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ITnion City Commercial, established 1890 1 ConSolidated September 1. 1897 West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 ) " UNION CITY, iTENN, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 1909. ...HMD PAINTED GMA AND CUT (GLASS... , v i ' we have just received a large assortment of rare Hand Painted China and fine Cut Glass, and we are m a position " ' ..v-f;'';,' to make you the lowest reasonable prices in this line. Come and look through our stock before purchasing. N AILL.1 NJ3 DRAINAGE BILL IS OF WIDE INTEREST. The Measure Is Intended Especially For West Tennessee Lands. , " A bill of much interest, Specially to the citizens of West Tennessee lias been lintroduced, in he Legislature and pro vides for the drainage of tracts of swampy and marshy landsVjs'The bill la a g Cilt. tut UiiC, X4 vwio Aiuvm-.vv an the Seriate by Senator Senter and in the House by Representative McDado. A compauion bill, calling for an ap propriation of $30,000 for the survey ing'bf much territory in West Tennes see,' has been introduced in the uppor house and will probably be presented in the lower branch of the General Assem bly this week." In the event of its fail ure, however, the first bill is thought to be sufficient in its provisions to meet ; the requirements desired. ' Representative McDado, representing Obion, Lake and Dyer, is enthusiastic 'regarding the benefits that will accrue to many portions of the State through the enactment of the proposed law. He stated that there was much land that was badly in need of the provi sions of the law in his section of the State. "If the bill is passed it will reclaim ' J .. .1 .... l,!Jinn itnlna mnru I lwl U III I rl lilt' I 111 IIIVEItTI V II 1 III 1I1UI J IU11U in those portions of the State than has been reclaimed by the Government in ; its irrigation work," said Mr. McDade. In explaining the workings of the pro posed law, the Representative showed that the expense of the work could easily be apportioned among the own ers of the affected tracts of land. "For instance, if one of the small rivers in that section winds about sev eral farms, it can be straightened and to a great extent improve the vait quan- titiaa f loml it. ree-nlarlv overflows. he said. " ' 'Of course, in some instan ces it is almost inevitable that some one may be injured by the drainage, but this loss can be apportioned." The bill may come up for final action during the week.- Nashville Tennessean. WPTI7C3 WftTPQ J.1 Jl W 0 HVJlUHi Messrs. Hepburn, of Iowa; Macon, of Arkansas, and Gaines, of Tennessee, 'furnished the exciting feature of the 'The Iowa member protested against the .reservation of objections to bills, claim-, ing that objections should ue maae out fight or not at all. Mr. Macon, who was doing " much of the reserving, de iclajed that his'sole object was to elicit .explanations which would enable him to 'object intelligently." The speaker be came, involved f in the controversy and w as called upon to make a ruling, and then Mr. Games threw the House into au uproar by charging that the rules prohibited J A square deal" to claim ants. He grew so vehement that the Pjieaker ordered a deputy Sergeant-at-arme to require him to take his seat. . When Mr- Tart becomes President he will ride in an automobile furnished by the Government. That question was settled; by the adoption by the Senate of the report of the conferees on the urgent deficiency bill., which carries an item of $12,000 for the "purchase, I'ntpnnni'fl of automobiles for the use of the President.", The ap propriation of $500,000 to enable the Secretary of Agriculture to continue his campaign against the foot and mouth disease was, reduced to $150,000 and adopted. V - . . . Dispatches to Dun's Review indicate progress is somewhat slow but well sustained in all lines of trade and in dustry. One encouraging feature is the large volume of construction work contemplated or-, under contract in most sections of - the country and plans for municipal improvements are also extensive in several directions. ' Representative Heflin, of Alabama, introduced a 'joint resolution instruct ing tlie direct ;r of the census to arcertain' from the manufacturers of ,.,.nn in the United States every sixty BUILDING, days the amount of cotton that has been purchased and manufactured dur ing the previous sixty days.' The executive committee of the Southern Supply and Machinery Dealers'-. Association - has fixed tho next meeting place "of the association at Chattanooga and the time May 5, 6 and 7. The Texas House defeated the reso lution to submit State-wide Prohibition to a popular vote. - The "Prohibitionists lacked four votes of a necessary two thirds majority. The floods in Germany caused by several days of heavy rains and a spell of warm weather are taking on a serious aspect in many parts of the country. The District of . Columbia ;appropria tion bill, carrying an aggregate of about eleven and a half millions of dollars, was passed by the Senate. WANTS ALL NATIONS DRY. Texas Congressman's Bill Calls For World Temperance Conference. Washington, Feb. 7. Congressman Sheppard, of Texas, is in favor of adding all of North and South America, Eu rope, Asia1 and Africa to the Hist of dry countries. Yesterday he introduced a bill providing for a world temperance roriference. White ribboners and water-wagon ad vocates from all the civilized countries are expected to attend the meetings if the bill ever becomes a law. It pro vides that the President shall be direct ed to invite each of the nations repre sented at The Hague Peace Conference to send not less than twelve delegates to the anti-liquor congress to be held in Washington,' or some other jlaee that may bo mutually satisfactory, at some time between March 4 of this .year and March 4, 1910. The conference is expected. to discuss means of lessening the liquor evil and of reeulatiner international tranio in liquors and narcotics. 