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1 r DR. E. M. LONG DENTIST Over White & Burchard't " Drug Store, Union City, Term. '. ." telephones Office I44.J, , Residence 689.J ihlb DR. E. Al. LONG DENTIST Over Wliite & Burchard'i Drug Store, Union City, Tenn. Telelphonea -Office 144. J: Residence 689-J Union City Commercial, established 1890 . . . . West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 I Consolidated September 1, 1497 UNION CITY, TENN, FRIDAY, OCOTBER 22, 1915. VOL. 25, NO. 30. THE NEW SOUTH were "0 magnet South! 0 glistening, per fumed South; My South; 0 quick mettle, rich blood, impulse and love; Good and evil; all near me; - . Come, I will make the continent in- .dissoluble; , I will make the most splendid race the sun ever yet shone upon; . . I will make divine magnetic lands. . ,Wlth the love of comrades. f- i-With the life long love of comrades. I will plant companionship thick as , . trees along the rivers of America. and- along the shores of the great : lakes, and all over the prairies; ' I Will .make inseparable cities, with ' ' ; their arms about each other's necks By tlie love of comrades, . V , By the manly love of comrades." O, bounteous South, the grandeur of the mountain peaks, the enchant ment of thy hills and valleys, the majesty of thy rivers flowing to the , ea, land of promise, with elorions climate,- wonderful productiveness of ; soil, to-day, dwelling within your borders in sweet content, a happy . prosperous people! What a picture ' what a blessed transformation from " those days when this fair land was soldier ridden, when it felt the aw ., Tul import of desolating war sound of the hoof-beat of cavalry, rumble of - the artillery, the roar of death deal -ing cannon, the tramp, tramp of the opposing armies.' Let us brothers of - -the gray and of the blue, we few , who have lived to bless the victories . -of peace, t go back in retrospect to those dreadful days, those years of speechless horror, when you of the gray and we of the blue were in bat tie array. . "There, where the foemen fiercest in meeting; ..' There, where the cannon gave v , deadliest . greeting;"- ;. mere, wnere tne marches were f - -. -. roughest and" longest ; - i nere, wnere tne hardships were r; : weakening the strongest." K ; r Ahlitfle did we. know each other's mettle. When war's wild alarm came o'er the land, we started on the .' path that leads to glory; to the mer ry -music of "The Girl I Left Behind Me.". We of the North had been made to believe your wild talk of ... separation, of VOUr warlike nrenara tion, was only blusterY while you were equally deceived by your fiery , leaders, that there could be no armed r resistance to secession from the union of States, that there was no fight m the northern mud-sell, and jf , so matters drifted until that fatal day in April, 1861. The echo of the boom of that cannon whose shell struck Fort Sumter, re-echoed , all over the land. We of the North stood appalled; you of the South elated; but In an instant the gods of war let loose, all party differences were swept away. We of the blue rallied to a man in defense of flag and country, both sections became armed camps and a bitter,' relentless, fractricidal war was on. Still we held ' each other in contempt; we were of the same thought there was no fight in each other. Recall the flippant remark of Secretary of State Seward "75.000 men. Mr President, and it's7 all over in 90 days! Soon the scales fell. You and we found this was not a fight of pigmies, there was no cravens among .. . us- Too soon, we realized that we werejengaged in a war, . unparalled "r ,,j"'trfiefce'ness; magnificent, appall- , J w or xu inrei u iixues, iea ny tne , ablest of leaders, fought with the -daunted, intrepid; courage of real ,V- -ricans. , Death May along the Jil ' ,feiidV paths we" traveled down in ? to thealley ; of the-'Shadows, aye, 1 into thevery raUey of death, you v . and we have fought. Ah, the pity . " . l . . ' ) ui it, buusu a .common ancestry sons of sires whb. fought to give us AhisN!heritage off a nation, now pitted against "eacfl' Other in horrid frac V - tricidal strife, one to, preserve, one V' to destroy that nation's' life. Did .. ' we think, of those 'that waited while i we were on the weary march,' as we - paced the lonely- beat on the picket, ..with death lurking in the shadows or in the rifle pits with hell's furies .. of war surrounding us, or in the . -1; charge and , oh,, misery, suffering, r." the agony of doubt to your dear ones surrounded by war's wild havoc. The clouds of war lifted. We saw the rift of sunshine. Peace, blessed peace, came to us war-worn and weary. It brought the happy thought of home to us, but oh what did It Mean to our tender, true-hearted wo en? .. Man, in "the excitement of ? war