VOL. XXI NO. 44
TIME ADDS TO HOR-
ROR OF EARTHQUAKE.
SUFFERING FROM THE EARTH
QU.'cKE DISASTER BEYOND DE
SCRIPTION—DEATH LIST CON
.■* TNUES TO GROW.
Rome, Jan. 4.—As each day goes
by, tihe disaster appears more horri
ble, terrifying and immense. It is
without precedent in the history of
the world. The early dispatches
epoke of over 150,000 dead. This num
ber doubtless will be exceeded, lor
now It Is conservatively estimated
that 200,000 persons perished misera
bly in this staggering catastrophe and
the worst is not yet known. The
scourge has not yet done its final
The tremblings of the earth con
tinue with sinister rumbling, and at
times jets of boiling water surge
from the crevices. The sources of
tihe stream® are poisoned with putrid
In spite of herculean efforts, the
V- succor still is insufficient. In the
more remote regions the unhappy in
jured are dying for want of food and
medical treatment. Dogs and swine,
enraged by hunger, spring upon the
wounded and devour them. Insatia
ble fire and uncontrolled famine will
inexorablj - claim their victims.
Not one among the rescuers has
Shown more self-sacrifice than King
Victor Emmanuel, and the queen, too,
has taxed her health and strength to
the utmost In giving relief and assist
ance to the injured. Anxiety for the
sovereigns is increasing in Rome.
Having done all that it was possi
ble to do In the districts laid waste
by the earthquake, the king and queen
of Italy are returning to Rome. They
have spent the last four days among
the ruins of Sicily and Calabria, the
king directing the work of rescue and
relief, and the queen ministering to
(She injured. There is a feeling of re
lief in Italy that their majesties are
Eruption of Volcano Follows Earth
Rome, Jan. 4. —A violent earth
shock, lasting three seconds, and dur
ing which the Stromboli volcano be
gan eruption, occurred in Stromboli
The phenomenon was accompanied
by prolonged dull rumblings. The
houses on the island were badly dam
aged, and the populace fled to the
streets in panic, but no one was hurt.
United States Sends Relief.
Washington, Jan. 4.—President
Roosevelt Saturday announced that he
has sent two supply ships with $300,-
000 worth of supplies to Italy, that
be will ask congress for additional
wld, and that he has offered the use
of the battleship fleet to Italy.
The announcement is made in a
telegram made public at the white
house, which the president sent to
Patrick F. McGowan, chairman of the
American Italian general relief com
mittee, New York city.
President Answers Housp Resolution.
Washington, Jan. 4.—Replying to
the resolution of the house of repre
sentatives asking the president to ex
plain the references to the secret ser
vice in his recent annual message,
Mr. Roosevelt sent a special commu
nication to the house.
He declares that the representatives
l are wholly unjustified in assuming
I that the language of the message,
b which commented on the prohibition
placed by congress on the use of se-
I cret service men in cases than those
of counterfeiting (“and one or two
other matters which can be disregard
ed'’), is Intended to cast a slur upon
The real issue, says Mr. Roosevelt,
1«. "Does congress desire that the gov
ernment shall have at its disposal the
most elnclent instrument for the de
taction of criminals and the preven
tion and punishment of crime, or does
He cites cases in which the secret
service has secured evidence enough
to convict offenders against the fed
Supreme Court of Baseball Meets
Cincinnati, Jan. 4.—The men who
are filled from hat to shoe with the
history, customs and n les of bar e
_ ball, who know more about the ration
al game as it is played today than the
late Henry Chadwick, its "father,” got
together here today in the meeting
off the national commission. Before
the meeting is over several pages will
bo added to the history of baseball,
if present indications do not lie.
The Summerville News.
i News Notes of Interest From
The Mill City.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Williams and
children of Welcome HUI moved back
to Trion Tuesday.
I The sociable given by Miss Haw
kins in Dry Valley was enjoyed by
; I Miss Maggie Green has returned
from visiting Miss Lillie Powell in
Mrs. Jno. A. Jones and daughter,
.'Maty Allgood, have returned to their
home in Dalton.
i j Miss Hattie Bale Jones of Summer-
I ville spent a few days with Mrs. M.
jG. Merrit last week.
