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ffl rff Stalk mm VOL. XV NEWPORT, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1914 NO. 20 Appeal to Sunday School Children of Newport Dear Boys and Girls : In Bel gium there are three times as many people as in the State of Tennessee. Of these at least one million are little, boys and girls like you. Did I say they were like you ? I meant to say they were like you before this dreadful war began. They had pleasant lumes and kind fathers and mothers, who worked hard to give them clothes ; and food. They were happy, con ' tented, fun-loving boys and girls like you just a few , months . ago. Now, thousands and thou an !s of them have no.hing in the world lef i ; not a roof over their h ads, no money, no clothes, no ljod; Iheir fathers kitied or fightiigin the war, and no way to earn :i liv ing of any sort. They are serv ing and dying in the ccld ot the winter. ' . Do you not feel thankful to God for the peace and plenty and safe ty of your own bright homes in Newport ? Do you not feel glad that you live in America, which has been called the "Land of Joy ful Children?" All oi you are looking forward to a happy Christ mas at home and in your Sunday Schools. Your Sunday School teachers will plan to make you happy then, because it will be our Lord's birthday. They willall taken together, spend quite a little money for treats and presents things that you could dc without almost as well as not. You would still be neither hungry nor cold, and would have so many nice things at' home that you would ' hardfy miss i the Sunday School treat at all. Would you not like to share it with the little children who have nothing? They are looking to America for help, and the grown people are sending ships across the ocean filled with food and clothing. Many Sunday School classes are helping, for the boys and girls are anxious to do their part. Are not the children of Newpoit just as big hearted and generous as any in the world? All they need is an opportunity and someone to show the way. One of the best ways is through the Belgium Flour , Fund, care . of the Literary Digest, New York City. This fund will send a whole shipload of flour, just as soon as )t is given. One barrel of flour will feed a family of five for two months. What a message of light and love will go in each barrel! The boys and girl j of Newport can easily send five barrels of flour bv sharing their Sunday School Christmas We make presents to our friends upon their birthdays. Would you not like to make a present to the Chi ist child through the hungry little war children of Belgium ? Let each Sunday School Superin tendent present this thought to the primary and junior pupils next Sunday and see what re sponse they will make. It will re quire no additional demand only divert a part of the usual Christ mas outlay, with the consent of the children, into a channel .of blessing to those in dire need, and we have His word that the bless ing will return upon us like bread cast upon the water. Parents, please read this letter to your children. Let them make a free will offering, and have a real part in the blessedness of Christmas giving. The relief committees guaran tee that 100 per cent, of food sup plies reach Belgium. There will be no transportation charges from New York. Flour is rated at $6 per barrel. The babies are starv ing. Save them now. , He gives twice who gives quickly. A FRIEND OF ALL CHILDREN Nough The families of David and James Self went to Canton, N. C, Tues day. ' A small child of Will and Ethel Shetley is very sick from whoop ing cough. Misses Jennie and ' Hester Crowder0 entertained a number of friends Saturday night with a singing. Jim Turner returned Wednes from Centralia, Wash., where ne naa neen since April, tie says other boys who went there from Nough are doing well. . , Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ' Stinnett of Newport,- are visiting Mrs. Stin nett's parents at Oak Grove. Alonzo Ray, the infant son of Slade Goodnough, passed away Saturday morning at eight o'clock; He had been a sufferer from whooping cough a couple of weeks. