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Over White & Burchard' Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn. -Telelphone
Office 144-J; Reidence 689-J
Ovr White & Burchard't Drug
Store, Union City, Tenn. .;
Telephone .
. Office M4-J. Residence 689-J
VOL. 25, NO. 32.
Union City Commercial. established 1890 CoMolldated September 1. 1897
West Tennessee Courier, established 1897 I
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Cells Wilson He Believes His Com
mittee Will Support Armament
' Washington, Oct. 30. Chairman
. Chamberlain, of the Senate Military
Committee,; told President Wilson
to-day that he approved the national
defense program along the ! general
lines proposed and ' that he thought
his' committed would agree to it.
. 1 Senator Chamberlain said he
thought his-committee could - com
plete deliberations on the army bill
Yten It reaches the Senate within
month, and he anticipates that the
bill ; will be Introduced " soon after
Congress convenes. ' "The Senator at
the last session" introduced: ar bill
covering part of the army" increases
Included in the administration
scheme. He believes the standing
army ought to consist of about 150,-
00 men, and he will advocate train
(ng of young men in schools and col
leges for military service. In this
connection Senator Chamberlain in
tends to introduce as a separate bill
a plan of cO-operation between the
federal government and the. States
whereby military instruction in the
public schools would be established
Borah, Consistency, and Geography.
' It is not quite fair to horn off the
, Hon. William Edgar Borah from the
, 'G; O. P. trough because hevoted for
William J. Bryan for President in
1896. He was young then, and 16
to 1 was a very popular cry in his
aeck of the woods. Let us remember
that both John A. Logan and Daniel
B. Sickles were "Copperheads" until
the big war of 1861-65 was well on
foot vide "their speeches in the
fhirty-sixth Congress. It was said
of Martin Van Buren that -be was
''a Northern man of Southern princi
ples," and it may be said that Mr,
Borah is a standpatter with progres
sive principles. If Mr. Bryan could
"' forgive Woodrow Wilson for his gold
bug vote, why should not Mr. Pen
rose excuse William E. Borah for his
free silver vote? In the Garden of
Oethsemane Peter denied his Master
thrice, but he gave an excellent ac
count of himself on the Day of Pen
tecost. ,'
Mr. Borah is not alone in his early
.-- heresy v In his 'prentice days Gen.
"Jackson - was for the bank, which
be smote with the club of Hercules
a long time after. Henry Clay start
- ed out an enemy of the bank and
got to be its strongest champion.
. Daniel Webster, as late as 1824, was
the ablest free trader our country
'" bas produced, and soon thereafter
' be was the strongest champion of a
protective tariff. John C. Calhoun
began a protectionist, and in 1832
he was ready to dissolve the Union,
. or nullify its laws, which was the
"same thing, because of the protec
tion in the "Tariff of Abominations"
of 1828.
Consistency is the bugaboo of lit
tle minds, we are told by Thomas
Carlyle, and politics, domestic and
foreign, furnish a thousand illustra
tions to establish the fact. In 1852
Oliver P. Morton was a "dough-face,"
championing all the South contended
for on the slavery Question,yet he
became the . most distinguished of
the Northern "war governors" when
the slavery question was appealed to
the sword. Justice would uphold a
plea of infancy on the part of Bo
- rah if the charge of Bryanism shall
be lodged against him.
In the matter of brains, though
somewhat suggestive of the sopho
moric, the Hon. Borah is in the class
of Root and Burton, a long way
ahead of Fairbanks, of Weeks, of
Cummins, of Alden Smith, of Willis,
andfof some half a dozen other
mediocrities who have their light
ning rods hoist. With the possible
exception of Cabot Lodge, Mr. Borah
4s the ablest man on the Republican
side of the Senate "as that body will
be constituted when the Senate of
the Sixty-fourth Congress shall be
convened. I don't think him as
strong a man as his late colleague,
Mr.. Heyburn, but he bas taken a
higher rank as a Senator than that
exceptionally able man ever attain-
' ed. As a debater he is not in the
class of John Sharp Williams, and I
do not believe he could long' stand
before Furnifold M, Simmons. His
" reputation is chiefly founded on the
fancy that his is a better brand of
politics than that Root stood for, or
that Lodge stands for. In the Re-j
publican national convention of 1912
he championed Roosevelt, but re
fused to become a Bull Moose, and
voted for Taft. He is said to be very
strong out West, but New York,
New England and Pennsylvania run
Republican national conventions.