'Two Merry Tramps;" "Two MerryTramps," the great musi cal success for the past eleven seasons, will appear at Reynolds Opera House Tuesday night, Feb. 16. . This play abounds, in niusii; of the high-class order while the story is one of the most interesting and novel ever written for the backgrounds of a musi cal comedy. In song hits "Two Merry Tramps' is specially prolific, and from the list of them there are no less than twelve it is wholly a matter of individual opin ion as to which is tho singiest" and the most whistly." Thcyinclude the Tale of the Belgian Hare," "The Belles of Barfclesullo," "When tho Lights are Turned Down Low," "Goodbye Isa belle," "Albuquerque," "The U.S. for Me." They range in theme from the J . ; . . . ... , . . .1 serioyl to the comic, irom senimienuu to patriotic. Bessie Bennett has fur nished good versus, while Jerome Trav ers' music is of the kind you carry from the play house and hum on your way home. Pay Dahnke's Cafe a visit and you will go back again. I. C. Wreck. While running at a speed of fifty miles an hour, the fast .ew Orleans and Chicago limited mail train of the Illinois Central, known officially as No. ran into an open switch at Coldwater, Miss., Monday morning at 5.34 and was completely wrecked, killing Martin Stanton, the fireman, and perhaps fa tally injuring the engineer, George Barnett, and seriously injuring about fifteen others. Fireman Stanton's body was thrown twenty yards from where the engine keeled over. 100,000 Prescriptions. I compounded 100,000 prescriptions from eminent physicians educated in Europe and America before I discovered the prescription from which Quick's Cough Medicine is compounded. A wonderful medicine for coughs, colds and lagrippe. J. C. Mendenhall, phar macist since 18(3. bold on a signed guaranty by Red Cross Crug Store. NAILL1NG DRUG COMPANY. JNO, T. WALKER PRESIDENT D. N. WALKER CASHIER THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK OF UNION CITY, TENNESSEE :WITH Paid-up Capital - - - - $60,000.00 Shareholders' I iability - ? ' - " 60.000.00 Surplus and Profits - - - - 17.500.00 $137,500.00 Gives Depositors the Largest Security of Any Bank in the County. Deposits are solicited assurance that the Bank tions to accommodate any so far as withm its power PROSPEROUS LAURENT SLAYER'S DEFENSE. Accused Man's Delusion Concerning His Daughter. Columbus, Miss., Feb. 8. Paranoia is what Charles R. Smith, the slayer of Eugene A. Laurent, has, according to Dr. W. R. McKinley, the first expert witness introduced by the defense in the famous murder trial. He was taken through a maze of hair-splittting defini tions in the field of medical jurispru dence, and after each journey would fall back on his original statement only to be confronted by another Jiypothetieal question by the prosecution. It was Dr. McKinley who performed the operation on Miss Smith for trouble peculiar to her sex, which her father, despite the assurances of the physician and his daughter, persisted in believing to be criminal. From this persistence of a delusion, based on a mere suspicion, coupled with the de fendant's habit, according to witnesses. of weeping when there was no apparent cause, crying and talking while alone, and gesticulating "like a preacher' while riding horseback, throvgh his cot ton fields, the doctor drew his conch sions. That jealousy over Miss Lelita King will not be the motive the .State will urge for the murder of Laurent was conclusively shown. Mr. McConnico in examining Miss Smith asked her concerning Miss King being at Iter home, when she turned to the jury and said? "Gentlemen, I foresee what's com ing up. I want to say my father does not love Miss King and never did love Miss King." Mr. McConnico said: "Just to disa buse your mind, Miss Estella, I will say that the State will make no such .con tention. ' This came up when Miss Smith stated that it was when they were introduced to Laurent at Artesia last June that her father was filled with great dislike and suspicion for Laurent because, in help ing Miss King from the carriage there he put his arm around her waist." Miss Smith stated, however, that Lau rent's conduct toward her had always been gentlemanly, with tho exception of the time that he permitted her to sit by a negro driver on their return to the station, when he himself sat on the rear seat of the hack with Miss King. Miss Smith, in her direct examina tion, said: When my lather accused me of improper conduct with Mr. Lau ren and threatened to kill him, I said, 'Spare me! Spare your child this time and we will start life all over again. By that I meant just what I am going through with now. I knew then that I could not make him believe that I was innocent. I appealed to him in the name of my dead mother, and in the name of my religion, but nothing changed his belief. " Many letters to her from her father HERMAN DIETZEk V.