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f LIBERT V AND JUSTICE TO ALU ONE DOLLAR A YEAR. PUBLISHED WEEKLY . NUMBER 33 BENTON, POLK COUNTY, EAST TENNESSEE. THURSDAY AUG. 20. 1914 VOLUME 7 PERSONAL AND SOCIAL Prayer meeting at the Pres byterian "church- Wednesday nights Sunday schobl at the Baptist and Presbyterian churches Sun day morning. Owing to Cane Ureek camp meeting and the revival at the Baptist church, Rev. Tomlinson will not preach here nor at An tioch next Sunday. o ' ' Christian Endeavor meets at the Presbyterian church Sunday night. o- wben See us you need job printing. . ' ;J: Bill Godfrey spent a few days visiting in Georgia recently. Bornto Col. and Mrs. R. M Cope I and, Tuesday, a boy. Homer Cochran, assistant agent at Benton Station, is , tak ing a vacation.- A good many hands are being discharged from work on the pike roads. ' My summer styles of ladies' ?iats wilKsell at wholesale prices 's . . f lj' i . 1 r . r i I Ths till at the new bridge! . . t r Trouble. YOU K . .Altai irtfj"--rtrrrr ; " Irs. A liV'-i ...d son, Guib visiting her parents, Jr are Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Pell, on Cleveland route 4. i - Alty. John ; S. Shamblln has under erection a residence on the Beaton . to - Bradley pike, west of town. Camp meeting will begin at Cane Creek Friday. Several from here expect to spend . Sun day there. Dr. E. L. Prince of Morgan ton, Ga., came last week for a visit to his brother, Wm. A. Prince. - A revival is in progress at the Baptist church this week, con ducted by the local ministers and Rev. S. P. White of Cleve-i land. s I Hon. John S. Shamblin went to Athens Tuesday on profes sional business, court being in session there this week. He was accompanied by G. W. Har bison. Miss Grace Rusself returned .Wednesday from Ducktown, where she spent a few weeks with relatives. Lake Russellr her brother, went to Ducktown Wednesday morning, returning with her. Another serious aspect in the war situation in Europe arose when Japan sent an ultimatum to Germany, couched on terras that gave the impression that war would follow in the event . that Germany refused to comply with the demand of this ulti matum. Japan demanded that -Germany withdraw her .war 'Shlps from Klau-Chau, China, '' and also abandon . the forts of that city. Details of this and ether late developments of the . great war in Europe will be found on another' page of this paper.' A rain would help vegetation out some, - Mrs. J. A. Long, of East End, spent a few days recently with relatives and riends in ana near Benton.- She returned to her home Tuesday. . Drs. i'Juchols and McClary have sold out their drug store to Postmaster John Wilson who expects to move the post office to the drug store building and operate the two' businesses to gether. ,: - . There will be a box supper at the new school house at Ocoee on Friday nieht August 21st, the proceeds of which are to be usea to ouy buiuc luiuisuiuga for the house. Several, from here , went to Cleveland last Sunday night unrl heard the Rev. Charlie) Turner, the boy preacher, de liver a discourse in the M. E. church there. Those who were present say that the speaker, who 3s not yet seven years old, preached an excellent sermon. It seems 'likely that this is a fulfillment of the prophecy "And a little child shall lead them." Benton R. F. D. Sunday school at V. .---(!' ' rue" v.' r.rioch is ,OOh 1 Mr. Luther Ilecsoo and Miss Nan , Harbison were' joined in the holy bonds of wedlock at the home of the bride, Sunday morning at eleven o'clock. It was a very quiet affair, only a few friends and relatives being present. Rev. Jewell of Etowah officiated. Quito a crowd from this place attended church at Benton last Sunday. A series of meetings were be gun at Prendergast Saturday night by Rev. Cook. The quarries at Austral have closed for sixty, ninety or a hundred days, owing to the war in Europe. Misses Ina and Susie Brock entertained with a singing Sat urday night. Frank Lillard escorted Miss Alice Greigs to the home of her sister, Mrs. Tullock, Monday evening. Quite a number from this place are planning to attend camp meeting at Cane Creek next Sundayr Mrs. A. J. Wiley of Austral is spending the week with her sister, M rs. T. D. Wiley, at this place. Mr. and Mrs. Will demons of Tellico Plains are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Lank ford, near here. Arlio Davis is