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FTTH A TT TAL , VOL. XII NEWPORT, TENNESSEE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1911 (Eight Pages) NO. 16 SHIPLEY CALLS EARLY MEETING - , . . i The Republican Congressional v : Committee to Meet at ; Bull's Gap. HASTEN TO HURT SELLS Will Seek a Moses to Lead the ; Shipley Forces Against Con pressman Sells Hope to De feat Sells by Calling-a Conven tion Instead of Resorting to a Primary. ' ' Bristol, Tenii.," OcV 11. Chairman " A. L. Shipley, o the republican cx esutive committee of the First Tenn essee district, bus issued a call for a meeting of his committee, which is to be held at Bull's Gap.Hawklns county, on Saturday, November 4lh, for the purpose of determining the mode and manner, in which a republican candi date for congress shall be nominated for the campaign of 1912. It is stated that the committee will alao transact such : other business as may come be fore it at that time. , In view of the recent lively gossip touching the possibilities of another year; in the First district, this call is of absorbing interest to all the people within the bounds of the district. The call is as follows: i Jonesboro, Tenn., Oct. 7th, 1911. To. Whom it May Concern: Be it known that by' virtue of the power and authority vested in mo as chairman of the republican con gressional executive committee for the first congressional district of Tenn essee, a meeting of said committee is hereby called to meet at Bull's Gap, Tenn., at. the Smith hotel, on Satur day, November 4ih, at 12 o'clock, noon iof Mie ' purpuse ui cuiisiueriug : the matter ; of fixing a time, etc, and providing the mode and manner cf nominating a republican candidate for . congress in said district, and for the ' nurnose of takinz such other business as may properly come before it. All - members of Said committee are re- specif ully requested to, be present, and . all republicans and any - and all prospective candidates for the republi can) congiessional nomination are .lso invited to attend this meeting. f A. L. SHIPLEY. , Chmn. Cong. Exec. Comm. 1st Cong. .' ; Dist. Tenn. J. B. LOVETTK. Secretary. ! 1 For weeks the auslion of oiiranizlnir w the opposition to Congressman Ham it. Sells has been under consideration. ' Those who most cherish thedoire to Toute the congressman have been turn ' ing over in their minds the question ol . I-...J-,. fPl.na. w..i.ltr. il.n rtlM.. short of a real Moiiea could ea uu a- -ainst the siluatiou. They have lieeu thinking over the advisability of a , -convention, and incidentally have ' pondered over ihc significance of a primary.' . It is stated that a majority of the ' present executive committee Is of the old lirownlow guards. ' It is said that thev are anticipating the call of a eon mention believing that bj this method they will be able to defeat the congress man for the nomination and thus put iiim out of the running. But as to what method may, be adopted by the ;,: commitiee is as yet a matter of guess . work. ''. ;" . ' : ': Y a The opposition to Congressman Sells . . i i..t i . f... i f . .. ville. Several of the old guard were present, and the situation is nald to (have received careful situation from various viewpoints. Ju ge Mc .Henderson who haa often been spoken of as a probable leader of the upiiosi itlon was away at tho time. But the mames of 'Massy, Henderson and James B. Cox were mentioned in the ' conference. But in ttie absence of Dr. iMassey it wa.4 deemed advisable not 4f to take any .definate action. It is said that Judge Henderson is not in - -good health, and for that reason he . . iKoj DArva fiadiluitAtr n limit, ni A z 1 1 flf iYa race. It is the impression that either Mt. Cox or Dr. Massey would" gladly be the Moses on this occasion, a id Ir xjectcd that one of the three men mentioned will be put Jorward by the .opposition to the young congressman.' 'The friends of Congressman Sells profess no fear of the outcome. They express the utmost confidence if fair Continued on Page 3) KERMIT ROOSEVELT. It Hunting In Wilds of Can. da For th National Muuum. , ADVERTISE PIKE ; ROAD BONDS Pike Commission Planning the Work for the Expenditure. - of New Issue. The Pike Commission is advertising for sale, the $100,000 worth of bonds which were authorized by the county court last week, the advertisement ap- npnrlnor in linlli KnnYvilla nimn. , ... . The Commission U now . making its I plans for the continuance of the work, with the idea in view of working their men in. such a way that tho whole work will be completed by the middle of next summer. T. N. Breeding, former assistant en gineer at Hamblen county is in charge of the engineer's department here, having succeeded Herbert Holt when he accepted a position with the Tenn essee and North Carolina railroad, and the survey Is practisalty complete for the extension of the work. NEAR WRECK