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.! f ! I lift ' J I 1 A 1 .V. VJ i At i. i toft Sywi' ' x. VOL.25-NO. 1. HUNTINGDON, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1912. $1.00 PER YEAR THE YEAR 1911 Happenings of Interest In Hunt Injdon and CaroII County. Below are given some of the most important happenings of i Huntingdon and Carroll County during the year 1911. ; January 1 Mrs. Mary Wilson died at Westport Hugh Parnell , died in the Nineteenth district. 1 January 2 Work began on Gar I land hotel at McKenzie A. G. Gordon died at Yuma. i January 10 Silas Smith died suddenly at his home near Lavinia. January 11- Mrs. J. Wesley Wi hams died at her home in Hua ingd m Belle , Jarrett mur dercd her twin babies at county farm. January 16 P. W. Maddox ap pointed referee in bankruptcy. January 18 II. T. Harper died very suddenly at McLemoresville. ! A. F. Turner, a Vale merchant, I died. January 21 Dr. J. G. Fowler I died in the Third district. January 24 Robert L. Garrett died in the Nineteenth district. January 27 Jas. Patrick bought the Diamond drug store. January 28 A. B. Church well died aged 86. January SO Jas. Dickey died suddenly near town. February 2 Clifton Johnson died in Trezevent. February 6 Carroll county enters fight for the Memphis-to-Brkiol highway. February 7 Chas. M. Townes and Miss Carolyn Hilliard, both of Huntingdon, , were married. Farmers Supply Co., of Westport, incorporated. February 1 1 Burglars enter de pot and postoffice at Hollow Jlock. February 12 J.Gardner Holmes and Miss Nora O'Neill, were mar ried at Trezevant. February 21 S. J. Fletcher died at McKenzie. , February 24 Mrs. James M. -Lankford died in Ninth district. February 26 Elbert Wilson and Miss Bela Sanders were married at Westport. i ': March 1 Hollow Rock corpor ation holds it first election, March 2-Bob Gilkey died. March 3-nJim Hodge died at Hollow Rock. March 10 Mrs. Laura B.Shaw's residence burned down. March 12 Ben Clarke and Miss Elfie Perkins were married near Lnvinia W- K. Malone and Miss Josie Thomas were married. , March 25 Mrs. Martha Ann .. Evans died in' the Sixth district Miss Myrtle Blake, of the same community, died. ,- March 31 Ed Toombs' 11-year-old daughter died from burns re ceived Gilbert C. Wldrop and Miss Cammilla M Butler were married near Buena Vista. - . April 2 W. A. Tucker and Miss Ivy Hudson married at Westport Arch McDougal and Miss Rosa Smith were married at Lavinia. April 3 Richard K. Foust died in the Twenty-third district. y April 7 John H. Keaton was thrown from buggy at Atwood and killed. April 8 John R. Carter bought the Carter home on East Paris street. -; " April 22 The T. II. Harris land was sold to Jeff J. Blanks for $18, 000 J. H. Jolly died at Treze vant. -' . . v Apru 'oiown or luma vis ited by a destructive fire. April 30 John Belew and Miss Ruth Tucker were married at Westport , May 10 McKenzie voted $40, 000 bonds for city improvement. May 11 Henry Kirby, of the Sixth district, committed suicide. May 14 Thomas II. Jamison's home near Westport was de stroyed by fire. May 19-1. T. S. has fine clos ing J. A. Peeler died in , Twen tieth district. ' May 21 J. R. Ezzell and Mrs. Ettaile F. Argo were married at McKenzie. May 22 W. Ross Teachout and Miss Kate Clark were married. June 4 First service was held in new Methodist church in Hunt ingdon. June 10 Mrs. Mary Bryant died at her home in Twentieth dis trict after short illness Bee Sto fle sentenced to two years in the penitentiary by supreme-court. June 11 W. B. McPherson and Miss Maude Poor were married at Atwood. . June 12 W. T. Simpson, well known citizen, died. June 13 Vester Tate, 15-year-old son of Robert. Tate, was dragged to death by mule near Trezevant. June 17 Citizens of Trezevant voted to incorporate the town. Juno 20-County W. C. T. U. closed meeting at Buena Vista A. Norman Leach and Miss Ruby Parnell were married in Nineteenth district. June 22 Mrs. W. F. Williams died. June 23-C. W. Turner, of Vale, died of old age. June 24 J. Clarence Johnson, a valuable citizen or Huntingdon, died suddenly. July 1-C. B. Ownby, of Twen ty-third