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NOTABLE RACE FOR
REGULAR DEMOCRATS SEEK RE
VENGE ON JUDGE SAM C.
election law decision
Principal Cause of Their Objection to
His Candidacy Asks Endorse
men of Fine Record on Bench.
Notwithstanding the fact that Judge
Sam C. Williams, appointed to the Su
preme bench to fill the vacancy caused
by the election of Judge Shields to the
Senate, has given complete satisfac
tion to the lawyers and the public, and
that the people of Tennessee have em
phatically declared in the last two ju
dicial elections that they favored the
endorsement of such service on the
part of their judges by re-election with
out regard to factional lines, the Reg
ular Democratic organization in Ten
nessee has nominated a candidate
against him, and is making strenuous
efforts to defeat him.
While there are, perhaps, other rea
sons for this course on their part,
their principal objection to Judge Wil
liams is that he was one of the three
Supreme Judges who knocked out the
unconstitutional election law passed
by the last Legislature. If this law
had stood the test of the courts, neith
er Republicans nor Independent Dem
ocrats would have had any genuine
representation in holding the elections
of the state. They would have been
turned over to the tender mercies of
the Crump-Cox-Howse gang in the
large cities, and it would probably
have been ten years before Tennessee
would have seen another honest elec
tion. The whole scheme was intended to
rob all men of their rights at the polls
who might dare to oppose the Regular
organization. When Judge Williams,
under his oath of office, helped to
wreck this crooked scheme, the disap
pointed Regular politicians swore ven
geance against him.
In looking around for a candidate
it was but natural that they should
select Mr. Burrow, the friend, political
supporter and fellow townsman of
John I. Cox. Mr. Burrow, during the
legislative fight in Sullivan County two
- years ago, sought to keep the Inde
pendent Democrats from opposing
John I. Cox for the legislature. Mr.
Burrow received his nomination at the
hands of the old Regular organization.
Judge Sam C. Williams, who has been
on'the bench since the resignation of
Judge Shields, was appointed to the
position by Governor Hooper. This
fact in itself seems to be one of the
reason the Regulars object to him, but
It is such a narrow-minded and parti
san reason that it will hardly find favor
with the impartial voters of the state.
Upon the death of Chief Justice
Beard, Governor Tatterson appointed
Judge A. S. Buchanan, a Regular Dem
ocrat, and a judge of fine standing, to
the bench, but the fact that he was
appointed by Governor Patterson did
not cause the Independent Democrats
and Republicans to oppose him for
election when he had shown his capa
bilities as a judge.
Judge Williams was born in Gibson
County, in West Tennessee, but has
lived in Johnson City for more than
twenty years. He has established a
reputation there as a strong lawyer
and sound business man. He had
never been regarded as a politician
and had never been a candidate for
w iipn the fieht for the Independent
judiciary came on in 1910, Judge Wil
liams was a staunch supporter, of the
Independent Democratic ticket. Fol
lowing this he supported Governor
Hooper In both his campaigns.
Judge Williams has made a record
on the bench that has won the appro
bation of the bar and the people, and
the result is that ho is drawing sup
port from men of all parties. He an
nounced his candidacy direct before
the people, submitting his claims
straight to them without passing them
through any political convention. He
received, however, the unanimous en
dorsement of a great convention of In
dependent Democrats, and likewise the
unanimous endorsement of the Repub
lican State convention and of every Re
publican county convention. In 1910
the famous Independent Democratic
judiciary ticket merely received the
endorsement of the Republican State
Committee and not of the state or
county conventions. ,
In addition to the support that he
Is receiving from the Independent
Jomocrats and Republicans, a non
partisan movement in his favor is be
ing led by Regular Democratic mem
bers of the bar all over the state.
The Question at Issue.
With such a candidate, and such a
record presented the question at issue
is the same as that of 1910. On the
one hand is a political candidacy, con
ceived in a political fight for office,
and backed by the old John I. Cox po
On the other hand Is a judge with
the record of Judge Williams, asking
endorsement of that record by a non
partisan election to the bench.
The question now up to the people
is, shall an independent, non-partisan
Judge be elected, or shall the repre
sentative of the old Regular Demo
cratic machine be placed on the Su
. Another OJieaUqa is, shall Judge. Wll-
; liaras Ue punished for having done hfs
I sworn official duty in saving to the
! people their right to vote and have
their votes counted as cast?
There is every indication throughout
the state that the people are as alive
to these questions as they were to the
Issues of the great judicial campaign
lour years ago, and that they will
turn out to the polls on August 6 and
re-elect Judge Williams by a tremen
Opened Wednesday With
The "First National Bank of
Maryville" opened its doors for
business ou Wednesday morning at
10 o'clock. There was a nice crowd
of ladies, men and children present.
