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VOL. 4. SEQUACHEE, TENN., THURSDAY, DEC, 24, 1896. NO. 25 L I 'J I M LOCAL- Jas. M. Abies, of Dunlap, was here last week. II. E. Talc left for South Pitts burg Ion day. Mis Sarah Abies expects to spend Christmas in Chattanooga. Col A. L. Spears and Mr. Jas Uo berson were. in town Thursday. Ed in Pryor expects to go to work at Whitwell after Christmas. t Lura Houts is now engaged haul ing coal in the mines at Whitwell. The South PitUlmrg Statesman lias gone back to the ready-print. How these papers do gyrate. Public Meeting. A thoroughly representative gathering of the citizens of Sequa clue and vicinity was held at the SchoolHouse on Thursday even-, ing. Th meeting was called to or der bv Mr. Win. Owen and Mr. Thomas II Hill was chosen Chair man and Mr S- P, Pryor Secretary, Major Hill on taking the chair exn ained the several obieotft :or ' which'the meetingli.nl ben called A pennon id me oouniy (M,ri ; I can M11 v to establish a voting place Ht re tin Christmas StocHino. BY CLARENCE HENRY PEARJN. X the ghostly light Pin sitting mus ing of long dead Decembers, While the fire-clad shapes are flitting in and out among the embers, i On my hearthstone in mad races, and I marvel, for in seeming see the faces and the scenes of which .Pin dreaming. quachee to include school district. 2 in 7th .district and a portion ot , () golden Christmas days of yore district 4, to include the Coppin-j In sweet anticipation ger settlement,. i;icii-sim was i lived their joys ior days before participated in b) Messrs. W. S. Their glorious realization: rrvor. W m. Uwen and i . Li. liar o o o- Scarcely a day passes but some family with their household goods j ris in the course of whica it was passes through town en route for ; suggested that the County Court new locations for the coming year. Mr. W. L. Melcher and Mr. Sher man visited the Sequachee Yailey Coal & Iron Company's property near the Tennessee river Thursday. K. J. Prown in charge of the road hands has been working the roads lately and putting in good ! foundations for future macadamizing, j The working of the roads reached such a mania here this week that on Mondav and Tuesday about all the able-bodied persons in town were en gaged. Ptov. .T. A. Darr, of Jasper, of the 31. E. Church, South, will conduct service at Owen Church, this city, next Sunday at 10:30 a.m. All are invited. Our Victoria Correspondent, thoughtful soul, sent us last week a four-leafed clover for good luck to the News and we are quite glad to have both the good luck and the clo ver. The Xkws is under obligations to its subscribers "to furnish f2 copies in every year and consequently the Nkws will be published as usual Dec. 31 st. We have no relations to visit, nor time to waste. The special trustee? chosen at the public meeting on Thursday held a meeting on Saturday and after a general conference appointed sub committees who will report to the next meeting, Saturday, Dec. '20th, at 3 p m. We are gratified to be able to pre sent the original poem, which ap peared in the December number of the Ladies, Home Journal, by Mr. C. Pearson, of Sequachee. We commend it to every one as embody ing sweet and tender thought and memories and as a production of su perior merit. notice Sequachee, Dec. 15, 180G. Necessity compels me to ask all who are indebted to me to pay up. Please come and settle all your ac counts at once. M. C. Camim?i:i.t., Blacksmith. '2t Aiding the Centennial. Mrs. James It. Pice, of South Pittsburg, accepted a commission for the woman's work in Marion County, and writes that .vork in that Motion is in good shap. An entertainment under the auspices of Mrs. Uic", the Marion County Chairman; Mrs. W. K, Carter and Mrs; J. G. Prigmore, was iven in South Tittsburg for the Centennial muse tin ast Ihursdav evening might object to include the extra territory, las it would make the whole district subject to registrar ti n. (Chapter 12, Acts Special Session 1891 repealed the law re ftrred to. Kd ) The petition as read was then adopted bv a unanimous voie, A petition to the County Court to change line of 7th district to make the Sequachee river the nor thern and northwestern boundary of the district and iranst'er that portion of the 4th district between Owen Branch ana Sequachee river, up to and including Dallas Dixon's was read and unanimously adopt ed. Messrs. Win Owen and W. S. Pryor were appointed as a commit tee to circulate petitions for signa tures. 