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Crs. Turnsr, Parks Kughss
Mary Street, Union City
Telephone 144.
Crs. Turner, Fsrks Kughss
Mary Street, Union City
Telephone 144. .
Hnlon City Commrr!.J. e.t.blt.hel 1- conwli Uted September I. laW. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1907.
Wait Teonge Courier, ettabliihed ItSvT. f
VOL. 16, NO. 48
No. -j OO
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i They want to give you a spiel
about their new shoe stock.
It is a peach.
Nothing like it this side of St.
. You know a shoe store that
has the exclusive sale ot
American Gentlemen
and vv '
is just about at the top. You
can't make a mistake in any of
these lines, and when you get a
shoe that is not what it should
be for the price, we make 'em
Don't that sound good to you?
Hardy Brothers
Haguewood Go.
The Pendleton Bill Extends Adams Law
Over Entire State.
Y .
Washington Post Highly Oompli
merits Tennessean.
Washington, D, C. Feb. 2. In
an editorial relating to Senator
TWrnnck. the Wasinsrton Post this
. y
morning says:
"Thia man served four years in
the ILuse, and iajost completing;
a single term in the Senate. He is
yet under tirty years of age, just
on the threshold of his intellectual
prime, with its zenith some years
in the future. He .'wiil.l have
been an ornament to Hmish par
liamentH that knew Burke and Fox
and Pitt. He would have Ween dis
ttnsrui-hed in American Senates
that contained, Clay: and Calhoun
and Webster, 1
'He leaver the public service
poorer than he entered it, ami
must depend on his profession forj
rich; he had hut to stoop.
"ISut in the true sense, who
dares to say this American Senator
is poor I Where i the man who
does not respect him? Where is
the n'mn who' docs not admire him ?
All liie wealth oi. the land would
not buy for the base his lofty char
acter, his unblemished honor. He
cupy k 1
retires from the Senate regretted
by all his fellow-Senators. He is
for a time, at least, lost to the pub
lic service in an oiEcial capacity,
but no such man as he can live,
whether in public station or private
walk, a single lay in vain. That
brilliant intellect, that exalted
character, those splendid accom
plishments, will find a way to do
the work set before giants.
-'His fate is that of thousands
and thousands of other great men
in republics where universal man
hood suffrage maintains, and his
friends glory in his Spartan cour
nge and Roman grandeur with
which he has confronted it.
Our Locks
'Pandora removed the lid and trou
ble has been abroad ever since." .
"What a pity Secretary Taft wasn't
around at the time."
Wouldn't Loosen.
"I'll never marry for money ajjain."
VIid n't your husband have-.that re
puted million?" , ' '
''Yes, he had It. IU still has it "
Plenty of Counts.
"Oh, papa." cried the oil 'magnate's
(laughter. "I'.essle Peeftrust has cap
tured a Count!"
""Never mind, dear. Papa. has in
dictments aggregating of thcrn."
Our wag;ou passes your door every
day; or phone 10'J for bread, cakes,
fruits and everything- good to eat.
The Motive Power.
A great rnan is a mighty ship. "
We can see it draw
Into the current from its slip
With silent awe,
And then we greet i with a hip
. And a hurrah!
It lifts above the other craft
Its mammoth hulk.
A ferryboat looks like a raft
Ileslde its bulk:
And common ships all drop adaft
And seem to sulk.
A great man. like a ship, should we-
Ytew from one side,
For on the other side we'll sea
His wife abide,
And she his tug is apt to be J
His real guide.
"Our new servant .eirl has sharp
" "Tell her to be careful and not let
them scratch the woodwork around the
Never Fails.
"Ever have a man walk into your
omoe and ask lor life insurance?"
"Yep," answered the agent.
; ' Tickles you, eh?" : . X'
"Not, at all. That kind always works
in a dyniamite factory."
A Bad Actor.
:'S-i we! 1 1 '11 play my park-
I 'elared t he dock, .- '
"I'll surely win her heart!"
tile got. the hook.)
The feature in the Senate Tues
day was the passage of the Pendle
ton bill extending the Adams '!w
throughout the entire State.