glories, forgets its horrors, while gentle woman lives ever in agony of suspense, the greatest suf ferer, . Let us thank God those un happy days are over let us look up on this wondrous picture the re generation of the South, with its teeming cities, rapid advance in com meroial progress, its splendid ad vance in education lines, the bounti ful harvests from its fertile soil, the vast possibilities of wealth In its mineral resources. Look at 'Tennes see, with marble, the best in the world, -and its vast deposits of coal and iron. Look at Alabama, with its gigantic strides in mineral produc tion and the wonderful buiding up of its marts of trade. Do you re call that old-time melody 'Sweet Alabama, dear Alabama If I live till sunrise to-morrow, I'm going back to old Alabama again." Each SoiAh along lines of industry and prosper uy. its cnarm or climate is more pronounced, perhaps, in that won drous State, Florida. Ah, to us of the North, when winter blasts come and chill the marrow of our bones, what a lure is this, fair land! We should have no animosities. Stern, unrelenting war settled our differ Union Army at Appomattox, com manded by that matchless soldier, General Grant, the two names that went down in history's pages as the great soldiers of the modern times that was the end. The compact of peace was signed. You stacked your arms, furled your battle flags and the vision of a Southern Confederacy vanished forever those 're-construc tion' days were bitter gall and worm wood to you thank God, you kept the faith. You had courage to en dure, you turned the sword into plough you have built up the waste places. Soon in fields where death had been the harvest the ripening grain beamed in the sunlight, the ways of peace brought a spirit of content. The land began to blossom like the rose. With the courage of brave men ypu took up the burdens of reparation. .Let us live to see this glorious consummation. Cannot we make life's ending as so beautifully expressed by Oss: "Let me live in a house bv the side of the road, Where the race of men go by; The men who are good and the men who are bad, As good and as bad as I. NAVAL PLANS FOR INCREASE Mean a Rival Great I would not set in the sonrner's Hpat Nor hurl the critic's ban; ences. Let us join hands with joy in Let me live in a house hv the our uearcs in tne pnae or race and - the road, the glory that our children inherit And be a friend to man." a naHrtrt tTiaf Tina . t ; u a I world nower. T.r fini.h ffc. 5Lo, May Gd 8 merCy SPare this natlon MT WW iJL bll 11U1 I J 1 - 1, c iiw. a t..- "oul lne norrors or another fratri a t ... . .. . ciaai strne: autum wiui mat oeautnui sentiment "O beautiful for patriot's dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears: AmSric'as .America ; God shed his grace on thee And erowhf thy good with broth- eWiood Fromsea to shining sea." -Katherine Lee Bates, in Johnson City Comet. ' GERMAN SECRET AGENT IN U. S. EXECUTED British Also Reported to Have Had Another Shot as Spy. New York, Oct. 18. Franz Eintelen. once resident in the New York Yacht ihscribed on Kentucky's battle mon ument on Chickamauga's bloody field: "As we are united in life And the united is death, Let one monument perpetuate Their deeds and one people, Forgetful of all asperities, forever hold in grateful remem brance AU the glories of that terrible con flict Which made all men free And retained every star on the National' flag." The gates of the South stand ajar. Within their portals brave men and fair wpmen with the smile of wel come, the hanrl e-raan nf "iion1aTi,-r inviting their kin of everv section nf Club. German secret apeni, in this mn our country to- enter, to loin with trv and said tn hava , - v . - j , w vuuiuuaLU bAJO UC1 " them in the uplift, to develop its man ambassador in the councils of the wonarous resources, . to strengthen imnerial mm.nt v,QO ... ...... I n ......... (. .J IK,L1 CACUUL tYin tijui that 1, ; .1 . J 1. r j I ' ,uv uluu Willi 1UVB MU a, K,r TitinV. !i with friPrthin rf ..r- "wo" u"''s. was -sam on neace and nrnritv. Rtrp;; : h,h autbority to"day- The startling bonds that unite us with a far reach ing power of a mighty nation. What a glorious consummation. There are few, thank God, just a few mal contents who are still fighting bla tantly with their mouths, for the J that German snips at wnrk in fhia mn 'cause'. that it lost. Possibly it would try asainst Great Britain imot fi,,ffp. u sooming u tney woum read this Uhe same fate as those apprehended in iiuill HIB oruer or LiieUt. FnolanH n ttt.. e wren, vvamer, commanaer-in-cnier or rri, ( -n-- , , v, it n ir j- XUD ci"-'i' ji xuuieien s execution the U. C. V., regarding the ram nn . .. of the blue and th mv m csme cO'PCident with the return late burg battlefield .Tnlv 1 9 an this afternoon by the federal