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PUTNAM COUNTY HERALD. t VOLUME XII. COOKEVILLE, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, Al'IUL 16, 1914. NUMBER 15. EVERYBODY HAS A CHANC The Big Sale at the Store of the E (Cookcsvillle MeircamMe Company1 Will Continue Another 1 0 Days CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE MEETS , Order Pilmary on Aug. , to Nomi v i , nate Democratic Candidate The Democratic Committee for the Fourth Congressional District met in Cookeville last Friday, April 10, upon call of Chairman W. H. Allen, and or dered a primary election to be held on the day of the regular election, Aug. 6, 1914, to nominate a Democratic candi date for congress. . The following rules were unanimous ly adopted: Be it Resolved by the Democratic Executive Committee for the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee: That a legalized primary election be held at each of the voting precincts in the various counties composing the Fourth Congressional District . of Tennessee on Thursday, August 6, 1914, between the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m., for the purpose of select ing a Democratic candidate to repre- Congress of the United States, said primary election to be held injaccord ance with the following regulations: --; 1st. . Not less than thirty days next preceding the date of said primary e lection, each candidate desiring to do eo shall submit to the Chairman of mis ooniiuni.ee uie name oi a person in each of the counties of the d'strict whom such candidate desires to rep- resent him in the selection of the judg es, clerks and officers of said election. ' The names thus submitted for the various counties shall be forwarded by the Chairman of this Committee to the Congressional Committeeman for the respective counties, and the per sons thus designated, acting with the Congressional Committeeman in the particular county. as Chairman, shall constitute a committee for the selec tion of judges, clerks and officers of said election, said officers of election to be equally divided among the candi dates, as nearly as practicable. 2nd. All white Democrats over the age of twenty-one years, and such as shall have attained the age of twenty one years at the time of the regular November election of 1914, who will be entitled to vote in said November election in their district or ward, shall be entitled to vote in said primary e lection in their district or ward. 3rd. No poll tax receipt or regis tration certificate shall be required of any voter, nor shall the registration or Dortch ballot laws apply. Each voter shall vote in his own district or ward. 4th. When the votes are counted the judges shall enclose one poll list, tally sheet and certification in an en velope addressed to the Chairman of this Committee, and one in an envel ope addressed to the Congress jnal Committeeman for the county in which such precinct is located, securely seal the same, and deliver them in person or by mail, one to the Congressional Committeeman and the' other to the Chairman of this Committee,' as afore said. Each candidate shall be enti tled to a representative at the polls in each precinct or ward during the vot ing, counting and certification of the vote. 5th. The Committee heretofore provided for for the selection of the judges, clerks and officers of th eelec tion are hereby constituted a canvass ing board for their respective counties. They shall meet at the courthouse in their respective counties on Monday, August 10th, 1914, canvass the votes of their county, and prepare and sign a taDuiatea statement of the same. This tabulated statement, together w'th the poll lies, tally sheets, etc., shall be presented by the Congression al Committeeman, or his representa tive, at the meeting of this Committee hereinafer provided for for canvassing the returns from the various counties; likewise, the Chairman of this Com mittee shall present the poll lists, tally sheets, etc., delivered to him as here-ot fore directed, to this Committee at its meeting hereinafter provided for. 6h. The Congressional Committee shall meet at Cookeville, Tennessee, on Friday, August 14, 1914, canvass the vote of the several counties and declare the nominee. 7th. Any Democrat desiring to be come a cand'date before said primary election shall qualify with the Chair man of this Committee, not later than Wednesday, May 20th, a statement in writing which shall declare the inten tion of such person to become a candi date in said primary, and to abide by the result of the same, and such per son is required to accompany- same with $100.00 to defray the expenses of said primary, at the same time declar ing to the Chairman of this Committee in writing his willingness to pay, when called upon by the- Chairman afore said, his pro rata of such further sum as may be required to defray the ex penses of the election. 8th. If there be but one person who has qualified as herein set out by May 20th, 1914, then the Chairman and Secretary of this Committee shall, not later than June 1st, 1914, declare on behalf. of this Committee such person the nominee of the party for Congress, and the primary election as herein. or dered shall not be held. W. H. Allen, Chairman. Bradley McGinness, Secretary. Mt. View Lodge, No. 179, I. O. O. F. met at the usual time, 8 p. m., April 11th, 1914 W. N. Barr, N. G. protem presiding and owing to inclemency of the weather, but few were iu attend ance. A very pleasant and harmoni ous meeting was had. A great deal of routine business was considered and disposed of. Bro Dank Garrison was reported still improving dowly, Bro. J. H. York Is improving and re covering from poisonous fumes en countered at the Veneer factory boil ing -at. One petition for initiatory was re ceived and referred to the investi gating committee. One petition for transfer of membership was reported favorably and after balot was declar ed only elected. It is hoped that in our next communication we can state that all four of the Poston children, applicants for the I. O. O. F. Home have been admitted. Bro. G. W. Nae kles cannot be with us in celebrating the 95th anniversary of the order. Arrangements are being made to have another to preach an I. O. O. F. ser mon, on the 26th Inst. A BILLETDOUX . . Slickerville. U. S. A. By way of an invitation on th yart of one of your good citizens, T