Rev. H. M. Strozierdelivered a most
able sermon at the Methodist church
■ ! Sunday.
Mr. Vance Myers or Waterville vis
. ited friends in town the past week.
I Clara, the infant child of Mrs. Par-
■ is, is quite ill.
Mr. Newt Jackson of Rome is vis
' iting his mother, Mrs Martha Jackson
i Mrs. Fanie Stowe of Lindale will mak
. Trion her home.
Mr. Fowler and family moved here
Misses Sallie and Nonnie Pullen vis
ited relatives in Summerville Sunday.
S. Spear and Misses Dora and Ed
' hie of Need More visited friends here
Mrs. R. F. Roberson spent Tuesday
Wiley Davis and grandchildren went
down to Rome Sunday.
Messrs. Allen Justice, Fred Thomas
. James Hawkins and Deed Ratliff re
, turned Monday to eshool atPowder
i Henry Clark and daughter visited rel
atives! n Rome Saturday and Sunday.
, Miss Bell Thomas entertained several
o sher friens New Years of her
of her friends New Years with a spec
the day party. Those present were:
Messrs. Oscar Story and Joe Bellah
McGinnis of Summerville, Allen Jus
tice, Deed Ratliff, Misses Martha Mit
ting, Pearl Dalton, Besie Allen, of
' Summerville,Pearl Burney of Lyerly,
Louise Shuford of Lafayette, and May
Wilkes of Lebanon, Tenn.
Mrs. Emma Walker of Lindale is
' visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Christal
■ this week.
i The Womans’ Foreign Study Class
, met at Mrs. Helen Harpers Sunday al
This was the second meeting of
; the class and much interest is shown
i among the members. Mrs. C. P Thom
. son and Mrs. Clark became mem
bersat this meeting. The next meetin
i will be held at Mrs. C. P. Thompsons
, on Sunday, January 24.
Miss Alice Richards o fMadisonville
l Ten., returned to her home Friday as
, ter spending the holidays with her sii
, ter, Mrs. A. F. Mahan.
, J. E. Sisk is ill this week.
Mr. Jim Majors of Menlo visited
friends here Sunday.
Messrs. P. L. Martin, Frankand Gent
’ McWilliams, Rude Myers and Misses
Lula Lowe, Cannie Adams, Maude an<
Mattie Funderburk, Mollie Hawkins
went, up to Waterville Wednesday to
atend the party given at the homeof
Miss Nera Martin.
Miss Addie Brannan of Aribi is
expected to return Wednesday and
resume her music class.
’ A. A. Strock spent Sunday in Lafay
1 G. L. Fulmer of Jackson, Ga. is vis-
i ng relatives here.
' Jesse Tucker returned to Rome Sm
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Newt Gray a
1 son, on Jan. 3.
Dr. L. A. Mallicoat has been suffer
’ ing with a rising on his arm.
' but is better at. present.
M. C. Funderburk left Tuesdty for
Rome and other points.
I Miss Elizabeth Webb and Frank By
’I ars were married by T. J. Ander
son Jan. 1.
1 Miss Essie Fletcher and Harlis John
I son were quarried by RevA. F. Mahan
■ Dec. 24.
Messrs. Alfred and DeForest Hamil
ton left Tuesday for Culver, Ind.
Mrs. Hugh Eilenburg and sou, Al
’ fred, visited Mrs. George Bailey in
! Summerville Sunday.
Samuel Thompson of Delia Texas
is visiting his sister, Mrs. J. E. Sisk.
J - Miss Minnie Nix visited friends here
’ J. D. and Troxie Gulledge of Al-
3 abama City returned home after vis
1 i iting relatives here.
Mr. M. Chrystol and family moved]
'hereMonday from Lafayette.