The Rev J. W. Browning was pres
ent and offered prayer iu his usual
sensible and tender manner.
Thos. N. Brown, the President
then made a short address, giving a
general out line of the Banks origin
and purposes, and of the Govern
ments Supervision of National Bank'
He said the Bank bad "friends to
favor" but no "enemies to punish"
The Bank will do business in a
gentlemanly, honest and fair man
ner and will gladly welcome the
public to do business with this Bank
He said this is to be the peop'.es
Mr. E. F. Ames, JCashier, spoke
next: Told of his experience as a
Cashier of National and other Banks
How he was attracted to Mary
ville and how well pleased he and
his family were with the town,
country and people and said the
public would be welcomed in the
Bank at any time, and requested all
to do business with them.
Mr. J. H. Staley, Vice President,
Bpoke next. He told in detail why
and how the First National Bank
came to be organized. There was a
public demand for another Bank
and that the demand was for a
National Bank. He explained the
safe guards thrown around a Nation
al Bank and how the Government
has general supervision over them,
He said there was plenty of room
for another Bank and invited all to
do business with this Bank.
Master Walter Williams, eight
year old son of Williams, of
the firm of Williams BroB. made the
first deposit. Miss Tray Harris,
daughter of James Harris, of Bank,
a young girl eight years old made
the first deposit in the Savings De
partment of the Bank. She will
always have the pleasure of having
been the first lady depositor in the
First National Bank, something to
ba proud of. Several other little
girls then made deposits in this de
partment. A nice rose was given
to each lady present. The Cashier
was then kept busy for several hours
This Bank will be open for busi
ness until eight o'olock Saturday
nights to accomodate the working
A fine feature of this Bank is the
"Savings Department." Any child
or poor person can deposit any
amount from $1.00 up and it will
draw interest from the moment that
it is deposited and can make active
deposits of one dollar and up at any
time and in this manner soon have
a nice bank account. In this man
ner young people will begin to save.
There aie a great many children
and young people in this country
that ought to take advantage of
this saving department in the First
National Bank of Maryville. This
Bank starts out under very propit
ious circumstances and with bright
prospects for success.
Holds Good Positions
John .lack son, a jBlount County
boy is here with the State Militia
boys, in which he holds the position
of Captain of a company of Erwin,
Tenn. John is Manager of a large
Lumber Company of that place.
MAR YVILLE, TENNESSEE,
Gen. McCarn Will be Vin
dicated, Says Hono-
FIGHT ON McCARN
Being Waged by the
Supporters of Vice
In a recent it-sue of "The New
Freedom," a weekly paper publish
ed in Honolulu, in a two column
article on the first page, in com
menting upon the indictment of
Gen. Jeff McCarn of Nashville, now
U. S. district attorney at Hawaii,
for assault, it is sai 1 :
"While the fight on McCarn is
being made by the governor of the
territory and his parasites, and a
vigorors persecution waged against
him by the supporters of vice in the
territcrial couit, it seems that the
opposition to his policies have suc
ceeded in bringing about an indict
rnent in the federal court. This
indictment is based evidently upon
the testimony of C. H McBrWe,
who is doubtless the most disrerjut
able member of the bar in Hawaii,
and a gang of his nefarious associates
who acted in concert on the after
noon of May 5, for the purpose of
assaulting Mr. McCarn.
"It is our dpinion that there is
not a man on the federal grand jury
who would believe McBride on oath.
The fight against McCarn is a des
perate one, and is being waged from
many different angles. A person
unfamiliar with conditions in this
territory, whether they be friends
or foes of McCarn, will agree that
he is not getting a square deal, but
that he is being hounded and per
secuted by the upper and lower
crusts of society. We predict that
the last movement that has been
made in this matter will finally
work out in the interest of McCarn 's
policies, and it will be shown when
the public hears the testimony (as
it has not beard it up to the present
time) that Mr. McCarn will be
thoroughly vindicated and upheld
by the facts."
Blount County Normal
The Blount County Normal has
been in session in our city this
week, held by Supt. H. B. McCall,
assisted by Prof. Chas, W. Henry.
A large number of teachers are in
Revival In Progress
A revival meeting is being con
ducted at Mt. Lebanon Church by
Rev. Livingston, known as the
"Boy Preacher" assisted by the
Pastor Rev. Campbell. .Rev. Liv
ingston commenced prtaching when
he was fifteen years of age, and
preached two years, while wearing
short pants. He is an excellent
Died at Halfway, Oregon, June
29, 1914, Buel Robinson, elder son
of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Robinson
of Auburn, N. Y., aged thirty three
The remains were brought east for
burial and were interred in Auburn
last wetk Wednesday, Rev. Dr.
