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NEWPORT PLAIN TALK
VOL. XI NEWPORT, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1911 (Eight Pages) NO. 50 THE COM ESSMAN IMS VISIT HERE ; : HAS CONFERENCE MTH GOVERNOR Would Not Announce Nature of Conference. SEES THE LOCAL LEADERS While Here the Congressman Re ported That He Would Intro duce a Pension Bill of National Importance at This Session. Congressman Sain Sells of the .First ' District camp here Saturday for a hur ried consultation with Governor Hoop er who is resting at Carsons Springs. Congressman Sells, desired to see the governor prior to his return to Wash : ington and as he took up his duties at the capitol Monday he made the trip Saturday. He telegraphed here and had a team awiiting him and he step ped into same almost immediately up on his arrival although a score or more friends were eager to grasp his hand and delayed his departure from the city for a few minutes. .Neither the congressman nor the governor would discuss the nature' of the conference although it is believed to have been in reference to some state patronage The governor drove tha congressman into ' Jowu in time to caich No. 11, Saturday afternoon. , ' 4 While here it was learned that he will Introduce a bill at this special sca nsion which will have a far fetching scope in pension work, and he believes that while the bill effects federal pen sions only that the Democratic house will rect&iize the merit in it and will pass the same. Congressman Sells has iiad over iiOO applications for pensions, which would require that a special act of Congress be Invoked in order to com-1 ' . i ...i.i. n. rni. l r.. - i, ' piy wiiu name. -x ajiciii-) iui vuc;ic pensions have in many Instances been pitiful and pathetic. There are a score from men totally blind, who while hav ' ing served their country to their, best ability in the strife between the states, , are prevented from enjoying the meagure benefits from a pension .be cause of slight discrepancies in the army records.' During the closing months of the war records of the Union V soldiers received scant attention, and ' the thousands or soldiers in East Ten nessee who served with the blue, were home whe.Vlhe final surrender came, and instead of receiving honorable dls charges, were listed as deserters in the records. Their work ha I been Co e, there commands disbanded, and be - cause they did not have to apply to the . government for transportation to gel home, and go though the red tape which would have called for papers of lionorable dscharge, these men quietly returned to their home and again look up the -Work they had laid down in order to serve their country. Tills is a ; condition. which Congressman Sells has ' discovered 4u the Fjrst district, and his general bill which will call for the ap ; ' pointment of a board, of retired army f: officers to act in the capacity of exam- . Inersof pension records, whose decis ions shall be final, he believes will meet, with the approval of all who are familiar with the fcituatlou. ; In this wa, needy' objects, of, character., who are In real want will not be compelled to wait for a special act of congress to give them a pension but their case can be taken up directly willi the pension board and relief given. While the bill , "will b Introduced at this 'session of the,' f . House, it will not be acted "upon'- until j the next, owing to special rules o't ihe1 houe. . r - . .. .V!,:i, ' ; The First District Jingresssnni? "has SELLS been a busy man since January iiist. He stands high in the counsel of- his party in this state and he has been compelled to' make no less than twelve trips to Nashville, four or live of these from Washington and the others from his home at Johnson City. He also found it necessary to make several trips to Washington just prior to his taking the oath of ofllce, and as a result he has been on the go at all limes. The Congressman, however, is a glutton for work and he has been doing every thing in his power to see that the fusion mo vement, did not lose any of the ground it had gained during the hard fights of the last few years. He has stood with the leaders early and laleand has shown thit his wisdom is much sought by his party. His visit here was his first since the election. There are numerous post office changes contemplated In the county and he was quickly seen as to these by a few friends. Since he has had hold of the reins, over 5(J changes have been made in the post offices of the First District and Sells has an nounced