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Thirty-Second Year. JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1916. Whole Number 1644 1 XEW STATES IX THE DRY COM MX Colorado. Idaho. South Carolina. Iowa. Arkansas. Washington. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 30. Arkansas will have its first expel onno with ni-nhihition when the et .lo.u. Me law missed hv the last Leg islature goes into effect at midnight tomorrow. aiato Senator T. C White of Pine Bluff, superintendent of the Arkan- ca Hdnnrtmpnt of the Arkansas partment of the Anti-saloon Leagu that the leaeue wi have workers in the field to see that ihe law 1st enforced strictly. He say iho Imitiia will Droceed under the anti-nuisance act passed by the last legislature. This act provtaes inai the owner of a building used for the illegal sale of liquor may be neaviiy fined and the building ordered closed for a year. Senator White also announced that the league will prosecute officers of social organizations that attempt to dispense intoxicants to members. He said this would be none under an old act which requires such clubs and rt-Fnni7Btlnn to obtain liauor li censes before dispensing intoxicants to members. Under the state-wide prohibition act the issuing of such licenses is forbidden. ' Little Rock wholesale and retail liquor dealers say that sales during the last two weeks have been the heaviest they have ever known. Three of the five local wholesale liquor firms will go out of business. The others will remove to other cities. Ten local saloonists have announced they will convert their saloons into restaurants. This includes the bar nf the two leading hotels. Statements by leaders of the liquor men -indicate that no fight will be made for the repeal of the state wide prohibition act, at least until :state-wide prohibition has been given a thorough test. liMPTY WHISKY INTO CHARLESTON SEWERS Charleston, W. Va., Dec. 31 Twenty-five thousand pints of whisky, brandy and rum confiscated by the state prohibition department, were emptied in a sewer here yesterday. The department has received a re port from a deputy on the Kentucky border telling of the arrest of ten alleged bootleggers, each of whom wore from four to six pairs of trous ers and two coats, with many small bottles of whisky in the pockets. IOWA ALSO (JOES IXTO THE PRY COLUMN Des Moines, la., Dec. 31. Nearly Ave hundred saloons in this state will bolt their doors tonight, never to reopen. The state prohibition law is effective tomorrow. It was passed by the legislature last February. At torney General Cosson says he will lead the fight personally to enforce the. new law. The city council of Manning, la., recently granted a li quor license to operate for three years, but the state authorities will see that the courts pass on the val idity of that action. Theoretically, Iowa has been dry for the past thirty years, but practically it was known to be very damp in spots. There have been seventeen breweries oper ating in the state, but many of these have already shifted to some other lines of production, some becoming creameries. PROHIBITION IX IDAHO. Boise, Idaho, Dec. 31. The most vigid prohibition measure ever passed by a legislature is the Idaho law which goes into effect tomorrow. The law absolutely prohibits the pos session of liquor by any corporation, Arm or individual, except when it is procured for medicinal or scientific purposes. Then it must be obtained only on a sworn certificate. Since territorial days, the saloon has played an important part in Idaho politics. The party leaders are glad to be rid of the Issue. At the coming general election, the voters will pass upon the question of prohibiting forever the manufacture of liquor In this state. . SOUTH CAROLINA'S BAN ON LIQUOR Columbia, 8. C Dec. 31. The pro hibition measure adopted by the vot ers of South Carolina last Septem ber, goes into effect at midnight to night. The vote was tow to one in favor of the ban on liquor. Fifteen counties have had saloons, and these will close up tight tonight. PROHIBITION IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON Olympia, Wash., Dec. 31. The pro hibition law enacted by popular vote at the elections in 1914, which has been bitterly fought in the courts by the liquor interests, becomes effect ive tomorrow. It was only a few weeks ago that the law triumphed over its oiDonents. w'aen the state suorenie court ruled that the meas ure expressed the desire of the people of the state. The prohibition law was an initiative measure. All the sa loons and breweries will quit tonight. Individuals may import