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THE GREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12, 1911. The Greeneville Daily Sun PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. W. R. LYON. Editor and ProprUtor. Subscription Ratess Daily Subscription By carrier, 15c week, 60c a month. By mail outside of Greeneville, 40c a month; 75c for S months; $1.60 for 6 months; $3.00 for the year. Entered at the postofflce at Greeneville, Tenn., as second class matter. Suffrage lost yesterday in the Senate but only yester day. "Can Germany come back?" asks Ike Marcosson. through Belgium, Ike! Not The $15,000,000,000 of bank deposits doesn't like immediate collapse, either. look Thanks to pitiless diplomacy, the Huns know as much about what is going on in Paris as Americans know. The local banks are closed today in honor of one of the greatest men the world has ever known Abraham Lincoln. The report that Trotzky has thrown off his red necktie is one of the most sinister evidences of reaction that have developed in poor old Europe. Newt Baker's scheme of printing casualties by install ments makes the public think the war will last as long as an installment bill for furniture. Every one is predicting all kinds of horrors, but wt notice that the tough old world swings around about on time and the government at Washington still lives. ' "We'll pay our debts if you let us hand Russia over to Germany," says Lenine. "You don't expect us to be disloyal to the parties that bribed us, do you?" Not many farmers in this section of East Tennessee who will not cultivate some burley tobacco this season if the distribution of seed count for anything. This was the statement made by a local warehouse man this morn ing. There has never been as great a demand for seed. With anything like a favorable season, Greeneville should easily sell twelve million pounds of tobacco the coming year. BELGIUM ASKS FOR TRAINS. The Belgian government has asked the United States to lend it 400 locomotives and 2,000 passenger cars, in addi tion to returning all of the 359 locomotives which were placed at the disposal of the American expeditionary for ces. The request was received at the State Department yesterday through the American legation at Brussels. Perhaps you have noticed it usually it is the "small' man in business that is more difficult to please. He get' the idea into his head that his money is just a little bettei than the other fellows he should be shown special favorr because he has allowed you to earn what you manage to get out of him. After more than twenty-five years con tinuous service in the newspaper business here it has al last been revr.led to us that the harder you work to satisfy and keep some folks in good humor the more arduous the task becomes, so here's our word for it, hereafter thi; newspaper will make no special effort to please this clas: of individuals. The humble efforts of the Daily Sun will be to boost Greeneville and everything calculated to buil' op and improve the town and community. Ery man wil; get what is coming to him, and just what he pays for -nothing less, nothing more. President Wilson and his party are expected to reach home during the coming week. It has been given oui during the past few days that the President intends to return to France within about thirty day 3. We believe the American people are all of one accord in this mat ter they would like to see him remain upon the jo1 until the task has been completed. The problems be come more perplexing as the days go by nnd some of the gentlemen who have been criticising President Wilson in most everything he has undertaken should be forced to read and keep posted in regard to the work he has had upon him during the past four years. Is it any wonder he has expressed a willingness to step down and out aftei he has completed the present term? For the benefit of those who may not understand, we desire to state that every line printed in these column is written by the editor he is responsible for every syl lable that appears in print from day to day unless respon sibility is assumed by the article being signed. Even then, we reserve the right to say just what shall be pub lished. We do not intend to advocate anything that will have a tendency to corrupt or demoralize the town and community, at the same time we reserve the right to ex press our own views regarding questions we feel sure will be of interest to our citizens. We have always ad vocated and stood for honesty and decency, and we be Iieve a newspaper should speak out in public matters and call for a free expression of the people on questions that arise from time to time, especially matters calculated to deter the town in its growth. We invite public discussion through these columns on all questions in which the peo ple are interested. Our columns are open to you, so crack down! CROSSING ON A SHAKY BRIDGE. Premier Clemenceaa has conferred a great favor upon the people of the United States by discussing frankly the situation in which the world finds itself today, after three months of the armistice. He finds that it is'inaecurate to say that peace has