SUMMERVILLE, CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GEORGIA, THURSDAY JANUARY ,7 1909
The Christmas tree at Gore school
house on Dec. 26th was quite a suc
cess. After a Scripture lesson and
prayer by Prof. Walter Weaver San
ta Claus came forward and distribu
ted his gifts to the pupils of the
school, making each child happy, as
is his way of doing things. Then be
gan the sale of the boxes which
amounted to $24.55, which will be us
ed in repairing the schol house. Then
came the cake walk The cake was
awarded to Miss Pearl Dunwoody and
Mr. T. M. Ballenger. A prize for the
prettiest young lady was awarded to
Mis Pearl Dunwody and the prize for
the ugliest man to T. M. Ballenger.
Prof. We'.ver is one of Georgias best
teachers and the school at Gore is
in a flourishing condition.
Miss Willie Drummond and Ed
gar -Cordle were married at the res
ident 2 of the bride’s parents Wednes
day afternoon, Rev. B. F. Hunt offici
Miss Wilie Owings and Mr. Chesley
Gaines were married on the24th of
Dec. at the residence of the W. H.
Owings, Rev. B. F. Hunt performing
Miss Edna Johnson who has been at.
Ashevile, N. C. for several months
has returned much Improved in healtl
Miss Gwen Westmorland of Wood
stock, Ga., is visiting friends here.
Mis Ada Gaskins spent last week
with relatives at Pennville.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Bakervlsited rel
atives near Lafayette Saturday and
Mrs. Sim Smith of Pennville
visited relatives here Sunday.
Mrs. J. V. Wheeler visited relatives
Miss Bessie Maxey of Summerville
was the guest of the Misses Ballen
Mrs. Maggie Gordon of Pleasant
Valley spent Thursday with friends
Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Patrick vis
ited relatives in Alabama last week.
Misses Alice and Mary New re
turned Thursday from a week’s vis
it with relatives at Carrollton.
Ralph Crain left Friday for thy Ber
ry school where he goes to be npu
pil for the term.
Move! move! !move! Some peo
ple will move. They get started to
moving and cant be still. Every one
has moved in our burg and some
Mr. Joe Palmer left Jan. 1 to enter
the Rome Business College.
der the up-to-date management of
Miss Lillie Gains.
Miss Jo Hardwick passde through
here Sunday enroute to Montvale to
resume her duties as teacher at that’
School began at Bethel Monday un-
Mr. James Dempsy of Armuchee
spent last week here.
Miss Mattie Jones of Atlanta is
here for an extended visit to home
Miss Eddie Mahan is the charming
guest of Misses Dora and Willie Speei
Robt. Pettyjohn of Dry Creek was
Miss Myrtle House of Holland was
the charming guest of Misses Essie
and Dollie Williams last week.
L. M. Mahan of Rome visited Miss
Eddie Mahan recently.
Mr. W. L. Gore of Chattanooga was
here last week
The Box Super at Behtel was quite
a success. $13.00 was realized forth
improvement of the school building.
Messrs. Will Sims and H. Walker
of Rome visited here last week.
Messre. Chas. Christian and Claud
William pent Sunday near Lyerly
Chas Pledger of near Lyerly was he
Pof. G. M. Chistian left Sunday so
Floyd Springs to resume his duties
as teacher at. that place.
Jesse Williams spent Sunday
Always have Kenedy’s Laxative
Cough Syrup brandy, especially for the
children. It tastes nearly as good as
maple sugar. It cures the cold by
gently moving the bowels through its
laxative principle, and at the same
time it is soothing for throat irritation,
thereby stopping the cough. Th er* is
nothing as good. Sold by Summerville
For health and happiness—Dewitt’s ,
Little Early Risers-small,
easy, pleasant little pills, the
i made SoM by M,mmerville
Rev. A. F. Mahanof Trion filled his
regular appointmentss here Saturday
W T F Strange and family left Tues
day for Rome to make their future
Mr. and Mrs B. F. Starkhave return
ed home after spending the holidays
with the latter’s parents, in Atlanta.
Messrs. Archie Hill and Grady Dos
ter left Sunday for Cave Springs,
where they will enter school at th*)
Mrs. Kinebrew and children have
returned to Rome after a weeks vis
it. to relatives here.
