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I On "Beautiful
The Nashville Banner has a very
interesting department, edited by R.
A. Wilson, entitled "Fins, Fare and
Feathers," and Saturday it contained
. the following well written article con
cerning the bean ties of Little Sequat
chie river, which le so well known to
manipulators of the rod and reel.
"Editor Fine. Furs and Feathers:
Forty long years I had been cherish
ing the hope of fishing in Little Se
quatchie River. I bad heard bo much
of the classic beauty of Its environ
ment its blue depths of cold spring
water and the consequent fighting
quality of its fish, that I used to
dream about the fierce contests I was
. to have under these ideal conditions.
"It is just over the mountain,
and almost any time will do; next
fall will be a fine time to go over
there, and between strikes bathe my
soul in all the glories of Indian sum
mer." Thus I reasoned about it, and
in the autumn would match the at
tractions of spring against the fading
light with the reeult, one more post
ponement. And it is not al ways easy to get
over the mountain," as even a very
small "mole bill" presents difficulties
sometimes. At any rate, I did not get
there while all those years rolled by.
Vaulting ambition lnred me many
times to far distant waters, but
through all that period I had a fuel
ing, which amonnted to absolute cer
tainty, that soma time I would cast
my line over Little Sequatchie, aud I
h&ve just now returned from that long
thought of expedition.
As this charuiiug bit' of water lies
"over t'.ie mountain" from most of
your readers, probably they are not
familar with it, and would enjoy a
picture and word of description. Of
course, there is a "Big Sequatchie"
and a valley by that name drained by
the larger ftream. and there is the lit
tle town of Sequatchie, but we are im
mediately concerned with none of
these, except that the town is the
point on the Pikeville branch of the
Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis
Railway, where we embarked on our
, way to Fairy Land. A team with
driver is requisitioned in short order,
as night is drawing on, and we have a
couple of miles to drive. We are soon
bowling along towards our little river,
hs it passes near the town, bnt pres-
. . .. 11 1 MA. 1
entiy we swing away 10 me ien, anu
are destined not to see the stream un- j
til we are quite a mile and a half j
from town. And I was so glad of that I
swing. I think if I bad first seen the)
river passing under the railroad
bridge, there would have been no j
charm to it, all the glamour of ro-1
niance would have fiiieu away.
As it was. we came upon the 1 i t tl
Iwwaty very much as my fond fancy
had pictured it many, many times ov
er. 'Twas in that quiet time of after
glow, when the world is filled with a
mystic radiance, and only music is
beard, music of which the dominant
note is the silvery vesper song of the
hermit thrush.
On every hand a pink and white
glow oame alternately from where the
different shades of wild azalea were
blooming in great profusion, while the
violets and the wild iris mingled their
purple tones in friendly rivalry. And
over all the soft light came filtering
down through a tender fabric of new
lmeoh leaves. Those trees alone were
wurth going a long way to see. Let
me say, in this little aside, that the
man who has not a special admiration
for the baby leaves of the beech is
surely lacking in an important ele
ment, the aesthetic sense is left out of
his system, and be is so hopelessly in
artistic as to be impossible. And such
in the setting for the little gem of a
Toe road is bearing away to the
right, and I am watchful and expect
ant when, of a Builder, through the I
pink of the azaleas I catch a gleam of ;
bine water, aud my right arm goes j
out and gathers in the reins and we ,
ston at the very brink of Little Se-1
qnatohie River. Probably the driver j
is still wondering why I took the
reins, why I gazed so steadily, and !
. V . : j ),, i
why I had nothing to say in the pres-
enoe of the little river, about which j
bad so much to say before reach-j
iug it. Ob, well, let us hope his j
rrnndchildren will understand it. I
iVnat I beheld was an expanse of
deep blue water, probobly one hundred j
lees wiae anu rBcuiiiK wj lu '"i"'!