OR ; FLIGHT TRAIN Engine Headed for Open Switch Which Was Barely Throwtr In Time. By the narrow margin ot a few feet, a serious freight wrecu was averted in front of B. D. Jones and Son's store, Saturday morning. A west bound freight hitting it up at a clip estimat ed at thirty-live miles an hour, was making for Yalu,wh3ii Conductor Mc Harge, of the local switching crew was seen to run to the switch at the mill, and threw it just a few feet in front of the engine. The switch would have turned the freight engine into the side track, wh'ieh was filled with cirs. The breaks-were thrown m' suddenly and the train came to a standstill and the incident had a laughable feature, in the endesvof ot a negro brafceoian to get out of the way, as he ran back over the train a( full speed, determined to get as tar from the prospective smash- up at p )ssl')le. : " This was the second time within a week that a wreck was narrowly a- verteu, ine, west bound crews, evidentally forgetting that the local switching crews have the right of way and that they are supposed to proceed thiough the yard cautiously. BREAKS ARM IN FALL FROM A WAGON ' Falling from a wagon when the bed struck a stump and over turned, W. B. Wiley of , Bridgeport on Thnrsday suffered the fracture of his left arm at the wrist. Dr. Bingham was sum mod and rendered medical assistance. DR. MASTERS WILL SPEAK AT MORRISTOWN The East Tennessae Medical associa tion will meet for two days at '.Morris, town, Thursday and Friday of this week. Prominent in the program ap pears the name of Dr. J. M. Masters who will deliver a lecture on the subject, "Some Prrctica! Points in the care and Treatment of Tuberculosis." j " VX, MISS EARNED WON THE WATCH; BIG CONTEST WILL END TODAY After Eight Weeks of Uncertainty, One of the Contestants Will Receive a Handsome Piano for Her Work. The Judges Have Been Announced and ., Will Count Ballots at 12 O'Clock. Miss Bernice Harned won the watch for bringing the largest number of subscriptions. Miss Annie Bell of White Pine won the 20,000 extra votes for bringing in the next largest number of sub scriptions. This was the result of the special offer of last week. , The vote for the watch was as fol lows: ; Miss Harned... ....... ..213,000 Miss Bell . 130,000 Miss Nell Robinson............ 88,000 Who will lead Thursday at twelve o'clock? Can the same contestants hold the lead or will a new one come to the front In the last go-around. Thurs day at twelve o'clock will tell the tale of woe some one is asking every min ute who Is going to win and we can't assure none of them because w don't know. Take an interest in the family race your self. Help some one or all of the contestants. Ask your friends Ihtj and elsewhere to subscribe for The Newpout Pj-aix Talk. Help them all you can for the time Is almost up. The Jast big bonus oVr closed at 2 p. tn. Wednesday. The Contest (.'loses Thursday at noon, October 12th. ' The ballot box will be closed at that time and turned over to the Judges: Messrs James Gregg, Murray Stokely and Dr C. W. Laltue of Parrottsville. These gent le men will count the ballots, and an nounce the names of the winners of the resjiective prizes at The Plain Talk OLD HEADS ARE TURNED DOWN; UTr LANDS POLITICAL JOB Clyde McMahan, Circuit Court Clerk, is Appointed Congress ional Committeeman, Regardless of the Frequent Denials of the Gossip as Stated in The Plain Talk. Republicans Wonder Who Will Control Him, and Who Will Do His Voting at the Convention. - Announcement is made that Clyde McMahan, the ycuthful Circuit court clerk of Cocke county has been named as congressional committeman from this county, succeeding tne late James I. Waters. This announcement fol lows the many rumors of the past in which it was stated that young Mc Mahan was the applicant,, but which aroused considerable controversy, be cause of the evident efforts of the ap plicant to conceal the fact. The fact that the announcement has been made, has also beciukept quiet, just why, local Republicans aro not able to ascertain; The committee lias been ca'led io meet at Bull's dap early next month and it was presumed that the appointment would be announced before this time, as it is said to have been made some lime in the past. ; The announcement of the appoint ment of McMahan will create interest ing gossip among the different factions of the Republican party in Cocke county. - There were many applicants for the position, some of them old heads of the Brawnlow faction, some old heads of theSelis faction and others who had cast aside the yoke of either faction and claimed (o be mere Repub licans, but all were cast aside and Hit youthful Clyde named. The Republicans, so it is stated,; will ask many questions as to the reason for such an appointment. They will want U know" what Clyde has done, thut he be considered capable of filling the position; who will bold the (yohe about his neck and whose command he will obey, for they do not presume that he will be shy on advice. . When told of the appointment, one Republican said that Clyde would certainly be bet ween th4 devil and the deep blue sea; that" he would 'be ham pered on both 8ide by friends trying to control him, and that it would be interesting to watch the fight for that control. His uncle and guardian, Dr. J. Walter McMahan, secretary to ex Congressman Massey, it would be Offce immediately after counting the ballots. 