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Drs. Turner, Parks & Hughes
Everything by Electricity
Telephone 144.
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Drs. Turner, Parks & Hugfees
Everything by Electricity
Telephone 144.
Sr. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1906. , VOL. 16, NO. 7
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Telephone Us Your Wants
Always at Your Service
Phone 223. Hailling Corner. ALLEN DRUG COMPANY
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
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.
M ' but we don't want to overlook
we maintain in our line. After duly con
sidering the quality you will better appreciate
Harry McMurry & Co.
Telephone 421. free Delivery.
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
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
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
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
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,
At the Reynolds Opera House All Next Week.

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