Miss Lena Shamblin entertained at
dinner Wednesday Misses Nell and
Trezevant Lee, Eula Bryan of Rome.
Mattie Lou Moss, Cleo Bryant, and
Mary Lizzie Rose Messrs Walter Per
ry, Alfred Bryant, and John Shamblin
of Broomtown. Ala.
Mrs. J. W. Gober and Miss Maude
Gober and Master Earl Gober of Car
tersville spent the week end with
Miss Hattie Henderson left Sunday
for Zebulon to resume her position in
the school there.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L .Welchan of Ne\
York City are spending some, time
here the guest of J. H. Hill and fami
Mr. and Mrs. G. Holland of Hol
land were here Sunday.
Several from here attended court
in Summerville Monday.
Miss Trezervant Lee delightfully ei
tertained at dinner Wednesday even
ing. The guests included Misses Kate
Bolling of Summervile, Eula Bryan of
Rome, Dorothy Wallace of Lincoln, 11
Hattie Henderson, Lucie and Fannie .
Hattie Henderson, Lucie and Fan
nie Porter, Pearl Burney, Lena Sham
blin, Mattie Lou Moss, Mary Lizzie
Rose, and Vivian Siniard; Col. J. T.
Jolly and Ed Lee of Summerville,Lon
Worsham and Rufus Brlson of Hol
land, Walter Perry, Alfred Bryant,
George Henderson, Mr. McCutchen,
J. Crumley, Grady Doster, Archie Hill
and Janies Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Georgi
Harperand Mrs. C. S. Holland of Hol
Harrisburg Lodge No. 392 I. O. O. I
met last Saturday night in regular
session and installed the following of
ifeers: R. L. Rich.N. G. R. V. Thur
man, V. G.; J. L. Wright, Sec., W.
Ford, Treas.; J. D. Boyles, Warden,
A. M. Martin, Conductor; I. R. Ford,
R. S. J. B. Henson, L. S. C. R.
Chandie, R. S. to V. G.; T. R. Allman
S T ‘uinunp 'M O!’D ’A <>) ’S T
S. A. Barfield, I. G.;S. T. Gilreath,
O. G.;J. W. Wood, Chap.
The young people enjoyed a party
at Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Ford’s Friday
Miss Lucile Jay spent Friday and
Saturday the guest of M iss Dora Fori
Mr. J. C. Conn of Chattanooga was
in our burg last week on business.
Mrs. W. F. Ford is indisposed at.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carter of An
niston, Ala., spent the holidays with
the family of A. M. Chandler.
Ira Dean of Alabama Cityreturned
home Saturday after spending sev
eral days with his father and fami
J. P. Simmons died very suddenly at
the Mountain last. Thursday night. J
was burled by the order of Odd Fel
lows in the Mt. Olive cemetery.
B. F. Thompson of Chatanoga spent
a few days of lasst week here with
J. R. McCamy of Columbus spent, a
few days during Chrletmas with horn
D. A. Hemphill and J. F. McWhorte
made a business trip to Rome
Charlie Shaw and Miss Jewel Bai
ley and Walter Hood and Miss Fan
nie Chandler were married Sunday at
the residence of D. A. Hemphll. We
wish them a pleasent journey througl
The young people enjoyed a singing
at.l.S.Sitton’s Sunday evening.
A. T. Leslie of Chelsea was among
the visitors here Sunday.
