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VOL. XV
NEWPORT, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1914
NO. 21
LOCAL
Mrs. Anna R. Stokely is confined
from an attack of typhoid fever.
Mrs. D. F. Seay .has returned
from a visit with relatives at Hot
Springs. '
Misses Arizona and Zoda Knight
are visiting their grand mother at
Hot Springs.
Mrs. John Owenby has gone to
Knoxville to spend the holiJays
. withlrelatives.
Sol Clark has been called to
Naillon to see his father who is in
very poor health,
i .
' Htnrv fin'ffin nf. Louisville. Kv..
spent a few days with Newport
relatives last weeK.
Mrs. C. B. McNabb has gone to
St. Augustine, Fla., to visit her
mother who is quite ill.
Creed Ragan cf Johnson .City,
spent a couple of days in Newport
with his mother this week.
Frank Swanson of Etawah.js
spending the holidays with his
mother Mrs. Emma Swanson.
Mr.' and Mrs. Gay .Clark of Mor
ristown, spent Sunday in Newport
with Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Clark.
rtll opJi up1 ifll"1 """"" K
ent for a friend in the " West or
some1 other country; The Plain
Talk.
Giles Bros., have purchased the
store of I. A. McMahanlonKCosby
and B. R. Giles will nave charge
of the business. ,
Miss Maymie Jones has return
ed from Clinton and will spend
Mrs. Mossie Jones. r." AT '.'
Our type ma de us say, last week,
that Miss Ethel Bover had ' mar
ried "Chas. King" when it should
have said Chas. Cain.
S. L. Prof fitt of Knoxville. pass
ed through town Sunday enroute
to his old home near Jones Cove,
to spend a week hunting.
On last Sunday Rev. Will Weav
er was again ' called Ho serve as
pastor of the Del Rio Baptist
church for the ensuing year.
P. C. Williams of Shawnee,
Ukla., Mrs. J. K. unasey or mc
, Kinney, Tex., and Mrs. Anna Led
. ford of Durant, Okla., are visiting
their father on Cosby. 1
i Alien oisr. uaa nunc iu liia, 11.
C, to take charge of the Appa
lachian railroad, relieving the sup
erintendent, who has gone to a
hospital to be operated on for ap
pendicitis. Prof. Geo. J. Burnett, President
Tennessee College, Murfreesboro,
spoke Sunday morning at the
First Baptist Church. He spent
two or three days in Newport in
the interest of the college.
Good old Bill Jones has return
ed from Poughkeepsie, N. Y.,
where , he has just completed a
business course, in the famous
school at that place. It seems
good to have Bill back among us.
it lit..
lie is a Dig neartea, gooa tellow
and knows exactly how to get the
most out of life. He will help
make Newport's position on the
map a little more prominent.
Mrs. H. F. Holt spent Monday
in Knoxville.
' -
Born, to prof, and Mrs. R. P.
Driskill, a girl.
Mrs. Jno. Stokely spent several
days last week in Knoxville.
Mr. Pellonari has gone back to
New York to continue his musical
studies. '
Miss Carrie Balch is helping
through the holiday rush at
Anderson's
James Stokely attended the
convention of Canners at Milwau
kee last week.
The family of G.- W. Sheaff ar
rived Tuesday and occupy the
Robinson residence on Woodlawn
avenue.
Mrs. Mack ' Boyer and sister
Miss Grace Vinson are spending
the week with Morristown and
Knoxville friends.
Mrs. H. F. Mims and son, Neil
B., returned to their. Morrsitown
home Tuesday after a visit with
Newport relatives. ;
Morris Murray of Vanderbilt
University, spent a couple of days
last week with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. Murray.
Miss Walters, who has, had
charge of the Millinery depart
ment at Ruble's, leaves Sunday
for her Pennsylvania home.
Mrs. Barclay Leith and daughter
Miss Julia, returned Tuesday to
their home at Rockford, after a
pleasant visit with friends here.
The Gay Theatre celebrated its
first anniversary Tuesday night.
