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Twenty-second Year.
JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY. OCTOBER 19. 1905.
Whole Number 1110
of Dr.Cald.
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it will soon set your system right,
v 'vn an occasional dose of it will keep
.r internal organism in the very pink
of condition.
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Dp. Caldwell's
(Laxative)
pepsin
it thn best preparation obtainable for
.'.11 tha many ills and ailments arising
(i-oru overworked or disordered diges
tive organs.
It acts quickly and surely on the cause
of the trouble and its beneficial effects
we instantly perceptible,
It will euro the most obstinate cases.
Dr. Caldwell' Laxative Syrup Pepsin
ca i be obtained in both dollar and half
iL.Har sizes from all druggists.
Your money will be refunded if It
does not benefit you.
Your postal card remirst will brlnsr by reJurn
If i:l our new booklet, Dr. Caldwell'. Book of
Wonderj" (ind free sample tu those who have
nuvcr li led tills wonderful renedy. Write today.
PEPSEN SYRUP CO.
Mcntloello, Ullnolt
Bold by H. C. Millor and City Ding
Company.
THAD. A. COX,
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND
" SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY
Special attention to abstracts and title.,
Rooms 6 and 7, Harr-Burrow Building
. Kirkpatrick. S C. Williams. J. II. Bowman
K rkpatrlok, Williams & Bowman,
ATTORNEY3-AT-LAW AND
SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY
Johuson City. Tennessee.
Q. El. MILLER
Attorney at Law
and Solicitor in Chancery,
JOrlNSON CITY, - . TENNESSEE
Special attention to Collections.
DR. O. A. Mt OLAIN,
PnisiciAN and Hnnamov.
Office-Bron building.
Hoursi7:;m ":80 a. ra.
Hours) l:00to4:!0p. m.
Phones; KesWence 206t
K S Miller, Jr.. M. D Wj Miller 11. D
DK3. MILLER,
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office Rooms sand 6 Opera House Building.
Hour 7 to 8 a m., n to a p ra., 6 to 8 p. m,
Dr. U.S. Miller's -aidence Ktngstreet.
Dr W J. Miller's residence Watauga avenut
uear Roan street.
D. A. VINES,
Attomey-at-Law,
JOHNSON CITY, - TENNESSEE.
Practices in allthe Courts of Tennessee.
City Barber Shop.
Hun by first-class white workmen. We want
mid aretrytp- to Klevute tb llarber Profcs
sum In Johns-a City. Come and see us.
Patronize your own Color
nd uiilp itiose that are dcsorvlng of your pat
omu'S Yours respectfully,
Rus3ell & namsch, Props.
Corner Mli and Uufllo Streets.
FASHIONABLE
BARBER AND HAIRDRESSER
Polite ana satisfactory service accorded to
nil patrons. Next door to Piedmont Hotel.
Pull line choice brands of Clears.
AURiGHT" BARBERSHOP
LOCATED IN THE CITY HOTEL
HOT AND COLD BATHS
CLEAN TOWELS FOR CUSTOMERS
MASSAGE A SPECIALTY
Yours to servo
J. A. ANKROM
Central Barber Shop
Located in W. O. Phillips' new build-
in . three doors south of water tank.
ud fronting Southern lty. Ladies and
children waitodomat shop or residence,
Massage a Specialty.
Nat Hyder, Proprietor.
I have purchased the interest of II
L. Mann in the late firm of Tierce &
Mann, and 'will conduct the business
alone. I am prepared to do all kinds
of tinwork, roofing, guttering and
repairing, upon short notice. Will
make interesting Szures on Warm
Air Heating for any building. ALL
1
Hat TiBwork
WORK GUARANTEED.
Jno. F. Pierce
240 Main Street,
. GEN. PATTERSON
Makes Opening Speech of the
Gubernatorial Race.
DEFINES
OF
HIS POSITION OX MATTERS
STATE GOVERNMENT.
(iov. Cox's Record on Temperance and
Oilier Issues and as Slate Revenue
Agent Caustically Criticised.
Nttslivlllo American,
(Continued from last week.)
This is the method which Gov. Cox
and his friends serve notice that he
intends to employ to foist upon the
party a candidate for Governor.
What will be his position next sum
mer, when, if he is nominated, a
Republican will oppose him and chal
lenge him to defend his record and the
principles of his patty? If be will not
discuss questions before the people
now, he cannot discuss them then.
