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OtHce 144-2, Re.Jence 144-3
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Store, Union City, Tenn.
Office 144-2; Residence 144-3
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VOL. 19, NO. 37
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Union City, Tenn.
Guv. Walter F. Clark, of Alaska, in
his annual report to the Secretary of the
Interior, advocated the opening of the
. Alaskan coal fields. He says the fuel is
needed for the industries of the territory
and that the present policy is retarding
progress. ;
The National Grange, in session nt
Atlantic City, N. J., adopted resolutions
calling for drastic regulation of the rail
roads of the country, and the giving of
power to the Interstate Commerce Com
mission to nullify extortionate freight
and passenger rates.
Two men convicted of various crimes
and sentenced to the United States peni
tentiary nt Leavenworth, Kans., for
terms ranging from one to twenty-one
years, were ordered released on parole
under tho new law passed by the last
session of Congress.
In an interview nt St. Paul James J.
Hill repeated his statement that thou
sands would he idle next year. He said
it was not a guess but a fact, and it is
now too late to warn. Mr. Hill bases
his vieVs on extravagance of the nation.
An iron chest containing $3,000 in
silver and $11,000 unsigned currency
disappeared from the Wells-Fargo Ex
pref Company's office at Muskogee,
Okla. Three employes are being held
pending an Investigation.
Richard C. Adams, an attorney, ex
plained to the House special jr 5"' -jrigat-
mg committee at ashingt tracts!
to collect from the regeral Government
$20,000,000 for Indians of the five
civilized tribes.
Maj. Gen. Wood, Chief ?f Staff,
his annual report to the Secretary of
War says the army is not prepared for
war. He says the most serious defiicit
is the shortage of field artillery and
Michael Cudahy died of pneumonia
ill Chicago Sunday night. Ho was the
founder of the Cudahy Packing Com
pany, in which his brothers John and
Patrick were interested.
Mrs. Elizabeth Wessels, sister-in-law
of Charles Seelbaeh, was run down by
Chesapeake & Ohio train in Covington
She died in a hospital a few minutes af
ter the accident.,
It took 500 grains of cyanide of po
tassium, a deadly poison, to kill Gypsy
Queen, a trick elephant that was ete
cuted in New York for the murder of its
Samuel T. Withers, socond vice-presi
lent of the, First National Bank
Lynchburg, Va., committed suicide by
shooting himself through the head.
Tho body of Mrs John O. Carlisle
was removed from the vault at Babylon
Long Island, and sent to Covington for
The insurgent" Kepubublicans are
expected to make another fight in the
House before tho Christmas holidays
for changes in the rules.
The United Irish Lcaguo treasurer at
Boston cabled $10,000 to John lied
mond, the Irish Nationalist lender, to
further the cause.
Business failures in the United States
for the week ending November 24 were
312, against 248 the week previous.
Use Dahnke-Walker Milling Co. Jer
8 ;y Cream Flour, a home product, and
47 No Alum
No Lime Phosphate
" I am quite
potitive that tho
use of alum baking
powder ihould be condemned."
Prof. Vaughan, University of Michigan.
In buying baking powder
examine the label and take "
only a brand shown to be
made with Cream of Tartar.
u 1 X 1
A pure, wholesome, reliable Grape
Cream of Tartar Baking Powder.
Improves the flavor and adds to
the healthful ess of the food.
Subject of Strong Article by Robt.
j E. fyitchard in Harper's.
i Chattanooga, Nov. 25. The columns
of the nation's prepare full of Tennes
see's political history. The great metro
politan papers carry stories on "the
bo.rsi.sm of Tennessee politicians." Be
fore the election of November 8 lti was
mostly speculation on the final outcome.
Now it is tho great revolution that has
taken place, the complete ousting of
Pattersonism and the Patterson ma
chine. '
The most recent article of note on
this subject appears in Harper's Weekly,
which conies out to the public to-d;iy. ;
It is written by R. E. Pritchard, a for
mer well known newspaper man of Chat
tanooga. The article is entitled The
Revolution in Tennessee." The writer
gives an account of the Volunteer State's
political happenings from 1905 wheii
Jas. B. Frazier succeeded Wm. B. Bate
in tho LTnited States Senate and John I.
Cox succeeded Frazier as Governor; Mr.
Pritchard shows 'how the Democratic
resentment of tho red-handed bossism
of Gov. Patterson at well as his arbt
trary pardoning of the slayer of ex
Senator Carmack enabled the Republi
cans to carry the State."
In a 5,000 word story he starts back
with the death of Senator Bate and re
counts all tho probable causes that
brought on the ravolution that elected
Capt. Hooper as Chief Executive of the
State, and the grand climax of political
events recently enacted.
In the opening paragraph of that ar
ticle the w,riter says:
"Tennessee has brokon the political
traditions of the solid South. While
the East and Middle West were regis
tering their protests against the tariff
and Roosevelt by giving Democratic
majorities, it has elected Ben W. Hoop
er, a young Republican, Governor.
