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i i I 5 J 1 I MRS. CkvNpY-A cMmetet la Norton Cofaany. 'Spi the Hnuah, Ihtwlfaot a iKky larmer, envied tiy Datoa AUAVit, a ntiahber who con fuotly ciclaimi, "VVhii Mr. Gram 4j aa," timet, tocict? ;n gtneral to. rirdaj M icliKi tl aoiiU.-Suiiiut) 4 'XVCY Advnrt.laflmntj n ,ust ve merit or they will not be .ept ed. Mrs. Grundy has a . ,rBe and increasing circulation, j . f tistic designs in typography special feature in our ads. v. Vol. xvin. vr TRACY CITY, TENN., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1904. No. 44J J ; : ; WJE, j EDITOR'S TABLE. X, I g A vigorous effort is being made up in New Jersey to get some legislation against the evil of child-labor, and it seems likely that those interested are on the right track to get a bill which will give practical results enacted into a law. There are many statutes in force in the various States forbidding the employment of children in factories and mines, but most of tliem have been in a large de gree dead letters. The trouble has been the collusion between the employer and trifling parents. The employer says: "Well, the child's parent claims it is not under age and signs a certificate to that effect, so what am I to do." He often says this with a pitiful mouth when he knows in his heart that the statement of the parent is untrue. The proposed New Jersey law provides for statements under oath, and provides for the prosecution of both the parent and the employer if a false statement is made. This is going at the business in the right way, and the sooner we get some such legislation in the South the better for us. Hundreds and hundreds of cotton factories have sprung up in the South within the last few years, and thousands of children of unlawful age, at least of im proper age, are toiling long hours at noisy looms to make dividends for the owners, while trifling and unnatural parents are idling away their time. This is a burning question, one which effects the future safety of our social fabric, and one which it is the duty of all good newspapers to continually agitate. No community or State whose prosperity is builded upon the nerves and sinews of immature children can prosper permanently. R USSIA and Japan are at it good aud strong. We did not want to see war between them, because our sympathies are so entirely with Japan and we feel that she is necessarily at a disad vantage in a war of any length with Russia. We are proud of the position which our own country has taken looking to limiting the scope of hostilities. The more limited the area over which they fight, the shorter the war, and the shorter the war, the better for Japan. It is freely predicted that other nations will be drawn in to the trouble, and we should not be surprised at such a result. Of this we feel confident: If it requires the aid of other nations to effectually check the territorial advance of Russia, such other aid will be forthcoming. The decent nations of the earth are tired of Russia's methods, and they've made up their minds that a check must be applied. II E Senatorial Convention at Altamont Saturday next promises to be a warm one. Old Grundy will, be much in the eyes of the State from now until Saturday night. The fight has narrowed down to Messrs. Woodlee and Fults. They are both strong men . ami, popular, o, the. sticks,.- the.,Jughwaya . and hedges may be ex pected to contribute to the convention hosts. VV E are glad to note that our young friend, Doak Aydelott, has revived the publication of the Tullahoma Guardian. The old Guardian, under Mr. Tennison J. Wilson, was widely and favor ably known in the State. Doak Aydelott is a bright young fellow and has many friends. The Guardian under its new master ought to be a success and we hope it will be. Q N E tiling about this Russo-Japanese war : many a long neglect ed k and 7, in the newspaper offices of this country will now get its inning. Q N to Altamont. Senatorial honors are lurking (here, ready to be clapped upon your friend. E welcome the new Franklin County Record and wish it much success. LTAMONT will be it next Saturday, for sure. AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. The Japanese are said to have no swear ! words in their language, but the lively Japs can look daggers and grit their teelh quite expressively. Nashville Banner. Primaries, Several counties have already held primaries, instructing their representa tives for United States Senator and there is a growing sentiment all over the State for this method of settling the question. By adopting such a course, the people's wishes are carried out and the Legisla ture is not bothered with a question that has directly nothing to do with