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TRACY CITY, TENN., ; THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, o EDITORS' TABLE. lo 'J" HE press dispatches announced a week or two ago that along with other good things, the new Pope, Pius IX, had succeeded to some nine million ; dollars of filthy lucre. The editor of Mrs. Gbcndy attempted to get funny by remarking ; "Be Pius and you'll be a "millionaire." The obliging typo, doubtless with the best of intentions, proceeded to correct the editors spelling of pious, and now our mail is loaded with letters from people who say they have always been pious and now want to know how to do the rest. 'P II E RE is undoubtedly something the matter with "the present attitude of our laws toward the delivery of whiskey in dry towns by the express companies. That law which says that Johnny Jones must not establish himself within four miles of a school and dispense intoxicating-liquors, but w hich winks at Billy Express Company for doing, in effect, precisely the same thing is wofully out of joint and in need of some intelligent legislative repairs. 'E should dislike to see Russia take Japan by the nap o' the necksky and the rear of 'the pantovitch and chuck her into the deep blue 6ea, for we like the small nation best. We are afraid, however, that this continued making of ugly mouths and goo-goo eyes alternately will result in.sonie such episode. 'p HE campaign of Santa Clans -was ..brief but active, and we venture the assertion that he could be elected to anything lie might fancy. , . . w GEOGRAPHICALLY speaking, Columbia has at least got 121 some sort of ailment in "the neck." 3 T T'will pay you to watch the man who is unmoved by the suffer ings of a dumb animal.. , AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. Here ia the (reeling Secretary Kool tent to llie army: "I wish the army peace, prosperity, and perfect preparedness. Chattanooga Newj. .. " . " 1 . - i There is absolutely no use for a man to eat brain food if he has no brain in his head. - It is mone,y and jaw muscle wasted, Chattanooga News, Some Ohio people have bought 30,000 acres of the delta land for the purpose of growing roses for market. Then we will lie in due time called the land of roses. Sunflower. Punsee. All indications at the preseat time point toward the fact that the United States will of necesity have to go down and take ColomRt rcHls knee and administer good spanking be fire she will be good. 'Jellico Advance-Sentinel. Roxburghe and his bonnv American bride were handsomely welcomed on their appearance at Broxmouth Park, Scotland, Wednesday. It is no wonder when it is rocalled that the mother of that bonny bride was a Tennesseeao and the glint of southern sunnhine still lingers in her hair. Koxville Sentinel. THE FIRST COAL IN TRACY CITY. Jefferson D. Fults. Ilmlnefcencts by V. C. Abernathy. The death of Mr. Thos. Ii. Woot cii, nn acount of which was pub lished" in lust weeks issue ot Mrs. (jrumly, removes from among us1 one ot the oldest and be.u known citizens of our town. He having been indentifiod with the people of this section since long before the establishing of the town of Tracy City, ia fact almost his entire life was spent here.' Mr. Wooten as born in Warren county, May 4, 1839 and moved with his father to this section while quite a small boy, and what is now the t-treets of Tracy City were his play-ground in the happy days ot childhood before the whistle of a steam engine or the rat tle of a bank-car was ever heard up on the summit of the Cumberlands. There was an abundance of wild gutne 'here in ' those days and Mr. Wooten spent a large portion of his early life' hunting. It was he too, who discovered coal at Tracy City and it was the pleasure of the writer ot this sketch to hold a conversation with Mr. Woottn only a few years ngo in which we discussed the en vironments of the pioneers of this section 'In response to some in terrogations Mr." Wooten said: "Yes, my father owned a good deal oflnnd imuorlno tliB nreaent site of Tracv City and whet, I was a boy we used to kill deer almost anywhere around these hills. Atout the first deer that I remember killing was right over there (pointing towards