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r Biggest7 Circulation of Any Paper in Section Cross Mark Means Your Sub scriptton his expir ed, and will be dis continued. Please renew at once. VOL. XX SEQUACHEE, TENR, THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 1918 NO. 48 - THE FARMER'S BEST - : UNCLE TOM'S LETTER A CHECK BOOK FRIENDS c7he og of the "Clara J." The ancient mariners measured the) tbe middle of the river for a rest at steed of their vessel by means of a log let out astern with Hue attached, which, K'ing played ont as fast as the vessel moved showed in a few minutes how many feet it was moving. From this it was easy to compute the rate of speed per hour and this was entered on a book which was called the log book, or dmply the "log." Gradual ly other items were added, and the whole made a record of the progress of of the thip. The Scotield family h greed to send us the log or account of their progress and the following is the interesting record of their travelH from their start at 5:15 a. m. Wednes day, Jane 4. to Monday, June 9, when they bad passed Gilbertsville, Ky., 470 miles from here. The letter was postmarked from Cairo, the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi riveis, and instructions were to send their next paper to Hannibal, Mo., above St. Louis. The "log" was prepared for us by Miss Muriel Scofield, one of tbeir brigbt young daughter. It reads thus: Wednesday June 4.-The "Clara S," a 80x8 full cabin, motor yaobt, left the anchorage at the BJ6t of Gor den Hill. Jasper, Tenn , for St Paul, Minn. She had on board ten people. She started at 5:15 a. m. and at 5:35 she was ou tha Tennessee river and went down stream, passed to the right of Burns Island, passed So. Pittsburg ut 6:05 and went under the bridge at Bridgeport, N., C. & St. L. R'y, sighted Widow Creek at 7:10; Crow's Creek bar at 7:56; Coffee's Ferry, 8:35; B;ilfoutav Island, 8:44; White's Ferry, 8:53: Jones Creek, 9:20; McGunnis Ferry, 8:25; Lower Section Ferry, U:53; Rosebrry Creek, 10:07; Lark iii's Ferry, 10:25, and stopped at Guntdraville for gssoline at 13:40. The hardware company which kept it was three-quarters of a mile away, but we got 0 gallons and got under way at 1:03. Guntersville is 116 miles from Chattanooga, and the point we started from was about 40 miles from Chattanooga. Passed Honey Creek at 3:50 and then we had the experience of our lives. We met the "Hunts ville" with the car ferry in tow, and we, like greenhorns, crossed right be hind them, got into the big swells and bad to slow the engine down, which can be done easily. Next we met tbe "Guntersville," but we gave it a wide berth, next the "Lucile" at 5:48, and moored for the night in Indian Creek atTrianna. Ala., at 6:30, making a run of 103 milos under fdvorabl weather in 10:03 hours, making over 'to miles per hour. Thursday, June 5 We got wutir at a little spring up tha creek some way? and weighed anchor and were under way at 4:50. We met the little U. S. S. "Colbert," at 6:58. It was 155 miles below Chattanooga. We passed the American, passed Decatur, Ala., and Bvrds Island, 7:28; Brown's Fer ry, 7:55,. and tbeu we were at the Elk Kiver shoals, and kept to tbe left bank i and entered the canal at 8:01; passed j . Miltou's Bluff at 8:42 and out of the j '. canal at 8:40; entered another caual i at 8:56 ami-entered our first lock at ' "Lock A" at 9:00, passing out of it at j ' 9:33 - Then we passed into "Lock B" and it took us 27 minutes to pass ,. through it, tbe two making a drop of least our engine thought it time for eighteen minutes rest. We nagged un der the railroad bridge at Florence at 0.17. We next stopped for tbe captain to talk to Government Hat concerning the new channel. We were under way again at 11 00. Passed Buck Island 12:16 and lower end of Seven Mile Is land at 7:35. Entered Colbeit Canal 1:55 and entered tbe lock at 3:05 and left the canal and lock at 3:43. Stop ped at mouth of Bear Creek at 4:4 on account of approaching storm. We did not travel any more that day. Saturday, June 7. Under way at 4:40, passed tbe state line island at 5:30, crossed the state line at 53, and then we were back into dear old Tennessee. Passed