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JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1916.
Whole Number 1645 Thirty-Second Year. ANTI-CflPITAL PUNISHMENT MEASURE PASSED BY TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE IS VALID STATUTE. . RYE HELD BILL Til LONE BEFORE MAYOR CRUMP OUT OF OFFICE UNTIL CASE IS DECIDED NASHVILLE, TENN., Jan. 8. The supreme court, speaking through Jus tice Buchanan, this morning handed down a unanimous opinion which in effect means that the Bowers anti rapital punishment law, enacted by the last legislature and later vetoed by Gov. Rye is a valid statute of the state ot Tennessee. Gov. Kye held the bill on his desk for more than five days before he vetoed it, accord ing to the point of law decided today. The case decided, which also con trols the Bowers bill matter, was that of the city of Johnson City vs. the Tennessee Eastern Electric Co., in which the constitutionality of house bill No. 10, passed about the same time and vetoed under the Isame circumstances as the Bowers .bill, was involved. House bill No. 19 authorizes the state to pay for lighting the East Tennessee normal school. The supreme court held that a re cess of the legislature is not an ad journment, and that Gov. Rye should kouo fUoA his vatn mpRRflfire with the clerk of the body in which the bill originated or the chairman of the committee on enrolled bills during the recess. The court this morning also speak ing through Justice Buchanan re taoA tn vfipntA Its order bv which former Mayor Crump and Commis sioner Utley of Memphis were en Joined from taking their seats as of ,.ioio r.r Mamnhin for the new term to which they were elected last April nnA which beean January 1. The r-t was divided. Chief Justice Neil and Judge Williams holding with Judge Buchanan and Justice Fancher and Green dissenting. Tha onininn of the majority in the case was that all matters growing out of the Memphis ouster contro-voi-av chnulH he nreserved in statu quo until the court should pass upon it at final hearing. It was held that the court had appellate Jurisdiction in the matter. Under the opinion Crump and Utley will not be allowed to assume omce. in statins orally the dissent of himself and Judge nraan indicated that they did not ikinb tV,o mialsr nrnpaariine'S should VI11MIV V " f - o- - ri in thft new term of Crump and - - - - TTtlev were suspended from office- November 3 last on their "legal admission" of. charges made in ouster proceedings, based chiefly on the alleged non-enforcement of the ;state-wide prohibition law. m iv Trt AIWKRTIKR THE SOUTHERN STATES MaahviUe. Tenn.. Jan. 10. Plans for an aggressive campaign to raise half a million dollars to advertise .anthem states, were adopted today at a meeting here of the exec utive committee of the industrial bu reau of the south. President F. W. nt Nashville: E. E. Britton, of Raleigh, N. C: David Chapman of Knoxville; Paul Kreusl of Chattanoo o nnH nr. Pop of Raleigh. N. C. It Is thought that a meeting will be arranged for January zz, at L,naa nooga, of all interested in tne pian KVtli DISLOCATED WHEN HE JUMPED OUT OF BED Fridi.y morning in Jumping out of bed, one of the balls flew out of socket, dislocating the neck of Stan ley Rambo. . Dr. Massey was summoned and in titter desregard of the speed limit Arrived at the Rambo home in a few minutes and thinks he got the ball haMr in nlnre and that Stanley will e all right in a few days. Sevier vllle Vindicator. nfflTH SKWTENCE OF HENRY ROBERTS . Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 8. Gov. Rye today commuted to me imprison- nf Ifenrv Roberts a Fayette county boy, sentenced to be electrocuted ior imumi. was taken following the decision ot - uniirt a it result of which the anti-capital punishment bill is tne law in imnwscr. i.n nvTr.'a Pl?fK-TAB-HONEY For your cold, for your cough, for your feverish turoat, nose ana uru ' r Tiail' Pine-Tar-Honey. Ho HBO S " - "ney soothes the Irritation, Pine-Tar cuts the phlegm, thus relieving con- iKn Tar alan arts as an an tiseptic, as a result general relief follows. Breaming, Deep rw- nd further Inflammation is arresieu Insist on Dr. Ben s rmriar nwiry It is an ideal treatment rru-e oc ttr I T dwla nna. of our VOlinff le gal lights, has returned from a visit ORGAN ZED BY TWENTY OF THE YOUNGER MEN OF JOHNSON CITY WHO WILL IVE THEIH F1HST CON cm II TIE MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY TWENTY-FOURTH A few davs asro twenty of the younger men of the city met and or ganized themselves with the idea of promoting a much needed brass band for Johnson City. A greater number of the organization have had some little experience in band work and much enthusiasm was manifested, at tended with the raising of $200.00 by he members of the organization. The people of Johnson City as a whole are thoroughly in accord with ha movement to eive to the citv a .irst class band and the citizens and business men who have been ap proached thus far have given loyal jupport to the undertaking. The lohnson Citv Band will be an incor porated institution thereby insuring Ihe city a good musical organization jf its kind for many years. On Mon day evening, January 24th, the band eive a concert in connection with feature Dictures at the Majestic Theatre and every one who is inter ested in the success of a good brass band for the city is cordially mviten to attend the concert. Twenty years ago, when Johnson City was about i-he r7p of Bluff Citv. we had a band that was a credit to the town. Why have we lately had to go tto Bluff City and other places to secure tne services of a band when the material at hand was more than sufficient to have an organization that would re flect credit on Johnson city at me present time. WINTER TERM OF STATE NORMAL SCHOOL The winter term at the East Ten nessee State Normal scnooi nas opened with a large increase in en- rnlimant. Almost without exception ail the students who were in attend ance during the fall term returned. Among the many new students wno nave registered are the following: inrlH Aouff. Knox county: Jesse Andes, Washington county; Dave L. Blake, Morgan county; Horace . Blankenshlp, Unicoi county; Mollie L. Boyd, Carter county; Georgia A. Boyer, Hawkins county; Alfred E. Brown, Bledsoe county; Besse a. Rrnwn Washington ' county: James E. Brown, Bledsoe county; Clyde S. Bruan. Cocke county; Cornelius u. Cabage. Grainger county; Rosa M. rhPKtnutt. Hawkins county: tieuia n. Christenberry, Roane county; Emma Cooper, McMinn county; Laura a. Curtis, Monroe county, Charles B. F. Davis, Union county; Estella Easter ly, Greene county; Eula V. Easterly. Greene county; Ethel M. jawaras. Claiborne county; David C. Ellis, Car ter county; Fay Eskew, Knox coun ty; Stella Fanning, Greene county; Ira Pearl Ford, Washington county, RUsha N. Fortner. Claiborne county; Luna O. Gass, Meigs county; Mildred r.iihreath. Washington county; Mae Hale, Cock county; Rutn L,. naie, Cocke county; Flossie M. Hall, Mc Minn county; Delia Mae Hartsell, Cocke county: Dicie J. Hartsell, noeke eountv: Mollie M. Hicks, Sul livan county; Myrtle D. Hinkie, jonn- son county: Bonnie Robert Howard Johnson county; Bryan M. Hyaer, Carter county; Ralph Hyder, Carter county; Thomas J. Hyder, Carter county; Wm. S. Ivy, Hamblen coun ty; Alonzo W. Johnson, Carter conn tv vini-p-nipt A. .Tones. Cocke coun: ty; Arch M. Kincaid, Meigs county; Bryan King, Hawkins county; no va J. Kirk patrick, Hawkins county; mhart. Claihorne county: Clarence U Lavender, Rhea county; rinniel m. Tjiws. Johnson county; uez Lowry, Monroe county; Roscod McAndrews. Jefferson county; ueo. C. McKenzit, Meigs county; Thasia . Mayes, Hawkins county; Glynden . Herrick, Loudon county; Virgil D. illigan, Hamblen county; Geneva A. Moore, Washington county; Juanita Moulton. Washington county; Carrie T. Murphy, Hamilton county; James II. Nuchols. Blount county; Wm. Os car Oaks, Carter, county; Edgar H Ogle, Blount county; Minnie Ousley, Union county; Samuel C. ratton, Rhea county; Luella Payne, Roane county; Essie Pennington, Monroe county: Anna Laura Powell, Meigs Ainn E. Rav. Jefferson county, Hancil W. Ring, Washington county; Carl Sams, unicoi county; Fanny B. Scott, Hamblen county; ue lila Stzer. Sullivan county; Ida G. Si' ter. Sullivan county; Ira T. Sliger. McMinn county; Flora E. Strock, Hamilton county; Beulah L. Tarver, Knox county; Nola M. Taylor, An derson county; Wm. Claude Terry, Scott county; David E. Thurman, Hawkins countv: Lou Venie Wagner, Johnson county; Nora B. Wagner, Tnhnann countv: Timmie. A. Walker, Hawkins county; Eloise Williams, unrnn oonntv! John J. Yates, Grain r rnnntv. and Silas York, Scott " ' county. v S WILL BE PLEASED WITH THE I BILL REPORTED TO THE - HOUSE. BILL ALSO PROVIDES FOR fjEPJUR Vi SUM OF $7IMS,000 ( OULD BE USED ANNUALLY IN TENNESSEE. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 9.--Ad-vorates of good roads over Tennes see will he deeply -interested in the bill that has been reported to tne house of congress by the committee on roads as a measure that all par- ties have harmonized upon as on. that can be passed. Under this bill tho irnvprnmpnt will sDend in each state a sum equal to that by the state to a certain limit that is based upon the apportionment as to com bined mileage of rural and star routes and population. Under the bill the sum that could be spent ev ery year in Tennessee would be $706.00(1. This is because Tennessee has 2.H!) per cent of the total popu lation of the United States, estimated nt nna hnnrii-ed million people: and 3.26 per cent of the total of the star and rural routes in tne Lniteo States. frn u-rouumnn Sam R. Sells. Of the first district of Tennessee, is ranking republican on the roads committee and is nleased with the action of the committee, especially since features of his good roads bill have been writ ten into the agreed measure. Congressman Sells secured tne adoption of an amendment to this bill eliminating that feature ot tne Dronosed bill which provided tor a distribution of one-third the total on tha basis of area, and which amendment will give to Tennessee approximately $150,000 additional. Sells Discusses Hill. Speaking of the bill, he said: it io nnt wVint all of us wanted, but it at least provides a beginning. Even with the comparatively small appropriation which it makes, it ought to prove a wonderful incent ive to road building. But pernaps the greatest benefit will be derived from its provisions for assisting in road maintenance. It provides a fund out of which the average coun ty in Tennessee may receive from $6,000 to $7,000 annually to e ex pended in the upkeep of its roads. Perhaps one-half of the counties in East Tennessee have built, or are building a thorough system of pike rn.ii n far I know, no ade quate provision has been made for their maintenance, with the result that in a few years the work win have deteriorated for want of an in telligent system of repair. This bill will provide a large part of the sum necessary to keep these roads in first-class condition, and ought to prove a great stimulus to road build ing. Tennessee badly needs addi tional road legislation in order to the federal aid to which she is entitled under this bill, an act ought to be passed providing for closer co-operation between tne counties and the state. And then, too, we ought to abolish our convict lease system and employ this laoor in building roads. Tennessee receives about forty cents each day for con victs leased to private firms and cor' porations. She pays from $1.25 to $1.50 per day for free labor on her roads. "A concerted movement ought to begin in all sections of Tennessee innkiner to the enactment of laws by the, next legislature for the better ment of our road system, no more Important matter will be presented for its consideration, and I hope that both political parties will take such action in their next state convention as will commit both parties to an Improved program, and render it an absolutely non-partisan measure." PRESIDENT MAY SPEAK ON PREPAREDNESS woshtnvtnn Tan 10. President Wilson nossiblv may put the ques tion of national defense before the country in a series of speeches as one means of getting the necessary legislation through congress. The President today received sev eral invitations to speak at banquets or meetings here, at Baltimore and New York within the next month. Officials intimated that the President might take advantage of the invita tions to lay the administration plan for national defense directly before the people. As soon as the subma- ine controversy is entirely cleared Mant Intanria in Hfwnte UJJ b LA A V.UVV. iiiivuho his whole attention to getting the na tional defense tnrougn congress. JANUARY STOCK SALE IN MORRISTOWN BIGGEST YET Morristown, Jan. 8. The January sale of horses '" and mules on the lo cal market this week reached the highest mark on record gllCBv Illallk till irtuiu. - The DUytng was DrlSK anu me prices good. Mules averaging $175 and horses $150 per head. Twelve carloads, averaging 25 head to the car, were snipped to points in North Carolina, South Car- nlina anit Virginia. ADVOCATE 11 WEEK DATES WILL BE SELECTED AT NEXT MEETING OF THE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE. CITIZENS