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DENTIST Oyer White & Burchsrd's Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. 144-2. Residence 144.3 DR. E. M. LONQ DENTIST Over White At Burchsrd's Druf Store, Union Gty, Tenn. Tslelphones Office 144.2; Residence 144-3 OMMERCIAL TTJT li Jnl Cnion City CoramereUI. established 1890 J 0 , , , Wet Tennessee Courier, established 1897 I Consolidated September 1. 1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1914. VOL. 23, NO. 33. GERMANS SURRENDER BIG FORTRESS AT TSING-TAU MANY CANDIDATES FOR . LEGISLATIVE HONORS GOOD HOPE AND MONMOUTH TOOK FIRE AND FOUNOERE TENNESSEE WAS TIRED OF REPUBLICAN RULE oungMan- 0 ) X (1 bank Account WLL GIVE YOU CONFIDENCE on voua WEDDING NOW ASK THOSE who have' hanked with ua for years whether or not they like our business methods. You wish to cross the ocean in a ship that has ridden through many storms? . Rather than keep your money yourself, don't you want to put your money in a bank that knows nothing but success? MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK. OLD NATIONAL BANK Union City. Tmntute om erry-Moss GrFsiiini. Go. Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay arid Field Seeds CLOVER Alsike, Alfalfa, Red Top, Timothy, Blue Grass, Orchard Grass and all kinds of Field Seed HAY AND CORN Corn Chops, Bran, Oats, Cotton Seed Meal and Hulls and all kinds of Feed. Union City, Tenn. Telephone No. 31 fM, HULLS AND CAKE Let me figure with you on your feeding this winter, I am In position to give you some close prices on Cotton Seed Products As I am associated now with the Lake County Man ufacturing Co., both at Tiptonville and Dyersburg, Tenn.; am representing them on a salary and can give you Mill Prices and the Highest Protein Mad Call either at office or by residence phone at night. We are also paying the Highest Market Price for COTTON AND COTTON SEED. Office Phone 346. Residence Phone 514 LAKE COUNTY OR. CO. F.L PITTMAH, Manager Union City, Tenn, Minister of Navy Says It Will Hold , During War. .Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 7. After desper ate assaults in which the Japanese, in the face of heroic resistence, revived the bravery of their forces at Port Ar thur, Tsing-Tau surrendered at 9:20 this morning. After that hour Gov. Meyer-Waldeck, after the hoisting of white flags on the forts, sent an officer with a flag of truce to the Anglo-Japanese lines. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the Jap anese and German officers opened a con ference at Moltke barracks, when the formalities of capitulation were con cluded. The Japanese officers highly praise the bravery of the Germans, who fought tenaciously to the last. Unofficial re ports are that the Germans blew up what was left of their forts before sur rendering and practically the whole town is in ruins. A Japanese tdrpedo boat flotilla that entered the bay found that nearly all the ships bad been de stroyed. An official estimate places the Japan ese killed in the final assault last night at 86 with 182 wounded. The British took an important part in the victory and two British officers were wounded. No-statement of the German casualties is available, but it is believed that they were heavy. v WILL KEEP HER WORD. Vice Minister of the Navy Suzuki, speaking to-day of the future 6f Tsing- Tau, said: "While the European war continues, Tsing-Tau will be administered by Japan. At the conclusion of the war Japan will open negotiations with China." Further details of the Tsing-Tau fight ing reaching Tokyo show that the Ger mans made desperate efforts to repair the damage to their batteries but with out success. Japanese shells killed the men at work and demolished the bat teries anew. Projectiles from the Jap anese warships started fires in several streets in the city, certain portions of which were burned. GERMAN PROCLAMATION. An interesting document in connec tion with the fall of Tsing-Tau is the proclamation which the German Gov ernor posted on August 22. In this he said: 'Never shall we surrender the small est bit of ground over which the Ger man flag is Hying. From