for our field artil lery forces." General Wood, in a written state ment, said : "We neither have guns nor ammuni tion sufficient to- give any general com manding an army in the field any as surance of success if attacked by an army of equal size which, is supplied with its proper quota of field artil lery. "It is -my belief that no modern war between first class powers will last for one year, and unless private manu facturers are encouraged to manufac ture ammunition for our guns, after war is declared, they will not be in a condition to do so until after the war is finished. "The war department believes after extended study that, in cases of war with a first class power, an army of 500,000 men will be needed to give this fiountry any chance of success against invasion, and that this force will be needed at once." The; general suggested that the UnitedyStates regular mobile army should be organized into three infan try and two cavalry divisions with an aggregate war strength of about 75,000,; requiring 54 batteries, or 216 guns. I BACKED BY REAL ESTATE WORTH OVER $500,000 00. DIRECTORS. A. R. D. J. J. Williams. W. Clemmer, B. C. Witt, L. Taylor, J. G. Norton, W. P. Scarborough, T. L. Lowery, C. W. Gamble, F. T. Harrison. " We pay 3 per cent on three-month and deposits. 4 per cent on six-month Um Cleveland National Bank, Cleveland, Tenn. QAPITAL SURPLUS AND PROFITS '. STOCKHOLDERS' LIABILITY.. m ...180,00009 UOfiQMO TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY ...... .... ... .t44000Xia ' - OFFICERS J. B. Johnston, President Frank J. W. P. Harle, Cashier. Lang, ActlTS VI o rrwItfMl TO MAKE FIGHT ON PELLAGRA ap-mcoui ection of the lives of its citizens. If1'1,1 an additional ; tax of 1 per ! .jiv wfeA tio! Car. 7,388 6,629 4,798 ANTI-TRUST LAWS DRAFTED 'Sweeping Reforms Proposed in Bill Drawn Up. Washington. A general outline of the tentative draft of anti-trust legls latlon prepared by majority members of the house committee on the Judi ciary for action by the full committee, subject to a conference with Presi dent, Wilson, has become known here, While members of the committee talked with the president some weeks ago the proposed bills so far have not the administration stamp, and they -will be discussed at a conference be tween the president and the commit tee immediately following the presi dent's return. The bills, drafted after conference between Chairman Clayton, Represen tative Carlin of Virginia, chairman of the trust sub-committee, and Repre sentatives Floyd of Arkansas, McCoy of New Jersey and others, cover these three main points: 1. Interlocking directorates. ' 2. Trade relations and prices. 3. Injunction proceedings and dam age suits by Individuals. 4 United States Seamen Drown. Norfolk, ' Va. The capsizing in Hampton Roads of a motor cutter from the battleship Wyoming, flagship of the Atlantic fleet, resulted in the loss of the lives of four seamen of the Wyoming's crew, the accident occur red near the very spot where a launch from the battleship Minnesota went down in 1907 with the loss of eleven lives, mostly young midshipmen re turning to the Minnesota in a storm after midnight following a social af fair at the Jamestown Exposition grounds. Three Dead and 25 Hurt. Macon, Ga. Three Uvea were lost and more than twenty-five persons In- - Jured, six of whom are seriously hurt, in a wreck qf passenger train No. 3, on the Georgia Southern and Florida railroad, CO miles south of Macon. The wreck was on Gum Creek trestle. After the locomotive and baggage cars passed over a broken rail, the day coach appeared to have been lifted Bkyward, then over the enibankmant and a heavy Pullman plowed Into the rear cf. It. ' Kin t Jron Riirh nfnraitit t.vn " m 7R J iRORPRR Mr 2ES communities in w 1Z-Zi$tt" V iuu,uuvt per cent.; stuu.ouu to that while inves INTEREST PAID ON 8PECIAL DEPOSITS. ACCOUNTS INVITED. SPECIAL ATTENTION TO OUR MAIL DEPARTMENT. DON'T PUT IT OFF; INSURE TO DAY NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. SIXTY-TWO YEARS OLD. ASSETS S74,567,678, PURELY MUTUAL, MORE THAN ONE MILLION POLICY HOLDERS WHO OWN, CONTROW AND ALONE RECEIVE THE PROFIT8 OF THE COMPANY. POLICIES IS SUED FREE OP ALL RESTRICTIONS AND CONDITIONS, AND INC ON TESTABLE PROM DATE OP ISSUE. ADDRESS, T. S. MoKINNBY, Spsolal Agent, KNOXVILLB, TENNESSEE. tOt Empire Bulltfftiti FOR FIRST-CLASS LIVERY Flatboat on Which They Were Being Transported Was Wrecked. Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dashed to death on the rocks in the Fraser riv. er, British Columbia, or swept to their doom by the swift current, was the fate of 75 laborers employed by the Grand Trunk Pacific- railroad, accord ing to Angele Pugliese, one of 25 who managed to escape when the flatboat in which they were being transport ed across the river wa3 wrecked on a rock. Pugliese . reached Winnipeg and says tne zo wno escapea were an injured. The tragedy occurred in Brit ish Columbia, west of Fort George. Pugliese says a change in location of the work necessitated crossing the Fraser river. The 100 laborers put away from shore in a frail craft, which became unmanageable. It was dashed to pieces on a rock. Man Who Arrested Czolgosz Dead. Kansas City. John McCauley, who arrested Leon F. Czolgosz, after the latter had shot President McKinley at Buffalo, N. Y., died here. At the time of the assassination McCauley was a police sergeant in charge of eleven patrolmen who were to assist secret service men ip guarding the president. Until recently he had been connected with the Kansas City police department. 