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Wesley Dixson and interment made in the Ellerson cemetery, by the side of the infant's great grand mother, Mrs. U. A. Campbell. Mrs. Steve Sweeten, who has been paralyzed for about fiye weeks, passed away Thursday and was buried Friday afternoon in the Jonestown cemetery. Rev. John C. Orr Rpv .Tnhn C Orr will nreaeh at the Southern Methodist church has befn confined to her room for Sundav at 10:45 a.m., and 7:00 p. j several weeks and is very low. m., and will hold the Quarterly Dr. Neas, of Parrottsville, visi conference, at the close of the ted Mr. Adolphus Perry, on route night service. At. the beginning 1 1. last Friday, who remains quite of the morning service at 10:45 he will baptise any imams wno may be present for this purpose. All the parents who desire to have their babies 'baptised will please .mm fc . m i 1 be there on time so this can be I done at the very beginning of the service, thus giving them an op portunity to retire if they so de sire. At no time is one a better subject for baptism than during infancy, so let the parents who have them bring the babies for this part of the service. We have organized a Senior League , now , which will meet every Sunday night at 6:00 p. m., in the basement; all the young people not connected with some other society are cordially invited to the League. There will be a social meeting of the League next week; time and place to be an nounced Sunday night. J A cordial welcome to all our services. A Good Suggestion The suggestion by one of our fellow townsmen in last week s issue of Plain Talk that there be an organized and systematic effort to care for our poor and destitute this winter is very timely, a nd ought to appeal to every one of us. Let's put money and food and clothing iri the hands of some responsible party and draw on it from time to time for the needy whose cases come under our ob servation. I am ready to contrib ute my part and I think I can as sure the support of my church in such an undertaking. REV. CARROLL VARNER. Officers Elected. Appalachian Camp, Modern Woodmen of America, No. 13811, elected, last Tuesday the follow ing officers for the year 1915: . Consul; C D. Sparks, Adviser, L. C. Sparks. Clerk, G. W. Knisley. Banker, M. M. Ownby. Escort. C. R. Hixon. Sentry, W. H. Frazier. Watchman, E. T. Griffin. Trustee, R. G. Pennell. Physician, David Seay. Del Rio M. N. Stokely spent Thanksgiv ing in Knoxville and witnessed the foot ball game. Miss Chloe Bowers was thrown from a horse last Wednesday and sustained a sprained ankfe. She had to suspend school for a few j days as the result and has re- j turned to her home at Bybee. Dave Self and family, who have been living near Boomer, have I raove(j t0 Canton, N. C. Frank Stokely spent Sunday at White Pine. Miss Maye and Horace Burnett, who are in school at Johnson City, visited home folks Thanksgiving. Mrs. L. L. Gott entertained Sat urday evening in honor of her sis ters, Misses Docie and Essie Strang, of Rankin. Ralph Burnett and George Rhea Runnion were visiting friends on Long Creek Sunday. George Cole has purchased property east of the W. M. Jones home and is building a residence. He hopes to occupy it by the first of the year. Mrs. Bobbie Brown died of tu berculosis at her home near Bell Hill, on route 1, Sunday. She was about 20 years of age and leaves & husband and a small child to mourn her departure. ' . Mrs. Thornton Ball, of route 1, sick. i Vfc f 1 1 1 Mrs. a. r . lodd entertained a number of small children on the afternoon of November 25th, in commemoration of the third anni- versary of the birth of her little daughter Frances Card of Thanks We wish to thank all our many friends who so kindly assisted us in the sickness, death and burial of our dear little babe. - : : ' SLADE GOODNOUGH & WIFE. Cosby Academy. 'The Cosby Academy has enroll ed seventy-one students in the lit erary department and nine music students during the first three months of this , the first term of its existence. The students have been of the very best class of boys and girls of all this mountain country. We are receiving appli cations every day from young men and young women who are plan ing to come to school here after Christmas. We wish to invite every young man or young wom an, boy or girl, who wishes to go to school this winter or spring, to come to Cosby Academy. We think we have equal, if not supe rior advantages to any, and can interest in the school room and elsewhere. We will teach all the grades, from the first . to ' the twelfth. Tuition is as follows : 1st and 2nd grades, $1 per month; 3rd and 4th, $1.25; 5th and 6th, $1.50; 7th and 8th, $2; 9th and 10th, $2.50 ; ,11th and 12th, $3. Music $2 per month. Board is given on the co-operative plan and has only cost us from $6.50 to $8.00 per month, includ ing fuel and lights. We wish now to call attention to a feature that will be of inter est to any young