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: DENTISTS. . E. Church St., Union City Telephone 144. Drs. flioores & Long, DENTISTS. E. Church St., Union City Telephone 144. f n CT n T TT TTt TT A TT Union City Commercial, established 1 9 West Tennessee Courier, established I 9 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1909. VOL. 18, NO. 34 Consolidated September 1, 1897 lb jut. a rff V. THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK Union City, Tennessee q Still growing. High-water mark for Union City reached. CJ We thank our friends and the public for their patronage. q We are offering them the cleanest, strongest and best bank for their business Union City has ever known. THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK Union. City, Tennessee " WILL TH EY GET A JURY? ? CUMMINS ROASTS CANNON Declares Central Bank Idea is Bad and Ridicules Cannon. :. Chicago, Nov. 6. Denouncing and ridiculing19 ,the attacks upon him and other insurgents made by Speaker Jo soph G. Cannon, United States Senator Albert B. Cummins, of Iowa, in an ad dress before the Marquette Club here to-night delivered his reply to the as sailants of his position and incidentally took issue with the Kepublican "regu lars" on many important questions. He cited particularly the address of Speaker Cannon, delivered at Elgin, 111., recently in which "Uncle Joe" at tempted to read Cummins and other in surgents out of the Republican party and declared that neither Cannon, Payne, Aldrieh nor .anyone else was qualified to outlaw the insurgents, The efforts of "Uncle Joe" in this direction he characterized as "nonsense of so sub lime a degree that it .provokes not de bate but derision." " Senator Cummins also denounced in unmeasured terms the central bank idea as proposed by Uuiteu States Senator Aldrieh and indorsed by President Taft. "Any plan which subjects the volume of our currency to the power and judg ment of a few men." he declared, is bad and would enslave the financial world as completely as some parts of the industrial field are now held in bondage." Senator Cummins' address was deliv ered at a banquet given by the Mar quette Club, at which he was the guest of honor. He said in part: "A month ago a distinguished son of Illinois came to Iowa obviously angry and therefore in one of his hysterical moods. He made a speech ostensibly in defense of the House of Representa tives, but which was, in fact, an as sault upon those who had opposed the Republican majority in Congress upon the tariff measure. Not content with burning us at the stake, vhe scattered our ashes to the four winds in order to make sure that we would be lost to the Republican party forever and ever. He exed me to a pre-eminence among tr' insurgents which I do- not de se"rve, but which I would be proud to occupy, and declared, with a vehemence which you who know him will appreci ate, that I had become an ally of a cer tain eloquent gentleman whose quad rennial business has been to carry the Democratic banner to overwhelming de feat. Warming to his work, he mado another speech a few days ago at Elgin, in which he repeated in all the colors of the' rainbow phraseology the denuncia tion of those who committed the horrid crime of voting against the tariff bill, and again consigned them to the lowest di"pths of Democratic perdition; and then to completely satisfy his lust for blood, he assigned to Senator LaFoIlette and myself a superheated chamber in this region of the damned. With all these imprecations, expulsions and ex terminations still ringing iu my ears, I feel like a member of the fated brigade of which the poet sang: "Cannon to the right of them, Cannon to the left of them, . Volleyed and thundered." . Mr. Cummins said the crusade which he intends to strengthen with all for a tariff commission, a "permanent, dig nified and independent tariff commis sion." On the financial question, Senator Cummins said: "There is great unrest, especially among the bankers, with respect to our financial system. It is not all that it should be, and it probably has one se rious defect. It seems to bo universal ly conceded that there should be more elasticity in our paper currency, al though we have not yet tested the effi ciency of the law that was passed in re spohso to the depression of 1907. While I am speaking here, the renowned chair man of the finance committee of the Senate is speaking elsewhere in the city of Chicago upon the subject which the monetary commission has had under investigation. I do not know what his views are, nor am I familiar with the plan that he is now laying before the country. , It may be that I will be able to give his plan the support of my vote in the Senate of the United States, and I earnestly hope that I can. I fear, however, that it will involve one of two things, both of which I look upon as hostile to the welfare of the American people. Any plan which subjects the volume of our currency to the power and judgment of a few men who may become selfishly interested in either ex panding it or reducing it, is bad, and, if carried into execution, would enslave the financial world as completely as some parts sf the industrial field are now held in bondage. Such a scheme, whether called a central bank or any other name, is intolerable." SOUTH FOR FARMERS Secretary of Agriculture Declares Garden Spot of Nation. Durham, N. C, Nov. 5 The place for the farmer now is the South, where the soil is friendly to nearly every pro duct of the country," declared' Secre tary Wilson, of the National Depart ment of Agriculture to-day iu an ad dress before the National Farmers' Con gress 'during its visit to Durham to in spect the tobacco factories here. Secretary Wilson said ho had nothing against education in schools and col leges of the country, but that their ten dency had been to educate away from the farms instead of toward them. He expressed his sympathy with the man who proposed an agricultural school far every county, whether that school be an actual ' institution or merely a . place where farmers met and discussed farm ing. "The abandonment of farms has been upon such a scale that