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will not be accepted. Mrs. Grundy ha a Urge and increasing circulation. Artistic designs in typography a special feature in our ads. With the latest improved machinery we are also turn ing out a superior grade of job work. mm. HWtHHItMij MRS. GRUNDY A character in Morton's Comedy, "Speed the Plough," the wife of lucky farmer, envied by Dame Ashfield, a neigh bor, who constantly exclaims, "What will Mrs. Grundy say," hence, society In general regarded as a censor of morals. Standard Dictionary. Vol. XHI. I TRACY CITY, TENN., THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1904. 3 J 2 EDITOR'S TABLE. X j J T occurs to us that all the huh-bub raised by members of Con press over the report of Mr. Bristow, Fourth Assistant Post master General, is ill-advised. If members of Congress have made improper use of their influence with the Tostoflice Department, the people have a right to know it. If they have not, there is nothing to fear from an investigation. We are of opinion that some mem bers have exceeded their rightful authority in the matter of press ing for favors to their constituents, and that others have not. The honest members therefore owe it to themselves to aid in a.separa tion of the sheep from the goats. We are not one of those to con demn members of the House of Representatives for taking the part of their constituents in any matter pending before any of the governmental departments. We look upon the Department before which any given case of an individual is pending as a tribunal, and the congressman in whose district the individual resides as bis rightful attorney or advocate. Of course the congressman should not press any measure or application which he has reason to believe is without merit or which is tainted with fraud; nor should there be even a suspicion of personal benefit to the congressman himself. Stripped of these objectionable features, we think it both the privilege and the duty of Representatives to look to the interests of their constituents. Considered from this point of view, it occurs to us that some good, honest, 'reputable members of the House in dulged in a bit of hysterics over the Bristow report. ''pHE passing of Col. Jere Baxter took from Tennessee one of her most vigorous and picturesque figures. Col. Baxter was a man of unusual ability, of remarkable physioque, and of great personal magnetism. He had his faults and foibles, as most big men have, but he also had that imagination which enables pioneers of industry to see latent possibilities which lie hidden from the every-day busi ness man, and he had with it the courage of his convictions and the capacity for ceaseless ell'orts. These qualities made him a truly great' promoter. The Tennessee Central Railroad will long le looked upon as a monument to his memory more enduring and more fitting than any which can be built of marble or granite. Y7E doubt if the bill now pending in the House, having for its object the raising of salaries of thePresident and other offici als, is wise. There seems an undoubted willingness on the part of the would-be statesmen of the country to serve the dear people at present figures. On the other hand Uncle Sam could save several millions annually by a revision of the salaries of a horde of office holders under the various departments which have grown, through various changes of conditions and surroundings, to lie sinecures pure and simple. We can point out numbers of four and five thousand dollar offices which are being filled by men of the two thousand dollar class. "Vf RS. GRUNDY again feels impelled to call attention to the folly in which the people of the State are indulging in the matter of selecting candidates for the legislature. A man's choice for United States Senator seems to be about the only question asked. Is it not time we were knowing how some of them stand on the many important questions more directly touching the wel fare of the peeple, with which they will be called upon to deal? I N any event, it would seem that the people 1 gain and nothing to lose as a result of the Bri have everything to :4- . . :i. cam ana norning to lose as a result i me ini irinui,, mm-u is likely to bring a pretty thorough congressional investigation The more light the better for the people, and no honest public ser vant can object to plenty of light. A DMIRAL TOGO, in command of the Japanese fleet which has been on the boat just south of Port Arthur, has been sinking fiiitup more Russian boats. One suspects that this sort of thing is becoming monotonous to his majesty, Sir Bruin. Vf RS. GRUNDY is much grieved that the