OE TWELVE COUNTIES HAVE ENDORSED THE MOVEMENT ANI) STARTED ORGANIZATION Althmiirh the nreliminary cam- paign inaugurated by the Kast Ten- its regular session late Tuesday even ncssec Association of Commercial ing, and by a vote of ten to four, r.'v.in,,ii,:oa hoi han i iiMiiitiir for on- i rdered another bond election fol ly a few weeks, the Kast Tennessee Home Coming Week movement has already 'been endorsed jby twelve o f the thirty-four counties in this grand division of the state and in- under the Acts of 1913 it was ques quiries have been received by the tionable whether the court had any committee from several of the re- options in the matter but to order malning counties, indicating that lo- the election. cal organizations will be started in The proposition is to vote $325,000 the near future- in 35, 40, and 45 year bonds for the The campaign committee, compos- purpose of macadamizing about 80 cd of F. R. Miller of the Morristown miles of the main roads and the Board of Trade, N. B. Remine of the grading of about the same amount Bristol Board of Trade, J. L. Tweeu of new roads in the county Sweet of the Maryville Board of Trade, and water Telephone, p. S. Martin of the Sweetwater ! , Board of Trade, will meet in Knox ville during the latter part of this monih for the purpose of finally se lantini? tha dates for East Tennessee Home Coming Week and perfecting the organization for the general cam- paign. Before the meeting of the commit- clease(t, although some of these in tee it is hoped that the movement creases as in the case of the em will be endorsed by all of the remain- poyes 0f the United States Steel cor ing counties in East Tennessee. Com-, p0ration, will not be effective until mercial organizations, farmers clubs, February 1. immigration boards, women's clubs, The great majority of these in- school, church and college societies creage3 was voluntary recognition and fraternal orders are being urged by managers of the fact that better to take action at once in order that busjnesr, justifies higher wages of the their towns and counties may be wolkers, and this should result in enrolled and their recommendations rorjia relations between labor and .- .! ., r. n ,1 ffanarQl nlnna TTinV 1 1 . .1 .-. . . t . . .. .J 1 Al,na n an tu UULCO anu ft- " . receive due consideration when the committee meets this month. A certain week in this year, prob- ably in mid-summer or early fall, will be designated as Home Coming Week in East Tennessee and adver- DurinK that week a Home-Coming celebration will be held in every town snd county participating. The 1 - .. Innnl nolohlQ' local campaigns iiu wnu. tions will be entirely in the hands' ot mittee conducting the general cam- paign and co-operating with the local organizations in directing publicity work, securing speakers, rauroau rates,' and giving suggestions from , . : tn i.nitlnlia time to llnie ronceniiiift mc departments of the campaign. Mor rifitOWn KepUDIlcan. YYILL LOOK INTO BUYING ..'upon business affairs in every State OF NEW ROAD MACHINERY ln the Union. The very first effects and the long Alt hough Xo Bonds Are Issued, continued benefits of these wage in Wnslllncrton ConntT Takes rreasp these additions to the Dlll- Aotion. . The Washington County Court. which met at Jonesboro last week, although no road bond issues were i 1 . : 1. Hlnn up ror consiueraiiuu, iuu looking to the purchase of road ma- chinery, with a view to macadamiz- i . .1 ,. timt hava nlrpnHv haan graded, including its section of the struction work in this country will Bristol to-Memphis highway and the commence upon a scale that has not road from Jonea'boro to Fall Branch, bfien approximated since the panic Tenn. The county has about twenty- of 907 and tne workingmen and the two miles of road to macadamize, trades related to that class of work Eight of this is on the trans-State wij become powerful factors in pro road and the remainder on the Fall mating the activities of general busi Branch road. - ness a? well as in those of their own The Jonesboro Herald and Tribune dlrect iineH gives the following as in part the Tne improvement in demand for proceedings of the county court: offices, stores, shops, factories, apart- The court canvassed the returns of ments, dwellings for rent has already the county road bond' election held reKUtod .in marked improvement in on December 18, 1915, and found the vaiues 0f realty throughout New En following results: For bonds, 1,729; eand and ,he great belt of the cen against bonds, 1,847; majority against trai states of the country, and' the bonds, 118. 