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Marshall & Baird, Union City, Tenn
Entered fit ihe jxt office at Tnion City, Ten
Besee. us secnud-t l.-isi nmil matter.
It was formerly "Our I!ob." Subse
quently, when ho ran away and left
Ik' Long with the bag to hold, it was
"Anybody's Hob." Now the New York
Sun say its "Catgut liob," but after
all the twists and curls havo been made
it is bound to be conceded that "Our
Rob," who is really "Anybody's Bob,"
is particularly, specially, emphatically,
specihValJy, solemnly and profoundly
"Patterson's Bob." Teunesseau and
gosh !
then, .he is nolxxly's Bob, be-
A Real Governor.
. Rev. W, II. Sheffer, of Memphis, was
Jn the city Wednesday. For ft number
of years Mr. Sheffer was the. popular
pastor of the First Christian Church of
this city, and Lis visits are always en
joyed by hundreds of warm friends.
A a pulpit orator he is the peer of any
the church has ever had, and as a tem
perance worker lie is untiring.
To a party of friends Wednesday af
ternoon, in his own. happy style, he
related some incidents and observations
recently seen and heard on his trip
through Kansas. Paid lie was in To
peka one night a few weeks ago and
had the pleasure of hearing Governor
Stubbs make a temperance speech, in
which the Kansas Governor used the
lollowing language, speaking to a crowd
of several thousand citizens of that city;
"I know of no place, public or pri
vate, in the State of Kansas' to-day
where they sell intoxicating liquors in
violation of the law. There may be
such places, but I say to you I do not
know where- they are, and if any citi
zen here or elsewhere, now or at any
other time, w ill tell me of such a place,
I will close it at once or quit my job on
the spot."
This Campaign's Augury.
In less than one month the campaign
will close. Politics is the one subject of
ever commanding interest in this coun
try. This is because every man, high
or low, rich or poor, has an individual
relationship vto polities. Where the
people vote, this is bound to be true.
In a monarchy, with power of legisla
tion and execution vested in a heredi
tary ruler, the people take what comes
as a natural matter of course. But
here, every individual is a factor in
government. Every individual is ae
txmlingly assertive, and as a rule given
to the proclamation of his views.
In the present campaign there has
been far more than usual interest. In
it the individual has been unusually in
sistent. He has refused to be led by
the old lenders. Ife has been doing his
own thinking and has hnd the nerve to
act in accordance with his Convictions.
As a result there Jias been almost a po
litical revolution throughout the coun
try. Tarty lines have got into a tangle.
Party names don't mean the same old
thu g. There are new alignments in
wide and outside of parties. The inde
pendent thinker has been bolder than
at any time since Grover Cleveland ran
for the Presidency in 1884. He has be
come far more numerous than he was
then. He has come to number about
as many as the regulars of either of the
old parties.. He has also come to know
lu's strength, and the old party which
does make a successful appeal to him
goes under. We are thus reaching an
. ideal political condition. There is only
truth in the old contention that this is a
government by parties, but with so tre-
, mentions a portion of the plebiscite out
side of parties, or w illing to follow the
best party, each party must prove a fit
Jiess for government to the satisfaction
of the uneollared plutocrat, or it must
give way to its opponent. The inde
pendent serves thus as a check upon the
doing or mismanagement of both par
ties. He says to them "be good tt get
out. " And to win they must obey.
All this is the secret of the sw iftly shift
ing trend of the politics of to-day. Men
Bay radicalism, is rampant. It is not
exactly true. It is merely the inde
pendent voter rebuking his party or the
other fellow's party for having been
content with power without rendering
service in exchange. It is merely hon
esty calling for a government in closer
accord with the interests of the people
rather than to comply with the demands
of the few who seek special favors to
the cost of the people. Memphis News-
Senate one of its ablest members. Dol
liver w as a figure of more than national
prominence. Ife was recognized at
home and abroad as one of the greatest
tariff experts in the commercial world
He was better pus ted as to the trade
relations with different countries than
any other member of the Senate.