district, died. July 8 E. R. Tray wick, of Nineteenth district, happened to accident which caused his death July 13. July 10-The "Pathfinders" were given big reception at Huntingdon. July 15 The Watson Cotton Co., sell their gins to the Madison Cotton Oil company. July 16 The first service was held in the new Presbyterian church. .' July 27 Mrs. Eiaily Aden, wife of Sheriff S. G. Aden, died. July 29 John W. Thompson, an aged citizen of Fourth district, died. August , 1 t Huntingdon gets Memphis-to-Bristol highway. August 2 J. D. Crawford and Miss Eva Glasgow were . married.' August 8 Mrs. Phenina Wil liams died in McLemoresville, aged 86. . " . August 27 N. W. 1 Martin, of Clifton, and Miss Louise Moore, of , Huntingdon, were married Dorsey H. Morgnn and Miss Daisy Hickman were married at McLe moresville. ; August 28 City authorities de cided to build concrete sidewalks on East Paris street and Harrison avenue. . - .... September 4 Mrs. A. E. Cur tis died at her home in McKenzie. September 17--Miss Aleen Moore and Charles -Ernest Leek were married in Memphis. :' September 25 Albert Palmer, aged 65, died very suddenly? at Westport. . ' September 28 Sixth annual Car roll county fair opened, and proved a big success. ' . : ' ; October 1 Willie Simons and Miss Orin Belle Leach were mar ried near Atwood. October 2-Mrs. E. E. Therrell died in Twenty-fourth district Carroll county court appropriated $500 for Carroll county fair. , w ' October 5 A. M. Pinson and Miss Eva Park were married at Vale.; ' ; r October 8 G. B. Whitehorn,of Westport, and Miss Nancy F. Johnson, of near Clarksburg, were married. October 12 James Johnson and Miss Brownie,, Moore were mar ried, i October 13 W. A. Keating takes charge of Hotel Olive. October 14 Dr. William N. Enochs, a valuable and highly es teemed citizen, died at his home on Nashville street. October 17 Georg8 Blanks, of Trezevant, takes , charge of the Johnson house. - . MARTIN'S m FI1E Heavy Loss Sustained by a Num ber of Business Firms. The hustling town of Martin sustained heavy damages from the most destructive fire, Tuesday night of last week, that ever visited the town. Seven splendid business houses were consumed. The business firms burned out were Jeter Bros., dry goods, L. M. Martin, drugs, J. W. House, dry goods, B. E. Dodd & Son, dry goods, Bludwortli Mercantile Company and a number of other smaller concerns.' The loss is esti mated at about . $130,000 with about $60,000 insurance. The'fire originated' in the store of J. W. House and spread rapidly. How the hr'e originated is not known. If it had not been for the fact thatr the roofs were damp from rain many other buildings would have caught from the falling sparks. It will be some time before the loss is repaired. Mrs. Dena Yarbrdugh and son, Gilbert, spent several , days last week visiting in Henry county. October 19 Mrs. C. W. Mitch ell died. October 20 Remains of Pat Wilson were buried here, having died in Memphis. October 21 S. B. Bailey died of old age The J. II. Keaton land sale, was held at Atwood, amount ing to $25,000. October- 26 Newt A. Williams and Miss Eva Noell Conyers were married." ., , ' November 5 The new building of the M. E. church, south, was dedicated. November 7 Dr. A. M. Griz zard, a splendid physician and cit zen, died in Altura, Texas, where he had gone in search of health. November 10 P. S. Rogers died in McKenzie at the age of 86, and eleven days later his faithful wife, Mrs. Rebecca Rogers, died suddenly, being 72 years old, November 11 Heavy storm vis its McKenzie doing much damage. November 12 J. P. Bridges and Mrs. Lissie Gilbert were married at McKenzie. ";". " "' November 20 Mrs. P. T. .: But ler, of the Eighteenth district, died, aged 68, just ten days after her husband had died at the e of 8i. . : November 21 - William Guy Thompson and Miss Kennie Stacy were married. . , November 25 Democrats of Carroll county endorsed Joe E. Jones for governor. November 28-Col. II. W. Wall died at his home in McKenzie J. W. Lowe died at Hollow Rock. ' November 29 First steel bridge built in Carroll county was re ceived by committee. December 2 J, W. Delaney died in the Twenty-second district. December 3 Mrs. Wils Reeder died at Buena Vista. V. : December 4 Miss Hester Stacy was married to Will A. Moody. December 5 Mrs. J. A. Ander son died in the Twelfth district. December 9 J. A. Conyers falls from wag6n and seriously hurt, i December 11 Mrs. M, A. Gas ton, of th Nineteenth district, died.'