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ii i J DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchard' Drug Store, Union City, Tenn, Telephone Office 144-2. Retidence 144-3 DR. E. M. LONG v DENTIST Over White tt Burchard'a Drug store, Union City, Tenn. Telelphonet Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 t'nion Citv Commercial, etn )!ished lSX) ) ,. . , , , , , West Tennessee Courier, established 1SW Conso'.dated September 1. iW UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 1910. VOL. 19, NO. 26 COMMER HP i i n 1 m -V if is . 1 If. V 'J; n n ? ,f ; It It AVE YOU A CHECKS INC. ACCOUNT HF.REt, IF HOT, YOU ARE'NT, RUNNING YOUR AF' I AIRS WITH THE tS J ECONOMY A CHECK BOOK PRO TECTS YOU ABSO LUTELY AGAINST NSCRUPULOUS PEOPLE WITH WHOM YOU MIGHT HAVE BUSINESS "DEALINGS - IT WILL ENABLE YOU TO DECREASE 'YOUR EXPENSES AND KEEP A RECOUD mf EVERY CENT THIRD NATIONAL DANK Vniotv City, Tenn. PATTERSON WITHDRAWS. We Can You Money on School Books and Supplies. Our line is complete. P Be sure to see us before buying. Right on your, way to scqool. . . . . . . . Red $tar Drug' Store WALTERS & LOVELL, Proprietors Quick Delivery Phone 600 TO BUY REELFOOT LAKE. Options Secured on Entire Prop erty by Memphis Men. Reelfoot Lake, one of the greatest nat ural game and fishing places in the . South, the scene of the Nightrider trou bles which attracted the attention of the entire country a few years ago, is to be bought by a syndicate organized by Memphis men. The plans nw in v'ew contemplate the investment of more ' than half a million dollars in the lands covered by the lake and surrounding game preserves, and the exploiting of the lake on a large scale ns a hunting and fishing resort. A charter of incorporation has been drawn by Memphis attorneys, an option on the extensive properties having been secured several months ago, and an ex tensive examination of the titles having shown that all .former difficulties which have existed have been cleared away. The syndicate, which is composed of gentlemen in several cities, but pnnci pally in New York, has been organized by John B. Wheeler and Walter W. Talbert, of this city, who have been working on plans for several months The organization will be known as the Roosevelt Outing Club, with headquar ters in Memphis, although it is antici pated that the stock will be held largely in New York, while the membership of the club proper will ultimately bring to gether sportsmen from every State in the union. It is the intention of .the gentlemen back of the plans to spend thousands of dollars in improving the lake and grounds surrounding it, which comprise a tract covering more than 35,000 acres of land, including the lake. The lake is 27 miles long and from five to seven miles wide. An immense resort hotel will be built, new docks and wharves will bo constructed on the lake, roads and driveways will be constructed, several club buildings are to be placed at con venient location's, and the- charter will authorize also the construction of elec tric or steam railroads for convenience in reaching the property. It is the in tent ion to hold all the land which is ac quired by the new company, although it is possible that some small tracts may be sold to mcmliers of the club for the erection of summer cottages on the lake shore. The company will operate boats upon the lake, and in connection with the ho tel, tennis, golf and polo grounds will be laid off, as it is the intention to make Reelfoot Lake one of the noted resorts of the South. A number of capitalists from New York have visited the property during the past month, in company with Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Talbert, and all who have done so have been impressed with the possibilities of the lake as a great re sort, even aside from its value as a fish and game preserve. The gentlemen who have organized the syndicate have also held conferences with the residents of the swtion near the lake and have received assurances that there will never be a repetition of the Nightrider troubles, which brought the lake into prominence about two years i ... 4 ,' ... ago. Arrangements will be maue witn all residents there, who claim any rights of fishing, under leases or agreements made with former owners, so that their rights will be protected in every way and their interests be given fair considera tion. Commercial Appeal. Death of Infant. Harris Wilford, the 10-months-old son of Mr. and Mis. J. F. Carter, died Sunday morning of congestion. The little fellow was only , sick a few days. Rev. W. C. Sellars, of the Methodist Church, conducted the funeral sen-ices at the family residence on Fifth street Sunday afternoon at o o clock, after which interment was had in East View cemetery. TIio iloral offerings were many and beautiful. The sorrowing parents have the sin- cere sympathy of ineir many irieuus and acquaintances. ' You can buy telephone receivers and transmitters at Nailling-keiser Hard ware Co. Declines to Continue in the Race . " For Governor. Governor Patterson's declaration giv en the press is as follows: To the Democrats of Tennessee: . I became a candidate for Governor for the third term contrary to my personal wishes. A large majority of my friends, in their partial judgment, believed I could certainly win where others "might fail, and that, I owed an obligation to them, the party and the ideas which I represented, and I yielded my judgment and inclination with reluctance. Since then conditions have arisen which nei-1 ther they nor I could foresee, which ap- pear to make my further candidacy an injustice both to them and the Demo cratic party. When the opposition to me assumed the shape of a refusal to enter a primary called by the State Executive Commit tee, I proposed if any gentlemen would offer against mo to allow him to select his own