interests of their constituency. Manchester Times. Different. "I've got no use for a man that isn't 'brave enough to stand right up in front of me and tell me to- my face what he thinks of me." "That's right. But what's that you got In your hand?" "O, that's a comic valentine. It' a take-off on a stingy old miser that actu ally starves himself. I'm Koing to send it to Richley, the old skinflint. I've heen waiting for this chance for a long time W. M. Manpin in The Commoner. Bravo Boysl The Nashville American imagines that Benton McMillin feels gratified over the "action of Franklin county, adds: "That county is one of the most 'Con f,UrUip" ,.l all the counties. It seceded fr.im i he Union before Tennessee did. It furnished iia nil quota of soldiers to the (JoiifedVrite army and supplied it with two colonels. Tbe olil.Confederate sentiment in tbe Oounly is very strong.' Our understanding .of the situation in Franklin county is that the old Confeder ates are for Senator Bale, but they could not control their boys. The youngster. insisted on smashing the war seotiment, and they tin ashed it-Cluttanoojra News. Easy to Believe. Mr. Austin, of England, makes a bet ter lecturer than poet. Chattanooga Evening News. There, Now! McMillin's frier.ds claim 'first blood" In Franklin county. If the Falcon is correctly informed and the facts are as the published accounts seem to indicate, the blood is from a stab in the back of the ex Governor's opponent. Lynch burg Filcon. More Slopping Over. The reported movement started in At lanta to raise a subscription of $3,000,000 with which to purchase a warship for Japan is far more sentimental than prac tical. Unless the war is prolonged be yond all reasonable expectations it will be ended long before a warship could be built. If the money should be raised it could be made more helpful in the pres ent crisis by turning it into the Japanese Treasury to be used in the purchase of supplies, and still.it would be but a drop in the great financial waste basket of war. Nashville Banner, Let's Pay Debts. Mrs. Grundy didn'i agree with the Fat con's suggestion that the State taxes should be cut down and the accumulation of sur pluses in the treasury stopped. She thinks surplus is 1 good thing and that the laxrs are not burdensome. This may be true, but a State has no just right to take more taxes from its people than are absolutely necessary to run the State government upon an economics! bases. If the State desire a large school fund, let it levy a tax for that purpose, but it should not di vide money collected for general purposes for any specific purpose, especially when it owes debta Icng since due. Lynchbnrg Falcon. COUNTY POLITICS. Next Saturday the Democrat! will meet in mas convention at Altamont to select delegates for various district con ren Hops and to nominate a candidate to represent this district in the State Senate. It lis been officially announced that Sequatche County, which according to the roation agreement ia to furnish the Floater this time, will hv no candidate and Grundy County being ntxt in line, the convention at Altamont next Saturday will be likely to nominate some good man for the place. W are reliably informed that Attorney Thomas J. King will offer himself at a candidate for Floater. Mr. King i a hustling roung lawyer with plenty of en ergy and will make a faithful and con scientious representative. He ha very decided views as to ceitain important measures that the next legislature should pass on. Death of Senator Marcus A. Hanru. After an illness of two mouths, which had not been regarded as dangerous until abant ten days ago, when typhoid fever de- evloped, Senator Marcus A. lianas, of Ohio, sank peacefully to rest at 8:40 o'clock last Tuesday evening, at his apartment at the Arlington Hotel iu Washington. After rallying (lightly several time) during the day, the sinking spell that pro ceeded tbe end began about 6:30, the physicians in attendance notifying the family that the heroic struggle with death was abeut over. Mrs. llanos did not witness the clos ing of her beloved husbands syes, having late in the afternoon been given a narcotic br the phyaicisns, and placed to bed for a brief respite for her almost continuous watch for days in the death chamber. He will be buried at his home at Clevland Ohio. Paid $1,000,000 in Baltimore. Tbe following letter from the Continental Fire Insurance Company is self explani- lory : New York, N. Y., Feb. 9, 1904. To W. N. ISyers, Agent. Tracy City, Tenn. Dear Sir: Our losses resulting from the Baltimore tire are likely to be One Million Dollars. We have a force of four Adjuster In that city and Vice President I.anning is in charge. Every obligation will, of