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i 1 . it . .f . tor .-." ' ... liWUMl' MRS. OKUHCY-A eKirxler h lucky farmer, eovKd by Dor. w no a u or mailt claiau. "Wh.l vtll Mn. rtrilTts afatoTSTiiOili Jim 4 Mr- 1 Advertisements muit have merit or they will not be accept ed. Mrs. Grundy has a large and increasing circulation. Ar tistic designs la, typography a special team re In our ads. Vol. mm TRACY CITY, TENN., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1904. No. 43r- j X. EDITOR'S TABLE. X j QOMMENTING upon the McMinnville article, suggesting a breach of the rotation agreement in selecting a candidate for the State Senate, which article was reproduced from the Nashville American in these columns last week, the Franklin County Record has this to say : "The snap convention of last Monday seems to be carrying out the above agreement as the delegates from this county to the sena torial convention at McMinnville go uninstructed for (State senator. According to rotation and fair dealing, Grundy county is entitled to State Senator this time, and we think that the delegates from this county should have been instructed to support the choice of Grundy county." This is the only correct view, and it is not presumed that the delegates to the Senatorial convention will have the affrontery to take any other. Vr E are truly glad to note that Marion County will issue bonds and build good roads to bo the property of the county. A decision to this effect was reached by the county court of that county last week. There is absolutely no doubt but that the magis trates acted wisely. Good roads not only enhance the value of the property adjacent to them, but they will result in an actual saving to the public which will far more than overbalance the increase in taxation. There is no other investment which a farmer can make that is so certain of handsome returns as the money invested in good roads. Marion County has placed herself in the van of prog ress, and her citizens have a right to hold their heads high with pride. M R. E. W. Matson has sold the Chattanooga Press to W. R. Crab- tree, who promises to spare neither effort nor money in widen ing the influence of that paper. Mr. Matson has been publishing a clean, respectable republican weekly, and we regret to lose him from the circle. Any man who can establish a desirable news paper property by the publication of a straight republican paper in these latitudes possesses the sort ot qualities required to over come difficulties, and after all these are men worth while. The men who influence the world today, generally speaking, are men who have found success by overcounting obstacles. We wish Mr. Matson success in whatever he undertakes, and at the same time bespeak the friendship of the new regime in the Press office. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ILLS OF THE COUNTRY. Severe Arraignment of the Party in Power, The Democratic Party, the Peoples' Party. To Mrt, Grundy: "J. D. K.," In the Nashville Daily fromf Submit the vote of Indiana, Illi- News, says! "Until the Democratic noli and Iowa to the tame analysis and party can put forth a stronger platform see what you find, than the Republican party did in 1896 j Again, the country was emerging from and 1900, they may look for the same one of those disastrous decennial indus- overwhelming defeat." Then he con- trial depressions which are, common to denses the platforms and principle as all the commercial nationa except New rp II E editor of the Lynchburg Falcon and the editor of the Lincoln County News are about to get into a "disputation" as to whether or not there is water enough in Elk River to float steam boats. Taking into account the reputation of Lincoln and Moore counties, and assuming that they are in harmony with the spirit of their environments, we doubt if either of thesa gentlemen could qualify as a water expert. - ... s QONFIDENCE games in the way of efforts to get free news paper abvertising are still abroad in the land. If Mrs. Grundy should go to one of the large cities she might get buncoed out of her best frock, but these city gentry cant come up here in her own mountain bailiwick and wheedle her out of so much as a button. Every inch of Mrs. Grundy's space is in good demand, at a fair price. 