All other candidates, save Governor
Cox, have found time to go before the
people. Does he refuse because of an
overweaning desire to serve the people,
or because he dare not go?
The fact is, and the people of Ten
nessee shall know it, that Gov. Cox is
afraid to face them. M y personal re
quest for time to canvass the State is
of small moment to the principle in
volved by a denial.
The wrong is to the people who love
fair play and despise petty advantages.
As a Democratic candidate, I ask
only for justice.
I am poor, and have no money to
spend corruptly, and would not if I
had. I own no Btock in any corpora
tion. My solo inheritance has been an
honorable nuuie.
I have no newspaper to do my bid
ding and the only way I know, or have
ever known to make a canvass, is to
meet the yeople and discuss the issues
with them.
The opportunity to do this is my
riht as a Democrat, and the right of
the people, who are the source of all
power. -
In asking it for myself, I am-asking
it for them.
MACHINE CHABOB.
Notice has been served that I intend
to denounce the methods of the machine
in Tennessee as grossly subversive of
the will of the people, and immediate
ly upon this announcement, the bray
ing was loud and long from certain
newspapers in the State whose stock in
trade seems either to be misrepre
sentation or abuse, aud frequently
both.
The charge that I am a machine man
and owe whatever political success I
may have achieved, to machine meth
od?, and therefore, my position is one
of inconsistency.
If this w ere true, it would not be an
answer, and would only constitute the
"et tu quoquo" argument resorted to
by weak men in oolloquy and weak
editors in refutation.
But the charge is not true, and as I
may be able to reach but a small part
of the people in publio discussion, I
hope what I say will be read by
larger audience than OL can possibly
address. '
I wa3 a candidate for Attorney Gen
eral iu 1804 and the nomination was
made Uy a diaect vote of the people.
dhi not name a Judge or a Clerk in
fiat election, aud neither did either of
my competitors, to my kuowledge, and
no question was ever made as to its
fairness.
Hon. W. L. Clapp, an honored citi
zen of jucmpnis, siuce deceased, was
then its Mayor, and openly espoused
the cause of one of my competitors, as
did most of the city administration
I had opposed the election of Mr,
Clapp, and my competitor whom he
favored, had snpported him.
My cause was carried to the people
who had known me all my life, and
they nominated and elocted me. After
a service of six years, as already stated,
I became a candidate for Congress.
The entire Congressional Committee,
with the exception of one member, was
opposed to my candidacy, and without
wishing to revive old issues, which
have long since gone to oblivion, s
far as I am concerned; but in justice to
truth I can say that no man ever ran
for office under harder conditions than
were imposed upon me.
The county of Tipton was intruded
for my competitor before the Congres
sional Committee had met to decide
eveu upon the date of a convention
When the committee met I asked that
this action be rescinded, and for time
to canvass the county and was denied
the right.
My competitor did not make a con
test against me in Shelby County,
where I resided, and I did not engage
against him in Hardeman County,
where he lived. lie was instructed for
by his own county and Tipton, and the
delegation from Fayette, vbe remaining
county, became necessary to the nomi
nation cf either of us.
Under these conditions I carried the
couutv. and received an instruction of
tha delegation. This, addded to the
vota of Shelbv. gave me the nomina
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tion. My competitor withdrew and l
was nominated by acclamation.
Since then I have had no opposition
of any kind for the nomination, and
have not attended either of the last
two conventions, having been in Wash
ington when both met. In my entire
Congressional district I have never
had appointed one Commissioner of
Registration on my recommendation,
and have never named a Judge or a
Clerk in any election in which I have
been engaged or any other. I have
never been a member of any politiaal
committee, either of the city of Mem
phis, the county o$ Shelby or the State
of Tennessee.
This is the record out of which
machine newspapers have tried to
manufacture prejudice and weaken my
assaults against dishonesty and fraud
in the politics of Tennessee.
STATU AFFAIBS.
In State affairB honesty, efficiency
and economy should be the rule and
guide of public service.
If elected Governor I shall faithfully
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execute the laws already in existence,
and will make such recommendations
to the Legislatue as to changing old
laws or the enactment of new ones, as
I think will innure to the benefit of
the people.
I believe that in the education of the
youth of the State lies the hope of the
future; that it is the foundation of
good government and necessary to
good citizenship. It should be placed
in thff reach of every boy and girl in
Tennessee and this is the highest duty
the State owes to the people.
