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ill I fluitt VOL. XV NEWPORT, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1914 NO. 22 LOCAL NOTES " The past few days have been the coldest oF the present winter and hog killing , has again been the order of the" day. Because of the drop in the market for gross hogs more of them arc being slaughtered in and around New port this year than for a long time, The largest onei wt have heard of were sold to Jo in M. Stokely by Bruce McNabb. Vhere were four hogs which weighed 1,900 pounds, the largest one weighing 518. The price rec .uved was about $142. Hu Woodward, manager of the Knoxville Business College, spent a couple of days in, Newport the past week. Many young men and women in and around Newport have secured the foundation for a business career in this school and any4of them will substantiate the statement that a graduate from the .Knoxville Business Col lege has no trouble in securing a position or holding one after it is secured. After spending several, days in Newport the . past week Gov. Hooper has returned toNa:hville. To a Plain Talk reporter he stated that he expected to live in Knox ville and if he did not go on the lecture platform would practice law. He stated that if he practic ed law he would have an office in Newport and attend the courts here, perhaps forming a partner ship with a local attorney. ; The Southern Methodist Sunday school on Thursday evening, Dec. 24, will entertain, with an old fash ioned Christmas Tree and Social. All members of the congregation are invited to be present, and to remember their friends upon the tree. v The children will give a short Drogram, and Santa Claus is expected to distribute the gifts. The; Trey O'Hearts has proven such a drawing card at the Gay Theatre that the management was forced to have a Wednesday afternoon matinee. The story is being printed in , the Plain Talk and is very popular. Papers con taining preceding chapters may be had at Glenn's. EsqJ D. M. Burke is now en titled to recognition as a full fledged J. P. A few days ago he performed his first marriage cere mony, uniting Fred Stephens and Mary Stidham, and Shorty Craw ford claims he did. the job hand somely. ' - " Misses Edna Stuart, Ortelle De lozier, Lois DuBois, Ernestine Robeson and Mrs. Frank Griffin of East .Tennessee State Normal School at Johnson City, are ex pected home this week for the holidays. - . '.. ' Tyson Hieks is back at his old position in the barber shop after a short flurry in the grocery busi ' ness. Tyson says a dime in the hand is worth dollars in prospect. M. D. Julian of White Horn, Tenn.. has purchased the farm of C. B. Mason near Reidtown, the price paid being $3,250. The sale was made by Miss Marietta Wood Misses Elna Talley and Lucile McSween of Bessie Tift College, Forsyth, Ga., are expected home Saturday to spend the holidays. John Fine, who has been em ployed on the Knoxville Citizen, has returned to Newport and is employed by the Times. Master William Blair has recent ly joined his mother in Newport, after an extended stay with rela tives in Rogersyille; Mrs. C. H. Varner and children have gone to Bristol to spend the holidays with Mrs. Varner's father, J. H. Swann. ' Robert , Parrott of Emory & Henry College, will be home this week to spend Christmas with his parents. Miss Annie May Yates is quite sick at her home in the west end. Her mother also is in very feeble health. - Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilson of Cleveland, spent a few days with Newport friends the past week. Mr. Geo. R. Joyner, a prominent citizen of Bridgeport, Ala., was in Newport on business yesterday. Miss Lillie - and Master Hollis Rolen have returned from a visit with Sevier county friends. Miss Suwanee Hedrick of Sul lins College, Bristol, will be home Saturday for the holidays. Mrand Mrs. Cari Blackstock and little son, have returned from a two week's stay in N. C. ' Grady Giles of Greeneville, S. C, is here for a visit with his sis ter, Mrs. Joe Cureton. Miss Essie Strange of Rankin, is assisting at Glenns Busy Store during the holidays. ' , Geo. Allen of Martel, has been spending several days in Newport with friends. Miss Doris Remine came over from .Chuckey, Friday to visit herpvitnessed parents. T. N. Vaughn of Concord, spent a few days in Newport the past