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CY H. LYLE, Editor and Owner. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY E-it.!rd at the-PoKtoffli-e at Johnsun City, Tea. nessee Second Class Matter. a. f t4 o Urt ceMents Hal H. Haynes oilers lo again serve the bar and people of the First Chan- the action of the republican party, if aeemea 10 oe enuueu 10 a rtiiuimuBuuu nml rp-olptinn. iinon his record as Chancellor. 1320 JOURNALISTIC PROPRIETIES The Knoxville Sentinel, with its characteristic taste, devotes half a col umn of editorial to its opinion on the Cooner case now before the highest ju dicial tribunal of the common vealth for final adjudication. Indicating the Sentinel's exquisite sense of the pro prieties and its keen perception of the ethics governing the conduct of the well regulated journals that seek to serve serious ends, we submit this par agraph from the supreme court's sage adviser: ii'l'hn rVmrtpra U- 1 It'll ( ,'rnisr:k as the result of a deliberate plot. They plan ned to kill him and went to the place where they expected to meet him. They approached him from behind and he was killed by a shot in the back of the neck. No doubt, the same malice and premeditation did not exist in the mind of the young Cooper as In that of the elder. Let us hone he was there main ly to be with his father. No doubt this presumption and the further fact that the murdered man fired his own pistol, though in self-defense, induced the Jury to a compromise which caused the accused to escape a death sentence. " And in equal good ta.ste this able ed itorial volunteer in assisting the state's attorney-general concludes: "Carmack was shot, not because of his semi-humorous references to Cooper in his newspaper. No one can read thme paragraphs and find cause for murder. No, Carmack is dead because of what he had done and what he pro posed to do. Me w as the most danger ous enemy of a system. 1 le was about ready to destroy that system. Cooper was the chief agent of this system. He was expected to manipulate the legisla ture. His son received $500 as a fee in a pardon case. They were part and parcel of a corrupt machine. Cooper was the most notorious lobbyist in the state. Carmack had secured the elec tion of an assembly which would not be controlled by Cooper. This is what enraged him to such an extent that a three line reference by Carmack pro voked him to murder. Probably the system did not inspire the murder, for Carmack 's death sealed the fate of the system, as any sane men were obliged to know. But if the system hadn't ex isted and if Cooper hadn't been its arch principal, Carmack, the bravest and truest of Tennesseans, would be here today." Gen. Gates, who with marked ability, argued so earnestly and eloquently for the afllrmation of the lower court's verdict, did not find it necessary from choice or from expediency to indulge CSallT? aiiii .ir--rrri"iiA:7ii7 mir. mif, wri iiur i iiiif uisti iniifitiiif mi if niiii iiinmini iiih inn inn nit iiiiii niitiiiftmmmiJimmmiimifMiimmmiviisimmmmmiimiimif lit m other denunciation or defamation of two men unable to so much as raise their voice in protest or defense. But Gen. Cates was but the lawyer in the case. He was famiuar wun me recoru and was accorded only the privileges accorded gentlemen of the bar by the supreme court. The other champion, this brave, chivalrous commentator, thuuders his anathemas from the proud pedestal of an enthroned journalism. God save the mark ! NashvilleAmer ican. Gov. Patterson is reported to have said of the site selected for the Johnson City normal: " It is the most beautiful tract of land that ever my eyes have feasted upon." All East Tennessee is that. Nasville American. Speaking of the Carter site for the East Tennessee normal, selected as the site of the institution by the state board of education, Gov. Patterson is reported to have said "It is the most lautiful tract of land that ever my eyes have feasted upon." If the gov ernor only lived in East Tennessee he could have a continuous banquet of scenery. Journal and Tribune. "About 114 members of the Republi can Editorial Association, of the state of New York, many of whom were ac companied by wife, daughter or other member of tlieir family, accepted the invitation of senator and Mrs. Chaun cey M. Depew to attend a reception at their home in Washington, D. C, giv en last Friday evening, " says the Os sining Citizen, of which John V. Bell, formerly of this city, is business man ager. Mr. Bell was among those pres ent COMMERCIAL APPEAL FERTS. The bast way to carve your meit is to cut it out. The new Christy girls will probably be grass widows. By the time all of Teddy's trophies get in, the Smithsonian Institution will look like a Noah's ark. They didn't make Mat Henson a rear admiral, although they told him to " go 'way back and sit down." SCHOOL IMPROVE MENT ASSOCIATION Miss Virginia Moore, of Nashville, was in the city last week under the di rection of the state board of education to organize a school improvement asso ciation and perfected the organization here with enthusiastic school workers at the helm. Miss Moore is an exceed ingly attractive woman personally and is very much interested in the work, is a pleasant speaker and is doing a grand work for education throughout the state. COUNTY