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MRS. OFl'NPY-A tlroet fa tlftrton'i Comedy. "Speed the PWb," thevtfeol t liicly hrmtr, envied by ivni Ai,ine:a, it ." h rtrde a csasot II neuthbor. who SOU -V.h,l .ill for. Ore. M i esce, tfcjelt a lrfirala&MA , 1 "ufpiwirouiDuw 1 1 1 u m nave merit or ther will not be accept ed. Mrs. Grundy has a large and increasing circulation. Ar tistic designs in typography a 'I'ci im iraiure in our ads. Vol. XWIL W TRACY CITY, TENN., THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1904. No. 47r a j 3r EDITOR'S TABLE. 7c J J . : jOW that the Panama Canal treaty lias been ratified, and we are preparing to hegin the digging, it is not amiss that we should look again at the history of the transaction, and, if possible, gather wisdom for our guidance in future. Since the breaking out of the Spanish war in 1898, there has undoubtedly been a benumb ing of our national conscience. Uncle Sam has encountered and had to deal with several crises of greater or less importance since that time, which were without the beaten path of precedent. Fortunately, he has handled each of them well, and, as we believe, in a manner calculated to result in the permanent advancement of this country and the betterment of mankind. But it has been per ceptible to a careful observer that there has been a growing tenden cy on the part of the people to wink one eye of conscience at any proposition which has for its object material gain or aggrandize ment. We have said : Oh, well, from a highly ethical point of view we doubt if the position of our Government is right, but "the end justifies the means." A mighty dangerous argument for individual or nation, and if too often resorted to it will inevitably still? con science. The stilling of conscience as inevitibly presages decay. The sentiment and conscience of the people make the government, and if the people are without more lofty 'ideals than the dollar and the doughnut, the government will be sordid and shortlived. It is a mighty good time for us to halt and do a bit of reckoning: "Lest we forget; Lest we forget!" 7E may be somewhat "previous" in passing judgment, but from what we have seen of the evidence adduced in the Reed Smoot investigation, we are of opinion, that it is about time for that gentleman to do the Sliafroth act. We are of opinion that the investigation will result in the expulsion of Mr. Smoot from the United States Senate, and that It ought to. It is evident from the testimony of those high in authority in the mormon church that they still hold to' and justify polygamy, a practice strikingly at variance with our institutions and serious in its effects upon society. We do not think that any man holding to such tenets is entitled to a place in the most august of our legislative bodies. Ci OME of Mr. McMillin's friends are making it mighty warm for Bob Taylor and his stirring "Remember Sliiloh" letter in sup port of Senator Bate. The. trouble with Bob is that he has been a candidate for congress in the First District where Federal soldiers predominate, and later a candidate for United States Senator against Senator Bate, and, naturally, in both attitudes he has made a record by his utterances. A record, in a political sense, is of teir a very embarrassing . thing to the fellow who mado it, and the Mc Millin papers are digging up a whole lot of record which does not jingle well with Bob Taylor's "Remember Shiloh',' letter. 'THERE seems a 'marked difference of opinion as to the regular ity of recent democratic conventions in Warren county, if we are to judge by the different points of view expressed by,the Mc Minnville papers. Some recent party politics in neighboring counties, growing out of the senatorial contest, remind us very forcibly of the tactics of the Brownlow-Evans factions of the re publican party only a few years back. Naturally one wonders "upon what meat do these lentenants feed" that they are grown so strenuous. Let the Blame Rest Where it Belongs. There was a young man named Smoot, Who gave his own horn a brave toot, Then U. S. opened his eyes Add the Senate looked wise, And bade Smoot, the tooter, to( scoot. 'p HERE is a mighty lull in war news from the far east just now. One suspects that it is the ominous calm before the storm. T ET us have less Smoot and less soot in the Senate. AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. Stopped His Paper. I'm stopped my paper, yes I have; I didn't like to do it, ' But the editor he got to smart An' I allow he'll rue it. I am a man who pays his debts, An' I won't be insulted, So when the editor gets smirl, I want to be consulted. I took his paper eleven years, "" An' helped him all I could, sir, An' when it comes to dunnin' sir, I didn't think he would, sir. But that he did, aa' you can bet It made me hot as thunder; Says I, I'll stop that sheet, I will, If the cussed thing goes under 1 I hunted up the measly whelp, An' for his cunnin' capper, I paid them eleven years and quit I Yes, sir, I've stopped his paper." Exchange. to call keep that Boy Kept His Word. Charlie J Charlie!" clear and sweet "us a note struck from a silver bell the voice rippled over the common. That's molhet! cried one of the boya, ait'l he ingtanMy threw down his bat nd he picked up his jacket htid cap.. 