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Cross Mark Means Your Sub crrption has expir ed, and will be die oootiaued. Please renew at once. X XX. ' SEOU ACH EE, TENN., THURSDAY, JULY 10, 1913 NO. 51 1 t r, ITTSBURG $40;000.FIRE s Break Out in Fair De .,::nt Store, WMch'ls Consumed. 111- SZ - li : ' 4 USTIN COPPINGER AND HIS BIG "BAR" HUNT By Spencer J add. In Nashville Banner. m ski WD SUFFERS ALSO Hy Covered by.Luur- .:ped Buildings Will tf Rebuilt - jrBURG.'Tenn., July put in tbe business dig nity Thursday night at yHdock and before it Was control bad done in the jot $40,000 damage. " Tne Vont store, ' In wbiob the hs completely consumed. U this' stock beinfe about ((tore was owned by De? leeently from t Nashville. V partially covered by in I building was tbe prop s' Wilson. ' - -;i Ube next heaviest Virfwas 'mostly removed S'ita, )mt was badly dm aTwill be, about 8.(MH) yoialf ;tbe loss covered by Ho ct the, fire is unknown, t ndtleed by'Koy M. Wood- of the" South- Pittsburg id at that .time the flames '? from the rear windows of .re and had gained such hat it was I impossible for Unything. The building bcr tl. H. Boyd was the proper-. .Slattie Kellev., Both build e Rebuilt. ; , .-ij ; ,. .. . IrtTbtiRLH of:' 7 r pest water on earth for. Hn Vienfe A very pleasaut hour !vas spent at the cave in d 'resting thereafter, ,and poys plunged in to , have at,.'Wbicb was exactly what Caches entertainers , wanted . . Tha day was insufferably ..hose playing the national V spectators, too, weie glad k cool surroundiugs of tbe eat a nice dinner, eKpei-i-i ' reyone was jolly and gnnd freigLed. s According to promise I am introduo ing tbrongb tbe medium of tbe accom panying pboto and these few words. Mr. Austin Coppinger of Coppinger Cove, in the Sequachoe country, I believe I may say." in view of the fact that be stands six feet two, and weiehs 833 rounds, that he ,1s one of the solid citizens of his community. He has Ions been a noted character among tbe sportsmen of tnat section, and during a recent stay of three days at his home I beard some- very Inter eating stories from him about the' old days in the mountains when tbe woods were full, of game and . the , streams alive with fish.' "' ' A large per cent, of his 833 pounds is composed of a happy admixture, of fnn. humor, iollitv and a native wit that is a bit surprising considering the environment. He has that blessed fac ulty of seeing a humorous phase in ev ery situation and taking bis generous toll of laughter. And, , by the way, when be laughs things begin to bap pen ; tbe house takes on a vibratory motion and the sleeping pnp awakes with a start and casts over bis should ers a reproachful glance at his master. All of his life of 67 years bis home bas been right there , in ' that little cove, but he hasn't been in that home all tbe time. He has taken . several jaunts ont into tbe realm of important things. One notable adventure was a trip to Norfolk, V a., to see his ion, who was in the navy aboard tbe Ver mont. ; . ' I wish I had space to relate the story as he told it of how kindly he was treated by the officers; bow he was shown into every fcart of the ship; and of bow they sent him up the river to Washington and sent the boy along to show him the sights. Another red letter 'epoch was the 4 ftline he went with a party of Chatta nooga gentlemen after deer m Diorioa. , 'when T first ajlproacoea bin), re questing accommodations for a few days, he said? . ' . ."Well. how, it just depends on whether or not yon can put np with the fare and my politics." ' , I asked him if he was a Bull Moose, bull elephant or just a '.bally Demo crat.; .v.' "-,'- ' ?v;; v. ;' Ha said he bad always been a Re publican." f v : ',"Vell,"-. said I,Y "when I am at home I am a Democrat, but when I go fishing I have no politics. I