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DENTIST . Over White & Burchard'a Drug . Store, Union City, Tenn; Telephone Office 144.2, . Residence 144-3 DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchard Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telelphonea Office 144-2; Residence 144-3 Union City Commercial, established 1890 1 cmaallAattA bninnVr 1 i . WestTeuuessee Courier, established 1897 1 "UdaUa September 1. 1897 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1915. VOL. 23, NO. 44. GOMMERCIA HE uur 1 mi. T1 Peter Cooper, who when yet alive, gave ) 1630,000 to found Cooper Union in New York City, earned only $25 - a year for the first two years he was in that city. He was an apprentice to a coachmaker. He saved $20 the first two years and put it in the bank. MAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK. OLD NATIONAL. BANK Union City, Tennessee Cherry -Moss Grain Co. Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay and 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 o II llll o COTTON SEED Meal aod AT THE GIN Molls Very close prices on Meal and Hulls, both in car lots and in retail lots. Have the highest protein made in meal, and best feeding value in hulls. Will make local shipment to any point party de- ' m 9 mm a 'a a a sires, you can ouy your meai ana nuns at mm prices. 1 ANTI-FEE BILL AFTER RECESS OF LEGISLATURE Also QINNERS and COTTON seed or in bale. BUYERS, both in Office Phone 346. Residence Phone 514 F.L LAKE COUNTY FITTIilAII, Manager MFG. CO. Union City, Tenn, Anti-Fee Club of Knox County and City Club of Memphis Press Bill. ' The bill abolishing the fee system was introduced by Senators Ash croft, Johnson and Parham of Shel by. It includes the entire State and divides the counties into seven classes. The highest salary of any official is $5,000 a year. As applied to Shelby County, the Clerk and Master, County Court Clerk, Trus tee and Sheriff will receive $5,000 each; the Circuit, Criminal and clerks of special courts will receive $4,500; and the Register, under the provisions of the bill, will receive a salary of $4,000. Another item the bill provides for is the employment of an auditor by each county to check the books each year. The penalty for not carrying out the provisions of the act is a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, and from one to five years in the penitentiary and remov al from office. The salary and num ber of assistants are fixed by the populations of the various counties. The bill provides for seven classes based on the federal census of 1910. It places the clerks and masters, clerks of the circuit, county and criminal courts, and special courts, county trustees and registers of deeds throughout State on salaries and all fees shall be turned into the county treasurer and they shall be paid monthly on warrant of the county judge. Obion County comes under the third class which is governed as fol lows: Section 5, provides for all counties in the first, second, third and fourth classes on the first Monday of Jan uary, April, July and October the of ficials shall make under oath and file with the county Judge a true ex hibit containing an itemized state ment of all fees and perquisites col lected by him. To summarize, in counties with a population of 12,000 and under, the Sheriff, County Court Clerk and Trustee will receive $750; Clerk and Master, clerks of the Circuit and Criminal Courts and .Register, $500 In counties with a population of 20,000 and more than 12,000, the Sheriff, County Court Clerk and Trustee each will receive $1,200 and the Clerk and Master, Clerk of the Circuit and Criminal Courts special courts and Register will re ceive $800. In counties with a population of more than 20,000 and not over 40, 000, the Sheriff, County Court Clerk and Trustee will each receive $1,800 and the Clerk and Master, Clerk of the Criminal, Circuit and special courts and Register will each receive $1,500. In counties with a population of from 40,000 to 80,000, the Sheriff, County Court Clerk and Trustee will each receive $3,000; the Clerk and Master, Clerk of the Circuit, Crim inal and special courts $2,500. The Register will receive $1,800. In counties with a population of from 80,000 to 140,000, the Sheriff, County Court Clerk and Trustee will receive $4,000; the. Clerk and Mas ter, Clerk of the Circuit, Criminal and special courts each will receive $3,500. The Register will receive $3,000. In counties with a population of more than 140,000, the Clerk and Master, County Court Clerk, Trustee and Sheriff will each receive a sala ry of $5,000; Clerks of the Criminal, Circuit and special courts will re ceive $4,500, and the Register $4,000. DEPUTIES. In counties of the third class, the clerk and master, county court clerk, trustee and sheriff shall each be allowed one deputy, at a salary of $75 per month. Clerks of the circuit court, criminal court, special court and register, one deputy at $50 per month. It is provided further that each sheriff when necessary shall be al lowed to appoint such additional deputies as may be necessary to at tend the courts of his county, also a chief and assistant jailer, as may be necessary in watching over the county Jail, and such additional dep uties, in the second, third and fourth classes, to receive a salary of $75 per month, and in the fifth, sixth and seventh classes, the chief Jailer, and deputies, $100 per month, an assistant jailer, $75 per month. , Section 7 provides that the sheriff may name deputies to wait upon magistrates of the county and shall receive