.; ': December 13 Jack Crossettand Miss Minnie Williams were mar ried. , December 14 -W. C. Roark died in the Thirteenth district, aged 87. December 15 John J. Shelly, a splendid citizen, died in Hunt ingdon. , ' ' December 17 Elmer Butler and Miss Leona Wyatt were married. December 19 Obed, 9-year-old son of Elder D. S. Brinkley, died at Westport ; December 20 Andy Kemp and Miss Lizzie Thomas were married in the Ninth district. J0E5E ENOCHS REPORT. Financial Condition of Carroll Recommendations. f To the honorable quarterly court of Carroll county, Tennessee, Jan uary Term, 1912. ' I hereby submit to j'our hon- able body, this, my tenth annual report of the financial condition of the county. There have been warrants is sued for various county puposes during the past year as follows, to-wit: v Bridges and levees. . . .$10,772 14 Miscellaneous.'..." . 1,642 40 County asylum. . ..... . 999 93 Bills of cost.... 563 92 Jurors and 6flicers cir cuit, chancery and county courts. ...... 4,258 86 528 20 491 29 1,346 60 15 00 411 22 151 00 1,332 85 '60 00 382 75 County workhouse Books, stationery, etc. Board of prisoners. . . . Right-of-way for pub lic toads........... Geo. W. Parish, clerk circuit court........ Burial of poor. . . Sustenance inmates county asylum"..... Equalization board.... Tax assessor .......... Making tax book , 350 00 456 30 185 00 210 00 34 00 J ustices' per diem . . . ; Listing births and deaths.!.. .... ..... Charity...... ........ Registration of voters. Total issued .$24,196 i6 COUNTT RESOURCES Amount col. from tax books...... ....... .'$15,392 49 Amount col. from N., C. & St. L. Ry 3,700 62 Amount col. from L. & N. Ry....... 1,513 05 Amount col. from Am erican Telephone Co. 134 15 i E. G. BUTLER , Y DEALER IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE WESTPORT, TENN. ' TO THE PUBLIC Having studied the question thoroughly I have become convinced beyond a doubt that the credit system of doing business is not only a disadvantage to all parties, but is simply ruin ous to both merchant and consumer. In view of these rdeas Which I am sure are right I have decided that beginning with January 1st, 1012, I will do no more credit business butjjwill sell goods strictly for cash or its equivalent. I will endeavor at all times to'pay the very highest market prices for country produce, and I expect to handle everything froma string of pepper to a bale of cotton, from a hen and chicks to a yearling-mule. f J , There are several advantages to be gained in doing a cash business' both to the merchant and consumer as well. The merchant can evi dently sell goods cheaper because he takes no chances in losing a part of what he sells, this of course is something gained tojthe consumer as well as thej merchant. "It is an unquestionable fact that ifthe mer cantile business all over the country could be put on a cash basis and held strictly to that 'twould only 'be a few years at most until the people generally would be in a much better condition financially. To my friends and customers one and all 1 wish to say, I thank you very much for the business you have given me and the favors you have shown me in the past, and I earnestly solicit at least a share of your business in the future.'-.' ' ' Thanking you again for all that you have done for me in the past and wishing you a happy and prosperous new year, I am as ever your friend. . " '' ' y- ' E. G. BUTLER Amount col. from Cum berland Telephone Co 209 31 Amount col. from West em Union Telegraph Company 148 11 Amount col. from J. W. Williams, county court clerk. 1,801 42 Amount col. from Geo. W. Parish, clerk cir cuit court 602 34 Amount col. from II.C. Brewer, clerk and master............. 73 53 Amount col. from jus- " tice's under small of fense law. .. ........ Amount col. from county convicts. ...' .512 00 757 23 19 50 Amount col. from es- trays.. , Amount col. from other sources............. 10 85 Total resources. . . . $25,280 60 JKRHXIES, LEVEES AND ROADS. bridges and levees for the past year cost $10,772.14. It does, seem that our bridges and levees cost us a very large sum of money annually, but the growth of population, increase of commerce and public travel in the county creates the demand for bet ter roads, and must be met ac cording to' the demands of the traveling public. Observers of our civilization say that in nothing is it so backward as in the matter of county roads. Our county methods of raising and applying taxes for road improve ment is insufficient. In my opinion, we will never have any better roads until we have a fund raised by a bond issue, if need be, applied only under competent enginflers to the con struction of scientific graded high ways. ; If only a small mileage could tie built each year it would be possible to give it a character STATE HmilWAY Federal Engineer Will Soon Start a Survey. The following appeared in a recent issue of the Commercial Appeal as a special from Wash ington: , Assistant Director Paul D. Sar gent of the department of good roads said today that he would de tail an engineer to make surveys of the proposed Bristol-to-Mem-phis highway. It is understood that Engineer James will be as signed 10 the duty and will enter upon active work between Jan. 8 and 15. Me. James will have general supervision of the several county forces. No surveys will be made in those counties in which there are already splendid pikes. Mr. James will start in at Memphis. such as to make it permanent. A slight outlay for repairs is re quired to keep up a road con structed on scientific principles. The economic . value of such a road can not be reduced to figures. though its saving in time and la bor can easily be shown to be enormous. EDUCATIONAL. , The school tax for 19 11 was 40c on each $100 worth of property, and $2.00 on each poll, which amounts to the following: . From tax book. ....... $14,434 14 From poll tax ........ . 7,522 00 From N., C. & St. L. Ry 3,289 42 FromL. &N. Ey.... 1,344 94 From J. W. .Williams, clerk county court.. 1,804 13 From permanent school fund.... ........... 1,446 36 From comptroller to more equalize school terms.. ............ 372 70 From comptroller pro rata surplus in state treasury ... 7,378 93 Total........ $37,59262 The above amounts are subject to credits for commissions, errors,. insolvencies and delinquent polls. Apportioned the sum-of $35j- 395.50, giving to, each scholar , $4.25. ' COUNTS' JAIL. The two lastrand juries, after making investigation of the jail , building, made reports to the court that a new jail building was absolutely necessary, That .; the . present building was a shame and disgrace to twentieth century civi lization,' V "' ; The circuit judge commenting . on the report said that if the quar terly court did not lake steps at its next term to remedy' the con dition, he would at the February team of the circuit court order the pi isoners transferred to some , other county. , , "... TAXES AND COUNTT COUKT. Amount of warrants outstand ing January 1, : 1911, $3,298,84; amount issue J in 1911, $24,196.46; total, $27,495.30; amount can- celled, $23,2S4.99; leaving out standing at this- date, $4,210.31. vSo you see that our running ex penses the past year have been more than our resources. ; The tax rate for 1911 was 35c for state purposes; 40c for school; 30c for county purposes; 15c for bridges andi levees, and 10c for highways; making $1.30 on the $100 . worth of 'property for all purposes. ., - It looks like you will be com pelled I to raise the tax rate in order to meet the necessary ex penses of the county. ' Hoping- that the foregoing re-, port as to the financial condition of the county will aid you ia per forming your duty as public ser vants, and that your acts will be such as to advance the best inter ests of the county, and satisfactory to the public. Kespectfully submitted, Wilson Enochs, Jude. This January 1, 1912.