Casey, an old friend of the family,
Mr. Robinson was a brother of
Mrs, Hubert S, Lyle of our city,
and the unexpected news cf his
death was a severe blow to her. Ill
health forbade her taking the long
journey to her early home. She is
now with relatives in Dandridge
hoping the rest and change will
prove beneficial. Her many friends
deeply sympathize with her in her
FRIDAY, July 17, 1914
Camp Rye, on Everett's
Hill, a Busy Place
SHAM BATTLE WILL
Occur at a Point Between
Here and Sevierville
A part of the National Guard State of
Tennessee, the compenies from Memphis,
Nashville and other parts from the Middle
and West part of the State were stationed"
on Everett's hill east of town from Sunday
until Thursday of this week. This was an
ideal location for an army camp, being
high and dry and a grand view of the sur.
rounding territory could be seen from camp
Every convenience possible was accorded
the Tennessee Soldier Boys, while in our
midst, and they express their appreciation
of the treatment given them by the citizens
of Maryville and surrounding territory.
Fresh well water, was pumped into each
section of the camp by the machinery at
the Canning Factory, and their camps were
chan and sanitary.
On Tuesday when the heavens emptied
rain upon us Mr. C. F. Gibbons, allowed
as many of the boys as could possibly gain
admittance to take shelter in the Factory
and surrounding buildings, the officers and
the men, were loud in their praise of Mr.
Gibbons and this was done without pay in
We had the pleasure of visiting the camp
on Wednesday evening and was accorded
very kind and courteous treatment at the
hands of the officers and men.
The Army here numbered about 700
strong, commanded by Col. Gleason of
Ifnoxville. It was known as the 1st
Provisional Regiment of State Infantry,
and first and second unattached companies
D. II. P. F., Hospital Troops and Neely
Zouaves, from Memphis commanded by
Capt. "Kit" Deffry from Memphis. The
latter company was organized in 1886, and
Capt. Deflry is ranking officer, and was
commissioned by Gov. Bates. He is also
connected with the : Police Department of
that city. We found all the officers very
pleasant gentlemen and ready to extend
every courtesy in their power. The men
and officers, claimed that this was one of
the best camp sites they ever saw, and that
every convenience for their enjoyment and
comfort was provided. They were loud in
their praises cf the citizens of Maryville
and Blount County.
We must say for the boys that while
they were here that their behavior was
excellent, and we did not see a single one
under the influence of liquor.
They broke camp Thursday on their way
to Sevierville where they will meet the
"Red Army" this being the Blue in a sham
battle. We close by saying that we hope
they will come again.
Real Estate Transfers
S. P.. Sexton et al to A. O. Grif.
fitts et ux lot in 4th diet for 8850.
S. H. Lane to R. A. Lane 60 acres
in 14th dist for $150.
W. H. Willard et ux to McNutt
& Broyles lot in 19th dist for $540;
Joe P. Lawrence et ux to S. L.
Davis lot in 19th dist for &4G0.
The law enforcement forces of
Knoxyille met in that city last week
and endorsed John H. Blankenship.
as the man who stood for law en
forcement, morality, etc., and will
cost their votes for him in the com
ing August election. Blankenship
is the -republican nominee and will
no doubt win. He has numerous
friends here who will be delighted
to see him elected to this important
office. We are for Blankenship,
first and last.
New Picture Show Open
On Saturday, the new Gem Mov
ing Picture Show opened and a large
number went to see the splendid
pictures pictures thrown on the
screen. The Gem Theatre .Co., has
spaied no pains or expense to have
one of the nicest, up-to-date Moving
Picture Shows to be found anywhere
even including the large cities. The
company is composed of H. A. Ra
gle, D. F. Young and Joe Edmond
son, some of Maryville's prominent
and successful young business men.
It is the object
display only th
in moving pictu
man, woman or child can loo
on with propriety and pleasure.
They will have the very best order.
Children can attend with their par
ents feeling that they are safe from
harm or danger. Watch our columns
tor special features.
On Thursday, July 9th, at the
home of the bride's parents, in Chas
sell, Michigan, Mr. Volta F. God
dard and Miss Elizabeth Irene Funk
were united in marriage. The bride
is a young lady of many accomplish
ments and belongs to one of Michi
gan's prominent families. The
groom is the son of Mr, and Mrs.
Nathan Goddard of near Maryville.
Mr. Goddard graduated from
Maryville College in the class of 1913
and was soon chosen as principal of
a school in Chassell, Michigan, and
during his first year's work was
elected to the important position of
superintendent "of the township
schools. Mr. Goddard will thus
have under his immediate super
vision ten schools and their many
teachers. It is very gratifying to
his many friends to know of his
great success in his chosen profess
ion so early in life. Mr. and Mrs
Goddard arrived in Maryville Sun
day evening and will spend a few
weeks with his parents and will re
turn to his school duties in Michi
gan about the first of September.