Hnd left unbroken by a ripple as far as j
we could see. I bad not noticed nnMI
now how the monntainfl hx 1 baen elid
ing in on us as we advawe.1 nil m -pinger's
Cove, but there t'y were,
close tbat their betliug bluffs were
f.drlv traced ou the blue water, an. I
oequatchte I
j one hoary monster was actually lav
ing nis stonv root in toe limpid
stream. Would yon not have held up
the horses in the presence of snch
scene I I learned soon after that we
had bsen looking out over the celebra
ted "Beech Hole," one of the most no
ted fishing points on the stream.
I am sending a picture of this
stretch of water and I know yon are
going to enjoy it. It is fairly repre
sentative within its limitations of
black and white. I think you will ap
predate the soft, hazy effect of the
spring morning, and if yon have the
soul of a fisherman, yon will go loaf
ing down that path to the left, and
on and on far beyond the realm of care
for a little while.
The picture was taken the morning
after my arrival and when I tell you
that I spent the first half day with the
camera before I touched the rod you
will understand somewhat the com pell
ing beauty of the stream, also that I
have learned something of the sweet
philosophy of patience. There were
many attractive bits of scenery to be
recorded, and the fish could wait.
There are not many stretches where
the little stream is in such a "reflec
tive mood" as at "Beech Hole.
That is rather exceptional, as it is
dancin.g frolicking little river, hurry
iug along as if glad to escape from
the gloomy caverns in these towering
crags, from whence it sprang,
Oh, yes, a very nappy river, gur
gling and singing, and sometimes
shouting as it leaps over boulder-
strewn shoals, and swings like a danc
ing dervish into the foaming pool be
yond. Full of all the bubbling enthu
siasin of most young things, it makes
a joyous start on its long journey to
the sea.
For three days, all too snort, we
had a line time, just the little river
and I I entered into the rejuvenating
spirit of the frolic and waded the icy
water where the onrush was fierce and
almost irresistible. I paddled a canoe
aginst the current, and np and down
this stream I tumbled, without
bruise, along its rock strewn shore.
Yes, we had a great time those three
days, and for three nights I was high
ly entertained by stories, mostly rem
iniscent, related by mine host, Uncle
Austin Coppinger, a pioneer and orig
inal character, all of his sixty -seven
years having been spent right there in
Conpinger Cove, and all bis life he
has been a hunter and fisbeiman. He
is a gifted story teller, with an nu
failing memory and a highly develop
ed sense of numor. I have a good pic
ture of him, with his old long rifle.
Hud 1 will send yon a print, witu a
little sk etch later on.
Why are you so inquisitive about the
fiih' Of course I caught fish. If you
do not believe it, ask old man Coppin
ger if we did not have fish for break
fast every morning.
Patton Chapel.
Special to the News
We are having plenty of rain now.
Andrew Jackson was in Chattanooga
R. J. Massey went to St. Elmo Sat
torday. Everett Tittle made a business trip
to Wauhatchie Saturday.
J. F. Massey was in Chattanooga
Work on Signal Mt lailroad, across
1 the river from this place, is about com
pleted, and it is expected that cars
will be running by the first of Septem
ber. Crops are looking fine in this vicini
ty. The went good rains have caus
ed corn and oats to grow, while wheat
is better than it'bas been for the past
year or two.
Several from this place attended
prayer meeting at Wauhatchie Sunday
B. F. Tittle, of New England, Ga.,
is visiting relatives here this week.
Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Massey were
visiting relatives in Ellisville the lit
ter part of last week.
Miss Georgia Marable, of Rising
Fawn, Ga., is here the guest of her
cousin, Miss Martha Marable.
J. H. Short, overseer of roads for
this district. has been workins the road
here, filling up ditches and rebuilding
culverts washed out by the recent
"avy rains. The "pike" comes only
a short distance down the valley and
. part nngraded ,s almost nntravel.
aDe j rajuv weatner.
"The Story of Jim Crow" was very
interesting, and we regret that Jim's
'" 80 tragically ended.
Valley Bird.
Splendid Offer.