1 ' - - . .The Contestants, their friends and the public generally, are invited to be present. ' ' ' WILL CARRV MAIL ON BYBEE ROUTE For several months there has .been some contention about the appoint ment of a rural mail carrier for Bytne route 3. It was announced on Satur day that J. C. Holt had been named as carrier for the route in question. GOV. HOOPER SPOKE AT DAVIS' MEMORIAL Nashville, Oct. 7. Memorial ser vices in honor ot Sam Davis were held at the monument in Capitol Park, under the auspices of Bate , Chapter, U. D. C, Friday afternoon. A speech by Gov. Hooper was a feature of the occasion. COLLECTING MORE MONEY FOR FINES Although It is generally considered that the prohibition law is being vio lated here, to a great extent, the law must bebetter enforced now than it was in the days of the saloons, for the actual amount of money collected during the nine months of Recorder Taylor's administration shows iigures of $445 while in the administration of 1901 for the same period the collection amonnted to but $350. There were more cases before the recorder in those days, but,the lines were not as severe. presumed, would control the action of the boy, and, if such is the case, Clyde's vote will be favorable to- the wish or desire of Dr. Massey 41 D. C. Water), for years postmaster at Cosby, may also have aim in that' direction, and may try to use Clyde to retain. sufficient influence to hold on to his office. It will certainly be Interesting to see Clyde at the first meeting of the committee, to see who sits by his side and prompts him how to vote. Again there is a possibility, through " remote, that both Dr. Massey and Judge Mc-' Henderson might want, the nomina tion at the hands of the committee, and just how Clyde Would vole in case of a controversy between these two, wouki be a matter of speculation. Republicans when told the ap pointment asked this question, too: "Who does the appointment please?" Certainly not the Browulow neople who would have preferred an old head, a man of experience to cope with the situation. . Certainly not the Sells people who can expect nothing f rom . Clyde, except 4 what 1 hey take from him because of his lack ot knowl edge.. The only possible person to be pleased must be he, who secured Clyde the appointment, the influence which caused Chairman Bhiply to single him out, ard just who that individual or individuals are, for some, reason the public has no knowledge, and all is known is that tho appointment has been made and that Clyde McMahan is the new committeeman. McMahan was called upon the 'phone Monday afternoon, but lie was afraid that h would not be able to satisfactory dodge Hie question which lie apparently knew was coming, re fused to come to the 'phone. This is the Morluf a diplomat who will bear the name of committeeman in ths ctainty and endeavor to do battle with any situation which comes before him. Evidently lie didn't have anbody with him at the 'phone to prompt him, So did not consider it wise to answer the call. :" ; - ; , AUSTIN L CR0THERS. Recant Photograph f Governor of Maryland. BROKE CRUTCHES BUT WAS NOT HURT E. E. ones the Parrottsville Merchant In Unusual Ac '. r cident Last Week. The popular young Parrottsville merhhant, E. E. Jones, who for the the past two weeks has been hobbling about on crutches, had an unusual ex perience last Friday when he partic ipated in a run away accident, in which his crutches were broken, but his own limbs escaped unburt. At the time Jones and a companion were driving toward Parrottsville and at the lilt about the uldtown bridge, the horse became frightened and ' rearing back in the shaves broke off both shaves and turned the buggy over the fill. Jones, although his right foot is crippled, from getting too close, to a wagon wheel, jumped leaving his crutches behind, and escaped an in jury, although the horse was not so fortunate. " ' "' REV: HENDRICKS SENT TO DAYTON Rev. John C. Bross of Georgia is Given the Charge at the M. E. 1 Church, South. The Holston conference of the' M. E. church, South which was In ses sion atMorristown the past week, ad journed . Monday and the appoint ments far the coming year were an nounced. ' ". Abingdon, Va. was selected as the next meeting place of the conference Bishop Kllgo was in charge -of the conference. The closing session was saddened in the death of Rev. O. B. Draper, one of tho ministers who was taken sick at the conference and who submitted to an operation for ap pendicitis. The elders pledged suffici ent funds to educate the minister's daughter at Hiwassee college, where she is now enrolled. 