for their services as are now allowed by law. Section 8 provides for a report of all expenses of the offices to be sworn to and presented to the county Judge. Sections 9, 10, 11 and 12 provides for the provisions of carrying out the act. Section 13 provides that all fees collected shall be kept in a well bound book and a part of the public record. Section 14 provides that the county judge shall employ by ad vertising for bids on the work an expert auditor who shall audit the books of the various county officials once each year. Section 15 provides for a penalty for the failure to carry out the pro visions of the act. Section 16 provides that this act shall not interefere with State taxes or fees collected. Section 17" provides for increased deputies upon the official making an oath that he and his force cannot do the work, working eight hours each day. Section 18 provides for repealing all laws which will conflict with the above. Section 19 provides for the time for the act to become effective, and the closing clause of all laws "the welfare of the State requiring it." FRUIT GROWERS' CONVENTION 27, 28 Nashville 1:30 G. Meeting in Nashville Jan. and 29, 1915. The program in part will be as follows ; Summer pruning of the peach. O. M. Watson, University of Tennes see, Knoxville. The fruit growers' outlook. R. S. Walker, editor Southern Fruit Grower, Chattanooga. Crowing and storing sweet pota toes. W. R. Hawk, Jackson, Tenn., W. R. Hawks, Gleason, Tenn. Compressed air sprayers in com mercial orcharding. J. D. Ellis, Dayton, Joseph Philips, Route 2. AFTERNOON SESSION O'CLOCK. The small tree for planting, E. Outlaw, New Providence. Importance of sanitary methods in handling fresh fruit. L. R. Neel, editor Southern Agriculturist, Nash ville. Method of growing apples. W. M. Landess, Fayetteville. Observations on fruit growing con ditions. Present and future, L. C. Stark, Stark Bros." Nurseries and Orchards Co., Louisiana, Mo. Tree surgery. L. G. Vair, Chatta nooga. Fertilization and cultivation of apple orchards. R. G. Briggs, Ex perimental Fruit Farm, Knoxville. Report of committees. Election of officers. NIGHT SESSION 7:30 O'CLOCK. The essentials of Southern fruit growing, symposium. Percy Brown, Spring Hill, Dr. C. W. Cowden, Nashville. Growing apple trees. J. Blackburn, Santa Fe. Home mixing of fertilizers. J, H. Hilton, Knoxville. Improved varieties of the Northern pecan adapted to Tennessee. W. C Reed, Vincennes, Indiana. Should every nurseryman have .a test orchard.-Harry Nicholson, win Chester. New and little known plants adapted to this climate. Bruce Howell, Knoxville. How I grow grapes. John Mir, Hendersonville, T. W. Sowell, Co lumbia. Growing strawberry plants in the South. F. H. Hughes, Bowling Green, Ky., J. W. Hill, Gallatin. A winter peach of Tennessee or! gin. A. M. Hill, Luttrell. NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE HOME, EUROPE AND MEXICO Anarchy in Mexico, Germans Hold Positions in West, German Cruiser Sunk. Pope Benedict in an allocution at a Consistory expressed sorrow that there was nothing to presage an early end of the war. He had done everything to terminate the struggle that the limitations of his apostolic office permitted, he said. The pon tiff declared the Holy See must re main perfectly impartial in the con troversy. The United States Government has begun the negotiation of a new treaty with Costa Rica, designed to compensate the latter country for its rights in the inter-oceanic canal route over which this country is seeking to gain control by a treaty, with Nicaragua, now pending before the United States Senate. H. R. Hotel at Tiptonville. Tiptonville, Tenn., Jan. 23. In spite of our war and dull cotton market, Tiptonville is growing. A large dwelling is being erected in new addition, and a seventeen-room two-story hotel is being built in the business part of town. When the hotel is completed it will be one of the most modern and up-to-date hostleries in any town the size of Tiptonville in this section. Col. A. F. Markham, one of the wealthiest men of Lake County, is backing the move. There is not a single vacant dwelling In town. That he had given a letter to a Louisville merchant from the En glish Ambassador, giving him per mission to buy a German vessel for the South American trade was the statement made by Secretary Red field in a speech at the Foreign Trade Conference. The steamer York Castle, which arrived at New York from Swansea, brought Capt. Aimer Kelly and five seamen of the three-masted schooner Alice Lord, abandoned at sea on Jan. 17, while on the voyage from Jack sonville to New Bedford. At a meeting in Baltimore to ex press opposition to the literacy test clause of the Immigration Bill, a let ter was read from Cardinal Gibbons expressing . the hope that President Wilson would veto the bill because of the literacy test. Without a roll call the House passed the Army Appropriation Bill authorizing expenditures amounting to $101,000,000. All efforts of the advocates of stronger national de tenses to increase various appro priations failed. Gen. Gutierrez, in a statement re ceived in Washington, says that he is still the legal head of the Mexi can Government. He declares him self above both Carranza and Garza and is moving on San Luis Potosi with his troops. A great market terminal, costing $1,000,000, the first of a dozen or more planned for receiving and dis tributing foodstuffs in New York City, will be erected there by the New York Central Railroad Com pany. Risking seizure by British war ships, the American-owned steamer Wilhelmina put