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To the Tennessee Railroad Com
mission and a New Tariff
Schedule Will be Issued.
The Tennessee Railroad Commission
last week communicated with Presi
dent Carter of the Carolina, Clinchfield
& Ohio Railroad asking him to show
cause why the farecharged on the lines
of the railroad should not be reduced
to three cents a mile says the Nashville
Banner. An answer to the letter was
received from the railroad this morn
ing by the commission stating that the
reduction of fare to three cents a mile
would be made at once between all
points in the state, and that the tariff
would be immediately revised The
Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio is a new
road running from Johnson City out
throughftoint in North Carolina.
Washington, April 9. Represent
Mves llrownlow and Austin of the first
and second congressional districts of
Tennessee have undertaken to make
the widow of the late Senator Carmack
lost mistress at Columbia, Tenn.
They are the only two republican
members of the Tennessee delegation
and thej'mtve' now set to work to get
the assistance of the state's e'hti're reprfe'
sentatlon at Washington. They have
prepared and are oirculattng a petition
to the president asking him to nominate
Mrs. Carmack. The document has al
ready been signed by ten of the twelve
members of the delegation, the only
signatures lacking being those of Sena
tor Taylor and Representati ve Padgett;.
Mr. Padgett is the representativeof the
district in which Columbia is located
and has declined to sign because he
hud already given his endorsement to
the re-appointment of the present post
master. Senator Taylor has given no
reason for not signing the petition.
WOUUI BEGGED FOR UERGY
Negro is Lynched for Horrible As
sault Upon a Young White
Girl at Arcadia, Fla.
Arcadia, April 12. John Smith, the
negro who late Saturday afternoon at
tempted criminal assault on Miss Mary
E. Ewing two miles from this city, by
dragging ner irom a buggy, was cap
tured here earlyyesterday morning and
-The negro was taken from the sheriff
and his deputies at an early hour and
hanged to a tree.
The story of the attempted assault is
as follows: Miss Ewing, who had been
to the city on a shopping tour, was re
turning to her home, four miles from
the city, when the negro attacked her,
The young wonlah begged, fought arid
prayed to the" btrfrft fiend to let her go
and offered to give him $100 in cash, if
he would accompany her home, but
this did not stop the1 brute. Will
Knowles and his brother, walkingsome
distance from the scene heard the
screams of the woman and rushed to
her assistance; The brute made his es
cape. After taking Miss Ewing to her
home, the men rushed to this city,
spread the news, and blood hounds fol
lowed by a posse of three hundred men
were soon on the trail. The negro was
found at a turpentine camp and taken
before his victim, who positively identi
fied him. Sheriff Freeman and his
deputies succeeded in placing Smith in
jail, but being afraid of an attack, at
tempted to spirit' him out of Arcadia,
when they were met by an automobile
party, held up and forced to trive up
The negro pleaded for mercy, but the
mob carried him to the edge of the city,
where they strung him up to a tree.
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WEDDING AT BRISTOL
Bristol, April 8. A marriageof wide
Interest in East Tennessee wasconsum
mated here at 10 o'clock Wednesday at
the home of Dr. E. II. Gammon, on
Sixth Street, when Dr. N. T. Dulaney,
Sr., claimed m his bride Miss Mary
Emma Gammon, a sister of Dr. Gam
mon and a first cousin of United States
Senator R. L. Taylor. The marriage
ceremony was performed by Dr. J. W.
liachman, jWstbr of the First Presby
terian Church, of Chattanooga, assisted
by the Rev. J. B. Converse, of Morris-
town, Terin. Following the ceremony,
which was witnessed by many of the
relatives', the couple left for the hortie
of the groom at Blouhtville, tills county
Dr. DuTariey's first wife died many
years ago. He is now in the 76th year
of his 'age, while his bride is 47. Be
sides hiving" been' prdminehlf as a phy
sician here i and irk the county for many
years, Dr. Dulaney represented Sulli
van County in the lower house of the,
Tennessee legislature in 1881, 1885 and
1887. He and Dr. J. W. Bachmari have
been friends for many years.