Boyd's Landing at 6:06; Adams' Ferry, 6:60; Duncan's Ledge at 6:19, and Carolina's Ledge at 6:42. We stoppod at Hamburg at 7:03 to get 5 gallons of gasoline, and were under way again at 7:53. We stopped at Sbiloh Battle Creek at 8:25, and started on our way again at 9:45. Stopped at 10:40 at Savannah, Tenn., leaving that plaoe at 12:05. Passed Clifton, 8:23. Stopped for the night at 5:55 at Perry ville, Tenn. nunuay, June 8, Sunday is was a fine day but windy and plenty of white caps. Started at 5:15. Passed White Oak Island at 11:30. Crossed the Tennessee and Kentucky line at 8:10. Stopped at Gilbertsville at 6:15 for the night. , Monday, June 9. Left Gilbertsville, 5:25 with the wind on the east side of us. Last night while at anchor abont 12:30 a large steamei passed within 40 or 50 feet of us. It nearly beached us and woke everybody. After about 80 minutes all went back to tbeir bunks vowing vengeance on the boat. Stop ped for the night at 8:15. We are 470 miles from Sequatchie. Looney's, Creek. Special to the iVeier Hello, all of ye writers, how are you since tne reunion. Everything seemed to get along nicely. I am at home safe and sonnd. Misses Myrtle Bridges and Claytie Teagoe attended tbe ice cream supper as wnuweii Tuesday nignt. Misses Flora and Myrtle Holoway nave returned irom a trip to Ubatta noogn. Our Children's Day will take nlace tne u Sunday or this month. Mr Frank Shelton, of Chattanooga i viMimg uome ioiks, jur. and Mrs Jeff Di-fur. Mis? Lou Hudson, who attended the Commencement at Pleasant Hill, has returned home. Miss Georgia Lee Raulston has ra mined from a visit to Whiteside. Hnrvfi-'t time is here Farmers seem to be very Invy WtatUr is very good sjia year. ilr, and Mrs. Joe Holoway have go:;e to Chattanooga We am haviug tome cool weather this week. Mr. Kay Hudson has returned from school at Pleasant Hill. Peaches & Cream. We acknowledge tbe receipt of a very interesting 33-puge booklet ou fur-bearing animals, entitled "The Farmer's Bet Friends," by Prof. Jno. F. DrauKhon. Nashville Tenn. From a volume of experience and as a result of extensive observation the author declares that fur-bearing aui mals are tbe farmer's best friends; and throughout the booklet bis declaration is supported not only by experience and and observation of farmers, hut also by the statements of high autbor ties such for instance as the Agricul tural Department at Washington which as the result of scientific ex perimentation nas found that foxes, skunks and the like render the farmer a valuable service by destroying the things that destroy bis crops. The booklet reviews certain of tbe Agri cultuial Department's bulletins rela tive to its investigations of the matter and gives tba department s warning tnat ne growing of crops is sure to be come difficult in proportion to tbe destruction of these fur-bearing ani mala; tbat tbe farmer s pests are sure to increase with the decrease of the animals that destroy these posts; tbat with the otter extinction of fur-bearing animals crops will be wholly at the mercy of these pests. Tbe department estimates tbat these pests which constitute from 80 to 90 per cent, of tbe food of foxes and some of the other fur-bearing animals de stroy crops and frnit trees to an amount in excess of EIGHTY MIL LION DOLLARS each year; and its estimates are based upon actual inves tigations of the stomachs of fur bear ing animals. Tbe department's statements in re gard to the fox and other fur-bearing animals being of great value to the farmer are corroborate! bv numerous letters in the booklet letters from ex tensive landowners, successful farm- eis. In tbe booklet Prof. Drangbon does not claim for fur-bearing animals toat tney are entirely innocent or in capable of wrong doing but he asserts and his assertion is supported by what appears to be incontrovertible evdence tlat for every dollar's worth of carnage done tbe farmer bv foxes. skuuks and some other fur-bearing an imals, the farmer is directly benefit ted to tho amount of ten dollars by reason of , these tame animals destroying his pest?, such as field mice, moles, pocket gophers, etc. TENNESSEE TRAPPERS' LAW. This booklet also gives a svnocsis