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DR. E. M. LONG
DENTIST Over White & Burchard' Drug Score, Union City, Tenn. Telephone! Office 144-2, Reudence 144-3 DR. E. M. LONQ DENTIST Over White & Burchrd'i Druf Store, Union Gty, Tenn. Telelphonee Office 144-2; Redecce 144-3 tjid , 1 iif rnioci,co.ei.uwi8cuds,pteberl.lB7-'. UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17,1913 West Teuue Courier, established 18V7 1 VOL. 23, NO. 29 GOMM TLJTTF !i lie GIAL There's Copyrltht 1949, kr C. E. IT IS ALWAYS BRIGHT and sunny for those with money in the bank. There are bright things and there are bright lights for those wise enough to provide for the future and lay some thing away when things are bright. Old National BanK Union Citr. Tnne FfhTVr TQ7 .il l: VI Hi I! I VI I am authorized to take application, for loan, on land, in Obion and Weakley Countie,, Tennewee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The termi and condition, upon which thi, money will be loaned are mort favorable to the borrower. AH or any part of a loan may be paid after one year, interest being (topped on payment, made. Loan, are Made at 5i I" cent. Interest on ten year,' time, or fot ahorter period if desired. , If you are connidering a loan, it would bo well to make application AT once. ;. " ' ." ..... spuAoy Attorney At Law U 0 ! SeecE Clover, Timothy, Alfalfa, Red Top and all kinds of Field.Seeds. CgFsiiini Go. . Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay and Field Seeds Union City, Tenn. Telephone No. 31 Ask for Our prices Your Grain on improved farm lands, drawing interest at sv per ceint; for terra of five years. Will loan any amount from one thousand dollars up., ; ' W.v ,EE." HUOGflNS - Attorney At L.w Phonej 143 and 589 - UNION CITY. TENN. 'iOi Zinneraaa Co. No. IS TO LOAN ON FARM LANDS. Union City, Tenn. Wheat before selling and Hay. Mo OLD SOLDIERS AT KENTON Camp Members and their Friends Have Big Reunion. Warren McDonald Camp, U. C. V., met at Kenton, in the Presbyterian Church, Oct. 8, at 10 a. m. Commander W. Z. Massengill called the Camp to order. Invocation by E. M. Mathis. Song by pupils of the High School. Welcome address by Prof. L. 1 Bodkin. Response by Dr. McRee. The Doctor, who is conversant on mat ters concerning Confederate veterans, was as usual eloquent and impressive. Song by choir, "Bringing in the Sheaves," the audience joining in the chorus, which was very impressive. Address by Rev. Chas. E. Sullivan, of Nashville. The Doctor said it was a great honor to be selected to address veterans of the Civil War. He said he was a Confederate veteran's son. He paid a glowing tribute to the valor and heroism displayed on many battlefields by the Confederate veterans. His logic was good, his rhetoric beautiful, bis oratory splendid. So well pleased were the veterans with his address that they did an unusual thing by voting at once by standing vote their thanks to him for bis address. Song Battle Hymn, by Choir. Short talks by old soldiers. T. R. Inman, "the old man elo quent,' praised the old soldiers. His praise was- eloquent and grand. He made us weep again and again over our dead, heroes. " Dr. F. M. McRee told why we had reunions. He said it was to honor our heroes that had passed away, to cher ish ther memories. He told of the strength of the tie that binds the sur viving members so close together. Dr. H. T. Fullerton made some com plimentary remarks before inviting us to dinner. He said he was glad that we had one among us who could make a noise with bis mouth. He said he hoped that Dr. McRee would be with us for many reunions to make his gladen ing noise. He then invited the veter ans to dinner. They formed in two's and marched to the college nearby, to the tables, where they feasted on the many good things that were provided in ample abundance, the "boys" remarking that it was "the best ever yet. Everyone was well fed and more than well pleased. Kenton is an up-to-date town and again demonstrated it in their hearty welcome and bountiful dinner which was so well arranged under the supervision of H. B. Gray. First on program after dinner was the election of officers, the following being elected by acclamation: W. T. Harris, commander; R. Maupin, lieutenant commander; H. R. Brown, 2d lieuten ant commander; J. J. Collins, 3d lieu tenant commander; A. L. Brevard, color bearer; J. A. Cloar, chaplain; R. W. Powell, adjutant. The memorial committee's report was read and received. Adjutant was or dered to have same published. The report is as follows: To the officers and members of War ren McDonald Camp, No. 396, Unit ed Confederate Veterans: We, your Committee on Memorials, would respectfully report the following: Again and