believe 1 coold even bring myselfo sleep with a radical Repnblican." Tbe reply seemed to , bavi reached chord, pecanse bis and a" gentle rambling began, away down deep and slowly bubbled and gnrglcd towards the surface till finally .merged to tbe ntttnki of one.of those lugbs which I spoks of BjiinomHHt ago, I. know'. that mytrip,was not in vain.t because that laugh was worth going a . long way to biearAnd the old man said: , "Just take your ti aps right- in sd put them 'in that room cn tbe right CELEBRATION tb of July passed off very ln this town. The' ball a source -of' attraction to jthe. morning contest prov Very y close, Sequaohee soor fning run ' in last inning rheftftnrnoon contest was fie.r ,.' A splendid ainper was I the Blowing 'Sprrng, shine ; n families joining ill 'the i with the Etna boys and Ifls .mada'a prettjr sociable somaresrjon8ive I jefe. was lots of fun snd ! eyes begantt0 winkle lots of gooa grub, and pien- ngui up o toe chin or a tail man When he caught sight of the gun bis face fairly beamed, and I knew I was out on tbe track of adventure, because be was first a hunter, then a fisher man, He said the gun had belonged to bit father before him and while be wouldn't dare say just what execution bis father had done with it, he would say tbat he, himself, . bad killed, five bears and hundreds of deer. ' ?'In my day," be said, "we didn't keep count of tbe deer we killed, but I can safely say I've killed bundreds with that old gun." " ' As for the shooting matches for beef, so common in -the mountain some thirty years aeo. hn ned to' bieak them op by winning every quar ter and taking his' beef home "on the hoof." There was "such a monotonous repetftiou Of.this proceeding that tbe otner leiiows, who . wanted to have a beef stew occasionally, finally put np the bars and wonldn t let him shoot The old man took - the gun and his great big hands fondled it as tenderly aB a mother would a babe. "Yon see, it ain't in no sert o' fix now,' be crooned apologetically. "That set trigger is all ont o whack and she. won't even stand cocked." And slowly np and down he raised and lowered the - battered old hammer and a suggestive silence ensued. Af ter holding back tbe hammer and gaz ing down intently for some moments be exclaimed: "And I do believe tbat old tube is plumb burned out!" But. la me I I guess tbe rust done some of it; there ain't no tellin' when that gun was shot tbe last time." He laid it across his knees and turn ed it slowly over; then looking np at be with a little start, he said; "If yon want to maka a picture of me with this gun, like you said, yon got to cut a limp ox something to go inhere; this-gun. ain't got no tarn rod." ' well, we "out a limb," as. you may see for yourselves by a glance, and af ter tbe snapshot was made the old man raised the gun very deliberately to bis shoulder and, glancing along the sights, brought the muzzle to bear on a grazing calf in a distant field. With an audible sigh he lowered tbe gun and there was a world of i significance in his brief exclamation as be turned to his big chair, "La, maq 1" After being seated, no trifling task. the old , man fixed, his gaze on the green slopes and ...towering,, bluffy be yond the river, bnt there was a far away expreswkra that showed his vis ion was reaching beyond those bills and beyond tbe years, so it, did not come as a surprise when, after a bit, h tnrned to me and said: , - ; T ''Til jost have to tell'you abont one o them five bars." . . ,s -"The jo'te was on me; but I tell it. "cause it's the only, time 'I ever done tternnnln' while the bar done tbe huotin'. . - 1 , "He was a' big old scoundiel and He was in his. favorite seat, a big tongb as pine knots, I knew, 'cause ar armchair in , tb ' yard under, iie "ter 1 bad tint two bullets into! bim out spreadiug branches of