for their own use not to exceed two quarts of liquor in 20 days. Liquor packages must be so marked, and the fullest publicity is td be given to the liquor traffic af tor tomorrow. ALMOST PERSUADED IX STATE OF GEORGIA Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 31 Georgia is all ready to join the dry column, but a lease of life has been granted to the liquor men until May 1, 1JU6. in the measure adopted hy the legislature The manufacture or sale of any bev erage containing more than one-half of ono per cent of alcohol will he prohibited. Advertising liquors in any manner will also be banned. XEW ORCHESTRA AT THE ODEON THEATRE The musicians for the Odeon The atre have arrived and will furnish first class music at both the after noon and evening performance. Those who visit the Odeon will get value received for their money. First-class pictures and perfect order will be found at The Odeon at all times. TRY TO 0 Y.N A MITE STATE CAPITOL Boston, Jan. 1. unsuccessful attempt to dynamite ' ) State House was made today. A wib containing four pounds of expi ive was at tached to a basement door, and a fuse had been lighted, but the flame apparently had died before reaching the detonator. Tar rope used as a fuse, according to investigators, indicated that the bomb was the work of a novice. A scrub woman discovered the bomb this morning. The police took it. to a suburb and there discharged the dynamite. It showed a high ex plosive force. DOG PI LLS TRIGGER ITS MASTER KILLED Petersburg, Va., Dec. 31. The ac cidental death of William P. Laffoon. a respected citizen of Ettrick, this afternoon, has sent a gloom over the entire community. Mr. Laffoon, in company with Messrs. William Nu gent and A. A. Blankenship of Et trick, and George Blankenship, of Norfolk, were hunting in Chester field county, when their dogs ran a rabbit under a mill dam. Mr. Laf foon laid his gun down and was try ing to get the rabbit from beneath the dam, when one of the dogs acci dentally tripped the hammer and emptied the entire load of small shot into the back of Mr. Laffoon's head, killing him Instantly. Misfortune seems to follow the sorely grieved family. Several years ago one of Mr. Laf foon's sons accidentally shot and killed a brother. About a year ago one of his daughters was dangerously scalded, but survived her wounds. He is survived by a widow and nine chil dren. OI STED MEMPHIAXS CAN'T RESUME OFFICE Memphis. E. H. Crump, former mayor of Memphis, and two other former city officials who were sus pended from office November 3d on their "! gal admission" of charges made in ouster proceedings, are or dered by the state supreme court not to attempt to reassuine office, pend ing final determination of their ap peal to the supreme court. The order, which was issued at Nashville, was intended to. forestall any possible attempt on the part of Mr. Crump or the other former offi cials, R. A. Utley, vice-mayor, and W. M. Stanton, city judge, to enter upon second term Saturday. All were re-elected some months ago for terms of four years, to begin January 1. The supreme court order was read in chancery court here. It directs that the temporary municipal govern ment be maintained until the appeal I is decided. A decision Is expected ' January 20. CHILD IS POISONED BY CAXDY COLORED BY BAG Abingdon, Va. Hugh Morgan, the 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Morgan, is critically ill from poi soning, caused, it is supposed' from eating candy which had been received in a Christmas bag made of red nvos-, quito netting. In some manner a tumbler of water was overturned on the bag, a quantity of the dye faded to the candy which later during the absence of parents from the room, the child ate. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Starritt and son have returned after a short visit with relatives at East Radford, Va. BUSINESS MEN OPTIMISTIC BUSINESS OUTLOOK IS IX STRIK ING CONTRAST TO THAT OF 101.