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JZ EDITOR'S TABLE. X t 1 E are eorry fo again have to call tho attention of the people of iiu(- wit rouie laot that the cemetery fence is sadly in need of repairs. Tho lu -s are roaming and rooting at liberty in the cemetery and committing depredations which will in some instances 7 oniM-Miig W) uie people wlio Have friends and relatives buried there. Last summer Mrs. Grundy called attention to this matter, and headed a subscription for funds with which tn nmU tha noroa. sary repairs. At the same time, we suggested the formation of a w..iiuiBa,uii w ne niaae up by appointments from the different fraternal orders in town whose business it should be to make neces sary repairs and look after the cemetery. We were much gratified that the lodges acted upon the suggestion. They not only made appointments upon the commission, but they each made an appro priation of money to aid the work at the same time. " We are in formed by the secretary of this commission that they made some slight repairs which were most urgently neoded at the time, and placed an order for material for more extensive and permanent work, but that such material has for some reason not yet been furnished. The secretary of the commission also states that they still have in hand something over thirty dollars. We would re spectfully call the attention of the gentlemen to whom the people have entrusted this most laudable work to the fact that prompt action is necessary. If the fund in hand is not sufficient to do the work that is needed, Mrs. Grundy will gladly start another sub scription or aid in any other wayto accomplish the results which decency demand. The community cannot afford to allow present conditions at the cemetery to continue. 'piIE recent perversion of the spirit of our institutions in the matter of selecting candidates for the legislature are almost enough to convert anybody to the idea of electing United States Senators by the direct vote of the people. The free soverigus of the proud old Volunteer State are suffering themselves to be made monkeys of by the opposing ambition of two gentlemen who want to be United States Senator. We are having pocked legislative conventions and all sorts of maneuvers known to the practical poli tician air over the State in the selection of candidates for the State Legislature, the sole issue being whether the candidate is for this or that man for the United States Senate. There is no question of the general ability or fitness of the legislative candidate, or of his position on road-laws, school-laws, or other burning questions which should be the criterion of a mans fitness. We are allowing our selves to be blinded to the real essentials by an incidental. We are allowing ourselves like a lot of numbskulls to be sacrificed upon the alter of personal ambition, and we ought to be ashamed of our selves. It would be a good precedent if the people should become so aroused and cultivate such a public sentiment as would compel the legislature to abandon both the parties to tho unseemly scramble, worthy gentlemen though they be, and select some strong clean "dark horse" who has not assumed to pervert the spirit of the constitution, to personal ends. jyiK. rliAKX is going on another hunt for the North Pole. A , 1 great deal of faitli and patience has been manifested on the part of the explorers in their search for this coveted spot. Frank lin uounty Kecora. The esteemed Statesman Democrat while making so many im- (mm mm, uiseuverifs suouiu lane in rue norm i oie, also. ftequaciiee Valley News. From the foregoing it would appear that the difficulty has come of a failure on the part of Mr. Peary to secure the services of the right party. 'p, II E Atlanta Journal recently gave expression to a sentiment like this : About the time woman gets tip to man's level in the political scale, she will be down to mans level in the social scale". In our opinion the statement is chock full of truth ; and what journal, pray, is in position to speak as to the status of woman if not Mrs. Grundy. T is persistently rumored that the Japs have been trying to "Hobsonize" the entrance to the harbor at Port Arthur. If it be true, we venture the assertion that the officer in charge of the expedition will steer clear of the girls when he gets home. i F poets had written as much about, the Next Morning as they have about the clink of the glasses and the glamour of the ban quet, there would be less need of temperance legislation. 