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Store, Union City, 1 enn.
Telephones
0:T.ce 144-2, Residence 144-3
O-.er White 6c Burclia'd's Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Tele-phones
Office J 44-2, Residence 144-3
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UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1911.
VOL. 19, NO. 52
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Our business is quite satisfactory; because we are
reaping what we have sown. ... '
J Conservatism, courtesy and a square deal for all
are the crops we vant and we have never experienced a
drouth in our business and never expect to. ...
, . C! When you have money and valuables to protect,
when you want to pay bills at home and abroad, open an
account with the Third National DanK and pay
with your checks.
5 When you need to borrow money, if you have an
account with the
hird National Bank
you are in line to get what you want
STATE
PHlYiY I lift'
InviliirU Lntiu
OLbn PiNesbyt'-rial Meeting.
W stI ennessce Svnotl.
Atsciilioitf'uuJios- of Obion I'resby
f fry. ( hi i tho "niirht ' of the oUth of
March, r.tll, the INiblic Meeting of
the T'rcsbytcrial Missionary Society of
( !iion IVosliytery will be held at flea
rit Jfill, Cumbc iland I'reshyVcnan
Church, two miles west of Rives, and
on tho following day tho business meet
in sr. It iri our Miriiest desire th;it
every Auxiliary in Mut I'resbytery be
, r iit i in meeting, aNo ladies
f i i i"!in "iiin'i-i wheie there arc im
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.siiMiwrii auciiu, wtm a view 10 or-1
r !'' 1 o ,)hd cnl.irging tlio mk. Our
:'lirii',''o ilio ministry are also in-
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..r.v;uid "whosoever will, let him
0W 1 Vv'e will arrange to meet trams
ovh roads running through Iiivcs
j m.imIi !'-l, and eonvey you to our
bulla ., We. Lt-ltw give an outline of
tlio program: . . . . .
.Song By Choir. '
Set ip n m Reading Hy I't-Mdent.
1'raycr and Song. ' -Wdi'oniu
Address y Auxiliary
Afeitibcr. . ' .
K -.on-e l'y Mrs. W. II. llolniesuf
v Alton..
, Ket itation- t.cxie Hiirjier. ,
f .-.do Miss l'eail IVttu.
I'i'Iter Mrs,' .J.. II. Zwingle, Union
City- ':
Recitation Miss Bessie Demeyer, of
Fulton, Ivy.
Song Rives Quartette.
l.'"C:.Uaion MissCaUie McLegkcy, of
I'yer. , : '
Secretary's R(port.
Treasurer's Report.
Offering and l'rayef.
Jienedietion.
b y mkktixg, 9:30 A. M.
Devotional, Minutes, I'raiso Service
Conducted by Miss Kenna Compton
of ISeeeh.
Minutes of last meeting.
Enrolling of Delegates. ,
Reading of Au.viliary Reports.
Coniniunications.
Meyioiial S"rvico for Our Fallen
Workers Conducted by Mrs Minnie
Stone, of Humboldt.
Seng Mies Eleanor. Thomas and
Oral Race.' . -
, XOON'RECKSS.
Service ojiened by Mrs, T. J. Horn
bronk, of Dyersluirg. "
Repoits of Committees.''
Election of ollicers. " s
J'lai-e of Meeting.
, Open Conference on All Phases of
i Our Woik Conducted by Mrs. Chloe
l'.ivid.son. . c
Closing Prayer.. ,
Mrs. T. C. Cxtucorr,
Prcsbyterial President.
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To-day, Friday, March 17th, 1911.
I Fine Pipes and Cigars Almost Given Away.
$5.00 Pipes for.;..L ....$1.00
and a bag of tobacco thrown in. ,
100 Pipes for.. $1.00
10c Cigars for...2.--..5c
Fifty 5-c Cigars for ,$l.00
Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.
SHAMROCKS FOR EVERYBODY
oi iwEp,Q--RED-nn
ULSuLll 0 CROSS Oil
UG STORE
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Bill to Form Commission and Pro
vide Revenue.
Messrs.' Mai shall .& Baird, '.Union
City, Tenn. Gentlemen: Under sepa
rate cover I have sent you a copy of the
three bills that we have had introduced
into the Legislature, and are bound in
to one copy. .They are now in the
hands of a committee to frame a State
highway law, and the chairman is
Senator Caldwell, of your district. lie
and his joint committee were in this
city the day that I received your letter,
as was C. C, Ahles, the government
road engineer. They both , spoke of
you to me.
I understand what- is before you in
getting, a road from your city to Reel
foot Lake "aud the difficulties that you
have. So pleaso read pages 37, 38 and
39. This special assessment plan in
I make loans on lands located in Obion and Weakley Coun
ties;, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky., in sums of $1,000 or more
on first-class improved farms.
