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VOL. XXXI. NO. 17.
COVINGTON, TENNESSEE. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1917.
$1 PER YEAR.
A
FREE DELIVERY OF MAIL
FOR CITY OF COVINGTON
Postmaster R. II. Green has lately
been notified by First Assistant Post
master General J. C. Koons that free
city delivery will ! be established in
Covington on May 1, 1917. A carrier
and substitute are to be appointed for
that position.
Those who expect to receive mail
by the carrier must make arrange
ments for a slot in their door or a
box for the reception of letters. The
patrons will be required to comply
with the rules and regulations of the
postoffice department.
LUCY AND BYARS-HALL
IN BASKET BALL CONTEST
Both the boys' and girls' teams of
Lucy high school will meet the Byars
'Hall teams Friday night in what are
expected to be two fast, hard-fought
contests. The Lucy athletes are ex
t pected to arrive on the north-bound
. train at 7:02 p. m. and the game will
start as , soon thereafter as can be
conveniently arranged. In all proba
bility, the whistle will blow for the
first contest at 7:45 p. m., and this
means that something good in the
way of sport is going to be uncorked.
As for the boys' team, Mr. Woodson
says that they are in good conditio
for anything in the way of a clean
game, from the kind that our fathers
used to play to the rough and, tumble
latter day brand. Since this is to be
the first game since Christmas, the
local lads are keen for a fray and
they are going to be given a chance
to nhow-wlsat ifcey are Worth. The
game will lashi with the same line-up
that was need in the fall, but there
may be a shift of positions in the
second half.
Miss' Drane reports the girls' team
as being in good condition, with the
exception of the absence of Miss Lu
cile Bailey, who has been out this
week on account of sickness. If she
does not improve sufficiently to re
port for her place as running center,,
the team will be seriously handi
capped. In practice, . the girls' team
has been showing up unusually well
and the.: chances are that they will
walk away with the big end of the
score Friday night. - .
ROBBERY AT DEPOT' ?'
While the agent and office force in
' the Illinois Central depot were absent
at dinner Sunday, between the hours
of 12:15 and 1:10 o'clock, the office
was entered by some unknown person
1 and the safe robbed of $67 in green-
backs. There was about $40 in silver
in the safe; but this was not distfubed.
So far the robbery is a mystery and
no clew has been discovered that
would lead to the identity of the
guilty party. ..''!' ' ; -
f AMONG THE CHURCHES
First Baptist Church
Chas. E. Wauford, Pastor
Preaching by the pastor at 11 a. m.
No services at night on account of
the revival at the First Presbyterian
church.';
B. Y. P. U. at 6 p. m. -
First Methodist Church
The pastor will preach next Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock, the sermon fol
lowed by the communion. There will
be no evening service on account of
the meeting at the Presbyterian
church.
Sunday school at 9:45, promptly.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
at 7:30.
I urge all of my congregation to at
tend all of the services you possibly
can, Sunday school, prayer meeting
and the preaching service.
ROBT. A. CLARK, Pastor.
L. M. S. First Methodist Church
The Ladies' Missionary society of
the First Methodist church met in the
parlors of the church at the usual
hour . Monday a(f tleraoon. A large
number of members and visitors was
present and they were pleased to have
their pastor, Rev. R. A Clark, meet
with them. Mr. Clark read a very in
teresting and inspiring paper on mis
sions, after which the ladies deter
mined they would try to do more in
the future than they had done in the
past.
During tbe meeting, the pastor, in
His usual impressive manner, installed
the officers for the new year. TMs
was also a re-installation ceremony,
since the old officers had done such
good work that the society felt they
would accomplish more by holding
them in service another year.
At the close of the installation cere
mony, Mrs. Rose, with her able assist
ants, served delightful refreshments.
Mr. Felix Gamer, of Jackson, Tenn.,
visited this city Tuesday.
Frank Lackey left today for Akron,
O., where he will be employed in the
plant of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber
company.
Mi?s Delia Matthews, who fcas been !
spending the past several months at
the home of her nephew, Mr. P. A.
0:hbs, returned to Bolivar this morn-l-m4
MEETING HELD HERE TO CON
SIDER PENDING LEGISLATION
Petitions for Exemption from General
Road Law Opposed to Proposed
General Primary Law. :
A meeting of a majonity of the
members of the county court and a
number of citizens was held in the cir
cuit court room Saturday morning at
10 o'clock to protest against being
placed under the provisions of the
General Road law, now pending in the
legislature. Hon. V. Kimbrough was
elected chairman of the meeting' and
Esq. C. W. Beasley secretary.