man or young woman who-wishes to take the teachers' examination next sum mer. We are going to give a two months teachers' course next spring after the regular term is ended. The tuition, including in cidentals for this course, will be only $2 per month. -L. C. KIMSEY, Principal. Parrottsville We are enjoying the pleasant change in the weather, since the several cold snaps of two weeks ago, themometer registering al most summer heat. Horace LaRue is having a new coat of paint out on his store, and if a few more delapidated buildings were painted our little village would look quite up-to-date. The W. O. W. order , have be gun very extensiye repairs, will add about 20 feet, paint, etc. J. Sanford Burnett and family of Jefferson City, and Ed Burnett, of Newport spent the week-end with Mack Burnett. G. S. Kelly and family, also Clarence Roberts and family spent Sunday in town. Louis Ottinger will move in a few days to the H. A. Ottinger farm one mile north of town. E. E. Carlisle is teaching school at Good Water. Paul Bruce returned to Hot Springs, N. C, Sunday. Ed Ratcliff returned to school at Jefferson City, after a pleasant visit home. A tennis court has been added to the amusements of the students at the Parrottsville Seminary. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Huff spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Ellison. Mrs. W. D. Harrill has been very ill at her home for several days. Teacher Gives Cake Feast and Sewing Contest for School , Children. Last Friday afternoon the Long Creek school (which is being taught by Miss Jennie Cureton) gave an interesting Friday even ing exercise tnat consisted or speaking, reading and a sewing contest for the oys, which was very interesting and enjoyable,the girls watching the boys take tneir needles and thread and hem their handkerchiefs for them. The sew ing was judg( d by Miss Jennie's two sisters and LeRoy Brown won first prize, a Chinese cornuccDia, and Wallace Proffit a nice hand kerchief for second prize. Whil the' boys were sewing Mi s Jennie and two sisters disappeared and in about five minutes returned, each carrying a large cake in each hand. At this the children began to feel hungry, wishing for the close of exercise, the time when the cakes were divided. The vis itors all participated and a general cake eating time was had. After the feast some of the mothers gave interesting advice to the chil dren. We must sav we have never had a teacher that has been so sociable and taken so much in terest in our school as Miss Cure ton has taken. It is certainly in teresting to see the respect the children give her. She has never stood back on giving her sixty "kids" their treat at the close of each month. Some parents and friends have never failed to give their presents at the close of each month. We wish her continued success during the next month Our school will close December 24th with a Xirias ree and Xmas exercise. Public Service For the , Jr. O. U. A. M. Unaka Council, No. 24, Jr. O. U A. M., will have a sermon preach ed by Rev. L. D. Hamil, for the good of the order, Sunday, Dec. 6th, at the M. E. church, at 10:45 a. m. A cordial invitation is ex tended to all sister councils and to the public in general. A. A. CATES, : D.F. SEAY, L.D. HAMIL, ; - - Committee. Harned's Chapel Quite a large crowd greeted the W. H. M, S. Thursday night in the play Home Missions by Air Ship." The object of the play was to de scribe the work of the Society. There are over forty - Industrial Homes for young people of the Negro, Spanish, Indian, Chinese. Japanese, Alaskan, Torto Rican and White races ; over twenty mission schools. Each home was represented in the play Besides these homes the society maintains eight hospitals, three national training schools for missionaries and deaconesses, forty-one dea coness institutions, eleven indus trial buildings and kindergartens connected with these, six orphan ages, and many forms of mission work maintained in mining re gions, among foreign people, and in cities. , So many make the mis take in thinking that home mis sionary work is just for those liv ing in our doors. Of course we must begin there, but do not let it end there, for does not every person and every home under our American flag belong to us, and is considered under the Home Mis sipnary work. How we ought to help both in Home and Foreign Missionary work, for only eternity can tell the good that the little we give will accomplish. . What a blessing it. would be if we could only have what is spent for liquor and