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Whole Number 1371
Prof. Gray Says That Hogs Can be
Raised Cheaply by the South
ern Farmer Big Profits
Dr. V. A. Atchley, pastor of the
Broad Street Baptist church, Knox
ville, filled the pulpit of the Central
Baptist church in this cily Sunday
morning and evening. Large congre
gations heard him and were pleased
with his able sermons.
The Central Baptist church is with
out a pastor, owing to the resignation
of the Rev. T. Q. Davis, who has ac
cepted a call to the First Baptist church
at Bonhain, Texas, and who left today
to e.nter upon his work. A call will be
given Dr. Atchley from the Central
church, but he told the congregation
here that he was not hunting a pas
The Johnson City church has a mem
bership of more than 500, and is a strong
body financially. It is the purpose of
the membership to erect a $50,000 edi
fice in tire near future, a lot having al
ready been purchased.
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Washington, D. C, Octob2r 17. The
people of the Bouth should keep at
home the thousand i of dollars which
they are annually sending into the
West for meat and the farmers of the
South can bring about this much de
sired jgftndition and can at the same
time realize handsome profits for them
selves if thty will engage in the raising
of hogs more extensively, declares
Professor Dan T. Gray of the Ala-j
bama Polytechnic Institute who has
charge of the department of animal in
dustry at Auburn and is also an ex
pert in animal husbandry in the bu
reau of animal indnslry of the United
States department of agriculture, in
Farmers' Bulletin 411, entitled "Feed
ing Hogs in the South," just issued by
the department.
"Hogs can be raised as cheaply in
the South as anywhere else and in
many cases more cheaply, but hogs
cannot be raised profitably on corn
alone," says Prof Gray, and in the
Bulletin he gives in full detail the
preper methods of feeding hogs in or
der to realize a profit. Figures are
given showing the results obtained
from the use of various feeds in exjte
riments conducted at different points
in the South. The Bulletin should
prove of much value to any Southern
farmer and its circulation will doubtless
result in a greatly increased activity
in hog raising. President W. W. Fin
ley of the Southern Railway company,
who is greatly interested In having the
South raise its food supplies at home,
will be glad to have a copy of this
Bulletin sent to any farmer in the
F i -General Jeff McCarn is following
Senator Taylrr through the state at
tempting to offset the work of the sen
ator. He had as well try to turn the
Watauga river up stream. Jeff could
do it less than anyone, but no one
could do it. He wsa greeted by an au-
i dience of 700 or 800 lawt night, republi
cans large'y predominating, and was
introduced by Esq. E. B. Hensley.
He made as good a speech as any dem
ocrat could in the interest of a republi
can of Hooper's size and admitted the
late deal with the republicans in the
August election by telling how he used
to do when driving a wagon. When a
man helped him pull over a bad piece
of road he always went back and
helped his benefactor, lit is trying
now to get democrats to elect a repub
fican governor but his effort will be as
unsuccessful as his own-race was for
judge in Davidson county in August.
Appeals to Voters to Support Him
and Save the State in a Speech
Tha,t Rings with Truth
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Harris have re
turned from a visit to friends and relatives.
this line of animal production into the
farming system. One of these reasons
is mentioned above, the money spent
for meat by the southern people would
be kept at home. Another is the in
fluence it would probably have on the
price oi cotton, it win never be pos
sible for the south to control the price
of cotton until the southern farmer
places himself in such a position that
he can hold the crop after it is produc
ed. So long as all the farmers are re
quired to sell the entire crop of cattle
each fall, so long will its price will be
an unreliable and unstaple one. The
only way by which a farmer can place
South who will address a request to jhimsel in a position that he where he trains, for this
will not have to sell all his cotton each
Back on his native heath, where on
the banks of the Watauga he built
"Castles in the Air" and dreamed
away in his boyhood days of occupying
the gubernatorial chair and of donning
the senatorial toga, Senator Robert L.