Judge Stephenson read the bill and,
after a brief discussion, resolutions
were offered petitioning Senator W.
A. Johnson and Representatives J. D.
McClanahan and A. I. Dorsey to have
Tipton county exempted from the pro
visions of this, or any other, general
road law that might come before the
legislature. The resolutions recited
the fact that Tipton county court had
elected road commissioners who had
entered upon their duties and made
contracts for the working of the roads
for the next two years. The resolu
tions were unanimously adopted.
The bill is long and makes many
new departures in the management of
road and bridge work, and it was not
practical to digest the measure at a
single hurried reading. In view of the
fact that, in the nature of things, it
is an experiment, and this county is
now under a special law, it was deem,
ed expedient that this county should
be exempt until this new law had been
tested and found to be practical.
The meeting also went on record, by
resolution, in opposition to a pending
General Primary law, and strong res
olutions were adopted requesting the
members representing this county in
the senate and house to vote against
it. This bill provides that a general
primary be held under the direction
and control of the county election com
missioners. It was argued that this
takes all party control of the primar
ies and vests it in officers named by
the state.
. A-committee was appointed to draft
amendments to the law authorizing
the election of a county judge, extend
ing his jurisdiction and providing that
the grand "jury, at the circuit court,
could be called together the first Mon
day of the month by the county judge
to pass upon such misdemeanor cases
as were in jail. It was urged that a
great saving to the county could be
secured. It was especially stated that
the only added cost would be the per
diem of the grand jury when called
in extra session.
The meeting iben adjourned. .
REVIVAL MEETING AT THE
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The meeting at the First Presby
terian church is exciting considerable
interest and good congregations at
tend the services which are held morn
ing and evening. The pastor, Rev. R.
P. Walker, has the assietance of Rev.
Df. R. F. Kirkpatrick, pastor of tho
Chelsea Ave. church, of Memphis.
Dr. Kirkpatrick is a bible student
and consecrated man who commands
the undivided attention of his audience.
The music, under the direction of
Rev. C. A. Harper, of Somerville, with
a choir made up of members of the
various choirs of the town, is an in
spiring featuriTof the services. -
IN THE COUNTY COURT .
The following proceedings were
had in the county court: P. B. Mc
Wiliams, et al., vs. William McCaskey,
et al., decree for sale of land entered;
Richard Alston, et al., vs. Julia Smith,
et al., decre for sale of land revived
and renewed; W. L. Shelton, guardian,
vs. Jessie Rose, decree allowing en
croachment upon the corpus of the es
tate allowed for educational purposes.
LOCAL NEWS
Mr. Archer Morrison, who has
been on the sick list for the past few
days, is able to be, up.
Mr. Walter Rutherford is confined
to his room with an attack of appen
dicitis. Rev. Ross Lynn, of Jacksonvile,
spent a short while with relatives here
this week, going Tuesday to spend a
few days with relatives at Brighton, f
The mercury took a tumble of
53 degrees from Wednesday afternoon
until Thursday morning going down
from 70 to 17 degrees.
Mr. J. W. Jacobs, an old and well
known citizen of this city for many
years, died at his home, at Bride,
Wednesday night, after a long illness
and his burial occurred today at 1:30
at Mt. Lebanon graveyard. Mr. Jacobs
was a millwright, experienced and effi
cient in his trade, a man of wide in
formation and had many friends who
will regret to learn of his death.
LOCAL NEWS
Miss Louise Cotfiran, of Gains
ville, is reported quite sick.
Mr. J. D. Byrd is quite sick at
his home in the neighborhood of
Gainsville.
Mrs. Vernon Smith, of this vicin
ity, who has lately been quite sick,
is reported to be improving.
Miss Sue Jarrell, who has been
quite sick for several days, is now
steadily improving.
Dr. B. V. Dickson is able to be out
again after .a week's confinement to
his bed with a severe attack of grippe.
Mr. Herman Fleming, who has
been suffering from a severe attack
of la grippe, is again able to be out.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. E. L
Moore, of the Tabernacle vicinity, a
daughter.
Mr. S. J. Glass is overhauling Mr.
Embry Bringle's house, three miles
northwest of the city.
Mr. Joe Forbess, of the 4th dis
trict, is having a new dwelling
erected. '
Beulah, little daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. S. McDow.who has lately
been critically ill, is steadily improv
ing. Mr. J. S. Malone, who has been
confined to his home for the past sev
eral days with pneumonia, is improv
ing steadily.
