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THE. COMMERCIAL
Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn.
Entered at the post office, Union City. Tennes
see, a second-class mail matter. '
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1922.
United States Senate by an over
whelming majority, and replace
Brown, Clouse and Scott with Demo
cratic Congressmen. .
"So far as State officers are con
cerned, Dunlap will be an easy win
ner over Beasley, and Peay should
Democratic Nominees.
Governor-AUSTIN PEAY.
U. S. Senator K, D. McKELLAR.
Railroad Commissioner (Western Divi.
sion) PORTER DUNLAP.
Congress-FINIS J. GARRETT.
' State SenateS. L. MAIDEN.
Hepresentative-S. R. BRATTON.
Floater-G L. CLAIBORNE.
This Is a Democratic Year. s
The big Democratic race is on.
Orators appeared in nearly every
county seat Monday and the cam
paign is well under way.
Austin Peay, of Clarksville, the
candidate for Governor, fired the big
evening gun Saturday at Murfrees
boro. About forty of Tennessee's
reading Dem crats have volunteered
for the battle of the campaign. Sen
ators Shields and McKellar are at
home, Congressman Garrett is on the
"stump," as are all the other Demo
cratic Congressmen. Hons. G. T.
Fitzhugh and W. W. Craig are in the
fight, local and State Democratic
committees are at work and .things
look good for the Democarts to win
the victory this year.
Senator Shields has been visiting
i Tennessee and while at Memphis
Saturday he gave the press a few ob
serrations, as follows:
"From what ! have heard from
friends in various sections of the
State, the Democratic party is more
united in this fight than for years,
and indications are that a surprising
ly large vote will be cast for the nom
inees," he said. "I see no evidence
of 'sore toes' within the party and
things are looking mighty promising
fr the Democrats. Tennessee is a
Democratic State, she belongs in the
Bemocratic column and when the
votes are counted on the seventh of
November she will have returned to
the fold."
Senator Shields said the Democrats
had chosen wisely and well in nam
ing the nominees and that there was
nt a party man in the State who
could justify any opposition to Sen
ator McKellar, Austin Peay, or Por
ter Dunlap, the Democratic nominees
respectively for U. S. Senator, Gov
ernor and Railroad Commissioner.
"They are all splendid men, capable
wen and men whose Democracy is
unquestioned," he said.
Senator Shields, while having no
epeaking appointments at present,
said that he had accepted the invita
tion of Chairman Joseph W. Byrns
to speak for the ticket and would be
found on the battle front a little lat
er in the campaign. He forecasted
a Democratic General Assembly by an
overwhelming majority and said the
Democrats owed it to themselves to
give the Legislature a friendly Gov
ernor, despite the claims of the oppo
sition that a "friendly Legislature"
should be elected. "We already have
a friendly Legislature," was the Sen
ator's comment, "and the Governor
should be in keeping with the united
Democracy's verdict as to the legis-
lators."
"While I am naturally interested
iD the success of the Bemocratic par
ty in the nation," said the Senator,
"I am just at present vitally inter
ested in the party's success in Ten
nessee and I intend to devote my time
and energy to the fight in November,
but the Republican record nationally
is a vulnerable one. Practically all
the metropolitan papers which in
former years gave their support to
the Republican party are open and
frequent in their criticism of the
Harding administration and the gen
eral unrest and dissatisfaction which
has resulted. It is the same old crowd,
dominated by the same old interests,"
he declared, "and they are riding for
a fall." 1
Hon. L. E. Gwinn, of Covington,
who made a creditable race for the
gubernatorial nomination, spoke at
Columbia Monday. He is a Demo
crat and is in the fight to win
Stopped a short time at Nashville
and gave out this interview:
"There is some apathy, but no dis
affection, in the ranks of the party
ia West Tennessee. There are no
sore spots as a result of the recent
primary and West Tennessee Demo
crats are united in the support of all
the party nominees.
"The Republicans are not merely
apathetic, they are sick. They are
slek over the administrative failures
of President Harding and the blun
dering record of a Republican Con
gress. .The record of the Republican
Majority in that Congress will find
few apologists and no defenders, out
side of its membership. The country
Wwuld have been better off if that
Congress had adjourned sine die the
first part of the session. As a part
of its repudiation of the national Re
publican administration, Tennessee
wll return K. D. McKellar to the
win over Taylor by an old-time Dem
ocratic majority. On Stato as well
as national issues, the keynote of the
Republican campaign will be an
apology. Gov. Taylor has made bet
ter music and chased more foxes than
President Harding, but as an execu
tive it would be difficult to determine
which was the greater failure. iThe
chief legacy of Gov. Taylor's admin
istration to that of his successor,
Mr. Peay will be a million-dollar de
ficit. In his pre-election campaign
Gov. Taylor promised tax reform and
efficient government, but the State
has had neither during his adminis
tration and the only hope of reduced
taxes and better government in Ten
nessee lies in the election of a Dem
ocratic Governor, and an intelligent
and dependable Legislature to uphold
his hands. Thoughtful people real
ize this and out of this realization
will come a great Democratic victory
next November.
"There is no reason why any .Dem
ocrat in Tennessee should sulk in his
tent this year, and few, if any, will
adopt such an attitude. My services
are at the command of the party and
my plea to tfce Democratic men and
women of the State is to rally behind
the leadership of Chairman Byrns
and his efficient corps of assistants
and elect all the party nominees by
such a majority that Tennessee will
not again be considered a doubtful
State."
