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D'vomI Ut Hit CplmUiliiig of (irumgcr County
VOLUME I NO. 8
RUTLEDGE, TENN., THURSDAY EVENING, April 3, 1917.
$1.00 A YEAR
Mrs. Anna M. and Miss Alice
Bryan, were in Morristown, Tues
Mr. and Mrs. 0. R. Marshall,
of Morristown, were visiting,
Mrs. Joseph HufFmeister and
Mrs. G. McIIenderson, Sunday
Miss Bertha Vann, was in Mor
Mrs. Joe II. Lowe and little
son, Kermit, were in Morristown
I. M. Peck, of Knoxville, spent
the week-end with his family
County Court Clerk J. M. Grove,
made a business trip to Indian
Get it at Shirley's.
Prof. W. L. Gentry, of Carson
Newman College, Jefferson City,
was here on business, Friday
Prof. J. Riley Briscoe, of Leas
Springs, spent Friday and Sat
urday here, visiting friends and
Dr. K. P. Elam, of Avondale
Springs, was here on business,
Mrs. W. B. Talley and daugh
ter, Cora Mae, were in Morris
Mrs. H. G. Farmer, visited
her cousin, Mrs. Pete Allen, in
Morristown, Friday and Satur
day. Arthur Shirley appreciates
Dr. George W. Smither, re
turned Saturday from Knoxville,
where he had been on profes
Miss Ruby Doyal, visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Doy
al, at Noeton, Sunday.
Mrs. Lou Nance, of New Mar
ket, is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. W. B. Talley, this week.
Miss Texie Godwin, who un
derwent an operation at the
Knoxville hospital, last week, is
F. G. Asquith, publisher of the
Jefferson County News, Jeffer
son City, was here Monday.
Mrs. I. M. Peck, is reported on
the sick list, this week.
J. C. Lambdin, of Jefferson
City, was here on business, Mon
day. COUNTY AND
The quarterly County Court
with Judge W. G. Corum presi
ding, was held Monday. Only rou
tine business was transacted.
The regular term of circuit
court is also in session this week
with Judge John B. Holloway, on
the bench. Quite a large number
of cases are being disposed of.
The usual large crowd attending
the sessions of Grainger county
court was in evidence.
Mr. Clyde Rucker, of Harbi
spn's X Roads, is visiting friends
and relatives for a few days. He
reports his , mother, Mrs. John
Rucker, to be much improved of
her serious illness.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Hopson
went to Dutch, Sunday March
Zs, Mr. Hopson being called tcrftr
the funeral of Martha Taylor
who was formerly of Noeton
While there they visited Mrs
Hopson's parents, Mr. and Mrs
Mr. James Ruth and family,
visited at the home of Pedow
Ruth, Sunday. e.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hodges, of
Shclton's Ford, visited their
laughter, Mrs. A. J. Hopson and
family, Sunday. A remarkable
feature was that Mrs. Hodges in
her 82nd year rode horseback a
distance of about five miles, o er
an extremely nugh road.
Mr. Torance Acuff, made a v-
it to Liberty Hill, undaj
"Aunt" Cynthia Malicoat, vis
ited Mrs. A. L. Hopson, Sundi.y.
W. Sam Hopson, was at Rut
ledge, Friday and Saturday, tak
ing the teachers examination.
Rev. Joel Acuff, filled his reg
ular appointment at the Pleas
ant Point Baptist church, Satur
day and Sunday.
Mr. Noah Smith has moved
back home after a protracted ill
ness at the home of his mother.
Mrs. Scott Hamilton and
daughter, Hazelle, were the
guest of Mrs. Huston Acuff, Mon
Mr. Gabe Atkins, visited rel
atives at DutchSunday.
T A T E
Miss Martha Henry, was the
guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Cantwell, Thurs
day and Thursday night.
J. E. Williams, made a 'busi
ness trip tc Knoxville, Vechies-
Misses 'Natalia Burchell and
Iona Daniel, spent Thursday
night and Friday, with their un
cle, James Richard, near Helton
ville. Miss Susan Wells of Clinch-
dale, was the guest of Mrs. J. A.
Cantwell, Thursday, at Bowen.