It was a revolution against bossism
as represented by the present Governor,
Patterson, and its lesson is that the peo
ple of the State, though the majority of
them are Democrats, will not stand any
longer for dictation, even if they have
to overthrow their own party."
To this revolution the writer says the
contributing causes have been the pro
hibition question and the killing of for
mer Senator Carmack. Speaking of
Tennessee's political history, ho continues:
"The political history of Tennessee
for the past five years has been as dra
matic as fiction, and to understand the
conditions that have forced tho State
into the Republican column it is neces
sary to recall the conditions that have
existed since the death of Gen. W. B.
Bate, in March, 1905, just as he was
entering upon his third term in the
United States Senate."
Taking up tho subsequent events in
their chronological order, Mr. Pritchard
outlined tho various causes that have
brought about the wonderful changes in
tho political scenes of this State.
Then in plain, simple words, he
peaks of the young man who came
out of the West with a sword in one
hand and a fire-brand in the other to
cloud the political horizon, dwelling at
some length on the wonderful joint de
bate between Patterson and Senator
Carmack. Speaking of the Guberna
torial convention following Carmack 's
feat for the nomination, he says:
"disgraceful gathering. "
"On May 29 of the same year the
Gubernatorial convention met. The
gathering was disgraceful. Pistols were
drawn on the stage of the Ryman Au
ditorium in Nashville, and there were
fights almost without number. More
than once murder was imminent. There
were many contesting delegations, and
though Cox seemed to be able to con
trol the temporary organization, the
results depended on the disputed votes.
Disorder broke out as soon as the con
vention was called to order by W. K.
Abernathy, the acting State chairman,
and the struggle came upon the selec
tion of a temporary chairman. All
went well until Davidson County (Nash
ville) was. called. A Patterson sup
porter tried to cast the vote, which was
challenged on the ground of contest."
' Speaking of other events well known
throughout Tennessee, Mr. Pritchard
declares that "the doom of Patterson
ism ia any form has been sealed."
November election, he closes with the
follow ing paragraph on the Governor-
'"Ben W. Hooper, the Governor-elect.
ione of the youngest men to hold that
office. His ago is not given definitely
because, born in obscurity, his early
days are clouded. Picked up on the
streets of Knoxville, a waif and friend
less, he was placed in an orphanage and
and later adopted by Dr. L. W. Hooper,
a wealthy citizen of Newport. lie
served 'as an officer in tho Spanish
American war, was 'a member of the
Legislature and Assistant United States
District Attorney. He is an able law
yer, an earnest speaker, a .d a man w ho
promises to make a business and non
partisan Governor. "
Work on Railroad.
Tipf onville, Tenn., Nov. 28. The
work of extending the Chicago, Mem
phis and Gulf Railroad to Hickman,
Ky., is being rapidly pushed forward.
The track has been laid for several miles
north of Tiptonville to a point near the
State line. A large force of hands are
at work north of the State line build
ing the dump. If they can succeed in
keeping ahead of the track layers so
there will be no delay in the work, the
road will soon be completed to Hick
The three years that tire road has
been in operation from Dyersburg to
Tiptonville has demonstrated beyond
question that the road is far more im
portant than was ever anticipated.
In order to handle the freight traffic
this season, it has been necessary to
put down a considerable lot of new
track in the yards at Tiptonville. The
town is almost alive with strangers of
almost any nationality, either at work
on the railroad or at the oil mill. This
has been the most prosperous year for
this country for many years. The cot
ton crop is unusually good and is being
sold for a good price. The weather is
ideal for gathering the crop.
There is a considerable amount of
timber in Number Nine bottom, which
will be put on the market as soon as
the railroad is completed to Hickman.
11 J'
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"PHILIP D. ARMOUR, the great multi-millionaire Meat King,
firt saved one hundred dollars from his earnings on the farm.
He went from New York to California, there he got $5.00 a day
for digging ditches. He still saved saved a few thousand dol
lars. The first saving was the seed from which his vast fortune
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
The Old N&tional Bank
The Correct vStationery
for Christmas or Anytime
Judge Taylor Improving.
Lexington, Tenn., Nov. 23. This
morning the condition of Judge John
M. Taylor of the Court of Civil Ap
peals, who sustained a stroke of paraly
sis Saturday night about 7 o'clock at
his home, shows decided improvement.
He ate a hearty breakfast and was able
to sit up for some timo, propped up in
a large rocker. He enjoyed a smoke
aftor the meal.
The stroke came immediately after
the Judge's arrival Saturday night from
Nashville, where his court had been
sitting. He alighted from the carriage
at his gate apparently in his usual
health, took his baggage into the house,
greeted the family, and while seated
talking about the local community hap
penings suddenly complained of feeling
queer sensations in his left side. An
effort to lift his left arm and , lower
limb revealed the helplessness of par
alysis. Ho has partially recovered the
use of the atllicted limb. It is confi
dently believed his recovery will be
speedy and complete.