'P II ERE ought to be a bond of sympathy between King Cotton and the Emperor of Japan. The Heart are after them this week and there'i good prospect that each will have a run for his money. IPLING said: "Make ye no truce with Adamzad, the Bear that stands like a man." We are afraid it will be equally hazardous for small fry to make war with the same Sir Bruin. K OUBTLESS the surgeons considered the operation upon Ex Secretarv Whitney a brilliant success. Unfortunately, how ever, the distinguished patient joined the great majority. D I T 'S funny to see how much more some of our newspapers thought of Mr. Bryan while he was on the other side of the Atlantic than they do now. AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. The populists must have control of the cotton market, 'cause it's considerably inflated. Dunlap Tribune. follows : Democratic : 1st, Tariff for revenue only, and, Free silver at ratio of 16 to 1. 3rd, Anti-expansion. 4th, Retrenchment and reform. Republican: tst, Protection, and Gold Standard. 3rd, Expansion. 4th, Progress and prosperity at any cost. Vote in 1896, Bryan rl.roJ.oS. Mc Klnley 7,106,779, McKinley's plurality 603,854. Vote in 1900 Bryan 6,358,133. Mc Kinley 7,107,913. McKinley's plurality 849,790. "J. D. F." belligerently tnqutres,"Does any man dare to say that progress and prosperity has not reigned over this whole country since 1897? What excuse have the people to change their minds?" It is fair to question the democracy of r-ne who puts forth such urgument. The object of a revenue tariff Is primarily to raise revenue ; Its Incidental effect is to enable the few to plunder the many to a limited extent and to whet their appe tites for more. The object and effect of a protective tariff is to enable Rocefeller, Carnegie, Morgan, et al. to reduce the American people to a race of serfs. America survived nearly a century under himetaliam. During that time the people generally owned their own homes and tramps were practically unknown. Of course this was not due to the double standard, as many free silver men be lieve. But It would be well for gold standard advocates to bear this fact in mind that blmetalism was not responsi ble for the enrichment of the few and the impoverishment of the many, which Is becoming more marked every day. Our "expansion" since 1897 has obvi ously been "Imperialism." We strangled the first rising republic of the Orient and decimated Its population, I. e., murdered every tenth person in the Islands for daring to copy our democratic Ideals. This imperialistic policy has cost us thousands of lives and hundreds of mil lions of dollars, and what have we gained by it? The place of a "world-power" the chief bully among the plundering nations. And what of the prosperity since 1897? Has it not been prosperity for the trusts, with little corresponding prosperity for Zealand. Then the party had to bear the odium of President Cleveland's mis taken course In dealing with the preda tory moneychangers of Wall Street. In addition to this the Republican party en joyed the peculiar benefit accruing from the judicious use of a $10,000,000 "slush fund," against the Democratic party's paltry few hundred thousands not suf ficient for legitimate campaign expenses. Besides all this the bulk of the republi can voters of the East were In the em ploy of the trusts, and the idea was con. veyed to them that their bread and butter depended upon their vote. In 1900 McKlnley polled a slightly higher vote, and Bryan slightly lower vote, than in 1896. The country had emerged from the panic of 1893. Then the Republican party had the prestage which came from whipping Spain. Name an instance in history where the party that waged a successful war was defeated at the next contest at the polls. Taking all these things Into considera tion, Bryan and the Democracy made a conspicuously gallant fight. .' Has "progress and prosperity reigned over this whole country i!iice?.iy7?" The trusts have enjoyed unprecedented pros perity ; but how about the trusts' victims ? The cost of living Increased between 1897 and 1903 hi 40 per cent, whte the aver age rate of wage increased but 7 per cent In other words, wages were re duced during this six yeant '"reign of progress and prosperity," measured by the cost ol living (the only trtle measure) by 15 per cent. Labor had to! "spread Its 'lasses on thinner" or put thejchildren to work, (Child labor is Increasing at an alarming rate. ) . i In the past year, owlngjjjj the re currence of one of those pr r$titj$ panic the cost of living has declined slightly, but It Is still one-third- higher than in 1897. But meantime how has labor fared? A million men have been dis charged from employment. Another million have suffered a cut in wages ranging from 7 per cent, to 50 per cent, so that averages are today lower than In 1897. And the end Is not yet. In the past eight months the losses