this place, where we with love and success have endeavored during the last seventeen years to shape a little Germany across the seas we shall, not retreat. If the enemy wants Tsing-Tau he must come and take it." In taking it the Japanese have again had revenge for certain phases of their war with China twenty years ago. Vic torious, she was forced at the instiga tion of Germany to give up Port Ar thur her main fruit of victory which eventually became Russian. Ten years later in 1904-6 Japan fought Russia and again took Port Arthur. Now, after another interval of ten years in associ ation with British forces, Japan has seized the German possession of Kiau Chau and wiped out a score which had been a thorn in its side for two decades. Hill, Cummings and Elkins Want to Be Speaker. Albort E. Hill, Senator-elect from Davidson; W. H. Cummings, Senator elect from Hamilton, and possibly R. A. Elkins, Senator-slect from Weakley, will lock horns for the speakership of the State Senate when the Legislature convenes next January. There has been some talk that Hu C. Anderson, Senator-elect from Madison, and A. -L.Todd from Rutherford might be candidates, but the only aspirants who are busy are Mr. Hill and Mr. Cummings. Mr. Hill was in Memphis yesterday and was in conference with Mayor Crump and members of the Shelby delegation. Mr. Cummings has not 'been over the State in the interest of his candidacy, but his friends are active. The fact that the figures on the Sena torial make-up have been reduced once since all the returns came in does not change the complexion of that body John J. Gore, of Putnam, a Republi can, was elected over Proctor Pile, and this leaves the Democrats with 23 in the Senate. . Mr. .Hill has served two terms in the House, and Mr. Cummings sat in the House in 1905 and 1907 and in the Senate in 1909. Mr. Elkins was a mem ber of the last Senate. Prof. Todd was in the House last time. . HOUSE CANDIDATES INACTIVE, Practically the only candidates men tioned for speaker of the House are H T. Stewart, of Cannon, and W. M. Stan ton, of Shelby. Mr. Stewart served twice in the House, was in the Senate last time, and is now in the House azain. Mr. Stanton went to the House in 1911, was speaker in 1913 and may be a candidate again. Heretofore the Legislature has not been paying much attention to legis lative experience, but since the Demo crats again control and the speaker will be selected by a caucus, it is probable that some consideration will be given to past service. The Democratic strength in the House will be about 66. Indicating the Demo cratic strength the morning after the election, The Commercial Appoal did not have complete returns from Hamil ton and from the floterial districts of Madison and Henderson, and Henry, Carroll and Weakley. It appears that one of the Democratic candidates for the Legislature in Hamilton has run IS votes behind a Republican; that Mr. Hare has beaten W. H. Montgomery, the Democratic nominee in Madison and Henderson, and that the nominee has been beaten in Henry, Carroll and Weakley. There will probably be a contest from Marion County, since only 10 votes sep arate the Democrat, who appears victor, from the Republican. Monroe County elected a Democrat as direct representa tive. Johnson and Carter elected a Pro gressive, who is in sympathy with the Democratic platform and the Governor elect. Allowing for the election of a Repub lican from Hamilton and Mr. Hare and Mr. Thomason, the independent repre sentation in the General Assembly will be limited to two Senators from West Tennessee, J. H. Koffman and W. K. Abernathy, and one in Middle Tennes see, N. H. White, and to two Repre sentatives from West Tennessee, T. A. Hare and A. G. Thomason, and five from Middle Tennessee, Long and Den ton, of Maury; Steele, of Bedford, and Flournoy and Fleming, of Giles. The complete returns may yet indi cate that Arch Patterson, of Hardin, has defeated Mr. Abernathy. The un official returns give Mr, Abernathy a small lead. Memphis Commercial Appeal. British Admiralty Saya Sea Battle Was Unequal One. London, Nov. 6 (10 p. m.). It officially