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- - 1 . . . . MRS. GUUNDY -A char acter in Morton's Ccmcdy "Speed the Plough Stand ard Dictionary. Advertisements must have merits or they will not be accepted. Mrs. Grundy has a large -and increasing cir culation. MOTTO "Our Liberties We Prize; Our Rights we will Maintain." VOL. 33 TRACY CITY, TENNESSEE, JAN. 1. 1 V 20 No 52 1 Christmas in Tracy Christmas- passed off very quietly here and owing to the absence of the usual cannonade the loss of fireworks, it seemed j more like Sunday. The different churches in our city gave a Christmas tree or treat to all their members and many little hearts were made glad by the appearance of old Santa Claus. The Big Brothers, and differ ent lodges of the town saw to it that not a home in or near Tracy City which were' in need, that they were well supplied with the comforts andgood things of. life. Every child in Tracy City was visiled by Old Santa Claus.' r Christmas Day also had its funny side too, several who had just a little two much of the "Mountian Bug Juice" put on a 7 reel feature on the streets but nothing was done to shock the most fastidious. One young man came down the street with a "Straw Hat" on his " head and wearing low -quarter shoes, this created a good deal of ammusement and caused many a hearty laugh. Everybody .sfilfjiiepbejn th e best of hum or and it was beyond doubt one of the merriest Christmas that has passed in Tracy City for many a year. Prominent Warren County Citizen Dead Mr. Hiram J. King, a promi nent citizen of Warren County died at hi3 home in Viola Dec. 29, 1919, from complications of old, age. The deceased was 88 years old. He was an Ex-Confederate soldier and fought through tin four years of the war and made a record for himself for bravery, He was buried at Mt. Zion and funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. P. Garner, He is survived by 9 - children Mr. T. J. King of this place is a son of -his, he is also survived by one sister and a brother. - U. S. GOVERNMENT WARNS FARMERS ABOUT DISEASE CAUSED BY RATS. They carry Bubonic, plague, fatal to human beings. They carry foot and month disease which is fatad to stock. They kill chickens, eat grain, cause destructien to property. If you have rats RAT-SNAP will kill them. Cremates rats after kill ing them leaves no sriiell. Comes in cakes, ready for use. Three sizes v25c' 50c, $1.00 Sold and guaranteed by Dorris & Cheek and The New York Stores Tracy City Tenn. - - i .. j Resolutions of Respect. . To the Noble Grand, Vice Grand, officers and bretheru of Tracy City lodge -No. 183, I. O. 0. F. " ; Your committee heretofore ap pointed to druft appropriate res olutions, expressive of our feel ings on the death of Brother O. Ruef, beg leave to submit the following; Whereas, in the dispensation of Divine Providence, tho Great Giver of all good, has seen fit to invade the ranks of 'our noble brotherhood, and the dark Angel has plucked from our association our dearly beloved brother. O. Ruef who departed this life at his residence in Sewanee Tenne ssee on the 2Gth day of Decsm- ber 1919. And whereas, it is mete that ' we place on record our 'testimo nial of the. esteem in which he. was held, not only as an Odd Fellow, but as a citizen, neigh bor and christian gentleman. Therefore be it Resolved: 1. That in the death of Bro ther Ruef, thi lodge has lost one of its most; beloved in em hers, the community a valued citizen, friend ami neighbor, the church a bright and shining light, and society an ornament... " ! , 2. That although .we- grieve individually and collectively;' over this great loss, yet as taught by the tenets of our beloved or der, and th book of books, the Bihle, we are contented and do bow in humble submission to the will of Him who doeth all thinscs well, and commend the family of Bro. Ruef to Him who has pro mised to be a father to the fatherless, and a husband to the widow and who is able and will ing to cheer tne saddened breasi and wipe away all tears of grief. .3. That a copy of these j esolu tions be furnished by the secre tary of our lodge to the family of our deceased brother and also a copy be furnished the press of the county, with request that same he published. 4. Be it f uther resolved that our lodge shall be draped in mourning and that all members wear the usual badge of mourn ing for 30 days. Respectfully submitted in F. L. T. A. D. flargis Jno". M." Hardin James Oneal, Committee. Thoughtful" of The Editor Dr. W. O. Barnes who is al ways thoughtful and considerate of others, handed th6 Editor a "greenback" Christmas Day to be applied on his paper. This came as a surprise as the Doctor's time wasn't outso we call it the Editor's Christmas present. We thank you Doctor. Bloody Murder at Summerfield. Jud Aylor Shoots Jim Clepper About Nine Times. One.of the bloodes" murders which has ever occnreS in Grun dy County happened a Summer field last Friday afternpon in the lane which run from ihe public road to the home of a 'Mr. Gar ner at Summerfield s when Jim Clipper was shot: down in the public road and instantly ki led by Jud Aylor, From ; the facts obtained of the shooting it seems like Clepper and Aylol had been at oyts for some' time,' and Aylor held a grudge against Clepper, so when Aylor got a chance, he in company with a brother of his shot Clepper some pine or ten times. Aylor who only recently was appointed a Deputy U. S. Marshall, and bafore: that has been in trouble several times in the