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DR. E. M. LONG
DENTIST Ovft White & Burchard'g Drug Store. Union City, Tenn. Telephone Office 144-2, Residence 144-3 TT . I TT TT T A M M IP DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White it BurcharcT Drujr Store, Union City, Tenn. Telelphone Office 144-2; Reidence 144-3 ill V ill V lUL-fil lT)iion City Commercial, esta jHshed IW ) -,! q. , , , WwtTenne.se. Courier, established lw7 i Coiuo'.i.lated September 1, SV7 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY. MAY 26, 1911. VOL. 20, NO. 10 OT7!! A IT I II If it y i i I i.1 fii & rvj t ' V' ! T.-7) " : 1 M ft" ti i MEMI5 MONEY i 5F YGstAVrA BAN ((ACCOUNT Cop; rifht 190v, bf C E. Zimmerman Co.-o 5 IF YOU HAVE A BANK ACCOUNT th Your money is not ouly secure, but every tick of clock means that it is growing, so when you have money ih the bank it is safe against loss, against extravagance, and is growing every minute. Is there "another place where you can put it td such good advautage. Old National Bank Union City, Tennessee REELFOOT EARTHQUAKE. r ii arm luoaniLS- p. l I make loans at 54 per cent, interest on lands located in Obion and Weakley CountiesTenn., and Fulton County, Ky., in sums of $1,000 or more on first-class improved farms. J Loans made on farms of fifty acres or more on five years time with privilege to borrower of paying same after one year in full or making any size partial pay ment desired at intervals of 6 months after one year from date of loan, interest being stopped on partial payments made. O. SPRADLiN Vnlon City, Tenn. Looks That Way "lie is high in the councils of his party." "I see that phrase so often. ' Some scent to be highor than others in jrfrty councils. Are party councils held 6n a ftcp Udder?" lahnke's Sunday Special Ambrosia. Is This True? "They say a woman starts at tha back of a book and reads forward." I'll give you the truth on that ques tion. After careful investigation I feel confident in saying that a woman starts in the middle of a book and reads both ways.'" For making quickly and per fectly, delicious hot biscuits, hot breads, cake and pastry there is no substitute for I uou m OR E. AM A it i-x 1 iiLJ V--..T LZj t mm mmm Sixty Years tho Standard Made from pure Grape Cream of Tartar No Alum No Lime Phosphates "I am entirely opposed lo the use of alum Baking Powders." Pro. Chandler, Columbia Univ. la Bond tho Label "Alain, sodium alnm, basic alnmlnnm snlphafe, sulphate of alnmlnnm. all mean the same thing namely, BURNT ALUM." Kansas State Board of Health. Dr. Griffin Delivers Address at Big Fish Fry. In the absence of an authentic history of Eeelfoot, Dr. E. W. Griffin, of Tip- tonville, entertained the members of the West Tennessee Medical and Surgical Association with a highly interesting narrative of the big earthquake which played havoc in that section during the early part of tho nineteenth century, on the occasion of the big fish-fry tendered to the members of the association by the doctors of Lake County last week at Eeelfoot Lake, at the conclusion of a most interesting session of the society at Dyersburg. The outing was enjoyed by a large number of the most prominent members of the medical profession in this part of the State. Dr. Griffin said: "Your committee of arrangements, Drs. Pulaney, Turner and others, in their efforts to make you think you had done the right thing in selecting our neighboring town Dyersburg as your meeting place for 1911, have been guilty of perpetrating a great fraud upon the association. "They had the honorable secretary to mail you a printed programme, stating that if you would come to Dyersburg to this meeting they would bring you over to Tiptonville and you should have the pleasure of listenr.ig to an address from nie, on the history of Eeelfoot Lake, and have a fish-fry on. the side, They even went so far as to have published in one of the leading dailies of the South in its Sunday edition, that I would deliver an address at Tiptonville on the history of Eeelfoot Lake I, who had swain and fished in said mighty lake from early Idawn on the morning of December 10, loll, tnrougn its various janu clivers upheavals and shocks to the 18th of December, 1813, and on down to the present time, therefore, I should be able to give you some history of this great lake that would be worth your coming miles to hear, and that you would be well paid for your trip even though you had to stay in Dyersburg for two whole days. "Now, gentlemen, they have you here and not through any fault of the Lake County Medical Society, as we didn't know the personal address of each of you gentlemen, therefore we coulun t give you a brotherly warning. I thought the next best thing to do would be to go ahead and make you a speech, but the majority rule applies in the Lake County Medical Society and they said no, it's not ight to inflict punishment on the innocent even to save the scalp of our Dyersburg doctors. So they will only permit me to say, that up to the present time, Eeelfoot Lake is without a history, that Eeelfoot Lake was formed when the mind of man in this section of the country ran not to the history. That in those days this glorious land of ours was not ours, but was known as the In dian country. - "So the best we can do for you will be to give you a brief description of the happenings at our neighboring town of New Madrid and vicinity, in the then territory of Missouri, as written by one Samuel L. Mitchell, a representative in Congress under the title of 'A detailed narrative of the earthquake which oc curred on the 16th day of December, 1811, and agitated parts of North America that lie between the Atlantic ocean and Louisiana and also a particu lar account of the other quakings of the earth occassionally felt from that time to the 23d and 30th of January and the 7th and 16lh of February, and subse quently to tho 18th of December, 1813, and which shook the country from De troit and the lakes to New Orleans and the gulf.' "This, together with the letter written by one Iiza Bryan to the Eev. Lorenzo Dow on the 22d day of March, 181(5, furnish, we think, the most accurate de scription of the happenings that occurred In the formation