DR. E. M. LONQ
Over White c BurchareTs Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn.
Office 144-2. Resident 144-3
DR. E. M. LONQ
Ow Wbit. & Burchard'a Dnie
ster., Union Gi7, Tenn.
Offic. 144-2; Readnc H4-J
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WriTaneuCourwr.cabliahcd 187 I ConanUoatai Septemliar 1. 1897
UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1914
VOL. 23, NO. 46
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Coprrlf ht 1909, by C. E. Zlmm.rmia Co.-No. 19
THERE'S safety in a bank account, for the reason that it is
a clear signal of the future. It means that things are clear
ahead, and that your road is unobstructed. Make up your
mind not to travel another step if you havn't a bank account '
Old National Bank
V ' Union City, Tmiunte
TTTW TO LOAN
ON FARM LANDS,
I am authorized to take applications for loan on lands in Obion and
Weakley Counties, Tennessee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. The terms and
conditions upon which this money will be loaned are most favorable to the
borrower. All or any part of a loan may be paid after one year, interest
being stopped on payments made." Loans are Made at Si pel cent.
Interest on ten years time, or for shorter period if desired.
'. If you are considering a loan, it would be well to make application AT
ONCE. : -
- ;v.;-;-S P'tRA Bl i N
Attorney At La,w & & if Union City, Tenn.
WILSON'S VIEWS LULL IN FIGHTING.
ON CANAL TOLLS.
Huerta Expects Torreon and Tarn-
Letter Declaring Exemptions a Mis- J pico Will Hold.
taken rplicy. Mexico City, Feb. 8. President
Baltimore, Md.t Feb. 7. President Huerta in the past week baa succeeded
Wcodrow Wilson, in a letter to William without much fighting in reopening the
L. Marbury of this city, which is pub- lines of communication in Tampico
lished in the Baltimore Sun to-day, says aud Laredo and between Saltillo and
the exemption of American coastwise Torreon. This apparent advantage is
shipping from Panama Canal tolls explained to some extent by the fact
"constitutes a very mistaken policy that rebels have received instructions
from every point of view," and "bene- to cease operating in small bands in
fits, for the present at any rate, only a those districts, where they had been
monopoly." The President also pays a persistently cutting the lines, ahd join
high tribute to Secretary of State Bryan, the concentration movement near Tor-
who, he say 8, deserves ''not only our I reon and Tampico.
confidence, but our affectionate admi- Indications are there will be a lull in
ration." ' military operations until the rebels have
With regard to the question of canal I supplied themselves with additional
arms and ammunition and that when
very clear. The exemption constitutes Gens. Carranza and Villa and other
a very mistaken policy from every point rebel leaders have completed their pre-
of view. It is economically unjust; as parations for an advance, several im
a matter of fact, it benefits, for the pres- portant engagements will be fought.
ent at any rate, only a monopoly; and In the Isthmus of Tehauntepec and
it seems to me in clear violation of the in regions adjacent to the capital nu
Hay-Pauncefote treaty. There is, of merous rebel organizations are operat-
course, much honest difference of opin- ing. Perhaps the most dangerous rebel
ion as to the last point, as there is, do operation comparatively close to the
doubt, as to the others; but it is at least capital is that directed by Geo. Juan
debatable, and if the promises we make Francisco Lucas, popularly called "The
in such matters are debatable, I, for Patriarch of the Sierra Indians." These
oqe, do not care to debate them. I Indians control a large area for the
think the country would prefer to let no most part in the State of Puebla. They
question arise as to its wholehearted are well equipped 'and have received
purpose to redeem its promises in the among them a force of about 200 north
light of any reasonable construction of ern rebels, who serve to link their move
then, rather than debate a point of ment with that conducted by Gen. Car-
honor. ; anza.
Your reference to the Secretary of President Huerta
Clever, Timothy, Alfalfa, Red Top
and all kinds of Field Seeds.
; Grain Co.
Wholesale and Retail
" . ' i
Grain, Hay and Field Seeds
Union City, Tenn.
Telephone No. 51
Ask for Our prices before selling
i Your Grain and Hay.
State shows how comprehensively you
have looked on during the last few
months. Not only have Mr. Bryan's
character, his justice, bis sincerity,
transparent integrity, his Christian prin
ciple, made a deep impression upon all
with whom he has dealt, but his tact in
dealing with men of many sorts, his
capacity for business, his mastery of the
principles of 'each matter he has been
called upon to deal with, have cleared
away many a difficulty, and have given
to the policy of the State Department a
definitenes8 and dignity that are very
admirable. I need not say what pleas
ure and profit I myself have taken from
close association with Mr. Bryan, or
has 6,000 men at
Torreon and 4,000 at Monterey. At
Tampico the Federal garrison is approx
imately 2,000 and always there remains
the waterway from Vera Cruz to rein
force Tampico. Huerta has declared
he will continue to send troops to Tor
reon until the garrison there numbers
at least 10,000.
