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DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity Telephone 144. Th ft At KVu O Drs. Turner, Parks & Hugfees DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity Telephone 144. C Sr. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1906. , VOL. 16, NO. 7 'i ' ' " ' " mmm wwt WQ F1 k DAY OR NIGHT Telephone Us Your Wants EVERYTHING AT " EVERYBODY'S STORE." WE HAVE THE GOODS Always at Your Service Phone 223. Hailling Corner. ALLEN DRUG COMPANY WHEN YOU'RE BAD SICK And want medicine in a lnirry ring ioo. Our messengers are always ready to go. We will send for your prescrip tion and deliver it promptly. Remember this. Red Cross Drug Store First Aid to the Sick" Phone 100 Watson & Kimzey East Side GET A DIV ORCE FOR CONSIDERATION OF DEMOCRATS. From your present grocer and visit Our Busy Store and take advantage of the' greatest Sweeping Canned Goods Sale that was ever offered in Union City. The shrewd economical housewife is, the woman who buys her food products in quantities. We always quote a Low Price on canned goods in dozen and case lots. This season there is a shortage in all lines with but a few excep tions. Goods bought now will save you a neat sum. It is a long time till summer, so why not step in and take advantage of the low prices we are making on canned goods, and, in fact, everything in the grocery line. Our facilities for buying enable us to sell cheaper than our competitors and we will demonstrate this to you if you will give us a trial. A Few Specials 19 pounds Granulated Sugar $1.00 35 cents Gallon Pure Country Sorghum 20 cents a Pound Can Luzzianne Coffee 5 cents a Pound Package Arm & Hammer Soda 25 cents" Three Packages Self Rising Buckwheat Give us a call; your trade will be appreciated. . SKIIMNE R & NORTON. WE EMPHASIZE M ' but we don't want to overlook t THE HIGH QUALITY 3 6 we maintain in our line. After duly con sidering the quality you will better appreciate THE LOW PRICES Harry McMurry & Co. Telephone 421. free Delivery. I. About half of the East Tennessee counties have acted in naming del egates to the Democratic guberna torial convention. It is left to the other counties of East Tennessee, as well as to those of other parts of the State, w hich have not yet held their conventions or primaries, to give the due con sideration to the vital questions which it appears more clearly every day those counties which have not acted must solve. Fifty one of the ninety-six coun; ties of the State only have held conventions or primaries, and only 494 instructed and uncontested del egates have been named. In seven counties uninstructed or contested delegations have been named with a total vote of 175. Most of these are contested, or. in other, words, of 669 delegates so far niarned, more than one out of four is con tested. Is this not a commentary on the condition of Tennessee poli tics among the Democrats? Every day it grows more certain that unless the Republican party continues its policy of stupidity, the Democracy will have adiflicult task in electing its ticket in No vember. Certainly this is true if either of the leading candidates for the nomination wins in such aeon vention, as is likely to occur unless there is a radical change in feeling. If the assemblage is a seething mob, controlled by no rule except that of the gag, and possibly ri valing the disgraceful affair at which Brownlow secured the Re publican State machinery in 1900, what can save the Democracy i! Can Democrats afford to venture from a slaughter house toward an open grave, trusting alone in the imbecility of their opponents for their own political salvation! We think not. Wilson and Smith Counties were warning enough to the Democrats of Tennessee, but the contest which has arisen in Shelby County should convince every reasonable Demo crat of the danger ahead. The whole campaign has been conduct ed on a plane which should disgust every high-minded member of this party. The issue has been that of men, not measures. Between the personal charges of Mr. Cox and Mr. Patterson the campaign for the gubernatorial nomination has reached an acute stage.- The plain, honest, patriotic Democrats of the State should put on their thinking caps. Of what sort of material are our Governors ns"t-' . Are they to be chosen on the strength of the indictment they can draw against their opponents? Are we to have no serious discus sion of questions of State interest? In the midst of this war of per sonalities, issues of vital impor tance to the State have been lost to view. Nothing is aid on the great subject of taxation and the equali zation of assessments and the shift ing of the burden.from the shoul ders of those least able to bear it to the shoulders of those who are certainly able to bear their share. We are in the midst of an era when many States are considering the question of railway rate regu lation and of railway taxation, and not a single candidate for governor or for the railroad commission has taken a position on this important issue. In the United States Con gress the question of rate regula tion is being discussed. It is at tracting the attention of the American people. Yet the question of each State taxing railroad property, as it does other property, ia an even more important question. Wisconsin has increased the taxes on railroads from two million dollars annually to three and one half million dollars annually. We secure a beggarly $200,000 State taxes annually on one half Wis consin's mileage, and less than one million dollars on all taxes State, county and city. Michigan and Ohio have a two cents a mile passenger rate. In Georgia and Alabama, our neigh boring States, the question of rail way taxation is paramount in the BAKER SCHOOL CONCERT. gubernatorial campaign, and in Missouri the pass evil is an issue. When is Tennessee to arouse from its Rip Van Winkle sleep? There are other important ques tions, education, temperance, gam bling, life insurance, election cor ruption, direct primaries, and free passes. Are our candidates to confine themselves to abuse of each other and remain silent on these and other important matters? We have seen in Knox County the effect of factional contests and of contested delegations to guber natorial conventions. Who be lieves that any credentials com mittee, however fair, could settle these contests in a manner to heal the wounds, and, moreover, who believes for a minute that in the present state of party feeling any credentials committee could be se lected which would seek to do any thing but the will of the majority of the uncontested delegations to the capitol ? The only power which can pre vent Democratic chaos and humil iating defeat, outside of Republi can blindness, is some Democratic forethought and wisdom. Counties which have not acted have