P. E. DIVINE VS. A. J. TYLER
Several Contests in East Tennessee
Expected to be Animated
PR0HIBIT10HGEJS II BLOW
One of Strongest Sections of State
Prohibitory Law Declared Un-
constitutional in Mobile.
Mobile, Ala., April 10. One of the
strongest sections of the state prohib
itory law wasdeclared unconstitutional
today by Justice May field at Montgom
ery. The section knocked out prohib
ited the storing or possession of liquor
in any building or apartment which
Was inhabited. Judge Mayfleld de
clared that the statute was in conflict
with the federal bill of rights which
holds that every man'shome is hiseas
tle. He furtherdeclared that the search
warrants issue to seize liquor were il
legal and that war rants could be Issued
only after evidence had been discovered
ahd not on a chance of securing evidence.
Under this ruling the hotel and cafe
men whose places were raided a few
days ago by prohibition detectives with
search warrants have brought suit to
set aside the seizures and will sue the
men who instigated the raids.
The candidates for judge and attor
ney general in the various circuits of
East Tennessee are beginning to circu
late among their friends and make
known their claims upon the public for
In the first judicial circuit, Judge A.
Tyler, who is serving hii first term,
stands for re-election and is being op
posed by Maj. Paul E. Divine, now
treasurer of the Soldier's Home, located
at Johnson City. The circuit is a large
one and the race promises to be lively,
but so far Judge Tyler and Maj. Divine
are the only entries in the fight. Judge
Tyler has made a good official and his
friends claim he will be hard to beat,
but thesupporters of Maj. Divine claim
that his thances for success are at lerfst
equal to those of Judge Tyler. MiJ.
Divine is a good mixer and one of the
tat orators in upper East Tennessee.
The race for attorney general is quite
different from the fight for circuii judge
as there are at least a half dozen repub
lican lawyers wanting to succeed At
torney General Dana Harmon, of
Greeneville, who is a candidate for re
election. The candidates ritentloned
are; Clerk and Master O. B. Lovefte, of
Greene County; S. E. N. Moore, of
Johnson City; ex-Mayor D. A. Vines,
of Johnson City, who js said to be very
strong with the republicans of the rural
communities, and Robert Allen, of
Elizabethton. A number of others
have been spoken of, but so far have
not made any announcement
The popular Robinson Stock Co.,
with a line of up-to-date dramatic plays
arid vaudeville. Will remain through
out the summer season at the popular
TYLER TO RETURN
TO BENCH IN MAY
j, Judge A. J.Tyler will return to Bris
jtol the latter part of April or t he begin
ning of May. Attorney-General Dana
Harmon, a close friend of the judge,
was here from Greeneville Friday, and
said that he had received a letter from
Judge Tayler in which he stated that
he was much improved physically and
would be back in time for the next
round of courts of his circuit early in
The friendship of Attorney-General
Harmon and Judge Tyler illustrates
how men in politics may become
friends regardless of what has passed
between them. The Harmon-Tyler
contest for the judgeship now held by
the latter, some years ago, was one of
the bitterest political campaigns ever
waged in the state. There was more
bitterness and personal animosity in
jeeted into it than probably any other
cbntest ever held in the district. The
contest was so close that the case had
to be carried to the supreme court l
fore it was decided that Judge Tyler
was the winner by a ver- small major
ity; he was given his seat by thehiirher
Despite the fact that feeling ran high
during the campaign and the contest
in the courts, when later Mr. Harmon
became attorney-general, the position
he formerly held, succeeding Attorney-
General Keefauver, who met a tragic
death in Bristol, the men became very
close friends and buried the hatchet.
BAYINGi THE MOON.