Many little liven have been saved by
Foley’s Honey anc' Tar, for coughs,
colds, croup .nd whooping cough. It
is the only safe remedy for infanta
and children as it contains u opiates
or other narcotic drugs, and childr- n
like Foley’s Honey and Tar. Careful
j mothers keep a bottle in th* ou
k Refuse substitutes. Sold by ai n> ,■
1908 has passed away and a new
year has taken the place of the old
year. Everybody has prospered and
done well. Now we may all turn a
new leaf and try to do better. Our
litle town has done well. We have
built a six thousand dollar church, a
nine thousand dollar school house, an
a lot of other buildings and have gaii
ed about 100 people within the past
twelve months and we hope to
double this amount within the next
Our farmers must look out tills
year and diminish their crops. Add
live stock as a regular product of the
farm- If they would prosper and the
system management and maintained
by the ad van* g m ''chants, hold
ing tde tiller of the soil Io cotton is
bad policy. It is bad for us all for
unless the. farmers prosper we of the
city will be handicapped in any and a
No one das of men can prosper uti
les the e h gci ;ty for al
The school building is complet
ed and school will c'lrn'inee Mon
day in the now building.
Mrs. H. E. Thomas, Miss Glenner
Thomas ans Mrs. F. .1. Kenedy and
children, Mamie and Nora and Chil
ly Ballard all visited relatives at. Loe
burg, Ala. last week.
Rev. Guille and Rev. J. 0, Brand
filled their regular appointments here
Alpine Lodge No. 211 F. & A. M.
A. M. at a regular meeting last Sat
urday afternoon elected Hie follow
ing officers Io serve the ensuing year
Dr. E. M. Jennings, W. M.O. D. Wy
att, S. W„ Sam M. Baker,J . W. S.
S. Lawrence. Treas., G. T. Horton,Sec
retary, Seab M. Baker, Chaqlain, W.
P. Heath, S. D„ J. D. Cook, J. D„ G.
A. Kling, 8,8., T. J. Baker, J. S„
Robt. Deering, Tyler.
M. F. Ballard.
The singing school at this place
is progressing nicely under the man
age ment of Prof. Sparks.
Miss Jo Hardwick bus returned
from Holland to resume Iler duties as
teacher in the literary school here
Mrs. F. C. Irvine and children of
Dirttown were visiting relatives here
a few days the. past week.
Shelly Hall and sister Miss May.
lets for Louisiana Wednesday. They
will make that place their future lion
Mrs. Tom Salmon of Armuchee
spent Tuesday at the home of Mrs.
D. W. Smith at that place.
Rev, S. L. Williams, Rome, was v(h
iting here Friday.
iry Perry of Silver Hill Is attend
ing the singing school hero.
Mrs. Buck Broom and family of
Suhllgna spent Friday with relatives
Quite a pleasant occasion for the
young folk was a candy pulling at tin
home of F. M. Maynor Tuesday night
M. M. While and daughter of Os
t.anala Station spent a few days In
recently witli relatives here .
Miss Mabel Broom and Flossie 0
Barr of Suhllgna were visiting here
R. L. Moore and wife spent Sunday
witli his father who is quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Baker of Dirt
town spent Saturday night and Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. John Jackson.
Misses Ruth and Alice Salmon of
Armuchee visited relatives near here
Saturday and Sunday.
At. Hie meeting of Montvale Chap
ter No. 3 O. E. S. Hie following of
ficers wer7e elected: Mrs. Joe Ham
mond. Worthy Matron; Mr. Ilammom
Worthy Patron; Mrs. B. F. Imnnawaj
Associate Matron; Miss Sallie Jordon
Secretary; B. F. Dunnaway, Treasur
er. W. 'l'. Roper, Conductor; Mrs.
Heigwood, Associate Conductor; Rev,
K. Jordan, Chaplain; B. E. Dim
naway, Marshall, Mrs Carl Rop< r,
Adah; Mrs. Charlie Fowler, Ruth; Mi
C. L. Bagwell, Esther; Miss Lillie
Gaines, Martha , and Mrs. B. E. Dun
woody, Electa; G. W. Jordon, Warden
W. T. Roper, Sentinel; The officers
will be installed the fourth Satur
day in January.
Came Near Choking to Death.
A little boy, the son of Chris. D.
i Peterson, a well known resident of
the village of Jacksonville, lowa, had
' a sudden and violent attack of croup.
1 Much thick stringy phlegm came up
aftor giving Ciiamberlain’s Cough i
1 Remedy. Mr. Peterson says: “I think
he would have choked to death had
we not given this remedy.” For sale
by Summerville Drug Co.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
MESSAGE LAUGHED AT.