that he has just begun his work of cleaning up aud purifying the service. The congressman is interested in the pro Dosed post offices along the Tennessee and North Carolina railroad and would like to put sme in,- If Jt J does not interfer with the present rural route service. ODD FELLOWS HAVE DECORATION DAY The Odd Fellows observed their decoration day Sunday and placed flowers on the graves of departed Odd Fellows at the New Cemetery, Old Cemetery and at O'Dell's Cemetery. A score or more of . members partici pated in the exercises. Late Sunday afternoon the members of the lodge spent a short time . at the" home of George Duncan, who is laid up with an injured leg. ' SERGEANT HORACE J. RO WE HOME , Sergeant Horace J. Rowe, sonofCapt. W. K. Rowe of this city, came home from Manilla, P. I., Friday night. He has musiieu a service of six years in the army and has been in the Phil ippines for the past two years. He ar rived at San Francisco, May 15, and 11, 000 soldier were unloaded from trans puts on that day. J BAPTISTS WILL PICNIC J : IN EVENING HOURS ' Wednesday evening from 5 to 9 o'clock, the Sunday school and congre gation of the First Baptist church will have a picnic at the Masonic grounds, and games, will be played and; there will be refreshments' in the: shape of lemonade and chicken and oilier things pleasing to the inner man. BOX DINNER ' : AT DEEP GAP Deep Gap June 7. There vlllsbe a box dinner at Deep Gap cn Jui.e 17. The meeting will begin at 0 a. in. when ; there will be singing and Sunday school talks.? At 11:80 a, m. bpxe and cakes will be sold, and dinner will be had on the grounds. At thee will lie more singing and Sunday school talks by visitors. ', - " : ;' SAM GRAY SUFFERS 7 V - .,- FROM LOCKJAW - Sam Gray, well known stockman, is in a serious condition at hU home, where he l suffering front muscular riieumntUm and some affection of the jaw, which ha resulted in lockjaw . On Sunday and Monda his body was apparently as stiff as It will be in death, aud his friends w-'e re. fearful ,'of the eoilscuencc:' - 'J- :iyr '.' ' FIERCE STORM BREAKS OVER NEWPORT MONDAY Following a day of excessive heat, a day which will probably go down on record as the hottiest day Newport has experienced in many years, a iierce electrical storm broke over the town at day light Monday morning, tearing limbs from ' trees, unroofing houses, demolishing outhouses and buildings not substantially built. The storm ap parently confined its fury to the im mediate vicinity of Newport as no re ports of unusual damage have come from the country districts. The heat of Sunday, caused New port's population to Swelter until long into the night. Some thermometers registered 100 and others 101 in the shade, while a thermometer placed in the sun soon passed the 120 mark. There was absolutely no air stirring and the people here, not used to such weather, suffered throughout the day. There was no relief until the storm LONG DRIVE WITH BODY OF BOY KILLED IN CAMP Killed in a lumber camp in Sevier j Knoxvllle and it was decided to send county where lie was working, Ruble . a. ! venier n yuung iiimii, gcu ,uuuv -i years, was taken to his fnthei's place. near Del Rio, Friday in a wagon, a rough drive of over forty .miles across the mountains being made with the t remains. , The young man w as caught under a falling tree and crushed to death. " The camp is located about forty miles from NEGRO BOY IDENTIFIED Had Been Buried on Poor Farm $1,000 Insurance on His Life. Tm negro boy who droppsd dead here last week immediately after gel ting ofl a freight train, and" who was burled .by the county un-ldentifled, was Ralph Jackson, son of Eva Jack son. of Knoxvllle and had been making his homo at Morristown. The boy( Was missing from his home at Morristown for several days, and his people there made s'evefal eff irts to locate his mother Who was working in Kuoxville, but were unsuccessful, un til Friday, it which time It was found that she was caokln j for Ja!te Borches, as the papers had given some descript ion of the dead, she came to, Newport to investigate. As soon ss she learned the markings of hiq clothing slie knew that thd boy belonged to , her, and Saturday afternoon the body was taken up for the purpose of identification, as there was a life insurance policy of about $1,000 which the mother hau been carrying on hei( son's life, and positive iiiniiiioniioii wii.s necessary before the necessary proof f diath could be submitted. , . " i SHOOTS GIRL FOR ' PUBLIC DISROBING Oswego, N Y., June 8. As a warn ing not to disrobe before an uncurtain ed witi'JoWj Wallr C. Lowtry, a wealthy fanner'of Tioga cjunly," fired a charge of N,o. 7 buckshot at Lucile Harding, a domestic in the family of Dr., W.'