Good pictures are shown at the
Gay and it is filling a long, felt
want. ' '
Miss Cora Van Huss, who has
been employed in Glenn's Busy
Store at Hendersonville, came to
Newport last week to fill the place
made vacant in the store by the
resignation of Miss Olive Ander
son, who has returned to her
home at Morristown. t
Nough
Tuesday, last, Geo. Gregg came
to Nough on his way to Spring
Creek, N. C. He left there four
years ago and went to Arkansas
and took up land. . When , he had
proved his title he started back to
his old home by wagon. His wife
is a sufferer from tuberculosis
and it was thought the trip in the
open would help her. When she
left her Western home she was
unable to sit up longer than a
very short time. Now she is able
to get around quite well and has
an excellent appetite. When the
weather was fair they slept in the
open and under a tent when rain
ing. A . message came to Mr. and
Mrs. John Hahn Sunday from
Greeneville, S. C, stating that
their daughter Kate was seriously
ill and expected to die.
Pat Caldwell made a business
trip to Newport Monday.
. Frank, the infant son of Homer
Stokely, is very low of pneumonia.
Rev. Rowe of the Parrottsville
circuit, preached an interesting
sermon at Jones Chapel Sunday.
Chan Hahn went to South Caro
lina Sunday. -
Nebbie Rice returned Monday
from Joe, N. C, where she had
been visiting her grandmother.
Mrs. Haney went to Jonestown
Sunday to visit her step-daUghter,
Mrs. James Shetley.
GEORGE F. SMITH MAYOR
Old Board Elected By Large Ma-
jority-Heber Parrott Recorder.
The municipal election held Sat
urday was perhaps the quietest
election pulled off in Newport
within the past ten years. Geo.
F. Smith was elected mayor over
H. M. Taylor by a majority of 96
votes. ;
Houston Fancher led the ticket
for aldermen, receiving.275 votes.
Others came in the following or
der: F. H. Tayl; r 246; Flint Ray
244; F. S. Fisher 242; W. R. Neas
241. M. R. Free led the opposing
candidates with a vote of 141; E.
C. Jones followed with 99. and
John Cates and Ruby McNabb re
ceived, each, . 69. Heber Parrott
was elected recorder by a major
ity of 22 votes. C. F. Boyer re
ceived 138 and Rochelle Evans 61.
The vote was larger than any
one had predicted, there being 396
votes polled. -
LARGE STILL CAPTURED.
Six Hundred Gallons of Beer and
Eight Bushels of Meal Destroyed
Tuesday night, Dec. 1, Deputy
Marshall S. B. Huitt, of Loudon
county, captured), a forty gallon
still near Nough in the first dis
trict. Fire was yet in the furnace
but the operators made their es
cape. No whiskey was found, but
a large quantity of beer, was in
preparation for the making. The
stuff destroyed was worth about
two hundred dollars' About, ten
days ago a gentleman living in the
neighborhood saw it and saw men
at work. He at once reported his
discovery to the U. S. authorities
and the raid was made. It is be
lieved the still had been in oper
ation for some time, as a good
dal of drinking has been going
on in that locality. The still was
on the land of John Penland, but
it is, not thought Mr. Penland
knew ahything of it. Mr. Huitt
carried the 'still away with him
and it was aid to be a very fine
one.
Del Ria
Mesdames George and Stokely
Runnion are visiting relatives in
Asheville, N. C.
Smith Lee has returned to his
home at Rosewell; New Mexico.
Mrs. J. A. Porch was at Newport
Tuesday, v
Bill Hampton of Newport, was
in our town Sunday.
' The Timber Coal and Iron Co.,
have suspended work at this place
for a few months and have stored
their tents and gone to Birming
ham.Ala. Fred Burnett had a valuable
calf to die recently, supposed from
gun' shot wound inflicted by hunt
ers. :" , .... V- C ,' ?- ','.' ',. :
Adolphus Perry died at his home
c n Route 1 Sunday morning after
an illness of a few weeks. His
remains were interred in the Royal
Justus cemetery near the home of
the deceased. Mr. Perry was 75
years of age and was a soldier in
the Federal army. He was mar
ri d the third time, his first and
recond wife having preceded him
to the grave several years.
Dock Mooneyham is quite ill
from pneumonia, at his home on
Route 1.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs.