Mr. Dock McLennan, of the Clop
ton neighborhood, who has been criti
cally ill with pneumonia, is reported
to be improving.
Mr. Wm. John Wilson, of the Wal
nut Grove neighborhood, has been
quite sick with jmeumonia for more
tnan a ween.
The Brighton and Rosemark bas
ket ball game at the latter place lues-
day resulted in favor of the last named
team, the score standing 19 to 20.
The little daughter of Mr. Hale
Walk, of the 12th district, who has
lately been very sick, is reported bet
ter.
Mrs. Elizabeth Forsythe, of Si
monton, who has lately been danger
ously sick with pneumonia, is reported
to be improving.
The little three-year-old daugh
ter of Mr. Lee Pence, of the 3rd dis
trict, who has been suffering from
scarlet fever and diphtheria, is im
proving, i
The infant child of Mr. Thad
Gross, of the Randolph neighborhood,
died Saturday and was buried the
day following at the Kandolph Camp
(ground graveyard. '
Mr. John H. McClain has bought
out the stock of goods of Mr. A. W.
Coats, on West Liberty avenue, and
will continue the business at the same
stand.
Mr. Henry Stimpson and Miss
Victoria Tims, both ,of the Simonton
neighborhood, were married at Ran
dolph Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Esq. Hi. J. lurnage omciating.
Hon. John D. McClanahan, who-
has been connned to nis home at
Munford for two weeks en account of
illness, was able Tuesday to return to
Nashville to resume his duties in the
legislative halls.
Mr. T. J. Faught lately sold to
Mr. (J. C. Allard a two-months-old
calf one of his Holstein stock for
$15. The calf was afterward butch
ered and sold out at retail, bringing
$28.
Mr. Jesse Benson, an old and well
known citizen, died at his home in
the vicinity of Glenn Springs Satur
day night and was buried at the old
Campground graveyard Sunday. Mr.
Benson made his home for a great
many years in the 9th district. Two
sons and two daughters survive him.
Capt. D. W. Ruffin reports that
there were 33,934 bales of cotton
ginned of the crop of 1916, prior to
January 16, 1917, as compared to 22,
637 bales ginned to the same date in
1915. The increase over the crop of
last year is 11,297 bales.
Mr. Lloyd Dennis, who has
been in the coast defense department
of the regular United States army at
Fortress Monroe, Va., returned to that
place today. He will leave for New
York about March 20 and thence will
go to Ancon, Panama, where he will be
a sergeant major in the coast artillery
corps.
A dog belonging to Mr. J. JJ. Ma
son showed strong signs of rabies one
day last week and before being killed
bit his two sons. Clarence and Carlton,
aged 16 and 10 years, respectively. Mr.
Mason afterwards sent the dog s head'
to Dr. Louis LeRoy, city chemist of
Memphis, who after examination re
ported that the dog was afflicted with
hydrophobia. Mr. Mason is having the
Pasteur treatment administered to the
two boys.
Col. W. A. Owen is in receipt of
a letter from A; H. Hampson, Asso
ciate G. K. R. S. of the Grand Lodge,
Knights of Pythias,, of Tennessee,
stating that he will visit Achilles
Lodge, of this place, on Tuesday night,
February 6, with a view of getting
plans for the district convention start
ed. A large attendance of members
of the fraternity is especiallly desired
on that date.
The trial of J. T. Scott for the
shooting of Elmer Lewis in Hastings'
pool room on January 11 has been
postponed until February 11. The
wounded man has not been doing so
well lately,-3ome pus having formed:
on the lung, and an operation will
probably have to be performed which
will necessitate the removal of a rib.
The trial was postponed on that ac-j
count. , " ' i
A son Was born Wednesday to
Dr. and Mrs. E. L. Roper.
I A son was born Tuesday to Rev.
and Mrs. Syl Fisher, of Tabernacle.
Mr. G. L. Wortham has been on
the sick ht for the past few days.
Mrs. Evie Bishop is reported quite
sick again with pneumonia at her
home near Bride.
Mr. Ira Willard has returned from
Newport, Ark., and will again make
his home in the vicinity of Phelan.
Edwin, little five-year-old son of
Mr. W. A. Hudson, who has lately
been quite sick, is now improving.
The Covington Milling Co. made
a shipment of another car load of hogs
to St. Louis Wednesday.
Mr. Ed Hall, of this vicinity, is
making some improvements and ad
ditions to his premises.