grand jury 191 3,and the proposed election of the of an indictment charging him and peace monument thereon: "Your '"drew D. Meloy, a real estate oper commander feels that thn time hoo ator, with consnirinsr to defraud thp come when, by invitation of our late United States government by fraud- roes, we can unite with them in ulentlv obtaining a nassnort. I - a A. X " celebrating that permanent peace Rintelen's Drecise identitv. as u-p11 n,kjnU r 1 , J 1 wuiuu we yray may iorever D ess thnjio a! Vnn Wfl,U n . i w. j m duw aiiu ULiJCi Wci lliaiJ una, our great ana glorious country. Menta in. this ia a,lr,lf?Q, - announcement includes the statement that Hans Adam von Wedel, chief figure in the first passport scandal, had met a similar fate at the hands of the British authorities, who, it is said, have ruled Navy to Britain. Washington, Oct. 18. If the Con gress agrees to the naval construe tion plan which President Wilson in tends to recommend the annual in crease in tne united States navy will approximate, for the first time. the annual . construction of great Britain In the period Just preceding the war. - At the end of five years the navy of the United States will be second only to that of Great Britain unless Germany has made far great er advances during the war than the information in possession of tho naval intelligence office indicates It will be an Increase of $70,000.- 000 (over the usual annual building programme of the American navv. With this money the general board of the navy proposes to begin as its hrst ; year's building two dread noughts, two battle cruisers, three scout cruisers, five sea-going subma rines, capable of accompanying the grand fleet anywhere; 25 coast de fense submarines, 15 destroyers, two gunboats, one hospital ship and one fuel ship. Provision will be made also for 4,000 additional enlisted men and an annual increase of 250 in the students at the naval acad emy. In ships built, building and au thorized, the standing of the prin cipal navies on July 1, 1914, was as follows: Superdreadnoughts England 3 6 : Germany 20, United States 12, France 12. Battleships England 0, Ger many 20, United States 22, France 18. Battle Cruisers England 10. Ger many 8, United States and France, none. ". Armored Cruisers England 34, Germany 9, United States 11, and France 20. Cruisers England 91, Germany 46, United States 14, France 9. Destroyers England 188, Ger many,; 154, United States 62, France 87.' - Torpedo Boats---England 49, Ger many 0, United States 13, France 135. Submarines England 97, Germany 45, United States 49, France 86. When the programme has been carried out that the President will initiate this year the United States navy will consist of the following: Superdreadnoughts '25, battle cruisers 10, battleships of the second line 22,. cruisers (armored and un armored) 30, submarines 135, de stroyers 10. Statistics compiled by Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt show that the United States spends over 30 per cent of its total naval appropriations for pay, active and retired, and pensions as against per Cent in England, 12 per cent in Germany and 16 per cent in France According to Mr. Roosevelt, a bat tiesnip costing 115,000,000 in the United States can be built for $13 500,000 in England and for about $13,000,000 in France or Germany CARMACKS FAVOR LEA. in c herry-ioss Grain GO. Illl Winter Grown Barley, Crimson Clover Seed, . New Crop Rye, Rape Seed, All Kinds Field Seeds, Tennessee Horse Feed, Tennessee Dairy Feed, Corn, Chops, Oats and Bran, All Kinds Feed. CHERRY-MOSS GRAIN CO. Wholesale and Retail Grain, Hay and Field Seeds Telephone No. 3 (MY TO LOA ON FARM LANDS I am authorized to take applications for loans on lands in Obion and Weakley Counties, Tenn., and Fulton County, Ky. The terms and conditions upon which this money will be loan ed 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. Now is the time to arrange your farm loans while the money can be had at a low rate of interest and on long time. O. SPRADLIN Attorney At Law & j& Union City, Tenn. Let us bury deep and forever all bit terness. The fighting generation fought the war to a finish, four years of fearful weary struggle with its sacrifice of countless loss of human lite. We give a heritage to our pos terity a nation, a unity of States. bound together in thongs of steel, cemented with blood and treasure. Stir up no bitter memories, but strengthen the structure with gar lands of the flowers of love and I friendship." The generations that come will have their own problems, in fact there is now a type who pro claim themselves the "aptains 0f industry. vrou will have to get to gether or you will find in this land overflowing in milk and honey that the few have absorbed all the honev And you, valiant sons of the north, don't