000, 5 per cent, and all over $500,000, 6 per cent. BATTLE CEASES ON BORDER Dead Bodies of Soldiers Lying in Trenches. Marfa, ' Texas. Fighting between the northern division of the Mexican federal army, defending Ojinaga, Mex ico, opposite here, and General Orte ga's 6,000 rebels ceased as suddenly as it began a week ago. Without any federal activities to provoke his move. General Ortega withdrew his army seven miles to the west, along the Rio Grande, supposedly to await the arrival of reinforcements. Although both armies, after six days of fighting, had been resting, General Ortega suddenly divided his army into three formations and started to move along the border away from Ojinaga! American Athletes Break Records. San Francisco, Cal. According to cables, Power of the Boston Athletic association and Templeton of the San 'ranclsco Olympic club, members of the Ail-American track team, broke records in the meet at Wellington, New Zealand. Power established a New Zealand 8S0-yard record with 1 minute 58 seconds, a fifth better thnn the record made by Burke in 1905. Templeton broke the New Zealand nd Australian pole vault record, lead- ng 11 feet and 2 inches, which dis places the former mark of 11 feet. General Buckner Dead. Lexington, Ky. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, formerly governor of Ken tucky and candidate for vice president on the old Democratic national ticket in 1SS6, died at his hom ein Hart county. He died at his home at Glen Lily, near Munfordville. General Buck ner's body will be buried in the state cemetery at Frankfort. General Buck ner was the last surviving lieutenant general of the Confederacy. Secretary McAdoo Asks for a Pellagra ; Hospital for the South. '.'.'Washington.. Secretary' McAdoo asked congress to appropriate ?47,000 for a pelalgra hospital at some South ern point. , Secretary McAdoo inafajs letterJb3U&yi-' pellagra has nancial burdens on hich it prevails and tigationa of pellagra have been systematically carried on at "the marine hospital at Savannah for several years, and important bacteri ologle and epidemiologic studies are being carried on from that station, that institution has no facilities for the conduct of metabolic and physico chemical studies. The latter studies are necessary at this time, according to the public health service, because of the suspicion of the association of the disease with diet and metabolism. Secretary McAdoo added: "A number of food products are un der suspicion, thus implicating several important industries, and it becomes important from both sanitary and eco nomic standpoints to determine once and for all what bearing, if any, foods have on the continuance of the dis ease. These studies necesasrily will be of a highly technical nature, requir ing special facilities to guard against the possibility of error creeping in during the experiment. -GO TO- JASPER CENTER nnnn morses. FINE CARRIAGES. CAREFUL DRIVERS LOW RATES. WHEN YOU HAVE ANY RIDING OR DRIVING TO CALL ON HIM. DUCKTOWN. TENNE8SEE. AND DO THE SAFEST AND QUICKEST WAY TO TRANSFER SvlOE3EY -IK BY- Long Distance Telephone FOR RATES APPLY TO LOCAL MANAGER Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Company, INCORPORATED. m. l. eox, MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN Honaments & Tombstones 24 Men Doomed to Pen. Chicago. Sentences of twenty-four of the labor union officials convicted in Indianapolis of conspiracy to trans port dynamite were confirmed by the United States circuit court of appeals of the seventh district. Six of the thirty who ape paled were granted new trials. Counsel for the twenty-four within thirty days will petition the court of appeals for a rehearing on new legal points. If that Is denied they will take the case to the federal Supreme court. Wilson Benefited by .Vacation. Puss Christian, Miss. The presi dent looks forward to a busy week, in which work and exercise will -be carefully balanced. Mr. Wilson is now as well as ever. He reveals in his countenance the glow of health and the vigor with which he executes long, perfect drives on the golf links testi fies how fully he has recovered from his recent Illness. His return to nor mal is best indicated, however, by his assiduous work. He Is disposing of a number of important matters of offi cial routine. Biography of Great Evangelist. Winona Lake, Ind. While Rev. Billy Sunday, the noted evangelist, was resting here recently, after a strenuous campaign in Johnstown, Ta., he received word Ltiat the new biography, "The Spectacular Career of Rev. Billy Sunday," was off the press. It Is the work of T. T. Frank enberg and the evangelist says it is a truthful account of his life. Lost Money and Killed Himself. Athens, Ala. Henry Warten, the wealthiest and one of the most prom inent men of this county, committed suicide by shooting himself through the left temple. The shooting occur red at his home, death being Instanta neous. Ho was a heavy dealer In cot ton futures, having made a fortune Jn a corner on the staple In New Orleans last August. Recently he has been losing heavily, and his son in New Orleans had hist told him ovpr thn lone distance teleDhone thnt ho liad been closed out in Lis futures there. Assert Thaw Is Not Dangerous. Concord, N. H. The release on bail of Harry K. Thaw would not menace public safety, two of his custodians de clared at a public hearing before the commission appointed by the federal court to pass upon Thaw's mental con dition and its relation to his libera tion under bonds. Holman A. Drew, sheriff of Coos county, and Clark D. Stevens of the local police force, who have had Thaw in charge since Sep tember, favored his admission to bail. Thaw and his mother were present with Counsel. B. B. C. WITT, Attorney at Law, PRACTICES IN ALL THB COURT! -4 MAN Millionaires 'o Build Club. Brunswick. Ga. The purchase by Edwin Gould and associates of Lath am Hammock, and the filing of a peti tion for charter In the Glynn superior court for the incorporation of the "Latham Hammock Club," probably means that Glynn county is soon to have another club composed of mil lionaires, similar in many ways to the famous Jekyl Island Club, which has been known for many pears as the richest organization of the kind In the country, being composed of one hun dred millionaires. THE PROGRESSIVE Is the one who makes it his business to advertise his business thoroughly. Now is your opportunity and this paper the medi um through which you can talk your wants.