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i;s.ter, Parks &His DEOTIST3. -Mary Street, Union City Telephone Hi. Drs.ter, Parks &HuS:ss DENTISTS. Mary Street, Union City Telephone 144. MiERCIA croT UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1906. VOL. 16, NO. 35 r , Pepper all kinds Allspice, grain PICKLING Ginger Root, powdered, rg Celery Seed. Mustard Seed. Y Spices, mixed. i Flavoring Extracts. Pure Food Products, g g fg Telephone Your Wants We Deliver the Goods. and powdered. r Cloves, whole and powdered. Nutmegs, whole and powdered, Cinnamon Bark, powder ed. fg iVlaee, whole and powdered STRICTLY FIRST QUALITY Go SPCES I i' 1 ) h If J f i HlHIing Cor. ALLEN D R U G C O M F A N Y Phone 223 SAT OS NIGHT Makes more heat than any Coal Mined In the South. You buy Coal by weight, you burn Coal by measure. ' , A ton of ordinary Coal measures 25 bushels. A ton of BON AIR Coal measures 26 1-4. The facts and figures prove conclusively that BON AIR is Best and Cheapest. Place your order now and get Summer Rate which will certainly save you money. , Sold only by UNION CITY ICE & COAL CO. DISTRIBUTORS OF COMFOKT. We also carry a large supply of cheaper Coal and Seasoned Wood. , C 0;0!0!!.'!!.!.'!.,!.'!.'!.'p y About o . . p (GrirocFis o o -'6 5J O b o .0 o o '1 ,o o o Chief thought in buying Groceries should 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. ) ' 10 WHY CONGRESSMEN LIKE THEIR JOBS. flarble Palaces Being Built for Them Where They Will Live Like Sybarites. A glimpse at the luxuries gen erously furnished tohemselves by congressmen out of the people's funds may explain why congress men are so anxious to retain the jobs which pay them only $5,000 a year, and demand nearly A ... x E. P. GRISSOM 1 TWO PIIONES-204-230 3 17EST TENNESSEE MONUMENT CO. CEO. H. WILLIS, Geiiarei.1 Manner floaters and Man ufacturers of Mar ble and Granite MONUMENTS Cemetery Work uiven Careful Attention. I'stimates given on plans for Building Stone, Sills, Lintels, Steps, &c. , 'Cemetery Curbing. Prices and Work Guaranteed Satisfactory. UNION CITY, TENN 1 i 3 Union City Training School '" m Opens September, 1906 , A school for girls and boys, young men and young ladies. This is a school noted for thorough work and splendid discipline. You who contemplate placing your sons and. daughters in school would make no mistake in patronizing this school. Address C. M. MATHIS Jnion City, Tenn. 3 as much in order to secure re election, writes George Robert Agnews in the Washington Post. They receive more than $5,000, when comfort and luxury are considered. In no country in the world is the legislative body hous ed with such imperial disregard of expense. Congress is not sat isfied with the accommodations that have served for nearly a cen tury, and is building two marble palaces adjacent to the capitol, where prodigal expenditure is be ing made to insure the bodily com fort of the lawmakers. Each of these palaces will cost about $7,000,000 furnished. The furniture has not yet been select ed, but it will be of the finest and richest description. The build ings are of the most ornate and lasting construction, built largely by day labor under the direction of the superintendent of the capi tol, who has every incentive to please his only masters, the Sen ate and House. These great ex penditures are made by Congress without regard to other branches of tbe government. The Presi dent, for example, has nothing to say for or against the expense, and could not stop it if he would. If Congress sees fit to, make the pil lars of these palaces "of jasper or chalcedony, there would be no one to say it nay. Under the cir cumstances it is perhaps in order to stand aghast at the moderation of men who have the United States treasury at their disposal. Until the new buildings are ready, Congressmen and Senators must struggle along under the hardships of life "under the dome," as the capitol is sometimes described. Of course, there is no comparison between present con ditions and those which will pre vail when the palaces of legislation have been completed and stored with their treasures of Persian rugs, marble baths, statutes, frost e d globes, fountains, leather couches, velvet carpets and so on But public men manage to extract a little comfort from their present surroundings, after all, assisted as they are by an army of flunkeys and a force of workmen, who are forever altering, repairing, and improving the ancient capitol. The Congressman from Podunk, or Smith's Crossroads,-is a little. taken aback when he first expe riences tbe pleasures of life under the dome. This is because he was not fully "onto the ropes." After he is sworn in, he is mighty apt in learning all about his perquisi tes. He discovers that the station ary room is open and that beauti ful Christmas gifts may be pur chased there for a trifle. He finds a credit of $ 125 at this place, ready to be blown in. He is obsequi ously addressed by old, diplomat ic servitors, who take his overcoat and hat and show him the way to the barber shop. There expert barbers meet him cordially, and shave him, cut his rustic locks, give him an electric shampoo and a massage, and hand him over to the keeper of the baths. These baths are the joy of a congressman serving his first term. He visits them oftener than he ever dallied with the tub and tea kettle in the old home kitchen of a Saturday night. He finds the same kind old servants ready to help him. He is assisted in di vesting himself of his garments, and his faithful helper an old darkey who is carried on the rolls as a "laborer" wraps him in a big, creamy Turkish towel. He proceeds along the warm marble floor to the gigantic basin called a bath tub. It is a solid block of whitest marble, voluptiously carv ed into a bath, and filled with gleaming silver faucets, through which gushes filtered hot or cold water. Tbe attendant looks after the water supply, produces a fresh cake of expensive soap for the bather, , and proceeds to initiate him. The man from Podunjt never experienced a bath like that be fore. He closes his eyes and im magines he is lord of a harem in Stamboul. The drowsy gurgle of the water, the expert manipula tion of the attendant, tbe scent of attar of roses, and the soft delight of fluffy blaoketB and towels on a downy couch lull him to sleep. He is never disturbed. Ho is im mune from telephone, bell or per sonal call. When he arouses him self he is rubbed down