Dolliver was a man of unusual abili
ty. He was a word painter, a politician,
a profound thinker and an able lawyer
He came originally from Virginia,
being born near Kingwood, in the his
tone county of Preston. He graduated
from the West Virginia University, and
never held a political office until the
Fifty-first Congress, when he was elect
ed to represent the Tenth Congressional
district of Iowa. It was in 18S0 he was
named to fill the vacancy in the
Senate caused by the death of Senator
John J. Seerly. Since his first election
to the Fifty-first Congress he had been
constantly a Representative of his State
in Congress.
He had been one of the most conspic
uous figures in the political affairs of
the country. He had been regarded as
one of the exceptionally gifted orators
of the United States.. -
At his home, in Fort Dodge, he was
a quite and conservative figure. No one
seeing him for the first time could un
derstand the immense influence he ex
ercised throughout the State. He was
regarded by those who knew him well
as a superior man. He was respected
by all and looked upon as a natural
leader of men.
It is related that, he could take ordi
nary, commonplace English words and
make them do acrobatic feats that be
wildered ordinary orators. When he
arose to speak in W aslungtou the gal
leries quickly filled. His support of f
measure usually meant its success, his
opposition meant failure.
He was a man of convictions and had
the nerve to oppose the views of the
President. He was opposed to the East
dictating tariff laws which were ruinous
to the South atid West and which were
passed merely to protect the interests of
the East. He opposed Senator Aldrich
bitterly, and while he was not strong
enough to defeat the combined strength
of the Senate and House of Representa
tives for the tariff law, he did succeed
in creating a sentiment of opposition in
Congress which has now reached across
the continent.
Had he lived, Senator Dolliver would
no doubt havo been the progressive
candidate for President. He was the
choice of Theodore Roosevelt and was
practically the father of the progressive
His loss will be distinctly felt in the
Sixty-second Congress.
Draining the Land.
No farmer should dodge the wet spots
in his fields. A few dollars spent in
drainage will make these spots yield
valuable crops, and will make the cul
tivation of the whole field more con
venient. Don't' wait for nature to drain the
wet lands without assistance. Nature
alone did not remove the stumps and
stones from the wooded, stony lands.
Don't let the damaging water get on
the land if it can be prevented. An I
ounce of prevention is worth a pound
of cure in drainage.
Don't think it takes a wizard to lay
tile properly. Have a survey made suf
ficient in detail to show that there is
sufficient fall. An intelligent use of
this fall will then insure success.
IKn't install a part of a drainage sys
teni to which the remainder of the sys-
tern cannot later be joined with ad
vantage. .
Don't let the waste banks of ditches
grow up in weeds. Get them sodded
and make them both valuable and at
Don t let outlet ditches remain idle
when they should be working. Have
surface ditches and tile to keep them
Don t spend a dollar for small ditches
or tile on a marsh until an outlet is
Don't fail to give land drainage the
attention and thought it deserves. Prof.
Leaders in Quality. THE HOUSE OF QUALITY. Leaders in Style.
E. R. Jones.
A Definition.
To the Editor of the World:
The following appeared in one of the
papers at the time Theodore Roosevelt
was a candidate for Governor of New
Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver.
The sudden death of Jonathan Pren
tiss Dolliver, of Iowa, is a sad blow to
the Republican insurgents.
It removes from the United States
A spectaeularism which is a disease
that causes the sufferers to abhor silence
and obscurity; to try to live constantly
in the public eye; to insist that their
smallest acts be paraded, magnified and
applauded; to assert the commonest
propositions as though they were orac
ular; to claim platitudes as original, and
to meddle with and muddle everything.
Van Nkst Oakks.
Montclaire, N. J., Oct. 3.
Call 150 and get your coal and
Union City Ice & Coal Co.
Anybody Can Write an Adver
tisement, for It is Easy to
Promise, but We Actually
Deliver the Goods,
To back up what we say, we claim to have
the largest line of Men's Clothing: in this
We claim to have the largest line
Young Men's Clothing: in this section
We claim to have the largest line of
Children's Clothing in this section5
We claim to have the lanrest line
Men's, Young Men's and Children's
Overcoats in this section AND WE
We claim to have the largest line of
Men's, Young Men's and Children's
Furnishings in this section AND WE
We claim to have the largest line of
Fine as vell-as .Heavy Shoes for Men
and Boys in this section AND WE
We claim to have, the largest line of
Ladies' and Children's Up-to-date
Footwear in this section AND WE
One Price.
