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Steunenberg, and would leave no stone unturned to prove it. This is the Moyer-Hay wood-Tet- tibone case, briefly summed up, for, with the volumes of stuff printed, the public, to a large degree, has lost track of the real point at issue by compulsory attention to details Details were important enough to the trial, but the masses are con cerned principally in the main facta and the result. Intermittent warfare was waged tn the Coeur d'Alene district lor the last fifteen years. Violence, bloodshed and murder grew to be a common occurrence. The trouble originated in a fundamental differ ence between capital and labor. It is now apparent that neither side was totally wrong throughout the series, nor has either side been al together in the right. There has Veen lawlessness on one side and disregard of the law on the ether. The trouble originally began with acts of oppression on the part of the mine owners. They said they would withhold one dollar a month frcrr. cich miner to establish a fund lor a hospital. The miners said they would start their own' hospi tal, which they later didi Then the mine owners ordered all em plojces to live in houses owned by the company and do all their buy ing in company stores. Differences iu regard to wages followed, and the mines shut down. . ' At this time the miners were. not a general organization. They had READ The buggies that last and give you the best service for your money is what you want. We have them STAVER, ANCHOR, SAYERS & SCOVILL. Maillkleiser local unions, affiliated locally, but not connected. The mine owners brought men in from other States, and fighting began. Two nonunion men and two union men were killed in a clash at Gem. The next day a gang of men stole some dynamite and blew up the Helena-Frisco mill, owned by a company particularly bitter toward the strikers. Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone are said to have been in the gang. The following year, 1893, the Western Federation of Miners was organized, and a reign of terror was inaugurated which has lasted, with brief intermissions, ever since In 1899 the miners in the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines, at Ward- ner, were ordered to quit work Only 100 out of 360 obeyed. De mand was then made upon the own ers for an increase in pay, which was refused. Several days later a mob com posed of about 1,000 men, all ot them masked, stopped a mail train on the Northern Pacific Railroad, placed on it 4,000 pounds of dyna mite taken from the Helena-Frisco powderhouse and compelled the engineer to take them to Wardner. The men in the mines were warned and made their escape. When the train arrived at Wardner, the dyna mite was placed under the Bunker Hill property and -the $250,000 mill was laid. in ruins. This was the beginning of the trouble that led to the assassina tion of Gov. Steunenberg. The Governor at once declared the region in a state of insurrection, and asked the assistance of the federal author ties, the local militia being in the Philippines. President McKinley sent 500 troops, under command of Brigadier General Merriam, to the scene. Martial law was not de clared but the soldiers seized union leaders wherever they found luein, and they were herded together in a bull pen 'at Kellogg, three miles from Wardner. The imprisoned men were fcubjected to atrocious in dignities, and no union man was permitted to work unless he first signed papers renouncing his al legiance to the unions. The union men never forgave Gov. Steunenberg tor the bnlljpen episode, believing him directly re (Successors to H. DIETZEL.) fc.Vrii-. sponsible. Especially did the ne gro troops, who arrived there first, arouse the miners to the highest pitch ot fury. It is said the negroes acted with intolerant insolence, and more than once insulted white women belonging to union families. Up to this time G ov. Steunenberg, who was a member of the Typo graphical Union, and was known to have been in sympathy with trades unions. Keep your vital organs in good con dition if you would have health through the malarial season. Pbickly Ash Bittkhs cleanses and strength ens the stomach, liver and bowels and helps the system to resist disease germs. Embarks in Grain Business. W. J. Edwards, wife and children were here Tuesday and Wednesday from St. Louis visiting Mr. Ed wardb' parents, Mr, and Mrs. J. M Edwards, on Church street. Mr. Edwards informed us that he had, after twenty years' service with the N., C. & St. L.!Ry., ten dered his resignation, having pur chased an interest in the wholesale grain business of Bert H. Lang & Co., located at 504 Chamber of Com merce, St. Louis, one of the oldest and best known wholesale , grain concerns in that city. Mr. Edwards will actively engage in the busi ness, having charge . of the clerical force in the offices. Will J. Edwtris was raised in Union City and has hundreds and hundreds of iriends here who wish him mighty well in bis new busi ness departure. 1 49 cents a room up for Wallpaper, at Bell Furniture Co. Phone 530. Base Ball. The Cayce ball boys came down Tuesday and gave the Union City sluggers a hard tussle. Quite a crowd witnessed the game. Score: 10 to 11 in Union City's favor. Wednesday the home team had a game on our grounds with the boys from Fulton. , Yesterday the Union City boys went to Cayce and played a return engagement, with a score of 11 to 10 in favor of Union City. We are better prepared than ever to take care of our customers. Two graduated opticians, two expert watch makers and two engravers. All work guaranteed. Bransford & Andrews. 