Published Every Friday
THE CLAYTON TRIBUNE
Official Organ of Rabun County.
One Dollar a year in advance.
One Dollar and twenty five cents
Entered at the Post Office of
Clayton, Ga,, as second
class mail matter
F. D. Singleton Editor.
We have received two or three
copies of the Mountain Echo, and
a copy of the Clayton Circuit
Courier. The Mountain Echo is
published by Mr. J. T. Kendall,of
Clayton, Ga., a baptist minister,
and the Clayton Circuit Courier
is published by Mr. John L. Frank
lin, of Clayton, Ga., a methodist
minister, and both are religious,
Gentlemen: we welcome you
into the field, which is white, and
we hope the harvest will be great.
Publicity is the nation’s safe
guard, and the protection of the
church, state and county; the
dread of the mighty and the pride
of the weak. It is a very easy
matter for a writeT to make the
wrong impression, and put a
beautiful color into an article for
popularity’s sake, we believe and
trust that each of you will
stand true to your profession in
this work, and that your support
and cooperation will even be great
er than ourS have been in the
WANT the “BELL TRAIN."
Citizens along the line of the
Tallulah Falls Railway had a hear
ing before the State Railroad
Commission in Atlanta Tuesday,
In which they asked for better
At present there is only one
train a day in each direction,
and two trains are asked for.
One Of the accommodations,
Beveral pf the patrons of the road
ask for, is that the “BelleTrain”
running between Toccoa and
Atlanta be changed to run be
tween Atlanta and Dillard, forty
miles above Cornelia.
The citizens of Toccoa will not
stand for such an arrangement if
it is really contemplated.
Be neighborly with us, Toccoa.
Remember you have fourteen
passenger trains each day, while
we have only two. You also have
good roads and automobiles.
Give us a chance. We hope the
time is not far distant, when you
will be proud of these mountains
Married at the home of the bride, at
Clayton, in the presence of a large num
ber of invited friends and relatives, on
January, 22nd, Miss Mary Coffee to
Mr. Chas, H. Garrison, of Atlanta, Ga.
Rev. H. P. Bell, officiating.
The bride wore a beautiful blue,
traveling suit, and held in her hand a
bouquet of white carnations and narcis
The room was beautifully decorated
with evergreens, violets, and other
flowers. Mrs. Garrison is the daughter
of Mrs. Julia Coffee, and one' of Clay
ton’s most industrious girls, and has
many friends heie.
Mr. Garrison is a brickmason by trade,
and now holds a position with the Geor
gia Railway and Power Company, and
is well known and has many friends in
The happy couple left immediately on
No. 11, for Atlanta.
Garden planting, is the order of the
The appointment of Jos. T. Davis, of
Clayton, Dock Smith, of Rabun Gap,
and Wesley M. Lee, of Tallulah Falls,
as tax equalizers, for Rubun county,
was a prudent administration of our
Ordinary. It Would be very difficult to
select another Board of assessors that
VOuld measure up to the ability, honest
dgement, and an equitable distribution
' tax returns on a fair basis as found
these gentlemen. Rabun county
Itould feel elated of having such noble
iris law of establishing a Board of
Eqaulizers, will be a great benefit
tax payers, in lowering the rate,
opinion. While the people can’t
i results just yet, but time will
1 such a law.
Rev. J. T. Swanson delivered quite
an able sermon at the baptist church
Sunday, 11 a. m. There were also Servi
ces at the methodist church at 3 p. m.,
by Rev. Franklin. We think the people
are very fortunate in securing the Servi
ces of such able men.
MrB. W. C. Kerby gave a dinner last
week, incommcmerationof Mr. Kerby’s
birth day. Quite a number of relatives
and friends were invited. The table
was abundantly supplied with all kind
of good things t.n eat.. Every one pres
ent enjoyed the occasion.
At an election held here a few weeks
ago, to elect a mayor and councilmen
for the year 1914, the following were
elected: Judge J. P. Berrong, mayor,
W. R. Usitgry, R. E. Woodall, E. C.
Berrong and Worth Smith, councilmen.
School opened here Monday, the 12th,
with Rev. Swanson as principal and
Miss Sallie Swanson, assistant—86 pu
Mrs. J. H. Ramey spent the latter
part of last week,, with relatives at
Mrs. John W. and Mrs. Jesse W.
Green of Clayton, were the guests^ of
Mrs. R. E. Cannon Saturday and Sun
Misses Annie and Carry Bell Cannon
visited relatives at Clayton the first
of the week.
Mrs. Beulah Blalock Lovell, of Clarks
villa, is visiting her father, Mr. H. C.
THE CLAYTON TRIBUNE BUILDING.
No town or city is complete without a good up-to-date restau
rant. On the ground floor of 1 his building, you will find an up-to-
date restaurant and soda fount, equipped with all modern conven-
ices, and run with cleanliness and sobriety. When in Clayton, and
want a good vAtrm meal, you will find this a desireable place, as
meals are served here at all hours, on short notice.
