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Local and Personal Mention
Mrs. Mary C Brock uas a Coj.jeihill vi.i;or, Tuesday. , V.'ill Miller was a Copperhill visitor, S iturJay evening. Jolm IV.ton his been on the sick list for the past few days. Mrs. J. Cole has been on the sick list for the past few weeks. business was rushing in the U. S. com missioners office, last week. , lie ready for the Uoy Scouts when they call for your donations today. Rev. Snavely preached a dandy sermon to the Boy Sceuts last Sunday. Next Monday is St. Valentine's day and you should remember your best girl. - Mr. and Mrs. Manse Worley have a very sick little girl suffering from pneumonia. Sam Higdon is now in the employ of the D. S., C. & I. Co., Ltd., as a night watch man. Parks Kimsey and Ed Reese have ac cepted a position with the T. &. T. Co., at Buena Vista. Chas. E. Taylor, of the Ducktown Bank ing Co., went to Benton, Tuesday, return ing Wednesday. Prof. W. B. Rucker, of Copperhill, was in Ducktown, Tuesday, looking after the school situation. Deputy Collector T. B. Ivins and Deputy Marshall W. T. Crow were here, last Fri day and Saturday, and appeared to have some business. Sickness at Grassy Creek has developed into pneumonia and many of the afflicted are in bad shape. We hope for a speedy change in that section. The entertainment to be given at Cop perhill tonight is under the management of Miss Jessie Kile and her many friends here wish her abundant success. New scenery and a drop curtain for the stage at the Y. M. C. A. fill a long felt want and greatly changes the appearance of things in the auditorium. ' We learn that the new bank to be estab lished at Benton has in mind F. D. Cope land or a gentleman from Englewood as its prospective cashier. Things look bright for an early start. 'Albert Crumly, of Prendergast, was in Ducktown, Tuesday, and paid his respects to this office. We are strong for Albert for Chairman of the County executive com mittee if he will accept it. 1 A tiny little tot of the female persuasion came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Marshall, last Wednesday, and has already wormed her way into the hearts of her parents. We offer congratulations. Through the failure of somebody to give their name, we stated last week that the Playlet 'Tommy's Wife," would be given at the Ducktown High school. It will be given at Copperhill, tonight, and should be greeted by a large crowd from Duck town. The miners met at the Y. M. C. A., Monda night and had a big time. They formed their club, had motion pictures and plenty of music. We did not learn the' names of the officers of the club, but will have them next week with other particu lars. The bond election at Copperhill, last Saturday, resulted in 77 votes being cast, 60 in favor cf bonds, 11 against and 6 thrown out. We learn also that the elec tion was illegaljjin several respects and that a new election will be called as soon as possible. ' i BENTON BUZZ1NGS. To th Editor of T Pout Cocktt RiruMJCAn: As this is my first attempt at newspaper wr'ting, it may be consigned to the waste basket. However, the items set forth are pertinent at this time and hope you can find space for them. So here goes: Russell and Center have filed another bill in chancery about the famous $5000. The new bill seeks to get the money on the compromise and not on the merits of the case, as two of the committee said to pat it. That they ought to have had it and that the chairman issue a warrant for the sum. The bill was filed February 1st. Joe V. Williams attorney for the com plainants and B. B. C. Witt attorney for the connty. Oh, holy snakes, ain't that a stunt? Witt was his attorney in former case. I think he is now arrayed against Russell and Center. Won't he make it hard on them?. Russell couldn't get Chairman Lawson to vote for the measure in court and it cost Lawson Russell's O K to the chair mans place. He was for Higdon but they could do nothing without Lawson. The Republicans centered on him. Then Rus sell came back to Lawson for chairman and they took Higdon off. Kirkpatrick promised Higdon a good job with the D. S. C. & I. Co. to come off" and let harmony prevail. Mrs. Higdon' in 1914, when Sam Higdon-ran for circuit court clerk against Wood put $800 into, campaign fund under the promise if sam was beaten, Biggs Cen ter & Co., would pay this back. They aimed to pay it by electing Sam chairman but Lawson balked. The old lady wants her money back so I am told. Hard is the road traveled by the transgressor. A. E. Love is getting real good. The High and Grammar schools are in a fix here. The Grammar, school is about out while the High school will run on unti May. Those in the Seventh grade can't pass unless it runs on, too. High school can't be used in Grammar schools to all schools have to run the same number of days. Now they want the Board of Edu cation to run Benton schools and let all the rest of the county have only five or six months. Love is now trying to have influence brought to hear on Anderson and the other man over in the Seventh to vote it to them. Thev claim you all have the Fourth fractional to help run the schools there. They are in a sweat over it. They are cursing Rucker, too. The County clerk was recently counting up how much -there was left of the pike money. It developed that $60 had been paid B. E. Biggs belonging to pike road funds and the auditors reported it and sup posed it to be paid to Trustee but it has not been done yet. They hunred for it while Biggs was up at the strike in Duck town but hushed when he returned. No accounting has been made of the $1200 paid to him for the convicts. Everything lovely for Abe Lillard for sheriff, here. The School fund will go into a hole this year bad some way must be found to get it out of the hole. They have built a $5000 school house built at Bigffs, five miles out of Benton and one at Old Fort, besides the teachers salaries which will take up all the tax levy and more too. The deficit will be over $10,000 this year so I am told by the trustee. If the board of education employ the. teachers over regular term at Benton it would be right to do the same for Ducktown and Copper hill. This will make the deficit greater. I am told the insurance company won't pay Russell on goods, but have paid the insurance on the house. He is trying to sell out and collect up. I wonder why? - Observer. f . a a 4 aai 1 f M "VI I IF"f4 M Sfl.ia rUUH lil UN I HL I MAbAl t5 31 .18 U- And Our Paper All One Year " THIS IS A DEAL BARGAIN ACT QUICKLY 1 Send ui your order right awiy, er girt to our rtprtsutlr, or ea3 and let whea in town. 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