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SEALD TOLUME XII. COOKEYILLE, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, JULY 23,1914. NUMBER 29. PUTNAM i COMMC THAI feCENTS A t ' I K i Save a part of the money you Tiake and p'-t it in the bank. Just put five dollars a week in our bank, and in 25 years it will be a snug fortune. To the borrower, as well a to the lender, we offer this inducement; the soundness of our lonj years of business in this community and nil rea sonable courtesies to our patrons. Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank First National Bank ! Cookeville, Tennessee UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY WL. WHITSON. President O. E. CAMERON, Cashier W. A. HENSLEY, Vice President ALLEN RAGLAND, Ass't Cashier D. C. WILHITE, Active Vice-President SIMPLIFIED SPELLING The following lecture was delivered by Prof. J. I. D. Hinds of Cumberland University, Lebanon, before the tea- chers 'nstltute in Cookeville last week: Anglo Saxon and Old English were originally spelled phonetically. Pro. nunciation gradually changes from age to age and unless the spelling changes at the same time it soon ceas , e. to be phonefc. This has occurred with the English langugae. Since the introduction of printing the spelling has remained more fixed than the pronunciation, and unfortunately the changes in spelling have frequently hapn Irrfitrnlnr and rnnririnnei nrwl nrvt In accord with the changes in pro nunciation. A good many years ago the spelling had gotten so bad that there arose a strong desire to improve it. Many phonetic systems have been proposed but none have been adopted. In 1877 the American Philologicau Associa tion agreed upon an alphabet using the five vowels in their Latin values and adding three new forms making eighf symbols. By using the macron these are made to represent sixteen vowel sounds. The objection to this scheme 's that the macron sometimes indicate difference of quality, but not always. In 1903 the Department of Superintendence of the National Edu cational Association, in cooperation .with the Modern Language Associa tion, took up th ework, and, after sev eral years of Investigation, experi ment and disuussion, adopted an al phabet which has many excellencies and is used as Key 1 in the tew Stan dard Dictionary. To this alphabet there is the same objection that 'long' and 'short' sometimes imply differ - ence of quality and sometimes differ ence of quantity only. To secure the adoption of a phonet ic alphabet is a slow process. Our spelling 's so bad that we cannot well wa't for that. So a few years ago some American phililogists and schol ars undertook the slmpliflcat'on of the spelling in advance of and preparato ry to the phoneic change. So in 19 06 the Simplified Spelling Board was organizod in New York, Andrew Car negie furnishing the necessary money, In 1908 the Simplified Spelling Soci ety was organized in London. These movements are backed by the lead'ng i philologists, linguists and educators of the English speaking world. For the cresent the American Board is givinc its attention only to impl'fl cation without introducing new sym bols, the purpose being to make the spelling as simple as poslble with the letters at hand. The -great difficulty lies in the fact that we havo but five symbols with which to represent some fifteen vowel sounds. The consonants do not present to much difficulty. . The first list of simplified words was issued by the Simplified Spelling Board March 21, 1906. It contained three hundred words which are spelled in two or more ways, and Tecommended the general adoption of the shorter form. The second list was published January SO, 1908. It Included seventy-- five words variously anomalous, and several classes of Words mainly simpli fied by dropping silent lettsrs. The third list appeared January 25, 1909. On March 6, 1909, these three lists were combined in one vocabulary in cluding more than three thousand words. On March 24, 1913, a fourth list was published with rules applying to various classes and large numbers of words. The Board contemplates publishing at an early day a vocabu lary which will include all the more common words which may be simpli fled under the rules given in all these 1'otS. The American Board is composed of about fifty of the leading philologists linguists, educators, scientists and bus iness men of the country. They are assisted by an Advisory Council of more than two hundred men chosen from all parts' of the United States and Canada. All proposed simplifica tions are' submitted o both Board and Council before they are published. (Sample Simplifications) All the objections which have been made to the simplification of our spell ing have been well answered. I will