-,, SOUTH HAS ENTERED PERIOD OF LASTING PROSPERITY. Washington, Jan. 4. That the out look for better business for the first four months of 1916 is in striking contrast to that prevailing this time last year is the opinion expressed in a report published today by the Com mittee on Statistics and Standards of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. There are localities where much caution and conservatism yet remain, and the influence of high prices for the future further accentu ates this caution because dealers feel that high prices will curtail buying by the consumer. "Broadly speaking," the report states, "it may be said that the spirit of optimism and hopefulness prevails to a degree that has not been appar ent for nearly a decade and the gen eral belief and expectation is for such prosperity during 1916 as will recompense the people of this coun try for all their past misfortunes." Influence of War Favorable. Referring specifically to conditions caused by the European war the re port of this committee, of which A. W. Douglas, of St. Louis, is chairman, says: "The adverse effect of the conflict in Europe still prevails in some sec tions, though to a very much less ex tent than at this time last year. There are still scattered fears of the possibility of this country being in volved in the gigantic strife: but, as against this, the large portion of the people are paying less and less atten tion to the war and more and more are concentrating their thoughts and efforts on domestic matters. Beyond this is the striking fact that the in fluence of the war at present as a whole is more favorable than ad verse, because of the tremendous impetus it has given to certain lines of manufacturing, especially east of the Alieghanies, and likewise to many agricultural products. This in fluence is a material factor in the present high prices of sheep, cattle, wool, grain and of the products of leather, steel, iron, copper, brass. lead and zinc or spelter. Much of the prosperity in the grain-raising sections is due to the fact that the farmer is selling freely because of remunerative figures for his product, and there seems to be no manner of doubt but that" these prices will de cline materially in case of peace. While there are many conjectures as to the consequent effect upon busi ness of such a contingency, the gen eral belief centers around the convic tion that the war will last for some time and that the part of wisdom is to make the most of the present sit uation, regrettable as it is, and not take undue thought of the morrow by attempting to forecast the likeli hood of what will happen if peace is declared, since there seems to be no stable analogies nor precedents on which to base a sound opinion. The unfavorable effects on some indus tries have largely been overcome by time and the ingenuity of the manu facturers, but certain other lines of business still languish because of the continuance of the war." Manufacturing Tafces on New Life. ft Railroads report better business as a whole and railroad shops are em ploying more and more men. Manu facturing has taken on new life through the whole country and in al most every branch. Abnormal activ ities prevail largely in the East and in certain portions of the Central West because of heavy orders from abroad for war purposes. This has created a temporary lack of raw ma terial in many lines not otherwise affected by war orders. There is much consequent decrease in unem ployment Prices are being advanced everywhere by manufacturers in all lines and theyre continually being flooded with orders. Automobile fac tories and flour mills are exceedingly busy. This is likewise true of pot teries, cement factories and furni ture. Wrhile money is plentiful and rates generally are not high, there is a wide difference in the ease or lack of ease with which it can be obtained, and this difference seems to be large ly due to local conditions. As a whole, however, it is not difficult to get money from the banks on good collateral for legitimate purposes. Collections vary from poor to good and as a rule average fair. Merchandise stocks in the hands of the retailers vary from light to nor mal. Orders for future shipments in the spring are being more generally placed than for some years past, thus showing the confidence of the dealers in the immediate future. i Record. Crop Yields. Crop yields in general, other than cotton, exceed those of any year known in our history. This is es pecially true of the small grains as a whole, and particularly of all the forage crops which are in abundance beyond precedence. This latter fact Is one that is most significant and of very large moment to the country bb a whole. It is of the utmost value .tnd important to the farmer to have cheap and abundant feed for his live j stock through the coming winter, and this state of affairs at present exists j as one of the stable foundations for? that commercial prosperity whicti seems definitely to have arrived. The quality of the corn crop is, as a rule, below tne average in the most northern territories, and generally very good throughout the houtn, where it was raised this year to an extent never known before. In a general way more particular- ly (luring the last few months the shipments of grain to