<NEWS CLIPPINGS - 1916>
Central High School Honor Roll
First Grade: Iva Levan, Henry Heidel
Second Grade: Jessie Cooper
Third Grade: Ella Crenshaw, Labon Summer, Mary Summer Iva Redmon
Fourth Grade: Elsia Moates
Fifth Grade: Lorene Davis, Nellie Hall, Parlia Henry
Seventh Grade: Merida Byrd, Dixie Davis, Charley Newberry, Madge Ott, Ray Schubert, Roy Schubert,
Ida Taylor, Thelma Zumstein
Eight Grade: Lee Davism, Marie Heidel, Edna Human, Eva Summer
HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL
First year: Orpha Clark
Second year: John Joyner
Third Year: Herbert Bales, Ed Conificius, Netta Clark, Lawrence Newberry, Blanche Ott
Cooking: Eva Summer, Metta Clatk, Otto Schubert
Sewing: Anna Mae Joyner, Lesie Dean Levan, Emma Summer, Ida Taylor, Marie Heidel, Eva Summer
James Joyner and Pointer Barger, candidates for member of the County Board of Education, were calling on the voters.
Henry Davis and son, Vanus, went out to Marlow Friday to attend the funeral of Lum Smith.
Capt. T.G. Van Meyers, representating the French government, is spending the week in our burg purchasing mules and horses for army service.
TO ALL CONCERNED:
By reason of impending strike, effective at once, the O.N.O. & T.P., A.G.S.S.H. & N.E., C.B & C., and Belt of Chattanooga will not accept from shippers any shipment of live stock or perishable freight unless it can reach final destination by regular or usual schedule before September 2, 1916.
Any shipments of explosives or highly inflamable material will not be received.
Please see that shippers and receivers are notified by telephone or otherwise at once, also that local newspapers are given notice so that the informationmay be made available to all concerned.
The above information was added June 24, 2000..........
Marriage Licenses and Marriages
Sam Key to Sarah Jane Potter
Lonas Armes to Dallas Dangher
Milton Gray to Mary Hedgecoth
Frank Douglas to Leona Stringfield
W.M. Greder to Stella Underwood
Herbert Staples to Bethie Brasel
Elijha Clark to Bessie Hill
Hubert Freels and Della York, 9/28/1916
Martin Redmun and Della Arms
Andrew McDormick and Luverna Zumstein
George Bune and Wettha Jones
Harold Adcock and Mattie Bingham
Reuben Morgan and Lena Wehlhorn (Mehlhorn?)
Ola Howard and Luverna Cox
(week of 10/20/1916)
W. E. Kennedy & Ida Ridener
Geo Leach & Myrtle Gooch
Harry Carlton Jones & Ova Marie Creekmore
Joseph Cox & Dorothy Hall
James Back & Della Adkin
Haywood Wilson & Freddie Butler
Riley Justice & Myrtle Stewart -(see below)
Harry Kreis & Ida Brasel
William T. Walton & Sarah L. Kinker
Wiley England & Flora Guffey
C. C. Todd & Matilda Jones
John Bradshaw & Maggie Jones
Daniel Webb & Othena Hall
G. Walker & Jennie Wright
Oscar Byrd & Anna McNeil
Chas Walls & Grace Butler
George Heidle & Etta Brown
James Brown & Joe Been
L. E. Thornton & Oma Jackson
H. Conrad Wilson & Bessie Human
N. J. Stonecipher & Tressie Patrick
Riley JUSTICE and Myrtle STEWART were married by Esq. HOLDER, Dec. 16 1916, on the Pike a short distance east OF Wartburg near Gus Heidel’s. They were sitting in an auto when the Esquire drove up, married them in short order as he was carrying the mail and could not tarry long on the job.
Harry KREIS and Ida L. BRASEL were married Christmas morning and left immediately for Knoxville..
James H. GALLOWAY died Jan. 6th at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Griffith after a long illness.
Martin BROWN died in Atlanta, Ga. Jan 15th with pneumonia. He was a soldier in the US Service. His body was shipped to Burrville for
burial. He leaves a father and mother, two sisters and six brothers.
Martin C. BROWN, died Jan. 16, 1916 at Camp Gordon. He was formerly from Burrville. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Brown who lived at Burrville. Cause of death was pneumonia.
James T. BUCHANAN, a miner about 30 years of age from Dayton was killed in the CONGER MINES Wednesday by falling slate.