by a skill ed masseur, who is paid as a "mes senger," and if he is a little lan- an guid and likes the sensation. electric massage Machine is ap plied to bis sensitive shoulders and trunk. If his nails need polish . . m mg, a manicure is at his service, Then the attendant helps to dress him, and he returns via elevator to the hall of the house ready to read the newspapers and write let ters to constituants. The morn ing's pleasures, from the moment the overcoat is removed by the servant until the luncheon hour, have not cost the Congressman a cent. These baths, massage treat , A. 1 1 . menus, oaroer snops, etc., are maintained at the expense of the people of the United States. There are about twenty exquisitely fitted bath rooms on the house side of the capitol, each with its attendant ready to administer the poppy of repose to the weary statesman, without money and without price except for occasion: al tip. There are Russian, Turk ish, Roman and Swedish bathing arrrngements, all administered by skilled attendants, who do noth ing else and who are described of ficially as laborers, messengers or clerks. Some of these bath at tendants are paid liberal salaries, but through the method adopted by Congress in paying them, it is impossible to tell what they get. One of the old-time attendants, who developed especial skill, and who recently died leaving a com fortable fortune, is supposed to have received 13,000 a year in sal ary and tips. The barber who succeeds in getting a job in the house barbershop is envied by his fellows. It is a poor year when he cannot make $2,000 working six months. The member from Podunk, if he is wise," soon .discovers that the house restaurant is a pleasant place with its courteous waiters, who have served great men time out of mind. They treat the new mem ber well, and if he is the right sort he soon finds delicate tid-bits on his plate which are unknown to the vulgar horde. The mysterious word goes down to the cook, and he outdoes himself in fashioning delicasies to suit the jaded palate of the Podunk statesman, .whose previous experience has been con fined largely to beans, cracklin' bread and pot-liquor excellent nutrition itself, but not arrogant in its pretentions. The member discovers also a method of buying choice Haranas a little under the regular rate. In his committee room the Po dunk lawgiver reigns a little king. He sits at a solid mahogany desk with antiqe brass trimmings. His chair is big, roomy and softly up bolstered, either in leather or vel vet. On the walls of the finer rooms are paintings, the work of gifted artists brought to Wash ington especially for the purpose of adorning the walls with their art. Occasionally when an espe cially fine painting is in need of a shelter, the Podunk Congressman finds a place for it on the walls o his committee room. Some 0 these paintings are the work of American masters, for which Con gress paid as high- as $25,000 ' fri j . . .1 ney represent inspiring scenes the national history, artfully cal culated to arouse the smoldering fires of patriotism in the breast o: the man from Podunk. At home, in Podunk, the elect of his fellows is ready to drink out of a tin dipper, or even from the old oaken bucket. But at the capitol he finds that Apolinaris. White Rock, Great Bear, and half a dozen other mineral waters are necesssary. His secretary draws liberally on these supplies, which are yaid for of course, by the treasury. They are placed in a refrigerator, with plenty of ice, and during the hot months are con sumed in enormous quantities. The general public" discoverd long ago that expensive mineral water was free at the capitol, and many a thirsty hanger-on regales him self at the public expense. Sometimes the wife of the mem ber from Podunk wants to shine a little socially, at small expense. Then he works the graft of the Botanic Garden. A government employe drives to the member's house in a government wagon and deposits a load of choice cut flow ers, potted plants, &c., from the government gardens. After the dinner, Mrs. Podunk enhances her reputation for charity by sending the flowers to the poor. In the course of a winter influential leg islors sometimes obtain thousands of dollars' worth of flowers from the government without expend ing a cent. If the feast of good things should upset the Podunker, he languidly touches the bell at his desk, and sends his faithful colored messen ger to the sergeant at-arms, with a request for some medicine. The sergeant-at arms keeps himself solid with the lawmakers by look ing after their bodily health. In order to do this he must have a good assortment of drugs, and, of course, the government foots the bill. There are pills galore, bro mo seltzer, quinine, calomel and a hundred other emedies prescrib ed by physicians. If -a member should be seriously and suddenly ill, there is usualy among his col leagues a practising physician, who prescribes for him-at govern ment expense. All members of Congress enjoy the "courtesy" of the telegraphy and telephone companies that is, they can Bend messages free any where in the United States. It is common rumor that telephones are furnished to members at their resi dences at reduced rates, and some-' times free. Of course, they are' entitled to-newspapers, which are delivered at their homes and paid for by Uncle Sam. Occasionally a Senator takes a liking to a maga zine and has it sent to his house. But the bill goes to the capitol and is paid by the good natured ser geant-at arms. As the session draws to a close the Podunk statesman finds that he has mdde a. number of good friends among his colleagues, and it pains him to think that he must be separated from them for sev eral months while he is plodding ' away in his dingy law office at Podunk. So a junket is arranged, either by special Pullman train or by special Government steamer. for the purpose of "inspecting", the wild west, or Porto Rico, or the Panama canal. These junket ing trains and steamers are luxuri ously furnished, and the seargent- at arms has charge of them, seeing, that the members are treated to the best food, wines, cigars, &c, hat money will buy. When the new House and Senate palaces are completed there will be a better opportunity for the sergeant-at arms to carry out hia plans for the comfort of the law- mikers. He is cramped now. but hen he will have everything- handy. 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