of the recently enacted Tennessee law rugulating the setting of steel trans and the killing with gun foxes -and other fur-bearing animals. Tha pen alty for each violation of this law is a fine of $25. A corv of this booklet should be in the hands of everyone who desires in struction and enlightenment npon this inteiesting subject. Prof. Daushon. tbe author, will send a copy, free, to everyone who asks for it. WERE GUESTS OF MR. AND MRS. G. H, VANN over 20 feet. As we started to go in the mouth of the Mussel Sboala canal we had to go aronnd a dredge and were shown the wrong channel. Tbe water was only 16 or 18 inches deep and tbe mod 8 feet deep. The boat draws 27 inches and we, got stuck in the mud, bnt in about 30 minutes we got under way and into Lock No. 1. We went in at 11:54 and at 12:19 we were on our way. The next lock was two miles away. It took us nearly I hours to go through it. On a little further was lock No. 8, whioh we left ut B:Q6. and two miles further we en tered Lock No. 4, It was opened the wrong way, so we had a little wait from 2:20 nntil 4:00. When we got to Lock No. 5 we fonnd that the lock- tender bad gone fishing and would u t be back nntil bight, but an obliging Swede came along and let ne through. It took ns two hours to pass through and when we got to Lock No. 6 at 6:5 the man there let us through in a'bur- ' ry and we moored for tbe night at 7:00. Made 55 miles in 14 hours, weut JASPER, Tenn., June 17. -Rev. and Mrs. W. D. Dew and Miss Effel Dew were guests of Mrs and Mrs C H. Vann .'Sunday, where they were served with a delightful dinner. Mr. and Mrs. Vann are splendid entertain ers, and everything was excellently srved. SERIOUS DEVASTATION AMONG FISH TRIBE Sheriff Control arid Rev. W. D. Dew, of Jasper, and Wni.Lee and son, n'ill, of this city, spent Monday ou little Sequacbee, fishing. Rev. Dew captured 17, Mr. Lee 9, and Sheriff Cantrell 1 . Tbey went up to river in Sheriff Cantrell 's automobile, and thor oughly enjoyed the day. Most Children Have Worms. through 8 locks and had tbe promise of 5 more next day. Fiiday, June 6. We were untie r way af 4:50 a. m. and by 5:00 we had entered Lock No 7; entered Lock No. H at 5:4 and left it at 7:03. We nt topped at Floreuce, AI.J, for gasoline j happy Kickapoo Worm Killer is at 7(39, but cCuld find none. : got into swift water anil ha.i hit r i ..work to moor. Our next stop was iu Many mothers think tbeir children are suffering from indigestion, head ache, nervousness, weakness, costive Hess, when they are victims of that most common of nil children's ail ments worms. Peevish, ill-tempered, fretfnl children, who toss and grind their teeth, with bad breath and col icky pains, have all the symptoms ti having worms, and should be given Kickapoo Worm Killer, a pleasant candy loz?nge, which expels worms, regulates tbe bowels, tones up tbe system and makes children" well and guar anteed. All ilruir'risrq or bv- ninil. Price 25c. Kickapoo lodinn Medicine Co , Philadelphia and St. Louis, Whit 1 well Drng Co., Whit well, Tenn. Mobbs Hill. Special to the Newi. ' It seems like Summer will never come up here, and tbe ladies still have to wear tbeir coats. The unexpected wedding which oc curred here Monday night, wasthat'of Air. Jno. Mcuovern and Miss Addie Harrison. ' A large crowd was present. Their many friends wish them much joy. Clarence Brown visiter! borne folks at Coalmont Saturday and Sunday. Miss Belle Harri-on visited Ella Har ris Sunday. Mrs. Arthur Caldwell is vlsitine Mr. Caldwell's parents at Elora. Messrs. Clareuce Brown and Isbam Patrick and Misses Helen Tucker an i Pauline Brown spent Sunday iu Coal mont. Well, come on, "Uncle Tom." Have you changed any more since last Satuday I wi?,h you would get on your knees and axk God about dancing and going to shows. If God knows you, he will guide your steps to a higher ani better life than you are leading now. "Undo Tom." there is fomething wrong with the man who talks to young folks and advises them to go to dances and shows instead of trying to lead them to Christ, and to leave snob things alone. I am very young to a2vite an old man like you. but if I were you I would talk to Cbrist if my line