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i IV The Newport Plain Talk VOL. XV,- NEWPORT, TENN., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1914. . Koosevelt and Boyer .:,..'Endorsed by Bull Moose Quite a number of Roosevelt supporters met'inhe courthouse Monday purs iarit , to call from J. M. Heritage .foi4 the purpose of selecting a county committeeman from this county, for the 'First Cohgressiqnal dislrict','and-for the purpose of selecting delegates to You who are disfranchised under this act helped us build our school houses, our churches, our public roads and helped us make our best citizenship, and we sincerely deplore and condemn this part of the election law and favor its re peal. the Jonesboro convention which ourtfi. we oppose any law gi v meets on, ;the29&;jnstM for the ing the governor of the state.to dis- purpose or ominaung a canui- mo uumiumtc any uuicer power daffrfor 'congress'.. ' elected by the people of the state, The' riieeiifig'.f was called to or- county, or municipal corporation, der bv J. MyCHeritage and on mo- tion he was made" chairman. D. C. Ward was made secretary. On motion of C. F, Boyer the oldw- feeling this is too much power to confer upon one man against the ...... .. sovereign vote of the people. We favor a recall bv the rjeonle w X I lder of appointing a committee on and most sincerely condemn the resolutions , was dispensed with spirit and purpose of such an act , and the' iesolutions which had Fifth. W favor the laboring been Drepared were read, Mr. men's interests sp far as it will Boyer stating, that thelresolutions not hamper capital and manu for all conventions were prepared factoring interests to the detri ,in advance .and ifwas not neces- ment of the laborer himself. We sary to send' out a committee to favor a law to compel all employ- take up 'tirrieV V The resolutions as ers of labor to furnish their forces read and adopted follow: , with such appliances and advant- First. Bet resolved that we aes as will safeguard their lives. Relieve in the'doctrines and prin- health jand wealth and that of ciples as advocated under the their families leadership of such men as Lincoln, Sixth. We do heartily endorse - Grant, Garfield, McKinley and the progressive course pursued ' Roosevelt," -and that we heartily by Hon. C. F. Boyer, who repre endorse the broad andprogres- sented the people of Cocke coun sive ideas and principles adyp- ty in the 58th General Assembly "cated by our favorite leaderEx- of the state of Tennessee and witfi- President Roosevelt; and tjiat:we pride endorse his every public ' oppose centralized , government action, and especially endorse his , where monarchs and kings may action refusing to quit his post of say come and saywemust go'Jbe duty and filibuster and flee to the it'right or wrong.1! .,mv state of Kentucky to serve the Second Joshua Foreman, Wm. Hall, Wr$ Spence,. James Whitehead, James Breeden, Mel Rutherford, Chas Allen, George Allen, Dan Ragan D. C. Waters, Alderson Large, N. Boyer, , J. N. Gorman, C. C Blazer, Dolph Hawk, Dr. Darius Neas, Perry Valentine. I." L. Ogle J )hn Barnes, Joe ' Caton, J. S Green, Ike Ford, C. N. Green, A.J Henderson.J. N.Click.Wm.Turner, Francis Click, Jno. R. Turner, Arthur Turner, Rufus ; Holt, Cau- ley.Samples, Noah Smith, Oscar Overholt. .- - Colored Delegates. Jim Bird, . C. H. -Hutchinson Frank Howell, Thos. Foster, J. W, Henderson, Thomas Biars, Chas Garrett, Wm. Gilchrist, John Hampton, Harrison Swaggerty, H. L. L. Moss His We tfelieve, as our purposes of one man at; the ex- fathers did, in a free government pense of the state of Tennessee, of our commonwealth bytiiie peo- and further we feel proud to com ple, and in the enforcement of the mend to you his every action to laws as they appear on the statue, serve the people - rather than the books of our state, notf simply bqss.' Further, we condemn the singling out some poor jTunfortu- action, of parties higher; up in nate who sells a pint of corn whis- power of legislation for blocking key, for the ' purpose of meeting legislation introduced : by our public approval and self aggrand- honorable member. We favor izement, and then, like thehyp- his