NEWS AND NOTES.
Over at Chattanooga they continue
to hold mass meetings and protest
against injunctions granted by the
high courts against striking shop
men. We thought the strike settled
some time last summer. Chattanooga
citizens seem to be as slow as the
Tennessee jury sytem.
David Haynes Taylor, star catcher
of the Appalachian League and son
of Gov. and Mrs. Alf A. Taylor, was
married Saturday to Miss Nellie
Pope, of Lenoir City. The Governor
performed the ceremony.
Memphis, our big neighbor on-the-bluff,
possesses the best and the fast
est police department in the United
States. They get 'em.
The season is rapidly approaching
when it will be well to remember the
things Gov. Taylor manages to make
fit into Democratic vacancies. For
instance, take a glance at Gus En
loe's old job.
GOV.
ALF TAYLOR
PARDONS I. W. W. MEN
Were Twice Convicted in Memphis
Courts.
Frank Boggio and William Hines,
known members of the I. W. W., twice
convicted of bigbVay robbery, were
pardoned soon after they reached the
penitentiary by Gov. Taylor without
even a petition filed with him or the
pardon board asking that he intervene.
Thus is the information that became
public for the first time in Memphis
yesterday.
The Nashville information is to the
effect that Judge A. B. Pittman of the
third circuit court interested himself in
the behalf of the men and that it was
after talking and corresponding with
kim that Gov. Taylor turned the men
loose.
It was during the reign of terror in
the spring of last year that two men
walked into Charles Batestrino's store,
on the South Parkway, not far from
where the Illinois Central Railroad
crosses about noon. In the store at the
time there was the driver of a packer's
wagon delivering meats. The two
bandits held them both up at the point
of pistols and wounded Batestrino
slightly. He had the rare good fortune
to drop just as one of the men fired and
the bullet from the pistol only grazed
the top of his head. Boggio and Hines
were arrested a few minutes after the
crime going south on the railroad.
At the first trial they were represented
I T n i . -i .
oy jesso jMjgmgton. jjotn men were
convicted and everyone who beard the
testimony thought that the verdict was
right.
Headquarters of the I. W. W. in
Chicago heard of their trouble and sent
one of their legal staff down to repre
sent them. It was Miss Caroline Lowe.
She got R. Grattan Brown into the case.
She went on a diligent search for new
evidence and got some from Marion,
Ark. Oo the strength of that new evi
dence Judge Harsh granted anew trial,
by when the new evidence materialized
it didnot seem to have much effect on
the judge or the jury, for the men were
convicted again. Judge Harsh io sen-!
tenciDg them to o to Io years in the
penitentiary, expressed the opinion
that they were guilty. They appealed
and the supreme court took the same
view of tbeir case as Judge Harsh twice
had taken and two juries bad taken.
Judge Pittman states thnt he read the
entire record ia the case and that he
does not believe that the men commit
ted the crime thadit was purely a case
of mistalen identity. On one of the
visits of Gov. Taylor down here last
summer be and the judge met in the
courthouse. In the course of the con
versation, Judge Pittman says he told
the governor that there was a record in
a case that he wanted him to read, ex
plaining that he had done so and con
eluded that the men were innocent.
Judge Pittman says that he did not as
the governor for mercy, but only that
be read the record in the case, and if he
reached the some conclusion that the
judge did then to pardon the men.
It is understood from Nashville that
members of the pardon board protested
against the pardon of the men, but that
the governor went right ahead with it
They got to Nashville on January 14
with sentences of 5 to 15 years over
them, and left July 15 free men. When
they were convicted on the big case the
attorney general's office down here con
sen ted to having the other charges
against them nolle prossed. Now they
are free of all, but if they were not they
probably never could have been found
for trial on the other charges, as it was
not until last week that knowledge of
the pardon leaked out. Memphis Cpm
mercial Appeal.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS.
Sixth Annual Roll Call Will Be Held
Nov. 11-30
Following are some of the statis
tics taken from the records of thi
103 chapters in Tennessee for the
past seven months:
9,024 ex-service men or their fam
ilies have received Red Cross service
during the first seven months of this
year.
1,124 civilian families have been
served.
4,287 patients have been cared for
by Red Cross Public Health Nurses.
11,450 visits have been made by
Red Cross Public Health Nurses.
7,363 school children have had ex
amination for physical defects.
399 persons have received Cer
tificates in Home Hygiene and Care
of the Sick.
165 persons have received Life-
Saving Certificates.
18,487 school children are enrolled
in 'world-wide service to the Junior
Red Cross.
11,568 garments for use in home
and foreign lands have been made by
the women of Tennessee.
11,571 persons attended 131 Red
Cross Clinics.
786 disabled World War Veterans
in'Veterans No. 88, Memphis, are at
tended by a Red Cross Medical Social
Service Worker; and ex-service men
confined at the National Sanatorium,
Johnson City, Tenn., are served by
workers.
Home Is Destroyed.
Troy, Tenn., Oct. 1. At 8 o'clock
last evening the home of B. B. Max
well was burned while the family
were away attending a local basket
ball game. The loss was complete,
as the fire was beyond control when
the alarm was given. Both building
and contents were partially covered
by insurance. The loss Is estimated
at $8,000.
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