This business is operated by Mr. James Derrick, who is a natural
born cook, and always wins the prize on making soup. Many peo
ple, who have been accustom to bringing a lunch with them to
Clayton, have learned this, and now go to the restaurant, where
they can get warm meals, a cup of milk, hot coffee, or tea.
In addition to the restaurrnt and soda fount, Mr. Derrick keep:
a select line of cigars, smoking tobaccos, candies, etc.
On the second floor of this building, is where the Tribune is
hatched, and one of the most peculiar things about the Tribune;
it is hatched before it is set. It sometimes takes a little thought
and head scratching to hatch up some of our foolishness, though
it must be hatched before it is set in type. And if you think that
you would find an idle crowd in the Tribune office,- you are mistak
en. “Everybody works.” We haven’t, any modern machinery,
and;,not ctble to buy it. All the work is done by main strength and
hard down awkardness. But we never get too busy to receive a
bcai. an ad. or a subscription.
Wolf Crook New*. j Mr. Cicero Burton went to S. C. to
The farmers are busy turning their get him a wife, whom he brought baak
lend and making preperations for with him. She was a Miss Philips; W*
another bumper crop for 1914. 1 extend congratulations.
Mrs. Hettie Dock ins has been very ill Elsie,
for the past week, we hope ahe will soon I
recover. . ^
Mr. J. J. Ramey and family t,sited Th< j state Chamber of Commerce will
relatives in S. C. last Sunday. meet in! Macort, Georgia, on January 29
Mr. J. M. Moore flas a fine jmrker to and ^ ^ Xhe ^ chamber of
kiln Commerce fe making arrangements tot
What is the mattfcr witfiotir Chech fro have this one of the greatest and most
correspondent? Give us the news, beneficial featHerings 1 >n. the history Of
occaaionaly, it won’t hurt you, «nd we our State. All railroads will givo reduce*’
will appreciate it. I rates.
At a regular meeting of the city
council held on January 14th Mr.
Will Smith was elected as a mem
ber of the Clayton City Board of
Education to succeed himself for
a term of two years, and Mr. W.
F. Holden was elected^for a term
of two years to succeed F. D.
Singleton. The Board held their
first meeting Monday eveni. g
and elected Col. R. E. A. Hamby
Chairman, and then orderd the
city council to leavy a tax and
collect $1,500.00 for the city
school for the year 1914. An in
crease of two hundred dollars,
with this amount and the State
funds and the extra local school
tax, ought tojplace this school in
an extra financial condition.
Dear Mr. Editor:
Rev. Franklin’s suggestion of a Boys’
Apple Planting Club, ought to be em
phasized. If our Rabun county citizens
do not take advantage of the opportuni
ties here, people from other counties
and states will; and why not our home
Middle aged men plant trees and reap
a good per cent for a short time, and
then have to leave them to their youngei
friends, but a fifteen year old boy plant
ing trees, ought to gather hi3 profits
for iilty years.
To develop, to the highest, our won
derful resources, calls for boys and men
with clean- heads, steady hands, and
true hearts; and these, Mr. editor, calls
lor another club. Where's the mail ui
woman who will organize our boys ana
girls into a No-whiskey For Us Club?
The writer has been in counties where
it was almost an impossibility to find a
person who used liquor, and any person
sneaking around at nights and Sundays
WOLFFORK LOCALS. j with liquor for sale, would have been
Tne death angel visited our run in, before he had gone a half mile,
community. Thursday and took . Wouldn’t Rabun county be a paradise
away one Of our best and mOBt j orchard onewery hill, and
honored citizens, Mr. John B.
Moore. Mr. Moore was seventy
! our coves and hollows without a still.
eight years old andl was an old
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confederate soldier and had many i,, „ ,, ^ . i
. . , ,, , . C. C. Wall died at her home in
Miss Laura Wall Dead.
The youngest daughter of Mrs.
friends; those who | knew him
best, loved him most. Ha leaves
Clayton, last Monday, after ten
a wife, five children, one sister,
days illness. On January 9th,
and one brother to morn his death.
Laura took two tablets of bichlo
We extend our symathy to
ride of mercury, while in an in
toxicated condition, Laura was
twenty one years of age, though
Sunday school and prayer no more than a child of ten or
meeting are progressing nicely, twelve in mind and actions; but
Miss Anna Keener was visiting always kind and agreeable with
Miss Icie Dickerson Friday and her friends and superiors. We
Saturday do not believe that Laura com-
„ , rnitted this act with suicidal in-
Miss Annie Pendergrass was
all smile.-, Sunday afternoon.
