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... VOLUME XII. SELMER. McNAIRY COUNTY. TENN.. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 13, IQI4 NUMBER 33 Day by day the affairs in Mex ico grow more gruesome. Mur der and brigandage are the rule. uutragea are daily occurrences, There i3 not a regularly organ' ized military regiment conducted byofficers under modern rules of warfare in the whole bunch. Thereiis no probability of the cessation of hostilities soon. The suspension of the Mercan tile Bank at Memphis Saturday night was a great surprise to the business world. The president, Hunter Rains, simply used about $SOO,000 in speculating in cotton futures. The bank was capital ized at $200,000 and had deposits of over one million. The . law will claim another victim as the result of using other peoples' money for gambling purposes. The full penalty of the law should be administered. The affairs of the bank will be wound up in the court. At present no one can tell what depositors will get. , It begins to look like it will not be smooth sailing in congiess on the repeal of the free toll grant ed our home ships through the canal, ft is in the democratic platform,' as one of. the brilliant pieces of legislation by the party. Bryan as a leading member of the rt solutions committee, says it was slipped in the platform, while others say it was fully dis cussed. We favor the law giv ing our little, weakly merchant marine something more favora ble than the foreign bottoms. Our merchant marine is the weakest spot in our entire nation al interests and industries. Heading the list of 325,000 healthy men out of employment New York is followed by Chica go and all other large cities with their equal quota of unemployed. The only reason we can assign for this condition is that too many flock to the cities. The larger the city, the greater the attraction. There is ample room and abundant employment in the rural towns and on the broad farms. These people, largely would prefer to live on air and charity than on " honest toil. When they feel the pangs of hunger long enough they will come to their right mind, and, Jike the prodigal, go back to dad's farm. The city free school opened Monday. For some time tuition has been paid by the patrons. The conflict between the town and county commissioners has been obviated by the establish ment of the city school. This course was recommended by the State Superintendent. The,school fund was ordered by him and the Attorney General of the State to be paid by the Trustee to the City Treasurer- To the wise and indefatigable labors of Mayor J. C. Houston and the City Board as well as City Council came the . results, which" should have been reached by the County Superin tendent and County Board of Education, without the unfortun ate wrangle. It should be a les feqn to officials who antagonize the unanimous wishes of a school community. , Of unusual interest is the announce ment of the St. Lfcuia Globe-Democrat to be found elsewhere in this issue. The "Twice-a-Week" edition of, that sterling publication, a great Semi Weekly newspaper with a ' Weekly Farm and Home Mogailne Section in colors, is offered at the special rate of two years or two yearly subscrip tions for one dollar. The Daily Globe Democrat, sis issues per week, is of. fered to Rural Free Delivery or Star Route patrons, yearly subscriptions only, for $2.50 per year, or if the Sunday paper is desired, seven issues per week, for $4.50 per year. The regular price of the Daily Globe Democrat, including Sunday, is $6.00 per year, Daily without Sunday $4.00 v per. year. Sunday only $2.00 per year. Read the announcement and order the Globe-Democrat, either daily or 'TVice-a-Week'",' tft-day. Address Globe Printing CQrnpany.Pub? Jiahers, St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Minnie Hawkins Mrs. Minnie Hawkins was born July 15, 1877 Age 36 years, 6 mo, and 18 days. On the 3rd of Februa ry, 1914, after an illness of 9 days, Mrs., Hawkins quietly fell asleep never more to wako until the final resurrec tion of all things. She leaves a hus band and four children to mourn her loss. She bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude. Everything that loving hands and heartsxould do for her comfort and restoration was done, but God knew best and took her home. Oh, how hard it is, and how it breaks our hearts for those we love better than our lives to be taken from us! But we should remember that our loving Father has said that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord. Dear hus band and children, look up through your tears to Jesus, who is a present help in tima of need and who can bring comfort to the broken heart. It's true Mrs. Hawkins is gone, her place in the home is vacant, and "her voice will be heard no more: but re member one more place around the great Throne has been filled, another voice has joined the Heavenly choir to sing the everlasting songs of re deeming love, in praise to God for ever. She left behind her the sweet in fluence of a pure Christian life, th, memory of an