I was tipped off to this club by rereading Ronald R. Allen's Same Old Smokies. He references an article in the Chronicle. I found an article in The Morristown Gazette that has the same story.
|The Morristown Gazette - June 14, 1876|
O.C. King is Oliver Caswell King, eldest son of Leander Montgomery King and Penelope Louisa Massengill King. O.C. is listed as a lawyer in the 1880 U.S. Census for Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee.
Whitesburg is an unincorporated town about 10 miles NE from Morristown, if you follow US 11E.
W.S. Kyle, Umpire, was probably William S. Kyle, listed as an attorney at law, living in Whitesburg in the 1880 U.S. Census for Whitesburg, Hamblen County, Tennessee.
Now, if the modern day Holstons could just find a "genial and liberal townsman".
For more on O.C. King, visit the Tennessee Virtual Archive of the Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rutledge King Papers Collection or see the Collection Overview.