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G ess PUBLISHED WEEKLY V0LU)lE7 Pesonal and Social. Prayer meeting at the Pres byterian church Wednesday night Sunday school at the Baptist and Presbyterian churches Sun day morning. o Rev. A. M. Toralinson will fill his regular appointment here Sunday morning. o Christian Endeavor meets at the Presbyterian church Sunday night. o Don't send your job printing off we can do it. Lon Godfrey has been suffer ing from paralysis for a few days but is improving at present. B. P. Rollins is having a new fence built in front of his resi dence. I have a car load of flour which I will offer at attractive prices. W. F. Russell. ' Miss Lizzie MoClary of Ocoee is finishing the term as teacher of the Oak Grove school, which was begun by Mrs. Veta Story. On account of sickness of Rev. Rymer he was unable to fill bis regular appointment at the Bap tist church last Sunday. Rev. Hicks supplied. The subject for Rev. Rymer's discourse tbe first Sunday in March will be "Sane- Glenn Thompson was arresja in -iQi! ' "RVidAU ' fl.ft.Ht?- coon of last week for public drunkenness. He was tried Saturday morning and the fine and costs amounted to $5,90, which he paid. . Helping Friends. The following letter was re ceived by us this week: Chattanooga, Tenn., 2 13 14 Polk County News-Gazette, , Benton, Tennessee. Gentlemen: Enc'osed find check for $4.00 as per your bill. Mrs. Haskins says it is the best paper in the world and she is always looking for it. Yours truly, B. D. Haskins. V Mr Haskins holds a position as law agent for the N., C. & St. L. railway. He is well-known hv manv of our citizens. We appreciate his remittance and also the encouraging words spo ken by Mrs. Haskins. o We are due and hereby extend our thanks to J. L. Smith of Etowah for his remittance for subscription to this paper. o ... Miss Cyntha Flemming of Benton route 1 favored us with a dollar on her subscription to thfi naDer this week. o Mrs. Julia Cable of Mascot, Tenn., favored us this week with a paid-in-advance subscrip tion to the paper. (i Andy Campbell of route 1 be came a subscriber to this paper last week. o Ernest Fox, manager of the Tennessee Power Co. eoinissary at Parksville was here a day or two this week and while here paid us a dollar in adyance for subscription to the paper. He says he like to hear from home. Ocoee Baptist Church The Ladies' Missionary Socie - ty met with Mrs. A. E. Love on February 4. Kev. R? mer gave an interesting talk on tho llth chapter of Matthew, and the following report was received from the Treasurer of the work done by the society the lasC four months: Benevolence $91 00, State Missions 13.90, Foreign Mis sion? 13 30, Home Missions 1.00, Ministerial Education .70, Chris tian Education .60, Ministerial Relief .70, S. S. and Col portage .10, Orphanage 4.00 Ministerial Conference 10.10. Total amount $135,40. The work of the last four months lacks only about thirty nine dollars of coming up with the amount paid for the entire year of 1913 Let us all try harder this year tnan ever ior new memoers aim . - i j i strive to be more faithful work ers FOR SALE 36 acre Farm.' 11 miles south of Etowah at Reliance, side of track on the L. & N. railroad; close to school, church and lodge i hall, mill and railroad station. 6 acres in cultivation, remainder in timber. 4 acres easily irri gated. 60,000 gallon reservoir ready for use. Young ; orchard of asstfrte-ji'VaiAoAfss 6l a,tVXr &i aWs. grapes and berries. 7-room dwelline house with run ning water in house. Barn and other out-buildings. Chesley Presswood Reliance, - - Tenn. East Tennessee Teachers Association The East Tennessee Teachers Association which meets this year at Chattanooga will hold its annual session April 9 to 11. This is one of the most useful! and live organizations of the State and covers in its sectional meetings all phases of school work from the elementary to the collegiate. At this time all the schools of East Tennessee will adjourn that their teachers may have the benefit of these meet ings. On these occasions, education of eminence are fd from away to ) ' js of the state in . ,6 (' . ' bf prob lems vital truncation of this section. Recently such men have been heard as Supt. Greenwood of the Kansas City schools, President Sherran of Cornell University, "and tl-s last year was beard the President of Talporico University and Mr. Wing, the noted agricultural speaker. Dr. C. H. Gordon who is in charge of the Department of Hiffher Education, for this year, iis affecting his program and has already announced the following Professor Z. Babwr of Chicago will present the Physiographic Sciences and Prof. Henderson of tha State University will dis cuss the relation of Biological subject to the daily program. Prof. J. L Brewer of the Polk County High School will handle the question, Teaching the Phy sical .