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Over U'hite 6t Burchard Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Office 144-2. Reidence 144-3
Over XTite tt Burthard't Drujr
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Office 144-2: Residence 144-3
Vnion Cit v Cortimt-rciat
VOL. 19, NO. 31
11 1 IE
The Crops Are
And we hope everybody has made
more money than they have spent thus getting richer
every year and that they are keeping or will keep their
accounts in The Third National Bank, because it is
conservative and strong and its officials polite and
accommodating, j ; i
Third National Bank
THE PROHIBITION QUESTION or marriage, or graft or briery. Th
You enjoy delicious chocolates.
Then how much more you will
Everyone who has tried
Everyone does,
enjoy the best.
say they are the purest and most delicious choco
" lates ever made. That is reasonable to believe
. , '( when you know they are made of nothing but the
purest materials obtainable and always sent to us
fresh. Twice a week we receive a shipment right
from the candy pans, and if you want to know
the taste of real good, fresh lucious sweets, then
take home a pound of
Huyler's Chocolate Nut Mixture
Pounds. 85 Half pounds, 43o
. . ,. SOI,l) ONLY BY
j And the Distempered Times in
i Tiit? charge has been made by the
! enemies of our prohibition law that the
prohibition iiestion is the cause of all
the trouble that now seems to be rend
; ing our State nsumler. I want to .say
I that tli is is not true. During the past
I two or three yearn there have been many
: questions disturbing the peaee of our
j State, dividing neighborhoods, bringing
i-t rife into families and separating life-
long friends, and these are the ehief
factors of disturbance, rather than the
; prohibition question.
i fconie oi tnese questions have ooen a
disturbing factor in the politics of the
, State for a number of years past, grow-
ing in intensity, as live questions have a
way of doing, until the whole Stale has
' been compelled to "sit up and take no
tice. Others of these questions were
precipitated in the Gubernatorial race
between Mr. Patterson and Mr. Cox,
and continued in the race between Mr.
Patterson and Mr. Canuack.
lint just now all these questions seem
to have resolved themselves into one, the
State administration on the one hand,
representing one side, and those opposed
representing the other side. It is ad
ministration or anti-administration, that
question seeming to involve all the rest,
with the belief on the part of many
people that wlien that question is set
tled all the rest will lie settled with it.
From Glasgow, Scotland, to Lon
don, England.
Dear Editors:
We found Glasgow a very interesting
city. Its many churches speak of the
religious character of the people. V
visited its wondrous cathedral near the
conspicuous cemetery conspicuous be
au.se it lies on a hill right in the city,
and is full of large and ancient grave
stones and monuments. The John Knox
monument towers above them all and
contains striking inscriptions, telling of
the great courage of the Scottish reform
er. The famous university buildings of
Glasgow were all visited and which, to
gether with the building of the Histori
cal Society, command a view that is in
spiring. '
Our stay in Glasgow was short, for on
Juno 28 we left the city over the famous
Trossaehs, or Highlands, of Scotland,
making tho journey by train, boat and
. coach. Our trip took us through Bul
loch, Iversnaid, Stronachler, Aberfoyle
and Stirling. Had it not rained we
probably would have appreciated much
more the land of the "purple heather"
with its beautiful "lochs" (lakes.)
From Stirling we went to Edinburgh
and thus, before arriving, passed over
the world-renowned bridge, the Firth
of Forth.
Edinburgh is a marvelous city. Its
Princess street is as pretty a street as any
city possesses. The Castle is considered
one of the central features of Edinburgh.
Situated right in the heart of the city
and on a very high enimence, it is won
derfully picturesque. It is in this
unique structure that Mary do Guise
and her Royal daughter, lateen Mary,
bad apartments, and where King James
VI was born. It is large enough to
bold 80,000 stand of arms. From this
Castle I walked down the noted High
street, on which John Knox lived. I
went into his house, which is now de
voted to curios, and had the privilege,
at least a Scottish Presbyterian would
consider it so, I juJge, of sitting in his
study yes, in the very chair which he
is said to have occupied. Among the
curious things to be seen is an instrvr
inent used in the days of the reforma
tion for muzzling brawlers and babblers,
thumbscrews, iron bauds used to drag
prisoners to prison, a hymn book with
notes made by hand, the first Bibl
printed in Scotland, a Bible, the cover
of which was made of wood taken from
Knox's house, an earl's crown of iron
so heavy that it would seem impossi
ble to wear it. The Knox house looks
like a prison, viewed from the outside,
as its windows are very small.
I walked on down High street to St.
Giles Church, where the noted reformer
preached then down to Holyrood Pal
ace, where so many dreadful things oc
curred. It was also to this place that
(Juoen Mary summoned Knox when she
heard that he was preaching the doc
trines of the reformation in such a man
ner as Hi 'lead people to give up their
superstitous practices. But I cannot
dwell upon the many interesting things
in this great city of the Scots, but I
must not let my readers leave Edin
burgh without telling them' that there
is a beautiful monument of Abraham
Lincoln in this citv, erected to his
memory by a inan of Scotch birth.