Taylor today opened his campaign for
governor as the nominee of the "regular
Since 1878, when he made his first
race for congress, the senator has been
"making this place." When the sen
ator then rode over from "Happy Val
ley " this was known as Johnson's Sta
tion, but it always has been an omen
for success with the senator to speak in
this town, and therefore he opened his
gubernatorial campaign here. He came
to the city with the buoyant spirit of
youth, and with the laughter and song
of the halcyon days of the seventies,
when he first tasted the sweetest of po
litical success.
Quite a contrast on the senator's com
ing today. Thirty-five years ago, so
old people say, he rode a mule from
this place on bis initial campaign for
congress. When asked about it, the
senator said that it was a democratic
mule and that it had never stumbled
with him. Monday he came in
special car, being the first candidate for
a state office who ever maie such a tour
to this city, it is said. Many people
came from off the Doe and Watauga
rivers and from the rolling foothills of
the Unakas. They came on the early
is a railroad center.
uei in tne ixmtest At Unce and
Work for This Nice Present
to be Given Away Xmas
fall is to produce something in addit
ion to cotton; and unquestionably one
of of the best supplements to the cot
ton crop would be the raising of hogs.
The hog business can be so managed
that the owner can have money com
ing in from it' at least twice a year,
him at UMH) Pennsylvnnia avenue,
Y ashington, D. C, or request may be ,
made directly to the department of
Before going into the details of the
proper feeding of hogs Prof. Gray
makes some very interesting observa
tions, showing how the raisins' of more
hogs in the South will prove a benefit which would enable him to hold his
to the whole section. He gives figures cotton as long as he please,
showing the consumption of home' "Furthermore, the hog is especially
raised and western animals in Bir-1 adapted to the farmer with small cap
mingham, Alabama, in 1E07, proving itat, as but a small amount of money
that in that year alone more than a is required with which to begin the
million dollars went out of Binning- business, and returns begin to come in
ham into c'htant states all of which ' few months after it -is started. The
should have gone into the pockets of 8w is a raPid producer. Money is
Southern farmers. Other reasons why , turned over rapidly. With $125 in
Southern farmers should raise more vested in one boar and five to eight
hogs are stated as follows: sows it is easily possible to have for
"Pork can be made as cheaply, and sale from 5,000 to 8,000 pounds of pork,
perhap more cheaply, in the south
than in any other section of the coun
try. And there are many reasons why
our southern farmers should introduce
live weight, in a year. In other words,
che yearly sales should be from two to
four times the amount of the. investment
Ten Vote Coupon
Good for Ten Votes in
Miss or Master.. ; .
Must be Voted as Soon as Possible for Convenience
Nomination Coupon
This Coupon When Properly Filled Out Entitles
Miss or Master.
To 5,000 Votes in The Comet's Pony Contest
People formerly rode to town horse.
back, and in the old prairie schooner
to hear a nominee speak, but sinoe then
their farms have been linked to the
populace centers by many railroads,
and like the senator, they came in on
Senator Taylor was out early. He
knew everybody and they all knew
him. He was just "Bob" to them;
to him they were still boys and greet
ed with the proverbial "hello, there."
The senator lived here in 1897 and it
was irom " Robin's Roost," north of
town, that he named the late Hon.
Thos. B.Turley, United States senator.
With the senator was Gen. Havey H.
Hannah, Robert Hickey, of Newport;
Judge Clem Jones, of Oliver Springs;
Eugene Ivins, secretary of the state
committee; R. L. Baylor, traveling
passenger agent of the Southern rail
way, of Chattanooga; J. L. Chivington,
of the Chattanooga Times and Mem
phis Commercial-Appeal; Dixon Mer
rett, of the Nashville Banner and Mem
phis News-Scimitar; Robert Morris, of
the Nashville Tennessean and Ameri
can, and Jesse . Cottrell, of the Knox
ville Sentinel and Chattanooga News.
Guy Schaz, who voted for the free
and untrammeleJ judiciary, presided.