.K. Mayor, badly wounding her. . , t .' ... ; '. -. Then Lowery called up the sheriff and announced he had done the shoot- - - . - ' ' . . vv ' ing U teach the girl a lesson. ; Jits was committed to jail without bail,, aud the girl is in a prec.fflous condition. ;,. Lowery,, Jl is said, was, ,a,neced -by the heat-'-: - VA-i,--Vt . broke over the town at 8:80 o'clock Monday morning. For an electrical display the storm has had few equals. There were inces sant flashes and the clap of the thun der was deafening.. Limbs were torn from trees, and lightning struck in at least two trees in Newport, both on Jones Hill, where they were torn to shreds. The Zion church, colored, located on Jones Hill was turned over and demolished. The roof of the building of J. A. & F. M. Stokely's store was ripped off, and the store suffered from a deluge of water, several hundred dollars' worth of stock being damaged. The roof of the Unaka Wood working plant on Jones Hill was also damaged, a corner being torn off and wrapped around the nearby fencing. The chimney on the residence of Johd M. Jones was demolished. remains to Dal Rio in a wagon. The accident which resulted in the death of the victim happened Thurs day and when the wagon arrived at the home of George Verner, the boy's father, it gave the hrst information to the household that death had come in to their family. Word was sent to Newport and a coffin was sent to Del Rio, Friday night. Besides his parents, young Verner is survived by a wife. MUSIC SCHOOL PUPIL'S RECITAL Entertainment of Friday Night Was High Tribute to Mrs.BIair and Miss Robinson. The recital by the pupils of the Music School at the Den'On Opera House Friday night was a success in every way. W..D. McSweeu in a few fitting remarks paid a high tribute to . th6 school, and its worth to Newport. The recital-vhkh followed was even more expressive, and the patrons of the school were delighted with the de gree of efficiency show.i by the stu dents. The piano as taught by both Mis. Blair and Miss Lucile Robinson enables the students to show much ex pression in 'their work, and both of the teachers, were heartily congratulated for 'the suocess of the year. Mrs. Blair's' ability Is well known and Miss Robinson has long been known as ah accomplished musician . and she is showing her ability to inst ruct as well as to" entertain, in her work In covnnec- lion with the School of Music. Miss Nail Kid well was delightful as the soloist of the evening. The pngram was as follows: - Duet March and Chorus from Tan n- hauser, Lingc Margaret Smith and Annie Gardner. ' Duel Moonlight on the Water, Seidt Veruie Slok'ely and Edna Fisher. , ' Solo L' Argentine, Wollenhaupt Margaret Smllh. Trio March Lyrlrjue,, Keeling Al ma Alley. Mary Rowe Ruble and Lucy 'Boyer. -' " : " ' Solo P.dacca Brilliant, Bohm 04a Robeson. , Duet Ciimmenc?nient. March, Behr Lois Du Boi and Kuuice Boyer. Solo Polka de la Reb. Raff Annia -Gardner.,- -,.'--; ,ocal Solo Voices of the Woods, ABSOLUTE GOVERNOR HOOPE (from melody in F,) Rubensteln Miss Nell Kidwell. Duet Rustic Dance, Mason Lucy and Mamie Boyer. Duet Nonpareil Galop, Kunkel Ernestine Robeson and Mrs. Blair. Solo Twinkling Star.Rohn Eunice Boyer. Duet Young Bugler's Galop, Schwartz Alma Alley and Mary R. Ruble. Vocal Solo Daisies, Hawley Miss Nell Kidwell. " Duet La Baladine, Lysberg Ola and Ernestine Robeson. Solo Dancing Spirits.Bohm Eloise Rurniion. Vocal Quartette In the Gloaming, Harrison Mrs. McSween, Misses Kid well and Robinson. Solo The Daisies, Fontaines-Catherine McSween. Duet Galop Brilliant, Dussek Maye Burnett and Eloise Runnion. Solo Fragrant Violet,' Spindler Maye Burnett. Duet Invitation a la Polka, Bendel Catherine McSween and Mrs. Blair Chorus Merry May, Distin Vocal Class. 