Y. Leaders in Style. I
11111 . I
We have lately added to
our sales force Miss Lula I
Cobb, who would be glad I
to have her friends call on III
her. f-, III
i Jones
One Price! 11
China's Reform.
When Prince Tsai-Tsao and his suite
returned to China after their tour of the
world they took back with them many
machines to show their people what up-to-date
nations are doing. Among oth
ers they took a gallows and a guillotine.
Why both? If China is reforming its
methods of executing the death sen
tence, why should it want two different
instruments of death? Would it not be
simpler to use but one? So it would
seem to an Occidental mind; not so to
an Oriental? Just as we recognize de
grees in homicide, so the Chinese recog
nize degrees in death.
China still retains capital punishment
in the form of the sub-division of the
criminal into 114 pieces. That is the
worst form. It is considered to be too
barbarous for a reformed and modern
ized China. Therefore all the grades of
capital punishment arc to be merged in
tWo, of which the gallows and the guil
lotine are the synthesis. ,
The gallows is consistent with the an
cient form of Chinese religion. The evil
doer dies, it is true, but as his head is
not separated from the body the soul
has still hoiHi of salvation in the realms
beyond the grave.
It is quite another matter with the
guillotine. When the penalty is inflicted
with this the head is severed from the
body, and thus all hope of future life is
irremediably lost.
Death by the gallows, then, is to be
imposed upon ordinary murderers, death
by the guillotine being reserved for
those whose crimes are terrible in they
enormity parricides, traitors and such.
Thus does the refinement of the Orient
adopt and modify the crude devices of
the upstart West. Denver Times.
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For .Sale by White & liurejiard.
Death of Mrs. Minnie Adama.
Mrs. Minnie Adams, beloved wife of
IJ. F. Adams, this city, died after a
short illness at home on First street on
Monday, Oetuber 17, 1910.
Mrs. Adams was born and reared in
Montgomery County, Tennessee, and
before marriage was Miss Minnie Ham-
brick. She was married to Mr. Adams
in 1880, and soon afterwards Mr. and
Mrs. Adams moved to Kentucky1 where
they remained until five years ago, then
moved to this city. Mrs. Adams was
Si! years of age and leaves five little
girls to mourn the loss of a tender, do
voted mother and the husband a faith
ful and trusting companion. Mrs. Ad
ams was a member of the Baptist
Church for fifteen years,, constant in
worship and helpful in her duties.
The good, Christian woman leaves a
sorrow-laden houseliold in this sad dis
pensation ofl 'rovidenoe.
Services were conducted by the pas
tor, Rev. J. J. W. Mathis, and the re
mains were interred at East View Tues
day. Humor of the Day.
"Father, you must not drop your
final g'. " Thus spoke Gwendolyn,
fresh from college, to Iter father, retired
perk butcher.
'But I haven't been droppin' 'em."
'There you go. Droppin'. ' And
you say 'corn in', .and 'goin' and 'eatin'
without any final 'g' sound at all. It'
A pause, "(iwenny. " .
"May I drop the final 'g' in egg?"
A man who had to see to the lettering
of a new notice-board for the kirk of a
Scottish town was amazed to find the fol
lowing original sentence:
"This church is licensed for the sol
emncgation of. marriages." , '
How popular that church would have
Curate "And then the deluge came,
you know, and it rained for days and
weeks, and "
Eflie (interrupting) "Ar,d then, I
suppose, the fanners were satisfied.""
"lie's (juke wealthy and prominent
now," said Mrs. Starvem, "and they
say he rose from nothing."
"Well," remarked Mr. IJoarder,
"that Is just what I rose from at the
breakfast table this morning." '
Administrator's Notice.
I, (). 8. White, having been duly au
thorized as administrator of the late Ed
Singer -estate, hereby notify all parties
having claims against said estate to file
them, authenticated in the manner pre
scribed by law, on or before the first
day of November, 1010.
This October 12, 1!U0.
O. 8. WHITE,
30-3 1 Administrator.

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