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FROM THE COUNCIL.
Statement Bead to the City Council 7 the Mayor, June 18 Gentlemen: In consideration of the work being done now on the streets, and the large amount of work necessary to be done on the sidewalks, many of which are giv ing away and wearing out, it is im portant that you Bhould be familiar with the financial condition of the city at this time. You are aware that the Jund that has been borrowed to build streets on the private notes of yourselves and other cititens is being kept separate and apart from the other funds and accounts of the city ; yet this money has to be paid back with interest out of taxes to be col lected for the present year, so far as possible; hence it is necessary that the city shall not go beyond its income, even though the neces sity for spending money this year is very greati I shall not at this time go over the affairs of the city with the mi tiuteness of detail that I have done formerly ou such occasions, but content myself with giring to you the present condition of affairs, as compared with last year, and refer ring you to the books as kept by our able Recorder for any further information in regard to any par ticular department that you may desire to know. To begin, I will state that there was cash in the City Treasurer's hands on June 1, 1906, $il,063.28 ; while there is on hand now in the Treasurer's hands, June 1, 1907, cash, $7,046 86. To this should be added $1,235.00 due the school fund jret in the hands of County Trustee; a1" "?vaf had been paid over aff J7T Rme 8t Tear tnak'ng the avaifuoiecash resources now $8,231.86 ; showing there was only $2,781.42 more money on hand one year ago than now, although at that time the tax rate was $1.15 for all purposes, instead of $1.00 for the current year ending Sep tember 1, 1907. It might be stated here tor your information that there was on hand in the city treasury on December 31, 1906, $183 81 showing that 'the city at that time had not gone be yond its cash resources, Since that time there has been expended on the Water and Light Plant, in the way of permanent im provement, $i,5J5 54, which sum was kept to itself in the form of a betterment account until the work was entirely completed, which has only been done recently, when the amount, as stated, was charged to the Water and Light Plant, and the betterment account closed. It may be reasonably expected that the ordinary expenses of the city will be from now until .Tauuary 1, 1908, about what they were for . iur ..: pel iuu iat ,ca. ; uu uuc j i. ...... : j 1 , i ,j I 01 my reasons iur going over idcsc matters with you in detail now is that you will see that they are not any g.cavcr. uccubc, 6uVum not keep within your resources at this time, with certain other obli' gatious and probabilities ahead of us, the city might be seriously em barrassed. To show you that' every depart ment is being held down and con ducted with prudence and economy, I bear to state that our admirable system of public schools is requir ing; no greater sum this year than was expended upon it for the same time last year, there being in the city treasury, due the school fund, on June 1, 1906, $3,029.19, while there is due the school fund now $1,843 00 ; to this add the sum due from the County Trustee, which will be paid on demand, $1,235.00, and we have $3,078.00 almost the exact amount of one year ago. To sum up: The total ca6h re sources of the city, on band and in sight at the time, are as follows: Ofish now in Treasurer s hmids $ Iwe fr Co ty Trensurer to School Fund I'noollei'tt'd tuxes for 1906, ulxnU KstimnUvi receipts from merchant privilws nnd ad valorem tuxes...., Kstmmted lenin on WiUer it Unlit Plant from now till Jan. I, 7,046.88 1,235.00 l.fclO.OO 1.500.00 3,500.(10 M.-tMnir total cn&h resource. n,isi.&i In this estimate I have placed the total gain for the water and light The tax rate having been raised plant for the year at $4,556 .00, as for 1907-8 to $1.40, was necessary against what was shown to have to meet the cost of improved street been made last year, a little over building that is now being done in $4,000. Thin is as it should be, be- the city. It will probably be a long cause we are continually putting time betore our citizens enjoy as water and light luto houses. It low a rate as has been paid during must not be overlooked thatagainst the past year, $1.00, but the expe this apparent profit on a close esti rience of the past year proves con mate, the interest on the water and clusively that no larger assessment light bonds has not been taken into is necessary for all ordinary pur account, neither has any allowance poses. Jno. T. Walker, been made for the wear and tear .v Mayor. 