I believe that the only just principle
of taxation is equality and uniformity,
as provided by the Constitution. -
This has not been the rnle in Ten
nessee, in many instances, and I
belicvo the risible, tangible property
pf the freeholders of the State has
borne more than its share of the public
tax.
In my opinion, one of the most
potent causes is the method which has
long been in vogue in the Legislature
of delaying consideration of the reve
nue and assessment bill until the clos
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ing hours of the session, when the
members are restive, and sufficient
time is not afforded for mature consid
eration, discussion and amendment.
This affords an opportunity for the
agents and lobbyists of special inter
ests to take advantage of the situation,
and obtain benefits in taxation, Bnd
the people who are not represented,
save through their members, become
the sufferers.
While this is a matter exclusively for
the Legislature, still, if clothed with
authority I would recommend that the
revenue and assessment bills be con
sidered and reported early in the ses
sion, so that they could be considered
with that care and deliberotion which
their. importance deserves.
And when a just and cquitab'e law
relating to revenue and taxation is thus
enacted sufficient to meet all the ex
penses of the State, T think it should
stand and be changed by amendment
rather than the introduction at each
session of the Legislature of new bills
which too often confuse the taxpayer,
and result in loss of revenue and
inequality.
That system of taxation which con
stantly changes, either iu method or
form is always productive of mischief,
and it should be so devised as to secure
certainty, uniformity and stability, so
that evesy citizen, farm and corpora
tion in TennesBt-e may know exactly
what taxes to pay and how to pay them.
It has been the lack of uniformity in
taxation that has burdened the State
with revenue agents and back-tax
attorneys who were given power to
back assess all property, so that the
taxpayers of the State never knew
when thoy had paid their taxes, or
after paying all that was originally
assessed, when they would be called
. npon to pay additional taxes, fees and
I penalties. '
When the property of a taxpayer is
assessed, and the Board of Equaliza
tion has passed npon it; when the taxes
are paid aud a receipt given, this
should end the question for all time.
I believe that if a full statement was
obtainable, that it would bo found,
I aside from the annoyance and oppres-
BtUU I'l tUQ DJDIQ1U Jk fcBl& HflFCCriUg,
hot ihn foea Anal fi ar unA onata r,Mi?.l
more than equal the amouut of taxes
paid from tins source into the puoac
treasury. '
OOBPOKATIONS.
The corporations of Tennessee have
1
Bros,
not borne iu the past, nor do I think
they bow bear their just proportion of
taxation. I think they should be
treated in this respect, just as others
are treated that they should not pay
more nor loss than what is fair and
just. I do not expect to make ill
considered assaults upon corporate
interests, or to ride into power by
base appeals to prejudice, I do not
wish to array class against class. The
man who has acquired wealth honestly,
or the corporation who asks only the
benefit of equal laws, are both entitled
to protection from the demagogue and
political charlatan.
The men who acquire wealth dishon-
(Continued on Second page.)
More Railroad News.
Developments of the last few days
indicate that the Southern Railway has
succeeded iu effectually blocking other
railroads from getting into East Ten
nessee. The previous reports that the
Southern had scooped the Tennessee
Central from Harriman to Knoxville
are being confirmed. Neither the
Frisco nor the Illinois Central will
ever get into East Tennessee by that
route and the hopes built thereon have
come to naught.
Now it is stated that operations on
the South & Western raiiroad south of
Marion, N. C, have stopped. The
activity of the Southern seems to have
abated all along the line between John
son City and Marion, so that at the
present stage of the game, it looks as if
the Southern and the South & Western
have declared a truce. When the
smoke clears, it is believed that the
Sonthern will have the South & West
ern in tow.
Thus it would appear that the South
ern has stumped the Seaboard Air Line
again but, of coarse, there is hope as
long as the Southern has not actually
finished the whole affair with a gobble.
Things may not bo all they seem.
LIN TO ASHEVIXLE.
The latest phase of the railroad situ
ation in western Worth Carolina, is
that a survey is being made from the
South & Western railroad to Asheville,
N. C. The engineers who will do most
of the work have gone from Knoxville,
with their forces and it is stated began
work yesterday. There is a glimmer
of hope that the South & Western rail
road, in making this move, has given
up' the fight south of the Southern Rail
way's trans-mountain line and intends
to prosecute it by another route, that
is, by way of Asheville and thence by
the route called for in the Hickory
Uap and Kutheiordton railway charter.
which route extends from Rutherford-
ton, a point on the Seaboard Air Line
to Asheville. Jourdal and Tribune.
