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title' 'ttW1TWTVa 1,WrM fa W Orion CoBdy, "Spd tt FtouEh," lht wile of a lucky farmer, envied by Alifi!d, a neighbor, who eon tuatly ticlaimt, "Vbl will tin. Out dj M," htnee, Mcielt ' Il aV girded w aceatot at atfrtli. SM8f4 Jim v. ' - AdrArttamAnT-a ,.. i . merit or tlity will not be accept- I cel. Mrs. Grundy has a larr;e ! '.mil inm-using circulHtion. Ar tistic designs in typography a -i'v.m, niuuic in uur aus. Vol. XVffi. J""" TRACY CITY, TENN., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1904. No. 45. 1 EDITORS TABLE, A: j J II E man who devotes his talents to crying calamity and array ing class against class is a positive curse to humanity and a menace to his community. -No man has ever yet helped an indi vidual or a State by such a course, but such men have brought un told misery by such preaching and writing. Unfortunately, and to the regret and shame of the editors, Mrs. Grundy's columns have more than once contained articles by correspondents recent!) have ing this socialistic or iconoclastic tendency. We hold that any self-respecting man with his wits about him can find better employ ment for his brain than to devote it to assertions that people who own property by inheritance, so situated as to become valuable in the world's open markets, are robbers because they receive the rentals which come to them in open competition. It is our obser vation that the man who devotes himself to the promulgation of that sort of rot is not generally a man who does much toward allevi ating suffering or practically elevating the human race. Constant, persistent and well directed effort and growth are the only things which permanently elevate and better the condition of the human race. Plunder of the savings and foresight of another has never yet done it and never will, and the man who teaches ignorant people to look for relief through such channels is a public enemy. Chosen today at McMinnvillo as the Democratic nominee for State Senator from the Eleventh District, composed of the Coun ties of Franklin, Warren, Marion and Grundy. I N the demise of Senator Marcus A. Ilanna the nation loses one of its broadest, brainiest men. . Only a few weeks ago Mrs. Grusdy published an article in this column on the reversion of sentiment toward Senator Ilanna and ex-President Cleveland. The profound sorrow evinced by the people, irrespective of political affiliation, over the death of Senator Ilanna, proves the correctness of Mrs. Grckdy's view as to the esteem in which that able gentle man was held. Senator Ilanna was a successful business man and a large employer of labor, and yet he was a friend and champion of the laboring man. lie. did not permit any small, perverted notions of personal interests to blind him to the fact that there are gener ally two sides to a proposition, and that the greatest measure of success will come to the man who is broad and generous enough to be just. The directness, fair dealing and fidelity to promises for which he has made a reputation in Washington politics will have a wholesome effect which will live after him, as will the influence of his faculty for making strong unselfish friendships. The country needs more such men, and naturally is loath to part with such an one. " . ' w 1 E congratulate our good friend, the Hon. Levi Woodlee, upon his success in securing the democratic nomination for the State Senate. In the same connection we congratulate the demo crats of Grundy County upon the fact that they considered nothing but good material in their convention. The only other candidate before the convention was Mr. Jeff. D. Fults, a vigorous, loyal democrat, a well educated and promising lawyer, and a gentleman. Mr. Fults was defeated by a narrow margin, and he retires from the brief but heated contest without stain or scar, and with his already wide circle of friends enlarged. We hope Mr. Woodlee will be successful as a Senator in a degree commensurate with the confidence which has been reposed in him by his county people. o N Monday, February loth, Mr. Shaforth, representative-elect from the first congressional district of Colorado, voluntarily relinguished his seat in the House because it had been discovered that there was fraud in the election. Mr. Shaforth has set a prece dent worthy to be emulated. Truth is, no man is big enough to occupy a place in our national legislature who is not big enough to get down and out when it is apparent that fraud has been perpe trated in his election. Unfortunately, however, any such dispo sition on the part of those elected to oilice in recent years has not been conspicuous. 