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GREATEST OF ALL THE FAIRS.
Meeting How in Progress at Union City Greatest 11(0 T Success in the History ot Obion County Fair Enterprises. Largest and Best Exhibits of Horses, Hogs, Poultry and Agri cultural Products Climax ot Art In Woman's Depart mentTrotting and Pacing Events Unparalleled. MECHANICS DISPLAY EXTENSIVE AMUSEMENT FEATURES All efforts heretofore made in the as sembling of a complete county fair in this county have been laid in the shade in comparison with the present meeting now in progress at the fair grounds here. On Wednesday the fair opened with a large crowd, in which hundreds of school children intermingled. The early morn ing cloudiness probably kept numbers from venturing away from home, but not enough to prevent a largo gathering of people from different portions of the county. In the afternoon the assem blage exceeded in numbers the best ' openings we have ever had. The grounds were covered with visit ors and horses and vehicles of all kinds. Beginning with the Woman's Depart ment, the finest exhibit ever seen in do mestic and fine arts and culinary in Obion County are now on display in that department. There have been on sev eral occasions exhibits as largo in varie ty and extent, but never a more attract ive display nor a collection as fine as the present one. The finest needlework, the finest art, the finest culinary ever achieved in the county and other sections are to bo seen, and they repre sent the product of somo of the best families of tho country hereabouts. In the building are also some special dis plays. One of thoso is a double booth by the City Schools, showing the stu dent work of the schools in written ex amples and illustrations. This includes the various public school courses and branches. Another was an exhibit by the Singer Sewing Machine Co. with J. W. Foster in charge and Miss Lano as assistant. In this booth the premium $G0 sewing machine offered to exhibitors at the fair for the finest display of work done ou a sewing machine was on exhi bition. White Bros., grocers, had a nice display with Oscar Whito and Mr. Noell in charge, dispensing Capital Blend coffee and wafers. The Dahnke Walker Milling Company had their us ual display of Jersey Cream Flour. On the grounds leading from tho Wo' man's Building to the grand stands arc some mechanical exhibits, including display of farm wagons, cultivators plows, drills, etc., by the Nailling-Kei Her Hardware Company, a display of Hickman Wagons by the Hickman Wa gon Co., w ith Mr.Chas. Travis in charge a display of thresher machinery and en gines by It. F. Tisdale & Son, with Mr, Dawson in charge, a thresher outfit by H. O. Head, one of the county's pro gressive agriculturists. The finest and largest .agricultural ex hibit ever seen in tho county was dis played at the grandstands levoted to that department. Apples, potatoes, to matocs, peppers, corn, wheat, oats, and everything in season of the finest varie ties. Thero wore 14 displays of fine corn of 50 ears each and 16 displays of 20 ears each, representing the product of our farmers. The products were not only much greater in variety and extent but displayed to much better advantage This department embraces the poultry display, one of the best of its kind, and better than has been seen at our fairs. Three attractive individual exhibits of farm products are installed in the de partment by Ike Wade, Win. Walker and J. D. McBride. They include a large collection of products ingeniously assembled and displayed to great advan tige. Continuing to the hog department was to be seen another record breaking exhibit. Exhibitors in this department are C. G. Cloys, Geo. W. Carter, S. T. Wade, W. J. Beauchamp, G. B. White, T. A. Edwards, S. It. Brnlton, Herbert Quinn.W. A. McNeill, Geo. W. Tucker, Geo. Bufford, Bud Mayes. There are some fine specimens of Bcrkshires, Du roes, Poland Chinas. C. G. Cloys had his fine boar, Artful Duke, 3d, 110DG9, on exhibition. This fine animal weighs over 700 pounds and he is a beauty. The grounds are covered with tents ana amusements, me weather was pleasant Wednesday and the crowd in the best of humor and well pleased with everything. The first race of the afternoon was a 2:30 trot with entries as follows: De clare, Harry Waldon, Searcher Boy, Axeworth, Rural Route, The Algerion, Cauloyllower, Alfrecl 'Hopper, Ira M, Palmer Clark. First money was won by Harry Wal don, owned by W. P. Green, Guntown, Miss.; second money by