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(MIC m til iuui VOL. XV NEWPORT, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1914 NO. 19 Del Rio f V Mrs. H. R. Lutz is spending a few weeks in Rogersville. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ruble of La Fo!lette, visited Dr. and Mrs." J. W. Ruble recently. Festus Bover of Newport, spent Sunday here. Miss Mildred Jones was shop ping in Newport Wednesday. . We had our first snow of any consequence on the 19th. y .Tom Bell is very much indis posed at his home on Route one ' The dwelling of Mr. and Mrs, Will Rowe' caught- on 'fire last Thursday from the soot burning m the chimney and had gotten considerable start when discover ed by Marvel Jones, the rural carrier, who gave the alarm and with some assistance soon extin guished the flame. Parrottsville Rev. Morrison's little daughter came very near haying a serious accident one day last week. In passing too near the fire the cloth ing pf the little child, became ignit ed, and before the parents, either of them, could reach the child her outer clothing were burned almost completely off and the under clothing were burning. When "her father reached the door he saw the flames reaching up higher and higher, but by throwing the child npon the floor and vigorously rubbing the flames nothing more serious happened than a few burns for Rev. Morri son. - . ' Rev. Rowe will preach at the M. E. Church next Thursday morning at the usual hour. There will be union services at the M. E. Church, South, Thursday evening at early candle-light. It is to be 1 't - hoped . large congregations will , attend each of these services, for we indeed have much tobethank- - f ul for as a people and as a nation, j In this busy, rushing life too little time is spent in thanking our Creator for His many blessings. Roy B. Bell has been quite sick for several days, but is convalesc ing. t Hog-killing time is in order' now and men women and hogs seem to think it quite a busy season. The ladies T. F. W. Circle met with Mrs. Luther Smith last Thursday, and will be entertained next Thursday by Mrs. S. D. Harned. The ladies are .quite enthusiastic over the Circle and are getting much enjoyment from the social meetings. Crestmont Man Attempts to Assault Little Girl Bristol, Tenn., Nov. 21 As the result of a trial in Mayor Warren's cout in Bristol Va., today, C. R. . Bauraas, of Crestmont, N. C, was sentenced to two years in prison . on the charge of having attempted to criminally assault the 7-year-old daughter of C. W. Moody, landlord of the hotel where Baumas was a guest. Baumas was also fined for carrying con cealed weapons. The convicted man came to Bristol a day or two . ago, and was a guest at Moody's hotel on Front Street. He is ap parently about 55 years of age. The Road A movement has been on foot for some time to create sentiment which wonld build a road from Bridgeport to the N. C. line near. Wolf Creek connecting the Cocke county road with the one now being built by Madison county, thus completing the link of the Southern National Highway. Much has been said and written about this road and many people at different places in the country are interested. The matter has been taken up witn the national government and a government civil engineer has been offered free of charge to survey the route. The Del Rio and Bridgeport peo ple, as well as the Hot Springs, Marshall and Asheville people, are much interested, and on hist Sat urday a meeting was held in New port at which the most prominent road builders in the country were advertised to be present and some of them i came. The inclemency of the weather kept a great many people away from ihe meeting, but this in no way dampened the ardor of the advocates. Men who have long been classed a "mud heads" were present and made speeehes favoring the extension of the Cocke county road to the North Carolina line. 'First on the program was the registration of the visitors. Later dinner was served by the ladies of the M. E. church in the build ing adjoining the Plain Talk office. The dinner was excellent and dur ing the meal music was furnished by Mrs. Hiram Ruble and Miss Reva Stuart. Immediately alter the meal the crowd assembled at the court house where they were welcomed by Mayor Geo. S. Stokely and the visitors . were as sured that the town was theirs and the policeman under the bed. . R. B. Hickey presided over the meet ing and announced the speakers. W. 0. Mims. followed Mr. Stokely Meeting and in a forceful manner present ed the argument favorable for the extension of the road, stating that at one time Tennessee was the property of NorthCarolinaand that Cocke county, the sister of Madi son, should reach her hand across the border and meet the demands of the mother state. Mr. Mims did not suggest a means for. build ing the road, but said no improve ment could be suggested which would be worth more to us. He did not go much on the automo bile route, but believed the road would' be worth much to our r farmers. J. Hyde Pratt followed Mr. Mims and with a map of North Carolina he illustrated the advantages of the road and made it very clear that the road would be not only a blessing to the people along its route, but to the people of the en tire county and country. He sug gested a way that the county court could raise money for build ing the road, but said the natural and best way was bonds. Cyrus H. Kehr of Knoxville, was the next speaker and in a humor ous vein he got the entire atten tion of his audience. His train was late and he reached the city after the noon hour and therefore had an empty stomach, but said he could talk and fight for good roads under most any kind of cir cumstances. He said "New-Port" means gateway and suggested that after the road is completed the citizens of Newport and Cocke coudty