'PHE conditiou of our roads within the last week ought to be enough to win converts for the Brownlow good road bill, or any other scheme, which ffives Dromise of improvement. We flatter ourselves that we are civilized, but we couldn't prove it by the kind of roads we put up with. I T is evident that Japan realizes the importance of quick action in her war with Russia. We would smile a smile which would be a 'serious reflection upon our neutrality if the Japs should bob up in charge of Port Arthur some fine morning. B v all means let us have a State Fair. There Is no one thin which would so stimulate the farmers of the State to strive for the best products, and the more people who strive for the best in anything undertaken, the better for the commonwealth. TMIAT ground-hog surely must have seen two shadows. There are a whole lot ot people besides poets who are anxiously watching for some sign" of spring. AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. Rayner's Victory. The victory of Isidore Rayner in the Maryland Legislature is gratifying to those who like to see such contests settled by merit and the will of the people rather than by political wire-pulling and per sonal ambition., Mr." Rayner made a national reputation asounsel for Admi ral Schley before the naval court of In. qulry, and also put himself in close rap port with popular sentiment He has served his own state ably as attorney gen eral, and Is In every respect a most excels lent man to represent Maryland In the Senate,' -U, ' . ,..' The prospects of democracy in Mary land are materially brightened by the nomination of Rayner, and the.state can not be classed as doubtful for this year, "It's "Maryland, my Maryland she'll come she'll come," for the democracy of 1904. Nashville Daily News. Hon. Levi V. Woodlee, of Grundy. Mm- ' v if , III J III -W'it III r yf I NS "I mittee on resolutions and delegation be added to the lists of dolomites to the famous conventions. " DEMOCRATIC, Cot KTY EXECUTIVE ; COMMITTEE. The following Kst was then select ed aa members of this cotnmTttee for the ensuing two years: 1st dist. VY. W, -Christian, John Sain. 2nd dist. Peter Schild, It, Nusa baum. 3rd dist. A. Northern, J. dm Tip ton, Jr. - 4th dist. J. B. Nunlcy, Jus. C-ith-carl, W, S. C.iin. 5th dist. A. J. Tate. M. (he.tuil. Gtb dist. L. P. W oodl. r, J. Abernathy. ' A. P, Roberts J. W. S. Burnet'. J His Farewell. An Oklahoma editor wrote the following valedictory in giving up the effort to uuliglitiii the wild west, With tli i issue, the Hers aWl-BnitHT folds its lily white hands upou its bosom and turns its pink little toes to the daisies, and Milhuin, I. T,, ,U 8. is without a paper, having witnessed ill death of two. It his cost the present fir 111 $350 to advertise the town, the beautiful blue and fertile soils,, and we now ihro up the sponge and va cate to make room for another sticker. T, tn, au revoir, good by. ; We are going to do some thing, for you that the devil will never do that is leave you." Ex. v The County Convention, Agreeable to a call of Chairman W. P. Roberts of the Democratic County Executive Committ r, a mass convention was held in Alta mont on last Saturday, Feb. 20 J. B. Sewell was elected Chairman of the convention, J. C. Roberts noted as Secretary. The following reso lutions were adopted: Bo it resolved by the Democracy of Grundy . County, in convention assembled that we endorse the ad ministration of the Democratic party in Tennessee. That we reoognize in the Hon. L. V. Woodlee a fit and proper person for the position of State Senator from this the Eleventh Senatorial District a,nd we