He had worked here only two days. The body was prepared for burial and sent to Dayton for interment. He leaves a wife and two children. (August 1916)
P.J. CALLAHAN, 72, of Chattanooga died, 8/10/1916 at his home. Burial in Cincinnatti, Aug 13, 1916. He was for many years the
passenger conductor between Somerset and Chattanooga.
Infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jack BROWN was buried Aug. 14, 1916 at M.E. Church Cemetery Sunbright.
William HOWARD, born in Morgan Co., May 16, 1831, died Oct 17, 1916. He married Sarah Williams in 1858. They had seven children, 5 survive. daughters, Mrs. T. C. DILLON. Mrs. Wilburn STOWERS, and Mrs. Gusty HOWARD. Sons, Andrew and Perry Howard. Mr. HOWARD joined the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War. Burial in Lavender Cem. Deer Lodge
Jim WOODRUFF, who a week ago stabbed to death JOHN McGINLY on the streets of Harriman, was arrested Saturday at Rockwood. His preliminary trial was held Saturday afternoon and he was bound over to court with out bond. He claims the stabbing was in self defense. (week or 8/13/1916)
DEATH OF ELIHU HOLDER
On July 25, 1916, Elihu HOLDER passed over the divide to the great beyond. He was in his 73rd year. He was the oldest of seven children and was married in 1869 to Miss Laura SILCOX who died in 1882. There were six children to this union, two survive.About three years later he married Miss Sarah NICHOLS. There were three children to this union. He leaves a wife, 5 sons and 2 daughters. His remains were laid to rest in Liberty Cemetery on July 26.
Mrs. Jeff LAVENDER died week of Aug. 24, 1916. She suffered a stroke about 2 weeks ago and never recovered. She was 72 years old. Burial in Pine Flat Cemetery.
Miss COLLINS of Hillsboro, Ohio. She owned several houses in Deer Lodge and spent the winters among us. (8/1916)
Joe W. LINDSAY of Chattanooga was killed Sunday in a head on collison between his motor cycle and a street car. He was about 30
years of age and leaves a wife, father and mother, S.W. LINDSAY, and a sister. (8/31/1916)
Mr. HUNT of Michigan who bought the Thomas POTTER place near J.W. BURNS, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor on Saturday evening. He lived until Monday. (week of10/5/1916)
Mr. M. W. BUXTON, age 91, departed this life Oct.16, 1916. His wife, four sons, and one daughter are left to mourn his loss.
Mr. Joe THORNTON died Oct. 8, 1916. He leaves a wife, sons and daughters to mourn his departure. His remains were laid to
rest in Liberty Cemetery.
Mrs. E. S. JONES. (week of,10/19/1916) burial in Winfield.
The three month’s old child of Esquire R. A. CROSS died last Sunday morning. The afflicted couple have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement (week of 11/16/1916)
The sad news of the death of Rev. Joseph HERMIE, pastor of St. Anne Church at Deer Lodge and Stowers, was learned Monday morning. Interment in Philadelphia. (week of 12/14/1916)
Mr. A. HENKLE, a well known former resident of Glades, who moved to Chicago a few months ago, died suddenly Dec. 6, 1916.
Aunt Margaret JONES, wife of Mr. W. D. JONES died at Montgomery in her 78th year. She was born in Russell County Va., to Mr. & Mrs. CROMWELL, (Ed Note-Johnson and Anna JACKSON CROMWELL). She married Daniel GARRETT in 1859. He was captured during the Civil War and died at Belle Isle. Daughter, Mrs. Chas. (Julia) BROWN survives of two children. June 27 she married W. D. JONES. One daughter, who married Wm. HOLSTON died about three years ago. Interment in Lutheran Cemetery. (week of Dec. 28, 1916)
Mrs. Dave JONES who lives close to the White School House, fell dead between her home and a neighbors on Tuesday evening. A couple of boys who were near by heard her scream and saw her fall. They ran to her aid but found her dead when they reached her side. (12/1916)
The sad news of the death of Carl SWIFT, which occured last Thursday at their home. He was a brother of one of our former Music teachers, Miss Lillian SWIFT. (12/1916)
Aunt Eliza DAVIS died at the home of her son. J. M. DAVIS on Dec. 24, 1916 at the ripe age of 80 years
and was buried on Dec 25, in Burrville Cemetery. December, 21, 1916
We regret to give up another of our citizens, (Rugby), but the death angel came to the home of Mr. S.H. FILES and took away Mrs. Sol Giles from us.
OTHER NOTES AND NEWS
The weather has registered from five to seven below zero more than once. Folks are doing with out coal because ice-covered hills are making it difficult to deliver.
