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Drs. Moores & Lcnj, DENTISTS. - E. Church St., Union City Telephone 144. Drs. Moores &,Long, " DENTISTS. - E. Cbur6h. St., Union City Telephone 144. If VOL. 18, NO. 3 Union City Commercial, establishes 1890. t rvmoniMntnii ftntmw l 1S97 West Tennessee Coarier, established 18a7, j oneouaatea September I, !. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1908. Commercial w . I- Iff vt'7 -; i .M From every district in the county they come to the Red Cross for drugs and medicines. Through fair dealing, and the - the hearts of the people. -The Red Cross is a household word in the mansion and m the hut; it is one .... ... i. ii.j! n.:i, ii nrr roACC - .. - First Aid to the Sick. RED CROSS ORUG STORf - . . - " . I i FIRE AT SAMBURG Buildings in' Shaw's Park Destroyed; Last Saturday Night. , Last Saturday night at about 12 .o'clock the fish dfVk, the store house, barns and cottagi buildings, togeth er with the conten, s, were destroyed by fire. tei .. The dock was located on the lake, in front of the park, and the other buildings were located in the en closure commonly known as Shaw's Park. ' The dock and office building were owned by V alter Pleasant, the barrfs belonged to W. E. Web- ster, of this city, who had tfe con tract to freight the fish to this city, the pool tables and bowling alley belonged to a man named Allen, and the storehouse and two cot tages were owned by J. S. Shaw. None of the buildings wef e insured. The dock and one of the cottages were occupied by Walter A. Pleas ant, who has been for severltl years operating a wholesale fish and game business. The fire was the result of work done by a band of masked men, supposed to have been Night Riders.who were dressed something after the fashion of the once fa mous Ku-Klux KlarfcteoMr. Walter Pleasant, who was an eye witness, informs The Commercial.- The masked men, about J:' I I V- five in number, went to thcore of Mr. John Shaw, forced that gentle man to sell them a'goodly supply of kerosene oil and requested him to deliver'some at th -urk, which he did. After marchi from the store to the park in an orderly and. quiet manner the dock was saturated with oil and the torch applied, and one by one the buildings were visited until the work had been completed, after which the participants with drew from the premises. The beginning of the Reelfoot Lake troubles date back some fifteen or twenty years, when Major J. C. Harris first announced to the citi zens that he had acquired a title to Reelf foot and undertook through the courts to establish his fights and obtain control, and this far-famed resort has beei in litigation contin uously ever since. At one time the Supreme Court rendered an opinion vesting the title of certain portions of the lake In Col. Harris' name, and then the fishing. privileges of the lake were leased by Harris to J. C. Burdick. of this city. Notwith standing this 'decision by the State's highest court, a' large number of eople living in the great lake coup- try have clung to the belief that said lake belongs now, as it always has, to the State of Tennessee, and that no man had the right to say who should nor who should not fish for pleasure or profit there, and some of the citizens have continued so to do. Scores of sweeping court injunc tions have been served at different times', numbers of legal battles have been fought out in the courts and handsome fortunes spent in law suits. And still they have utterly failed to reach' a solution of the great problem satisfactory to all parties' concerned. Some time last year, in the late summer, the Harris heirs, Mr.Shaw, Mr. Pleasant, Mr. Burdick and oth HERMAN E. HOWARD. v-i' -fr r ; - - : FRESH STRAWBERRIES, PIE PLANT, .1 -OBION f CO U Yrr0" TOU ininK Of ivieuiune, ers, .who had been lawing among themselves for years, succeeded in getting together and forming what is known as the West Tennesseo Land Co., the majority of stock be ing owned by Judge Harris, of Tip tonville, and the balance being dis tributed among Jas. R. Deasou and R. Z. Taylor, of Trenton; Seid Wad dell, J. C. Burdick and W. A. Pleas ant, of this city. At this time the fishing privileges of the great body of wate weie leased to Mr. Pleas ant, the exclusive right being guar anteed by the company. Certain parties, it is claimed, ignored the alleged rights of this company and continued to cast their nets and sell the product of their labors wherever they could. About ten days ago, it is said, the Land Company procured sweeping injunc tions and had same served accord ing to law upon eighteen ot the people who they 'claimed were fish ing without the consent of the les' see and selling to parties at Obion By a number of citizens of this sec tion this was thought to have been a hardship and it is thought Satur day night's trouble grew out of this action. It is also thought by many that the people who did the burn ing of the property thought they were destroying the property of the West Tennessee Land Co. instead of property of individual citizens. Mr. Pleasant states that the prop erty lost was worth at least $4,000. The crowd of masked men noti fied all present that all fishing for profit on the lake must be discon tinued'and no more business tran sacted until the lake is declared to be the property of Tennessee and everybody allowed the same privil eges and