MARSHALL A BAIRD, Editors and Publisher
ON ST. DOLLAR A YEAR
Kntered at the post office at Colon City, Ten'
ieuet, a second-class mail matter.
FRIDAY, JULY 0. 1906.
t, W. BCRKEr
We arc authorised to announce 3. W Buruey
of Union City at a candidate for Pictorial Rep
resentative from the oeuotles of Lake, Obion
and Dyer, (object to the action of the Iemo-
, a. j. dsewbt.
We are authorised to announce R. J. Drewrr.
of District 1.1, at an Independent candidate fur
enerui, subject to tne August election, vm.
We are authorized to announce Marvin Chsp-
ei as a candidate tor Register of union County,
subject to the will of the Democratic party.
W. w. HALL.
We are authorized to announce W. W. Hall
a candidate tor Justice of the Peace for the
Thirteenth Civil District of Obion County.
Election Thursday, August 2, 19w.
t. ft. HRATTON.
We are authorized to announce S R. Bratton
a candidate for Justice of the Peace for the
Thirteenth Civil District of Obion County.
Election Thursday, August 2, lifts.
FOR DNITED STATES SKNATOR
ROBT. L. TAYLOR.
M. R. PATTERSON.
FOR RAILROAD COMMISSIONER
IIARVEY H. HANNAH.
F. M. McREE.
O, R. KENNEY.
JOHN E, FINCH.
S. T. IIAYDON.
FOR CODNTY COURT CLERK,
S. F. HOWARD.
FOR CIRCUIT COURT CLERK,
J. M. HICKMAN,
Water and Light
The Water dues for the third
quarter of the year 1906 are
now due and must be paid by
the 10th of July at the office
of the Superintendent or water
will be cut off and $1 charged
for turning it on again.
All light bills for the month
are due and must be paid at
the same place by the same
date. A. WADE,
Be not discouraged or deceived.
Your church is neither dead nor
dying. Some confusion has been
caused by the action of the Union
ists and their claims that your
whole church has been bodily
swallowed by the rich Northern
Church. That claim, however, is
a false and deceptive claim.
Perhaps a majority o f your
preachers and one-third of your
membership may approve the al
leged union and go into that church,
but more than five hundred of your
ministers and more than one hun
dred and twenty five thousand of
your members wilt be left and still
remain loyal to the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church. With the
help of the Lord these can accom
plish, and will accomplish, a won
derful and glorious work for His
kingdom. He is more powerful
than numbers, and trust in Him is
better than reliance on riches. He
is still your friend aud will not
forsake you if you do not forsake
The Cumberland Presbyterian
Church is still alive and active as
a distinctive organization of Chris
tian worshippers, and as such it is
the legal owner of all the property
conveyed to it heretofore, notwith
standing the so-called union. More
than has been done would be nec
essary t o change its property
rights, if indeed they could be
changed at all; and the member
ship of no man, woman or child
ha3 been changed, or can be
changed, against his or her will.
Of course, any Cumberland
Presbyterian, desiring to do so,
can become a member of the Pres
byterian Church of the United
States of America now as hereto
fore; but to do so he must renounce
the former and unite with the lat
ter, just as a Methodist or a Bap
tist or a Southern Presbyterian,
would have to do to accomplish
the same end. In doing this he
would inevitably become a seceder
from the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, and thereby lose all his
rights and privileges therein as to
both property and worship.
Each local Cumberland Presby
terian Church, or congregation,
still owns and has the absolute
legal right to use and control its
local church property for local
church purposes. No action of
the congregation, or eldership, or
trustees, one or all, by majority,;
minority, or as a whole, can change
the legal aspect of that property
as fixed by deed or will, or legally
pass it from the Cumberland Pres
byterian Church to the Presbyte
rian Lburcn U. fc. A. buch a
change would be an illegal diver
sion, subject to restraint by injunc
tion while being attempted and to
annullment by decree of court after
the act has been done.
