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THI COLUMBIA HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1911 .
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Live Stock, Heat and Qrain In itroci Com oanlei that pay CASH without discount at toon u tg it adjusted HENDLEY, .COCHRAN C& THOMAS HOOPER FIRES FIRST GUN If CAMPAIGN FOR ENFORCEMENT OF LAW ATTACK8 PATTERSONISM IN TENNESSEE HANDLES DIBRELL AND THE BACK TAX MACHINE WITHOUT GLOVES CAUSTIC ALLY ARRAIGNS THE "REGULARS" FOR THEIR LAWLESS NESS IN TENNESSEE LAID BARE THE CRIMINAL CONSPIR ACY OF THE TOM TAYLORITE8 AND THE REGULARS TO BANKRUPT THE STATE IN ORDER TO HAMPER AND EMBAR RASS HIS ADMINISTRATION SHOWS HOW IN EVERY DE PARTMENT UNDER CONTROL OF HIS APPOINTEES THERE HAS BEEN A SAVING TO THE TAXPAYERS COMPARES HIS ADMINISTRATION WITH THAT OF THE PATTERSON LIQUOR CANDIDATE GIVES PARDON RECORDS. Special to The Herald: KNOXVILLE, Tenn, Sept 2C Before an immense crowd, wildly enthusiastic and cordially In aym pathy with the speaker, Gov. Ben W. Hooper last night opened his cam paign fpr re-election. In a speech of more than two hours he fearless, frankly and ably discussed all of the Issues ' in Tennessee today. He dodged nothing. On no question did he equivocate. He struck straight from the shoulder. - Gov. Hooper asks no quarter and he gave none. He severely asaalled the old Patterson-McMillln machine and his arraignment of the in fluences and Interests which domin ate "regular" democracy was terri fic. His defense of his administra tion was clear, able and convincing. He showed how in every department over which he had control economy, business principles and a rigid devo tion to the public service had leen the controlling factors in Its admin istration. ' Five thousand people, wildly en thusiastic, : crowded , into , the .audito rium to hear and cheer Gov. Hooper, He was introduced by Capt John M. Brooks, an ex-mayor of Knoxville and a Confederate soldier, who said: "It Is -the right and privilege of ex-Confederate soldiers to cast our votes for what we think la the best interest of our beloved Tennessee. I am not here to make a comparison of the two partleB, but when we are told to bow down to the bier of Ham Pattersonlsm, we are not In It His hands are driDDing with innocent blood. They are gory with the blood of Ed Caraack. When this man is w tne enorw m vjoy. nuur a candidate you can't reason with "tate was saved from bankruptcy. me I Gov. Hooper calls attention to the He then Introduced Gov. Hooper . numerous prison reforms that he has as a clean man, "one for whom you ! Inaugurated. He shows how the can cast your ballot and feel no! condition of the prisoners has been shame, I present to you our governor ! Improved, how corporal punishment ;and our next governor." 'has been reduced to less than half In the outset of his speech Got. ! what it was under McMillin's ad- Hooper declared that there was no ' ministration. He has appointed to difference between the campaign now ' the office of chaplain men who heen reversed. 'would look after the welfare of the Gov. Hooper paid his respects to j prisoners and not hold political jobs, Dibrell and the back tax machine, i The abuse of prisoners by drunken He denovnesd In the most scathing ! guards has also been stopped and terms the Iniquities of the back tax ' gross Immorality formerly extant rrafters. He shewed how Dibrell among the prison officials has been sad that grand old regular democrat. Tom Taylor, had deliberately enter- 2E3 $15.00 line of woolens which overcoat. S Meek Columbia, Tenn. tuesdtsat&wklj ed into a conspiracy to credit of the state, in Hooper's administration destroy the order that might xbe hampered and embarrassed. Touching his administration of the affairs of the state, Gov. Hooper showed that in the department of agriculture he had effected a sav ing of more than $10,000. The work and that of two years ago. In that campaign McMillin was the candi date for Senator and Patterson the nominee for governor. Now the firm, at the orders, of the grand dic tator of the machine, Patterson, had done under the Patterson administra tion by nineteen subordinates has been better performed under his administration of Hooper by only seven employes. Gov. Hooper boldly Invites a com parison of the receipts and disburse ments of the penitentiary during his term and also during the adminis tration of McMillin and his boss, Patterson. He shows that during the first year of his term the profits of the prison were $204,000 or more