Mr. Cox proposed the amendment
that in case of all towns over 5,000
that the surrenderor repeal of char
ter be left to a direct vote'of the
Mr. Pendlton moved that the
amendment be tabled.
Mr. Cox stated that he thought
tnat a matter ot so great impor
tance should go to a direct vote of
the people. He defended his posi
tion in regard to the Adams law
two years ago. He stated that his
amendment was in conformity with
Democratic principles of local self
government. He urged that the
people could be trusted, and that
this question should be submitted
to them. He said that the rejection
of his amendment denied the prin
ciple of local self-government.. -
In order to avoid any unconstitu
tional features that might be occa
sioned by the incorporation of the
amendment, he proposed to intro
duce his amendment as a compan
ion bill. He urged as the strong
est reason in support of his amend
ment that no legislation should be
enacted unless it was backed by
public sentiment, and that no bet
ter way was to find out the senti
ment, of the people than to submit
this question to their direct vote.
For purpose of debate, Mr. Pen
dleton withdrew his motion to table
Mr. Cox's amendment.
Mr. Greenlaw stated that in case
of the four-mile law and the Adams
law the question was submitted to
a direct vote of the people. He
said that he was in favor of Gov.
Patterson's view that the vote of
the delegation from any locality
was conclusive evidence of the sen
timent of that particular locality
without taking a direct vote. He
said that he merely wanted the ex
tention of the Adams law to his
district,, without causing another
vote. He proposed to amend Mr.
Cox's amendment by making it ap
ply to towns above 9,000, which
would include Columbia. .
Mr. Pendleton said that every ex
tension of the Adams law had met
with strong1 opposition, but not
withstanding had always been rati
fled by the Democratic party. He
thought that Mr. Cox's amendment
was not valid. He said that his
measure did not force itself upon
the people, but it applied only to
those cities hereafter incorporated
and did not apply unless the cities
were reincorporated. He said that
the right to change their charter
according to his law was strictly
Democratic. He said that the Mc
Minnville case merely decided that
the people had a right to decide
whether or uot they would change
their charter. His bill provided
that the vote by the people be taken
after the passage of the law, where
as Mr. Cox's amendment would re
quire that the vote betaken before
the operation of the law. The Su
preme Court has declared that the
views of the representatives of the
people represented the sentiment of
the people without, the submission
of-any question to a direct vote of
the people. He opposed the amend
ment because he thought it uncon
stitutional and renewed his motion
tp table the Cox amendment. p.
Mr. Ewing- poke in reference to
tha whole bill. He said that under
the proposed measure, the question
could be submitted lt tl. peoi&i.
only upon the consent of th ir rep
resentatives. He was wiilii.jr j0
submit the question to the people
of Nashville.- He said that both
Gov. Patterson and Judge Bond in
their canvass did not advocate the
extension of the Adams law to the
entire State. He stated that his
opposition to Pendleton's bill was
not based on any opposition to the
temperance cause, but was occa
sioned by a difference in regard to
the temperance methods to be
adopted. He said that the temper
ance leagues had favored t'igh li
cense and segregation bills in 'owns
not affected by the Adams law.
This position was advocated by
Senator E. W. Carmack. Ths
American, under its present editor,
he said, had also advocated this
view. The history of his last cam
paign proved the wisdom of his
position. He did not attack the
sincerity of Mr. Pendleton, but
merely differed with him in regard
to temperance methods. He was
willing to submit the whisky ques
tion to the people at any date be
fore the adjournment of the Legis
lature, and let them decide whether
they would come within the pale "of
the Adams law. He was not posi
tive in regard to the sentiment of
Nashville in regard to the temper
ance methods to be adopted, but
was willing to test it by a direct
vote. He was opposed to Mr. Cox's
amendment because he believed the
majority of the cities affected by it
opposed it.