come; it is more accurate to say that there is a lull in the storm. He does not suggest a stoppage of the process of sending American troops home, but he does remind Americans of President Wil son's assurance that whenever France or any. other free people is threatened, the whole world will be ready to vindicate its liberty. M. Clemenceaa does not overlook the danger that lies in the absorption of Russia by Ger many. But for President Wilson's assurance that America stands ready to defend France, "there might be danger cf a reopening of the military debate by Germany." What do these measured words mean, if they are not a solemn admonition to the United States not to be too cocksure of victory and too hasty in dismantling the war power of the country? Coming from the lips of M Clemenceau, the lion-hearted leader of France, these are not words of timidity or excessive apprehension. They are more like a searchlight, showing the road upon which the nations are traveling and revealing the dangers that are ahead. The possibility of another war, even greater than that which has left Germany apparently broken, will exist so long as the Germans are able to dominate Russia. All that the Germans need can be found in Russia, and Rus sia's resources added to those of Germany, would support an unconquerable army. The allies now give evidence of concerted action aimed at the breaking of Germany's hold upon Russia, and if this action is prompt and thor ough, a great danger to the world will have been removed What is the United States to do in this period of un certainty, this interval which is neither war nor peace? Obviously, it would be unwise to shuffle off all the war gear, even if it were possible to do so. It is impossible Two or three hundred thousand men must be kept in Ger many, and as many more must be kept on hand to' re lieve them. The navy must be kept up and enlarged Munitions must be kept fresh and abundant. The United States must be from this time forth a fairly well-armed nation, capable of putting up a stiff fight on short notice or no notice at all. In the business world all is suspense and apprehension largely because it is not clearly understood that the United States is not at peace. President Wilson and M Clemenceau unconsciously added to the confusion of mind when they said the war was over. They should have said the fighting was over. The United States is not at peace, and business men will do- well to keep that fact in mind. They need the unified power of the gov ernment, the war power, to help them along to the time when there will be actual peace. Times are abnormal and will be abnormal until there is no longer any peace conference. And when will that be? Even the peace conference shows signs of becoming belligerent. The latest reports hint of increasing dissen sion, rather than agreement Abnormal times call for abnormal .action. The tall of relying solely upon the law of supply and demand ir reaching normal conditions is as absurd as the yawp of demagogues who cry, "Bring the boys home!" The gov ernment must help industry to cross the shaky bridge between war and peace. Since no one knows what price should be and therefore does nothing, the government should ascertain the facts and publish them abroad, so that everybody will know what prices ought to be. In dustry will go forward as soon as it has a footing of known and stable prices, no matter how high the priceF may be. While the world's statesmen are wrestling with the problem of making peace among a lot of wounded and arounsed nations, the United States government can be most useful to its people by helping to remove the ob stacles to the free flow of business energies. The'people are anxious to get to work in producing, expanding, build ing and bettering their condition. The government can help them by ascertaining just and fair prices in the basic industries and basic commodities; not war prices or peace prices, but reasonable prices for everyday domestic business at this time, as matters stand at home and in Europe. Washington Post. LETTER TO THE EDITOR The exercises this afternoon commemorating the birth of Abraham Lincoln were most appropriate and greatl enjoyed. It does one good to know that our people stili cherish the noble deeds of great men long passed away. GOVERNMENT TO TRAIN MAIMED SOLDIERS. The Federal Board for Vocational Education has been charged by the government with the duty of re-educating the men crippled in the war. This board has a "voca tional adviser" in every hospital where the wounded are treated. When it appears that a man has been injured so badly that he will not be returned to duty-fcut dis charged from service and by reason of his disabilities will not be able to continue his former occupation, the "voca tional adviser" goes over the situation with him regarding his wishes and what is best, for him. If he desires it, free training, with all expenses borne, will be given him for the line of work decided upon. Such vocational train ing is already being given to men returning from the hos pitals. The purpose of the Federal Board of vocational Education is to turn out thoroughly