affeMonate wife, a loving mother, an ideal woman and a loyal member of the church. So live that you may meet her in that sweet home where she is waiting to wel come you. Her friend, Mrs J. B. Graham. Interesting Letter from West McNairy Independent: - We awoke this morning to find the weather changed from a lovely Bunny day to a dark and threatening one; but the prosperity of our country puts sunshine in my very soul. I can see our people going to and fro at their various kinds of work, each one with a Bpirit of earnestness that be speaketh good to all; some plowing, some sawing, some hauling, ditching, fencing, clearing and all other kinds of spring work, almost like a May morn. This has been an unusual year for moving about early and becoming permanently situated. Some have bought land, many have changed places, and all seem busy and happy. The cattle and horses are foraging vigorously, and the very fowls are out scratching for the. worm. The holidays passed off so quietly that it has been remarked on by all, that such civil observance in this country had hitherto been unknown. Farmers were well pleased with the turnout of their crops, marketing, etc. I think some are banking on those hig government loans that have been dangling out so long. "All's well that ends well." If we had a little ditch cut, con siderably smaller than the Panama, just one-half mile above us, we would have a little island of our own with a population of I think 105, with up wards of forty school children, a church, cemetery, store, saw mill, gin and grist mill, blaokmith, carpenters and cobblers of all kinds everything but a school; and we are begging, pleading and praying for that. There are so many bright little children that $re too young to trust crossing the greeks when waters are up, besides Other intervening difficulties, Friday is always looked forward to 33 a pleasurable day, for we know we are going to hear from 90 many of our friends through the. Independent, Why don't more of you write? Some of the dearest ones have passed away, whose memory we will ever honor. Others write, but not often enough; while some of the best never write at all. Show your appreciation by writ ing yourself. How glad we will be. L. Stumph. (The above communication was re ceived last week, but was left out on account of lack of Bpace. Ed.) and can say I am cured." It will do the same for you. Its soothing, heal ing, antiseptic action will rid you of all skin humors: blackheads, pimples, Eczema blotches, red unsightly sores, and leaves your skin clean and healthy. Get. a box to-day. Guar anteed. All druggists, 50c, or by mail. Pfeiffer Chemical Co., Phila delphia or St. Louis. ' adv Easy to Darken Gray Hair When your hair turns gray, streaked with gray, white, faded, brittle, fall ing out, itching scalp or dandruff, try the following: On retiring rub Q-Ban like a shampoo on hair and scalp. By morning the gray has disappeared and another application or' two of Q-Ban the hair is beautifully darkened and becomes fluffy, glossy and luxuri ant with real hair health. Itching and dandruff have stopped. Q-Ban stops falling hair and promotes its grow th. Q-Ban is not sticky and messy, and cannot injure the hair or scalp. Delightful to use and sure to darken hair so evenly and naturally no one can tell. 50c for a $1 bottle. B. L. Browder, Selmer, Tenn. adv Local Druggist Mkaes Many Friends B. L. Browder, druggist, reports tbey are making many friends through the Quick benefit which Selmer people receive from the simple mixture of buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., known as Adler-i-ka. This remedy became famous by curing appendicitis and it is the most thorough bowel cleanser known, acting on Both the lower and upper bowel. Just One Do6e- of Adler-i-ka relieves constipation and gas on the stomach almost Immdiate !y. adv j TAXPAYERS I . 1 Kti Better Than Spanking! Spanking will not cure children of wetting the bed, because it is not a habit, but a dangerous disease. The C.. H. ROWAN DRUG CO. Chicago, Illinois, have discovered a strictly harmless remedy for this distressing disease and to make known its merits they will send a 50c package to any read er of the Independent. This remedy also cures frequent desire to urinate and inability to control urine during the night or day in old or young. the u H. Kowan Drug Co., are an old reliable house, WRITE TO THEM TODAY FOR THE FREE MEDICINE Cure the afflicted members of your family, then tell your neighbors and friends about this remedy. Mobile. Ala. New Orleans, La. Pensacola, Fla. February I9th-24th, (914 Horrible Blotches of Eczema Quickly cured by Dr. Hobson's Ecze ma Ointment. C P. Caldwell, of New Orleans. La., states: "My doctor ad vised me to try 'Dr. Hobson's Eczema Salve.' I used three boes of Qint? ment and three cakes of Dr. Hobson's Derma gema Soap. To-day I have not a spot anywhere on my body and LOW RATES . Via Mobile & Ohio Railroad Tickets on sale February 17th to 24th Return limit March 6th with privilege of extension to March 23rd. An ideal opportunity to visit these historic