the college) and I hung it upon a tree about where Mr. Von Bergen's store ; nnw " Yihn hnildine is riow occu pied by L. Kobleniz.) Speaking of the discovery ot com air. vooten tail):' "Do you see those railroad scales up yonder, well right there in .t. -I fli had about two acres that we always pat in corn. .One fall some ground-hogs began to destroy our crop and we got after one and treed it under n sourwood not many feet from where the old No. 1 mines arc. While scratching and digging after the ground-lmg we unearthed n black Substance resembling rich dirt which afterwards proved to be ' coal croppings.., But it being away out here in tlm wild woods did not create any intense excitment for it had not f!wned; upon the mind of mart that jthore would ever be rail road up the mountain to the old Wooten place as it was familiarity ' called." I , , l' From Our -Neighbors Gruetll. Let Mr. Grundy my: Mist Katie Ruch after spending the summer at Sewanee is home again. Walter Smith tpent Christmas with rela tive at Monteagle. ' Prof. J. D. FulU, our County Superin tendent, came up from Lebanon Tenn. last week, on a visit to homefolka; he will visit tome of the Schools in the county, while here. The Xmas tree of our Sunday School on Xmasdny was well attended, the house was beautifullyJecorated and the child reu performed their part well. Forty six children received presents. On Sunday afternoon the Mt. Vernon Sunday School had a Xmas tree, The young people of that place manifested great Interest in their work. The house was beautifully decorated and filled with spectators. About forty received presents. Mrs. John Schild and children, Henry Schiesser, Misses Paulina Angst and Mattie Bouldin attended the Xmaa service at Mt. Vernon last Sunday. Kob-or-mr KOT, Monteagle. The vouna law student from Grundy county who reached the highest mark ever made by any student in the la w department, oi Cumberland University at Leba non." Mr. Fults made 1280 points being four more than! the highest mark ever made. After the close of the school in January Mr. Fults will take up the prac tice of his profession in Tracy City. The Lebanon Cumberland Weekly says: Mr Fults, present Judge of the Students' Moot Court, and a member of the January graduating class, is probably the most popular, of the present law students by reason of his unfailing courtesy and uniform consideration of the rights of others. A resident from his birth of Grundy county he was edu cated in its public schools and at Shook College and received his advanced educa tion at the University of Tennessee. ; After filling the position of Instructor at Shook College, for fifteen months Mr. Fults was elected Superintendent of the Public Schools of his county and which position he now holds having been honored by a unanimous re-election. Whether as student, instructor, county superintendent of schools,"" law student or judge of moot court Mr. Fults' work has been eminently notable I or . its conscientious performance. The present law . classes of Old Cumberland will always hold Mr. Fults in the highest es teem and he will carry with him when the student ties are severed their., best wishes for the highest success, Cumber land Weekly. Ld Mrs. Grundy tay: Miss Eleanor Abernathy la visiting friends In Stwanee. Frank Market, . of Knoxville, spent Christmas with frienda in our town. We are glad to know that Mr, Cock Tucker ia recovering from a spall of pneu monia lever. . Mii-ses Georgia and Annie Kennedy and Anna Lowe spent a few days with friends In Tracy this week. - . '4 1 B. Payne is visiting relatives in South Pittsburg. Miss Lonnie Grey give a pound supper Tuesday nigbt to a large number of her friends. A 11 report a nice time. Miss Ague Nathurst, of Tracy City, is visiting Miss Kate Turner this week, ; Miss Jossie Paty is visiting her mother in Bellbuekle. . Messrs. Luther and Overall Parker are visiting relative la Bellbuckle. A surprise party waa given Miss Kale Turner last Tuesday night. Miss Leota Gilliam is visiting friends in Cowan. Christmas has come and gone and no body married yet. What has become of Cupid? , AlJHTIE. Coalmont Dots, Let ilr. Grundy my: Murph GrUwold spent. Christmas with home folks