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THE CREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1919.
THREE Davy Crockett's Last Race For Congress (Written for the Chattanooga Times by John B. Brownlow, of Knoxville.) Mr. Samuel H. Thompson, of Bris tol, Tenn., has recently had publish ed an interesting little book entitled, "Southern Hero Tales," in which there's a sketch of that very inter esting character, Davy Crockett, he ro of the Alamo, and whose name is perpetuated by several states in the counties named in his honor. Without any schooling, scarcely able to write and never able to spell correctly, he was yet well read in the current history of his day, in the Scriptures, and was possessed of more good common sense than many college professors, or educated poli ticians. He commanded, with dis tinction, a battalion of mounted rifle men under General Jackson, in the Creek campaign of 1813-14, was a member of the Tennessee legislature and was three times a member of con gress from Tennessee. After his de feat for congress he went to Texas and died gloriously at the Alamo, fighting for Texas independence. In his last successful race for con gress he said: "Fellow citizens, I'm going o be elected. My enemies say I won't, but you will remember they said that two years ago, but I was elected. I have been all over this district and most everybody's for me, men, women and children." Just then a flock of guineas passed near the audience in a grove, scream ing "poterack, poteract, poterack." "Even the guineas are for me," said Davy, "don't you hear them shouting 'Crockett, Crockett, Crock ett.' In the same speech Davy said: "My opponents are so scared that they have just now, a few days be fore the election, started a lie about me. They are telling, fellow citi zens, that I have been guilty of tdultery." Davy's idea as to the dis tinction between adultery and seduc tion was not clear. "Now, fellow citizens," he continued, "I never in my life tried to take any man's wife from him." Here there was hearty applause. Then Davy said: "Now, fellow citizens, I don't want you to think that I am better than I am. I am Davy Crockett, and I ain't Davy Joseph. If some real good looking Mistress Potiphar comes foolin' around Davy Crockett, he's too much of a gentleman to insult her." The following is Davy'e account of his interview with President Jack son in the White House when he went to congress: "The general squeezed my hand and said: 'Col. Crockett, I am mighty glad to see you.' Then in a moment he said: "Colonel, will you have a drink of good old whis key? and I said, "Thank you, gener al, I will.' When the general put the bottle and tumbler before me he was such a perfect gentleman that he turned his back and looked south and said something about what a beauti ful river the Potomac was. He didn't look at me while I was pouring out the drink Because he did not want to embarrass me as to how much I poured out. Then me and the gen eral talked a long time about the bat tles we was in fightin' the Indians. The general loved to talk about them old times. "As I was about to leave the gen eral said to me: 'Col. Crockett, will you have a drink?' and I said: Gener al, thank you, I will.' Now, the gen eral was such a perfect gentleman that he would not say, 'will you have another drink.' He just said, 'will you have a drink, as thought I had not had one. That's why I say Gen. Jackson was the most perfect gen tleman I ever saw." These are stories not in Mr. PURE TONIC VALUE In Peptiron, to the Last Particle of the Medicine. The new and real iron toni I'ept Iron, is proiwxed in the convenient form of chocolate-coated pills, easy to take, easy to carry uliout with you; no water, no alcohol, no opiate. Peptiron is the essence of economy, the acme of efficiency. It is readily assimilated, acts promptly and pow erfully upon the blood and nerves, corrects all run-down conditions, creates an appetite, Rives stomach comfort and healthful digestion, it wards off Impending illness, bridges over the danger spots, and Increases power of resisting disease. Do not put off treatment In these times so perilous to health, but get Teptiron and begin to take It today, two after each meal. You'll not regret being particular to get Peptiron, and no other. Like many others, you will be surprised tt its promptness in building you up. JUile lV 0. I. MOOD CO., ,H1. Mas. Thompson's interesting sketch. There was another distinguished Tennessean whose Christian name was David, and he was born in the same county (Greene) in which Crockett was born. I refer to the la mented David M. Key, of Chattanoo ga. But there was no other resem blance between these men, save that had a well developed love of humor. Key was a scholar and a polished gen- Auditorium Theatre Mat. and Night 00 JL 31 Captain IrvingX)'Hay . Headquarters Troop,. 30th Division Presents the Greatest Laughing Show of the A. E. F. nl TUT ki win?? r? 1 T7 T7 Inf3 Entire Cast and Orchestra Comprised of Men and Two War Brides of the (OH ooo Pi! THIRTIETH DIVISION, WHICH BROKE THE HINDENBURG LINE QIRCHESTCA Real Soldiers, Real Periomers, Company of 36-3 Decorated, 17 Wonnded-10 Acts 16 This engagement is not merely a hurriedly prepared amjanctioned by the Thirtieth Division Veterans' Associatio ateur performance, but part of a 50-week tour, officially. This is the same show played in France during the lonj dreary months after the signing of the armistice, on November 11, 1918, until sailing for home March 17, 1919. The Hickory Nuts entertained the men from Dixie as well as 100,000 others, has been seen by General Pershing, who pronounced it the greatest laughing show of the A.E. F. Gen. E. M. Lewis, who commanded the 30h, officially stated that the show did more for the morale of the division than any other work. Gen. R. S. Faison saij after the last performance (while the men were still in the service) : "If I had my way I would give every mm in the show the D. S. M." Gen. L. D. Tyson said: "Be