market have been very heavy and it seems likely that this will continue while the prions remain at heir present nign level, u seems now wen semen mui iue cotton crop will be one of the small- est for several years, but it is being sold at very remunerative prices, for it was one of the cheapest cotton cotton crops ever raised because of economies of every kind and descrip- j tion enforced by necessity upon the j farmers and planters. It is practi-. cally all picked, and a very large portion of it is sold and the results ' of it are seen in the improved con ditions in the cotton belt between now and twelve months ago. j Conditions In South. Because of the unusual diversifica- tions in the South during 1915, there resulted the largest grain and forage crops of all descriptions known in the history of that section. There are also more hogs, cattle and dairy cows in the South than ever before, The Southern States as a whole are more self-contained than at any time in their history and are apparently on a sure and solid foundation in all agricultural and industrial ways. The optimistic spirit of the people as re gards the future is shown in the great revival of business throughout that section, and the general opinion that the South has entered on a pe riod of lasting prosperity. As far as is possible to forecast, it seems more KKl lU ...rr,, f 4. in l t j versification will be permanent and ... . .,1 . ; 1 that there will be more grain and foodstuffs raised in proportion to cotton in the future. The oil and gas industries have experienced a revival because of much higher prices. This very favorably affects Illinois, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Okla homa, Texas and Southern California. The acreage of winter wheat is about 32 per cent, less than last year at this time and the condition is not quite so good. The decrease in acreage largely is in the principal winter wheat growing States of the Central West and West, and is part ly due to the ravages of the Hessian fly during the last season. On the other hand, the acreage in the South ern States has been increased De cause of their fortunate experience in this great cereal during this year. There is more live stock in the country at this time than for the 1-S "" - tain sections of the country. Much the same is true of poultry products. Mining in all forms shows marked improvement of conditions prevail- ing a year ago. Tobacco Y ield About Same. The tobacco crop yields about the same as last yo&r. Sugar beets have T,nt nnlv n lnrirpr viold than last vear but "command higher figures. The, "a '4. Almost without exception production of fruit throughout the!' , the students who attended the n,mtrv rv inro.0 hut mnr.h nf fall term will remain for the winter it o nt iinrpmiinprative nricps. The present outlook for California and the Southern Statcts for early garden j truck is fairly up to the average, Reports from the South and Middle Atlantic States fisheries are of slow business, while in New England, on the contrary, the situation is most excellnt The lumber business of the Uni-! tpd States which has seemed dead I for several years, according to the I National Chamber report, appears only to have) been sleeping. It is im proving slowly throughout the entire country, but especially in the yellow pine district of the South. This is due to increased orders for exports and to buying by railroads and car companies. It is expected that dur ing the spring thelre will set in buy ing for homes, and a general revival of business throughout the country, especially outside of the large cities is looked for during the first six months of the coming year. Of all the so-called barometers of business, according to the authority quoted above, there are none so truly Indic ative of general prosperity as build ing. It is usually the last industry to feel the Impulse of better times, but its activities embrace so many lines of business that this effect is general throughout the country. EARL CAMPBELL TAKEN TO JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL Earl C. Campbell, one of the most prominent and successful, young business men of Johnson City, was taken to Johns Hopkins hospital for treatment on Monday. He was ac companied 'by Jesse Curtis and Geo. E. Clark. Mr. Campbell had been sick for about ten days and his con dition had become so serious that It became necessary to resort to ex pert treatment. Mr. Campbell , had established one of the; best pressing parlor establishments in East Ten nessee because of his courteous and obliging manner. In his absence Mrs. Campbell will continue the busi ness without interruption In the same efficient way. J. M. Gaunt, one of our progress ive citizens, has returned from a ten days' stay at his old home in Car rollton, Ky., where he was looking after his property and his valuable farm just across the line in Indiana. GROCER OF XORFOLK COMMITS SriCIDE Norfolk. Va., Jan. 1. Despondent because of ill health, Alexander C. : Stallhigs, an aged man. keeper of a grocery at 1429 Maple avenue, Pren tis Place, Portsmouth, committed suicide this morning shortly after 10 o'clock by blowing out his brains with a double-barreled shotgun. 