'ease in obtaining mortgage money is J. W. Crumley, Frank Haws, E. S. eVing a stimulus to building projects Adams, J. B. Moore and W. F. Reed that is sure to make 1916 a record-, were appointed to locate routes from hreaklne year in construction work. rutmn ...v. rf Jonesboro to adjoining county sites' on which the revenue derived rrom the auto tax shall be used named the IV.llsMirinO' I'nilteS! From JonesbOrO LUllunma - - - to Rogersville via Fall Branch, to Erwin via Emnreevme, 10 iiiounivine and value of these transactions will via Fordtown, to Elizabethton via ne far beyond the record of any year Johnson City, to Gteeneville via the the past. To their people condi Memphis to Bristol highway. . tions forecast the highest, degree of This revenue will amount from prosperity. Washington Post. $2,500 to $3,000 per year and will In- j ' , crease each year. 1 vienviTii? PMPTrtVFP The court by unanimous vote adopt- v"H'"', r' we swat nmvv ed a petition asking for a committee to be appointed to consider the' cost . B , . and advbility of constructing . TJ ViolS. bridee over no acnucxy .river near Bailey's store. The committee will report at the April term of court. The tax levy for 1916 was fixed as follows: State tax 35c, county taxi lOllOWH. ?UllC J', VUUIIJ IHA 9w. hnnl tax 5flc. workhouse 75c. high school 10c, court house 10c, Memphis to Bristol highway 10c, Nor- mai scnooi, a"c, uisirict iuuuh. iuu,; MtiSKOgee, uma., jan. t. iwo nun making a total of $2.30 per $100 tax- fired and fifty passengers on a Mis- ,1 ...l,.nljnn , . . . I , . 0 nVtwAo fndt train ne valuation. . Tne county superiiuenaeni s anu , . h.i,,h ctontino. itnmmilfu'a 16- j luc laiwui, D.M,...,.t9 v...ii.iui.ti. . ports were nearu snu auupieu. Resolutions were adopted relative I to the lives and deaths of Dr. George R. Duncan and Lafayette Conley, de- ceased, snort and appropriate ad- dresses were made on the resolu- tlorm BOND ELECTION Fl ORDERED IOR M ARC H THE FIRST TO RAISE MONEY FOR PUB LIC ROADS. E OF PAYABLE IX THIRTY-FIVE. FOR- TY AND FORTY-FIVE YEARS. The County Court, at the close ot March 1. A petition containing about one thousand names was P' Rented to rnH to be vailed on the date named, anu ALL BUSINESS FORCES I MAKING FOR GREATER ACTIVITIES IN TRADE sinoe December 1 the wages of more lnan i(ono,000 employes in the United States have been ordered in Capital, ttllU It UIIUUUUICUI.V -siiuwo n ciearer understanding of mutuality 0f interests s between employers ann; employes, These increases will add millions 0f dollars weekly to the purchasing power of the people affected by them, as jt will be. through every branch of trade which distributes to the ulti- mate consumers of this country, 1 i W 4 1 r. w .1 1 niune iui gieatfi nuiea uy hip omn- keeper and the merchants, greater j portation lipes and will call for lar- ( per outputs in many lines of manu-. facture. vvnue it is estimated mar inese m-i creases have been granted to fully -1 AAA rtAA nnvtimMn tliAnA la vr nnli ffia - : i,uuu,vvmj ifiuim, mcic in mutii ic , eon to believe that before April next ' , uuuvie umi niHiiuri win w ICVCITIH6 similar aavances in pay, ann min ur ill ovarii en a nrYnuf nnt on t InflllPTire chasing power of the workers of the j country, will be felt by the merchants j of the United States, who will be' cauC(j upon to meet the demands of. cust0mers now able to buy and pay I . ... ......... 1 for commodoties that limited incomes have forbidden them to purchase dur-1 ing the past slx years of dui times. I . . . i . i , c .i. i w in rnp oneilinK u lliv MM iiik cun , Tne states of Maryland, Virginia. vvest Virginia and North and South Carolina and the District of Columbia nnlna O vna nt KllcinaCS Wtlih aic .111. 