Patterson's Palpable Hit.
When General Patterson .went to
Nashville he invaded Governor Cox's
territory in a certain measure. During
his official term, Nashville is the Gov
ernor's home, and naturally the local
sentiment is more or less in his favor.
Gen. Patterson went straight to the
Governor's home and delivered his
opening address. This was good poli
tics, but it required , high political
courage to do it. The small politician
would have begun his campaign at the
other end of the State and would have
skated all around his antagonist. But
Gen. Patterson is not that sort. His
idea is to beard the lion in his
den.
Of course General Patterson's politi
cal future depended on the impression
he made. The press of Nashville has
been friendly to Gov. Cox, though it
has not committed itself to his cause,
One can see, however, from the Nash
ville papers that Gen. Patterson made
a profound impression. npon his audi
once. Naturally the question that sug
gusts itslf isr was it an audience upon
whioh it was worth while to make an
impression.
We learn from the American that
there was a "large and enthusiastic
crowd"in the Vendome Theatre. Then
we are told that it was a "representa
tive body of people composed; of men
of public and private life from Nash
ville and various parts of the State and
many ladies." Among those present
were ex-Governors, Attorney-Generals
Judges, State Senators, Representa
tives and many high officials. Gen
Patterson held this splendid audience
from beginning to end of his powerful
address. -
The reception accorded General Pat
terson at the State capital is full
of significance. It means that the
thoughtful men of Tennessee are alive
to the importance of the questions he
discussed. And of course General Pat
terson can duplicate in other counties
the impression he made in Davidson
Governor Cox cannot ignore the gaunt
lotthronn down to him. His record
has been impugned. Re must defend
it. We do not intend to prejudge the
case. We want to hear from him. The
people of Tennessee want to hear from
him. He will make a mistake if be
supposes any man can pull enough
political wires to send him into the
gubernatorial chair, lie must come
out into the open and defend his
record and declare his views. When
he does so, the press and the people
will sive him a courteous hear
ing. Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Koyal
Baking
Powder
is made of Grape
Cream of Tartar.
Absolutely Pure.
Makes the food
more Wholesome
and Delicious.
It is charged that the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor has no money in the
treasury, also that the total member
ship of 120,000, two yeajs ago, has been
reduced SO per cout. The loss of sev
eral strikes, internal disagreements and
many slugging affairs are the rinse of
the large decline in membership.
Soline Lamp Oil
GUARANTEED NOT TO
SMOKE.
SMELL or
EXPLODE.
Made
From the Finest Pennsylvania
Crude.
This oil is made by the Kimble Oil
Co., of Knoxville, and is not in the
trust, bnt it can be trusted to give a
better light and the housewife more
satisfaction than any oil on the market
as its use makes lamp cleaning an oc
casional rather tha a daily task. Try
a gallon and convince yourself of ita
good qualities. For sale in this city by
H. W. LYLE & CO.
HAIR BALSAM
ClMiuof and bMutiliof tha hilt
trumnM A laxuitfcOt ITuVth.
Ncvor Falli to Bestoi Gray
JtlBlr TO lim louiorui vJQior.
CftFM Kilp diMKMii baif t LilUJ(.
DENTISTRY
Modern methods and modern appli
ances eaves time, money and pain.
PAINLESS EXTRACTING
Fillings 50 cents and np.
Gold Crowns $3.50.
Bridge work $3. 50 per tooth
Full set of Teeth $5.00-
All Work Guaranteed.
Dr. J. P. Metzger,
Crouch Building.
'Phone 62.
' THE JOY
Of having a Laundry where you can
send yonr linen regularly week be
week and feel sure that it will be re
turned to you in first-class condition
can be realized. Just send ns word
and we will gladly
Call for Your Laundry.
And we feel confident that yon will be
pleased in every particular with the re
sults of our work.
JOHNSON
CITY ....
110 East Market Street,
R. K. WILLIAMS & CO., Proprietors.
tST ' Phone 168 or stop theRed Wagon
L. M. BARRONS
Blacksmith and- Bepair Slop
All Work Promptly Done
and
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Corner Roan and Jobe Sts.
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