wasn't broken clear n two. Come on, "Miss Sox," of G ani son Station. I would like to see von. Mrs. Will Kirk is verv low at her home on Orange Hill. Miss Willie Mae Fultz. Tim Hamil ton and Hilda Nunley visited Pauline Brown Sunday afternoon. Mrs. .1. .1 Mctiovern visited Mrs. Philip McGovern Sunday. Ye writer would like to see Misses Carrie and Ssllie Merritt and Mrs. Callie Tate, of Victoria, and all of the Dnnlap girls. . Miss Maggie Brown, of Beersbeba Springs, is visiting relatives and fiienos bere tbis week. Misses Irene aod Marie Gross, of Beemheba Springs, is visiting relati ves and friends bere. Ishnin and Cims. Patrick and Jno. Cleek and Misses Josie Patrick and Hessie Cleek attended Children's Day services on Myers' Hill Sunday. Charlotte. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. Ths Kind You Have Always Bough: Bears the Signature Since I last wrote uncle Nathan Mo Elhany bns gone to the grave, there to await until bis change comes. 1 don t euow wnetner anyone cares much about what I believe or don't believe. I believe in God the father and in His Son. Jesus Christ, and believe a whole lot of tbe church rules and regulations are not in barmony with the design and teachings of God The Ten Commandmeuts are the law and commandments of God bnt men have added unto them until about all the real social recreations of this life are under the ban. Actu ally some people believe if a christian dances they ore very wicked and fal len from grace. Now, I don't believe any such thing myself. I bave heard preachers say no ladies wonld dance. well, l differ wltn tnein, and l guess in David's day and time there were plenty of ladies wbo danced, and they danced because they were full of joy and gladness. Dancing is a very an oient mode of expressing joy and glad ness and about the only real, true method tbe human family has of ex pressing tbeir joy. People don't dance when sad or sorrowful. Think of it anyway you rleaee and there is less evil attached to the social dance tbau any other social recreation among us. Dancing is not forbidden in all the Scriptures, as I can find. There are two things tbat are soul and body in epiring and tbat is music and danc ing Good, lively music, sucb as "Dixie," makes n fellow feel lively. and there is no sweeter music than tbe fiddle and many old grandmas will pat tbeir feet when a good musician is playing for them. If we had no inns ic we would bave no dancing. I think and believe a Sunday school picnic should always be coupled with music and dancing, but this is only an old man's belief, and you can have it for what it is worth. Well, I spent Sunday at Foster Falls. I attended Sunday school there and was mrprised to find such a splen did Snuday school and in such fine working order. Homebody Las been doing a splendid work and from what 1 could gather, my old comrade, r. M. A i many, is the guilty man. 1 sus pect tbe parents of those bright-eyed, rosy-cheeked boys and girls are guilty of being in a conspiracy with Bro. Du Bose and Bro. Almany. Now, don't you all deny it, people, for I believe can prove' you guilty. The Sunday school was fine and so was Bro. Du- Bose' sermon, and now, youug people, let me ca.Il your attention to bis abort lecture at tbe close. Try to get as much joy and happiness out of life as you can. I wrote the first part of tbis letter before I heard his sermon and bad the thought on my mind, and am confident there is no clash, only be cautious and careful for there is dan ger upon tbe right and upon the left. He baptized one adult and one infant. I've no criticism to make regarding baptizing infants. I'll leave tbat for people who have different opinions to do. God, so far as I can learn from tbe Bible, got tbe cbildien into his fold before he had any organized church, to-wit the children of Abra ham. Well, after dismissal, we all repaired to F. M. Almany'a for din ner. The dinner was fine and there was plenty for all. There were about one hundred or more preent and ev erybody seemed to be friendly and kind. Comrade Almany's children serin to take delight in honoring their father and brought great boxes and baskets of provisions for the occasion, but tiie children