method and time of nomination with an equal division of officers of elec tion. There was, and could not be, the slightest excuse to refuse this, if the party was to preserve its organization and not disintegrate into schisms and factions; but the proposition was reject ed. I was declared the nominee for Governor, without opposition. And since then I have offered to yield my nomination so as to test anew whether I was the choice of the majority, believing that all men who loved fair dealing would recognize the right of the majori ty to rule, and not permit their personal spleen to override all the obvious rules of justice and party fidelity. But to the minds of my ungenerous opponents all things were fair as means to the end of my political destruction. Guilty and unnatural political coalitions were forming and had been formed to bring this about. The basest appeals were made and the foulest slanders cir culated. Even then I did not believe that any considerable number of Demo crats could be betrayed from their alio giance, but that time would soften as perities and lead them back to a just realization of their own duties and the plight which the criminal folly of their leaders would leave the party and the State. So it was, when rumors of my with drawal were given currency I promptly denied them, and in doing so it was my wish to serve my party rather than my own ambition. Now it seems certain that my opinion shared by friends was not justified, and that the continued appeals to passion and credulity have found a lodgment which neit ln-r fact nor persausion can change, and that so long as I remain a candidate a considerable number of Democrats will not affiliate with the party, and while not large comparatively it is enough to imperil Democratic suc cess in November. I do not wish it said that my desire for office is responsible for this condition, or as furnishing an excuse to indorse a Republican candi date by the so-called Independent Dem ocratic convention soon to be held in Nashville. My conclusion is that I can best serve my party ana htate in tins emergency by voluntarily doing what my enemies have so persistently demanded. I there fore return my nomination to the Dem ocratic party. I notify both tho State Executive Committee and the Independ ent Democratic convention that I am no longer a candidate for Governor. In taking this step our party should not be left without a capable leader, and I hope that with harmonious action an other candidate, wholly unobjectionable, may be named and such a platform adopted as will insure party co-operation and success. It would be an unmixed evil and a re proach to Tennessee for the Republican party to get control of our State govern ment, and it is especially true at this time when the country is aroused and the battle is on between special interests and popular rights. It is scarcely believable that a discred ited Republican President should at tempt to control the politics of a Demo cratic State, or that any man calling himself a Democrat could lend his dis honorable aid to its consummation..' Our State should be governed by its friends and not its enemies; by the party that represents its credit and intelligence, the past lias stood r its women, its homes and its very civilization. I have leeii an enthusiast over the possibilities of our State and the South They can be realized in loyalty and high- mindedness, and never in disloyalty and sordid purpose. A ith all my zeal and soul I have com bated intolerance and fanaticism, which have scorched and blistered all they have touched, and have tried to lead our people out of the bogs and mire of error into which designitig and vicious men have led them. I have never performed a public act of which I am ashamed, and every one was for the good of the State. I have extended mercy to the helpless, and served the State as best I could, while a storm of hate and vituperation ragi'd about me. I have advanced the cause of education, and have stood for those things which are worthy and enduring in a Commonwealth. When prohibition was first raised as an issue I opposed it without the consent of the people and foresaw the innumerable train of evils which would follow its enactment, the dissensions, which would come and the opportunity which would bo afforded for the demagogue to ply his trade and prey upon the State in the name of a false (morality. During my remaining service as Gov ernor l will continue to act as in the past, and on my retirement to private life I can look back upon my record with pride, for there is not a blot or a stain upon it. To my thousands of friends who have never faltered in their allegiance, and who represent the conservative citizen ship of the State, I send from my heart a mcasage of thanks and good will. Malcolm R. Patterson. Conners' Swipe. Tiptonville, . Tenn., September 9. Mike Conners, Tiptonville's crack base ball pitcher, has departed and now the authorities in four or five States are keeping a lookout for him. Last Sat urday Abe, team left for Poplar Bluff, Mo., to play a series of three games, with Connors as manager. Two games were played and then Conners drew $122, Tiptonville's share of the gate re ceipts, and left. Besides the $122, Con ners also got two diamond rings from young ladies of this town, one opal ring from a young lady at Poplar Bluff, one automatic Colt's revolver, two leath er suit cases, all the dress shirts tho members of the team had, two $25 mileage books, besides several small ar ticles. It is estimated that ho took money and valuables to the amount of at least $450. Following is a note he wrote to Joe Knettles, a member of the team : "My Dear Joe Miserable luck, but 'the best of friends must part.' Sure hope you win Monday's game. These are the facts of the whole case, and I framed up, to start with, to pull off! this deal and I simply double-crossed him because he is a crooked crook and too slow to catch cold. Why, the bone- head will take and believe anything you tell mm. We are not leaving with so much of the grapws, but you will sure make a roll to-morrow and you may do what you please with it. I bid you all a fond farewell until we meet again. Hurrah for Tiptonville! Be sure and watch -. kw (ink ...a - No one's education is complete if he has not learned to save his hard-earned dollars. Horn many times in your life have you wished you had the money you knew you had thrown away foolishly. Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank. The Old National Bank UNION CITY, TENN. Wright Peters Shoes Have no equal in fine shoe making for style, comfort and durability. We have just received a complete line of these fine shoes in all the new styles and leathers. The new styles for this fall Satin Button Shoes; Pat. Button, mat top; Gun Metal Button, cloth top; Pat. Button, cravenette top, plain toe and tip toe. Be sure and see these beautiful styles before you buy. f S3.SO $4.00 $S.OO Latimer McCutchan "Mike Conners, Ex-Mgr. " Conners is well known in this part of the State, having played ball with the different clubs for the past three years He had quite a reputation as a pitcher His action was a shock to admiring ball fans. Mail Carrier Arrested Tiptonville, Tenn., Sept. 10. Arthur Owen, a mail carrier on rural route No 1, was arrested yesterday by Postoffice Inspector P. C. Clapp on a charge of applying postal funds to his own use and taken to Dresden to answer the charge. Patrons along this route complained that nioney which had been paid to Owen for him to secure money orders for them had been lost. On investiga tion it was found that he would take the nioney and receipt them for it, but in stead of turning it in at the postoffice and getting the money order, he appro priated the funds for his own use. When arrested he did pot deny the charge nor make any attempt at an ex planation other than that ho had done it of hi i own free will and accord. Own is a young man 20 years old, highly respected, well educated and had the education of its people, and that in j been in, the mail service about two years. Ohio Valley Exposition. Cincinnati, O., Sept. 11. The South is getting a great deal of the most valu able advertisement and its advantages are being put before large numbers of just the kind of people it wishes to at tract as settlers, through the magnificent exhibit of "The South and Its Re sources" which the railroads of the South collected by joint action and are displaying at the Ohio Valley Exposition now in progress in this city. This exhibit, said to be the most com prehensive display of the agricultural, mineral, and forest resources of the South ever gotten together, is seen here at the best possible advantage. The ex position management gave it splendid position and in arrangement and deco ration it is most attractive. The exhibit covers nearly 30,000 square feet, giving practically one foot for every mile of railroad in the South, the confined mileage of the railroads joining in the display being 30,000 miles. Every pro duct of Southern farms, mines and for ests is to be seen and the showing made has been the occasion of the greatest surprise to many visitors.' This has been especially true of the display of corn and small grains, hundreds of vis itors having for the first time learned that the South is a great grain growing section and that its lands can produce as many bushels of corn, wheat, br oats per acre as any land in the West. The newspapers of Cincinnati and sur rounding cities have given a great deal of space to the exhibit of " The South and Its Resources" and this is one of the first features sought by visitors on entering the grounds. When it is con sidered that the attendance is running into the thousands everyday, it is easily seen how many people are being inter ested in the advantages of the South. In addition lectures illustrated by colored and moving pictures are given everyday by experts. Tht so lectures are drawing largo crowds and men in charge of tho exhibits are kept busy all the time an swering questions. 'Registers have also been provided on which persons desiring additional information will have litera- , ture sent tnem by the railroads, Tho . large number of names which have been placed on these registers is one of tho best evidences of the great work for tho boosting' of the South which is being I done by this exhibit. The management of tho exposition and business men of Cincinnati consider , this exhibit one of the really great fea- -tures of the exposition and are most ap preciative in their expressions toward the railroads of tho South for collecting this exhibit and bringing it to Citicin- . nati and toward the people of the South for their co-operation. ' Many Cincinnati manufacturers have found to their surprise that they can buy . to advantage in the South raw materials which they have been buying from points hundreds of miles more distant from them. Business men have been awakened to a realization of the possi- bilities of trade which the South holds , out and one result of the exposition w ill be a redoubled effort on (he part of Cin cinnati to get a larger share of Southern trade. Tho majority of the visitors to : the exposition come from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and adjacent States. Thousands of these people will bo interested in the agricultural possibilities of the South , and doubtless largo numbers of the most desirable settlers will be drawn to the South, through the efforts of tho rail roads of the section in making this splendid display at Cincinnati. i We want to do business with you and can make it to your interest if you want to buy, sell, rent or insure property. See us. Carter & White. '