CONGRESS IN HIGH GLEE OVER
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE. NOT
Washington, Jun. s.—Judge Grigg*
preoiipdtated the liveliest sensation
wthtoh marked the session of congress
yesterday. Ijaughtler on both side®
of t.li-0 house, derisive laughter, mirth
ful 1-augihter, punctuated the reading
r>f the special message on the secret
service sent to the lower house by
Presidenit Roosevelt. Ait. the conclu
sion of the reading, Judge Griggs se
cured the floor and moved that the
meswuge bo returned to the pnx-siden-t.
This was uulooked for, and had t'he
effect of a bomb. Immediately the
judge win® surrounded by his demo
cratic coKeagiuos Champ Clark and
Dourke Ceckran, wbc were -.tting
near the Georgian, appealed to him to
wiflidiraw Ms motion.
Judge Griggs finally withdrew his
motion, which had been offered as an
am-andment to that of Mr. Porkins,
providinig for the reference of the
special auessage- to the committee
which had eouslderwd the wlginal par
agraiph from tihe president's anm ♦’
message, to which congresu took ex
Navy to Have Great Wireless Plant.
Washington, Jan. 5. —Today marks
the expiration of the time set by the
navy d'eixartment for the receipt, of
bids tor the equipment of the vessels
and sfliore stations of the United
S'tatee navy with new wireless teleg
Wlhen tlie contract for the construc
tion of the apparatus Is satisfactorily
fulfilled tihe wireless equipment of
our navy wifi have no pew on earth
and sea. The department will be able
to oommiunicaie quickly with any ship
of the navy, no nuiKer where it may
Prohibition for Tennessee.
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. s.—The Ten
new.ee legislature, which convened
iiere yesterday, was organized by ad
vocates of state wide prohibition. Wil
liam Kinney, of Haywood county. Is
speaker of tihe senaite, whils Hlllsman
M. 'Day lor, of Gibson county, presides
over tlie house. 'Both belong to th©
(Mitl-adniinlstration faction of the dem
Yosterdey's action la a defeat tor
the adherents of Goyernor Patterson,
who are opposing the proposed enact
ment of state-wide prohibition laws.
.It. was broiiglii about by a coalition
of republicans and anti Patterson dem
Rebate Must be Paid by C. & A.
Washington, Jan. s.—The rebate
case of the government against the
Ulricago and Alton llallroail Company
in the United States circuit court tor
t'he northern district of Illlubis, in
which the company and its officers
were fined $60,000 on the charge of
making a refund to Kansas City pack
ers as tes-rndnal dhiwrgo®, was yester
day decided by the supreme '
the United States against th*
Congress Voted SBOO,OOO for Sufferer®.
Wlitohln-gton, Jan. s.—Bountiful pro
vision tor the earthquake sufferers
of Italy was made by congress yos
tor day, ansi tliwt, too, by unanimous
In tfce house there was vigorous
hanidchapping as the bill carrying the
appropriation war, sent on its way.
The miunlilcent sum of SBOO,OOO was
granted almost Immediately after the
re<M-t>Mon in both house® of a mewtage
from the president calling attention
to the oalaimity and the pressing need
for aid for the etrloken stater nation.
Hall County Corn Won Prlre.
Gainesville, Ga., Jan. 6.—A letter
from Congressman Thomas M. Bell
abates that the national bureau expert.
Dr. 9hamel, who has been in Georgia
fr/r the past season, has announced
that J. M. Wbelchel, of Hall county,
has won the first prize and other
prizes at the contest at Omaha, Neb.,
over all contestants for the oom prize®
in the Bouthem zone.
Every Woman Will be Interested.
There has recently been discovered
an aromatic, pleasant herb cure for
woman’s ills, called Mother Gray’s
AUSTBALIAN-LEAF. It is theonly
certain regulator. Cures female,
weakness and Backache, Kidney,
Bladder and Urinary troubles At all
Druggists or by mail 50 ct . inrole
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