At 10.30 o'clock the Hippodrome was
comfortably filled with the people,
many of them being ladies. At least
200 G. A. E. veterans from the federal
Soldiers' Home were present. The au
dience was representative and number
ed 1200 to 1500. ..,
On the ttage were thirty Confed
erate veterate headed by Captain W.
A. Dickinson. Those on the stage
were J. M. Human, J. V.Brown, J.
M. Barker, M. E. Wash, M. E. Jen
kins, Hugh P. Webb, N. C. Love, Dr. '
N. N. Warlick, H. H. Hise, W. J. I
Barton, It. C. Thomas, Will Russell, 1
The Comet is very much gratified at
the interest taken in the Pony Contest
this early and desires to say to the
young contestants that other prizes
will be added so as to give more of you
an opportunity of getting a reward for
your efforts in our behalf. The second
prize will be a f(0 bicycle fit for a king
and nearly good enough for the child
ren who are hustling for The Comet.
Christmas falls on Snnday this year
and we have decided to close the con
test on Friday night, December 23, so
that the votes can be counted on Satur
day and the happy winners have the
fruits of their labor to enjoy on Christ
mas morning.'
This contest is governed by the rules
of common sense and every white child
is eligible except members of the edit
or's family. Children can nominate
themselves or their names can be sent
in by friends by filling out the nominat
ing coupon in the paper that entitles
them to 5000 votes to start with. If it
is accompanied by $1 on subscription it
gives the child 5,000 votes extra.
If you know a child who would like
to have a Shetland pony as a gift, send
us his name and we will do the best
we can to help it get one, and if you
know one who does not want a pony
send its name along also, as we want
to put it in our list of curios.
Get the children started early so all
can get off even and the greatest hus
tler is sure to win a prize.
Vote Allowance
Is Revealed by a Neighbor. "Who
Knows Him from Childhood.
Harvey Hannah Speaks
Gen. Hannah spoke fifteen minutes,
making practically the same speech as
in the convention of October 6, except
to pay a tribute to the federal soldier.
Robert B. . Hickey, of Cocke county,
spoke next, saying that the only thing
necessary to defeat Hooper was for
the people of the state to know what
he was. He said he intended to tear
the mask of hypocrisy from him. He
said Capt. Hooper was "heroed" as
having been picked up as an orphan
boy and waif, w hen as a matter of
fact he was taken when a boy by one
of the richest men in Cockecounty and
reared and educated in the lap of lux
ury, lie said the Cocke county con
vention that endorsed Hooper was made ne money about 9 o'clock Saturday
up one half of Patterson republicans, nignt. He will betaken back to John.
Portland, Tenn., Oct. 17. The Hon.
James T. Miller Saturday began his
canvass of the Sixth congressional dis
trict in a speech here that was en
thusiastically received by Uie big crowd
that was brought to town by reason of
an educational rally.
He pointed out the only issuin the
campaign, and that was whether dem
ocracy or republicanism should rule in
Tennessee. He tore the mask of hy
pocrisy from Hooper on the temper
ance issue by showing that the repub
ncan platform indorsed Taft's admin
istration, which would not let a tenv
perance bill be voted on or passed
in congress ror the District of Colum
uiu, niie iw jeauers nere were pre.
tending to advocate temperance here.
He said that Hooper was attempting
to ride into oflice on the memory
Carmack; that Carmack said: "I have
seen no malady for which republican
rule is the proper cure."
Bristol, Oct. 17. Will Griitin, living
at lse, Va., was arrested by Special
Olhcer Kugene White, of the Southern
on train No. 2 as it came into the yards
at 11 o'clock Saturday night on a com
plaint from Johnson City that he had
stolen J125 belonging to a woman nam
ed Lilly Patton at Johnson City,
description of Griffin was 'phoned to
the officer from Johnson City and from
it he arrested Griffin on the train before
it pulled out of Tennessee,
When first arrested Griffin said that
he had only ?2, which he showed, but
a search by the oliieer revealed $125 in
paper money concealed on his person
lie was locked up, the money taken
away from him and the Johnson City
autnoritiea notified of his arrest,
Griffin is a cousin of Ramon Stroupe,
who murdered Peliceman Campbell in
Bristol, Va., some years ago, and who
still at large. He is charged with hav
ipg broken into a drawer and stolen
1H I
who were now supporting Taylor, that
Hooper had always voted and worked
against the confederates and old sol
diers; that Hooper was a rank republi
can and that if any one could find a
Cocke county citizen who would say
Hooper evor sympathized with demo
crats, he would leave the country. He
charged that Hooper never did any
thing for a democrat except to intro
duce Gen. Hannah in the Ausrust num.