-PRESIDENT ITS:: from $i.oo up, with the holds itself under obliga- R . V t 111 depositoxvnen caned on lies. . . GROWING DAILY while she was in the convent conducted by the Dominican Sisters, in Dairteuil, a suburb of Paris, during 1900-02, vKu;e produced by the defense and partly read by the witness. Their purport was: Watch all; confide in none; keep your eyes open ; all strangers are backbiters. Fight shy of quick acquaintances; keep jfour eye on the Chicago girl. She might call you off and kidnap you These were introduced by the defense to show that Smith was always abnor mally suspicious concerning his daugh ter, even when she was in Catholic con vents, in which institutions she spent fourteen years of her life. NO COMMISSION. Inquiry Into Financial Effect of Pro hibition. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 9. The House this morning, after a spirited debate, ta bled a resolution calling for the appoint ment of a committee to ascertain the value of property to be made vacant by the passage of the Prohibition laws. Mr. Carden led the fight for adopting the resolution. The House rejected Senate bill pro hibiting the sale of pistols, and passed two Senate bills, one establishing a com mission to promote uniform legislation in the United States and the other to provide for the probate of wills of people dying in foreign countries. Mr. Stewart arose to a question of per sonal privilege, and in a speech of much feeling scored the Tennessean for record ing him as voting to sustain the Govern or's veto on the Prohibition bill. He stated he did his best to bo present and vote, but was detained at the last mo ment. He declared he was a staunch Prohibitionist, as his record would show, and that his only offense, in the eyes of the Tennessean, was that he was a friend of Gov. Patterson's. After hearing a message from the Governor, in which he called attention to, the expiration of the lease of the con victs on March 1, and urged immediate legislation, tho House adjourned until the afternoon. IN THE SENATE. In the Senate, the most important bill was introduced by Mr. Cummings which seeks to authorize all counties to issue coupon school bonds. This would leave the amount of these bonds dis cretionary with the County Courts, and does away with the necessity , for so many local bond issue enabling acts. The Senate passed a large number of local bills on final reading, including four bills amending the charter of Nash ville in minor particulars. Messrs. Howse and Matthews secured the unanimous passage of a resolution memorializing Congress to issue two per cent bonds to the extent of $500,000,000 for river and harbor improvements. The joint resolution offered by Mr. Hord, limiting the size or recess inves TELEPHONE 223. tigating committees, and their terms of service at the expense of the State, was the subject of prolonged discussion in which Senators Cox, Scnter, Turner, llolladay, Baskerville, Mansfield, Neal and Huffaker participated. Efforts to reach an agreement failed, and finally, upon motion of Mr. Cummings, the resolution and all amendments were tabled. The Senate adjourned until 11 o'clock to-morrow morning. In the Senate. An important bill introduced in the Senate at Monday morning's session was one by Senator McKinney fixing the salaries of Supreme Court judges, judges of the Court of Civil Appeals and those of Criminal and Circuit Courts. The measure provides that salaries of Supreme judges shall be $(,000 per an num, of judges of the Court of Civil Appeals $4,800, and of Circuit and Criminal Court judges $3,000. A bill introduced by Senator Howse seeks to amend the law prohibiting pub lic school act, by making it apply to Henderson County. By Mr. Greer (by request) To repeal the act of 1907 providing for a system of internal improvements in the State. By Senator Parham To amend the fish and game law. t By Mr. McKinney To authorize Mc- Kcnzie to issue -bonds for improving .streets. ' By Senator TurneV To amend the act regulating rhe practice of optometry so as to define what the practice is. By Senator Howse To authorize and regulate private institutions for the in sane and other persons of unsound mind, inebriates, dipsomaniacs and drug habitues. By Senator Howse to amend the act prohibiting prize fighting, or sparring, so as to permit scientific boxing exhibi tions in regularly chartered athletic or gymnasium clubs. Such exhibitions are limited to eight rounds and the gloves used shall weigh not less than six ounces. By Mr. Howse To amend the pure food and drugs act of 1907 so as to pro vide that before grand juries shall take cognizance of the act the person or firm charged with violating it sluul appear before the chief pure food and drugs "in spector to show cause why he or they should not be prosecuted. By Mr. Kclley To regulate the li censing of persons, firms and corpora tions in cities of more than 75,000 pop ulation conducting