THK, VF.WS n,l th T.nniril1n
Ky HonlB aud Ftmn one year each for
Regular price of loth
Children Cry
; AST O R ! A
(From U. S. If (lurtiuout ot Public Boad.)
If yon look at the ordinary country
road after a shower yon will see small
pnddles along the wheel rnts and some
times larger pools. This water stays
on the road surface because it cannot
drain away into the side ditches. If
yon look closely you will see side
ditcoes which have grown up with
bushes and weeds in many cases, and
which are so far from the traveled
part of the road that the rain water
does not rain into them. That part of
the roadway where the wagons travel
is called the traveled way. To prevent
water from standing on the traveled
way, the road should be raised in the
center and should slope gently into
broad shallow ditches. It is then said
to have a crown. If it is 10 feet from
the center of the road to the side
ditch, the surface at the side ditch
ehonld be at least 10 inches lowei than
it is at the center where the horses
travel. The road then has a 10-incb
crown. The rain that falls on a road
properly crowned will run quickly to
the side and not soak into the surface
or form pools. The side ditches for
surface water should run parallel to
the right of way, and should be open
at every low point so that the water
can rnn out of them into neighboring
brooks or streams. - If the ditches
merely collect the water from the road
Burface and it cannot run away, large
pools will be formed along the road
side, which will gradually soak into
the soil beneath the road and make
it so soft that the wheels of wagons
will cnt through the road surface and
soon destroy it.
Sometimes water runs from land
along the road into the road and
forms a little etieatn down the wheel
tracks or in the middle wbeie the
horses travel. When driveways into
farm yards are built across the side
ditches they frequently form channels
for water from the farm yard to run
into the road. The pipes nndei drive
ways become filled with leaves oi rub
bish and the water cannot longer run
away. If the driveways that stop the
ditch water were rebuilt so tbat no
pipes were necessary and the ditch
could be left open, much trouble from
surface water would be stopped.
Some times a road runs across "low
ground or through a swamp where the
road cannot be drained by side ditob-
es alone. If the road were built high
er like a railroad embankment across
such low land and made with a crown,
it would be dry and hard. Some
times a road parses through what is
called a cut. This is a place where
the earth has been dug out so that the
road can go over a hill without being
too steep. The water which always
flows quietly nnder the ground on hill
sides is known as ground water. In
road cuts such water sometimes makes
the road very muddy, and tbn road
then needs what road builders call
under drainage. A good kind of un
der drainage is a trench to go along I
under the side drain and about 8 feet
deep and a foot and a half wide. In
this trench a pipe is laid near the bot
tom and covered with loose stones no
bigger than an egg. When the trench
ia completely filled with loose stones
the ground water, instead of soaking
into the roadway, will stop among the
Btoues and flow down the hill through
the pipe.
To keep a road smooth and crowned
the best method is to drag it with a
roail drag A road drag is made easi
ly with two halves of a log which has
been split. The log saould be about
6 or 8 inches in thickness and about 6
or 8 feet long. The two halves of the
log are set 8 feet apart with the
smooth faces forward and upright.
They are then fastened together with
braces set in boles bored through th e
log. A pair of horses may be used to
drag the road and aie bitched to a
chain fastened to the front half of the
log The road drag should move for
ward so tbat is slants across the road
n such a way that a small amount of
earth will slide past the smooth face
of the log toward the center of the
road, thus forming ttao crown. The
edges of the logs will smooth out the
ruts. The best way to drag is to be
gin at the side ditch and go np oue
ide or the road and then down the
other The nex trip the drag should
be started a little nearer the center
and the last trip over the road the
drag may work close to the otmtre it
self. Small ridges of earth will be
thrown in the horse track ami smeared
by the round side of trie log smoothly
over the road. The smearing of the
earth by the drag it called "pud
dling" and it tends to make the sur
face of the road smooth and water
tight after the sun comes out. The
roud is always dragged after it has
rained and not when it is dry. A
good, strong pair of horses with a well
built drag can drag abont 3 or 4 miles
of road ia a day, and it is the best
way to maintain good roads. In ev
ery county some farmer along each
four miles of road should own a drag
and drag the road when it rains, aud
he would always find the road in good
condition when he goes to market.