Miss Blanche Richard, of Hel-
tonville, was the guest of her
cousins, Misses Matalea uurcn-
ell and Iona Daniel, of this place
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Cantwell,
of Bowen, were the guests of
their mother, Mrs. Lucy Parmer
of Morristown, Saturday and
Mrs. W. M. Idol, of this place
was called to the bedside of her
sister who is seriously ill at her
home, near Massengill's Mill.
A PAINFUL ACCIDENT
Miss Dosie Pemberton, on last
Friday, fell, breaking her arm.
Dr. George W. Smither was call
ed and rendered professional services.
Mrs. S. Petre, of Bristol, is
visiting friends here the
Miss Virginia Nicelv. a stu
dent of the Park City high school
spent Saturday and Sunday,
Messrs. J. V. Wolfenbarger,
and Von Kitts, made a business
rip to Knoxville, Saturday. '
"Grandmother" Nicely, has
returned home, from a several
weeks visit to her daughter, Mrs.
A. II. Needham, of Lincoln Pk.
Mrs. Arthur Frye, of Oakwood
was the week-end guest of her
mother, Mrs. Huston Branson
Dr. Carr, of Corryton, made a
professional trip here again this
Mr. A. B. Cleveland, who has
been at Tiprell for the past week
working as depot agent, return
ed home Sunday night.
Miss Trula Wolfenbarger, en
tertained as her guests, Sunday i
Misses Annie Beeler, Trula
French, Lelia Nicely and Mr, A
The many friends of Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Evans, are sorry to
hear that they have gone to
Knoxville, where they will make
their future home.
Many teacher's of the north of
Clinch mountain, took the exarerf
ination at Rntledge, Ffiday and
"The Woodman Circle" will
meet here at the hall, Saturday
evening, April 7th, for initiation
oi new members.
Prof. E. 0. Beeler, of Punch
eon Camp, is moving here, where
he intends to make his home. ,
Mr. Herbert Satterfield came
up from Knoxville, where he has
been at work. He visited home
Rev. Mr. Sproles, filled his reg
ular appointment at the Beeler
Chapel Methodist church.
Miss Lillie Capps, came up
from Knoxville, Sunday, visiting
The Sunday School at Beeler's
Chapel, is progressing nicely
with an increased attendance.
' Rev. Mr. Charley Whitson,
filled his regular appointment at
the Mt. Eager Baptist church.
The farmers met at this place
last Friday night for the purpose
of organizing a 'Farmers Union'.
Mrs. Bulin of Knoxville, was
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Boss Capps
the past week.
Mrs. James Perry and little
girl were visiting her parents at
Washburn, last week.
Isaac Roberts, aged 79 years,
died at his home near Avondale,
Sunday morning. Funeral ser
vices were conducted at Richland
church, Monday afternoon, by
Rev. James Kitts, and the body
was buried in Richland cemetery,
The deceased was one of the
oldest and best known citizens
of his community. He leaves sev
eral children and other relatives,
his wife having died several
MISS MARY NANCE
Miss Mary Nance, a well
known young lady, has recently
been appointed postmistress at
the Leas Springs office. Miss
Nance has been teaching school
in this and adjoining counties
for the past few years, she now
being employed in the Jefferson
City High school which position
she has held for the last year.
She will take charge of the office
at the expiration of the present
Miss Nance was recommended
for this position by Senator John
LICENSE TO WED
During the month of March.
County Court Clerk, J. M. Grove
issued marriage licenses as fol
Lafayette Mayes and Dora Hip-
Robert Jarnagin and Nancy Jar-
Nelson Singleton and Maggie
D. W. Noe and May Haley Wil
John Bibbons and Mattie Har
The March examination for
teachers was held at the high
school building here Friday and
Saturday? Forty eight applicants
were present, five taking the
high school test and forty three
the elementary. The examination
was conducted by Superinten
dent H. G. Farmer, Chairman C.
K. Ellis of the county board of
education and Miss Pearl Need
ham. . '
Prof. W. L. Gentry of Jeffer
son City, a member of the state
board of education, was present
and addressed the teachers on
the rules and regulations of the
state board pertaining to the ex
aminations and certifications of
A Kansas City ordinance re
quires dealers to sell eggs by the
There were 9850 murders and
deaths by violence in the United
States last year.