For every dollar paid on new sub.paign , but refused to take the stump.
scriptions to the daily or weekly ed
ition 1000 votes will be allowed.
For every dollar paie on past due ac
counts 2000 votes will be allowed.
On dropped subscription accounts
5000 votes will be allowed wth each
dollar paid in.
ah cnuaren wno want to work in
contest can get list of subscribers to
collect from, receipt books and all in
formation desired by calling at Comet
office. The pony is a live one and if
you are a live child you can win by
constant work.
Come in, children, and let us tell you
how to start systematic work.
The Boys and Girls
Who Want to Win
The Comet Pony
Wendell Sells 5 200
Martin Slarnes ,. 15 780
Harold Range. 5 080
Richard facy 5 160
Frederick Boone.... 5 210
Arthur Moss 5 500
Samuel L. Warren 11 000
Paul A. Sparks 5 000
Susan Pattorsou 5 010
Lamont Laher 'id ooo
Willie Mitchell 5 000
Thadons 11 a In... 5 000
Margarfit V.uirIuii 000
Jerry Stone, jr 5 000
Andrew Martin ooo
C. H. Culton, the smokeless boiler
inventor, is at home for a few days
from Cincinnati, where he has been
for some time in the interest of his in
vention. He reports having one placed
with a big manufacturing plant'in that
city, and that it is giving good satisfac
tion. He also reports that the Johnson
City faundry, with which he is con
nected, is getting a good trade from
that section of country, that they are
Mr. Hickey said that he had in his
possession information that would star
tle the people of the state "on Captain
Hooper's record as to the confederate
soldiers." He said recently he started
a movement to run the bootleggers out
of Newport, and every citizen joined
in that movement except one and that
was Ben Hooper. Mr. Hickey did not
veil wnan "lniormauon" ne nau on
Hooper, but said that he had an alll
davit that he would read later in the
Mr. Chase ihen introduced Senator
Taylor, saying that the white rose of
York was again in bloom. (Applause)
Rent the big hall and lasted several
minutes when the senator arose.
Senator Taylor began :
"No matter where I go nor where
roam I always turn my eyes back
home." He declared that he looked
into the faces of men and women he
had known since childhood: "If
can't come back home and plead my
cause in the name of God where can
I do it?" he said. "After I am gone,
don't let that thumb paper of Ananias,
the Johnson City Staff', say that the
railroads paid for my train. There are
only three people who are riding on a
special train. They are Mr. Taft, who
has money, and Mr. Roosevelt, whose
magazine paid for his train. I went
down the other day and asked my
magazine people about paying for
my train, and they Jsaid thai they
did not have the money, so the boys
over the state put up the money for
The Holston Conference of the M.
E. Church has adjourned and Rev. O.
II. Tarwater was returned to Johnson
City and Rev. K 3. Bells made super
intendent of the Greene ville district.
Rev. T. G. Davis left today for Bon
ham, Texas, wherehehas accepted the
pastorate of the First Baptist church.
son City on No. 41 this morning.
Capt. W. H. Nelson was in the city
yesterday in the interest of his senato
rial asperations and will go to Greene
county today to look after his fences.
lhe Captain has struck a winning
stride and is sure to land.
Watauga, Tenn., Oct. 17. Mr. and
Mrs. J. B. Range have returned from a
visit to their daughter, Mrs. Wagner,
of Abingdon, Va.