Homer Stokely is alarmingly ill
from pneumonia.
The steel which is to be used in
repairing the county bridge which
spans the river at this place has
arrived and we hope will be placed
very soon as the bridge has been
condemned as unsafe for some
time.
- Good bolted meal at 50c per
half bushel. City Grocery Co.
FOUND DEAD ON TRACK.
W. T. Woodleaf, Railroad Man
froiti Crestmont Killed by Train.
Early Saturday morning the
dead body of W. T. Woodleaf was
found by the side of the Southern
railroad track a short distance
westof.the Newport Mill. The
top of his head was gone, his arm
was off and one shoulder was
broken. The day previous he had
been drinking and it is believed
he had sat down on the track and
gone to sleep. He had a railroad
ticket in his pocket to Spray, N. j
C, his home. j
Woodleaf was a man perhaps
f orty-fiye years of age and leaves :
a widow and five children. He I
had been employed at Crestmont
as section foreman and was dis
charged a couple of weeks ago
because of his drinking. He had
spent all of his money but fotty
two cents. The body was prepar
ed for burial by J. P. Hedrick at
the request of the Odd Fellows of
Spray, N. C, whe he was a mem
ber of that order.
ANOTHER CONTEST.
Merchants and Business Men Will
Give Away $25 In Gold Weekly
A few weeks ago we announced
that eleven merchants , had g)ne
into a combination to give away a
nine hundred dollar automobile
to some party holding a number
corresponding with one to be
drawn from a box some time in
June next year. Any one trading
a' certain amount with one of this
number receives a coupon which
is placed in a ballot box and the
drawing will reveal the winner of
the auto. , v
Not to be outdone other busi
nessmen have formed a pool and
will give away twenty-five dollars
in gold weekly on a similar plan,
the drawing to take place each
Saturday at one of the places of
business. The tickets will be giv
en with each purchase of fifty cents
or the same amount paid on ac
count. Those who have tickets
are: , Glenn.s Busy Store, Run
nion & Stokely, C. L Ottinger &
Son, Smith Drug Company, Dennis
& Fisher, Plain Talk, Dr. J. F.
Woodward, C. C. Holder,' Hodge
& Balch, Willis & LaRue, City Gro
cery Co. '
Gov. Hooper was an arrival on
passenger train No. 28 this morn
ing and will spend a few days in
the city on business. "
Mrs. M. J. Bittle left Sunday for
Knoxville after a visit with her
daughter, Mrs.'H. M. Remine.
Deputy Marshall Ivins of Athens,
is in the city today. .
All
en s
rrove
Mrs. L. C. Kimsey, wife of the
principal of Cosby Academy, was
called to her home near Murphy,
Ga., Saturday on account of the
serious illness of her mother.
Isaac Layman, who has been in
poor health for some time, is
some better. ', . .
Anderson Denton, who suffered
injuries from being run over by a
log, is able to'be out again.
Revival meeting is in progress
at Holder's Grove. Rev. Wm.
Hall is doing the preaching.
Dr. Loyd Dennis of Newport,
spent Sunday with the family of
H.H. Shults.
H. A. Fancher . of , Newport,
spent Sunday with the family of
Isaac Laymon.
L. W. Stuart will move from
John Harrison's place to R. B.
Hickey's. ' Harrison Henry will
move back to Jones Cove.
Dr. Stanbery was called to see
Ben Ragan Tuesday.
Tribute to Memory
GOOD
(By W. W, Langhorne of the Washington State Bar.)
Friend of my early years, I say good-bye" today,
Tomorrow we may meet, for I am old and grey, ' "
And know not when the summons comes to me,
To meet you at the Bar of Heaven, "High Chancery."
"Good-bye" the memories of the golden past,
When you and I were young, crowd thick and fast
Memories of the olden daye, dear, to dear to last,
When spring and summer fly away and Autumn dies, we
hear the winter's blast. v ' '
"Good-bye," my brother, the lamps of Heaven shine out
to-night,
I look toward the skies and ask, how far beyond those orbs
of light,
Lies Paradise? It matters not to us how far,
Heaven is nearer earth than mortals know. Its gates are
still ajar. r .