course, be promptly met. . - - . ,...', Our Net Surplus after the payment of these losses will exceed Six Million Dollars. It seems to us that you will ii well to bring to the attention of property-owners the financial strength of the Continental and make them understand the value of good insurance. Yours very truly, Henry Evuns, President. It becomes more evident ever; day that the Democratic party is not going to adopt Republican principles, policies and methods just to please the gang of sulkers and bolters who encompassed its defeat in the two last Presidental cam paigns. If errors were made in those campaigns, they will be corrected-by the men who supported the nominee, and not by the sulkers and traitors who de feated him. The party will suffer no more dictation from its secret enemies than it would from its open foe, the Re publicans. Lynchburg Falcon. . 1 - 1 THE BEST ROUTE Hetwecii i Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago. Cincinnati andLouisvlle IS OVER Nashville, Ghaltanboga & St, Louis Railway. The "Scenic Line" via Lookout Mountain Through Sleeping Cars. H. F. Smith, Traffic Manager, W. L. Danley, Gen. Pass, Agt. Nashville, Tenn. ZJIIilliMh! Slllll.mtS 3 3 60 YEARS' EXPERIENCE "J Tmnr Marks Tradc Marks Designs Copyrights 4c. Anyone sanding a sketeh and description mar nlRklv aaoertaln our opinion f. wballiar an tion! trlctlroonfldentlal. HANDBOOK on Patents ent free. O fleit aaencr lor ecunnapaiema. metal notlct, without ohnrie, in ine invAiitlon U probably patentable. Com muni cil Patent taken through Munn 4 to. recelre (tied notict, wunoub ennryg, iu wo Scientific American. A tinivHomaly nhntrttM weir. IinrMst dr. Term. 93 a . I an aiAtlllllA lOurDll. .a.-. fnnt.mnnt.hLtl. Sold DT all D I eri. MUNN &Co1!6,B-New York THE SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS. To the Editor of Mrs. Uronrly. The mortuary statistic of the city of Berlin show that among the wealthy aria tocracy the death rate of children under five year is 57 per thousand, while among the poor It i 357 per thousand. Thin would Imply that among the poor three children out of every ten die for no other reason than that they are poor. What a commentary upon our vaunted material progress. Our boasted twentieth century civilization out Herods Herod, for it kills 30 per cent, of all poor chil dren under five years of fcge, while that cruel king murdered only' 50 per cent, of those under two. ; In New York City 15,000 Infants die annually for want of fresh )iir. Yet there are In the United State 1,71x1,000,000 acres of unused land, or more than enough to give an acre of breathing space to every human being on the face of the earth. " Labor today la 15 times as productive as In our great-grandfathers' day, yet never a child In that day died for hick of fresh air. v. Here Is a problem t Whj is it that labor producing 15' times as much, with the same effort, as a centurf ago, there is ever deepening poverty? f Evidently it is not on account of man' lack of industry or productivity, Manifestly, the Ikw of distribution must be at fault. Manhattan Island was bought from the Indians for $24 worth of , beads, knives, tomahawks, etc. Today i the site of that Island, exclusive of improvements, is assessed for taxation at three billion dol lars. And who will say that the assess ment represents the true? mnrket viitue p All the agricultural lauj (exclusive of improvements) owned by jail the farmers, in the United States woul't not sell for as much as the assessed value of Manhattan borough, in Greater NewiYork. The 3,000,000 resident of Manhattan borounh oar to the lo.oorr dwners of thnt borough the prodigious sjnYof $200,000 000 annually as ground rtent for the bare right of living or doing '.insiness on that little patch of earth. iWbuK of It goes to the descendants of tlinte'wooden-shod Dutchmen who cultlvateofthe land in the early days. Five per cen'l of it Is appro priated by the Astor family alone. Do these 19,000 ownery'of jkfunhattan borough produce this $,'J.W)e,i)op annu al ground rent? , If U u'icm were tn Insane asylums, pemtentiaaies, or in their graves, wouldn't the she of the Island be quite as valuable? If these owners do no more toward producing these values thun do the millions of their fellow-citizens, why should they be permitted to appro priate them ? Barely one-half of Manhattan borough is built upon. Within a radius of 20 mile? of the city are hundreds of thou sands of acres of unused lands sulHcient to afford ample dwelling room and breathing space for all of New York's congested millions. If the $100,000,000 ground rent now confiscated annually by New York's 19, 000 owners, without any equivalent what ever except the bare permission