meet and rename the town and call it "Newport," thus giving it the full significence of the word. Mr. Pratt showed his thorough k nowledge of road building and suggested the advantages to be derived from good roads in any community. He said the first thing that would come to Newport after the road would be a first class hotel that would aceommo- Prominent date many tourists and that we would in many ways reap benefits from the Southern National High way. A . number of other , speakers were on the program, but Col. A. R. Swann had nothing to say, stat ing that he would surrender his time to Geo. W. Gorrell. Mr. Gor rell made an interesting talk and stated that he had built all of the roads he cared to build, but fav ored not only the extension of our road to the North Carolina line, but the extension of every road in the county to the adjoin- ing county lines. He said the only way to build roads was by bonds and said the county could easily carry a half million, citing that Greene Jefferson and Hamblen counties are carrying about this amount. He said land in Cocke county . had doubled in value within the past ten years and that in the next fifteen years it would double again. , He said the taxa ble value of land iir Cocke county was now a million dollars more than before the roads were built. He pointed out the increased value of farming lands located on every pike in the county and said the pike road furnished a market for the things we are now allow ing to go to waste. Mr. Gorrell closed the program, but a number of other gentlemen made short talks favoring the road extension. Mr. Wriggle of the Lenoir City Real Estate Company, passed through Newport last week en route to Greeneville, Tenn,, and points in Virginia, advertising the farms his company has for sale around Lenoir City. This com pany has made four sales to Cocke county people: James Black well, Noah Giles, Ed Clevenger, Geo. Allen and Geo. W. Green. Roy Brooks of Allen, Tex., is spending some' time with Bridge port relatives. - : Speakers Newport Market Report WHOLESALE PRICES : Nov. 25 1914. Corn, per bu $ .70 Wheat, per bu. 1.15 Oats, per bu. . 55 Eggs, per Hnz.. .28 Chickens . ... .09 Roosters, per lb. .04 Turkeys, per lb .11 Ducks, per lb .09 Geese, per hd .30 Flint Hides 1 .23 Dry Salt Hides .; .22 Green Hides '. .10 Butter, per lb.' .15 Tallow 1 .05 Beeswax .27 Ginseng, wild. 4.00 Ginseng, cultivated! 2.00 Tub Wash - Wool-. .25 Greese Wool free from burrs .18 Greese Wool, burry . .12 Clay Peas 1.25 Dried Apples . .02 Dried Beans .2.25 The California Ballot f Esquire O'Neil has lent us a copy of an official ballot voted in the recent California election. It measures 26 inches by 52 and in order to be able to vote it correctly the voter should be as well equipped as a lawyer. The ticket was sent to Mr. O'Neil by his daughter, Mrs. B. W. Lee, and she had voted the straight Demo cratic ticket. ; Come! Give Thanks The Union Thanksgiving ser vice will be held at the First Baptist church, Thursday, 10:00 a. m. We have much to be thank ful for this year. It is . hoped every one will come to worship and give thanks to God. Bring an offering for the poor. Rev. L. D. Hamil will preach the sermon. Nough , Dr. George Guffy and Ed Flem ing of Spring Creek, N. C, spent a portion of last week in and around Nough. Misses Maud and Daisy Strange went to Greenville, S. C, Tuesda. Charles Haney and family have returned from Toms Creek, W. -Va., where they have been for about two years. They now oc cupy their old home and we are , glad to have them again with us. John Burgin and family moved from Jonestown to Toms "Creek, Va., Monday. Rev. Morrison of the Parrotts- sville circuit, preached at Blue Mill Sunday. Rube Davis of Wolf Creek, was here Monday. C. S. Goodnough went to Boom er Sunday to see his little grand son, Tommie Ray, who has been very low from whooping cough and congestion of the brain. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cole went to Del Rio Sunday to visit Mrs. Rob ert Shetley. The blizard hit us hard last Thursday night. Several chick ens were frozen to death and all stock not well cared for suffered. R. A. Justus, who is seventy-- five years old, was driving a team through Nough Monday with the agility of a boy of eighteen. - Miss Annie Goodnough.who is eaching at Boomer, spent Sunday with homefolks. Mr. and Mrs. Will Strange went o Newport Tuesday. C. L. - Brandon, Swain Good-- - nough and Bryan Roland started overland on a business trip to Hamblen county Tuesday Sherman Strange came up from Newport and spent Sunday with rieds and relatives. Mrs. Joe Clevenger, while tern- ' porarily insane, shot two of her children one day last week and then turned the pistol upon her " self at her home in Las Vegas, N. M. Both children were instantly killed .and Mrs. Clevenger still , lives. She was taken to a hos- -pital. Her husband , is a railroad engineer and was out on the line. Their oldest daughter was visiting in Chicago and in this way per haps escaped the fate of the other children. Mr. Clevenger was reared in Newport and is a son of the late Columbus Clevenger. . , Jack Fisher, accomplished the unusual feat of driving a large automobile to the Spence cabin on the top of Smoky, Mountains last Sunday. Mr. Fisher left Wal land Sunday morning at 7 o'clock in his fine Cadillac with a party of four. He returned the same day without a puncture or the least bit of trouble. The - eleva tion of the cabin is said to be about 5000 feet and Mr. Fisher is the first to drive a car to the top of the Smokies in this section and he is so elated over his success that he is looking for higher mountains to climb. Ex. i. " Roy Pin'nell has returned from a business trip to Middle Tennes see. ... Read the Trey O'Hearts in the Plain Talk and see ' it at the Gay theatre at the same time. '