the danger of re ducing the country to an import rather than an export nation is evident," de clared Mr. Wilson. Issue was taken by a member of the New York delegation when Mr. Wilson declared that in New York State sixty miles from Albany and twenty from Utica, every third house was untenant ed. ' Secretary Wilson boasted of the free dom of his department from politics. He declared that of the 11,000 men un der him he did not know the politics of even eleven of them. Heating stoves, the best made, at Naillidg-Keiser Hardware Co. A DOUBTFUL SITUATION REELFOOT AGAIN IN CHANCERY. Bill Filed by Attorney Cates Here Monday. ' Last Monday Attorney General Cates and assistant counsel, Mayor Hugh Barr, D. B. Puryear, and District At torney D. J. Caldwell filed with Chan cellor John S. Cooper and Clerk and Master Geo. A. Gibbs, of the Chancery Court of Obion County, Tenn., the Iong-talked-of bill having for its purpose the adjudication of and establishing rights and titles of lands and waters appertain ing to Reelfoot Lake. The suit will be one of .universal in terest in consequence of recent Night rider troubles and the trial and con viction of Nightriders recently reversed by the State Supreme Court. The caption of the bill and the prayers set out are as follows : To the Hon. John S. Cooper, Chan cellor of the Ninth Chancery Division of the State of Tennessee, upon the relation of Chas. T. Cates, Jr., Attorney General of the State, and D. J. Caldwell, District Attorney of the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, Against the West Tennessee Land Company, W. M. Wilson, of Obion County, Tenn., N. A. 'Patterson, of Washington County, Tenn., sued as an heir at law of James Patterson, deceased, and representative of all other heirs at Inw of said James Patterson, whose names and places of residence are un known, and the unknown heirs at law of George Doherty, deceased, whose names and places of residence are unknown. The bill proceeds to relate a general description of Reelfoot Lake, its forma tion and character and an introduction of claimants and a recital of tlue claims, in all a lengthy typewritten document, concluding with the following prayers: 1. That the parties named as such in the caption be made parties defend ant to this bill by process and publica tion, according to the practice of this court, and that they be required to an swer the allegations of this bill fully, but their oaths to their answers are hereby expressly waived. 2. For a decree declaring Reelfoot Lake to be a public body of water, nav igable in law, and declaring the rights, duties and interests of your orator there in, not only as proprietor, but as a rep resentative and trustee for all the peo ple of Tennessee. 3. That the claim or the several de fendants to the bill be declared clouds . upon the title of your orator to, and her rights in, said lake, and the several grants, deeds, and other muniments of title under which the defendants and each of them claim, be declared void, j and as such be canceled and annulled for the reasons stated in the bill. . 4. That the charter of the defendant West Tennessee Land Company be de clared void and as such canceled and annulled for reasons stated in the bill, and that the defendant West Tennessee Land Company and the other defend ants bo perpetually enjoined from set ting up any claim to the said lake and the waters thereof and from interfering with the rights of the public therein, particularly the right of free fishery and hunting and free transportation and navigation upon and across the waters of said lake. 5. And if your orator is mistaken in her special prayers, she prays for all such other, further, different and gen eral relief as she may be entitled to upon the facts stated in the bill. Tho document is signed by Ciias. T. Cates, Jr., Atty. Genl. D. J. Caldwell, Dist. Atty. H. II. Barr, D. B. Puryear, D. J. Caldwell, Chas. T. Cates. A Pleasant Way to Cure Catarrh. Poor deluded victims! Continually sprinkling and spraying and stomach dosing. What are you doing it for? Trying to kill the catarrh germs? Might just as well try to kill a cat with fresh milk. Sticking a piece of chewing gum in the upper left hand corner of the right ear would slaughter just as many germs. You can't kill the germs that cause catarrh unless you get where they are. You can get where the germs arc by breathing Hyomei, the powerful yet soothing antiseptic, which is' prepared especially to kill catarrh germs. Just breathe it in, that's all. It gives joyful relief in five minutes. It is guar anteed by the the Red Cross Drug Store to cure catarrh, or money back. It is sold by leading druggists every where. A complete outfit, including inhaler, costs fl.00. Extra bottles, 50c. Cures sore throat, coughs and colds. "I take special pride in recommend ing Hyomei to asthmatic sufferers, as I know by experience that it is a remedy that cures. I have not since using Hy omei had any recurrence of asthma." Mrs. Wm. Burton, Owosso, Mich., June 22, 1009. Red Cross Drug Store. ' Cures Indigestion It relieves stomach misery, sour stom ach, belching, and cures all stomach dis ease or money back. Large box of tab lets 60 cents. Druggists in all towns. POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS. Coming Message to Congress Will Give President's Endorsement Augusta, Ga., Nov. 7. President Taft will begin the preparation of his nies sage to Congress soon after his return to Washington on Wednesday. He has indicated clearly enough in his speeches what that message will be. It will recommend an unusually long program for Congress, and one that is likely to revive a good deal of the hostility shown to the Roosevelt administration on the score of railroad rate legislation. That the President has been looking forward to the possibility of serious op position within the ranks of his own party is indicated by his recent speeches On several occasions he has warned the public that Congress, not the President, is to be blamed for failure to'enact laws clinching tho Roosevelt policies. At Macon, the other day, he said "I intend to recommend a good many measures at the