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Over White & Burchard'a Drug
. Store, Union City, Tenn;
Office 144.2, . Residence 144-3
Over White & Burchard Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn.
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
VOL. 23, NO. 44.
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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.
Union City, Tennessee
Cherry -Moss
Grain Co.
Wholesale and Retail
Grain, Hay and Field Seeds
Alsike, Alfalfa, Red Top, Timothy,
Blue Grass, Orchard Grass
and all kinds of Field Seed
Corn Chops, Bran, Oats, Cotton Seed
Meal and Hulls '
and all kinds of Feed.
Union City, Tenn.
Telephone No. 31
Meal aod
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
seed or in bale.
BUYERS, both in
Office Phone 346. Residence Phone 514
FITTIilAII, Manager
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
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
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
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
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
Section 18 provides for repealing
all laws which will conflict with the
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."
27, 28
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.
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
Fertilization and cultivation of
apple orchards. R. G. Briggs, Ex
perimental Fruit Farm, Knoxville.
Report of committees.
Election of officers.
The essentials of Southern fruit
growing, symposium. Percy Brown,
Spring Hill, Dr. C. W. Cowden,
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
New and little known plants
adapted to this climate. Bruce
Howell, Knoxville.
How I grow grapes. John Mir,
Hendersonville, T. W. Sowell, Co
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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