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GEN. G. W. GORDON.
Elected Commander by the United Confederate Veterans. Mobile, Ala., With Little Rock, Ark., chosen as the reunion city for 1911 and New Orleans endorsed for the honor in 1915 and with an election of officers, the United Confederate Veterans' Asso ciation closed its business. The vote stood: Little Rock, 1,407; Chattanoo ga, 040; Oklahoma City, 17; Houston none. When Texas was reached the veterans saw how things were going and threw their strength to Arkansas. ' 'EW ORLEANS ENDORSED. The endorsement of New Orleans as the meeting placo for 1915 was contain ed in a resolution favorably reported and adopted. It recites that New Or leans proposes to hold a Panama Canal exposition in 1915; that the Crescent City had asked the veterans to endorse the exposition and attend it in April, 1915. It was resolved therefore that each reunion until 1914 take this same action and that the reunion of 1914 follow the idea and designate New Or leans as the next meeting place. The programme for election of offi cers was carried out to the letter. Gen. George W. Gordon, of Memphis, Com mander of the department of Tennes see, was chosen Commander-in-Chief, succeeding Gen. Clement A. Evans, of Atlanta. Gen. Evans was elected Past Commander-in-Chief, and Gen. E. L, Cabell, Commander of the Trans-Mis sissippi Division, was also elected Past Commander-in-Chief. The new Commander, Gen. Gordon, has the distinction of being one of the four living Confederates who were actu ally Major Generals before the war end ed. He also has a record of being cap tured by the Federal forces three, times. Geu, Gordon willlbe succeeded in command of the Department of Tcn nesseo by Gen. Bennett Young, of Lou isville, Ky. Beware of Ointments for Catarrh ,- that Contain Mercury, as mercury will surely destroy the sense of smell and completely dernnire the whole system when entering it through the mucous surfaces. Such articles should never be used except on prescrip tions trom i-eputable physicians, as the damage they will do is tenfold to the good you can possi bly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure, man ufactured by F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, O., con tains no mercury, and is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be Sure you get the genuine. It is taken internally and made in Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Hold by druggists. Price 75c per bottle. Take Hali's Family Pills for constipation. For your garden don't you need a whole lot of new tools P We have them, don't borrow your neighbor's. We do not "go to seed" in our business, but keep up to date with all the re liable brands of hardware in abundance. "We have it." PHONE 27 Fear of the ComeL - Tlio rMPiiln.Axtrnnnmr snnw.tinn.l alarmists and those of the fanciful incli nation who like to play on their own and other people's fears, continue to urge the possibility of great harm to the earth by contact with Halley's comet or its gaseous tail. The fears thus excited ftrn hfiwlwu n U'Prn fl.nn nf thn an. cients and people of medieval times. who, not knowing the nature or great distance of heavenly bodies. thoueht comets were portents of evil, warnings set in the sky to denote the approach of coming catastrophe. rr . . . ' ... ular intervals or that length for time lhc comet is moving .towards the,. ' . . . . . . ttnrrll or lha rata rf Tu-nnfYr.fitrA milim n second. " This is the very startling dec laration with which the half-informed and those ready to credit any sensation al statement seen in print use to scare themselves and others. Many who like excitement, even at the expense of their nerves, encourage the fears that this in complete declaration may excite The comet a few days ago was moving di rectly towards the earth at the speed in dicated, but the earth at the same time was moving away from the place it then wu. "llc "4 isUTOU ",,,co a second and when iu the latter part of May the comet crosses the earth's orbit at the point where the earth was when the comet was coming directly toward it the earth will be many million miles away on its annual path around the The earth is moving in something wiuch many people now living well re ike a circle around the sun. The com- member, but the fact of the transit was et is moving in almost a direct line away from that luminary. Its path will cross that of the earth, of course, "but the earth at the time will be far away from the point where the two paths cross, That fact is as clearly ascertained as the