Forty per cent of the full value of a farm will be loaned. Loan
made cm farms of fifty acres or more on 5 years time with priv.
dege to borrower of paying same after one year in full or making
any size partial payment desired at intervals of 6 months after one
year from date of loan, interest being stopped on partial pay-
I guarantee the interest and expenses on a loan procured
t!. rough me will be less than the same loan would cost you
o'w.-viried from any other source, and the terms and conditions
re satisfactory. ... . ' .; ',. ' ; '
O. SPRADLIN '
Union City, Tanrv. .
Knoxville is known as the abutting
property ; rkn, and all our streets are
now pp ved by this method. The Su
premo Court of the State in a case of
1. D. Arnold vs. the Mayor and Al
dermen of Knoxville, reported in one
of tho earlier Cates reports, sustained
tho principle, which has been used
in many States for many years. Under
this system you can have sixty per'cent
of the property owners along both sides
of a street, or road, petition to have the
improvement made. This strip of land
may be a tier of lots or land, and can
run back from the road one and one
half miles or three miles wide. ' The
county can pay one-third if it will, and
property on each side pay one-third, or
two-thirds on both sides. The pay
ments can be made to run ten years,
and the county can always raiso the
money on certificates, as the property
owners pay all the interest. In this way
you can get a road constructed, provided
sixty per cent of all the property owners
so agree by petition, and then the road
authorities make provision for the work.
Say a road cost $4,000 a nolo to con
struct, and a road costing less is a waste
of money, as experience has proven.
Then the .county would have to pay
$1,833,83 a mile, and the property
owners on each side would pay the
same amount or $133.11 a mile each
year,' If there be four farms to the
mile, then the cost a : year would be
only $33.27 for each farm. Then if
you Had -"the 'farms for one-halt mile
made into a zone for three parts, you
can reduce tt by .making the first zone
pay tho largest proportion, the second
smaller, and the third still smaller; Say
No. 1, $18;' No. 2;$10,andNo.3, $5.Il
each year. To this should be ndded
interest each year on the, outstanding
indebtedness for the farm's share ac
cording to assessment. It must be re
membered that the assessed valuo of
the four farms might bo different,; and
therefore the charge would be slightly
different than given above. You can
work it in anyway, but the manner
must be set out, in a petition, for the
work to be done. . Such a petition
would contain all of the facts that you
are willing to have imposed, and the
county court cannot change the facts
set out. '
Should the State issue bonds for State
highways, then the county could ask
for you and the county to contribute
the two-thirds of the property owners'
share, and divide the one-third with
the State, In this way you can get a
long line, of road constructed. , '
Besides this, the State would do all of
the engineering, let the contracts, in
spect and supervise,, and pay all of the
money. In the experience of other
States the best results have been ob-
tained, and better than when the coun
ty , has done the work, for it becomes a
jlllcold blooded transaction, and the local
'politicians keep out The State engi
neer is after the best and most lasting
results. Their reputation is at stake,
and they will not bend to any local in
fluence, and evecyone gets fair treat
ment. If other States have had this experi
ence I am sure Tennessee would. I
have been a pike commissioner and
i constructed road3 for thirty years, and
j have been all over the ground. I can
i honestly say that more money has been
j wasted by local politics in road construc
i tion than in any other way in this part
'of the State. Often the. money that is
put into roads is stretched so far that it
is too thin a road, and too narrow aud
all is wasted. Men aro made road super
intendents who know as much about
road construction as did Adam when
he was the first man, and the' county
goes on in the same way educating men
who are after the place, or" re-electing
them, and in that way waste the road
money.
Under State supervision the best re
sults are gotten. The first cost may be
greater, but there is something to show
for the mouey, and something that will
last. But a road once built must be
kept in repair all the time, and then it
will remain in goal condition. The
roadbed must be watched every day
the ditches kept clean so that the water
will be carried away at once. If, under
our bills (if they pass), you have a State
road constructed under the assessment
plan, with your own money, the State
will have to keep the road up. Remem
ber that you would see your own money
put into the road when it is being con
structed and you know just what you
aro getting and where your money goes.
Another word on this subject. Unden
the assessment plan and State work you
are the ones who will see that the work
Is properly done by the State, and that
it is kept up. You don't have to be
afraid of any local politician while the
work is being done and for its upkeep,
That is the way it works in every State
with a State highway department. The
State will be cold-blooded as if they
were collecting taxes, and you -will be
cold-blooded with the State to get the
best from the State. . You don't have
tc be afraid of offending anyone. My
observation has been that the State in
the construction of all public buildings
gets the best for its money', and every
thing that Tennessee has got as a State
has been better done than by any county.
If these bills become laws then you
get the road to the lake, and you will
find many others wanting roads under
the assessment plam Iu a few years
you can get State roads leading towards
Hickman, Martin, Rutherford, Dyers
burg, as well as other places. While to
other places or parts of Obion County,
with the County paying one-third, you
can have, in ten or more years, at least
200 miles. of fine roads.