August 10, 1916
Bert STEPHENS, who has been in the Navy for the past eight years, made this burg a call last week. He was visiting his grandmother, Mrs. R.A. DAVIS.
Last Monday Aug. 7, was surely Birthday Day in Sunbright. On that day Hon. Wm. BULLARD celebrated his 56th, Mrs. Bettee ENGLAND her 44th, Chas T. SUMMERS his 40th, Arthur JUSTICE, 22nd, Miss Bessie
HUMAN her 17th and Elizabeth NEIL her 10th birthday.
Mr. Harry HALL and wife are slowly improving from typhoid fever.
Prof. John ALBERTSON and Miss Eva GALLOWAY opened school here on Monday morning of this week (8/10/1916)
Frank DOUGLAS has given up his position at Catoosa and returned to the Emory.
Little Albert GARRETT is still peddling at Annadell.
Burglars entered the post office here (Coalfield) Friday night and relieved the cash drawer of about $100. A box of pennies and the stamps were not molested. (8/10/1916)
A horse belonging to Sam WALLS near here was stolen Saturday night and ridden to Petros and turned loose. Mr. Walls found his horse at Stephen’s Switch with one eye knocked out and otherwise badly abused. Coalfield (8/10/1916)
Geo. P. MCKETHUM and wife, who have been visiting his father, E.H. McKETHUM, have returned to their home in Cario, Ill, on Aug. 17th.
S.T. KIMBELL has purchased 300 acres on the pike road near Sunbright for $4,500. Property is advancing by leaps and bounds along the fines pike in the county!
August 24, 1916
Miss Lina ZUMSTEIN, 1st Asst. teacher in the Sunbright High School, arrived here last Saturday.
One of the finest plantations in the county passed hands last week -- The MAGNOLIA PLANTATION at Stowers formerly owned by S.T. KIMBALL. Comprised in this estate is upwards of 2000 acres, residences, cleared lands, store buildings and barns. A large Polish settlement adjoins this estate and a Catholic Church is on the property. The residence of James J. ENGLAND at West
Sunbright was destroyed by fire Sunday night about 8:30. The fire was caused by a defective flue. August 31, 1916
Several investors here from Champaign, Ill. are expected here this wee to look at land around Stowers.
Next Saturday will see the big auction sale at Glades when Adolph HEINKLE will sell out. They are moving back to Chicago.
Fourteen cars of railroad ties were shipped from Sunbright last week.
Paul T. JONES, president of the Barbor Coal Co., spent Saturday and Sunday in Harriman.
October 5, 1916
Mr. M HUNT of Michigan, who bought the Thomas Potter place near JH.W. Burns;, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a razor on Sat. evening last. He lived until Monday noon.
Roy HOWARD, son of Trustee Howard, blew in from Chicago Monday.
We reckon that the cold chilly winds off Lake Michigan were too much for his liking.
Rev. CALDWELL, (the circuit rider) of Burrville and his father of Lenoir City and Rev. A. C. PETERS were here Sunday. The elder Caldwell preached an interesting sermon.
BOYLE FARM SOLD
S.T. KIMBELL of the Kimbell Land Agency closed up the largest sale of the year in selling the BOYLE Farm of 3500 acres for Oscar PETERSON to Judge C. A. BALES of Jefferson County. This plantation was founded by Lord MONTGOMERY BOYLE of London, England, who invested largely in the county in the early ‘80s, (1880s) together with the English investors who founded the Rugby settlement.
October 12, 1916
Henry LILES suffered the loss of his house by fire a few days since. The fire was accidental.
Jesse QUINN went to Michigan as an escort with the body of Ben HUTCHINGS, where the remains will be buried.
Edgar RUFFNER and Edgar HOPPER left Monday for Morristown where they expect to attach themselves to some kind of a job.
Mrs. C. PETERS had a serious runaway a few days ago. A young horse hitched to a buggy became frightened and ran away throwing the occupants from the buggy, considerable injuring the buggy. No one was seriously hurt.
Squire ADCOCK”S court was the scene Tuesday of a very exciting lawsuit, which as to nature is perhaps not duplicated in the court procedure of the county. Harry GOUGE, who lives near here, was arraigned on the charge of a very grave statutory offence. The alleged victim and accuser was little Miss Gertrude McDANIEL, aged 13 years.The accused was sent to jail until the next term of Circuit Court at Wartburg.