'Don't ir'oyetr "Ha 'i onl'" "Finish the game!" ''Try it again!" cried the players in "isy chorus, "I roust go, right off this minute. I told ber that I'd come whenever she called.'' . . But I wouldn't be such ti huhy as to run the m'nute she called' said one, "I dim't call it babyish one'a word to li is mother. I manly, ami the boy who doeen's keep hia word to her will never kerp it to anyone else you see if liu does and be hurried away to bis cottage home. Thirty years have passed since those boys played on the common. Charlie Gray is a prosperous business man in a great city, and his mercantile friends say of him that his "word is his bond," VV e asked uow no acquired such a reputation, ills reply was: "1 never broke my word when a boy, no matter how grunt the temptation, and the Inibits formed then have clung to me through life." Baptist Chronicle. -When bilious try a dose of Chsmber Iain's Htomach and Liver Tablets and ret' lize fur once bow quickly a Oral-class up to-dale medicine will correct the disorder. For rale by Dorris, Cheek & Co, TRACY CITY PRODUCE MARKET CORRECTED BV TIDMAH OF COURSE. FUOM STORE. FWHJK, per 100 lbs ; $3.20 Meal, per bushel.. :..70 Corn. 75 Oatj Commercially clean .....75 RYE " " 1.16 Salt, per sack 1.0'J CORBECTED BY THE HEW YOKK STORES. Ginseng, dry $.50 Wool, tub washed 28 Beeswax .........25 Feathers! 55 Pikk boot. 10 Goldes Seal........ ..40 In the recent campaign, the re port was freely circulated, at least on Ilobbs' Hill, that I hail prevented an election from being held last August in the 11th School District so that I might appoint the directors, and in do ing so I had ignored the Hill Dis trict or School altogether. The facts are these : On the first Monday in July last I went before the County Court and urged that body to see that elec tions were held in each district of the county and that good men be elected in each district men who would discharge the duties of the office. I also called the at tention of the court to (he fact that the election commissioners had not published a call for the election, and later I called Mr. L, V. Woodlee's attention to this and he (beyig one of the com missioners) had the call publised. Of course this did not give thirty days notice. It will be remem bered by some, too, no doubt, that I had published an article in Mrs. Grundy urging the people to go to the polls in August and elect good men for school directors. Before I left Altamont the first Monday in July last, W. 1. Rob erts came to mo and urged me not to have the call tor an election made, that it would not be legal then (Will knows the law, you see) and that I could appoint bet ter men anyway than would be elected ; that I could get t he place (meaning the County Suporin tendency) again if I wanted it, etc., a very good speech, and I thought I understood Will per fectly, he was looking for a job. The call was published in Mrs. Grundy the following week. P. Roberts came to me and urged me to go to the sherifF and ex plain to him that the call was not ;al and for him to pay no at tention to it and not hold the election and then went on with lis little speech about me being able to appoint better men than the miners would elect. When I told him that J-would not talk to the sherifr as he had suggested and that I did not want the re- ponsibility and trouble of mak ing the appointments, ho said he would talk to the sheriff himself and would get another person or two, whoso names I do not re. member, to do likewise. I under stand that the sheriff says he never made any such request of him, and how could a man have the cheek to ask a public officer and a gentleman to disregard his sworn duty? Will would have another do what he dare not do limself. But there was no elec tion in the 11th District, just why I do not know. Lack of in terest contributing most no doubt. I made the appointments In doing so I adhered to the max im that "The office should seek the man," and appointed none who sought the office though there were others besides Will I appointed one . man from the Hill school and two from the town school, to wit: J. K. Summers, Jacob Lehr and J. C. bmith, and I stand by my appointments. But how did the news that had prevented an election in order to get to make the appoint ments get out in this campaign? Well, W. P. Roberts suggested it to me and me only. I told one man what Will was going to do and 1 remember