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NEWPORT, TENN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1914.
NO. 5 u las ,e lav I fell fry pu of 'of lex- irci- nty the' )W the Office of Sheriff ime the E through their own under manipulations the fear of Iment is removed. But i 'does this remove the stain Jury? You remember the efforts of The Times in de- the legality of this pri When you knew and The knew it. was illegal and was 3m beforehand rendered so. remember the spectacle of ah r,, thick set and stockly built, lock-marked face showing the .y of a demon, beating a poor, useless, drunken boy over the with a revolver. These are of the many things that fe Flint Ray sheriff and it is that the people remember fe things, as it shows theinsin- Iy of this bunch of political hroats th&t are trying and will finue to try to hamper Flint as sheriff. ; . ' 1 I 1 M. is tnis not true ana are not 'ise ringsters trying to deceive people again . when they lay claim of fraud at Flint Ray's it? Now, let's get the incentive this miserable ,. attempt to set u against Flint Ray. Do you Aot believe that it was intended to lislead you and to detract your (attention from things; that - the Times and her sponsors would like to leave in the dark? Not tatisfied with their effort to throt- Ile the will of the , people with an jtaegal primary, they now, like the' hypocritical pharisees they are, at tempt to' besmirch the name of an honorable man to cover up their j own crookedness and misdeeds. 1- .... ,i. , . - , . i Now, let's tunvsome, attention to this trinity, Sexton, .Holt arid Mc- Mahan.' Af e theirjia'nds clean, and are their deeds the-rjdeectscf .the righteous? No doubtArthur Gates ).L.Hicks and TheTjmes Vmild tell ?ou yes: ana mat tiney .aoegoou, men and truel BuYwttat about it? Did ribt the. saintlyjexion' stalk into off ice oyer thHiwip of his" friend'-DM inquiry wiUtell you, gentle:'reader, the route "be sfarandrily the snake's trail isOtraight. But at' that did not Sexton's friends 'have; a good argu ment? They argued that he had only had two terms and that he bad spen. had made and more Jt, ..votes to retain dthat,"ifihe lost is"a ruined man. the 'pompous Holt, s the. peacock, only il on his upper Jip; he to uplift mankind and j put , the Republican party on a firm" foundation, implored Flint Ray's friends to take his money and spend it for Holt and Ray or J Holt and anybody else." He, like al- j most every one else, saw the hand ; writing on the wall; he saw that there' was no chance to stem the tide of sentiment that would sure ly carry Flint Ray into office, and he, like his twin brother in cor ruption," Sexton, was willing to cast off his friend Dawson in or. der to save his own dirty hide Now, seriously, is it not a fact that the every ,' politicar attainment of these two- men has ' been gained try & whu... A he has k in his effort the-ffi)lyes by the. wanton use of money and rascality. ' :.' And Baby Oscar,, the sallow faced diciple of Hooper. Lets see what motive has he to traduce Flint Ray. Does he not want to go to the legislature on a bogus, nom ination? Would he not like to detract attention from his many of fices ' and his administrations? Would' he rather not have the public talk aboilt Flint Ray than to talk about his filching contracts for printing from his superiors, and perchance, in the mean time, he might latch on to another office or another contract? i - Now, seriously, people, the ap palling part of this , miserable at tack on Flint Ray is that this bunch of crooks would have the guts (ex cu'se , the expression) to jump on any man for any kind of politi cal crookedness, even they knew it to be true. You know and, they know that Flint Ray was elected sheriff fairly and that he Will as- 'sume the office with as clean hands as any man who has graced this office in a life time. , The peo ple who know Flint Ray best are his best friends . and have the ut most confidence in him. The past election shows that his associations has drawn to him friends from his associates, regardless of poli tics. Flint Ray is an honorable, upright man. ; His ; past life and present standing proves this. , He was elected sheriff by the people, ,Publie sentiment demanding it. He was electeQ witnt tne cam paign rund as charged by 1 he Times. ;- He has in him ' the mak ing of a good officer. He - is de serving and anT honor to -, our cjtizentry and, the good people held up his hands. Flint ' Ray ; will " be sheriff regardless &f " ..... ... ,,. ihe ;,; howling , of the .' wolves,. Citizens. Democrats and RepubhV i' - j,-'' - , . , cans", you have done . welC ML ,.tv. - Announcement , . , i.. , ' , ' ,;, f Upon' being solicited by a great number of voters of our