to sea with a cargo of foodstuffs, bound for Germany, being the first like shipement since the' beginning of the European war. Alabama will be dry again after July 1. The Legislature passed two prohibition measures over the Gov ernor's veto. Alabama first went dry in 199, and switched to local op tion in 1911. Charges of murder were placed against thirty-two special deputy sheriffs arrested on the charge of shooting unarmed strikers in Roose velt, N. J. Bail was denied the men The Government inquiry into the causes of the recent rise in wheat and other foodstuffs has been begun. Chicago and Minneapolis are the centers of the probe. A special business session has been set aside by the Chamber of Com merce of the United States for Presi dent Wilson's address on the eve ning of February 3. The character of James M. Sulli van was praised by three witnesses, who testified at the inquiry into the condu'ct of the American Minister to San Domingo. The Elkins Ouster Bill, similar to the Kansas City Ouster Bill, provid ing for the removal of lax city of ficials, passed the Tennessee State Senate Thursday. The European war has empha sized the need of a United States merchant , marine, according to President Farrell, of the Steel Cor poration. The population of the United States will reach the 100,000,000 mark either in February or April of this year, according to Washington expeHs., Missionaries of the Presbyterian Church in Persia are safe, according to the message received by the Foreign Mission Board. passed a bill to have the prohibition question voted on by the people in 1916. Edward C. Long, a former resi dent of Paducah, is on trial at St. Louis charged with the murder of his wife. Insanity will be his de fense. The Senate passed an Urgent Deficiency bill carrying $2,500,000 to pay for the catle destroyed dur ing the foot and mouth disease epi demic. The eight members of the Karluk expedition, who have been missing since February, 1914, are dead, according to Commander Bartlett. Banks Consolidated. Tiptonville, Tenn., Jan. 23. A deal that is of much interest to the people of Lake County was the merg ing of the Planters' bank and the Bank of Ridgely, both located at Ridgely, ten miles south of Tipton ville. Both institutions formerly had a capital stock of $20,000, but the new bank is capitalized at $40, 000, and will be known as the Plant ers' bank. The officers of the old Planters' bank were elected to the same positions in the new bank, as follows: ' W. R. Algee, president; W. N. Wyatt, vice-president, and B. F. Hardison, cashier. L. T. Moore, the cashier of the Bank of Ridgely, was elected assistant cashier of the new bank, and the directors of the Ridge ly bank have been added to the board of directors of the Planters' bank. Both the old banks at Ridge ly were doing a fairly good business, but the consolidation of the two will make one strong institution, which will be able to attend to all the banking business and at the same time flourish. The merging was considered by all business men to be the wisest move. The Legislature. The Democrats of the House of Representatives of the Legislature made political history Monday after- , noon when they forced the passage of the administration board of con trol bills over a reluctant and fili bustering Republican minority. The Senate is expected to pass the bills this week. The Republicans, led by Repre sentative Frank West, of Knoxville, doggedly opposed every move of the Democrats to expedite the passage of the bills for which Gov. Rye ap pealed in his first message. They demanded a roll call on each unim portant motion relative to the bills, and twice they made motions to postpone action which were voted down by the usual party majority. The bills reorganize the governing boards of each of the State's penal, reformatory and charitable institu tions and provide for a board of con trol of three men over all. Speaker Cooper, author of the House bills, with Representative Nichols, ex plained that the bills are expected to save $40,000 to the State. The usual Democratic majority put over the several bills introductory to No. 275, which is the main board of control bill. These bills, Nos. 270. 271, 272, 273 and 274, simply repeal the acts creating the many present boards of control for hospitals for the insane, State penitentiaries the reform school and all other penal and charitable institutions under the jurisdiction of the State. The main bill passed by a vote of 6 to 16, sev eral Republicans having become weary of the filibuster and left the chamber. Both the Senate and the House passed a local bill separating the Chancery Court of Davidson County into two parts, so as to take care of the heavy litigation. The bill was sponsored by the Davidson County delegation, and wascommended by the Nashville bar at a meeting Mon day morning. In the Senate also was introduced a resolution providing for the amendment of the State constitution granting equal franchise to women. This was offered by Senator Albert E. Hill, of Nashville It was refer red to the committee on constitution and constitutional Senator Murray introduced a bill allowing druggists to fill prescrip tions containing alcohol. Speaker Anderson and Senator Stevens introduced a bill making it unlawful for any corporation con trolling steam and electric railroad . to issue passes to executive, Judicial or legislative officials, of the State, members of their families , or any persons on their recommendations. . A less stringent anti-Dass bill wan The Idaho House and Senate have also introduced in the House.