October 26, 1916
Earnest BARDILL, a quiet farmer of the Lone Mt. community of planters, was arrested and brought to town and tried at the Court House on Monday before Bruno SCHUBERT, a Justice of the Peace, the indictment charging Bardill with Forgery. The proof showed a check drawn on the Oakdale Bank & Trust Co. by Riley JESTES to Enoch BARDILL and by Enoch BARDILL endorsed. The check was dated Oct. 8th 1916 and was paid by said bank on Oct. 12, 1916, the check being for $10.00. The warrant was sworn out by Riley JESTES who denied writing the check and charging said BARDILL with forging his name and getting the money on it. The defendant was bound over to court, in $1000 bonds which he made and returned to his home that
Nov. 2, 1916
Mr. John KREIS took a load of potatoes to Oakdale Tuesday for Ben BYRD who had sold them to J.C. ALLEY at $1.00 per bushel. He took another load today.
TWO MORE STEEL BRIDGES
The county Court met in special session and passed a resolution authorizing the Bridge Commission to let contracts for two more steel bridges to built across Clear Fork, one at Peters Ford and one at Brewster Ford. (re-print from Fentress Co. Gazette)
We regret to have to announce that about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon the house of Mr. Pointer BARGER, who lives on the Wartburg and Petros Road about nine miles from Wartburg was totally destroyed by fire. Mr. Barger is a poor man and has a large family who are turned out of home with only the clothes they had on.
November 16, 1916
The High School Students, who are under the supervision of Miss Sadie RAMSEY, will give a two hour play on the evening of Dec. 9, at 7 o’clock in the high school auditorium.
On Sunday last, St. Peter left the Gates of Heaven ajar and a bright little angel boy, wended its way down to earth and took up its abode in the happy home of Mr. & Mrs. J.E. TANNER We are please to announce that mother and child are doing nicley. November 30, 1916
The H & F E E R R is having some wells dug near the depot, and will erect a water tank here. (Coalfield)
Mart VANN, our barber, fell from his barn loft a few mornings since and sustained some very bad bruises, though no serious injuries.
R.D. McGLOTHIN, aged about 60 years, who is subject to epilepsy, fell from a railroad trestle a week ago during one of his attacks and was very seriously hurt. Since the accident he has been scarcely in a conscious condition and his life is dispaired of.
John B. YORK accidently fell from his wagon last Friday. The wagon which was loaded with crossties ran over him, dislocating his left shoulder and otherwise injuring him.. Drs JONES and EASLEY were called and soon set the bones.Mr. YORK is some better and at this writing is confined to his room.
There is quite a building boom in Wartburg. Some are building, while others putting up additons.
December 14, 1916
Mr. Clarence Brown met with a painful accident last Satruday in falling from a wagon he dislocated his elbow. (Burrville)
Mr. A. HENKLE a well known former resident of Glades, who moved to Chicago a few months ago, died suddenly Dec. 6th from the effects of a bad cold which settled in his lungs. (Deer Lodge)
During the sitting of the Grand Jury this week, the case of Ernest BARDILL, which was a bound over case from Squire SCHUBERT’S court held Oct. 23, in which Mr. BARDILL was held for his appearance at this term of court on a charge of passing a bogus check.The Grand Jury, after examing the witnesses, decided that Mr. Bardill was not guilty and refused to indict him. Mr. BARDILL is a quiet and respectable citizen of the Lone Mountain Country.
JUST A WORD FROM RUGBY
We regret to learn that Friday, Dec. 22, will be the last day of our school here for the winter. Our school has been taught this term by Mr. William Powell of the third district. Mr. Powell psosesses all the qualities which go to make a successful teacher.
December 21, 1916 - Letters from SANTA:
Dear Santa: I am 5 years old, and of course I want lots and lots of things, but I am just going to ask for the things I want most and I will then expect to get them. Please bring me a toy piano, a big doll and a teddy bear. I was about to forget to tell you to bring me some irons to iron my doll clothes. I shall expect what I’ve asked for, with lots of candy, oranges and apples. Love to you and Mrs. Santa. Charlotte Aytes, Frankfort.
Dear Santa, I am a little boy 5 years old and I want you to bring me a little wagon and a toy dog and a horse and some apples, oranges candy and nuts. The is all I will ask for this time. Good By.
Please Dear Santa: Bring us a doll, a little wagon and candy,
oranges and nuts and don’t forget our little sister Ava. Please bring us a little lamp too.
Wilma and Lela Stone, Rockwood, Rte 3
Dear Santa; I am a little girl 10 years old. Please bring me a pair of gloves and a handkerchief box, and don’t forget my little sister, Tressie, and bring her an unbreakable doll and some candy; so good by Santa,
Georgia Dilbeck, Wartburg.
We will pay 30 cents for Eggs and 25 cents per
pound for Butter, in cash. SCHUBERT’S STORE.