1 H 1 Mi The time is now on to break wheat ground. The greatest Sulky Plow , SUCCESS The only Walking Plow is TMEr UULCAN Hardware Co. UNION CITY, TENN. Tents at Reelfoot. The park atSamburg is a field of tents, not a military camp, but a general assembly of people from all portions of the county seeking recre ation and pleasure ill the sport of tenting and fishing on the banks of Reelfoot Lake. It is estimated that there are nearly half a hundred tents in the park and several hun dred visitors enjoying the sport, probably the largest crowd of Obion County people ever seen there at one time on an occasion like this. Billy Nailling returned from the lake Wednesday and informed us that he counted nearly thirty tents when the Camp Emeline party ar rived on the ground. People are there from 'every portion of the county. There are bunches from Rives, Kenton, Obion, Glass, Jor dan, Mt. Zion, Woodland and all parts of the county. Dr. Wells and party from Glass are there. James J. Roberts and party, from Mt. Zion, including about twenty five young ladies and about fifty people altogether, are on hand. Mrs. S. D. Woosley and Mr. and Mrs. John Joyner, of Union City, are there, accompanied by a party west of Union City. Mr. Samons and party from the country near Jordan are there; The only discomfort experienced so far is the scarcity of ice and Mayor Pratt is overcoming that as fast as possible. Samburg is incorporated and no shooting is allowed in the park. In amusements a merry-go-round and bowling alley have been pro vided and everything is being done by the Mayor and citizens ot Sam burg to entertain the crowds. Fish ing is said to be good although every bite they get is neither minnow nor fishbite. . This will be the greatest year in the history of the lake for local sport, and in a few years no doubt the park at Samburg will boast of such modern improvements as shoot the shutes, a tunnel railway, a board walk, summer garden for soft drinks only, band music, as well as rowing, fishing and all oth er amusements. - FOR SALE Good lot In Union Citv on Ttiird st,, adjoining Walter How ell's residence. Fine location for resi dence on the new graveled street and no dUSt. li. (J. iiKAMHAM, I Big Four Barbecue. The Woodmen of the World, com prising four of the strongest lodges in southwest Kentucky Hickman, Cayce, Moscow and Woodland Mills will give a consolidated bar becue and log rolling at Mud Creek bridge in Fulton County, two miles ea6t of Dodd's Switch on Wdnes- day, Aug. 7. The program of en lenamment opens at iu a. m. as follows: Parade of all Woodmen Camps, led by Hunziker's Band. Ladies on horseback, . For most graceful rider, $5 in gold; Becond prize, $2.50. Log rolling. (Here's where the fun begins). Dinner from 11.30 to 1.30. Public installation by Cayce Camp. (This alone will be worth a trip to the grounds). Speaking by State Manager Brew er and other prominent Woodmen. Music by Hunziker's Concert Band and Salmon's String Band. Big clay pigeon shoot. See our wonderful Rug and Drug get values. Bell Jfurniture Co. Emeline Camp. Chas. Dietzel, Jno., D. Killion, Herman Dietzel, Chas. Burchard and Billy Nailling, all pastmasters in the piscatorial art, lor years the disciples of Sir Isaac Walton, took the finest camping outfit in all the country roundabout and journeyed to Samburg this week. They car ried all sorts of tackle, tents, beds, mosquito bars, tables, chairs, cook ing utensils, including stove, sur gical Instruments, medicine cases, groceries, flour, meal, coffee, cigars, chewing tobacco, barber shop, li brary, paraphernalia for Oriental Order of Humility, marbles, tops, chewing gum, nursing bottles; in fact, a complete assortment for a ten days' outing and sport. They pitched their tents at Samburg, known as the Emeline Camp. They have also a complete selection of boats,Na gasoline launch, nets, etc., and what they are going to bring back in the way of fish yarns would jar a veteran. Our watch stock is complete. Watches from $1 to $100. ' All guar anteed for 12 months. Bransford j & Andrews. I Haywood Acquitted. Boise, Idaho, July 28. "Not guilty." William D. Haywood is with his family free acquitted by twelve Idaho farmers on the charge of conspiring to murder former Governor Steunenberg. These men of the soil gave the secretary of the Miners' Federation the square deal he asked for. These twelve men deny the State's accu-; sation, the confession of Orchard, the evidence of the Pinkerton's that Haywood was the chief of a con spiracy, the tenets of which were assassination. There was no inde pendent evidence to connect the de fendent with the crime for which he was tried. The men who acquitted Haywood and broke the conspiracy charge ot the State were neighbors and many of them acquaintances ot the mur dered former Governor. One of the men who stuck to Haywood's inno cence from the first was James A. Robertson, the oldest man of the twelve, at whose home Steunenberg lived for two years when he was chief executive of this State. Rob ertson states that the case of the prosecution failed utterly. China Mattinjr cheap, at Bel Furniture Co. A Pickard Window. If you want to see, a genuiie Pickard window, the ctina display at Branstord &' Andrews' Jewelry Store will be worth a visit. It is the genuine Pickard China and the articles are beauties. Bransford & Anerews have another beautiful display window. These gentlemen never allow a single item in the jewelry and kindred lines to escape their attention and they keep al ways in advance of the market and the latest creations. The store has recently been painted in front with dark green and gold trimmings and the house is always a popular r treat. When you want to see the latest that is best they have it. Cheap Excursion August 17 Via Mo bile & Ohio Bailroad. Round trip rate from Union City to St. Louis, $5.00; to Chicago, $12 00. Tickets will be sold for trains leaving Mobile Aug. 17 and will ba good to return leaving St. Louisor Chicag-o until and, includ ing Sept. 1, 1907. Apply to M. & O. Ry. Agents for further particu lars. '.' ll 1 ,- f 1 "