Congressman Moon, of Tennessee,
seemed to try to reinforce disloyalty to
principle with audacity. The attempt
and Saturday, April 11, 11 and lltl
fT'HlS sale is of interest to women of economical
turn as all the seasonable silks arc included,
nothing reserved but positively every piece of silk
in this house Reduced from 10 to 25 per cent. A
bargain in time is doubly a bargain. Sterling qualities
and brilliant varieties of the season's newest and best
shades at prices worth considering at once and make it
wise for you to anticipate future wants.
All Messalines, Foulards and China Silks reduced
10 per cent Plain Taffetas reduced 20 per cent.
Fancy Taffetas reduced 25 per cent.
Silk quality and style meet here at the lowest price
point. A blending of elegance and economy. An op
portunity to buy seasonable silks at a greatly reduced
price rarely offered at this season. We advertise these
goods at these prices because they advertise us,
See Window Display
Whisman Bros. 2,s nain st
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to outface right is often made, but with
no permanent success.-Memphis News-Scimitar.
It would be well if the democrats of
the Moon variety could be exchanged
for some of those republican represen
tatives from Wisconsin and other parts
of the northwest who refused not only
to sustain the Cannon rules, but to vote
for the speaker for re-election. Nash
$ $ $
S. C. WILLIAMS, President
JOHND. COX, Vice President
TATE L. EARNEST, Cashier
ADAM B. CROUCH, Ass't. Cashier
Nobody questions the privilege of a
democratic congressman to line up for
Speaker Cannon and his rules if he
feels like it. However, it strikes us
that he ought to have told his party
what he intended to do before the elec
tion. Democrats then could nave taken
the proper action. Chattanooga News.
Borne of Moon's criticisms of Clark
are perhaps not without justification.
Clark has not the diplomacy nor the
ability John Sharp Williams has. He
is a meat-ax man and inclined to be
somewhat imperious where he has au
thority. He is sure to have trouble as
a democratic leader. The situation is
most unfortunate. It is the democratic
way, however. The democrats have a
habit of not agreeing , among them
selves. Some who think they are
guided by principle are merely influ
enced by policy. Nashville American.
Johnson City, Tennessee
The Largest, Oldest and Strongest Bank In this Section
Total Resources over ONE MILLION DOLLARS
Surplus more than Double that of all other banks of Washington County combined
The marvelous growth of this bank shows the growth of our city
S. C. Williams
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John D. Cox
Tate L. Earnest
Adam B. Crouch
M. S. Elsea
J. B. Franklin
Geo. T. Woff ord
Johnson City is to have a permanent
stock company this summer. This fact
shows that Johnson City is growing
rapidly and right in line with the other
cities in the south. Lets all boost this
popular Robinson Block Co. and make
it a winner.
Ijook for I lie big Robinson Stoc k Co.
at the Hippodrome soon.
The Robinson Stock Co. at the HipJ
podrome Theatre all this summer.
Watch for the opening date. Popular
prices will prevail.
J. E. CROUCH
BOOKSELLER and STATIONER
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Congressman Moon has sought to re
flect a little light upon his bolt of the
democratic caucus by citing the fact
that other democrats haven't clean
slates. He must think, the public is
Moon-eyed. -Columbia fferald.
Spring Colonist Fares
SPECIAL EASTER SERVICE
AT MUNSEY MEMORIAL
Last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock a
special Easter service was held at the
Munscy Memorial Methodist church
fortl'ie'Knieht Templars. St. Omer
Commandery, No. 19, of Bristol attend
ed in a body, afrlvtrifr; ott the 8 o'clock
train in full regalia. The Knights In
this city met therri at the statioi,and
marched in a body tothechurch, where
the following interesting and impres
sive program HS carried out:
Processional hymn Onward, Chris
Quartet Anthem Selected.
The Apostles' Creed.
Hymn All Hail the Power of Jesus'
Sermon Sir Knight the Rev. W. H.
Solo A. T. Earnest Selected.
Recessional hymn The Son of God
Goes Forth to War.
Quite a large sum was raised at the
offering and given Rev. S. B. Vaught
for distribution to thpoor of the city.
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