Owing to the fact that many rural
Fchools were closed at the time when
the prize maintenance essay was en
ounced by Director Logan Waller Page
of the Office of Public Roads, it has
been decided to extend toe limit for
receiving the e'says to October 15,
1913. In addition to the gold medal
given as first prize, two silver medals
ill be given as second and third priz
i. If a child trbo has submitted one
essay previous to the issue of this no-
ce should care to try again, he is at
I liberty to do fo, but he must be a pu
I nil of a rural school. There is some
nji-.uDderHHii ing in regtrd tn the sub-
jett of the Hcsiy. The nita is to set
' the children thinking how to better
their earth roads with the material
they bave at hand.
.- MMt
Onr old and respected friend, James
LMsheroon, departed this life Jnne 6
Be was laid to rest in the city ceine
tery. He left a wife, two sons and
three daughters to mourn bis los.
Another old friend, John Flanigan
was called to go heuce and was buried
the 7th List, in the City Cemetery
uncie joon leaves one son and one
daughter to mourn bis loss Uncle
John was 84 years old. Uncle Wm
Foster parsed away - the seventh and
was buried the 8th in the city ceine
tery. He leaves a family to mourn hi
loss. Tbus one by one Death has been
playing havoc with the old people of
Tracy City in the last to days There
are some younger people sick and not
expected to live.
nenry Hamby is conducting a pro
tracted service iu North Tracy. I've
not paid much attention to protracted
meetings this year. I've been too
much on the go. The high tide of re
llgion has somewhat subsided on the
Bro. Summer begins a protracted
service at Coalmont todxy, the 8tb
A saci'amenal service is to be held
at the Foster School House the 15tb
inst. by Brother DnBose. I am aim
ing to go and take dinner with Com
rade r . M. Almauy, who lives near
there, it being his birthday. I no
tified a nice widow lady if she would
fix a basket of eatables I would get
buggy and . take her with me. "La
me," says she, "if I was to do tbat
people wonld say 1 was setting out
to marry again." "Well," said
"What if they do Is it any banging
crime to marry t" "No." So you see
ladles are restrained from taking bug
gy riues with "Uncle Tom" for fear
people would say, "Why, she wants
to marry." Well, I have but one time
to pass this way and I intend to get
all out of this life I can tbat is lion
orable and just. I am not tied to any
thing whatever. I believe God Al
migoty wants me to enjoy all the
blessings of this life. I've cut loose
fiom all my little narrow contracted
ideas and notions I once possessed and
look upon all such as foreign to the
christian religion. For instance re
garding dancing. I believe for social
enjoyment and recreation dancing is
far ahead of any other exercise I know
of and was practiced upon as great oc
cations of church and state. The Bi
ble does not condemn dancing, only
man has placed the ban on the exer
cise and only man abuses bis God-giV'
en privileges and condemns the social
recreations of the ages.
I trust my religion is bigger than
denominational creeds and dogmas,
and a man who is a slave tobisde
nomination hasn't much liberty,
can tell you. I believe in the Father
hood of God and the Brotherhood of
Man and I don't intend to let the nar
row denominationalism of the church'
es sway or influence me any more.
Here in Tracy City we are enrsed with
sectarianism until the people have al
most lost confidence in religion. Why,
if I was to point out the selfishness
of onr preachers who pretend to be
preachers and servants of God tbey
would want to hang me for telling the
trutn. Mighty nttie great Dig numan
ity among them. I've seen it tested
not so very long ago on a funeral oc
casion. Well, God Almighty is much
harder to deceive than the people. My!
my ! What is out daty to man regard
less of onr denominational affiliations.
is the question. Well, I'll call no
names, but when a poor old man dies
not many preachers will ruu over each
other to attend the burial. Oh, no.