than double the, profits , during ,,tbe last year Of -Patterson last term and also largely more than they were during any year of ministration. In the I ment a deficitfor a year of $13,000 under Patterson has been reduced I to one of less than $3,000 under ! Hooper. . (t Discussing the "salary loot" of the ' . S YT mU-wmta V.t treasury uur. nuujrei buuhb wt due to .his efforts alone more than $39,000 of this 'illegal money was saved to the state. Other - sums ;" cut out of the bill so that due 'ended. He says "The meagre earn- lags of the prisoners new constitute 'a sacred fund, free from the embezzle- ment of prison officials, and the raids recommended a dollar's appropria of favored pardon attorneys." . tlon for the confederate soldiers or trov. Hooper snows how McMlllln and Patterson abased the pardon privilege. Under the four years of McMillin's administration 185 par dons were granted to convicts Jn the penitentiary; in Patterson two terms the number 'was 661 wfiile during Hooper's first term twenty two such pardon sfhave been' granted. McMlllln pardoned forty-seven mur ders, Patterson pardoned 200 mur ders and Hooper has pardoned tour murderers. , During his two terms McMlllln served as governor he issued 224 pardons to jail prisoners of which forty-four were to bootleggers and, ninety-seven were to piBtol toters. Patereon issued 751 jail pardons of which 207 were to bootleggers and 286 were to pistol packers. Hooper has issued 17 pardons, four liquor sellers and four to piBtol packers. Patterson issued 210 commutations and McMlllln forty-five while Hooper has granted sixteen. Hooper has however, granted forty-eight paroles or conditional pardons under a law that has been upon the statute books for more than a half a century but a law under which not a single pa role was granted by Patterson or McMlllln. Patterson's grand total for pardons and commutation was 1522 while Hooper's is only 103, in cluding the parties or conditional pardons. Gov. Hooper shows how. . Dibrell ; has had the salaries of all of his clerKs increased, although that offl-jand conviction, It i within your pow. cial has the audacity to criticise the er to decide whether or not. the ele "extravagance" of Hooper's admin- ments. of vice and lawlessness and Istration. Dibrell's chief clerk now j crime shall control this state or gets $3,000 as compared with $2500 j whether the state shall control them. in 1909; his other clerks, with one exception a proportionate raise. Replying to the charge that Hoop er's own salary was raised by the appropriation bill the Governor says': ' ,, 1 'Some of the "regulars" fraternity, who seem to be ambitious to shine with peculiar effulgence in the An anias Club, have said that my salary was raised by the Legislature. There is not one syllable of truth in this assertion, as my salary and every appropriation for my office are just the same as those of my predeces sor. The appropriation for the re pairs and furnishing of the Execu tive Mansion was increased $250, but everything bought . with this money belongs to the state, and there will be several hundred dol lars unexpended. This appropria tion is made to and expended by the Superintendent of the Capitol, and not by the Governor. "As to the matter of Junketing committees, the amount expended for this purpose by the last Legis lature and . severed of , its predeces sors for many years back, was out rageously extravagant I take pride in the fact that I am the first Gov ernor of the state who ever antagon ized the Legislature in this custom, although it had been in vogue for twenty-five years or more. I attack ed this practice in two different mes sages to the Legislature, and urged the enactment of a law providing a permanent and business-like system for the investigation of public insti tutions and the auditing of official books and accounts. While these recommendations bore no imme diate fruit at the hands of a war ring Legislature, they have resulted in a plank in both the Republican and regular Democratic platforms demanding the creation of an audi tor for official and institutional ac counts.'' Gov .Hooper paid his respects to the charge that he had suspended the payments on the sinking fund. He Bnowed tnat the resolution to BU8pend these payments was Intro- dued by a reguiar and pa8Bed by a reguiar' senate; . that although the regulars had boasted of the large Davment. made by Patterson on the McMillin's ad- gtate debt tnere wa8 neariy jnoo, mining depart- nnn lens In th treasury when Pat- terson