nsing and the setting of the sun, or as bilities of the impact give room for in the regular motion of any of the heav- finite conjectures, but such a thing has enly bodies can calculate with exactness for any period in the future. ' Twenty-five miles a second sounds like a tremendous speed, but it is really very slow traveling for a comet. If Halley's comet were not one of com-of parative slight velocity it would not have been captured and retained as a periodic isitor in our solar system. Comet A of 1910, which was faintly visible on I the western sky in the early part of the ycar, was moving at ten times the rate Halley's comet moves. It was an un- known visitor that came unannounced m "I UNION CITY, TENN. ably never to return again, or, at the least, not in thousands of years. When I comets ily very fast they describe in their passago around the sun the geo metrical figure called a hyperbola, which is a curved line with the two ends widely diverging. When they move W1U1 comparative slowness, as Halley's COniet UOOS, UlO attraction Of. the SU11 niaK teir course that of the geomet "cal figure called an ellipse, which is an c,onatca circle- " takes "alley's 0011,1,4 about seventy-five years to travel t,lis eIlipso orbit and U has been Passing turougn tne carta's orbit at nearly reg I J history runneth not to the contra?y, and it has never done this earth any harm On May 18 the comet will make its nearest approach to the earth. Its im mense tail, which for some reason not yet ascertained always streams away from the sun, will probably thus envel ope the earth. Some astronomer has described a comet as "Nothingness set in a void," and the tail of the comet is even less than its head. It is a highly attenuated gas at most. Some astron omers think it probably electric light like that we see streaming through darkness from a searchlight. Whatever it it . no . m to ... . . shutot from th(J gurface of p,anet by th(J atni0apll0re. It is well known to,MtronomBra that Mrth riaaaft(. Um)ugh the tai, of a comet in 1819 and unknown to ordinary earth dwellers at the time. Some day a great comet may come out of space rushing toward the sun with tremendous force and find thn earth directly in its path. The possi- not happened to this earth or any of its sister planets iu all the eons of the past. and it is therefore not a causo for pres- ent alarm. Comets approaching the great planet Jupiter within the history Vitronomieal observation have been directed from their course and ent away at another tangent by its repellant forces. The earth would have a similar effect on an ordinary comet that came as near to it aa is our moon or any dis- tance less than a million miles. It is only the possibility of a very enormous j comet, greater than any yet known, ap- j out of space,' made a rapid circuit of the sun and Hew away into infinity, prob proaching the earth that we need to fear. No one can say that such a dire ful visitation may not bo made us next year or even a month or so hence, but it is no more impending than the day of judgment, "That day of wrath, that dreadful day. When heaven and earth shall pass away,' in the coming of which all good Chris tians put their futb, but over the ter rors of which they expect to triumph Nashville Banner. Indiana Ought to Go Democratic,. John Dalzell's ardent wish for a Dem ocratic victory in Indiana ought to be gratified. li ' uinnonism ana Alunchism are Republicanism, Mr. Dalzell is plainly right in declaring that the Indiana ticket "is not a Republican ticket." If the Payne-AIdrich tariff, as Mr Taft said at Winona, 'is the best tariff bill that the Republican party has ever passed, and, therefore the best tariff bill that has been passed at all," Mr. Dal zcll is again right in declaring that the Indiana platform is "not a Republican platform." If stand-pattism is the true test of Republicanism, progressive Indiana Re publicans ought to bo read out of the party. Mr. Dalzell hopes ' that the Democrats will carry Indiana," and for once The World is thoroughly in accord with the eminent reactionary from Pennsylvania, Wherever thero is dissatisfaction with the increasing cost of living, there should be Democratic victories in the fall. Wherever there is a disappointment over the failure of the Republican party in Congress to keep its promise, ther.e should be Democratic victories. Wherever there is disgust with reac tionary leadership, or protest against tho policies of Cannon and Aldrich, there should be Democratic victories. Although it is always well that pro gressive Republicans should triumph over stand-pat Republicans, complete and overwhelming defeat remains the one effective method of rebuking a rec reant party organization. New York World. FOR RENT Will rent my residence furnished during the summer months. For particulars apply to Mrs. N. E. Beck. 216 N. Ury street. Phone 163. 