only mention two here. One is that it changes the familiar forms of the words which have become sacred by associat'on. Love would not seem half so sweet when spelled 'luv', and kiss with only one V would not seem worth while. This objection is ans wered by the fact that the new forms will be just as familiar and just as sa cred to the new generation which learns them from childhood. The second is the philological ob jection that thru the change in the spelling of the word Its origin and his tory will be lost. This has been fully answered by the philologists themsel ves who have shown that as a rule the simplified form is nearer to the origi nal than the form which' it replaces, and that with th.e masses, if History and origin are thought of at all, they are obtained from the dictionary. (Il lustrations) The advantages of sim plified spelling are too numerous for all to be mentioned. There will be a saving of money, time, eye strain, and brain fag. We never get away from the spel.ing book and dictionary. . Ev en down to old age, when we have fin ished a letter or other composition, we ara never sure that we have not mis- polled some words. With phonetics the child would learn to spell in the first two years of its school life and have no more trouble with it. The progress of the movement -is very gratifying. It is being endorsed and promoted by teachers, authors, publishers, scholars and business men generally. Nearly all the leading jour nals and magazines and many of the dally papers are using more or less of the simplified forms. Colleges, uni versities and normal schools are fall ing into line. The New Standard Dic tionary gives the new spellings as al ternatives, and theuse of them is now an evidence of Information and prog ress and not of ignorance. The Simplified Spelling Society in England has arranged a phonetic al- (Continued to last page) MONTEREY As I enjoy reading all the good let ters from diffeient ones I thought I would try to write a few lines from ths place as no one hardly ever writes s'nee Mollie Dabuff moved to Nashville The writer witnessed a sad scene yesterday at the cemetery' at this place There were two buryings, one about 4 o'clock and the other about 5. There was a large crowd present. One burial was that of Mrs. Bob Hogg. She leaves everal little children. It did touch my heart when I saw them have to part with their mother. I know how sad it was when I parted with my own dear mother. Her memory is so sweet to me. The other was Clyde Kirk patrick, who was killed in a train wreck near Silver'Point last Fr'day.' Monterey was blessed w'th good rains last week which were badly need ed. ' , - Mrs. Joe King and daughters, Ethel and Gracie of Shipley, visited in Mont erey last week. We were glad to see them. We all spent last Sunday at Uncle Bollie King's together. Had a good time and a good dinner, as Uncle Rollie knows how to entertain his relatives ad friends. Mollie Dahuff, Lesley Nash, Willie King, Lucy King ,Flay Nash and Viola Swafford, who spent the day at Tom mie Whittaker's Sunday, reported a good time and a good dinner, and that suited Mollie, as she enjoys something good to eat. She will leave Monterey next Saturday and v'sit in Cookeville and then go home. She has been in Monterey since the 18th of May. How we all bate to see her leave as she is such a good sister to all her brothers and sisters. It seems she took the place of our mother more than any one else. Myra King. EDWARD, KY. Dear Editor: I thought I would jot down a few lines for the first time. We enjoy reading the many good letters from Tennessee. Come again cousin Mollie Dahuff with your good letters.. Neomia Lee we like to hear from you, also Rev. M. Judd. Times are dull here now. Every thing is needing rain. Crops are dry ing up on account of the dry weather. Father and Sanford are holding a protracted -meeting at Pea Ridge at present. The holiness meeting begins at Claymore, Ky., the 25th and Sanford and I will begin a meeting at Salem, Ky., the first Sunday in August. N. R. Hendley. BAXTER J. A. Isbell is improving fast after several weeks illness. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad ley Herd, who has been sick for seve ral weeks, died Sunday. We all ex tend our heartfelt sympathy to the be reaved parents. Mrs. Neilly Barr is improving. Mr. Oaf Simpson and Miss Ovie Ash burn were quietly united in matrimo ny last Wednesday night at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Cecil Simp son. We wish them a long and pros perous life. Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Putty of Double Springs visited home filks here Sat. Mrs. Jim Maxwell and children of Nashville are visitftig relatifes at this place. Saw Mr. George James hauling home a sewing mach'ne last week, so we are expecting to hear of another wedding soon. Baily and Albert Brown of Double Springs were Seen on our streets last week. J. W. Brown purchased a handsome auto recently. Mrs. Thurston Stone left Monday morning for Red Boiling Springs where we hope slie will recover her health. Mrs. Jane Harvil'.e, who has been on the sick list for some time, Is well a gain. ! Wade Sherrell of Double Springs visited friends at this place recently. Misses Norma Kemp and Lula Max well attended the old time singing at Double springs last Sunday and report a splendid time. Wonder why Albert Brown can't give an account of himself through the Herald, if not otherwise. Clauda K. HMMIIMIIH M n Vote for John W. Gillem, the cripple boy, for Circuit Court Clerk. Elec tion Aug. 6, 1914. Advt. HIGDON, MISSOURI We are having a very dry season here. The dryest known of here for several years. We haven't had rain e nough to lay the dust since the first of May. We had an extra good wheat crop and the corn and other crops have been standing the drouth better 'han Centlv couia De epexctea, until the last few days, when the hot winds seem to be scorching things considerably. LYNCH, NEBRASKA Herald Readers and Friends: Here comes the western girl to jon your hap py band. This little girl always gives the Herald a gladly smile when it ar rives. j. Mrs. N. West has been sick ever since the 4th of June. She is gaining slowly. Sh-s got very warm, while cooking, and had a spell with her heart; never did have any trouble with her heart bofore. Needing rain here now. Corn looks fine so far. Wheat and oats not very y'ood. Gardens look fine, having beans and Irish potatoes. F. B. West wishes a shower of-birthday cards the 28th of July. All cards will be appreciated. Say, you lonosome boy of Allen's Chappel, I can't Imagine who you are; don't even know where Allen's Chapel is but will eay that when you get to Lynch go to the Bank of Lynch for in formation as to where I live, as I live in the country north of town. J. M. Clinton and family visited F. B. West and family Sunday. Misses Todie and Lover Johnson vis ited Miss Mattie West Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnson and lit tle daughter Vivian went to Lynch Sat. Jessie Johnson visited the writer re- I TVT ! TP mow is me Jiime TO DO YOUR BANKING WITH US A Bank Account gives a man a substantial stand ing in any community enables him to take advant age of opportunities for making more money makes him a manly, independent man. You can be such a man if you wish. Open an account with the" CITIZENS BANK today and keep your savings. f Our facilities for taking care of your banking busi ness are, all that could be desired. Fair and courte ous treatment accorded to all. Come in and see us. H. S. HARGIS, Pres. W. R. CARLEN, Vice-Pre.. S. B. ANDERSON, Cashier CITIZENS BANK COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE Domestic Help Wanted A- nice white girl or woman who can cook and enjoys playing with children is wanted by one of the best families in town. Two grown persons and two children in family. Will pay good fair Mt. View Lodge No. 179, I. O. O. F. held a splendid meeting, July 17th, 19- wages. Write to Mrs. W., in care of 14 w. H. Barr, N. G. presiding, with Herald office. MONTEREY ROUTE 1 Good morning, Mr. Editor. Will you please give e space in your good lit tie paper for a chat as we are feeling fine this mornir.g over the good rains of last week, which were badly needed in this mountain country. The farm ers were working in good hope of rain ad crops are nice. Most all done lay ing by corn. Garden j and Irish pota toes damaged by the dry weather. Health not good in this community. Winfield Ford has two sidk children, but reported better. Henson Ford has a sick child. Miss Stella Lee and brother, Willie visited the writer Sunday. Ollie Henry, have the storm and rain reached as far as Oklahoma. We have had plenty of rain here in the Fifth district. i Alfred Lee and wife visited her fath er last Sundae. ' Virgil Stamps and family visited at Alfred Lee's Sunday night. Mr. Editor please send S. H. Harris Herald to Wm. O. Harris at Fort Flag ler, Washington, 92 Co. C. A. C, as he is a son of S H. Harris and has joined the army. Mrs. Frank Hammon visited Mrs. Ed na Hammon Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Damea. visited Mrs. Charlie We have about half an apple crop Hammon last week. and a good many peaches but they are je8Sie Johnaon said she was glad the small because of the dry weather. 