business stopped. Mr Webster pulled his freight wagons to the sheds, the fishermen, about 100 in number, tied up their boats, Burdick's place of business in this city took a recess, and for the first time in twenty years there's noth ing doing on Reelfoot Lake. Just received from China and Japan a new stock of matting. Low est prices at Bell Furn. Co. FARMERS ARE DELAYED. Mississippi River Out of Banks Again at Hickman, Ey. Hickman, Ky., April 12 The Mississippi River is bank full here and rising at the rate of 12 inches every 24 hours and a great deal of the lowlands are covered and for the second time this spriug the water is getting out over the west portion of Hickman. Farming is being se riously interfered with and the in dications are that the river will get , as high as it did during the last rise, and if it does the farmers won't get to farming until the first of May. There is enough water in sight now to close djjtn both of the Mengel Box Company's factories, which will throw about 600 men out of work. . Torturing eczema spreads its burn ing area every day. Doan's Ointment quickly stops Its spreading, instantly relieves the Itching, cures it perma nently. At any Drug store N TY'S : FAVO RITE Phone BIDS FOR NEGRO VOTE Made for Political Effect Says Road , ' Official Chattanooga, Tenn., April 9.- Officials of the Nashville, Chatta nooga & St. Louis and Southern railroads are sweeping in denials of the charges made by President Roosevelt in a letter to the Inter state Commerce Commission in which he alleges that this road, along with the other Southern sys tems, does not furnish first-class colored patrons with the . same service that it does first-class, white travelers. Answering this, a high, official of the system said to-day that in his opinion the President's interest in the local railroad situation was merely to influence the negro vote in the South for Taft, or whatever man the administration favors in the coming Presidential election. The railroad is preparing to make a vigorous fight when the matter is brought to its official notice by the Interstate Commerce Commis sion. Newspaper men who boarded different through trains operated by the system, declared to-night that the cars for tne colored pat rons are equally as good as those used by the white passengers. In his letter to the Interstate Commerce Commission President Roosevelt stated that the matter had been brought to his attention hv rnlifthle colored narties. He did not mention any names. A railroad man said that he believed that the charges made by Presi dent Roosevelt arose from a dam age suit in which a fat colored passenger and the Nashville rail road were the principals some time ago. This person, a woman, pur chased a ticket from a point in Kentucky to Nashville, and occu pied a seat in the first-class coach for white persons. When the State line was reached the train conductor told her that she would have to move forward to the coach for colored people. She became highly indignant; said that she had paid as much for her seat as any one else and declared she would remain in the white coach or leave the train. After some argument she did the latter, and some weeks later suit was brought against the railroad company. The case was fought through the courts for some time, the railroad finally gaining a decisive victory. Nashville, Tenn., April 10. The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad is complying with the re cent order from Washington to furnish the same accommodations to white passengers and colored passengers, which order resulted from .a suit brought by a negro bishop who was not furnished soap and towels. The negro complained and the matter was referred to Washington authorities for adjust ment. An order was accordingly issued that the road should furnish equal accommodations to white HOWARD BROTH (S-uccessors to XV. G. Reynolds fSL Sons.) RADISHES, BEANS, PEAS ONIONS, LETTUCE, MUSTARD, CELERY, NEW CABBAGE, AND ASPARAGUS. umiiv ui me v.hujo.: 100 WATSON and colored passengers, and 'n complying with this order the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis took ail towels and soap from the toilet rooms, so that both white and black passengers have only drinking water. OIL TRUST IS OUSTED. From Doing Business Within State of Tennessee. Nashville,' Tenn., April 11. The -By the judgment of the supreme court of Tennessee, in an exhaustive opinion delivered this morning by Justice M. M. Neil, the Standard Oil Company is ousted from the State of Tennessee for the acts of this company at Gallatin, Tenn., in restraining trade. By the judgment of the supreme court the Standard Oil company can only engage in interstate com merce, as far as Tennessee is con cerned, and the court holds, in af firming the decision of Chancellor J. W. Stout at the trial of the case at Gallatin, that the Standard Oil Company did violate the provisions of section 1 of the acts of 1903, chapter 140, and the punishment imposed in section 2 of that act should be imposed, viz.: That the Standard Oil Company be denied to do business in this State. The two sections of the Tennessee acts upon which the decision rests are as follows: "Section 1. Be it enacted by the Generally Assembljzpf the State of Tennessee, an y enacted bv the authp'1 nn ap, mat 3 HOU, Hie ahf this act, all agreeme tionzftracts, ttions ho Nations hnt.wpnn .' made rt-i- vpi which t ; compeV . of art 19 .CTOVU, V A tnmaVnd free ed, ti, under ': shall vie5, of this ac charter an porate exists cease and deteru feign corporation v late any ot tne provx.. act is hereby denied th' cio so. ana is proniDitea irctj insr business in this State. It hereby made the duty ot the attor ney general of this State to enforce these provisions by due process of law." The counsel have taken an ap peal to the United States Supreme Court. ' You've tried the rest, now try the best Sunshine Flour miiii ii wmmi iMMiryTignTnTWMirnTiiCTtfTiiff-ifrr ii m i TfnrTTttTT,"Trr itti tt nTTJTIr1ttmTT-lT'M-"tInl1Wlli-''',T"" - ..i. ,i 4 f t f I ICatalV XenaeHState, I roiiumsfc nf IH XI"' l-fltoof th s 1 - " kill rn pr vn anla J lief, 1 V dri immense stock they carry, this store has won its way into of the first things the baby learns to say. - f d.KIMZEY, PKOHb; to " ANNOUNCES PLATFORM Carmack Issues Declaration of Prin ciples. Senator E. W. Carmack, candi date for the Democratic Guberna torial nomination, did not deliver an opening speech in Nashville. His first appearance on the stump in debate with Gov. Patterson at Chattanooga last night. The Sen ator has announced the following platform of principles: "I favor the entire abolition of the liquor traffic in this State. "I favor a law that will take the election machinery entirely out of the Governor's hands and restore it to the people. "I favor a mandatory primary election law. "I favor a law to prohibit what is called 'bucketshop gamb ng.' "I favor a law to prohibit the issuance of free passes or any dis crimination in passenger rates, with certain exceptions to be care fully defined by law. "I suggest, not as a plan I have fully matured, but to invite con sideration, a revision of our State constitution by a careful system of amendments, to be prepared by a competent commission of legisla tors and citizens, fairly represent ative of all interests, to be sub mitted, of course, by the Legisla ture to a vote of the people. "I favor legislation to secure a more perfect administration of the criminal law. "I favor an amendment to out laws against trusts and unlawful combinations TO make individuals engaged in such unlawful business more certainly liable to criminal prosecution and punishment. "1 favor a law to guarantee de posits in State banks, a guarantee fund to be created by a light tax on average daily balances. This law to be supplemented by a care ful 6vstem of b.kk examination fyid no bank to ttie under thVOj- aw. unless shoutA6 "thoroughly sound and so olfH this of sufficient lm- ,or theV.-i i t my an uuicuuuidui e cafr- if necessarv. UU?v. . .. andV:eSmatlon 01 him Lcnise cor" Yeanthe con- beena ordinary powers gnuiiSd to 'such corporations creates the necessity for such regulation, they should bear the cost. "1 have been asked by repre sentatives of organized labor as to my position on certain proposed legislation to regulate the employ ment of child labor in factories, " I ft Ik I AKnlmni I ims Air m Triri mn. m wn - ERS and have given my answer approv ing such legislation. "I have also been asked by rep resentatives of railway employes as to mv viv-'.v- un the oioposed felluw seivtiiiiT Mil, and have an swered that 1 favored such legis lation by Congress, and would ap prove like legislation by the State. I supported such legislation in Congress. "I favor liberal appropriations for Confederate pensions. "1 favor a continuance of the State's liberal policy in the cause of education and also in the mat ter of public charities. "1 favor a progressive policy in the improvement of our public highways." BOSTON IS FIRE-SWEPT. Blaze Started in Rag' Heap Destroys 250 Buildings. Boston, April 12. An appar ently insignificant tire which start ed among the rags on dump in the city of Chelsea to-day, was fanned by a northwest gale into a conflag ration which obliterate nearly one third of the city. Five hundred dwelling houses and public buil.r. ings were destroyed, fifteen hun dred families were driven from their habitations and 10,000 people made homeless. Two lives are known to have been lost and at a late hour it was reported that two other persons had perished, one a woman, having shot herself in a frenzy over her inability to save her property. From fifty to one hundred were injured. An accurate estimate of the loss is impossible. The city solicitor estimates it at nearly $1.0,000,000. The fire, which was the worst Boston has known in many years, raged before a 45-mile gale for more than 12 hours, defying every effort of the combined fiN, Apart ments of Cljejsea'-' vh- . . - n .Iff i ... homeless. $10,0W,UUU: cnur hospitals burned, saving institutions school buildings desta destrol business stroyed, SI es AestEpyejl 30; atter?". mv: d him for vice presi- vc uaVas going tn kill him. V' I.,5.Viw5 .uAuirf. so. 1 saw Jones a $wgo smokiii; a better cigar than , 1. 1 . i e ue uuya uiuisen. President Roosevelt Says that outdoor exercise is needed by the Americau people. That's all very well but how can people with rheumatism follow thatadYU;e?.jriie answer is simple-uT P Liniment and the i'iV N) leaving you as spry Va prospef ick and permanent i fv-cess.t"Uiitism' neuralgia, laflfffc CSt 3fllu-Tni pains. Sold by Red Cross Drug Store. BENJ. F. HOWARD. Only one Phone: No. 14. I VV -J UtUI V CK Y VVAlaUiNO. K rf v'" . 'v- v' v v"