7HAT will Mrs. Grundy say?" Better roads, a State Fair, and less cumbersome and more efficient County Courts. 7 E are feeling a trifle Spring-like, but the poetic muse has.not yet shied his wand at us. " AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. Shorn of all technicalities, the Russo Japanese war means that Japan is fight ing for existence. Chattanooga Press, Marion county didn't do a thing In the senatorial race. Now let the Noogy Times scowl some more. Dunlap Tribune. Kentnckej imy have beautiful women, fast horses and 6ne whiskey. Missouri is perfectly satisfied with the Missouri girl, very" well plessed wilh ilia Missouri mule, and boaBls the bluest corn in the world. St. Louis Republic m Mr. L. V. Woodlee will be the Sute Sen ator from the district compifed of the counties of Franklin, Warren, Marion and Grundy. lie will toU for Governor Mo Millisn for United Slates Senator. Mr. Woodlee is a brainy young man, and will make his mark in the legislature. Man chester Times. Congressman Bankhead has decided to meet Captain Hobson in joint debaie down in Alabama. Does Bankhead want to be bottled Dp? Chattanooga News, .The "cut-an-died,,, packed mass con Tentions had their best day, and candidates without tha endorsement of such conven tions are belter off than with them. War ren Co. Times. About all that the patient reader can find in the state journals now is news and comment regarding the Bate-McMillin struggle. The affair is being pulled off with much strenuosity and some bitter ness, and no account of conventions held agree. Even those who have attended conventions are in doubt about what really has been done. The whole affair is a splendid argument for a change in the constitutional law. Sequachee Val ley News. . TRACY CITY, TENN., THURSDAY. MARCH 3 1Q04 Legislation on Vice tad Gimc (By Dr. Edward D. Burleigh.) Editor Mrs. Grundy : A friend has J'ist sent me a fragment of the Nashville Daily News of last fall, containing a letter from Capt. Wm, P, Toller criticising an editorial in that pa per on the liquor question. My friend suggested that I send you a letter on the same subject, as the principal involved ll a very important one, and for that reason I cheerfully comply. The Nasfcville Dally News seems to have commended some law, probably a local option law aimed at the liquor traffic, and Capt. Tolley very properly objects to all such lows. He plainly draws the line between vice and crime and claims that while the latter is proper subject of legislation the former is not. Vice Is a bad act or course of action, which does not necessarily injure anyone but the actor. Crime, on the contrary, necessarily injures others and is therefore properly a subject of social action. I yield to no one In my detestation of drunkenness and the desire to see tern. perance prevail, but prohibition is not a proper means to that end. Making, buy. ing and selling intoxicating drinks never made anyone drunk. These acts do not constitute an aggression on anyone. No one can sell what others will not bur But as long as considerable numbers of people want to buy, and are financially able to buy any article, people will be found to make and sell it. Those who would like to do away with the manufne. ture and sale of spirituous liquors (of which I am one) should begin at the other end ; they should persuade people not to buy them and thus destroy the market for them. Drunkenness is very bad and U the cause of untold suffering and misery; but not all who buy and drink intoxicating beverages get drunk. Very many use them moderately all their lives and yet remain good citizens, good husbands, latners, sons ana brothers, some men buy them, drink more than they should and make beasts of themselves, tbuse their families and commit other crimes. But there isjaw enough now for their punishment, without enacting a prohibi- tary law against making and selling such drinks. Some men go to gun stores and buy pistols and shoot other men with them. Some