OUT OF DEBT County court chairman, Squibb, paid off a note of f 1,313.95 against the coun ty to the Banking and Trust Company Saturday, this being the last note against the county. Over $-5,000 of in debtedness against the county has been paid since Jan. 1, 1909, and this is the first time in ten years that the county has been out of debt. Herald and Tribune. TT 111 o I ..." SOLDIERS' HOME NOTES ! The inspectors have commenced on the State Soldiers' Homes, as will be seen from the following dispatch from the New York State Home at Bath, dated the 2d instant : Col. Charles W. Wadsworth, who succeeds the late Gen. Chas. V. Wadsworth, who suc ceeds the late Gen. Newton M. Curtiss as inspectors of Soldiers' Homes, today made his first inspection of theSoldiers Home here and conducted the semi-annual muster Of its membership. Col. Wadsworth spoke in complimentary terms of the institution, its manage ment and the condition of its member ship. He is a Kentuckian, was form erly adjutant of the Mountain Branch Soldiers' Home at Johnson City, Tenn., before his appointment as an assistant insnector-sreneral. Notwithstanding the big gains in the National Military Homes at Danville, Johnson City and Marion, there was a net loss of seventeen in the total mem Ijer.shipof all the barracks during the last ten days of January The losses were at Dayton, ia; 1'acinc, ij; iieav enworth, 21; Hampton, 15; Milwaukee, l;Togus, 15. Total loss, 93. The gains were Danville, 27; Marion, 17; Johnson City, 32. Total gain, 7t. Net loss, 17. Col. Chas. V. Wadsworth, who suc ceeds the Gen. Newt M. Curtis as in spector of the state homes, made his inspection of the Bath, N. Y. home on Feb. 2. More trouble at the Hampton Home. Albert C. Wilson who was sentenced to a dump for a frivolous charge, refused to do it. He demanded his discharge. He tried to get in the county poorhouse in that county but could not. Ben. F. Weakly was tired out of the Western Branch a few weeks ago on the advice of the pension office, he was trying to get on the rolls and he had never been in the army, but had got admitted in the Western Branch in 1900, was "here at this home in May 1908 and discharged in 1909. This man Weakly had taken the same man's name that died on March 3, 1876. He was in an Indiana Regiment. He was 64. He had been on the docket three times for being drunk. The court at Jonesboro cleared a member of this home, Patrick Connel charged with killing E. Lewis, a mem ber of Co., A., for nothing at all. He fired three shots into him just outside home grounds, and it looks like Lewis did not have many friends in this home. It was a cold blooded murder. He was not even kept in jail, running tun it, the home grounds all the time. The Fisher and Wall Co., barbers, are doing good business now since they got their steam power shaving ma chine going. They have a well equipp ed shop with steam heat and electric lights. Three nights they keep open till 7 o'clock. The Honolulu Students liked this place so well they intend to come back here in the spring. Some places they can't stop on account of color, but the home hotel don't refuse them. They had a good time here. JUDGE HART CONCURS WITH CHANCERY COURT Nashville, Feb. 14. In the case of thetate vs. Win. and Charles Sadler, charged with violation of the four-mile law, Judge Hart, in the criminal court today, concurred with the chancery court in the i. ear-beer cases that the possession of a federal license was not primafac.ie evidence of sellina; liquor. Judge Hart held that the legislative department has no authority to dictate to the judiciary as to evidence to this extent. If you contemplate purchasing an article for a WEDDING PRESENT or ANNIVERSARY PRESENT you should not do so until you have examined the immense line of rich Cut Glass, hand-painted Pickard China, Sterling Silver Table Ware and Novelties, hammered Brass Goods and everything to be found in a first-class jewelry store Our prices are right and the goods are perfect Will be glad to show You So M Main Street Jewelers and MISS WETHFRBY ENTERTAINS. Milrirpd Wptr-prhv entertained a number of her friends at a Valentine party on Monday evening. 1 tie nouse u'ua ilnnnratp.! with red and white hearts and red and white carnations. Dixie's Famous Minstrel Ban joist. Without a Doubt the World's Greatest Banjo Player Miss Anderson Illustrated Songs Those Two Clever Ladies Misses Vernon and Fanchette Latest Moving tar REMEMBER - On March 16, 1910, at 9 p. m., we ffive awav $30.00 in Gold. in three prizes of $15., $10. and $5., to the persons whose name appears upon the first three tickets drawn. PERFORMANCES: Matinee - - 2:30 Evening - 7, 8 and 9 Edisonia Theatre Meany & Walters, Managers Theatre ML DAN ver A flr cAvPrnl merrv ffftinM tt'Pre D.aVtd delicious refreshments were served. sons, Mary Nell Dosser, Louisa Mar tin, Margaret Haluwin, j-.mma wae Worley, Mary Alice iianon ana maty Piper, of Jonesboro; Messrs. Will Faw, Audrey Bittle, Cy Lyle, Lester Harris, George Smith, Robert Archer, Cecil Williams, Clarence fergusonana jonn Anderson, of Jonesboro. AGENCIES TO BE ABOLISHED A BUI in the House Abolishes All the Eighteen Pension. Agencies Except One Washington, Feb. 10. Seventeen out of eighteen pension agencies scat tered throughout tne country are arjoi ished under the terms of