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1 - r 1 WP VOL. XII NEWPORT, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1911 (Eight Pages) 1 NO. 11 it PLA N TAJLK 'mo SEN; ROBERT L TAYLOR ADDRESSES FAIR CROWD Senior, Senator From Tennessee in a Happy Frame of Mind .and Humor Refers to His Race in Last November Election. J Advises the Young Man to Stick to the Farm, Saying That (He Was Sorry He Had Ever Left "Happy Valley." Wants f Appropriation for Agriculture. Senator Robert L. Taylor, late can didate for governor, made his 11 rt ap pearance hi Cocke county since that event, Thursday, and addressed a good , crowd at the fair grounds. The senator was in a happy frame of mind and seemed to enjoy shaking hands with .old friends. When he stepped from the train Thursday morning an admirer from Texas stepped forward and presented him with one of the old bine back spelling books, lie was en tertained while here by W. B. Robinson and did not leave Newport until Fri day morning. The grand stand was pncked when the senator rose to speak, but . the Arrangements were poor and only those in the immediate front were able to hear, as the speaker " was in too close and could not give his voice the proper range Governor Ilooper had been adver tised as the man to introduce Senator Taylor, but the governor was not pres ent and V. 0;. Mims performed that duty, stated tliati the fair association had planned to have its native son, its first secretary and one of the original organizers of the fair association to do tha( honor, and that while he was noi present, he stated, '-We have with us one -even greater thari he," and pre sented the name of Senator Taylor. Iii the .beginning the Senator Mated that it did his soul good to see the Lion aud the Xamb lying down together. Hj said; he was going to talk about the natural developements of his country and jiot about politics, baying in part as follows: "We have too much poli- tics,;especially too much factional poli tics.; I, believe in men having their own personal opinion, but do not ap prove of neighbors becoming enemies because of those opinions. I came among' vou last fall to preach the gos pel of peace and good will to all men, and for no other reason.' The people would not hear me and I got mad and went back to Washington." He spoke in his usual style of the grandeur-, or- East Tennessee, pictured his birthplace at Happy Valley, Carter couuty, and said there came a time when lie left it for fame and fortune, an', that he had won a good many golden eagles in his time but they always got away and left their tail feathers in. his hands. He said lie had got some glory, too, but at much cost, and he had always regretted the day that his foot left dear old Happy Valley. , The senator said that his message to the young people of Cocke county was for them to beware of temptation. The speaker pictured the fall of Baby lon, Rome, Alexander, Napoleon, Greece, and Egypt to temptation, and wound up his description of - the great history-making events due to tempta tion by. .stating that all that could be found of the once proud Egypt at this time was a rook, a bone and a hank of hair. This word picture was shown for the purpose of showing the condi tion which existed when Uncle Sam came upon the scene and brought lib erty. He spoke of the marvelous in ventions since the last half . of the eighteenth century and pictured the return of Benjamin Eranklin to earth, and closed his illustration by saying he could hear Franklin calling up Morse (Continued on Page 8) nnp BARGAIN DAYS IN THE PLAIN TALK CONTEST From September 6 to September 20 Double Votes Will Be Allow ed Under Special Conditions 50,000 Free Votes to the Candi dates Who Get Busy Now Most Liberal Offer Thus Far in ; the Contest and Those Who Get Busy Will Reap Reward News of the Contest. The next two weeks are the crisis in the contest affair; it means win or lose to some one, and the winners are go ing to be numbered among those who are up ana aomc. during the big club offer. Select your prize gnd make ef fort in proportion to the value of the prize, that is all that is necessary to make a winning score. On the other hand, don't believe all you hear about the thousands of voles some candidates have up their sleeves. Some of the candidates consider it good business to try to scare the timid ones out by mysteriously hinting at the tremendous reserve they have stored away in tlieir breast pocket. While others, who may be twice as dangerous, go around telling that they don't expect to win a thing, but just want to get a little excitement out of the contest. Suit yourself about what you say, but don't believe all you hear The next fifteen days are bargain days. Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, and continuing until Wednesday, Sept. 20, The Plain Talk will make a special oiler to contestants enabling them to obtain double the number ot votes on each subscription. The plan Is as fol lows. For each old and new sub scription paid in advance during these three weeks we will allow double the number of votes heretofore allowed; that is to say for a three years sub scription, 8,000 votes; subscriptions for one to two years will be in proportion that is to say, double the number of votes will be allowed as have been heretofore. A Special Proposition Asa special proposition" any con testant sending in a club of twenty yearly subscriptions will be allowed 50,000 votes. This is a 8peclal,club offer and applies to both old and new subscribers. Of course, on less sub scriptions than this club offer, votes will be allowed as stated abqve in double the number between Sept. 6 and 20. After Sept. 20 this offer will be withdrawn and the scale of votes will be resumed as first announced. A Liberal Offer This is an unusually liberal offer, and we trust that you will take ad vantage of it as it will positively be the best offer of the kind during the con test. You doubtless have a number of friends who expect to vote for you sooner or later, and we are sure if you see theni now and explain why they should subscribe; as their subscript ions will count more now than later on, you will easily be able to secure several clubs of twenty yearly sub- 8cridlions entitling you . to 50, votes. - You should by no means let th next weeks go by without taking ad vantage of them. The work that it done in the next few days will assur- 1,000 (Continued on Pae 2) WORK ON PIKE ROADS; CRUSHER AT SALEM The work on the pike roads is pro gressing and within three months the macadam will be laid on the Jefferson county road to the line, thus connect ing Newport and Knoxville with first class pikes.'vO ' A crusher has been set upon the Mack Burnett farm, a mile and half beyond Parrottsvillff and this crusher will furnish rock for he work between Parrottsville and Salem. ANOTHER DEFICIT FOR THE APPALACHIAN FAIR Senator Taylor Brought Out a Big Crowd Thursday Although the Weather Was Threatening, But That Did Not Save the Fair as Wednesday Was a Total Failure. Very ' Little to the Free Attractions. Races Were Poor and Choir Com- .-".v.- .- petition Did Not Materialize. : . ," The eighth, annual meeting of the Appalachian fair association was held August 30, 21 and September 1. From a financial viewport the fair was not a success, as another deficit has been reported. On Wednesday, threatening rain prevented attendance and oqThurs day the weather again worked against the attendance, but the presence of Senator Taylor brought out a good crowd. . The Friday crowd was up to expectation, yet the fair was not con sidered a success. There was some heat shown in the colt show department between the Jefferson county entries and the Cocke county entries and the $100 colt show between Vaughn & Jones and A. K. Swann, showing the best five colts from Peacock and McNaught, did not materialize as the owners of the stal lions could not agree on Judges. The Vaughn & Jones colts cleaned up in the regular show and because of this ther was touch rivalry shown. " Two. bait games were played and Jack Taylor, put on a. free act, which lacked the thrill which is necessary to attract the attendance and applause of the spectators. The reces, were poor, there being little competition and all in all the fair did not offer much to the man who paid his entrance money, except it served to bring about a re union of friends and the picnic feature was a redeeming one. Music was furnished by the Greene ville band. The country choir conipfr tition also was a failure as there was but one entrant , that of Rev. Davis of Salem. This choir made a big hit with it's singing, but the competition which had been expected was hot there. This was one of the disappoint ments of the fair. The failure of Gov ernor Hooper to be present on Thurs day was also a disappointment al though it did not keep away the crowd,, as it was not known that he would not be present until the day of the speaking. , Some of the premiums were as fol--lows:s ''...."'! CLASS A Farm Products " -Best display made by Hattte Brooks, prize of $50; second prize won by Mrs. R. B. Hickey, p'ize $25. Half bushel of wheat, Paul Rich. Half bushel smooth wheat, James Murray. Half Bushel Winter oats, Jame -Murray. Half bushel Spring oats, J. C. Mor rell. Half bushel rye. R. B. Hickey. Twelve ears white corn, Joe Fowler. Twelve ears yellow, corn, J. C. Mor reli. Peck Irish potatoes, J. Blazer. Peck onions, Paul Rich. Dozen tomatoes, Bertha Coughreiu Dozen cucumbers, Chas.. DeVore. Dozen red peppers, Letha Burke: Plate apples, A. C Hampton Plate grapes. Ernest Minis. , Two heads of cabbage, A. C. Snoddy. Largest pumkin, Paul Rich. CLASS B Cattie Department . . -. Shorthorns, $10 for first prize and for 2nd prize. V Bull under one year, A. R. Swann,, first, S. S: Smith & Bro. ' second; -Bull over one and under two years, ,8. S. Smith & Bros., first; A. R. Swann, i i ' w , (Continued on page 7) , ft Offered in foray ' THIS GREAT BONUS OFFER IS MADE FOR THE GRAND PRIZES SEE THE GRAND PRIZES ONE SEJyilNOLE $400.00 PIANO ONE BEAUT IMPORTED WILLOW PORCH SET TWO LADIES' GOLD WATCHES It is never too late to get into the race. See the nomination coupon elsewhere in the paper and send in the name of yourself or friend. Clip the 25 vote coupons. They will help you in the grand total.; - : Piano on exhibition at the New York Store. Watches, on exhibition at Glenn's Store.