Military men profess to doubt whether
the rebels can take Torreon, even after
they obtain ammunition. Not a few
are convinced that the rebels are likely
to be checked both at Torreon and at
President Huerta 's calm attitude after
the lifting of the embargo on arms
seems to have gained him some sym-
how thoroughly he has seemed to all of pathy, and in local financial circles it is
us who are associated with him here to believed he has more favorable pros-
deserve not only our confidence, but our
For Divine Sarah.
Paris, Feb. 7. At last Sarah Bern
hardt's past has been forgotten, and she
has got the Red Ribbon at the Legion
D'Honneur. The coveted honor was
conferred upon a number of other
French actresses since Sarah achieved
greatness, and of course none of the
other actresses compared with Sarah in
ability and in genius. But they didu't
have a past, at least none on which the
Chancellor of the Legion , D'Honneur
could base a protest.
several Ministers of Cult proposed
pects of obtaining money. Even with
out foreign assistance lie will be able
to extract from local sources many mil
lions. Of this he has made no secret,
repeatedly saying if the worst befel he
would take money where he could. '
Owners of haciendas adjoining the
State of Mexico have been notified that
they will be expected to loan the Gov
ernment money on their land and
would cause no surprise if special taxes
were imposed on all property in the
capital and other cities which Huerta
Don t waste Your Feed
Use an III7EBIIJ7I0IISI Feti Grinder.
It requires from 12 to 35 per cent less ground
grain to produce the same amount of beef,
pork, milk or horse power thlfn when whole
grain is fed.
An I. H. C. Feed Grinder and an Interna
tional Engine makes an ideal combination.
The first time you are in town drop in and let
us show you.
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UNION CITY, TENN.
on improved farm lands, drawing interest at
. ; BlA PER CENT
for term of five years. Will loan any amount from
years. Will loan any
one thousand dollars up.
W. E. HUS3GINS
Attorney At La.w
Phones 143 and 589 UNION CITY, TENN.
Malcolm R. Patterson said enough in
Sarah for the Red Ribbon, but her past his address at the First Baptist Church
always stood in the way of fulfillment, last night to answer every argument
that past being crystallized in a scur-1 made by him in his days of error and
rilous book, supposed to be an autobiog-1 to refute every anti-prohibition harangue
rapby. The book, entitled Memoirs made since Epicurus taught that pleas-
of Sarah Bernhardt," was written by ure is the only good and the end of all
one of Sarah 'sex-friends, Marie Colom- morality. '
bier, with whom she had quarreled. In bis change from an advocate of
Marie got three months in goal for her liquor selling and personal liberty to a
pains and Sarah bought up all the cop- preacher of prohibition and curtailment
ies of her alleged memoirs she could of a liberty, which wrecks homes and
get hold of. But she couldn't get back ruins men be has not lost one particle
the copies deposited in the various state of his natural ability as an orator, On
institutions and libraries, and these cop- the contrary, he seems to have taken on
ies stood in the way of ultimate vindi- more brilliancy and to have added logic
cation. Whenever her name was pro- to his former talent of argumentation,
posed for the role of honor, bo me enemy It would have been impossible for
of hers printed-a few chapters from, the anybody to have beard him as he, sent
memoirs, or ninted at them. Now that I broadside after broadside of forensic
she has got the red ribbon, the memoirs J eloquence and biting sarcasm against
and the past will be forgotten; let us the traffic which he knows so well and
hope so, at least. not to be aroused to the reality of his
prediction that nation-wide prohibition
will be accomplished within the life of
The Great Nashville Poultry Show the present generation.
wm oe nem in Uiatcity March V, lu, 11. Patterson's greatest asset has always
It will be one of the biggest and best been his personal fearlessness and that
shows ever staged in the State." It will commendable egotism which makeshim
indifferent to the opinion of the world
as long as be himself thinks he is right.
His defiance to the scoffers who charge
bira with insincerity and inconsistency
was a master stroke. Clearly he does
Dog and Poultry Show.
be followed by the Nashville Dog Show
which will be held under the rules of the
American Kennel Club. The two shows
will be held in a spacious. show room in
the center of the city where an immense
attendance may be expected. Dog or not possess the little mind to which in-
poultry fanciers interested in either of consistency is a "hobgoblin. Jackson
the two events should send at once for Sun.
premium list and entry blank to JohD A,am:no. f
A. Eurkin, Nashville, Tenn., Secretary wr;to or Dhone W. T. Wilkerson. Union
Nashville Kennel Club.