people go to hardware stores and buy knives or axes or hatchets and use them murderously against their fellows. : Must we therefore prohibit the manufacture and sale of pistols and knives, axes and hatchets? It is not the manufacture and sale of these Instru ments which make! the trouble, but their wrong use. No more is it the manufac ture and sale of spirituous drinks which makes the trouble, but their wrong use. I am one of those who think that man should abstain wholly from the drinking of alcoholic beverages. I have never drank them and do not intend to do so. Bm that gives me no right to dictate to my neighbor who does not agree with me in opinion, but who thinks it well to use such drinks moderately or even to excess and who nevertheless behaves as I do, aggresses on no one, never gets drunk, or if he ever does, keeps indoors and does not disturb others. He should be as free to think as he pleases and to act in accordance with his belief, as I am. If not, why not? The proper function of government is not to make its subjects good ; it has nothing to do with private character; its function is to protect and maintain the equal rights of all. If anyone for any reason, invades or seeks to invade he rights of another person organized, so ciety may and should Interfere and pre vent such invasion ; but with the acts of non-aggressive individuals, organized society has absolutely nothing to do. This rule should be applied as a test to all proposed legislation. It condemns all sumptuary laws, all persecution for opinion's sake, all prohibitions of acts which are in themselves non-invasive. But it calls for the strictest prohibition of all aggressive action. Yours for Equal Freedom, Edward D. Burleigh. Death of Jere Baxter, Col. Jere Baxter died at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville last Monday morn ing after an illness of six weeks, As a deserved tribute to the memory of the deceased who has done so much for the State of Tennessee and .Nashville the Mayor of the city proclaimed Tuesday, the day of the funeral as a holiday and all business was suspended during the funeral. All wheels on the entire system of the Tennessee Central Railroad were stopped for ten minutes in respect to the memory of the builder of this great system. . TRACY CITY PRODUCE MARKET, CORRECTED BY TIDMAM .OF COURSE. FROM 8TOBE. Fiur, per 100 lbs... 3.20 Meal, per bushel 70 Cobs 75 Oats Commercially clean .......75 Rye " lis Salt, per sack XOO CORRECTED BT THE HEW YORK STORES. Ginseng, dry. .....; .' ......$4.50 Wool, tub washed 28 Beeswax . 25 Feathers 55 Pikk boot 10 Golden Seal 40 From Pelham, Let Mrs. Grundy say:- We are all work in j with cur coals oft u 8rinc is sreminslr fcere. Rev. W. R. Wilton was called to Stewart Co. Iit week to attend to touts business. He did not get hack In time to fill his appointment here S irday. Mi. Crouch ani dsnihter Cathero am visiting her this week. A. A. Bradshaw was here Monday col lecting taxes. James Odsm is night italch man at the spoke factory, Alex Gunn has come back from Texas and will remain here. George Howard I'M gone back on the road again. ! Mis Anesta Abernathr who win visitinv here was called to Manchenter Friday to nurse lick patient. Will Ledbetter went to Manchester Sun- "" v Click. . m m I Altamont. Lti Mrs. Grundy tay:-r Hon. L. IL Northern sad wife spent a lay or two with their son. Tom Northern and family in Northerns' Cove this week' Jamea it. Northcut and lister. Mrs. Tim Motfitl, were in Tracy City this week. T. B. Northcut and Miss Iva Northcnt were in Beersheba Tuesday, Miss Delia Lockhart, who has spent sev eral months with her litter at Pet run, is at home on a visit. Mr. Lon Campbell, of Cbaltuont. was in the city Tuesday. Mn. Barbara Shieser and son. of Grualll were here Tuesday, Miss Dora Cunningham, of Ilubbarda Covsyis visiting her lister, Mrs. Margie Cunningham, Ihii week. J. J. Wintnn.T. B. NorlliC'it.Tom Lick- hart and L. V. Woodlee ittmll vention at McMinnville Thursday. J. C. Morton, of TarltonI wis in Alts- mont Saturday. I'f Jump fWliaM. .Tnlin.n. .'.I T IT , .wuiwnj i in ihii 1.14. Rogers, of Oollins RivevTlo attend ance upon the Masonic Lod Saturday. 