Our trip from Edinburgh t6 London
included what is called flic Cathedral
route, and so the first stop we made was
at Melrose, reaching there about 7:30
p. m. on June 2'.'. We viewed the
ruins of this famous abbey that night
as our hotel was but a few steps from it
and the keeper favored us with a de
scription of its wonders. The next day
we went to York and arrived at 2 p. m.
We walked around the old Norman wall
to the Cathedral, which is not onlv an
imposing, but 'a beautiful structure.
But I have not time nor space to dwell
upon the wonderful cathedrals with
their enchanting stained windows, their
artistic domes, their massive heights
buildings that it has taken hundreds of
years to complete. Such we saw on our
way to London at York and Lincoln,
and we arrived at the great city of Lon
don on July 2, where the congress was
to be held and which shall be the sub
ject of our next article.
Yours Truly,
L. G. Landrmikkgkr.
A 20(-aere farm, between Polk Sta
tion and Moffett Junction, 183 acres in
cultivation, fair bouse and barn. A tine
piece of land. Can buy s.une for $."0
an acre. Terms. , See Forester & For
ester for particulars.
The prohibition question has been
before the people of this State for more
than forty years, and our prohibition
law a law of more than forty years'
growth. The first law was passed at the
first meeting of our Legislature after
the close of'our Civil War, and was ex
tended by other Legislatures from time
to time, until the saloon had bs'en
driveu from the entire State, except
from our three largest cities and one
small mining town. It was outlawed
in these four places in January, 1!MX),
more than forty years after the first law
was passed.
The question, naturally arises, why
should this thing that has been a live
question .in the State for more than
forty years cause so much greater (lis
luroance now man at any previous
period of its growth? ' For no one dis
putes that it is one of the causes of dis
turbances in the politics of our State.
I will tell vou. It is because for the
first time in the history of our State, we
have a Governor in the chair who set
himself against the will of the people,
determined that they should not have
the law...
When the law prohibiting the sale of
liquor within four miles of a school
house, public or private, incorporated
or unincorporated, outside the incorpor
ated towns, was passed, and that, too,
without a vote being taken on the sub
ject, if we had had a Governor who
fought the passage of the bill, every
step, who vetoed it when passed, who,
it having been passed over his veto,
would not only do nothing towards its
enforcement, but would pardon every
man convicted of its violation, the pro
hibition question would have become
the cause of as great disturbance over
the State thirty years ago as it is now.
But we never before had such a Govern
or. Every other Governor we have had,
as these laws were amended from time
to time, to cover more territory, even if
unfriendly to the law, as I doubt not
some of them were, accepted the situa
tion, signed the bills when passed, and
made no opposition to them. They
recognized the right of tho people to
have these laws, and their desire for
them, as shown by the election of a
Legislature in favor of tin; laws.
When Governor Patterson was elected
he should have known that an over
whelming majority of the people in
Tennessee were in favor of these laws,
from the fact that the saloon had been
driven from the entire State, except
these four places. The tight for the
election of the legislature was made on
this issue, and tie election of a legisla
ture in favor of the passage of the law
showed tlwit the people wanted the law,
and they have a right to have it. It is
no more necessary for each separate
city to vote on the passage of this Jaw,
than in favor of a law regulating divorce
whole people rule and the State is the
sovereign power. And the jieople of
the State are competent to judge as to
what is to the best interests of the peo
ple of the State, or Democratic govern
ment is a failure.
If Mr. Patterson had accepted the
situation, as all the other Gover
nors of Tennessee bad done, and let the
people have the law they so much want
ed ivace fully, there would be no more
disturbance over this question, to-day
than there has been at any time during
the past forty years.
In just this way, and only in this way j
has the prohibition question become aj
disturbing factor in the polities of this
State. It, is not the only issue; not even
the greatest issue to-day in the minds
of tens of thousands of our people. But
it is an issue to be reckoned with; that
will never be settled until it is settled
right. The tide against the liquor traf
fic has set in, not only in Tennessee,
but in every State in the United States,
and in every country of the civilized
world. The history of such movements,
since the beginning of time, shows that
there is no possible way to check them
or turn them back, until the victory is
won. ( It was as hopeless to try as was
the effort of the South to turn back the
tide against human slavery. It cannot
be done. The liquor traffic is doomed.
Its overthrow will be one of the things
that marks the mile stones in the ad
vancing tide of civilization.
A Homely Little Yarn With a Very
Happy Ending.
Wlien, upon business bent, big Jack
Buxton dropped into the little town for
a stay of several days, one of the first
men he ran across was Dick Lightwood,
an old college chum. Dick was in
charge of the little village church and
was enthusasiie in his work.
That night, in Jack's room in the
little homelike hotel, the two bad a
good talk, comparing experiences. Dick
was delighted to hear about Jack's suc
cess in tho business world and lie in
turn expressed the satisfaction he found
in his work.