But let a rich man die and note the
difference. Well, the angels took care
of the Lazaruses but the other class
are always buried in pomp and splen
Christianity gives us joy and peace
and a good time, bnt a lot of canting
hypcrits don t want ns to get any loy
out of life at all. All they want is to
get onr money, eat good grub and
make ns hewers of wood and drawers
of water. Why, even some of our
goody-goodys condemned our great
Chattanooga reunion aud jumped on it
with both feet. I saw more hospital'
ity and kindness shown at Cbattauoo
ga without discrimination than 1 ever
saw displayed among our religious
congregations'. The cburcb isn't in it
by the side of onr reuuion folks. No
sir' Visit a reunion and note its in
fluence, please.
Tracy Cty, Tenn., June 7, 1913.
Most Children Have Worms.
Many mothers think their children
are suffering from indigestion, head
ache, nervousness, weakness, costive
ness,' when tbey are victims of that
most common of. all children's ail
mentsworms. Peevish, ill-tempered,
fretful children, who toss and grind
their toetb, with bad breath and col
icky pains, bave all the symptoms of
having worms, and should be given
Kickapoo Worm Killer, a pleasant
candy lozenge, which expels worms,
regulates the bowels, tones np the
system and makes children well and
happy Kickapoo Worm Killer is guar
anteed. All druggists or by mail.
Price 25c. Kickapoo Indian Medicine
Co., Philadelphia and St. Louis, Whit
well Drug Co., Whitwell, Tenn.
TION. Knickerbocker, Texas. Exclus
ive resort for the treatment of tuber
culosis. Scientific methods. Altitude
'MOO feet. Ideal climate. - Moderate
rates. Write for particulars.
Meal freshly ground from good corn
always on hand fur sale or exchange
at onr mill, Hoc per bn'ht-l
A checkbook does not burn a hole in your pocket like the actual
money. Signing your name to a check makes you think. You don't
spend :i check as readily and carelessly as you spend ready cash. An
account at our bank would tend to restrict your spending. Try an ac
count with us and pay all your bills with checks. We will gUdly
give you a check book. If you will try this for one year you will be
surprised at th money you save and you may then smile at all your
troubles. Make your bank account grow. It is recording your his
tory and telling a truthful story of your success. Open an account
with us today. Drop a little in the bank every week and its rapid
growth will surprise you
4 per cent. Interest on Time Deposits j3Sp6ff Tenn
For animals that must do hard
work, or are worked regularly, it is
not economical nor beneficial to give
them any appreciable amount of
green feed. For such animals and for
driving horses nothing but dry feed
sbomd be need, it is probably more
economical, when their efficiency and
freedom from sickness are considered,
to buy dry feed for such animals
rattier than allow them to graze or get
green feed in any way. There is no
more frequent cause of scouring, colic,
founder and otbei disturbances of that
sort than green feed for hardworking
or driving animals. The animal tbat
is in pasture at night and on Sunday,
or other idle davs. is almost certain to
Bfitifal1 frnm tnn errant Innapnaa fit f ha
bowels the next day, if given fast or
bard work.
The most economical plan is to keep
the horses and mules working every
day, just as nearly as it is possible tOl,D8 nP 80,ne games with Chatta
do so, and grow on the farm, or pur-; "ooga teams. Will Looney is manager,
chase, if the feed is not grown, snffi-' The following is Mr. Looney's let
cient dry feed to supply the entire r ter D rePjZ: m
needs of this work stock. I . "Roope, Tenn., June 7, 1913.
We know the animals like the green
feed, and tbat it is their "natural"!
feed, but we are not keepiDg them un -
der "natural conditions when we
work them hard or drive tbem fast,
aud consequently what is their "nat
ural" feed under "natural" condi
tions ceases to be their "natural" feed
wben the conditions are "unnatu
ral," or those of the hard worked
horse or mule either on the farm or
elsewhere. For idle animals,' or for
those doing light work, the cheapest
source of feed is a good pasture, but
for an animal doing regular, hard
work, or bard ot fast work irregularly
a pasture is not only not economical,
but is a common cause of sickness and
reduced efficiency
The man who works bis horses and
mules hard as regularly and constant
ly as possible and produces on the
farm sufficient dry feed to supply
their entire needs the year round is
keeping his work stock tbe most econ
omically, wben freedom from disease
and efficiency are considered. Tait
Butler, in The Progressive Farmer.