The Ladies Aid Society of the Baptist
Church will give an ice cream supper on
the church lawn Saturday night from 6 to
Born to Sam Renfro and wife Wednesday
twin baby boys, weighing b lbs. apiece.
Dr. J. S. Burnette, Supt. of the Knoxville
District, M. fc. Church spent 1 hursday in
Has Returned Home
We notice that Rev. James M.
Tt ylor who has been on a mission
ary tour to South America has re
turned to his home in Knoxville
after an absence of several months
and traveling many miles. He met
with great succees while away.
The Election Commissioners ap
pointed for Blount County J. P.
Chandler, Bud Robbins and M. H.
Gamble have organized and are
ready for business. They are good
men, and wnder them we can feel
safe that we will have honest elec
J. W. Spangler and Leona Cham
bers; Frank Griffitts and Maggie
Reeder; Lester Matlock and Flo
Smith; Horace Willocks and Ova
Brown; Chas McMahan and Lydia
McNutt; Isaac Boring ai.d Annie
Taken To Asylum
Alf Wilcox was taken to Lyon's
View Hospital on Tuesday. For
several days his mind has been un
balanced and as he has been there
before and got well his friends hope
to see him out again soon. He
seems to haye been affected by the
The Agricultural Train, which
will canvass the State, in the inter
est of the farmers will make its ap
pearance in Blount County on Wed
nesday August 5th, at the following
Armona-8:00 a. m. to 9:00 a. m.
Maryville-10:00 a. m. to 12:00 m.
Louisville-12:45p. m, to 1:45 p.m.
Friendsville-2 : 15 p. nr to 3 : 30 p. m.
Greenback-4:00 p. m. to 5:00 p. m.
Farmers and all others interested
in agriculture will please be here on
VfrVft mi f I
ibau.tti- TII?T CTTMHAV
Atlantic City Where
He Had Gone for
GEN. C. T. CATES, JR.
Prominently Mentioned at
Associate Justice Horace H, Lut-
ton, of the United States Supreme
Court, died very suddenly at a hotel
in Atlantic City, Sunday from heart
failure, superinduced by cardiac
asthma. He was 70 years old.
The Justica went to Atlantic City
on July 1st, and seemed in hie
usual health on the night before hie
death. He had taken his customary
walk on the evening before, aoi
about midnight complained of being;
ill, and his physician Dr. Rufflht
of Washington was called immedi
ately but he grew worse and die
about 5 o'clock Sunday morning.
His wife and son Horace H.
Lurton Jr., of Nashville were at hi
bedside when he passad away.
His body wa3 taken to ClarksviTto
Tenn,, where burial took place or
Wednesday. It wa? in that city
that Judge Lurton commenced ths
practice of law, and lived for twenty
Justice Lurton was born in 1S41
at Newport, Campbell County, Ky.
He was educated in the publk
schools, at Douglas University ani.
Cumberland University and served
three years in the Confederate Army.
Justice Lurton was only .17 years
old when he enlisted in the Con
federate Army and bf came a trooper
under the- famous Gen. Morg&a.
Three years later he was captured
Paroled t?y Lincoln.
A personal appeal by his mother
to President Lincoln brought about
his release od parole and, when tb
war closed he was studying law at
Cumberland University. He gradu
ated in 1867 and began practicinc
law in Tennessee.
He was appointed chancellor of
the Sixth Chancery Division c
Tennessee by Gov. James D. Porter
in 1874 to fill a vacancy, and wac
elected, in 1876, without opposition
to the same office which be resigned
in 1878 and returned to the bar.
He was elected judge of the Su
preme Court of Tennessee September
1, 1886, and was elected chief justice
of the Supreme Court of Tenneeser
in January, 1893.
In March, 1893, he was appoint
ed judge for the Sixth Judicial
Circuit of the United States by
President Cleveland ; appointed by
President Taft to be associate justice
of the Supreme Court of the Unite!
States, December 20, 1909, ani
took his seat on the bench, January
3, 1910. He was an LL D. of the
University of Pennsylvania.
Gen. Cates, Mentioned
Gen. Chas, T. Cates, Jr., ie
prominently mentioned to take t'ae
place of Supreme Judge Lurton, o
the United States Supreme Court,
Gen. Cates U amply qualified to 611
this position, and his selection.
would be no mistake. His many
friends all over Tennessee would be
delighted to see him succeed m
landing the place, t specially wouI
it be gratifying to Blount county
friends, as he was born and raise
The handsome building of J..C
Bittle near the Depot is nearioc
completion. When done we under
stand all the four store rooms &
rented. One is occupied by Boj
& Bradley with an up-to-date r
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