Presently, when the conversation
dwindled, Dick suddenly said, "Say,
Jack old man, I'm iii love!"
"Good boy!" returned Jack, with
gusto and an aeeompanyinggrin, meant
to be comforting and reassuring, "that's
the stuff, nothing like it. I myself
know what it is to be in love."
"Oh, but that's different," snapped
Dick. "You're married, you know."
"Jack kindled and said, with some
asperity, "that's true. I've been mar
ried two years. Do you mean to in
sinuate "
' Insinuate nothing" interrupted
Dick. "Hold your horses, you dear
old fat head. Our cases are different
and you're in love and married and
happy, while I'm in love and unmar
ried and unhappy. I love the best lit
tie girl in the world and I know that
she loves me the whole town knows
that we love each other but I haven't
the courage to ask Mary to marry me.
I'm a coward" and the poor fellow,
wearing a seventeen-inch collar, put
his face In his hands, his shoulders
heaved and big tears trickled between
his fingers.
Jack's arm went about his friend,
Toor old fool," lie said, and then,
you were no coward in the old days,
Dick," said he. In the football field,
or behind tho bat, and that time of the
fire when you carried out the janitor's
Dick made an impatient motion and
breathed hard.
"I fell in love with her the first time
I saw her. She was crossing the old
creek on a humpy log and she made
(one of the prettiest pictures you ever
saw. Only my confounded bashfulness
prevented me from proposing to her
then and there."
Jack laughed.
Dick continued, "It's easy enough to
propose to a girl if you only lov$ her."
But he almost strangled saying it, re
membering, as he did, bow Kate bad
given him a hand squeeze and a kiss in
the dark to bring him to the point.
However, he boldly continued, "as
a clergyman, Dick, yoa might break
the ice by quoting scripture, saying to
Mary, 'It is not g'Xid for man to live
alone.' "
"Rata!" groaned Dick. "I tried to.
NEED "YbUR Money
r -
put some in the Bank
For them Now it will
work for them in the
SUPPOSE YOU DIED TO-DAY. would you leave
behind helpless little children? You will not fear for the
future of your family if you have money in our bank.
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
The Old National Bank
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say that, but I got all mixed up and
twisted and said something to tho effect
that 'it is a good thing for a man to let
well enough alone' and Mary wouldn't
speak to me for two days. "
The two separated for the time being
and that night, how it did .snow. Jack
arose ftt nine o'clock, next morning,
saw the great drifts and the snow still
falling and remembered that he had
promised Dick to be at "his" church,
not far away, at 10:30 o'clock, to hear
him preach.
A bit of rag time with a shoe heel on
the floor brought up the landlord and
after a keyhole conversation, in which
mine host volunteered the information
that there would be "nothin' (Join' at
the meetin' house," that morning, Jack
resought his conch.
However, about ten o'clock lie lie-
came restless and arose and dressed.
"I'm going to church anyway," he J
said to himself, as he brushed his hair
before the little looking glass. "I
nromised Dick I would be there and
I'm going."
It was a struggle, but armed with a
big shovel, Jack fought his way to the
church. The disturbance of the snow
and a couple of big shovels standing in
the entry, betrayed the fact that some
one nad preceded linn, .lack shook
from hi in some of the snow and peered
into the church.
Dick had just taken his place in the
pulpit and in front of him wasiiis audi
ence, consisting oi one. person, .lack
had not before seen Mary, but at once
he knew that it was she. She was seat
ed, flowerlike, in the big front pew,
serene ami smiling. Her bright eyes
were upon the minister and the dimples
ept coining and going and coming
"I'y Jove," said Jack, "I don't blame
dear old Dick for loving her. I believe
she's worthy of any man's love. If I
had a chance like that, 1 don't believe
I'd let a little bash fnl iichh scare me out.
so easily."
Solemnly Dick opened tho big Bible,
arranged the notes for his sermon and
said: "The musical portion of the serv
ice will be omitted to-day."
Then he cleared his throat, glanced
at his notes and attacked his sermon.
"Dearly beloved!" lcgan he.
He got no further.
"Yes, Dick, dear," came in a sweet,
small voice, from the big pew. "Here
I am, what are you going to say, some
thing nice?"
It was like a flash of lightning. The
minister vaulted over that pulpit and
had Mary in his arms before you could
wink an eye.
Presently, in the entry, Jack stamped
his feet, coughed loudly and entered
the church.
"Oh, Jack!" cried Dick. "Just in
time. This is Mary. I've told her all
about you. Mary, Jack. Jack, Mary.
Mary has just promised to marry me,
Jack, old boy! What do you think of
The storm had ceased. The sun was
shining and a great ray of light came
slanting through a window, enveloping
the happy "couple in its embrace. Jack
passed down the aisle, his face wearing
an expansive grin. He placed an arni
aliout each and kissed them both '
Dick on one cheek and Mary on both
"Bless you, my children," he said.'
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