through business tailurcs for each month have ranged from 50 per cent, to loo per cent, greater than during the correspond the people? Can democracy stand forjing months of the year before. Stock such prosperity ? values have shrunk six times as much as during the last panic year, 1893. Bunk failures are becoming common as many Analyzing the vote of 1896: Did not Bryan receive a million more votes than any previous candidate for the Presl- as 11 In a single month. Do these symp dency? The population of the country . toms denote the "reign of progress and increased between 189a and 1896 by 5,500, ! prosperity over this whole country t" 000. The total vote (counted) Increased The Ills of the country are attributed by 1,500,000. Are there 3,500,000 voters ! to the party in power. This usually in a population of K.coo.ooo? In the affords sufficient "pirui dr the n-nnlr older states there is on the average one male of voting age to every five of the population. In 1896 Ohio's population was barely 4,000,000 yet the state cast (counted, rather) 1,050,000 votes. Where did the excessive 350,000 votes come to change their minds," even if the de parture from democratic and truly re publican ideals, which has been ihe feature of the present administration, were not a more Justifiable "excuse'" Juvenal, Farming is a business. Whin farmers fully appreciate the point there will be a vast improvement in farming and farm property. Sequachee Valley News. Trenton, Tenn., l-well pleased with her experience as a dry town. The jail is empty, fewer criminal cases in court, better business an4 peace and content' ment. White County Favorite. Discriminating readers will note that the republican organs are exceedingly sorry that the reorganized are not al lowed to take full control of the demo cratic party without a struggle. The Grundy county's choice for State Senator should be nominated at ihe Mc Minnville convention regardless of his position on the Senatorial race. Frank lin County Truth. How are Senior Bate and ex-Governor McVHHn on thecsnai? There, are onie other vjtal questions also about wh'cn the people would like lo heir. These things are more interesting tbP war reoords. Sparta Exp04"0'- We observed that our friend R. M. Payne, proprietor of the Monteagle Hotel Monteagle, Grundy county, is out as a candidate for the Senate from the coun ties of Grundy, Warren, Franklin and Marion. Mr. Payne is one of Tennes see's genuine hustlers, and is chuck full of enterprise and snap, and will actively promote the best interests of the Sena torial district. White County Favorite. Speak Kindly To The Boyil Yea, we say speak kindly to them and give them a word of encouragement aa they pass down the stream of time and enter manhood to fight the battles of life. It is easily given and seldom misplaced. Who knows but what beneath the ragged coat there lies a heart of gold and tinder the towsled head and dirty but merry face is a brain that is capable of ruling nation. And there are times in a boys life when there is nothing so strengthening and helpful as a kind word spoken from the heart Show them that you take some interest In their work, and wnen they are older and fighting the bsttles of life they will look back and feel grateful to yon for it and possibly they find occasion to help yon in return. There are a great many boys in our town who are just at the start ing out point some who, possibly, will have a hard fight to keep their heads above this surging struggling humanity, but who we believe will reach (he height of their ambition. 1 Should they fsi) in some things, do not be too quick to criticise or connemn them, help to litt them up and gather up the pieces and begin over again. It it our world, all ours sod remember it is our dity as well as it should b ouP pleasure to do this. Statemar -Democrat. In a row at Jasper lst Friday Herbert Quarlea waa stabbed and seriously injured by A. R. Hull. X From Odp 1 fetoji. Gca. John B. Cork's On Book. . AGENTS WANTED in every city and county. tOO.UOO copiei vill tx old. Agenu should apply quickly for territory. The Martin it Hoyt Co, Atlanta, Qa. Borrough8 Cove. Let Mrt. Qrundy tay . A big rain fell here Sunday and old Elk spread herself. Mr. J. Hi. Levsn i very feeble at tbl writing, Mr, Grady came over from Dunlap Saturday, Mr. Wm, Winfrey and wife of Ruther ford county, came up on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Martin Echols, returning home Tuesday. Mr. Bradshaw was iu mir Cove last week after taxes. A beautiful picnic, oratory and ex-Confederate outbursts of sentimentsl rhetoric are good things, and are enjoyed by all patriotic people, but they will not explain why Grundy county can't send a self-made man lo represent us in the Stte Senate, ' Thtoi;, Roddy Springs-, Let Mrt. Qrundy my: W had a considerable amount of snow and rain during the past week. Dr. Pearson passed through here last Thursday enrnute to Tracy City. Chas Gunn, of Tullahotna, was here Thursday. 