in Altamnnt. Miss Myrtle Ilinton, of Providence is vii-itliig hereisler Mrs, Will Campbell here this week. Mr. and Mm. Ambrrs Duncan entertain- d John Underwood and Mr. and Mrs, J. W. Djkr at dinner Xiuss. J. D. Wiiey spent Christinas in Tracy Dave Si mi is visiting home folks in Pel- ham th i week. Mr. and Mrs. Lomo Campbell spent Christmas with the Utters ps iol lnTracy. Mr. and Mrs. Link Tate visited Alia- niont last week. Jacob Dyer returned from Sewanee Sun day. Dr. Henry Lockharts, of Backwoods wai here Tuesday. Sterling Cagle, of Beersheba, was here Monday. . Mr, Way, of Tracy, was here Monday. Norman Griswold, of Altamont, was here Sunday. Mrs. Wes Braden is on the sick list this week. ' John Dykea was in Tracy Satuiday, . Geo. Schlageter spent Xmas with home folks at Gruetli. Miss Belle Dykes attended the wedding of her friends Miss Cecil Lockhart and Geo, . Walter at Altamont Christmas. Wild Bill. Tart ton, ; Ld Mrs. Grundy tay: Xmas passed ofl very quite at this place, but aomewhat dull. G,W. Morton, Jr. ia spending the holi days with home folks, but will go back to bis work in McMinnville next week. A. D, Morton, wifeynd little daughter, Catherine, of the Indian Territory, Nare on a visit to relative and frienda at this place. ItJhaHieen ten years since A. D. left this place, but he has only changed worn a small boy to a 220 pound man. His wife is a native ot toe Indian Terri tory, afine educated lady, and by her visit at this place she has made many friends. They will remain here for several days. :- Mrs.i Mida Morton and daughter, Blanche, visited Ja lifts Nunley's family to day, . , . '-Madam Kunior" eays the wedding that was to have been Xmas was postponed for a while. ' - - The people of Tarlton were very sorry to learn of the death of Mr. T. B. Wooton ot Tracy City. ' " J Mr. and Mrs. W. A, Pasaiuore are spend ing the holiday in Sparta with their parents. - "I E. J. Morton is on the tick list. " Hat Hal and Claud did cot go South ai Violet though he had, for fca' wm in our midst Xmaa and went down on the, creek to worship at the foot of th shrine,". ' Dr. W. C, Barnes, Sr. wai on our street today. Glad the old uctor is able to la out again. ' ' - V. A. D, Morton, wife and 'laughter, wore the guests of Mrs. Charity Morton Sunday, Harris Morton went to' the sale at his Grandpa Woodlee'a old plac todiiy. lie bought one hundred bushels o( corn. John, ton Tata bought four hundred and fifty bushels. , ' ... . Best wishes to Mrs. Grundy. , ' Violet. this North Tracy, (Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood.) Let Sirs. Grundy y: . : Mrs. W. C. Parsons is very i( k at writing . .; Mr. and Mm. John Conry, of Dutch Town, spent Wednesday with Mrs. Conryi parents here, ' Mr. and Mrs, J. C. Parson lnt Christ mas at thi place. " Mr, and Mr, F. M. Bweenun, of Coal mont, spent Friday night with relative here. Mr, and Mr. Noah Parous returned Sunday from Beersheba where they spent the holidays with relatives. Mr. J. B. Btown has been very sick for the past week, but is better now. Mr, A. S. Brown and family visited rel ative near Coalmont Sunday,' Joa tleary and family have moved out near the Roddy Springs. ' V W. J. Greenlee and family penl Chaii-t- mas with friend and relative at Prairie Plains. . -1 Mr. and Mr. T. J. Brown, o Breraheba, are visiting friends here. . . t Mr. and Mr; It. B. Robert, of Clouse Hill, were here Sunday. ;- ' Mrs, T. J. Campbell and daughter Mist Anna, of Burroughs Cove, i ere visiting friend and relatives here last. eek. J. M. Murphy, of Viola, was here Wed nesday and Thursday, Berry Fults, of Altamont, ia here. Sam Disharoon and family have moved back to Clause Hill. i John McGovern and J. C . Robert went to Roddy Springs Tuesday. James Sain and son Parks, of Viola, were here Wednesday, Owing to so many cases of measeb there was no A mas tree at the Mt. Pleasant church as wag first decided. ' Geo. Henderson, of Clousa Hill, waa her Wednesday. Puritan. Valley Home Fred hunt- Let Mrs. Grundy tay: . Messrs. James Uradshaw and Tucker, of Monteagle, were down ing a few days ago. A child of Mr. and Mrs. Cass Brynien died a few days ago and was burricd in the Warren grave yard. Prof. Lewis Rollings came