"MrTTolett stated that he agreed
with the sentiment of the people
of Tennessee that the extension of
the Adams lawUhroughout the en
tire State was too rapid and too
radical for the best welfare of the
people, as well as the temperance
cause. He did not believe that Mr
Pendleton's bill was demanded by
the temperance people of Tennes
see. He stated that he was guided
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oy ine more conservative senti
ment of Tennessee, and not by ex
tremists. He believed h e repre
sented the sentiment of the people.
He stated that the Democratic plat
form made the extension of the
Adams law subservient to the will
of the people in the particular loca
tion affected.
Mr. Pendleton called for a vote
on his motion to table Mr. Cox's
amendment. The motion passed by
a vote of 10 to 12, and the amend
ment was tabled.
A vote was taken and the bill
passed by a vote of 26 to 5 Messrs.
Ewing, Talbert, Kimbrough, Edg
ington and Tolett voting against it.
After the stormiest and most in
teresting session since, the General
Assembly convened the House of
Representatives on Friday piiss"d
the Pendleton bill to extend the
Adams law to the entire Slate by
the emphatic vote of 71 to 24, four
members not voting. The bill
now goes to Gov. Patterson, and
his action on the matter is awaited
with great interest, "
The fight over the measure oc
cupied practically "all of . the ses '
sion, which did not end until 1
o'clock, and was witnessed by well
tilled calleries, the majority of the
spectators being enthusiastic ad
vocates of the measure, as was fre
quently nmnifeted by the applause
given the speakers for the bill.
The announcement of the result
burst of applause, both from the
members and the galleries.
Various and sundry attempts
were made by the opponents of
the bill to have it amended or to
delay action, but every proposi
tion that came frOm the opposi
tion was voted down by large ma
jorities. The highest vote record
ed by the opponents of the meas
ure was thirty on the amendment
providing that the bill should not
apply except upon a vote of the
people. Futile efforts were made
to have Memphis exempted from
the provisions of the bill, and an
amendment to restrict its provi
sions to towns of not over 15,000
was promptly tabled.
' The bill came up as soon as the
journal of the House was read on
a motion to set it as a 'special or
der for 11 o'clock. The previous
question having been sustained on
the day before the question of
makiDg the bill a special order at
11 o'clock was at once submitted
and prevailed by a large majority,
only sixteen votes being recorded
against it. "i'fomptly at 11 o'clock
the bill was taket? up and the op
ponents began tp offer-amendments
the purpose of delay,
The speaker for a time seemed
to be disposed to recognize only
the opponents of the bill, but after
they had an opportunity to get in
their amendments, he recognizod
Mr. Gordon, one of the leaders of
the temperance forces, who de
manded the previous question on
the passage of the bill. The mo
tion was hardly stated before the
opposition interposed a motion to
adjourn, which was voted down on
a roll call. The demand for the
previous question was then sus
tained and the bill passed, a mo
tion to reconsider being tabled.
The vote was 71 to 24. .
by Speaker
greeted with
Cunningham was
fin enthrisislic out-
The Jamestown Exposition.
' The Finance Committee of both
Houses of the General Assembly
have very properly recommended
for passage the bill appropriating
f 25,000 to onable the State to make
an exhibit of its resources at the
Jamestown Exposition. It, there
fore, only remains for both Houses
to promptly pass the bill and en
able the commission created under
the act to go on with the work.
With a large part of the St. Louis
exhibit intact and in a good state
of preservation, $25,000 will be
ample to enable Tennessee to make
even a better exhibit at Jamestown
than she had ut the St.- Louis Exposition.
It is a pity that the matter could
not have been presented to Ten
nessee during the last session of
the General Assembly, but matters
in connection with the exposition
bad not been progressed sufficient-
y to warrant Virginia in asking
the co operation of other States.
lad we the time it would afford
a great opportunity for Tennessee
not only to make the best exhibit
that will be made by any other
State, but also to erect a first-class
State building. But it is too late
for a building. What the Legis-
attire should ta is to -fw-...tiv
. . F 1 j -
pass the bill in its present form for -an
, Under no condition of, circum
stances should Tennessee, with her
vast and diversified resources, fail
to njake an exhibit at the exposi
tion and thus stand alone among
the Southern States in her failure
to bve represented. Nashville
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