5tf PHONE AGAINST STANDARD OIL CO. United States Supreme Court Ousts Standard from Tennessee. ' Washington, May 2. The decree of the Supreme Court of Tennessee, oust ing the Standard Oil Company of Ken tucky from doing business in the State of -Tennessee, was to-day affirmed by the Supreme Court of tho United States The proceedings were begun in 1007 under the Tennessee an ti-trust act. The Standard of Kentucky had oil stored in. tanks in Tennessee in whicl it procured a supply to serve merchants throughout the various sections of th State. The Evansville Oil Co. , of Evans ville, Ind., sent a salesman to Gallatin Tenn., to sell oil. He obtained several orders, whereupon the agent of the Standard, Oil Co. of Gallatin offered to give the merchants ten gallons of oil per barrel to countermand their pur chase orders with this galesman. Fou of them accepted. The Standard and two of its agents were indicted under the State anti-trust act. One of tho agents, was convicted hut the Standard escaped punishmen on the ground that it could not be fined under the act, but could only bo ousted Ouster proceedings resulted in a de- dree of ouster from State courts. Tho company appealed on the argu ment that the alleged criminal agree ment, if an offense, was an offense against the Sherman anti-trust law and not an offense against the laws of Ten nessee; that tho statute was unconsti tutioual because it violated the equal protection and due process clauses of the constitution and because the statute of limitations was effective. Justice Holmes announced the opin ion of the court. All the contentions of the company were disposed of favor ably to the State in the opinion to-day, Humorous (?). "Harold is very slow, isn't he?" Yes, he always was backward. As a child even ho never got the summer complaint until in the winter. " Kansas City Star. Mrs. Chugwater Josiah, what is an autobiography? Mr. Chugwater It's the story of a man's life written as he thinks it ought to be. Couldn't you tell that from the word itself? Chicago Tribune. 8-Day Clocks 12.50, at Ben Dietzel's. BANISH CATARRH Breathe Hvomei job Two Minutes and Stitkfed Up Head W11.1. Vanish. If you want to get relief from catarrh, cold in the head or from an irritating cough in the shortest time breathe Hy- omei (pronounce it High-o-me). It will clean out your head in two minutes and allow you to breathe freely. Hyomei will cure a cold in one day, it will relieve you of disgusting snuffles, hawking, spitting and offensive breath in a week. Hyomei is made chiefly from euca lyptol, a soothing, healing, germ killing antiseptic that comes from the eucalyp tus forests of inland Australia where catarrh, asthma and consumption were never known to exist. Hyomei is pleasant and easy to breathe. Just pour a few drops into the hard rubber inhaler, use as directed and cure is almost certain. A conipleto Hyomei outfit, including inhaler and one bottlo of Hyomei, costs only $1.00 at druggists everywhere and at tho Red Cross Drug Store, who guar antees it. If you already own an in haler you can get an extra bottlo of Hyomei, liquid, for only 50 cents. The King Ranch, The King Ranch is the most famous ranch in the United States to-day. Con sidering the size of this ranch, 1,400,000 acres, and the wonderful richness of its soil, it is little wonder that this ranch should be o noted. For months wo have been searching the Gulf Coast country of Texas from one end to the other in our endeavor to find a ranch suitable for subdividing in to small tracts for truck gardening pur poses. The owners of the King Ranch. after feeling sure that we would colonizo it, decided to sell us that part of their ranch known as the Parita Pasture, con sisting of 18,000 acres. This pasture adjoins the land sur rounding tho town of Falfurrias, which is the most wonderfully developed soc tion in the entire Gulf Coast country. The western edge of Our land is only two miles from the Falfurrias depot. This rich pasture is now subdivided into mall tracts from rive acres up. No better truck and orange land is in Texas' to-day. An investigation will prove to you that this land offers you an excep tional opportunity for investment. " ror particulars apply at this office. If you have Texas fever we have some thing good j