in honoring their father and mother did themselves proud and I have no doubt, feel good over what tbey did. Bro. DuBose and Sister Almany were the last to quit eating and I, well, I tried to do jus tice to the well-cooked viands. One lady insisted that I should try her cake and I did and to tell the whole truth it was tbe best cake I ever ate. Sister Almany seemed to enjoy herself though I am catisfied she worked like a heroine to make the dinner a suc cess, and I vote ber a compliment, but you needn't tell her that I even offered to pass any compliments, for she didn't much want to speak to me, but I didn't care for that as I was present by special invitation and ex pect to visit them again August 24th j when Bishop Gailer puts in appear ance, and just here let me say to tbe Confederate veterans, yon all love tbe Bishon. suppose we meet I.iui witb well-filled baskets August 24 at tbe Foster school bouse and spend tbe whole dav. There are abont one doz en of ns tbat can go if we try and I shall insist on ns doing so. Comrade Almany has a fine spring with lota of Bhade and wonld be proud to bave ns come and spend tbe day. So let ns go, boys. Remember August 84th is tbe time. Get ready. It's a big day. Ev erybody prepare a basket and don't go unless you tlo. If tbe bouse is too small there is lots of room ont doors and plenty of shade, and there will be plenty of water named ou tne ground. Get ready, comrades, pack your barer sacks aud let ns meet our friends. Mrs. Pearly Kirk, wife of Will Kirk aud granddangbter of Uncle Cal Dykes, is not expected to live at (his writing. Well, "Miss Sox." there is nothing the mattei with your "Uncle Tom," only he has got a tolerable good case of lazy indifference. Mrs. Frank Tborp is not expected to live. She is.it tbe sanitarium. The Institute is going on here witb I a very large attendance or wouid-De ; teachers present. j j Work is regular hero, but the cost of j living is so high tbe mtn (ion't ocket : much extra cbang?. I I hone tiro Willie Brown has not grown infiiff-rent to the calls of hu manity ami he is not waiting like some other preacbeis I know of to be invit- A check book docs not burn a hole in jour pocket like the actiia1 money. Signing your name to a check makes yon think. Yon don't spend a check as readily and carelessly as yon spend ready cash. An account at our bank would tend to restrict your spending. Trv an ac count with us and pay all your bills with checks. We w ill gladly give you a check book. If you will try this for one ye.ir you will be sur prised at the money you will sve 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. MARION COUNTY TRUST & BANKING CO., 4 per oentJUiterest OjTime Deposits JaSpST, Tenn. ed to call ou the sick, attend funernls and bnrials I am dinguvted and real lv have no patience with a preacher tbot never vibits people who are in distress unless invited to do so. Tbeir own narrow, selfish pride does more harm than it does good. J. ell Bro. Willie to go whethei invited or not. and then if he is needed be will not bave to be sent for. All the religion we have in this world is for the bene fit of hnmanitv. If there is auy other real genuine pure religion I bave nev er heard of it Pure religion means something and does something, ac cording to St. James, it aon t nave to be sent for and a man or woman who has cot it is most generally on band ready to help his brother or sis ter in all their sorrows, ae aoeen t stand around on the Btreets and make excuses for bis short comings and neg lects. Pure religion is much biggor than all else besides and causes us to feel, know and realize our duties aud Kansas City, Mo. Sf,cia! to the Kewt Pretty weather is the order of tho day. Well, Sis, have you quit the News? You bave not written in so long. Guess you got your birthday present all right Say, Bee. have you any chickens large enough to eat? Let me know, I am coming down before long to see yon all. They have got tbe har ness shop completed and gone to work. Wish you were np here to go out to the parks with na and have a good time. What kind of .weather are you all having down there" Do you still have church. Would like to be there and go with yon