get hysterical ' about the Daughters of the Confederacy; their mission is a peaceful one; they are not plotting "rebellion" or conquest: yet there is danger to you should you wander within the portals of fair Southland. Should you measure up to their standard you are in dan ger of capture, of losing your heart to some fair daughter of the Con federacy. That April day forty- seven years ago when that war-worn and weary Army of Northern Vir ginia commanded by that suberb in trepid soldier General Lee, confront ed the equally weary but victorious more or less obscurity, but it is known that he was all-powerful with the im perial government and was attempting to put through some of the most deli cate maneuvers iD this country, one of which is thought to have been the al leged attempt to stir up trouble on the Mexican border. The return of the in dictment against him and Meloy is said to be but the beginning of an investi gation by the grand jury of German influence in the political affairs of Mex ico and the United States. Efficiency Shown in Baggage Ciaims. Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 14. The old-time "baggage smasher" is fast passing out, and the railroads have stressed the necessity for prompt and careful handling of the baggage of passengers to such an extent that the efficiency of a railroad system may be reflected by its baggage claims. This is true of the Nashville, Chat tanooga & St. Louis Railway which handled 3,010,833 passengers last year and whose total baggage claims amounted to but $1,604. This In cludes "Lost," "Damaged" and "Lost. damaged or destroyed" and means that sometimes railroads are called upon to pay claims for "lost" bag gage which! was -never delivered to the railroad but that's another story. ' , Widow of Former U. S. Senator Corrects a Mistaken Impression. Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 16. The Nash ville Banner to-day published the fol lowing statement from Mrs. E. VV. Car mack, widow of former United States Senator Carmack: . Nothing but a deep sense of dutv and justice could influence me to make a statement, but I cannot remain silent when my silence works an injustice. Through a statement given to the Ban-' ner a few days since, the impression has gone out that none of 'the Carmack name is friendly to Senator Lea. I wish to correct this impression. My son and would be ungrateful, indeed, if we could ever cease to remember and ap preciate all that Senator Lea has done for us and for the cause for which my husband gave his life. The criticism of Senator Lea in connection with rav an pointment as postmistress at Columbia I know to be unjust, and I want mv friends to know that the action for which he has been most criticized was taken at my request, and that I appreciate his loyalty and sincere interest in my behalf. : v ery respectfully, ., , -Mrs. E. W. Carmack." n- - Ill Nil 66m ' W-jl IT9 u w uun bin w ir Xui I! - WR HAVP THP RPST r.DAnc III III! 22 winter Kve. Bar ev and Tur Oafs mi - rcrimsnn fllnvpr Rprl and ?woaf ninunr illl """" wimiwi; uuu mm uiibbl UlUlbl Illl - Illl T;mih.. d.j t. m... II I iifiiumv. ncu-iuQ ana h ub mvk -ZZ .....WE SELL THE I I Imnrnvflrl Vanfiinlu Proin nwn Illl Illl ""F'u'"u ftMHlUurXJ UIQIII Uf ill ill Peering Corn Harvester, DeersnglDfsc, Harrow Illl Intnrnnlinnnl Onnl!, - J nil I- Illl liiismsiimsi lsmnin m m tngines Oliver Chilled Plows, Buggies, Wagons. &c "Quality First" Illl Political leaders over the State who have been boasting of the friendship they bore for the late Senator E, W. Carmack, Eobert L. Taylor, and other worthies. ' were interested last woob- in the announcement by Sam Carmack of Hickman County, only brother of the former senator, that he is not support ing Senator Lea for re-election. Mr. Carmack 's statement was called forth by a letter which a gentleman of the name of Carmack sent to Senator Lea's Nashville newspaper saying that all "the Carmacks were for Lea " . Sam Carmack says he does not know what Carmacks are referred to but if the late Senator's nearest living relative is meant, the statement is not true. Sam Carmn'ok McKellar. Says the New York Sun. "Writing In the Deutsche Tages- zeitung, Count Ernst von Reventlow absolves Germany of any responsi bility for what Turkey may do to the Americans. 'If the' Turkish au thorities believe it opportune tc take vigorous measures against t.h un reliable, bloodthirsty and riotous Armenian elements, it is not only their right, but their duty to do so' says Von Reventlow. Germany, the Count might have added, established ample precedent in dealing with thn 'unreliable, bloodthirsty and riotous' Belgians." Aye, and with the "nnrplinhio bloodthirsty and riotous" women and the unreliable, bloodthirstv nr. riotous" babies of the Lusitania." Courier-Journal.