VOL 19. No. 36
GAINESEORO, TENN.. THURSDAY. SEPT. 6, 1917
ONE DOLLAR A
STATE CONVENTION TO BE
HELD DECEMBER 12.
County Delegates Id be Se
lected Monday, Dec. 3.
The democratic stat$ conven
tion to be held at the state capi
tal Wednesday, December 12, to
nominate five candidates for the
supremo court and five candi
dates for the court ot civil ap
peals, will consist of 1,533 dele
gates. Delegates to this con
vention are to be selected at
mass conventions in all counties
Monday, December 3. The bas
is of representation in this con
vention will be one delegate for
every 100 votes cast for demo
cratic presidential electors in
1916, and an additional delegate
for every fraction of f)fty votes
and over. Shelby county, which
rolled up a heavy vote for the
Wilson electors, will have the
largest representation, 120 de
legates, with Davidson county
i second, with ninety, Hamilton
will have fifty-eight and Knox
county forty-two delegates.
Five members are td be elect
ed for both courts, but the quali
fications of membership in the
two courts differs. Fojr the su
preme court one member is to be
elected from each of the three
grand divisions and two from the
state at large. For the court of
appeals not more than wo mem
bers can come from any one di
vision of the state.
For the ten judgeship nomina
tions twenty-one candidates have
made annonncement, and as the
entries do not close until the con
vention the list will be further
The following candidates have
made announcement of their can
didacy for democratic nomina
tions before the December con
vention: For justices of the supreme
court (five to be elected:)
N. L Bachman, Chattanoogo,
judge of the Sixth circuit.
Robert Burrow, Bristol. .
W. L. Spears, Chattanooga.
David L. Lansden, Cookeville,
member of present supreme
Joseph C. Higgind, Fayette
vilie, member of the present
court of civil appeals.
Grafton Green, Lebanon, mem
ber of the present supreme
Colin McKinley, Ripley, chan.
cellor of the ninth district
Frank P. Hall, Dresden, mem
ber of the present court of civil
David B. Puryear, Memphis,
judge of the First criminal court
of Shelby county.
R. M. Barton, Memphis.
For justices of the court of
civil appeals (five to be elected:)
R. H. Ransom, Kndxville.
L. H. Carlock, Jaclboro.
H. Y. Hughes, Tazewell, mem;
ber of the bresent court of civil
J. H. Morrison, Tazewell
& F. Wilson, a Nashville.
presiding justice of the present
court of civil appeals.
A. R Gholson, CkrksviUe,
Authur Crownover, Winches
ter. W. W. Faw, Franklin.
Felix W. Moore, Union City,
member of the present court of
Sid R. Clark, Trenton.
W. L. Owen, Covington.
The following is the appor
tionment of delegates in the De
Anderson county, 5 delegates,
Bedford 26; Benton,. 13; Bledsoe,
4; Blount, 10; Bradley, 8; Camp
bell, 5; Cannon, 9; Carroll, 20;
Carter, 5; Cheatham, 11; Ches
ter, 9; Claiborne, 11; Clay, 7;
Cooke, 6; Coffee, 18; Crockett, 16;
Cumberland, 4; Davidson 90;
Decatur, 9; DeKalb, 14; Dickson,
21; Dyer, 20; Fayette, 18; Fen
tress, 3; Franklin, 25; Gibson, 36;
Giles, 32; Grainger, 9; Greene,
23; Grundy, 7; Hamblen, 7; Ham
ilton, 58; Hancock, 4; Hardeman,
17; Hardin, 10; Hawkins, 11;
Haywood, 17; Henderson, 10;
Henry, 30; Hickman, 15; Houston
6; Humphreys, 11; Jackson, 15;
James.' 2; Jefferson, 6; Johnson,
3; Knox, 42; Lake, 7; Lauderdale,
16: Lawrence, 18; Lewis, 4; Lin
coln, 28; Louden, 4; Macon, 10;
McMinn, 11; McNairy, 15; Madi
son, 12; Marshall, 17; Maury. 22;
Meigs, 5; Monroe, 13; Montgom
ery, 20; Moore, 7; Morgan, 6;
Obion, 32; Overton, 15: Perry,
7; Pickett, 4; Polk, 8; Putnam,
23; Rhea, 7; Roane, 7; Robert
son, 21; Rutherford, 29: Scott,
2: Sequachie, 3: Sevier, 3: Shelby,
110: Smith 22; Stewart. 17; Sul-
ivan, 2f; Sumner, 25; Tipton, 20;
Trousdale, 7 Unicoi, 2: Union, 4;
Van Buren, 4; Warren, 19; Wash
ington, 18; Wayne, 5; Weakley,
36; White, 14: Williamson, 20;
Wilson, 25,-Total, 1,533.