If, fortunately, any Cumberland
Presbyterian congregation should
be reduced to a minority, or a sin
gle member, by the withdrawal or
secession of the other members
(whether for the purpose of unit
ing with the Presbyterian Church
U. S. A., or with some other church
or with no church at all), that per
severing minority or member
would then own and hold the local
property of the particular church
under the original trust for which
it was given or conveyed; and if
the congregation should all with
draw or secede it could not divert
the property and carry it with it
into another church.
Any pastor, employed by Cum
berland Presbyterians, who denies
his allegiance to the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church and professes
to have become, by union or other
wise, a member of the Presbyterian
Church U. S. A., thereby, in legal
contemplation, breaches his con
tract and terminates his pastorate.
In such case self-respect on his
part and fairness to others, alike,
demands that he voluntarily resign
and vacate. Should he not do this,
the congregation or session, one
or both, or such parts of them,
whether majority or minority, as
continue to be loyal Cumberland
Presbyterians, have the legal right
and are in duty bound to request
him to retire and to call a loyal
Cumberland Presbyterian minister
in his stead.
Those of the eldership and mem
bership of the particular congre
gation, if any, and whether many
or few, who, like the pastor, deny
allegiance to the Cumberland Pres
byterian Church and profess to
have become, by union or other
wise, members of the Presbyterian
Church IJ. S. A., have no legal
right to insist on his retention, or
to question in any way the right
of the loyal Cumberland Presby
terians to employ a pastor of their
own choosing in his stead.
Any elder, deacon or trustee,
elected by Cumberland Presby
terians, who denies his allegiance
to the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church and professes to have be
come, by union or otherwise, a
member of the Presbyterian
Church U. S. A., thereby vacates
his oflice and in legal contempla
tion denudes himself of all rights
and trusts in connection with the
business and propertjr of the con
gregation; and in consequence of
this action on his part the mem
bers of , the congregation remain
ing loyal Cumberland Presbyteri
ans become legally authorized to
elect some eligible member in his
Ministers, elders, trustees, dea
cons and members who think the
so-called union between the two
churches desirable and that it
should be effectuated, and do not
go so far as to renounce their al
legiance to the Cumberlond Pres
byterian Church, are not by that
opinion and preference deprived
of any of their rights and privil
eges as Cumberland Presbyterians.
Those rights and privileges, wheth
er of property or service and ad
ministration, are lost to those only
who finally renounce allegiance to
the C u m b e r 1 and Presbyterian
Church and profess to have be
come, by means of the so-called
union or otherwise, members of
the Presbyterian Church U. S. A.
No presbytery, comprising Cum
berland Presbyterian Churches,
can by majority vote or even by
unanimous resolution convert it
self into a presbytery of the Pres
byterian Church U. S. A. ; and no
Synod, comprising Cumberland
Presbyterian presbyteries, can by
majority vote or even by unani
mous resolution convert itself into
a synod of the Presbyterian Church
U. S. A.
Churches within a certain terri
torial boundary constitute a Cum
berland Presbytery presbytery;
and certain designated Cumberland
Presbyterian presbyteries const!
tute a Cumberland Presbyterian
synod, and neither of these has
power to make itself anything but
what it is at the beginning, name
ly, a Cum berland Presbyterian
body, or to transfer itself or any
of its constituent parts into an
To make a presbytery of the
Presbyterian Church U. S. A. to
begin with, and to make a Synod
of the Presbyterian Church U. S.
A., there must be presbyteries of
the Presbyterian Church U. S. A.
to begin with. The larger body
can not be different in denomina
tion from the smaller bodies com
posing it; nor' can it lawfully
change itself, or them, or any of
them, from one allegiance to an
other, any more than a Grand
Lodge of Odd Fellows, or change
subordinate lodges of the one or
der into those of the other order.