1 The tragedy was enacted by M stallings in the same room where his pretty 17-year-old daughter shot herself to death about five years ago because of ill health Mr. StallniKS was about 70 vears 0f age. He was well known in Pren tis Place, where he had successfully conducted his business. He is sur vived by a wife and several children ',,.., ..... .,nnM TRAGEDIES I RO M PLAY WITH GUXS Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 1. Roy, the 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas McCarter, living on the Martin Mill pike, a short distance from Knoxville j was instantly killed by accidental ; shooting at the home early Friday i morning i The boy, with a biother six years his senior, was playing with a shot- gun. Not knowing that it was load rd. the older brother pointed it at the younger and pulled the trigger, , The contents struck the lad in the back of the head, killing him in stantly. i I Clay Dyer, 10 years of age, son of O. O. Dyer of Powder Springs, Grain- ! ger county, died at 1:30 o'clock Fri day afternoon at the Knoxville Gen eral hospital, as the result of a bullet wound iu the abdomen. According to the report received in this city, the boy was playing with a revolver ... i, : ..t, u 1. ,J r ... -i I .... .1 .WUIl.ll IIC UUU IUU.1U, tUU O. lUMUfr was accidentally discharged, the but . . .i,j. let penetrating the abdomen. . I SNEEZING SPREADS EPIDEMIC GRIP; IS GENERAL Newspaper accounts from different cities reveal the fact that the grip epidemic is Chattanooga, not confined solely to but has spread all over Its prevalence is said the country. by physicians to be due to sneezing, .There is no way of telling just how prevalent it is. because at the depart ment of health no report is kept of this disease. It is of an insidious nature, however, and physicians have issued warnings that pneumo- !nia often develops from it, and ii ST. said to be f .. .-: t .. 1 .. ,1 AAn . .. .1 . , , , K 1 ; of contracting grip. ! j EAST TENNESSEE NORMAL SCHOOL IS GROWING The winter term of the State Nor- mal School will begin Tuesday, Jan term and, in addition, a large num ber ?,f new students will enter. The enrollment for the fall term was the largest in the history of the school, and the indications are that the in crease will be more than maintained for the winter and spring terms. I Every room in the women's dormi- tory nas Deen tanen. in aaaition a large number of young women have been assigned lodging in private homes. All the young men lodge in private homes. Nearly all the stu dents -board in the school dining hall, which will accommodate more than 300. To provide-for the very large num ber present during the spring and summer terms, the State Board of Education has authorized the building of a summer dining rodm. Plans are now being worked out for this build ing by the manual training depart ment. .... There will be no changes in the faculty except that Prof. W. T. Fox, who did graduate work during the summer and fall in the University of Chicago, will return to the normal school and will again take up his work. COW KICKED HIM ON NOSE; SHE IS OFFERED FOR SALE Atlanta. The champion kicking cow of Georgia is owned by C. C. Hays, of Greenville, and the animal is more - agile, declares witnesses, than the classic one In the nursery rhyme which jumped over the moon. The cow's name is Dolly and she holds all the records, both for high kicking and hard kicking. Mr. Hays stands Six feet four inches in his shoes, and the cow smashed his nose with one swift punch of her left hind foot. The cow is now for sale, with a guarantee that she will win all kick ing contests. We are glad to announce the rapid Improvement in James A. Parsons' condition, who has been suffering the past ten days from a fall he re ceived and straining some of the ligaments in his back and side. It is thought that he will be able to be at. his place of business within the next few days. UNLIKELY THAT SI LL1.NS WILL BE It KM I U Bristol, Tenn., Jan. 1. Judge J. L. Kelly, of the board of trustees