again has an alarm been made and caused a hush of silence in place of the busy hum of out activities. The messenger whose name is death may not be denied, his summons is authoritative and final and our hearts are saddened by the sight of vacant seats as we long For the touch of a vanished hand And the sound of a voice that is Btill. Comrades, there is no discharge in this, war, nor is there any partial dis crimination as to time or place or per son. Fullness of years) and fullness of strength alike yields to the inexorable demand as the ceaseless procession moves toward the open tomb. The dead march is heard on every hand, no section of the land may claim im munity. The cypress and the oak stand as lonely sentinels by new made graves; the palmetto and the pine murmur their requiem over our honored dead. The lesson impressed in death is continually repeated. Muffled drum beats fill the throbbing air with echoes of our sorrow. But the lessons of the grave are also re pepeated and simplified. The grave does not eud all. We are heirs of a large and faithful hope. Our dead Continued on page five. PATTERSON SPEAKS. v i, . i As Long as Life Lasts a Foe to Liqor Traffic Murfreesboro, Tenn., October 11. Former Governor M. R. Patterson was the principal speaker at the law en forcement mass-meeting held here this afternoon on the call of Regular and Independent Democrats. The address was considered by both his friends and enemies one of the notable ones of his career: "The trouble," he said, "was not all over the prohibition law, not altogether in the non-enforcement of the law, but in the accursed thing it self." "From now as long as life lasts I am the uncompromising foe of the liquor traffic." Th great battle to be fought, he de clared, was to dissolve the connection of the United States Government with the manufacture and sale of liquor, and to interdict it by constitutional amend ment. ( A splendid audience of old Ruther ford's citizenship greeted the ex-Governor at the Opera House at 1 o'clock. . Upon his arrival from Nashville on the noon train he was carried in an auto mobile directly from the station to the Opera House, and was welcomed with applause as be entered. The meeting was called to order by Representative A. L. Todd, and, on motion of Dr. W. L. Logan, P. A. Lyon was elected Chair man. T Quite a number of ladies were present in the audience. Governor Patterson seemed to be in fine form, and his speech made a profound impression. His unrivaled oratorical powers and his ability to sway his bearers were never shown to better advantage. It is be lieved the effect of the speech will be far-reaching. ' Mr. Patterson was introduced by the Chairman; Hon. H. A. Lyon. In opening his address, Governor Patterson said: ....'' EXCERPTS FROM ADDRESS. "The object of this fneetingis to ex press the views of the citizens of Ruther ford County for law enforcement Did you ever think of the anomaly of a situation such as confronts us now that in the twentieth century of civili zation, in a republic dedicated to liberty under law in a State whose illustrous men have embellished nearly every page of its history, that it should be necessary for God-fearing and law-abiding men to assemble to pass resolutions for the en forcement of a law or to petition their members of the Legislature to stand for such an obvious and necessary thing as law enforcement?" ATTITUDE OF PARTY. Speaking of the attitude of the Dem ocratic party to the liquor traffic, he said; "The Demcratic party, if it shall ever again become ascendant in Tennessee and be a power for good, as it is now in the republic, must cut itself loose from the liquor traffic now and forever. "To protect this iniquity is to seal its own destruction." Paying his respects to city bosses, he said: "The city bosses call themselves Democrats, but have not the faintest idea of what the splendid, truths of Democracy mean. Their ideas of De mocracy begin at the brewery and dis tillery and end with the dive-keeper, the brothel and the gambling hell. "They have raised the red flag against order, and the hand of every honest citizen should be against them." - "To assert organized lawlessness to the State's mandates is not to assert any principle of free government or human liberty, but it is to assert a principle of anarchy, of disease and death to the body politic," be declared. "The city bosses," he continued, "do not want the prohibition law repealed they do not want it enforced. They want to retain, unmolested, their tyran nical power and crack the lash over the backs of their slaves." Regarding liquor itself, he declared: "Liquor poisons everything it touches. It is a public enemy, and as such it should be treated." , his