Woodrow Wilson has given evi
dence that he is a very great man.
Mr. Borah has given evidence that he
is a rather bright man. That is the
difference between the two. 'The
people know 'em both and wilt de
cide" between them in the very Im
probable event that Mr. Borah shall
head the standpat ticket.
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Another thing that hampers Borah
iff the State he hal.Jfroin, which' has
but four votes ipAhe college. Thom
as F. Bayard would have been nomi
nated for President had he not lived
in the little State of Delaware. ' Sey
mour and Cleveland were both nomi
nated because they hailed from - the
great State of New York, and to
them we' may add Samuel J. Tilden.
Had Thomas B. Reed lived in In
diana or Illinois there is little4oubt
that he would have been nominated
for President, and had James G.
Blaine lived in Ohio, instead of in
Maine, there is little doubt that he
would have been elected President.
Geography plays too big a part in
oui- politics. Thus a resident of the
South has no more chance of the
Presidency than he would have if
the constitution made ineligible to
that dignity every citizen living
South of the Mason and Dixon line.
If to his own splendid abilities John
Sharp Williams added the strong
qualities of Andrew Jackson and all
the excellent qualities of Abraham
Lincoln, he could never be President
because he hail from the rebel State
of Mississippi. And I venture to say
for him that John Sharp would not
change States with any many in
America though a life term in the
White House were offered as "boot"
in the swap.
Even in the States this geogra
phy nonsense maintains. In Ver
mont, from time immemorial, one
Senator comes from the east of the
ridge and the other from the west
of the ridg$, and so the two con
gressional districts are marKea. Bin
there is New York, which, when I
first came here, was represented in
the Senate by Roscoe Conkling and
Francis Kernan, both from the same
little town of Utica. John T. Mor
gan and Edmund . W. Pett'us, when
Senators from Alabama, were" both
from the same little town.
The Ashland district of Kentucky
the bluegrass section has given
more brains to Congress than any
other in the Union, and I have in
mind the old Quincy district in
Massachusetts and the old Nine
teenth of Ohio.
Geography is another ' bugaboo
that ought to be drummed out of
politics. It would help if Borah, of
the little State of Idaho, were nomi
nated for President by the G. O. P.
By Savoyard in the Nashville Ban
ner. .
Washington, Oct. 27.
Illinois Central Conductor Shot and
Killed Tramp Near Obion.
Sam Osborne, the Illinois Central
freight conductor who shot and
killed James Ryan, a tramp from
Chicago, near Obion, recently," was
cleared from blame In the affair
Monday afternoon at his preliminary
examination for murder before Mag
istrate W. C. Morris here. '
Ryan was shot by Osborne with a
rifle while attempting to steal a ride.
The bullet entered his lung from the
back. . He died in the City Hospital
here after suffering two days.
At the hearing it was alleged that
Ryan opened fire upon Osborne when
the latter, with his brakeman, put
him off his car. An automatic re
volver, said to havebeeu taken from
Ryan after the fight, was shown.
Mrs Osborne brought Engineer
Stokes, the brakeman and the fire
man on his train along to testify for
him. Judge W. H. Swiggart repre
sented the Illinois Central Railroad.
There were no attorneys to Represent
Ryan, but Magfstrate Morris acted
for the State thru the instructions
of Attorney-General D. J. Caldwell.
Ryan's friend, Frank Smith, another
tramp, with him at the shooting, Is
lodged here in jail on a charge of
carrying a pistol and intent to kill.
He was said to have taken part In
the shooting.
Magistrate Morris visited Smith at
the jail, and tried to get him to talk,
but he refused. He is harlly more
tha i a boy.
See our oak mantels, $4.50 and j
up. Union City lumber Co.
Speculative Ones -in Washington
Point Out Numerous Signs and
Washington, Nov. 1. -The wed
ding of President Wilson and Mrs.
Norman . Gait probably .will take
place In the Thanksgiving holidays.
Immediate friends of the White
House family let this become known
here, when they, discussed for the
first time the romance of the Presi
dent and the charming widow.