announced by the Admiralty that the British cruiser Good Hope took fire during the engagement with tb Germans off the coast of Chile last Sunday and foundered. The Admiralty statement says it is believed thatAhe British cruiser Mon mouth, which the Germans reported bad been sunk, .was run ashore. The cruiser Canopus, it adds, was not pres ent at the time of the fight. The statement says: The Admiralty now has received trustworthy information about the ac tion on the Chilean coast. During Sunday, Nov. 1, the Good Hope, Monmouth and Glasgow came up with the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau Leipzig and Dresden. Both squadrons were steaming south in a strong wind and a considerable sea. The German squadron declined ao; tion until sunset, when the light gave it an important advantage. The action lasted an hour. - Early in the action both the Good Hope and Monmouth took fire, but fought until nearly dark, when a seri ous explosion occurred on the Good Hope and she foundered. The Monmouth hauled off at dark making water badly, and appeared un able to steam away. She was accom panied by the Glasgow, which had meanwhile during the whole action fought the Leipzig and Dresden. On the enemy again approaching the wounded Monmouth, the Glasgow which also was under fire from one of the armored cruisers, drew off. "The enemy then attacked the Mon mouth again, but with what result not known. The Glasgow is not ex tensively damaged, and has very few casualties. Neither the Otranto nor the Canopus was engaged. , Reports received by the Foreign Office from Valparaiso state that a bel ligerent warship is ashore on the Chil ean coast, and it is possible that this may prove to be the Monmouth. Ener getio measures are being taken on this assumption to rescue the survivors. The action appears to have beon most gallantly contested, but in the ab sence of the Canopus, the enemy's pre' ponderence in force was considerable." Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Crad ock, who commanded the British squad ron from the battleship Good Hope, and who probably went down with her, was in charge of the British Meet in Mexican waters at the time the Amer ican marines occupied Vera Cruz. He was 52 years old. Sir Christopher had a distinguished record, and received many honors and decorations. During the Soudan cam paign in 1891 he served in the British army, arid also saw service in China in 1900. His gallantry at Taku earned him promotion to a captaincy. During 1894-96 Sir Christopher was commander of the King's yacht. He served as aide-de-camp to the King in 1900, and became a Rear Admiral in 1910. He was made a Knight Com mander of the Victorian Order in 1912. Among bis decorations are the Royal 8panish Order of the Second Class for naval merit and the Royal Humane Society's testimonial for saving life. He received a silver medal from the British Board of Trade for gallantry in saving life at sea in connection with the wreck of the Peninsula & Oriental line steam er Delhi. is Impression Made by' Gov.-Elect Rye Helped Democrats Win. Of course, tbe political observers in West Tennessee were surprised to see tbe big Republican slump in East Ten nessee. . Reports had come that the Pro gressives were dead against Hooper and would not support him, but the reports were given little credit. But the Pro gressives were sore. Ibey had seen Hooper fight them bitterly and deny them representation at the polls; hail seen him appoint a so-called Democrat to office and ignore them. These Progressives declined to void for McMillin two years ago, though they voted for Roosevelt... They didn't like the McMillin platform. But tbey had. confidence in Gen. Rye, they have confidence in his platform. The result was that manv of them stayed at home on election day, while others went to the polls and voted for Rye. The vote shows that in many East Tennessee counties Rye got more votes than any Democrat ever got. Hooper got a majority of 15,000 in East Tennessee, against a majority of 20,000 two years ago. In 1908 Taft, for President, got 26,000 majority. The East Tennessee Republicans had fair