tree that hflvV o' thi old gun he was still jest a-rack-the densest sbodo I thin it I ever saw. ; ' thma up the side o that moun- 1 1 eaid:( ' i'-"Mtr'..Coprtinger, AT Methodist. .Sunday tbe st- wl.at kind of tree tbeiQCJt whimsical expression ' c " " land wjilmnt sngui.'Mtion of resentment - 'upon bim, hi replied: 4 ' t t , "we!l. uow. it was rold- to me for some kiud of an apricot or prune, but it turned out to be the commonest sort of plnm.' . " V Owing to his great weight be spends most of his time iu this.big chair, and nothing delights Jtfm more than an ap preciative listener while he recounts the many' adventures of bis earlier days. -Twas here tbat I learned mnch of tbe Little Sequatchie River, that charming bit of water that passes near Ma Atvr TVnm tmvhsifwl ft hafl vliln im Dr. Honson s iuwiun " J " f JJlch heals all skin, erup- ped its many pools and rapids from y jitter how long you have end to end, had landed many big ones, and, of course, bad lost the largest onea. . ' "How large'" I ventured. "Why, Mr. Judd," be rerlied, ''there is a fish la "Otter Hole' with enough broken lina hanging to him toA fly a kite." -l He said he thought it was a jack,' and be declared his purpose to land him yet. Yes, yon will find it worth while to listen to bis account of tbe fierce struggles he has had with tbe tig bass in the V Otter Hole,' the "Round Hole," the "Beck Hole," and many others. 1 . But he was not at bis very best. till 1 W V ? J.eport, Ala-i picnicked Spring yesterday; Two ' f e attached to tHe "lo 1 .-v hsm totals city, ad ere in attendance. A .le i-aywas spent at rstreat which : . '..''.- . . tly Face Spots. Dr. Hobson's Ei'Kema Ibv itching, .burning or lors, just put a little of antiseptic. Dr. Hoi won' s lent, on tbe sores- and stops instantly. Heal- aat very minute. Doctors practice and recommena Iman, of Li tt let own, Pa., I eczema on forehead ; ' Dr. ema Ointment cored1 it Guaranteed to re- ey refunded, ror sale hy i ' kg Co. , Wbitwell; Tenn. , Ffeirter Cbenihal (:o4 nd St Louis. " " "... . litia Encampment. Blitia encampmiit will i viity mis year, ienin- and continuing ni'til Abont nnn will nfmeut. tain, v, . . ' ' i,:. "My jroo;! old-dog ws right at; his heels jiftfrterin' ',him all . he wold, 'tb mt 67tfcit!' fcfa head boxed off, and I ras a-ooinin' a'pntSn and a-blowm', trj-in' t get cl5d enough'-to get in rr:other shot wtii n all of a saddent, . I hee'i - tbe dadburndest racket, and ben I looked np I seen 'am a-comin'. "Tbe dog was in the lead, but not much, and that old ifkr, with his red tongue bangin' out an' bis white teetha-shiniu', looked jest like the devil 'fore day. , ' "Thenar was artef the dog and the dog was arter me. . ' "In those days I was some runner, and I guess I made my. rfecord rigbt then and thar. as I came down that mountain; 'hittin' jist the high spots. "But I guess that dog was scared wone 'n me 'cause twant long 'fore he passed me, and right thar things 'gnn to look, mighty different 'cause now 'twas me arter tbe dog, and the bar arter me. I was thinkin' mighty hard 'bout takln' to a saplin', and the only reason I didn't was cause I didn't have time." I thought of a heap of devilment I bad done, and asked tbe Lord to have mercy on me; then I took one last look back to ; see bow Close them ehoin' teeth was to my meat, and I seen that darned ol liar pluggin' along goin' back up tbe mountain. ' "fbeajt got sure 'nongli mad, and tbout call in' my dog nor notbin' I I, after poking around iu all the cor wentright after Mr. Bar, and canght n-'Ts in search of it, foun4 and brought! up bim, and L went rigbt np ont bis old long rifle, one of tbos I'lcSg ide of bim, and l.pnt the muz-fnll-ftocked old fellows that reach I cls of ths old gnn up side o' bis old black bead, and I jest bunted daylight through '1ml" - . . ,- And at tne memory o ..