13TH BIRTHDAY OF EVAN SMITH The lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Smith, was the scene of a delight ful children's party, last Wednesday afternoon, when their young son, Evan, celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of his birth. ' A merry company of boys and girls enjoyed the various games and out door sports which were played on the spacious lawn surrounding the home. In the contest for the afternoon much interest was shown when-each contestant was asked to name as many trees and plants on the lawn as they knew." The prizes fell to Jennie Boyer and Ernest Mims. Delicious refreshments were served after the games and the young people departed wishing the young host many more happy birthdays. The guests were: Eleanor Susong, Mary Susong, Mary Moore Talley (Jen nie Boyer, Opal O'Dell, Myra Minis, Doris Mims, Edna Fisher, Lucy . Bell Jarrett, Mildred Mcllarge, Carl Glenn, Raymond Glenn, Dewey Frawley, Ernest Mims, Hugh Holder, Paul Brown, Charley' Brown, Paul Rich, Hugh Rich, and Eugene Parrott. AN ADDRESS BY . THE FUSIONISTS Declare They Will "Not Assem ' bleat Nashville For the General Sessions Nashville, June 7. Many fusion members of the Tennessee legislature In an address declare they will under no consideration reassemble for the gener al sessions of the two houses now being maintained by the regular democrats. They agree If an extra session is called they will elect or confirm the election of Leslie M. Stratton, of Memphis, as members of the stale board of election, i- he beinz the choice of the democratic caucus. They blame their opponents for the present situation In refusing to adjourn, ' . jpThe f usionists say the filibuster was the only means of saving the state from much domination backed by the whis key power. They allege also that the opposition planned ultimately to lega lize the manufacture and sale of liquor in the constitution. 1 "' " Asa O. Layman, a well-to-do . farmer of Sevier county, has be.?ti visiting rela tives in this city the past week. REST FOR ENJOYING STAY AT THE SPRINGS His Children Assisting Him in Search for Health. IS AWAY FROM POUTICS Few Visitors Have Seen Him and He States That He Has Not Received Any Mail from Nash ville Since His Arrival. Carson Springs, Tenn., June 7. Governor B. W. Hooper has been at Carson's Springs for a week and he to showing considerable improvement in health. The summer season has not opened as yet at the springs and the governor is spending his vacation prac tically alone. He was found Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock playing with his children at the brook a half mil from the "hotel, where he had darned up a smill spring and had caught some minnows and imprisoned them to the great delight of the little folks. The governor has also developed Into an exceptionally good arrow maker and his children are being taught archery, the trees being Indians and other imaginary wild animals. He is getting what his physician prescribed, a quiet rest, and after the nine months of strenuous work which he has had at Nashville this rest is most timely. The fare at Carsons Is good and the governor is getting exercise playing with his children and pitching horse shoes with any visitor who comes his. , way. ' He has received an invitation to visit Wilhoit a mountain creek over in Sevier county where a number of mountain people are hearding some cattle and he is planning to walk across the mountain and spend a nlghl or two with them in the open. To look upon the governor in his present surroundings would make it hard to believe that; he is the center of a political storm. He reads .the newspapers and other than a visit from Congressman Sam Sells, Satur day, and two or "three other East Tennessee politlcians.'be has not heard a word of politics since his arrival at Carsons. He apparently is absolute! unconcerned as to what course is taken by the hangover crowd of legislators. Representative Sam Jeath visited hlai Wednesday. On Saturday Sheriff G. W. Rimer of Jefferson county, wh is slated for a prison position drove over to the Springs from Danarldge, and he was accompanied by J. P. Hi!! one of Jefferson county's most pronv. inent farmers. The peculiar feature ia reference to this visit was that Mr. Rimer had been the manager of Dick Austin's campaign in Jefferson county while Mr. Hill had been ex-Congressman Hale's campaign manager, and when thos : two gentlemen visited tha governor together, it was an illustration of the unanimity of the Jefferson coun ty republicans In the support of Gv ernor Hooper, Trie only other visitor who has seen him was Representative Parrott from this county who spent Sunday at the Springs. Governor Hooper would not state -, that there was ariy particular slgnlfi- ' cence to the visit of Congressman Sella Saturday, merely stating Inasmuch as the congressman was due to return t Washington on the day following that the little conference had been arranged before his departure. r '. ' 'Governor Hooper stated Sunday that he bad not received any letter, from the regulars, although he had noted that Senator Lea had submitted - (Continued on Page 8j 7"