county, from' all- parties, vfact.ionsand affiiations;1 it is ,my.. pleasure to offer, njy hame as a . candidate" in thegeneral election of November lOlbeiyoted for to represent you in the -60th general assembly of the State - of Tennessee. In making my. announement I wish to say Hhat I will be opposed by 0. L McMahan who received a socalled ' nomination in a farce prinjary held,on the 14th day of last March,- 5which, "sq v called primary," is-' familar to -you all. In this announcement I will not go into detail td outline the per sonnel of my opposition, but hope to be able to later do so to the satisfaction' of all unprejudiced voters. I am a candidate of the people of . Cocke county, and if elected will use all the abilty at my command to represent you in an unbiased and unprejudiced manner Hoping to 'meet each voter, personally, or as, many of you. as possible, and make my views deaf to you on . the coming legeslation, I am, - : . Sincerely yours, ' f ( 'C F' BOYER. CHARLEY LOVELL . CIRCUIT COURT CLERK Commissioners Decide That They Have Only Right to Settle Tie Gorrell and Anderson for Lovell Hickey tor Price. Standing by the nominee of the fraudulent primary of March 14 the two Republican members of the Cocke county election commis sion on last Monday vo'.ed for Lovell against Charley Price for Circuit Court Clerk. Lovell was nominated in March and Price ran against him as an independent Republican. At the regular elect ion; August 6, each candidate re ceived 995 votes. .The law pro vides that the election commission ers shall settle the tie. Anderson did not participate, in the general election and Gorrell made the statement that he did not vote as between the',-candidates for Cir cuit Court ' Clerk Being the Hooper member of the commis sion, however, it is presumed he desired to be regular arid dp all he could to strengthen the court house! and post office ring. "In the general election Hickey voted for Price and again voted for him as election commissioner on, Monday. Gorrell stated that neither Lovell or Price were qualified to fill the office, but .that Lovell would at least have .sense enough to ap- point a depgty who could fill it. This is the fiiist time we have ever heard that Price was not qualified to fill the office, but of course Mr. .Gorrell knows, and then besides, he wants a man in the office who will not allow it to be used as a place of meeting for politicians. Then perhaps Lovell has agreed to stand by Baby Oscar, jn the November election. Any trade that would put Baby ; Oscar in the legislature so that he could hold up the hands of, bur civic righte ous governor would be legitimate and then another reason which will not down is that if Baby Oscar is in tne legislature Cocke county might "-come in for another big bond issue," and so goes the chain. There is consolation, however, in the fact, that the people frequently discover the weak links in chains and.snaj them. Mass Meeting of Roosevelt ' ";; Supporters. A mass meeting of every Roose- yelt supporter in Cocke county is hereby called to meet at the court house in Newport, on Saturday, August 24th, 1914, at 1 o'clock, for the purpose . of electing a new Congressional Committeeman, and for the purpose of selecting dele-, gates to attend a general delegated conventioi to be held at Jones- boro, Washington county, Ten nessee, on August 29th,"; 1914, at 12 o'clock, for the purpose of nominating a "candidate for Con gress in the First Congressional District of Tennessee, and to trans act any other, business that may come before the convention. All supporters of Roosevelt and his policies are. requested to at tend and participate in this con vention, v,. 'r'-x-h This, the 10th day of August 1914. J. M. HERITAGE, Committeeman for Cocke County. HAVE HAD ENOUGH v GUTTER-SNIPE; POLITICS C. F. Boyer Believes a Represen tative of the People; Should Wear His Own. Collar and ' be the Tool of No Man. r , On the first Wedneday in' No vember, 1914,' there will be elected ninety-nine representatives and thity-three senators to transact the business of the : state in the 59th Geneal t Assembly. ; The people of Cocke county will then assemble at the various voting places and choose for themselves one of tie ninety-nine" representa tives.' This member is then in turn empowered to act as the agent of all the people in the county. This is a great responsi bility, one, when assumed, that should be carefully guarded. This agept or representative should not go'jthere; as the pliant tool of any one, man to do his bidding at the sacrifice of the people, but should give all the people a fair deal. If Irepresent the people again I will endeavor . to keep - this Lpart of the agreement,' as I did be fore. We have had an overdose at gutter-snipe politics in the county and state. We should en deavor to shun this kind of poli tics and instead of gokg at the beck and call of a boss, get down to business. This kind of politics is costing the- down trodden, tax ridden people b! the state millions of useless taxes. Creating one office after another to take' care of politicians fe not good business and should not.be tolerated any longer. The poorer class of peo ple, as a rule, pay for this kind of business, if you call it business. Our bonded . debt 'will be to take care of in th next legislature. The tax payers arS digging Out of the hills, hollows and.