an opportunity to do much to prevent a cataclysm of the party. Let the leaders m each county get together and consider well and without haste. The duty to the party and to the State is more urgent now than all else. i When delegations are chosen they should exercise their wisdom in saving the party from the fate of every organization which ele vates personal support and fac tionalism, over the good of the State and of Democracy. Kcox ville Sentinel. Keep the little ones healthy and happy. Their tender, sensitive bod ies require gentle, healing remedies. Iloliister's Rocky Mountain Tea will keep them strong and well. 3o cents, Tea or Tablets. Allen Drug Co. The first of February he pupils and teacher of Baker school deter mined to celebrate Washington's birthday, but they observed that the school building was too small to accommodate the audience and the pupils after reserving space for the marches and drills which they wished to have. They therefore went to work to build a temporary room lor the school, and through the kindness of Mr. Will Erwin lumber was secured for the founda tion and floor and machine covers and grain belts, from which the walls were made, were furnished by Mr. Caldwell, Mr. McDonald and others. A load of backlogs was furnished by Mr. Adrain Harrison. These were stood on end as pillars for the temporary structure to raise the floor on a level with, the win dows of the main building, the win dows to be used to enter the main building from the temporary. We understand that no time was taken from the daily programme in preparing tor the concert, that what training the children received was at their rest periods and on Saturdays. The teacher spent two Saturdays training them. On the 22d the stars and stripes floated above the schoolhouse and a set of jolly boys and merry girls were busy building their temporary room and decorating the school building. On entering the schoolhouse at 7 p. m. we observed that great labor and skill had been bestowed upon the walls of the room in decorating it. The girls bad made arches ot evergreens and placed them above all openings in the room, also above some of the many beautiful pictures which hung on the walls. A small holly tree trimmed with beautiful balls and flowers stood upon the library in one corner of the room. Just over the teacher's rostrum i hung a portrait of Washington, to the right one of Robt. E. Lee and to the left one of W. J. Bryan, these were all life size. Above the black board on the right hung a group of sixof our leading American authors, to the left a group of six of the lead ing British authors. On the boards were drawn three pictures which were gems of beauty and which showed great skill on the part ot the teacher. These were finished with colored crayons which had a very beautiful effect. The first one represented Little George Wash ington just as be had finished bis work on the cherry tree when his father came up with his rod to chastise him. The tree was colored green and several chips of the same color with the famous hatchet lay at the root of the tree. This pic ture was drawn just beneath the life-size portrait of Washington. On another board was drawn the picture of "Washington on bis war horse as commander-in-chief." On another was draw n the "Goddess of Liberty." These were all finished with colored crayons, which made them very beautiful and attractive. Approaching the schoolhouse in the evening one could hear the beauti ful strains of music floating out upon the balmy air, which was fur nished for the occasion by the Polk string band. The programme was in part as follows: An Acrostic, by five little boys and five little girls. A song, "Jesus Wants me for a Little Sunbeam," bv little Miss and Master McCorkle. RpaJation, "When George Wash-! ington was a little boy about the size of me," by Master Thompson Bynum. Recitation, by Miss Fronie Cald well, "The Bravest Battle." Recitation, Master Sharp Smith, "Our Flag." Recitation, Miss Florence Cook, "The Flag." Recitation, Master Thompson Bynum, "The Schoolhouse stands by the Flag." Recitation, Master .Neal Smith, "Birth of Washington." Recitation, Master Knox Smith; "The Patriot." Recitation, Master Neal Smith, "Oh Beautiful my Country." Recitation, Master Sharp Smith, "The True Soldier." Recitation, three little girls, "Red White and Blue." "Hatchet Drill," consisting of eight little boys and eight little girls and their commander. These children were dressed in white with Washington caps. Each child car. ried a hatchet covered with tin foil and the handles wrapped with red. white and blue ribbon. The com mander, Master Paul Erwin, was dressed in a beautiful gray suit cut Washington style; he wore a Wash ington hat and sword. This drill was greatly appreciated by all. Questions and answers', by thirty-six boys and girls, which was very instructive. "Old Father Tint"." This play was very attractive, Master BUlie Bennett representing "Old Father Time" had a very appropriate false face and walked with a 6tick- and carried himself very much like an old man. His twelve daughters representing he twelve n'i""' of the year were each dressed to uit the season she represented. , The red, white and blue drill, by eighteen girls, six in red, six in blue and six in white was one of the most attractive features ot the con cert. The writer cannot sav which was the most attractive feature, but he will say that we were all gladly surprised with the success, as the children had but a short time to prepare for the occasion. At the close of this drill the teacher announced that astlieaudi ence had been so orderly and atten tive he thought something to create a good hearty laugh would be in' ordtr. Therefore he ran a rubber through two apples tied a knot in one end of each string and tied the other end in a steeple in the ceiling. He then offered a dollar to the one that could eat his apple first or to give a dollar to one or both if they could eat them in fifteen minutes. Mr. Will Young and -Master Paul Erwin kindly consented to enter the contest, but after several min utes trial and many hearty laughs from the audience they decided they I could not eat them at all and gave up the contest. To conclude the whole affair Mas ter Polk Phillips, with his face and hands blacked, introduced himself , to the audience as the Hon. Josiah Turnip Tops, of Obion, and he gave us quite a humorous recitation. Hence we closed out with a good hearty laugh and went home think ing it was good to be there. We understand that each pupil' and patron, without a single ex ception, entered heartily into the work of preparing for this occasion. Hence the great success of which they as well as Mr. Bynum are so justly proud. a Patron. Get your lunch at Dahnke's, TON COMPANY With the FOUR CREIGHTONS. At the Reynolds Opera House All Next Week.