of Sullins college, and H. G. Peters, also a member of the1 board, stated yesterday that it is extremely un likely that an immediate effort will be made to rebuild Sullins college, the bii Southern Methodist girls' jollege in Bristol, which was des .royed by fire Friday, entailing a loss variously estimated at from $125.0imp io 1150,000. The property was in sured for only $30,000, which is little more than sufficient to pay off the iiiortgaged debt and floating obliga .ions of the institution. The college was founded in 187o oy Rtv. David Sullins, now of Cen- enary college, Cleveland, Tenn., and las for many years been one of the leading girls' schools of the South ern Methodist church, drawing its patronage largely from Tennessee. Alabama, Mississippi and Texas. The school reached the zenith of its suc cess under Dr. W. E. Martin, now president of Ward-Belmont, at Nash ville, but continued on a profitable Oasis under Dr. W. S. Neighbors, who resigned last year to become presi dent of Centenary college at Cleve and, Tenn. Dr. Neighbors' popular ity with the girls drew heavily from Sullins, and as a result the school had lost about $10,000 this year. Dr. I. C. Orr. the new president, had. however, laid the foundation for i larger and better school, and the trustees felt confident that next year would !e( Sullins overflowing. The origin of the fire is still a mys tery. It started probably at the fur nace. Owing to the holidays the large majority of the girls were at their homes, but there were) about 40 peo ple in the building when the fire oc curred, including Mrs. J. C. Orr, wife of the president, who was critically ill. But for the timely discovery oi the fire by Miss Rdbccca Louder, a teacher, some of the sleeping occu pants might have lost their lives. Miss Louder, who was returning from a holiday social affair, saw the flames and rushed into the college and sounded the fire gong. Howev or, the fire had gained such headway that the occfipants of the buildings had to escape In their night clothes. One of the teachers found her es cape rut off by gas and smoke and was ivseued by the firemen and car ried down a ladder. The spectators at once set to work carrying out furniture, and many pianos were saved, 'but owing to the great danger Hie police stopped any one except firetnen from entering the buildings. Early in the progress of the fire it was believed that the norm wing might be saved. The firemen gave up their efforts to save any other part of the building, and concentra ted their fight to keep the flames from the north wing. A steady wind made their efforts futil and soon the flames burst into the big wing, and it was destroyed with the remainder of the property. The only hope' for the rebuilding of the property is that some one may make a donation of 175,000 or $100.- 000 to start the fund. This is thought impossible. The Methodists of the Holston conference have been heavily taxed for college purposes. The conference gave $150,000 for a new building at Emory and Henry. and also erected a large new struc ture at Martha Washington, at Ab ingdon. It has another college Cen tenary, at.Clcvelanel under its care. The destruction of the well-known , school marks the nasslng of one of the best-known Melthodist girls' schools in the south. It has scores of graduates in almost every south ern state. SURELY A "MAX." A gentleman who was in France during the early stages of the war tells an amusing story of one of the Fashionable ladies who were amongst the nurses in the hospital there. She saw a wounded man being carried into camp. Is that an officer or only a man? she asked, pointing to the figure on the stretcher. One of the bearers answered: "Well, mum, he certainly ain't an officer, but 'e's been 'It twice in the Innards and we've droDned Mm three times, and 'e ain't squeaked yet, and if 'e ain't a man, I don't know what , e is." LONDON. Jan. 1. The Brltish ; iner Persia, carrying more than 200 passengers and a crew of between 1 250 and 300 men, was sunk by an unidentified submarine at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon off the Island of Crete. Reports to the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation company j said that nearly all on board were j lost. Robert McNeely, of Monroe, N. C, American consul nt Aden, Arabia,! and Robert Grant, of Boston, were; on the liner. Four boats are known to have got1 away from the sinking vessel, each capable of carrying sixty persons, but it is not known if the boats were full. The rescued were picked up by a steamer bound for Alexan- dria, where they were expected to arrive