tobacco, to help spread the Gospel. Our cause wouid not have to go a begging" then. How our churches need to be awakened to their duties along this line. Every church member ought to be a member of the society, to one if not both, and all the children to the Children's Societies, for will not the children of today very soon be taking our places, and may our Heavenly Father help us to train them that they may fill our places far better than we do. I heard of a preachsr once telling the people not to give to the mis sionary work, as some rich people were only getting richer on what we give. Now, I know it was only through ignorance of the work that is being carried on that he could say such a thing, for when you think of the homes that must be kept up, the children clothed and fed, we know no one could get rich. There has been much sickness among the children in our com muuity. All are better. Rev. E. K. Rowe filled his first appointment at this place the 4th Sunday ; was also present at the entertainment Thursday night, ad ding much by his opening prayer and closing address. Miss Irene Bewley will give a reading at this place Friday night, December 4th. We hope a large crowd will attend.as it is not often we have an opportunity to hear one who is a graduate in elocu tion and so famous for her read ing. Admission 25 and 15 cents. Miss Bewley returns to Boston after Christmas. - Mothers Club The Mothers Self Culture Club will meet at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, December 7th, in the ladies parlor of the Baptist church. The program will be as follows : Paper The function of play in a system of child training. Mrs. J. A. Susong. Reading Necessity for games. Mrs. F. M. Stokely. Reading Physical training for young children. Mrs. Chas.Ruble. Reading Childrens amuse ments. Mrs. George F. Smith. Wade Giles has moved to town from Cosby in order that his children may have the benefit of the High school. OFFICIAL BALLOTT TOWN OF NEWPORT, TENN. December 5, 1914. MAYOR . (Vote for one) GEO F SMITH . H M TAYLOR ; ALDERMEN (Vote for five) JNO CATES F S FISHER H A FANCHER M R FREE E C JONES J R McNABB RILEY NEAS FLINT RAY F H TAYLOR RECORDER (Vote for one) C F BOYER ROCHELLE EVANS H H PARROTT Municipal Politics. At the last minute H. M. Tavlor announced for mayor and is a can didate against Geo. F. Smith. Other candidates announced are John Cates, E. C. Jones and M. R. Free for aldermen. There are now two candidates for mayorY nine for aldermen, and three for recorder. One mayor, five alder men and one recorder will be elected. The race is warming up and the friends of each aspirant claim that he will be elected be yond doubt The election will be next Saturday, December 5. The official ballot appears elsewhrre in Plain Talk. Assignment Steve Wardrep has made a general assignment and Mark Reid has been made receiver. Mr. Wardrep's indebtedness amounts to about $3,500 and his assets will be about $4,500. The fire of sev eral months ago which destroyed Mr. Wardrep.s handle factory. cost him about three thousand dollars and he has been close run- ever since. Since the fire J. A. Fisher went in with Mr. Wardrep and a new handle factory has been built. Mr. Wardrep expects to sacrifice all of his property except his in terest in the handle factory and will have the management of it. We call attention to the adver tisement of Mullins & Davis, real estate dealers, to be found on another page. They offer a very large list of Knoxville farms to select from. Miss Ethel Boyer Married At the home of the bride's par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Boyer, Miss Ethel was married, on last Wednesday evening to Mr. Charle3 King. Rev. J. S. Black ' performed the ceremony in ; the presence of only a few friends of the family. The bride is known and admired by practically the eri t re population of Newport and Mr. King, who is noted ; for his . business qualifications, has added another star io his string by pick-, ing a life partner who will always be at his side and has the" intelli- gence and the strength to be of service to him. . Girls like Ethel Boyer are scarce and the man who is lucky enough to pick one of them out is to be congratulated. Mr. King is a son of Thomas King of Mcrristown, and is one of the active young business men of that city. Arthur, the six year old son of Will Holt, died at the home of his parents near Chestnut Hill, last Saturday. About two weeks ago the boy fell from a bank into the road and received injuries about the head and neck.