week. - Miss Gay Nell Rader has gone home to spend the holidays. Dr. Folk To Preach. Dr. E. E. Folk, Editor of Baptist and Reflector, Nashville, Tenn., will preach at the First Baptist Church next Sunday morning. Dr. Folk is a strong gospel preach er, and everyone, will be well re paid to hear him. He will spend Sunday and Monday here looking after the interests of his paper. He desires to place it in every Baptist home. Rev. S. G. , Ketron to Preach. The Rev. S. G. Ketron, District Superintendent Johnson City Dis trict, M. E. Church, will preach in the M. E. Church here next Sun day at 10:4o a. m., and 6:00 p. .m., and will hold the business session of the First Quarterly Conference at 2:30 p. m. A cordial invitation to everybody. - Membranous Croup Kills . Babies ' The little girl of Ca wley Thomas, aged about two years, the little daughter of Ed. Vick, aged about eighteen months and the little son of Chas. Ottinger, Jr., have died in the' vicinity of Fowler's Grove within the past week from mem branous croup. - - Oldtown Fire. J. C. Horton's Store Destroyed Sunday Night Loss About Twelve Hundred Dollars. Early Sunnay night fire was dis covered in the store of J. C. Hor ton at Oldtown and the larger portion of the goods were de stroyed, together with the build- ; ing. The loss is estimated at abont $1,200, with insurance of $750. . The origin of the fire is not known, but is supposed to be incendiary. The fire started from the inside of the building and was under good headway before dis covered. Mr. Horto'n was at the home of his father some distance from the store. The Macasky register had been taken to the house for the purpose of running over accounts and thus the ac counts were saved. Other val uable papers . and books which were in the safe were not de stroyed. . W. C. T, U. COLUMN The days are fast closing in the year 1914, and we look back over the year, and look for the , marks that we prove we hive slowly but steadily helped to make the world more christian. I will give later what the W. C. T. U. organization has helped to accomplish, and what they hope to accomplish in the new year that is veiy near us. The W. C. T. U. is a silent and powerful worker all over the country, not a great deal is heard for it does not make a great dis play. In olden times the Pharisees sought distinction by their scru pulous ceremonialism and preten tious parade of their, worship and their charities and it was not un usual to hear on the streets the voice of angry controversy from learned doctors of the law of op posing sects. In marked con trasts to all this , was thejife of Jesus. In that life no noisy dis putation, no ostentatious worship, no act to gain applause was ever The W. C. T. U. comprises all the work of the Gospel, minis! er ing to the half starved mental and spiritual'man as well as the hun gry, half clothed and half starved man. In fact it takes in every phase in life that will help to lift mankind. ' , The National Convention was held at Atlanta, November 12th to I8th attendance 700 delegates. During the . year of 1914 five states have secured state wide prohibition, j , . Gains in membership in the year Pennsylvania led with a net gain of 7,000. Ohio, New York, Missouri and other tatesmade large gains. DRY STATES Fourteen states now have state wide prohibition as on November 3rd, Oregon, Washington. Arizona and Colora do were added to the dry list. The following states have consti tutional prohibition: Kansas 1880; Maine 1884; North Dakota 1889; Oklahoma 1907; West Virginia 1913; Colorado 1914; Oregon 1914; Arizona 1914. The. other states have statutory prohibition: Geor gia"1907; Mississippi 1908, North Caroiina 1908; Tennessee 1909; Virginia 1914; Washington 1914. Maine had statutory, prohibition as early as 1851 and in 1884 it be came a part of her constitution. We wish that our town would make up and help us. We have thirty members and yet at the meetings there are only such a few. We beg your co-operation as we hope to do a great work in the future. Meet with Mrs. O'Hara first Wednesday in January. Del Rio. Rev. Gaines, of Newport, was here Sunday enroute 'to the home j of John Teague to conduct the funeral services of Mrs. Teague. Little Phylis, daughter 0f Mr. and Mrs. Stokely ' Runnion, fell and sustained a broken arm while skating Tuesday. " Miss1 Julia Ruble