all. Sav. Ren. whin have you seen Ollie H. Tell her tbab boy up here talks about her all tbe time. I won't give his name but she can gutss. G. T. woula like to see you all down there. I wonder when Carrie Anderson is obligations to all of humanity. It is going to Kentucky. Come on, Empire, sunshine and joy to all. no tnen, peo- Ala. l like to read your pieces, and pie wno ciaim 10 oe consmna suuuiu , hiho iuoso or "vaney tsird, ' "Kose always be ready and willing to make glad the city of our God, which means some human beart and mind, we urate abont heaven and such like, but out beaven and our home is bere, and why not make it grand and glorious" Why do wo want to put on great long hypocritical faces and make our fel low cieatures who come into our pres ence miserable? Let ns be merry and lolly as it is possible for ns . to be and help others to be likewise I bave been very anxious for our veterans to go to the Gettyburg Reun ion. I nsed my influence to get some money for their expenses, sewanee Chapter D. U. C. V. scut me fao.00, and the Monteagle Chapter gave $3.20. The Tracy City daughters got np some where about f'J'-i.oo. Aitamont gave $4.50 and Feff D. Fulta gave about two transportation tickets and T. B. Roddy gave one a suit of clothes and transportation ticket, and I think Mr. Francis Stepp gave something extra. so yon see I started tbe ball rolling and tbe "Mountain Herald" and tbe daughters uid tbe rest. Now, don t yon know I love and appreciate these people more than 1 can express, xes, daughter, I like our great reunions for tbey allay bitterness and strife and are doing as much to bring about peace and good will among men as your denominations are doing. Ai res oy the nat has gone rortn lor a re union of the Blue and the Gray on the battlefield of Gettysburg July 1. I ex pect to go. We can decorate the graves of the 11 ne as well as tne Gray. The old soldiers are far in ad vance of your secret orders and de nominations, and are showing the true spirit tbat Christ came to teach. We are trying to leave to onr child ren something bitter than wbat we nbented. a wiping ont of all strife and confusion, and universal peace is our object. In other . words, a real brotherhood. - UNCLE TOM, Tracy City, Tenn., June 14. 1018 Graveyard Cleaning. Eil i tors News: I would like to say through the News, peradveture someone might not be conversant witb the fact, that tbe graveyard cleaning at the Enox graveyard near Caroline Chapel will not be until the 3rd Saturday in July. Heretofore we bave been having it tbe 3rd Saturday in June.. Hope every body who is or may be interested in the matter will take notice. Let everybody wbo feels disposed to, come and help ns and bring tools suitable to work with, and also well-filled bas kets, as we want to make an all-day working. Let not tbe living neglect tbe dead. as we all are subject to death and are proud to think tbat our graves will be looked after ana carea ror Dy the living. W. C. MOORE, Caroline Chapel. June 16, 1913. hud" and "Blue Eyes." Let us bear from you all every week. Wonder if Martin Hartman is coming to Kan sas City to see his girl. We are still looking for him. Will Wright aud Paul Varuett, of Slator. Mo., were here Friday and Friday night. N H. Nofis silent Thursday until Saturday witb his mother in the lower par of Missouri. He says be sure had a nice time in the country. Mrs. Varnett and daughter, Vesper, Varnet. spent Sunday in Swakes Park. It is sure a cool place ont there. Mr. and Mrs. Art Williams spent Sunday at the ball park aud had a nice time. Come on, Robt. Anderson, of Tins ley, Ky. Let ns bear from you again. Guess you have not gone back to Ten nessee yet. Chas. Crow says be would like to see his partner before he goes off to Ken tucky. Wish them a joyful trip and good luck in their new home. Mollie. To Protect the Fish. There will be a meeting at the Town Hall, Sequatchie, Saturday, June 81, to form an association, to protect tbe fish of Little Sequacbee River from dynamiting. All interested in the preservation of the fieh are requested to attend. Meeting will be called at 2 p. m. Be sure to attend. 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