action in voting for additional critical pharisees, stand onlthe members of the election boar3: so street corners and proclaim to that the Roosevelt contingent in the world: "You see how I ,-en- Tennessee could be represented force the law," when this same Seventh. We endorse the pub ; Pharisee with a closed eye and-a Mc announcement of C. F. Boyer deaf ear stands by where the laws as a candidate to represent the of ourv land are oDenlv and ha- PePle of Cocke county in the grantly violated and is pleased to 59th General Assembly and con let it pass unnoticed. demn the actions of his opponent ' Third. In part we favor the used to secure a nomination in preseiij election law, but most the farce primary of March 14th, sinperely and positively oppose Charley. Price ThanTvS Friends. I am a little slow in thanking iny friends for their loyal support in the recent election, but I appreci ate their suDport none the less. had hoped the election com missioners would not rob the peo ple of the splendid fight they made for me against the large corruption fund of-- the ring. . I had not a dollar to spend and not a single vote was cast for me except where the individual did it wjthont price or unfair influence. The state ment that I am unqualified for the office originated in the mind of the party who made the statement and will;iot bear investigation U am by bo means smart enough to play ' both political parties and hold onto one party and at the same time gat the crgam of patron- age from, the otherf.-.I believe jf the people hjad ten. given a chance t(jyote in this race as be tween, my opponent and myself ' f with the TOoney out of the way I would have. beaten him at least two to one. Believing-, this I at tribute my defeat to the two ring members'' of the election board and wiirlways retain a warm place in '..my heart for the 995 loyal citizens whc$ast their votes for me on the 6th&ay of August. - v . Sincerely, : i ' CHARLEY PRICE. Cocke County Man Selected as ; Chairman ot Republican Ex- ecutive Committee. that Dart of same passed for Cocke county in 1911 seeking to disfranchise some of ourbest citizens, because they unfortu- 1914 Most respectfully submitted. J. M, HERITAGE, Chairman. C. WARD, Secretary. The following list of delegates nafolv arlnnahlp in r-pnH nnrllvntp i i i ' . u.v.g. . r were seiectea l0 attend tne con- the ballot now in use. The great- vention at jonesboro August 29th, 1914: C. F. McMahan, Bob Green, Joe J. Burnett, J. W. Justus, Solon Neas, Dan Nease, John Gregg, Wm. Gregg, Jesse Miller, J. Ba singer, David Palmer.Chas. Smith, Wm. Shaver, Chas. Owens, Bud Wilder. Joe Reams, W. G. Lovell, Wash Hays, John Lovell, John Dawson, John H. Holt, Thos. Heritage, H. Green. J. M. Herit age, D. C. Ward, C. J. Clift, J. M. Rutherford, Felix Shults, J. A. Boyer, Will Hampton, Geo. O'Neil, J. M. Sutton, Zeb Clevenger, Ed has seryed his time in state prison. ' Lane, Brozier Phillips, Ash Wood, est burden of disfranchisement this new election law imposes falls upon the old soldier of the civil war who shouldered his gun, left his home and his parents,, his brothers and sisters and others dear to him and went forth to serre his call to arms and in this long struggle his opportunity for education was lost. The old soldier and the man who cannot read his ballot, under this "pure and fair" election law is placed side by side with the criminal who has committed a felony and Jesse M. Littleton In Contest For Governor? Nashville, Aug. 21. It is report ed "on good authority" here to day that Jesse M-.' Littleton, -of Chattanooga, will ;tjiake the race as the progressive candidate for governor against Gen..T. C. Rye, the.ctemocratic nominee and Gov. Hooper, the regular republican nominee. It is understood that various pacific appeals have been made by the republican leaders of the state in an effort to keep down friction between the two elements in the republican party in the state but it aDpears inevit able that the split will come. The entrance of Littleton, it is claimed would take away a large republi can vote from Hooper. Pie and Ice Cream Supper The ladies of the Bybee neigh borhood will give a pie ..and ice cream