Progressive Schoool at Whit-
The Arbor School at Whitley-
ville has been in session one
month and a half. Rapid pro
gress has been made in all the
The children, for the first
time in the history of the school,
have been carefully graded.
Besides the regular text book
worK, special training in paper
folding, paper cutting and toy
making from cardboard is given
in primary grades.
The fifth and eighth grades
(there are no sixth and seventh)
have written some excellent com
positions. Being carefuliy grad
ed upon the mechanical arrange
ment of the composition, punctu
ation, capitalization and thorough
mastery of the subject They
are not only learning to write a
good story, but how to arrange
their ideas in logical order, where
to go to get information, (to the
library, for we do a lot of refer
ence work.) Furthermore they
are learning to love to do the
The eight grade is doing extra
work in order that they may be
better prepared for entrance at
the Bounty High School.
Story telling and concert re
citation of poems are the princi
ple features of the first second
and third grades.
The first entertainment of so
cial nature to be given this term
was a box supper. From the
sale of these boxes we realized
ten dollars and twenty-five cents.
This was added to the School Im
Parents and interested friends
PRESIDENT WILSON WELCOMES SOLDIERS OF
DRAFT ARMY INTO SERVICE.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3. -Soldiers of the national ,
army were welcomed into the nation's service today by
President Wilson with a message of affectionate confid
ence and a prayer to God to keep and guide them.
Everything these young men do, the President told
them, will be watched with the deepest solicitude by
the whole country, and the eyes of the world will be
upon them because they are "in some special sense the
soldiers of freedom."
The first soldiers for the army raised under the draft
law start f rom their homes for the training cantonments
Wednesday. The President asks them, as brothers and
comrades in the great war, to keep straight and and fit
by a standard so high that living up to it will add a new
laurel to the crown of America.
The message follows: ' '
"The White Hoase, Washington.
"To the Soldiers of the National Army:
"You are undertaking a great duty. The heart of
the whole country is with you. Everything that you
do will be watched with the deepest interest and with
the deepest solicitude, not only by those who are near
and dear, to you, but buy the whole nation besides. . For
this great war draws us all together, makes us all com-;
rades and brothers, as all true Americans felt themselves
to be when we first made 'good our national independ
ence. The eyes of all the world will be upon you', be
. cause you are in sojne special sense the soldiers of free
dom. Let it be your pride, therefore, to show all men "
everywhere not only what good soldiers . you are, but
also what good men you aref keeping, yourselves fit and
straight in everything and pure and clean through and
through. Ixt us set for ourselves a standard so high
that it will be a glory to live up to it, and then let us .
live up to it and add a new laural to the crown of Amer
ica. . My affectionate confidence goes with you in every
battle and every test. God keep and guide you!. ,
(Signed) ."WOODROW WILSON."
are cordially invited to visit the
Arbor school. ,.
MRS. SUSAN ELLEN LANSDEN.
Mrs. Susan Ellen Lansden,
died at the home of her son, . J.
T. Lansden, at Dycus1,' Tenn.,
August 26, 1917, after a linger
ing illness of several months,
age 84 years and 7 months.
The funeral service was heRJ
Monday August 27, it the home
of her son. conducted by Rev.
Elisha Hevry. pastor of the
Methodist church, assisted by
Rev. W. A. Dycus. The remains
wereintered in the old Camp
ground cemetery, in the pres.
ence of a large crowd of ' people.
Mrs. Lansden was married to
Thomas Y. Lansden, September,
9. 1862. To this union were
born seven children: four of.
whom are dead, and three living;
m mm r-v tr- m '
Mrs.. Mary u.,A.aines, oi wmr
leyville. J T Lansden. of Dycus.
and Mrs. X U fate, of Raines-
Mrs. Lansden was an nvery
day christian.. The beautifying"
influence of a pure religion was ,' rely upon his word, " i
spread over a life and f haracterlAnd we shall win the war ;
as spotless aud charming a3 was -ever
possessed by any of the' , , , ; . , .
noble women, who have lived1 Glory. glory. Hallelujah,
and died during the past ages.' Glory, giory, Hallelujah!
Such a life has proved a blessing Glory, glory, Hallelajahl
to the neighborhood in wliich
she lived, and Is a worthy exam
ple' for 'the 'living.
Mrs. Lansden has been a inenv
ber of the Methodist church
since early childhood and her
relations to the church routy not
be doubted by anyone, f'
Servant of Cod, well donel
Rest from thy loved employ:
The battle is fought the icJo-
Enter thy Master's joy. 1 j
War Song of Aceric
Words by Lewis Kerry Smith,
Tune: "John Brown's Body,"
or "The Battle Hymn of the Re
public" ;? 1
(No rights reserved. All who
choose may sing and publish this
We staR(i at Armageddon,, and
we .... f the '
we battle for the Lord
We fight the Hohenzollera and
his-savage Prussian horde,
We trust the God of battles, and
Yes, we shall win the war.