now seize the quill with loving hands, with the intention of making my debut in your paper. De not be disturbed, kind readers, my mission Is one of peace. I bear the ojive oranch. Be it far from me to trouble or upset anyone's Eden. I only wish to know you and I am well aware of the fact that this is a deli cate step, this first acquaintance, but I am a delicate stepper and I'll step across your heartstrings as softly as the first dream of love. I know that the first impression is an evergreen so I will stand guard over every utterance.. Nothing harsh or rude shall escape me, if any word seems to jar you, .it will be the pen, so blame the pen. A slipping, slippery pen might cqmmit a sin. I always stroke the cat's back the right way. I never pas3 anything but the sugar. I am a goodly good kind of a goody, a professional buquet thrower, but I hold no posies now. I have not dis turbed my bush of roses, but if I were to throw an acre or so, it wouldn't be anything amiss ,-you people deserve a pelting. I like you. I like your buzz and whizz. I ' like your bustle and tussle. You have certainly caught the idea, that up Jacob's ladder means to hustle. So you haves good schools, up among the best. Your roads hold the feet above the miry clay and daily trains take their lightning way across your county. These are the ear-marks of progress ion, and these are the things that in sure 'a vigerous, hearty growth and not a mushroom spring like Jonah's gourd Vine with its sharktoothed, nib bling worm at the root. I've seen these things. I've been over, among you and have swapped smiles with a few of your citizens. I've thrust my soft white hands into the rough, honest paws of a thousand of your sons of toil and I've eaten pie in your very capital. This has already rather turned my head. These are the things that tie. These are the things that bind and woo. Smiles and pies and andshakes sometimes bring the jingling, tingling wedding ring; but don't let me be too sudden. I've been side-stepped more than once because of my haste. I've been jilted on a thousand mountains high and sacked In valleys low, until I am now suffering with nervous pros tration. So not wishing to Induce a collapse or cause the grim reaper to stretch forth his sickle before the time and not really being prepared to be wiped off the map,. Ill drop the sub ject. Yours for keeps. Slicker Snake. In omuch as Slicker Snake appears to be so enamored at Putnam County and Cookeville we suggest that he moves over into- our midst and be comes one of us. Editor NOTED LECTURER COMING Mrs. Elizabeth Romine will deliver her lecture entitled "Dixie" in the Aud itorium of the Public School Tuesday evening, April 21, for the benefit of the Public Library. . Admission 25c for adults and 15c for children. This has become a most popular lecture, Mrs. Romine having been paid 100 an evening in eastern cities where she gave the lecture last fall, ad last week she was the principal feature of an evening in Louisville for the League of Southern Writers, de lighting her audience with her South ern lullabies, negro dialect and' remi niscences of the ante-bellum South. She comes to Cookeville as the guest of Mrs. Rutledge Smith, and has kindly consented to give the lecture while here for the benefit of the Public Li brary, of which Mrs. Smith, is Chair man of the Book Committee. The citizens of the town, and espec ially the school children, are urged to attend this lecture, receiving not only a delightful evening's entertainment, but helping to buy new books for the Library. The work that is being done in this Library cannot be estimated, only the teachers knowing the great amount of reading being done by the pupils, and the great help It has been with its reference books, of which it has a good supply. Const'pation causes headache, indi gestion, dizziness, drowsin ss. For a mild, opening medicine, use Doan's Regulets. 25c a box at all stores. THE SPECIAL EDITION The special edition of the Herald was a success, and attracted much at tention. The field work was done by Mr. I. G. Forrister of Harriman, an experienced and capable newspaper man, who did his work thoroughly and well. The Knoxville Engraving Co., who made the cuts for this edition, say In a letter: "We received the sample copy of the Herald that you sent us, and notice that you got much better printer's work on this edition than usual In country papers, and all of the engrav ings show up well. It was a splendid ' edition, and one of which the people of Cookeville should feel proud." We are so receiving many compli mentary letters from readers away from Cookeville, of which the follow ing is a fair sample: Dear Mr. Wirt: "The Illustrated Booster Edition" of the Herald has just reached me. It is a splendid re production of the economic, financial and business resources of Cookeville and Putnam county generally. The Herald should be congratulated on its magnif'cent boost of the territory it so well represents. Too much impor tance can not be attached to an edit ion of this kind, as it not only awak ens the home people to a realization of what they have, but it inspires others to come and cast their lot with a community that appears o be mak ing rapid progress. Again congratu lating the Herald, I am Hulon J. Capshaw. 1 The work of getting out this edition was considerable and the expense heavy about $300.00; but such evi dences of appreciation as above print ed, and the feeling that our efforts may redound to the benefit of Cooke ville and Putnam county amply repay us for our labor and cash outlay. We have about 15o copies of the spec'al edition on hand and anyone who wants a copy has only to call ad get it. We cannot close without thanking the enterprising gentlemen and firms who so liberally patronized the special edition, for without their support it would have been a failure. : .. ' ' Jenkins & BIG MONEY Darwin Bros. SALE . I Is attracting hundreds of, buyers every day, and it seems that the crowds are increasing as the uncommon values offered become more widely known. Those who have attended the sale go home and tell their friends and neigh bors about the many money saving opportunities we are offering, and so the good news spreads. Make up your mind right now .that you are going to come and see how well it will pay you to patronize this sale. The Sale will Continue One More Week EMCINS da: .."