Mrs. M. M. Henderson, of Hilton,
Va., who has been visiting. her sister,
Mrs. Henry Darter, returned home
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hobbs and sis
ter were visiting the family of Henry
Darter last Sunday from Johnson City.
A record-breaking crowd went to
Johnson City Friday to see the Ring
ling Brothers' show.
J. C. Robertson, Cleveland Rumley
and Creed Smith attended IheRingling
Bros' show at Bristol Saturday.
Little Marjorie Reynolds fell out of
bed Wednesday morning and fractured
her hip and is in bed under the care of
the family physician and her nurse.
Mr. and Mrs. Avery Houston and
mtie son, who have been spending a
ween with their parent', Mr. and Mrs.
H. B. Houston, and other relatives, re
turned Saturday evening to their home
at New Market.
Rev. J. H. Wallen, of Johnson City,
preached at the Methodist church Sun
day on the subject, The Giants.
Most of our farmers are busy sowing
wheat or are preparing to do so.
Letter Read Signed by an Old
Confederate Veteran Scores
Hooper and His Followers
Greeneville, Oct. 17. The whirlwind
campaign of Senator Taylor began in
earnest today. At 12:30 o'clock the
special rolled out of the yards at John
son City. Several people joined the
party there, but it is stated the party
will not be augmented materially.
In his speech the senator made only
one reference to Pattersonism, when he
"Some people of the state say that I
am a candidate of Tattersonism. I am
not the candidate of any 'ism.' If
you think I will make a good gover-1
nor, that I will enforce the laws, I
hope you will remember me at the
polls in November. If you think that
I am a candidate of Pattersonism, do
as you like.''
The special train will reach Knox
ille tonight at 7 o'clock, though it is
now nearly one hour behind time. L.
Rudd, manager of the Western
Union Telegraph company at Knox.
ille is aboard the train looking after
the telegraphic service for newspaper
correspondents and others.
The letter to which Mr. Hickey re
ferred in his Johnson City speech is
signed by A. C. Faubion, aged seventy
wo," who says that some years ago he
heard Hooper say in a speech at New
port that he wanted no confederate
soldier to vote for him, that it would
be a disgrace to him for them to do it,
they would all to go to h or Texas
when they died, and they ought to go .
to go to h .
Faubion is said to have served in
company C, Twenty-sixth Tennessee
Infantry. The letter is not sworn to
and is written in one hand and signed
in another, the latter being Faubian.
A special session of the circuit court
was called Friday in Jonesboro to hear
the case of the state vs. Lewis, charg
ed with rape. Judge Dana Harmon
was incompetent on account of sign
ing the indictment and A. R. Johnson
was appointed judge to hear the case
which was continued on application
of the defendant until the February
term of the court. The defendant was
represented by Attorneys Dr. Carr and
Daniel Guinn.
Quite a number of cases of dipththe
ria are reported in the city, but nothing
compared to the number rumored on
the treets. Every precaution is being
taken to prevent the spread of this dis
ease, and if it should gain headway it
will not be the fault of the proper au
thorities. -
E. K. Hunt. H. H. Dyer, Abe McClel-' .i, k: i . .v I
I "wnift fuc nviiv onu BuiirjJiug jt mere
lan, H. V. Jackson, Will Campbell. cheaper than it can be done in that
Confederate veterans; JN. k. Crumb- ciiy, wmcn is certain ly a recomraenua-
Iey, M. D. Chase, Dr. N. T. Peeples,
.John Peeples. F. B.
He has been extended a nnnnimnna
LDLV11"rV"lShipP,LnA '.Ife call. leaves Johnson City with the
best wishes of nrany mends.
tion for our home institution.
1 1
C. B. Cook, of the C, C. & O., leaves
to lay for Roanoke, Va., where he will
reepies, . d. .ueonara ana jy J. K. Rhel . of Rain Monntn'n i 1 h ht mun t th m.rii. of ht !,.
IL Lyle. visiting his father in this city. iter.
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