We strive against oppression and
the bloody Kaiser's reign,
Who seeks to build his throne up
on the mountain of the slain,
With murder of the innocent up
on the land and main,
And we shall win the war.
We fight for human freedom and
the captives' swift release,
We seek to speed the happy nay
when bloody wars shall cease,
We're praying for the jubilee of
And we shall win the war.
The Kaiser's iron hand is at your
His plan of subjugation you may
Over your destruction he would
But you shall win the war.
The deadly peril's on you, even
at your very door.
You see the marching' million's
and hear the cannons' roar,
The Kaisers spies and minions fill
your land from shore to shore,
But you shall win the war.
Jehovah calls to you, America
Your sins and your iniquities,
Come unto me in faith and every
evil fetter break.
And you shall win the war.
(Note-Mr. Smith is well known
by most of the Sentinel readers,
being a- native of Gainesboro.
He made his home here until a
few years ago. Ed.)
Value of Advertising and What
Farmers Think of It.
Two farmers were not long
since discussing their local paper.
One thought it had too many ad
vertisements in it. The other
replied: "In my opinion the ad
vertisements are far from being
the least valuable part of it. I
look them over carefully and save
at least five times the cost of the
paper each week through the bus
iness advantages I get from
them." Said the other: "I be
lieve you are right I know that
they pay me well and rather think
it is not good taste to find fault
with the advertisement after
all." Those men have the right
idea of the matter. It pays any
man with a family to take a good
local paper for the sake of the
advertisements if nothing more.
And If business men fail to give
the farmers a chance to read ad
vertisements in the local paper,
they are blind to their own inter
ests, to say the least of it. "You
never trade with me," said a
business man to a prosperous
farmer. "You have never invit
ed me to your place of business
and I never go where I am not
invited, I might not be welcome,"
was the reply. '
: A True Stcry. :
A man who was afraid of thun
der crawled into a hollow log as
a place of safety during a thun
der storm. The thunder rolled
and the rain poured down in tor
rents, and the old log began to
swell up till the poor fellow was
wedged in so tight that he could
not get out. All nis past sins
began passing before him. Sud
denly he remembered he hadn't
paid his newspaper subscription.
and he felt so small that he was
able to back right out
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jjui i vu 1 IVI 131UU0.
Washington, D. C. Sept. 3.
Since the Federal law requires
that all firms having commercial
stocks of foods shall make re
turns of what they have on hand
or in transit on August 31, the
United States Department; of
Agriculture, charged with carry
ing out the provisions of the law
has designated certain places
within each State where the
blank food survey schedules may
be obtained. These blanks are
to be filled in duplicate, one copy
to be retained by the reporting
firm and the other to be sent to
the Department at Washington,
In this State the survey blanks
may be obtained at offie of Fed
eral Grain Supervision, 807 In
dependent Life Bldg., Nashville,
Ten. Each blank has spaces
for recording the stocks of 18
principal commodities, including
the chief food cereals, meats,
ard, oils, fish, sugar, and con
densed or evaporated milk. El
evators, mills, dealers, cannere.
bakers, confectioners, manufac
turers, jobbers, packers, grocers,
hotels, department and general
stores dealing in groceries, and
other types of business to the
number of about 100rare requir
ed to report their stocks not lat
er than September 10, though an
extention of time may be grant
ed by the Secretary of Aricul-
ure on special request if a good
reason can be shown.
Survey is Preliminary.
The survey of August 31, in so
ar as it concerns the supplies of
18 principal foodstuffs is a pre-
iminary one, to be followed by
a more complete one after the
crops are harvested. For the
complete schedule the blanks
call for returns on 103 items. -
Blanks giving all information
have been mailed to some 350.- -
000 firms, but any firm which
has not yet received these blanks
should apply at once to the Bu
reau of Markets, Department of
Agriculture, Washington, or to
the nearest State addrers given
above. While the returns are
required under the law, with a
heavy penalty for noncompliance
it is expected by the Depart
ment that all firms will consider
it their patriotic duty to fill out
and return the schedules as re
quested. Ready lor WkaL
Every possible acre should be
sown to wheat or rye except that
which is needed for a summer
crop next year.
Cut and shock the corn and be
gin soil preparation between the
shock rows at once. On level
clean land the seed bed may be
prepared by thoroughly double
disking one or more times. On
rolling land that is likelv to wash
the subsoiler should be run once
under each row and once in the
middle before disking.
If the turn plow is necessary
to turn under weeds and grass.
use the disk before and after
turning. In the abscence of
rains, use the roller immediately
before sowing. The corrugated
roller is preferred.
Every" fanner in Jackson coun
ty should sow some wheat this
fall The soil in Jackson county
will produce as good wheat as
any, and $2.20 per bushel should
be some inducement for sowing
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