0. P. Givens haa moved iuto his new house. The R. & II. Coal Co. is thiping oal from the Staub mine. Miss Delphi Johnson and Robert Maeks of this plane were married Sun day. Rev, Mike Irvin officiating. The rail road grading is rapidly ap proaching completion. The train has made one trip to this place last week. It was a show to Ihe people of this place as it had been so long since we had seen one. Sam; Meeks passed through here last week. W, C. Abernathy was out in hie Meli very wagon last week, but we hope he will have a better job after Anguat, Rose. Tar I to n. Lei Mrt. Qrundy tay: Mr, and Mrs. W, A. Passmore went to McMinnville Sunday. C. D. Hillis, of Clouse Hill, spent Sun day with his best girl at Tarlton. The Rev. 61. John preached here Satur day and Sunday. Sam Brown, son of Wm. Brown died Saturday of consumption and was buried Monday at Shilnh grave yard, Jxson Drown, la year old son of James Brown, of Beersheba died of mease Is Pun. day. Miss Lena Von Rohr waa the guest ol Mus Bessie Morton Sunday. Mrs. J. J. Morton planted Irish potatoes, onions, mustard, lettuce, raddishes and to matoes last week., V10LET. Monteagle. Tuesday evening with friends here, Mr, and Mrs. Metcalf, of Tracy City, are spending this week with their son, Albert. Miss Bessie Stanley left for Fairfield, III. Wednesday. Tom Starling is In Nashville tnking in "Ben Hur." (Left over from last week ) Missjunia Holcombe left Tuesday on a visit to her brother, Virgil, in Houston Tex. Miss ;Martha Lowrie is teaching in Miss Holcombe's place under Prof, Partln until she returns. Mr. and Mrs. John Mankin are rejoic ing over the arrival of a fine baby hoy. Miss Delia Tucker will leave Friday for Atlanta, Ga. where she will attend school, Miss Emma Wilkins left for her home in Duckbill, Miss. Thursday. Mr. Will Richmond, who has been very ill, is better but not able to be out. Mrs. E. E. Hobs is spending a few days In Nashville. Elmer Green, of Hillsboro, spent Tues day In town, Auntib;, Coal mo nt. Ld Mrt. Grundy tay: Mrs. John Patton was visiting at Tracy City last week. Jannie Harris is veiling her aunt Mrs. Roberts at Roddy Springs. J. D, Wiley spent Saturday night in Tracy. Mrs. Duncan anil Rosa Dykes were at Roddy Springs Saturday. Sam Meeks was here Saturday. Mrs. Itirdwell is On Ihe sick list. Jake Darr has returned from Altauiont, Mr, Graff has returned from Tracy. An enjoyable evening was rp(nt on the hand-cars near Dunnvant carnpn Sunday evening, quite a number frouthis plnce were there. The party from this place oonisted of Lon Campbell, John Dykes. Mtirph Griswold, Porter, linnkin, Sam T.usk, Henry Flury and Wild Hill. The party Irom Tracy cor.sit.ted of Francis Stepp, Erritt, Wade and Howry Slepp and Miss HaBsie Giblx, All repored a fine time. Powell England is viiiting here this week, Frank Johnson whs seriously hurt in the mines Tuesday. Mra. DanieDytr went to Roddy Springs Tuesday, Wild Bill. Valley l&ine.. f Lei Mrt. Grundy Say: Trustee A, A, llradnliaw and son Foi-ter, f Monteagle, passed through here last week on their wsy to I'elhatu, Mr. and Mra. Francik Goodman of Clouse Hill have been veiling Mr. and Mrs. W, B. Henley. Alfred and Mark Mornn of tliU plitce bad a narrow escape of I Heir lives latt week; they were on the running gar of a wagon when the horses began to run down a hill, the least one the driver, w is put to bed unconscious. Mes-rs. Kdd C'onry and Allot! Resgor, of Tracy, were here last week hunting. They killed thirty partridges, eighteen rabbits, four ducks, one opossum, and several field larks, doves, anil blackbirds. Eash night the young niiiurods would dream of hunting grounds where they would bag the ducks and rsbbiK Each diy they would coin their dreami into facta. Mr, and Mrs. A. M. Dlair were visiting in Tracy the first of the week. S. A. Parks and J. R. Oneal are tearing down the school houe preparatory to re placing it. We have had a nice rain and have bi-in previously blessed with pleasant snow fulls and I think it is time the people were returning the favor by building a new church house as it is badly needed. 