- valleys $300,000 of hard earned money that, if it had not been for small politicians in control of the state government you would not have been called upon to pay. They will come down from the. high perch that they occupy at election times and call themselves "hill billies" until the election is over. Then they will push you aside un til the next election. . This class of politicians are only using1 you as an asset to be used at will. ' v As to my politics, I am not a stranger and as , to ' the small slanderer telling you what I am, yoU will be the judge. The !- tax collector, when he comes to col lect your taxes 4o pay for fire marshalls and other; useless jobs, dont stop to inquire if you are a Republican' ' of the old or new school; whether you ' are Demo: crats, regular or ' independent, or whether you are a Prohibitionist, or whether you are one that be longs to the huxterbund. He has come for the taxes past due and if you have nothing but a. pungar gourd hanging on j the wall he taken it and sells it for your taxes. Choose ye whom you will have to serve you. Respectfully, C. F. BOYER. .- Rev. W. S. Neighbors preached two very strong sermons here Sun day. ' Jle is one1 of the most con vincing and attractive preachers to be found in this country'.1 BIG SPECATCULAR HOME kiTALENT PRODUCTION -.-.fv ' - 1 " : 'v- " ', . ' ' ' Pirates of Penzance Comic Opera V To be Given at Denton Opera House .Thursday and Friday Nights, I August 27 and 28. No more ; interesting and de- " lightful entertainment could well be devised than the forth coming' ' offering of the famous.. Pirates of Penzance by our home talent sing ers;1 next week. Arrangementsare going forward with much ; interest and a verv excellent production is confidently expected. ' ' ' There is to a chorus of young ladies, as English girls, a chorus of wicked Pirates who are to steal ' these beautiful and charming girls, -' and are about to marry them,' fe'iit they are to be rescued ' by the V brave policemen. The Pirates are to be - pardoned because they , are found to be - noblemen but x - gone wrong, and f as they have fallen in love with these beau tiful girls, they marry': them and live happy ever afterward. Can ' you blame them? . The. cast of characters is being well chosen, enlisting many of our 1 very best smgers. ' There is to be, between the v acts, some . very choice and delightful riuinbers by' about 60 children: boys- and girls and misses, representing the Sun- v flowers, Rosebuds, Cowboys and , Indians. , " " ! ' ' The entertainment , is rated in - other cities as being of a high or-, l. der," and . vas , 'written by Sir .' Arthur Sullivan," the famous En glish composer, who has written so many charming hymn tunes for church service, notably "Onward , Christian Soldiers" and others. Mr. Albert L. Baker has charge of the general direction of the; production, under the auspices ot the amusement committee of the" M. E; Church, south. ' ,' A Few Thoughts-Baby Oscar ' Parrottsville, Aug. 15. : Editor Plain Talk: , ; Baby Oscar, in the Times of last week begain his assault on Boyen We have '.read it.' The people understand the situation. When Messrs. Holt and Sexton paid ; Susorig $500.00 for . the j privilege .of saying what shoiildj be printed : in. Plain Talk until! after the .November" election, andl bought out; the Times, .they feH sure they could run Baby Oscai! over the people rough-shod and keep- his" record from being un- - covered,. Controlling the .Times, ; which is now edited by: the baby,. X? and with this $500.00 ' muzzel on , ' Plain ; Talk, which they, thought", would stay, they thought'' they could easily send the baby .to the ; legislature. 'But the people(gbV J wise, the well paid for plans failed and , the Daby ' is ; up; against Jt. , Thev wDl show that. because can control jobs of; pnntinj the benif it of the Times , ga( no reason why he can control voters of this countyi' Wai watch the result of the N election. ' ANT Mr. and Mrs. JL..C. Iible-le Tuesday morning for a two, weeks stay in Newv York buying goods for Ruble Bros, 'i i t r ( a !' '.;'-:;-J "i . V 1.