1 to know inc has will no doubt as you exert in making it? money is really of no value we sell a der . cei ve Don ' t where wi th pet customers Smi th. P dise more ani depreciation on machinery of tne plant. However, we have four public hydrants, including the park, I watpr a t ih tn rpmptprieR. eihtv- - - . - - ' o j two fire plugs, 136 street lights and five arc lights. You may all know that the accu racy of these figures is not to be doubted, as they come from the f tfa afe k t . effiriPnt officers. Messrs WoosI ami Wade. in their re8Dec, tive department8, and are open to everv taxnaver in the citv and wav fari an 8eardli for knowled ge as to how to run a public owner ship plant without bankrupting the taxpayer that travels this way. I will add that I had no intention of throwing any bouquets to you for the extraordinary showing the Water and Light Plant is making, when I began to write this memo randum, but since it has recently come to my ears that certain ot our citizens are criticising everything connected with the financial part of the city government, I think it well enough to tell you, and to tell them that the Water and Light Plant of this city, and its successful opera tion is not only an exception to the rule and experience of public own ership plants not only all over this country, but in other countries as well. ' I estimate that the public schools will require until the first of the coming year, $4,982 00; interest on bonded debt, $1,950.00; thus leav ing for all other purposes some thing over $6,000.00, which is about the amount that was expended during the same time last year. IT MAY INTEREST YOU that the Census-Bureau claims that the average cost of liv inereased full 35 per cent, in the past seven years, and it cause you to "sit up advanced 35 per cent? If not, you tion to your expenses or inside of rupt. Do you take as much trouble exchange? Money only represents the value of something that human minds and hands have already produced. So really it is just as necessary for us to use good common sense in-spending money as it is to earn it. When load of wheat or a bunch But it is much more important when you spend the money you re for them that you look until you find where it will go farthest, guess better knowtake a little time and look about you. See your. dollars have the greatest purchasing power and leave them the dealer who gives you the values. Don't take it for granted that every dealer has the same prices, lose hundreds of dollars every year, the best values the markets afford. We John Jones can buy just as cheaply from us as can John Yours very truly, 1 HARDY BROS. & HAGUEW00D CO. , S. We have fully 865,000.00 worth of good, new, staple merchan in our Union City stores, all of which is worth fully 25 per cent, than it cost us. You can easily see the advantage we can offer you over stores that have only a few new goods to brace up, stocks that have been accumulating for the past twenty years or more. Take a peep at our reserve stock up stairs take a glance through our open stocks, then draw your own conclusions. H. BROS & H CO. AT ANTIOCH CHURCH. Very Interesting Programme Carried Out. Children's Day was observed at Antibch Church with a large crowd in attendance. Every one seemed to enjoy the exercises and the ladies who arranged and the children who executed the programme certainly deserve credit. The programme was as follows: Opsning song, by the choir; Scriptural reading, by Supt. G. W. Bowling; prayer, by Prof. T. P. Thomas; welcome ad dress, by Jack Minton; exercises, by four little children; solo, by Vivi an Baker; recitation, the Twenty- third pBalm, by Callie Minton; "Four Little Rose Buds," by four little girls; recitation, by Gracye Cone; "Praise Song," by the little folks; recitation, by Mackie Hunter; recitation and song, "The Shep herd's Call," by three boys; recita tion, by Mai Ellis; recitation, by Abbie Baker; duet, "God's Little Ones," by Clarabelle Briley and Horace Collins; recitation, by Irene Baker; ' Rainbow Exercise," by seven girls; dialogue, by Clifton Briley and Abbie Baker; recitation, by Eva Wheeler; recitation by Rob bye Wheeler; "Flower Drill," by five little girls; "The Mission of the Flowers," by twelve girls; clos ing address, by Clifton Briley. The Acme Washing Machine, the best made, is found at the Nailling-Keiser Hardware Co., Successors to II. Dietzel. Pendleton Law. Nashville, J une 19. In a test case at Bristol to-day Chancellor Haynes declared the Pendleton whisky law, which gives municipalities a right to abolish saloons, to be constitu tional, notwithstanding the omis sion of the words, "State of" from the enacting clause of the bill. This means that Knoxville,' Bris tol and Jackson will join the col umn of dry cities. A healthy man Is a kins In M r.wn right, an unhealthy man H sn un happy slave. Burdock Ulood Bitters builds un sound health well. : ' and take notice." Has your will be forced to pay close three years you may become to get full