1 1 1 1 (, i w i .......... .... .. ... m nuniber of transactions, volume ---- -- ' . was shot tonight near his hom e here H an unidentified man who escaped. The police have no clue. STPF.I. THilW r ABRYTNfi 2,rifl t, PLUNGES INTO DITCH j . souri, Kansas jit iexa iai nam nouna from St. louis to uaivesmn, wnn,l.. nunnnnl A r.n tYt Irulav whan imiiuwi,, coloifcu .tl, iu"; rne steel tram leii r.ne rails ni-ni Rentiesville, Okla.. and plunged into a ditch. Four Pullman coaches and two combination coaches were strin- ned rrom their trucks and up-ennen. Passengers and crew suffered only a hnri frtehf nnd shflkinc UD. I 11 CO I II or BUSINESS COUNTRY IS IN THE MOST PROS PEROUS CONDITION OF ITS HISTORY. Dr SECRETARY R EG Fl E LD Midi BUSINESS CAN BE RETAIN ED WHEN WAR ENDS. WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 10. Secretary of Commerce Redheld, in a memorandum on business conditions transmitted to President Wilson to day, pictures the country as in tin" most prosperous state of its history. The, warning is added, though, that war's inflation of commerce will lat only until war's end, and that busi ness foresight alone will prepare the United States for peace. The slump that will follow the war abroad, the secretary's summary de dares, must find Americans ready to take their share of the world's tiadf unhampered by provincial notions. False alues created by unusual con ditions, he fears, may lull the United States into a fancied commercial se curity. "It, is not to be expected," the sec retary says, "that our business move ment will, continue in its present form. No one dreams that we can now or in the future maintain an ex port movement of more than live bil lions actual value, or that we may sanely expect an apparent net bal ance in our favor on merchandise transactions of three billions in any one year. "It is alike impossible and unde sirable that, these things continue. It is impossible for no other reason, because the world has not the power to pay any one nation such vast sums for any long period in addition to the cost of the war. The nations are not spending their incomes in our market, but their capital, and. vast as it is, there are limits to which a continuance of this process is undesirable, for it w-ould make, us the Midas among the nations and produce a moral overstrain that would be dangerous. GOVERN M E N T'S AT I I IT l E TO TRUSTS IS OUTLINED Washington, D. C, Jan. 10. Reas surances to the business men of the country regarding the policy of the department of justice in enforcing the Slierman anti-trust laws are be lieved here to be conveyed in a state ment of Attorney-Oeneral Gregory published today in which he outlines this policy. The statement, issued through the' chamber of commerce of the United States, was in response to a sugges tion that an expression from the attorney-general as to the govern ment's attitude in future anti-trust prosecutions "might be regarded as reassuring to the public mind" anil "might dispel some of the uncertain ty which heretofore existed." The information on the subject as well as the relationship that might be estab lished between the federal trade commission and the department had been ' sought by business men through the chamber. In announcing the department s policy in enforcing the law in ad mittedly doubtful cases, the attorney- general said that where the depart ment was assured of the good faith of the parties to a transaction it would not be necessary to involve methods of extreme penalty. "In such a case," said Mr. Gre gory, "the department would consider that the just and appropriate and the quickest way of enforcing the law would be by a civil proceeding in which the question involved would be contested or a consent decree en tered, according as the defendant de sired, or by a notice to the parties of the department's conclusions with opportunity to abandon or modify the transaction." Discussing the means adopted by the department to guard against un just prosecutions, Mr. Gregory de clared that "the person or corpora tion against which complaints are made, unless it has already declared its attitude is given full opportunity to submit its defense before any ac tion is taken." Regarding the department's policy in cases where It and the federal trade commission are both charged with enforcing the law, Mr. Gregory said that the department would, in general, be guided by the principle which governs the federal and the state courts in cases where they have concurrent jurisdiction. While admitting that there was some doubt as to the application of the Sherman law in certain cases, the attorney-general declared that it was no more so than of other laws and added that such doubt as exists would be greatly decreased by decis ions now pending in courts. AGENTS WANTED. We want agents in every district in Washington county to solicit, sub scriptions for The Comet. Write us