hereby instruct our delegates to the Senatorial district convention which convenes at Mo- Minnville ou ihu 25th day of this montLto cast their votes for him for Senator so long as his namo-is before the convention. Be it further resolved that we. recognize in the Hon. Benton Mc- Millin an able representative and statesman and a proper person to aid in guarding the interests of the American people in the Senate of the United States and we hereby in struct our representative in the State Senate to cast his vote for Mo- Millin for United States Senator as long as his name is belore the legis lature. Be it further resolved that under rotation agreement heretofore recog-1 nized in this Floteml district it is Sequatchee coun'y's time to name the Floter from this district and we hereby iusruet our delegates o the Floterial convention to cast their votes lor the choice ot Sequatchie county, in event that county nomi nates a candidate. Be it further resolved that all the delegates to the various conventions from this county shall vote as a unit on all questions that may come before the various conventions and that the delegates present at Buch conventions cast the voto of the county and that no proxies be al lowed. Resolved that, the delegates to the gubernatorial convention be and are hereby instructed to cast the vote of this county tor the Hon. Tbos. A. Embry, of Franklin county and J. L. Foust, of Hamilton county for district delegates to the National Democratic convention; for the Hon. Jas. Frazier for Governor of Tennes see, tor John W. Morton as Secre tary' of State; Reau E. Folk, Stat Treasurer and Frank Dibrell as Comptroller. The following delegates were then selected to attend the various con ventions: STATE SENATORIAL AND FLOTERIAL CONVENTION. W, W. Christian, Richard Nuss- baum, A. Northcut, Jas. Cathcart, A. J, Tate,' Geo. Walter, Irancis Reider, Harrison Hamby, Jas. fur tin, Tlamas Northcut, J.N. Hughes, N. B. Brown, W. H. Reider,- John Bennett,"W. E. James, John Mc Govern and E. W. Cheek. GUBERNATORIAL AND ALL OTHER , CONVENTIONS. C. H. Garner, .W. P. Roberts, T. B. Roddy, J. C. Roberts, John Sain, J, 11. Northcut, Peter Schild, Chas. Minikin. It was ordered that tbo Chairman of this convention and the com- 7th dist. Henley. 8th dist. Ilamby. 9th (list. Ben Payne, W. R. Ooley. 10th dist. Thomas Loekhart, T W. Pirtle, L. V. Woodlee 11th dist. J. B.i Sewell, S. A. Henley, I. C. Roberts. T. .'. Kin,;, W. P. Roberts, F. 0. Brixey. 12th dist. W. II. Reider, W. D. Bennett. . J 13th dist W. C. Abernathy, W. J. Greenlee, John Meuovern and J. M. Lusk. . A W. P. Roberts was sgain chosen Chairman ol the County Executive Committee. Convention Aftermath. Prices to Suit the Times. Men's Furnishing Store. Men's all wool sweaters, special prico 73 cents. Men's good, strong work shins, only 24 cents. Men's heavy jersey overshii ts, 33 cents. Men's nice dress shirts all, new ami fresh eoods. choice for 25 cents. One lot men's f 1.00 dress shirts, going at 50 cents each, Boy's heavy sweaters worth 40 cents going now at J.r) cents. Clothing Store Items. Men's coins 1.3S, 1.40 and 1 73. Men's pan's 48 hi d 98 cents. (iood earderoy pants in Hack and drab for 8 1 .73. Something ne w in boy's knee pants. The well known McMinnvillo cassinet jeans. No need of telling you how they wear. Ii you want a pant to wear out your boy or hold him down this is what you uro looking for. Prico (58 and t8 cents. Other grades of goals from 24 to 98 cents. As the clutt interest 'in the convention centered in the proceedings thnt led up to the withdrawal of Mr. Fulls a reporter fur Mrs. Grundy lu inked Mr, Tlio. J. King the leader of the Woodlee forces and Mr. J. B. Forgnson who headed Mr. Fults' Bupporlersforastaletnentof the proceeding that led up to the withdrawal, both gentle men kindly consented.. Their statements follow : ' MR. KINO mays: J. 11. Sewell was placed in nomina tion lor Chairman of lb conveulion by the friends and anpportra iff L V. Woodlee, and Martin Marngg mat, nominated by the supporters of Jeff D -,Thfc court house being so crowded br the friends of the candidatea the Chairman coniddered