to live on the earth which they did not make, were appropriated by society, in place of taxes, and if this plan were extended to the remainder of the State and nation as well, no land inside or outside of New York City would be held out of use for which there was demand. This vast sum would meet all the requirements of public revenue and enable the city to take over all public utilities, supplying water, light and urban transportation at cost. Un used land in and around the city could be had simply by paying the taxes (annual ground rent) on it. With cheap traction service and acces sible land, thousands would build their own homes in the suburbs.. Rents would drop and people would no longer be obliged to live in human rookeries, whole families In a single, badly-ventilated room where the sunshine cannot enter. Then no infant would die In New York for want of fresh air. Private appropriation of ground rent is responsible for the terrfble Infant mor tality among the poor. According to the latest assessment returns, $600,000,000 worth of buildings and other permanent improvements now stand on the site of Manhattan Island as a concrete, tangible monument to the unflagging energy of eight generations of New Yorkers. Think of it. The labor of eight genera tions of the people of a great city nets $500,000,000 worth of improvements, while the tribute-taking power of one per cent, of this population yields the same amount in three years. This $200,000,000 annually should be distributed equally among all in public benefits. Then the remainder of what labor produced would be distributed, through natural channels, to each In pro portion to the service he rendered in the satisfaction of human wants. If Henry George's single tax program were ap plied throughout the country labor would receive 100 per cent, of its product. It would receive 15 times as much as it did a century ago. The beneficiaries of privilege, to quiet the still, small voice of conscience, dole out an Infinitesimal mite of their un earned tribute toward a fresh-air fund, to take a handful of the children, who survive the murderous effect of the plun dering system by which they profit, to the country for a day' fresh air. When tl-.ey enable a few of their fellow-heirs to nature's bounties m us to secure a few breaths of fresh air, they take great 44J Cj credit to themsejves and herald the act as commendable philanthropy. Thev may in this deceive some of their neigh bors and victims; they may even succeed in deceiving themselves, but if there reigns a just God, who enjoins: "Harm not one of these for of such is the King dom ot Heaven," they assuredly do not deceive Him. "Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, for ye devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long pravers; therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation." "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beauti ful outward, but are within full of dead mkn's bones, and of nil uncleanness." "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell ' Our Mother Karth provides bountiful ly for all her children. A few have ap propriated her bounties to themselves ami levy toll upon their fellow-heirs all above a living for the privilege of us ing them. None should die of hunger, or for want of fresh air. There is a remedy. Henry George has discovered it. Let us apply It. Join the New Cru sade for the Rights of Man ! The Land for The People! Industrial Kmaneipa tion ! The Abolition of Poverty! Free literature explaining the great isMie with a fiscal name can be had by addressing the "Single Tax Information Bureau," 1467 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. JrvKNAl.. To Much Luxury. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happi ness are inalienable rights of man. By till- pursuit of happiness is generally understood the endeavor t ) be as com fortable and free from care .is we can be. Men slave aud save that they may some day be enabled to live in luxurv. As a rule tne attainment of luxury, if at all, comes after the period when we are capable of enjoying it. But is luxury a good thing? Didn't the poverty and rigor of olden days produce it more virile set of people? Are the- steam heal, lux urious baths, thousand and one house hold conveniences not producers of effeminacy? Are young people reared in such ' surroundings as capable and energetic as those formerly? Luxury may be and very often is very much over done. Sleep In an unhealed room. Wash in cold water. Chop your own kindling occasionally. Walk to your office. Don't get soft, and thus lay the seeds of dis ease. Knoxville Sentinel. The Panama Canal treaty should be ratified. There is nothing to be gained by fighting It. That kind of fighting is reminiscent of Don Quixote and the windmills. And anyhow it is the best thing that ever happened for the South. As to the methods pursued bv Roose velt that is another story. If he can stand for it the rest of us can. Senator Carmnck should go away back and be seated. The reverballons of his thunder ous tones of denunciation fall upon un willing ears in the South. There is no answering outburst af applause to lure him on. He is wrong with the people. He should get right with himself .