for our liberal offer. A postal card is sufficient. I HISTORY 01' COUNTRY; SUCH HAS BEEN DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH IIP IF UNITED STSTES SAYS COMl'TROI.LER WILLIAMS IN HIS REPORT WASHINGTON', I). C, Jan. 10. "Development and growth never par alleled in the financial history of any country" is the way John Skelton Williams, comptroller of the curren cy, describes in his annual report to congress, the operation of the na tional banks under his charge, during the period from October, 1914, to No vember, 1915, the first year under I lie federal reserve system. The re port was today presented to congress. Air. Williams gives a comparative statement of the condition of the na tional banks to back up his state ment. He shows that net resource of the banks increased in the yeai $l,7t;,78,648, that deposits increased $2,01. !"30,1 64, and that loans and dis counts increased $91 7,450,502. Avail able cash increased In the same pe riod $862,000,000 and on November 10, l!)l,j, the reporting national bankP had excess reserves of $891,000,000. Tallies show the comparative condi tion of banks in 1895 and 1915. In September. 1895, there were 3,712 re porting banks with net deposits o: $1,9S!i,:iOO,000 and loans and discount of $2,ori9,40S.4i'2, while in November. l!)1Ei. there were 7,617 reportin' banks with net deposits of $9,079,741, 447, loans and discounts of $7,233, 928,973. "The reserve held by the nationr' banks November 10. 1915. says th report, "exceeded by $587,000,000 th greatest of the federal reserve ac Loans and discounts amounted t i more than the total loans and di: counts of all banks, including na tlonal, state, savings and private banks and loan and trust Companies as late as the year 1902." Mr. Williams says that the "banl. ing power" of the United States the capital, surplus, circulation de posits, etc. of all reporting bankr; national and otherwise, with an em mate of the figures for non-report ing banks, amounted in June, 1915, t $25,397,100,000, an increase in a y:.. of about $1,057,100,000. Savings bank depositors increase,' to 176,256 dining the year endin last June with total deposits of $1 997.706,013. an increase of $61,114,163. The average deposit, however, d creased from $444.36 to $2.83, whit the number of banks increased from 2.100 to 2,159. VIRGINIA'S CANDIDATE IOR SUPREME BENCH Bristol, Tenn., Jan. 9. Harry 11. Shell on will head a Bristol speciii! committee that will call on Presiden' Wilson in Washington in the nex; lew days in the interest of Judge Jo seph L. Kelly, in connection with th vacancy on the 'bench cf the United States Supreme court, occasioned b the death of Justice Lamar. The be lief here is that Judge Kelly will re ceive the support of the entire state of Virginia, and the state having not been represented on the Supreme court bench In 65 years will make u strong appeal to the President. Judge Kelly, who is 48 years old. is eminently qualified for the posi tion, and would undoubtedly reflect hisrh credit upon his state should he be honored with the position. Tin Virginians are expected to make a'i earnest effort to secure the appoint ment of Judge Kelly, who is now a member of the Supreme court of Vir ginia. IOR CHILDREN'S (01 OH You cannot use anything better for your child's cough and cold than Dr. King's New Discovery. It is pre pared from Pine Tar mixed with healing and soothing balsams. It does not- contain anything harmful and is slightly laxative, just enough to expel the poisons from the system. Dr.- King's New Discovery is antisep tic kills the cold germs raises thp" phlegm loosens the cough and soothes the irritation. Don't put off treatment. Coughs and Colds often lead to serious lung troubles. It Is also good for adults and the aged. Get a bottle -today. All Druggists. ROOSEVELT REFUSES TO HAVE HIS NAME IT LEI) IN PRIMARIES Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 8. Wm. T. Coe, of Minneapolis, announced at a meeting of local progressives to day the receipt of the following let ter from Colonel Theodore Roose velt, in reply to a question whether the colonel would agree to his name being placed on the Minnesota pres idential ballot: '"I cannot consent to have my name filed ln any primaries, wnat I am .trying to do is to fight for straight out Americanism, I am not con cerned whatever with any Individual i myself or any one else." . vlth frienaa ui Morruwwo.