from Kim- berlin Hts. to spend Christmas with home folks returning Tuesduy. Rev. W. V, Siniiiis preached to a large congregation Sunday. Freeland Johnson came up from Se wanee to spend Christmas with home folks. Misses Ida and Mary Patterson of Lax- onville were visiting Mr. and Mrs! A. M. Blair last week. A. J. Rollings and W. C. S. Parks took Christmas dinner with Trustee Srad- shaw, of Monteagle, Win. Gillian, Mrs. Rebecca Clepper and myself were dining 'midst the Tur key and cake at Wm. Aylor's Christma Foyster Bradshaw and sisters, Belle and May, of Monteagle were here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs., Oscar Henderson, of Summerfield were visiting relatives here Sunday. ' R. M. Payne, of Monteagle, was here on business last week. Mrs. Sis and daughter, Nora, of Pel ham, are visiting Mr. and Mrs.. II. W Goodman.' Master Charles Moran and sister, Nora, of Prairie Plains, passed through here last week enroute to 1 racy City. Mr. and Mrs, Will Campbell, of Boroughs' Cove, visited Mr. and Mrs. Billy Goodman a few days ago, Miss Matilda Hill is confined to her bed with measles. Happy New Year to you all. . Cbpiius. Altamont. Let Mrs. Grundy my: , The coldest weather of the season we have just had little pine stick galore Christmas came and went the town is quiet nabody killed, no body hurt one weddingifll Mr. George CecHly ine! - itV pale 1 don't telicve it, if cot Walters i (aid to be a nice geul his bride is an eicr'Imt g'rl auj will be aliased hrThey will roake Coalmont their future home, My their liven giiile smoothly n, ? . I Wm ia, Nitdrvillon Medndy hefoie ChriMtra and in my little travels over tl city, it was astonishing to nee the gieat throng ot people crowding th a(om uiid streets all in sear. h f I'hrVma things for nhi'iu Ives am! p-i lir fur the Utile one. It levuis liuiiian nt'tir 's ihetanc the win Id over. Tln rs wirncd to be a rivalry one with atio her to who should get the u et and (piai'jpst toys. ' Santa Clalia could be teen on rly every street and in most every store. The crowd being rather lit rg for m?, I boarded the train at 9:30 a, ni. Wed lies In y fur hjwrie. As the train slowed up atAntkch ami while en gaged in a cnuveraa.'inn with my friend, JeffFult, an old gntleaii,u, 'apparently from the mountains and whose presence Visibly indicated to my mind that ha was for the first time in life on the intdde of a train, camo walking dowu the isle of the CisHi near where we were seated and met the conductor. After the usual ceremonies incident to meeting, the conductor de manded his fate. The stranger looked be wildered and greatly aKtomshed and didn't seem to understand. The conductor called for hid ticket and it was after no ordinary effort and use of language he was able to get the ticket. The conductor pnssed On; the stranger remarking that he had ju-t got on the train ami the ticket, hestiid, was his own private property which he hsd paid the railroad company for, and that the tame waa his pisport only to be de livered up at the end of his journey. The stranger looked after the conductor as ha pasaed on, uttering threats of damage suits against the company to the neat merriment of the crowd. Just after the train passed Sew, men und was going at a rapid speed, another stranger who wore an ordinary but reasonably good bat, was pnssing from my coaili to the one just iu front. Ashe enured the hallway and while on the platform between the o.iachen, a sudden gust of ind blew his hat off ami before it struck the ground he (prang after it. lie landed on his head and turned a summer-aaiilt or two, I was informed, but got lib hat. After the com motion Somewhat subtitled it wjs decided that the leap of his life was made for time reasons, 1st, Hnoau.se he believed in tttking care of his property ; 2nd Because lie was atfaid soma one h would lmtt liiiu td 111 bat; 3rd Becaue he preferred not to go in to Tracy City during Chriitmaa times bareheaded. When the train .stopped at the depot in Tracy City an enormous crowd greeted it, I asked why such a crowd, and some one remarked that they were there to draw their Christmas presents, Rattlkh, Sa 9 f and ' Remedy, Swamp-Root, Will If you want neat, up-to-date Job work done