supper on next Saturday nigh for the benefit of the church. The Davis colored band will make music and a good time is expected. At a meeting of Republicans called together last Thursday for the purpose of selecting a chair man of the Republican county executive committee and to select delegates for the Senatorial con vention W. H. Penland of Rankin, was chosen" as chairman to sue ceed Jerome Hicks, who has lived in Sevier county for some time but has been ' acting as chairman. Mr. Penland was given the au thority to select his own committee the meeting was called to order byC. F. Hughes and 'A. A.'Cates read thd call. H. N. Cate was the eading figure in the convention and Hughes and Billy Hartsell acting on his instructions, played small parts. Mr. Penland had been furnished a list of names to select as committees on delegation and resolutions. The committee on delegation ' was as follows: ohn Holt, John Inman and I. B 'ord. Committee on resolutions: Dr. W. IeMahan of Crestmont, N. C, J. W- Fisher, G. C. Duncan, C Haun and W. A. Layman of his county. In assuming the dutiesof chair man Mr. r eniand thanked the voters for the honor and advised them that the time had come to lay aside differences and get to gether. He eaid while his party had been raising the devil that he had been raising corn. He did not add that he had been able to accumulate a good deal of corn and the filthy lucre and that the bee had been roosting in his cap for some time. ' It is rumored tha LMr. Penland is laying the ground rail for the trustee's fence-two years from now. After Mr. Pen- land had finished talking other short talks wtre made and the committee on resolutions came in with the following: "Be it resolved by . the republi cans of Cocke county in mass con vention assembled; First That we endorse the wise, patriotic and businesslike administration of Governor B. W Hopper, as well as the courageous and successful fight he has made to place legislation on the statue books of Tennessee for the pur- pose of enabling decent citizens of the cities ' of our state to en force the prohibition laws, the laws against gambling, and SO' called social evil, as it exists in our large cities. "As fellow citizens of his home county, we take peculiar pride in his record of honorable achieve ments and congratulate him upon the enemise he has made. We point cord with the policies announced in the state republican platform. "Third We endorse the course of our senator, Hon. J. W. Craw ford, in the last general assembly of Tennessee, and approve of his splendid fight for the maintenance of our present election laws and for the enactment of the law en forcement measures passed by the last general assembly. l "Fourth We deplore any per sonal differences that may have existed among us in the past, and realizing there should be no divis ion among us, we pledge our uni ted support to the candidates of the party in the November elec tion. V ' ' ')'!- 'Fifth We approve of the courageous fight made by the re publicans and . independent demo crats in the last general assembly for the maintenance of our elec tion laws and the enforcement of our prohibition laws and approve continued co-operation with those who agree with us on vital state i ...... issues, regardless of political DelRi .10 lNevvs Mrs. Dick Moore and - family names. with pride to the fact that none of the small county papers .which haVe assailed him have been able to criticise any official act of his, and they dare not, as much as they; would like to do so, de nounce the things for which he stands and has stood, so effective ly for the last four years. - "Second We endorse the plat form on which Governor Hooper was nominated, and pledge to him our, loyal support, and we further pledge ourselves tc sup port for representative from this county a man who is in hearty ac- Adverse Criticisms of Repub lican Convention Sevierville, Aug. 24. There is some criticism of the atction takn by the fourth senatorial district republican committee in changing he basis of representation at the convention on Saturday, at New port. Instead of taking the elec tion of 1912 as a basis of the vote in the convention, the