. Relatives of the couple are arrang
ing their affairs to be in easy reach
of Washington from about the mid
dle of November. Miss Margaret
Wilson is back in the White House
to stay until after the wedding.
Mrs. F. B. Sayre, who was Miss Jes
sie Wilson, and her baby, now in
their New England home, will be in
Washington soon.
The other daughter of the Presi
dent, Mrs. W. G. McAdoo, it is stated,
will be back from the Pacific coast
about November 10. Relatives of
Mrs. Gait and other relatives of the
President are already gathering here.
The President has made no en
gagements after November 12.
President Wilson and Mrs. Gait,
accompanied by Miss Margaret Wil
son, motored seventy-five miles to
Emmitsburg, Md., recently. By in
vitation, they were the guests of
Sterling Gait, editor of the Emmits
burg Chronicle, at a luncheon con
sisting of chicken a la Maryland and
apple pie. v
At Frederick and other points
along the route the White House
automobile was frequently cheered,
but no intermediate stops were made.
Demonstration. -Saturday
night in the Swiggart
building Mr. J. T. Robison, traveling
representative of the Moorman Hog
Remedies, of Quincy, 111., tendered
an evening of benefit and fellowship
to his customers. Mr. Robison en
thusiastically showed his faith in his
company and his customers. Other
speeches were made by Jas. M. Brice,
J. A. Coble, G. P. Moody, Arthur
Carr, Jake Caldwell, W. T. Latimer
and Henry Latimer. All responded
in an impromptu speech approving
of use of remedies. A two-course
luncheon was served by the ladies
of the Baptist Church. The list of
invitations included:
Jeptha Glover, J. A. Faulks, J. H
Frazier, Henry Howard, H. W. How
ard, J. M. Brice, Arthur Carr, Jake
Caldwell. G. A. Hauser, W. H. Stew
art, W. W. Hamblen, J. H. Conn, W.
S. Crittendon, J. W. Thomas, Sam
Hampton, J. A. Coble, W. T. Garri
gan, W. T. Latimer, Wallace Gar
rigan, Henry Latimer, Luke Latimer,
Knox Everett, A. C. Hauser, J. W.
Bratton, Sam Latimer, V. E. Latimer,
Geo. P. Moody, N. W. Whipple, O
H. Clemmons, S. H. Snow, W. J.
Cook, W. J. Beauchamp, W. F. Alex
ander, W. A. Crittendon, R. J. Lati
mer, C. M. Glover, j; P. Cloar, C. A.
Maupin, S. C. Wheeler, Austin Maup-
in, C. G. Cloar, J. W. Crawford, F
B. McDaniel, J. S. Burcham.
Madison Farmer Claims "Black Leg"
Due to Canine Family.
Robert A. Hurt, who owns a fine
farm at East Union, this county, and
who takes a deep interest in every
thing of an agricultural nature,
stated to a Sun reporter yesterday
that the dog was a greater enemy to
the Madison County farmer than he
realized. He mentioned an incident
that occurred recently where a val
uable cow died from "black leg" and
after investigation the malady was
traced back to a dog. Mr. Hurt is in
favor of the next Legislature passing
the same law" that Virginia now has
a law prohibiting dogs from run
ning at large in the rural districts.
In connection with the discussion
Mr. Hurt offers the following article
as being interesting and valuable to
the farmer:
Bulletin No. 136 of the Louisiana
Experiment Station, Baton Rouge,
La., by Dr. Harry Forbes, gives the
results of investigations to determine
to what extent carrion feeders spread
the germs of anthrax or charbon.
Charbon is a source of great loss to
the farmers of Louisiana and Missis
sippi "and the facts recorded in this
bulletin show that the disease may
be spread by buzzards, dogs, swine,
cats, chickens and flies that feed on
animals dead from the disease. -
These facts are also of value as
throwing light on the spread of
many other diseases and as evidence
of the wisdom of promptly burning
or properly burying all animals that
die on the farm, especially when the
cause6T death is not known.
Hog cholera is another disease that
is no doubt spread largely by buz
zards, dogs and other uncontrolled
animals that feed on carrion or the
carcasses of dead animals. '.
The summary of the facts set forth
in' this bulletin and which largely
apply td other infectious diseases as
well as to charbon or anthrax, is as
1. Anthrax was not found in the
feces of thy buzzard after eating an
thrax spores.