Palmer Clark, owned by C. F. Boswell, Mayfield, Ky. ; third money by Ira M, owned by R. M. Brown, Dyersburg; fourth money by Tho Algerion, owned by Mason & Ir van, Murray, Ky. The time was 2:17J, made in the last heat. The second event was an amateur buggy race with entries as follows: W. N. Wright, R. II. Holman.Chas. Rich ardson, Bob Moore, W. M. McCaleb. Entries in the third race, a 2:20 pace, were Dan Hal. Britt. Bell Forrest. Ben Hal, Lillian A, Silver Heels, Cremo, Bonnio Boy, Marjorie, Direct Sign, Wm. Wallace. Addie Wilkes. First money was won by Dan Hal, owned by A. H. Escue, Jackson, Tenn.; second money by Bonnie Boy, owned by Tayno & Wilkerson; third money by Addie Wilkes, owned by C. F. Boswell, Mayfield, Ky.; fourth money by Mar jorie, owned by Ed Redmond, Ashland City, Ind. The time was 2:1G in the second heat. C. F. Boswell was badly crippled .at the finish of one of the Wednesday races. He was driving and thrown out in a collision with another sulky and his leg broken in two just above the ankle. The amateur buggy race on Wednes day was won by W. N. Wright, with W. M. McCaleb second, Bob Moor third and Chas. Richardson fourth. WE BEG TO ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF OUR COMPLETE LINE OF Suits, Coats, Dresses Waists and Skirts Our line is larger, styles lower than ever before. prettier, and prices We will appreciate a speak for themselves. September 16, 1910. look. The garments will ORUM & JACK SON INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS Indorse Hooper for Governor Nominate Enloe for Railroad Commissioner. The Independe.it Democratic State Convention assembled in the Ryman Auditorium at Nashville on the 14th inst. The convention was a unit in indors ing B. W, Hooper, Republican candi date for Governor and nominating B. A Enloe for Railroad Commissioner. No peace pacts were entertained and none offered in the convention. It was un derstood that Senator Taylor would in troduce a harmony speech, but he was not present, and the convention pro ceeded to ignore all suggestions leading to a compromise of differences in the party. Chairman W. O. Vertrees of the State Committee called tho convention to or der at 12:19 p. ni. On recommendation of the State Com mittee the following temporary otficers of the convention were unanimously elected: Temporary Chairman Hon. G. T. Fitzhugb, of Memphis. Temporary Secretary Mr. J. I. Fin ney, ol uoiumuia. Temporary Assistant Secretaries Messrs. J. W. Cooper, of Cumberland County, and B. I. Susong, of Cocke County. Chairman Fitzhugh was presented and was received with loud applause. Tho Committee on Permanent Or ganization recommended tho following otficers: For Permanent Chairman Hon. It. L. Mountcastle, Of Knox County. The Temporary Secretaries were made permanent. TEXT OF PLATFORM. The platform, as adopted, is as fol lows: "We, the representatives Yf the Dem ocratic party of Tennessee, ""fluting by E authority derived directly from tho peo ple, do declare our allegiance to the time-honored principles of a National Democracy. "We believe in a Government of the people, for the people, and by the peo ple, and, in order to perpetuate that kind of Government, through tho usual political agencies, we declare that party committees, party nominations and par ty platforms should only be made by direct and express authority of the peo ple, through primary elections, or dele gated conventions. MACHINE USURPATION. "We denounce the usurpation of par ty authority in the name of Democracy by the Patterson machine, and wo con demn its efforts to disfranchise Demo cratic voters of this State, and thereby to establish an autocracy under the name and in tho guise of Democracy. "We condemn the course of Gov. Patterson in appointing, by himself or his agents, members of the State Dem ocratic Executive Committee from the State at largo. We favor the selection of tho State Democratic Executive Com mittee, two from each Congressional district, by the delegates thereof, re spectively, to this convention, and op pose the appointment or selection of any members thereof from the State at large. INDEPENDENCE OF COURTS. "Tho independence and the integrity of the three co-ordinate departments of our estate Uoverument snouiu do pre served in all their constitutional limita tions, and we denounce the action of the Governor in attempting, by the use of his political machine, to control the action of the Legislature and to coerce tho Supreme Court in the matter of a case pending