"Good-bye" dear friend, you now may press a vanished had,
And hear a voice that has long been still;
Teil my loved ones who dwell in Beulah Land,
That I am coming, yes I am coming, "WILL." -.t
Why should mortals weep, when death raps at the door?
He is the silent messenger of God, from out the mystic shore,
Death is not cruel, He pilots us where we may not see,
Then do not fear his shadow, let no one shed a tear for me.
"Good-bye," it is love's last word, like the Swan's last song,
It's the sweetest and saddest of human pen or of tongue,
"Good-bye," the years roll on. "Ashes to ashes," "dust to
dust." ... - s
From the ashes and dust, a new life springs, the eternal
life of the just. ;
Chehalis, Wash., December 3rd, 1914
MRS. ELISHA TAYLOR
Passed Away at Her Home Mon
day Morning at Three O'clock.
Mrs. Elisha Taylor has been
called to her reward. On last
Monday morning she departed
this life about three o'clockafter
a painful illness extending over a
period of several months. While
on a visit with her brother at
Talbott Station some time ago
Mrs. Taylor fell and fractured her
hip. She was broght home and
has been in a very feeble condi
tion since. Mrs. Taylor was sixty-one
years of age and was the
mother of five children, three of
whom had preceded her to the
grave. Those living are H. M.
Taylor and Miss Willie.
She was a devout member of
the M. E. church, South, and the
funeral services were conducted
in this church Tuesday at one
o'clock by her pastor. The re
mains were deposited in the Un
ion cemetery.
Before marriage Mrs. Taylor
was Miss Clara M. .Allen of Tay
lor's Bend, Jefferson county. She
was married to Elisha Taylor
about 'the year 1876 and was
known as a model wife and
mother, a good neighbor, a faith
ful church worker and a good
angel among the suffers of her
community. To her the worries
of life are no more and her re
ward is the one that comes to
those who do their best while
here.
The five months old child of
Kite Calf ee of Rankin, died this
morning from pneumonia.
Gideon Strong of McMiliin,
spending the day in Newport,
is
Card of Thanks.
We desire to extend our sincere
thanks to 'all who assisted us
during the illness and death of
our wife and mother, Clara May
Taylpr. ' To each of you our
heart goes out in mersures be
yond the spplcen word. May you
have such kind friends to help
you when you have to go through
the same trial, r, "1 , , '
E. H. TAYLOR & CHILDREN.
of J. McSweeru
BYE"
Card From H. M. Taylor."
I want to thank all who voted
for me for mayor on last Satur
day and to assure those who
voted for my opponent that I
have no .ill will or ill feeling
toward them. I hope the people
of Newport have chosen wisely
in their selection of a mayor and
I bespeak for Mr. Smith a pleas
ant and successful term of office.
Now, that the peoDle have set
tled the question as to who shall
serve them for the next two
years, I trust all good citizens of
our city will lay aside their petty
differences and prejudices and
unite as a body for the upbuilding
of the best town in East Tennes
see. Very respectfully,
H. M. TAYLOR.
.,, ; ,.-P
Miss Bertha and Edna McNabb
of Wilton, are. spending a few
days in ' the city with Misses. Ber
tha and Ethel Vinson.
; Somewhat Absentminded.
In the department of philosophy
at Columbia University is a pro
fessor who is said to be some-,
what absentminded. It is said
that one night this man was plan
ning to go to the theater with his
wife and came down stairs dress
ed about a quarter to 8, to find
her waiting for him. I
With a critical eye she looked
her husband over. Finally she
said;
"I don't like that tie you have
on. I wish you would go up and
put on another." v ,
The obedient professor left the
room. Five minutes elapsed, then
10, finally 15, until the woman saw
that she was going to be late for
the curtain and started upstairs to
look for her husband. .In his
room -she found him undressed
and getting into bed. Habit had
been too much for him when he
started to take off his tie.
The Key To Success
Be strong and of good courage;
that thou mayest observe to do
according to all the law, for then
thou , shalt make thy way pros
perous, and then thou shalt have
good success. Josh. I, 6 to 8.

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