-Sciences in the High School, LIBERTY AIND JUSTICE TO ALU. BENTON, POLK COUNTY. EAST TENNESSEE. THURSDAY FEB. 19 1914 M!r 'g CLEMMER'S jzi By J- D. t Williamson's Diary. Halt. Alley and a Biter's Alley and Bite. Before giving the list of the students and patrons o! William son's subscription schools of sixty-seven and eight, we think best to explain, or amplify some of the entries he made, and to state a few main facts of a game a fight, a bite and a lawsuit that grew out of grown men playing sports intended for the recre ation of youth. In 1859 "Jake Rymer riding mail Duclttown to Benton." The mail wp,s carried horseback via Vim Pnnnur rnarl o nnst.rnr'.tftd in Thn :, ro..tR to rwir. town from Benton from its first establishment until the Ocoee river road (Copper Road) was made, followed mainly the divide between the Ocoee and Hiwassee rivers. From Benton it went the road up the hill eastward through the E. H. Stephenson timber and past where Jackson Parks now lives then the Wm. Hanev farmhouse site and on to the "little mountain' skirting its north-west base to where a great geologic fault caused all t,h t,rata to the north to slid eastward bet woeri the John Wil-1 liu.m3 residence and the Kanester ,m and tha KAtlMl Ar ehnn! honfse sites Cnow Oak i wwvw v Grove) until this same ' "little mountain" (Knox sandstone ridge) was moved about half a mile eastward to resume its north-east course where the A. J. Wiiliams mill now stands on Horton's creek. The same gi gantic break of the earth's crust caused the- Lillard Gap to be formed, and through this nar row break or fault the waters of the Hiwassee no doubt flowed at least part of the time during which the Chilhowie range was slowly being uplifted. Evidence of the grerct flow of 7t.pr throusrh this eap in long hvconeases can now be seen j around Snaketail Ridge and in : in the dormitories to hear and the road cut near Taylors school; know when to come the pro house and the new Baptist j gram was in the teachur's mind church, as well as in many other j only, and varied from day today -i T tlw. mnnrloii rnolr'cn'that nn nnp. lrnPW when to detritus and gravel beds' of this pre historic stream flood plain gold In small quantities has been "washed" and it is believ ed to have been washed through the Lillard Gap from the-Coker creek gold lead by the water. The mail 'route went up the mountain side and through the Lillard Gap, on along the divide or not far from it, then through the Jenkins Grove gap in the Unaka chain on the Little Frog, down its etstern slope and on into Ducktown. The mail car rier made the round trip twice a week, giving a day each way and a day's wait each at Benton and Ducktown so th3t patrons could answer the letters that were carried. After the civil war the mail i for Benton and Ducktown con tinued to be furnished from Cleveland on the East Tenn,, Va & Ga. railroad, and at first the carrier drove from Cleveland by Benton to the Halfway House on Monday, then on to Ducktown Tuesday. Thursday he return ed to the Halfway House, and Friday passed through Mentoo mmtrmmmmmwnMg! COLUMNS. 1 Clemmer and on into Cleveland, spending Wednesday in Ducktovrn, and Saturdajand Sunday in Cleve land. In the seventies or early eight ies tha service was improved by putting acarrier on at Ducktown W) meet the Cleveland carrier at tho Hallway House on Monday and Wednesday nights, so that Benton people got outside mail on Monday and Wednesday, and mail' from Ducktown on Tups days and Thursdays then Fri day and Saturday trips were addedfinally a special Sunday mail came as far as Benton from Cleveland for a time. From 1894 to 1904 an extra star rOjUte from Benton to Wet more t the Atlanta, Knoxville & Northern railway connected with Ducktown. Now we get three mails a dav in from Ben ton Station, three out, and have one F F: D.jneed two more, and have t'Je ParksvUle star route the oldest one in Polk county 1851 to; the present, 63 years. Numerous Iset-backs, changes and improvements occured from tin-i to time in . the mail service rbut - ifj - foregoing are about the main changes that lasted long. It in rela'ed that an early postj OratOHCal LOnteSt at master at Benton would "pourir ..i' thp'ni3iiv'n tile on: thei"dT I leVoldilU. lAocr Sad invite the patrons to j I flA,.r Hurt invitfl'thM liatTOnS t0 comeluad hunt out " their own mail" the same tradition is that 'Pearse Mayfield got most of the mail, because he was about the only one here who could read and write." But we know there were many educated peo ple here then, and doubt eveu the invitation to 'huot out your own mail." o "Oneal and Strain elected as officers to call lessons from the door." That is, they were elect ed to announce recitations (when called by Prof. Milburn) and were to make the "call" at the door of the academy outside loud enough for those studying expect any given recitation. The older students were allowed to go'to their dormitories, out of doors or upstairs to study in order that they might not be bothered by the noise f the younger pupils, or too much by the "loud school. This custom enabled the studious ones to ad vance very rapidly, but also allowed the careless ones to have a jolly good time, not learning "to hnrt." Servilla. Cleatus Burchfield has the mumps. We Are