call on the Grundy Publishing Co,, and we assure you that you will be pleased with both the work and the price, Furor Scnbendi. Mother's got the writing fever, Father's had it for a year, Sister's "dRfty" on the subject, Brother says the pen's his sphere. Uncle's always planning essay. Aunt is busy milking rhymes, Grandma's writing "Rcoollt-clion;" My I but these are learned tiruesl Niece is editing a paper, Nephew's got the sporting page, Cousin's got tin- sncitil column ; Writing! Writing's all the rnge! Cook has quit to writ up menus, Houseman! she skipped out lodsy, Says that she can waite a novel Just as good as Bertha Clay. Coachman cays he's sick and tired Holding reins for other folks, He's resigned he's found his mission -Going to write up funny jokes. Seamstress left to write up fashions, Waherwoman witiks her eye, Says that she can scribble poems While the clothes are getting dry. Teacher' writing natures sketches, Lawyer's making legal notes, Politician' filling volumes On the crime of buying votes. Everybody, everybody Rampling after fame and pelf Gosh! I too have caught the spirit, Going to turn a scribe myself I Susie M. Best, in Leslie's Monthly for December. Si 1 U'i ! KjJJBUfiW--' &M TO FHl-K CLEAN IS if ree m (tinned) Trial trrftri.oriir,,,ij Rn9 . wnu) a or nrsi nurcr Rnllmin Hnl nd food Cfcnpprr Nn. 11. At Tonrdpftlrr't . KOe By luai lor .KIireM 1&fc Vonr MO.MJT BACK J f not ralwfMWrj - ItOl.LlAS Bt'a. CO, Ua Feaa An, I .Rat Jo,, ), - M. Givens, ortii "Cotton print may rise to the fashion alile cliss," afB the Biriuiiigl.aui Age Ifcrald. While cotton is king, cotton prince d uaturahy be iu the highest circles, Miopias, Yaroo Sentinel.. ; OAKSUITS Sewing Machines At Prices Never Heard of Before in Tracy. Suit .S. 14:., Dresser Glass 24x110, Bevct Plate, Bed 6 fU 4 inches high, roll top foot board, Wash Staud, 2 doors and drawers, beat it if you can for Q2 J.OO Suit No. 14J, same aa above, with Fiat Top foot ooard, only ,. 92 i. SO Suit No. 141, Dresser Glass 20x32, Bevel Plate, Large Bed and Wash Stand .. $17. BO All Steel Wire Bed Springs, tempered....' SI.SO Cotton Mattresses, large site :,v i.75 Koekera and Parlor Chairs, Dining Room Chair and Kitchen Safe just as cheap. Lota of other good at same rates. few Royal j&toing IJacMne? The Lightest Running Machines Made. Box Top Machines $1(1.50 cash, or $20.00 on time, ' Drop-Head Machine $20.00 cash or $25.00 on time. No other machine run so easy. If you can beat these prices, don't buy from me. W. S. WHITE. T-' .4- 'V .'fN y V k ' t T si' " A rtll rnlULOi Whole llaiu, poiiiul.. Hhouklers 8c. pound. Pork Steak, 10c. Best Hound Steak, 10 cents. Chuck Steak, three lbs 25cts. Finest souce in town lOcts. . CITY MEAT MARKET Opposite the Poatoftice. WILL, TIIOUO(IOOI), I'rop'r. Prompt Delivery. Telephone 33. aaXftarJWrWlWairllWrrVWW W. N, Byers, INSURANCE AGENT. OPPICO IN tiru inly County Hank, wnrnw fire, Life, Accident and Sickness Insurance, Guarantee Coiipy Bowls, We execute Bonds and undertakings in lieu of private Sureties in the following cases: Administrators, Appeal, Assignees, Contractors, Kxecutors, Indemnity, Injunction, Receivers, Replevin, Security for Costs, trustees, City & State Officials, Cashiers, Corporations, Lodges, Guardians, Salesmen, Railroad & Express Employee. National'lovernment Business, Int. Rev. Collectors, llenvlioiiil Societies. Postmasters. Aud other caecs where bond is required JS.il, it .1 ilnTiM tl , n ... B . 1 1 n nun I I i I t n , i i. . . , v . L-iriWjl1nrjl.MV-M It's money to you. REMNANTS are accumu lating now. We have begun our annual stock taking and cleaning up. Short lengths and odds and ends of all classes of goods are being thrown on our Bargain Counters. It will pay you to come of ten and look through them. It's mone to you! THE NEW YORK STORES, ILsElUS X. TJWElES The 'did It ellable Marble Man. Mauufaciurer of very flue Marble Work. Prices in reach of all. Agent for the Stewart Iron Fence, the strongest fence made. Long DutiTnco Telephone 141. WINCHESTER, TENN. Printed matter is a necessity in every business. Good printing in creases business; poor printing injures it. We do good printing at reason able prices. ;, v y:. .'' .. : .