Therefore, all members of a
Cumberland Presbyterian presby
tery, or of a Cumberland Presby
terian synod, who, by minority or
majority o r unanimous action,
deny allegiance to the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church and profess
allegiance to the Presbyterian
Church, U. S. A., thereby become
seceders and lose all their rights
and powers as such members. Nor
can they, after such secession or
withdrawal from a Cumberland
Presbyterian presbytery or synod,
lawfully assemble themselves to
gether and transact business as a
presbytery or synod of the Pres
byterian Church U. S. A., first
because they were not elected to a
presbytery or synod of that de
nomination, and secondly because
those electing them were not them
selves of that denomination, and
thirdly because that denomination,
in the case supposed, has made no
call for the meeting of its presby
tery or synod.
Even the General Assembly of
the Cumberland Presbyt e r i a n
Church, at Decatur, 111., though
favoring the so-called union by a
majority vote, did not pretend to
have the power or to exercise the
right of converting itself into a
General Assembly, or other body
or judicatory of the Presbyterian
Church U. S. A. It claimed to be
a Cumberland Presbyterian Gen
eral Assembly to the last and in
that name alone attempted to tran
sact business. Much less than that
body if possible have Cumberland
Presbyterian presbyteries or syn
ods the power to convert them
selves into presbyteries or synods
of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
OUR BRST PATENT FLOUR
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give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Now is
the time to lay in your flour. Leave order at Dahnke's
Cafe or Telephone No. 31 and we will deliver promptly to
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Orders receive prompt attention. Phone 109
UNION CITY, - Tennessee:
Only the handsomest of Pullman
Library Observation Sleeping Cars,
wide Vestibuled Coaches and Dining
Cars, with Electric Lights and Fans,
are used in the Limited. For all in
formation call on your Home Agent,
vr write Jno. M. Heall, General i'as
senger Agent, St. Louis.
No. 2, lv Union City 10.39 a.m.
No. 4, " ,; 12.50 a.m.
No. . " " 12.29 p.m.
No. 12, leaves (week days). . . 1.,'W p.m.
No. I, lv Union City 5.35 p.m.
No. 3, " " 3.45 a.m.
No. 5. " " 3.38 p.m. '
No. 15, leaves (week days)... 8.00 a.m.
Nos. 1 and 2 limited.
Nos. 5 and tl make all stops.
Nos. 1 and 2 stops at Union City,
Rives, Humboldt, Jackson, Corinth,
R.V. Taylor, Jno. M. bcall,
Central Manasifr, Un'l lUNDti Agent.
BEST OF TRAIN SERVICE,
No, 1, Paducah Junction.... 8.00 p.m
No. 3, " " ... 5.37 a.m
No. 103, " " .... 5.15 a.m
No. 105, " .... 3.40 p.m
No. 133, " .... 5.51 a.m
Trains No. 105 and 183 are accommodations
snd stop at Paducah Junction to receive or dis
No. 2, Taducah Junction.... 9.45 a.m
No. 4, " " ....12.15 a.m
No. 104, " " ....12.05 a.m
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No. 134, " " .... 9.10 p.m
Trains No. 1.14 and ion are accommodations.
Tickets and particulars as to specific rates,
limits and train time of your home ticket agent
C. II. Collins, Paducah Junction.
F. W. HARLOW, D. P. A., Louisville.
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Take courage, understand and
assert and stand by your
rights in a Christian spirit and
with Christian firmness. Be on
your guard and see that those op
posing you gain no unjust advan
taee by boastful claims or by stub
born assertion of results that rWe
not been accomplished or of rights
that do not exist. Attend all of
your church services and above all
things be humble, faithful and
prayerful, trusting the Lord for
guidance, comfort and strength. .
..: Friends. '
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be not how cheap, but how good. That
has always been OUR controlling thought.
The pronounced growth of our Grocery
business is proof positive that the idea is
correct for you are buying groceries of us
more liberally than ever before. And all
that's here is high grade. .
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bought for $7.50 to $15 per acre. It
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Other improvements necessary are
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The soil is rich alluvial, or made.
It produces a bale of cotton per acre,
worth $45 to $00 This accounts for
its high rental value. Other crops,
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Alfalfa yields 4 to 6 cuttings, it ton
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The new White River country offers
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