having some cold weathar here Marion Smith of Florida is vis iting frieuds and relatives here. Mrs.Dashie Brchfield has been on the sick list but is better. We understand some persons shot 10 or 12 shots at Joe McC ully of Towey last week but did no bort him although some of the bullets passed tbrugh his clothing. Benton R. F. D. . T" .. o RobTavlor and Bill Foster went to Chattanooga Saturday. Frank Wiley visited relatives at Austral Saturday. Misses Inn Brock and Dabbie Sue Biggs of Benton High School visited homefoiks Sat urday. Winston and Cooper Harbison spent the week-end with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Brock. J. B. Rymer returned from Etowah Saturday. J. B. Taylor's sawmill, on this route, is doing a thriving busi ness at present. The school at Taylors will close Friday night. An inter esting program has been pre pared. Rev. Grogan will preach at Antioch next Saturday and Sun day morning. Rev. A. M. Tom linson will preach there in the afternoon. The mumps are raging in this locality at present. J. Creed Brock of Prender gast visited homefoiks here last Saturday. Miss Nettie Christian spent Saturday afternoon with Miss Susie Brock. Jim. 1 , On Friday night of this week, February 20, the annual oratori cal contest held by the Daugh ters of the American Revolution will be held at Cleveland. Only students of the senior class in hish schools are eligible to com pete, and much interest is cen tered around this event. This occasion has in the past indicat ed that oratory is not a neglect ed art but is boldly prized as a preparation for leadership in social and political circles. The winner in this contest is present ed a handsome gold medal. Prof. J. L. Brewer has been invited to act ns judge for this contest and will be in Cleveland Friday evening to serve in that capacity. Some Bargains. I do not sell everything at wholesale prices, but any time that you may be "around here" you will find a few articles sell ing at wholesale. The follow ing will go at wholesale because they do not belong to my line but belong to the Drug line: Foley's Honey and Tar, 25c size, 20c Swamp Root, $1 size for 75c: 50c size for 40c Vick's Cough and Pneumonia Cure I'Oc Thacher's Liver and Blood Syr up, $1 sie, 75c Lax Fos, 50c sire, 40c Stella Vitae, $1 size 75c Kalo Dyspepsia Cure, 1 size, 75c Ramon's Pills, 25c size, 20c Thacher's Cholera 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 Noseua for catarrh, 25c size 20c Alkulithia for rheumatism 85c Godfrey's Cordial 8c Bate man Drops 8c. Stock up on these staple med icines and save yourself some money. W. F. Russell. Advertising pays. Try it. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. NUMBER 12 Inter-Class Games. Managers Love, Prince and Witt met ia the study ball of the Polk County High School last week and arranged schedule for a series of inter-class games for the championship of the school in basket ball. In order to more evenly match the teams it was voted to unite the second and third year students for this series. It would be hard as things stand at present to pre dict who the winners will be. The second years have Lov6, Moore, Chas. Witt, Nuchols, Howord, Firestone and several others who are not bad, but the first years with Shamblin, Prince Geo. Lillard, Ratcliff, Russell, etc., maintain that they are go ing to mop up with them. Cap tain Bryan Witt, however, ba his team down to hard practice and he says that when the whis tle blows he will uncork some' basket ball ginger that has not been equaled this season. Men who are trying out on this team are: Gilliland, Floyd Lillard, Pack, Edwards, lligdon and Fetzer, Six games will be played, and1 Thursday afternoon will witness the opener. " Reliance. There will be an entertainment at Bethel school house Friday night.. The young folks have m.min.1 1 1 1 1 ! in r A In. . logues prepared. - Some sickness in our part mostly grip and pneumonia. Truit Fraze has a brand new girl at his house. Our school is doing reasonably well. It will close the last of this month. W. A. Vaughn is planning to manufacture his own drain tile. Reliable. When in doubt, see an editor; when in debt, see a lawyer; when in pain, see a doctor; when iu death, see an undertaker; when in hell, see a Catholic priest Exchange. County Directory. Trustee, F. D. Copeland. Sheriff, Albert Crumley. Superintendent of schools, W, B. Rucker. Register, J. E. Cook. Circuifcourt meets the third Mondays in March, July and November. Sam C. Brown, judge; T. W. Peace, Attorney General; C. S. Harrisjn, clerk. Ducktown Law court meets fourth Mondnys in March, July and November. W. A. Woody, clerk. Chancery court meetR the 4th Mondays in April and October. V. C. Allen, chancellor; A. J. Williams, clerk and master. Quarterly court meets first Mondays in January, April.Jul and October. Quorum court opens first Monday in each month. J. H. Williamson, 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 flrsfc and third Sundays in each month. Methodist Rov. A. M. Tom linson, pastor. Preaching th fourth Sunday in each month. .