visited Rus sellville a few days since. The people of our vicinity are preparing to give an entertainment and Christmas tree at the church the evening of the 24th. We hope every person will take an interest and help to make it a suc cess. Mrs. John Teague died very suddenly at her home on Route 2 last Saturday morning. She had not been feeling well for some time but was improving and was assisting in the work. Her' hus band was having some hogs killed and she was where the men were at work when she told her hus band she had a ' headache and would go to the house a while. She; died before entering the house. Mrs. Teague was Miss Cordelia Moore before her mar riage, the oldest child of Mr. Will and Mrs. Rhoda Stokely Moore. She leaves a husband and eight children who have the sympathy of their many friends and relatives in their sorrow. Tom Bell of Ravens Branch, on Route 1, remains quite ill. ., The infant of Homer Stokely remains dangerously ill. ' The six year old daughier of Mr. and Mrs. Will Jones of Laurel Fork, died- last Wednesday of membranous croup, Dock Mooneyham, who has been suffering from pneumonia, is re covering. Lewis Wilson of Tom's Creek, Va., is visiting friends at Nough. Prof. E. E. Ponder and Miss- Maggie Jones are preparing for an entertainment at Harmony Grove Wednesday night, the 23rd. It is hoped they will have a large, Well-behaved audience. Rev. J. H. Parrott. ' Rev. J. H. Parrott of Morris town, will preach at the Southern Methodist Church Sunday morn ing at 10:45. Bro. Parrott, needs no introductioe to a Newport au dience. At the night hour, 7 o'clock, in place of the regular preaching service there will be a Song Ser vice given by the choir. Special preparation is being made for this service and the program promises to be a very interesting one. To both of these services the public is cordially invited. On account of Xmas entertain ment there will be no Prayer Meeting next week. Marriage License. The following named parties have been licensed to wed since December 9th. - S. R. Duckett to Maggie Luns ford. .'-f'- ' " s Bruce Costner to Nancy Webb.' John Sutton to Jessie Andrews. Fred Stephens to Mary Stidr ham. F. S. Stahlman to Mary E. Leath- erwood. One please don't tell" in first district. No More Overdrafts. By order of the State depart ment of banks -after the first of the year no more overdrafts will be permitted. The banker has no choice in this matter and will be forced to protest checks when the party giving checks has no funds. This law applies to both State and National banks. ' . s Civil Service Examination Will Be Held In Newport January Nine to Supply Rural Route s Vacancy at Cosby. The U. S. Civil Service Commis sion announces ihat an examina tion will be held in Newport Jan uary 9th, 1915, for the purpose of supplying the rural route vacancy at Cosby, caused by the resigna tion or a. K. uiles. blanks may besecured from the postmaster The party securing the position must reside in the territory served l ne compensation or a rural car rier is based upon the length the route and ranges from to $1,200 per year. Any one be tween tne ages or 18 and oo may take the examination. A rura letter carrier after one year's sat' isfactory service may be transfer red to the position of clerk or carrier in a first or second class post office, to the position of rail way man clerk, or to other posi tions in the classified service, sub ject to such examination as may be required by the civil ' service rules. - . Child Burned to Death Winnefred, the four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hobbs is dead as the result of burns received Monday afternoon. The child's .parents had gone to the barn to milk and the father noticed the child's clothing afire through the window. He ran and with a coat smothered the flames, but not before the child's clothing had been burned practic ally off. The little girl had been outside with her parents and went into the house and was standing before an open fire when her clothing ignighted from the rear. ' . - Modern Woodmen All members ' of Appalachian Camp,. 