went into office than when he left it He also caustically arraign- ed McMillin because of his failure to refund the state debt when he was governor, an act that would 1 x - v - J nave buyou me mxyojcr uuuurwi of thousands of dollars. Answerlng the charge of McMlllln tnat tne expense! of the state kot- ernment were much less under, the Patterson candidate that they have been for the past admirjfistratjioniGoT. Hooper shows that under McMillln's last term $348,000 was appopriated for public education while under Hooper's administration the total sum of $2,237,000 has been appro- priated for this laudable object TJn- der McMillln's last term $300,000 was appropriated for pensions while under Hooper's administration $1,- 460,000 was appropriated for pen- sions to Confederate soldiers and their widows. He also shows that McMillin was governor four years hut not a cent was appropriated for the pensions of Confederate widows. And he also calls attention to the fact that during his entire tern of four years Got. McMillin never once their widows. The governor also charges that McMlllln, like Patter- son Ignored the recomendatlons of the Confederate soldiers In the ap pointment of the pension examining board and allowed a commission to Maj, Guild one of the members to lie for three years unsigned. The governor handles without gloves the action of Dibrell in-using the mails of the state to exploit his political virtues and make partisan appeals to the Confederate soldiers. The governor discusses in detail his efforts to have passed anti-free pass, and labor legislation and also his efforts for a state banklna law and for a law to compel banks to pay Interest on state deposits. He declares for compulsory primaries and condemns the silence of the re gular platform on the subject of election laws. But the governor is probably at his best when he unmakes the hy pocrisy and double dealing of the Patterson faction on the temper ance question. He plants himself squarely upon the platform of his party and arraigns the faithless and recreant officials wno have encour aged lawlessness. "Young men of Tennessee, with your faces settowar dthe future, it is for you to say in November wheth er our state shall progress or retro grade. ' ' , . "Men of all political parties and of every race; men of every character 'It is for you to prescribe the con ditions which shall surround your children as the struggle onward to manhood and womanhood. "Men of gray heads and bent forms, men who have bared your bosoms in defense of the state or na tion, men who are now loklng to ward the sunset, It is for you to say, and I thank God that you have said all over this state, that our common wealth shall not be governed by the prejudice of a bygone tera; but by principles that are eternal. "Men of the great ' country com munities of Tennessee, the bone and sinew of our grand old state, men of the mountains, valleys and bills, who breathe clean air and think clean thoughts.: make yourselves felt at the ballot box In November in be half1 vot a! clean1 state. w"Men of the city who are strug gling with the mighty problems that have beset the cities of every ntrc trrniff" honorable. God-f earing men-gird on your armor, to the. end that our modern cities shall not be- come gnawing ' cancers on the body politic, as did Sodom, Babylon, and Rome. ! Men of Tennessee Tenness?ans sons of the men who carved this state from the taneled wilderness. I appeal to you for the preservation of that for which your ancestors fought a free government, founded upon an honest ballot; i appeal to you . .Ka nt iwa that will place the rich and the powerful In the cities upon the same plane as the poor and the humble in the coun ty villages! I appeal to you to throttle the vicious Interests that threaten our state, to rebuke tne cowardly, corrupt and contemptible "truck he went to the rear of the weaklings who cringe and erawl be- re and Amis started away appar fore these Interests, and to serve tor u home- However, Pcrfb- wrM that Taht..