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The County Paper is . W. r(TD i UMIEV PUBLISHED WEEKLY V0LUME7 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL Social Calendar. o Prayer meeting at the Pres byterian church Wednesday night o Sunday school at the Baptist and Presbyterian churches Sun day morning. Rev. Rymer will fill his regular appointment at the Bap tist church Sunday. o Christian Endeavor meets at the Presbyterian church Sunday night. Don't send your job printing oft we can do it. Mrs. H. W. McClary, who has been sick, is improving. Jesse Rvmer of Parksville speut Sunday here. Billie Love is recovering from the mumps. Winston Prince is suffering with mumps this week. The inside of the court house is being kalsoinined. Ed Byrd is doing the work. . V Ben Sbarabljn of Archviue is spending a fe w days with rela tives here. . , Ed Lewis of route 1 was in town Tuesday and while here had his name- placed on our mailing list. . ' i . i I have a car load of flour wh.ch I will offer at attractive price.. W. F. Russell. The new bridge across the Sand gulley Is nearly completed. The work is being done by the & few dayg So far the win. county convicts, under the su- hftg heeQ very y,; We pervision of G. vV. Harbison. ..j noJ. be surpvised if we have Mrs. Daisy Steele and little more rough weather yet. son, Joe, who visited relatives "We understand that school here for a few 'weeks, went to c0sed at Campground last Fri Miami, Ariz., Wednesday where day, Miss Mattie Rymer teach tt.ey will make their home in er a small but interesting the future. jschool was taught at that place. See Walter M. Harrison for ; John Deere Wasohs, CulTf .tors Some llariiaillS. - Plows and Harrows. cesi; made. j The music recital at the high school building last Friday night was well attended and en joyed by all present. J. H. Love & Company have removed the partition from irror storv of their store building, converting it into one room, and have otherwise im proved their place of business. Rev. Bassett lectured at the Baptist church here Thursday night, at Benton Station Friday night and here again Saturday night. He also preached here Sunday afternoon. The subject of hU lecture is "The Closing of the Gentile Age." Story-McClary. A wedding causing a good deal of interest occured here one day last week when Mr. Sanders S. Story und Miss Veta McClary were united io matri mony, Rev.'W. H. Rymer offi ciating. The ceremony was .r.rviUr1 of thn home of the It'l IVI UJCU ' bridd'g parents and only a few except the Immediate relatives -CS of the bride were present. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. McClary and is well known and popular here. The groom if a student of Carson and Newman College at Jefferson City and will grad uate there this year. The many friends here and elswewhere of the contracting parties wish for them a happy and useful mar ried life. The groom returned to Jeffer son City the last of last week where he will be engaged in his studies until he graduates at the end of this term of the school. It will be remembered that the hriria was once a student of Carson and Newman College at Jefferson City, and it was there that tbe couple met, the acquaiu- tence terminating in their mar riage. An exchange, in an account of the marriage of Mr. Story and Miss McClary, says: The bride was dressed in blue and was badly swollen with mumps. Servilla. Bob Boring of Towie wdS shot -a tr ?; LwLo t& rst of Fobru- a '7 VS' arv. ' iaresu1ntiWyTEro!n the bush-!Hih arv aa hv an unknown assassin, tie was 8hot four times, once in the back, breast, arm and head. It thought that the fact that he was accused of reparting an il- licit distillery was the cause of - s q p d.ft8 vi31Ptitfg a. M. Thompson's recently. Tf-h hpftn verv cold here I do not sell everything at nrhnioanlA nrices. but any time UWIvuwi w f - - that you may be "around here" you will find a few articles sell ing at whoksale. The follow ing will go at wholesale because vhey do not belong to my line but belong to the Drug line: Foley's Honey and Tar, 25c size, SJUc owamp n-out, n for 75c; 50c size for 40c Vick's Cough and Pneumonia Cure 20c Thacher's Liver and Blood Syr up, $1 sie, 75c Lax Fos, 50c size, 40c Stella Vitae, $1 size 75c Kalo' Dyspepsia Cure, 1 size, 75c Ramon's Pills, 25c size, liUC inauners unuicia mixture, 25c size, 20c Ramon s Santonine Worm Syrup 20c Diamond Dyes at half price- Black Draught, 25c size, 20c Thacher's Liver medicine 20c- seua for catarrh, 25c size 20c Alkalithia for rheumatism 85c Godfrey's Cordial 8c Bate- man Drops 8c. Stock up on these staple med icines and save yourself some money. W. P. Russell. Advertising pays. Try it.. Bad weather is better than no weather at 'all. LIBERTY AIND JUSTICE TO ALL BENTON, POLK COUNTY, EAST TENNESSEE. THURSDAY FEB. 12 1014 Conasauga. A few dots from Conasauga. Sunday school is progressing nicely at this place. We are sorrr to