1 he following gentlemen were then chosen as a committee to attend the meeting of the County Court and present and advocate both petitions; Thomas H. Hill, Samuel P. Pryor. Austin Coppin ger, Newton Fults, Chris. Wagner, 1. B. Lasater and C. H. Davidson. The next business brought before the meeting was how to arrange for a Spring Term for the public school, the appropriation for 1895 having fallen short of estimate and the balance of 1890 not being suSlU cient to warrant the school direct ors in establishing two terms. The question was generally dis cussed by Uev. II" S. Uinbarer, T. B. Lasater, school director, B. B. Lasater, Win. Owen. T. It. Harris, Austin Coppinger and others, when it was voted that a committee of !) (nine) persons be chosen to make arrangements for a public school tor all the children, make collect- ion of funds and manage the f-ame for the spring term, engage teach ers and do all matters in connect- .i . i i i. . r 1 1 ion inerewun ana me louuwing were chosen: T. B. Lasater, Chair man, Itev. It. S, Urn barge r, Austin Coppinger, Thomas H. Hid, B, B. Lasater, C. II. Davidson, T. It. Har ris, G. Sherman, Win. Owen. The above committee will meet Saturday, Doc, 19th at 3 p. m., at C. 11. Davidson's store lor confer ence. The meeting then adjourned. The News is glad to say that it was a good meeting and its objects must be carried out. In the matter of contributions toward the main tenance of the public school we ur gency ask every one to make an ef fort and give something toward it. Anything sent care ot the News will be faithfully applied. And on tne dawn Of Christmas morn My childish heart was knocking A wild tattoo, As 'twould break through, As I unhung my stocking. Each simple gift, that came to hand, How marvelous I thought it! A treasure straight from Wonderland, For Santa Clans had brought it. And at my cries Of glad surprise The others all came Hocking To share my glee And view with me The contents of the stocking. Years sped I left each well-loved scene In Northern wilds to roam, And there, 'mid tossing pine trees green, I made myself a home. We numbered three And blithe were we, At adverse fortune mocking, And Christ mastide By our fireside Found hung the baby's stocking. Alas! within our home to-night No sweet young voice is ringing, And through the silent rooms no light, Free, childish step is springing. The wild winds rave O'er baby's grave Where plumy pines are rocking, And crossed at rest On marble breast The hands that filled my stocking. With misty eyes but steady hand I raise my Christmas chalice ; Here's to the children of the land In cabin or in palace ; May each one hold The key of gold, The gates of glee unlocking And hands be found The whole world round To fill the Christmas stocking. 5T0R the next 4 months 1 we expect to dose out entire stock of 9-oods, both at Whitwell and Pike- vif !e, as we are going1 out of issiness in the Valley. We Offer Goods Cheaper Than Ever Sold Here Before. jpE will close out our MAMMOTH STOCKS at actual Cost. Wt mean what we say. Now is your time to get great bargains. We have "... WW Great It is reported that Mr. James Ko birsfon, Pikeville, with family, will and the rtsult was a good sum i occupy the . J. k. Uwen house on Al Ctflted. abim.i Avenue. Life at Washington. The inauguration f a President, the selection of his Cabinet and the seating of a new Congress give especial timeliness to the remarkble series of articles on various phases of the government by Secretary Herbert, Postmaster General Wil son, AttorneyGeneral Harmon, Senator Lodge and Speaker. Keen to be printed in the Youth's Com panion during 1807. This series of articles and the many other brilliant features promised for 18D7 show that now, on the eve of its seventy-first birthday, the Com panion is as wide awake and as progressive- as ever. An Illustrat ed Prospectus may be had free for the asking nv addressing Tin; Youth's Companion, 205 Columbud Aye-. Co.-ton, Mass. worth of goods to let go. COME ONE ! COME ALL !! and see if I have not told you the truth. We have decided to close out the stock in four months and expect to give argains in Clotlb-in . . ZDr3r G-cods 0 00000000 0000000 MEMBER 22, 1896, AND NOW IS YOUR TIME to 1 make hav while the sun shines. We must soon close out our ENTIRE STOCK of Clothing, Dry Goods Notions, Shoes, Boots, lints, Furniture. A large line of O-OOZDS that we purchased before we decided to leave the Valley. We can please you in our Xmas Goods. Never before have we oflfered ucb bargains SGall on us Before our Stock is all run down. JD5TWE buy corn ;5c per bushel; peas, t)0c: chickecs and eggs white beans, $1.00 per bu. Call and see our bargains. new York E ACKET STORE. "W- CSOCZIETT, Di 1 Hie, Whitwell.