1, W. Pirtle spent several dara at his farm on Collins River this week. I dldn.) see him return home, so I don't know whether he "raised" another load of hay or not. J. J. Woodlee and fnuily moved to Coalmont Inst week. John Overturf.and family moved to Ta'esville come days agi. Rev. Cooler, of Shellsford. will nrech at the Hail here on next Hnndar. Katti.kr. No. .40. Valley Home. Let Mrs. Grundy fay; Miss Bettie Armstrong is teaching school In our vicinity. Mllues Elisa and Eva Lee Parks vUited friends at Montesgle last week. Mrs. James Phipps who hss been very ill la reported rome better. Eugenia Gilliam vis ted Mrs. Blair last week. Dallis Hargisbad a team of young mules to run away wilh him Saturday. No injuries were received. , Misses Nora Neville, lieltie Armstrong and OJa Aylor spent Saturday night wilh Miss ,mma Goodman. Little Elaine Parks burned her foot very badly last week. Miss Joe Henley visi'ed at Laxonville a few days ago. "Cephus" head must have been in a whirl week before last. Mrs. Bill Lsyne is visiting her father at Hillsboro. Mrs. Eliza Goodman went to Clou-e Hill to visit relatives a few days ago. A certain young man went to see his sirl Saturday night and starting home about 1 o clock, was afraid to pass an old house that was said to be haunted, ro he waked up two little boys and made them go with him. They carried him past the house in safety and returned home. Ah, J "faint heart ne'er won fair lady." Mr, A. A. Bradshaw and Drettv daughter Misa May, passed through here enroute to Pelham Monday. Jesse McGugor, of Hillboro. attended the party at Miss Belle Trussel's borne Sat urday nigbt. Miss Violee Parks visited Mius Pearl Cox Monday, Miss Minnie Layne visited her erand- parents at this place Sunday. . Miss Mary Henley of Alto, visited the Misses Phipps Sunday. Sidney Henley is visiting at Tracy City, Miss Jessie Cox passed through here en- route to Tracy City last week. Mrs. J. F. Parks has been quite sick for the past week but is now improving. Jane. Gruetli. Let Mrs. Grundy say: Mr. Flott, of Clifty Creek, was here one day last week. Jake and Noy Sholer Wdre in Altamont Saturday, Mrs. J. B. Luchsinger and son were on our streets Saturday. Mr.. John Baggenslos .and. family, of Tracy City, were here Sunday. We are glad to say that Mr. Rutshman a on the way to recovery. Herman Wairner and familv. nf ru. land Ohio, are here on a visit to the parents oi Mrs. vt asner, Misa Lizsie Ruhling, of Tracy, was with homefolks last week. Our people are doing well and some are getting better every day; hut we would like to quote a few liues from Senator Sloar, of Massachusetts when addressing a college graduating cUss: "The fate of a nation depends in tha last resort on individual character. Every thing in human govern ment, like everything in individual cou duct, depends In the end, upon the eente of duty. Whatever safe- narilM nut Iia established, however complicated or well adjusted tho mechanism, you come to a place some where where saftv defends un. on somebody having the will to do right when it is in the power and may seem to his interest to do wronir. All elation. depend upon this principle. You may multiply the election officers and returning b arJs, you may provide for an appeal to courts of first resort or lust resort, hut in the end you must somewhere come to a point where the sense of public duty Is stronger than party spirit, or your election is but a sort of fighting, or if not that, a sort of cheating. The great single purpose ot moral education must be to induce the will to adhere to its ceneral permanent ami deliberately conceived purposo, in spite of the motives which appeal to it with special itrennth at the time of the choice of action. In ot'inr words, it ia to give strength to resolution, which will overcome the streneth of tempt ition. To leach this to the youth of the republic, is tiie great duty of the School. The final purpose of all scholar ship, aiof life, is character, Character makes the oititen and saves the nation," There is just one thing that lasts In this world of chsngfa and that is character, Wealth is so likely to vanish that there has come to be a proverb to the effect- that riches have wings. Health is uncertain. The dearest friends pass out of our lives and leave us lonely. Only character lasts. See