Mr. N. II. Cole, H" the 15 tn dis
trict, who has lately been quite sic;,
is reported to lie improving.,
Mr. Emmett Bringle has pur
chased the W. A. Black place, on Ma
ple street, and moved into the house
Wednesday.
Mr. J. C. Archer, who has been
confined to his home on account of
illness for several weeks, is consider
ably better.
Mr. J. I. Coleman is building a
house near Cotten's lake, which will
be occupied when completed by Mr.
Ed Mashburn.
Mrs. W. J. Turner, who lately un
derwent an operation for appendicitis
at the Huffman House, is able to
sit up.
The friends of Mr. P. D. Cothran,
who has been confined to his home on
account of illness for several weeks,
will be glad to learn that he is im
proving. George Smith, colored, for carry
ing a pistol, was bound over to court
in the sum of $250 by Esq. J. L. Rich
ardson Wednesday. Upon failure to
make bond, he was returned to jail.
Mr. J. T. Glenn has lately moved
from the J. R. Hall place, in the 10th
district, to the J. N. Hall place, in the
8th district, better known as the F.
W. Hill old place.
Mr. J. H. Rosson, of the Gift
neighborhood, had one of the largest,
if not the largest, bales of cotton of
the season ginned at Bringle's gin
Monday. The bale weighed 732
pounds.
Chast.;V Mad::s, colored, for the
killing of Fat.l f. dams, colored, on '.he
3uford place, in riic 15th district, - n
No1-ember 17 last, was tried before
Esq. Lauderdale I chardson Wn-lne3-day
and, on f.uiir: to make th re-,
quired bond of: SI. 000, was senf. to jaM.
There will be a double-header
game of basket ball between the Lucy
high school and the Byars-Hall high
school at the athletic field here at
7:45 Friday night. This is the first
game since Christmas and it is being
looked forward to with much interest,
The new county superintendent
of public instruction, Prof. n. H Kob
insori, is located next door to the
office of Simonton1 & Gwinni as was
"his predecessor, Mr. Gwinn, and peo
ple who wish to communicate with
him over "the phone may do so by
Calling No. 88. ..
Mr. W. L. Hancock, of Meredosia,
111., arrived here the first of the week
and has taken charge of Gamdale,
the farm three miles east of the city,
purchased some time ago by his fath
er. Rev, T L. Hancock. The latter
expects shortly to move to Covington
to make his home.
Messrs. Luther Faught and W. J.
Fredrickson celebrated the 12th anni
versary of their weddings at the home
of the former on Monday. There were
between 15 and 20 guests present to
help them ennjoy the day and the
splendid dinner served. Mr. and Mrs.
Faught and Mr. and Mrs. Fredrickson
were also the recipients of quite a
number of nice presents and . good
wishes for many nappy returns.
As an evidence of the far-reacn-
ing benefits af advertising in the
Leader, it may be mentioned that the
Union Savings Bank lately received a
letter from a citizen of far-off Red
lands, Calif., asking the bank to ex
plain its Christmas Savings club plan.
The Californian had seen the Christ
mas Savings club advertised in the
Leader for the past few weeks and
wanted Ho know more about it, no
doubt with the intention of becoming
a member. "
Relatives here received the sad
news Wednesday of the death from
stomach trouble at her home in Paris,
Tenn., at 4 o'clock that morning of
Mrs. John Currier, formerly Miss
Laurine Gwinn, of this county. Mrs.
Currier had been sick since the latter
part of December and her aunts, Mrs.
Herbert McGaughey, of this city,
and Mrs. G. S. Volz, of Ripley, were
at her bedside when she passed away.
The deceased was 29 years of age at
the time of her death. She is sur-1
vived by her husband, but leaves no
children.
Mr. Harvey H. Cage died of con
gestion at the home of his mother-in-law.
Mrs. A. B. Owen, in the vicinity
of Pisgah, Monday at 12:15 o'clock,
after an illness of only a few days.
The funeral services were held at the
house at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday, con
ducted by Rev. A, W. Russell, assist
ed by HIvj T. Riley Davis, after
which the burial took place in Munford
cemetery, the large luneral proces
sion attested the esteem in which the
deceased was held. Mr. Cage is sur
vived by his wife and one son eight
years old, four brothers and two sis
ters. He was 33 years of age at the
time of his death and was a member
of the Methodist church.
THE GREEKS
"What manner of man is the
modern Greek?" A striking pen
picture of the habits "of thought and
life of the modern Hellene is given in
a war geography bulletin of the Na
tional Geographic Society, based on a
communication to the society from
George Higgins Moses, formerlyUnit
ed States minister to Greece. Mr.