court of this place', once be-1 ing. tried ior an assaaiiL with a knife, and another time, for shooting - the two Meeks boys from ambush, cominf clear of the latter case, and; the, other case still pending in i hd Jiigher courts. lAylor s is I eWdered ."a bad man, and since ne has been appoiuted Deputy U, S. Marshall he has had the people of Sum merfield terrorized so that some of them have been forced - to carry shot guns to protect them sslves wsth so it is alleged. Aylor shot Clipper from behind a tree, Clipper falling to the ground and tried to crawl away, then Aylor shot him twice more with a shot gun and then wtnt up to the body of Clepper arid emptied his pistol into him. clepper's body was riddled with bullets and blood poured from all portions of his body. clepper only recently came here from Alabama, and seemed t be, a perfect gentlemau. He was at one time a resident of South Pittsburg and engaged in the mercantile business at that place. His brother from South Pittsburg came up after the body and he will be buried at that place. Aylor has been arrested and is awaiting his preliminary hear ing. Campbell-North-cutt. Miss Ola Northcutt and Mr. Vance Campbell -were -united in marriage at the home of Elder Bailey Brooks on Christmas day. Elder Brooks officiated. The bride is a winsome little lady. The groom is the first Tennessee boy who was wounded in the re cens war. Mrs. Grundy extends congratulations and wishes them a long and happy life. Local Happenings Miss Cora Hamby of Murfrees. boro spent the holidays with homei'olks. Mrs. Horace Bowers and child ren were theguests of Nashville relatives during the holidays. Fred Brookman, who holds a responsible position with the ex press Company at wiellield, spent Christmas with homefolks. Miss Sohiesser, of Gruetli, spent the holidays with Mrs. John Baggenstoss, Mr. and Mrs. J. 1 Enochs, of Lynchburg, spent the holidays here. Jim Levan and Roy Foster, of Chattanooga, are here. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Cam Henley on Christmas day, a fine baby boy. Mrs. John Simpson spent one day last week in'Decherd the guests of Mrs. Joe Carpenter. Ned H. Norvell spent the holidays in Nashville. Charles Wiseman and wife of Chattanooga spent the holidays here the guest of Mrs. Castle berry. B. W. Foust and wifa, of A Toi n t a ,1a:f we re 1 h e iroestrof Mrs. Oakley during Christmas. Air. Joe Clark, of Wartrace, was the guest . of L. M. Ilines hristmas day. Miss Lourina Oakley, of At lanta, Ga. spent the holidays with her mother Mrs. Oakley. Marvin Conry, of Knoxville, was here during the holidays. Capt. and Mrs. A. D. Hards and granddaughter, spent Christmas day at Roddy Springs the guests of Jno. Myers. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, of Cowan, were the guest of T. J. Crick and family during the holidays Dr. W. T. Roberts spent one day in I'elham hunting the quails. Miss Clara Louise Abernathy, who has been attending school at Shorter College at Rome, Ga., spent the holidays here. Mis. C. A. Morrel, of Rock wood, was the guest of her parents Mr. and Mrs. S. A Henley during the holidays. Ed Conry, of LosAngels,Calif, is here on a visit. Mr. Conry left here about 14 years ago and this is his first visit since leav ing here. He is visiting his mother, Mrs. Nannie Conry. Miss Lena Morton, of Alta moiit, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. P. Brown last week. W. L. .Taney and family spent the holidays with relatives in Jasper. Mrs. Jim Parson, of Chatta nooga, spent the holidays with her daughter, Mrs. Edward -Hall. Chester Haynes, who holds a responsible position with the Ford Co., of Memphis, is spend ing a few days here with home folks. Messrs Roy and Verna Wooten have returned to Nashville after spending the holidays with homefolks. Miss Mary Wooten, of Hunts ville, Ala., spent tho holidays with homefolks. Capt. Jno. Simpson is seeing the sights in Nashville this week. Mr. R. Melton wife and baby, of Altarno'nt, wrere here this week. J. B. Brown, of Huntsville,, Ala., was in our city this week. Mrs. S. 11. Robertson and little son were visiting relatives in Chattanooga this week. I. O. R. Lodge Make Christmas Call c Six members representing the Wau.Kpolo Tribe No. J)0, of the Improved Order of Red men took the trail Christmas 'morning and went to the homes of, their -4frpnr.ted;ipernbejra and left their families many good things on ! this day. they were dressed in j the full regalia of their order. Mount Vernon News The Mount Vernon Sunday School is progressing nicely with 50 enrolled. The Christmas tree conduct ed by Mrs. Henry Werner was nice and the children were en joyed with what old Santa had selected for them. Mr. Lee Tate was visiting re latives in Tracy city during holi days. , . - Miss Green, of Nashville, was visiting Mrs. Marvin, Henley during christCnas. The new stave mill erected by Hunt & Frazier speaks well for the upbuilding of this country and business is improviug fast. Mr. John Sweetou's mother is seriously ill. Ed Sweeton and wife, of coal mont, are visiting their many friends here. A Rat Breeds 6 to 10 a Year, Ave raging Ten Young to a Litter. Remember thif, act as soon as you see the first rat. Get a pkg. of R AT-SNA P. It's convenient, comes in cake form, uo mixing. MummifKs rat after killing leaves no smell. Oats or dogs won 't touch it. Three sizes 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and guaranteed by Dorris & Cheek and The New Tork Stores Tracy city Tenn.