Local News – 1915 (March 20)

Local News

Anderson County News, March 20, 1915:

Clinch river registered 6.1 feet yesterday at the bridge, 2.0 at Speer’s ferry; Powell’s river 1.2 feet.

Sheriff Smith jailed John Dabney and a young woman from Coal Creek Monday night on a charge of lewdness.

Mrs. Denna H. Bailey gave a recital in elecution [elocution] at Powell Saturday night.

Senator Worley has introduced a bill in the senate to abolish the criminal and law court of Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Scott, Claiborne and Hancock counties, of which Judge Xen Hicks of Clinton presides.  Also to abolish office of Assistant Attorney General held by J. B. Holloway of Morristown.  Gen. W. H. Buttram is in Nashville fighting passage of such a measure.

Work on the Odd Fellow’s building and opera house has been resumed at Coal Creek.  It will cost about $7,000 on completion.

F. L. Turnbill and son of near Robertsville were here Wednesday.  Mr. Turnbill has purchased Eagle Boy from Jno. B. Ross and has taken the horse to his farm.

S. P. Fowler conducted the sale of Minnie Seivers property at Medford Tuesday.  On Saturday morning, March 20, S. B. McKamey will conduct the sale of Joe B. Cross personal property at Dossett.

Prof. R. A. Moser, agent for the Ford car, has placed a number of new machines lately.

Clinton High School has entered on its final term.  The graduating exercises will be held May 16 to 21.  Sunday the 16th the baccalaureate sermon will be delivered at the auditorium and the final entertainments given Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.  There are eleven graduates this year, five boys and six girls.

Base Ball Club Organized.  The boys of Clinton High School have organized a baseball team and are doing some spring practice.  The boys hope to have a number of games with neighbor school teams.  Following is the line-up:  Lon Butcher, catcher; Clyde Keister, pitcher; K. D. Demarcus, 1st base; Timothy Peters, 2d base; Harry Butcher, 3rd base; Frank Ring, short stop; Carl Sams, cf; P. C. Clough, rf; Carl Giles, lf; Tom Peters, T. R. Evans, Homer Wallace and George Leever, utility.

Hotel Arrivals.  Among the arrivals at Leath Inn during the week were:  S. R. Miller, Nashville; H. Sharade, South Carolina; Bob Lindsay, B. L. Armstrong, W. L. Hickey, P. H. Holden, R. L. Bailey, A. J. Queener, G. H. Marshall, J. R. McDowell, T. A. Miller, F. E. Cook, Knoxville; R. E. Myers, A. Latta, Cincinnati; H. S. Scott, Indiana; W. Gobold, St. Joseph, Tenn.; I. Bennett, Birmingham; A. C. Douglass, J. B. McCrary, W. T. Wade, J. F. Burnett, Chattanooga; I. Wagemaker, Athens; F. S. Gray, St. Louis; O. G. Squires; B. F. Hamilton, Nashville; R. L. Evans, Harriman; J. F. Reed, Elza; Geo. W. Wendling, Coal Creek; T. W. Beard, R. H. Chambers, Loudon; H. B. Owen, Atlanta; W. M. Belton, Johnson City; John L. Evans, Bristol; J. C. Rose, Boston; H. H. Spain, Colorado.

[Transcribed with original spelling, punctuation and grammar by Stephanie A. Hill from microfilmed original at the Clinton Public Library.]

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