learn of the death of Mrs. J. L. Blankenship of Ball Play. Rev. Gann con- rinMorl th funeral service and? her remains were laid to rest in the Ball Play cemetery. Misses Nola Hayes and Lola Gordon of Tennga were out driving with Luke Calloway Sunday. John McCaslin of Etowah call ed on Miss Lela King Sunday. RevRobinson preached here Sunday afternoon. Esq. Giles and Prof. Lowery made a trip to Benton last week. Miss Mary Lee Giles has re turned to her school at Eton. James Park of Ocoee visited hooiefolks Sunday. ; John Park spent the day Sun day with Miss Lela King The new church at Liberty will soon be completed. If this misses the waste basket we will write mure next. time. Violet. Basket Ball. uj The first and secoiyx- i 1e(L ball tpamsf;tne'-Pr - Wy. Scorer s tUl TUbl VflMOCO. High School p'lavfid Mt? L ,,,1 .'.& of'liVra fej i . Ik ( n gchoo!. on the (all gh School, on the tan ton first team was aeieawf. score of 17 and 21, but the sect. . f r rtnnfnn won bv a mttul liwuu i.v,. - f score of 9 and 8. The line-up of the first teams follow: j benton Love and Shamblin, forwards; Witt, centre; Prince and Nuch ols, guards. Charleston Harris and Cyle, forwards; Weeks, centre; Conner and Weeks, guards. The State Press. Former Governor Patterson was introduced to a Memphis, audience as "a different man bv', VwVunfl name." But his fori ii ii w iner allies do not call him by the -.-r r...J oomo nnme. JNa&nvnie na iAJ - ner. o 'I want to go to jail" declarei a MemDhis banker facing charge of embezzlement. He wa accomodated. But so farther has been no observable rush t$ New Haven officials to engage hehind the bars.-f- Knoxville Sentinel. M, o Shippers in the East 'Tennei- see territory uav u nlainina vigorously of thescan- ity of freight cars. The scarciy is said to be greatest in ub lorrit.nrv around Knoxvillo-t Hamilton County Herald. o A youth nurtured in the plaejl atmosDhere of Houston is exc ed to ihe point of mild insan'kr at the prospect of weaamg Illinois cirl. And this may only a premonition'. Knoxv Sentinel. o Whom the feods would stroy they first make mad Hamilton County Herald. Villa proposes to conduct war. on a bi plane, Ex, e- le but.V main 1 - il IS IC tn Rum Poor " io ourn ruui House; in Jan. .Tried - ' Beck Bates and Mary Morris, inmates of the Polk county poor house, were placed in jail here Monday night for attempting to set fire to the poor house and ajso the residence of R. L. Lyle jso conducts the county farm. Tbe effort was made 10 burn the houses Wednesday night of last week, and the family of Mr.' Lyle tried at the time to tele rsUnna tii officers here, but from some cause or other the telephone would not work. Investigation at the J. P. trial Monday afternoon showed that Marv Morris was the one who Attempted to burn the buildings and tba$ Beck Bates was gone from the poor house bn the night when the burning was attempted, but further investi gation showed that Beck Bates had induced Ihe Morris woman tc,make the attempt and had tuan left to' keep suspicion from hei nff centered on herself. ,Tb'efires discovered before ' -; Ae cu rf& xr n nv il nau units iu uw . - damage. The case wes before Esq. Williamson. tried! man ny Applicants uwh- n. n((;nrtP appears , - nce, air." nwt the high school uL- -3 w nr ast Saturday e were somewhere between t,;-.., ant fiftv nnnlipAhtS for ,iiii tjr " " r i ost offices in this county, who took the examination. A good many of them were women. This examination was held only to decide the ones who are most capable of taking charge of the different post offices at the ex piration of the terms of those holding the positions at pres ent. Villa says he will have some aeroplanes for his army. What he should do would be , to buy 'some for Huerta's army. Nash ville Banner. County Directory. Trustee, F. D. Copeland. Sheriff, Albert Crumley. Superintendent of schools, W. B. Rucker. Register, 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, cleric. Ducktown Law court meets fourth Mondays in March, July and November. W. A. Woody, glerk. Chancery court, meets the 4h Mondays in April and October. V. C Allen, chancellor; A. J. Williams, clerk and master. Quarterly court meets first Mondays in January, April.July and October. Quorum court opens first Monday in each month. J. H. Williamsou, 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's! Rev. A. M. Tom linson, pastor. Preaching the fourth Sunday in each month, lg CLEMMERS By j. d. 5E , ..I in in in mm nuiimm m mmmiiuum JIUlimFC ?31UMiUM4U4iMlMmm mmmhhm - - Calloway's Survey T?onhpn Kanester. Josiah Bar .Vvvuw 1 rison, Travis Rogers Wm. Hancock. and Somewhere in the Williamson diary, if I remember correctly, he refers to the Rogers hoys entering school. They were the sons of Travis Rogers who set tled at first on Horton's creek near what afterward became the Mountain Road Ford. From A. J. Wiltiams, as re lated to him by his his father and other pioneers, we