0. C. Partin, of Monteagle, was here electioneering for R. M, Payne. Miss Lena Pearson has been very low with pneumonia. X. J. Riedcr, of Tracy, was here a few days ago. Mrs. W. L. Parka has been very sick from heart failure. W. Gilliam returned from Nashville a few day ago. James Phillip has been suflering with heart failure. We extend our sympathy to George Keel this being the second time he baa bought his license and then the old folks broke it up. Say George, we believe you intend lo tnarry sure enough. Misses Josie and Liziie Henley have re turned from Tracy, Cephcs. Let Mrt. Grundy tay: Messrs. George Seeley and Ernest Wepf, of Tracy City, were here Sunday. Misses llessie and Lizzie Dickard, of Dechard, are visiting relatives here tbty week.,. Miss Lob) rni of Tracy City, spent Non-Resident Notice. In the Chancery Court at Altamont, Tenn. Joseph Sigler, vs. Chas. Cannon, et als. In this cause it appearing from Ihe bill which is sworn to, that Abner Cannon and Nancy Carrel, two of the defendants are non-residents of the state, they are, there fore, hereby required lo appear on or before the first Monday of March next, before the Clerk and Master of said court, at his office fi. r.:. n 1 , . 1 . in irocy viiy, ien,, sou maice ueience lo the bill filed against them in said court hv Joseph Sigler or otherwise the bill wll be taken for confessed. It is further ordered that this notice be puhli.lisit for four con secutive weeks in Mrs. Grundy. T bis Jan. 2T, 1904. John Scruggs, C. & M. E. W. Cheek, Dep . C.A M. 1-28 to 2-18 Tillman's Store News. Follow the crowd and thoy will lead you to our store wheroyou will GnJ what you want. Juat received a shipment ofl2 gage loaded shells which we are selling at 45 cents per box. Get a pair of those rubber heels and save your nerves. The best things you ever had. Only 40 cents a pair for the best. We are now recoiving our new garden and field seed.-), and are ready to supply you for your early planting. Are you getting your Bhare of our Jcash coupons which entitle you to your choice of dishes free? One givon with every cash purchase Fresh fish on Saturdays. TIDMAN, of Course. V, A. RAHT, President. W. M. ROSS, Vice President. ALAN PARKER, Csihier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Tullahotna, Tenn. Paid-in Capital, 9SO.OOO. Surplus and Profltw, JO,000. Designated Depository of State Funds. United States Depository. This bank transacts a regular banking business, Deposits solicited. Col lections made on all points at reasonable rates, ft BOARD OP DIRECTORS: J. D. Raht, VV. M. Ross, Alan Parker, F. A. Raht, W. M. Fariss. Just Receivei at The New Tort Stores. One lot of Spring Suitings, 10 to 21 cts. yard. One lot of Spring Ginghams 8, 10 and 12 tts. yard. Also a few "VVaitit inc; .Clybh for earlyjSprng. i Largo assortment of Embroid eries, prices 4 to 48 cts. yard. Two hundred pieces of Cali co: Light, Indigo Blue, Black and White, Silver Grey, Tur key Reds and Fancies. Most of these goods were bought before the recent ad vance in price of raw cotton, and will ho sold at the old price. Remember they are worth a great deal more. Men's heavy all wool Sweaters for 73 cts. This is a bar gain. Men's good Work Shirts 24 cts. THE NEW YORK STORES. Don't Hiss This Chance! If you want a bargain now is the time to get it, as most' everything is advancing! Come quick, before tiieso goods' are all gone. Following are a few prices: Three cans of Sugar Corn (or 35 cents. Three pounds Tomatoes Jo cents. per case of two dozen f 3.35 Three pounds Apples 10 cents. Th ree pounds Table lVaches 15c per case of two dozen $3.40 Old Fashioned Lye Hominy, five cans for 45 cents. Hest Navy Beans 5 cents pound, llest Pens 4 cents pound, Evaporated Peaches 9 cents pound, licst Sim Dried Apples 6 cents per pound. f Also have a full line of Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats, Caps, 1 Glove and Kubbers. Big lot of Men's and Boy's Ready Mado 1 Clothing coming. If you will come and see these suits when 1 they get here you will wonder how I can sell such goods so cheap ; but that is the way they will go. But guess I had better tell you where this all can be found. It's at J. C. HENLEY'S, East Tracy City. X Just through the railroad cut. m For anything in jj FRESH MEATS, I such as Pork in chunk, Whole Ham, Shoul ders, Pork and Beef Steak, Chuck ffr.fia.1r fffliisncrA TP.i.n. crn rn THE CITY MEAT MARKET, 1 Opposite the Postoffice. WILL TIIOltOGOOO, Jroxrietor. Prompt Delivery. VAl Telephone 33. jj LEWIS r. WEBB, The Old lleliable Marble Man. Manufacturer of very fine Marble Work, Trices in reach of all. Agent for the Stewart Iron Fence, the strongest fence made. Long Dijtance Telephone 141. WINCHESTER, TENN.