(.his serio comic ending of bis adventure- the old fellow leaned back in bis , chair and liberated one ; of those bellowing laughs tbat set tbe echoes beating - on the bluffs across tbe river.' ; . r Unlike most of the primitive child- ed of these hills this one has had his visions, hie dream Of possible accom plishtuent ont iu a ' world tbat - lies gentle beyond this broken horizon. He was telling I a survey of a pto posed. railroad tbat was to have passed tbrongh bis place, and bow be could. at one time, ' bave sold out for sever al thousand dollars. I "And I've always wished '.I'd done it", he exclaimed regretfully, "'Cause I could 've took that money; out into the flat country of Mlssonry or som- .'ers out there and got me a little stock farm and lived mighty nice; but I lost the chance and I guess ; I'll spend tbe balance of my days right here in the cove."- . r ' I will let-him read heie . what I might bave told him then in ' the way of consolation if I had cared to : inter rupt his talk; that he would hot have stayed two years in any " 4 'flat; cpun try,"be the prospect over so flattering. Ont of tbe fullness of .experience I know-bow the heart of the prodigal in a flat country fainteth for the shadow of the great rocks, and , how Ufa ears are ever barkening to the murmur of trembling waters until tbe force of the insistent call becomes irresistible and be "fleeth to- tbe hills " ; If this great big child of whom ,we are speaking" was .compelled, to stay where be oonld not, each day, see the inverted image of tbe world In tbe glassy pools along his little river, or claim his illusion diamonds in the flying spray where it cascades amongst tbe rocks, be would simply die of a broken heart ; - -i . :. Well, my three days' , stay drew on to an end, and ft loud and insistent call from that wretch named Duty pre vented an extension of tbe , limit and compelled me to break away from those interesting surroundings. Tbe parting injunction of my jovial old friend was, characteristic. Come pacs basaiov "apout tne tbe first of June and we'll have a 5 lot of fun with the tqnirrela' I know where every mnlberry tree is in this whole country and' when the mulber ries are ripe all you got to do is to go to the tree right early of a morn in and set flown and wait. jney 11 r come, and keep on comin' ; y obaV no tenuon 10 Juuiiup I A Limit on Your Possibilities v . - -v. . ; - .. No person on earth can place a limit on your possibilities, but it is equally true that a growing account in our bank- will, increase them. Remember that one dollar in a goo3 bank is worth more to a commun ity than $5.00 in anybody Vpocket. . Do you keep yonr money hid at home? If so you do wrong to take money out'of pirculation for it was made to circulate and not to hoard, and when kept in .circulation is the life blood of trado and good prices and yon do yourself and the com munity an injustice when you. block (lie wheels of circulation. Money placed in our savings department draws interest day and night - You will be surprised bow big's dollar will grow in a tew years when you fasten the interest to it which this bank pays. If your name is not on our books it would give us pleasure to put it 'there A bank account will give you a pre tage ydu may never have - enjoyed before. Why not start one today?. This babkJias fcrogressed with the ' times.. Its methods meet today s '.reqnirementA. - It solicits your account on the basis of meritorious Bervicef 1 1 '1' ', ' ; MARION COUNTY TRUST & ..... - r r ' ' ..... " 4 per cent. Interest on Time Deposits '( ' BANKING CO., Jasper, Tenn. disj n your legs off. And I tell fat squirrels i that time!" I told bim t right off promise whenever first ofJ bad a feel waved farew tbat shone li through 'the peeding train. P. S.