-Franklin County Truth. Tidman's Store News. " '. . . .j.-,. 1 j Follow the crowd and they will lead you to our store wliero you will find what you want. Just received a shipment of 12 gage loaded shells which wo arc selling at 4' cents per box. (Jet a pair of those rubber hoels and savo your nerves. The best things you ever had. Only 40 cents a pair for the best. We are now receiving our new garden and Geld seeds, and are ready to supply you for your early planting. Are you getting your slmro of our ;cash coupons which entitle you to your choico of dishes free? One given with every cash purchase. Fresh fish on Saturdays. TIDMAN, of Course. F. A. KAIIT, Prcuitem. W. M. KOSS, Viec Premlcnl, ALAN PARKKR, Cunliier, FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Tullahoma, Tenn. Pald-ln Capital, $80,000, Surplus and Profit, $30,000. 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, BOARD OF DIRECTORS: . 1). Raht, W. M. Ross, Alan Parker, I' A. Raht, W. M. Kariss. 1 LEWIS E. WEBB, The Old ltd table Marble Man, Manufacturer of very fine Marble Work. Prices in reach of all. A sent for the Stewart Iron Kenee, the strongest fence made. Long Distance Telephone 141.., ., WINCHESTER, TENN. For anything in FRESH MEATS, such as Pork in chunk, Whole Ham, Shoul- (i ders. Pork and Beef Stoak. Hhiirk M 0-L--1- O. . W m oiuau, oausage, &ic, go to h Ithecity market,! till 111 M Opposite the I'ostolliee. WII.Ij ,IOMNI, Proprietor. f. Prompt Delivery. Telephone 33. Prices to Suit the Times. Men's Furnishing Store, Men's all wool ewetiters, special price 73 cents. Men's good, strong work sli i rts, only 24 cents. Men's heavy jersey overshirts, M cents. Men's nice dress shirts nil, new and fresh goods, I choice for 25 cents. One lot men's $1. 00 dress shirts, going at 60 cents each, Boy's heavy sweaters worth 40 cents going now at 25 cents. Clothing Store Items. Men's coats 1.38, 1.40 and 1 73. Men's pants 48 and 9S cents. Good carderoy pants in black and drab for fl.73. Something new in boy's knee pants. The well known McMinnville cussinet jeans. No need of telling you how they wear. , II you want a pant to wear out your boy or bold him down this is what you are looking lor. Trice 0'8 and 08 cents. Other grades of gotds from 24 to 08 cents. Shoe Store Points. Children's rubbers, sizes 9-13J, 8 cents pair. Women's rubbers 33 cents and up. Men's rubbers 48 cents up. Children's heavy polka shoes 2") to 74 cents. Dress shoes 79 and 98 cents. Boys' brogans 99 cents to 81 23. Boys' dress shoes 98 cents. Men's brogan shoes 93 cents. Men's all solid dres shoes 1.33. livery pair warranted solid leather. Women's nice dress shoes 98 cents. Women's nice dress shoes solid and guaranteed to give satisfaction, price 81.38. Women's heavy shoes 98 cents. Dry Goods Store, One lot of Spring Suitings, 10 to 24 cts. yard. One lot of Siirino; Ginghams 8, 10 and 12 cts. yard. Also a few "Waisting Cloths for early Spring. Large assortment of Embroideries, prices 4 to 48 cts. yard. Two hun tired pieces of Calico: Light, Indigo Blue, Black and White, Silver Grey, Turkey Reds and Fancies. Most of these goods were bought before the recent advance in nrice of raw cotton, and will be sold at the old price. Remember they are H worth a great deal more. Hat Store News. Men's hats in both up-to-date and staple styles. Tho largest assortment we have ever shown. Trices from 38 cents up. Boys' hats from 22 cents up. If you are "hatless" we can hat you cheap. Late Arrivals in Ladies' Ready to Wear Store. I Ladies' colored waists 34, 47, 58, 73, 1.48 and 1.93. j White waists 48. 08, l.UH, 1.24, 1.48 and 1.98 each. Black waists 48 and 73 cents. Shirt waist suits, white and colored 2.b'8 to 3.73 each. New lot of ladies' dress skirts 1.24 to 5.98 each. Just received a large assortment of the best and newest Stvles of "Puritan" corsnts. Prices 48 ponta to 81.44 each. U 1 Ot- A iimuware jiuic j iiiuuuuiciiicui. We have recently added a hardware store, and will endeavor to save vou money on evcrv item in this line that you need. Crockery and Tinware Store. First shipments for this now store have just been recoived. Look over the arrivals when you visit our stores. i The New York Stores.