13811, M. W. of A., are earnestly requested to be present on Tuesday night, Dec. 22, at 7:00 o'clock, as important business demands attention. D. SCREED, Consul. Junior Order Relief Bureau For The Poor. r At a regular meeting of Unaka Council No. 24, Junior Order Unit ed American Mechanics, held Mon day evening, December 14th, 1914, the following committee was ap pointed for the purpose of ob taining a Relief Fund for the poor: R. H. Sexton, H. A. Fancher, A. A. Cates, David Seay, Tyson Hicks, JR. Evans, 0. P. Ailey, N. L. Dennis, , W. B. Stanbery, G. W. Gardner and Rev. L. D. Hamil. Said committee organized by electing R. H. Sexton, Chairman, and N. L. Dennis, Secretary. This committee named R. H. Sexton, A A. Cates and David Seay to receive and distrioute all donations. This being a permanent organi zation Unaka Council, No. 24, heads the list with a, donation of $25.00. The hearty co-operation of every individual of the town is cordially invited. ? : The slogan of the' soliciting committee is "Anything j To Eat Weor Or Play With." Any con tributions will be gladly received. Within the nsxt week every per son or firm in the town will be called upon by the committee to contribute to this fund. It is the object of this organization to gladden the hearts of the little children of our, town who have not heretofore been visited by "Santa Claus." R. H. SEXTON, Chairman. N. L. DENNIS, Secretary. Mrs. Anna Stokely, who has typhoid fever, is doing nicely and friends hope for an early recovery. Gostner. We have had several days of rain followed by snow and this country is now enveloped in snow and the average individual has about all he wants to do to -keep a good fire. A good many hogs have been killed and some are talking of Christmas festivities. Plans are not very extensiye, how ever, and talk soon turns to a no table wedding which is billed for ' about the time Old Kris comes around. Big weddings are always attended by good things to eat and the Plain Talk scribe is liying in fond anticipation of the happy event. D. J. Owen made his usual round last Saturday. He has become a traveling barber, carries a full' outfit of razors, soaps, combs, shears and brushes. This is bad weather on the wid owers who are hunting faithfully for a helpmate, and this section has quite a lot of them. On the 9th inst. the Williams family had a reunion at William Williams' home, it being Mr. Wil- - liams 75th birthday, and his chil dren were invited to come togeth er and enjoy a family reunion and ' sumptuous dinner. x Mr. Wil liams was a Federal soldier and is drawing a snug pension for his services. The children present were: Prof. P. C. Williams; Shaw nee, Ukla., Mrs. Delia Lindsay, McKinney, Tex., Mrs. Anna Led- brd, Durant, Okla., Sanders Wil- lams, f. W. Williams, Wm. Wii iams, Jr., all of Sevier county. . The Sunday school at Laurel Spring wfll suspend for three 1 months at the end of this quarter. .." The school has been a very suc cesstul one and it is hoped after" he spring opens up the people of his community will again rally to the cause and make it even better han it has been in the past. As it is about mail time will have to ring off. If the mail boy. is not frozen to death he will be here soon. , . Mothers Club . The Mothers Self Culture Club will meet in the ladies' parlor of the Baptist church at 2:30 o'clock t Monday afternoon, December the twenty-first. The program 'will be as follows: Paper Music as an aid in the deyelopment of character, Mrs. W. B. Stokely. Reading Music for children, Mrs. F. M. Stokely. ' Rhythmic for the little ones,' Mrs. J. M. Jones. Music with the children, Mrs. J. A. Susong. , Epworth League Social. The social meeting of the ' Ep worth League of the Southern Methodist church was held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Rilev Nease last Friday evening at 8 o'clock. The members of ' the League and their guests spent the . evening playing games and taking part in two interesting contests which were gotten up by the First Vice-President and Chairman of the Social Committee. After an interesting musical program re freshments were served. There were a number of young people present . and they threw them selves into the pleasures of the evening with whole-heartedness. This, the first social meeting of the League, was most gratifying in every particular. Itis the pur pose of the League to give a social meeting to its members and friends from time to' time during the winter and spring. Adam . Boyer bought two car loads of cattle today from the tannery company and is shipping them to Richmond. -.