-8iy have had a g'er's homt. of tbe 10th in floor and died .This was a who bad left health's tew, wh whom j socrate tbe i Thus br'ea. main ing lin us to a vkst sportsman of tod. I feel aure- tbif. and other, proml'ni. nd about Cbattan( ed and fishfd wita. oin me in saying that t; Austin Coppinger is, not alone personal tq'tf tbe frateinlty at large , day wo can ill afford to nine sportsman, toe re And that s what he' was. i, nninn with DrobablV all tli' thus included, faults that btf last to minimize; in fact, one. funniest things be bold me wiAW umeration of a list of these i$L But it will profit ns nothing to-N eider them here. Let us rather, re member bis virtues, chief - among which was bis never failing g&od hn- mor; tbat.be uvea a long nie nnaer bard conditions and met each day with a smile; that his optimism was such that all with whom be came in contact felt Its brightening influence. These are the things tbat are worth while; these are the things tbat impel me who knew bim bnt three days, to write this poor tribute to his memory. I will not be able to go with bim af ter squirrels in mnlberry time bnt I can profit by remembering the grace ful hospitality with whicb tbe invita tion was extended I will not be able to- accent the further invitation to "come down 'bout tbe fir-t of Septem- Monday,' June, A" 1013.' (Unlucky day). -Stuck in the mud. The cause is tbe water fell sfxs inches doring night. Under way at 5:30, Onto and right off of a sand bar at- 5:50. - Stop at Lonisana at 6:30 and under way at 7:35. Lose our little row boat, when a. large steam'er-oomes along, but find it again. ,Stbck on. a : fand pat a,t 1 :10, but off.of - it in five minutes. . Stop at Hannibal, Mo., to mail letters at 2:05; under way at 3:35. Pass under , Han nibal bridge at 4:50. Moor foe, the. night at 6:50.;. v .' v ' T " .'" ' ' -i r Tuesday, June 24. Under way at 35. Pass lower end of Quinoy at 50;' upper end at 6:25. Pass under Qnincy drawbridge at 6:35; pass La Grande at' 8:25; Canton at 10:10. Stop at 8:00 on account of storm ;under way y at 2:45 and pass tbe large excursion steamer, the G. " W. Hill with a load of excursionists, f Moor for the night in Fox Creek at 4:50. . ':. " Wednesday June 25. Under .way at 00. Weather rainy. ' Stop at 6:05 on account of rain.' under way at 1:15., Come to lower edge of Keokuk 4:85. Stop at- Keoknk at 8:88 on nt of rain, and stay tbe rtest of xiiMa'Mil' : .. Jr.' ... ' e 2fiJX(ler way at til 9:00. Pass Keitbville at 12:30 and pass under Keitbville bridge at 12:40. Stop at Netv Boston at 1 :50 for water; nnder way at 2:05. Moor for the night at 7:40, baying made 63 miles. Saturday, June 28. Under way at 4:95. Stop , at -Fairfoit for gasoline and water; under way in 55 minutes. Pass Buffalo. Iowa, Ht 8:30. Stop at Rock Island " at 10:25 for mail. Start In company with the .Nellie May, a little steamer, at 3:40. Pass nnder Roek Island bridge at 3:10. Pass tbe Ajax, a government working boat at 3:20. Entered lock at 4:35, leaving it at 4:50, At 5:10 we decided that we did not like the idea of helping the Nellie May any further and out it loose from the Clara S.r and went on our jvay, . leaving the boat behind ns. Left tbe canal at 8 .85. i Stopped 80 minutes to hunt for a place to moor or anchor for the night. . Moored for the night at 1:25. , Sunday,., June 29 Under way at 4:30. Hit some nnseen rocks, but no damage done. Pass Le Claire at 5:40. On a sand bar for 10. minutes, right opposite . Le ' Claire. Stop at 8:15. Start at 10:40 and rnn for ten minutes and then, stopped to fix tbe rudder port which leaked. Under way at Jfass under drawbridge at 2:10 Lyon high bridge at 2:11. At are 800 niles from Newport, On a sand bar "at 5:83 but J:15. I we nder Sabula draw-' .he night v, Svi IeWs gitl'lcbe cyla be. a salve. 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