1 There was much interest in the ap pointments. Rev. Walter S. Hend ricks who for the past - three years was pastor at the local M. E. church, South was appointed to Dayton, while he will be succeeded here by Rev. John If. Bross. ,The new minis ter hails from Georgia, having been transferred at this conference, and local metnlers of the church are not familiar with him. . Rev. A. H. Towe was re-appointed to Parrottsville. Rev. John A. Early was sent to Cedar Springs of the Wytheville dist rict and Rev. R. E. Karly, his son and nephew of K. S. Early of this place was sent to Vanderbilt. Among the assignments of former local pastors, Rev. D. V. York was transferred to the Oklahoma confer ence, J. I. Cash, supply at Wprlng City; J. W. Biowning to Maryville. John C Orr is the presiding el'der of the Morristown district of which New port is apart, i . . FALLS FROM PONY BREAKS AN ARM Kate McMahan, the eleven'year old daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. Y.J. Mc Mahan fell from a pony at the home of R. H. McMahn Thursday,' and a bone in her left wrist was fractured. KIDNAPPED ; ; HIS OWN SON J. B. Hartley of SeviervIHe Was Trying to Get ' Away. 1 ' FOLLOWED TO NEWPORT Local Officers Missed the Capture By a Few Minutes, ButW Father Was Apprehended at Asheville and Child Returned Wife Had Court Order for the Possession of Child. ' - Apprehended while trying to get way to North Carolina with his fiv year old son, whom the court had just given into the custody of it's mother J.B. Hartly of Sevierville was taken into custody at Asheville, Saturday and returned to Newport Saturday evening. -i . Newport officials missed the Captmv by just five minutes time, as No 12 left here just that soon before the load officers recieved word, from Sevierville toibe on the lookout for the father pad his son. H::",- . ' About fifteen months ago Mr. a Mrs. J. B. Hartly seperated and di vorce proceedings are now pending la the court at Sevierville. On Thursdaj the mother went into court and secur ed an order for the possession vtOm child until the next term of court. The child had been staying at the home f Mr. Hartly's parents, so" on Friday night he set out in a buggy for New port arriving in time to catch train fa 12 . Saturday morning. : It r wa flia covered which way he "was going a&l Sheriff Cates of - Sevier county, com- " municated with ' sheriff Dawson, bat not until after the departure f Uw train. It was tut easy matter a ap , prehend the father ' and son at Aifce vllle and they were returned jeibaaxA the 4:25 train. ;. f ! Sheriff Cates had no desire to tak the father back to Sevierville an4 after taking the child, permitted the father go on his way. The little follow, vai ' wanted to stay with his father, m 1 bribed by the good natured hdkg V with a pocket full of chestnuts, aa" they started for home at 5 p. m, tiw the father telling the boy, he waaUl follow, Mr. Hartly. .was on Mi way to Black Mountain, N. C. MAYOR AND-ALDERMEN , HOLD LONG SESSION The Mayor and Board of Aldermen had a lengthy, session Friday night discussing in a general way the werk which is being done on the sewer aal water system. . ' . - t The contract made by the stnat committee with a Knoxvillo firm far the. construction of the sidewalk am Church street , was radified. AUTOMOBILISTS TRY ; THE NEWPORT ROUTE i t t ... Four automobiles, lieaded by Wylee Brownlee, passed through Newpari Saturday, night, spending the nigtt here, aud leaving for Bristol 8nn4jr morning. The party was invesUeatinr ' the condition of roads on the ahartcat . passible route from Knoxvlile to Bris tol, namely by way of Newport and on the whole found the roads ideal, a stiip between Wllsonville and Bfrd town being the only rough spot on the route and that stretch will be macad amized by December 15. ..- , y PRETTY PARTY FOR ; MISS nESIRE RROIVN One of prettiest parties of the early autumn season was given last Sataa day afternoon from two until four, aft the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown, when their young daughter Desire celebrated her tenth anrdtw , sary of her birth. Various garaea were played on the lawn and two can tests afforded much pleasure durinc the afternoon. . In the boy's contest eating maishmallows, Master Thea dore Parrott was the winner. 1b girl's contest was enjoyed and JUsa Louise Susong carried off the hoaan, ' Miss Desire was- a charming litSa - hostess, dressed in white with pta ribbons. She received her gaest la pleasing manner. Many lovely gl3a were received. ' About forty yanac people were present. Delldottfl ta. cream, cake candy were served daring the a'ftcrncon. . ."