a business for in stalling any wires or electrical appara tus, and to provide for a board of elec trical examiners and supervisors. ELECTION LAW HILLS. During the referring of house bills on second reading to committees, Repre sentative Dixon was recognized when the election bills were reached. He was not in favor of passing the bill on sec ond reading. Mr. Dixon stated that the three bills were of the utmost importance to the people of the State and should be con sidered in the most conservative and careful manner. He did not know what his position on the primary bill would be. Representative Dixon moved that all action on the three election bills be posponed until March 18. Representative Chestnutt made a mo tion to table the motion of Mr. Dixon postponing action on the bills. The roll was called and the motion was tabled by the vote of 52 to 33. Representative Hall stated that the primary election bill liad been passed on second reading. The other two elec tion bills should have come up, but they had been in the hands of the print- . .. -r -.T il J er, he stateu. Mr. nan moveu uiai the two bills creating State and county election commissioners be passed on second reading and be referred to the committee on election. Arrested a cough that has been hanging on for over two months by taking liallard s Horehound Syrup. If you have a cough, don't wait stop it at once with this wonderful remedy. Splendid for coughs, cold on chest, influenza, bron chitis and pulmonary troubles. Price 25c, 50c and $1.00. Sold by Nailling Drug Co. , PROF. MOORE'S SCHOOL Entertainment at San Angelo, Texas, by Teachers and Pupils. A large and cultured audience was delightfully entertained Friday evening by Prof. Moore's pupils and Miss Lyda Moore at the latter's pretty home, 125 rrcusser street, East Angelo. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gribbon, who conduct a studio in the city, in violin and piano, kindly assisted Miss Moore in the musical program, and since all three of the above named artists are so well known as being among San Ange lo's leading musicians, the mere men tion of thejr names is enough said. The members of the Moore School Literary Society ably discussed tho query: "Resolved, That Napoleon Bona parte was the greatest military genius the world has ever produced." A Standard scribe was a welcome guest at this charming function and was delighted with the manner in which the pupils in this choice school acquit ted themselves. Their ready response to every expressed wish of the tutor, and their thorough preparation gave the best evidence of devotion to their teacher and tho power for good that he wields over them. Each student who participated in the debate deserves spe cial mention, and this scribe ventures the prediction that some day, not far distant, these bright young pupils will win a name for themselves, a joy ever lasting to their parents and a source of everlasting pride to their teacher. Trof. Moore is quietly, unostenta-, tiously doing a splendid work in San Angelo. He is one of the most scholar arly gentlemen in West Texas and is a born teacher. Most of his long and useful life has been spent in the school room, and his pupils may be found in all the walks of life, many of them oc cupying exalted positions in political, commercial and other high stations. One of the secrets of Prof. Moore's suc cess in school work is his thoroughness in whatever he attempts to do; another secret is his splendid disciplinary pow" ers and the enthusiasm he throws into his work. Not how much, but how well, is his policy, and when a lesson is assigned to tho pupil it must be master ed before entering upon the study of the next lesson. If the pupil solves a problem in mathematics the teacher is not satisfied merely with the "answer;" the pupil must explain the whys and the wherefores for every step taken in reaching a correct solution, and if un able to do this, the professor is in doubt as to his knowledge oNhc subject. He contends that if a pupil understands a problem, he ought to be able to explain it, and if he can't explain his problem, he ought to stay with it until able to tell all about it. The Standard, San Angelo, Texas. WHITE HOUSE CALLER JAILED. Canal Employe Had Engagement With Roosevelt Too. Washington, Feb. 7. A man named Lynch, from Connecticut, whom Secre tary Loeb declines to identify any more closely, a few days ago stopped in front of the Treasury to ask a policeman the way to the AVhite House. Incidentally ho remarked that he had an appointment to see the President. Sergeant Harrison, in command of the White House forces, did not like his answer, wherefore he was bounded off to the Central Police Station. It is the White House policy to con ceal arrests made because the policemen on duty there are not satisfied as to the allrightness of persons who inquire about the President, hence there is no record of the arrest other than in the White House watch box. That record consists of the words: "Mr. Lynch, of Connecticut. " Lynch happened to have papers about him concerning the Panama Canal which indicated to tho men on duty at the Central office that he was not a crank in the ordinary sense of the term. Have you tried that new Swiss Style Chocolates at Dahnke's?