of the present Eeelfoot Lake. Mitchell says: 'Various ob servers report that the waters of the Mississippi river was caused to run up hill, that the fresh springs were changed to sulphurous geysers, that strange lights and meteors appeared in the firmaments, that all the turtles emi grated from the lakes, that sdnd, coal and warm water were ejected from holes in the earth, that fogs settled down over the land. . That shocks were so frequent that ' even the most diligent became weary of count:rg them. One man reached the total of one hundred and then stopped. Injury to property was trivial, however, and the loss of life was not great, for the country was sparsely settled. The story of the Mississippi's re versal of the laws of nature, Mitchell says, is better told in a letter from one William Shaler, who wrote: 'I do my self the pleasure to communicate to you the following simple account of the late earthquake as I received it from one of the patrons of a Kentucky boat these boats were trading boats used in those days instead of the stores to-day. On the 7th day of February, 1812, at 3 a. in., being moored to the bank of the Mississippi, about thirteen miles above New Madrid, he was awakened by a treniendoun roarinjj noise, felt his vessel violently shaken, and observed the trees over the bank falling in every direction and agitated like weeds on a windy day, and many sparks of fire emitted from the earth. He immediately cut his cable and put off into the middle of the river, where he soon found the current changed, and the boat hurried up, for about the space of a minute, with the velocity of the swiftest horse. He was obliged to hold his hands to bis head to keep his hat on. On the current returning to its natural course, yhich it did gradually, be con tinued to proceed down the river, and about daylight he came to a most ter riflio fall, which, he thinks, was about six feet perpendicular, extending across the river and about half a mile wide The whirls and the ripplings of this rapid were such that his vessel was alto gether unamangeable, and destruction seemed inevitable; some of the former, ho thinks, were at least thirty feetduen, and seemed to be formeby the. river being violently sucked into some chasm of the river's bottom. ' As soon as he was able to look around, he observed whole forests on each batjk fall prostrate, to use his own comparison, like soldiers, grounding their arms at the word of command. " " "On his arrival at New Madrid he found that plase a complete wreck, sunk about twelve feet below its level and en tirely deserted. The inhabitants, with those' of the adjacent country who had fled there for refuge, were encamped in its neighborhood. He represents their cries as truly distressing. Another fall was formed about eight miles below town, similar to the one above, the roaring of which he distinctly heard at New Madrid. He waited five days for the fall to wear away. During that time the earth was continually trembling at intervals of about five minutes. He observed niany fissures in the earth .below . the town, five or six feet wide, extending in length out of sight, and one side several feet lower than the other. On the fifth day lie passed the lower fall, which had worn away to a practical rapid. He felt a succession of shocks of earth quakes until be came down to Flam I Island.' ' After giving a number of such ac counts, Mr. Mitchell, author ofthearti cle, concludes with the followinganalysis of the phenomena: First The trembling of the earth was felt from the Atlantic ocean to the regions far beyond the Mississippi. The Indians uniformly stated that the shocks had been very frequent and violent at a great distance up the Arkansas. They appear to have been very little feft to the north of the Foto.nac and east of the Alleghenies. ' second J hough the commotions were of great extent it was not possible to assign any priority to any place. Though the earthquakes were not equal ly violent or extensive, yet in those of widest diffuston or circuit there was ho method of tracing a succession; on tho contrary, the shocks in the most dis tant situations were synchronous, or nearly so. "Third Air was produced below and extricated into the atmosphere. "Fourth This, when it passed through the water, produced bubbles and frsth, and after their extrication formed risible vapor, objuring the at mosphere. ; "Fifth Hot water was ejected with J considerable force. , "Sixth Coal or carbonated woo!fas thrown 'ef in a similar manner and about the same time. , "Seventh Light in som instances was extricated, and from the circum stances it appeared only to be considered not as an accidental coincidence of the earthquake, but as a natural and neces sary accompaniment. But in most places there was no luminous appear ance. "Eighth Sounds were sometimes heard, but by no means uniformly or INSURANCE Life, Personal Accident and Health, Automobile, Fidelity and Surety Bonds, Burglary and Theft. If you own an Automobile, insure against liability, as well as accident. Do not fail to insure your property against Fire, Lightning and Tornado We do not canvas, but people come to us constantly and ask for the best Life Policy covering their needs. 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Real Estate and Insurance People Fire, Life, Tornado and Accident Insurance UNION CITY, TENN. Office 2291 South First Street, Rooms 1 and 2. Telephone 77 0 Watch this Space for Those ' 0 Special Summer Sales During June, July and August -AT- OLIVER'S RED CROSS DRUG STORE '0 0: IO 10 steadily. In mtny cases there was no noise at all. "Ninth The gas, the hot water and the coal led conclusively to the exist ence of a great subterranean fire, and the light and fire induced the same belief. , "Tenth But, after all, it is not very evident what kindled the llame beneath; by what means it was supported by air and kept from extinction by water; how deep it lies; how it oonvulses the super incumbent strata and communicates its tremors instantaneously for several hun dred miles. Nor am I able to explain to my satisfaction why a certain part of the bed of the Mississippi was its focus, nor why it happened during the winter season."