quote: Thomas - Calloway, a surveyor living in Bradley county a short while before the Ocoee district was surveyed in this district (5th of Bradley) wished to enter some sold lots on Coker Creek and started su r vey ing from the Ocoee basis line and crossed Ocoee river on the township line (by Summy's school house) on Ihe south side of fractional tp. 2 south. v ' He got near the foot of the main mountain on what was (1885-1908) the Benton Springs road, and there ' camped one Saturday, night in 1839- The next dav Reuben Kanester, yiJ tnlxt:1settl?rrv HOOT (who were anxiousrto sea suujw land lines run where they had settled so as to see who would find themselves alone dh quarter sections) came to Calloway's camp and told him it would be a much better way to cross the mountain at the Lillard Gap than where he was then. So he turned and surveyed tbe section lines to the south corner of Sec. 15 which was afterward selected as the School section. Here he turned his survey at right angle toward the mountain, und Reu ben Kanester saw at once that the quarter section he had built uoon had no other settler on n. Calloway continued his survey, crossing Hiwassee at or near Broad Shoals and surveyed sev eral 40-acre gold lots on Coker Creek, and entered as much as the law allowed. When Reuben Kanester came to settle on what became the south-west quarter of section 14 fractional township 2 south, he lived for six weeks in a tent while building a house. To cover his house he cut an enormous white oak, but having no saw he had to "butt" each cut after cut ting it off with th'j axe before he could make the boards. - Reuben Kanester was enumer ated in 1838 in the Lillard-Biggs school, so he must have rented one crop in the Taylor school house community before he settled in the John Wi'iiams school ward. William W. Hancock, father of Major M. H. Hancock, had someone who disputed owner ship of his land, now O.J. Burns farm; and he got mad, loaded up a wagon loud of his household goods, drove via Ellijay, Ga., and around into the Ducktown basin, unloaded his goods under a tree and came back for anoth er load, thus leaving the land first settled by him in posses sion of the other fellow. The Hancock heirs recently owned land on the copper lead near the ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. NUMBER 11 mmmmmmmmmmig columns. 3 clbmmbr 3 Mary Mine and the railroad tunnel. The land he and the other squatter disputed possession of was in the same neighborhood where Travis Rogers moved to and where his grandsons and great grandchildren now live, in the Poplar Grove, Rogers school house settlement, two miles north of Parksville. When Calloway surveyed the land lines on hU way from the basis line to locate land corners of the 40-acre gold lots on Coker Creek, his land crossing Hor: ton's creek showed that Travis Rogers and Josiah Harrison had built cabins and lived upon the same 40cre tract. So Rogers sold lus, rights to Harrison and his children, Ad and Ike, lived and died there, but their chil dren sold it. Hosiers then moved to near Ocoee river and entered land his descendents now own some of the land then entered as well as other adjoining. In ihe pioneer days all sorts of "Christmas tricks ' were play ed on neighbors. ' One very common trick was to crry a wagon, piece at a time, taa cab- tin rop5fittiAen next morning the iuistresa vffrrnn the whole WdUU OMI IUU Ui VUG I UVi. .' custom still prevailed iq tht seventies and eighties,, as I re member from experience.) A grandson tells of a crowd of boys and young men trying Mr. Rogers with a 'Christmas trick One Christmas about dark the crowd on mischief bent walked to Mr. Rogers' barn and pro ceeded to carry off his wagon bed to hide it. Rogers was at the barn feeding his stock, heard the boys corning, remained quiet and in the darkness got into the crowd as they were lifting the bed from the wagon. He helped carry the wagon bed, heard their talk about how funny it was and what trouble he'd have to find it. They all carried it about a mile away so lar that some of the boys got tired and started to drop it, but Rogers said: "Now, hoys, let's carry it bank home." They all knew his voice, and furthermore knew that they would have trouble if they did not do as told so after a hearty laugh all round at the trick that turned, they turned too. Thompson-Young. On last Sunday morning at about 10 o'clock at the foot-log near the home of R. J. Godfrey Glenn W. Thompson and Miss Ellin Young were united in the holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. Tup M. Hicks officiating. Only the bride, the groom and the officiat ing minister were present. Oth ers saw the ceremony from a distance, but did not hear it. May their way be bright and hunno. is thn wish of their i i j t friends. Advertise your business in The News-Gazette. , If you like to read this paper let us know it by paying up your subscription,.'