becoming a regular caller at the Harbison home. Soode Simpson. Farm For Sale 135 acres, three miles north oi Benton; two good houses and barns: three good springs and one well; creek runs through the farm; pike road through farm. A. Lillard, Benton, Tenn. THE BLOSSOM By Henry Only a little shriveled seed It might be flower or gras or weed; -Only a box of earth on the edge Of a narrow, dusty, window ledge; Only a few scant summer showers, Only a few clear, shining hours That waa all. Yet Goo: could make Out of these for a sick child's sake ' A blossom-wonder as fair and sweet As ever broke at an angej's feet. Only a life of barren pain, Wet with sorrowful tears of rain; v Warmed sometimes, by a wandering gleam Of jov that seemedbuta happy dream'; A life as common and brown and bare As the box of earth io the window there.: Yet it bore at last the precious bloom Of a perfect soul in a narrow room -Pure" as the snowy leayes that fold Over the flower's heart of gold. Servilla. Thomas W. Lowery has taken up school at .this place, with' about fifty "students enrolled and one-third of the students to come In- yetC The patrdos-sefm well, pleased with Mr. Lowery as a teacher. ' ! Rev. W, S. Grogan and WiWo Watson have begun a series of meetings at Corinth church wh bnl.t prospects for a'gcK Weear a lotlv chewing the rag about the pike road near Reliance. If ail tales are true, someone must be sore. - - W. T. Hammons has the ap pointment as postmaster at Ser vijla. We are glad the depart ment has not forsaken us, for we need our office, - Jj. C. Morgan and Manson Gurleyof Etowah are visiting homefolks here. . , W. N. M- : Reliance. Everything looks well on the farms since the rains, and so W. A. Vaughn is building him a silo. v - Miss Doney, the county col laborator, was with the tomato club here recently. The patrons and teacher of Bethel school met Monday night and talked of plans to make the school better. Miss Doney, who has seen a great many schools From Our Judge Williams was elected to the supreme bench by the skin of his teeth. Copper City Ad vance. , o A weekly exchange declares that Judge Williams was elected by the skin of his teeth. '' The judge had probably credited the result tj the voters.-Knoxville Sentinel. Thin would be a good time for Andrew Carnegie to donate an other million to the cause of Van Dyke to and is also' a teacher of expedi ence, thinks there could ''be., im provements made in the house and surroundings. 1 Mrs. N. C. . Higdon went, to Prendergist Tuesday. . , Misses .Jennie ,and Alice V msylni are staying at Chilhow i springs. S. C. Ilickey can carry a big n llf rn clon under each arm. I iiw hini." . Reliable, Arnold & Waterhouse . . vs Geo. W Jones Before Jas, H Williamson, jus- tice of the peace of Polk Co. In this cause it appears by affidavit that the defendant Geo. W. Jones is justly indebted to the plaintiff and is a nori resi dent of the state so that the or dinary process of law cannot be served upon him, and an origi nal attachment having been levied on his property and re turned to me, it is therefore ordered that publication be made in The Polk County News Gazette, a newspaper published in the town of Benton, Teun., for four consecutive weeks com manding the said Geo. W; Jones to appear before me at my office in Benton, Tenn., on the 29 day of August 19U and make de fense to said sui; or it will be proceeded with ex parte. Jas. H. Williamson, J. P. This August, 5, 1914. Exchanges universal Gazette. ' peace. Morristown If you are disposed to feel blue, just think how much better off you are than you would be in warring Europe. Madison ville Democrat. - Germany will probabljTreflect that Japan wants but little here below und doesn't seem to want that little very long. The kais er might compromise by agree ing to get off the earth. Knox yille Sentinel, Ji g CLEMMER'S COLUMINS. g Br J . D. Cl em meh ' ' , 2 pjiuiaiaiuiuiuiuiiiiiiiu auuiuiu iiuaaumaiaiuiuiua Summy School Houses. The boxed house at:Summy's was first used in 1887 according to W. H. Williamspn, a student then of EmmaThomasson therel By' boxed house, we mean one with walls made of. broad plank standing uprignt, "boxed" on the sills and wall plates. So the life of this boxed shack was only tenyears. as 1897-8 saw its last use as a school house. In this same boxed, house (size about 14x18) I met - with the paUoiis ovtuo.Suuiujy scho.l in the capacity of County Superin tendent to take steps to. get a new " school house built. The principal object of the meeting on their part was to decide upon a location. John L. Taylor, whom I had appointed, was Director, and we asked Ien Brock, the oldest man present, to act as chairman of the meet ing. About a dozen patrons were there; among them a large farm owner who, with one other wanted to iocate the school on some land owned by Nathaniel Payne, just south of the Robt, floods later Mary, Pearce, now 'John Shelton housa.