2. Anthrax was obtained from the
feet and beaks of buzzards kept in a
cage 48 hours after feeding upon an
anthrax carcass.
. 3. Anthrax was obtained from the
vomits of a buzzard two hours after
eating anthrax flesh.
4. " Anthrax spores are not destroy
ed in the digestive tract of the dog.
They were found in the feces six days
after anthrax had been fed.
5. The feces of the hog contained
anthrax for a period of five days af
ter eating the spores.
6. Anthrax was found in feces of
the cat for a period of four days after
eating anthrax spores.
7. Anthrax is not destroyed in the
digestive tract of the opossum.
8. ;Rabbits and guinea pigs are not
very susceptible to anthrax thru in
gestion, but the spores are not de
stroyed in the digestive tract.
9. We are unable to produce an
thrax in chickens, but the spores
were not destroyed in the digestive
tract. The feces contained anthrax
for a period of 48 hours after eating
spores. ,
10. Anthrax is present on the bod
ies arid feet and the excrement of
flies that have been feeding on in
fected carcasses. Jackson Sun.
Report Tells Graphically of Battle
Waged for Life at Sea's Bottom.-
Washington, Oct. 30. A graphic
story of the battle for life waged in
vain 300 feet beneath the surface of
the sea by the twenty-one men who
perished in the navy's submarine F-4
last March at Honolulu is told in the
final report on the losses of the ves
sel submitted by a board of inquiry
headed by Rear-Admiral Busch and
made public here. Examination of
the wrecked hull after it had been
brought to the surface and placed
in dry dock convinced the board that
the disaster was caused by a leak re
sulting from a corroded battery lin
ing and the failure of the boat thru
poor diving qualities to v respond
promptly to the rudder change which
should have returned her to the sur
Discarding the theory once ad
vanced that chlorine gas brought
quick relief in death to the crew,
the board from sings within the
rusted and battered hulk pieces out
in its report a dramatic account of
how the doomed men strove desper
ately to save themselves as their ves
sel sank to the botom. Fifteen met
death in the engine room where
they sought refuge at the last; six
died at their posts in the flooded
forward compartment.
... All members of the ship's com
pany are absolved from blame.
Has Bible From Which
Lee and Grant Read.
Rison, Ark., Oct. 28. F. H. Har
ris, who resides at Fordyce,' near
here, at a recent meeting of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy,
revealed the fact that a valuable
historical relic was in his possession.
The relic is a Bible that was read by
both Lee and Grant at the time of
the surrender at Appomattox. When
questioned about the relic, Mr. Har
ris said:
One of the unwritten incidents
that occurred at the. surrender of
Lee was the reading of a chapter of
Scriptures by each of the generals.
Sergt. Baily Thomas, of the Tenth
Georgia battalion, was standing near
by, holding Geh. Lee's horse, and was
handed the Bble while the two gen
erals proceeded with the prelimina
ries of surrender.
"Afterward they did not call for
it, and Sergt. Thomas retained pos
session of it, and carried this Bible
to his home at Andersonville, Ga.
He used it afterward as a family
Bible, and it is now in the posses
sion of his widow, who is now Mrs.
F. H. Harris."
Mr. Harris said that they had been
offered a large price for the Bible,
but they did not care to sell It.
Cherry-Moss Grain Co.
Winter Grown Barley,
Crimson Glover Seed,
New Crop Rye,
Rape Seed,
All Kinds Field Seeds,
Tennessee Horse Feed,
Tennessee Dairy Feed,
Corn, Chops, Oats and Bran,
All Kinds Feed.
Wholesale and Retail
Grain, Hay and Field Seeds
Telephone No. 31
1 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 mofavorable to the borrower. All or any part of a
loan maybe 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.
Attorney At Law j&
1 "Quality First"'
Winter Rye, Barley and Tort Oats
Crimson Clover, Red and Sweet Clover
Timothy, Red-Top and Blue Grass
Improved Kentucky Grain Drill
Peering Corn Harvester, Peering Disc Harrow
International Gasoline and Oil Engines
Oliver Chilled Plows, Buggies, Wagons, &c
"Quality First"
F arm 1L a n s
On improved lands in Obion or Weakly County.
W. E. H U DGINS my
$1 Pays for The Commercial 1 Year
s& Union City, Tenn.
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