- eTier almost Immediately reappeared see still honors, the God who pro claimed that "Righteousness ex- alteth the nation.' MRS. T0.MLIHS0H .DIES JHr MEMPHIS FORMERLY MRS. ANNIE PRIDE AND A SISTER OF MRS. J. B. JOMLINSON. News hat been, received In Colum bia of the death of Mrs. Lindsey Tom linson, which occurred at Memphis Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lip pett Mrs. Tomllnson -was the wid ow of the late Lindsey Tomllnson, was a sister of Mrs. Jesse Tomllnson, and was fifty-three years of age. Mrs. Tomllnson was a daughter of Dr. Jno. S. Pride and was a former resident of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Tomllnson are in Memphis and will remain there until after the funeral which will take place In Memphis on Thursday afternoon. - AROUND TOWN. t4 News has been received here an nouncing the antral of a ten pound baby girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Blair at Hattlesburg, Miss. WANTED At once, a toll gats keeper. See HORACE RAINET at 'once. 26jd3twlt ,innimm We thank you for your liberal patronage and invite you to come in again Friday and Saturday and see some thing new each time you come. jEvams,Parker& Moore RBUCE AMIS SHOT li ABOUT A SCORE OF NUMBER 8IX - SHOT TAKE EFECT IN FACE AND ARM. 1 HIS INJURIES ARE NOT SERIOUS .; , . . Affair Took Place In 8ectlon East ' of Cuba In the Fifth District Near the Old Scrlbener Mill Cause of the Trouble. ' r Bruce Amis, who lives In the Cuba section of the fifth district and east of Culleoka, was shot aud painfully injured late Wednesday evening as result of a difficulty with Baxter Scrlbener who did the shooting. Amis was shot with a single barrel shotgun loaded with No. 6 shot. About a score of the shot took effect but it Is not thought that the inju ries will prove serious. The shooting took place in front of Scribener's storenear the mill at 6 'clock- It appears that Amis and Sribener had been quarreling . over statements alleged to have been mad hy Scrlbener about Amis when the former ordered Amis from the store. Thereupon It is alleged that Amis seized a stick and went after Scrlbener, striking him over the head. It Is said that when Scrlbener was with a single barrel shotgun which he pointed at Amis a short distance away. Some one shouted a warning and Amis turned around, threw his arm in front of his eyes and received the full load of shot in the arm, face and breast It Is thought that about eighteen or twenty shot lodged. .Mr. Amis was brought at once to Columbia and placed in the infirmary of Dr. -Robert Pillow, where, he re ceived attention from Drs. Smiser, j Pillow and Forgey. He was reported to be resting well this morning and the physicians express the hope that DIFFICULTY IVfTH BAXTER SCIE It Makes a Difference How Medicines are Rifted Two prescriptions may be compounded from the same formula and yet be entirely different in results to the pa tient. In other words there is as much depends upon the way medicines are mixed as upon the medicines themselves Through training, education and experience we know how to mix medicines properly and thus assure you of proper rei suits and provide your physician with the proper co-operation. . Woldridge's Drugstore FOR EVERYTHING tttttgtoe SEE1 his recovery will not be long delayed, j Mr. Amis is a member of the well i known Amis family and has a large i number of relatives in the county. Considerable excitement was creat ed at Culleoka when It was learned that he had been shot CONFERENCE AT FIRST METHODIST I On account of the illness of Presid- ln "V aig his home m - laskl, the quarterly conference at tho First Methodist church was held Mon day night by Dr. A. G. Dinwiddle, la response to a request from Ken Craig, and a more pleasing and com petent presiding officer could not have been chosen. The report of the pastor as to the condition of the church and matters in general was of a most satisfacto ry nature, as were the reports from the other offlcoals for the year's work. The missionary work of the Juve nile Society under the direction of Mrs. H. L. Hendley has done spec ially good work and was received! with a great deal of satisfaction by the conference. The old board of stewards was re elected and J. C. Parks and Sid Doo ley were added to the board by elec tion. G. T. Hughes and E. P. Turner were re-elected superintendents. C0L.A.M. HDGHES OUT FOR CONGRESS Col. Archaleaus M. Hughes, of this city and Washington, has announced bis candidacy for congress from this district Col. Hughes made this an nouncement on Monday at Franklin at the conclusion of the debate be tween Padgett and Turner. Col. Hughes Is a v well known republican of the state who had held office a large part of his life. He has also been a candidate for congress In ths past For several years he was post master here and has held other fed eral offices. Since he left the post office he has spent a large portion ot his time In Washington 'City. He de clares that he expects to make an ac tive canvass of the district