The state of Montana pays
the railroad fares of students
attending the state university.
It is said that more than 300,
000 persons in the United States
wear glass eyes.
See Arthur Shirley's line of
iiiwi aiiu JVjr o tao anu v ivnimc, ,
"There's a reason."
The United States, spends $1,
000,000,000 annually to educate
23,500,000 public school pupils.
The United States pays its ar
my officers and men better than
does any other nation of the
It is predicted that the South
ern States will produce $1,000,
000,000 worth of cotton, in the
All important wars in which
the United States has engaged
were declared during the month
of April. The revolutionary war
began April, 19, the civil war,
April 12, the Mexican war April
24, the Spanish-American war,
April 21, and the Black Hawk
war April 21.
WAR RESOLUTION GETS BIG
MAJORITY IN SENATE; HOUSE
TO DEBATE MEASURE TODAY
Vote in Senate Follows Long Debate in Which LaFoIlette Defends
(ermany and Attacks Resolution Williams Makes Heated
Reply to Wisconsin Senator Many Members Declare
United States Must Defend Lives of Citizens From Ger
many's Submarine War Final Vote is 82 tc 6.
WASHINGTON, April 4. The war resolution was passed by
the -senate tonight by a vote of 82 lo 6. It goes to the house,
where debate will begin tomorrow morning at ten o'clock to. con
tinue until action is taken.
Senators who cast the negative votes were: Gronna of North
Dakota ; LaFoIlette, of Wisconsin
Oregon; Stone, of Missouri; and
The resolution, drafted after
partment and already accepted
state of war thrust upon the
mally declared, and directs the
Military and naval forces and the
carry on war and bring it to a
Action in the senate came
of a debate that had lasted continuously since 10 o'clock this
morning. The climax was reached late in the afternoon when
Senator John Sharp Williams denounced a speech by Senator La
FoIlette as more worthy of Herr
an American senator.
The passage of the resolution was not marked by any out
burst from the galleries. . The senators themselves wer unusually
quiet. Many of them answered to their names in voices that
quivered with emotion.
The galleries were filled to
of the senators', seats were almost half the membership of , the
house. In the diplomatic gallery were Secretary Lansin?, coun
sellor Polk of the state department, Minister Calderon of Dnl'via,
Minister Ekengren of Sweden. Earlier in the evening Dr. Ritter,
the Swiss minister, in charge of German interests in this'coun
try, had been there.
Secretary McAdoo was on
of the debate.
As the last name was called
82 to 6 there was hardly a murmur of applause.
SIX OPPONENTS WERE IN RECENT FILIBUSTER
The six opponents to the bill, and who were in the recent fil
ibuster are: Democrats Lane, Stone and Vardaman. Republicans
Gronna, LaFoIlette,. and Norri 3.
TEXT OF RESOLUTION DECLARING WAR
The text of the resolution follows:
"Wliereas the imperial German government has committed
repeated acts of war against the government and the people of
the United States of America; therefor be it
"Resolved by the senate and house of representatives of the
United States of America in congress assembled, that the state 1
war between the United States and the imperial German govern
ment which has thus been thrust upon the United States
by formally declared ; and that the President be and he is hereby
authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military
forces of the United States and ti e resources of the government
to carry on war against the imperial German government; and
to bring the conflict to a successful termination and all of the re
sources of the country are hereby pledged by the congress of the
United States. '
FOR THE CONVENIENCE
OF OUR CUSTOMERS
For the convenience of our customers we have a place
in the bank for private conversations, letter writing or other
business matters. This room is at your service.
Our modern Safe Deposit Boxes in our fire-proof vault,
rmts for 50c and 1.00 a jear. A safe place for your val
uable papers. '
; Norris, of Nebraska ; Lane, of
Vardaman, of Mississippi.
consultation with the state de
by the house committee, says the
United States by Germany is for
President to employ the entire
resources of the government to
just after 11 o'clock at the close
Von Bethmann-Hollweg than of
overflowing and on the floor back
the floor during the last few hourjs
and the clerk announce.! the vote
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