that a fair vote could not be taken tn the room, ordered (hat the crowd retire to (he court h'Hise yard, and that the support ers of Mr, Sewell for Chairman collect on the left side of the yard, and the supporters of Mr. Mariig on the right. When this was done it was evident from the size of the crowds that the friends and supporters of Mr. Woodlee were largely in majority and a count wan had which resulted in a vole of 178 for Sewell for Chairman and 130 for Marugg. The crowd then pio "Ceeded back to the court room. The friends of Mr. Fuita recognised that Ihe election of Chairmm was the lent of the slrengih of the two candid ilea, an1 thereupon J. B. Fergmon annum ed in open Convention tha' Mr. Fill's was no longer s cnndiil.ile U t the Sena'e Ri d ihdrew bis iimna frnu before Ihe Con vention, 1 llf8. J. Klhu. MB. FKHOl'!-Ot's VIEW. Another farce-comedy has hern enacted. Once more has the will of an overwhelm ing majority of the people been dtfeated by a so culled mass convention of demo crats, Ihongh in reality a combination of republicans, boys under twenty years of age, some good democrats, one ex-convict not restored to citizenship, and ibe whole bicked by a chairman who'did not know, and refused to rule as to whether or not republicans should be allowed to vote in a democratic convention. We are proud of the fight we put up for our candidate, Jell. V. fults. We are proud of his conduct in the campaign if two weeks, and especially are we pvatified by the fact so well known to every citiis-n of the county who is capable of entertain ing an idea above that of a coon hunt or a corn shucking that more than two to one of the real democrat! of the county were for him and would have so expressed them, selves in a primary election. We won the fight, at least in this respect Our candidate has his self-respect left him for not one disreputable act boa he been guilty of to secure control of the conven tion. He used neither booze nor boodle and not being a pliant tool of any enndi date for the United Slates Senate, he did not receive the influence or endorsement of either. Being an admirer ot both McMil lin and Bate he was willing to represent the wishes of his constituents if elected and vote for either as instructed. Mr. Fulls has been censured by some of bis friends for having his name withdrawn at Ihe lime he did, 711110111 a vote on the main nutation. In this we think he wus right. In the face af the aforesaid oomhi nation, and of the fact that republicans were being allowed to vote, and all the facts and circumstances leading up to that point, as a self-respecting democrat, true to the principles and traditions of his parly be could not afford lo do otherwise. The funniest part of the whole comedy was the acting, or speech (?) of Robert chief comedian. His allusion to Benedict Arnold, traitor, was especially rich. Woo der if he imagines the democrats of Grim dy count)- have forgotten the McConnell Tray nor campaign of 19027Ever since Judas lecariot betrayed his Savior for Shoe Store Points, Children's rubbers, sizes 9-13$, 8 cents puir. Women's rubbers 3.'5 cents and up. Men's rubbers -18 cents up. Children's heavy polka slioos 2o to 71 cents. Dress shoos 71) and 08 cents. Hoys' h regit ns 0!) cents to 81 Hoys' drtss shoes 08 cents. Men's brogan shoes 08 cents. Men's all solid yvs shoes $1.3)1. Every pair warranted solid leather. Women's nico dress shoes 08 cents. Women's nice dress shoo, all solid and guaranteed to give satisfaction, price 81.38. Women's heavy shoes 08 cents. Dry Goods Store. Ono lot of Spring Suit inns, 10 to 21 cts. yard. Ono lot of Spring (iinghanis 8, 10 mul 12 cts. yard. Also a fov Waisting Cloths for early Spring. Large assortment of Embroideries, prices -1 to 18 cts. yard. Two 'hundred pieces of Calico: Light, Indigo Blue, Black and White, Silver (frey, Turkey Reds mid Fancies. Most of thesn goods were bought before the recent advance in price of raw cotton, and will be sold at the old price. Remember they are worth a great deal more. Hat Store News, Men's hats in both up-to-date and staple styles. The largest assortment we havo ever shown. Prices from 38 cents up. Boys' hats from 22 cents up. If you aro "hatless" we can hat you cheap. Late Arrivals in Ladies' Ready to Wear Store. Ladies' colored waists 34, 47, 58, 73, 1.48 and 1.03. White waists 48. f8, 1.08, 1.24, 1,48 and 1.08 each. Black waists 48 and 73 cents. Shirt waist suits, whito and colored 2.08 to 3.73 each. Now lot of ladies' dross skirts 1.21 to 5.08 each. Just receivod a largo assortment of tho best and newest styles ol" Puritan" corsets. Prices 48 cents to 91. 