Wonder why. s he , g acc0un table for it, in the
Mrs. L. L. Hopper of Rabun fullest sense. She suffered ir>-
Gap. was visiting parents here tensely before death, and tried
tent, neither do we believe, from
what we know of the girl, that
Saturday and Sunday.
Superior court conveines here the 4th
Monday, Feb. 23, Feb. 3rd, will be the
last return day. Watch next issue for
list of juriors.
Mr. John C. Cannon, of Atlan- friends,
ta, has been visiting friends and
to pray many times in her feeble
way. We hope her prayer9 were
answered, and her soul is how
with its Giver.
Our deepest sympathies are ex
tended to the bereft family and
Mrs. C. P- Stinespring, Is visiting in
tration Law Now
You Must Register by April If You Wish
to Vote This Year.
relatives in Clayton for the past Atlanta, this week.
, .. * Hon. H. C. Blalock, of Tiger, was in
A permanent registration law
was enacted by the last General
Assembly. It provides that when
a voter once registers he is perma
nently registered, and hence will
not be required ever to be regis
tered again, so long as he re
mains a qualified voter. To regis
ter legally, all taxes must be paid
Every two years the board o
county registrars are to exarnim
-the list of voters^ and have the
right to strike from the list any
voters who have not paid theii
taxes or who have become other
Voters must register six months
before the general election in Oc
tober. This will require, there
fore, that to vote in any election
this year, voters must register
by April 6. There are only two
months to register, and the peo
ple of this county should interest
themselves in the matter and see
that they get their names on the
registration books in time. There
is no time to lose.
The state primary this year will
he a most important one, and
everybody will want to vote. All
the state offices from governor
down, including a congressman in
this district, as well as a United
States senator, will be elected.
Hon. Thos. M. Bell’s term will
expire as congressman, as will
also the term of Senator Hoke
Smith, and so there will be these
offices to be filled as well as the
regular state offices, including
supreme court justices, judges,
and all the rest, not to mention
the numerous county offices .the
filling of which will furnish plenty
of amusements itself.
Good morning Mr. Editor.
We are having some fine
weather for the time of the year.
Mr. Jim Wellborn had a corn
shucking Thursday, and had
plenty to eat.
Mrs. Elizabeth Haney, who is
eighty four j cars old, is very sick.
Mrs. JohnJLaprade has been
in very feeble health for a few
days, but we hope that she will
soon be up again.
Mr. Barnett Burrell killed two
fine porkers Friday.
Mrs. R. R. Smith visited Mrs.
Molly Lovell Sunday.
Polly wishes to say that we
are proud of our county paper
and that it is still improving in
appearence and news.
Success to the dear old Tribune.
MR. J. E. BLECKLEY’S.STOKE.
Mr. J. E. Bleckley has been in the merchandise business for 8
years, and opened up the first store in Wiley, Ga., before the rail
road reached that place, and came to Clayton four years ago, and
lias been in business here every since.
We ask you to read his ad. in this issue of the paper.
Mr. Bleckley owns and operates a saw mill, and has for the past
twelve years, and is one of the most successful saw mill men in the
county. In addition to his store and saw mill, he is a successful
Mr. Bleckley contemplates building a fifty room hotel in the near
future on his property at the depot. Mr. Bleckley has always been
successful in business, and there is not a man in Rabun county,
who will do more for his friends than “Jim.”
SUCCESSOR TO CANNON 4k MOORE.
Ju^.t ; Jtefei-y.ed A large shipment of groceries.
goods, fancy crackers, and most|all kinds of candies, fresh
I also carry a full line of dry goods, hats, shoes, cloth
ing. cloth and dress goods, hosiery, sweaters and under
wear. Ladie’s and Gent’s rain coats. I also carry the
largest stock of furniture in Clayton, and now have more
than $1,000 worth on the second floor. Also, a full line of
coffins and caskets, bed springs, mattresses, blankets
quilts and feather pillows.
Will pay the highest market price for your pork and
Call and see me when in Clayton.
JOHN DEERE IMPLIMENTS. MADE FAMOUS BY GOOD QUALITY.
We are sole representative for Rabun county, for John Deere’s
Impliments. We can save you money by your buying your farm
ing tools of us. We also opperate an up-to-date black smith shop.
Bring your horses for shoeing, and your harness for repairing. We
make new harness. We sell highest patent flours, put up in wood.
Also crush corn in the ear and grind meal.
1 Just received, a car load of cotton seed meal.
E. N. KEENER, Rabun Gap, Ga.
DOVER & GREEN,
Drugs, chemicals, paints, varnishes, oils, stationery
and toilet articles,
Tobaccos, cigars and cigarettes.
Base ball goods, and Diamond Dyes,
Pratt’s Stock Food and Remedies.
Hawke’s Spectacles, Waterman's Ideal ^Fountain Pens.
Agents for all State adopted school 'books.
Try TACCO Varnish, applied -with a flannel to renew all old furniture.
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