practical men ready to do efficient work. Life will mean much more to these men because life always means much more to the man at work and earning a living than it does to the dependent or pauper. Then, too, they become producers of real world to their fellowman. In the Tuesday, February 11th, isf sue of the Daily Sun we see some criticism of the city officials on ac count of some of their acts with' ref erence to amusements. First, in regard to "Gus Hill and his Gaiety Girls," who wanted to give Greeneville a real show next week, I will say that I will personally assume the implied blame in this thrust as the matter was not brought to the at tention of the City Board, but to me personally. The manager of this company approached me in a very gentlemanly manner and asked if he would be allowed to bring his com pany for a night's engagement on the 18th. I told him that the county physician had urgently insisted that no more large advertised shows, which were calculated to draw large crowds, be allowed to come to Greeneville until danger on account of the "Flu" seemed past. That we had observed that an alarming in crease of influenza had resulted from the gathering of large crowds in our town, such as that which followed the crowded house on the occasion of the "Million Dollar Doll." and that I did not believe the City Board would per mit his show to come. That while the "Flu" situation had greatly im proved, we feared we might have a return of it following the crowd which his show would likely gather, No reference, whatever, was made to the quality of his show. So far as I know it may be all right; and his "bunch of beauties'.' may be chaste and refined and well dressed. But certainly this can not be said of ev ery "bunch." My only object was to serve the town in the prevention of a recurrence of the disease which has wrought such dreadful havoc throughout all our land. Second, in regard to the Murphy Carnival, Mr. Editor, I think it was pretty generally understood before my election that I was not especially favorable to carnivals. However, in the action taken in excluding them from the fire xone, the Board was unanimous. I an sure every member of it felt he was doing the town valuable service, notwithstanding the ion of some that, for the sake of entertainment, we must admit all shows however demoralizing they may be. Third, as to baudy houses, we have done our best to eliminate them also even at a risk of being jacked up for being opposed to all forms of enter tamment. We suggest to our our critics that; they go to the records and get a list of the prosecutions for this offense. I see also a statement, in the ar ticle headed, "Who Is To Blame, that "certain pictures have been bar red from the screen here." So far as I know that is untrue. If they have been barred I do not know by whose authority. I feel sure some of them should have been barred. The Board has not yet exercised its pre rogative of appointing a censor board to pass upon the pictures be fore they are shown to the public. It is said we have the same pictures here that Knoxville, Morristown, and other towns have, and if they have not been good for Greeneville "they have not been just the thing for our neighboring towns." I think the sug gestion that a disinterested commit tee be appointed with authority to pass upon pictures is a good one, and if the Board sees fit to follow the sug gestion, I hope the committee may b; sufficiently "disinterested" to look to the moral welfare of our young peo ple instead of pandering to the tastes of the morally depraved. I want it to be distinctly under stood that I am not opposed to enter tainment of a wholesome kind. I heartily favor it. It is only that which is demoralizing that I oppose and in this I have no fear of criti cism from the good people of the community. C. G. ARMITAGE, Mayor. BRADBURN HILL ALBANY Sunday school ant church were not very well attended Sunday on ac count of the bad weather. We are sorry ti learn of the death of Mrs. Lewis Keller. The bereav ed family have our deep sympathy. Mr. Charley Noe, of Knoxville, is visiting his 'sister, Mrs. Ernest Payne, at this place. Miss Mayme Payne has returned home after a visit with her brother, near Harmon's. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Allen spent the week end in Johnson City, with his sister, Mrs. John Renner. Miss Mollie Owens and Willie L. Carter were calling on Mrs. Grace Kent Saturday. Mrs. G. A. Graham was called to the bedside of her mother, in North Carolina, who is very ill. We are sorry to learn that Mr. W. M. Weems is no better at this writing. The Meeting at Mt. Carmel is get ting along nicely, and much good is being done. We hope that it may continue to do much good in our community. , JUNE. , Th death angel visited our commu nity on the evening of February 7th, and claimed as its victim Mrs. Mar garet McAmis. Mrs. McAmis was 87 years old. She waa good Chris tian lady and was loved by all who knew her. She- leave six children. 