-; Some of the patmyswantfcd H near where it and'hree . previous stii:oui houses had stood, but this was too close to and between four dwellings. The '"large farm owner had a few proxies of people on his farm and others In that vicinity. unairman Brock ruled thatj vote of those present be taken v.;' 'be question of admitting proxies. 1 r.e vote resulted about 8 to 2 against their admission. Finally Mr. Brock proposed a .sit eon 'a bench up the hill southward and "it was chosen, a deed was gotten, I drew a house plan and the contract was let to the lowest hinder and built bv Andrew Green and L. H. Bumgarner for j $187.50. . ' - , -j Choosing the present Summy! school house sito was the last putlic actof Mr. Brock's as I recollect it I rememher think ing at the time that this feeble old man had done a good deed in choosing a satisfactory and suitable site for the school, and that no odds how old nor infirm there was useful work or good deeds for him to do. But the big Jarm owner was not satisfied he applied thru a renter and an attorney to Chan cellor McConnell for an injunc tion to prevent the building on the present site. The renter was to get the proper papers under the paupers' oath, but his attorney told Mr. Green and myself in Andrew's store that he had applied for the injunc tion. Then the mail left Benton hut once a day, so I got u letter off to the Chancellor showing up a lot of the facts. This letter went in the same mail as the application.' McConnell granted the injunction, but made it op erative only upon a bond being given for costs, etc.- The bond was never made, and so the first one of the 45 school houses erected during my term was Summy'srthe next two being Rahts (near the old Grady school house) and Matlock's. J. L Morgan. J. L. Morgan, of Servilla died August 4th, 1914, age seventy years, two mouths and 22 days. He wa3 an old Confederate sol dier and state pensioner. He joiued the army at seventeen years of age and served through out the war.. He belonged to the fourth company of -Tennes-. v see Confederates,, made jx in . t Polk county in ., loot, "known 'as Hancock's company,, which af terward became Company B; -90tK T!?Q.- Infantry.-:-- - - Mr. Morgan was in air of tha battles in which the army of Tennessee ; pirticipated,'; froiu Fishing " Creek to Missionary Ridge, and was promoted for his bravery to color guard "and afterward to. color bearer 'of the 29th Tennessee.- ' . , : After Geri. 'Bragg fell back from Missionary Ridge to Daltou y Mr. Morgan obtained his first-' furlough, but was captujed by .t Oil,.-. tne u eaeras . suiuiei uu ; omu r creek, . in Polk county, V' '.. fure he reached ht-r" taken fnjm thereCjdS ,WhUetSe Gcr prison at Fort DJiasto bear 58.75 he endured - rclivi iv.lt before - ' S ; He re-joined his regiment io -North Carolina and went to " Richmond, Va., where he- re mained until the evafcuation of ; that place ' by Gen. Robert E. Lite.- Mr. Morgan was a consecrated Christian, ' having served for ; many years as church clerk and deacon of the Springtown ' Bap tist church. He leayes 'a wife, six sons and one daughter to mourn his departure. County Directory Trustee, F. D. Copeland. Sheriff, Albert Crumley. Superintendent of schools, W. B.Rucker. Register, J. E. Cook; Circuit court moots the third' Mondays in March, July and Novamber. Sam C. Brown, udg'e; T. W. Peace, Attorney General; C. S. Harrison, clerk. Ducktown Law court meets fourth Mouduys in March, Jnly and November. W. A. "Woody, clerk. 'Chancery court, meets the 4t,h 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. Williamson, chm, T. O. Pack, clerk. Church Directory. Presbyterian Rav. J , E. , Robinson, pastor, Preaching second Sunday in each month. ..Baptist Rev. W. tl. Rymer, pastor, Preaching first and third Sundays in each month, Method'st Rev. A. M. Tjiu. liuson, pastor. Preaching the. fourth Sunday in each iqin .