mm wen ana will vouch for him that he did not circulate the report. Need less to say I did not. Then close this article by asking again who perverted this story and cir culated it in the recent cam paign? I do not know. But this I do k.iow that it was a dirty mean, and cowardly trick done to injure me in the race for'State Senator. Kespecttuiiy, Jkfb D. Ftjlts. T From Oof Coalmont. IjA Mrs. Grundy say? , The train was here Saturday. J. R. Bod.ly, Wiley Eller and Yertion Lowe, of Tracy City, were : here Saturday. Sim Ramsy, of Viola, was here last week on businesa, I1 J. C. Morton, of Tarlton, was visiting his sister Mrs. John Dykes f'aturdvy. Joe Sanders Jr. of Tracy Cil,', wis heie Friday. , Will Campbell has about completed his new dwelling house. Mrs. Kuch was here Inst Aveek. Mr. and Mrs. J. B v Iiuchsingrr, of Gruetli, were here last week. W, If. Percy and charming daughter Miss Minnie, of Backwoods were here Sat urday, John Dykes is visiting near Hewanee this week. Charley Kubley vUited home folks at Tracy Fat'irday and Sunday, ' Alex Pattnn is on the sick lift this week. J. D. Wiley went to Traey Saturday re turning Monday. Mrs. Lesia Campbell has returned from au extended visit lo home folks at Provid ence. . j, Mrs. Cecil Walters was fn Tracy City Fridty. iWiLn Hill West Tract. Let Mrs. Grundy sty: Gardening tiijpjt is here and several have all ready planted. George Children wat here Sunday visit ing friends and relatives, Mr. Will Tate, of lieersheba, moved to West Tracy last week. . Missel Annie and Pearl lifers and Cora Alley vhitcd friends in WestTracr Silur- day. , . q - Misses Minnie, Ka ie and" Lsna Street were the guests of Miss B'rlie Summers A Favorite Bemedy for Babies. Its pleasant taste and prompt cures have made Chamberlain'a tough Remedy favorite with the mothers of small child. ren. It quickly cures their coughs and colds and prevents any danger of pneu. monia or other serious consequences. For sale by Dorris, Cheek & Co. Jackson Cunningham, Mewtrs. Wootons and W. A. Grwold, af Hubbards Cove, Lossen Barnes and wife of Irving College. A. A. Bradshsw, our efficient Trustee, and son, of Monteagle. T. A, Northcut, Chris Ilobbs aud Fred Myers, of Northculs 'Jove, Harrison llatuby, of Itiirroughs Cove. J. K. 1', Pearson was hero bntwa called away to Athens very suddenly on the an nouncement by telegram of the dentil of his sister Mrs. Dsvis, M. J. Walker, County Surveyor, moved a portion of his family to the Kochler plnee near lieershebs Springs lal week, Sam Ramsey, of Viola, spent Wednesday night in the city. Mr. J. 8. IH'khart spent Wednesday night m Tracy City. G, G. Griswohl spent a few days of last week in Tracv Oitv. Porter Tate, of Tex ts, is back home on a visit and to see his best girl. Kninor has it that he may and that he may not get married. Indications favor the latter. J. J. Winton Deputy sheriff goes lo illins River today on offici.il business, you ought to see him ride that new horse. Miss Dora Cunningham after several days spent here with her sister Mrs. Margie Winton returned to her home in Htilibards 'ove Monday. A little taste of spring weather is very good and nice about now. R vrri.v.it. m - JiccrsJi eba Spy in gs. Sunday evening. The little son of Mr. and Mil. Will Tate is very tick. I want to say to Uncle Tom that If the men would do their part there would be no rag time homes, flow many poor broken hearted and wrecked homes are there on account of a drunken husband some of them will drink and gamble every night through the week and go in home Hunday morning and if she hasn't washed erery d;iy through the week to gel something to prepare him a good breakfast with he gets mad and perhaps whips her and the child ren, then eoes back at his same old trade while the poor woman has to bear not only her husband mistreatment but in addition the tongue lathing of tome others that pre tend to be christian hearted men. We be lieve in giving b ith justice. Fardner. Laxonville. Let Mrs. Grundy say: Mr, Willie Goodman and family spent Sunday with Era. Purlin's family. Nice day for visiting, Mary, come again. Mr. J. F. Lszon seems to be improving Miss Myrtle Hinton is now living with her grandparents, Rev. G. D. Guinn and wife. Myrtle's uncle, aunt and the boys will miss her very much for she is alwajs cheerful of life and trying to view the bright side of everything. Mrs. Gnnn, of Monteagle, visited the families of Rev. G. D. Oulnn and Z. II Levan last week. Mrs, Annie Cannon is on the sick lis. Our editor hints on some lines about spring But our manv rhymes will not warm weather bring, Or cause the little, half frozen birds to sing As with their sweetest songs they make the woods ring, Or make the grazing cows' bells go ting-o ling. Old winter seems still with ns, long he has stood, He baa sold miny a warm overcoat and hood, ' ' And hustled the boys