esteemed Statesman Democrat should regard the North Pole paragraphs as so con- snicuouslv nointless. There are other beams than beams of light that sometimes get athwart the vision. T TT V. "idps of March" brought; good thick, ice up this way. Now look out for newspaper observations on the disposition of hoary Winter to lounge in that "lap-" land where he's no business. From Bra- Pelham, IjH lr. Grundy tny. The peach trees are nearly in bloom and our valley has put on a spring-like appearance. Married-while seated in their buggy Mr. Mat Sanders and Miss Etta Meeks, Esquire Odom offici ating. Dr. W. b. Imruis lias sold his property to John Gallagher. W. K. Ootey has nought out a store at Quebeck Tenn. and will leave for that place in a short time. Miss Vera Gilliam will lie home in a few davs. Aunt Oelina Willis (colored) went to Estill Springs to visit relatives last week. We had a considerable hail storm here Thursday night. Alex Patton who has been sick so long is no better. We predict a good peach crop this year. Click, Grtietll. March Oth 1004 Lei AIr$. Gnituly tay: Mrs. John Schild, after four weeks visit at Nashville, returned Tuesdav. John is all smiles again. Mr. 11. lleer, or lraey City, is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. S. Yenny. Mr. Jacob Rutshman, who seemed to be recovering as re ported week before last died, suddenly on last Friday evening at nine o'clock, at, the age of 61 years. His funeral was announc ed for Tuesday, but was post. jxmed till Wednesday, on account of the late arrival of Rev. 0. A. Nussbaum, of St. Louis, who was summoned to hold the services. The bereaved have our sympathy. The following parties from Tracy were here Tuesday, in view of attending the funeral of Mr. Rutshman : Mr. and Mrs. E. Shearer, Mrs. L. T. Church, Mrs. Henry Schild, Mr. and Mrs. V. Flury, Mr. John Mahley, Mr. G. and Louis Hassler. Henry Flury and Geo. Shlagter, of Coalmont were with home folks last week returning Monday. Fob-Gkt-Mk-Not. tract to haul logs to Mr shear's mill at Pelham. We are looking to nature to im prove our roads so ye can go somewhere. Mr. J. H. Northcut was in our cove talking up an interest in a telephone line from Pelham to Altamont. Mr. J. II. Hamby is around assessing our taxes. Mr. C. M. Martain an bid com rade of Stames' Regiment spent Sunday with J. W." Summers. Thev went over some of the battles again. ; Mr. R. II. Davidson is fixing up flower beds and beautifying his home. He needs the lilly of the valley also. Mr. John Sanders and Miss Etter Meeks were quietly mar ried in Pelham Saturday by Esq. Odom. Mr. James Sartain and Wesley Summers were in Manchester Monday, f Mr. Will Campbell made a business trip to Decherd Satur day. V Mr. Berry Morris, of Alto, died a few days ago. Tivtok. V7 E hope the heavy frosts of this week have not destroyed the crop of Spring poets. i HpENNESSEE is entitled to a business legislature rather than an electoral college. AMONG OUR EXCHANGES. It is now accepted that there will be no contest at the State convention over the nominations for treasurer, comptroller aud secretary of state, but that Reau Folk, Frank Dibrell and J. M. Morton will be awarded tne non ors without protest from any quarter. Nashville News. Call for Republican Convention. The Grundy County Republi can Executive Committee have ordered a call for a convention to meet at Altamont, on Saturday, March 2Cth, to select delegates to 1,p State and Congressional con- transact any other business that may come before the convention. V. V,. Bykrs, Chairman. T. C. I. Earning. Tracy City. March 16. '04 The report of the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company for the year ended December 31 last, shows net earnings of $2, 889,057, an increase over the previous year of $294,862, Dur ing the year $2,267,741 was ex pended for construction and per manent improvement. There has been charged off against de. precaution a total of $4,331,077 within the last years. A Favorite Remedy for Babies. It p'e mailt taste and prompt cures he made Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a favorite with ihe mothers of aintll child ren. It quiikly curei their coughs and colds and prevent any danger of pneu monia or other seiious consequences.. For ale by rorris( Cheek $ Co, Tar (ton. March 7th 1004, Let Mr. Grundy tay: We are having lots of rain and it is feared that it will turn cold and kill the peaches. Rev. J. W. St. John preached Saturday and Sunday here. C. D. Hillis, or it was suppose to be him, passed through here last Saturday but some say they are not sure that it was him for he would not stop and said he had no time to waste