next session of Con gress, and I take this method of indi cating to you where the responsibility will be if these measures do not pass WILL KEEP THE I'ROMISE. The President has indicated the idea on which his message will be based, in this statement: "The administration was elected on the platform that we proposed to carry out the policies of Theodore Roosevelt, and we propose to keep that promise." Mr. Taft has declared that he, better than any other man, is able to say what those policies are. He has described Mr. Roosevelt's chief policies as the de term ination'to make the great corpora tions of the country obey the law. - One of lus most important recom mendations to "clinch the Roosevelt policies" will be for the establishment of a court of five members to expedite litigation over the decisions of the In terstate Commerce Commission. Presi dent Taft holds that the delays have largely nullified the effectiveness of the commission. Under the new reduc tions the President will seek to estab lish a court of experts. When the In terstate Commerce Commission holds that a rate is unreasonable, this court may decide upon a reasonable rate without delay, with no appeal on the part of the railroads except to the Su preme Court. There will also be a recommendation in the message that the Interstate Commerce Commission be given supervisory power over the is suing of stocks and bonds by inter state railroads. This is a safeguard against the watering of a stock. The President will recommend also that no interstate railroad after a cer tain period be allowed to own stock in j any other railroad. As a further step in his so-called program for clinching the Roosevelt policies, Mr. Taft will suggest a reorganization of the bureau of corporations, the Interstate Com merce Commission and the Department of Justice. CONSTANTLY ENCROACHING. The three under present conditions are constantly crossing each other's trail and duplicating each other's work. Tho President in all of his speeches has ' made it clear, however, that the legiti mate corporations have nothing to War from him; that he proposes no cam paign against them. His message will contain something reassuring along this line, as in his addresses: 'We could not get along without cor porations. They are a necessary instru ment in the business of the country. But we give them privileges so they must recognize the responsibility with which they exercise power and we must take the means of compelling them to recognize that responsibility and to keep them within tho law." The narrowing of the scope of tho Sherman anti-trust law is another recom mendation that will be charged with tho possibility of trouble in Congress. Mr. Taft will recommend that Us applica tion be limited to commissions and con spiracies to suppress competition and establish monopolies. He would draw the line between reasonable and unrea sonable restraints of trade and enable business men to continue. "What is legitimate business and what is not?" The President has ac knowledged that such an amendment of the anti-trust act as he proposes will exempt boyeots from its operation. The President will point out in his mes sage that he would bo the last person to recommend special legislation in fa vor of tho labor unions, but that ho does not believe that Congress intended originally to include them in the oper ation of the law. ON INJUNCTIONS. The message also will contain a recom mendation for legislation relating to the issuing of injunctions as promised in tho Republican national platform. The President will make several definite sug gestions for the continuance and exten sion of the administration's conserva tion and reclamation policy. He will recommend relief for some of the proj ects that have been suspended because of the illegality of tho undertaking. His conservation program also will in clude continued control by the govern ment of its water-power sites and of tho coal, oil and phosphate lands in such a way as to prevent the use of these natural resources by monopolies. The President will urge the establish ment of postal savings banks. There will be no definite recommendation in this message for monetary legislation, and it is uncertain yet whether Senator Aldrich's commission will be ready to report at this session. President Taft has indicated on his trip that he is not in favor of leaving the postal savings bank question to bo considered and worked out when the general monetary reform legislation comes up, as Senator Aldrieh and others suggest. The President has indicated that he favors Senator Aldrieh s central bank idea, but he will not bo ready to give it his full indorsement until all the details are before him. As to inland waterways, there is no likelihood of anv radical 'recommenda tion. The Mississippi River boosters will be disappointed, for the President in his message will go no further than he did in his speeches that he delivered on the memorable cruise down the river. Mr. Taft will insist that no inland water way improvement shall be undertaken until engineers have approved its feasi bility and determined its cost. He will insist, too, that the improvement shall stand the test of business common sense; and second, whether the business men would avail themselves of the oppor tunity of water transportation if it were offered. In other words, the President will emphasize his stand against "the pork barrel" method of distributing water improvements. When the con ditions warrant the improvements the President will be in favor of issuing the necessary bonds and pushing the work to completion as rapidly as possible. SHIP Sl'HSlDIES. The President will recommend ship subsidies, especially for the develop ment of lines on the Pacific and on the Atlantic between American and South American ports. He has suggested that the $0,000,000 or $7,000,000 annual profit on foreign mails might bo ap plied to subsidies as an experiment. A reorganization of the Alaskan gov ernment will be another in the long list of recommendations. The President will propose a government by commis sion, similar to the Philippines govern ment, for this territory.