value for your If not, why not? Did you ever if it were not used simply as of hogs we look for the If we should do that we would It is our policy to buy only have no pet houses, neither any Death of Mrs. Shankle. Mrs. Mary Shankle, beloved wife of J. J. Shankle, died on Thursday T 4 1 a j june u,, at me lamuy dome m Rives. , Mrs. Shankle was fifty years of age. She was in her girl hood Miss Mary Bennett and was reared at Hollow Rock in Carroll County. jvir. ana Mrs. snanme were mar ried at Hollow Rock or the country thereabout. The union was blessed with four children, two of whom are, dead. Clyde and Mabel survive, Mrs. Shankle was a- member of the Methodist Church, and one of those whose character is full of kind and noble qualities, a loving wife and mother, a dear friend, and a good neighbor. The community mournsher death ana tne oereavea sutter an irrepar able loss. The remains were shipped to Hoi low Rock and deposited in the fam ily buryiug ground. Young Men's Prayer Meeting. The young men's prayer meeting will be held next Sunday at the Methodist Church, beginning at o clock p.m. Leader, Ed Averett ; subject, "How Should We Treat a Weak Brother?" Why wonder, when you can buy a wonder ice ureara Freezer from the Nailling-Keiser Hardware Co., Successors to H. Dietzel. "TlIErecentclosingof the schools, in which we had some pianos rented, enables us to offer some INK I N S T It U MENTS at ex tremely low prices. Terms to suit you. Old instruments taken as part pay. Phone No. 505. A. N.-Dickson 1X7 N. URY ST. OPPORTUNITY income think that a medium of highest bid- City Council. At the meeting ot the Board of Mayor and Aldermen last Tuesday night the following report was sub mitted on finance 'for the month ending June 1 :, DEBIT. General purpose fund .$ 0,649.24 Interest fund 6,213.86 uasoinoanK T.048.86 822,000.96 CREDIT.-' Street and sidewalks.. $ 2,358.94 niilRUll 1UIIIJ... 1,041. iZ water ana litrnt rund l. 4U0.ro Sinkiniffund , . u. 7(53 3D Gemetery fund 380.80 School bond si oklng fund... 7,074 61 22,909.08 S. H. Stone was elected by ac clamation as alderman to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation or j. ixeynoias. Mr. stone was . r T r IT. . m duly qualified. J. A. Cloar was present and ask. ed for water and lights and better walks in behalf of the residents cf the northeast section of the city. Petition referred with instruction to investigate. The Water and Light Committee was instructed to place a street light on corner of Home and Leah streets. Petition was granted for a walk commencing at R. H. Driakill's cor ner and running east 679 feet. The contract was awarded T. L. Brans- ford, work to be of brick, four feet wide. , J. P. Adams was appointed chair man of the Sanitary Committee and S. H. St a a member of the Sanitary and Cemetery Committees. Hiram Fdmonston Dies. Alter several weeks' illness, of a complication of diseases. Mr. Hiram Edmsnston died late Wednesday evening at tne residence ot bis daughter, Mrs. G. E. Holt, in West Fulton. Mr. Edmonston was about seventy-tbrce vears old and had been' making his home with Rev. ana airs, uon, ana iiaa manv riends. Fulton Leader. mere is always satisiaction in nowina' vou have the heat n tiae l Red Band PurciScbotch Snuff THIS BAN Is for every one, not for the rich alone, but also for those who have only a little and are striving to make more. We want the business of "young men, of business men, and of their wives. And especially do we want the accounts of the farmers and Trad ers of Obion County. To no one is a bank account more of a protection or convenience than the farmer. The farmer who car ries a balance with us during part of the year will thus establish a credit that will entitle him to a loan later on if he should need it. THE COMMERCIAL BANK UNION CITY. TENN. Jno. T. Walker, Pres. H.Diktzkl. Vlce-Prm l. N. Walkkr, Cnsliler. Reelfoot Catch Red Fish, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Reelfoot Lake Fish, of all kinds at J. C. BURDICK'S. PHONE NO. 3. Who Owns the Basket full of choice samples from our up-to-date Meat Market? We offer choice Roasts, tender Lamb, corn-fed Pork, Hams, Macon, etc .care fully selected and hand'jr 1 In spotless surroundings To know this buslnens the expert butcher should be able to select his meat In the dark. But how many do? Only THE BEST MR ATS on sale here. For health-giving, satis factory Meats at reasonable prices. W. L. WHITE Two Wagons Two Phones 66 and 462 You get a heaping poundTof the purs old-fashioned Ar buckles'ARIOSA Coffee, that took care of the nerves and digestion of your grandparents, and has been the leading coffee of the world for 37 years. You'll ncver have to quit drinking Arbuckles Don't let any man) switch you over to coflee that pqvs him big proht3 at the exper heart, stomach and ' Compile with mU rroii.rrrerr Food Lw, Cuuuiiw No. 201