cities at a time of fun and frolic. Magnificent Street Pageants, Gorgeous Illuminations, Excellent Hotel and Restaurant accommodations. Double Daily trains with convenient schedules. For tickets and information apply to your nearest Ticket Agent, or write G. E. ALLEN, T.P. A. Jackson, Tenn. Cow Peas I want to buy a car of sound Whippoorwill, Clay or Black Peas. Will pay draft with B.L. attached from responsible party. j. T.WALKER, Seed Broker li76 Central fcank Bldg. MamaMi, Tenn. Write tn mo hen too wnot buv or ell enr load of any klntj ol field SotJ. especially Hluh tirade l'inntlnir Cotton fce?4, Lvspeiii-za, Oats, Millet, Etc - Remember that all Taxes not paid by 3o Are Delinquent and subject to a 4per cent penalty and cost. Kindly call early and avoid the rush Tell jour neighbor. Respectfully .R. JNO Dr. wm. Ross Carter DENTIST All work done neatly and satisfaction guaranteed Office in First National Bank Building J. E. HAMILTON'S Barber Shop For a Nice, Clean Shave orlip-to-Date Hair Cut .fiB) Clothes Cleaned and Pressed to look like new Agents for the Southern Steam Laundry Basket leaves every Thursday. Bring us your laundry Hot and Cold Baths. R. M. KEN'DKIC'K Speclnl nttenlion friven diseases of women unii children W.T. BKI.L Special Irentmi'tit tor chronm uls uuses and discus cs of rectum Kendrick & Bell ....Physicians.... Olliee in First National Bank Building For Scratched Tables Other Furniture and Interior Woodwork PEE GEB ms Restore, the original beauty no matter how badly scratched or .oiled it'. wood .tain and varoi.h combined in one Comet in it Natural Wood colon, Whit. Geld ami Silvor Enamel. All Si. Made and guaranteed by PEASLEE-GAULBERT CO. iNooieXwwio Louisville, Ky. 15. L.' BROWDER Selmer, Tenn. 1 Ml H NOTICE A car of Red Cypress Shingles just received. Also 'Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Casings, Moldings, Doors, Saeh, Columns, Brackets, etc., con stantly kept on hand at bottom prices. J. T. WARREN Selmer, Tenn. TRAD! NARK K3k THE BEST REMEDY For all forms of RHEBiflTSSl Lumbar. Sciatica, Gout, Neural gia, Kldm. Troubles, Catarrh and Asthma ' . - "5-DROPS" STOP THE PAIN . Gives Quick Relief It stops the acbea and pains, m lieres swollen joints and musoles acts almost like magic Destroys the exoeas urio acid and is quick, sife and sure In Its results. No other remedy like It, Sampitt free on request, SOLD BY DRUGGISTS One Dollar per bottle, or sent pre paid upon receipt or prioe il not obtainable in your locality. SWANS0N RHEUMATIC CURE CO. 158 Lake Strict Chicago Best Rented for Conetlpatian.Siok Haadi saur Stomach, alehinr a Liver Troubles. 150 e er ECZEMA, CME, PIUS, rWlSS, SCALDS, BURNS, WOUNDS, Ult RtUUM, KINSf wa(;M, Ito., eRly aulas ky Mine tke , '5DRGPS, SALVE cse Par Boa at Druetuts AaJaeaasB9BB9ftE2&aoWsxlJ AND HIDES HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID FOR RAW FURS AND HIDES Wool en CobuiiIsjIob. Writ tor price lt mentioning this ad. . JOHN WHITE & COt SmmJ. More and Pretty Spring Things In The Dress Goods Store 1 . . . v . I "As is the gardener such is the garden." This applies to stores and homes as well as to farms and gardens. It is the flower of merchandise we raise. Our building is a con servatory of beautiful things.. If there was a City Committee to give prizes for the best growth, we should doubtless take many, of the medals of the first-class. We invite you to see our great gar den of Spring Merchandise now ready for your choosingespecially in the New Silks, Wash Goods, Embroideries and Laces. Many people are taking advantage of our Sale of Hosiery and Underwear for Men Women- and Children. The savings all along the line average a FULL FOURTH. The Big Sale of Men's and Boys' Suits and Overcoats Ends February 20 Quick action is needed if you want one of these. Fine Hand-Made $25.00 Suits at ' . $17 50 $20.00 and $22.50 Suits at . L "LIZ'I. 145 $18.00 Suits and Overcoats at 12.45 $15.00 Suits and Overcoats at ;. 9,85 Outfitters to MEN AND BOYS CflAS. II, GISII CORINTH, MISS. Outfitters v to CHILDREN MAGNETO TELEPHONES for RURAL LINE SERVICE Our rural line wall telephones are of the quality that give reliable service continuously. If you desire the highest class service at the lowest cost, write us for prices. Read our bulletins. , Besides containing accurate descrip tion of apparatus, these bulletins present many valuable hints on modern telephone practice, that you will be glad to know. Write us to-day mentioning this paper. 1 jp!! KELLOGG SWITCHBOARD & KANSAS Cllt CHICAGO SUPPLY COMPANY san Francisco' ,. Jno. Lo BROKE AND PRACTICAL HORSESHOER SELMER, : TENNESSEE I HAVE OPENED UP A FIRST-CLASS acksmith Shop NORTH OF TABERNACLE LUaMEER YARD where I am prepared to do all kinds of Iron and Woodwork & Horseshoeing and to all partiei having animals shod, I will furnish stalls and hitching room free of charge I will also care for all feedstuff left at my shop Make My Shop Your Headquarters WHEN YOU ARE IN SELMER Yours truly, Jno. L. DROKE. j North of Warren Lumber Shed (Tabernacle.) Send this office your orders for Job Printing.