Empire, Ala.
Special to the Niivs.
The order of the day is driving to
the new camp. ,
Mr. Boatrigbt and family and Mr.
Deglon and family went out to tbe
new camp at Ueitouia the other day.
Robt Smith went to the city of
Sippsy today.
Mrs. White
is spending tbe after
Knot's. Smith is visiting Mrs.
noon at T. li.
Mrs. Hettie
Delia Watson.
Dora Tittle
spent Sunday with
Mamie Ford.
I wish someone would start Tennis
Smith back to Empiie.
1 sure would love to see Kobt.
W. A Upton arrived in Empire
Sunday evening.
Ada Hoatrigbt spent Sunday witu
Florabell Knott.
There was an all day singing" and
diuner on the ground at tbe Baptist
Church at Dora Snnday.
Charlie Butler and Ellen Parks and
Ethel McFarland were out walking
Mrs. Hettie smith and Maud Smith
went to Dora Monday and bad a real
ice time.
There was a big ball game at Em
pire Saturday. Flat Creek and Dora
played. Empire sure did beat.
Huru Barnes bas moved to Beltouia.
Mrs. Dave Simpson bas left Empire
and come to Tennessee for her health.
Wonder if any one has seen her.
John and Jim Simpson were here last
week and returned to Mulga. . John
is so badly dissatisfied that be. don't
know what to do. I don't think he
will stay at Mulga much longer.
What bas become of tbe Tennes
see people tbat there are no few writ
ing to tbe Mews. J wish tbey would
all wake np and write. If they would
II write it wonld soon fill np the pa
per, and we could near from different
parts of the country.
Tom bmltn, ot Jbmpire, wants to
low what bas become of Omie Smith
of Ketchall. He wants to hear from
er. Mandie.
Election Commissioners.
Election coinmis-iouers have been
pointed for Marion connty as fol-
owh: . M. LMtuernn, democrat,
So. Pittbiirg; S. H. Alexxnder. deui-
rat; Sam Patton, republican, Jas
Etna Team to Cross
Bats With Locals.
Manager Bill, of the local team,
has just concluded arrangements for
two ball gams here July 4th with the
Etna team. He recently challenged
tnBU1 for tw0 ganies on that date to be
i Pa,a DacK Lauor uay, when Utna will
I proDamy nave a oig picnic, ihe fctna
i D0?8 Play 80KI baliand have been put-
Manager mil:
Ve accept your challenge for two
, games on the n of July. Oet your
men on tbe diamond. We will be
there and then we will expect two .a
games from you on our ground Labor
Day." Hoping the weather will be
fine and we will have a large crowd,
I remain,
Manager Etna Ball Team.
A big time is expected. The Etna
boys are a quiet, gentlemanly sort,
and always in the game to win. Ar
rangements will be made to enter
tain tbem during their stay in the
The local freight was derailed
Thursday 'evening near Mt. Airy.
Fiieman C. D. Hill received slight
injuries to an ankle in jumping from
bis engine, which threatened to turn
turtle. Several cars were derailed al
so, and the road was blocked until the)
wrecker got things straightened np.
The accident is supposed to have been
caused by a rock lodging next to rail
at a crossing.
Old newspapers for sale at this office
20c per 100, generous count.
Your BanKlno?
No matter how small,
No matter how large,
Bank of Whitwell
will give it careful attention.
This message applies to all.
J. J. Dykes, President.
D. T. LAYSE, Vice-President.
R. E. PoXSKM Vice-President
J. R. Mono AN, Cashier.
R. A. Dykks. Assist. Cashier.

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