Moses .says:
"The Ancient Athenian democracy
has projected itself well-nigh intact
into the life of Greece as it is, today.
Class distinctions are unknown. Titles
of nobility are forbidden by the con
stitution, even hough every native cf
Corfu claims to be a Venetian count.
The crown prince is known only as the
Ihaduchos, or Successor. Neither
wealth nor education hinders the asso
ciation of all upon terms cf the most
absolute equality.
"While the great ladies of Athens
have an active social career, Greek
women, generally speaking, have no
individuality. At parties the women
generally sit apart, while in the coun
try they are almost never to be found
at table if guests are present, and
upon them falls the greater portion of
the labor of the household. Follow
ing the plow, harvesting, and working
upon the roads are common employ
ments for the Greek peasant woman.
Unmarried, her parents and her
brothers control her conduct, and a
husband means merely a change of
masters for whom she toils while he
sits at ease. An improvement, how
ever, is gradually developing. The
Greek, much more than some of his
Balkan neighbors, has outgrown the
notion that the sole occupation fit for
a man is warfare. Through schools,
endowed and under royal patronage;
through other enterprises, and espe
cially through the demands of 'modern
business life, new avenues for employ
ment and ' advancement are opening
for women, and in another generation
it is altogether likely that the women
of Greece will be - found with their
sisters of the West, demanding as
rights what they now regard as great
privileges.
"Education in Greece is overdevel
oped at the top. The framework of
the public school system is excellent,
but the teachers' professioivis held in
slight repute and fails to attract
either men or Women of commanding
ability.
"The Greeks, externally at least,
are a deeply religious people, and the
feasts and fasts are rigidly observed.
When a Greek fasts he fasts in earn
est, almost his sole nourishment be
ing a coarse soup of black beans, pal
atable and nutritious, but likely to
prove most monotonous1 after forty
days.
"Greek labor, though extremely
well organized, is meagerly paid, day
laborers receiving no more than three
drachma? a day (a little less than 60
cents), while skilled labor in the
ti ad"i will average hardly more than
twice as much. Carpenters, masons.
and mechanics generally use the most
primitive of implements, yet the
amount of work which they perform
in a day, is astonishing. The guilds,
or corporations, which correspond to
pur labor unions, embrace practically
all the manual pursuits.
"The Gteek of today, especially in
the country, is the most hospitable
of moderns. The. best room in the
house, the choicest tidbits .at. the
table, al. the resources of the family,
indeed, are freely at the disposal of
the passing stranger, without thought
or desire of payment, and it is only
by means of some subterfuge, such as
asking the whole family to drink-one's
health, that one is able with difficulty
to press money upon a host who has
denied himself to make his guest
comfortable.
"Because of the great number of
Greeks who have returned from
America, English is often heard, and
few travelers in the Peloponnesus will
fail to recall at almost every railroad
station the eager face thrust at the
carriage window and quivering with
the demand, 'You fel)r from Amer
ica?' The curiosity thus manifest in
a friendly spirit is typical of the mod
ern Greek, and one traveler recounts
an experience at the provincial capital
of Amhissa where twenty-nine people
gathered and hung with eager inter
est upon the bargaining as he haggled
for three lemons for 10 lepta, a little
less than two cents.
"The extent to which emigration
has affected life in the "smaller towns
is showu in the typical case of the
village of Megara, on the bay of Eleu
sis, where the Easter dancing was
once rated as a famous marriage
mart, but which has lost that distinc
tion, for so many of the young men
have gone off to America that the
maidens now sigh alone. Time was
when these men, having accumulated
t,!ie 1 Q.000 drachmae ($2,000) with
which ih-;y mrght pass a. rich at
home, cams back to open a Iktle shop
and end tl.fir days in tho semi-mdo
lence of fitful merchandising.
"But at !e.ith ;o many had follow
ed in this cours j that come of the vil
lages in soathorn Cuece had come to
be like lhar, island in th fable of our
childhood, where the inhabitants lived
by taking in each other's washing. So
scanty, -n Je d, have become these op
portunity that I remember one ..
sion when a steamer came in with !00
Greeks on rsrd who, having "mine
their pile" in the States, had come
back to suany Hellas, but, after visit
ing their native villages and seeing
how meager were the rewards to be
gained, 400 of them promptly took
passage back to Mcr York by the
same ship."
A Kansas inventor has patented a
lever attachment for cameras to wind
their films, making more rapid snap
shooting possible and preventing dou
ble exposures.