lure you come to my home town." Ask any returned soldier about "THE HICKORY NUTS." Prices-25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00. Matinee and Night. Tickets on Sale at Lancaster's tleman, United States Senator, cabi net minister and federal judge. When he held his last term of the United States court in Knoxville, there was on the grand jury an old farmer from Greene county, who as a boy had been a neighbor and play mate of Key, but who had not had ed ucational advantages. It was the habit of Judge Key, as it was the late Senator Vance, of North Caro lina, and of Robert L. Taylor, to address such an old friend by his Christian name. When Key met this old boyhood friend he said: "How are you, Sam; glad to see you," and the juror replied: "Mighty glad to see you, Dave; how's your health?" "Sorry to tell you, Sam, my health is not good." "Why, Dave, I never saw a healthier-looking man," said the juror. "I may look healthy, but I am not," said the judge. "Why, Dave, what's the matter with you?" The judge replied : "I am troubled with insomnia." "Troubled with in what?" said the juror. The judge repeated the word. The juror asked what it meant. The judge replied: "He couldn't sleep." "Why, Dave, that's easy cured," said the juror. "I wish you would tell me how," said the judge. "Now, Dave, a half hour before you go to bed, you drink a tumbler of good liquor, and I think that will make you sleep well." "But," said the judge, "suppose that doesn't make me sleep." "Well, Dave, you drink another tumbler and I feel certain that will make you sleep." "But," replied the judge, "sup pose the second tnmbler doesn't make me sleep?" "Then," said the juror, "you drink another tumbler and you won't care a darned cent whether you go to sleep or not." Holstein Bull Sells For $125,000 BUFFALO, May 29. Ragnpple, the Great, a two year-old Holstein bull was sold for $125,000 at the dis persal sale of the stock farm of Oli ver Cabana, Jr., here Tuesday. Tho price is said to be the highest ever paid for a sire. Robert P. Pointer, of Detroit, Mich., was the buyer. imi in PROPERTY SOLD AT A L ON Commencement Day, 1:30 P. M. JUN jj 41TH The house and one acre of land owned by Carl H. White, and located in Tus culum, on the Greeneville and Tuscu lum pike, will be sold to the highest bidder. This is a new and convenient house, containing seven rooms, with halls and porches, and located in an ideal place to live, with the advantages of the best college in the state. LOST BAGGAGE DEPOT ESTABLISHED AT HOBOKEN, N. J. PILOT KNOB Mr. Tom Williams, who has been spending the winter with his brother, Joe, and sisters, Misses Nannie and Mollie, returned to some Western state last week. Mr. D. F. Park has been very sick the past week. Dr. J. C. Self, of Bulls Gap, has been here looking after the work on his farm. Miss Rose Myers, who has had charge of the Ottway school, and sis ter, Nora, who attended school there, returned home one day last week. Miss Rose speaks in high ters of the Ottway community. Miss Carrie Park, a pupil of the Greeneville High School, 'is at home with her mother, Mrs. Mattie Park. On Saturday afternoon, June 7th, there will be a decoration here. The pastor, Rev. L. C. Brumley will he present. On the following Sunday afternoon he will fill hi sregular ap pointment. Mrs. Tee Couch called Wednesday to see Mrs. Mollie Rudder, who lias been confined to her room with sickness. Miss Mollie Williams was visiting Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Anna Park. Mrs. Tee Couch spent Friday aft ernoon with Mrs. Ed Price. Married, on Thursday, Mr. Basil Couch, of this place, to Miss Frances Dykes, of Mosheim. We extend our congratulations to this young couple. Fred Brotherton and Frost Myers were transacting business in Mohawk Thursday night. Mrs. Alpha McNeese, of Athens, has been the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Eliza Knight. Miss Thetma Day, "f Marvin, spent Friday night with her uncle, E. T. Day. Miss Flora Myers, a graduate nurse of Knoxville, who has been vis iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Myers, returned to Knoxville Satur day. Misses Mae and Blanch Mitchell had as their guest Saturday night, Miss Cora (looter. Mr. Everette Park called at 'Squire Mitchell's Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. Basil Couch spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. Ornery Couch. Miss Jane White is visiting friends in Hawkins county. Rev. A. C. Holt filled his regular appointment here Sunday morning. On account of the rain not very many had the privilege of listening to the interesting discourse. Mr. Paris Myers left Sunday aft ernoon for Mosheim. Mr. Onnie Cupp, of Marvin, called at Davy Couch's Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Harve Barnes spent Sunday wit htheir mother, Mrs. Barnes, of Willoughby's. BILLY. There has been established at Ho boken, N. J., a lost baggage depot for receiving all lost, astray or un accompanied baggage snipped to the United States from overseas. A large number of pieces of such bag gage, now on hand at the depot, can not be disposed of through inability to locate the owner. Any returned member of the American expedition ary forces who may have lost his j baggage should communicate with ! the Baggage officer, Port of Embark ! ation, Hoboken, N. J., in an effort 1 to recover it. Should the baggage not be at the , Lost Baggage Depot, the Baggage Of ' ficer will institute search elsewhere. ' PEYTON C. MARCH, I General Chief of Staff. CARSON SPRINGS HOTEL WILL OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 1919 One in room, per week $10.00 Two in room, per week 18.00 Sunday dinner .75 Special rates for small children. MISS CARRIE SW ANSON R. 1, Newport, Tenn. Manager. J flM) ; If w V- J J j i1 l4 , mi- .-i.mil i,..fr..XL,.ir..f tntfe -' '"" If f AiuW mm-mi ' ' ""'"'rja rrsa United Picture Theatres America r X PRESENTS DUSTI EU2NUM "a mm m ITESTEBHSHflB By Zone Grey PRINCESS and LIBERTY Saturday, May 31