warning, too, for it was in September that Hooper, at a Knoxville conference pleaded with them to scour the moun tains and roll up a majority of 35,000 for him. MIDDLE AND WEST FIRM. The big Democratic counties in Mid dle and West Tennessee stood firmall but Giles and Bedford. Bedford used to be a good Democratic county. There was a time when it boasted that among its peaceful hills, a few miles from Shel by ville, nestled a little farm on which Nathan Bedford Forrest was born. Giles has given Tennessee three Governors, all Browns, and two of them were broth ers. One was postmaster-goneral, an other was a general in the Confederate army, and the other was ambassador to Russia. . 'Neighboring counties made up the deficiency. A glance at the vote shows Sumner, Williamson, Dickson, Frank- in, Lincoln, Ileury, Gibson, Obion and Haywood with Democratic majorities ranging around 1,000 votes. Gen. Rye carried Middle Tennessee by more than 16,000 votes. Two years ago the vote was, Hoopar 48,000, Mc Millin 54,000. The normal Republican vote of Middle Tennessee is 34,000, the Democratic 60,000. Gen. Rye carried West Tennessee by more than 20,000. Of course, Shelby helped a great deal, some 14,000, but the Democratic vote all over West Ten nessee showed a healthy inclination on the part of the peoplo to return to the Democratic fold. OBION COUNTY OFFICIAL RETURNS, TUESDAY, NOV. 3, 1914. PRECINCTS, , Governor. a & o Railroad Commissioner. Congressman. State Senator. 1 Jacksonville.. . 2 Woodland Mills 3 Crystal-. .....j, ... Clayton .. 4 Rives.. 5 Horn beak.. . ... Samburgr Guelph (no election).. ......v 6 Troy . ... Polk , (7 Sunnyside . . Crittendon Grove . . 8 Kenton ..... 9 Klbridge i ., Minnick ............ Cunningham 10 Caldwell's 11 Mason Hall , 12 Tally's Mill li Union Citp 14 Glass ........ 15 Obion 16 South Fulton ... ., Pierce .... ....... McConnell ...... U ... Total . 172 26 23 49 68 S4 22 7 33 41 88 142 47 72 26 19 20 101 97 34 62 97 139 43 ....... '1,192 11 ISO g 73 105 71 19 44 44 83 61 470 75 113 119 37 48 2,162 23 162 10 27 57 71 82 23 6 33 44 93 147 49 76 23 12 18 1,333 100 94 36 42 81 141 46 120 . 22 50 65 103 71 18 44 44 77 51 398 73 108 89 31 35 1,939 11 26 50 129 124 55 82 134 162 48 227 39 64 117 161 109 34 44 69 87 124 520 117 160 118 39 51 12,814 100 95 36 43 81 141 46 18 137 20 50 63 100 69 14 44 43 79 51 434 73 108 93 29 40 1,989 a , t lb a Floateri a e Representative. 145 19 25 ' 58 70 83 28 6 34 u 110 48 76 25 13 20 1,195 101 96 36 46 91 144 56 169 . 29 51 69 102 71 19 41 46 81 51 476 74 107 91 27 39 2,U3 175 26 27 58 68 88 30 7 35 46 94 136 50 78 26 1 21 100 93 36 39 81 138 52 1,284 170 22 49 65 100 65 13 39 42 69 55 413 71 104 104 35 44 1,999 WORKERS WERE UNTIRING. The managers of the Democratic- campaign were untiring in their efforts. L. D. Hill, chairman of the State com mittee; Porter Dunlap, vice chairman; John 8. Denton, treasurer, and P. r. Harned, secretary, worked in harmony and effectively. Mr. Duulap was in active charge. lie had the confidence of the leaders and the ability to direct the fight. Nor is there any doubt' that the re markable campaign of oratory bad its part in the victory. , Beginning with Gen. Rye, who spoke day and night from one end of the State to the other, practically every leader in the State wa on the stump. Oen. Rye discussed the issues of the campaign in a clear, dig nified and forcible manner. Hooper got peeved and mad and was inclined to abuse everybody who was against him. Former Govs. Frazier and Cox 'were on the stump, bo were Senator- Lea, Gen. Cales, all t the eight Democratic Congressmen, Senator White of Ala bama, Secretary Bryan and Secretary Daniels, and incidentally the Governor of Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisi ana, for at the Bryan speaking in Mem phis they were here and put in a word for the Democratic ticket. Joel Fort, from Robertson, Rice Pierce, Judge Everett, Judga Locke Cook, Thomas R. Preston, George L. Berry and other speakers did what they could. Mem phis Commercial Appeal. " Big Muddy washed nut coal is best for cooking. Call 150. Union City Ice & Coal Co. '