that you do not spend all your effort on things that are fleeting and negloct that which endures. For-Get-Me-Noi'. ' Conviction and Doty. In the discussion of public miesUons there is a tendency on the part of the zealous advocate to discredit the motives of the opposition, and, In clniming con scientious convictions for himself, to as criie directly or by implication a less conscientous and noble view and purpose to his opponent. This is n frailty often manifested and perhaps natural, but does not follow because one person h a conviction that he is morally right his view of a matter that the other man who takes an opposite view of the ques tion is devoid of a conscientious sense. Senator Spooner emphasized this ide when he said yesterday that "Democrat ic Senators have no monopoly of regard for the national honor." This is a true saying. It is not to be assumed by a Democrat that because a man is a Re publican lie is ltss sensative to personal or national honor than himself, or vice versa. Men differ on the moral aspects of questions sincerely and conscientiously and neither Democrat nor Republican as such can claim a higher moral sense or loftier patriotism than bis opponent who differs with him on some public issue. Each must undertake to be true to bis right convictions without assuming that he only can take a right view and that one who differs with him is lacking in integrity of character and motives. Nashville Banner. CORSETS that a IU'hIiv woman can vvoar with comfort, that will fit the figure and at the same time reduce and tyUiort the abdomen are hard to find. W JNjioij' We wanted iust that kind of a corset and kept looking until we found the Puritan, Style 1709, then we drove a stake and tied up. It's a winner, costs you 98 cents, and we guarantee every pair for !5U days. Tho Mom Vnrl iVnrno 1 11 & non 1 uin o ui&O) Tracy City, Tenn. HmMM!lflHlffHif!fiHHfffj SDfln'f Fail tn fifit a Tinbtll .... w Mil iw UUI LI 1 1 LI 11 11 1 W ith each purchase you make at our store for cash. .. . . .. The tickets are good for a large BEAUTIFUL ::::: pcture, put up in u ,-, framo 10 x 2;i jf pre- .I:::: se.,td before the stock of fifty pictures is given away. & come at once. First Come, First Served. . . .... "I.. M p ..... 1 v an 101 u t icKet. it it is only a G cent, imrpha V - - - f V It ll and if VOII tret tickets aamunthn. ia mi , ci "'r. " Tiu.im you win irer , I his is givinir vou ft; tr a l a picture worth (, cents. ,,,f IY.11....1 .... ,1 ... uni .01 t-iu 11 iunar sMvortii purchased . . . All tickets are void after premiums are exhausted. THE BARGAIN HOUSE, iUUUiUUiiUiiMiUiUUUUUiiiiiia . 1', A. RAIIT. Pros.dcn.. W. M. ROSS, Vic. Pre.ulc,,,. ALAN PARKER. Cl,ir FIRST NATIONAL BANK, . Tullahoma, Tenn. Pald-ln Capital, $80,000. Surplu. and Profit., HJO.OOO. Designated Depository of State Funds. United States Depository. 11ns bank transacts a regular halikinB business. Deposits solicited. lections mime on all points at reasonable rates, BOARD OF DIRECTORS: J. I. Raht, W. M. Ross, Alan Parker, F. A. Raht, W. M. Fariss. Col- For anything In FRESH MEATS. ' such as Pork in chunk, Whole Ham, Shbul- jcis, luiis. auu oieaK, unuCK Steak, Sausage, Etc., go to THECITY MARKET Oppoaite the I'osloflice. .JOWHI, Proprietor. ( Telephone 33. mi Prompt Delivery. With the latest improv ed presses, newest faces of type, and experienced work men we are prepared to turn out the best grade of Job Printing to be had anywhere. LEWIS 13. "WEJSIES, The Old Reliable Manufacturer of very-fine MarMe Work Mar hip Man itlcel rin rea..h ot AgeDt tot ,he 8teuf' J.U.UI UIV Mllll, Iron Fence, the ttropgeat fence made. Lon Distance Telephono 141. WINCHESTER, TENN. Don't Despair Jeff. Gruetli, Tenn., March a, 1904. Don't despair, Jeff, we are still alive, One time is not all time. After the rain the sun. When General Grant's army was defeated in one of the battles the officers told him the result and asked the General what they could do. He told the officers to re-inforce the lines and make another attack at daylight. They did so and the result was they won the battle' B. L. Notioe. My resignation as President ot the Grundy County Bank has been accepted and I am no longer connected with that Institution. y. B HoLT March 1, 1904.