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DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity Telephone 144. Drs. Turner, Parks & Hughs DENTISTS. Everything by Electricity Telephone 144. TTTJ TP HE OMM C. A.L, ' V Hnlon City Commrn)l. uWIhel 1890. )r .,.,. West Tenniiie courief, eutlUbd 1W7. ( ConsoUctated September 1, 187. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1906. VOL. 16, NO. 17 C ER DR. J. B. HARRISON'S SAR5APAR ILLf i- Three Dottles for $2.50 BEST KNOWN BLOOD PURIFIER Sis Bottles for $5.00 SOLD AND GUARANTEED ST Or One Bottle for $1.00 g Cor, A L, L, E N DRUG COMPANY Phone 223 SAT OR NIGHT Is now open with a full line of Geo. Delker Buggies, Surreys, Stanhopes and Road Wagons. - ; B; ' ' ' '! Also a full line of Up-to-date : Harness, Whips, Lap Robes ' '..' Come in whether you want to buy or not. We welcome visitors just as cordially as we do customers. (SiErO. S. NASM, rhone 92. .. , Successor to B. F. Beckham, , Union Citv. the wide-set eyes and lived in the village near the home of his father. For many moons the trf be had been at peace with all the world, and the blue smoke from the village fire sides floated tranquilly in the even ing air, and when the moon and stars came out they looked upon a scene serene. Little children played about the wigwam door of Tishomingo, or listened to stories of war and the chase told bj' their father in the evening hours. from which little jets of lurid flame belched forth, emitting fine parti cles of stifling lava, so that the warriors had to fall upon their faces in order to breathe without complete suffocation. Not a leaf stirred. All was still as death. Even the birds in the branches of the trees sat as though chained to the spot. A buzzard ceased its circling in the air and 6tood poised as if dead in its aerial flight. Motion and time and sound Meantime Talequah was in his i seemed to stop and lose all power, THE LEGEND OF REELFOOT LAKE V WILL T. CARPENTEK. Many, many years ago, before the great grandfathers of many of us were born, and when the late Mississippi valley was a vast wil derness of cane, cotton wood, oak I and cypress brakes, tapered up t from the marshv soil in gracefu 4 pi;oportions, like dismal sentinels " I the lonely solitude, and when ie deer, the bear, the panther and ner animals of a semi tropic ine existed in abundance in the d freedom of their forest homes', . fre dwelt, near where lieelfoot .ju&ke is situated, an Indian chief of the name of Montockaquah. It is said that he possessed 'great wisdom, and dispensed a sort of rude justice in the management of his affairs that caused his people to reverence him in a way that none of his predecessors had en joyed. He was always at the head of all important councils, and as a warrior he was invincible, no op posing foe ever having been able to cope with his" cunning in the " planning of battles or in his deep laid schemes of attack. He had twn sons Tfthleotmh and TJsho nnrigo. Of these twos sons the chief was very proud, for in their very childhood "they gave great promise of . their future prowess as hunters of game and warriors bold. ' At an early age they were taught the use of the bow and arrow, and in all the games and sports of In dian life node excelled them. The Void chief watched them grow to ibo6d with the greatest inter- and to him they were ever iects of the deenest solicitude. je he realized that the time was ;UUl ini icuiuvcu uum u UJUni pass to the bappy hunting grounds ;whither bis fathers before him had J gone, and that the mantle of his authority must fall upon them, so he taught them many useful things and filled their heads with knowl edge far beyond their years. . Th? youths were inseparable and v i the bond of affection that subsisted between them was beautiful in the sight of the doting father and was the talk of the whole tribe. "But suddenly, one day, when the two brothers had reached the age of 20 years, a cloud arose between them. A discord broke harsh and rasping in the music of their lives Tbey both loved a maiden of an other tribe, and both could not take her to wife, even had they so desired. , The maiden was very neat and round and pretty. Her eyes were soft and bright, the eyes of a little wild animal who is gentle and trusting and not afraid. She looked upon both the braves with favor, but her simple, forest grown heart was pure, like the notes of the lark which danced in the sunlight near her wigwam door. The arts of coquetry and the wiles of her tutored sisters of the paleface race were unknown to her, and when she spoke her soul was in her eyes and deceit had no place in w'hich to abide. But her heart was Tishomingo's, and that made the heart of Tahle quah heavy like the leaden bullet that the white man shot from his gun with the voice of the thunder. Tahlequah's love for his brother now turned to hate, and he could no longer bear to dwell in the same tribe, for the light had gone out and the darkness had set in, thick and cold and damp. So he went away one night when the moon was above the treetops. He crossed the Mississippi at New Madrid, and back several miles from that point he fpund a cordial welcome in an other tribe. The old chief was greatly grieved at the departure of this much loved son, in whom his hopes were centered, but he bore his sorrow with the stolid silence of his taci' turn race. , But the seal of melan choly was on his wrinkled brow and the lines about his mouth grew deeper and deeper and, were never lighted by a smile. Tishomingo wed the maiden with new home. He had grown great with his adopted people. He stood high in popular esteem, for his prowess in war and his skill in the chase were wonderful, indeed. In woodcraft he had not an equal in any of the neighboring tribes, and none was so accurate with the bow or so swift of foot. The speed of the wild deer was his, and he had the cunning of the fox and the scent of , the hound. About the council fire, too, when the peace and a little branch near by ceased its flowing and stood still in the awful silence. Then the earth began to tremble and trees waved like thistles in a breeze while a deep rumbling noise that seemed to come from under neath the earth's surface was heard, and the poor red savages were tilled with a terror that was pitia ble, for they thought it was the voice of an outraged God, speak ing in the darkness of approach- last all was quiet and once again order came out of chaos, a beauti ful lake of broad expanse arose, where the land had sunk, and they called it "lieelfoot." Such is the legend of this beauti ful lake of sunny