for lie was going to worship at the shrine. T. Dewitt Sharp is visiting his old friends here. He misses his old friend Miss Belle Dykes to play the organ for him to sing those sweet songs of by gone days. Born last week to Mr. and Mrs Eugene Morton a fine girl baby. Mrs. J. C. Morton and Miss Rosa Bess were visiting Mrs. W A. Passmore'and also Miss Mattie Doolittle, of Sparta last week Bob Nunley visited J. J. Mor ton Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Passmore are in Sparta for a few days. Mattie Doolittle who has been visiting her brother W. A. Pass more for three weeks has return ed to her home in Sparta. Miss Rosa Bess visited home folks in Warren Co. last week. J. C. Morton returned yester day from Tracy City where he has been on business. Violkt. Bor rough's Core. J A Mrs. Grundy my : " The farmers have the blues as it keeps raining, Some potatoes are planted but the wheat crop is still doom v. ilri John Brown has a big coir Valley Home. Lei Mrt. Orundy Say: ft The most pleasant part of the year is near at hand, the tune when all dormont vegetation be gins to creep from out its earthly home, and the lifeblood of every human being is sent coursing through the arteries and veins at a higher speed, imparting in creased energy and bestowing an inspiration of a feeling nejer to bo forgotten. It We are being blessed with many pleasant showers.. - Cephus has returned from an extended visit to friends,' at Tracy. Say Cephus, why didn't you make that trip to Lynchburg, but we don't blame you for not sticking close to that old maid, if you did have to come home by yourself. Rev. W. P. Simms preached at Conry's Chapel Sunday. A party of young people spent an enjoyable evening at the liomo of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Henley Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Edd. Conry, of Payne's Cove, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. James Conry. Mrs. Will Goodman spent few days in Tracy last week. A. J. Rollings and Mies Josie Henley went to Prairie Plains, Sunday. Messrs.T. M. Cox and J. F Parks went to Monteagle Sunday. Edd. Conry, of Tracy, passed through here the first of the week enroute to Pelham. J. K. P. ... Pearson passed through here a few davs ago. Mr. and Mrs. Francis Goodman, of Clonse Hill, visited fhelatters parents Sunday. We extend a welcome hand to John, of Laxonville,. John you bid fair to rank with the poets of fame. Can't you give us a nice Spring poem? Jane. lUTHOt II A COUBTROOM. A Tov.hlKg Illaitntloa ttf Call Ina'i Affcatlea tat PrliU Trial. A French paper ears thatLucilla Rome, a pretty girl with blua a)ya and fair hair, poorly but neatly elad, til brought be fore the 6th court of oorrvctlon under the charts ot vagrancy. "Does any one claim your" asked the magistrate. "Ahl my good air, Mid ihe, M hart as longer f rienda ; my father and mother are both dead j I have only my brothel Janice, but he fa aa young aa I am. Oil, air, what can he do for ma t" "The court must eead job to the house of correction." "Here I am, sister. Hero I ami Do not feerl" cried a childish voice from the other end of the court, and at the same Instant a little boy with a lovely counte nance started forth from amid the crowd and stood before the judge. Who are you T" aaid he. Jamee Rome, ti brother of tliU litU girl?" "Your age?" "Thirteen." "And what do Jo wantt" "I come to claim my sister, Lucille. " 1 "But have yon the mean of providing for her V Yesterday I had not, Vat Bow I have. Don't be afraid, Lucille," Oh, how good you are, James!" 'Well, let ui tee, my boy," snid the magistrate; "the court If disposed to do all It can for your lister. But you must give us tome explanation. " About a fortnight ago, continued (he boy, "my mother died of a bad cough, for it was very cold at home. We were In great trouble. Then I aaid to myself t I will be an artisan, and when 1 know a good trade I will support my later. I went apprentice to a brush maker. Every day I uead to carry her half of my dinner, and at night I took her secretly to my room, and she slept in my bed while I slept on the floor. But It appears she) had not enough to eat One day she begged on the boulevard and was taken up. "When I heard that, I said to myself, 'Come, my boy. things can not last sot you must find something better.' I soon found a place, where I am lodged, fed, clothed, and have lOf a month. I have also found a good woman, who for these BUI will take care of Lucille and teaob her needlework. I claim my sister. " 'My boy," said the judge, your con duct is very honorable. However, your sister can not bt aet at liberty till tomorrow." "Never