His court is expected to adjourn its
Nashville session about Dec. 10 for the
holidays, and it is thought that Judge
Taylor will be able to resume his duties
with that body when it convenes in
Jackson early in January. ,
Throughout yesterday a constant
stream of relatives, friends and neigh
bors poured into the stately old Taylor
home on Main street to pay their re
spects to and express sympathy for the
Judge. Special prayers were made in
the churches of the town for his recov
ery, and in the Methodist Sunday
School, of which he is superintendent,
more affectionate reference was made
to him. His son, Judge Wm. M. Tay
lor, of Blytheville, Ark., reached his
bedside yesterday afternoon, and left to
day for Nashville to discharge the
Judge's court duties in his State.
Is what we can show you. Our large, new stock for the
Holidays and Winter season iV nowin and you'll be delighted
at the many pretty styles and boxes.
Don't miss the Special Sale this week on our Rexall
Writing Cabinet. Biggest thing ever offered for 25c.
See display in show window. ,
Red Cross Drug'
The Rexall Store.
- President Taft's "growing indiffer
ence" toward the deep-water way move
ment and his "favorable leaning toward
his own river," the Ohio, which was also
spoken of as "official partiality," formed
the subject of severe criticism in the
address of W. K. Kavanaugh, president
of tho Lakcs-to-the-Gu!f Deep Water
way Association, at the opening of the
association's fifth annual convention at
To the Highest Court. "
Chattanooga, Tenn., November 28.
Lewis M. Coleman, counsel for J. W.
Kelly fc Co., in the caso involving the
right to manufacture whisky in Tennes
see in which the Supreme Court held
the prohibition manufacturers' bill con
stitutional, stated to-day that the case
would bo appealed to the United States
Supreme Court. He declared that the
decision involves a federal question as
to property rights. At the timo of the
hearing before Judge Mcllcynolds, the
attorneys for tho liquor firm raised the
question of equal rights to all citizens,
holding that the declaring of the manu
facturers' law constitutional would mean
the confiscation of the property of the
distillers and declaring that the law was
not only in violation of the constitution
of the State of Tennessee, but of the
United States as well.
2 Guns, 2 Negroes, 2 Coffins.
Hickman, Ky., Nov. 27. Albert Fu
qua and Sam Ferrill, negroes living on
farms a few miles below Hickman, re
newed an old family grudge Saturday
night, which resulted in the death of
both. Ferrill was shot as he was stand
ing in tho door of his house, and he in
turn shot Fuqua.
Ferrill died almost instantly, but Fu
qua lived for a few hours. IVith trie
negroes used shotguns. They were
brothers-in-law and bad blood had ex
isted between them for some time.
Sheriff Johnson went down early Sun
day morning, but no arrests were made,
as there was no one else implicated in
the trouble.
We have some real bargains in farm
property on our 1910 list that can be
had with possession Christmas. These
farms will be off the list in a short time
and then you can never buy them again
at the price, Forester & Forester.
"The Lyman Twins."
One of the largest and most pleasing
musical comedy attractions if tho sea
son will be seen at Reynold1? Opera
House Monday, pec. 5, when tho fa
mous comedians, "The Lyman Twin
Brothers," appear with their excellent
company in the season's big success,
"The Prize Winners." This wonder
ful twin star comedy contains an abund
ance of big features, pleasing novelties,
charming specialties, w ith a dainty cho
rus of pretty girls, funny comedians
and beautiful display of electrical effects
never before seen with this class of at
traction. This new success was written
expressly for these young stars, like all
others in which they havo appeared
with wdndcrful success, but from tho
way The Prize Winners" i meeting
with approval from both press and pub
lic, they have outdone all previous at
tempts in this production, carrying a
large company and all necessary scenic
equipment complete.
Thoso witnessing the performance of
these clever young comedians and their
remarkable company will be given a
treat seldom offered the theatre-going
public. Prices 35c, f)(V, 75c and 11 .00.
Death of H. M. Elder.
Trenton, Nov. 28. Mr. II. M. Elder,
one of Trenton's most prominent citi- -zens,
died at his residence here this
morning after a short illness from pneu
monia. He was cashier of the Gibson
County Hank, and well-known all over
Gibson County. He was n prominent
member of the Methodist Church and
one of its moat worthy officials. Ho
leaves a widow, ono son, Mr. Ii. F. El
der, and four daughters Mrs. W. C.
McUae and Misses Pebccca and Flor
ence Elder, of this city, and Mrs. J. W.
Hohnan, of Fayetteville.
Western electrical telephone supplies
j Then dwelling upon the results of the
St. Louis. ,
Coal Coke Wood Call Tel. 150.
at Nailiing-Kciser Hardware Co.

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