I City, Tenn.
By R. T. DeBerry.
Strawberries grow well on a number
of different soils, ranging all the way
from sandy loams to heavy clay soils
which are underlaid by gravelly, white
clay sub-soils this latter type of soils
producing fine berries, but giving a good
deal of trouble in developing a stand of
plants under the matted row system, if
there should be much dry weather dur
ing the growing season.
Taking everything into consideration,
easily worked clay loams are probably
the best soils for berry growing as this
class of soils hold moisture well, are
fairly easy of cultivation and produce
good crops of sound, firm berries except
in seasons of excessive rainfall, but uo
soil will give high grade berries under
Whatever soil is used should have im
mediately preceding the berries, some
leguminous crop like clover, cowpeas or
soy leans turned under, unless the land
is already fertile. Where this is the
case, tne crop may be removed for nay,
as too much nitrogen, which thesn plants
add to tbeffitoil, is not desired, as this
condition tllnds to produce foliage at the
expense of the fruit.
Whether the legume is cutoff for hay
or turned under, the land should be
deeply and well broken in the fall as
early as October if possible and allowed
to lie flat until about January, at which
time it should be bedded up into rows
8 or four feet apart and left in this
shape until spring.
All berries are set here in West Ten
nessee in the 6pring, as there is less
danger of their freezing and lifting, out
than if set in the fall, and no advantage
of any sort seems to be gained by fall
Plants may be set any time from the
first of march up until the middle of
April, but the earlier setting will usually
go through our early summer drouths
the best. .
When ready Jo begin setting the plants
out, the rows bedded up in January may
be reversed and reworked entirely or a
narrow shovel plow may be rim in the
top of the ridge and a 14-tooth cultivator
run behind the shovel to fill up the fur
row and provide loose soil enough in
which to set the plants. This latter
method seems to be preferable, especially
if there should be an early dry spell,
such as we frequently have in March or
April. f ,
Plants formed from tha runners of the
preceding season 's growth only should
be used and all roots should be carefully
straightened out and the soil packed
firmly around each plant set out.
Distance given the plants in the drill
may vary to suit the judgment of (be
grower, growers here allowing all the
way from 18 inches to four feet, but for
satisfactory results not over three feet
nor under two feet will be about right.
The object is to get a solid set of
plants about one foot in width on top
of the row along its entire distance and
this accomplished by training the run
ners along on top of the row where they
take root and form new plants. This
system of growing the plants is calledv
the matted row system and nearly all i
commercial growers adopt this method.
Another system is to set the plants
not more than one foot apart in the
drill and keep all runners cut off, leav
ing the plant set out to finish the crop..'.
This is called the bill system, and largo
yields of fine berries may be obtained
in this way, but it requires more hand
labor than the matted row system, so
that unless a man has only a limited
amount of ground to devote to berries
the matted row system is preferable for
growing berries on a commercial scale.
After setting the plants in the field,
cultivate shallowly and often unless
there should be an excessive rainfall
after the plants are put out, in which
case it will be well enough to give one
deep, thorough plowiog and then shal
low cultivation afterward.
Cultivation must be kept up lata
enough in the fall to prevent the run
ners taking root in the middles and to
keep down all weeds and grass.
Men intending to go into strawberries
for market will do well to consult grow
ers from the nearest point where they
are already grown as to varieties, as it
sometimes happens that a berry that
gives good results at one point will be
an absolute failure at reasonably nearby
points, where soil or climate conditions
are only slightly different.
In the Humboldt, Tenn., district the
Klondyke is grown more than any oth
er, though a few Grand, Lady Thomp
son, Excelsior and other varieties are
grown to some extent. .
In the Chattanooga territory the
Aroma is' the market berry, though
others are grown. When the berries
are ready to begin picking great care
should be exercised to see only that
sound, firm, ripe berries are packed in
the crates, and the standard crates that
the market to which you are shipping
demands should be used. Most of those
supplied from this point want their ber
ries in the standard American full quart
crate. , -
Growers at any given point who are
thinking of going into strawberry grow
ing should agree to all grow the same
berry, so that all of them may be load
ing at the same time and load car Iota.
This will enable them to take advantage
of the car load freight rates and will also
attract buyers who will take their out
put f. 0. b., which in distinctly safer
way than consiece and nephew, who
A word off
growers. Jtvrvicesj, a welcome
making mc' Elder Attend the Jack-
in and out rrred alfc-wne;essary;
succeed with n.l,M ?0?di ptfU
. f v-nous Damnca all
them year in
market may. .tJf
i Big Mud Mr. Bar?
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