the pension appropriation bill reported to the house today, wherein no appropriation is recommended for these offices. The one remaining office is located in Wash ington and the usual appropriation for its maintenance is made. The seventeen agencies thus cut off are located in Augusta, Me; Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Columbus, O.; Con cord, N. H.; Des Moines, la.; Detroit, Indianapolis, Knoxville, Louisville, Milwaukee, New York city, Philadel phia, Pittsburg, San Francisco and To peka, Kan. SATISFACTORY . TO MR. SELLS. Jonesboro, Feb. 15. Chairman A. L. Shipley, who presided over the repub lican congressional committee at Greeneville Saturday, has returned to his home here. He says that the com mittee tried to be absolutely impartial in making arrangements for a nomina tion for congress, so that no candidate, who may desire to enter the contest, need have any cause to complain. The committee, in addition to fixing the date as the 19th of March, decided to make the entrance fee $150, as the low est possible amount to meet the ex cuse of the primary. It is understood that the arrangement is entirely satis factory to both Congressman Brown low and Senator Sells and that both will enter the primary ai d have their fight out before the republicans of the district. From this time on there is des tined to be a warm fight in the district. FOWLER WILL BE CHIEF TRUST BUSTER Washington, Feb. 10. President Taft will leave to attorney general Wickersham the selection of a success or to Wade H. Ellis, the special assist ant in charge of trust prosecutions who resigned several days ago to enter pol itics in Ohio. It was said today that Mr. Wicker sham probably would select James A. Fowler, of Tennessee, now an assistant attorney general in the department of justice. Several other names, however, are under consideration. MILITARY HONOR FOR ALL OLD VETERANS Nashville, Feb. 10. Funerals at the old confederate soldiers' home will be military affairs, as a result of a call upon Gov. M. It. Patterson, by Misses Grace and Martha Handley. An ap peal was made to adjutant general Tully Brown for the necessary guns and ammunition, but he didn't feel that he had sufficient authority to au- Opticians Cosip Daily Until April 15 Tickets sold at these rates are good in tourist tleeping cars, which are thoroughly comfortable and have all the convenience of the palace sleeper at one-half the cot; also good in reclining chair cart, teats free. Daily Through Tourist Sleepers to Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles via Billing, Mont, and via St Paul through the Great Northwest and via Scenic Colorado The Burlington if the only line with through tourist tleeping can to all important Pacific Coast cities, via these routes. I will be (lad to five too complete Information about these exoortlont, send literature, reserve berths and do everything accessary to make your trip a comfortable one. Write me today, a postal will do. F. M. Seymour, Jr., Postoffice Box 248, Bristol, Tennessee thorize the granting of the request, and the matter was referred to Gov. Patterson, who readily granted the re quest and ordered that the necessary g ins, ammunition, etc., to be furnish ed to hereafter bury the old soldiers with appropriate military honors. DAVID CARUTHERSDEAD David Caruthers, aged 70 years, a prominent farmer of Knob Creek, and a pioneer in t he settlement of Wash ington county, died at his home Wed nesday at 2 p. m. Mr. Caruthers had been complaining for a week, but was sitting by the fire when the end came. He was a member of the Union Bap tist church and was noted for his hon esty and piety, Thursday, at 2 p. m., the Rev. T. G. Davis, of this city, held the funeral services, and the interment took place in the Hunt cemetery. IN MEMORIAM Whereas, Dr. James Kirkpatrick, who for many years was a faithful member of our camp, Gen. John B. Gordon, No. MOO of United Confeder ate Veterans of Johnson City, Tenn., has been called hence, and will not gather with us on this side of the any Above rates apply from Johnson City (vary ing according to destination) to practically all points in Washington, Oregon, California and British Columbia commencing March 1 and river, but has passed over the river lo rest under the shadow of the trees of life. Be it resolved, that we the survivors of the camp ever cherish the memory of our departed comrade and ex-Confederate soldier, and that we remem ber to keep in mind the Bplendid ser vice of ihe brave soldier in the iind Tennessee cavalry and be mindful to care for any of his family who may need cur aid and help in the battle of life. Atteste: H. A. DICKINSON, CommamLr W. A. KITE, Adjutant of the Camp. Meany & Anderson, managers of the Edisonia, have secured for Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week, au extra good bill composed of the follow ing vaudeville stars: Mr. Dau Emer son, the best banjo soloist in Dixie; Miss Anderson in illustrated songs and two of the prettiest and cleverest sou bretts on the southern circuit, Misses Vernon & Fanchette. This exception ally good vaudeville bill supplemented by the latest moving pictures goes to make up a show worth going miles to see. Don't miss it , i! if I if i"Ji i Iti IV 'Ji 5V lif-! 'J'S urn-m mm mr m sWr&i' m wiiwuWC.WUWUVUWUWitawMw-w'