44 grand-children, 36 great-grand children and 1 great-great-grand child, to mourn her loss. She wsb laid to rest at'Gass' Shed Sunday morning. Miss Fannie King, of Chuckey, is visiting her grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Brown. Mrs. R. L. King and children visi ted her mother, Mrs. Mollie Ross, Sunday. Mrs. Joe Tilson is dangerously ill of the flu. Miss Robbie ODell spent Sunday with Mrs. A. M. Hiller. Mr. William Gass died this (Mon day) morning at 7 o'clock a. m. He leaves a wife and one child. Mr. and Mrs. Willis Fortner spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dix on. Mr. Lee Winkle is visiting in Knox ville. Messrs. Will Ross, Robert Dixon and Jack Justis took dinner at the home of Mr. James Foshe Sunday. JAKE. Stomach Upset? Papa's Diapepsin At One End Dye ' PepsU, Acidity, Gas, Indigestion. Your meals hit back ! Your stom ach is sour, acid, gassy and you feel bloated after eating or you have heavy lumps of indigestion pain or headache, but never mind. Here is instant relief. Don't stay upset! Eat a tablet of Pape's Diapepsin and immediately the indigestion, gases, acidity and all stomach distress ends. Pape's Diapepsin tablets are the surest, quickest stomach relievers in the world. They cost very little at drug stores. WANTED Red Kidney Beans We have a market for 100 bushels of these beans if delivered at once. Write or phone us. GREENF VILLE PACKING CO. SALE NOTICE On Saturday, February 15th, I wil offer for sale the personal property of J. W. Swiney, deed., at the home two miles west of Afton, Tenn, con sisting of the following articles 1 horse, ten years old; 1 mare ( years old; 1 Deering Binder, 1 Wheat Drill, 1 No. 40 Oliver Plow, 2 double- foot Plows, 1 5-foot Plow, 1 Drag Harrow, 1 Feed Cutter, some Wheat and many other articles too numerous to mention. T. A. SWINEY, Admr. J. W. Swiney, teed d!y 272-3t. WANTED: Corn and hay. Far mers Exchange, Johnson City, Tenn. FOR SALE: Clover Seed am Spring Oats. A. S. Gray, Routt 4, Greeneville, Tenn. 272-1 0-t GOVERNMENT will hold Railway Mail Clerk examinations Tennes see March 15th. $92 month. Ex perience unnecessary. Men 18 or over desiring clerkships write for free particulars, Raymond Terry, (former Civil Service Examiner) Continental Building, Washington dly. Mch 12th &19th. CASH FOR JUNK, clean rags and rubber. The Austin Co. 219-tf t PROFESSIONAL I v W.T.MITCHELL ' - Justice of The Peace - Office, Basement Mason House Greeneville. Tenn. O.T.FRENCH Justice of The Peace ad Notary Public. Matrimony a Specialty. Office over Hardin Grocery Ce. Opposite Court House. NEWTON C. MYERS A SONS Breeders of POLLED DURHAM AND SHORT HORN CATTLE Tuberculin Free Accreditee! Herds. Young bulls low and stocky, reds and roans for sale Farm 3 miles west of Greene ville on Knoxville pike. Bred right, built right, and priced right for future usefulness Our Cheap Column A Little Advertisment in this Column Will Bring Quick Result One Cent a Word. YARN FOR SALE: Aftter filling last allotment of 1026 pairs of socks, the Red Cross has a small lot of yarn left over which they will sell at $3.12 per pound. Call at Knitting Room on Friday. KNITTING COMMITTEE. tf. FOR SALE Two new No. 12 De Laval Separators. Will sell at fac tory price. Clyde B. Austin. 219-tf WEAK MEN Write to us for our wonderful remedy for lost man hood and vital losses. Restores quickly; never fails. Costs noth ing if not cured. Boek free. Cum berland Chemical Co., 162 Berry Block, Nashville, Tenn. NOTICE, TAX PAYERS! As you all know this is an off year and the assessment on real estate stands, and I find it almost impossi ble to make all necessary transfers by riding through the various dis tricts, I take this method thinking I can serve you better. I will be in Greeneville, at the court house, be ginning the 10th of January, 1919, and stay until March 1st. to make the real estate transfers and adjust poll taxes. Respectfully, R. B. MOORE, Tax AssARanr far Hroon Cnunfv. dly-wk-Feb 19. FARMS FOR SALE NEAR CLEVE LAND, TENN., BRADLEY COUNTY One farm, 79 acres, on pike road quarter of mile from depot. Fifty acres in cultivation. Six room house four room tenant house and barn Well watered by two springs; gooc orchard.. Red clay subsoil. Al lays practically level. Price, f 4,-500. Farm of 200 hundred acres, 2 miles from Cleveland, on good pike road. In high state of cultivation Strong, red mulatto oil; 90 acres ir cultivation. Nice 8-room house, wa ter and bath room in house. Two gooc tenant houses, good barn, orchard all under good wove fence ; one of the best six acres in Alphio. All corr turned. One of the best bargains ir Bradley county. Price 010,000. One 40 acre farm, three miles from Cleveland, close -to school anc church. Good 5-room house, barn and other: out buildings. An orchard Well watered by spring. Price $2,- 000. One farm of hundred acres in higr state of cultivation. Five-room house phone, and water in the house. Gooc1 barn, good tenant house. Three milet from Cleveland on god pike road Price $6,000. F. A. GOODWIN, 272-3t Cleveland, Tenn CARD OF THANKS We desire to express our heart felt thanks to our many friends and neighbors who so kindly aided us dur ing the illness and death of our dear mother, Mrs. Margaret McAmis; also for the beautiful floral offering. THE CHILDREN.