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UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1909.
VOL. 18, NO. 34
Consolidated September 1, 1897
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THE THIRD NATIONAL BANK
Union City, Tennessee
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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
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
"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
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
' 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
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
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
"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
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
"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
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.
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.
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.
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