out to get coal and wood, But nevertheless perhaps lie's done good, And I wouldn't send him away if I could Though he's emptying the hay atack and dwindling the fodder stack, The farmers are afraid they'll lack. But he is keeping the peachea back Tc fill many a peddler's sack ; Though he's sure to soon past away, And then the birds will have their say, Sweetly they'll sing from day to day, And the farmers will make more hay. Then we will all feel happy and gay, And soon forget old winters long stay. March 8, 1904. John thii DR. D. GARFINKLE Tlie Eminent Eye Specialist mid Inventor of tho Famous Dr. D. (larfintlc's Eye Kemcdy, of Nashville, Tent)., will be at THU II DM AN MOUSU, TRACY CITY, TI5NN., and cun ho scon every .day from 8 a.m. to o p.m. from Monday, March 21, until, and inclusive, Monthly, March 28, l'.KH. If your eyes aro weak, near sighted or fur sighted, or have granulated lids, soro eyes, watering, itching, smnrtinu-, burning eyes, or have pterygiums, eatir ncts, or see floating spots beforo you, or have a dull cyo sight or any eye trouble, you will do well to see him. llest references and testi monials given. Uxa in illation Free to All. Refe rencra: We, the undersigned, have known Dr. 1). (larfuikle, of Nashville, for several yours, do cheerfully recommend him to our friends and acquaintances us in honest and honorable gentleman, and one fully competent in his line of business and is wottliv of viur patronaire. It is a well known fact that lie is a Specialist in curing diseased eyes and titling glasses: ' aimer, mavor, r. MeMinnville, l enn. J. S. Harrison, M. ) " ' . K. l.mes, . 1' A. II. Kanlkner, 1. M. . . .... YV. V. Klkins, Merchant " " W. 1 1, l'lcming, Druggist " " W, A. Johnson, Real Kstate " " R M. 'Reams, Kditor " " W. W. Wallace, Clerk ' J. R. Parish, Farmer " ' J. V. Allison, Farmer " " K. S. Rowan, Farmer " " 1'ilin Ruth due. Farmer Viola, w II. Mi: N. I. S. L. M. I). Tcnn. Itrown, Fanner . llrown, Fanner (iath, " Yager, " Lot Mr. Grundii mi.1 Spring is almost here ; tho people of place are busy fixing to garden. J. I!, and Ishvn I'rowa, nt Tracy City, are visiting relatives and friends at this place. Mrs. A, T. King is very ill at this writ ing. K'.bel llillis vUtted on the Hack Hone Sunday. C Joe Tate, of Turlton, was seen on our streets yesterday. J. C. Smith ami son Frank spent a few days of last week visiting relatives t Tracy City and Clause Hill. Lithcr llrown and family and Will Tate and family have moved fioni this place to Tracy City where they will make their future home. Claud Coppinger was the guest of Sterling C.igle Sunday, Miss Nora Smith was I lie guest of Miss Nora Brown the later pnrt of this weak. 13 Idte Brown anil Earnest Anglin, of Cloue Hill, relumed home Monday after a visit of several days with friends at this place. Miss Ida Smith who has been vititing hnr sister at Clowe Hill fur the past few weeks has returned lo her home at this place. Miss Luira Walker, of Gross Cove, was the guest of the V'is-es Smiths Thursday and Friday. Mr. J. 8. L Walk' r, of Warren Cmin'y, spent Saturday night with relatives a'. Beersheba. Dan Schield made a Hying trip to lie valley last Saturday. II, W. Brown who has been sick fur the last few days is out again. We wish to say to Rattler that when he gets to be Senator that we hope he wi 1 vote for the Brownluw Hill on improving the roads, If there is not something dune in a short time we will have l quit travel ing the public roads and go the hog paths. We hope he will do hw beat on the road question. Dkw Drop. CORSETS that a llcshy woman can wear with comfort, that will fit the figure and at the same time reduce and support the abdomen are hard to find. .) a .';.' 8 V ' ' ! S ! ! ! ! S ! ! t J t t 8 ! ! ! ! ! j ! ! ! ! ! 1 l ! t t ! i ! .- a lon't Fail to Get a Ticket With each purchase you make at our store for cash. 0. picture, o,.t...l l, ..p...., i ,.e net.. : : ooiireu I.K-1AI1B U1V1 BlAJtlV VII lliiy II I C UU I L"S 1 1YIMI uwuy. ...tee So come at once. The tickets are good for a largo BEAUTIFUL put, up in a nice frame. 19 x 23, if pre- First Come, First Served. Altamont. Let Mrs. Grundy say: Quorum term of Court today, Chairman W. D, Bennett, of Monteagle. presiding with his accustomed care and painntaking in the administration of the county welfare. In attendance upon the court we notice the following people : Forest Parmley and sister Mrs. Haynes and Claud llillis, of Clouse Hill. James and Joe Ilobbs, J. A I Cathcart and M. J. D. Woodlee, 0f Tarlton. ffl 1 UTvSTTir.-), We wanted just 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 08 cents, and we guarantee every pair for iJO days. e)a.. e)es... e)e. e)e. and if you get tickets amountin ill'.'.', a picture worth 05 cents. This S& ............... ................. .............. 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