'rth of Julv inW comes nr, v v.nr . Wishing Herald readers well and an-, rnrMsi. r hkw a ,i ivnn fnr xiously awaiting the next issue' of the paper, I remain, a friend, 0. C. Wrighi a letter from you. Lola Leo West. I Cookeville Bank Cookeville, Tcnn. ThU Bank i under the Supervision of the Stat Banking Department - SAFE SOUND CONSERVATIVE J f ! $150,000 Bond To Secure Depositors from Any Loss Whatever Will Appreciate Your Banking Business Whether Large or Small W. B. SMITH. Pres. A. A. STALEY, Cashier T. L JOHNSON, Vice Pres. Judge D. L. Lansden T. J. Gregory A. A. Staley DIRECTORS ;C. H. Rickman ' Worth Bryant . E. E. Dorman ,W. B. Smith -.. Thos. Finley T. L. Johnson BUSHYHEAD, OKLA. Threshing seems to take the day In this part. Farmers are all smiles over their wheat and oat crops and corn is looking fine. It has been over a week since it rained, but looks rainy today. The farmers don't want much rain now until they get their grain threshed. I see Mrr. Dahuff is on the republi can side. Mr. and Mrs. A. Andrews visited Mr. and Mrs. Barrie Davis Sunday. Hattie and Milo Stamps are going to Foyil tonight to a big show. Willie Stamps is the water boy at the thresher. Mother Stamps, Jim thinks that let ter is a long time coming. Lee Ann Lee, I am still looking for that letter. Cal Andrews has a fine mellon patch also a fine martin box attached to his plow. - ' Pearlie and Lill'e Lee of White coun ty, let me hear from you. C. A. Jones "I got your letter and was i proud of it. Have put up 58 quarts of blackber ries and made 5 quarts of jelly. Joe Andrews is talking of coming back to Tennessee in August. Lottie Stamps. the faithful few in attendance. Quite a lot of routine business was disposed of. Bro Dank Garrison Is about as last few weeks. Bro. D. L; Lansden is said to be improving tlowly. Bro. J, H. York, afflicted with pellagra Is said to "be gradually growing worse, not being ' able to retain anythig nourishing, is growing weaker daily One petition for reinstatement was filed and referred to an. investigating committee. Quite a number of brothers neglect ed to pay any dues during last term.. Such conditions should be avoided for if they neglect this term as they did last, there will be a number dropped at the end of 'his term. The Lodge can't , afford to pay per capita tax on broth ers who ail for two terms to pay something for the running expenses of the Lodge. It takes money to keep the business of the order going proper- ' ( HOOKER, OKLA., R 3 ' Dear Herald Readers: , I will jot down a few items from this place. Crops are looking fine here. Farmers are all done cutting wheat. I left the old Volunteer State June 15th and . came to Haviland, Kas., and worked in het harvest field 18 days. I hope- all oyu Putnam county boys had a big time the 4th. I enjoyed a nice time but it was in a 160 acre wheat field : with a pitchfork in my hand." All you boys who want to work and sleep on the ground at night, come to Kansas or Oklahoma. Wandering Boy. - ' BLOOMINGTON ROUTE 1 Sunday school is progressing nicely at Free Union. Miss Addle Presley and Laura Car- rington were guests of Miss Adeline Rodgers Sunday evening. Dero Brown viaited Harvie Presley Sunday. . . There will be a spelling match at Fi ee Union Saturday night before the fourth Sunday In July. Everybody Is invited. Somebody. STOVE WOOD FOR SALE. Will deliver anywhere in Cookeville. Call me on Home phone, or leave order at C. R. Countiss' store. CHAS. POINTER DON'T BUY ANY With the opening of work on the Alaska railway, for which the gen- , eral government has appropriated wildcat mining schemes w'U be un loaded upon the people of the Unitel Statos, if they are not careful, accord- ' ing to a statement made by Elwood - Bruner of Nome, Alaska, a senator of the territorial legislature, Mr. Bru ner, who has been in Washington for " the past few months looking after v several bills before congress in which the legislature of Alaska is interest- - ed, said, before leaving for his far northwestern homo: "The people of the states must fight shy of wildcat : mining schemes which promoters will foist upon them. It has boon the constant aim of the legislature of Alaska to keep the- credit of the ter- ritory first class. When the question of a government owned railroad came before the legislature it was most generally conceded that the moment the bill making appropriations for the road had passed congress it would be ' the signal for the advent of hundreds of 'Wallingfords' and Iget-rlch-quick adventurers who later on Would drift back to the states in due season, and with the most unheard-of stories of rich finds, fabulous placers, and a -wealth of description that would out- ; Munchausen old Baron Munchausen himself. . "In v'ew of hese conditions I would' advise the people who are seriously considering the purchase of Alaska mining stock to go si wo. Get some one in whom you have confidence- to examine the property befor u pur-: chase, otherwise you stand to get stung good and hard."