comittee adopted the figures of 1910. By so doing, it increased the vote of Cocke, Jefferson, Blount and Ham blen counties, and decreased the vote in Sevier county. The basis of the Vote was on Gov. Hooper's first race, instead of the vote of 1912 as adopted by the state com mittee. Another complaint is that republicans of Jefferson . county had insufficient notice of a county convention." It is stated that the call for the Jefferson county mass meeting was not generally know until the day before the meeting. It is stated as possible that some action may be taken in s get ting out another republican can didate, as this district is largely republican. , , Boy 18 Weighs Over 418 Cumberland City boasts of the weightiest 18-year old Boy inihe state. He is Lina Parker, sons, of Mrs. William Parker, a widow who resides three miles south of town near Guices Creek. Lina was 18 years old last May, weighs 4181-2 pounds, measures five feet and eight inches around the waistband is only five feet and five inches high. He is a bright, active boy and seems to be in per fect health. At the age of five years he weighed 236 pounds, his father weighed 115 pounds and his moth er 106 making his weight fifteen. pounds more than the combined weight of father and mother. wno nave been visiting here for' several weeks, . returned to their home at Jellico last week. Miss Laura Stokely of Jellico, , who has been visiting here, is on a visit to relative's at AshevillP 1 and Mars Hill, N. C. - . - Bern Bible is visiting at Ashe ville, N. C. ' - , Mr. and Mrs. Creed McMahan have returned from a visit to Mr. McMahan's parents in Sevier county. ' r , . Mrs. Paris Brooks and little son," George White, who have been visiting homefolks . here,' spent a few days last week with relatives at Marshall, N. C. Mrs. Brooks left Tuesday to visit at , Morris town, before returning fiome. Willie Sams left Sunday for, Lynchburg ,Va., to accept a posi- tion with the Beasley Shoe Co., as traveling salesman. , ' . ; Miss Leta Huff went to Cosby Tuesday where she will teach music in the Cosby Academy. . - W. C. L. Bryan of route two, is at Marshall, N. C, visiting his sister, Mrs. Ann Lynn. Esq. Jim Jones was at Newport : Saturday. , Oscar Carver and son . William of Morristown, were here Tues day. - Mrs. Kaney Brown of Asheville, N. C, is visiting her sister, "Mrs. . J. H. Burnett, at Huckleberry. Mr. and Mrs. Jake Henderson and family, who have been , yisit- . ing relatives on route two, have ' returned to Toms Creek, Va. Miss Mary Carty of Knoxvillejis visiting the family of Maj.' Huff at ! the Sulphur Springs. . Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Anders of Marshall, N. C, are visiting Mrs. Ander's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cole! - : - SL ' - Rev. Jesse Burnett of Jefferson City, has been spending a few days with his mother, 11 Mrs. L. L. Gott was - at Hot 1 Springs Sunday. v ! ' Mrs. John A. Jones and Mrs. Marve Jones visited Mr. and, Mrs. Elmer Jones and Mr, and -Mrs. Jim Robenson 6f Newport the last of the week. , , Frank Stokely was at Newport Sunday. , , ? : . . Ralph Burnett of Morristown, and George Rhea Runnion were -callers at Hot Springs, N. CSuri- ' day; ' - - ,.:p. Misses Beulah and Edna Neas of Long Creek, returned Tuesday from Hot Springs.'-, fvv. ; ' . 0. A. Franklin of Newport, was , a caller at Huckleberry Sunday. - There will be a reunion of a . number of the relatives ' of Mr. ; and Mrs. John A. : Jones at their home Sept. the third. . ' Bishop E. E. Hoss Bishop E. E. Hoss will preach at the M. E. Church South Sunday morning Septhmber 6th; 1914, 0:30. Bishop Hoss is one of the best known preochers in the South and should be heard by a arge congregation. John ReindhWt,cblored, died f at his home on Jones hill last Thursday morning. He was fifty seven years of age and was, the father of- seven children. He came to Newport t wenty-six years . ago and had made many friends, both among the white and colored " people. He was injured in a v mine near Middlesboro a few years ago and his health has been' gradually going down since.' He was buried in the colored cemetery west of town. , . -;'V vV-"'-'- t 'Hi.