In your section you can get what may
be a good binder for the top of your
road, a natural rock, asphalt that is
found on Green River, near Bowling
Green, Ky., which can bo mined and
sold for about 60 cents a ton, with the
freight added, and put on any good
rock, with careful watchfulness and re
pairs, will make you an everlasting road.
You will pardon me for this long let
ter and these suggestions, for I am as
interested jn good roads for your county
as in this section.- Let me suggest that
you get up a strong good roads associ
ation with some good active 'man as
secretary, who will do some work, and
who -will have the papers filled with
good roads literature and arouse the in-
terst of the people, and you will soon
get all the good roads you want.
If at any time I can be of assistance
to you I will be very glad to do all
can. l spend all of my time at this
work and it is my place to do all I can
to assist others. , Sincerely,
Geo. H. Freeman,
Mar. 11, 1911. "Secretary.
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Many a man has KEPT HIS OWN SALARY LOW
because he has not saved his money and shown his em
ployer that he was independent of him. ' ' .
Make OUR Bank YOUR Bank.
Old National: Bank
Union City, Tennessee
BURNT '. WOOD
STARTING FRIDAY, MARCH 17, AND
ENDING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22,
We will sell at cost 100 pieces pyrographv novelties burnt
wood tie racks, towel racks, utility boxes, collar boxes, work
boxes, etc. Come early and avoid the rush.
M; G. DOWNING
All Daily Papers. ' EVERYTHING TO READ. . Telephone 393
. , THE HEVKNUK SECTION.
Below we quote that part of the bill
which provides a plan for raising reve
nues for public highways.
Sec 9. Be it further enacted, That
for the raising of funds for the con
struction or improvement of any higl
way in any county in. the State such
county may assess, not to exceed fifty
per centum of the cost of construction
or improvement upon lauds benefited
by such construction or improvement
in the following manner: If the
owners of sixty per centum of the lands
lying betweeu two parallel lines sepa
rated one mile from each other and lying
at opposite sides of and equi-distant
from the center line of the highway to
be constructed or improved shall file
J with the county court of said county
pennon .requesting mat saia court
construct such highway and make an
assessment in accordance with this sec
tion and assess upon said lands a share
of the 'cost of said construction or im
provement, such share to be such a per
centum (not over hfty) of the total cost
as the niiid e(iiHii shall specify, then
said county court may proceed in any
manner otherwise conforming to law,
to construct or improve said highway
and make an .assessment upon said
lands for the total cost per centum
specified by said petition.' For the
purpose of making -an equitable ap
portionment of such assessment, said
land so subject to assessment on each
side of said highway Shall be divided
longitudinally into three parts as fol
lows: All the land onAoth sides of the
Lighway and within at distance of eight
hundred and eighty feet from the cen
ter line thereof shall constitute tho first
division; all the land outside of said
first division and within eight hundred
and eighty feet from the exterior mar
gins of said first division shall consti
tute tho second division; and all of the
lands outside of said second aud within
eight hundred and eighty feet from the
exterior margins thereof shall consti
tute tho third division. . Each separate
tract or parcel of land in said first di
vision shall be assessed and bo subject
to a charge and lien for a proportional
part of seven-fifteeiiths of the total cost
of the construction or improvement of
said highway; each separate tract or
parcel of land in said second division
shall be assessed and subject to a charge
and lien for a proportional part of five-.
fifteenths of such total cost; and each
separate tract or parcel of land in said
third division shall be assessed and
subject to a charge and lien for a pro
portional part of three-fifteenths of
such total cost. The charge upon the
several separate tracts or parcels of
land in each division shall be assessed
ratably according to the front foot plan;
that is to say, .one longitudinal foot
measured along either margin of the
highway and oxtending ; latitudinally
across the division shall be taken as the
unit by which to determine the pro
portion of the assessment, so that a
unit in each division will be seven .-en
hundred and sixty feet of superficial
area. The assessments upon t he several
separate tracts or parcels of land in eaclj
division .shall be made in tho samo
manner as assessments for other coun
ty and state taxes aro made, and shall
be collected in the same manner
or become delinquent., at the same
time, as general taxes, and after becom
ing delinquent shall bo increased by the
same percentage as other delinquent
State and county taxes; provided, huw
evorr if said petition so requests, the
said entire assessment shall, before ap
portionment among such lands, be di
vided into ten equal parts or install-'
nients and compound interest at five per
centum per annum added to said parts
serially, excepting the first, for one (1)
to nine (9) years, inclusive. The first
of said parts shall then be apportioned
among said lands as the assessment for
the first 'year and the second for tho
second year, and so. on serially from
year to year with the nine parts to
which inrerest has been added, each
part being during its year treated in all
respects as would have been the case
with the entire amount had the lal ter not
so as aforesaid'been divided into parts.
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