before it. "Wo demand the enforcement of the laws by executive officers charged with the duty of law enforcement, and we condemn, as false to their trust, all such officials as attempt to nullify the laws and defeat the legislative will by their non-enforcement. t PROHIHITION LAWS. "W endorse and declare for the re tention and maintenance of the four mile law and its various amendments, prohibiting tho manufacture and kde of ntoxicating liquors in this State, al.d we condemn the efforts of Governor Fatter- son to discredit these laws without giv-1 ing them the test of enforcement in the larger cities of the State. We contend that these laws have been a blessing to our people wherever they have been en forced, and we solemnly declare that no Governor should attempt to set up his will against the judgment of the people as expressed in their legislative enact ments by refusing to enforce the laws. TEACHER OP ANARCHY. "We also condemn all officials charged with the enforcement of the law who have failed to perform their duty in tho enforcement of the law. "When the Governor of the State, in violation of his oath of office, refuses to uphold and enforce the law, he becomes a teaciier of anarchy, an enemy to our republican institutions and a menace to the security of human life and property rights. Believing that the perpetuity of our republican institutions depends on pop ular intelligence, we favor a liberal pol icy in dealing with our public school system, to the end that the advantages of education may be brought within reach of the humblest citizen. 'We endorse tho amendments to the election laws passed by the last Legisla ture, and would favor any amendmentt that may be found necessary to secure fair and honest elections. "We approve the existing method of selecting tho State Pension Board and favor liberal appropriations for pensions for the ex-Confederate soldiers of Ten nessee, and their widows. AIIUSE OF PARDONING POWER. "We unqualifiedly condemn the abuse of the pardoning power by Gov. Patter son and his efforts to convert the peni tentiary and workhouse into political recruiting offices, and to make the par don and the punishment, of .crime an asset of his political machine. "We demand that the next Legisla ture investigate the management of the penitentiary in all of its departments, and that the management of said insti tution be re-established on a basis, rath er than apolitical basis, and conducted in such a manner as will come in least contact with free Ialor. "We favor such modification by stat ute of the fellow-servants' rule in this State as the exigencies of modern busi ness methods and agencies may require. "We demand the strict enforcement of the nnti-lobbying statute of this State, in the interest of honest legislation. REDISTR1CTINO HILL. "We favor a fair, just and equitable redisricting of tho Legislative and Con gressional districts of the State. "We favor such legislation as may be necessary to vest the title to Reelfoot Lake in the State, and to preserve it as la public game and fish preserve. "Realizing the fact that good roads are powerful agencies for the advance ment of civilization and enlightenment, we favor the encouragement of the good roads movement by the State and Fed- eril governments in every , legitimate and constitutional way. And we would have our representatives in the Legisla ture to inquire into and report upon the feasibility of the employment of a por tion of the Slate's convicts in the con struction of a State highway from Bris tol Memphis, connecting tho principal cities of the State, and establishing a basis for a State system of highways. "Wo recommend that tho resolution submitted to this convention by the Patterson committee be referred to tho State committed named by this conven tion for proper answer, in accordance with the action and instructions of this convention. " W. C. T. U. Rest Tent. Mrs. Belle Waddell, Mrs. Brevard, Mrs. Melvin Glasscock and Mrs. Iteubo Green will have charge of a rest tent. Any one ill or tired, especially a tired mother with little ones, will be made welcome at any time during the fair; in fact a hearty welcome awaits all who care to rest. Amtomtrimtntt TYLES letter than ever. Factory equifified with new machinery throughout. All meth ods of manufacturing improved 50$ style direct roortion value Smart Stylish and Fie x- ille to the last degree. The new models on display today. You re cordially invited to inspect them. I G. Claptt Co. in too. i J -v. y. .1