ows position. . Regarding his own position, Gover nor Patterson said; "When I sent in my message to the Legislature on the prohibition question, and afterwards vetoed the bill, I was as honest and sincere with the pele as I knew how to be, and absolutely true to my platform pledges. , v "Since then I havfe tried to discover Ol We have just received a car of IM THE BEST THE MARKET AFFORDS ALSO HAVE CRIMSON CLOVER and HAIRY VETCH All for Winter Pasture. See us before you buy Tisdale & UNION CITY, TENN. 0: W EW I U l B U Y EAR CORN In Car Load Lot at any station in Obion County Ask us for prices before selling. Taylor UNION CITY, TENN. Telephone 182. Pal 0: whether the law itself was responsible for the evils or its non-enforcement, and I have been irresistibly led, as if by the' hand of an unseen power, to the belief that our trouble was not in the law not altogether in the non-en-enforcement of the law but in the ac cursed thing itself. "You who have followed me in the past and rallied around my Hag when the smoke was thickest aud the fight ing fiercest, will ask, 'Is this the man we once knew?' And I answer, 'Yes; the only diffierence is that I have cast off the shell of my environment, cut the cord which bound me, and entered upon a new, and I hope, happier and better life. "I know that every man in Tennes see who has been my real friend will never find it in his heart to censure. There are others who will charge me with inconsistency; those who have used me to their, own advantage, and those who wish to be unmolested while they coin money from ' the wails of children, the tears and heartaches of women and the degradation of men. VIEWS HAVE CHANGED. "To those who charge inconsistency, my reply shall be an admission to the fact. I am inconsistent my views now are not what they were I am glad I am inconsistent I want and mean to be inconsistent. How has this change come about? It did not come through me or by me. I have felt, my countrymen, like one groping in the dark. "I know suffering and sorrow, and I have pitied it in others. I have felt my weakness and insecurity and need of help. I could not fiud it in cold logic, and reason. I looked for it in my own mind and conscience and could not discover it. "I then cast aside all pride of opinion, all thought of what the world would think or say, and bowed iny head be fore the throne of Almighty God and asked for strength and light. At last I found it there my doubts are dispelled the curtain of the night has parted and the way is clear. "From now as long as life lasts I am the uncompromising foe of the liquor eO W inrer Co. Will buy corn, any amount at Union City. traffic. Its ugly an venomous head should bo struck wherever it is raised. "Failures have been recorded and failures will be recorded in the attempt by the Stale alone to control or destroy this evil. "The great battle to be fought is to dissolve the connection of the United States government with the manufac turer and sale of liquor and interdict it by a constitutional amendment. This and this alone will strike the last and decisive blow for redemption, "In this mighty effort the friends-of law and order everywhere from ocean to ocean will be enlisted, and every patriot heart. When the victory is won its fruits will be the richest and most stupendous ever won in any con test since time began." Fishermen Organize. The following article appeared in last week's Hickman Courier: About twenty fishermen on Reelfoot Lake met last week and formed an as sociation to attempt to secure damages against the West Tennessee Land Co. At the meeting at which the organiza tion was perfected,, Atty. M. B. Shaw was given a vote of confidence and he was placed in charge of the legal end of their business, with privilege to select any Tennessee lawyers to assist him. He at once selected Hon. Rice Pierce, of Union City, and Senator T. C. Gordon, of Dyersburg. At a recent conference it was decided to file suits against the land company in the Cham-try Court at Union City to collect individual damages for the fish ermen caused by the injunction that was granted the company two years ago, .and which was dissolved recently through the efforts of Senator Gordon. This injunction, according to our in formant, caused quite a loss to the fish ermen on account or having to leave their nets and tackle in the lake, and also because they were compelled to sell their catch to an agent of the com pany at a price less than the market value. An idea of the magnitude of the suits may be had from the fact that the claim of one of the plaintiff will amount to about tlO.000. Attorney Shaw is attending a con ference of the lawyers and fishermen at Dyersburg to-day. d Rye Son f'"