Tennessee. It must be true, for an old Indian said that the Great Spirit spoke to him in a dream and revealed his purpose of destruction, warning him to flee for his life and not to make known the secret to a single soul on the penalty of instant death and to be cut off from the pleasures of the "bappy hunting ground." The old Indian obeyed the injunction and hence escaped the awful catastrophe. By tradi tion the story comes to us and skeptical indeed must be the one who doubts, for a single moment, its authenti&ty. But there are always "doubting Thomases" and always will be until the end of time. Get vour lunch at Dahnke's. j ml fj3m A - ihf n ft raJL f - . tz . .tri:". -rrss- t ' - ." -r-"z ,. One of Union City's liandsome new homes, residence and property of Mr. John A Wheeler. Photo by Wallace pipe was smoked, old men grown gray in wisdom barkened to his words. One night when a storm cloud was rising when the sun had set a symbol of war was received by the tribe of Tishomingo. It came from the tribe of Tahlequah, and the messenger sped away on the wings of the wind. All was now in preparation for war. Ibe tollowing day rwt one, the war paint was brought forth and made hideous the red faces of the valiant braves. The day arrived and the two con tending forces stood each upon a gentle rise of ground, nearingeach other with war like fronts. Just before the mad rush of bat tie was made a darkness fell upon the earth not the darkness of night, but the dull, leaden gloom that comes just before a storm. But not a cloud was visible. The sun shone like a disc of burnished brass, and the atmosphere was heavy and oppressive and filled with the odor of sulphur. Here and there little cones of sand rose up from eight to ten feet in height, ing death. When the earth began to sink ami rip open, and into the j'awn ing cavern, the trees went down into the blackness of the bowels of the earth, the universe seemed to gasp like a thing in pain. All the forces of nature seemed to be at war, latent as well as active. Tljp very silence of dormant forces appeared to evince the power of omnipotence and the weakness of man in the hour of distress, des pile the arrogance of his conceit, and the vainglory of his boasted strength. Streams reversed their courses, and ran upstream, and the whole landscape reeled and rocked like a drunken man, or a ship in a storm. For miles around the surface of the earth sank down and down, lower and lower, until everything contained upon it disappeared from sight, including the two contending tribes of Indians. Tradition says that the cause of this great con vulsion of nature was the anger of the "Great Spirit," who was moved to wrath at the deadly feud be tween the two brothers. When at Wheeler's Romance. The death of Gen. Joe Wheeler, the ex-Confederate veteran, has re called to the rninds of a number of New Orleans people the romantic story of his couruhip. says the New York. Tribune. It was in the early years of the war. Gen. Wheeler had been har rying the Federal troops a ar Chat tanooga and had managed to rut off their supplies. During a part of this campaign he made his home on the Jones estate, in Northern Alabama. There he met Mrs. Ella Sherrod, the daughter of Col. Jones, a well-known steatnboatman of an te oeiium days. Uol. Jones was away at the war. Mrs. Sherrod's husband bad died, and she was left alone on the plantation with ber crippled son and an invalid mother. Gen. Wheeler fell deeply in love and often slipped away from his command to spend a tew hours with Mrs. Sberrod. although the trips were made at the risk of his life. Finally the Federal troops burned every building on the plantation, and Mrs. Sherrod carried ber moth er from the burning house at mid night. Gen. Wheeler drove the Federal troops completely out of the neighborhood. At the close of the war Mrs. Sherrod consented to become Mrs. Wheeler. TENNESSEE STATE FAIR ASSO CIATION. . The benefits that flow from a yearly exhibition of the best live stock, farm, horticultural and me chanical products of a State and its natural resources, and from the commingling of the farmers to compare the results of their labors and interchange views, are so gen erally recognizod that there is no need to dwell on an acknowledged fact. Nor is it necessary that at tention be called to the diffusion of prosperity among all forma of industry wherever agriculture flourishes. The State Fair manifests its val ue, first upon live stock, then upon the farm itself, in increased fertil ity and the employment of more scientific and economical methods, and finally upon all the varied business interests to which agri culture contributes so largely. Farming is progressivelyros perous, profit being made without it i i it j ; v exnausting me capital tne iarmj only where live stock growing is made a prominent feature. Live stock growing as experience has proven wherever it has been tried cannot be successfully practiced without a State Fair. A State Fair is strictly eeuca tional. The work of the agricul tural colleges and experiment sta tions is most valuable, but their sphere of influence is naturally limited to the students in attend ance and the chance visitor, The State Fair is the school of the pec-' pie, where practical demonstration is made of what is best among the various classes of products; it shows bow to attain the best, and proves conclusively that the best is the most profitable. That Tennessee is to have a State Fair complete in all departments is generally known, and it is the object of this article to acquaint the general public with the magni tude and completeness of the undertaking. After the failure of a number of different organizations to secure for Tennessee a State Fair, the t Retail Merchants' Association of Nashville, a live, up to date body of business men, realizing the' great importance of such an Insti tution to the State and feeling that Nashville, the industrial and geo graphical center of the State, was the proper location for a State Fair, decided to secure, independ ent of any State aid, such an institution. With this idea in view, they have purchased a beautiful tract of land known as Cumberland Park, splen didly situated and highly improved with building, etc., suitable for the purpose desired. Cumberland Park is situated be tween three of the great railroad systems of Nashville, which have unloading platforms a few yards from the 'grounds, is touched on two sides by the city electric lines, and is but a few minutes' drive from the busines center of the city. 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