December 28, 1916
A CARD FROM THE EDITOR OF THE BANNER
“A.F. NACE, editor of the Morgan County Banner at Oakdale, has been called to his home near York, Pa, hence this week’s issue of the Banner will be omitted. Nr. Nace was called to his home to attendthe funeral of his dear mother.
Mr. A. HONEYCUTT has been at Knoxville for the past two weeks
on the Federal Jury.
Mr. J. S. GREER has been suffering for two weeks with a sprained wrist which was caused while cranking his machine. The little Ford kicked!
Mr. J.M. PETETT and family have returned from California.
Mrs. W.B. CRENSHAW and the children spent Christmas evening and
Tuesday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson ROBINSON.
COURT RECORDS -- 1916August 10, 1916 Squire Adcock’s court was the scene of a lively legal tilt here Saturday. The MORRISON Brothers, proprietors of the Oliver Springs Brick Yard, were on trial for felonious assualt on William Settle. The evidence pointed in opposite directions and the defendents were acquitted. October 12, 1916 Squire ADCOCK’S court was the scene Tuesday of a very exciting lawsuit, which as to nature is perhaps not duplicated in the court procedure of the county. Harry GOUGE, who lives near here, was arraigned on the charge of a very grave statutory offence. The alleged victim and accuser was little Miss Gertrude McDANIEL, age 13 years. The crime is said to have been committed Saturday evening week near the Prudential Mines. Gouge was arrested by Constable W.H. WARD and brought before Equires ADCOCK and WEBSTER who after hearing the evidence of the little girl and Gouge’s father, committed the accused to jail until the next term of Circuit Court at Wartburg. The State was represented by Harvey Ward and the defendent by J.M. DAVIS and C.C.JACKSON October 26, 1916 BOUND OVER TO THE CRIMINAL AND LAW COURT Earnest BARDILL, a quiet farmer of the Lone Mountain community of planters, was arrested and brought to town and tried at the Court House in Wartburg on Monday of this week, before Bruno SCHUBERT, a Justice of the Peace, the indictment charging BARDILL with forgery. The proof showed that a check was drawn on the Oakdale Bank & Trust Co, by Riley JESTES to Enoch BARDILL and by Enoch BARDILL endorsed.The check was datedOct. 8th 1916, and was paid by said bank on Oct. 12th, 1916, the check being for $10.00. The warrent was sworn out by Riley JESTES who denied writing the check; and charging said BARDILL with forging his name and getting the money on it. Since a Justice of the Peace tries such cases on the probable cause of guilt and not upon the reasonable doubt, the defendant was bound over to court, in $1,000 bonds which he made and returned to his home that evening. December, 14, 1916 During the sitting of the Grand Jury this week the case of Ernest BARDILL, which was a bound over case from Squire SCHUBERT’S court held Oct. 23, in which Mr. BARDILL was held for appearance at this term of court on a charge of passing a bogus check upon the bank at Oakdale. The grand Jury, after examing the witnesses decided that Mr. Bardill was not guilty and refused to indict him. He is a quiet and respectable citizen of the Lone Mountain country.CRIMINAL AND LAW COURT
Met Dec. 11, 1916 with Judge HICKS on the bench and States Attorney W.H. BUTTRAM and Charles W. SUMMER, Clerk in attendance.
The following cases were heard and disposed of:
W W CHRISTMAS, case nollied on costs.
James BRANDENBURG, murder, continued
James COFFEE, carrying arms, continued
R. ANGEL and Chas. ARP, felonious assault,
A.M. CARDELL carrying arms, not guilty
William GOOCH, felonious assault, found
guilty of simple assault, fined $40 and costs.
Leon PEMBERTON and Abe LAMBERSON
unlawfully selling liquor, continued
Charles ROGERS, cruelty to animals, nullied
J.F. EVANS, carrying weapons, continued by State.
W. COFFEY, keeping female dog, $5.00 and cost.
Jas HANSFORD, drunkeness, nullie on cost
Walter Williams, nullied on costs
Arch WEAVER,unlawfully selling liquor, fined $50 and sixty days.
Adam DAUGERTY, carrying arms, fined $50 and thirty days.
Adam DAUGERTY, selling liquor to minors, fined $25 and cost.
Gilbert LANGLEY, carry arms, fined $50 and cost.
A.P. GOLDSTON, et al forfiture, nullied on cost.
Harvey GOUCH, rape, acquitted of rape and hung jury
on age of consent.
Adam DAUGERTY, carry concealed arms, not guilty
On Friday afternoon the court adjourned over to January 19, 1917