METHODIST INSTITUTE
Following is the program for the
Tipton County Methodist Institute,
to be held in the First Methodist
church in Covington, on February 22
and 23, 1917:
Thursday Night, February 22
Sermon by Rev. R .A. Wood.
Friday, February 23
9:00 a. m. Devotional exercises,
conducted by Rev. A. H. Bezzo.
9:15 a. m. "Object of Tipton Coun
ty Institute", Rev. W. C. Waters and
Will Howard.
9:40 a. m. "The Secret of Minis
terial Success and Failure" (1) "In
the Pulpit", Rev. W. T. Garner and W.
W. Templeton. (2) "Out of the Pul-
pit", Rev. C. E. Norman and A.
Girdner.
10:20 a. m. "The Sunday School"
(1) "The Leaders, Their Equipment
and How to Secure Them", W. L.
Rose and J. W. Corbett. (2) "The
Pastor's Relation to the Sunday
School", A. W. Russell. (3) "The
Church in the Sunday School and the
Sunday School in the Church. How
to Secure?" Rev. S. M. Griffin. Open
discussion.
11:00 a. m. Sermon by Rev. Syl
Fisher, followed by sacrament of the
Lord's supper.
Lunch in the church.
Thursday Afternoon
1:45 Devotions by Rev. L. R.
Wadsworth.
2:00 "The Connectional Claims.
What? How? When?" Rev. S. R.
Hart.
2:10 "Stewardship", Rev. Robt. A.
Clark.
2:20 "The Relation of the Minis
try to the Church" (1) "What the
Station Expects of Its Pastor", H.
R. Rose and G. B. Rhodes. (2) "What
a Country Charge Expects of Its
Pastor", J. R. Proctor, S. K. Drum
mond and W. H. Barton. (3) "The
Obligation of the Church to the Min
istry", J, L. Richardson and W. E.
Miller.
3:20 "The Preacher' and the Wo
man's Work", Mrs. John Y. Peete.
3:30 "What Shall Be Our Goal for
the Year?" Five minute talks made
voluntarily.
Adjournment.
We are anxious to make this one of
the best institutes the county has
ever had and we trust that not only
th6se placed on the program will at
tend, but many others from each
charge in the county will attend. The
ladies of the First church wil serve
lunch "for all who come in the dining
room of the church, and let's have a
great meeting of this the first insti
tute of the year. We feel that this
program if carried out will be a very
helpful one and so we urge every man
on the program to be present and
take his place.
WALTER BROWN, President. .
ROBT. A. CLARK,
SYL FISHER, -
J. L. RICHARDSON,
Program Committee.
POPULAR OFFICIAL RESIGNS
Mr. J. M. Polk, assistant cashier of
the Union Savings bank, tendered his
resignation on Monday, to take effect
today. Mr. Polk's resignation was ac
cepted with regret by the directors of
the above named institution and the
board adopted resolutions praising
him highly as a valued and efficient
officer and in recognition of his ex
cellent qualities as a man.
Mr. Polk will become manager in ,
this territory for the American Cen
tral Life Insurance company, of In
dianapolis. Mr. Polk formerly filled
the position of cashier of the Coving
ton Savings Bank & Trust company
and rjas held the position, he resigned
for the past few years. He has a
large circle of friends throughout this
section, made by his genial manners
and uniform courtesy.
BAKER LEMMON CHAPTER 1
The Baker Lemmon Chapter, United
Daughters of the 'Confederacy, was
entertained by Miss Gracey K. Malone
and Miss Ella Cummins at the home
of Mrs. McNeely, Saturday, January
27, with a splendid attendance.
Mrs. O'Neal, the treasurer, report
ed that she had sent a check . for
$15 to soldiers' home, given by the
chapter for Thanksgiving.
Mr3. M. A. Walker gave "My Lady",
by Thomas Nelson Page, which was
very much enjoyed.
Duett by Misses Miller and Cobb.
Vocal solo, Miss Sarah Owen.
Instrumental solo, Miss McNeely.
,A delicious course of cream and
cake was served.
February meeting to ,be held with
Mrs. M. A. Walker.
MARRIAGE LICENSES
Henry Stimpson and Victoria Tims,
Ben Wright and Ruth Blalack.
Silas Sargent and Isabel Cubbs,
Isaiah Stevens and Corinne Brown..
An astronomer estimates that suc
cessful signalling to Mars would re
nuire a nag as large as the State of
Maine attached to a pole five hundred
miles high. '

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