4 teach. Hardware Store Announcement, , We have recently added a hardware store, and will endeavor to save you money on every item in this line that you need. Crockery and Tinware Store. First shipments for this new store havo just been received. Look over tho arrivals when you visit our stores. The New York Stores. 30 pieces of stiver, a traitor has been justly regarded as the most coiilenip ilile of the genus homo. , Perhapi the jngrateis a close tfcond In th race .for tha depravity pen nant, and oy we way, we Bad a. brilliant ex ;i m pie of ingratitude as a fide show to the Altaiuont circus. While there is a God in Israel, wrong do ing, debauching men and b lys with cheap qiior, for political purposes will never iirceed in Ihe end. We shall see. And now, "with malice loward none and charily for all." we will promise to see the buys Inter, lo "meet them at l'liillippi," as I were. .1. B, Friuu'sok. A Card from Mr. Fults. I take this means of thanking the people of Grundy county for the kind treatment and the many favors shown me in my can v ibs for 8iate Senator. During a campaign in Grundy county a candidate certainly fires well. To the imny friends who worked and voted forme 1 will jutt say that I can never repay you for so doing, but will always remember y u and when I can aid you all you need do is lo call on me. To those who voted for Mr, Woodlee from choice, I admire you and respect you, But to those who voted against me for a drink of liquor or because Ihey had not b en appointed to a school directorship, I h ve nothing to say, comment being un- :essary. Kespectfully, Jeff. D. Fults. hi SBFor anythina in . ffl '"' FRESH 'MRA'TS.- i such as Pork in chunk. Whole Ham, Shoul- M uwti, j. via auu ucui kjuuaiiv., wuuiDl fnr Steak, Sausage, Etc., go to Ithecity marketJ Opposite the 1'ostoflice. Mi X$ frompt Delivery AVIII., ,IOHS, Proprietor Telephone 33. W Todays Battle in McMinnvtlle. The District convention tosolecta State Senator from this tho Eleventh Senatorial District composed of the counties of Grundy, Marion, Frank lin and Warren is held today at Mc- Minnvide. Indications are that with the Bate and McMillian elements at (over heat, there'll be a hot time in that old town today. Both Warren and Marion had a split in their county conventions with both tac tions claiming the victory and it is safe to predict everthing but har mony among tho Democratic hosts now assembled in the Mountain City. "What's your idea in begining with pie and eating your dinner backward?" ''My stomach's upset." Cornell Widow. Slate Warrants, Magistrate Warrants, Executions, Bail Bonds, Garnishees, Subpoenas, for sale at this office. GIVEN AWAY! The following grand prizes will be distribut ed among my patrons. The drawing to take plac j as soon as all tickets have been given out. Due Notice will be Given of Date of Drawing. Tickets for the drawing will be given out as follows: For each $2.00 paid on your account in February, and for each $3.00- in March gets a ticket, and each cash purchase of -12.00 gets a ticket. LIST OF PREMIUMS: Fine Piano fioO.OO House and Lot ; 250.00 Esty Organ 82.50 Fine Drop Head Machine 50.00 Large Ruby liange 37.50 Suit of Furniture... 515.00 Kiniington Shot Gun 25.00 Gent's Watch and Chain 25.00 Ladie's Watch and Chain 25.00 Cash Trizo 25.00 Nice Couch 20.00 Fine Mantle Clock 12.50 Cash Prize 10.00 Fine Matting, 27 yards 10.no Plain Gold King 7.50 Cash Prize 5.00 Willow Rocker , 5.00 Cash Prize 5.00 Cash Prize 5.00 Pair Gent's Shoes 3.50 Pair Ladie's Shoes 3.00 Gent's Hat 3.00 Fancy Lamp 3.00 Pair Gent's Shoes... 2.50 Pair Silk Suspenders 1.00 Total ....$1,000.00 Yours for Business, J. T. BR.