today. Penlnsiilar and Oriental in nfflr- ials said they had received no details tender terms of her excellent chris concerning the disaster, and did not fan character. The funeral was know whether the Persia received conducted Wednesday and interment warning. They also were unable to wa n Monte Vista cemetery. give any information concerning the Americans on the ship.. passed through here on Monday of this week on their way to Pontiac, 111., where they will make their home, II WILL BE AWARDED A gold button will be awarded U every employe in the local office of the Cumberland Telephone System who has been in the service continu ously for five or more years. The buttons will be of gold and blue enamel and are presented as a token of appreciation by the company for the loyalty and devotion to duty of those who have continued in its ser vice. Each button will have engraved upon it a numeral showing the term of service in periods of five years. Those who have served five years and less than ten will receive a five year oadge, and those who have served ten years and less tha nfifteen will receive a ten-year button, and so on. There are three employes in this exchange who will receive service record buttons, and among those who have had the longest term of service here are the following: J. H. Pitts, manager, twenty years. S. M. Scarbrough. plant foreman, five years. Ira lilevins, troiibleman, five years. This plan of giving evidence in such a manner to the company's ap preciation of its employes' loyalty was inaugurated by First Vice Presi dent J. Epps Brown, and he has writ ten a personal letter to each of those who are to receive the badges of honor, congratulating them upon having attained this term of service. The awards for long service are iu line with the employes' benefit fund plan, safety-first plan and the awards for suggestions, which are an important feature of the Bell Sys tem's relations with its e'mployes. An interesting feature in connec tion with the service buttons is the fact that the longest term of service is held by President W. T. Gentry, whose record is forty years. It is estimated that more than 3,000 Bell employes In the South will eceive badges of honor during Jan uary, and a surprisingly large num ber of the mare women. THE VARIOUS BIBLE CLASSES ELECTS OFFICERS The Men'!1 Bible classes of the sev eral Johnson City churches elected officers last Sunday for the year 1916. The elections resulted as follows: Baraca Class of Central Baptist Church S. B. Douglas, president Clarence Miller, secretary; John Par due, treasurer; A. R. Johnson teacher. Men's Bible Class of First M. K. Church S. E. Miller, president; J. C. Campbell, teacher. Young Men's Bible Class Ale Patterson, president; C. H. Ander son, secretary; H. C. Black, teacher. Christian Church Sidney Gervii;. teacher. Watauga Avenue Presbyterian -J. M. Horton. president; Harvey Me Bath, vice president; E. C. Walliii. secretary; J. L. Sigman, treasurer; H. Al. Burleson, teacher. S. C. Williams' Bible Class, Munse Memorial Church E. M. Slack, pres ident; J. A. Baker, vice president: S. G. Gilbreath, teacher; S. C. Wil liams, associate teacher; E. C. Reeves, assistant teacher; L. P. Dri ver, secretary J. W. Houston, treas .urer. Brotherhood Bible Class, Firs-.'. Presbyterian Church W. J. Barton, president; J. E. Brading, vice presf dent; W. L. Lewis, secretary; Cha: Lyle, assistant secretary; John Matti es, treasurer; Pref. J. W. Sowder, teacher. IT. B. Church George R. Brown, teacher; Iade Porter, president and secretary; Harrison Carter, treaf ui-er. St. John's Episcopal Church Rev. W. A. Jonnard. leader; Maj. G. T. Lep, president; Mr. John A. Muse, vice president. MRS. SUSAN ARXEY. Mrs. Susan Arney, age ut years, died at her home at 220 West Main street Tuesday morning arter an 111- ness of many montns. sne was tne wife of Capt. E. J. Arney, who sur- vives her. Mrs. Arney was a devoted christian and member of Munsey Memorial church. The funeral was beautiful and impressive and was conducted Wednesday at the home by Dr. J. M. Crowe, assisted by Dr. ' 'J. A. Ruble. The remains were in- terred in Oak Hill cemetery. ' MWi 1 4 PHIPPS 'Mrs. J. h. Fhipps, age 4& years, died at her home in East Carnegie on Monday afternoon following a lingering Illness. The deceased leaves a husband and eight children to mourn her going away. She was a member of the First M. E. church anl in the funeral services her pas- tor, Kev. John M. Umert. spoke, In Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Souble, of Ro- Colonlal th first of the week. Mr. Suble is n extensive lumber dealer of the East.