mind, LnetUe," said the boyi "I will come and fetch you early to-morrow. Then, turning to the magistrate, lie saidi "I may kim her, may I not, slrf" He threw himself into the arms of his sister, and both wept tears of affection. London Daily Telegraph. COUGHED ALL NIGHT, But Quickly Cured by Chamber lain's Cough Bemedy, 'A few mornings ago Mr. J. Q. Smither- man, a good citizen of this place, came to the store for a cough medicine," says Dr. C. N. Parnell, of Mapleevillr, Ala. "He was so hoarse that he could hardly talk and said he had coughed all the night be fore. I sold him a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and told him it it did not relieve him he might bring the bottle back and get his money I saw him the next morning carrying the bottle to the store where he works, and he told me it did him more gooa man any medicine hi ever used." For sale by Dorris, Cheek & Co. Registered. 1903. by CjPWilulmsr, Seasongooa u I handle the above brand of high grade CLOTHING, and my lino is complete I can sell you a nice Spring suit tor a little money. Boy's suits, the best you ever saw, from 82.00 to 83.85; sizes from 6 to 16 years. Men's suits from 86.30 to 814.00. jay-Look tor Special Bargains in local columns. A Few Prices on Groceries. Good Rice 5 cents pound. Three cans Sugar Corn 25 cents. Large cans Tomatoes 10 cents. Two large cans Red Salmons 15 cents. Best hand picked Beans 5 cents pound. Best Peas 4 cents. Large cans Hominy 9 cents. Three boxes 31-3 oz. Standard Snuff 25 cents. Three cans Rose Bud Peas 25 cents. J. C. HENLEY. No. 48: n TRACY CITY PRODUCE MARKET, CORRECTED BY TIDMAN OF COURSE. FROM 8TORE. Flouk, per 100 lbs. $3.20 Meal, per bushel 70 Cobn 75 Oats Commercially clean .:, 75 R-ri " " 1.15 Salt, per sack .'. .ou CORRECTED BY THE HEW YORK STOKBR. Gihseno, dry tlv50 Wool, tub washed Beeswax , 25 Feathers : , 55 Pikk root 10 Golden Seal 40 '60YEAR8' EXPERIENCE I Ready with your garden tools for your gardening? If you are short any thing you will find it at our store. We have The Kentucky Pony Plow. Chattanooga Chilled Plow. Handy Garden Plowa. One Horse Plowa. Two Horae Plowa. ivw'riwiiiiMis(i awrtwwiiawnnix sow X ' "1.-1 1 r-fUlJUJkJlEd ' Tradc Marks nrRiaNa 'flf ttf Copyrights 4c. ai-s?p.londrCnn."x Garden and Field Seeds of all kinds, such as Clover Seed, Timothy, Herds Grass or Red Top, Orchard Grass, SKE1) rOTATOKS AM) ONION SETS. Fertilizer! Fertilizer! We are again headquarters for tlieso goods, and have on hand GRAIN GROWER, VEGETABLE GROWER, J POTATO GROWER. Ucmember us when you are ready to buy. TIDHAN, of Course. DR. D. GARFINKLE The Eminent Eye Specialist and Inventor of tho Famous Dr. D. Garfinl'Je'a Eye llemedy, ot Nashville, Tenn., will be at THE TIDMAN HOUSE, TRACY CITY, TENN., and can bo Been every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday, March 21, until, and inclusive, Monday, March 28, 1004. If your eyes are weak, near sighted or tar sighted, or have granulated lids, sore eyes, watering, itching, smarting, burning eyes, or have pterygiums, catar acts, or see floating spots before you, or have a dull eyo sight or any eye trouble, you will do well to see him. Best reterences and testi monials given. 1 . - Examination Free to All. Reference: We, the undersigned, have known Dr. I). Oariinkle, of Nashville, for several years, do cheerfully recommend him to our friends and acquaintances as an honest and honorable gentleman, and one fully competent In his line of business and is worthy of your patronage. It is a well known fact that he is a Specialist in curing diseased eves and fitting glasses: D. K. Wallace, Mayor, McMinnviile, Tenn. J. S. Harrison, M. D " " J. K. Jones, J. P " " ' A. H. Faulkner, P. M " W. F. Elkins, Merchant " " W. 11. Fleming, Druggist " " W. A. Johnson, Real Estate " " R. M. Reams, Editor " " W. W. Wallace, Clerk. " " J. R. Parish, Farmer " " J. F. Allison, Farmer " " E. S. Rowan, Farmer " " J-ihn Rutledge, Farmer Viola, Tenn. ; W. II. Moore, M. I) N. I,. Drown, Farmer Gath, " - S. I.. Urown, Farmer Yager, " 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 any where. vkitevw "p ,..uuk.n through Munn. Co. receiv. ,ent fro Oiawl GWM Ituwvvt .. - - Scientific flmer can. iBWSKEsSEft F. A. RAHT, President. W. M. ROSS, Vice President, ALAN PARKER, Cashier. FIRST NATIONAL BANK, Tullahoma, Tenn. Paid-in Capital, 480,000. Surplus and Profits, eJJO.OOO. Designated Depository of State Funds. United States Depository. This bank transacts a regular banking business. Deposits solicited, lections made on all points at reasonable rates,' Col- J. V. Raht, W BOARD OP DIRECTORS: M. Ross, Alan Parker, F. A. Raht, W, M. Fariss.